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I’m tired, I’m delirious, I may have hit a state of mania. I stayed up until 3:30am today in Australia to watch the Keynote presentation by Apple. Apple is a company very close to my heart, and I’ll be a loyal lifelong Apple customer. But this announcement, holy shit… It’s the first one to blow my mind in a while. I wrote a short op-ed for Glam Adelaide about it.

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This morning, at 2:30am, Apple unveiled its newest products, the iPhone 6, and the iPhone 6 Plus, which has a far larger screen. But that wasn’t all. Steve Jobs was famous for, in previous Apple Keynote product presentations, pronouncing proudly, that there was “just one more thing.” And today was a nod to Steve’s legacy, with current Apple CEO Tim Cook announcing, “We’re not quite finished yet… we have one more thing.” Behold, the Apple Watch.

In the past year or so, Apple has noticeably employed people from major fashion houses, such as Angela Ahrendts from Burberry, and Paul Deneve from Yves Saint Laurent. Is that a coincidence? Possibly. Possibly not. But, it must be noted that Apple’s first piece of wearable technology not only has features that blow other companies attempts at tech watches out of the water, but it also looks stylish and completely wearable.

The Apple Watch is completely customisable. The face comes in two different sizes, 38mm or 42mm. There’s heaps of strap options; multiple types of looped chain link, various colours of traditional leather with a buckle, 18-carat gold for the rappers, and sport bands for the fit people that run everywhere. The face of the Watch also comes in stainless steel, 18-carat gold or rose gold, Space Grey, and Silver aluminium. This isn’t just your standard wrist technology people, this is gonna be your watch that suits your style.

Apple hasn’t just made an iPhone smaller to slap on our wrists. The functions include heart rate and fitness monitors, Apple Pay (allowing users to pay using the watch instead the plastic in their wallet), receiving and physically feeling the notifications of text messages, email and phone calls, sketching, continuity between Watch and other iOS devices, and a whole new range of applications that are sure to be announced closer to the release date in 2015.

All in all – Apple aren’t the first company to release wearable technology. They are rarely the first to market. There were MP3 players before the iPod, and smartphones before the iPhone. But when they release something, damn do they do it right. It ‘just works’.

The Apple Watch is set to be released in 2015. Australian prices are yet to be announced, but currently start at $349USD.

 

This article (written 10.09.2014 by myself) was originally appeared on glamadelaide.com.  LINK
All images from apple.com

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You know those enigmatic people you meet, and you’re like ‘shit, I’m so glad I got to meet you/work with you now, because you’re destined to be huge’? You just have that feeling about them. That person for me is Christopher Arblaster. At the beginning of 2014, I decided to style a shoot featuring Arblaster’s clothing, his debut collection after graduating from fashion design at TAFE SA. His vision and talent is something that I adored from the moment I laid eyes on his designs.

Chris agreed to lend me the collection to shoot however I wanted, and I was stoked because that level of trust is rare. The editorial was shot by the talented Haley Renee, with hair and makeup by Ali Ancell. I styled and modelled the shoot, with styling assistance from the wonderful Ellycia Kruger. We spent a cruisy Sunday in a studio in Adelaide creating these images, and I love them.

The editorial was recently posted by Spook Magazine, who featured me as a stylist and asked me some questions about myself, my work, and this shoot. You can read the full interview here.

How did this shoot happen?

I went to a runway show and saw some fashion design graduates’ debut collections – one of them was Christopher Arblaster’s, and I fell in love with his designs. I got love hear eyes over every single piece. I had wanted to work with Haley for ages; both her and Ali are stupidly talented and have such an amazing editorial eye. And I had a rad styling assistant, Elly, who was my organised saviour when I got frazzled doing two jobs at once, or when I had to wash my hair in a sink. I looked around for models, but couldn’t find anyone that was reckless enough to pull off Chris’ clothing, so I decided to just do it myself. I’m glad I did, I couldn’t find anyone else willing to get their tits out and drag on ciggies.

What’s the location?

A studio in Adelaide’s CBD.

Where are the clothes from?

All of the clothing is Chris Arblaster’s debut AW14 collection. His completely black and white debut collection shows inspiration from Rick Owens, Margiela, Yohji Yamamoto and Junya Watanabe, and some pretty bang-on early 70s punk themes. It photographs just so well. It’s so strange that a collection so anarchistic can translate through to a really beautiful femininity. All the jewellery is thrifted.

