5MinWith Bridget Flint

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Style Voyeur caught up with the exciting new face of Vivien’s Model Management, Bridget Flint for another installment of #5minwith photographed by the exclusive series photographer, Stef King.

Name: Bridget Flint

Age: 17

Hometown: Perth, Western Australia

Style Voyeur: What’s it like being Bridget Flint? At the moment…It’s amazing. I feel like all the planets are lining up for me. I am presented with an incredible array of opportunities and I aim to make the most of all that is offered to me.

How did you get into modeling? My hairdresser asked me to be a hair model earlier this year, which is when I first thought maybe I could be a model… With all the support from my family and friends, I decided to send in some photos to Vivien’s Model Management. Since then it has been amazing!

Where do you want to be in 5 years? Traveling the world as either a dancer with a prestigious company or a supermodel on the cover of Vogue!

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Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Possibly at the peak of my career as a model or professional dancer. I see myself living overseas, maybe even designing my own label and creating beautiful things that express who I really am.

A Day in your life is? Busy! The usual day in my life…I wake up very early so I can mentally and physically prepare myself for a busy day ahead. I start off with half an hour of yoga, followed by a nutritious breakfast (breakfast is my favourite part of the day). I then set off for school where I combine study and ballet. Most ballet classes occur after the school day. I usually get home after 6pm, pretty tired and hungry. At night I regularly devote time to my skin and hair care for modeling – you never know when a casting or job may arise!

What do you eat for breakfast? My own homemade almond and hazelnut granola with my homemade macadamia milk, topped with whatever fruit I feel like, usually banana and pear.

What are a few of your favourite things? Downtime at home, cooking creative and nutritious meals for my friends and family, listening to music.

Do you follow any blogs, which ones? I personally follow very few blogs. However blogs that cover health and beauty, I love! livingprettynaturally.com is definitely one of my favourites.

Describe your personal style? My personal style is relaxed and understated with a touch of individuality. I love to dress myself to feel comfortable with how I feel and look.

Do you remember the very first time you noticed the world of fashion? When I was in primary school I adored Jennifer Hawkins. I remember searching through every newspaper and magazine to find her pictures and just admire them. I made collages of Jennifer wearing my favourite outfits. I guess that was the beginning of my intrigue with fashion and beauty. I also loved to create stylish outfits using paper fashions. It was an endless occupation for me to cut out beautiful pieces of miniature clothing using gorgeous patterned paper and coordinate them with meticulous attention to detail in my paper fashion journal. Art has always been a huge passion for me. Combining fashion design and make up was a wonderful creative outlet for me (growing up).

Do you look up to any models? My idol is Adriana Lima. She is everything I wish to be; confident, beautiful, fit and strong.

How long have you been doing ballet? My mother always says I could dance before I could walk. I have attended dance classes for 14 years, the last seven years have been ballet focused.

What inspires you? Performing, being on stage, having an audience and reaching my physical and mental potential is what most inspires me.

What makes you uncomfortable? Studying and exam pressure with its associated inactivity, really gets to me and I find it very stressful.

What qualities do you look for in a friend or lover? Humour, loyalty and laid back.

What do you love most about modeling? Feeling like a princess! I love getting my hair and make up done and meeting new people at every job/ photo shoot.

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What is one of the funniest/ strangest things you have experienced so far whilst modeling? Going on location to the sand dunes, jumping on a trampoline all day with a 4:30am call time!

What are a few of your favourite Perth haunts? The Raw Kitchen in Fremantle, Solomons Cafe and Veggie Mama in Mt Lawley.

What are a few of your beauty tips you can share with us? Drink lots of water. Eat clean foods. Cleanse, tone and moisturise every day.

What do you do to stay in shape? Extensive training in contemporary and ballet keeps me very fit. I also like high-speed walks and runs in the great outdoors. I make sure I maintain my strength with pilates.

What would you consider to be your greatest achievement to date? Recently being accepted into the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts for ballet.

THIS OR THAT…?

