Sunday, 16 November 2014

EXCLUSIVE | MODERN PUNK

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JESSE O'BRIEN
HAIR BY HERMIZ DANIEL @ JOEY SCANDIZZO SALON
HAIR ASSISTANT SHARNE RIZZO
MAKEUP BY VICTORIA MARTIN FOR ELLIS FAAS
MODEL AND ART DIRECTION BY IVANA MARTYN-ZYZNIKOW

WHAT A TEAM! AND OH WHAT A DAY WE HAD SHOOTING THIS MODERN PUNK STORY EXCLUSIVELY FOR IMZCR8, WITH MINIMAL LOOKS BY THE LIKES OF ASILIO, STRATEAS CARLUCCI, DISCOUNT AND JIMBO JONES. IT WAS A PLEASURE TO BE ABLE TO USE THE LABEL JIMBO JONES IN THIS STORY, NOT ONLY ARE THEY A DEAR TALENTED FRIEND OF MINE, BUT THEY ALSO MAKE AMAZING, EVERY DAY CLOTHING WITH A CASUAL, COMFY, GOTHIC EDGE. WEAR IT WITH ATTITUDE.

RED CHECKERED JACKET BY NED
BLACK COAT BY SCANLAN AND THEODORE
DRESS BY ASILIO
GREEN TARTAN COAT BY ASILIO
TWEED JACKET BY JIMBO JONES
RUTHERFORDS PEARLS
KNIT TEE BY JIMBO JONES
CHECK COAT AROUND WAIST BY ASILIO
BLACK TOP BY ASILIO
SKIRT BY ASILIO
T-SHIRT BY BASSIKE
LACE VEST BY ASILIO
LEATHER JACKET BY JIMBO JONES
PANT BY JIMBO JONES
FAUX FUR BY L'AMERICA
SKIRT BY ZHIVAGO
TWEED MENS JACKET BY JIMBO JONES
BOOTS BY ALIAS MAE
COAT BY SCANLAN AND THEODORE
PANTS BY SASS AND BIDE
STUDDED SNAKESKIN BIKER JACKET BY DISCOUNT
JACKET BY JIMBO JONES
FAUX FUR BY L'AMERICA
COAT BY ASILIO
BIKER VEST BY SERENA
KNIT TOP BY JIMBO JONES
JEANS BY MONTRER
SLASHER DRESS BY ASILIO
BIKER JACKET BY DISCOUNT
 DRESS BY STRATEAS CARLUCCI
BOOTS BY ALIAS MAE
SLASHER DRESS BY ASILIO
BIKER JACKET BY DISCOUNT
DRESS BY STRATEAS CARLUCCI
LEATHER JACKET BY ALEXANDER MCQUEEN
SLIDES BY ALIAS MAE
DRESS BY STRATEAS CARLUCCI
BLACK DRESS BY ASILIO
PINK BIKER JACKET BY DISCOUNT
BLACK LEATHER JACKET BY ALEXANDER MCQUEEN
GREY DRESS BY STRATEAS CARLUCCI
PANT BY JIMBO JONES
FUR BY L'AMERICA
BRA BY CALVIN KLEIN
SLIDES BY ALIAS MAE
COAT BY L'AMERICA

EMILY EAU NATUREL

MODEL | EMILY CATTERMOLE @ CHADWICK MODELS
PHOTOGRAPHY AND STYLING BY IMZ 

I WAS BOTH FLATTERED AND HONORED WHEN CHADWICK MODELS CALLED ME AND ASKED ME TO PHOTOGRAPH NOT ONLY ONE OF THEIR TALENT, BUT ALSO A FRIEND FROM YEARS OF MODELING TOGETHER. I TOLD THEM TO SEND EMILY OVER WITH CLEAN HAIR AND BARE SKIN. HERE IS MS CATTERMOLE EAU NATUREL

BERLEI BRA AND BONDS BRIEFS
L'AMERICA FAUX FUR COAT, VINTAGE DENIM LEVIS JACKET, NIKE TRACKSUIT PANTS 
LILYA SKIRT, LEVIS DENIM JACKET
LILYA SKIRT AND LEVIS DENIM JACKET
LILYA DRESS
DRESS BY LILYA
TOP AND SKIRT BY LILYA

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

DESIGNER PROFILE: VIKTORIA + WOODS

PHOTOGRAPHY BY DREW WHEELER
BEAUTY BY VICTORIA ANDERSON
MODEL | PHILIPPA GLEESON
INTERVIEW AND STYLING BY IMZ


In a light filled studio in Richmond, surrounded by racks and racks of beautiful clothing, we find ourselves in The Lofft Agency, a future driven fashion agency and showroom managing a mix of local and international designers. The open space, that is surrounded by large tall windows adorned with sheer floor length curtains is also the home to Melbourne based label Viktoria + Woods.

