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Back to the 50′s Festival at St.Ives Showground 2015

Back to the 50's Festival at St.Ives Showground 2015

Last year I was contacted by Ku-Ring-Gai Council to help them with the development of a brand new 50′s inspired festival to be held at St.Ives Showground in August. I was delighted to be involved with the inaugural event. Besides some behind the scenes, planning , programming and promotion, My main role was to produce [...]


Rodeo Queen Prop Styling for Peter Alexander

Rodeo Queen Prop Styling for Peter Alexander

In January this year I worked on the prop styling for Peter Alexander’s western inspired Rodeo Queen collection.  My dear friend and amazing assistant Brendan Hay worked with me and together we sourced a fun collection of colourful vintage rocking horses, rocking chairs, cowboy hats, boots, barrels and all things rodeo. Here are some of [...]


Abby Earl – Grace Kelly inspired shoot for Women’s Weekly magazine

Abby Earl - Grace Kelly inspired shoot for Women's Weekly magazine

I’m finally finding a moment to share this beautiful collection of images from 2014 of A Place to Call Home Actress Abby Earl for Women’s Weekly magazine. I worked as the prop stylist on this shoot by WW’s lovely style director Mattie Cronan and photographed by the always amazing Corrie Bond. Our location for the [...]


Carmen Miranda for Peter Alexander

Carmen Miranda for Peter Alexander

  Through my work as a prop stylist I have been lucky enough to work for Peter Alexander over the last 5 years. His collections are always great fun and very inspiring, the prop brief colourful and creative and none more so than the Carmen Miranda collection which called me to create larger than life [...]


Working on Love Child

Working on Love Child

One of the many things i do through my business Vintage Allsorts is run a casting agency, through this I have been lucky enough to work on many Australian Television and Film productions over the last 5 years. A Place to Call Home, Carlotta, Love Child, Australia the Story of Us and various other projects. [...]


Dita Von Teese Party for Cointreau

Dita Von Teese Party for Cointreau

In February 2013 I was lucky enough to be one of the invited guests to a sparkling soiree hosted by Cointreau’s global brand ambassador Dita Von Teese. Through my work with Cointreau and Stella concepts I had met Dita a few times previously and this intimate occasion held at Sydney’s The Victoria Room was a [...]


Blackcats & Steamboat Joes

Blackcats & Steamboat Joes

2013 turned into my busiest year yet. In between styling for Marie Claire , Peter Alexander prop making and torching jazz all over town there really wasn’t much time for sitting in front of my computer. This New Year’s resolution was to find more time for blogging , posting and sharing my world. Ahem… easier [...]


Styling for Peter Alexander

Styling for Peter Alexander

I first worked for Peter Alexander on his 1950′s styled mothers day catalog last year. This was a fabulous project that we shot in my house. I still get people contacting me from this series of images and recognizing my styling from them.                         [...]


For a Pittance – Photo exhibition at The Museum of Sydney

For a Pittance - Photo exhibition at The Museum of Sydney

                          There is currently a photo of me in a exhibition at the Museum of Sydney.  It is a pho­to­graphic explo­ration of descen­dants of Australia’s early convicts. I worked with the wonderful photographer Mine Konacki a few years ago whilst I was doing [...]


Retrospec’d Styling 2012

Retrospec'd Styling 2012

I love working with the girls from Retrospec’d. Last year I did another styling job with them for their new collection of divine dresses. I love the colours , prints and their feminine designs. They wanted something fun and fresh , not too many props and an innocent girlish collection of photos. For this shoot [...]


Marie Claire Without Reservation fashion story

Marie Claire Without Reservation fashion story

I love working with the team from Marie Claire. Here is another Corrie Bond and Kate Harrowsmith collaboration that I prop styled for. We have another story coming out in the May Issue so keep your eyes out……     Did you like this? Share it:Tweet


Marie Claire Two for the Road Fashion Story

Marie Claire Two for the Road Fashion Story

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The Balm Cosmetics Event Launch

The Balm Cosmetics Event Launch

  From the moment I was approached to work on the Australian launch of ‘The Balm’ I felt an incredible synergy between the balm’s personality and the vintage world I have created based on mine. Vintage Allsorts provides me with a business that is fun , nostalgic , feminine, quirky and creative , a world [...]


