Black Magazine International Print Edition

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I am SO excited to reveal my latest editorial – shot with photographer Thom Kerr and make-up artist, Rebekah Clark for the print edition of Black Magazine which is released Internationally today, due to hit news stands in NZ, Australia, New York, Los Angeles, Paris & London.

The print is rather small below but you can get your very own copy of the new Black Mag from news agencies VERY SOON! Keep your eyes peeled!

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This shoot is a long time coming for me, not only because we shot it in April but because I had the idea for this shoot in my back pocket for years. I have always loved shoots with interesting kids taken off the streets, interviewed, styled – but with their own aesthetic kept in the mix – and flung in front of the camera to be put in print. I’ve always wanted to do more shoots like this, to show how real people can be just as compelling as models in print. It is so cool to finally make it a reality and share it with you all!!

They say there is something in the water in Perth, with the usual credits going to models, actors and talented musicians, however I think these faces are testament to the fact that regular people walking the streets can be just as incredible as any ‘personality’. I hand-picked each of these characters because I knew there was something special about them that the camera would pick up. How I got to choosing them was funny because, like I say, I have had this shoot in my mind forever.

Chebet – was pretty much the original inspiration for this shoot. When I first met her as a volunteer for Perth Fashion Festival I couldn’t get over how beautiful she was and that she wasn’t a model, a crime! I have been hoping she wouldn’t move cities for about 3 years because I never got around to doing anything about this idea until now. Once she was even going to dye her hair purple which freaked me out because it wasn’t my vision hahaha but luckily I got her perfectly natural when the time came.

Dhiva – I also met at PFF. I was backstage shooting for this very blog and was taking a break outside the backstage tent when she introduced herself. If was dark at night and all I remember was her bindi and her eyes, I was mesmerised. She got added to the list that very moment and about a year later I contacted her.

Jason – is Chebet’s friend but I met him years ago and he is actually in my mini documentary, INSIDE STYLE VOYEUR (which by the way if you haven’t seen, where have you been?>) he is good friends with top Perth male model, Mason Roberts and was always fun to muck around with at fashion events.

Lorraine – is usually my costume assistant for the work I do in film but I brought her along to help on this shoot as we shot two that day and the other was very much her vibe – Thom Kerr Shoots Amelleah – so I  knew she would be good to have on board. When ever we do film shoots someone is always trying to coax her into being an extra and this time she got roped in to being part of this shoot by Thom haha. I am so so glad she was involved, we have worked together for years now and she is a good friend. What a good sport and stunner taboot!

Olivia – was my intern for about 6 months last year and for some of this year. Again someone I added to the list in my minds eye from the moment we met! Our own Devon Aoki, represent!

Dani – I met at the opening of Miu Miu. She told me she was opening a store and I had to come and blog it – so I did. She is just such a cool cat and I am a huge fan of what her and her brother and finace are doing with Lessons Concept Store. Adding to the culture of our city, well Fremantle, one high-end Danish street wear label exclusive-to-Australia at a time. She is the essence of a cool kid and anything but pretentious.

Each of them beautiful inside and out. I think it is safe to now say that I was correct in thinking this would work!

SPECIAL THANKS to:

Adam Heath Boutique, Co Creative Agency, BrandE The Label, Aimee Chere Intimates, Pared Eyewear, Lessons Concept Store and my assistant Lorraine Koh!

‘Til next time,

xxx SV xxx

StyleAid 2015 VIP Launch

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Last night we celebrated the VIP launch of StyleAid with a chic Champagne toast in honour of the fashion fundraiser and its marvelous work. Bringing much needed funds to a cause close to the hearts of event organisers and annual attendees in support of the WA AIDS Council, StyleAid is a unique event and one that many top WA creatives lend their hand to all in the name of charity. In true 60’s style as an ode to this year’s theme, SV has gone a-GoGo with a black and white recap on last night’s festivities. Enjoy!

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Canapes and drinks were free flowing at La Vie Champagne Lounge at Crown Resorts where the annual fashion showcase will be held once again this year

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Elle Giles of Eat Fashion Not Cake looking on point in her 60’s inspired number

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Art deco inspirations at Crown

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Samuel England and Andrea Goh

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Commitment to the coat hanger – she’s trying to tell us something – FASHUNN!!

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Detail with De Williams from Atlas Divine

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I didn’t crop out this stunning being’s face for any real reason, I just liked this one more but don’t get me wrong!… Angeline Lloyd of The Love Thread is a true babe, inside and out!

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I knew you were trouble when you walked in….Paul O’Connor and PR extraordinaire, Grant Capriotti of Muse Bureau

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StyleAid Founder, Director and event organiser extraordinaire, Aly May (centre)

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It would have been a crime to make this one black and white – that is all!

