Summer lovin’

Styling + Photography: Peta Rudd

I wanted to share this vintage inspired vignette with you, because summer is all I can think about right now. It’s cold here in Australia and I’m dreaming of escaping to a tropical island holiday and soaking in the sun. But what to wear? It’s no secret I’m a huge vintage fan and one of the easiest ways to channel this vibe is through eyewear. My favourite style are cat eye sunglasses- so timeless! I especially love this two toned pair by Vogue (pictured above). They go perfectly with vintage style swimwear, layered with a floral duster, a hat and a dash of red lip colour (my signature colour is Nars ‘Dragon Girl’). Hurry up summer!

2012 Burley Griffin Regatta | Pimm’s Garden Party

© Peta Rudd 2012

In early December I was granted a press pass with Maybelline New York to photograph the 2012 Burley Griffin Regatta. Signature 27 had distributed a gorgeous post card advertising the event with a charmingly illustrated style guide. I was blown away by the men in particular. From bow ties and boater hats to a dapper pair of braces topped off with a gentleman’s cap, it was a fun affair where the atmosphere was enhanced by the stellar efforts of everyone’s attire. The first of many more, has left me looking forward to this year’s event!

one cool kitty

Hey y’all. Long time I know, but that’s all gonna change now that summer’s here!

PIECES OF ME | Alessia

© Peta Rudd 2012

Name: Alessia

Age: 18

Starsign: Leo

Occupation: Emerging Stylist/Artist

Describe your style:

Eccentric and tailored with a fusion of prints, colour and attention to detail.

Style icons:

Iris Apfel, Giovanna Battaglia and Julia Sarr-Jamois

Currently listening to:

‘Your song’ by Elton John, ‘Aicha’ by Cheb Khaled and ‘Safari Disco Club’ by Yelle

Which artists/designers do you most admire?

Andy Warhol, Jeanne Detallante, Howard Arkley, Gary Bigeni, Mary Katrantzou, Natalia Grzybowski and Balmain

What inspires you?

Everything beautiful, eccentric and colourful: prints, colour, art, texture, fabric, architecture, people and the unknown. When I’m not feeling inspired, I just sit there, look around and soon ideas will spark. Inspiration can be found in the most unexpected places.

Favourite websites:

The Sartorialist

Style Bubble

Fashion Gone Rogue

If you were an icecream, what flavour would you be?

Butterscotch Macadamia

Night or day?

Night, but life would be dull without the wonderful sunlight wouldn’t it?

Chaos or order?

Organised chaos

If you could do or be anything in the world what would it be?

I would be a Stylist and artist living in my Parisian apartment on the Champs-Élysées, travelling to Italy and New York on the weekends. In another life I’d be a cat or as Andy Warhol said “I think it would be very glamorous to be reincarnated as a great big ring on Liz Taylor’s finger”.

Anything else you’d like to add?

Many people have never understood fashion or art and perhaps never will. They are forms of creativity that are at times never meant to be understood. To those who love all forms of design, embrace creativity, immerse yourself in it and always continue to create.