Monthly Archives: December 2011


Wish I was back in Formentera right now! But I am planning a getaway. StyleMeRomy will see you in the new year. My last fashion words for 2011 think bright clashing kooky prints and colour for daytime and sexy plunging long sleeve dresses for nights. Adiós!

Getting Festive Sydney Style

Photo’s: Romy Frydman for

Fashion Designer, Claire Dickson-Smith and her partner Film Producer Jonathan Shteinman celebrated a Chanukah/Christmas lunch today in their Tamarama home in sunny (finally) Sydney. Thank you, heaven day!

I bribed their youngest Jo Jo with chocolates to get this pic, he’s still munching!

Me and Jo Jo on the Wii

Claire holding her 1st son Bart

Sweet Honey

Lets get this Party Started…Right!

Loads of lace, legs and liquor (no. 8′s actually) at StyleMeRomy’s annual birthday and holiday drinks at Neild Avenue restaurant last night. Lets just say it was hard getting out of bed to sort this post out, fun times!

All Photo’s: Soraya Zaman

Left: Designer, Nicky Zimmermann Model, Lucy Kemp Art Director, Louisa Gent silly me in Miu Miu and Photographer, Jonathan Bookallil

Lucy and Louie

Actress, Alyssa Mcclelland

Nicky Zimmermann and PR Danielle Cusack Scott

PR, Holly Gaber

My assistant Anna Brownjohn and Actor, Nash Edgerton

Myself and Prada’s Shay Thomas

Architect, Tim Furzer and Calvin Klein’s Kevin Carrigan

Kevin Carrigan and Moi, pic from his last Sydney trip!

Hair Director, Renya Xydis

Our serious moment for Soraya…. Holly Garber, myself and Designer, Fernando Frisoni

I don’t go anywhere without my Audi A1 !

The StyleMeRomy Mag goes to print for our annual Dec. issue, Girls Girls Girls. Influenced by four songs, this the first story inspired by legendary PJ Harvey’s, Good Fortune.

Photographer: Bec Parsons for
Stylist: Romy Frydman Hair & Make-up: Victoria Baron Model: Shanna (Maverick)
Retouching: Bartolomeo Celestino
Cover Design: Eskimo

Shanna wears Romance Was Born top $590 & Petite Grand necklace $132 & earrings $119

Shanna wears Amy Kaehne sweater $595 & Petite Grand necklace $132

“Your boy’s smile, Five in the morning, Looked into your eyes, And I was really in love…”

Shanna wears Bassike sweater $260, Citizens of Humanity jeans $395 & ASOS ring $29

Shanna wears Hermes scarf $4,650 and Petite Grand earrings $119

Shanna wears Eres bra from Sylvia Rhodes $215, Romance Was Born jeans $350 & Petite Grand necklace $132 earrings $119 and bracelets, Georg Jensen charity bracelet and a selection of Hermes cuffs

Shanna wears Chanel jacket $3620, Citizen of Humanity shorts $365, Georg Jensen charity bracelet, Petite Grand earrings $199, Hermes cuff $845 & ASOS ring $29

“Like some modern-day, Bonnie and Clyde, On the run again…” PJ Harvey

“I saw my reflection, Come right off your face” PJ Harvey

Shanna wears Amy Kaehne sweater $595, Citizens of Humanity shorts $365, Petite Grand necklace $132 & bracelets from $92.

“And I feel like some bird of paradise, My bad fortune slipping away, And I feel the innocence of a child…” PJ Harvey

And this magazine doesn’t just happen without an amazing team! Thank you’s to Bec Parsons, Bart Celestino, Clare Stephens, the SMR girls Anna and Xanthe and the support of Jessica Breeze and Karin Upton Baker.

Gifts Galore

Happy Holidays from

I love my Audi A1 !

Sibella Court and I packed the car today at her store The Society Inc. The one stop shop for all good gifts!

SMR’s Most Wanted…

I asked a few staff at StyleMeRomy headquarters what they would like for Christmas? Well well they have exquisite and expensive taste, Santa may need a second job!

Maree Andrews: All I want for Christmas is Del Kathryn Barton Artwork pleeeeeeeeease!

All Photos: Patrick Mcgreal for
StyleMeRomy’s Publicist, Maree Andrews, wears Witchery dress, Prada belt and Marni boots.

Stu Anderson : Dear Santa, I would like a pushbike for Xmas!

Stu Anderson, StyleMeRomy’s occasional courier & all round good guy, wears Witchery shirt and suit.

Anna Brownjohn: I would love a weekend at Paperbark Camp, Jervis Bay.

StyleMeRomy’s Fashion Editor, Anna Brownjohn wears Witchery dress and Givenchy shoes from Cosmopolitan Shoes.

