Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Actress

Sat to my right at the Longines/StyleMeRomy dinner was the gorgeous, Great Gatsby actress, Elizabeth Debicki. OMG I adore everything about her including that wicked sense of humour of hers ..oh and great dress Josh Goot!

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Elizabeth Debicki wears Josh Goot dress and Longines watch

The Host

I tried to be the hostess with the mostest at the Longines/StyleMeRomy party to celebrate the 1st year of the Longines flagship store in Sydney but my guests outdid me… what a bunch of hotties! See them unveiled over the next few days.

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Moi wearing Gucci dress and shoes, all jewellery Petite Grand

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An Interior Soul

Meet Kirsten Bookallil, interior & event stylist and one of my closest friends. Her working titles include Vogue Living to Harper’s Bazaar, she traveled the globe and still finds time to gut & renovate houses in between (including mine) and with immaculate taste. Creativity runs in the family – often inspired by her super famous artist uncle William Kentridge!!!

“Living near the water is such a luxury. I swim everyday in summer & in winter it relaxes me just looking at the ocean.”

“A few books that I’m reading bedside & Hermes boxes. A present that gives twice – I love the colour.”

“I love the history & shape of the bamboo chair, originally from the Raffles hotel in Singapore.”

“I love Tom Ford’s packaging maybe more than the fragrance. The Marni necklace & Julia Leigh book (my best friend’s sister who wrote the perfect novel in ‘Disquiet’) both make me happy.”

I lived in South Africa until I was 12 & this is a mix of things I’ve collected from there & on travels to America, Asia & Europe. Tokens are a nice way to remember a place.”

“Flowers are an extravagance & a necessity.”

“There aren’t many pieces I lust after but I’d wanted this Fortuny lamp for years.”

“The cat’s had a go at eating the poor stuffed budgie & the kids pat it all the time but it’s the perfect pet. No mess.”

“I love this apartment because of its size & scale, period features, great light from lots of windows & Redleaf pool.”

“We drove to Canberra to pick up Monte our Burmese cat. The best trip we’ve ever made.”

Kirsten’s boyfriend Nik Howe took these shots, though not a traditional photographer we gave him a new occupation for the day!

Pretty in Pink

I was bugging out over Kevin Murphy’s colorbugs for the Myer show. Just rub it in and boom, pink fairy floss hair with rose gold accents – why not?

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Styling: Romy Frydman

Make Up: Victoria Baron Hair: Diane Gorgievski using Kevin Murphy Colorbug

Model: Eva (The Agency) wears Peter Lang earring and ELLERY neckcollar from Myer


Even with the manic moments that come with styling a 200 look show for Myer spring/summer launch, we still decided to fill up any spare time with instagram pics. Yes we are addicted!

MJ (Viviens) looking simply stunning!

Our styling suite view, not bad!

Krystal (The Agency Models), blowing us away in Aurelio Costarella.

Can’t seem to keep from styling in a bit of tulle and floral!

Bay (Pricillas), bronzed and beautiful at our YSL makeup trial.

The Myer star Jen Hawkins.

Super charming Kris Smith looking dapper in Dom Bagnato

Making order out of the chaos

Our Myer heartthrobs, what else can we say?! Mmmm


Chilling in hairnets!

Glow in the dark Ellie with YSL Palette Couture!

Ruby Jean (Pricillas) “Colourbugged” courtesy of Kevin Murphy and his new range!

Backstage babes

A Grand Finale

The Myer show ended on a high note with Aurelio Costarella gowns , a live performances from African drummers and Emma Louise singing Jungle (we like to keep it in theme here). One of my absolute favourite catwalkers Ruby Jean debuted her new platinum look (eyebrows too!). Just in case you missed the show, here’s an up close with her in the new Aurelio Costarella collection.

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Styling: Romy Frydman Make Up: Victoria Baron Hair: Diane Gorgievski

Model: Ruby Jean (Priscillas) wears Aurelio Costarella throughout.

The Countdown Begins

It’s final fittings time for the Myer show tonight. A little bit of print, a little bit of lace, and a whole lot of models. What break? A stylist’s work is never done!

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Halcyon (Vivien’s) wearing Fleur Wood

Sally (Vivien’s) wearing Toni Maticevski

Kate Sylvester

Anthea (Vivien’s) wearing Aurelio Costarella

Toni Maticevski

Karen Walker


Ruby Jean (Pricillas) wearing Aurelio Costarella

MJ (Vivien’s) wearing Aurelio Costarella

Francesca  (Vivien’s) wearing Aurelio Costarella

A Dark Romance

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Styling: Romy Frydman Make Up: Victoria Baron Hair: Diane Gorgievski

It seems like all trends point towards a darker aesthetic for this season. Krystal Glynn (The Agency) has taken it one step further with new brunette locks. Worn with the custom-made lace headpiece designed for the Myer show and ELLERY collar & dress – this is it.

These are a few of my Favourite Things…

New model obsession: Josephine Le Tutour (London) is absolutely stunning and so ideal to test run my favourite looks from Myer this season: YB Jaime, ELLERY and Kate Sylvester. It’s the subtly angular features, her Aquiline nose, the elegant yet gamine quality of her… oh, and the cute French accent helps, too. If only we all could look like this at 17 years old.

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Styling: Romy Frydman Make Up: Victoria Baron Hair: Diane Gorgievski

Model: Josephine Le Tutour (London) wearing, in shot order, ELLERY bomber jacket and dress YB Jaime shirt and matching pants and Kate Sylvester lace dress and collar all from Myer.

M is for…

And now, the countdown begins. Styling the Myer show this week so it’s all about texture and embellishment, an office full of controlled mayhem and models, models, models (“Are you really 5’9″??”) … and taking daily breaks to post about the process unfolding. We’re spelling it out to you this week.

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Design: Anna Brownjohn

Accessories from top to bottom.

M: Peeptoe necklace from Myer
Y: Custom-made headpiece by moi
E: Balmain tote and clutch from Myer
R: Givenchy heels from Myer