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May 21, 2017 - No Comments!

Fashion Week Australia

M B F W A

Much to my excitement the giant game of dress-ups was upon us.

I had a wonderful and eventful week running around supporting local brands. To name a few of the events that unfolded - Ainsley Hansen (Hansen and Gretel) and Chloe Dunlop (She Made Me), close friends of mine had their first fashion shows. My gorgeous girl Roberta was deemed Queen of fashion week - walking in an astonishing 13 shows. I was lucky enough to see some of my favourite brands shows - the more theatrical ones, like Romance was Born. Shows with amazing styling like Double Rainbow or designs with gorgeous prints like Hansen and Gretel. Shows with incredible casting - and ofcourse the feathers, fluff, sequins, glitter and jewels of Alice Mccall, sass and bide and Dyspnea.

 

@nadiafairfax and @harperandharley at Dion Lee

above: Dion Lee

above: Hansen and Gretel

above: Sass and Bide

Hair done by Darren Summors from Aveda 

above: Bec and Bridge

@14strk and @tarachandra_

Styled by Jana Bartolo wearing KTZ and Senso shoes

@adintaylor and @isabellmamas

I was lucky to have  the gorgeous Jana Bartolo helping me with Styling throughout the week. After working on a few shoots with Jana and always watching her work, i saw her style was the epitome of what my imagination could conjure up for something like Fashion week, a Creative and Quirky melding pot of Street Wear, Australian Brands, Couture, Designer Labels and Fun socks. I learn a lot from working with stylists like Jana, we have a similar eye when it comes to clothing and brands - yet she knows how to tie something really out-there back with simple, gorgeous and effective accessories. I've learnt thats what really pulls together a “look” so Big Thankyou Jana for inspiring me and through example, teaching me some valuable things about creative styling.

 

 above Karla Spetic Show styled by Jana Bartolo@janabartolo

above: Katama

 below: She Made Me

above: Ginger & Smart

@saraijewels

above:  @yanyanchan and @brooketestoni

below: Ellery x Ethiad. @_yanyanchan + ME styled by @janabartolo

feeling very "BladeRunner"

 

 Mimi wears: Ellery dress, Senso shoes, Pan and the Dream socks, Fendi Bag, Bye me POM pompom.

 YanYan wears: Ellery dress, shoes and Louis Vuitton Bag

@georgiafowler and big sis!

above: Dyspnea Show, on a Boat. The more fun and freeing event all week.

ft. mainly my doll @milliesavage

above: @sarahellen

below: Romance Was Born

ME styled by Jana Bartolo.

wearing: Preen By Thornton Bregazzi Dress from Never the Black Tote. Louboutin shoes and Pseudo Collection Faux Fur Bomber, MIMCO Cuddle Pouch
Hair Daniel Mark from Ym salon , Makeup Bill Makeup

May 14, 2017 - No Comments!

BEHIND THE SCENES with The Australian Ballet

Ever since I was a tiny little toddler I pranced around in fairy dresses and wanted nothing more than to dance all day. My loving mother and father helped me fulfill my big little dream by sending me off to Ballet Class. As the years went on my passion progressed untill I swore I spent more time at ballet than school, every afternoon, rehearsals all day Saturday, and competitions on the weekends.

On special occasions we were taken To the Australian Ballet at the Opera house with our teachers. By age 13, all I wanted to do was be a ballerina! A few years later, in my prime I would say - I was accepted into Joffrey Ballet school in NYC, but deferred in order to complete my schooling at Reddam House - where I had received a Performing Arts Scholarship for Dance. This meant I had the opportunity to select Dance as a subject and spend 2-3 hours each day at high school doing what I really loved, and of course learning all the Theory and History behind it too!! Then as years went by Modelling picked up, I started to dance less often and my dream of being a ballerina drifted off towards the horizon, but still lingered....

Never-ever did I ever imagine I would take a class with the Australian Ballet. Let alone have the opportunity to experience what its like Behind the curtains of the big productions! Backstage, costumes, sets and props, the dressing rooms, and all the hard work that goes into putting on a Ballet, particularly  - The Nutcracker, Story of Clara at The Opera House

Early in the morning i was met by the beautiful Jasmin Durham and her friends - Coco Matheison and Jess Woods, gorgeous dancers with the Australian Ballet. Jess took me under their wing and showed me some interesting things backstage! Crates full of point shoes and tutus, wardrobe rooms collaged into a Kylie Minogue homage, Pilates rooms, gorgeously beaded gowns and more.

 The finale was watching the performance - the dancers were incredible, the dresses, tutus and costumes were vivid and glittering - beautiful as ever. The story was surprisingly comical - Graeme Murphys Nutcracker takes place in Melbourne in the 50s, and follows an elderly Clara as she Dreams of her past as a Russian Ballerina, dancing the Nutcracker! A wonderfully engaging contemporary take on an otherwise tame and traditional ballet.

I want to extend a big thank you to Jasmin Durham and Joanna O'Connor for keeping my childhood dream alive !

@ausballet @jasmindurham23 @coco.matheison @jwood91