‘Till next time,

xxx SV xxx

Black Magazine Editorial with Amelleah

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Our new editorial for Black Magazine

Amelleah wears vintage blue lace shirt, model’s own, blue floral vest $680 from Emporio Armani, Lanvin ring $695 from Elle Boutique, Marni earrings $840 from Adam Heath Claremont

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Emporio Armani blazer $1695, wide leg trouser $900 and bowler hat $700 from Emporio Armani, Lanvin ring $695 from Elle Boutique, Marsell shoes $970 (worn throughout), Polytechnic West 2014 graduate; Rosemaree White top worn under

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Headpiece by Rosemaree White, purple bag from Adam Heath Claremont, Dion Lee dress $1690 and Rick Owens jacket $3625 from Elle Boutique

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Marni hearrings $840 from Adam Heath Claremont, Bordeaux Necklace $620 from Emporio Armani, Alex Perry lace dress $800 from Elle Boutique, black leather backpack from BrandE The Label $280, Vivienne Westwood ring $400 from Corso Mio

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Burberry Prorsum bright navy striped silk wool chiffon shirt dress with gathered detail POA, black crepe de chine high-waist briefs POA, ink cotton twill tailored safari-pocket jacket POA all from Burberry Prorsum, Emporio Armani oversized blue belt $460, Bordeaux Necklace $620 and navy satin shirt POA all from Emporio Armani, Vivienne Westwood ring $400 from Corso Mio

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Alexander McQueen dress $859 from Adam Heath Claremont, Rosemaree White tulle dress, Lanvin gloves $1350, Lanvin gold cuff $1260 and Lanvin earrings $1275 all from Elle Boutique – above and below.

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Photography: Thom Kerr

Make-up: Rebekah Clark

Styling: Marcia Ball aka ME

Styling Assistant: Lorraine Koh

Model: Amelleah from IMG

Thank you to Emporio Armani, Elle Boutique, Adam Heath, BrandE The Label, Burberry and Corso Mio

To see the story live on Black Magazine HERE

xxx Till next time xxx

SV

 

WA Fashion Awards

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The WAFAs were a week ago yesterday but I have been bed ridden with sickness since that very evening so here we go – better late than never!

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All models wearing Poppy Lissiman accessories and Reny Kestel millinery. For designers, enquire within. Styling by Teagan Sewell.

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Behind the scenes enough for you?

FYI – No models were harmed in the making of this, ummm, make-up. Directed by the one and only Carol Mackie from MAC

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‘Til next time,

xxx SV xxx

Suited The Champagne Event

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Backstage at last Saturday’s Suited event.

For designers and witty commentary, inquire within.

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The forever stunning Evelyn Leckie

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Rachel wearing Bruug

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Bruug girls

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Caris and Evelyn wearing House of Skye

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House of Skye – above and below

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Pip and Grady spreading the love

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neutral tones courtesy of Bruug

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Pocket Rockets

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The one and only Jacqui Brown doing what she does best all whilst keeping a calm disposition

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Blurry but beautiful with Something Borrowed

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Evelyn Leckie wearing Bruug

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Madeline and Rachel

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Something Borrowed take two

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Mega babe Zach Graham

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Kicking on after 3 shows with these legends

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Caris winning at the effortless duckface

Good night

‘Til next time

xxx SV xxx

5MinWith Georgia Gibbs

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Style Voyeur presents #5minwith

Name: Georgia Gibbs

Age: 19

Hometown: Perth, based in Melbourne.

Agency: London MGMT Group

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Style Voyeur: How did you get into modeling? It all started when I took an interest in fashion when I was thirteen and would go shopping with my mum. All the assistants would ask if I was a model or told me I should be. I figured, why not give it a go? I auditioned for Australia’s Next Top Model and reached the top 25 and it all spiraled from there.

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Where do you want to be in 5 years? To have finished my double degree in Journalism and Business studies, be working as a model and presenter, whether it be news or lifestyle. I also want to have seen some of the world and experienced different cultures and landscapes.

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A day in your life is? Hectic, fun, stressful, usually silly and fulfilling.

What are a few of your favourite things? Travel, a visit to the beach, good company, acoustic music and Nutella.

Describe your personal style? My style changes most days but a lot of the time I love feminine accents like florals, shades of blue and green and flowy materials. When I dress feminine I find I dress well for my body shape and I feel good.

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Do you look up to any models? Simply Cara. Everyone loves a good ‘against the norm’ personality.

Do you have any hobbies or interests no one would know about? I happened to dance for years. And I love learning. I’m a bit of a book worm at heart.

What inspires you? Someone who is driven, chases their goals and makes their dreams a reality.

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What makes you really uncomfortable? Whispering in my ear, it really freaks me out!

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What are a few of your favourite Perth haunts? Little Creatures in Freo. Elixir cafe if you’re a brunch girl like me, Kings Park for a jog with a view and Mullaloo Beach for some much needed relaxation.

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What do you eat for breakfast? I have poached eggs and spinach. If I have no time it’s All Bran with Chobani and berries.

