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So if we were to rewind a year or so back there wouldn’t be much that would get me into a pair of pants, let alone jeans. But when I came across a few fun floral pairs in London I couldn’t resist. They are perfect for this autumn weather that is neither hot or cold. And while my friend Tashka and I had so much fun on our last photography outing we decided to do it again, this time sporting our favourite trend.
This time we were stumped as to where to go. We wanted a pretty garden setting but were sceptical we would find anything that special in our areas. Alas our lovely friend Oli from Sorry I’m Late blog recommended we check out Swaine Gardens where she had her wedding photos taken.
As Tashka and I saw the sign we walked down a long windy road we were sure was someone’s backyard. But as we continued along we finally emerged into this beautiful large garden that felt like The Secret Garden I had always dreamed about after reading the book when I was younger. With moss-covered stone staircases, flower bushes and a little creek, it was the perfect place to escape the bustling world next door.
Unfortunately the afternoon flew past and the sun went down too soon for our liking. Next time we’ll have to remember to start out long leisurely lunch a little earlier. But don’t worry, we are already planning our next afternoon shoot… Stay tuned.
Lulu wearing H&M blouse, Primark jeans, Alannah Hill headband, Alannah Hill heels (Continued)
Natasha wearing Zara blouse, Gorman jeans, Vintage belt, Mimi Loves Jimi clogs (Continued)
Lulu wearing H&M blouse, Topshop jeans, Alannah Hill headband, Zara heels
Natasha wearing American Apparel blouse, Nana pant, Vintage tie, Zara heels.
Until last week, I was perfectly happy with my darling Fujifilm X100…And I am still in love with him… But on that day where my lovely friend Tashka took some beautiful pictures of me, she then let me jump behind the lens and take some of her. There was something quite nice about holding a heavier piece of equipment that made me feel more in control. It took a bit to get used to where all the settings were, but I think the results turned out quite well. I think my beautiful model and setting have a lot to do with it though! Needless to say I am already starting to save my pretty pennies for a DSLR. My Fujifilm is perfect to fit in my handbag and take some spontaneous happy snaps, but for the real deal I think I
needwant the real thing.
I hope you enjoy these pictures, Tashka and I had the most perfect afternoon enjoying the setting sun over Palm Beach. It was just the thing to get us out of our afternoon slump.
Zara knit, Zara skirt, Vintage shoes
Photographs : Lulu Rose
Model : Natasha Narula
Bitter Candy is the best way to describe the latest editorial for Material Girl by Xanthe Hutchinson. Models Madeline White and Kaitlin Pilcher look just as good as the floral wallpaper behind them. This shoot reminds me of what Tim Walker does for Juicy Couture. It is fresh with fluro hues and clashing patterns, showcasing the latest feminine sporty trends. Each image is a bundle of fun and takes me back to craft days at school!
Photographer: Xanthe Hutchinson
Models: Madeline White and Kaitlin Pilcher
Stylist: Zoe Hancock
Beauty Artist: Temi Aboderin
Set Designer: Katie Bowker
Images: Fashion Gone Rogue
Returning from a winter holiday in Europe, to Sydney where winter has just begun…I’m holding on to any warm afternoon we have. My dearest friend Tashka and I soaked up some of the last rays of the day and played around in front of the camera ’til the sun went down. Alas the days are getting colder – but with a view like this; I’m happy to be home.
Vintage blouse, Ruby shorts, Office heels, Zara collar, Mimco long necklace.
Photographer : Natasha Narula
Image: Pages Digital
My fabulous friend Sarah & I at Little Hero’s 5th Birthday Party during fashion week.
Well Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia has come and gone in the blink of an eye. And although the week didn’t start off on the best note with favourites Dion Lee and Josh Goot pulling out due to focusing on overseas schedules. In saying that though, I was quite impressed with the result from our local talent. Here are a selection of my favourite looks from this week:
I absolutely adored this collection by Alice McCall. The large bold prints on the garments gave this Life on the Prairie-esque collection a modern edge. The adorable silhouettes were accentuated with delightful peplum’s and sheer detailing. I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these!
Bec & Bridge
This collection to me is the essence of Australian fashion. It has a certain casual-elegance that Australian girls seem to do so well. Like a few collections showed this season, it seems that a feminine approach to the sporty trend is on the cards.
I thought Kym Ellery gave us an especially sleek and modern collection. Despite some looks reminding me of Balenciaga’s A/W 12 collection, I loved almost every look and can see these pieces being popular worldwide.
It has been 21 years since Jenny Kee’s last solo showing, and what a spectacle her return was. True to Kee’s Australiana aesthetic, the collection was an abundance of waratah, eucalyptus and koala references all clashing in an incredibly colour frenzy. Welcome back to a truly inspirational artist.
I loved this collection from Manning Cartell. It was bold with her combination of navy sequins and dusty floral digital print dresses, and large pink bobble jumpers. This collection was filled with wearable pieces from feminine a-line skirts to sporty pants; there was something for everyone.
Romance Was Born
Romance Was Born was an obvious favourite. Their colourful comic-book inspired looks; they brought us an unusually commercial collection all of which I can’t wait to see on clothes racks around Australia. The collection however didn’t lack their usual fantastical punch.
In true Zimmerman style, Nicky & Simone have created a modern, feminine collection for beach babes all over Australia. This collection had a prominent sporty aesthetic which made the pastel floral prints a little less girly.
Images from Vogue
A truly breathtaking editorial exclusively for Fashion Gone Rogue by Antia Pagant featuring dollface Brynja Jónbjarnardóttir. The team at Fashion Gone Rogue are supporting young budding talent by publishing their work on their website and sharing it with the world. It is always nice to be introduced to fresh new talent in the industry.
Each image from ‘Light & Magic’ has been carefully constructed from the lighting right down to the vibrant flowers in Brynja’s hair. I love each image more than the last, and this editorial leaves my heart smiling the biggest smile. Stylist Gerard Angulo has showcased spring’s hottest trends of mint tweeds, white lace and metallic leather in a delightfully subtle way. Although I don’t feel this editorial is completely cohesive, I do think that each and every image is powerful and memorable in it’s own right.
Photographer: Antia Pagant @ Samantha Dominguez Artist Management
Stylist: Gerard Angulo
Art Direction: Caught in Creativity
Hair and Makeup: Katherina Nitzpon for Giorgio Armani and Tigi
Model: Brynja Jónbjarnardóttir @ Traffic Models
Images: Fashion Gone Rogue
In the latest isse of Lula Magazine my favourite creative duo Leith Clark and Ellen Von Unwerth create a fantastical circus themed editorial. Model Rasa Zukauskaite is dressed up in many a sparkly number by Miu Miu, Prada and Christopher Kane whilst making a few circus friends along the way. Both Leith and Ellen know how to create feminine images, without making them overtly girly and youthful. They make a perfect team.
The end photos are lovely, but I much prefer the video version. Take a peek below…
You can view the whole editorial on Image Amplified