Here we are on New Years Eve of 2013 as I reflect on what has been a very successful and busy year. I released the INSIDE STYLE VOYEUR documentary with Director Mathew Knight, was able to go to the Melbourne International Film Festival world premiere of a movie I Costume Designed – These Final Hours which won The Age Critics Choice Award and is set to make it’s cinema debut in 2014 – very exciting stuff! I attended a million and one events similar to the one above with Ruth Tarvydas at her new store opening in Claremont and covered many many shows from the backstage in true Style Voyeur style. I spent the majority of the year working solely on this here blog and I must say to be able to work on Style Voyeur pretty much full time in 2013 made me wake up every single morning feeling blessed to be on this earth. I hope very much that I can do the same this coming year as well as put my skills to many new and exciting ventures and I certainly have lots of exciting new developments in store for 2014 that I can’t wait to share with you all! My New Year’s resolution is to refocus myself, to reinvent the wheel and keep bringing inspiration to the town I am so lucky to live in, Perth. Bring it on!
Below are some highlights of my year via the @stylevoyeur instagram account and appear in a vague order as best placed by memory, or lack there of. Enjoy!
Rose Smith at the WA Fashion Awards. HERE is the post from the night
Kimbra wins RECORD OF THE YEAR wearing Jaime Lee in front of 40 million people watching the MTV Awards around the world, a label I have worked closely with as Brand Manager since 2008 – a huge WIN for the Jaime Lee brand! I posted a behind the scenes of the whole experience HERE
My best friend, Jaime Lee Major on Today Tonight, one of a million other media opps in 2013
Wearing Jaime Lee to my Director (of the film I Costume Designed), Zak Hilditch’s wedding
Blogging, blogging and more blogging
Styled a shoot featuring Narcisa Music for STM Magazine gets a 4 page spread. Shot by Penny Lane and beauty by Rebekah Clark. More pictures HERE
A collaboration with Whitney Chalmers and New York based photographer, Victor Tortch for an ‘at home with’ feature on models, Tom Bull and Tia Hayes shot exclusively for Style Voyeur at their home in New York City. The post was entitled, Tom & Tia’s New York Dream and you can check it out HERE
Top Perth mens model expats Stirling Caiulo and Mason Roberts guest blog for Style Voyeur direct from Italy. One of my favourite collabs of all time! Stirling and Mason heart Style Voyeur can be seen HERE
Parisian Illustrator and friend, Nicolas Tavitian shares his stunning postcards with SV readers for a guest blog post direct from the Lanvin show in Paris, entitled ‘From Paris With Lanvin’ have a look HERE
Wearing One Fell Swoop to Polo In The Valley. Post can be seen HERE
MOMA comes to Perth with Picturing New York. Well done to the Art Gallery of WA’s Director, Dr Stefano Carboni for enriching the Western Australian arts community! See more HERE
Styled Myles Pollard for his Australian press junket for his film DRIFT. Here with Sam Worthington on Chanel 10’s The Project
A quick selfie before heading to Curtin University to give a lecture alongside Sunday Times Chief of Staff, Antony Deceglie and NSW based Health blogger, Melissa Sweet on the changing nature of journalism for a Women In Media event. Wearing my Heath Ledger Commemorative T-shirt designed by Elana Rosa and Ben Watts for charity. To read more about this lecture, click HERE
On the Melbourne International Film Festival red carpet for the world premiere of These Final Hours, alongside lead actor Nathan Phillips (of Wolf Creek fame), actress Sarah Snook (Not Suitable For Children), Director Zak Hilditch, Producer, Liz Kearney and our child star and lead actress, Angourie Rice. What an amazing night! TFH world premiere pics HERE
Back in Perth for the Perth Fashion Festival program launch. To view the post, click HERE
Backstage blogging at Garth Cook’s stand-alone show..more pics from the VRH show HERE
Exhaustion set in from sleepless nights of blogging and finishing the Style Voyeur mini documentary. There were many long, sleepless nights in 2013 and this picture pretty much sums up how tired I was at times throughout the year. All worth it of course!
