Friday, 23 July 2010

MIFF Red Carpet

My wonderful friend (and client) the actor Daniela Farinacci who is currently starring in the feature film 'Lou' along with the amazing British actor John Hurt and is also a star of that fantastic television Police drama 'East West 101' on SBS television called me the other day with an invite to the launch screening and party of the 2010 Melbourne International Film Festival, and asked that I find a suitably glamorous outfit for her to wear, the following blog post is a behind the scenes look at our journey into red carpet glory! I have known (and dressed) Daniela for over 5 years now and love using Australian designers mostly but sometimes like to mix it up with some beautiful international pieces , I found the above, and below, dress at my favourite little boutique 'Madam Virtue & Co' and thought the colour was great on Daniela but we decided it wasn't right for this particular event.
This neck piece definitely has the wow factor but also is a little humorous.
Both Daniela and myself loved this vibrant green gown but again not completely suited to the event.
A gold Givenchy cuff went beautifully with the green gown.
But when Daniela slipped into this beaded black and off white gown we both knew this was the winner, and I commented that it was by far the sexiest option!
Having dressed many actresses over the years for many red carpet events(and a lot of other things) being able to call on and use amazing jewellery has been invaluable, I have always loved Jan Logan's jewellery, whether it be diamonds, pearls or the myriad of semi precious stones she uses, it is always the perfect end to styling an outfit for a red carpet event. I chose the above creations of Jan's to finish the look for Daniela.
The red carpet at MIFF was certainly busy with international stars such as Adrian Grenier, Ashton Kutcher and star of the first movie to be screened Isabel Lucas in attendance, that movie was 'The Wedding Party'.
Daniela looked beautiful on the red carpet and was snapped, and interviewed many times.
We had a fantastic night and I think you'll agree Daniela looked amazing, and especially with the addition of a vintage arctic fox fur, pictured below, snapped after we returned home.
Styled by Philip Boon
All dresses by Madam Virtue & Co 03 9663 8669
Pearl and jet jewellery by Jan Logan 03 9650 9099
Diamonte neck piece and Givenchy gold cuff by Madam Virtue & Co.
Vintage Fox fur by Linda Black 03 9510 3948

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

A sneak peek at Sam...

As was reported in the press here in Melbourne recently, the talented recording star Sam Sparro jetted into town for a photo shoot with Super Blogger Jamie Wdziekonski of 'Oh Jamie' and myself, Sam in fact made a special trip to Melbourne only to do this shoot! Jamie approached me to style this amazingly talented pop star for some upcoming publicity shots and I couldn't wait to work on the concept after discussing with Sam and Jamie the new direction of Sam's music. Of course I can't give too much away as Sam's new album will be out next year but these images give you a sneak peek into a fantastic day working with a talented pop star and talented blogger.
Sam and Jamie checking out some of our shots half way through the day. You might spy a '90's' style to Sam's outfits!
'Oh Jamie what a great shot you take!'
I love the above look on Sam, really a different direction stylistically for him.

The crew below hamming it up with Sam!
It was such a pleasure to style/work with Sam Sparro and even better to get to spend some time with him on his brief visit to Melbourne, I know that like many others we are all looking forward to his next album. I'd also like to say that it was such a coup for Jamie to get to shoot such a big star and commend Sam on his belief in up and coming talent like Jamie!

Photographer Jamie Wdziekonski
Stylist Philip Boon
Grooming Eve Flight
Stylists Assistant Joshua Koko
Photographers Assistant Hubert Jnr