agent provocateur

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I struggle to think of myself as ‘feminine’ or ‘sexy’ most of the time, especially by conventional standards, but Agent Provocateur is the brand that somehow turns me into a some kind of maniacal sex kitten with a penchant for suspenders and whips. Like, do you remember the first time you watched Basic Instinct? And even though Sharon Stone was a homicidal psychopath, you were like, ‘damn girl, you are a sexy majestic woman, i wonder if I’d look that attractive stabbing a guy while having sex with him?’ That’s pretty much the sexy/powerful feels I get from Agent Provocateur.

Adelaide’s never had an AP before, and they invited me to have some champagne and take some photos at their opening in David Jones Central Plaza, off Rundle Mall. It’s always good vibes when some bigger labels open in Adelaide; we always tend to wait longer than some of the bigger cities and its a celebration when it finally happens.

It’s a gorgeous little showroom. Head past all the shoes on the lower ground level, and soon you will find the little pink counter surrounded by perfume, whips, and lingerie – unless I’m there, then all the lingerie will be mine.

Cheers to Golightly PR for inviting me, and also for the following image of me shooting models in lingerie, pretty cute.

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word up with maurie & eve

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Styling notes

Jeans: Maurie & Eve
Jumper: Cotton On
Shoes: Tony Bianco
Bag: Sportsgirl
Rings: Lovisa

I finally finally finally got my hands on pair of Maurie & Eve’s ‘Word Jean’ in black. I’m in love with them. They’re baggy, but taper around the ankle. Dropcrotch with extremely low back pockets. Super low waist – the complete opposite of all my other jeans.

You can dress them up or down; my faithful Tony Bianco’s, black Sportsgirl leather-look tote and a huge chunky knit are my favourite go-to pairing when I have to look semi-polished. Which is amazing, because getting dressed up in winter normally sucks for girls because you’re absolutely fucking freezing. Not this moi, I wholeheartedly refuse to freeze myself half to death. And this outfit smokes any flimsy icicle-inducing cocktail dress out the water anyway. Did I mention how comfortable they are? It’s like a soft denim cloud is swathed around your butt. Keep your eyes out, my next personal style post will be dressing them down.

My winter has been completely made now the Maurie & Eve’s are in my life. Big ups to désordre boutique for getting these in my hands so fast, and with an adorable note 😍

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all photos by the wonderful Daniel Freer

winter uniform

This is what I’ve been wearing during the bitter winter we are having here in Adelaide. Literally every single day, like an army uniform. It’s fucking freezing outside; it does feel a little like walking into a war zone. My current job doesn’t really allow for really out-there fashion choices anyway – I wear jeans with boots or sneakers everyday. So before and after work, it’s all about thick rollneck and/or cable knit jumpers, draped leather jackets, dropcrotch jeans, and minimal accessories. I like to scare the customers with gothic dark lipstick sometimes though. And if I had a spare $450 to blow, I’d be buying those rimless CÉLINE beauties, instead of a shiny sunglass number off the rack at the servo when I’m buyin’ my Marlboro Golds.

All outfit notes are underneath the image.

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OPENING CEREMONY X MAGRITTE

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You probably saw the preview images of Opening Ceremony’s collaboration with artist Rene Magritte, same as I did. You probably thought it looked pretty fucking amazing too. Well, it’s finally here, released and available on the OC website. And it looks as good as we all thought it would.

The collection is part of Opening Ceremony’s ode to Belgium, and Rene Magritte is, in their words, “one of the country’s greatest artists”. Photographed by Phillipe Jarrigeon, the collection includes a ridiculously amazing lineup of sweatshirts, button shirts, a range of tops, skirts, slim-fit pants, dresses, and most amazingly, a add-on collaboration with shoe giants Manolo Blahnik, Van’s, and Birkenstock. All items feature images from twelve of Magritte’s most iconic pieces, including Sheherazade, The King’s Museum, The Lovers, Good Connections, A Blow to the Heart, and Ladder of Fire. 

The entire collection is now up on Opening Ceremony’s website, and I doubt the pieces will last long. Too good.

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All images from openingceremony.us

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t r y s t

I’ve been involved in some pretty amazing projects recently, so I thought I’d share some of them!

This video, shot by the gifted Luke Eblen, was created in Adelaide while shooting Jason Fassbender’s AHFA Collection, Tryst.

Jason, a renowned hairdresser and creative director from Parlour Hair Unley, is a forward thinker in the Australian hair industry. He creates not only beautiful hair, but stunning collections that are easily mistaken for fashion editorials. More of his work can be found on the Parlour Hair Unley Facebook page, here.

The collection, photographed by the always brilliant Sydney fashion photographer Daniel Noone, showed eight glistening looks, featuring luxurious satin and silk – a nod to a rich hotel lifestyle, and the alluring women who enjoy a opulent manner of living.

All round talented team, which turned out incredible results. Some images are are below. Very proud of everyone.

Credits

Film/editing: Luke Eblen

Hair/styling: Jason Fassbender

MUA: Stacey O’Leary

Models: Melissa ‘MJ’ Johannsen (Finesse Models), Kat, Chloe Sargeant

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haley renee workshop

I’ve had the opportunity to work with talented Adelaide photographer Haley Renee recently, on a few different projects. And to my delight, she also asked me to be a part of one of her workshops, for photographers wanting to learn more about photography and what a fashion photoshoot is all about. So, I got to be a part of this huge workshop as the stylist, work with some talented people, teach budding photographers about a stylist’s role, and put beautiful clothes on beautiful models – dream day!

While I was running around styling the two lovely models, Carolyn and Emilia, I decided to get out my own (comparatively tiny) camera and take some shots of the girls myself, so I could show you guys, and document my work. I was surprised at my own ability with the camera – I’m no pro, but I think my shots turned out pretty good! (Must’ve been paying attention to Haley’s wonderful teaching?!) Then again, it was nearly impossible to take a bad photo of the lovely Carolyn Uphill and Emilia Zygocki. I took way too many photos throughout the day, but these were my favourites.  I wanted to play with different editing techniques with each image, to see what I could do with them, and I’m reasonably happy with my efforts.

Big styling thank you to Australian Fashion Labels, Jaimie Sortino, Cristina Tridente, Julie White, and Miss Rose Sister Violet.

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Styling Credits

Look 1 + 2
Top & Necklace – stylist’s own; Skirt – Keepsake the Label

Look 3 + 4
Top – Keepsake the Label; Skirt – couture + love + madness

Look 5
Dress – couture + love + madness

Look 6
Dress – Keepsake the Label

Look 7
Dress – Jaimie Sortino

Look 8
Dress – Jaimie Sortino

Look 9
Dress (right) – Jaimie Sortino; Dress (left) – couture + love + madness

All headpieces supplied by Miss Rose Sister Violet

See SWTC on Facebook for behind the scenes, and more images of the day!

For any styling enquiries, please contact me on swimwiththecurrent@hotmail.com.

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nyfw 2014

my favourite looks from NYFW 2014

anna sui

charlotte ronson photo hannah sider

concept korea

lidsey wixson ss

marc by marc jacobs

Marchesa, Ready to Wear, Fall Winter, 2014, New York

margiela

michael kors

michal kors

opening ceremony

philosophy

Proenza Schouler, Ready to Wear, Fall Winter, 2014, New York

proenza shoes

public school

reed krakoff

rodarte

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rodarte photo shawn brackbill

thakoon

the row

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vera wang

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victoria beckham

wang 2 photo david urbanke

wang photo david urbanke

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