MBFWA 2016 Alice McCall Presentation

Alice McCall transformed the lavish award winning restaurant, Porteno in Surry Hills into a live instillation of models lounging around in chantilly lace and cute rompers. Just think 60/70s, 1999 Galliano, or Opium Den styled sets to go with each outfit. Each look had “Alice” written all over it – it was playful, sensual, and feminine. The presentation felt like a live fashion shoot but minus the luxury of time and space. Basically all the shooters were given about 5 minutes to work with the models within a confined area, whilst the stylish onlookers were right behind us catching all the action. Well you know me, I love the challenge to think quickly on my feet and make the most of any situation to produce images that I am proud to publish. ‘

So here they are and I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed creating them. Thank you Electric Collective PR for having me xxx.

outfits // ALICE MCCALL
hair // REDKEN AUSTRALIA
makeup // LANCOME AUSTRALIA
venue // PORTENO in SURRY HILLS

All images are copyrighted to Karen Woo. Please email hello@karenwoo.com.au for any images usage enquiries.

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MBFWA 2016 Backstage with Body Shop at Karla Spetic

 

Tuesday was all about going behind the scenes with my favourite Australian Designer labels, and Karla Spetic was one of them. Remember the skirt with the road in the middle, well yes that was Karla Spetic. Her whimsical resort 2017 collection, titled “MEMORIES” were a combination of violet, white, navy and blue colours; sheer, rib knitted and embroidered fabrics; frilly ribbed high necklines; quirky cut outs and scallop edging and of-course her signature digital prints with lavender being the main feature. My absolute favourite pieces were definitely the wide legged pants with slits on the side and the rib knitted dresses and that pinafore top with ruffle-trimmed rectangles placed at the center like stamps on an envelope. These pieces will be the perfect addition to my ever growing athletic-chic wardrobe for photographers on the run!

Congratulations to Karla Spetic’s beautiful collection and thank you ONEDAYDREAM PR for having me backstage with the wonderful Body Shop Australia team who created the dreamy and natural beauty looks for Karla Spetic’s models and keeping their body silky smooth and smelling good with the new British Rose body butter. For toes, Butter London ‘Cotton Buds’ Nail lacquer and fingernails and ‘Horse Power Treatment‘ as top coat.

Enjoy xx

Flat white slides // TEVA
Hair // WELLA PROFESSIONALS
Beauty // THE BODY SHOP
Nails // BUTTER LONDON
Jewellery // SEBBROWN

 

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The last pic was the crew from Body Shop! Go team x

 

MBFWA2016 Street Style Highlights DAY 2

Hey everyone! Sorry I missed you all yesterday at Toni Maticevski’s main event. I already had a shoot booked in prior to fashion week so I wasn’t going to let my client down. Don’t worry I’ve been watching all the video clips and snapchats so I’m on top of things, and the show looked spectacular I must add.

Yay! It’s that exciting time of the year again where all the mega fashion blogger stars and celebrities dress in their best threads to the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia event. Overall, my absolute favourites (to name a few) were definitely Isobelle Cornish wearing full Miu Miu and Burberry outfits; Carmen from Chronicles of Her in her Gucci outfit; Brooke Testoni wearing Max Mara sweater and flares; and Emily from Stylebk in Peggy Hartanto. I saw lots of Gucci fur slides, the typical monochrome outfits and variety of deconstructed denim jeans, but Vetements gets my major vote.

Anyway I’ll let you decide so here are my favourite street style looks of day 2. Enjoy x

All images are copyrighted to Karen Woo. Please email hello@karenwoo.com.au if you would like to share any of images on Social Media. Thank you so much for your support. 

 

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Melbourne Central Guest Level Street Style

words // JERRY HSIEH
street style // KAREN WOO

 

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Isobel’s effortless look teaches us about the power of staple pieces. Her grey sweater dress and navy suede biker jacket make a winning combo for the colder months ahead and would easily compliment everything else in the wardrobe. The same could be said about her white Stan Smith kicks. A gentle sprinkle of street edge, I say fly.

