Tonkin’s in town so we decided to take her pic and interogate her with a Q&A.
Photo: Romy Frydman
Actress Phoebe Tonkin wearing Chloé tee from David Jones and Marni skirt
1. Why are you here?
Just for a quick trip between projects for the shu uemura art of hair event, and to see my family. I’m also looking forward to seeing some shows at fashion week and guest contributing to Vogue Australia/vogue.com.au
2. Who was your last phone call to?
My mum to tell her what time Id be home for dinner! Im making the most of nice home cooked meals.
3. There’s a fire, what do you grab?
Clothing, I sleep in very little. And photos.
4. Who would you go out with from GIRLS?
Charlie. I’m in love with him.
5. What is your state of mind right now?
I woke up at 3am because of jet lag, so very very sleepy!
6. Ever felt like packing it all in?
Haha heavy! No, I’m enjoying the journey of it all, even the challenges. I’m a very lucky girl and I feel grateful for every opportunity I have been given.
7. Best advice you’ve ever received?
It’s nice to be important but it’s important to be nice.
Right now it’s all about the ‘midi’. It can sometimes be knee length but not quite an ankle grazer. These longer skirts dominated the Fall 13 RTW shows and were adorned by street style royalty. Teamed with a boxy sweater, it’s the new shape for autumn when Sydney’s temperature decides to drop!
All Photos & Styling: Romy Frydman
Make Up: Victoria Baron Hair: Jenny Kim
Model: Taylor Hill (IMG) wearing Scanlan & Theodore top, Marni skirt, Oscar de la Renta earrings from Pierre Winter (bottom), Tiffany & Co. earring (top)
Louis Vuitton top, YB J’aime knit, Alaia dress from Parlour X, Chanel shoes
Balenciaga knit from Parlour X, Dries van Noten shirt from Poepke, Lover skirt, Tiffany & Co. earring
Bassike sweater, Lover skirt, Tiffany & Co. necklaces & earring
It’s hard sometimes to articulate exactly what you like about a look but in Fall13 I saw so much I wanted to wear. Perhaps it is the combination of old becoming new again. Maybe because we have already lived these moments or identify with them, it’s like seeing an old friend again- you pick up where you left off and it’s as though no time has passed at all. From Valentino’s Victorian sensibility to Saint Laurent and Pradas 90′s grunge (moments I know too well) to those drastically longer hemlines seen at Celine, Hermes and Lanvin. As Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci referred to his Fall 2013 RTW show “I was like a gypsy—you know, gypsies are always recycling old clothes.”
It felt like I did Melbourne in a cute little Tiffany & Co. box! My brief trip kept me in a 1 mile radius of Melbourne’s CBD. First off hitting the town for dinner at San Telmo (the new Argentinian restaurant) next my hotel for some much needed sleep. Quick shoe shop stop at Miss Louise & lastly the reason for my visit, breakfast at Tiffany’s, where the National Designer Award winner FROM BRITTEN P-L was announced.
Model, Barbara Palvin (IMG)
A look from finalist, Kathryn Beker
Jewellery designer, Lucy Folk
Vogue’s Christine Centenera with award winners, Alexander and Tim Britten-Finschi of FROM BRITTEN P/L
FROM BRITTEN P/L
Melbourne-based menswear designers Alexander and Tim Britten-Finschi are clearly on form with their clever tailoring, first store opening last October and debut show at this year’s MBFWA. Congratulations guys!
Photography & Styling: Romy Frydman
Make Up: Victoria Baron Hair: Jenny Kim Model: Angus Low (Chic) wearing FROM BRITTEN P/L and Tiffany & Co. jewellery
For the 5th consecutive year, Tiffany and Co. are annoucing the winner for the National Designer Award. StyleMeRomy will live broadcast the winner tomorrow at 10am on Instagram and the blog (EST). Here, one of our favourite actors, Isabelle Cornish models a few of the finalist’s looks.
Photography & Styling: Romy Frydman
Make Up: Victoria Baron Hair: Jenny Kim Actor: Isabelle Cornish wearing Kathryn Beker and Tiffany & Co. jewellery
Angus Low (Chic) wearing FROM BRITTEN P/L and Tiffany & Co. jewellery
Isabelle Cornish wearing Michael Lo Sordo and Tiffany & Co. jewellery
Isabelle Cornish wearing Livia Arena and Tiffany & Co. jewellery
This season there’s no denying that college spirit has travelled further than the school grounds, with a strong presence on the street and runway at the AW13 shows. This autumn/winter layer up in your favourite team colours!
All Photos: Zac Handley for StyleMeRomy.com
Styling: Anna Brownjohn for StyleMeRomy.com Make Up: Victoria Baron Hair: Jenny Kim
Model: Holly Rose (Chic) wearing Topshop jacket $90, House of Holland sweater $133, Isabel Marant Étoile jeans $290 from Belinda, Karl Lagerfeld ring $445 from Claireinc.com, Marni earrings $495, Chanel sneakers $810
J.W Anderson X Topshop jacket $250, Romance Was Born dress, Moschino Bijoux earrings $195 from Claireinc.com, Chanel shoes $1540
Bassike jacket $495, Topshop tank $31, Lavin dress $1795 from Belinda
Isabel Marant Étoile jacket $475 from Parlour X, House of Holland tee $140, Topshop skirt $67, Lagerfeld bangle $385 from Claireinc.com, Chanel sneakers $810
Chanel jacket $985 from Claireinc.com, Friend of Mine tank $89, Amber Sceats necklace $299
Josh Goot hooded vest $1295, Topshop jacket $81, Jac+Jack tank $80, Acne jeans $210, Chanel shoes $1540
Topshop Stocklists: Sydney +61 2 8072 9300/Melbourne +61 3 8844 0900
Not sure which is the more principle icon in London, the red double decker or the trench coat? Throw in some fur and a buttoned up shirt and you have London fashion week’s street style courtesy of photographer Bridget Fleming.
Our go-to fashion week street photographer, Bridget Fleming, was on the ground for StyleMeRomy this season. Looked like the way to keep warm in snowy NY was in oversized coats, chunky beanies and varsity bombers.
All Photos: Bridget Fleming for StyleMeRomy.com
Stay tuned for London, Milan and Paris.
We love Bridget’s blog downtownfrombehind.
Photographer Derek Henderson and illustrator Kelly Thompson have collaborated their crafts to create a book featuring the gorgeous model Zippora Seven. It took four sessions in New Zealand and 3 Kiwi’s (Derek, Kelly and Zippora) to create the wonderful imagery in this book. A 3rd for Derek Henderson whose 1st book, The terrible Boredom of Paradise, is now a rare collectors item but he assures me this time he’s holding onto a few more copies of Darkness of Noon.
Darkness of Noon officially launches 14th March with the accompanying exhibition, running 13th March-6th April at the Edmund Pearce Gallery in Melbourne or buy the book on the Darkness of Noon website.