Monthly Archives: May 2012

Take 4: Cody Fern

Photo: Patrick McGreal for
Styling: Romy Frydman Hair: Sophie Roberts Make Up: Claire Thomson
Actor Cody Fern wearing Song for the Mute SS12/13

Where did you study: I have a Bachelor of Commerce but that’s another life now. Acting wise, I’ve studied on the job. On stages and film sets – masterclasses and workshops, nightclasses and anything I can seek out.

Favourite Australian fashion labels: I’m really into labels that are daring and young, like Vanishing Elephant and Ksubi.

What can’t you live without? My music. My iPod is jam packed with everything you can imagine. Right now I’m going through a Lord of the Rings Soundtrack phase, epic builds.

Take 3: Chelsie Preston Crayford

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Styling: Romy Frydman Hair: Sophie Roberts Make Up: Claire Thomson
Actress Chelsie Preston Crayford wearing Ellery SS12/13 and Tiffany & Co. jewellery

What has been the most rewarding acting job you’ve had to date? I was lucky enough to play my real life Grandmother in a film my mother (NZ film maker Gaylene Preston) made about my grandparents during WWII. That was pretty hard to beat, though Tilly Devine came close.

Favourite Australian fashion labels: Ellery and Romance Was Born. Very different but both incredibly artful in their own way.

What are you wearing right now? A daggy 80s jumper stolen from the costume department of my current job. I have a strange attachment to it even though it looks terrible.

Take 2: Leila George

Photo: Patrick McGreal for
Styling: Romy Frydman Hair: Sophie Roberts Make Up: Claire Thomson
Actress, Leila George wearing Aje SS12/13

What are some of your favourite Australian labels? I’m in love with Friend of Mine at the moment. Their clothes are simple and flattering.

What are you wearing right now? Gym gear: Black Nike Free Runs and Nike Dri-fit top and shorts.

Who is your acting icon? I can’t pick just one. Ellen Burstyn, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Steve Buscemi or Tina Fey. It would be a dream to work with them.

What’s next in your career? New York! I’m going to study at the Lee Strasberg Institute.

Take 1: Celia Massingham

This week we preview the next generation of upcoming actors and actresses all in a sneak peek of SS12 collections.

Photo: Patrick McGreal for
Styling: Romy Frydman Hair: Sophie Roberts Make Up: Claire Thomson
Actress, Celia Massingham wearing Zimmermann SS12/13

What’s been your most rewarding acting job to date: I recently worked in Vancouver on a pilot called ‘The Selection’.

Do you like dressing up or dressing down: Definitely up. I’ll use any excuse to wear my best outfits and experiment with my make up.

What are you wearing right now? These great high-waisted jeans I got from a shop in Canada called Dutil, Witchery boots and jumper.

Acting icon: Charlize Theron simply because there is no aspiring actress who wouldn’t want her career. I also respect her as a business woman.

Chasing Summer

Lots of travelling this year! I plan to run away for a bit of Australian winter and here the pieces that will get me through a summer in Europe.

All photos: Romy Frydman & Finn McGreal for
Petite Grand bracelet $154 and Burberry shoes $1295

Isabel Marant dress $1,275 and Burberry clutch $1,195, both from NET-A-PORTER.COM and Vanessa Paradis album $14

Zara dress $10o, Bassike tee $90, The Baroness book $21,  Panama from My Island Home $180 and ONE by Anniel oxfords $140 from

Pics taken on my trip to Vietnam. SMR’s new user-friendly way to get your fave things asap: SMR Click-to-Buy.

Travelling Companions

It’s been a big month! I took a week out to lie on the beach & catch up with friends at Phu Quoc, Vietnam. Here are some of my travelling companions…

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My beach essentials, Chanel tote and turkish towel from The Society inc.

Morning Swim, Chanel swimsuit.

Finally time for a beauty regime, Tom Ford Santal Blush perfume and Estee Lauder face creme and night serum.

You can never have enough, ChanelGucci and Karen Walker (cream) sunglasses.

Gucci Artisans

I dropped by the Gucci store, where I was able to witness the skilled artisans emboss my very own bamboo purse (thank you!). I loved being reminded of the beautiful craftsmanship put into everything they make.

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My personalised ‘SMR’ purse, love it!
The ‘Artisan Corner’ will run in the Sydney and Melbourne Gucci stores this month.

Dead Beautiful

Many Photographers have an affinity with wilted flowers. Is it their way of taking time out from the surrounds of perfectly composed images? An opportunity to see beauty in decay and embrace elegance in a new way.

Image by Derek Henderson from his show tonight at
Sun Studios
exhibition till 24th May.

Image: Hugh Stewart

Image: Georges Antoni in conjunction with 3 Deep

Image: Romy Frydman

Become a Pelican

Become a pelican at the Pelicano, artist Daimon Downey’s new venue that opens tonight. Here’s his interpretation of what you can look forward to.

All illustrations: Daimon Downey
Pelicano – 24 Bay St, Double Bay 2028

Who Said What About Fashion Week

I got the lowdown from the models to the journalists and the hair directors.

Style and Fashion Editor for the Sun Herald, Kate Waterhouse.
“Hands down, the highlight of the week for me was Romance Was Born. The show was fun and entertaining with a Marvel comic theme, yet they still incorporated current trends with their own unique and individual style. Kate xx”

Model Ruby-Jean Wilson (Priscillas).
“Hanging out with the girls I hadn’t seen for a while like Amanda Ware and MJ, and my best friend Milli doing my hair for the Carl Kapp show”

Hair director, Sophie Roberts.
“For me it has to be top three highlights because I had the privilege of working with three hot designers. Ksubi, three words: denim, leather, sex. Zimmermann: the perfect cohesion of ideas between Nicky, Tamilla, Linda and I on the make up and hair direction… the girls looked magical! Alice McCall: for the romance of a hair look that the girls felt great wearing.”