A Night To Remember with Sofitel in partnership with DIOR, NGV and Mercedes Benz Australia

It still hasn’t sunk in that I have just accomplished one of my all time favourite, fashion editorial work with four high end, luxury brands. A Night to Remember is a DIOR-inspired fashion editorial which celebrates the story of friendship between four girl friends through a series of themes: from getting fashionably ready; drinking cocktails by the Sofitel’s Atrium bar; to arriving in the new Mercedes Benz E250d coupe at the NGV.

This special edition was created for Sofitel Melbourne on Collins in partnership with Dior, NGV and Mercedes Benz Australia, and I cannot begin to fathom what an enormous, yet beautiful process it has been for me both personally and professionally. My mind was completely blown away to the 2% glimpse of what it felt like to work with, and to have my work put in front DIOR Paris, is beyond my wildest dreams. If you have seen DIOR & I, you will know what I mean. The angst, control and the tremendous value they place on their brand and product is formidable.

As excited as I am to attend the Dior GALA and exhibition, I am truly grateful for the opportunity to work with Sofitel, and to my incredible team of talents to produce the following series of images. I hope my story will inspire you to believe in yourself and keep creating. Love to you all xxx

 

TEAM CREDITS

CREATIVE DIRECTION + PHOTOGRAPHY by KAREN WOO (@heykarenwoo)
PHOTOGRAPHY ASSISTING by STEPHANIE BOLGIE
FASHION by EMILY EDWARDS (@stylebkofficial)
HAIR by JASMINE RYLAND (@hairbyjasmine_edwardsandco) and JON OSMOND (hairbyjon_edwardsandco)
MAKEUP by TRE DALLAS (@tredallas) and OLIVIA SELLMAN (@oliviasellmanmakeup)

 
MODELS
HANNAH JUDD (@hjuddd) represented by GIANT MANAGEMENT (@giant_mgmt)
CAITLYN ANDERSON (@caitysanderson) represented by GIANT MANAGEMENT
MAY GRACE (@maygraceparry) represented by FRM MODEL MANAGEMENT (@frmmodels)
HOLLY TITHERIDGE (@_hollyt)
 

PARTNERS

Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, Dior Melbourne, Mercedes Benz Australia, National Gallery of Victoria

FASHION

Dior, Thurley, Maticevski, Kitte, Sass and Bide, Mollini Shoes, Tony Bianco, Yeojin Bae, Alexandraaus

William Franklyn-Miller Streetorial

 

Hey William, it was a lot of fun getting to know, and working with you. Can you please tell us a little about yourself?

Instagram:
@william.franklyn.miller, Followers: 259K

Age: 12

Your occupation/degree:

School boy, but I model and act 🙂

The word you say too much is:

What!

Describe your personal style in five words:

Street, cool, fashionable, comfortable and stylish

One item of clothing you can’t live without:

All my cool shoes.

Your prized procession is:

My family.

What are your hobbies when you aren’t modelling or acting?

Swimming and basketball.

What is your most memorable modelling or acting job you’ve been on?

A 600 year old castle in England for Hackett was a cool place to shoot.
Also working with Guy Pearce on Jack Irish was good too..

What is the last item of clothing you bought:

Really cool black biker boots ?

Solids or patterns:

Solids.

Your favourite place in the whole wide world:

Where ever I am at the time.

 

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talent // WILLIAM FRANKLYN-MILLER represented by BMK-ENT (US), GILCHRIST MANAGEMENT (AUS)
stylist // BONNIE KAY

First look 
Tee: Sushi Radio @neverlandstore
Shirt and Jeans: Factorie
Second look
Tee: Sushi radio @neverlandstore
Jeans: Factorie
Hoodie: Stylists own
Third look
Trench Coat: Burberry
Bomber: Hugo Boss
Jeans: Factorie
Shoes: Zara
Fourth look
Tee and shorts: Factorie
Shirt: Stylist’s own
Socks: Uniqlo

NYFW 2016 Day 7 – Models Mayhem at Marc Jacobs Show

 

The last day of NYFW 2016 was all about Marc Jacobs and dreads, but as for me I wanted to experiment more with light and shade to create more visually interesting images. I didn’t want my images to look perfect, but raw, moodier and more ‘in the moment’, and I couldn’t be more happier with my work on the last day at the Marc Jacob’s show.

 

I know its not my standard ‘clean and minimal’ style of editing but I’m really liking it. I guess at the end of the day, you have to ask yourself what are you trying to achieve and what story are you trying to tell. I added more green, contrast, grain and fades in my images to give my images a more edgier look.

Tell me what you think! xx

 

All street style images were created by, and copyright licensed to Karen Woo. Please seek permission regarding licensing before use on social media/web by emailing hello@karenwoo.com.au. Thank you so much for your support x.

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The Gardens – A St Giles Signature Hotel & Residences at Kuala Lumpur

Location, Location, Location!

Any Aussie would tell you that where you reside is all about the location, so staying at the The Gardens – A St Giles Signature Hotel & Residences did not disappoint. I couldn’t be happier to discover how central the hotel was, especially that a mall was attached to the hotel! It wasn’t just a mall, The Gardens Mall is a Fashionistas’ paradise of high end fashion brands such as Gucci, Hermes, Balenciaga, Mulberry, Louis Vuitton, DKNY, to name a few; and their local designer brands and food markets. I was also in complete awe by their immaculate presentation of shopfronts, fit outs and of-course their individual marketing campaign images which gave me so much photography inspiration.

Puffy eyed, and dishevelled after an early flight I was delighted to step out of the humidity of the city to the crisp, clean, and very elegant hotel lobby. I was greeted by the enthusiastic Synthia Kek, who kindly gave me a tour of the hotel facilities and my room at the Executive Premier room. All I could ask is that I had more time to enjoy everything the hotel had to offer. Pool, gym, and all the modern comforts you’d expect from a five star hotel.

The hotel’s award-winning, Sage Restaurant & Wine Bar did not disappoint either. Well of-course since it is consistently voted among the Top 5 restaurants in Kuala Lumpur! The elegant dining room and attentive service set the table for Chef Daniel’s creative take on French & Japanese classics. And when you sit at the open kitchen table, the Chef and his team prepare their heavenly delights right before your eyes. I’m still salivating as I’m reliving my foodie experience.

Therefore if you are like me, who is after convenience and being central to all the touristy hotspots like Central Market, Petronas Twin Towers, Train stations and mega malls, then look no further. I definitely recommend staying at the Gardens Hotel & Residences.

Next up I’ll delve into my adventures out and about on the streets of KL so stay tuned xx

 

 

images // KAREN WOO
words and images of me // DEE DARWICHE of AdaptTrend

printed top, pants and playsuit // SHEIKE
rose gold sandals // BARED FOOTWEAR
caftan // CAMILLA

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Our tasting menu as it unfolded throughout the night:

Entre:
Carpaccio of Wagyu Rump with Plum Infused Konbu Sauce
Royale of Maine Lobster with Yuzu Citrus and Fresh Chives

Main:
Smoked Duck Breast with Watermelon and Foie Gras
Grain Fed Beef with Yuzukoshou and Noisette Miso Sauce
Slow Cooked Almond Crusted Lamb Rack with Meaux Mustard Sauce

Dessert:
Fresh Berries with Champange Sabayon and Vanilla Ice Cream
French Chocolate Fondant with Earl Grey Tea Ice Cream

 

 

Address: The Gardens Residences, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia