FASHION EDITORIAL: Spring Racing outfits ft. Voodoo Hosiery

To celebrate the coming of the Spring Racing carnival, I have partnered with Voodoo Hosiery to create a fashion editorial piece called SECRET GARDEN which features 6 key spring racing looks. Together with my stylist, Emily Edwards, we wanted to show you ways in which you can incorporate the Voodoo Hosiery tights or socks into your spring racing outfit. If you are following the trends at fashion week, you will notice wearing socks with heels isn’t anything new, but a winning trend at the moment. Not only does socks look great with boots or open toed heels, they actually prevent your feet from breaking out with blisters. Well isn’t that good news?

 

\\FIRST LOOK 

Elle and Rebecca wears the white KNOCK OUT SOCK – shop it here.

Top and dress by CMEO COLLECTIVE, headpiece by KITTE, and shoes by MOLLINI.

 

\\SECOND LOOK

Elle and Rebecca wears the black and Lilac-dust MOD NET SOCKS – shop it here.

Top and dress by ALICE MCCALL, hat is Stylist’s own, and shoes by MOLLINI.

 

\\THIRD LOOK

Rebecca wears the black ILLUSION SOCK- shop it here.

Top and dress by ALICE MCCALL, hat is Stylist’s own, and shoes by WITTNER.

 

\\FOURTH LOOK

Elle wears the Lilac-dust MOD NET SOCKS – shop it here.

Dress by ALICE MCCALL, headpiece by KITTE, fur by ALEXANDRA and shoes by MOLLINI.

 

\\FIFTH LOOK

Elle wears the smokey-teal MOD NET TIGHTS – shop it here.

Dress by CMEO COLLECTIVE, headpiece by KITTE, and shoes by MOLLINI.

\\SIXTH LOOK

Elle wears the black LINE UP SOCKS – shop it here.

Top and dress by ALICE MCCALL, headpiece by KITTE, and shoes by MOLLINI.

 

 

This fashion editorial wouldn’t be made possible without the help of my talented and hard working crew:

FASHION STYLING // Emily Edwards
MAKEUP // Tre Dallas
HAIR// Resta Vi
ASSISTING // Celine Lie
MODELS // Rebecca Harding and Elle Brittain represented by THE TALENT BURO

 

Coach 41ers

Last Saturday, Coach Australia invited me to celebrate the new Australian Coach flagship store at Chadstone, the Fashion Capital.

The Coach flagship store has undergone a major revamp and the result: warm, luxurious and inviting. To carry on their unique combination of American attitude and design, superior product quality and commitment to customer service, a Craftmanship Bar has been added so you can have all your leather goods personalised and cleaned. Which means, every time you purchase a leather bag from the Coach store, you can choose a cute leather tag and emboss your initials or name on it, with your choice of colour and font size.

To celebrate the launch, I have created a mini fashion editorial with the Coach girls, Chervil Tan and Summer Kane from Vivien’s Modelling agency wearing their latest and edgiest collection SS17. My favourite pieces are their leather and varsity bomber jackets.

Enjoy xx

 

KOOKAI AW17 Runway Highlights

Kookai AW17 fashion runway was held at the beautiful the George Ballroom venue, featuring their signature body hugging dresses in knits, lace and silky slip dresses. Statement floral and red colours playsuits and off-shoulder tops were among my favourite looks.

 

All images are created and edited by Karen Woo. Please note that the Kookai AW17 images cannot be modified, redistributed or used for any purpose including commercial purposes without seeking image copyright licensing via hey@karenwoo.com.au. Thank you for your support.

 




Travelling with Samsonite

It’s pretty surreal to see an image of yourself on one of the hero shots for a reputable brand like Samsonite’s. I’m a huge fan of Samsonite’s luggage bags so it was absolutely no brainer for me to partner with Samsonite to bring you a little NYC travel content with their midnight blue, Samsonsite Cosmolite 3 range. Scroll down to get some insider tips on travelling 🙂

Images of me in Melbourne, taken by Alan Woo.
Images of me in New York, taken by Ruby Wong.

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1. Where was your last trip?

My last overseas trip was to New York for September Fashion Week 2016. I spent most of my time in New York travelling upper and lower Manhattan, shooting street style at the major fashion shows like Marc Jacobs, Coach, Phillip Lim, Thom Browne to name a few. The biggest highlights of my trip were going to the Coach Varsity fashion event and re-sees, attending a two day fashion photography workshop and spending time with my good friends eating, shopping and creating travel content. Having my picture taken on top of the Rocks with a full landscape of city scrapers and the Empire State Building in the background was an epic moment.

 

2. As a photographer, it must be difficult to pack light. How do you get in under the luggage weight restrictions?

In order to pack light, you have to start with the most light-weight luggage bag you can find, and thankfully the Samsonite Cosmolite range are high quality, lightweight and brilliantly designed both inside and outside. I always judge the suitcase by how much I can pack inside. What I love about the Samsonite is that it’s completely hollow with a slim side compartment so you can pack as much as you can. I normally hand carry all my valuable items such as my laptop, photography equipment and hand bags into the Samsonsite Cabin 55cms suitcase. Also it helps keep the luggage weight under 40 kgs.

 

3. How do you decide to cull items?

When I pack, I usually look at the number of days I’ll be away, the weather and what I’ll be doing. I always pack outfits that I can easily mix and match such a nice jacket, basic tees, pants, jumpsuits and two pairs of sneakers for everyday wear, and at least one nice outfit and heels for going out to a nice restaurant. Otherwise, I normally leave my suit case half empty so I can come home with new outfits. I decide to cull items if I’ve packed too many similar coloured tops and pants, or unnecessary toiletries or amenities.

 

4. What makes those you keep must haves?

I can’t live without my Camera and laptop gear, hair straightener, comfortable shoes and coat, or my hair and skincare products. These are my essential items as I know it may be expensive and difficult to find when I’m overseas, especially if I’m travelling to a third world country.

 

5. How important is it to you that your travel look, including luggage, is chic and matches your aesthetic?

When I’m travelling, especially to Fashion Weeks, I think it’s quite important to travel well by being efficient and chic. For example, you don’t want to break a sweat or look uncoordinated while you are lugging an insecure looking, and heavy suitcase around without any spinners. I guess it’s all about completing your overall look and aesthetic.

 

6. What’s your favourite Samsonite luggage piece to travel with? Why?

The Cabin luggage 55cm spinner piece is definitely my favourite piece because it looks good, light weight, small and convenient to board with. I’ve even use the suit case as my feet rest on long international flights.

 

7. What’s more important to you in luggage – strength or lightness?

Lightness!

 

8. What is your number 1 travel tip?

Always pack your most valuable and essential items in the Cabin bag, so you can easily access your bag whenever you need to, or if you need to claim back tax or declare anything at Custom.