Chocolate or Cheese - Chocolate

Work or Play - Play

Love or Lust - Lust

Snow or Beach - Beach

Night or Day - Day

Fiction or Non-Fiction - Non-fiction

Coffee or Cake - Coffee

Shower or Bath - Bath

Yoga or Pilates - Pilates

Water or Wine - Water

Club or Dinner - Dinner

Checks or Stripes - Checks

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Twitter or Instagram - Instagram @bee_flint

#5minwith is an ongoing personal project by photographer Stef King shot exclusively for Style Voyeur

Stef King – www.stefking.com.au

Model: Bridget Flint from Vivien’s Model Management

Bridget wears own singlet and leotard.

‘Till next time,

xxx SV xxx

Topshop Topman Opening

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The Topshop Topman Opening was such an incredible evening and one I will remember for years to come, thanks to the next level pampering and SUPER fun times had by all.

Perth’s hottest PR company-of-the-moment, Muse Bureau hand-picked a VVIP list of 25 guests on behalf of Topshop who were invited to a bespoke sit-down dinner curated by celebrity chef Matt Stone, celebrated outside the new city store on Thursday night. From the moment we arrived it was obvious that this night was set to be super intimate and super duper special. The exclusivity of the event was what really drew out the funny moments, ultimately making it even more magical than expected or anticipated.

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As a blogger, I obviously LOVE my job and have created this career for myself to enjoy, however I would hazard a guess as to the fact that everyone in fashion media loves their jobs too. You sort of have to or you wouldn’t be there to begin with. Despite the thousands of soirees we attend, the demanding schedules, the after-hours responsibilities and the never-ending deadlines being par for the course, we do all really know deep down that we are lucky to be invited to the best events, the hottest openings and the coolest launches every week. No one ever talks about that but of course we feel special being included, all dressed up, drinking fine Champagne and eating fancy dinners – who wouldn’t. It may become JUST a job for most but there are moments at certain events when you take a moment, look around you (on the job) and think, wow! this is seriously cool!!! And this event was one of those! I would say quite confidently that every one of us there was thinking the same thing, having one of those moments to ourselves.

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The intimacy of the event – quite likely the most exclusive thing I have been invited to – guest numbers wise – really made us all feel so much more connected to each other and to the Topshop Topman people over from Sydney too. It was very clever and actually so ‘organically strategic’ (do you like that term? haha) because we seemed to learn so much more about the company than usual, we really met and properly chatted to every one of the people making it all happen within the company and now have so much more of a drive and responsibility to be FOR this fast-fashion enterprise and share our experience. All of the usuals were there, we all know each other, the media, the stylists, we are comrades, we see each other everywhere but this time it was like being at a family dinner party with a few new members to the clan…Except you weren’t sitting next to your silly cousin, it was actually the guy responsible for bringing Topshop to Australia – and just as silly, might I add! Your funny uncle sitting across from you drinking red wine was actually the part-owner of this massive enterprise in Australia, charming everyone around him. Your hot sister-in-law was actually the chic Managing Director of Topshop Australia who was as kind, beautiful and approachable as your most elegant relative. Important marketing executives were as sweet as your Grandmother’s perfume and as corny as it sounds, everyone felt included, happy, inspired and on top of the world because of it.

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After the dinner, an even more select few went on to the after party on the double-decker Topshop bus and OMG that was a different story entirely. The moments that transpired as we traveled to The Classroom in North Perth are some of the most fun times I have had in as long as I can remember. See below for evidence of this. Yes we drank Veuve from the bottle hahaha! We all know SV loves a chic slash dirty juxtaposition.

Thank you so much for having me and for dressing me on the night! I look forward to working with Topshop in some way in the near future. Yay Perth!

Above: Poppy Lissiman wearing Topshop with one of her #trending clutch bags

2nd from Above: Myself, Pippa Foster and Poppy Lissiman all dressed by Topshop. pic thanks to thesocialpages.com

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IMG model slash singer/performer Matilda Dods who was flown over to sing for us during dinner

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The beautiful people – Topshop Perth Brand Ambassadors slash models, Gabrielle Sullivan and Sarah Tilleke from Vivien’s

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Snacks before a massive, 3 course dinner curated by Matt Stone

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Perth It-boy slash Uber Marketing guru slash Poppy Lissiman’s man, Harrison Kennedy

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Stylist Teagan Sewell taking some snaps of the table setting before dinner wearing her Valentino pumps

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That green hair made my night as referenced heavily in this post!

