The INDUSTRY for thought!

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What you didn’t see on the catwalk at Perth’s Melbourne Cup in the YellowGlen Marquee at Ascot.

My babes at Chadwick models and I had an absolute ball. The team of all teams consisted of Tania Muia, Rebekha Clark, Nicole Ford, Ady Grader, Penni Towner, Tracey Martin & Hayley Parry.

A question I have for my readers at BunUpsandBananas is… Does it take a strong team of workers to put together a show, shoot or commercial etc? Or can we use people with little or no experience due to how popular they are on social media?

This is my point of view from a model with 10 years of experience in the industry…

I believe that with the new social-media antics appearing in the last few years, modelling is slowly becoming obsolete.  The world of Instagram is now allowing people to use models who aren’t signed simply because they have x amount of followers or 1000 likes to each post. People are looking for cheaper ways to build their empires by using girls who 1, don’t have an agent or 2, have loads of followers. This theory also works along-side those photographers, make-up artists and stylists.

I understand that these social-media selfie queens are cheaper to use but what happened to the magical word: ‘experience’? It’s one thing to add a filter, but where did the beauty disappear to in a whole team creating beautiful images?

Without being a wet blanket, my point is simply that the shows that were happening on the day of Melbourne Cup, took professional creative teams to put together. So why, are we losing the beauty of this due to social media?

Let me hear your thoughts…

Love B&B

x x x

 

The Maurie & Eve Journey!

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TG its Friday & TG for Maurie and Eves journey dress!!!

With Melbourne cup a hop skip and a horse away, I can’t think of a more perfect dress or shoe for the occasion.

I nabbed this fab dress from Leederville’s Urban Depot where the ladies are ever so accommodating, even showing me their winter drops for next year! – umm amaze!

The shoes danced in from Wittner and are so on point! #literally

This bombshell number can be purchased online from the source itself at  www.maurieandeve.com 

Follow the grams of Maurie and Eve, Urban Depot & Wittner to keep up with the latest.

@maurieandeve

@urbandepot

@wittnershoes

Happy Weekend

Peace & love

B&B

 

 

 

 

 

Melbourne Cup, Get Up!

“Get Up”… (commonly heard by the men at Melbourne cup, with regards to their horse trying to win in first place).

To us women, it’s our outfit. Here are my picks for Melbourne cup dresses this year…

Aurelio Costarella

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One Fell Swoop

Ginger & Smart

 Ginger and Smart

Zed Alliance 'Blair Dress' from Perlu

 Zed Alliance

White suede

 White Suede

Talulah

 Talulah

Key notes for Melbourne cup:

  • Always wear a hat or fascinator.
  • Wear a dress on trend or keep it classy and unique.
  • Feel good in what you wear. (remembering how much food and booze you may consume)
  • Hair & Make-up – call in a professional or plan it a day before.
  • Hydrate before you dehydrate.
  • Have fun, smile and fingers crossed for a win.

2 weeks to go… Start shopping now.

Love B&B

xxx

Satisfy my SOLE!

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Inspired by legend Bob Marley!!! Sneakers, runners, whatever you call them… They’re back baby! Never leaving the trend in Europe where I started to wear these bad boys again; finally a shoe that we can wear day in and out without the whole ‘omg my feet are killing me’. As seen on models, stylists, photographers and even the dude who sold you a coffee during Fashion Week in Milan, Paris and New York. We need to follow suit and satisfy our soles…”Super sexy when worn with jeans” (quoted my boyfriend). They’re also babin’ with the bun up and tutu.

Whatever your wearing Perth, throw on your sneakers and lets kick it old school.

 

Images via: Pinterest, Google images, The Fashion Tag & Tumblr

 

Crop It Like It’s HOT!

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Perth on a spring long weekend generally consists of a trip down south, wine in the sun and possibly tanning your pasty white winter legs at the beach. However, this cloudy day has got me blogging on the couch with the Kardashians in the background. Inspired by Kendall Jenner and her ridiculously smoking hot rig, I began browsing the net for hot spring crops. Just because the weather isn’t glorious, doesn’t mean we can’t start to think about our spring style. Heres a few of my faves on these babes above. ^^^

Happy Spring followers at BUN UPS AND BANANAS xxx

Paper Crab!

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A Friday morning is always well spent catching up with a good friend at the markets. Today, whilst guzzling a fresh coconut, I chatted with one of the souls behind Paper Crab whilst she delicately flat layed their dainty necklace range. Paper Crab combines two individuals love together for handmade goods, uniquely designed and locally produced on a small scale by worldly talented people.

From Thailand to Perth, they share a deep connection and pride for time honoured traditions and skills that are sadly being abandoned only to be replaced by mass produced disconnected rubbish. I lived in Thailand for a few years and can sadly say, I have been apart of the rat race participating in purchasing such goods that too easily fill our lives. However, with the thoughtful inspiring Paper Crab, we can now go back to basics where our goods are honourably crafted.

