January 2010


George Craig – frontman of the band One Night Only.

The classic trench coat – It’s one of the first things I look for when I style my personal clients.
Burberry’s lastest campaign is a recipe of pure casual cool, with all the ingredients… An English actress, her cute brother, a couple of indie muso’s, shoulder pads and a genius photographer. Another triumph for creative director Christopher Bailey.

Emma Watson and her brother, Alex.

(Left – Right) Max Hurd , George Craig and Matt Gilmour (Seated) Alex Watson

(Left – Right) Christopher Bailey and Mario Testino

All images courtesy of Burberry

Philip Riches

All images photographed by Philip Riches
I met London based photographer Philip Riches last year. Working with Philip was a great experience professionally and personally, his colourful and affectionate stories made you sit up and listen.

Lara Stone

Lara Stone
“Lara’s one of the most special girls I know, a feisty funny loving character and the closest thing I have to a little sister in Europe. She has created LARA STONE through intelligence and hard work. I have been shooting her for 8 years, since she was a baby. I recently did a great little story with her and after lunch I even put her to bed for a little nap”. -Philip Riches.
Patricia Paay
“Patricia is a friend of mine. She is 60 (the oldest model photographed for Playboy). I had never done Playboy before. She is also one of the most famous woman in Holland and it felt like I was holding government plans in my harddrive, the public interest was so great. It was the most overwhelming experience of my career, but also one of the most special”. – Philip Riches.

Lisa Rutledge, Model Icon

Lisa Rutledge in French Vogue circa early 80's Photo: Horst

“OMG it’s Lisa Rutledge”, I was recently shooting with photographer Philip Riches when he let out a terrific scream. The Australian model icon of the 80’s, he fondly remembers one of her interviews with 60 minutes and can quote her answers to this day. He’s followed Lisa’s career for years and now she’s standing directly in front of him as studio manager at Studiotwenty4.

Lisa kindly allowed Philip to take these images for Style Me Romy. She looks fantastic.

Lisa Rutledge, Shot at Studio twenty4, 2010. Photo: Philip Riches for Style Me Romy Lisa wears Ksubi

Photo: Richard Bailey, Australian Vogue 1984/85

Lisa has remained great friends with Richard Bailey, who shot her for this cover with her daughter Roxanne Marie, who has her own blog www.ispywithmylileye.com.

And with a world class mother like Lisa, a father in the business, and once stepmother Linda Evangelista, Roxanne too has an edge on fashion.

Australian vogue circa mid 80’s

After 30 years away Lisa’s time was mostly spent in Paris, New York and a brief stint in L.A where her friends at the time included Paulina Porizkova, Cindy Crawford, Jerry Hall, Gia Carangi and Iman. She worked on numerous campaigns for Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Chloe and Chanel. Lisa told me amazing stories of her and model Tara Shannon kidnapping Jack Nicholson and once during a long fitting at Valentino, she listened to Skyhooks on her Sony walkman while Brooke Shields sat on the floor and played with her Barbies.


Karen Walker Clothing, Jewellery & More…

Photo: Philip Riches for Style Me Romy
Hair and Make up: Max May
Model: Juliana from Chic
Karen Walker bracelet $490, the perfect accessory to toughen up a pretty dress.

I have always been a fan of Karen Walker, and so is Gossip’s front Beth Ditto (who I am dying to see at Good Vibrations festival).
I chatted with Karen about spending New Years in her hometown New Zealand and her extensive travel schedule, which you can keep a track of on the website runaway, a collaboration of travel experiences from Karen and friends.
Her inspiration for SS2010, all lies in – a 60’s take on Edwardiana seaside- the all navy blazers, tan chinos and stripe T-shirts.
My favourite look
Karen’s favourite look “our shrunken navy double breasted blazers with the cream trim, I’m definitely getting one of those”.

Karen Walker backstage at her SS10 show in NYC, September 2009.
“I show in New York because it just feels right- our aesthetic fits into the New York mood perfectly, plus it’s my favourite city and any excuse to visit there twice a year is good for me.”
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