Long Island Adventure

This week the historic & beautiful Strand Arcade in Sydney launches it’s Spring/Summer edition of ’1891′, which I was asked to curate & photograph this season. It was definitely one of my favourite projects this year, so thank you to a wonderful team that helped me edit this amazing magazine. Here are some outtakes from our Long Island adventure with model, Erin Heatherton!

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All Photos & Styling: Romy Frydman for StyleMeRomy.com
Hair & Make-Up: Elsa Canedo Model: Erin Heatherton (IMG) wearing Isabel Marant wrap from The Corner Shop & Skin and Threads top and skirt

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On location at The Surf Lodge, Montauk

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Erin wearing Lover dress & Skin and Threads jacket

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On location at The Surf Lodge, Montauk

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Erin wearing Isabel Marant wrap from The Corner Shop & Skin and Threads top and skirt at the beach in Montauk

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On location at The Surf Lodge, Montauk

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Erin wears Amy Taylor Collection dress & Louis Cardini Leather belt at the beach in Montauk

Come join me to launch ’1891′ Wed 13th August &  ’meet the designers’ from 6pm at The Strand Arcade, Sydney.

Attention Seeker

Time to snap to attention with the seasons are about to change, here’s my uniform for August, streamlined with military precision!

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All Photos & Styling: Romy Frydman for StyleMeRomy.com
Hair & Make-Up: Katie Angus  Model: Juliette Perkins (IMG) wears Moschino shirt from Stylebop.com

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Camilla & Marc dress, Saba blazer, Sass & Bide scarf & belt

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 dress, Sass & Bide belt & Pink Lou Lou necklace

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shirt & jean, Dion Lee II sweater & Pink Lou Lou necklace

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 !

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


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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.

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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.  

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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)

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

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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.

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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…

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Downtown NYC

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Uptown NYC

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Rooftop martini’s with Alexandra Richards Trump Soho

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The Surf Lodge Montauk

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

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Southampton

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Waimanalo beach, Hawaii

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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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All Photos & Styling: Romy Frydman for StyleMeRomy.com
Hair & Make-Up: Katie Angus    Model, Juliette (IMG) celebrating in vintage Sportscraft

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Helment Newton editorial featuring Sportscraft

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BTS in new season Sportscraft with new season accessories

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Sportscraft, 1970′s  

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

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Sportscraft, 1967

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

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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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All images: Hannah Scott-Stevenson for StyleMeRomy.com
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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All Photos & Styling: Romy Frydman for StyleMeRomy.com

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

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

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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Harley Viera-Newton

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Nicky Zimmermann

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With my bestie Louisa Gent

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Michelle Jank & Jordan Askill

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Chelsea Leyland

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Jonathan ‘panda’ Bookallil and Nikki Rothberg

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David Hochfelder & moi

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Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor

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Darren McDonald, Danielle Ragenard & Matt McDonald

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Laura Brown & Nicky Zimmermann

ResortMeRomy

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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All Photos: Hannah Scott-Stevenson for StyleMeRomy.com
Styling: Romy Frydman wearing Ellery top, Christopher Esber shorts & Strand Hatters hat Hair & Make-Up: Katie Angus

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Max Mara jumper, Nobody shorts & Strand Hatters hat

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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.

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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.

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DianaF Mr Pink camera in Gracie’s bathroom at home

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Cannes: Still from her film The Last Impresario

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Mick Jagger & daughter Jade shot by Michael White

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

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Michael White & Rachel Ward

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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

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

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Gracie’s home

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Ali McGraw & Farrah Facet shot by Michael White

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Roman Polanski & Anjelica Huston shot by Michael White

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Gracie’s home

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Michael White & great friend Kate Moss

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

The Last Impresario opens nationally on June 26th 2014