Oyster’s Anniversary

September 9th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle


Abbey Lee Kershaw shot by Bill Henson

Australia has plenty of magazines, but no one captures the spirit of the Aussie Indie scene quite like Oyster Magazine and for the magazine’s 20th anniversary they pull out all the stops for an impressive tribute to all things style down under. Hometown girl Abbey Lee graces the cover in an evocative shot by contemporary art photographer, Bill Henson. Inside you’ll find interviews from 20 Australian legends and 20 rising stars – names like Dion Lee, Emma Balfour, Yael Stone and more are featured. With over a hundred pages of fashion content there is an overwhelming array of great content – including a choice story on 30 brand new Aussie models to watch.


Ajak Deng shot by Cara Stricker, styled by Zara Mirkin


Astrid Holler shot by Max Doyle, styled by Naomi Smith


Bella Heathcote shot by Adrian Mesko, styled by Ilona Hamer


Courtney Eaton shot by Romain Duquesne, styled by Ruby Heery


Fernanda Hin Lin Ly shot by Rene Vaile, styled by Melissa Byrne


Elle Brittain shot by Derek Henderson, styled by Ruby Heery


Djordje shot by Akila Berjaoui, styled by Ruby Heery


Ruby Jean Wilson shot by Max Doyle, styled by Ruby Heery


Grace Simmons shot by Zac Handley, styled by Danielle Van Camp


Georgia Graham shot by Bec Parsons, styled by Bridie Gilbert


Zachary Grenenger shot by Akila Berjaoui, styled by Ruby Heery


Sophie Franklin shot by Daniel King

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Raw Oyster

September 16th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Oyster Magazine has always looked towards the unexpected in fashion, but with its latest issue the magazine offers up a raw take on the fashionable moments beyond the internet. With #103: The Hang Out In Real Life Issue, Oyster takes it to the streets to capture the new reality of youth culture, enlisting music stars Frank Ocean and Iggy Azelea in the process and capturing the nuances of what is relevant now. Sartorially that means new editorials from Skye Parrott, Alex Olsen, Cara Stricker and Gadir Rajab featuring an ultra-cool cast including Chloe Norgaard, Jeneil Williams and Hirschy Hirschfelder.

For more on the Hang Out In Real Life issue check out OysterMag.com


Chloe Norgaard, shot by Michael Hauptman, styled by Sasha Kelly


Emma Balfour, shot by Rene Vaile, styled by Megha Kapoor


Jeneil Williams, shot by Skye Parrott, styled by Clare Byrne


‘Trash & Treasure’, shot by Alex Olson, styled by Stevie Dance


Reuben Ramacher, shot by Rene Vaile, styled by Megha Kapoor


Hirschy, shot by Gadir Rajab, styled by Megha Kapoor


Ali Michael, shot by Tim Barber, styled by Zara Mirkin


Frank Ocean Shot by Nabil, Styled by Rita Zebdi


Iggy Azalea, Shot by Nabil, Styled by Britt McCamey

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The Campaign Trail

July 13th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

It isn’t even August, but we’ve already gotten a peak at the majority of fall campaigns, new ads just keep coming out of the woodwork and this week’s batch is especially eclectic. Moschino offers up a cowgirl themed ad with an over the top image of Alessandra Ambrosio shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Celine repeats their successful formula of Juergen Teller portraits, enlisting Sigrid Agren and Emma Balfour to wear Phoebe Philo’s sleek designs. Tommy Hilfiger plays up the All American heritage of the brand with a roadtrip themed campaign shot by Craig McDean, starring Noah Mills, Iselin Steiro, Heloise Guerin, Jacquelyn Jablonski and a host of others. Last but certainly not least, JPG shows Crystal Renn, Emma Xie and Kelly Moreira looking phenomenal in pieces from his Russian themed collection.

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Bits & Bytes: Andrejyny

July 12th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

Andrej by Richard Stow for Martyn Bal F/W 10

How great is that title by Frockwriter about hot boy of the moment, Andrej Pejic? Raise your hand if you asked yourself who was the girl at the S/S 11 men’s shows? Though only walking in 4 of the top ones (Jean Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, Raf Simons and Paul Smith) and not a brand new face, Andrej’s recent blue chip bookings has put him on the modeling map at lightening speed. His striking looks certainly challenge the “normal” ideals of  masculine beauty but read how Andrej is arriving at the perfect time for androgyny. Also, check out how the blogosphere is lighting up over this young man.

Andrej in John Galliano S/S 11, June 2010, Paris. Image from Style.com.

Haven’t heard about the Carine Roitfeld biography yet? Yep, it’s coming.

See, we told you, Riccardo Tisci‘s Givenchy HC is a huge hit with the fashion critics.

Love Acne Paper? Us too. Watch the cool process of printing the actual magazine.

So for all you fashion and Lady Gaga fans, stylist Nicola Formichetti‘s Facebook page is finally up! Join here and become a fan.

So the new Celine campaign is out by Juergen Teller. On the one hand it features the normal young and beautiful face (Sigrid Agren) that we’ve come to expect from the high fashion campaigns. On the other side is 90’s superstar Emma Balfour who we adore but is definitely no longer the nubile face she was. Do you think this juxtaposition works or not here ?

Rising young photographers, here’s a practical guide to do’s and don’ts on a photoshoot. Remember it’s as much about being professional and easy to work with as about your talent. The days of diva-hood are loooong gone.

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Mysterious Ways

August 12th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

There is something cinematic about Norbert Schoerner‘s latest story for Vogue Germany. The moody lighting, the cast of alluring female faces, the poignant stares and dramatic feel – it all looks like something out of an old film. Luca GajdusEmma Mclaren and Masha Novoselova star as three very different yet mysteriously linked women. The way Schoerner’s dreamy pictures set up an abstract dramatic arc is especially compelling and it leaves you wondering just where the story goes next.




Emma, Masha & Luca by Norbert Schoerner | Image Credit, Scan by acHAT

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Eminently Emma

April 9th, 2009 |Posted by Betty

One of our favorite of the 90’s “grunge” models, Emma Balfour is back and looking just as stunning as ever. One of the premier faces of that era, Ms Balfour worked consistently with David Sims and the whole British crew that came into their own back then (Guido, Dick Page, et al). Though she’s currently based in her native Australia and a busy mother of 2 young boys, Emma’s new story and her thoughtful interview in the new i-D proves that her timeless beauty and ultracool personality will never be out of fashion.

Ph: Will Davidson for i-D Magazine May 09. Pics courtesy of Elite NY

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Marc Jacobs for the model obsessed

September 8th, 2008 |Posted by Betty

For those who can’t wait to see the pics on Style, NY Mag, etc… The Imagist has the lineup of the always anticipated Marc Jacobs, live from the Hiss Squad. Familiar faces back on the runway Jamie Bouchet, and Miss Emma Balfour: Partial lineup on The Imagist

The beautiful Brazilian Aline Weber/One Management, current IT girl, closes the show!

A look at the board backstage: Pics from Made in Brazil

Emma Balfour/Elite NY showcard S/S 09.

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