Monthly Archives: January 2010

jet black beauty


The old paint your face black has been the contraversial statement of 2009. Without joining the political discussion here comes in the book/magazine that is Kurv some stunning use of Kohl. White, red, jet and grey slate eyes. Shiseido circa 1990 would have loved to circulate these works of art. Photographer Gitte Meldgaard and make up by Riku Campo.



Jethro Cave is standing up for the new wave of cheeky rather than all jawline male models. There for a good time not a long time. A nasty gnarl walking for Paul Smith, Versace and Costume National in the recent Menswear shows as well as getting as much backstage short film time as possible. Acting slightly insane as opposed to the usual chiseled answers the male models enjoy. I love a undercut maniac to keep things interesting.

image: nascapas

kurv it this way


I hardly ever go to news stands anymore. Sad but true. I either subscribe or feel too late if I don’t purchase it immediately after it’s out. I feel it’s old news. Again tearful. So I went out to see if the new Oyster was out and came across Kurv. Front cover screamed international… Taylor Warren shot by Herring & Herring in scarlet tones and spelt and type such of a European flavour. I persevered and finally read between the lines to find it’s Australian and printed in Western Australia. More like a book, get ready to see some hot as fire beauty editorials.


In the red room. A faint look at the pale American’s renowned pale ice stare. I am not usually a fan of the tinted shoot, but as a cover and a caught in action editorial I have changed my mind and have done a complete turn around.

sleepy clothes


I don’t get that many comments so when I do I always check out the authors blog and send a lil message. As I was wanting to add many an exclamation point whilst writing about WA magazine Kurv a girl from Perth left a comment. I love a coincident. So I checked out Lissy’s (Alice’s) blog and it’s Lovely. A mix of sunny portraits and model write ups. A link saver.

promptings of nature


Romantic fashion designer Gail Sorronda was asked to style an editorial for Russian Magazine Playing Fashion. Shot in Paris last year by photographer Sam Hendel and written words by Atlas Harwood. Make sure to visit Gail’s blog so as to click on the images to get a larger perspective of the abstract point of views.


The Parisian wind captures the exquisite fabrics of Miss Sorronda’s Invasive Exotics SS10 collection. Black and white images to enhance her love of monotone.

just the start


Mostly party kids, who model for cool kids but also manage to do the love thing. Adding matching black coats to their often naked chests, Sophie Willing and Jethro Lazenby-Cave class it up at the Givenchy F/W 2010 Men’s show at La Sorbonne, Paris. Photo Olivier Zahm.

images: purple

made from scratch


Australian Vogue Contributing stylist Romy Frydman has a behind the scenes blog showing her celebrity clients and hot models. Model and girlfriend of Silverchair’s Daniel John, Louise Van De Vorst has got out her Janome and has started creating her own designs which she wears for the shoot. Hailing from the Sunshine Coast, Louise has those Gemma Ward set apart eyes and maybe, making her own creations will gain her the double recognition like other blonde models Alexandra Spencer and Jess Hart. Both girls are booking more jobs thanks to the publicity surrounding their creative outlets teamed with their beautiful bone structure.

images: style me romy

frockwriter.. always first


Excerpt: “Well that was quick. Back in September frockwriter mentioned that Australia’s longest-surviving indie fashion mag Oyster was having a few problems. An exodus of staff had seen the departure of no less than the magazine’s editor in chief, editor, art director, sales director and several other staff members. This was accompanied by the news that the magazine would be going on hiatus for December/January – prompting publisher Monika Nakata to instruct this blog that a Feb/March edition would definitely be going ahead. Well here is some evidence that that may indeed be the case: an early leaked shot of one of this blog’s faves, Cassi van den Dungen. In fact her first fashion editorial according to her Sydney agency Work. It’s an excerpt from a 16-page (multigirl) editorial called ‘Teddy Girls’ by Liz Ham and Jolyon Mason, with makeup by Sasha Nilsson and hair by Sophie Roberts – the latter apparently a fan of Guido Paulo’s Coke can hair for Alexander McQueen’s FW0910 show. Who pulled the issue together? A fascinating little creative collective that includes the recently-shaftedHarpers Bazaaar Australia editor Jamie Huckbody.”

image & words: frockwriter

annabella barber


Another New Zealander to make her way across the Tasman Sea to workshop some poses before heading OS… Annabella Barber. The peroxide blonde bombshell claimed my attention in her “Jump Rock” Russh editorial hanging in bikinis holding her nose while bravely jumping off high rocks.. exactly as the title suggests.


Blonde or brunette, Annabella has those sultry come have sex with me behind the shelter shed eyes. As a blonde she resembles a moody Hannah Holman, yet as a brunette more like Serbian model Georgina Stojiljkovic and her eyes become see through.

images: pricillas