May 2013

Singapore Fling

Back from the bustling city lights of Singapore, after a weekend of styling the Collette Dinnigan show, as part of the city’s own Fashion Week. Collette’s latest collection was true to her signature style of hand beaded silks, sequins and lace but with a surprise of embellished leather. The grandeur of Raffles Hotel was the perfect spot for a Singapore sling (the 100 yr old cocktail), while the rooftop bar and pool of The Marina Bay Sands set the backdrop to close out the weekend on a Singapore high. Here a peak at the highlights…



Take a step on set with me as I take you behind the lens, whilst wearing both photographer and stylist hat (or heels, rather), shooting with Australian designed and made label, Viktoria and Woods. In this exclusive sneak peak I have complied a collection of my favourite outtakes across two seasons.

Photography & Styling: Romy Frydman for
Hair & Make Up: Kellie Stratton Models: Laura Jade (IMG) and Jordan (Chadwick)
All Clothing: Viktoria & Woods



After last weeks wave of punk inspiration during the Chaos to Couture themed Met Gala in NYC, we stepped back into the 90s for this shoot. Keeping true to the grunge theme, we shot in our hair stylist’s garage with the two blue-eyed best friends, Claire and Caitlin. I remember my bob back in the late 90s; I had just finished school and was trying to get into clubs dressed to the ‘nineties’ with my take on the mod bob. Though it didn’t work for me then, little did I know that all I needed was Renya Xydis of Valonz to show me how the revival of an old classic is really done.

All Photos & Styling: Romy Frydman for
Hair: Renya Xydis Make Up: Nicole Thompson
Models: Claire Collins (IMG) wearing ELLERY top and Caitlin Lomax (IMG) wearing Celine dress from Land’s End

Claire Collins (IMG) wearing Prada dress

Caitlin Lomax (IMG) wearing Dior dress

For more of this shoot & behind the scene images, visit the Valonz Webazine


Chick Flick

Together these two actors joined forces to make the fashion flick for clothing designer, Kahlo. Rachael Taylor took to the camera and nurtured the young Miss Hanna Mangan-Lawrence in a video inspired by the haughting pictures of American photographer Francesca Woodman.

Photography & Styling: Romy Frydman for
Hair: Renya Xydis Make Up: Nicole Thompson
Rachael Taylor wearing Acne jacket & Bonds tank and Hanna Mangan Lawrence wearing Kahlo

At 14, Hanna Mangan-Lawrence started her acting career in the TV series Bed of Roses, continuing on to play a number of roles, most recently being Seppia in Sparticus.  This Piscean has swum from our shores to LA to live with boyfriend, muso Jack Glass of Bag Raiders. Rocking up to set in a ‘Parliament’ disco band tee, this actress has a casual asthetic when it comes to dressing, her fave designers being Kahlo, Acne, Bassike, ELLERY & Lover.

Watch the flick here:

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