behind the scenes @ sachi shoes AW14 campaign shoot

It’s no secret I’ve been pretty quiet on here for the last 6 months or so. You’ll be pleased to know, that I’ve been anything but quiet!

Late last year, I started a new Marketing and PR gig working on two very exciting Australian shoe brands, Sachi and Julius Marlow (for men). It’s been a whirlwind of shoes (so many beautiful shoes!), events, photo shoots, campaign planning, season launches and more… and, of course, a whole lot of other fun.

The above clip takes you behind the scenes of one of our most recent projects; the Sachi ‘Walk this Way’ Autumn/ Winter 2014 campaign shoot.

It was an amazing, yet challenging day (shooting a winter shoot on a 35 degree day is bound to be), filled with lots of fun thanks to an awesome team of talented, professional and passionate people. And, the outcome… well it’s something to be pretty proud of!

See more of the campaign on Sachi’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

Model: Rebecca Bramich, Chadwick Models
Photography & Production: Crave Agency
Photographer: Bernard Gueit
Make Up: Sue Marshall
Hair: Carl Reeves
Styling: Andrew Zumbo & Meggy Smith
Special thanks to The Bridge Hotel, Richmond

Turtle xox

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how to wear winter black: contrast, accessorise and glow

How to Wear Winter Black - Contrast and Accessorise via @houseofturtlecontrast and accesorise :: mania mania laurel canyon necklace, sass & bide juxtaposed bag and the whistle blower quilted jacket, zimmerman dazed maze dress and acne studios pistol boots

In winter, black is my go-to-colour. It’s easy to wear, slimming and super versatile. As a Melbournian, it goes without saying, I own a lot of it, but there are some simple tricks I apply to ensure I get it right.

As I’m quite fair and short, solid blacks can sometimes look a bit heavy on me, so I tend to buy blacks with contrast in the fabric, such as the pictured Zimmerman velvet dress which is solid, yet sheer, and the pictured sass & bide jacket which features quilting on the collar, sleeves and base. Sheer black silks are great too.

When I do opt for straight blacks, I try to keep it really simple… skinny jeans and a boyfriend-loose fit tee, teamed with a contrasting puffy vest, a cape or tailored jacket.

Then of course, it’s all about the accessories. For me, a great pair of boots are a must. I’m obsessed with ACNE Studio’s Pistol boots! Gold jewellery (or silver if you prefer), a contrasting bag, a luminous glow (I use Hourglass NEW Ambient Lighting Powder), smokey eyes, gloss, a spritz of my favourite fragrance, and I’m set to go!

How to Wear Winter Black - Glow via @houseofturtle

glow :: escentric molecules, nars limited edition voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir pallete, hourglass ambient lighting powder and kiehls lip balm from mecca cosmetica

How do you wear your blacks?

Turtle xox

Images sourced from the web (mania mania, sass & bide, zimmerman, mecca cosmetica and acne studios). Collages by House of Turtle.

wish list: boots, jackets and jewels

Acne Studios Star boots in blueBoots, jackets and jewels are three of my all-time favourite fashion items. So, it’s no surprise that I’m currently coveting these super H-O-T, deliciously blue, Star ankle boots from Acne Studios; this oh so light, bright and colourful silk blazer from Scanlan & Theodore; and this fabulous bling from Lady Fox Accessories‘ new collection, which is inspired by vintage classics, geometry and a dash of the Renaissance.

Scanlan & Theodore Silk Blazer

Lady Fox Accessories Necklace 2013

If they all magically appeared in my wardrobe, I’d wear them together with a simple tee and a pair of skinny jeans. Divine!

What are you currently coveting?

Turtle xox

Images from House of Turtle, Green With Envy and Lady Fox Accessories.

emily wickersham wears steve madden at coachella

The Coachella Music Festival is here… not only does this mean great artists and music… it’s also the perfect time to spot the best fashion festival highlights.

Spotted at Coachella: actress Emily Wickersham in Steve Madden Pembrook in Taupe Suede. At only $169… these boots are a steal for creating your own festival look.

Check out the highlights from Coachella on YouTube.

Turtle xox

Image courtesy of Steve Madden

LIFEwithBIRD… Unbreak my heart


LIFEwithBIRD Hearts were thieves - front

This tailored metallic LIFEwithBIRD jacket has stolen my heart!

My heart flutters to dream of teaming it with a loose white tee, slighty distressed mid-blue jeans, a suede clutch and a H-O-T pair of ankle boots.

True love! Or is it lust?

Grab the LIFEwithBIRD Hearts Were Thieves jacket for yourself in-store or online. RRP $AUD 365

Turtle xox

Image from LIFEwithBIRD Facebook page

Boots boots baby

Nine West Black Obsession collection 0211

Autumn/ Winter collections are arriving and with it comes my favorite time of year… The first arrivals of the year’s must have boots. Nine West‘s latest collection, titled Black Obsession, highlights that black boots are back. Sleek, embellished and sexy!

Nine West Black Obsession collection 0211

First image: Model wears Visvayu $399
Second image: Alecto $199

http://www.ninewest.com.au/

Turtle xox

PS. Sorry about the multiple posts – for some reason WordPress on my iPad published it ‘several’ times!

Max the fashionista

My cat, Maximus loves fashion and like me he’s a fan of anything Kate Moss puts her personal sense of style to… Here he is acknowledging the awesomeness that is Hunter!
Hunter Wellington boots have been around for ages, but it’s only since Kate made them her festival staple that they made their mark in the fashion world.

They’re great for festivals and outdoor concerts where the elements are prone to change. I bought mine for trekking around at the snow. I hear that the girls in London wear them the way we where our Havianas, for getting around comfortably and then changing into heals.
Whatever your excuse, they’re super cool and comfy, come in a range of colours and patterns, and there’s even a Jimmy Choo collaboration! Slip into some now and splash in some puddles as if you were five again.

Turtle xox
Images blogger’s own and sourced from web
– Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

H-O-T Photo: The Sartorialist – Vintage Photos

The Sartorialist: Alejandro & Mom, Vintage Photos, 22 May 2010 
I am totally in love with this vintage picture recently posted on The Sartorialist. So much so that it’s become my screen saver on my phone (for now anyway). It captures such a magnificent moment of style, extravagance and grace. I love the mix of colours in her outfit, the clash of patterns and fur, even her grubby suede boots. Plus, little Alejandro is quite the little style master himself. Check out his floral hippy pants.
Check out The Sartorialist for more amazing vintage photos, and embrace some old world glamour.
Turtle xox