How they carefully select their items is beyond me, as each individual hand crafted piece tells such a meaningful story. My personal favourites are definiatly the ‘Jungle Daze Pom Pom Clutch’ and of course the ‘Baby Crab’ shoes for children. – Every child should own a pair.

Paper Crab showcase their cross-cultural finds at various market stalls around Perth. This weekend they’re at The Fremantle Markets, head down to see for yourself this unique collection bought to you from across the seas.

Follow their Instagram to see where you can catch them next: @papercrabpeople

Check out their Facebook page: Paper Crab

And…

Stay tuned for their website launch :)

Hats off to “Harry & Gretel”

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On a casual Friday – post brekkie, I stumbled across Leederville’s ‘Harry & Gretel’. The curated boutique has such a welcoming vibe from their ever so friendly staff to the carefully selected homewares. Their ethereal jewellery perfectly placed in glass cabinets had me in awe, as I just can’t get enough of crystals at the moment. With no doubt what this store is known for is their women’s fashion, stocking some of Australia’s leading brands such as Nobody, Alice McCall, Ginger & Smart and Ace of Something. The fabulous ‘Navy Spade Felt Fedora’ by Ace of Something, was my purchase of choice. I couldn’t not have it before my trip as my ‘plane outfit’ accessory.

 

Ten with Tom Harfield

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                                        Aimee Thompson – @ChadwickModels

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                                    Ruth Willmer – @ViviensModelManagement

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TOM HARFIELD:

1.Tell us a little bit about yourself?

I am a Perth photographer who studied for three years at University, now I’m a full-time photographer testing for modelling agencies and shooting editorials.

2.What does photography mean to you?

Photography is my life! (we both giggle) For me its a means of making art, not necessarily something pretty but something that’s edgy. Something that you can look at, think about for a while and go back to, not just a “page tuner”as they say.

3. What were the difficulties you encountered when starting photography?

Oh my gosh so many… First of all you can’t get models, so you have to shoot your friends. Nobody wants to work with you because they have never heard of you and nothings free. With networking you have to start from scratch, talk to everyone, be really polite and work your way up. Stylists are few and far between, of course nobody wants to lend anything so I would buy things at Myer and return them with their great returns policy. Its one thing to take a great photo but to be consistent is the challenge. Now I have to take a great photo all the time because there’s money riding on it.

4. Who are some of your favourite photographers and how do they influence you?

Nicole Bently hands down! First and foremost right, because she went to the same university as I did, she’s from Perth and she started testing with he same agencies as I did. I have been told we have a similar style in our shots, clearly she coined it before I did but I’m definitely influenced by her. I’m also a big fan of Gavin O’Niel who’s from Perth, I’ll go a little famous with Patrick Demarchelier but my all time favourite photographer is Stephen Mizel – always keeping it original, even now, how does he do it? Very creative man always beautifully shot and memorable.

5. When you are shooting, how much of it is instinctual versus planned?

I admit a lot of what I used to do was instinctual because I used to go with the whim but now if you don’t plan, ‘whats the saying’? plan to fail? (laughs). Honestly though now I have to plan as there are people who are depending on good photos. I used to take photos for myself, building my portfolio but now I’m here to build their portfolios.

6. Why do you take photos?

(Tom whispers ‘stupid question’) I love opening glossy magazines and seeing the different styles of editorial and unique looks. It’s amazing, we can all shoot the same model and it will look completely different. We all have the same lights, same cameras but its our individual style that creates our signature.

7. How has social media played a role in your photography?

It’s definitely played a big role in getting my name out there. Obviously I started off as a nobody and very quickly within a year and a half ,I have gone from getting my first camera to now being a full-time photographer. Social media has projected my business through the interconnection of Facebook, Instagram and my Website. http://tomharfield.com.au

8. What are some tips/advice you would give to upcoming or aspiring photographers?

You will hear 9 no’s and 1 yes in every 10. Keep persisting, make friends, don’t dismiss any contacts and help others.

9. What is your favourite shoot to date or would you like to shoot in the future?

Coughs “Aimee Thompson”haha no but really, the shoot that changed me was my shoot with Miley in the studio. It was the first time everything just looked a whole big stepping stone better than anything else I had ever done, it was a great relief and one of my favourite photos of today.

10. Whats one question you’ve never been asked?

Do you have a girlfriend? haha

 

Thanks Tom Harfield for the time to interview you.

Tom took the photos for my Bunupsandbananas website – Legend!

Be sure to check out Toms:

Webpage: http://tomharfield.com.au

FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tom-Harfield-Photography/

Instagram: #TOMHARFIELDPHOTOGRAPHY