Double page spread press on INSIDE STYLE VOYEUR in STM Magazine – the mini fashion documentary created by Mathew Knight and myself on the Perth Fashion scene. Have a watch of INSIDE STYLE VOYEUR… HERE
INSIDE STYLE VOYEUR screens on a very stormy night to a select VIP guest list of Industry insiders at an event we had to launch the mini fashion documentary Mathew Knight and I created based on Perth Fashion Festival 2012 and my life as a blogger in Perth. Massive thanks to Tony Salom of OMG Events for making the event a reality and to Jacqui Brown for curating it perfectly!
Another year blogging for STM Magazine at Perth Fashion Festival, always an honour! More on this HERE
Viviens model Sarah Tilleke killing it in front of the SV lens as always! Loved shooting this girl backstage throughout the year, what a pleasure!
I produced the Jaime Lee LIGHT MAGIC show at Perth Fashion Festival. The show received rave reviews and was a highlight of our year!
My coverage on the show is HERE
My coverage on the show for STM via perthnow.com is HERE
WE DID IT! With my bestie Jaime Lee Major at a dinner after the success of her PFF show, phew! A lot of work but we pulled it off. It was exactly what we wanted to achieve thanks to so many people including, Rebecca Grace of Natural Art Flowers for her incredible floral installation at the WA Museum.
Empire Rose puts a massive wolf hound on their catwalk the same day as our Jaime Lee show. Wow, what a bog boy! His head is bigger than mine. More from the show HERE
Fashion Trash. PFF comes to a close for another year. Time to breath after many sleepless nights blogging and writing for SV and STM
On set antics. I did a lot of work as Costume Designer in film in 2013. Less styling and more film work for me in 2013. Not as glamorous as fashion but I wanted a challenge after years of styling in fashion and film work is certainly that but oh so incredibly rewarding too.
One Fell Swoop has a stand-alone show and flew in top NSW model, Bambi Northwood-Blyth. The girls here are in the elevator heading upstairs to backstage to get changed and go home. Check out the post HERE
Nicolas Tavitian does his second guest post for SV from behind the scenes of Paris Fashion week. One of the coolest posts I’ve ever been lucky enough to feature! This post was entitled, From Paris With Passion. A very rare post to share from the other side of the world. I am such a lucky girl to have had Nicolas contribute over the years! CHECK IT OUT HERE
The Garth Cook cap! This cap did not leave my head practically all year! Bravo Garth, I still love it and have been wearing it for almost 2 years now. Here I am with PR professional, David Gardiner. We both wore it it a meeting a couple of months ago. Definitely the must have piece of 2013
Evelyn Leckie, one of my favourite models in this country at the Ricarda show in Subiaco. Evelyn is a true SV girl through and through. Check out the Ricarda show post HERE
My obsession with harem pants continues. Thanks to Empire Rose for all the goodies over the year!
My gorgeous intern, Nicole Saw working hard in the office
Essentials packed for a much needed vacay! Clockwise L-R – Missoni towel from Ricarda, Bikini Atoll swimwear bikinis, Witchery sunnies, Bikini Atoll pashmina, Beauty and The Bees lip balm, Havianas thongs, Ted Baker patent handbag
Holiday time!! My boyfie and I head to the incredibly stunning Alila Villas in Uluwatu, Indonesia for some much needed R&R
My Bali visual diary can be viewed HERE
In tropical paradise at the W Hotel in Seminyak where we stayed for 3 nights with our own pool villa, bliss!
My 3 day juice cleanse thanks to Perth Raw Foodies. Detox after too many cocktails on holiday! My review of the experience can be read HERE
2013 should seriously be remembered as the year of the green smoothie!
And also the year of Lana Del Rey’s Young & Beautiful – I listened to this song more times than I can count
Agent Provocateur launches in Perth and SV was there to capture it all, here Ebony Hunter checks out her digs in the mirror at David Jones Perth. SO many events in December!! More pics right HERE
My absolutely stunning ELLERY dress that was gifted to me by the lovely label. Definitely the most beautiful thing I have ever been given in 5 years of Style Voyeur. Wow! Can’t wait to wear this on a special night
A picture I took only the other day in the garden over cocktails at Mrs Brown in Fremantle. I absolutely love the juxtaposition of the clouds and the sheet metal, sort of symbolical of the past year. Mania and stillness, chaos and beauty. What a great year 2013 was and 2014 is definitely set to be even better! Not long to wait now..
Follow me on instagram @stylevoyeur to see it all unfold
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!
‘Til next time,
xxx SV xxx