My first day in New York was spent wondering around Soho, having an Australian breakfast at Ruby's, admiring Central Park and doing a little bit of sale shopping at Bergdorfs. There were so many great boutiques in Soho - one of my favourites was 3.1 Phillip Lim, the all eyes on you embroidery pullover from the Holiday collection is a NY dream.
“I remember walking across Sixty-second Street one twilight that first spring, or the second spring, they were all alike for a while. I was late to meet someone but I stopped at Lexington Avenue and bought a peach and stood on the corner eating it and knew that I had come out out of the West and reached the mirage. I could taste the peach and feel the soft air blowing from a subway grating on my legs and I could smell lilac and garbage and expensive perfume and I knew that it would cost something sooner or later—because I did not belong there, did not come from there—but when you are twenty-two or twenty-three, you figure that later you will have a high emotional balance, and be able to pay whatever it costs. I still believed in possibilities then, still had the sense, so peculiar to New York, that something extraordinary would happen any minute, any day, any month.”
My latest post for Vogue Spy Style is all about trans-seasonal dressing. I always love finding ways to mix Summer and Winter collections together - so for this shoot I teamed up with photographer Natalie Nikitovic and model Amber Durney from Priscillas to capture some of our favourite looks on film. Head over to Vogue to see the full story.
Styling - Talisa Sutton | Photography - Natalie Nikitovic | Model - Amber Durney at Priscillas
1. Carven shirt and shoes from The Corner Shop, Dion Lee skirt, 2. Lover dress and Carven shoes from The Corner Shop, 3. Marni shirt and Carven shoes from The Corner Shop, Lover shorts, 4. Unif.m top, Amy Kaehne pants.
Clockwise from left to right; Siri Tollerød by Sharif Hamza in "Classe pilote" for Vogue Paris, August 2010, Moderne / No.3 byLa Garçonne, Linda Farrow x The Row sunglasses from MNZ, Simon JamesConcept Store.
I just found an old roll of film from our Europe trip, photos from our few days spent in Bruges.
Rohan and I had decided after seeing the film In Bruges a few years back that we would one day have to see it for ourselves, and it was every bit the fairytale city I'd imagined. It was freezing cold, snowing, the canals were iced over apart from areas that had been cleared for the swans, all white and graceful. There were horse-drawn carriages, Belgian waffles smothered in chocolate, old-fashion windmills and beautiful old houses and churches. Hopefully we will get to go again someday!
Dress Up's Autumn Winter 13 collection Some Dreamers is everything I look for in a Winter collection and more. Designer Stephanie Downey references one of my favourite authors, Joan Didion, citing the packing list from The White Album as the main aestheticinspiration.
I too have been referencing the packing list as I get ready for my trip to New York, there is less than three weeks to go now and I only wish I could have some of these pieces to take with me.
I was delighted to see images of snow in NYC yesterday too. I'm hoping for a white Christmas!
A few weeks ago I was invited to work with General Pants for their Summer campaign, Block Party.
The campaign was photographed by Bec Parsons and styled by Emma Read with Joy Collective putting together the film featuring Flume's latest track, Holdin' On. Nicole and I were there taking behind-the-scenes photos along with Life Without Andy and Byron Spencer (who took my photo on the left).
I got to enjoy my first ever warehouse party with a bunch of friends and other creatives; there was a basketball hoop, skate ramp, pool and a whole lot of silly string. I'm not much of a party girl myself, I'd take a night in and a good film any day - but this was pretty fun! Plus Nicole and I got to graffiti a wall for the first time - she was a pro!