Friday, 3 July 2015

WALKING WITH THE WIND


SHE IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRLS I KNOW INSIDE AND OUT, WITH A KILLER BODY, AND SKIN LIKE SILK. SHE IS MY LONG TIME FRIEND, WHO HAS GROWN INTO AN INSPIRING GENTLE WOMAN. MEET AVRIL RAE ALEXANDER AND HER NEW PUP LENNOX IN LOVERS NEW COLLECTION, VERY BEFITTING IN HER FAVOURITE COLOUR, BLUE.

PHOTOGRAPHED AND STYLED BY YOURS TRUELY 
MODEL | AVRIL RAE @ CHIC MANAGEMENT


LOVER BODYSUIT


TOP AND SKIRT BY DION LEE

LOVER TOP AND FLARED PANT

DRESS BY ASOS



ASOS RAINCOAT




Wednesday, 24 June 2015

INTERVIEW | NOAM FROST


 PHOTOS AND INTERVIEW BY IVANA MARTYN
MAKEUP BY ANIA MILCZARCZYK @ DLM
MODEL | NOAM FROST @ CHIC MANAGEMENT


WHO IS NOAM?
From Israel. Born in tel aviv. I am passionate about music. I can spend hours filing through old records and going to concerts. I love tattoos 

DO YOU HAVE ANY?
Not yet. But I will.

WHERE DOES YOUR NAME COME FROM?
(pronounced No - Am)

All the names in Hebrew have a meaning, Noam used to be a boys name until the 90s, but now it's unisex. It means gentle, so basically when someone touches you with that 'softness'.
Frost - my grandparents are Polish/Hungarian/Russian. It's such a young country that there is a really big mix of cultures. French, Spanish, Moroccan , German...

WHAT'S THE MOST DOMINANT CULTURE?
There are 2 million Russian. I guess Polish, Russian, Moroccan or Spanish are most dominant. It's so diverse.

HOW DID YOU GET INTO MODELLING?
My mum used to model in the 80s in Paris. She did pageants in Israel. When I was young I would look through her portfolio. My dad is a reality TV director for shows such as Israel's Next Top Model, Survivor, Amazing Race, Master Chef, Beauty and the Geek - all the Isrealie versions. He used to tell me I'm not aloud to model until I was 16. Then he made a film on the fashion industry and worked with my mother agent. He said if you are going to model this is the woman you should do it with. So I started doing it a little at high school. Then when I finished I flew to London and Paris fashion week walking for Mulberry, Acne, Johnathan Saunders, Christopher Kane. It kind of all took off from there.

SO HOW OLD ARE YOU NOW?
21

WHAT'S THE BEST PART ABOUT YOUR JOB?
That I can get into character and play around. It's fun to travel not just to locations, but within my head and get something new from every shoot. It's like acting.

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVOURITE BITS SO FAR?

Christopher Kane was my favourite show to walk for. His collections are like art. Such talent and so nice. I recently shot the Dion Lee Resort 16 collection in Sydney. I also walked for him in London. I really liked that.

WHAT WOULD BE YOUR DREAM JOB?
Celine. It's so clean and refined.

DO YOU HAVE ASPIRATIONS BEYOND MODELLING
To study nutrition or health.

WHAT WAS IT LIKE GROWING UP IN ISRAEL?

I think there is a lot of misconceptions about Israel . A lot of the time I get asked if we have to walk around covered up. Tel Aviv is a beach city. It's a hot country and the night life is amazing. There is such a big restaurant and food and coffee culture there. I love Tel Aviv. It's my favourite city in the world. 

YOU MENTIONED YOUR DAD DID NEXT TOP MODEL...WHAT IS THE FASHION INDUSTRY LIKE IN ISRAEL?
It's quite small. After a few months you will know everyone. It feels like family. For 20 years there were no runway girls. Just commercial jobs. When my mother agent, Elinor Shahar, sent me overseas to do the shows and it went well, it started a wave of Isrealie show girls. Israel is a small country so when the girls do well we are very proud.
There are a few big designers. One, Alon Livne, he just did the Beyonce tour, and the designer for Lanvin, Albert Albez is Isrealie. The style is beach clothes and fine taloiring. Israel is like Australia, we don't really have a winter so that restricts the style. There is a massive vintage scene and ripped jeans and Tshirts. We dress in a in a similar way to you guys.

SO YOU PLAN ON LIVING HERE IN SYDNEY?
For the past three years I am on the line. I'm a traveling model. I'll be back and forth, but I have my boyfriend here so it means I split my time between Sydney and the rest of the world.


WHO WOULD BE YOUR THREE GUEST OF CHOICE AT A DINNER PARTY?
- Kate moss, Kurt Cobain and Andy Warhol.

THAT'S A FUN PARTY. SO YOU LIKE ROCK MUSIC? 
My favourite is rock music and dark 80s , like sisters of mercy. Heavy sounds.

THERE IS SO MUCH EMPHASIS PLACED ON DIET AND 'HEALTHY EATING' IN THE MEDIA THESE DAYS....DO YOU FEEL YOU NEED TO KEEP UP? DO YOU HAVE AN OPINION ON IT OR A ROUTINE YOU FOLLOW?

