Monthly Archives: September 2011

My Spring Fling

Sorry for my delay in posting this week I’ve been preoccupied with a love affair with denim (actually travelling and B’day celebrations!) Seriously here are some denim solutions to our schizophrenic Australian Spring weather.

All Photos: Derek Henderson for
Styling: Romy Frydman Hair and Makeup: Victoria Baron Shot at Sun Studios
Model, Stacy Martin (Pricillas) wears
James Long for Lulu & Co jumper from Land’s End $455, Wrangler shorts $99.95. Right: Selection of Megan Park cuffs $200 each and Hermes bangle $665 Left: Isabel Marant cuff from Parlour X $595 & Elke bracelet $175.

Flannel shirt $190, Acne jeans $299. Right: Hermes bangle$665, Isabel Marant cuff from Parlour X $595, Butterfly cuff from Four Winds Gallery $3800 and Bulgari ring $4,170. Left: cuff from Four Winds Gallery $995 and Megan Park cuff $200 and Bulgari ring

Acne jeans $299 and blazer $580 YSL wedges from Cosmopolitan shoes $1400

Zimmermann shirt $450, Wrangler shorts $99.95. Right: A selection of Megan Park cuffs $180 each, Hermes bangle $665 and Elke bracelet $175 Left: Isabel Marant cuff from Parlour X $595, Butterfly cuff from Four Winds Gallery $3800, Bulgari ring and Miu Miu sunglasses $520

Balmain tee from Land’s End $495, T.R Therese Rawsthorne jeans $325 Right: Hermes cuff $665, Isabel Marant cuff $595 from Parlour X and Megan park bangle $180. Left: Megan park cuff $200, Butterfly cuff from Four Winds Gallery $3800

Isabel Marant top from Parlour X $995, Acne jeans $299 and Megan Park cuff $200

Retouching: Sjoerd Langeveld and Photo assistant: Rebecca Howell.

Brit Bird and LA Lady

Sept. 15th Claridge’s Ballroom, London Fashion Week.
Kate Moss and Kristen Stewart at Mulberry show both wearing Mulberry.

Love my Calvins

Calvin Klein Collection took an even softer more delicate turn this season…

Photo: Billy Farrell

Sept 15th New York City front row at Calvin Klein
Seated from left: Actresses, Ashley Greene, Chloe Moretz, Naomi Watts and Uma Thurman

I texted friend Kevin Carrigan, Global Creative Director at ck Calvin Klein straight after the show and asked him for two words to describe the show “romantic and subversive”.

Australian model Julia Nobis (Pricilla’s)

The New York Scene

NYC Fashion Week is in full swing and in the midst of it, Anna from share’s her NY stories…

All Photos: Anna Brownjohn for

La Equina
on Lafayette has the tastiest tacos in Manhattan.

The Williamsburg weekend markets have not only the best view of Manhattan but it’s the best place to shop aside from Tokio7!

Miss Lily’s
great Caribbean restaurant in Greenwich Village.

View from my  helicopter ride of Manahattan.

Abbey Lee the Rocking Gem

Here’s a first look of Abbey Lee in the new jewellery collection for Maniamania

I spoke to Tamila and Mel the creators behind Maniamania and asked them about NYC and their collaboration with Abbey Lee..

Hi girls you’re in NYC right now, right?
Yes, we’re here showing the new collection during NYC Fashion Week. We’ve been out and about in appointments and meeting some interesting people, also seen some great art shows, we saw Nick Cave’s new show in Chelsea the other day which stood out the most.
This is the 3rd time you’ve used Abbey Lee in you campaign how did that come about?
We met Abbey early last year and there was an immediate connection over jewellery. We kept in touch and it was a natural collaboration to work together on the campaign as Abbey loved the range and is the perfect fit for our brand.
Have you seen her band play? I heard she’s amazing and the band’s great.
Yes it’s great. Abbey plays keys, sings and really smashes that tambourine. They’ve played a couple times in the past few weeks, once at Milk studios, and again next week at a bar in lower east side. They’ve had lots of press too, so they’re doing well. She is usually totally decked out in Maniamania jewellery on stage!
What can we expect from the new collection? your fav pieces?
New collection evolves the immortals story again in new stones pyrite and tourmalinated quartz. Also our collaboration with Abbey – the Abbey Lee ring which is a silver immortals featuring an amethyst stone. The whole range began when we were really inspired by the surrealist notion of the Exquisite Corpse and went from there! Our favourite pieces are the Delta neck pieces, Third Mind rings and the Immortals story continues to be a strong one! Abbey’s collaboration has been really popular.