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People this cool make you want to spew at times, except when they are as gorgeous, down to earth, talented and lovely as Matilda was. God bless her!

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Fresh, Spring Summer collections, I mean, foods, curated by Matt Stone

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After dinner we got on the Topshop bus. You know those memes of ‘how I thought I looked, Verses how I really looked.” The above image is how everything actually looked. It was like a raving disco in there haha, so much fun!

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Sarah Tilleke knows how to party

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So do Poppy and Harrison

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Actually we all do, what fun!

Gemma Walsh on the left of STM slash thesocialpages.com, me, Harrisson and Poppy

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Perth Fashion Festival Founder slash Director, Mariella Harvey-Hanrahan with the owner of Topshop Australia

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Me and the man responsible for bringing Topshop to Australia, what a cool cat!

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Veuve times on the bus, we all had a swig, I’m not gonna lie!

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Pippa and Poppy, BFFs 4 lyfe

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To book your very own complimentary styling session, email: topshopperth.ps@tstm.com.au

Hopefully the complimentary stylist can hear all of your complimentary styling needs over you mouthful of complimentary macarons and complimentary Champagne and beers #wordonthestreet

Follow me on instagram @stylevoyeur for more behind the scenes moments of this event!

‘Till next time,

xxx SV xxx

Ashbeclee

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So you may have been wondering where on earth I have been ever since Perth Fashion Festival? Well as some of you may know, I am not only a loyal fashion blogger for this here SV, I am also a Fashion Stylist as well as a Costume Designer for film & TV. Sadly when Costume gigs come my way with their EPIC schedules and long, demanding hours, my general life tends to go straight down the pisser and I have no other choice than to disappear off the radar and work my little tooshie off until the project is complete. Obviously it is worth it beyond measure but posts become few and far between in the process. Such is the case with my latest project, Ashbeclee. A 7-part comedy web series we created for Perth Racing via 303Lowe Agency as part of the “Ascot Happens” campaign. It’s about time Perth girls got their own show and this is set to be rad town!

This is for sure one of the coolest gigs I have ever worked on as Ash, Bec and Lee’s styles were a very important aspect of the show. Normally I am rubbing dirt through baggy singlets to increase the feeling of ‘urban decay’ into a character’s ensemble, however this time around I was truly in my element and thanks to the collaboration with talented Director, Michael Matthews who hails from Cape Town in South Africa – it was such an aesthetically awesome experience getting to procure my craft!

The first episode of  Ashbeclee goes live this SATURDAy 1st November but check out our trailer here!!!

Follow Ashbeclee on Facebook HERE for all of the updates and to watch each episode weekly from Saturday.

They are also on Twitter HERE

Above “Ascot Happens” campaign was photographed by Juliet Taylor, Styled by me, assisted by Lorraine Koh and Holly Mumford with Make up by Hendra Widjaja. Image features dresses by Aurelio Costarella and Lee on the left wears a vintage slip dress with Reny Kestel Millinery.

Stay tuned for my Topshop post coming straight up!

‘Till next time,

xxx SV xxx

TPFF Day 4 – WA Designer Runway

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Sarah Winfield Swim – above, below & bottom

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Asuar – above & below

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Ethel & Leo – above & below

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Bruug – above & below

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Crazy hats at Asuar

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Morgan Marks

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Steph Audino – above & below

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Zed Alliance – above, below & bottom

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Morgan Marks and the awesome plaited hair part by Brad Ngata for L’Oreal Professionnel

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Wild Horses

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My favourite – Sarah Winfield Swim, absolutely beautiful and so very WA

‘Til next time,

xxx SV xxx

Day 4 TPFF – Camilla With Love

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Model idiots? Derek and Hansel aka Mason Roberts and Stirling Cauilo from Vivien’s playing up for my camera backstage at the Camilla show – but more on them soon!

