Monthly Archives: October 2012

Raising the Stakes

My search for the perfect Derby Day look hasn’t been easy and I’m still googling the weather everyday in Melbourne (which has a bad reputation for crazy weather changes & I’m Melbournian so I can say that with confidence). Below a taste of what I’m thinking…My bets are on the Gucci look though, Kate Waterhouse has another favourite.

All Photos: Zachary Handley for
Styling: Romy Frydman Make Up: Craig Beaglehole Hair: Diane Gorgievski

Model: Sventlana (Chic) wears Gucci dress, gloves from The Vintage Clothing Shop, Hatmaker X Sarah & Sebastian headpiece, Melissa Harris bracelet Prada clutch and Celine shoes from David Jones.

Gucci jacket, Zimmermann blouse, Melissa Harris earrings, Suzy O’Rourke headpiece

Dolce & Gabbana blouse,  Fur stole from The Vintage Clothing Shop, Prada sunglasses and Suzy O’Rourke headpiece.

Hermes belt, WILLOW dress and bodysuit, Hatmaker hat

Fur stole from The Vintage Clothing Shop, Dolce & Gabbana blouse from David Jones, ELLERY skirt, Prada sunglasses, Suzy O’Rourke headpiece, YSL clutch from Cosmopolitan Shoes

“I love the D&G/ELLERY look. I like a top and skirt combination because you can play with different colours, prints and shapes to make your outfit unique and stand out from the crowd. I think spring racing is all about having fun and this look puts a fashionable twist on your traditional raceday attire.” – Kate Waterhouse

Giddy Up

And we’re off… Race Week begins on StyleMeRomy with some accessories for this years Fashions on the Field. Think outside the box, elegant scarves, chic gloves and a bold shoe that will stay on even the tiredest feet!

All Photos: Anna Pogossova for
scarf $545, Sarah & Sebastian for Hatmaker headpiece $890, WILLOW corset belt $450, Jil Sander shoes $1150 from Poepke

shoes from Cosmopolitan Shoes $2360, Miu Miu bag $1570, Tom Ford Nail Lacquer ‘African Violet’ $45, Louis Vuitton bangles from $615

Miu Miu sunglasses $440, Prada clutch $800, gloves from The Vintage Clothing Shop, Hermes bracelet $1195

Gloves from The Vintage Clothing Shop, Hatmaker feather headband $490, Alexander McQueen shoes $2900 from Cosmopolitan Shoes, Tom Ford lipstick $65

Goot Groupies

What do Cate Blanchett, Miranda Kerr, Elizabeth Debicki, Christine Centenera and I all have in common… well we are all Josh Goot fans!
Miss Blanchett summed up Josh’s new season to StyleMeRomy perfectly “Sculptural, baroque yet modern and sleek. An impossibly difficult mix of influences to keep in the air but to have them all land in one collection and indeed in these two dresses is pure genius.” CB

Polaroid : Nicole Cooper for

Here the video with all our favourite looks from Josh’s incredible new store in 138 Oxford st Paddington, Sydney.

Creative Director: Romy Frydman
Videographer: Andrew Kaineder for StyleMeRomy
Hair: Rae Boriboun Make Up: Nancy Sea Siler

Photo Diaries

StyleMeRomy photographer Zachary Handley, who recently shot Back in The Land of Aus. decided to share his surf trip through Europe with us. A true traditionalist,  he captured “on film”moments (no iphone or digi camera used) to make us #wishwewerethere!

All Photos: Zachary Handley for StyleMeRomy
We spent a week in CapBreton, just over the Spanish border near Biarritz. We
stayed in a beach house with my good friends.

Crowded beach in the European summer- San Sebastian.

San Sebastian’s mouth to the Bay of Biscay.

The town of Zarautz covered by sea spray.

Vineyards in the Basque country.

Camping at a surf break about 30 miles west of San Sebastian for a week. We
spent the two days surfing, eating and playing cards in the sun.

The view from our campsite down to the beach.

Feasting by the lake in the sun.

Oli (left) and myself in Prague.

Back in the Land of Aus

I’m back and ready to shop summer! Maybe not bikini’s right now but thinking short shorts, open backs and I’m just loving the simple sophistication that Aust. designers are focusing on this season. Here my picks from ELLERY, Dion Lee, Lover, Christopher Esber & what they love about summer.

