Jungle Gold at Capital L
Located in the shopping urban jungle that is Paddington, Capital L is a little boutique store that stocks local labels seen on the backs (and feet) of the cool kids. The kids who play queens and kings of the ‘Intersection’. And tonight they were there sitting beside me in front row at Capital L’s fashion show for Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival.
Having received the invite from my jewellery designer/model friend Andy Santoso, I was quite intrigued by the promise of an “Amazonian themed fashion show” and boy did they disappoint. From the ‘exotic’ bird feathers that decorated Hugos Lounge in Kings Cross, the girls walking around with safari hats and astro turf as the runway. However the disappointment peaked when the show finally did. Don’t get me wrong every piece they sent down the runway was wearable and had street credibility but for me the production lacked a little.
The casting of some models was questionable as was the show with its promise of ‘the Amazon’. Tonight’s show proved they get a lot of traffic through their boutique located on South Dowling St as the turnout was quite big and those numbers will make their till in the coming summer go ca-ching!
Yesterday night’s show also allowed the meeting of a new designer who happened to be a modelling friend of Andy’s; Maryann Edwards of Wonders Cease. The conversation we had with her was so refreshing. A designer who was grounded and who from what I could tell, had a vision. A simple, realistic vision. Of course being enraptured I asked for her card and a photo. Make sure you check out their latest collection…wonderous!
With Maryann of Wonders Cease
Enjoy the snaps of the night here:
Andy in her most Editor-in-Chief face
Sunnies to End
Dandy Sachs wears:
Blazer: Essential Man
Hood (as Undercoat): Custom-Made
Shirt: Folded & Hung
Necklace: U-Turn Surry Hills
Trousers: Folded & Hung
Shoes: Marsu Homme
So, see you in Capital L some time soon?
The two creative forces (ART + FASHION) in my life often meet time-to-time. And it just so happened that I was approached by emerging artist Alun Rhys Jones to sit for a portrait. I love taking personal photographs but it’s always a little daunting having a professional photographer take your picture. Although some say I’m a natural behind the camera. However I’m not a model. I dress models. In this case, however I was more than happy to be immortalised in a work of art.
Photography by Alun Rhys Jones
Fashion by Aidan Calabria
Stay tuned because I heard from the bird with the word that there is a fashion party coming up.
I just wanted to share the joy that is seeing your name come up on a feature film’s credits.
The video features Lenya and I applauding for “The Costume and Wardrobe Department”. Videography by Sam Choy.
One of the earliest highlights of my career as a fashion assistant was being the assigned dresser for Hollywood heavyweight, Malcolm McDowell on a film I worked on last December. Being my first feature film I was quite nervous. My assignment was simple. Dress Malcolm in a clean black V-neck t-shirt, an Ermengildo Zegna suit, clean black socks, and custom-made leather Converse shoes by the time he was due to get make up done. That’s how it usually works. Wardrobe/costume first and then make-up. I talk a lot about eye-opening experiences on this blog and how often shoots or making films lead me to such events and nothing is further from the truth. You realise that every film or fashion spread you’ve seen, so many people behind the scenes have exhausted themselves to create an image.
Before I get any heavier, the film I worked on finally premiered last Wednesday the 4th of August at Fox Studios, Moore Park. Of course I attended, and the beautiful Sam Choy too. Accompanying Lenya and Shane. The red carpet demands a certain degree of fashion and I hope Sam and I haven’t disappointed. Enjoy the happy snaps!
Sam and I
Looking GLAMOUR with Lenya
Lenya wears Gary Yang Collections dress.
Dandy Sachs wears:
-Vintage Riding Jacket
–Spy by Henry Lau Shirt
–Wrangler Dress Jeans
–Fabriani Luciano Lace Ups
Sam Choy wears:
–Country Road Leather Jacket
-White Shirt by YD
–Oxford Dress Jeans
–Puma Leather Dress Sneakers
Not bad hey? A shout out to Sam Lim for access to the wonderful wardrobe.