Tools of the Trade

Meet Justin Bobyn, who grew up in Montreal and now resides in Sydney where he completed a Medical Degree at UNSW. Now an Orthopaedics surgeon, he spends his spare time as a jewellery maker! Yes the perfect mix of creative genius overload. His first design a customised bracelet was a collaboration with designer, Patrick Johnson. It started from the idea to have a wrist bone shape and then he kicked around the idea of personlised screws as initials which he makes by hand. So what’s next you say, well he’s just designed a bone replacement implant for children. Go JDB !


All Photos: Romy Frydman for with Justin Bobyn in his studio wearing P.Johnson top & pant.

Crockett & Jones shoes from London,  Dries Van Noten shoes from Paris, vintage Filson travel bag & travel journal – I draw onto my journals images that represent a trip and find local artisans to interpret my drawing and customise them, its the perfect souvenir from a trip abroad.

Sitting on a vintage Eames chair that I rescued and restored, Henleys top, vintage Levis,  Tart ’Arnel’ glasses, the screw for my customised bracelets worn as a necklace.  

Color Atlas of Anatomy book, prototype packaging for my bracelets, travel journal, personally customised iPad case cover, woven crests from my travels, initial bracelet prototypes, assortment of tools, a bracelet cuff I made for my mum & ring (two of my first metal jewellery pieces)

Working on my bracelet samples wearing P.Johnson top & blazer

Hermes tray holding a collection of bracelets and prototypes, Persol sunglasses, Color Atlas of Anatomy book, jewellery tools, journal, Hermes fragrance, & the all important rotary drill.

Hermes hat, iPhone 5 texts, personally customised iPad case cover, key and initial screw for my bracelet design on chain.

Happy Snapper

It was an escape from Sydney’s winter into the heat of the USA. Here some of my favourite captured moments…

Downtown NYC

Uptown NYC

Rooftop martini’s with Alexandra Richards Trump Soho

The Surf Lodge Montauk

A Stevie Nicks moment with fav supermodel, Caroline Murphy, Moby’s East Hampton


Waimanalo beach, Hawaii

Luggage love Rimowa from Hunt Leather at The Modern Honolulu

Looking Good for 100 !!

Hip Hip Hooray! It’s a proud Australian moment when an iconic brand such as Sportscraft turns 100. I had the privilege to delve into their rich archives which included campaigns by Helmut Newton, and rummage through racks of vintage looks. Here are few of my new season and vintage favourites…

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Hair & Make-Up: Katie Angus    Model, Juliette (IMG) celebrating in vintage Sportscraft

Helment Newton editorial featuring Sportscraft

BTS in new season Sportscraft with new season accessories

Sportscraft, 1970′s  

Juliette (IMG) wears, Sportscraftt shirt, jeans & hat

Sportscraft, 1967

BTS with Moi (in vintage Sportscraft) and model, Juliette (IMG) in new season

New season Sportscraft accessories

Click for more about Sportscraft’s 100th Birthday

White in Shining Armour

I’m guilty of collecting way too many white dresses this season, but look how perfectly this Celine dress worked uptown & down? A fashion staple posed at all my fav galleries in NYC; speaking of which you cant miss the Charles James or Garry Winogrand exhibitions at the MET. And for all those patriotic Americans, you still have time to wear white before Labour Day weekend Sept 1st!





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Styling: Romy Frydman wearing Celine dress, Isabel Marant wrap & Dries Van Noten shoes from Belinda & Isabel Marant x Oliver People sunglasses.

Best Foot Forward

Emily Cooper of Meandher can’t seem to put a foot wrong. What was once a menswear shoe label has expanded to include womenswear, & with a new collection in the pipe-line, we put ourselves in Em’s shoes at her home in L.A.


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Meandher Jimmy brogues, Balenciaga jacket, Diane Von Furstenberg flip skirt & vintage blouse

Fuji X100 camera, Brannock  foot measuring device,  Meandher Lulu platinum shoe,  shoemaking tools & Chanel night cream


Meandher Willa shoe, Sass & Bide jumpsuit & Alexander Wang singlet

Miu Miu bag,  t-shirt from a service station in Malibu, the book was a momento from a romantic getaway with my husband to Hotel il Pellicano in Italy, Meandher Jimmy Leopard shoe & Golden Eye ‘half-half’ camera - gimmick number one I purchased in Toyko.

Collection of essential inspiration books; Jeff Koons, and my favourite biography of legendary shoe maker Salvatore Ferragamo ”Shoe Maker of My Dreams” &  Meandher Lulu brogue

Meandher Connie loafers,  Sass & Bide jacket, Zara trousers & Equipment shirt

Long Island Invasion

Zimmermann seized Long Island with their brand new store, 27 Newton Lane, in the heart of East Hampton. It was the perfect mix of champagne, lace &  floral.


