Tuesday, January 17, 2012

au revoir








And we're off!

The blog is going to be a little quiet for the next month as Rohan and I head over to Europe. Thankyou to all our wonderful readers, your kindness and support has been really overwhelming and we're so grateful. I look forward to coming back and sharing our holiday with you!

These are a few images I'm loving at the moment. Carine Roitfeld's Irreverent is filled with French style inspiration, thankyou so much Brenda for this lovely christmas gift! Wes Anderson and Sofia Coppola, two of my favourite directors. Have a look the latest Wes Anderson film trailer, Moonrise Kingdom and for those of you whole live in Melbourne 'Sofia Coppola On Film' at ACMI will be amazing.
I'm looking forward to bundling up and wearing coats/sweaters/layers. I also can't wait to check out the Celine store and I'm hoping to find the prefect little black dress and black pumps on my travels. Burgundy lipstick and taupe nailpolish are winter favourites and my obsession with COS continues. 
Lastly my Petite Grand x Mychameleon anklet is the perfect addition to a simple outfit. Today I'm wearing it with a white Topshop shirt, my favourite Acne jeans and Zara heels.

1. Irreverent by Carine Roitfeld photographed by me, 2. Sofia Coppola and Wes Anderson from here, 3. Sofia Coppola scans from TFS, 4. Phoebe Philo by David Sims from TFS, 5. Favourites from COS, 6. Collage images from COS A/W magazine and Flickr, Chanel Particuliere nail varnish, YSL Rouge Volupte in Forbidden Burgundy, 7. Wearing my favourite Acne jeans, Zara heels and Petite Grand x Mychameleon anklet photographed by Rohan. 

Friday, January 13, 2012

simplicity





Two of my favourite people.
Hannah Rose Yee's lovely things photographed by Jessie Bush.

p.s. Really think I need one of those Benah Limits cuffs

last night






"All happy families are alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."
-Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina 

There are few authors who understood family as well as Tolstoy. He could build characters flawlessly, their strengths and weaknesses laid bare. It's this opening quote from Anna Karenina that was my first introduction to his writing, a book flooded with love, desire, marriage, infidelity and tragedy. 

When I first watched the trailer for Last Night I couldn't wait to see it. Much like Anna Karenina it's an honest portrayal of marriage and temptation. Combined with a great cast and New York setting it had all the makings of a soon-to-be-favourite

It ended up being a straight to DVD release in Australia and one of the most underrated movies that made my list for 2010. 

I particularly fell for Keira Knightly's character in the film, a freelance writer living in one of those amazing Manhattan loft apartments with an easy wardrobe of sophisticated separates. The Ann Roth- designed costumes left me searching for a little black dress, delicate jewellery and of course, the perfect trench coat.

1-4. Photographs from the set of Last Night by Brigitte Lacombe, 5. Film still from Last Night.

Friday, January 6, 2012

girl next door








Last November I had the pleasure of meeting one of my favourite photographers, Vanessa Jackman. I have admired Vanessa's street style images for a long time and I couldn't really believe it when she emailed me and asked if I would like to be photographed for Grazia IT
I usually prefer to be behind the lens but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to work with Vanessa and Grazia. All the photos were shot on film on what turned out to be an unusually hot and windy day for November. I have so much respect for analogue photography and it's so exciting to see how the images turned out. 

This shoot also marks the first look at the fashion label Uniform I have been working on for the last year with my friend Maria. We're planning the photo shoot for February but in the meantime I'm enjoying having  a few of the samples live at my place. I have been wearing the leather basics everywhere (skirt, shorts and pinafore) paired back with the raglan silk blouse and the bell sleeve mini-dress with keyhole slits at the back and front. Can't wait to share more of Uniform when I get back from holidays! 

Thanks so much Vanessa for taking the time to photograph me, Hannah and Rohan for hanging behind the scenes and making me smile/laugh, and Maria for making Uniform a reality!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

self-referential




This is awesome and hilarious. Also T & I also both have a bit of a crush on Ashley Smith. She's pretty hot. Look, even her friend's checking her out.

Monday, January 2, 2012

eye to eye




"If a day goes by without my doing something related to photography, it's as though I've neglected something essential to my existence, as though I had forgotten to wake up"
- Robert Mapplethorpe

I would loved to have seen the Robert Mapplethorpe exhibition in Paris curated by Sofia Coppola. Sadly it finishes tomorrow, Jan 3rd, 2 weeks shy of our holiday. But I'm looking forward to seeing a few other galleries and museums and visiting Versailles. When Marie Antoinette came out a few years ago it became an instant dream to see the Ch√Ęteau and I still can't believe I'm really going...

Also it's time to ask for some recommendations. If anyone has been to Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam or Bruges we would love to hear suggestions of places we should visit. Thanks!

All photos by Robert Mapplethorpe