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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 [...]


Art of the Cocktail Hour Behind the Scenes Video Blog

Art of the Cocktail Hour Behind the Scenes Video Blog

The Art of the Cocktail Hour blog is Cointreau’s modern, entertaining and thoroughly useful guide to recreating the golden age of the cocktail hour, today. “With our cocktail connoisseur and chic contributors we’ll usher you through cocktail basics, early evening etiquette, fanciful food, sophisticated styling and all things necessary when gathering with friends for a cocktail party [...]


‘Love Me Tender’ Marie Claire Fashion Story

'Love Me Tender' Marie Claire Fashion Story

I recently produced a 16 page photo story that has just been published in the July issue of Marie Claire magazine. My role was to bring the reality of the Sydney vintage scene to life , by showcasing real people in their environments. Creating a stunning visual backdrop for a modern fashion spread. The Marie [...]


Mid-Winter Warmer

Mid-Winter Warmer

MID- WINTER WARMER Replace your Carbon footprint with Some Dancing shoes….. Come get Warm with us! Vintage Allsorts and Function Entertainment Present a glamorous Mid Winter Warmer to chase those chills away, For One Night Only Deco Dance Palace Balmain Town Hall will host a celebration of the music that defined cocktail cool. The Mid [...]


The Art Of The Cocktail Hour

The Art Of The Cocktail Hour

Last Friday Night an intimate selection of Sydney’s Cocktail Enthusiasts were treated to a wonderful night of drinking and decadence. The Ivy’s Den hosted the event as part of the World Cocktail Week Celebrations and with Head mixologist Mikey Enright and Tim Phillips (2009 UK Bartender of the Year ) creating unique twists on early evening cocktails there was plenty to celebrate.

During the Art of the Cocktail Hour guests were taken on a short stroll through the history of the fashion and etiquette inspired by a social phenomenon that has sparked new forms of expression and to this day continues to evolve.
I had such an amazing time sharing the social history and lavish style of the cocktail hour. Throughout the decades Cocktail Clothing and Culture has provided rich and varied ways for individuals to present themselves and the models looked truly sensational as they displayed the special attire that provides a charming insight into a daily ritual, a passage of time between work and leisure that is filled with glamour and elegance when having a drink wasn’t just about the beverage but the environment , atmosphere and the sophisticated conversation that followed.

The official event photos showcased in this blog are Courtesy of the amazing and very talented Louise Whelan.
They are sure to make you want to adorn a fur and head to your nearest cocktail den for a Cointreau Blush, and for those of you wanting to know more about Cocktail Culture be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Cointreau’s new ‘ Art Of The Cocktail Hour Blog’ which will be a modern and useful guide to cocktails, early evening etiquette, fanciful food, sophisticated styling and all things necessary when gathering with friends for a cocktail party at home. http://artofthecocktailhour.com.au/
It’s due to launch Mid July!