Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Everyday Like LA : Melody Ehsani



Melody Ehsani LA fairfax fashion jewellery

Melody Ehsani LA fairfax fashion jewellery

Melody Ehsani LA fairfax fashion jewellery

Melody Ehsani LA fairfax fashion jewellery

Melody Ehsani LA fairfax fashion jewellery

Melody Ehsani LA fairfax fashion jewellery

Melody Ehsani LA fairfax fashion jewellery

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Post US Blues

Yikes...so if you haven't been following me on social media you might of thought i disappeared from the blogesphere. Let me clear up on on a fews things. Last July i made a little trip to the US of A. Its probably been my favourite holiday by far. Travelled to 7 cities in 5 weeks and created endless memories. Still a little jet lagged at the moment and getting used to being back in the cold here in Melbourne. Currently going through my camera and the outfit posts that will soon follow.
Cannot wait to tell you all of all my adventures.

Here are the Highlights :
LA - Disneyland, Hollywood, Universal studio & Griffith Observatory and more
San Fran - Alcatraz & the architecture 
Vegas - What happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas
Miami - Hurricane season, Wynwood Walls & Versace mansion
Toronto - Drake, OVOfest, Kensington Market & more Drake
Jersey - 6 flags and the rollercoaster bigger than the statue of Liberity
New York - Times Square, Top of The rock, Carrie Bradshaw's steps...too many to name you'll just have to stay tuned :)

Friday, July 11, 2014

Inside The Label - Ollie Henderson 'Starts A Riot'

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A few months ago I saw all these amazing statement tees being worn by off duty models to and from shows at Fashion Week in Sydney and thought oh what a cool idea. I started looking into it a little bit more and saw that one of our very own Melbournians started a movement called 'House Of Riot'. Model Ollie Henderson is a  pretty lady of many talents. I'm intrigued by her versatile looks in shoots and runways and have so much respect for her after seeing her create this concept to spread important messages for issues in our world today. 

Racism is something that I've dealt with on a personal level and have made it a key issue on the blog as of late when it comes to fashion. Most of it's ignorance. Sometimes people say things and don't even know it can be offensive. We've seen in major sporting events and online viral videos on the trains in Melbourne. Growing up I saw a certain type of model/look used in the Media. Which I thought was odd as we lived in such a multicultural country. I could never relate to any of it and thought there must be others out there that think the same thing. Its one of the reasons Everyday Like This started. I love the Reject Racism tee from the collection and can't wait to check out the stockists in New York when I'm there next month so I can Join The Riot. Check out the interview below with the lovely Ollie herself !!



ollie henderson melbourne model mbfwa sydney street style house of riot fashion blog everyday like thisTell us a little about yourself? I'm 23 and live between NY, Sydney and London and have been working as a model for the past 7 years. Outside of modeling I play music, make art and have a keen interest in physics and politics. 

Describe your style?Space punk!

How did you get into modeling?I was bought up in a really small country town two hours form Melbourne. The idea of modeling was so far removed from my reality you wouldn't believe. I was scouted whilst shopping for my year 10 formal dress with my Mum, we made a special trip to Melbourne to get something nice and someone approached me in the shopping centre. It all happened really quickly after that, I was in Milan within 6 months. 

How was walking for Di$count Universe at MBFWA this year? I was so excited to be walking this show. I haven't told them this but I have actually been a fan for a couple of years and have been following their progress. Cami, one of the designers, contacted me before fashion week and asked if she could wear a t-shirt; I was so flattered. The show was brilliant, it felt great to be working with new Australian talent. I don't think anyone could feel bad when your draped in head to toe sequins. 

ollie henderson melbourne model mbfwa sydney street style house of riot fashion blog everyday like thisI loved seeing models wear your bold statement tees at fashion week. Why did you choose MBFWA to start the movement of House of Riot?It was an obvious choice for me, fashion is where I have lived my life thus far. Anyone at Fashion Week will tell you it's a media frenzy. Cameras 24/7! Really annoying if you are trying to chill between shows, but great if you want people to listen. I wore a t-shirt last year that said "Suck my Cervix", it got a lot of attention so I thought I could do the same with more serious issues. 

How did The House of Riot start?The House of Riot started with the Start the Riot Project at Australian Fashion Week. It was really supposed to only run for Fashion Week but the project had such success that I was excited to work further on it. This came as a big shock to me, it received a lot of press, and a lot of international press, US Vogue, US Harpers Bazaar, French Elle, iD to name a few. 

You hand make the tees is that correct?Yes, many hours into the early morning spend painting away. 
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Whats the aim of the House of Riot ?The aim of the House of Riot is to empower people. To encourage them to speak up, to use their voice and give a fuck about the world around us. 

Hows the Project coming along?It's going well, a lot of work and a lot of reward. The project is so new that it's changing and growing everyday. I have started working with local and international designers, musicians and activists on new projects that will be released in the coming months. 

How can we get involved?We have a website www.thehouseofriot.com that will be the hub of the House of Riot and a Facebook page where people can stay updated on the progresswww.facebook.com/thisisthehouseofriot

We have also started a Facebook group www.facebook.com/groups/starttheriotnow, this is a space where people can discuss current political issues and ways to get involved. House of Riot is now also selling the t-shirts from fashion week with 20% of profits going to charity. The first range is all about human rights and we are donating to Amnesty International. 



ollie henderson melbourne model mbfwa sydney street style house of riot fashion blog everyday like this

ollie henderson melbourne model mbfwa sydney street style house of riot fashion blog everyday like this

ollie henderson melbourne model mbfwa sydney street style house of riot fashion blog everyday like this




Friday, July 4, 2014

Sneaker Love : Jeremy Scott Skeletal Wings






Dropping mid July. 
OMG I need this in my life.
 After buying the Asap Rocky Collab they did together I'm feeling this summer range.
Jeremy Scott you've done it again

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Campaign : Jon Snow knows Jimmy Choo

If anyone else is having Game Of Thrones withdrawals every Monday fear not Jon Snow will have your winter bodies quivering quicker than the wildlings attack on the Knights Watch.
Kit Harington is gracing the latest Jimmy Choo campaign and my let me let you if you thought he looked good in all that fur and amour in the show you will not be able to handle the photos below.
Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington fronts the Fall/Winter 2014 campaign of Jimmy Choo, photographed by Peter Lindbergh.

Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington fronts the Fall/Winter 2014 campaign of Jimmy Choo, photographed by Peter Lindbergh.

Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington fronts the Fall/Winter 2014 campaign of Jimmy Choo, photographed by Peter Lindbergh.

Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington fronts the Fall/Winter 2014 campaign of Jimmy Choo, photographed by Peter Lindbergh.

PHOTOGRAHY BY PETER LINDERBERGH

Celeb Style Fashion : Nick Kyrgios - Wutang Forever

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Advantage of being a night owl is that I can stay up and watch these late night Wimbledon games. Its been a while since we've seen an Aussie playing exceptionally well .
Canberra's Nick Kyrgios brought such an amazing game to the sport and after he beat World number 1 Nadal  last night, all eyes were on him. 
I saw this photo of him lurking around on the internet today and love this throwback of him in a Wu-Tang shirt. 
I'm sure we'll see more of this kid in the future.
Nick Kyrgios aint nothing ta **** with. 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Menswear : Death By Zero Campaign


My good friend Michelle recently went on a trip to US and I saw she got a photo with Hottie Don Benjamin. Of course my next question was 'Why didn't I sneak into your suitcase?' hehehe. She got to shoot the Top Model for Melbourne based label Death By Zero. I was lucky enough to see some sneak peeks and by the photos below Michelle never does no wrong behind the lens. The campaign was shot in LA and seeing the beautiful photos makes me so excited for my trip there in 2 weeks.
Heres my favourite shots from the campaign. Peep the rest here
Enjoy ladies.

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don benjamin death by zero los angeles venice beach michelle grace hunder photography

don benjamin death by zero los angeles venice beach michelle grace hunder photography

don benjamin death by zero los angeles venice beach michelle grace hunder photography

don benjamin death by zero los angeles venice beach michelle grace hunder photography

don benjamin death by zero los angeles venice beach michelle grace hunder photography

don benjamin death by zero los angeles venice beach michelle grace hunder photography

don benjamin death by zero los angeles venice beach michelle grace hunder photography

don benjamin death by zero los angeles venice beach michelle grace hunder photography

don benjamin death by zero los angeles venice beach michelle grace hunder photography


Death By Zero 
Shot in LA 
Model: Don Benjamin 

Monday, June 30, 2014

Outfit : Every Night Like This

 The rain that ruined our day shoot for SHIO was really a blessing in disguise. 
We went back later that night to the location after the last shot which was photographed in the dark came out surprisingly well. I was freezing my butt off but the bucket hat photos are my favourite so I guess it was worth it.