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Aiden’s outfit embodies the essence of autumn. I was instantly drawn to his relaxed fitting trousers, which turned out to be one of his original creations. Sign me up for a pair please!

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Why stick to standard black or navy get ups when you can look as fly as Olivia in her business attire? She sets the benchmark of dressing for work with her fit that amplifies personality #businesswearinspo. I especially love her chunky, textured knit and green Camilla and Marc blazer. The silhouette of her look is on point to say the least.

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All eyes on Laura as she brings sophistication to the city. Miss dandy long legs shows off her figure tastefully with a fitted burgundy turtleneck and black leather skirt with side tie ribbon detail. Her strappy heels from Mollini add another dimension to her outfit.

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I’m a sucker for pastel and so should you! As autumn leaves pile up on the sidewalks, you will start to notice the colours of Mengyi’s casual fit on the streets. Her frayed striped pants elevate an otherwise understated look.

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Cathy’s elegant ensemble had me singing praises. The colours of her striped jacket are reminiscent of a painted canvas and blend harmoniously with her maroon flats. She finishes her look with a bold lipstick, chunky gold bracelets and a refreshing amount of confidence! Her outfit shows age is irrelevant when it comes to looking good. Being a tastemaker and understanding what works is the key to standing out from the crowd.

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I love the simplicity of her outfit, the contrasting denim textures and blue hues look refreshing against her white under layer and sneakers.

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Helen has the layering game down pat. I love the grey knit peaking out underneath her grey coat, which provides a subtle contrast of textures. Helen is also a strategic image sculptor. The funnel neck on her coat helps to elongate the neckline and the cuffing of chinos lends the same effect for her legs.

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Jackson’s fit is not only extremely well put together but also endlessly versatile. Navy and brown are matches made in heaven. His quilted navy vest and brown Christian Kimber saddle shoes make a formidable fashion statement.

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Jing Jing oozes swagger in her oversized cotton bomber, skinny jeans and pale pink Melisa platforms. The silhouette of her bomber provides a nice point of difference to the same old bombers you see on the streets. Standing tall and feeling good, that’s a mantra everyone should have.

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There is a variety of ways to spice up your autumn winter get ups. This season, keep things interesting with non-standard, textured and patterned pieces. David’s spotty white shirt and denim jacket with contrast fleece sleeves would certainly do the trick.

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Dean was on his way to a job interview when I pulled him aside for a snap. Is it too early for celebratory drinks? I have a feeling he’s no stranger to making good impressions. The leather jacket is a nice touch and his stylish pair of frames calls for constant eye contact.

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Karina is an undisguised master of switch ups. Her pairing of classic pieces such as the striped polo and white denim pants with edgier threads such as the leather wrap and pointy platform derbys create an interesting point of view. Let’s call this one the rockstar on a cruise.

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Ian stays easy in his everyday street look. As the temperature begins to drop, make sure you snatch up a versatile coat like Ian’s black one so you can brace the cold. I also like a good checkered shirt, it is my go to for lazy Sunday hangs.

 

On the Streets with Chervil Tan

Hey Chervil, tell us ….


Your occupation/degree:
Part time model at Viviens and studying Masters of Tourism at Monash University, Clayton.

The word you say too much is:
Yay!

Describe your personal style in five words:
Chic, elegant, comfortable, versatile and simplistic.

One item of clothing you can’t live without:
Hoodie or Jeans.

Your prized procession is:
My super collectable barbie dolls featuring Audrey Hepburn in her various acting roles and Scarlet O’Hara  from Gone in the Wind and Grace Kelly in her wedding dress

What are your hobbies when you aren’t modelling?
My hobbies outside of modelling are baking, frequent movie goer/watcher, travel nut, pole dancing, singing and dancing.

What is the last item of clothing you bought:
A black knit from Zara.

Solids or patterns:
Mostly solids, sometimes pattern.

Who is your style icon?
My mum and Audrey Hepburn.

Your favourite place in the whole wide world.
Lyon – France

One of the rules about how a girl should dress is:
Always dress appropriately especially for the weather. I love seeing a girl dress to her style and accommodating to the weather.

 

model \\ Chervil Tan represented by Vivien’s Modelling Agency

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