All Photos: Zachary Handley for
Styling: Romy Frydman Hair: Rae Boriboun Make Up: Kimberly Forbes
Marthe Wiggers (IMG Australia) wears ELLERY dress (as top) $880 & shorts $690, Louis Vuitton necklace & Assad Mounser headband from Land’s End

“Bronzed skin, raw coconut juice, fluoro nail varnish and night jogging on the beach” -Kym Ellery

Marthe wears Dion Lee top $690 & skirt $390

“Trying to plan a summer escape, somewhere hot and isolated “-Dion Lee

Marthe wears Lover skirt $295, dress $595, bra $89 & Assad Mounser headband from Land’s End

“Early morning swims, drinking Rosé wine in the afternoon sun, people always seem to be in a good mood, listening to Augustus Pablo, leaving the office at the end of the day and the sun is still shining” – Lover

Marthe wears Christopher Esber tunic $490 & skirt $499

“Long sunny days, getting more done, a get away…road trip beach side and quiet time in the sun” – Christopher Esber

She Still Calls Australia Home

I’m sure I’m not telling you anything new when I say Miranda Kerr is a Global Ambassador for Qantas. But I can reveal a closer view at the looks I styled her in for the new Qantas Club campaign, last month.

Victoria Beckham
dress $2499 from David Jones, Bulgari earrings $6750, black ceramic ring $1150 and yellow gold ring $1450, Tiffany & Co. bangle $4150 and Petite Grand bracelet $99. Kora products available from David Jones

Victoria Beckham
dress $1699, Lanvin shoes $1130 and Bally wallet $475 all from David Jones, Burberry bag $2495 and Gucci sunglasses $430

Victoria Beckham
dress $2699 and Dolce & Gabbana shoes $675, both from David Jones

woven trench $3595, Josh Goot dress $545, Burberry bag $2895 and Lanvin shoes $1150 from David Jones

Also watch the official behind the scenes video below:


I revived and embellished some of my instagram pics to show you just how much fun Paris is over Fashion Week. No more baguettes for me though, it was a midriff baring season with a message that screamed sexy, oh and let’s not forget the ruffles!

A softer Balenciaga this season

Hottest invite, Saint Laurent, proved every bit a seventies homage to YSL and super sexy.

Speaking of sexy, before Jessica Gomes got her clothes off for our SMR shoot.

My  favourite hair and makeup look was at Louis Vuitton.

My first port of call in Saint Germain, Celine.

If you were to equate poetry with clothes it would equal, Valentino.

The most likes of all my instagrams, it was quite overwhelming being this close to Mr Lagerfeld.

Magnifique, Musée d’Orsay top floor view.

A little naughty femme fatale at Miu Miu got under my skin (the rotating soundrack that played).

Getting into the spirit of the week, my very sexy Valentino purchase.

Julia Julia, Miss Nobis did more appearances than our Prime Minister has ever done in Paris.

Every home should have one….Van Cleef & Arpels at the Louvre at the Musées des Arts Decoratifs.

What can I say but parfait, Christian Dior.

Some of the friends I wish I had in Paris this season, hot new Designers, Olivier Rousteing (Balmain) Raf Simons (Christian Dior) and Hedi Slimane (Saint Laurent).

Who Woundn’t Want to Sleep with Jessica Gomes

Jess came to visit my hotel in Paris, got naked for this shoot & then it was off shopping down the Rue Saint-Honore. When I asked Jess what her preferred sleepwear was (sexy lingerie, a vintage T or a classic PJ) the old T-shirt won!

All photos and styling: Romy Frydman for
Model: Jessica Gomes (Chic)

Shot1: Aubade knickers & matching ears from im boutique.
Shot2: vintage Tshirt from Cream
Shot3: Snowdon/Acne shirt

Giant Fans at Chanel

Grand is an appropriate word for ALL Chanel shows. A modern solar packed set complete with renewable energy windmills in the iconic Parisian venue, Le Grand Palais. The collection mimicking the setting, the clothes were modern in silhouette but classic in fabric, colour and very much in the Chanel tradition of chic. I loved the big sleeve, cropped jackets and when can I get my hands on those Chanel-esque espadrilles!

My favourite look

Now that’s a beachbag!

Chanel you had me at “colour”

Twice in one week, seeing Karl (first at Chloe party) is always a fashion thrill

Another highlight seeing Actress/model: Lou Doillon

A Grand exit

A Swede in Paris

Love a Swede and apparently they love us Aussies as well. Well I continued the bonding of the nations with Swedish label Acne. Here at their showroom in Paris I saw their latest collection, a mental mix of rubber cowboy hats, jockey inspired stripes and romantic folk. Key words were MUSIC (I’m thinking country) and COLLAGE (raw edged cottons clashed with rubber studs).

All photos: Romy Frydman for StyleMeRomy