October 2011

Hit List: Melbourne

All Photos: Marnie Haddad for StyleMeRomy.com

Ok – so you only have 24 hours to shop up a storm in fair Melbourne town. Here are StyleMeRomy’s hot spots.

Begin in the city at Marais, Alpha 60, Willow and Miss Louise, picking up a caffeine hit at Cumulus Inc. Next up, head to South Yarra, for the home of Le Lourve (it has the most fab interior) and Green with Envy. Onto High Street Armadale where you will find the newly opened camilla and marc store, acne, and Melbourne based designer Arabella Ramsay. Finish your day in Fitzroy at Assin and Fat and with a much needed glass of red at Enoteca to calm your spending nerves!

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It’s was hot to shop at Green with Envy in Melbourne, launching the latest exclusive pieces from JOSH GOOT’s RAFW pre-11 collection. A live installation of key looks were modelled in the window whilst champagne bottles popped and everybody shopped!!!

All Photos: Marnie Haddad for StyleMeRomy.com

Josh Goot outside Green With Envy, Chapel Street store, Melbourne.

Harper’s Bazaar, Christine Centenera, just back from Paris with boyfriend Josh Goot.

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Diary of a StreetSnaper

We asked Bridget Fleming to send us a visual roundup and commentary from her street snapping days at the fashion show circuit this SS12 season…

” Freja. In this case, her long legs were striding forward, her hands gesturing, “hurry up and take the shot. Press the button. Click. Come on.”  I think she thought I was someone else, maybe I was wearing heels that day.  I’m not sure.  But she was really nice the following day and I am becoming much better at walking backwards to get a shot, quickly, especially in heels! ” BF

Abby Lee leaving Gucci.

Caroline Issa of Tank Magazine being papped.

Photo lesson 101. Try to get Arizona Muse in focus. Most magazines want images of her. Tick.

Backstage at Dries Van Noten.

Front row at the Sass and Bide show London.  I love going to this show for so many reasons. It’s like the Vegemite of fashion for an Expat.


Model leaving Stella McCartney show.

After so many shows, in so many cities, you know almost everyone by face, name and or personally.  Smile.

A sea of guests and models always outside a show, on cell (err mobile) phones, desperately trying to locate their drivers.

Navigating your way to your next casting.

There is just something about the light after a sun shower. Even in London.


More madness from Hanne.

Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl outside Chanel.

Pure Vogue.

‘It’ girl Poppy Delevigne flags our cab.

I don’t know what it is about the Dazed and Confused team, but after coming home to crunch through my images, I realized that I had a fixation, albeit unconscious, on chasing Jefferson’s team for a shot.  Maybe it has something to do with the fact that their Fashion Editor Katie Shillingford is almost always impossible to catch, she seems to calculate her entry at each show, cleverly managing to avoid most of the photographers on almost every occasion.  I love the image of her, heels in hand, after leaving a show at the Tuileries.



Bridget Fleming an Expat from Oz, now living in New York has the fab blog, downtownfrombehind. A photographic series capturing subjects riding their bike from behind on streets, avenues and lanes in downtown NYC.

“Twice yearly I join a manic thirty plus day schedule of photography and fashion in New York, London, Milan and Paris.  The first few days your body aches, the next week you find a groove and finally editing some 1600 images each evening just feels like any other day.  There are always shows you can depend upon to be an absolute highlight, shows or designers that are an unexpected surprise and at the very least, good coffee by the time you land in Milan.  My images pop up on the pages of the Marie Claire to Harpers Bazaar, Vogue to Telegraph amongst others.  Each client wants or will run something a little different.  Last season it was colour blocking, this season it was clashing patterns and dip dyed hair.  And in between shooting to brief, I always try to shoot something for me. The moments between moments that keep it interesting. My images are not on a blog, maybe they should be, maybe next year!” Bridget

Clashing patterns, prints, sparkles, sequins.  That is what Vogue will show you next month.


(One) of the best reasons to have your boyfriend join you in Paris… he’ll (happily?) line up for your ice-cream at the Tuileries while you shoot.  Best boyfriend ever!

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