Friday, April 29, 2011

I Have Intense Ink Envy

Totes in luv with Montreal based tattoo artist, Yann Black. His aesthetic is just so "Tim Burton-esque" and sick and twisted and beautiful and I want it!

I'm having serious ink lust right now!!!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Shout Out!

I want to send a huge shout out to my girl Carli Johnston - so proud of you huni!!! She did such an awesome job styling "Hot House Flowers" in this months issue of The Ones2Watch with photographer She Is Frank and hair & makeup artist Megan Harrison.


Photography: She is Frank
Styling: Carli Johnston
Hair & Makeup: Megan Harrison
Model(s): Mia @ Vivien’s

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I Styled My First Runway Show!

A couple of weeks ago I collaborated with the amazing and talented Gabriella Abela, designer of up and coming label TROIS. I feel so lucky to have been involved the process of not just dressing backstage, but actually participating in the organization of a show - from choosing the looks, to figuring out the line-up, choosing which girl to place with which look etc. It was such a great experience for me, and I just love doing shows!

And I don't think I was the only one who was totally blown away! Watching the evolution of TROIS is so exciting and inspiring, and I've found that Gabriella's talent and sophistication has only continued to develop from one collection to the next.

From the fabrication, to the cuts, to the prints, TROIS is definately one to watch!

The Dream Team: (from left to right) Brooke Coslovish, Alana Cerkesas, Gabriella Abela, Nicole Adler and Carli Johnston.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Behind The Scenes: WHO's Most Beautiful People 2011

Check out these exclusive behind the scenes pics of WHO's Most Beautiful People 2011 shoot.

 Vintage: Oscar De La Renta & Givenchy.

 Hermes & Dior.
 Bvlgari and Cerrone diamonds and black diamonds.

 6 racks of designer clothes!!

Georges with his pants!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

WHO Magazine: Most Beautiful People 2011 Issue

So this was the 2nd year in a row that I've done this issue, and my official 1 year anniversary working with stylist Lara Lupish.

This was a particularly crazy time, as it overlapped with my time at Short Beach from the previous week, and continuing right though until the end of the next week. It involved a show and tell (which is fairly self-explanatory, and was with the editors from WHO Magazine) 2 FULL days of shooting, and 3 days of sourcing/pick-ups and returns surrounding the days of shooting. It was an intense shoot, but the photographs say it all.

Check out this behind the scenes video, aired on Sunrise. I'm the one in the jeans and the blue t-shirt - my ass is famous!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Where The Hell Have I Been?

So I know I've been kinda absent from the blogging world of late, but with good reason; I've been on an amazing working streak for the last couple of months. And while it completely and utterly exhausted me both physically and mentally, it was well worth it.

I'll try to pick up where I left off.

So after I ran around like a lunatic organizing my test shoots, I then got offered some work from stylist Lenya Jones as a costume assistant and standby on the feature film, Short Beach. The production had already been running 4 weeks prior to my involvement, which meant that I came in in the last 2 weeks of filming. And I must say in all honesty, it was a bitter/sweet experience.

I haven't done very much film work at all, so it was a great experience in that I learnt A LOT - like general film jargon, what all the positions were that involve making a film, how they all interact with each other, how set dynamics work, and just what the general run of the day entailed.

My role involved doing 2 different things. The first being costume assistant. Now this is very similar to fashion, in that it sounds much more glamorous than it actually is. As Short Beach is a teen drama set at a high school, it involved a lot of washing, drying and ironing of school shirts, and dressing the cast and extras - how excitement! The second part of my job, standby, involved being on set with my kit, standing behind the monitor and making sure the costumes were unmarked and sitting properly in shot.

Now, the drawback (in my humble opinion) in doing film, is that - and this is the perfect way to describe it - they rush you to wait. It is sooo frickin' frustrating to get all the way to the location (which was in Cronulla beach for half of the time that I was there) and rush to do something, then stand around (or in my case sit in the wardrobe van) doing literally nothing for 4 hours, and then having to rush off to do something else.

And the hours are pretty crazy. I definitely have a new found respect for people working in film/tv. Every day was a 12 hour day, and half of them were night shoots. This was topped off by the last night of filming at the beach when I left my house at 4:30pm on Friday afternoon, and got home at 6:30am the following Saturday morning. Although I did have some pretty wicked red bull highs.

All in all, I don't think film is my favorite thing to do - it's just not as fast-pace as fashion, and it doesn't really have anything to do with fashion, which is what I love!

But a huge lesson I've learnt is to take whatever opportunities come your way, and run with them!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Graphics Portfolio Launch

Hey all!

Sorry I've been a bit MIA lately - I've just been crazy busy the last couple of months, and will definitely fill you in on all the juicy details very soon! But for now, feel free to check out the latest edition of my blog...the launch of my Graphics Portfolio!

Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Test Shoot...

I did this shoot a couple of weeks ago with photographer Zenaida Kwong, hair & make-up artist Chisato Arai and Harriette from Pure Models. It was supposed to be featured in online mag IKI, but didn't make it in - that's just how the fashion game goes.

It was still completely worth it for me, as I have a lot to learn and testing is the best way to do it - experience is invaluable. And now I have one more piece of work to add to my portfolio...yay!