Maniamania main stockists are Zimmermann, Incu, Green with Envy and Pretty Dog.

Très Chic

Alexis Elliot, Head Model Booker at Chic models, shares with us a visual feast of her recent trip to Paris…

“My alarm clock – early morning cathedral chimes in the 1st !” Alexis

Staying at La belle Juliette hotel “always travelling light …” Alexis

“Brasserie Lipp – iconic, love the flirty, charming silver haired garcons!”

Always mixing work and pleasure with model & friend  “Camille Piazza at Le Maurice, with her 1st ever Martini, the only way to refuel post shopping” Alexis

“Petanque at Pont Neuf – perfect vista for a lazy lunch” Alexis

What a Blast!

There was a lot of horsing around at the Hermès store last night in Sydney for Vogue Fashion’s Night Out event…

Actress, Emma Lung and friend Dominic Locher

Managing Director, Hermès Australia, Karin Upton Baker and her Executive Assistant
Fiona Sauer

Models, Louise Van De Vorst and Ollie (Chic)

Vogue Fashion’s Night Out ambassador & model Jessica Gomes.

Publicist, Jessica Carerra and Actress, Krew Boylan.

Stylists, Anna Hewitt & I were tying up a storm backstage (with Peter Simon Phillips) but did manage a second to jump in for our own quick pic!

Karin, thank you, always a great party! The queue all the way around the block was testament of where one needed to be last night!

How Rude!

It’s true what they say about the French! All I want to do this weekend is READ my pre-ordered Carine Roitfeld book Irreverent, but that’s not arriving till Oct!! EAT salted caramel macaroons in Paris’s Ladurée, rumour has it it’s opening in Sydney’s CBD but not till the end of the year, starving! WATCH We’ll Take Manhattan but that has actually nothing to do with the French but dying to see and it’s not released till later this year maybe next!

Irreverent by Carine Roitfeld. An unrestrained, candid exploration of her life and her work at Vogue.

BBC Four’s, We’ll Take Manhattan is the story of the explosive love affair between photographer, David Bailey and sixties supermodel Jean Shrimpton.

Ladurée the famous french tea house in the centre of Paris 16 rue Royale. Rumoured to be opening in Sydney before the year ends!

Madame Willow

Kit Willow’s photos from recent days in Paris. This visual diary represents overall inspirations for all her collections, where the signature drape began..

“Misia, the muse. My gorgeous free spirited little girl, discovering Paris. She’s the inspiration and drive for everything that I do.” Kit.

“I visited ‘Madame Grès, La Couture à L’Oeuvre’ which is the 1st retrospective in Paris of the work of this visionary couturier, it was an amazing exhibition organized by the Musée Galliera, and showcased at Musée Bourdelle – Madame Grès (1903-1993). She is an incredible ongoing inspiration.” Kit

“Madame Grès symbolizes the very essence of couture, the rigor of minimalism.” Kit.

For a sneak peek of Willow‘s latest resort collection, as well as what’s just arrived in-store come to Willow‘s David Jones store in Sydney Thursday 8th Sept between 6-7pm and see interview Kit about her latest collections for Vogue Fashion’s Night Out.

Hermès my Friend

Feeling a week of all things French on & what better place to start than with Hermès.

Ella from France

Kozue from Japan

See video of all four girls that reunite in Paris for Hermès Paris mon ami will be in-store at Hermès for Vogue Fashion’s Night Out this Thursday 8th Sept from 5.30pm at 135 Elizabeth st. Sydney. I’ll be styling up a storm of silks and enamels, celebrating in the theme of Paris mon ami. The esoteric Hermès campaign that follows on from J’aime mon carre (I love my scarf) where 4 gorgeous girls from around the world style themselves in Hermès silks and reunite for more Parisan adventures!