Its been a long time! Things have been rather chaotic; I am now a newly minted lawyer busy with job hunting and keeping a level head. I have also been working with some amazing creatives doing some brilliant photoshoots which I’ll be excited to share soon, but in the mean time here’s something which I absolutely LOVE!
My New Bag
So the Alexander Wang Rocco bag has been making the rounds and I have to admit I was intrigued. Retailing for $895.00 though, I could either beg for this or resign myself to the fact that I shouldn’t have such expensive tastes. The I spotted something eerily familiar on the colettehayman site and was like ‘hello!’ A quick trip to the store at Melbourne Central ensured this little baby is ALL MINE.
Alexander Wang Rocco
The Colette Hayman studded tote is a superb dupe of the Rocco, in fact I’ll say it’s the more accessible cute twin brother, considering I got it for about $40.00! It is a barrel shaped tote, of a convenient middle size with an inner zip and pouches for phone and keys. The exterior is a soft pebbled texture faux leather with four lines of gold studs at the bottom, two handles and a detachable shoulder strap with gold hardware. Really the only difference is that the Rocco is 100% lambskin and the studs are bigger but I do prefer my bag as it’s much lighter! I’ve really enjoyed carrying it around as it carries everything I need and suits all my outfits, it feels really well made and durable and super chic!
So here’s for finding a super bargain. I’m pretty sure it’s still in store but have a look for yourself because I know Colette Hayman has two kinds of studded totes which I saw that are similar but not quite the same!
Looking through the endless number of folders I had completely forgot to upload this. I thought I had but apparently not. My Beautiful Boys editorial was meant to have been published, perhaps it was last year and after waiting and waiting and waiting and countless emails to the editor and wondering whether an volcano had blown up the magazine office, I gave up. These things happen.
I don’t shoot male models as often as I should. As a young lady of healthy persuasions you would think I’d take every opportunity too, that is if I’m not muttering incomprehensibly behind the camera about how the light -just- doesn’t -quite- hit the rights spots correctly and why do guys just -don’t- move in quite the same way as girls do. And then self despair wallows me up while I figure out why I am -just- so crap and will never amount to -anything-. And young men really do not like being painted on. Which I what I like to do best, hovering over makeup artists brandishing open their lovely shiny palettes and saying ‘how about we try them ALL?’ Cue dramatic emo curtains and musical self pity. Us photographers are fragile little things. Moving on…
So the joys associated with drinking copious amount of tea from big cups and dressing in ludicrous items of clothing because they’re lying around, I love photo shoots. They’re the most exhausting, sometimes wrenching things ever, but ah, the satisfaction. Especially with young beautiful men in leather pants, adorned with spikes and collars and furs.
With me were fashion stylist Krissie Cao, makeup artist extraordinaire Justine Bruers, models David W and Dan B from Chadwick and of course my awesome tea making friend and roped in assistant Anna.
And boys ARE gorgeous. They model even when they’re not modeling. Maybe I should be shooting more of them.
Gosh I’m awfully late with Paris Fashion Week even though I was actually in the city! Currently traveling i.e hopping through country to country in Europe hence it is rather difficult to sit down for a period of time and do this. Collections for Fall were muted down, streamlined and so beautiful, I want to own one of everything. Though not a usual fan of Louis Vuitton’s monogrammed bags, this fall shows some oversized leather totes that are to die for. Highlights include Elie Saab, Akris and Valli, take a look!
Oh Milan. The lush furs, the shiny leather, the androgynous military look with gothic romanticism…..It’s pretty, it’s dark, it’s been done. Even that baroque showing….seems reminiscent hm?
I love Milan but I think the top fashion houses are struggling rather. Here are a few highlights including Jill Sander’s lady like colour palette, Max Mara’s too cool for you silhouette, and Gianfranco Ferre’s architectural lines.
London Fall Fashion Week sees a focus on jeweled tones particularly in shades of green and gold tones. Constructed skirts and jackets are a highlight with more comfortable open silhouettes. Top must haves include Burberry’s bird motif sweaters, Mulberry’s jeweled toned snake skin bag, and Williamson’s cut out dresses. Favourite is the simple chic and elegant outfits presented by Aquascutum.