Monthly Archives: April 2012

It was an Upside Down Skateboard Ramp

This is exactly what we like about Ksubi: cool denim cuts and unusual proportions. It was all denim and denim and hibiscus and palm tree prints took us back to the early 90s with a 2000 twist.

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Legendary Tim Blanks from

Job well done Christine Centenera.

Dan & Bambi.

Thankyou Taras & Matt from TiLT Vision. I know I drove you crazy, but we got there in the end.. just.

Up Close & Textural

Aurelio Costarella always has beautiful shows because of his attention to detail. Lots of texture and as always, it was very feminine. Long dresses, sequins, bling with models emerging from a cloudy backstage (aka smoke machine).

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Ksubi Crashed My Site

But only for the first 15 minutes. Dan Single was looking for me because his Mum was trying to watch the live stream at home, luckily I was hiding in a dark corner on the phone rebooting the server. Thank god Ksubi is always running late, so we got the whole show BOOM!

Three days before the Ksubi 2012 show with Stylist, Christine Centenera.


Designer: Ksubi

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Styled by Romy Frydman. Hair: Jenny Kim. Make Up: Nancy Sea Siler
Model Cisco (Chic) wearing Ksubi.

SS12/13 Inspiration: +ksubi heritage, Street, Surf, Skate, Sport

Anything different this season? There are a lot of new sport-influenced fabrics mixed in with our tongue-in-cheek take on surf.

What’s your favourite piece? The denim fashion pieces.

Where’s your head at right now? Miami.

What are you wearing today? Head to toe ksubi W.A.R – our collection in stores now.

Where would you like to be after fashion week? Miami.

Aurelio Costarella

Designer: Aurelio Costarella

SS12/13 Inspiration: Renaissance, Botanical, Orientalism, Mystical, Fragile

What’s your favourite piece? Right now it would be a couture corset encrusted with raffia and bead embellishment with exaggerated peplum in ivory tones. My fave piece changes almost daily as I’m seeing new pieces materialise over the weeks. This is the most exciting time during the evolution of a collection.

What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received? Cate Blanchett coming back stage to congratulate me after my 2000 fashion week debut show and then naming my collection a highlight of the week. It doesn’t get much better than that.

Lost in Translation

At the Four Seasons Hotel, StyleMeRomy Headquarters, checking in with my tech guys to make sure SMR TV is actually going to happen. I’ve got the all clear to live stream the Ksubi show at 8PM.

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Romy wears Ellery dress.

Bigeni Blue

If you like blue, you’ll be very happy this season in Gary Bigeni. The leathers looked soft like butter, and melted into the silks and sheer knits. This season there was structure to his usual drape and bags to match the blue and caramel tones.

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My front row partner in crime, Miranda Otto & I loved this sweater.

Fashion Week Troops

There was an army of khaki as people waited to get into the Gail Sorronda installation with a rotating audience.

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Holly Garber of Golightly PR wearing Isabel Marant trench & shoes, Acne trousers, Dion Lee shirt & hooded jacket.

The girls from Bloodorange, Sophie Tighe and Loren Abood. Sophie in Equipment shirt, Carven shorts,  APC trench, Valentino sandals and Alexander Wang bag and Loren in Nina Ricci sweater, Stella McCartney skirt, Dries Van Noten heels and Alexander Wang clutch.

StyleMeRomy fan wears vintage military jacket.

Backstage Bandits

There was an energy backstage because it was the first show. It was like the eye of the storm: everyone saying hi to each other, getting ready for the week, suppressed excitement and an odd calm as it all began.

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Benja Harney of Paperform made super cool accessories in the form of superhero armbands. POW!

Romy Wears: Day 1

All ready for the fash pack (and taking myself oh-so-seriously) in Prada coat, Ellery dress, Dolce & Gabbana shoes, Karen Walker sunglasses, Hermes cuff & bag in the SMR mobile.

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