Eyes Wide Shut

Photos: Georges Antoni for Styling: Romy Frydman
Hair and Makeup: Victoria Baron
Models: Emily Jean (Chic) and Kathleen (EMG)

I don’t particularly like dress up parties but sometimes I think it would be nice to hide behind a mask in those awkward moments at some celebrations. The inspiration for this shoot was the parts you play when you go out, be it good or evil in black lace or white lace. You choose?

1. Emily Jean wears Lover dress and Suzy O’Rourke mask
2. Emily Jean wears Lover dress and MANIAMANIA earring
3&4. Kathleen wears Lover Dress and Hatmaker veil
5&6. Emily Jean wears Thurley dresss and Suzy O’Rourke mask and headpiece.

Morning After

Sometimes the morning after a big night out can be the best part…

Photographer: Bec Parsons for  Styling: Romy Frydman
Hair: Renya Xydis, Make-Up: Victoria Baron
Design: Eskimo Retouching: Bartolomeo Celestino

1. Anja (Pricillas) wears Miu Miu dress and Prada necklace
2. Anja wears Emporio Armani dress and stole, and Bulgari bag
3. Krystal (The Agency Models) wears Flannel shirt, Rochas skirt from Land’s End, Prada necklace, Hermes cuff and shoes
4. Anja wears ELLERY dress and Tiffany & Co. necklace and Krystal wears Carla Zampatti dress
5. Anja wears Aje dress, Hermes cuff and Miu Miu necklace and shoes
6. Anja wears Aubade bra from IM Imports and Hermes scarf
7. Anja wears Dries Van Noten coat from Belinda, Miu Miu skirt, Hermes bag and Opening Ceremony shoes
8. Anja wears Prada dress and Dries Van Noten coat from Belinda
9. Krystal wears Roland Mouret dress from Land’s End

EVENING ADVICE: If you tick any of the following boxes when you’re party dressing this December, my work here is done…floor length, backless, long sleeve, black lace.

Dan and Bambi

All Photos: Romy Frydman for
Model, Bambi (Priscillas) and boyfriend Designer Dan Single both wearing

Model, Bambi snuck in to Sydney last week for boyfriend, Dan Single’s (Ksubi) birthday where celebrations were spent in the Blue Mountains caving. Bambi is killing it in NYC working these days with the likes of Terry Richardson and Carine Roitfeld, so she couldn’t hang in Sydney as she was needed back in the West Village, NYC (her new hometown) to shoot again. I spent an hour with them having a long overdue catch up and viewed Dan’s latest Ksubi’s War collection inspired by muse and girlfriend with a touch of Highland chic and spotted with old favourites. My order’s in!

Birthday Wishes

I asked friends of StyleMeRomy to pick their favourite pic of 2011…

“A kiss for StyleMeRomy. Happy birthday!” – Lara Bingle, Model.

“Krystal coated in Swarovski crystal par E L L E R Y.  Merci Romy.” – Kym Ellery, Designer

“I have picked this image as it looks like it’s straight out of my favourite era the late 60′s.” – Noni Smith, Make-up artist

“Although it took a minute, I knew I would get it because Pav is such a beautiful model” – Patrick McGreal, Photographer

“An Ellery top, Stacey (one of my favourite girls in town) a cute boy and a steamy on set moment” – Victoria Baron, Make-up artist

“I love capturing the still, quiet and beautiful moments that exists amongst the mania.” – Soraya Zaman, Photographer

“Quintessential Romy: feminine, sexy, relaxed-polish. Happy 2nd birthday SMR. Keep the stories coming.” – Marie-Claude Mallat, Publisher

“A timeless and magical moment. Julia is a divine spirit” – Bec Parsons, Photographer

“Love you StyleMeRomy! x” – Jodhi Meares, Designer

“I just love this shot of Annabelle, I think she just looks so amazing, her eyes are so focused and her hair is falling beautifully around her x” – Kane Skennar, Photographer

“I love this pic because on the day, actress Maeve Dermody, came in looking all casual and changed into a Sophia Loren come Elizabeth Taylor lookalike “- Renya Xydis, Hair Director

“Happy 2nd Birthday SMR!” – Xavier Samuel, Actor

“My favourite Style Me Romy posts of the year are from the Hermès Beach Party. Bouncing on the trampoline, on the beach, in the beautiful Summer night was liberating.” – Karin Upton Baker, Hermes Australia, Managing Director

“I love this..A beautiful picture of my beautiful friends! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! lots of love, Sophie x.” – Sophie Lowe, Actress

“Happy Birthday SMR x” – Max May, Make-up artist