Thursday, May 9, 2013

Fall Inspiration 2013

The best thing about the fall shows in February is that it's fall shortly after down under in Australia.  It's perfect inspiration when packing away the swimwear and light dresses for pulling out suede knee high boots, leather, long sleeve structured jackets,  tucking yourself away in layers upon layers and dark lipstick.  The Philip Lim look 4th down is my all time favorite everyday look.  

1. Balmain
2. Chanel
3. Givenchy
4. Philip Lim
5. Haider Ackermann

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Gypset Travel Love

Contributing editor and Hot Type columnist for Vanity Fair picked her favorite bohemian books for Tory Burch's blog.  I love that we (my camera plus the Spell Girls) surprisingly made the cover photo (thank you Assouline!) and I love that it's sitting pretty with my favorite book of all time, A Moveable Feast by Hemingway.  To buy the book check it out here.  Hopefully there's more coming from Gypset author and NY Times writer Julia Chaplin in the near future.

Best Dressed at the MET 2013

Images from French Vogue

Monday, April 22, 2013

MT Warning Music Video Forward Miles

In April my friends who are about to release their first album and touring in Australia and London asked me to direct a music video for them with a fashion element.  Luckily I was shooting the beautiful Sarah Ruba in Bali for Anna Beck Jewelry and she agreed to come to Australia to be our star.  In addition my good friend and the very talented fashion photographer and cinematographer Paul De Luna also happen to be with us and this is how my dream team was born.  Dressed in two of my favorite labels One Teaspoon & Femme D'Armes, we are thrilled The Fashion Film Network posted our video and an official selection for the International Fashion Film Festival in La Jolla, California this summer . Look for big things from MT Warning  in the near future including more cinematic videos.  A special thanks to the rest of our incredible team.  Enjoy!

MT WARNING - Forward Miles from MT WARNING on Vimeo.

The single is now available on itunes 

 Directed by Sybil Steele
Starring Sarah Ruba
Director Of Photography - Paul De Luna
Producer - Tahl Rinsky
Editor and Colour Correction - Tim Wreyford
MUA - Nicholas Morley
Assistant Producer - Peter Rogers
Second unit Director of Photography and Camera Assistant - Jeremy Donohoe
Special thanks to - Taylor Steele , Angie & Kuni Takanami , One Teaspoon,  Femme D'Armes, Fingers Malone

Friday, April 19, 2013

La Casa Artist Residency- Feature Julia Stone

When I first moved to Byron, Angus and Julia Stone were on repeat.  The album helped to settle a transition from one chapter of our lives to another and I found that every morning the gentle voices of the brother and sister duo were an emotive ease into a rather big move.  Ironically enough we later got to work with both of them (see prior post on Angus Stone Monsters Video) and having Julia in residence in our local artist residency La Casa.  I love this intimate look into her thought process and I think we all ask ourselves at times "How did we get this role and where do we go now?".  Like her music, touching on a level that hits the heart and home of all wandering creatives.

Billabong Girls Spring Summer 2013

The Billabong Girls Campaign was crazy and fun.  With regions all in the same locale (USA, EUROPE and AUSTRALIA) we shot everywhere from lava fields to sand to deep tropical forest valleys in Hawaii.  The best part about photo shoots is the sense of adventure and there was plenty of it.  Starring models Zippora Seven and Sarah Ruba.  Styling by the lovely Conor Graham and Hair and Makeup by Jeannie Jeffries.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

We love AHOY!

I met my friend and artist Jai Vasicek one night out while dancing. We were dancing on the coffee table and he says I bumped him off.  I don't know if that is true but the beginning of a very fun and supportive friendship.  Jai is the mastermind behind the boutique AHOY (named for his life growing up on a boat) and has been named one of the top artists in Australia to watch.  Pieces (especially the crosses below) fly out of his shop like crazy and he stays up late at night in his studio whipping up beautiful assemblages of art, using imagery, resin and neon paints.  His instagram posts make me smile and his use of color brightens a bleak day. He does so much more, I couldn't even begin to list what goes on in this mad scientist mind of his. 

In an interview here he says “The word ‘Ahoy’ is a greeting and also a goodbye, a welcoming to a place or a port,” explains Jai. “I envisioned a shop that is always changing and visiting different ports around the world.”

Clearly a man after any bohemian heart.

We've done a couple of collaborations in limited editions of 100 each. These are called portholes that he sells in boutiques across Australia from Fenton and Fenton in Melbourne to Alterior Motif in Noosa. Much more fun to come in the near future!