She was strong. Assured. Unafraid. Her confidence was contagious. One just wanted to be in her presence to feel her essence, her spirit.
As morning hit Bondi, we basked in corners of sunlight and shade – light dancing and moving across her face. Captured.
Messy hair. A splattering of tiny freckles. Fresh. Free.
Em Gurr
In the heart of Sydney, we escaped into the dry Australian bushland. An oasis amongst the madness.
The sun was undecided, as if mocking us with its appearance. As rain snatched away at precious moments, we carried on – grateful when our time was graced by the sun once more. And when it came – it came with force, sending sweeping shadows across the face.
Other than the soft splash of a lone breaststroker, all was silent but the small scuffs of sound made from her ballet shoes moving across the pavement. It was eerily perfect.
With a soundtrack that included the mellow voices of London Grammar, The XX and Angus and Julia Stone – we soaked in the dawn, finding our own oasis in marshlands not far from the city.
Olivia Cook
White shirt. Denim jeans. And empty spaces filled just with nature.
Choosing to find her place under the title of ‘creator’ more so than ‘influencer’, Ally May Carey is carving out a new direction as she explores the different opportunities arising from the current media landscape. Merging her talents and passion for photography, film and art, Ally’s vision is both original and contemplative. Creating substance.
As the skies threatened us with rain, the mood was intensified. Cloudy backdrops offset silk gowns as McKell park played the perfect host to our bridesmaid backdrop. Slight winds lifted flyaways – and moments after wrap time was announced, the skies opened up. A timely release.
Believed to be one of the oldest surviving mansions found in Sydney, Juniper Hall was built by emancipated convict Robert Cooper in 1824 after a promise to his third wife to build her the finest house in Sydney. As the historic rooms got readily busied for an upcoming art exhibition, the gardens became our playground.
For a Saturday, the streets of Paddington were alarmingly quiet. A few cars stopped to watch, some questioning our undertakings. But for the most part, nobody paid us any attention – familiar with the sight of a girl with camera in hand and model poised.
Escaping the winter, warm balmy evening air licked at our skin. Bali – some come for the parties, some come for the relaxation, and some come to dip their toe in a little of both. With a backdrop crafted from paradise and a villa all to ourselves, we came for the pictures. And maybe for the relaxation – but mostly for the pictures.
All the top street style looks from Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2019.
The scent reminded her of success. Of power. Of confidence. Of being comfortable in her own skin.
She brushed sleep out of her eyes, a little dusty from her wedding wash-up the day before, but I was eager – how often do you have a beach to yourself, a ballerina, and the perfect dawn? As she flew across the sand, bare feet barely touching the ground – her slightly damp hair flying out behind her, I knew there would be no regrets. Sleep could wait. Sleep can always wait.
The morning of. Views over Hyde Park, coffees and pastries at the ready, and a copy of the Financial Times that made for a far better prop than anyone’s choice of reading material… and then came the champagne. Outcome looked favourable.
Sisters of style. From being awarded the “biggest posers” at school to finding their place high on the list of sartorial style stars to watch, Danielle Lalor and Nicole Benton are two of the OGs of the Australian fashion blogging scene that have managed to transcend a constantly evolving landscape.
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