Thursday, December 24, 2015

Shoot at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour Hotel

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of collaborating with Raf from Travel & Lifestyle and Mary from Socialime to shoot in an amazing hotel called Ovolo 1888 in Darling Harbour, Sydney. It was such a fun way to spend the afternoon (I took half a day off work) filled with laughter (as you can probably tell from some of the pics!), working with passionate and talented people, and exploring all the beautiful and fascinating interiors the hotel had to offer.

"Kellie" gold foil cami: c/o Forever New Sleepwear
"Kellie" gold foil shorts: c/o Forever New Sleepwear

Forever New just came out with a range of sleepwear in time for Christmas, and I was lucky enough to get my hands on this gorgeous "Kellie" set! The fabric is so soft and silky and feels like a dream to wear to bed. You probably can't tell the finer details from these pictures but up close they have a beautiful gold metallic foil print, which gives the set an extra touch of luxe and makes for a perfect Christmas or a gift for any occasion. 

White cape blazer: Cue
"Airlie marble" Watch: c/o Christian Paul

This is actually the outfit I came to the shoot from work in (which was handy so I didn't have to carry another wardrobe change!) I wear this Cue blazer a lot because a white blazer goes with nearly all of my work outfits and also adds an instant professional appeal, plus the cape design is pretty funky! You can probably tell I laughed pretty hard during this segment of the shoot, which just shows how much fun we were having but at the same time makes for a lot of deleted photos! Especially when you get those unflattering shots of your mouth hanging wide open or your teeth taking up half of your face. Regardless I was very happy with how the photos ended up turning out! :)

I thought the concept behind the hotel room numbers was so cool! As you can see the "415" and "416" room numbers actually present themselves as shadows, as the metal numbers are affixed to the wall at a 90 degree angle and therefore cast a shadow on the wall.

Dress: c/o Paint it Red
Lace-up shoes: Freelance Shoes

Models: myself and Raf (, Instagram and Twitter @travelwithraf)
Photographer: Mary (Instagram @socialime)
Location: Ovolo 1888 Hotel at Darling Harbour

I am actually going through a career change right now and have just enrolled myself in interior design, so it was really fascinating to be exploring the Ovolo hotel at this particular point in time and being awed and inspired by the design concepts of the place. As you can see in the photos, the rooms contrast an old industrial brick background against modern touches, with bold vibrant colours and funky prints and patterns. It was honestly very fascinating to me because stepping inside the hotel provided me with live examples of how contrasting elements when cleverly arranged, can work so perfectly together. It simply made me more excited about my course, and really appreciate the creative thought process behind designing a living space.


  1. The hotel looks absolutely amazing! The Paint It Red dress is lovely, love the colour.

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  2. Looks like a lovely hotel, and congrats on the career change! Hope you enjoy your interior design course! :)

    Hope you have a merry Christmas!

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  3. This hotel looks so cute! I really like the artwork above the bed and YOU look gorgeous in that pajama set and purple dress! I'm excited to hear that you're enrolling in interior design! I can't wait to see what you come up with in the future! You seem to have a great eye for style :) This hotel definitely is inspiring! One of my favorite things about living spaces is contrast in textures and features, just like you said. So a nice brick wall with clean, industrial pipes is great to balance out an otherwise strong and feminine interior. Love it! Now i'm ready to decorate my apartment some more :) Happy Holidays Izzy!


  4. Wonderful photos! It looks like a lovely hotel :) Love the color of your dress!
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  5. That hotel looks lovely!! Looks like a fun time
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  6. Beautiful hotel! The place looks so great and love your outfit too! :)

  7. seems like you had an amazing time! Great outfit!

  8. the photos are stunning!
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  9. Only one word can describe you, you are so stunning. Love your vibe and amazing photshoot. x

  10. photo shoots should be fun, and it does look like you all had a great time while traveling in style! love it<3

  11. The artwork in your room was stunning. I love the pop of colors, which, by the way, go well with your flowery dress.

    xoxo, ♥

  12. That white blazer is so elegant and chic on you.

  13. What a great hotel! Love it!
    xoxo Lynda

  14. This hotel looks really cool! The light fixtures and the artwork are spectacular!

  15. These photos are beautiful, looks like it was a really fun shoot.

    I love that Cue blazer as well!

  16. wow such a lovely hotel <3 you looks absolutely gorgeous!


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  18. Hotel looks amazing! Love these photos!
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