 

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SHOOT CREDITS

Photography: Haley Renee
Makeup/Hair: Ali Ancell
Styling Assistant: Ellycia Kruger
Stylist & Model: Chloe Sargeant

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deathless goddess

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STYLING NOTES

Jumper: Topshop
Skirt: Temt
Shoes: Nike Flyknit Free Run
Bag: Sportsgirl
Snood: K-Mart
photos by Daniel Freer


Its been bloody freezing this past winter. Spring is technically here, so that means finally being able to bare a little bit of leg, fucking finally. This draped skirt is a good little cheap number from Temt – if I could afford a Rick Owens version I would, but unfortunately here we are in 2014, still not rich, still buying Rothmans instead of Marlboros, and still Rick Owens-less.

Mumma Sarge bought me this jumper from Topshop in the UK. It’s quite amazing that even in a fast fashion chain store, the outerwear purchasable from the UK is ten times warmer than that in Australia. I love it because it’s natural unbleached wool. Every now and then people will comment on it being stained, and I could retort with some very snooty comment about how ‘actually, no, that’s just the natural fibres, they’re not heavily bleached so there will be blemishes in the wool’, or at least I would if I was a worse person.

Finally, my favourite sneakers I ever did purchase: black Nike Flyknit Free Runs. How I loved them, such incredible beauties! Unfortunately I purchased them a size too small, so they are no longer in my possession. I’d kill to get another pair. They were not meant for this life with little old me. RIP.


“O powerful Nike, by men desired, with adverse breasts to dreadful fury fired, thee I invoke, whose might alone can quell contending rage and molestation fell. ‘Tis thine in battle to confer the crown, the victor’s prize, the mark of sweet renown; for thou rulest all things, Nike divine! And glorious strife, and joyful shouts are thine. Come, mighty Goddess, and thy suppliant bless, with sparkling eyes, elated with success; may deeds illustrious thy protection claim, and find, led on by thee, immortal fame.”


 

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p.a.m menswear ss14 | pro active mutation

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Shoot Credits

Direction: Perks and Mini
Photography: Max Doyle
Styling: Monique Moynihan
Models: Chris and Rachel Rutt
Hair: Pete Lennon
Make Up: Vic Anderson

One of the best recent campaigns I have seen. The shapes created by super babe Rachel Rutt and her brother Chris are just unreal. Do you stay or splice away? Questions of forgotten physical definitions of bodily autonomy when you only feel whole with another person – do you feel weaker or stronger? Stronger, probably, hopefully.

As always, menswear is far preferable to womenswear – what a strong collection this is. Great necklines, great crisp tailoring, great lettering and logo work; the work together in the collection, not against one another. A cyber tribe, a functional army of the future. P.A.M is definitely one of my new favourite labels.

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casual bondage

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Styling Notes

Top: Helmut Lang
Pants: American Apparel
Shoes: Windsor Smith
Jacket: Katie’s
Rings: Lovisa
Wallet: Comme des Garçons

Behold, my newest purchase: these Windsor Smith slides. Now we all would’ve noticed the huge Windsor Smith blow-up in the past few years, their chunky sandals are a hit with teenage girls all over the country. The stacked heels aren’t my thing, so I was pretty excited that these very basic, very comfortable leather slides were also available from the Australian retailer. You can wear them with anything, and they add a relaxed feeling to any outfit – extremely handy for someone who always looks a little menacing in all black and leather. When spring comes along, they’ll be on my feet everyday.

As said a few posts earlier, I don’t really get to wear anything too crazy at work. My uniform is a t-shirt, so I usually end up wearing jeans and sneakers every single day. In an effort to change that up a bit, and save me from my daily work clothing-related depression/boredom, I started to wear these American Apparel dropcrotch harem pants. In all fairness, I bought them one night when I was sitting outside a pub in the freezing cold with bare legs. They saved me that night, and every day I’ve worn them since – they are my pant angels.

My leather jacket is shiny in photos for some reason, but it’s quite matte in real life. It’s not real leather, and it cost me $20. I love it, wear it almost everyday, and get shitloads of compliments on it. Y’know, it’s almost as if being snobby about clothes from is a bit stupid… Weird.

My top is one of my favourite purchases of all time. Adelaide gem, the now-closed Filter Store, had a huge sale. I purchased some Comme des Garçons pants, and this Helmut Lang tee was a last minute ‘oh go on, I’ll grab this one too’ kind of situation. Its a 00’s long bondage tee, made in Japan from super soft 100% cotton, and customisable bondage strap along the bottom.

FInally, my favourite purchase of the year so far. I’d been looking for a wallet for years. Literally, years. I went on holiday to Sydney and had promised myself I wouldn’t spend much money. I was in a mens clothing store, and as I was admiring some crazy Visvim shoes, the rack of Comme des Garçons wallets caught my eye. Less than 10 minutes later, I owned one. I carry hardly any cash (read: I don’t have any) so it’s the perfect size if you’re a card-only kinda person.All black leather, as you’d expect – I wanted timeless, no polka dots thanks Rei you champion!

Black leather, all day erryday.

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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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