Monthly Archives: July 2011

Need a little HELPmann

Lots of actresses, loads of award ceremonies, it’s so much of what I do. I’ve stolen some moments here of actress Lucy Durack’s fitting at the studio for the Helpmann awards on Monday evening.

All Photo’s: Kane Skennar for
Styling: Romy Frydman
Hair: Diane Gorgievski MakeUp: Craig Beaglehole
Shot on location at The Compound.
Actress Lucy Durack wears: Isabel Marant dress from Belinda

Lucy wears Gucci dress

Decision made the Collette Dinnighan dress that Lucy will wear on the red carpet to the Helpmann awards.

A little bit about Lucy: She is coming up in the romantic comedy GODDESS , where she shares the big screen with Ronan Keating and she is currently on stage as Glinda, in one of Australia’s longest running stage shows WICKED. In October she joins the cast of the musical STRANGE BEDFELLOWS.

A Star Cast

WILLOW‘s London studio played host to her Resort shoot with UK It girl, Poppy Delevingne. Take a look-see…

The team behind WILLOW‘s Resort shoot with Poppy was none other than stylist, Melanie Huynh (French Vogue) and International Photographer, Boo George.

London Calling

Photo’s: Georges Antoni for
Hair and Make up: Noni Smith
Me wearing Acne

Beginning: it started with an email from Acne asking me, as one of their favourite bloggers, to send a postcard of myself in Sydney wearing Acne pre AW collection. Easy – I love Acne!

Middle: 6am, gale force winds on Bondi Beach FREEZING! But Georges, as always, nailed it.

End: Me in Browns UK department store window, where the Acne promotion lives and click on this Browns link and find out favourite places to go.

Guess who’s coming to Dinner?

The glamorous turned out to Nida‘s annual fundraiser dinner. It was a night of madmen and old Hollywood.

All Photo’s Kane Skennar for

The 60′s themed event saw Michelle Jank in vintage, bought in LA (agreed LA is the best place to buy vintage) and Nash Edgerton in Arthur Galan.

Double trouble the Samuel brothers, Benedict and Xavier.

Actress, Susie Porter raided the Underbelly wardrobe deptartment for her sparkly number.

Trent Power from Bulgari with moi in Prada.

Gracie Otto wearing the most beautiful jewels from Bulgari.

Harper’s Bazaar Editor, Edwina McCann in Collette Dinnighan with her husband Toby Smith.

Actress, Sarah Snook, later rocked the house with her incredible dance moves thanks to publicist, Jessica Carrera’s created afterparty!

A Blast from the Past

The Corner Shop is playing host to a vintage frenzy! I walked into the Sydney store this morning to chaos, boxes, clothes and unfolding before me was a homage to 80′s and 90′s grand designer labels, Chanel, Lagerfeld, Moschino and more, all from Claire Inc.

A preview of what’s instore, be quick…

Claire Inc’s founder Belinda Humphris shows off iconic mid 90′s Chanel

Belinda said sometimes its hard to let go of some of her well sourced pieces from around the world but this Moschino necklace “is going to hurt when it’s sold”

The only thing this will hurt is my purse! My fav this Chanel boucle jacket.

The Claire Inc pop-up shop is open July 21 – August 2 at The Corner Shop.

Bearing Witness to Love

Look what one SMR lover found in the most romantic city of the world.

Love locks are custom found on the railing of the Pont des Arts bridge in Paris, where sweethearts affix locks with a name or message then toss the key into the Seine below symbolizing their eternal love!

Miuccia Mania

Champaign anyone? Prada and Miu Miu are celebrating & opening their doors in Westfield Sydney today!

All Photo’s: Kane Skennar for

Styling: Romy Frydman, Hair & Makeup: Manami Ishikawa
Model Annabel Moore (Chadwicks) wears Prada and Miu Miu bag & shoes

Model Annabel, Miu Miu dress & shoes (we need that bit of sparkle in our lives!)

That Miu Miu is now in Sydney excites but that it’s opening with new seasons collection is a double whammy!

Model Annabell, wears Prada shirt, skirt and Miu Miu bag

Model Annabel wears Miu Miu

Model Annabel wears Prada

Model Annabel wears Prada and Lonely Hearts bra.

I’m a self proclaimed Prada addict, so it’s new store is super dangerous territory, but if anyone was to ask me to jump for Prada we know my answer… how high!! Also rumour has it their opening bash later this year is going to be the hot ticket event this spring.

The Fab Four

Four early seasons ideas to make it through these transeasonal months…

All Photo’s: Kane Skennar for
Styling: Romy Frydman, Hair & Makeup: Manami Ishikawa

Model: Rosie Tupper (Viviens)

Don’t be caught bare without a flare
coat $3395 trousers $925 belt $750 and shoes $1150, Gucci bag $2130 Tiffany & Co necklace $1,650.

Flash some colour clash

Ellery shirt $590 and Yeojin Bae bra $85, Lover pant $375, Burberry belt $750, Bulgari diamond necklace $14,100, Tiffany & Co gold necklace $2,800 and The Vintage Clothing Shop hat.

Essential blue hue

Dion Lee blazer $990, Zimmermann shirt $550, Bulgari bracelet POA and The Vintage Clothing Shop hat.

A luxe manstyle tux (inspired by SMR’s hot guy week)

Gucci jacket $1955, Life with Bird pants $265, Eres bra $325 from Sylvia Rhodes and Prada belt.

Exclusive to Sydney

Sydney photographed by Rodger Dekker

The question I’m most asked, where do I go shopping in Sydney? Well if I had 24hrs, I’d hit these Sydney designer boutiques A-SAP…

Start in Elizabeth Bay: bloodorange lunch at Fratelli Paradiso

Paddington: Glenmore Rd… bassike, camilla and marc, Josh Goot walk down Glenmore to Five Ways Landsend and ParlourX. William st Paddington, poepka, Jac + Jack and the corner shop -The Strand Arcade store is great but you have to go into the CBD and then if you’re in the city, The Vintage Clothing Shop and Zara. Oxford st. Robby Ingham then finish up with a martini at 10 William st. That’s if you’re not dry July- friends it’s killing me!

Designers on Designers: Nathan Smith

Photo: Patrick Mcgreal for StyleMe

Designer Nathan Smith gave us a great insight into Aussie men’s designers he likes…

“I’ve been wearing my dads R.M. Williams jeans and wearing old Nathan Smith t-shirts. Graz is always doing great sunnies (my dog ate the last pair though) and ksubi always deserve more than a mention as well”
“I really love Gareth at Chronicles of Never jewellery I’ve had a ring of his since he started – I only stopped wearing it recently cause the wife is going into labour any minute and if I have that ring on when she squeezes my hand it’ll chop mine or her fingers off.”

Nathan and Katia had a big baby boy CONGRATULATIONS guys!