Wearing : 
Shio Designs - Mesh long sleeve top & sushi hat
Sass & Bide bra
Asos Pants
Steve Madden shoes








Sunday, June 29, 2014

Inside The Label : Shio Designs Melbourne

Shio (pronounced sheeohh) is a Melbourne based design label created by the talented duo Fozia & Hannah. I usually don't get to meet designers face to face when I do my interviews but after this one it is something I definitely want to do more often. These girls cracked me up so much with their quirky and witty personalities. You can see a lot of it being reflected in their collections. Made me love and respect their hustle more after meeting them. We saw down at their cosy studio in Brunswick East where all the magic happens. After the endless giggles on various on/off the record topics e.g. Melbourne fashion scene, nightlife and our love for Hip Hop we got down to business.
 Peep the interview and pics of the hunky boys from their Collection below ! 

shio designs melbourne hip hop fashion everyday like this blogger designerWhy did you start?
We did our graduate collection shoot together and had similar tastes and interests in fashion. Our friends were starting c-lab (concept store). We worked so well together and were doing similar things we thought why not start a brand.

What influences your designs?
90s pop culture, hip hop, Japanese street wear, kawaii...Just in general we use what we wear as a guideline we would never make something we wouldn’t wear. Fashion can sometimes be uncomfortable so its important that our designs are functional and practical.

Where can we buy SHIO?
www.c-lab.com.au & Social Studio



Describe your personal style?
- black, monochromatic, functional & textured. That’s my style.
- I never wear jeans, mix sports wear, colour and lots of pattern. Sporty and simple.

Tell us a little about your next collection?
We’re sticking with things were really known to do well.Our next collection is all women’s.  It's Japanese inspired. We've use a lot of silver, pinks and pastels in this collection.
It is very sophisticated, sensual and feminine. 
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We've seen Celebrities such as Mac miller, Cj Fly and Schoolboy Q who have been seen in Shio. How does that feel?
It's always exciting to see talented artists supporting Local labels. Mac Miller got our Plastic bucket hat and a t-shirt, We've seen Cj Fly wear our tall tee a few times and Schoolboy Q caught our bucket hat when we threw it to him on stage. We were lucky enough to meet him afterwards and had a nice little chat to him which was just awesome. 

Where do you girls see yourself in 5 years?
Throwing dollar bills at King Of Diamonds with Bad Gal RiRi (a girl can dream right?)

Tips for future Design hopefuls?
We're still learning about the business as its still all new to us but I think it's important study in design even if it’s not a degree. If you don’t broaden your mind how are you going to create new things? Knowing the basics like pattern making is going to teach you what’s possible and whats not in terms of the designing process. 

What does fashion mean to you?
Fashion is a Form of expression also about identity. The way you dress reflects what mood you're in or who you identify with. You don't necessary have to spend a lot of money on fashion. If you have style you can make it work no matter what your cash flow is.


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shio designs melbourne hip hop fashion everyday like this blogger designer street wear

shio designs melbourne hip hop fashion everyday like this blogger designer street wear

shio designs melbourne hip hop fashion everyday like this blogger designer street wear

shio designs melbourne hip hop fashion everyday like this blogger designer street wear

shio designs melbourne hip hop fashion everyday like this blogger designer street wear

shio designs melbourne hip hop fashion everyday like this blogger designer street wear

shio designs melbourne hip hop fashion everyday like this blogger designer street wear

shio designs melbourne hip hop fashion everyday like this blogger designer street wear

shio designs melbourne hip hop fashion everyday like this blogger designer street wear


MENS AW14
Limited Edition 'BALLERS' Capsule Collection.
Only available on www.c-lab.com.au
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY | Nadeemy Betros
FILM PHOTOGRAPHY | Nynno Bel-Air
MODELS | Jayden + Jacob + Leo + Mawut + Bol