PayPal Melbourne Fashion Festival 2022: Shooting street style with the new Nikkor Z 85 mm

Yay, it’s PayPal Melbourne Fashion Festival 2022!

Armed with my new Nikon Z 85 mm F/1.8 S prime lens, I headed off to Queen Victoria Market with the intention to capture some stylish people against the beautiful golden light.

You know I’m all about the LIGHT!

The sunlight was still harsh around 6:45pm, but it was a good test to see how the Z 85 mm lens would perform under these circumstances.

And girl! The results were impressive. My street style images turned out optimally sharp, the focus was on point, and the bokeh was simply brilliant. More over, the weight of the lens was a lot lighter than I expected, which is a must-have if you are running around.

Perhaps I’ll let you decide… what do you think of the images?

Anyway, it felt amazing to reconnect with everyone tonight, so thanks for the chats, hugs and snaps!

Until next time, stay well and be blessed!

x Karen

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Melbourne Fashion Week: Student Collections Runway Day 5

I got the goosebumps watching the Melbourne Fashion Week, student collections runway last Friday night.


Most likely the best student fashion design work I’ve seen thus far!!!

The show featured students from Box Hill Institute, Holmesglen, Kangan Institute, RMIT and Whitehouse Institute of Design.

This runway was located underground at MCG’s carpark as the student collections were styled by Stuart Walford.



Massive congratulations to QIN WANG for winning the Student Designer Awards 2021!

Qin drew her inspiration from traditional paper-cutting techniques and handicraft and has created three-dimensional fabric vortexes that appear to whirl around the body. Other pieces in the collection feature gravity-defying layers, constructed using various elements of scaled cutwork as shown below.

Here are the students from each design school in Melbourne:


Yasuha Miki, Nima Zangmo, Qin Wang, Tatenda Serere, Vaishali Madyala


Anna Barrett, Chloe Crawford, Putu Liana Putri Pradnya Paramita, Remi Natylia


Kai James, Michaela Eddinton, Napaorn Suksawatsak


Alexander Beattie, Alicja Kuzmycz, Alyse Salib, Amber Sestokas, Anna Paolini, Caronlina Hegeman, Chloe Kounelis, Edie Pell, Emily Quach, Emily Thomas, Georgia McNaughton, Gia Phuc Ly, Julia Mondy, Kritikon Khamsawat, Liam Ramirez, Lilli McKenizie, Rochelle Fitzpatrick, Ruth Hazell, Ruth Hadinjoto, Zoe May Sutherland


Aimee Kingsland, Alice Roden, Billy Souflas, Catherine Lesmana, Cinnamon Kingsland, Ella Tardrew, Grace Kim, Hugo Stynes, Rory Millar, Samantha Morrice, Samantha Saint James, Trinh Nguyen.

Thank you Alexia for letting me be your date for the night!

Images captured on Nikon Z6 by me. 

Melbourne Fashion Week 2021: Day 2 Street Style Day

Day 2 on the streets and here are my Melbourne Fashion Week streetstyle highlights captured outside Federation Square.

From observation, it looks like sequinned dresses, cut outs and neon coloured suits are trending in Melbourne right now!

Enjoy! x

Images shot on the Nikon Z 6
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Thanks for the street snaps x




Melbourne Fashion Week 2021: Day 1 Street Style

I’m back!

It’s been a forever since I’ve taken any fashion week street style so I’m thrilled to head back into Melbourne CBD to capture Melbourne Fashion Week as it unfolds.

Enjoy these cool outfits snapped outside Regent Theatre on Collins Street.


Images shot on the Nikon Z 6
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