NGV – Sue Ford Photography Exhibition

Sue Ford was a pioneer  of Australian photography, and one of the most important practitioners to emerge in the wave of 1970′s feminist photographers. I went to the launch night and took a few snaps.

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UNIQLO – Tokyo To Melbourne

Opening night. The giant Japanese retailer opened its debut Australian store at Emporium Melbourne.

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VAMFF 2014 Behind the Scenes Part #2

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VAMFF – Future Runway 2014 – Expect the Unexpected

Renowned Melbourne stylist Virginia Dowzer wove a spell behind the scenes.

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Virgin Melbourne Fashion Festival – a Few Candid Snaps #1

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Linda Britten Couture collection 2014

Linda brought the worlds of ballet, opera and fashion together in the grand old Anthenaeum Theatre.

The Australian Ballet School students relax before curtain up.

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Visit to the Archives of Festivals past – #1 – Backstage

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One Day in the Park – The Spectacular Royal Botanic Runway

Ten hours, sixty models, a battalion of hair / make-up specialists, plus an army of volunteers, back stage crew and event professionals. Collette Dinnigan, Aurelio Costarella, Martin Grant and Akira Isogawa designed the clothes. David Shelmerdine and Co-Founder Geraidine Frater-Wyeth organised the occasion. Funds were raised in support of Melbourne’s magnificent 165 year old Royal Botanic Gardens. This how the day went.

The NGV Members Summer Party 2014

The Cairo Club Orchestra set the mood and NGV Members reciprocated with the moves at the annual Members Summer Party.

The Royal Botanic Runway- Snaps From the Fittings

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A few snaps from Myer A/W 2014 show.

Toni Maticevski and JBB from

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The Royal Botanic Runway Hair/Make Up Trials

Premiering on Thursday, 30 January we have a brand new fashion event here in Melbourne. Akira Isogawa, Aurellio Costarella, Collette Dinnigan and Martin Grant designs will be worn by leading Australian and international models.The parade will be held in the Royal Botanic Gardens using the magical landscape of ‘Guilfoyle’s Volcano’ as a spectacular open air runway.I dropped in at the H&M/U trials.

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Modelzone2. VAMFF Casting Call

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Notes from VAMFF L’Oreal Hair and Make-up Trials

Preparations for Virgin Melbourne Fashion Festival are in full flight – below a peek at the “mood board”.

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Modelszone. David Jones Casting Melbourne.

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Before Sir Richard and Virgin.

The student Richard Branson ask to me to photograph American activist Dick Gregory  for his Student Magazine. We shot in Hyde Park. My budding young publisher client carried the equipment.

Take Off Pun City Australia -Virgin Comes to the Party. Melbourne Fashion.

Last night VAMFF descended on Docklands for the launch of its March 2014 extravaganza .I grabbed  a few snaps.

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Polo in Albert Park – Horse Power Courtesy Paspaley

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Melbourne Launch of ‘Tongue in Chic’ by ex. Vogue editor Kirstie Clements

VAMFF CEO Graeme Lewsey sat down for morning tea and a chat with Kirstie and 50 stylish guests. Hosted by Scanlan Theodore. See more

NGV- Melbourne Now-Artists Celebration Night

An exhibition celebrating the city’s contemporary artists is on display  at the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia and NGV International until 23 March 2014.

Anna and Morry Schwartz.

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