Autumn in Paris

yolanda in paris in autumn

On a cold, overcast weekend in Amsterdam we hopped on a train to Paris. From Amsterdam it’s only 3.5 hours and the time flew by, sending the world into a blur of flat countryside and the occasional cow.

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Experience The Great Beyond

the great beyond classic night top

Sustainable Luxury Basics

It’s no secret that I am a friend and fan of Aicha Robertson of The Fashion Heist. We have collaborated on several shoots, so when she told me about her new clothing line, I was excited to see what this talented lady had in store. Of course this meant organising a photo shoot to give you a sneak peek of the new line! This was a fun and spontaneous shoot and I hope you love the results as much as I do.

Her label, The Great Beyond, created with partner, Nick Azar, focuses on beautifully soft basics created with sustainability in mind, using bamboo fabric. Even the colours are named to reflect the environmental focus: cloud, stone and night. Coming soon to an online store near you.

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Spring in the garden with Isabella of Style Market

Isabella style market brisbane blogger

Last month I met the lovely, Isabella Thompson, the Brisbane fashion blogger behind Style Market. We found that we had a lot in common and it was unfortunate that this single meeting would be our last, as I was moving to Amsterdam. However, we did get a chance to frolic in the Roma Street Parklands and match some of these perfect-for-the-races dresses, with the beautiful flowers blooming in the park. Spring is here! Read on for more about Isabella and her future ambitions.

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Brisbane Winter Street Style

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Carmen, snapped in Burnett Lane, Brisbane City, on her lunch break.

Although winter barely touches us in Brisbane, the slight chill in the air does allow for scarves, boots and jackets to be integrated into our regular wardrobe for a few weeks. This was an assignment shot for a client which unfortunately, didn’t get published. Which means I have the opportunity to showcase Brisbane’s cool, laid back, weekend style. Thanks to all the lovely ladies that let me snap their outfits!

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Valley Fiesta x Undress Brisbane Host: Valley Swap Shoppe

valley fiesta swap shop with undress brisbane

I’ve highlighted the awesome work Undress Brisbane do to challenge how we think about our clothing purchases and ask ourselves, ‘where do our clothes come from’? Their next project involves teaming up with the Valley Fiesta to host a ‘Swap Shoppe‘, where attendees can bring 1 – 5 pieces of quality clothing to swap for pre-loved or vintage garments from the closets of fellow fashionistas, reducing waste and breathing new life into unwanted items.

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Emerging Designers Show at the Teneriffe Festival

ally dunlop stylist and yolanda from bne style

Thanks to Emerge Events, Ally Dunlop (stylist and partner in Rendezvous PR) and I, had a front row seat at the Emerging Designers show at the Teneriffe Festival. The Fashion Precinct transformed London alley, which included a fake grass runway with a white picket fence, VIP tables and Alfred and Constance’s pop-up bar.

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I Feel It All Editorial for Whim Magazine

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I found this location six months ago and thought it would be perfect for an early morning shoot, which are more accessible during the winter months as the sun rises later (I’m not really a morning person). It was a small team, only three of us, Ally Dunlop (talented stylist, hair and makeup artist) and gorgeous model, Holly Susan Leong, who I had not met before the shoot, but I had seen her sassy style on the runway at Undress Brisbane.

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Emerge Australia Fashion Precinct at the Teneriffe Festival

fashion precinct tenneriffe festival

I have blogged several times about Claire Goldsworthy and her contribution to promoting up-and-coming designers on the Brisbane fashion scene. Once again her organisation, Emerge Events, is taking on this challenge by setting up a Fashion Precinct at the Teneriffe Festival.

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