MBFWA

The Year That Was

Ellery’s AW13 show was a highlight of Australian Fashion Week.

Incredible Australian model Ollie Henderson on the street in Sydney.

Visiting my beautiful homeland, and seeing sights I had seen a hundred times before with fresh eyes.

Capturing Clare’s beautiful laugh; it’s all about those unguarded, natural moments.

Shooting cool-kid Grace Garrett for New Zealand culture site Always Sometimes Anytime.

Natalie Joos has more fun on the street than anyone else, I love her energy.

Romance Was Born’s superhero show at MBAFW.

Blogging for Vogue Australia under the Style Spy network. For my first post I shot a sugary sweet editorial featuring nail art extraordinaires, Uslu Airlines.

Uniform Studios – a new Sydney based label who are minimalists after my own heart. I shot this mini editorial for the brand on a light-filled afternoon, and promptly ordered this whole look a few days later.

Being nominated (and then a finalist) for Cosmopolitan’s Fun Fearless and Female awards.

Started shooting a regular street style column for Grazia Australia, featuring Sydney’s most stylish and charismatic ladies.

Meeting Caroline Polachek of Chairlift, who I shot for Vogue Australia’s Style Spy. Too cool for words.

Ryan Storer: a new jeweller I can’t get get enough of.

I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve shot Sara, but she never fails to blow me away with her beauty. This shot was also published in Harper’s Bazaar, which was an exciting first.

My first editorial in print – big thanks to Fallen Magazine for featuring my work.

Christine Centenera on the street at Australian Fashion Week.

My first beauty editorial, for Sunglass Hut’s Inner Circle.

Visiting Paris for the first time.

I feel as though 2012 was a really great year. Not just for myself, but for so many people I know. The months were flooded with opportunities, good times and new friendships. It was the year Sydney became my spiritual homeland, and the year I packed up my life and moved to London for a new adventure. I was fortunate enough to collaborate with some incredible people and brands, and have my work published in some great publications. I’m forever grateful for all of the support and am constantly inspired by those around me. To 2013, whatever it may bring!

Christopher Esber

Presenting his spring summer 12/13 collection to an auidence with great expectations last week, Christopher Esber somehow managed to live up to the hype and then some. His new collection had a clinical touch; bright whites, clean cut and straight to the point. For someone so young, Esber really does have an eye for sophisticated, intelligent designs that are utterly wearable.

It’s his execution of the simple stuff that makes him stand out – the tailored shirts, pants and shift dresses are all perfectly in proportion and not the least bit boring. There were also a few standout pieces with impressive bead-work (namely the full length coat with intricately beaded sleeves) which I can’t wait to see up close. Considering he had everyone whispering comments of praise afterwards, with many calling it the show week, there’s no doubt Esber is destined for great things!

Delicatessen

Industry favourite and all round cool kid Kym Ellery pulled one stylish crowd for her show at Australian Fashion Week, where she presented her resort 12/13 collection ‘Delicatessen’. With her usual minimalistic touch, Ellery delivered structured silhouettes in crisp whites and opulent hues. Her ability to deliver such bold, architectural shapes in sleek and paired-back packages is what makes the label so alluring.

Hands down the best peplums of the week, particularly the peplum skirted mini-shorts in forest green and silver (although not for the faint-hearted) her tailoring really is a thing of beauty. And the neat shifts, cool coats, exaggerated shoulders; all so slick! It was Ellery’s juxtaposition of volume and minimalism that created such a sophisticated and ultimately desirable collection.

Geneva

Not many girls could pull off a white crop top, but Geneva comes off effortlessly cool and confident. I love the pastel on pastel, and against her amazing tan (thanks to a Hong Kong summer) she looks like a total babe. I only met Geneva for the first time a few days ago at Australian Fashion Week, but like so many blogger meets, I felt like I’d known her for much longer. Total sweetheart, and DIY master (her paper bag clutch is one of her own creations), it was a real treat to finally cross paths.