October 2011

The Blonde and the Beautiful

It’s a little like the film Virgin Suicides while photographing Lucy Hinckfuss, Arabella Ramsay and Lucy Folk in Melbourne last week. They are the 3 B’s; best friends, blonde and beautiful. All in fashion, these chicks own their own style and rub off a little on each other morphing into a sort of hippy-prairie innocence.

All Photos: Marnie Haddad for StyleMeRomy.com
From left: Lucy Hinkfuss, Lucy Folk and Arabella Ramsay and yes they all are as sweet as they look.

Arabella’s wardrobe, so refreshingly not all black!

The bunny at Arabella’s home, listening to us girls chattering away.

Arabella’s home

Arabella wears Arabella Ramsay jacket and shorts & vintage top from recent trip to Palm Springs.

A recent addition, Arabella’s gorgeous daughter Marlo, lets hope she’s blonde!

Arabella’s eclectic mix of shoes.

Fashion designer Lucy Hinckfuss.

Lucy Hinckfuss wears vintage T-shirt, Lee Jeans, Balenciaga coatdress.

Lucy Hinckfuss (standing) wears vintage tank and Lilith jumpsuit with Lucy Folk at her home wearing a vintage dress.

Lucy Folk jewellery designer wears Acne Tshirt and Isabel Marant skirt and all her own Lucy Folk jewellery.

Lucy recently opened her 1st store in Melbourne, congratulations honey!


The Compound Crew

Everyone is talking about The Compound.  The warehouse wedged between White Rabbit Gallery and Serial Space in Chippendale is the love child of Trent Power and his fiancée Jessica French.  It’s a refuge for inner city creatives and bustling with activity.   Previously Power & French’s residence, which opened once a year for the most incredible parties! The Compound has been transformed into a creative hub with Film maker Gracie Otto and teepee designer, Povel Torudd amongst a host of talented others.

All Photos: Patrick Mcgreal for StyleMeRomy.com
Trent Power, Publicist and fiancée Jessica French- founders of The Compound.

Writer/Psychology Student/Yogini, Jessica French.

From left: Jovita Lee, Cassandra Scott-Finn, Mathew Mytka, Brian Le, Trent Power, Yorkie, Jessica French, Byron Spencer, Becca Gilmartin, Carina Brezeanu, Povel Torudd, Thom Kerr and Gracie Otto.

Trend Forecaster, Brian Le.

Filmmaker, Gracie Otto.

Producer/Make-up Artist, Jovita Lee, Photographer, Thom Kerr and Stylist, Cassandra Scott-Finn.

Founder Tepee Life, Povel Torudd.

Communications Consultant, Mathew Mytka.

From left, Stylist, Bex Sheers Body & Make-up artist, Becca Gilmartin, Event & Interiors Stylist, Carina Brezeanu and Photographer Byron Spencer.


The Wild West!

Whilst keeping clear of the water on the West Coast, I did have time on my hands to discover some pioneering new friends in Perth!

LOVE the works of Perth Artist, Matt Doust. Matt was well received for having painted Gemma Ward for the Archibald Prize! This painting ‘The Movement’, hangs in newly made friend and “Perth know all” the gorgeous Elana Rosa, who is also one of the buyers at the store Dilettante.

The Dilettante store

The kinetic butterfly sculpture, a work by Tane Andrews another young talented artist who exhibited eariler this year Venn Gallery, Perth. Now that’s a great gallery.

A fashion find at Perth’s Fashion Festival designers One Fell Swoop. Thank you my friend Miss Jacqui Brown, you’re a hostess with the mostess!


Next Stop Perth with Kym ELLERY

If Kym Ellery, of ELLERY fame, ever got bored of Fashion Designing I think she’d make an unbelievable tour guide! We cruised her hometown Perth during it’s Fashion Festival and here’s what we got up to…

Photos: Stef King for StyleMeRomy.com
Kym Ellery wears ELLERY throughout and YSL Rouge Volupte lipstick.

Kym’s uses the camera on her iPad to capture obscene graffiti misspelt on the walls.

Kym and I looking at potential store spaces in Perth, it’s a dream of Kym’s to have a store in her hometown.

Telling stories back at the hotel, Parmelia Hilton.

Kym wearing ELLERY and Givenchy cuff.

Leaving to go to Perth Fashion Festival

Kym’s Perth Map
Riccarda on Hay street Subiaco for something adult and eloquent.  Pop is for a hit of Margeila or Missoni; two very important “M’s”.
Dilettante is fabulous when feeling like a directional injection into one’s wardrobe.  Vivienne Westwood masterpieces hung alongside quirky Tsumori Chisato items.  So much fun.
My absolute favourite place to eat breakfast in Perth is at Greenhouse on St. Georges Terrace, Perth City.  Eco friendly and with decor that is evidently recycled, I can’t get enough of the pork and potato dish complete with poached eggs.  I am officially addicted.
Balthazar on The Esplanade in Perth City is the ultimate in fine dining for WA.
My favourite thing to do is run on the hard sand from Trigg beach to Scarborough.  Going against the fierce Fremantle doctor winds certainly makes for a good way to clear your mind; exponentially.
Art is something that thrives in Western Australia.  I was raised in what felt like a permanent exhibition opening.  From the Fremantle Art Centre, to PICA to the Art Gallery of Western Australia there are so many creative environments to absorb.  I recommend them all.

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