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 (www.travlifestyle.com, 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.