The Camilla show was highly anticipated in the lead up to Day 4 of Telstra Perth Fashion Festival, with famous Australian Stylist and show Producer Mark Vassallo in town to creative direct the SS 14/15 presentation. His regimented backstage antics are notorious but there’s no arguing, the guy certainly knows how to put on a show! Backstage was completely re-fitted and on Day 4 it was weird to walk in there and see it so differently set up. Models got changed a lot closer to the runway, the show started perfectly on time, everything went as smooth as silk, photographers were kicked out and I got a pretty good talking to for trying to stay, but managed to stand my ground with a little luck on my side (possibly thanks to the beautiful One Fell Swoop gown I was wearing>?)  and Mark kindly let me, exclusively, stand in a tiny gap near the runway exit to snap away. YESSSSSS!

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Vivien’s model, Miquela Vos wearing Camilla backstage

Everyone always asks me, “What did you think of the show?” or “Did you get to see the show from front of house?” My reply, obviously being no and I usually have no idea how the show actually looked, however to me it doesn’t really matter. I like taking photographs and seeing the clothes up close and hanging with the models. To me it doesn’t even matter if a show goes badly or is a complete mess because as long as I get to take photos and work with these awesome models who have become my lovely friends and the clothes look great in them, I get my snaps amongst the chaos and am obviously allowed the access I need, then I am happy!

This show was obviously wonderful for the lens from backstage. So much detail, so many colours and patterns, beautifully merchandised, accessorised, cast and just a pleasure to see so close up. I hope you enjoy it because I would have to say this is right up there with one of my favourites and if I do say so myself, one of the most beautiful to date!

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Relaxed opulence backstage at Camilla

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The models were all told to stand at their first look dressing racks so everyone could check them before the show began, here’s the stunning Simone Kerr doing just that!

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Beaded backpacks

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Not a detail missed with Mark Vassallo running the show, models wipe their feet before appearing shoeless on the runway – grubby feet is not very fashun after all! Bronx Whitehorn does what she’s told, sometimes…

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Ebony Iris looking like a bird of paradise in her wrap dress, so many colours and prints

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Jess PW showing off her cool arm candy whilst having a lean before the show

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Miquela photo-bomming my close-up of Stirling’s ear cuff. We were all pretty scared of being told off at this point but there’s always room for secret naughtiness backstage haha

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Lizzie Crane stepping into line

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Gwen Owen looking so ethereal and in her element before the show. I take as many shots as I can and end up having hundreds to go through from each show and am very particular with the way I present them (hence my delay in posting them). For this show there were almost 400 to sort through and as you can see below, every shot I took of Gwen at this moment was completely beautiful so I’ve had to include them all – she looks like she is walking on air in one of Camilla’s signature Kaftan dresses

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Hair and make up checks before models walk the runway – you can see this girl is loving being poked and prodded from every angle – such a backstage action shot right there!

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Vivien’s girls Miquela and my new favourite, Dana on the right – she is so interesting looking and I was loving the blues. Not usually a fan of blue but boy it can be flattering at times and on these two, just wow.

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Now this is what I was talking about earlier. Let me get one thing straight, these boys are so incredibly hilarious it is sometimes too much to handle. They say that they love to ruin my backstage experience but the fact is, they do quite the opposite. I have known quite a few genuine, professional comedians in my life and Mason and Stirling are pretty up there with the best of them when it comes to humour and silliness. I find myself laughing out loud hours after time spent with them, remembering some of the things they say. Their little one liners and silly words seem to stick in your head. They are a comedy duo of sorts and have their own little, ridiculous language that takes time to get to know but no time at all to see how truly silly they are.

Despite their chiseled features and their being really really good looking, they are massive clowns at heart and so very down to earth. All the models are down to earth actually. All these misconceptions about bitchiness backstage amongst models is such rubbish in my experience.

