After a two year hiatus from Melbourne’s covid lockdown, this girl is KEEN to be back in Sydney shooting street style. Everything felt new and fresh to me – finding my feet around Sydney (or getting lost on the train ride to a meeting…) reconnecting with old faces and reuniting with my long time street style photography friends. I’m simply stoked to be back here at the AFTERPAY fashion week 2022, sponsored by Porsche. And the best part, I get to try the new Nikon Z 9 mirrorless camera and it’s truly a magnificent beast of a camera with exceptional quality imagery. If you want a camera that is robust, has continuous autofocus, captures an insane 25 frames per second and does not need to worry about water damage due to rain, then Heck, THIS IS THE CAMERA!

Here are the street style highlights from today’s Afterpay Australian Fashion Week 2022. Enjoy! x

This post is sponsored by Nikon Australia. #NikonPartner #MyNikonLife.

Profoto Lighting Workshop Coming in 9 April 2022 – Who’s In?

One of my most commonly asked questions is always about lighting – “How do I use lights to shoot street style fashion?”

Well, I’ve got great news.

In partnership with Borge’s Imaging, we are excited to present a hands-on Profoto lighting workshop at Photography Studies College.

In this workshop, you will experience a behind the scenes demonstration of my street fashion style and utilising the Profoto B10X and A10 lighting gear with a professional model.

This workshop aims to highlight my professional photography skill and experience in controlling lighting while showing off the versatility, simplicity and power of the Profoto lighting system.

This will take place at Photography Studies College in South Melbourne and pending the Melbourne weather move outdoors to some of the nearby alleyways for a live shoot.

➡️ BOOK HERE: ⬅️

Date and Time:
Saturday 9 April 2022
10:00 am to 1:00 pm AEST
Photography Studies College
37-47 Thistlethwaite Street
South Melbourne, VIC 3205
Cost: $10 to secure your spot.
***Limited tickets are available so be sure to make a booking.We can’t wait to see you there!This workshop is proudly sponsored by PROFOTO.

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

This post was proudly sponsored by Nikon Australia. #ZCreators #MyNikonLife #NikonAustraliaPartner #Ad

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.