Monthly Archives: April 2011

Era’s of Style

Inspired by ghd‘s Katy Perry ‘Iconic Era’s of Style’ campaign, the StyleMeRomy team took models Caris & MJ from present day into the 40′s- a fashion trend Miu Miu elegantly walked out this season.

Photo’s: Steven Chee for

Hair: Renya Xydis for ghd

Make Up: Noni Smith

Model: Caris (Chadwicks) wears Sportsgirl cardigan and Therese Rawsthorne dress from Robby Ingham $540

MJ (Viviens) wears 3.1 Philip Lim top $245 from Robby Ingham, Tiffany& Co necklace and Lover top $395 from bloodorange worn underneath Dion Lee dress $550

Renya Xydis hair how to:

Shot 1 – “I used the classic ghd stylers and ghd fat hair lotion for body and fullness.”
Shot 2 – “The new ghd brushes are amazing & create the perfect curls”
Shot 3 – “A ghd comb was all it took”
Shot 4 – “Again I used my new brushes, some ghd reflection spray for texture plus shine and lots of pins!”

If you want to see the Katy Perry, behind the scenes pics at the ghd shoot press this StyleMeRomy link.

All Knowing: sass & bide

We put sass & bide to the test to see how well Sarah-Jane Clarke knows partner Heidi Middleton.

Then we stalked other partners in crime. So watch this space over Fashion Week and see others take up the “All Knowing” challenge.

Prada Fix

No eggs for me- I want candy! Licorice in allsorts of colours, my Prada purchases has got me in a festive mood for Easter.

Photo’s: Patrick Mcgreal for
Hair and Make Up: Charlie Kielty

Anja (Pricillas) wears Prada

Zara, I’m coming for you

Finally it opens tonight and Zara its taken you long enough! When I’m OS, shopping begins at designer department stores like Barneys but Zara is never far away and now I’m so excited it will only take a short cab ride for my next fix.

Katy Perry’s New Partner… ghd

Exclusive behind the scenes images from favourite hair brand ghd‘s new campaign,

‘Iconic Era’s of Style’ featuring Katy Perry.

Katy Perry is the new global brand ambassador for ghd and here’s a peak at her first ever ghd shoot shot by genius photographer, David LaChapelle. Watch for more when ghd and also partner up for Australian Fashion Week & take you into the shows of Romance Was Born, Lover, Kirrily Johnston, Dion Lee and Manning Cartell.

Katy, the embodiment of ever changing looks, will feature in a series of images in the ghd campaign themed around 3 iconic eras of style – 50s Glamour, 70s Boho & 80s New Wave. Above a look at the 70s Boho era.

Double Trouble: Nikki Valmorbida and Lucy Kemp

Photo’s: Patrick Mcgreal for
Hair and Make Up: Charlie Kielty

They are just back from a decade in New York and a couple of years in Europe & these Aussie girls are about to cause a fashion shake up. It’s pretty hush hush what these girls are up to right now but trust me they’ve learnt from the best. Surrounded by the likes of Vogues, Carine Roitfeld and Nancy Pilcher they are amazingly talented & stylish individuals with way too much energy not to be a successful duo.

left to right: Nikki Valmorbida wears vintage Bess singlet, Helmut Lang jacket, Yigal Azrouel jeans and Christian Louboutin boots.
Lucy Kemp wears vintage Christian Dior blouse, Arnsdorf skirt, Cobra Society boots and vintage belt.

“We met through mutual friends on a weekend in Upstate New York. Immediately our creativity and madness aligned, we’ve been drinking martinis and sharing ideas and friendship for 10 years since!”
“Every day we bounce ideas and inspire each other in basically every facet of our life- work or play. We are very excited about our Sydney concept, which is in the pipeline. It is going to be a manifestation of the fashion genius and originality we’ve learned from our collective international experience.”

Nikki and Lucy reveal a little more about their personal style…

Heavenly Creatures

Let’s flirt and embrace the romantic side of life with long lashes, soft hair and white lace. A little 70′s, a bit ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’.

Photo: Patrick Mcgreal for
Hair: Renya Xydis for Valonz Makeup: Noni Smith
Annabel (Chadwicks) and Anja (Pricillas) Lover dress $429

Jayson Brunsdon dress $1499

Lover dress $1243

and they’re off…

It was a ferdora fest at Derby Day in the David Jones marquee yesterday. Traditionally a black & white day, it was a mix of cleavage bearing provocativeness and boyish looks.

Model, Jessica Gomes (Chic) wears Azzedine Alaia dress and Nerida Winter hat

Sebastian Drapac in Hugo Boss smooched by girlfriend Jessica Gomes
, Jerome Dreyfuss bag.

Sebastian Drapac and Jessica Gomes, yes they are as gorgeous as they look.

Holly Garber and Nicky Zimmermann hedging their bets

Holly wears Dion Lee & vintage hat with Marc Freeman wearing Prada

Spotted, designer, Camilla Freeman wears Camilla and Marc and The Row sunglasses

Simone Zimmermann and Nerida Winter both wearing Zimmermann and Nerida Winter hats

Nicky Zimmermann wears Zimmermann and husband Chris Olliver in Paul Smith

Nicky Zimmermann wears Zimmermann shirt, Mania Mania necklace and Nerida Winter hat

Looking very sexy Kate…Kate Waterhouse wears Gucci and Suzy O’Rourke hat

OK here’s trouble, Lucy Kemp wears Willow and Nikki Valmorbida wears Gucci

Lucy Kemp wears Willow,
my handmade headband and Rayban aviators

Actresses, Sophie Lowe wears Josh Goot and Krew Boylan wears Rachel Gilbert

Krew and I, me wearing Marni dress, Prada belt, Hatmaker hat and Tiffany & Co. necklaces

All bets are off, Chris Olliver.

Belinda Babes

Proenza Schouler and Mary Katrantzou have just dropped into the Belinda store & I cheekily asked the Belinda girls to model them for me. Hot!

Sales assistant, Karima Helenkamp wears Mary Katrantzou shirt dress $1,695.00 shorts $1,175.00 & Alexander Wang shoes $595.00 all from Belinda.

Belinda buyer, Chloe Rayner wears Proenza Schouler neon lace dress $9,995 from Belinda.

Catch Her if You Can

Who is Sibella Court? Interior Stylist, Designer, Creative Director, Interiors Editor, Author, TV personality or Shop owner. Well she’s a tiring mix of all, a nonstop travelling gypsy. Currently, Sydney based, Sibella gives us a visual guide of just a few of her projects …

Sibella Court only wears about 4 colours, so this look is her signature palette of cream, whites & caramels.
“I have a lot of riding boots and these ones are my favourite, Golden Goose, they have travelled many miles and look loved & well worn!” Sibella

Romy: What do miss about no longer living in NYC? (I know it was hanging with me downtown!!!)
Sibella: Other than hanging with you, I miss Barbara Bui , museums, the farmers market & the other 277 shops, places, restaurants etc noted in my book, The Stylist’s Guide to NYC. Oh and the pavlova at Balthazar!

Sibella’s latest book, The Stylist’s Guide to NYC,  launches this month at her shop, The Society Inc.

“I have my workshop ‘Colourbox’ Roughly every 3 weeks I hold ‘in conversations with’ me & friends at the shop” Sibella

Romy: What’s on your bedside table?
Sibella: My beautiful Chinese style light, made from 1970s vintage gingham. It glows oh-so-perfectly. A pile of books and a big jug of water that I forget to drink during the day.

“I recently worked on the conception & construction of uber-cool bar and restaurant MsG’s, love it! Try a homemade slurpee if you go, they are the best but warning: you might dance the night away!” Sibella

“We worked on MsG’s for about 6 months (in amongst all my other projects) & I collected old tools, hooks, signage, stencils, old rope, industrial light fittings and everything in between from Sydney, Melbourne, NYC, Kyoto, London & Amsterdam” Sibella

Romy: What did you last google?
Sibella: The dimensions of a T2 combie van. I am going to convert it into a bar in the new space I am designing

“This is York 75 , the sportsbar I designed last year in Sydney’s CBD. I wanted it to feel like a bookcase & filled it with vintage sports paraphernalia” Sibella
Romy: Whats on your list of things to do today?
Sibella: about 5 million things! I have lists of lists for lists.

Still to come:
A decorative hardware range coming out for the US store Anthropologie
April 20th at 8pm on cable channel , Stvdio,  Man Shops Globe, airs in Australia.
This show follows Anthropologie’s buyer, Keith Johnston around the world. In this episode he comes to meet with Sibella Court at The Society inc.
And a third book !