Wintersun Festival 2012

Wintersun Festival 2012

On the June long weekend I was invited to perform at Wintersun. Australia’s oldest running nostalgia festival. It was the first time I had played at the festival since it has moved from it’s original home at Coolangatta. With the Cooly Rocks festival still being held there over the same weekend I was curious to [...]


Palmer & Co

Palmer & Co

  I’m very excited to tell you that I have been singing at Merivales’s fabulous new speakeasy bar Palmer & Co. Located in the heart of the city , hidden in a narrow alleyway is the place this little torch singer has been dreaming about. Dimly lit with exposed architecture and brilliant attention to detail, [...]


Peter Alexander Mother’s Day Catalogue

Peter Alexander Mother's Day Catalogue

A few months ago I had the great privilege of working with the wonderful Peter Alexander on his mothers day catalogue.  A quirky tribute to the 50′s housewife  ( so the perfect job for me. ) A baking bombshell in beautiful graphic print pyjamas. We shot the images in my kitchen and I also did [...]


Louis Prima Tribute Night

Louis Prima Tribute Night

  Sing, Sing, Sing……. A tribute to Louis Prima – The King of Swing  Polish your brass, get your spats whitened and join Miss Pia Andersen in conjunction with the Vanguard in presenting ‘Sing, Sing, Sing’ a night dedicated to the music of one of big bands most rockin’ daddys, Louis Prima. Louis Prima helped [...]


Chess Records Tribute Night

Chess Records Tribute Night

  Chess Records  At last, Chess Record night has come along! Join Miss Pia Andersen and the Vanguard in celebrating some of the most important and influential acts to come out of Chicago in the 50′s and early 60′s. Leonard Chess’ Chess Records label was instrumental in bringing early blues, soulful jazz and rock n’ [...]


Cry Baby at the Vanguard

Cry Baby at the Vanguard

Another fun night at The Vanguard and what a night it was! It was great to see so many people come out once more on a Sunday night, all in the name of great music and having a good time. And maybe (just a little bit) Johnny Depp. When I heard that The Vanguard were [...]


Marie Claire – The last days of summer shoot

Marie Claire - The last days of summer shoot

I always love working with the team from Marie Claire and this romantic seaside shoot was the fabulous combination of nostalgic influenced fashion and contemporary design. It was the perfect brief for me and I loved sourcing all of these beautiful vintage props. Photographer Corrie Bond perfectly captured the mood and the treatment she has [...]


Rock-a-fillies

Rock-a-fillies

ROCKAFILLIES   A TRIBUTE TO THE FEMALE PIONEERS OF ROCK’N’ROLL It’s time to iron your wiggle frock, pull on your peep-toes and shimmy on down as Miss Pia Andersen in conjunction with The Vanguard presents Rockafillies, a night filled with good girls gone rocking, good girls gone bad and rock n’roll mamas de luxe. Featuring [...]


ELVIS 77th BIRTHDAY BASH

ELVIS 77th BIRTHDAY BASH

Elvis’ 77th Birthday Bash Preen your quiffs, starch your jumpsuits and dust off your blue suede shoes as The Vanguard invites you to a very special night celebrating Elvis’ 77th birthday in a manner fit for a king! From Sun Studios to Soundtracks to the ’68 Comeback Special, let Miss Pia Andersen and her Lonesome [...]


Greazefest 2011

Greazefest 2011

Held in Brisbane Australia , Greazefest is a ‘must do’ kustom kulture festival for devotees in the Southern Hemisphere. A weekend filled with cool cars, rockabilly tunes, tattoos, pinstripers , lowriders, and vintage fashion. This year I was lucky enough to be asked to perform with my favourite rockabilly partner in crime the one and [...]


Swing V’s Rockabilly Event Wrap Up

Swing V's Rockabilly Event Wrap Up

  On Saturday the 16th July the Factory Theatre played host to another amazing Swing V’s Rockabilly Showdown. Organised and Promoted by Graham Coupland (Manager and guitarist from the Velvet Set ) the night showcased a fine selection of NSW’s Swing and Rockabilly bands, all battling it out for the illustrious crown.   The audience [...]