Monthly Archives: June 2012

Enchanté Martin Grant

Whilst wandering around the Marais on a sunny afternoon in Paris I visited Martin Grant in his studio. It was the most Parisian place of work, complementing his perfectly tailored, chic silhouettes and sculptured pieces.

Photos: Romy Frydman for

Martin on the move: Melbourne born but Paris based (for over 20 years) we chatted about his recent appointment of being chosen to redesign the uniforms for Qantas and one of his fav restaurants, Ferdi, in Paris where he frequents with the ultimate style icon, Lee Radziwill. Très cool!

All clothing from Martin Grant‘s most recent Fall 12 collection.

Horsing Around in France

Ok, so don’t ever take any tips from me at a racecourse (lost all my money!) but I did manage to get some great pics from the 163rd Prix de Diane Longines races in Chantilly, France.

Like a fairytale we were taken through the forest in Chantilly to the racecourse by horse & carriage.

Longines are the very appropriate official timekeepers of the Prix de Diane.

Fashions at the Longines tent.

Moi wearing: The Hatmaker‘s custom made headband, Martin Grant dress, Longines watch, vintage bracelet from Kozminsky and Prada earrings.

Longine’s announced their new ambassador Australian actor, Simon Baker, in the queue to collect his winnings!

Fellow Australians, Andrew Peacock (former Liberal Party Leader) and his wife joined the tent in Chantilly.

Let Them Eat Cake

I would never say no to a party, particularly one hosted by Longines at the Chateau de Chantilly in France! Their gala dinner set in the main hall amongst the likes of Raphaels (& the rest of the duke’s massive art collection) was of course an opportunity to dress to the nines in Gucci and practise my French (thankyou iTranslate).

Prudence Brierty, Marketing Manager Longines Australia and Moi.
(Thank you Prue for an unforgettable evening).

The grounds of the Chateau (built circa 1528) inspired Marie Antoinette’s Hameau de la reine in the Gardens of Versailles. Lucky for the gala attendees the Prince Henri d’Orleans (duc d’Aumale) put the Chateau & his art collection in his will so it would become a museum (& place to party).

Up Up & Away

My new Burberry coat was the opening look on the runway Feb 20th for AW12 Prorsum Collection and normally you would have to wait to get it instore at Burberry late July but voilà you can buy it online right now, like right now! SMR gives you click-to-buy.

Photo: Anna Brownjohn for

I’m trotting out the door and excited beyond belief to be heading to Chantilly (France) for the Prix de Diane Longines horse race!

Cottoning On

Cotton On has introduced the cool CO. by Cotton On. Here’s the very first look at CO. by Cotton On’s latest campaign, which I styled up for them with their fab lace collars and perfect pastel palette.

Available exclusively online now and introduced to selected stores from July.

Yeojin Bae’s in Love

We’re seeing a prettier side of Yeojin Bae in her first diffusion line, YB Jaime (and it’s more affordable!) Here some pics from behind the scenes at her lookbook shoot in Sydney with fav model, Montana (Chic) and styled by moi!

All photos: Romy Frydman for

Designer Yeojin Bae

I Do

It’s almost bridal, a new diffusion concept collection, reviving past styles! Lover takes another avenue all in white (my favourite winter colour!).

All Photos & Styling : Romy Frydman for
Hair & MakeUp: Victoria Baron
Model: Teresa (The Agency)

Teresa wears dresses by Lover WHITE MAGICK collection & Paspaley Pearls.

Diffusion Intrusion

It seems everyone is doing it but they’re going in all sorts of directions. All this week StyleMeRomy gets to the bottom of the diffusion lines that are popping up all over the place for very different reasons.

First up,  Vanishing Elephant has succumbed to consumer demand and is launching womenswear this season, keeping in with their boyish style.

We’ll Show the Queen how to throw a Good Party

This Queen’s birthday weekend the StyleMeRomy team where such social bunnies!! Happy Birthday to Anna (my gorgeous assistant) Camilla and Marc.

Moi in Martin Grant dress at SMR Party at Pelicano.

It was all legs at the SMR party

C&M party: Camilla Freeman-Topper at Icebergs

C&M party: Christine Centenera and Emma Van Haandle

SMR party: Birthday girl Anna Brownjohn

SMR party: Happy Birthday for tomorrow Nadene Duncan

SMR party: Kirsten Bookallil and Nik Howe

SMR party: Soraya Zaman

C&M party: Dave Topper …finally got you on the blog!

SMR party: Lucy Kemp and Nikki Valmorbida

SMR Party: Rachel Papandrea

SMR Party: Victoria Baron

C&M party: Ingrid Lovett

C&M party: Huw Bennett and Holly Garber

C&M party: Marc Freeman and Camilla Freeman-Topper

SMR party: Maree Andrews.. looking hot just days after having a baby!

C&M party: Miranda Darling, Dan Rosen and Kirrily Johnston

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Camilla Freeman-Topper and Marc Freeman
FYI they are not twins, 2 years & 1 week apart!


You may want to laugh (as many did on our shoot last week) when Miranda Kerr called out that we were separated at birth! Maybe not in the looks department but she did make this outlandish statement in relation to our similar aesthetic with just about matching everything.

Photo: Chris Colls for
Styling: Romy Frydman. Hair & Make-up: Noni Smith
Miranda Kerr wearing vintage dress from The Vintage Clothing Store

These are the things that we both have:

Shazam! Wonder twin powers activate!
Acne jeans, Louis Vuitton diary, Eat Fit Food cleanse juice, Diptyque candle, Gucci USB keyring, Tom Ford ‘Santal Blush’ perfume, Tiffany & Co. heart necklace, Petite Grand bracelets, Bulgari B.zero1 ring, Longines watch , KORA recovery eye gel. Oh and Miranda’s sons name is Flynn and mine’s Finn!

Stay tuned for our big shoot with her when she’s back in Sydney in August!