Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A behind-the-scenes look at the prep for our shoot for Fashion Journal that Jess just posted on twitter... I love it.

Meanwhile, you can see a theme in a lot of the photos that people post of me from behind-the-scenes.... I am always on my computer. I take it EVERYWHERE with me. Too bad it's an old school MacBook and weighs the same as a 2yr old child. My back, bag and shoulders really loathe me for it.

I really wish I was in the situation to invest in one of the beautiful MacBook Air (new version with USBs) and a proper (and good looking) laptop bag.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I have been working on the re-launch of the Virgin Blue uniforms this week. The fashion show, which showcased the new designs, was held today at the new Westfield shopping centre in the Pitt Street Mall. The new uniforms were designed by the first winner of Project Runway Australia, Juli Grbac. Instead of the old beige and white color scheme, the new uniforms featured red and purple. All of the models for the show were actual flight attendants and pilots... All but one. Elle MacPherson came, dressed as a pilot, to help bring notice to the big change in Virgin Blue's look. Now, besides the fact that this woman is one of the most stunning women on the planet, she was absolutely lovely. So gracious and caring... and a little nervous! All in all the show was an extreme success and everyone was elated with the outcome.

Here are some photos that I was able to take on my phone whilst behind-the-scenes:

Girls lining up!
Elle on stage via the backstage monitor.
All the pilots... and yes, that gorgeous girl is a pilot, not a model!
All 68 of the crew members, turned models!
Elle being sweet and posing for a photos with the girls.

And here are some photos via The Age:

My dear friend (and favorite photographer to work with) Jess featured a little sneak peak on her blog of our upcoming Fashion Journal #102 shoot.
The adorable photog had this to say:

'Outtake from a small story I shot for issue 102 of Fashion Journal, with make-up by Amy Lorien Sartorel and styled by up-and-coming superstar Dana Fernie.'

The issue comes out March 4, but for those of you outside of Australia - Don't worry, you'll be able to view it online and I'll post the link.

Read Fashion Journal online HERE.
Read Jess' blog, Fashion Snaps, HERE.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Reason #492 why I love working fashion runway shows:

Instead of just seeing the glamorous, pretty side of things...

... You get to see the true chaos behind each perfect, beautiful photo and pose:

Images from CK Collection via CobraSnake.

Calling all fashionable boys and girls in Sydney.
The lovely girls at Bespoke PR have let me in on a little secret... They are having their very first sample sale! And I will tell you right now, it is not one to miss! Every time I go into Bespoke to pull clothes for a shoot, I always end up hanging around and drooling over the product. And now it's my chance to take some home with me, for good!
The girls have told me the amount of stock is nuts!!
May clothing, accessories from Miijo, LowLuv by Erin Wasson, Winter Kate, House of Harlow 1960, and more for the women. Antoine and Stanley shoes and Galella Shirts for all the boys!!

Some stop by, say 'Hi' to the girls and grab some amazing bargains!
Thursday Feb 24 & Friday Feb 20, 11am - 7pm.
Suite 46 & 47, 20 - 28 Maddox St.
Alexandria, NSW.

P.s. click on the flier to make it BIG and see the details. x

Last week I was so honored to be asked to assist the Chanel S/S 2011 RTW show... For those of you that may not know, that means the Chanel Spring/Summer 2011 Ready-To-Wear runway show! After all the hard work of the prep, it was time to drool over the clothes. The collection was full of the traditional Chanel designs, as well as a huge focus on textures, cutouts, weaving, leather, distress fabrics, jewels, crystals, and more. The girls looked gorgeous in natural makeup with a simple, sleeked-back low pony. Since the target audience is a bit older than the age of the models, (who my age can afford Chanel?) the show also included a few older models; Including the beautiful and talented Gail Elliot of Little Joe Women clothing line.
Here are some photos I was able to snap behind the scenes, enjoy:
They later realized, and changed it to '2011' - Silly mistake!
Worth the wait!
The layout straight from Paris! Part of it included a man and child wearing same head-to-toe outfits, so adorable! Our show didn't have that section though. Chain linked gloves and weaved metal bracelets.
One of my besties, Skamy, steaming away.
Chanel Sample tags.
There was a matching jacket with the same cutout leather, weaved with colored fabric... so pretty!
The range included a lot of feathers... Samatha Harris wore a beautiful feathered neck jacket! (see last photo).
Lots of distressed fabrics and cutouts.
Iconic Chanel symbol makes a simple black wedge stand out.
These were my favorites! Classic motorcycle boots. The leather felt like butter!
These wedges has real chains weaved into the patterns.
Gorgeous jewels and more shoes!
I adore this purse! SO over the top, but with jeans and a t-shirt, it'd be perfect everyday chic!
More jewels!!
The gorgeous Vanessa Milde draped in Chanel jewels.
The girls lined up, ready to go. Hair was a simple sleaked back, low-pony.
A working fountain in the middle of the runway.
The Parisian courtyard-inspired runway.

Here are some of Vogue Australia's photos from the runway:

Such a fun night!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

My dear friend Xiaohan, from Xssat, was asked by ABC to be interviewed for part of their upcoming story on street style, fashion, and blogging. For part of the interview, ABC wanted Xiaohan shooting some 'random girls' she approached on the street... and for that, she asked me and our other fav, Emily from Little Black Book.
*If you've been reading my blog recently, you would have noticed the three of us tend to do a lot of cool projects together : )*

Visit Xiaohan's blog, Xssat, HERE.
Visit Emily's blog, Little Black Book, HERE.

When there are clips or an air-date for the piece, I will let y'all know : )

Here are some of the behind-the-scene photos we took on the day: