photo, Margaret Zhang
So I'm sitting pretty in Perth right now - and its an unusual feeling for me because even though I have loads of work to do - I feel a little like I'm in limbo while I'm here. In Australia - basically the entire fashion industry runs out of Sydney. I get a weird feeling while I'm in other places of Australia, like its all rushing on without me and I'm missing out on important work.... Though, I also feel that while I'm in Sydney - the entire northern hemisphere makes progress in a totally different direction. I've been working in the Aussie fashion industry for coming up to 9 years, being immersed in it for so long, I often forget how interesting it seems from an outside perspective. One of the reasons I feel like my blog 'caught on' in the early days was because I would often talk about what I was like working as a full time fashion model - and a rare and exciting career it is to have - one that is largely determined by an accident of genetics, height, bone structure... and damn good will power to maintain a slim physique. I don't really do any modelling anymore - I could if I wanted to - but my new path is far more rewarding. Actually being asked my opinion?! The luxury!! Anyway I'm totally rambling on now - but this is all in an effort to vow to write more about my industry and my experiences on my blog. I should know better than to avoid putting effort into this - because I am well aware of how lucky I've been with the opportunities I've had. I was raised in a remote community, on a farm - so far removed from the high flying fashion industry - dreaming of something more exciting and glamorous than what lay before me. My dreams came to fruition, not in the way I had anticipated at all (who would have thought 15 years ago that being a fashion blogger was a legit career path!?) but now I have a chance to share what I'm learning with people all over the world who share the same dreams. So much to come!
This pic btw was an attempted outfit post that I gave up on because I didn't like the look of the flash. Only took a few shots, but when I loaded this one onto the computer I decided I didn't mind the drama so much. And the cactus. I'm about that cactus.
top, Scanlan & Theodore
skirt, Carl Kapp
cuff, Mies Nobis