Having modeled their campaigns two seasons in a row, and being an avid supporter of Viktoria + Woods ever since, it is with great pleasure that i got to interview the labels founder, Margie Woods and style their new SS14-15 resort collection for a small designer profile on the brand. Expect luxurious materials, a soft pastel palette, fun feminine prints, and clean tailoring. It's all about beautiful basics and clothing that lasts the test of time, both in its quality of finish and design.


TELL US WHO MAKES UP THE BRAND?
Margie Woods, Founder & Creative Director, Lisa Reynolds, Head Designer

HOW WAS V+W BORN?
In 2005, with a small suitcase, consisting of one long line skinny Cardigan in 100% Merino wool, Made in Australia and available in a multitude of colors.
I was very lucky. Some of the best stores in the country loved it, and so did their customers. It was literally an overnight success, and from there, the collection has grown to include coats, basics, silks and so much more.

DESCRIBE THE LABEL IN THREE WORDS...
Timeless, modern, functional and luxurious – these 4 values sums us up.

WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?
Meeting customers who truly love our brand and what we create. We also get to work with some amazing talent and incredibly creative people. One of the highlights this year was seeing Cate Blanchett in top to toe Viktoria + Woods…A pinch yourself moment.

WHAT'S THE ESSENTIAL V+W PIECE THIS SEASON?
From the Spring RAPTURE collection, it has to be the Fiasco Biker Jacket in Bloom. Its so simple to wear every day and although its a statement colour, It is still perfectly understated

TELL US ABOUT YOUR CAMPAIGN WITH BLOGGERS LINDY KLIM AND NADIA FAIRFAX...?
Both Lindy and Nadia are friends and huge supporters of the label. We consider them brand ambassadors that represent the diversity of Viktoria + Woods and how style transcends both body and age. The campaign aimed to communicate the versatility of the collection, and how perspective and interpretation provides so many options with our designs. 

YOU ALSO DID A VERY SUCCESSFUL CAPSULE RANGE WITH KLIM, CAN WE LOOK FORWARD TO ANOTHER RANGE, OR AN EXCITING NEW COLLABORATION TO COME?
We love collaborations. We definitely can expect another, but this one will be a hard act to follow up, so we will make sure its perfect.

WHAT'S NEXT FOR V+W?
We opened our first retail store in the boutique strip of (High Street) Armadale, Victoria recently. We hope to follow this up with another, and continue to engage with our customers on a more personal level through our flagship stores.
few other fun questions for thought... (Answer what you can and want)

IF V+W WERE AN ANIMAL, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
A Fox: Sleek and cool, they are urban dwellers, a little bit canine/feline. 
So they can fit into different environments. This kind of sums up Viktoria + Woods.

IF V+W WERE A TIME OF DAY, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
8.30am school drop off, 9am, work, 6pm, after work drinks….V+W is day to night…it all works!

IF V+W WERE A TASTE...
Liquorice, sweet but sophisticated.

IF V+W WERE A DESTINATION WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Melbourne, New York, and Paris… Chic!!
















Monday, 10 November 2014

ON THE ROCKS | FASHION GONE ROGUE

PUBLICATION | FASHION GONE ROGUE
PHOTOGRAPHY BY EMILY ABAY
MODEL | ANJA KONSTANTINOVA @ MARYLIN AGENCY NY
HAIR AND MAKEUP BY ANIA MILCZARCZYK
STYLING BY IMZ


ON THE ROCKS, IT IS ALL ABOUT TIMELESS TRANSITIONAL FASHION, SOFT NATURAL COLOURS AND COSY KNITS BY THE LIKES OF JAC AND JACK, ELLERY, ELISA MCGOWAN, AND RIVER ISLAND AMONG OTHERS. ANJA COULD NOT BE A MORE PERFECT MERMAID COME HUMAN FOR FASHION GONE ROGUE...

SUIT BY ELISSA MCGOWAN
DRESS BY LP33.3
SILK BLOUSE BY JAC AND JACK, SKIRT BY RIVER ISLAND
DRESS FROM ELLERY ARCHIVE
BLOUSE BY JAC AND JACK
JUMPER BY JAC AND JACK
DRESS BY A'LKEMI, KNIT BY RIVER ISLAND
ELLERY

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

FELLA X FAIRFAX

DESIGNER: FELLA SWIM
PUBLICATION: FAIRFAX JOURNAL
PHOTOGRAPHY, ART DIRECTION, STYLING AND WORDS BY IMZ

THIS SHOOT WAS FOR MY MINI FAIRY FRIEND AND HER UBER COOL BLOG SHE RECENTLY STARTED CALLED THE FAIRFAX JOURNAL. THE SHOOT WAS AN IMPROMPIOU PLAY ONE SUNNY AFTER NOON IN BRONTE WITH OUR OTHER WONDERFUL FRIEND CHRISTINE TANG - CO DESIGNER OF SWIMWEAR LABEL FELLA. THREE CLOSE FRIENDS TOGETHER DOING CREATIVE THINGS. NADIA APTLY TITLED THE POST 'IT'S COOL TO HAVE COOL FRIENDS'. CLICK THROUGH TO HER BLOG TO SEE WHAT OUR FRIENDSHIP MEANS TO EACH OF US, OR STAY TUNED HERE WHILE I ASK NADIA A FEW LITTLE QUESTIONS ABOUT HERSELF...

NADIA WEARS FELLA SWIM THOUGHOUT
NECKLACE BY KIRSTIN ASH
ROUND TOWEL BY THE BEACH PEOPLE


WHO IS NADIA FAIRFAX?
- A hopeless romantic, who dabbles in fashion and pop culture. 

WHAT DO YOU DO?
- I'm not exactly sure. Haha. Do you know? I'm not a giant fan of the word "Blogger" but I guess thats what I'm currently doing - Blogging... So, Basically wearing fab outfits and "attempting" to model! Key word: Attempting. 

DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 3 WORDS...
- Mischievous, vivacious and Bold. (Yep, these traits often get me into trouble, Especially the last one!)  



 WHO INSPIRES YOU THE MOST?
- My parents. They are wildly in love after 38 years. I dream of having something similar. 

WHAT ARE YOUR WARDROBE ESSENTIALS?
- White Shirts, Jeans and little black dresses.

WHO ARE YOUR FAVOURITE DESIGNERS
- This is forever evolving! Lets stick to Australian designers, As I couldn't possibly choose if we bought in the internationals.  - Ellery, Aje and Viktoria and Woods, All for very different reasons. 

TELL US 4 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT YOURSELF...
- I'm petrified of sharks. 
- If I have the time, I will lie in my bed for days watching endless episodes of Law and Order. 
- The cold drives me mad.
- I was on a Gymnastics scholarship at the Australian Institute of Sport for almost 8 years.




WHICH 3 PEOPLE WOULD YOU HAVE AT YOUR DINNER PARTY?
- Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell and Kate Hudson. I just think they would be a total blast. 

IF YOU WERE AN ANIMAL WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
Ummmm, A flamingo or a Snow Leopard. Haha. 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK?
- Haha. Oh god, The Iceman (A book about the serial killer, Richard Kuklinksi) and, Born or Bred: The Martin Bryant story - I really enjoy true crime novels. 





FAVOURITE FILM?
- Overboard with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell and Stardust - Its pretty much a children's movie but it is just so delightful ( i suggest watching it) 

WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO?
- Frank Sinatra ( Always ) and usually whatever is on the radio. Yep - Top 40. Sad I know. 

IF YOUR LIFE WERE A NOVEL IT WOULD BE...

- A romance novel of some sort. Some of you may have heard me say this before, But LOVE CONQUERS ALL! I have forever worn my heart on my sleeve and will continue to do so for the rest of my life.