29.12.11

SHUBAR
















Flicking through many magazines, blog posts and tumblr's over the past year I've grown a slight obsession with visors and sportswear. So for this shoot I was inspired by exactly that. Although Shubar shoes isn't exactly 'sportswear' I decided to incorporate more tom-boy styling - this was the original plan and was still somewhat executed given the dramatic change of circumstances on the day. Silly me forgot a garment bag at home. And we weren't in the easiest location for me to just drive back home, so like a chameleon I adapted to the situation and worked with what I had although I still wanted to kick myself for leaving such an necessary thing behind - never again! 

Over the past year I've had some great opportunities to work creatively and expand my styling portfolio. Hopefully 2012 will continue this and bring me even greater opportunities. 

Be fearless and seize the day.
2011 is almost over!

xxo B


Styling and creative direction: Me | Photography and edits: Christine Ai of Cai photography | Videographer: Alexander Leeway | Model: Shannon Lawson, Platform model management | Makeup: Belle Pagano of Bella makeup | Styling assistant: Selin Abali | Photography assistant: Edwin Lie | Designers: Aung, Zipporra and Illariy Jewellery 

26.12.11

Styling Shubar shoes

Last month I styled a photoshoot for HYPE DC's in-house brand Shubar pulling all the strings I could to make it all happen. I used clothes from emerging labels Aung and Zipporra and even managed to pull some pieces from Helena Pierce who kindly let me borrow her pieces only a few days before her final TAFE show for the year. Jewellery was a mixture of my own pieces and the ever so beautiful pieces from ILLARIY in 100 squared Pitt st. Before I reveal the final photos of the Shubar photoshoot, I'd like to transport you back behind the scenes.


Many thanks to Mark from HYPE DC, Cai photography, Alexander Leeway (videographer), Shannon Lawson (Platform model management), Belle Pagano makeup, and my lovely styling assistant Selin Abali. Everyone did such a fantastic job & made the semi-manic day a whole lot of fun!

Check out the Shubar website here for a little sneaky-peak of the shoot.




25.12.11

Merry Christmas.


I may have been a little M.I.A this december but I'm back and now shooting with my dad's Nikon D90. 
Hope everyone has had an amazing Christmas weekend celebrating with friends and family, food and christmas presents. I may have died from stuffing myself silly with christmas prawns, pavlova, brandy custard, Ferrero rocher's, and a little wine but I'm just bracing myself for the day-after-boxing-day-sale crowds at work tomorrow.  


A lot of things have changed since I last blogged including the expansion of my wardrobe - working in the city is dangerous! With so many stores at my finger tips and a lengthy 1hr break every day it's become so. hard. to. save!! I know my sisters will read this and show my dad, but Dad 2012 is coming and it's on my top 5 things to improve on next year so be proud Pa. 

Wearing a few new additions to my wardrobe Sportsgirl knit, necklace and track pants, Calvin Klein bra, my sister's vest, YSL ring and Jeffrey campbell Clinics. 


More posts to come! So check back soon. 
Merry Christmas everyone
xo B.

12.12.11

More shoes than Imelda Marcos

Seeing my family off to Europe for this festive season is hard in itself, but seeing that my sister will have european fashion (and my mum & her wallet) at her fingertips, it's even harder. Now it's only fair that I too scour the internet to create my very own European wish list. Yesterday it was a very short list with only 6 of my very-merry-must-have items including the Hermes Collier de Chien cuff in silver (although that's more of a dream) ha. Today, I've been flicking through topshop, and WOW-hold-your-breath they have a bunch of babe-in' shoes! Glitter, flatforms, colour, metallic. You name it, they've got it. 


Above are a few of my favourites, and then there are the Ashely front lace sandal and the Miista brielle lace wedge that I'm kind of sitting on the fence with. Do I love em? or hate em? The Ashley's had me at the lace sandal but lost me with all that excess stud detail and I am usually the first one to vouch for that more-is-more approach. Now with the Miista it's like a hybrid of a shoe, they couldn't decide between a clog and a wedge so they merged the two - best of both worlds? I'm not so sure.

What do you think? Love it? Hate it? 
Overall good job topshop! Can't wait to see you in Sydney. 

