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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

rodarte 3

rodarte photo shawn brackbill

thakoon

the row

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vera wang

vera wang 2

victoria beckham

wang 2 photo david urbanke

wang photo david urbanke

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wish style challenge

I was lucky enough to be chosen to participate in a style challenge by incredible Australian label Wish (visit them at wish.com.au). This blogpost has the potential to win me a trip to Thailand, or a helluva lot of clothes – pretty exciting!

So you guys would all know that I’m going pretty monochrome at the moment. Shades of black and white are my best friend, and I’m struggling to stray from them. I just feel that going floral and colourful when it hits warmer months is a little too conditioned into us, and I’d rather play with shade and texture this spring and keep colour to a minimum. This is purely because I never have, and I can bet that majority of you guys haven’t either. Are you guilty of relying on bright colours every spring? I have been. Choose another path this spring! We have so many options, so many different elements that we can play with within our own style. Play around, like I have – it’s so much fun.

The Wish ‘Chantilly’ dress is perfect for what I want to play with. With a soft cotton underlay, and a lovely chiffon overlay, it’s impossible not to feel feminine in this dress. The swallow/geometric pattern (which is exclusive to Wish this season) is made up of muted jewel tones, and regardless of being a statement, it doesn’t try to take away from the floaty nature of the dress. Neither do the black panels around the sleeves and bottom of the dress. I’m in love with it!

The shoes are my new favourites. I was surprised as all hell when I found them… at K-Mart. What?! I know. They’re comfy, and flattering. The clutch – which you guys have seen before, but it’s one of my favourite things I own, so nerr – is from the H&M collection with Maison Martin Margiela. It’s a remake from his 2010 SS collection – the infamous candy clutch. Rings are from Lovisa, nose ring is from ASOS, and faux leather cap is from Sportsgirl.

In terms of beauty, I was really excited to find this new shade of lipstick from Australian make-up label Australis – part of their Colour Inject Mineral lipstick range, this dark plum shade is called ‘Grunge‘. I’m also wearing their mineral highlighter – it’s a wonderfully subtle addition to any casual makeup look, but it really does make a difference, your face looks so fresh after highlighting your cheekbones. All other makeup by Rimmel (because I really DO enjoy that London look), and hair product used is Kevin Murphy Session Spray.

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What do you guys think – does this outfit deserve a trip to Thailand!?

Huge shout out and thank you to Wish for including me in this challenge, and gifting me the beautiful dress. You guys are the biggest babes, thanks!

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AFF myer centre level one uncovered

Myer Centre Level One Uncovered was such a good retail show at Adelaide Fashion Festival, showcasing the huge selection of stores that the Myer Centre houses. Adelaidians would know that there’s been a crazy amount of renovations going on in the Centre and in Rundle Mall right now – I’ve walked into the everchanging steel barriers while texting and walking more than once now. So at this event, guests were lucky enough to see a brand new Level One, and the Myer Centre’s new logo for the very first time. The premise of the show was trend-focussed for spring/summer fashion. The trends included white on white (which The Adelaide Magazine’s Kate Bowden kindly educated us on regarding layering and texturing), bold colours, textured monochromatics, and fashionable sportwear.

The show also featured a styling feature from some of SA’s top stylists. I definitely don’t consider myself top of the line or anything, but I was blessed enough to be asked by the wonderful team at The Myer Centre to be one of those stylists. It was a great honour to be asked, and styling the lovely DJ Bliss in pieces from Ally Fashion was friggin’ rad. You can see the video here on Facebook: Myer Centre Adelaide Facebook

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Also, here’s some of my favourite photos of some of the sweet looks shown at Myer Centre Level One Uncovered.

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Congrats to Sarah-Jane Hook of the Myer Centre, and Filip Odzak, who both coordinated this show. And thanks again for the wonderful styling oppurtunity!

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AFF boutique

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Boutique show, a retail show showcasing some of Adelaide’s best boutiques and retailers, was held at the Central Markets U-Park. A runway show in a carpark you ask? Yes, but it worked. With a large section panelled off from driving cars for the show, it did look rather good – as long as no one had too many of the delicious Swire and Noble wines and walk defiantly into traffic after (thankfully no one did to my knowledge.)

Boutique was a huge show. I think off the top of my head there was something like 40 models!? And so many retailers that I actually lost count. The names of each boutique showing did not appear anywhere I could see, so unfortunately I could not keep track of what each look I liked was from. You could however, use a QR scanner on your phone, scan the code on a large TV screen along the runway, and purchase the pieces from your smartphone as the models were walking down the runway – such a good addition to a retail show. I was a big fan of some of Glenelg boutique Zero’s pieces, especially with the addition of their new self-made label Triple Six.

Special mention to Swire and Noble wines – with an ice bucket in front of us, we had access to the delicious Sav Blanc the entire way through the show.

It was a fantastic effort by all, a really good retail addition to the Adelaide Fashion Festival. Congrats the Filip Odzak and the Finesse Models! Wonderful show.

Here are some of my favourite looks. See more on the SWTC Facebook page.


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adelaide fashion festival: launch

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The Adelaide Fashion Festival has kicked off for 2013, with another wonderful launch at Government House in Adelaide. As always, the opening was a picturesque beginning to the festival. After being addressed by the Governor of South Australia, His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce, and City of Norwood, Payneham and St. Peters Mayor Robert Bria, guests enjoyed a teaser show of SA labels that will feature their designs throughout the festival. The models sat in various locations around the stunning house just after the show, so I went and grabbed some shots of them all – so gorgeous.

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After the formalities, myself and the rest of the guests moved on to the official after party at the Hotel Richmond. Many a drink was had in celebration of another year of the Adelaide Fashion Festival. I’m very excited this year. There is so many incredible events, with so many talented people involved. Watch this space over the next 9 days – AFF 2013 is going to be pretty great.

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