I try to drink lots of water and lots of coconut water. I use a lot of olive oil. Some people in my country drink it as a shot in the morning. It makes the skin glow. And it's cleansing. I try to stick to lots of fresh food and fish and red meat twice a week. I try to keep my coffee intake to only 2 a day and alway balance it out with lots of water. 

YOU EAT THE SAME WAY AS I DO. BALANCED. THE GOODNESS OF OLIVE OIL IS ALL I PREACH. I POUR IT ON EVERYTHING. WHEN IT'S NOT COOKED, IT'S SO AMAZING. IT AIDS DIGESTION, AND MAKES THE SKIN GLOW AS YOU SAID. LOOK AT THE GREEKS!

I don't like vinegar. 

ME EITHER... I PREFER LEMON IN A SALAD.

IF YOU COULD GIVE THE WORLD ONE TIP...
That there is life after high school. For me being so tall and awkward at school , I felt really insecure. But that doesn't matter anymore, now it is a virtue in my career. Things get better with time and you are accepted for who you are. We develop, and become stronger, and everyone becomes more considerate and respectful.


Thursday, 4 June 2015

FACES OF MAVERICK



AGENCY OWNER ERIKA PEK OF MAVERICK MODELS HAS A KNAKC FOR DISCOVERING UNIQUE MODELS WITH A STYLE OF THEIR OWN. INCLUDING A NUMBER OF POCKET ROCKET SUCCESSES SUCH AS CHARLOTTE JANE AND (PREVIOUSLY SIGNED) ANJA KONSTANTINOVA. BOTH OF WHOM MEASURE UNDER 163cm, WHICH IS NEARLY UNHEARD OF FOR ANY MODEL, LET ALONE THOSE WHO HAVE CLAIMED MORE THAN A FEW INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGNS UNDER THEIR TINY BELTS. LET ME INTRODUCE ALICE CHASTON, MAD SMITH, AND CHARLOTTE JANE IN THE LATEST VIKTORIA AND WOODS, KISS KILL LINGERIE, AND SCANLAN & THEODORE FOR STYLEBK.

PHOTOGRAPHED AND STYLED BY IMZ

SCANLAN & THEODORE TRIBAL BROCADE SKIRT, KISS KILL LILY BRA

SCANLAN & THEODORE SCUBA STRAPLESS BUSTIER; VIKTORIA AND WOODS JETTA PANT


SCANLAN & THEODORE LONG HAIR COAT

SCANLAN & THEODORE LACQUERED VELVET GOWN



VIKTORIA AND WOODS JETTA PANT AND GREY SKIVVY 

VIKTORIA AND WOODS VALENTINA LONG COAT

SCANLAN AND THEODORE COAT, VIKTORIA AND WOODS CALISTA WRAP SKIRT AND JUMPER, 

VIKTORIA AND WOODS GALACTIC SHIRT AND KEATON PANT


VIKTORIA AND WOODS LIBERTY WRAP SHIRT AND PAVILION PANT IN NAVY

KISS KILL GENA BRA

HOUSEMATES

MEGAN IRWIN & CHARLOTTE GREG @ IMG





Monday, 25 May 2015

FEATHER IN THE WIND

MY BEAUTIFUL FRIEND CLAIRE COLLINS PHOTOGRAPHED BY ME ON LOCATION IN HER MOST FREE AND NATURAL STATE. WEARING A SIMPLE SLIP BY HUNKY DORY TO NEAR NOTHING, SHE IS RAW AND SENSUAL.

PHOTOGRAPHY & STYLING BY IMZ
MODEL | CLAIRE COLLINS













Tuesday, 5 May 2015

HAN STUDIO BACKSTAGE X MBFWA 2015

IT TOOK ME A WHILE, BUT FINALLY HERE THEY ARE...HAN STUDIO BACKSTAGE AT MERCEDES BENZ FASHION WEEK AUSTRALIA. A BEAUTIFUL COLLECTION, STYLED BY LAW STUDENT AND STYLE STAR FASHION BLOGGER MARGARET ZHANG.
A COLOUR PALETTE OF GREYS, GOLDS AND KHAKI GREEN DOMINATED THE RUNWAY IN CLEAN MAN STYLE SILHOUETTES. BRUSHED STRONG BROWS AND GLOWING CLEAN SKIN WAS THE LOOK, BENEATH A SCULL CAP-ESQUE STOCKING WIG. HATS OFF TO BRISBANE BASED CAMBODIAN DESIGNER KHIM HAN, A YOUNG PRODIGY OF SORTS WHO IS CONQUERING THE WORLD BUSINESS BY BUSINESS AT 22 YEARS YOUNG. AN IMAGE BELOW CAPTURES THE DESIGNER SPEAKING WITH SBS BROADCAST ABOUT HIS PRODUCTION FACTORIES IN CAMBODIA THAT TREAT HIS STAFF LIKE PEOPLE, PAYING DOUBLE MINIMUM WAGES AND PROVIDING A KINDERGARDEN AND SUCH AMENITIES THAT PERHAPS WE IN THE FIRST WORL TAKE FOR GRANTED. I HOPE YOU ENJOY THE SHOW AS MUCH AS I DID TAKING THE IMAGES.

PHOTOGRAPHED BY IMZ
STYLED BY MARGARET ZHANG 
TALENT BY IMG
MAKEUP BY MAC
HAIR BY OSCAR AND OSCAR