15th September, 2014

I was lucky enough to work with the incredibly talented Yael Stone again earlier this year for a portrait for Oyster’s Australian only issue, on sale now. The last time we met in 2011 she was just about to go to New York to audition for a then little known Netflix project called Orange Is the New Black. 12 Emmy award nominations and 2 seasons later and Yael’s star is most definitely rising fast. Oh and that thick New York/Bronx accent she has in the show? Well the reality is that her Australian accent is about as thick as her fan base, which (if you count being recognized by the local electrician) is spreading like wild fire. Oh and just to really impress you, she came up with it the night before her audition. Yup. She really is that good.

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Photographed by Adrian Mesko. Styled by Ilona Hamer. Hair by Schlomi Morr. Make up by Kanako.

10th September, 2014

Bella Heathcote is one of those girls that you really can’t help but like the moment you meet her. Honest, funny and disarmingly beautiful, her raw Australian-ness and humor has not been lost after so many years living abroad. We shot these in the blazing heat in LA for the new issue Oyster and she couldn’t have been more of a trooper, dancing around in alleys and making bad jokes from heat delirium. The first shot below is a quiet moment that was one of my favorite shots of the day and I think that sums her up in a mohair nutshell – soft, romantic, reflective and confident.

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BURBERRY MOHAIR COAT.

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STELLA MCCARTNEY COAT. MARNI BELT.

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Photographed by Adrian Mesko for Oyster Magazine. Styled by Ilona Hamer. Hair by Nikki Providence. Make up by Natasha Severino

4th September, 2014

The few things that are my Ying to fashion week’s Yang this year. Its all about the presentations and the intimate dinners, the morning catch up and the evening wind down. The new attitude of casual ease and effortless. A simple black pump and silk shirt, drinks with friends and a re read of a well thumbed best seller in the evenings.

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LEFT TO RIGHT: MICA ARGANAREZ NAILS EFFORTLESS EASE IN VOGUE PARIS BY DAVID SIMS. MORNING COFFEE AND THE NEW YORK TIMES – STEPHANIE JOYFIELD BY GREGORY HARRIS FOR INTERVIEW MAGAZINE. ISA TAPIA SUEDE PUMPS. RINTINTIN, OUR FAVORITE DRINKS SPOT ON ONE OF THE BEST CORNERS IN SOHO. “THE GOLDFINCH” BY DONNA TART. EASY LISTENING – “THINKING IN TEXTURES” BY CHET FAKER.

30th August, 2014

Its definitely a case of global consciousness that the Speed Dealers are back. My first appreciation for these very questionable sunglasses came when I discovered Stephanie Zinone AKA Michelle Pfieffer in Grease 2 when I was old enough to know I wanted a Cool Rider. Stolen Girlfriends Club sent me a great pair of their modernized dealers for Christmas last year and I havent taken them off since. I also find myself drawn to the sunglass stands at Walgreens and various gas stations on my travels which could either be a really good or a really bad thing. Either way, I think these wrap arounds are back in a big way so just make sure you don’t accessories with a bumbag and gold tooth.

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CLOCKWISE: LOU REED, BURBERRY SPRING SUMMER 2008, PHOTOGRAPHER ZACHARY HANDLEY IN NEW YORK LAST WEEK, BETTY CATROUX AND TOM FORD, STELLA ISHII OF 6397 AS FEATURED ON STYLE.COM’S DENIM INSIDERS LAST WEEK, THE ONE AND ONLY MICHELLE PFIEFFER AS STEPHANIE ZINONE IN GREASE 2.

30th August, 2014

New Girls are a dime a dozen in this city but sometimes you come along the rare faces and personalities behind them that really make you stand up and listen. Sarah Brannon is one of those girls. Her new shaggy black cut, 5’11″ (which in this world means 6′) fresh from Memphis, Tennessee, Sarah has been modeling full time in NY just a few weeks and is sure to have an interesting season.

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Photographed by Alexandra Nataf for Unconditional. Styled by Ilona Hamer. Make up by Alexis Williams using Chanel. Sarah Brannon from New York Models.

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