Thursday, 31 May 2012
Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Being on the move all the time can be pretty demanding. I never know what's around the corner, but thanks to the great folks at Crumpler I've never been better armed to face anything, as they kindly sent some fantastic new product my way which I completely dig!
It all starts with the Local Identity bag. Able to hold my Macbook Pro and all my camera gear, this bag is the elusive find; able to carry everything, while light, and not too shabby looking!
Using The Haven camera pouch which slots into the bottom, the discreet side access makes my camera gear easy to reach and well protected at all times.
Next up is the Captains Till No 4. This versatile travel bag is designed to take care of your travel documents in style with it's 2 split zippered pockets, but I reckon it can also take care of my day to day kit too, so I won't just be saving this for exotic trips afar.
Finally comes the Volume Rebate. This nifty space saver offers 3 fold up bags that when opened will take care of shoes, socks and shirts in a bid to maximise space in your luggage!
All up, some great product from a fantastic Australian company who have the rare ability to fuse style with functionality in a wide range with something to suit everyone, check them out now!
Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Running until 11th June the Festival kicks off at 6pm every night and as you can see from the above pics it's a magical experience that cannot help but a beaming smile on your face, as bright as the thousands of lights that are places in installations, and even beamed onto the Opera House in some incredible video projections.
For more info, see here.
Monday, 28 May 2012
Ah, young love. Usually I stop and chat with my subjects to get their stories, but this couple (although happy to be shot) were a bit too busy to talk so I'll let the pics do all the talking.
Friday, 25 May 2012
Skating culture has a huge influence in the sneaker scene in Sydney, and indeed around the world.
Daryl (above) is originally from the US, and picked up these Nike SB Stefan Janoski's in Sacramento when working in a skate shop.
Although he feels that Australia has a very different scene to the US, his shoes finish off a look that translates well to Sydney, edgy yet laid back and simple, and of course, finished off with some nice kicks!
Thursday, 24 May 2012
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
At the recent Melbourne Carbon Festival I was lucky enough to sit down with DJ Superstar and adidas Global Ambassador DJ Neil Armstrong.
His story is a pretty amazing one; he grew up in the golden era of Hip Hop in New York, and his eclectic love of music took him from a mere music lover, to Producing mix tapes, to becoming Jay Z's tour DJ and a global ambassador for adidas.
The 3 stripes have a rich history of backing music acts (think Run DMC, Noel Gallagher, Ian Brown, Snoop etc) and Neil is among the elite who wear the brand with pride.
Enough of my rambling, check out the vid to hear his story in his own words.
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Monday, 21 May 2012
Ruby is a student whose style is heavily influenced by vintage pieces. Her look is eclectic with a leaning towards 50's fashions, and she has a non-conformist approach to following trends and would rather fly under the radar than stand out.
Her shoes are a recent addition to her vintage collection and finish off her look well.
Friday, 18 May 2012
Kaka is originally from the Japan but is in Sydney on a working holiday. He finds the Sydney fashion scene very different to what he's used to, and misses his home countries influence of US styles, and the craftsmanship and cut of Japanese fashion.
While being in Sydney hasn't inspired Kaka to embrace Australian fashion it has inspired him to immerse himself in skating, something he only started 2 months ago.
He was keen to show off some moves, and also his kicks, some Dual Fusion Tr II's that are 1 of only 2 pairs of sneakers that he owns, and aptly from their name offer a fusion between his Japanese styling, and the Australian influenced board beneath his feet.
Thursday, 17 May 2012
Wednesday, 16 May 2012
Originally from Paris, Ely has brought himself, his many talents, and his eclectic approach to style to Sydney.
An actor, musician and chef, Ely can lend his hand to many things but when it comes to fashion he is a creature of habit.
His wardrobe is full of black clothing, something very European in nature, but as you can see from the above shots it's an approach that still works well for the streets of Sydney, and I love the timeless vintage shoes he's finished the outfit off with.
Tuesday, 15 May 2012
According to friends I've been working a bit too hard lately and with a flu circulating I received the best possible medicine, some cool free stuff!
Thanks to Clarks Originals I was sent some great new additions to my footwear collection in the Jink Suede in Cola, and the iconic Desert Boot in Denim Blue.
They look great around the house, and I can't wait to get back to full strength so I can wear them out and about on the street too - thanks Clarks Originals.
These fantastic styles are 2 of many now available from Clarks Originals, for more info check out their Facebook page here.
Monday, 14 May 2012
Hi everyone - I hope you had a great weekend. The highlight for many of Sydney's cool set this weekend was attending the Boxfresh x Semi Permanent after party at The Standard on Saturday night.
The evening was a celebration of style, art and music, with great acts entertaining the crowds through the night and plenty of 'fresh' Boxfresh product around to check out (which is in stores now - check it out!)
It was a great night, and to ensure that everything went to plan The Avengers were even there to watch over proceedings (see last pic of neighbouring billboard overlooking the stage through the window).
Friday, 11 May 2012
Last week I brought you a preview of my meeting with Huw Bennett, part of the fantastic Australian menswear label Vanishing Elephant (see here).
I was also lucky enough to be invited to shoot the brand's Melbourne store, and in keeping with the brand's contemporary design aesthetic, it didn't disappoint with an accessible fit out which allowed the great product to stand out and speak for itself.
It's the weekend, so I imagine many of you will be looking to indulge in some retail therapy. For those of you in the Melbourne area I urge you to head to the QV and check out the store, for the rest of you, enjoy the pics and here's a link to their online store.