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What do you think is the most important thing in life? I think it is definitely appreciating the small things and the people around you!

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Georgia is on Insta & the twitts @georgiagibbs_

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

Stef King – www.stefking.com.au

Georgia wears black lace bralettes and underpants by @aimee-cherie_intimates

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For more #5MinWith click in CATEGORIES on the top right hand side of this page.

xxx SV xxx

5MinWith Sam Barrett

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Style Voyeur is proud to be back in 2015 with more awesome #5minwith collaborations. First up we have Vivien’s brand new face, Sam Barrett! My god, get ready for this guys – she will knock you over and have you asking what just happened to the past 15 minutes of your life because you got so lost in those damn eyes!

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

Name: Sam Barrett

Age: 16

Hometown: Perth, WA

Height: 5″7

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Style Voyeur: What’s it like to be Sam Barrett? It’s really exciting at the moment. I’m finishing up my last year of school and am being given all these opportunities, which I am so thankful for. I feel that I am right where I want to be and now I am ready to go wherever my life shall take me. The possibilities are endless and that is so exciting to me.

How did you get into modeling? It all started a few months ago, when I was scouted by a lovely lady called Charlie on Facebook. She sent some pictures of me to Christine from Vivien’s who then said she’d really like to meet me. Within a day or so I met Vivien’s and was signed. I was incredibly excited.

Where do you want to be in 5 years? It would be an absolute dream to be on the cover of Vogue! I hope to do some traveling and to see all of the beauty that life has to offer, though I love being able to just take every day as it comes and take on all of the wonderful opportunities that life presents me with.

What about in 10 years? I see myself being at the pinnacle of what was hopefully a successful modeling career, and to have pursued both acting and singing as well. I, of course hope to have found love and I definitely see myself having a family in the future.

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A day in your life is? You could say it is eventful. I wake up early each morning so that I am ready for whatever it is that I will be doing. I go to school every day and when I come home it’s time to do some studying and chores. I like to go running or for a walk to help clear my mind and relax. I’ll then have dinner and spend some time with my beautiful family.

What do you eat for breakfast? Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and my favourite meal for sure so I always have something good. I love ‘bliss balls’ at the moment which I make myself with fresh dates, nuts, seeds, coconut and raw cacao powder. Can’t get enough of them.

What are a few of your fave things? I’m in love with turtlenecks right now, fresh figs from my garden at home, Sam Smith’s voice and I put peanut butter on just about everything.

Do you follow any blogs, which ones? I find ‘Humans of New York‘ quite interesting. It’s so raw and there are some beautiful stories on there of people’s life journeys.

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Describe your personal style? I like to keep things simple and chic with just a bit of quirk. A lot of denim, simple shoes like boots or sneakers, black and white tees but with a statement piece like a really cool vintage piece of jewellery or a kimono.

Do you remember the very first time you noticed the world of fashion? Since a very young age I’ve had such a great intrigue with fashion. I would beg my mum to buy me all the fashion magazines I could get my hands on and would sit and look through them for hours just admiring it all. I had such a fascination with dolls and would create clothing for them with my Mum’s fabrics, then I’d put on little catwalk shows for them.

Do you look up to any models? I’ve always loved Gemma Ward. She’s breathtaking and it makes me so proud to know that she is a Perth girl and that Vivien’s is where it all started for her.

I hear you do ballet, how long have you been doing it for? I started dancing when I was four years old and have always found a lot of happiness in doing it, ballet especially. I had a break from dancing last year but I’ve gotten right back into it this year, which has been amazing. I’m so grateful for my background in dancing for teaching me grace, elegance and a lot of self-determination and discipline.

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What inspires you? Strong, determined and beautiful women are definitely something that continues to inspire me. My mum is one of those women and has always been an inspiration to me.

What makes you feel uncomfortable? If I feel like I’m worrying about something too much or stressting over it then I might get uncomfortable. I think it’s so important to live within every moment and just enjoy the ride.

What qualities do you look for in a friend or lover? I like people that are passionate and loyal and having a great sense of humour is always wonderful.

What do you love most about modeling? The amount of creativity that goes into it. I love being someone’s canvas and seeing all the different looks that are created with that. Seeing the joy on people’s faces when a photo turns out well really energises me. Every experience I have had in modeling so far has been memorable and special in its own way.

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What are a few of your beauty tips? Drink plenty of water everyday, don’t forget to moisturise and eat nutrient dense foods.

What do you do to stay in shape? I do a lot of dancing which is both fun and great for exercise. I love running and swimming also.

What would you consider to be your greatest achievement to date? I learnt to cook a few years ago and I consider myself to be pretty good at it. My friends and family are always requesting I make my recipes for them, which is super flattering!

With thanks to Vivien’s Model Management.

Follow Sam on instagram @samantha.barrett

Photographer Stef King – www.stefking.com

‘Til next time,

xxx SV xxx

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