Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Danish Daredevil

Behind the Scenes Photos: Pete Thompson Models wear: Carla Zampatti dress and Zara suit.

My time working in Hong Kong and Thailand recently was a truly incredible experience. What can I say about working with my great friend and photographer Anders Overgaard? It wouldn’t be a shoot with him unless the models were risking their lives over 20 meter drop infinity pools and stopping traffic in Hong Kong’s busiest market place whilst we laugh together the whole way through.

Four Reasons to Love the Four Seasons

Coincidentally author/actress Sophie Lee and I both stayed at the Four Seasons in Koh Samui. Two for me and two for her = four fabulous reasons why we both fell in love the Resort.

For me -
1) The Samui massage, enhanced by traditional Thai Luk Pra Kob – warm compresses with lemongrass, ginger, prai and camphor – that warms the muscles and relieves tension. Pure heaven.
2) My room, 604, with its own private plunge pool.

For Sophie -
3) Reading in the hammock strung between two palm trees on the beach and looking out over the Gulf of Siam at sunset.
4) Eating cake for breakfast with my kids.

You can also checkout Soph’s new blog at

LA Lady

It’s funny when computer illiterate friends start sending video messages from OS! Nicky Zimmerman you are full of surprises! Congratulations on the new Zimmermann store in LA.

Yes Nicky, shame I couldn’t join you in a bikini with a martini by the Chateau Marmont pool! I’m freezing here in Sydney!

Take 2

Here’s my final installment of acting out the hits of Spring fashion.

All Photo’s: Patrick Mcgreal for
Makeup: Max May Hair: Renya Xydis for ghd
Actress: Maeve Dermody wears Carl Kapp dress and Hatmaker mask, below ELLERY dress.

Model: Lara Bingle wears Dion Lee

Actress: Morgan Griffin wears camilla and marc , Hermes scarf and Tiffany& Co. Locks Collection

Preview to a Blockbuster

1 day, 8 girls, a few near nervous breakdowns but a fantastic team, see for yourself…

Jessica Gomes (Chic)

Spring into Lights, Camera, Action!

Following Fashion Week SS11 please see part 1 of our Spring fashion preview, modeled by Australia’s most dramatic personalities!

All Photo’s: Patrick Mcgreal for
Makeup: Kellie Stratton Hair: Renya Xydis for ghd
Actress: Miranda Otto wears Romance Was Born dress and Tiffany & Co. locks collection.

Actress: Miranda Otto wears Yeojin Bae dress and Tiffany & Co. Locks collection.

Actress: Sophie Lowe wears Therese Rawthorne dress, Hatmaker hat (below) and Tiffany & Co. Locks collection.

Actress: Emma Lung wears ELLERY, Hermes scarf and Tiffany & Co. Locks collection

Romantic Notions

When I heard about the  latest exhibition Alexander McQueen: ‘Savage Beauty’ at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, I  very nearly bought a plane ticket straight to that big juicy apple. Devoted to outlining McQueen’s clear contribution to the world of fashion, this exhibition curated by Andrew Bolton is no ordinary retrospective.

Image courtesy of The Photograph Studio, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. From the room dedicated to ‘Romantic Exoticism’.

This considered and emotional presentation is not arranged chronologically, but instead by a narrative of themes and ideas summarizing his discourse of design. And if you too cannot hop on a flight, at the very least, head to The Met blog to watch the video tour. It’s almost as if you are there but without the jet lag!

Model Moments

Our Finale to Australian Fashion Week, Photographer Soraya Zaman, takes you through her favourite pics from every angle of that nonstop week…


All Photo’s: Soraya Zaman for

Therese Rawsthorne

Actress: Sophie Lowe

Kirrily Johnson

Hair by Renya Xydis for ghd

Bianca Spender

camilla and marc

Dion Lee

Mark Vassallo and Holly Garber

Hair Director Sophie Roberts for ghd

Manning Cartell


Author/Actress: Sophie Lee & me


The model that stole nearly every show, Julia Nobis.

In Bed with Teresa Palmer

At SMR headquarters at the Four Seasons hotel Teresa and I kicked off our high heels and jumped into bed & chatted about the ELLERY show.

Movie Night

OK it’s time to recover from fashion festivities. Pop your feet up, grab some popcorn and enjoy the show. Watch a selection of our behind-the-scenes footage from Fashion Week in the comfort of your own home (or office space!)

Zimmermann (one of my favourite shows this Fashion Week)

All Photo’s: Soraya Zaman for




Karla Spetic