I got to know Mason and Stirling when I enlisted them to do a guest post for SV from Europe – YOU CAN CHECK IT OUT HERE – when they were walking in shows for the likes of Giorgio Armani, Fendi and Zegna. We would chat on Facebook and had lots of D&M’s and since they’ve both come home, have shared somewhat of a backstage bond due to our mutual appreciation of ridiculous antics, I suppose. Their jokes are often Zoolander based and of course everyone finds them hilarious, it is not just me but it is their humour that makes MY experience backstage so much more incredibly fun. And fun is a pretty high priority in my life. I swear I am not a weirdo modelizer, preying on the young haha – they are just lovely nice friends who I do love in my own way. All the models have been saying that this year’s TPFF was so much fun, I don’t know why it seems that way, more so than other years but it would be pretty safe to say that it has a lot to do with these two.

Here they are above and below pretending to a) run b) model in a major campaign c) pretending but actually being, whilst pretending to be male models c) taking the piss out of fashion d) being VERY fashion

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e) Ruining photos whilst still being idiots behind genuine models, modeling hahaha

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Ahhh Simone Kerr, you could drop your camera and still get an amazing photo of this girl! Love the pink highlights by Hair Director Brad Ngata from L’Oreal Professionnel and the beautiful, natural make-up by the ever so talented Carol Mackie from MAC

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Beautiful accessorised male models,  Jan from Germany pictured

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It is all about the hair at Camilla, long extensions, pink highlights and feathers, jewellery and plats adorning the head

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Caitlin Lomax, how cool is this look!

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A magic moment of movement – handing back the flags after the show

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‘Til next time,

xxx SV xxx

Day 3 TPFF – Galvanised

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After Ruth’s Tribute show at Ascot Racecourse on Friday night, Telstra Perth Fashion Festival brought us Galvanised – a show featuring 33 Poets, Empire Rose, Zhivago, Manning Cartell and Alex Perry. The local designers seriously rocked it, 33 Poets designer, Rebecca Paterson really knows how to put on a show – using jewelled crowns, eclectic pieces of statement jewellery from Behind The Monkey and red roses on model’s heads with some even continuing down on thick black ribbons to bunches with deep green leaves hanging at the hips. 33 Poets is definitely a favourite of mine. I first saw her work back in 2008 at the very first show I ever covered for PFF and I’m so glad to see them back on the runway this year. Empire Rose is another favourite and one of my go to labels for flattering cuts and wearable cool casual designs. Designer Kathryn Cizeika’s signature drop crotch pants this time came covered in navy blue sequins worn head to toe with draped v-neck tops and strapless sequined jumpsuits. Headpieces designed by milliner Reny Kestel were worn by models who carried live birds down the runway – a spectacle that was welcomed by the crowd. Zhivago showed some pieces from last season but their highly anticipated new collection to appear on the runway tonight (for closing night of TPFF) is what we’re all really waiting for. In comparison to the incredible styling by the likes of our WA counterparts, Alex Perry and Manning Cartell didn’t thrill but in saying that, they obviously have a very solid place in the Australian fashion landscape.

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Tiggy Ridgway from Viviens is just the most incredible creature to photograph, I love her look and that skin! I die

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Tiggy Ridgway and Fabienne Vanderhagen backstage at 33 Poets

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Red roses and golden crowns backstage at 33 poets

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Above and below, designs by 33 Poets

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More sequins at 33 Poets with fluro orange beading

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Designer of 33 Poets, Rebecca Paterson with model Gabrielle Sullivan

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I was so lucky to be gifted this t-shirt dress after the show, it is inspired by Ruth Tarvydas and designed by 33 Poets

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Bunches of roses hanging at the hips

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Ruth Wilmer centre and Simone Kerr far right, too stunning for words! All looks above by 33 Poets

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Backstage with Empire Rose

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Foxtel’s The Face AU contestant Shenika Rule wearing Empire Rose backstage

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Empire Rose

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Sequinned boob tubes at Empire Rose, hair pieces by Reny Kestel

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Simone Kerr who cannot take a bad photo, in fact she can only take an incredible one!! We are so lucky to have so many top models who have done their thing overseas and come back home to wow us with their talents. Here she is wearing Manning Cartell

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Alex Perry

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Manning Cartell

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Ebony Hunter wearing Alex Perry

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Bronx & Grady working their magic. I’ve almost shot every Perth model in every combination with each other but not these two. A good coupling for the camera – duly noted!

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‘Til next time,

xxx SV xxx

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