On The Beach

I would like to get over the need to have true blacks and crunchy contrast in my pictures when almost everything I admire is milky, creamy, muted, grainy goodness. 

Just prepping for a upcoming trip to Bali by staying in this Friday night eating pizza and fawning these pictures of young lovers draped over another...oh and googling '5 day bikini body cleanse'. Results aren't promising. 
Damm good pizza.

Photos: Mikael Jansson for Interview May 2013 


"Imagine if you could travel to the bottom of the world, to total serene paradise, with ten of your friends for a week and just drive around the south island, listening to flying nun tunes, eating wild apples off the side of the road, sleeping in the middle of nowhere, visiting towns with population of four people, driving through endless country roads, passing magical cliffs over and over again, getting lost – and that was your job.Our first day of shooting started with running through sports fields in the mist, like a scene from Virgin Suicides, Anja jumping around like a kid who ate too much candy, on the way to travel up hundreds of metres above land in gondolas. When we reached the top it really was like we were at the end of the world, I can’t even think of words to explain what we could see and where we were, so I won’t try..."  Zara Mirkin for Russh

It's one of those campaigns, those journeys, collaborations, moments, whatever you want to say it is, that just falls together so perfectly and sits a little deeper than simply what your eyes see. 
It has given me a renewed sense of urgency to get to New Zealand and explore their landscape discover my own serene paradise that Zara speaks of.
Photographically - it's perfection. I remember watching Tim Barber on Camera Bag TV and wanting to see more but failing to follow through. Thankfully Glassons prompted the reitroduction and I am having a good ol time devouring his archived work. Jessica Ann Strother for Asos a definite highlight. 

If you hadn't noticed - Glassons is quickly becoming a thing. Catch up here

Photos: campaign by Tim Barber, behind the scenes by Zara Mirkin  

He got me

Have I told you, I'm getting married? 

Expect more on this for the next 6 months. Sorry (not really - we all love a good wedding!). 


Photos: Grace Kelly, Princess of Monacco wed in 1956. 

More on that dream

"When we think about the future it looks like this...
Sun-drenched rooftops and leafy driveways, water, water everywhere, lapping at the dock with a calming insistence. Men (husbands, sons, the ones we grow old with) in white shirts and panama hats perpetually reading the paper, and smoothies at 11am for no reason at all." - HRY

Photos: Rachel Kara, Words: Hannah Rose Yee 

Emma Mulholand

   Words by Hannah Rose YeePhotos by Me, Layout, Edit and Handwriting by Talisa Sutton

Think about the coolest kids you know. Not the most fashionable or the most popular or even the trendiest, but the coolest. Because there's a difference, right? Something in the way that they wear the clothes, rather than what it is, exactly, that they are wearing. It's an insouciance but not an affected one, like a perfect nonchalance. It's not that they don't care - of course they do, everyone does, deep down, did we learn nothing from The Devil Wears Prada? - but rather that they don't need to care. Innate coolness trumps premeditation in matters of style, always. 

Innate coolness is how we would describe Emma Mulholland. The cool kid's label of choice, she designs for the boys and girls that flit through your existence in 90s prints, bleached hair and high-top sneakers; usually simultaneously, with a beer in hand, at The Cricketers. Formerly of Romance Was Born, this season represents Mulholland's first runway presentation for her eponymous label, but it didn't show. A slick, tightly curated presentation (it was a packed house - standing room only - with big-name editors, international bloggers and scenester party photographers jostling for attention on the front row) with slick, tightly-curated clothes paraded by models across the room, weaving around a surfboard installation with the singular motion of sharks. 

You know these clothes are going to get worn. The polar bear spring break sweatshirt? Coming to a boozy barbecue near you. The paint-splattered overalls over the 'Let's Get Physical' one piece? Practically made for Bronte Sundays. And that sheer finale dress, embroidered with a killer whale rendered in sequins (incidentally, Mulholland's favourite look, though it began life as her nemesis)? A party starter if ever we saw one. The theme of the collection was 80s and 90s ski-wear, spliced through with Malibu references to lighten those icy motifs. Cleverly styled with everything from Skins activewear to Ryan Storer or Dinosaur Design jewels each look was fully realised, so much so that the inspiration required no leap of imagination. Fluorescent boardshorts and sheer leopard print tee shirts for the boys, silky bomber jackets emblazoned with logos fresh out of an 80s teen movie and what is becoming Mulholland's signature; chalk-hued backpack with accompanying sharkfin, this season offered in bright, resplendent metallics. Why not? That's the question that seems to drive Mulholland's designs, and it's not a bad one at all. That's the thing about cool kids. No matter what they do or what they wear, they always look like they're having so much fun.

HTR have had such fun taking you to the shows. If you missed it you can see more from here, here, here and here. Sexy bed heads at Ellery, the perfect baseball capped Marilyn Monroe at Kate Sylvester,   silk suiting sitting just right in a warehouse at Christopher Esber.
Being the good bloggers that Hannah and Talisa are it will require a little bit of a dig to find more of our fashion week experience together but do it, you will find much treasure as you go. 

Vogue for breakfast

"The suit is the chauffered car of ensembles. It's the James Bond of ensembles. It's the kind of thing you wear when you know you look good, rather than when you want to look good. And Vanishing Elephant’s suit sure does look good..."  - Hannah Rose Yee

What a morning we had shooting this strawberry basil breakfast delight for Talisas Vogue Spy Style blog.  She is the doll of all dolls. Glowing skin, dark doey eyes, delicate all over, honestly flawless taste, endearingly clumsy with a knife and an apartment that has better light than some of Sydneys best daylight studios. Expect more of this. 

Photos: Rachel Kara

Ps. Wishing to look that good in an all black lady suit is perfectly ok. I've been doing it ever since she first slipped it on. Pants, jacket and shirt all by Vanishing Elephant.