Harley Viera-Newton


Nicky Zimmermann

With my bestie Louisa Gent

Michelle Jank & Jordan Askill

Chelsea Leyland

Jonathan ‘panda’ Bookallil and Nikki Rothberg

David Hochfelder & moi

Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor

Darren McDonald, Danielle Ragenard & Matt McDonald

Laura Brown & Nicky Zimmermann


I’ve got one foot out the door to summer (USA baby) and one foot in the Southern Hemisphere’s winter. This is how I transition with boxy sweaters, nautical blazers, teeny weeny shorts & some signature denim. Ahoy Sailors!


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Styling: Romy Frydman wearing Ellery top, Christopher Esber shorts & Strand Hatters hat Hair & Make-Up: Katie Angus

Max Mara jumper, Nobody shorts & Strand Hatters hat


Christopher Esber jacket, Karen Walker shirt, Sportscraft jean & beanie

Grace Land

It’s no wonder this girl’s got talent! I was 1st invited into the colourful world of filmmaker Gracie Otto through actress, Miranda Otto (her half sister) & then straight into Gracie’s home where she lives with her mother & father, the accomplished actor Barry Otto & Sue Hill. A truly inspiring cast surrounds Gracie, and sets the scene for her invaluable inspirations for filmaking.

Gracie at home with her greatest love Bogart

Gracie has just completed  The Last Impresario a new documentary film on the British film & theatre producer Michael ‘Chalky’ White. Gracie’s film is a visual feast of celebrities captured by this OTT playboy, gambler & lavish part goer.

DianaF Mr Pink camera in Gracie’s bathroom at home

Cannes: Still from her film The Last Impresario

Mick Jagger & daughter Jade shot by Michael White

At her parents home surrounded by her father’s (Barry Otto) artwork

Michael White & Rachel Ward

Gracie’s favourite things: Louis Vuitton SC Bag, Tom Ford Jasmin Rouge perfume, autobiography ”Empty Seats” by Michael White autobiography, a photo of me as a child, my dad’s sunglasses & figurine from a shop in Hong Kong airport – I buy one to represent a trip a not so successful trip I buy a small one

Michael White ‘Chalky’ shooting with his famous pocket sized camera

Gracie’s home

Ali McGraw & Farrah Facet shot by Michael White

Roman Polanski & Anjelica Huston shot by Michael White

Gracie’s home

Michael White & great friend Kate Moss

All Photos of Gracie’s home Romy Frydman for & Celebrity pics Michael White and numerous others
Gracie’s Hair & Make Up: Filomena Natoli

The Last Impresario opens nationally on June 26th 2014

Acting up with Emilie Cocquerel

This is a ‘one to watch’ girl! With her true bohemian flare this well travelled, french speaking, guitar playing babe is set to rock our screens for sure!

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Emilie wears Celine from David Jones  Hair & Make-Up: Jaclyn Hnitko

In her bag: Stockman travel guitar, journal,  collection of jewellery by Jan Logan Tiffany & Co, vintage Nikon camera given to me by Grandfather, diary, vocal straw &  The Four Agreements book

How did you begin acting? As family we were constantly travelling & living in different countries, so we would always be putting on plays & living in our imagination, which is probably where my love of acting started. I have just recently graduated from the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) so I am looking forward to the next chapter.

What have you got planned next? At the moment I am just auditioning as much as possible!

What is your relationship with fashion? I love vintage & one-off pieces – my wardrobe is filled with various decades, which makes it fun to get dressed, as I may feel slightly 80’s or loose 70’s dresses… it just really depends on my mood.

Acting up with YaYa

This model turned actress  has taken great strides in her acting career this year, and with what better legs to do it with!!!

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Yaya (Chic) wears Zimmermann blouse & Burberry shoes  Hair & Make-Up: Jaclyn Hnitko

In her bag: M&M Sydney bag, Burberry shoes, M.A.C lipstick, Davidoff Cool Water perfume, Nixon headphones & collection of jewellery

What have you been up to? I have just finished filming the Gods of Egypt with the most amazing actors; Geoffrey Rush, Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau & Emma Booth – it was such as pleasure.

How did you begin acting? I had studied Drama in high school & I always wanted to act, but I wasn’t until I was asked to audition for the role of Astarte (Goodness of War) in Gods of Egypt that I began to take it seriously.

What fashion labels do you love at the moment? I love Versace. Armani & anything Karl Lagerfeld as well as Australian designers Jayson Brunsdon & ByJohnny.