Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Girl Behind The Riot: Ollie Henderson

We catch up with our Ollie Henderson, the brains behind her latest movement #StartThe Riot

 Ollie distributed her first 100 Tee's to models, fashionista's and photographer's in the know during this year’s MBFWA

The first injection of her home made DIY Tees on the streets caught the eyes of everybody from Vogue to Oyster and every street snapper in between. 

From the countless interviews on the interweb about the movement, everybody's well aware the Riot has begun and it's travelling full steam ahead. With exciting plans on the horizon we thought we'd catch up with the ‘it’ girl herself to learn a few things about her that we didn't already know....

Your hometown is... 
Creswick, Victoria. A small (1 traffic light) town 2 hours from Melbourne.

But you spend most of your days in...
Between NY, London and Sydney.

The one item of clothing you can’t live without?
My goggles. I collect them, mostly cyberpunk ones. I feel like they give me a power up when I wear them.

You collect and love vintage goggles, where and how did this love start?
I think it was born from an obsession with Tank Girl.

How would you describe your personal style?
Space Punk

My go to fragrance is..
Tom Ford Tuscan Leather... dreamy

I’m inspired by...
It's hard to pin point where inspiration comes from. It's can be anything. Yesterday I was chatting to my pal Myf about eclipses whilst trying to watch one and failing due to the clouds. Out of this moment I conceived the narrative for a film I'm making later in the year about desperation and desire. So where did the inspiration come from? My friend? The Park? The Sun? The words we spoke? I think it's everything.

My guilty pleasure is...
One should never feel guilty for seeking pleasure.

In 5 years time I see myself..
Who knows

Favourite place your job has taken you to...
Bones Aries, Argentina.

The dream photographer you’d kill to work with is..
Nan Goldin

Favourite person in the industry right now is..
Myf Sheppard. She came to stay with me for a month and I have just now come back from dropping her at the airport. It's a sad day, but I'll see her again in two weeks when I'm back in NY.

Favourite lunch spot in Sydney?
Yullies. Nice courtyard out the back.

Biggest purchase to date is?
I bought a houseboat in London.

Next big purchase will probably be?
I have just started a new business venture, House of Riot. So I'm sure I will have many big purchases ahead.

What’s the next step for your Start The Riot movement?
I'm making another round of t-shirts which will be available in a couple of weeks and preparing for the next Zine.

Is there anywhere online we can get my hands on a T shirt or are they made to order? They will be up in a couple of weeks. You can keep updated on the Facebook Page

Who’s your ultimate celebrity dream boat you’d love to see sporting your Tee’s?
Tony Abbot

Cook at home or eat out?
Eat out at home? (Sorry I couldn't help myself)

Denim or leather?

Tea or coffee?

Follow Ollie on Instagram
Follow the Riot on Facebook

Sophia in Watson X Watson AW14 for ELLE Australia

Stylist: Jolyon Mason
Photographer: Pierre Toussaint
Styling:  Somer and Liberty Watson

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

BTS: Samantha Harris in Uluru for The Tjungu Festival & Royal Tour

Samantha Harris recently travelled to Uluru for her involvement in the Tjungu Indigenous Festival. At the festival Samantha showcased the fashion parade as well as mentored all models involved.
From seeing the sights of Uluru, to being front row for the Royal visit, as well as starring on the Today Show with Carl Stefanovic & Lisa Wilkinson, Samantha had an unbelievable week to remember.

Read the full article of Sam's visit on The Daily Mail here
Follow Sam on Instagram here for more BTS snaps!

'The Delinquent' with Valerija Erokhina for ELLE Australia May Issue

Photographer: Stefania Paparelli
Stylist: Sara Smith

Monday, April 28, 2014

Instagram Weekend Snapshot!

Here's a small snapshot of what our models were doing this weekend on Instagram!
To see more updates follow us on Instagram here

Alyssa Sutherland covers this weeks Sunday Life

Alyssa Sutherland covers the Sun Heralds Sunday Life Magazine this week and discusses life now and her new role on TV series 'Vikings' - Well done Alyssa!

To view full shoot and article click here

Photographer: Carlotta Moye
Stylist: Penny McCarthy
 Hair: Koh
Make-up: Peter Beard

Sunday Style: The White Issue - Well done girls!

We're so proud to see these beautiful girls on the latest cover The Sun Heralds of Sunday Style, a big congratulations!

Truly amazing to see such stunning young Australians contributing to a great charity (OCRF) for a truly great cause, beautiful work girls!


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Catherine McNeil for Rika Magazine Spring/Summer 2014 issue

Photographer: Driu & Tiago 
 Stylist: Katie Burnett
Hair: Erika Svedjevik 
 Makeup: Georgi Sandev

Catherine McNeil covers Rika Magazine Spring/Summer 2014 issue

Photographer: Driu & Tiago 
 Stylist: Katie Burnett
 Makeup: Georgi Sandev

Lola for BLK on BLK by Romain Duquesne

Photographer: Romain Duquesne
Stylist: Samara Wilson
Hair & makeup: Peter Beard

Matt Purcell for Front Row Suit

Photographer: Guy Coombes
Grooming: Lauren McCowan

Cheyenne Tozzi, Valerija Erokhina & Samantha Harris at the launch of the 2014 OCRF Witchery White shirt campaign!

Cheyenne Tozzi & Valerija Erokhina as featured in the 2014 OCRF Witchery White shirt campaign

Photographer: Carlotte Moye

Monday, April 14, 2014

Jessica Gomes for Harper's Bazaar May 2014 issue

 Photography: Bec Parsons
Stylist: Karla Clarke
Hair & makeup: Claire Thomson

Oyster Magazine's 'Faces of Fashion Week' - Myf Shepherd

"I've been modelling for 7 years, it's more part-time these days. 

I do art, I have a studio in New York. It's part of a collective I started with my boyfriend, there are eleven artists in there I think, and five or six bands. 

I want to do set design eventually, my boyfriend is a set builder. He works for a company that does most Condé Nast projects, like Vogue and stuff. 

I love doing sculpture, sculptures which could be sets, then he helps me turn them it into something real."


Oyster Magazine's 'Faces of Fashion Week' - Rachel Rutt

"Right now, I'm really heavy into weaving, knitting, and embroidery. I'm part of a weavers guild, I go to a weekly night-time class at the Hand Weavers and Spinners Guild of NSW, it's a dying art form so I really want people to join.

I went to a spinning class two days ago to learn how to spin wool and I was definitely the youngest person there! Then it occurred to me how amazing it was to start so young because I have all these years to become a master.

Jedda from Desert Designs is a weaver too, we've really bonded over it and we're talking about doing something together.

Plus I've got an exhibition coming up this year too, a photography exhibition of characters and costumes I've created."


Oyster Magazine's 'Faces of Fashion Week' - Ollie Henderson

"This year's Fashion Week felt very new. Was missing a few big names but had so many emerging new talents. Di$count was a big highlight for me.

It was also very different for me this year as I was launching my new project "Start The Riot."
The aim is the get young people engaged with politics. I hand made 100 t-shirts with positive political slogans on them for people to wear during fashion week.
So on top of the usual FW antics I was also busy in my living room floor sweatshop making tees."

Bianca Spender MBFWA 14, Chic exclusive

Roberta (opened)
Rachel Rutt
Annie Rose
Valerija Erokhina
Amanda Ware
Eden Bristowe
Tess Chrichton
Ollie Henderson
Jade Burton
Tanja G
Stephanie Joy Field
 Ya Ya Deng
Nicole Pollard
Charlotte Lohmann
Sophia Rambaldini
Anneliese Seubert
Myf Shepherd (closed)