I have found myself lucky enough to have met so many talented people in my day-to-day NYC adventures and worldly travels that I wanted to celebrate our combined passions and individual talents- this blog is home to our collaborations, creations and inspirations. I hope you enjoy.



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If you’re like me and always on the hunt for timeless pieces to had to your wardrobe then Natalie Chapman is your girl. The perfect suit, the slip dress, those classic black pants. We shot this story one beautiful afternoon at the top of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, everything i am wearing is Natalie Chapman of course!

Shot by Andrew Casey.

Styled by Tara Williams.


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Probably one of my favorite shoots ever sipping margartias with the Queen Brydie Mack from Wolfcubchronicles. This girl is so incredibly talented and such a dream to shoot with with. More beautiful work on her site, i highly recommend if you haven’t already checked it out. xx


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One of my new favorite bikini brands is Solid and Striped. I shot this little story for them with Tyler Kandel of the @thekandelstudio very, very early one morning at El Matador Beach, Los Angeles. In my opinion the only place to swim in LA. The rock formations there are so incredible and generally the beach isn’t that busy especially on the week days.


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A big thank you to Barneys New York for providing us with the most epic Issey Miyake and Givenchy outfits for this shoot in Los Angeles. Sneakers by Chanel.

Styled by Tara Williams. Shot by Caitlin Taffs. I hope you enjoy.



On location in Austin Texas shooting leather and denim label Understated Leather. Seriously some of the best leather jackets i own. I LOVE YOU TEXAS! And you can personalize you’re own message on the back! This one made me laugh, go sit on a cactus guys.


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The amazing Marli who by me last Sunday afternoon in Sydney.

Marli wears N.K Essentials.




  An amazing evening in Tamarama shooting our favourites looks from the Scanlan and Theodore collection.

Model Charlotte at Chic management.

Stylist Nadia Phillips.

Photographer Luci Taffs.

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 An afternoon at Kutti beach with my two sisters Alex ( 4thandbleeker) and Caitlin Taffs. Wearing cashmere label Banjo and Matilda and Fella Swim and Hatmaker Hats.

Shop these cashmere pieces at www.banjoandmaltida.com



Here  is a little story i styled in collaboration with Pottsy. I hope you enjoy it as much as i did working with this absolute beauty.

The incredible Nicola wears. 1. Hermes. 2. Hermes. 3. Scanlan and Theordore and Fella Swim. 4. Fella Swim, Sir the label shorts and Sanfrancisco hats. 5. Fella Swim, Sir the label shorts and Sanfrancisco hats. 6. Scanlan and Theodore and Fella Swim. 7. Hermes scarf, Tibi top, Fella swim. 8. Hermes Scarf, Fella Swim suit. All shoes are Gaimo.



 A long time friend of mine recently started N. K Essentials.

Our mission is to create a comprehensive edit of everything essential. These are the must-haves, the ones, the only, the pieces that you need to build your wardrobe and life around. Forget about trends and fashion. These are products with longevity: whether that be the perfect cotton t-shirt or a multi-purpose travel throw.”

I cannot wait for this to launch, I will be owning everything from this collection!

Here is our little collab shoot with the brand. I hope you enjoy. More coming soon…

Check them out at nkessentials.com

Shot by Nicolas Potts. Styled by me and Daniella Adams.


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Meet Miriam the German beauty.

Miz is one of the funniest girls I know… And a killer at Karaoke.

Shot by me.

Styled by Nadia Phillips.

Miz wears Maurie and Eve black dress. Amber Sceats jewelry. Vanishing Elephant suit. AP underswear. Maurie and Eve striped skirt.

A big thanks to Chloe and Zorin for lending us there beautiful house in Whale beach to shoot this story.


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Enya- IMG Sydney.

Shot by Nicolas Potts. Styled by me in one of my favourite Australian brands Bassike.

Levi jeans. Preen Sunglasses. Vintage hat.


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There was something so special about growing up in the 90s. Life before social media, before Facebook and Instagram. I remember the time before FaceTime and text messages having to call my friends on the home phone and passing hand written notes in class. I remember I relished in slap band bracelets (painful but the crux of fourth graders). I remember playing with my Pogs  (I still don’t understand this game- it was like gambling for 8 year olds)….I remember my Tamagotchi, a electronic ‘pet’ you had to keep ‘alive” mine died three times a week- lesson learned 10 year olds aren’t fit to be parents. I remember  my G-shock- i still love my G-shock. I remember my walkman but more importantly my Discman after the walkman became obsolete (I think i listened to Madonna the Immaculate Collection over 800 times). I remember the first time i feel in love with Tupac, Mariah, and the  Spice girls… I remember my tattoo necklaces , my hyper colour and my Rollarblades… I remember the movies like Pulp Fiction, Jurassic Park and Clueless. I remember Rex Manning day! I remember how much i loved the 90s.

Shot in New York city by Spencer Wells. Hair and Makeup by Elizabeth Lerman.

Adidas top. Levis Jeans. Maje jacket.






I recently answered a few questions for a friend of mine Hermione about New York City, my favourite city (apart from Sydney of course and the place where i currently call home).

Here i am pictured in my favourite city, in one of my favourite Australian designers… Scanlan and Theodore Spring/Summer 15 collection. Shot by Nicolas Potts.

My New York Guide as seen on Hermonieoliva.com check it!

The Thompson Hotel – Hotel Americano – The Standard East Village

Aire Bath House in Tribeca.This place is incredibly luxurious you will never feel more relaxed!

I wouldn’t call this a secret but taking a weekend trip is a must. Somewhere like Montauk or even upstate New York.
If you are going to Montauk visit the Surflodge for drinks and live music and have dinner at Crows Nest. For something more low key have the fresh Lobsters at Dureas lobster deck.
Upstate New York is also incredibly beautiful spend a day exploring hidden waterfalls and visit the town of Woodstock, stop at Storm Kind Art Center on the way. They have the most amazing setting for sculptures.

Barneys – especially the shoe department and the Barneys Co-op in Soho.
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The Alexander Wang Store in Soho

Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge at dust.
Hire a car and go upstate and jump off a waterfall.
Explore Central park.
Spend the day in Brooklyn, check out the markets on the weekend.
Spend a day exploring the Chelsea Art Galleries.

The Met and the Met Roof Garden
The Guggenheim 
The Cloisters Museum and Gardens
The Natural History Museum 
Sleep No More at the McKittrick Hotel

My favourite place in NYC would have to be Buvette it’s a french restaurant in the West Village. It’s a great place to go with one other person and share small plates.
Mary’s Fish Camp in the West Village for yummy seafood.
Dudleys. Great for breakfast and great coffee. Also fun at night for a drink at the bar.
Dimes Cafe. Healthy organic lunch spot in the lower east side.
Butchers Daugher. I frequent here alot for breakfast and lunch it has the best almond milk lattes.
The Juice Press is my favourite for smoothies and pressed juices. They have alot of spots all over the city.
Lure Fishbar in Soho has delcious food and fun vibe. It’s a good spot for a date.
Miss Lilys is the best Jamacian food and cocktails.
The ABC Kitchen in Grammercy Park for atmosphere and interiors.
Morimoto for incredible Japanese food and cocktails.
Forgetmenot is casual and fun in the lower east side, I always order spicy margaritas and fish salads.

The full monty









It’t not often you get the pleasure of shooting with and styling your best friend (also known as)  Montana Cox. Monty really is incredibly special. Not only did she win Australia’s Next Top Model,  has graced the pages of many fashion publications like Vogue, Harpers (to name a few), is the Ambassador for major department store David Jones but she has also walked for Chanel, Givenchy, Lanvin and D&G.  However despite all her  enormous amount of  success she still remains one of the most humble, down to earth tomboys  i know.  And subsequently my life in New York would not be the same without my beautiful, incredibly clumsy Montana… Not only is she a major babe and really knows how to rock a septum ring but she has the best sense of humor, so it’s no surprise that everyone who meets Monty immediately (like myself) falls in love with her.

Shot by Sylve Colless. Makeup by Molly Oatfield. Styled by me, Lucinda Taffs.

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M is for Mega babe Megan. The American Beauty. Born in  Arizona residing in New York.

 I’m from: Scottsdale Arizona.

I live: Currently between my apartment in Union Square and LA.

What i miss most about home is: The dry heat, desert sunsets, never having to worry about my laundry getting done, my angel of a mother, my brand new niece from my darling older sister, my body guard big brother and pops aka my hero.

People don’t know that: I am a bit of a hoarder.

I love New York because: The uniqueness of every neighborhood. Something new to discover and learn everyday. The live music and food. The amount of cultured and creative people.The fashion. My friends.

My favorite place in New York is: Nolita.

Uptown is: A far taxi ride.

Downtown is: Everything.

Brooklyn is: A refreshing escape from the city.

I drink my coffee from: Two Hands

The best food in New York is at: Buvette for brunch in West Village.

My favorite drink is: Fresh pressed juice.

I drink them at: Liquiteria.

My style is: Whatever is inspiring me at that moment.

My favorite designers are: Alexander Wang, Isabel Marant, Acne.

I shop at: Reformation and Top Shop.

I never: Want to grow up

I regret: Not much of a believer in regret.

The best outfit I ever wore was: Hard to say when your job title is ‘clothes hanger’ can’t beat an outfit from one of the many runway shows or photo shoots! Hard to decide one.

The best thing I ever bought was: Presents for other people is always the best. My Frye boots did go everywhere with me the day we first met eyes though.

I like when boys wear: Confidence, tattoos and a smile.

I’m secretly addicted to: The almond butter acai bowls at Soho Equinox.

I can’t live without: Music.

The best concert i ever saw was: I have seen hundreds but maybe Aerosmith at Whiskey a Gogo when slash made a guest appearance or Cage The Elephant in NYC but I could go on for days…

Next ill be: Meeting up with Lucinda Taffs the hot legend herself.

Shot and styled by me.

Levis vintage jacket. Skirt by Maurie and Eve. Fur jacket by Nightwalker .

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Jacket by L’Agence. Leather Pants by J-Brand.


Jacket by L’Agence. Pants by J-Brand.


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Jacket around waist by L’Agence. Jack worn by Isabel Marant. Pants by J-Brand.


Dress by Lavin.


Jacket by Isabel Marant. Skirt by Ellery.


Sweater by Bassike. Pants by Givenchy.


Some people say never work with children or animals but  I couldn’t have been happier shooting with Fluffy… A 10-foot, Albino Python and his serpentine friends.  They arrived in a pretty cool manner. Literally – in supermarket cooler bags  – and casually rolled out and on to me to the shock of most of us on set. There owner had a interesting sense of humor and teased us  continually about how deadly a snake bite can be… However I am proud to say that they  were absolutely charming and very professional in front of the lens…. And at the end of the day i became pretty attached to Fluffy and was pretty sad to see him go, even if he was a stage 1 clinger.

The A team: Photographer : Sylve Colless  www.sylvecolless.com Stylist : Lauren Slater www.thelsc.com  Makeup: Molly Oakfield www.mollyoakfield.com  xxx


Maraandmine x Surflodge Montauk



 Maraandmine is an amazing shoe collection created by my talented friends, Jasmine Yarbrough and Tamie Ingham (best known for there incredibly popular ‘Jem Skull’ slippers). They have recently joined forces with the incredible summer destination Surflodge Montauk, to bring you this capsule collection that is both ready for the beach  life in Long Island, or to make pounding that city pavement a little tropical trip! Where do I fit into all this? I shot  my beautiful fellow Aussie, Montana Cox, all sultry and salty at dusk on the near by Amagansett beach. The shoot was so much fun – think Chris Issak and Helena Christiansen  in “Wicked Game” ….but on an episode of Punk’d – and as for the rest of the weekend? We had a very tough time: we ate lobster rolls, drank Dark and Stormy’s, BBQ’d  all day and skinny-dipped all night! The highlight? A twerking competition that gave Miley a run for her money, and a very serious game of bobbing for boxes … yep, no apple’s outside the Big Apple.

A weekend shooting with my best friends is no working weekend at all!



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Leather Jacket by Black Denim. Top by Zara. Shorts by Levis.


Top by Zara. Shorts by Levis. Earrings H&M.


Earrings by H&M. Dress by Isabel Marant.


Meet Valeria Erokhina. Model at Women Direct NYC.

Shot by Lara Messenger at the Bowery Hotel . Styled by Lucinda Taffs

A Russian born down to earth beauty who lives between New York and Sydney where i first had the pleasure of meeting her…

I’m from: Saint Petersburg, Russia but i have been living in Sydney for the past 10 years.

I live: Between Sydney and NYC.

What i miss most about home is: Cuddles from loved ones, driving.

People don’t know that : I have a pretty mean backstroke.

I love New York because: How available everything is, soul cycle, and i have amazing girlfriends here.

My favorite place in New York is: My current home in Chelsea.

Uptown is: hardly ever go.

Downtown is: Washington Square Park.

Brooklyn is: Brighton Beach because of how Russian it is.

I drink my coffee from: Pretty much anywhere, i am a decaf girl.

The best food in New York is at: HU kitchen.

My favorite drink is: Soda water with a squeeze of lemon or lime, extra lemon or lime.

I drink them at: Pretty much anywhere but prefer places where they don’t charge you for it.

My style is: Comfortable. I keep it simple with a little bit of colour.

My favorite designers are: Chloe, Isabel Marant, Watson x Watson, Acne.

I shop at: Boutiques around Soho, PAIGE for denim, GAP and GAP body for basics, Scoop.

My scent is: I use my boyfriend’s Acca Kappa.

I admire: Happy, positive people. Positivity is a skill one has to learn

I never: Buy designer sunglasses or wear thongs/flip flops.

Sometimes I wish: I were more of a clean freak. I’m quite messy.

I regret: Not doing ballet when i was younger, you can always tell the ballet girls in the business. Best bodies! And downloading “Candy Crush”.

The best outfit I ever wore was: I get to wear amazing clothes for work so i can’t decide.

The best thing I ever bought was: Studded black boots by Chloe. They can dress up any outfit.

I like when boys wear: Beards.

I’m secretly addicted to: Getting my nails done, chipped nail polish drives me mad.

I can’t live without: Herbal tea, snacks, what’s app.

Music is: Something to train my singing voice to.

The best concert i ever saw was: Haven’t been to that many, i was late to a Florence and the Machine concert in NYC 4 years ago. I literally took too long getting ready. I feel like that would have been the best one.

I’m most proud of: Learning english from scratch at 12 and becoming fluent.

Next ill be: Planning a holiday.


Tamarama Beach


LUCI: Ring (worn on septum) by ManiaMania, Necklace by Angle Diamond Dot HEIDI: Ring (worn on septum) by Celeste Tesoriero. Body Chain by Amber Sceats


HEIDI: Headpiece by Amber Sceats. LUCI: Headpiece by Jennifer Behr. Ring by Amber Sceats.


LUCI: Necklace by Amber Sceats.


LUCI: Cuffs by Amber Sceats, Maison Martin Margiela, Celine.


LUCI: Ring by Amber Sceats.


HEIDI: Necklaces by Isabel Marant and Amber Sceats. Ring (worn on septum) by Celeste Tesoriero.


LUCI : Necklace by Shourouk. Body Chain by Amber Sceats.

 This is one of my all time favourite stories  – not only because of the outcome, but because  it was the day I fell  in love with working with  the talented duo, my beautiful friends Slater and Sylve. We shot this on location back home on Tamarama beach in Sydney, Australia. With more than one accidental flash to our locals, and  being all jacked up on Slaters infamous Coconut lattes, Dale and Kristyan created magic with our wigs and makeup.  So much so that it made me yearn for the perfect real white bob  – an perhaps finally manning up and piercing my Septum…doesn’t that word sound dirty?!

Photographer : Sylve Colless  www.sylvecolless.com Stylist : Lauren Slater www.thelsc.com Hair: Dale Dela www.namesagency.com Makeup: Kristyan Low www.kristyanlow.com Model: Luci Taffs and Hedi Harrington at Chic www.chicmanagement.com.au



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Two of my amazing friends Nikki and Sophie recently started Sir the label.

