Monthly Archives: March 2011

Abood Abroad

The super stylish Loren Abood, owner of chic Elizabeth Bay store bloodorange, gives us a picture tour of her recent buying trip to the European shows. A journal of inspirations from her day-to-day life.

Love my new (Prada) green banana’s!

Wake up light…in Paris I stay at a gorgeously friendly little boutique hotel.

Frequent naughtiness at Laduree.

The Lanvin windows are always so clever but I’ve never seen them so cheeky.

Regimented tree tops in the Tuileries.

Buying trip life lines…my Air & a pastry or two or three etc.

A special visit to Alaia’s showroom with architectural & furniture details by Marc Newson. Julian Schnabel portraits of Alaia & Stephanie Seymour.

Cliched but couldn’t care less…sunset in the Tuileries is breathtaking.

The Sweetest Thing

Photo: Patrick Mcgreal for
Hair: Renya Xydis Makeup: Noni Smith

Model, Anja (Pricillas), was at StyleMeRomy headquarters today sharing her likes and loves, OMG we think she’s as cute as a button.

Next Stop… Arabella Ramsay

Photo: Patrick Mcgreal for
Hair: Renya Xydis for ghd Makeup: Noni Smith
Model: Annabel (Chadwicks) wears Arabella Ramsay dress $395

My next stop in Melbourne was to drop in on, only 2 weeks to go, Arabella Ramsay. She’s as chilled as they come & makes pregnancy look so damn hot!

Photo’s: Marnie Haddad

Arabella in her studio on High St Armadale, doing summer fittings.

Its all about a cut off denim short in the world of Arabella Ramsay, the staff are hooked!

A family affair; behind Arabella is a print from photography brother
Tom Ramsay

Arabella’s dad, Dougal Ramsay, illustrates prints for Arabella’s collections.

Arabella’s childhood friend Lucy Folk sells her jewellery collection instore.

Nicoll, Sportsgirl and Lots of Red

Iconic Sportsgirl RED

Kelly Hume’s RED hair ( I suggested she dye it Rhianna style & got this reaction)

Lara Bingle in vintage Balenciaga

Richard Nicoll, Perth native but UK adopted Fashion Designer.
His new range for Sportsgirl is RED hot!

Michelle Jank in RED Carla Zampatti with Richard Nicoll’s gorgeous sister

Anouk Colantoni wearing her signature RED lip in vintage

Russh girls, Clare Alstin in RED Dion Lee and Jess Blanch in Scanlan & Theodore leather top

Event: Richard Nicoll for Sportsgirl
Location: Melbourne’s ACCA
Drink: Lots of RED wine

If you weren’t wearing that iconic Sportsgirls RED somewhere even just on your lips you may aswell have stayed in. Lara Bingle, however, didn’t get sent home in her non RED vintage Balenciaga. Guests were on fire!

We Wear It Now

Summer is coming to an end: no more Bondi, no more Island and no more Moonlight Cinema. But before you start planning your escape, I’ll let you in on a little secret; we wear it now! As the winter days become shorter, we can enjoy longer nights wearing a wardrobe inspired by Fall 2011 shows, whilst the rest of the world is forced to wait six months!

All Photo’s: Patrick Mcgreal for
Hair: Renya Xydis for ghd Makeup: Noni Smith
Model: Annabel (Chadwicks) wears Skin and Threads knit $140

Anja (Pricillas) wears Skin and Threads knit $140, Lover jumpsuit $660, Scanlan & Theodore fur collar $450, LIFEwithBIRD belt $90 and Louis Vuitton bag $1,650

Annabel (Chadwicks) wears Skin and Threads knit $140, Scanlan & Theodore skirt $450, Nearly Nude briefs $76

Anja (Pricillas) wears Scanlan & Theodore knit $300, Dion Lee for Cue blouse $280 and T.R. Ensemble jeans $325

Anja (Pricillas) wears Scanlan & Theodore knit $300 and fur collar $450, Josh Goot skirt $945

Annabel (Chadwicks) wears Zimmermann dress $595, Fernando Frisoni jacket $720, Scanlan & Theodore fur collar $450 and Acne boots $580

Anja (Pricillas) wears Skin and Threads knit $140, Bianca Spender pants $449 and cape $759 and The Hatmaker hat $395

Redefining the Word Want

This is what caught my, fashion obsessed, eye and unlocked 5 key ‘wants’ as they came teasingly down the Fall 2011 runway…

Photo backstage at sass & bide

A kaleidoscope of colour: look into the light, twist your mind and succumb to clever colour combinations.

Prada show
All Photo’s courtesy of

Gucci show

Hats off to lovin Lanvin’s head wear.

LanvinĀ  show

Up and tough, down and pretty: the rebel softens.

Balenciaga show

Fur fetish and shoulder shift.

Burberry show

Skivvy it up: it’s time to get high.

Celine show

Taking Cue from Dion Lee

When high fashion meets the high street it’s a beautiful thing, especially when it’s one of my favourite Australian designers Mr. Dion Lee. Dion’s collection for Cue, has dropped into store with more landing on April 2nd and May 3rd. I have my eye on a khaki cotton shirt for $95.

Leather Bright Now

Kym wears Ellery and Balenciaga bag
Designer Kym Ellery of Ellery at the Myer Autumn Racing Morning Tea, easing into brights this season with a designer pop of colour.

All still life photo’s: Todd Sutherland

Louis Vuitton clutch

Hermes bag

Miu Miu Bag

Forever Leather

All Images Courtesy of Burberry/Testino. Burberry reveals behind the scenes images of Tali Lennox and Tara Ferry as March couple in SS 2011 campaign.

The beautiful Tali Lennox, daughter of Annie Lennox, and Bryan Ferry’s gorgeous son, Tara Ferry, are the perfect duo used by Burberry to inspire us thisĀ  season. The celebrity children look so alluring in their leather, making me think, why would I want to wear anything else this winter?

Burberry leather jacket $4395. Available in stores now.

This season I want punk; I want tough; I want this Burberry leather jacket!

Style guru, Alexa Chung is seen wearing my jacket in Paris.

Award-winning Friends

I was getting my hair done at the Valonz this morning chatting to a jetlagged Renya Xydis just back from LA. Renya (pictured above) is Cate Blanchett’s hair stylist. Here, behind the scenes, at the Chateau Marmont preparing for the Oscars. Her incredible Givenchy Couture dress was made up of 3 pieces. For more pics check out the the Valonz blog.