April 6th, 2013
Ali Price applying touch ups to the beautiful Narcisa from Scene Models, who wears garments from Gorman at enex100
Aaron McPolin shooting Lee who wears suit from Calibre at enex100, Narcisa wears frock from Poppy Lissiman Addition, shoes from Betts
A monument to modernist architecture in the heart of Perth’s CBD, Council House celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and to commemorate the occasion, the amazing peeps at City of Perth (in particular the consistently incredible Di Star) invited X-Press Fashion into the building’s hallowed halls for our Autumn editorial shoot. To complement the building’s aesthetic I opted for retro styling choices, recreating iconic 1960s looks with contemporary garments. Narcisa from Scene was the obvious pick when it came to choosing a female model – with her long locks and gorgeous gap tooth (which kinda makes me wish I didn’t have adolescent orthodontics), Narcisa gives Megan Draper a run for her money (albeit without the Zou Bisou Bisou rendition).
Big props to the creative team who made the shoot possible: Aaron McPolin, Ali Price, Heidi Eves and my trusty assistant Hannah Kasmadi. The full edition hits the streets of Perth and online next Wednesday. In the meantime I thoroughly suggest you take a stroll down to Council House to check out their 50th anniversary exhibition which takes a look at the building’s history and highlights (find out more here).
Henry Holland specs from Poppy Lissiman Addition, blouse from Gorman at enex100
Mini dress from Poppy Lissiman Addition, Love/Hate tights from Pigeonhole
Hannah with our epic clothing rack loaded up with goodies for the shoot
March 12th, 2013
Watermelon & strawberry sorbet served between courses at Rochelle Adonis
Cucumber & dill aioli finger sandwiches
It’s no secret that Rochelle Adonis in Northbridge is one of the best places in Perth for high tea, so I was super keen to check it out when Mon invited me to a blogger catch up there over the weekend. Tucked away on Brisbane Street in Northbridge, Rochelle Adonis is home to some of the most delicious treats you’re ever likely to try, and with a sweet and savoury course plus all the tea you can drink for $50, you really can’t go wrong. I’m counting down the days until I return for my hens celebrations in April (only seven weeks until the wedding now!).
Steph from Le Fanciulle looking lovely in lavender
Heidy from Love Thy Muse and Sharon from Sass & Spice enjoying their amazing icy poles
Rochelle Adonis ice-cream sundae with raspberry sauce & strawberries; smoked oat apple terrine with pink lady gel & anglaise; coconut rice pudding with mango & passionfruit sauce & fresh blueberries and banana, caramel & chocolate tart topped with chocolate mousse & crunchy pearls.
Parsley pin wheel with feta, purple carrot curd & roast honey pumpkin
February 28th, 2013
Beautiful Scene Models wearing new-season outfits from Zara Bryson
Fashion journos and bloggers flocked to Claremont Quarter this evening for a mysterious new event called ‘Style Crawl’, which turned out to be a guided tour through CQ with stop offs at fashion retailers with an interesting story to tell. Along the way we were lucky enough to sample incredible canapés and cocktails from Duchess, while learning all about A/W collections and their inspirations. Thanks for having me CQ!
Sara Winfield artwork on the wall at Father
Golden (or are they silver?) boots at Sambag
Beautiful, high end threads from Adam Heath
Love the look and feel of the Morrison boutique
OTT ladylike style at Allanah Hill
Loved this vintage style VM at Tigerlily
Amazing emerald ring from Rosendorff’s (a girl can dream!)