14.7.14

Paris: Photo Diary

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As you may know from my last post, I was in Paris recently. I spent the entire trip feeling like a modern day Marie Antoinette (as in I have Austrian heritage and ate a lot of brioche, not so much the whole revolution and execution thing), largely thanks to SNAP TRAVELLER who helped make the trip so magical by setting up our accommodation with HOTEL LA DEMEURE.

HOTEL LA DEMEURE is a stunning, recently refurbished, boutique hotel on the corner of a wide, tree lined avenue, in the middle of the 13th arrondissement (Gobelins). Our room was located on one of the upper floors with tastefully modern decor, wooden floors and a little balcony overlooking the city with the Eiffel tower twinkling in the distance. The perfect breakfast spot. Of course La Demeure also offered it's own breakfast in their muraled dining room on the ground floor, featuring the most impressive jam selection I've seen in my life (I mixed violet into my yoghurt, and earl grey tea on my toasted brioche).

The hotel staff were all incredibly attentive and sweet and didn't mind at all letting Elliot and I back in during the wee hours after we returned from the equally impressive, David Lynch owned and styled, Silencio in Montmartre on our first night. 

The second night we wound up returning to La Demeure after dinner and a long day of exploring with a bottle of wine and spent a night in - a real testament to the hotel, it's not often I'll choose to spend any longer than necessary in my lodgings when on vacation, however the view was so stunning, and the vibe so relaxed that I couldn't not this time around. The place is remarkably soundproofed too as we received no noise complaints the next day despite having blasted Johnny Cash and Led Zeppelin over the room's sound system most the night. 

Overall it was an incredibly, peachy, sugar crusted, sunset and boulevard-y, laid back, mini escape from London and I'm already dying to return.

Huge thanks SNAP TRAVELLER, you are absolute superstars.

7.7.14

Paris.1

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Suit - FRONT ROW SHOP 

I was recently in Paris with my boyfriend, I have a photo diary to come, but for now, how awesome is this suit? It's like socially acceptable daytime pyjamas, FRONT ROW SHOP has a tonne of amazing, matchy pieces, definitely a new favourite store.

The photos are taken on the balcony of our stunning room at HOTEL LA DEMEURE, we were very lucky to stay in such a gorgeous location, and all thanks to the fantastic people at SNAP TRAVELLER. But more to come regarding that in the next post.

2.7.14

My Portfolio: Mariah

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I shot the beautiful Mariah @ Next a while ago, with help from Olivia at GLASSHOUSE SALON, in this tomboyish, denim heavy story. She was easily one of the most natural movers I've ever worked with. Check out the rest of the images HERE

30.6.14

Motel

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Dress - MOTEL / Everything Else - Vintage

I've owned a LOT of  Motel items over the years, they're a brand that consistently produces awesome, super wearable pieces. I think this dress, however, might just be my favourite. It goes with all the hats, jackets and boots I own and is therefore perfect to throw on when I can't think what to wear. I.E. every single morning. 

29.6.14

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Jeans - VESSOS / Shoes - MARKS & SPENCER / Top - Vintage / Glasses - Linda Farrow x Dries Van Noten

I absolutely love these jeans.. however I don't have too much of a clue on how to wear them. I think they photograph incredibly though and can't wait to use them in a shoot. The shoes however, from Marks & Spencer, are the most versatile sandals ever, and insanely comfortable. I think I'll be wearing them to death this summer

Pics by GWEN

27.6.14

My Portfolio: Oyster

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Model: Nick @ Red11
Styling: Thistle Brown
Hair & Grooming: Matt Benns

This is an older piece I shot for OYSTER, and was the very last shoot I was involved in before leaving New Zealand. It's still one of my favourite stories I've ever shot, however, and with one of the most talented teams I've ever had the pleasure of working with. More HERE.

19.6.14

buttercup

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Jumper - VESSOS / Shorts - BLACKFIVE / Jacket, Boots & Hat - Vintage / Sunglasses Karen Walker / Necklace - Morocco

It's summer and the suns out finally. No reason not to wear yellow and pretty florals. I got this velvet jacket from the Beyond Retro outlet by Brick Lane for only £5 yesterday. 

30.5.14

My Portfolio: Wild West London

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Here's a few images from a story I shot in West London, just off Portobello Road, with the amazing Clementine King styling. Valentina @ Next made the perfect cowgirl. Check out more from this shoot on my portfolio HERE

23.5.14

blossom

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Kimono - LITTLE MISTRESS / Dress - Vintage

I've fallen in love with this springy kimono from LITTLE MISTRESS' new Girls On Film line - it's a bit of an edgier collection with lots of vintage influences, but still really affordable. It's perfect for the current weather in London! They have a FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM too.

Photos by GWEN

21.5.14

My Portfolio: Rhay

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I shot Brazilian bombshell, Rhay @ Next a few weeks ago in a sun drenched, sportswear story. Check out the rest on my PORTFOLIO and FACEBOOK with a few behind the scenes over on INSTAGRAM

16.5.14

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Shirt - FINDERS KEEPERS 'Slow Goodbye' / Skirt - Vintage / Hat - Ebay / Shoes - Docs from CLOGGS

I stopped by the SELF SERVICE showroom a few weeks ago to check out their clients pieces and grab some lookbooks, and fell in love with the print on this amazing FINDERS KEEPERS shirt, the print is really incredible up close. 

After nearly a year of being in London, I've finally jumped on the Chelsea Boot train and got a pair from CLOGGS, turns out they go perfectly with my new shirt.

Photos by GWEN

14.5.14

My Portfolio: Klaudia

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Here's a couple of photos I took of the stunning Klaudia @ Next at Netil House a while back, with hair and makeup by Olivia @ Glasshouse. One of the best movers I've ever shot. Check out more from this shoot on my portfolio HERE and feel free to get in touch HERE regarding work and collaborations.