I shot a few of my favourite things from the collection…


Styled by Nadia. Phillips.



Here is my second installment for our shoot with N.K Essentials. I had such an amazing day  shooting this at Camp Cove in  Sydney, there really is no place like home. Bikini by Fella Swim.



 Shot by Nicolas Potts. Styled by Me.

Sydney, Australia.

Taylah wears Elizabeth and James black dress. Preen Sunglasses. Amber Sceats jewels. Agent Provocateur Bras. Levi jeans. NK essential singlet.



Meet my friend Sarah Stephens. Model/ Actress at Women Direct NYC.

An Australian born bombshell and one of the sweetest girls i have ever had the pleasure to meet.  Basically Sarah is the complete package.

Shot by Lara Messenger at the Bowery Hotel. Styled by Lucinda Taffs.

I’m from: Sydney

I live: Williamsburg, Brooklyn

What i miss most about home is: Family & friends.

People don’t know that: I can play the bass clarinet… And beatbox (but apparently I’m not as good as I think I am).

I love New York because: Opportunities are endless.

My favorite place in New York is: Laying out in McCaren park. The best people watching.

Uptown is: Foreign to me.

Downtown is: Frantic but fun.

Brooklyn is: Forever evolving and home.

I drink my coffee from: Little Collins.

The best food in New York is at: Marlow & Sons

My favorite drink is: Old fashioned.

I drink them at: The Richardson

My style is: Whatever I’m feeling. Sometimes very 90’s. Occasionally quite dark. I love velvet and silk but I also have a weakness for acid wash and polka dots which my mother can’t stand. I love feminine prints toughened up with leather and boots. I also enjoy ravaging through second hand stores as I prefer vintage prints and tailoring.

My favorite designers are: Reformation, Acne, Ellery & Opening Ceremony.

I shop at: Any vintage store I stumble across and Reformation.

My scent is: Elie Saab, Roses by Chloe & Angel at night.

I admire: Cate Blanchett

I never: Will accept or tolerate people who are unnecessarily rude or condescending.

Sometimes I wish: I could runaway rather than face my problems. Adulthood really sucks sometimes.

I regret: Nothing.

The best outfit I ever wore was: This crazy 80s print Reformation cutout playsuit. Just because I always have way too much fun in it.

The best thing I ever bought was: A ticket to see my boyfriend in NZ a few years ago. The best getaway road trip vacation ever.

I like when boys wear: Leather jackets.

I’m secretly addicted to: Bubble wrap I can’t live without: love.

Music is: How I get up in the morning. It drives me.

The best concert i ever saw was: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club on two occasion. One with my boyfriend and one with my mum. Tame impala, my friends from the Midnight Hollow and Andrew Bird are all incredible live and Anna Von Hausswolff is hauntingly beautiful. She gives me chills. Oh, and so good seeing the Strokes at this years Governors Ball!

I’m most proud of: My brothers. They recently came over to visit and I can’t get over how much they’ve grown up. I miss them so much.

Next ill be: On screen

Sarah wears Zara Shirt. American Apparel briefs.


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1.Vest by Camilla and Marc. Bustier and Briefs by Noe Undergarments.

2.Pants by Ellery.

3.Jacket by Ellery.

4.Bustier by Ellery. Jacket by Gucci.

5.Dress by Dion Lee.

6/7.Blouse by Sass & Bide. Briefs by Noe Undergarments.

These images of me were taken by my beautiful friend, Sylve Colless , who shot me in the sexy-safety of stylist and mutual girlfriend, Lauren Slater’s bedroom .Both these women ooze enthusiasm, passion and true talent and I am in awe of their combined energy. We laughed, argued and after we cuddled  – all the while keeping it real on Rosé and consuming enough gravy covered chips to make anyone happy. Thank you ladies, I adore you both so much!

And an extra special thank you to Jaclyn Hnitko for lending her incredible hair and make up skills – but most especially for putting up with us! x

Photographer : Sylve Colless  www.sylvecolless.com Stylist : Lauren Slater www.thelsc.com Hair and Makeup: Jaclyn Hnitko www.jaclynhnitko.com.au Model: Luci Taffs.