Over the weekend jewellery designer Elke Kramer brought together some of Sydney’s most talented and inspirational women for her A/W12 campaign. The campaign celebrates creative women from different backgrounds, each with their own sense of style and distinctive personality. The women were as eclectic as Elke’s designs, and it was really great seeing everyone bring their own energy and aesthetic to the shoot.
It was a real treat to be in the same room as so many incredible women, I have no doubt the campaign is going to be amazing! It was also really special meeting Nirrimi’s baby girl Alba, who had all of us utterly captivated. You can see the rest of my behind the scenes shots up on Oyster (as well as a full list of all the incredible women who took part) here.
On Sunday evening I went backstage before Frankie’s show at L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival. It was super sweet to see all the girls dressed so bright and playful; the clothes really did create a youthful vibe backstage! They were all taking photos of each other on their phones, playing up their eclectic outfits and just generally being young girls. Sydney based hair stylist Brad Ngata was the hair director of the show, which saw the models sporting cute fishtail braids from beneath their bright beanies. There’s something so carefree and relaxed about fishtail braids which I just love.
A big thank you to L’Oréal Professional for bringing me down and taking me backstage, it was lots of fun to check out LMFF and hang out in Melbourne for the weekend!
Last weekend L’Oréal Professional kindly invited me to L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival to shoot backstage at a couple of the shows. It was lots of fun to meet the team at L’Oréal, catch up with the many bloggers who were also down for LMFF and watch the hair stylists work their magic.
I ducked backstage before the InStyle show, which featured some of Australia’s top designers including Bianca Spender and Yeojin Bae (who looked incredible front row in one of her own designs). Caterina Di Biase was the Hair Director of the show, and she did an amazing job creating the perfect half up-do. Whimsical, slightly messy, but still pulled back off the face; it was one of the more accessible looks I’ve seen on the runway. Watching Caterina work her magic made me realise that great hair is no happy accident, and that it’s high time I try something new. I’m feeling all inspired!
When Brenda invited me to come behind the scenes of Benah’s AW12 campaign shoot I was more than happy to come along, particularly when she said Ben (her fiance) was shooting the campaign. Not because Ben is a talented filmmaker and director (although he is), but because Brenda is forever singing his praises to anyone who will listen, and it was super cute to see them working together.
As far as accessory campaigns go, I was completely blown away by the concept, styling and direction of the shoot. Alice Babidge’s styling was truly next level; the clothes were beautiful and carefully considered without stealing the limelight. And it was amazing to see Ben’s raw photography style, relying more on the dreamy natural light and models mood than an elaborate set-up to get a great shot.
Inspired by projections of the future and the way these inevitably shift as time goes on, the collection contemplates everything from an era of bygone idealism to an apocalyptic future. Featuring pastel pinks and pistachios alongside holographic prints, Limits is both romantic and psychedelic all at the same time. Each piece is quietly compelling, telling a story that you can’t help be intrigued by. From the rose gold cuffs, the suede brogues (for the first time ever) to the patent shoulder bags; I love it all.