Styling

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.                         [...]


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 [...]


Shoot The Chef Competition 2011

Shoot The Chef Competition 2011

In 2011 the wonderful Louise Whelan entered a portrait of me in the SMH Shoot the Chef competition. The image was chosen as one of the finalists , unfortunately we didn’t win but we sure had lots of fun attending all of the Crave Food festival events were we met lots of inspiring chefs and [...]


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 [...]


Marie Claire – Finishing School Shoot

Marie Claire - Finishing School Shoot

The last Marie Claire Shoot I worked on was a decadent and stylish soiree. A French Finishing school showcasing sophisticated lady like luxury. The location for the shoot was the historical house Mahratta’ one of Sydney’s finest examples of an Art Deco home. The 1.6 hectare gardens are filled with rare and exotic native Australian [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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!


Fancy Some Hot Couture ???

Fancy Some Hot Couture ???

As an inquisitive 15 year old girl I was fortunate enough to find myself working at Fancy That one of Sydney’s most amazing Fancy Dress Shops. This incredible costume collection provided me with the perfect environment to research and explore my fascination with Vintage culture and clothing. While working there I also was lucky enough [...]


Trocadero Dance Palace at the Sydney Festival 2011

Trocadero Dance Palace at the Sydney Festival 2011

For Four nights during the Sydney Festival , the newly refurbished Town Hall was transformed into a Vintage Dance Palace that played tribute to sydney’s original Trocadero Night club. Sydney’s  Trocadero was a dance and concert hall that opened in 1936 and remained an important entertainment venue until it closed it’s doors in the 1970′s. [...]


Fearless…

Fearless...

When Freelance producer Danielle Colley asked me to style the then current Australian Idol Winner Wes Carr’s latest Single “Fearless”  I was thrilled to finally have the chance to work with her. We had crossed paths a few times before but hadn’t yet worked on a major project. Dedicated and passionate it was a real pleasure [...]


I & J Fish Fingers and Fish Strips Print Ads

I & J Fish Fingers and Fish Strips Print Ads

When I was recently contacted by the creative team at Ad agency BWM and asked if I wanted to style a Vintage Inspired Print ad for Fish Fingers I was naturally intrigued to hear their ideas.  A few meetings and much laughter later, here is the series of ad’s that we came up with. I [...]