5.12.11

Baby, it's cold outside

 ...and apparently it's Summer. Not really sure what happened between the week when it was sweltering hot and I was sticking to the train, to now when it's partly sunny, cloudy, rainy and cold all in one day. It's crazy talk.
Wearing French connection hat, Dion Lee x Cue jacket, Silk top my Dad got me from NZ, Zara pants, vintage belt, Shubar shoes and Prada sunglasses.
 Wearing this outfit a few days ago, running around town to get returns done was probably not the best idea (not when there's 60km winds). I may have looked like a try-hard Mary Poppins chasing the wind, but I was not prepared to loose my hat I've only had for a week. I guess i'll just leave you with these photos of the flowers from my front yard and a close up of the little leopard's in my life - they're the only things that didn't try fly off me that day.


4.12.11

Monica


When you work alongside someone as creative and stylish as Monica, you can't help but be influenced and really want elevate your style. Bring you A game, you know what I mean? I've brought mine but without the essential blogger tools-of-the-trade aka a tripod, my blog has been pretty outfit-post non-existent so I'm looking to fix this minor issue by lets say... tomorrow? Let's hope the weather brings it's A-game too. It's summer now (apparently) but all it's given us is rain, cold weather and even snow --- so random. 
**sings Annie 'Tomorrow'** "The sun will come out, tomorrow bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow..."

I'll keep you posted on Twitter and Facebook so stay tuned!

20.11.11

ZIPPORRA SS launch party


Zipporra may not have shown at this yr's RAFW but they did one hell of a showing last friday at Skittle Lane. 


Everyone meet Chris. The man behind ASOF: A Series of Fortunate events. He organised, brainstormed and put together the event for Zipporra and what an amazing job he did! I may have been frazzled coming straight from work to help out and style the models, but he was one cool, calm and well collection guy through it all! I was impressed.  

Donning metallic and being the munchkins that we are.
 With the ironlak fumes that quickly replaced oxygen, skittle lane was transformed into a colourful event filled with a bunch of creatives and an overall happy atmosphere. And I'm positive it wasn't just due to the overwhelming-almost-suffocating smell of spray paint, the 5 pieces of the collection that were showcased were amazing. Although this may have been the 100th time I've seen it, that 'wow' factory never seems to dull down. The collection is infectious I tell you!


P.s I loved Liana's outfit. That skirt. Fly me to the moon coz I swear that's where she got it from!



Hair styled by Kevin McKenzie hair
Clothes styled by Liana and Myself
Shoes: Betts
Event organised by ASOF
Designer: Karen Fulton

14.11.11

Pink skies and glitter nails.



What do you get when an oversized truck comes through a suburban street? Broken electricity wires and no internet connection. Now what do you think you'd get when you call up your internet provider? Service? No. A internet repairer-man? Nope. Just a solid week without a phone line and internet connection. Dyyyyinggg. But enough about the internet dramas - a new week is ahead! 


Wearing Zara kimono, Sportsgirl necklaces, singlet and vintage shorts, Shubar shoes and Prada sunglasses.
How cool are these vintage shorts? Vintage hot-spots tend to follow me with each new job that I've had this year. I'm not complaining, but if my bank account had a mouth it sure would be! 


I've enjoyed this sunnier weather. My face has enjoyed being bug-eyed all weekend. Bug-eyed-baz they shall call me. 

Beautiful Nail. Just one. Just one nail. Do I get to choose which one.. or? 

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

xxo B

11.11.11

ZIPPORRA SS 11/12


Hand-dyed silk that makes you want to chase the rainbow it came from, pleated leather detailing, darted leather bodice's, hand-made italian lace and a fringe jacket that makes you want to shake it like Shakira. I can't explain how incredibly amazing this collection is in the flesh. The colours are exciting and the leather pieces are out-of-this-world - FYI it's done by hand - insane in the membrane! This collection captures the love, creativity and passion Karen holds for design and it's more than clear that Karen has got great things coming for this emerging Aussie label! 

I was over the moon when she got me to collaborate with her on this project and style the photo shoot. Although between you and me, there wasn't much to do, the pieces pretty much speak for themselves. Agreed? 

Enough about the chit-chat. Head over to the Zipporra Facebook page here to find out how you can score yourself a $200 voucher to spend on this infectious collection. I was itching just waiting for this very day (11th of the 11th two thousand and eleven) so I can finally show you how kray kray this collection is. Crazy huh? Crazy-in-love? Yep. me too! Check out the E-store here

Designer: Karen Fulton
Photographer: Trevene Patrick 
Photographer Assistant: Luke Latty
Model: Lola Van Vorst (The Agency Models)
Stylist: Basilia Dulawan
Makeup: Bridgette Serhan
Hair: BlowDryBar
Special Thanks: Rochelle Fox and Natalie Fulton
Footwear: Betts
Backstage photographer: Dave Russell