28 Aug 2015
While most of the online communities I follow are moving into autumn, those of us in Australia are moving into spring. Moving into any season I can get obsessed with certain items that I want to wear until I'm sick of them. Kind of like replaying a favourite song. There are a few things currently on my mind like a classic 80s ballad: crop tops, scarves, hats.
21 Aug 2015
This is a photo of me, taken by my bestie Tegan, shortly before we stopped being friends. Tegan has ditched me as a friend after everything she wanted at the Vintage Fair was in my size and I bought everything. More on the fair and why Tegan has vowed to never be my friend again at a later date. For now, let's have an adventure at Vegas and Rose.
19 Aug 2015
I'm excited to be working with a photographer again for the Ballarat International Foto Biennale. This time I am working with the incredibly talented Michelle Dunn as part of a full day workshop for intermediate photographers to develop their skills in off camera flash. Today Michelle and I did a trial for the workshop to put together images for workshop attendees to develop their understanding of the technique. The above shots were taken one after the other, with the off camera flash on different settings.
16 Aug 2015
Most of the pictures I've been doing at the moment are taken by a heavily pregnant Goldfields Girl. She's super busy being pregnant and fabulous, and her kitchen is also being renovated (among other parts of the house). I threw her a baby shower with the help of a few people, to celebrate the anticipated arrival of her home-grown bundle.
14 Aug 2015
Hey there. You. Yeah you. Don't be shy! I want to talk about a common reaction people have when they find out that I have a fashion blog. It's a reaction I've had to professionals in the fashion industry when I've had the pleasure of meeting them, so it's made me reflect on the reaction myself. That reaction is to immediately apologise for my appearance, to ask them not to judge what I'm wearing and to feel really small. When people do that in response to finding out I have a fashion blog, I want to stop them and stomp on those thoughts right away. Here are the wise thoughts of some professionals I respect, on this reaction...
7 Aug 2015
At uni at the moment I am studying Hamlet. This week I had the exciting epiphany of understanding what Shakespeare was writing about when Hamlet starts with the words:
To be, or not to be, that is the question:
Whether 'tis Nobler in the mind to suffer
The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune,
Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them: to die, to sleep
No more; and by a sleep, to say we end
The Heart-ache, and the thousand Natural shocks
That Flesh is heir to?
6 Aug 2015
This evening in spite of the uncomfortable cold, my partner and I ventured out to have a look at the night tram rides that were happening at the local Tram Museum. I've done some photos there before and you can check them out here. The last night tram ran in 1971, and there were staff on the tram during tonights 'renactment' to give passengers information about the history of the trams cars and how they operated in Ballarat. The tram looped from the depot along the front of the gardens and back with fire twirlers greeting you at the start and the finish. It was a lot of fun! Here is deviation from my usual fashion photos from some moody night time snaps on the trams. I'm going to do another photo shoot with the Tram Museum soon, so consider this a preview!
1 Aug 2015
When I moved back to Ballarat for Perth, I didn't realise how badly prepared I was for winter. I still had all the clothes I'd had before, by Perth really made me appreciate that in cold weather, dressing appropriately is really important for your health. With that in mind, I invested in some snuggly coordinates to get me through the chilliest months.