Monthly Archives: January 2012

Ace Chicks

They’re not seeded in woman’s tennis but these Aussie girls, are definitely top ranking models. Here modeling in the hotel room minutes before the match.

Photo’s Romy Frydman for
Nicole Trunfio (Chic) and Alexandra Agoston (Chic) wear Lacoste throughout

Nicole Trunfio and Alexandra Agoston are New York based but have both recently flown in to see family and accepted the fabulous invitation from Lacoste of front row seats to the Australian Open.

Check out Nicole’s new ‘passion for food’ blog Dear Giuseppe, she’s added chef to her menu of talents!

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Adiós Amigos

Even though none of them are Spanish this is a farewell post to all my international friends who came & went from all corners of the globe to Australia for these happy holidays. I asked them their must do’s when they come down under… Happy Australia Day!!

Photo: Patrick Mcgreal for

Nicci Hunter, International Communications Manager sass & bide: Must buy a packet of Allens Retro Party Mix lollies, raid the design room at sass & bide and boogie board in Palm Beach.

Gabriele Hackworthy, Fashion Director, Harper’s Bazaar UK: I go to Valonz to see Renya, Getrude & Alice for second hand books and always eat a Lamington!

Photo: Soraya Zayman for

Jonathan Bookallil, Photographer NYC: Snorkeling at North Bondi, dinner and margaritas at Barrio Chino and shopping on Gould st, Bondi.

Anthony Kendal (with Kirstie Clements, Vogue, Aust) Acne Global Communications Director, UK: Drinks at Icebergs Sydney, Swim at Cottesloe Beach WA and dinner at Nield Avenue.

Photo: Soraya Zayman for

Malcolm Carfrae, Global Communications at Calvin Klein and Co-Founder, Australians in New York Fashion Foundation: Go for a boozy seafood lunch at Bathers Pavillion, Balmoral Beach then a dip after lunch, meet Romy and friends at Neild Avenue for cocktails and spend an afternoon body surfing at Long Reef Beach.

Louisa Gent, Art Director, Laird and Partners NYC: Must stay with StyleMeRomy, and roll in the Audi, eat breakfast at BILL’S, always the corn fritters and drink cocktails with all my best-est lady friends at North Bondi Italian.

Photo: Soraya Zayman for

Kevin Carrigan, Designer at Calvin Klein NYC: Go to Icebergs for dinner with friends, lunch and a swim at Boy Charlton Pool, Hang at Kings Head Beach near Byron Bay.

Lincoln Pilcher, Photographer NYC : I must have a dozen Sydney rock oysters and lots of Aussie white wine, a surf at North Avalon rocks on my fav long board and buy Insight board shorts!

Free Flight To NYC!

Watch out for these hot young kids! They’re AIFFNY finalists & I thought there discovery, whilst on the judging panel for 2011, was definitely worth sharing. The Australians in New York Fashion Foundation was established to create amazing opportunities, through internships and connecting young Australians with valuable work experience in NYC’s fashion industry. The prize: The Foundation provides the winner with a visa to work in their chosen field, a financial grant and a return ticket to NYC!

All Photos: Patrick Mcgreal for
Styling: Romy Frydman Hair and Make-up: Victoria Baron

Winner AIFFNY 2011, Fashion Designer Natalia Grzybowski wearing her collection.

Runner-up AIFFNY 2011, Knitwear Designer, Talia Shuvalov wearing a dress from her collection.

Finalist AIFFNY 2011, Art Director & Artist, Luke Alexander Brennan.

Applications will open for 2012 in early August so click on this link for more AIFFNY info.


Three years running, Hermès on the beach is the party I look forward to most in summer and this one was no exception. Last year they had us jumping for joy and this year getting into the swing of things with girls in floaty floor length numbers and lots of white & shades of purple! Hats off to Hermès and Karin another swinging party!

Hermès Managing Director, Karin Upton Baker wearing Hermès.

Actress, Krew Boylan wearing Hermès

Designer, Camilla Freeman-Topper wearing camilla and marc.

Former Miss Universe Australia, Rachel Finch

Artist, Daimon Downey wearing Jac+Jack shirt, Topman pants and girlfriend Georgia Gorman wearing Willow.

Actress, Elizabeth Debicki wearing Collette Dinnighan.

Actress Maeve Dermody wearing Hermès with me in Prada.

Model, Steph Carter wearing Fernando Frisoni.

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Zimm Cinema

Here’s a  first look at Zimmermann‘s winter campaign 2012 video.

A first in so many ways, this fashion flick is my Creative Directorial debut outside of StyleMeRomy and the first time I’ve made a model cry! After she jumped into a very cold pool on a freezing day, she did forgive me and loves the video (you’re a trooper Jenny Sweeney). It was a team effort though so thank you Tim Kindler and Emil Vrisakis.

Fright Night

Photographer: Bec Parsons for
Stylist: Romy Frydman Hair: Renya Xydis Make-up: Victoria Baron Location: B2 Studios
Model: MJ (Viviens) wears
Alaia dress from Parlous X $3,295  Louis Vuitton shoes $850 and a selection of Hermès cuffs.

Friday the 13th, bad luck for some but good luck for StyleMeRomy team, we welcome any excuse to wear a bit of black!

Need to get to Palmy…

Yummy summer days in Palm Beach, Sydney, there’s nothing better. A few key things to pack, bikini’s, something sheer and a chunky knit. Simple!

Photographer: Bec Parsons for
Stylist: Romy Frydman Hair & Make-up: Victoria Baron
Model: Jess Gold (Maverick) wears Fleur Wood Vintage blouse and Shakuhachi bikini $160

Location: Shayne Allen

Kate Sylvester sweater $365, Eres briefs from Sylvia Rhodes $215 and Fiorina necklace $428

Prada dress $3550 and Lover bikini $265

Zimmermann swimsuit $350 and Lucy Folk bracelets from $70 each

Miu Miu dress $1720, camilla and marc cardigan $340 and Bay and Fyfe scarf $299

Miu Miu dress $1720, camilla and marc cardigan $340 and Bay and Fyfe scarf $299

Anna & Boy
bikini $180, Fleur Wood Vintage cardigan, ManiaMania ring set $105 and vintage opal ring from The Sydney Antique Centre

Anna & Boy bikini $180, Fleur Wood Vintage cardigan, ManiaMania ring set $105 and vintage opal ring from The Sydney Antique Centre

Sretsis dress $715, Dries Van Noten cardigan from Peopke and ManiaMania necklace $380

Jemma Jube bikini $80, Eres briefs from Sylvia Rhodes $215 and Fiorina necklace

Jemma Jube bikini $80 and Fiorina necklace

Prada dress $3550 and Lover bikini $265

Sylvester polo $155 and Sretsis skirt $484

Zimmermann swimsuit $350