April 12, 2015

Easter Holidays


Happy Easter!

Whilst I acknowledge that Easter is a very religious time for most people, my Easter focus for the past few years has centred around enjoying time with family and learning to embrace change.

This year, my Easter break was consumed by a lot of studying. Back during fashion week, I thought it would be a good idea to take a week off to get all of my photo editing done...I was wrong. So very wrong. I've since been behind in all of my work, which made completing the few assignments I had much more difficult as I had to race through my coursework before I could even attempt writing out an essay.

So I've spent this week catching up on three weeks worth of media relations and the week before that focusing on feature writing. My pile of work seems endless, but I'm happy to report that I'm up-to-date and ready for week five. Bring on mid-term assignments! To keep me motivated I'm been browsing the studyspo tag on Tumblr...you can thank me later.

April 10, 2015


The room goes dark.
A kiss goodnight.

March 26, 2015

Bush, Baby / VAMFF Finale

Close your eyes.
Listen to the calls of wild birds.
Feel the wind gently blowing your hair.
Smell the sweet waft of eucalyptus leaves in the morning.

As I walked into the Great Hall at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) last night, a wave of nostalgia hit me. If I had not been surrounded by a sea of strangers, I would have thought I was back in the country, in the fresh alpine air. I was reminded of my home in North-East Victoria; the kookaburras laughing outside my house, perched on top of a light post and the rustling of gum trees in the school next door. 

I wish all fashion shows were like the one I attended on Sunday night. The attention to detail, the illusion that you were walking into another world, was nothing like I had experienced before in the fashion world. Ballet dancers in native Australian costume roamed the foyer as people clinked their glasses and gobbled down canap├ęs. 

I snuck into the media pit with my friend, Adele. We purchased tickets a month ago, but I soon realised that I could get into the show for free with my media pass, as they had not printed the shows I obtained accreditation for on the back of my lanyard. I gave the spare ticket to my mother, who had never been to a fashion show before. It's not really her scene, but I'm glad she got to see this one. 


March 20, 2015

Fashion Week, You Got Me Good / VAMFF 2015


Graduate showcases are, in my option, the best shows at Fashion Week. They're creative, vibrant and eclectic. They're pieces of art rather than the ready-to-wear runway items featured in most shows. The Graduate Showcase at VAMFF features twelve of the best fashion graduates around the country and last night's show absolutely took my breath away.

Sarah, from StyleMelbourne gave me the daunting task of making the runway photos creative. 

Before each collection was presented to the audience, there was a short interview with the designer, explaining their inspirations and processes behind the clothes. I found these interviews to be particularly inspiring when it came to editing my images. Each image is edited to reflect the collection of each designer, highlighting the individuality and the colours of each garment.

Above: Optic by Monique Duggan