Our featured fashion shoot is with your top-voted August style and fashion favourite Clare Sayer from NSW. Clare is styled by emerging Sydney designer Natasha Chiew in Tash’s MERCURY RISING collection, a pleated range inspired by Islamic architecture.
Clare Sayer is Aussie born, married to an Englishman and lives happily by the beach in Coogee. #MagicSpot! Clare’s an events manager and freelance make-up artist and was spotted by our photographer in Clovelly when Clare was working on a shoot for Asos. “I was extremely flattered that, when surrounded by models, the photographer even asked for my photo!” Clare topped the vote for August in a casual white playsuit and denim jacket.
Thrilled to have been top-voted, Clare was also excited about receiving her Happy Socks and working with designer Natasha Chiew for our shoot. Tash styled the shoot and set it in the Botanic Gardens. An amazing backdrop, the Gardens formed a brilliant contrast for the dramatic hues and patterns of Natasha Chiew Designs. Photos: Alice Sciberras.
June’s top-voted style-fash fave Annabelle Jones won a photo shoot modelling Paige Rowe Designs. We asked designer Paige to select and style Annabelle’s look from her current collection.
We met up with June’s top-voted style-fash favourite, Annabelle Jones from South Australia for her featured fashion shoot at Adelaide Designer Paige Rowe’s pop-up in King William Road, Hyde Park. While she was unfamiliar with the designer until shortly before the shoot, we thought Paige’s designs and Annabelle’s’s look were a natural fit. We loved the look Make-up Artist Annie – as she’s known – came up with for her hair and make-up.
#First, Meet Annie Jones
Here’s a little bit more about Annie, in her own words….
“My style varies, I love high waisted jeans or pencil skirts, pops of colour and pieces that emphasise organic shape. I see my style as romantic, free and sort of 70’s inspired. I’m not big on jewellery but I like body chains and watches.
I’m a makeup artist, I constantly adventure into different trends, colours and techniques with my makeup. I love transforming my clients and seeing their smile on their faces As they watch the application of my artistry.
When I was photographed in the street by Cocktail Revolution, I was a bit suprised because I was just doing an errand for work. I was flattered, it was a bit exciting and I didn’t think what I was wearing was super wow as it was all black.”
#Way to Go Annie!
#What Annie Thought About it All
“I really enjoyed the photo shoot. I loved working with Paige’s clothing. I got so excited wearing the vest and collar, they were very much my style. It was great to collaborate with (photographer) Dimitra. We had similar ideas and had fun exploring the location to really harmonise the surroundings and style of outfits. ”
Congratulations on a great shoot Annie!
#Well done Annabelle Jones
PS: Paige presented Annie with one of her amazing signature neck pieces and Annie also receives a bundle of Happy Socks sent directly from Happy Socks in Sweden.
We’d love to know what you think of our shoot. Please drop us a line below.
Joseanne Wong’s – Photoshoot
It’s been a bit tricky for us to organise a photo shoot with 23- year old Joseanne Wong, your style-fash favourite for May. Joseanne’s been on the road from Perth and is currently on holiday in Melbourne. We finally caught up with Joseanne and also fave Melbourne photographer Mark Stanjo to take a few snaps of Joseanne on holiday.
Joseanne organised 3 different outfits for her shoot. Working out of a suitcase and showing us some of her favourite gear, we’re amazed she took and actually got to wear shorts in this freezing weather. #DedicationForYou!
“It was a great experience to have the photo shoot in beautiful Melbourne, despite the chilly and windy weather on that day. I was also fortunate to have my loving sister to help out throughout the shoot. She was practically my PA. Thanks Mark and thanks Cocktail Revolution!”
Coat – Oxford
Pants – Elle
High Boots – Isabelle Brown
Sunglasses – Burberry
Maxi Skirt – Dorothy Perkins
Flats – Nova
Top – Kookai
Pants – Forever New
Flats – Nova
Sunglasses – Versace
At almost 23, Joseanne Wong was photographed on one of her usual visits to the city for the photo that topped your vote for favourite style and fashion for May 2016. Malaysian born Joseanne has been in Australia for two years, completing her undergraduate course in Commerce and Marketing at the University of Western Australia.
“I’m still astounded to win the competition. It’s interesting how it all turned out the day Alain spotted me in the city. I was just strolling along Murray St after mass when Alain approached me. Initially, I thought he was some salesman, trying to promote something to me. I tried to avoid him! Alain just stopped me and explained how my colourful outfit was an interesting fit for Cocktail Revolution’s monthly competition. I was hesitant but delighted at the same time for this great opportunity.
Earlier that Sunday morning, I was deciding between joining my friends for paintball or attending mass at the cathedral. I chose the latter and all this happened! God probably rewarded my devotion to Him… ”
I was contacted about winning just before I took my first exam. I was telling myself, “I had better not write stuff about the photo shoot, fashion etc. on my paper!” How distracted I got! Still, it was great fun.”
Sociable Joseanne is “always keen to meet people from different walks of life.” She figures a job in retail, tourism or aviation industries would be ideal. “I know it will be enjoyable to work in those industries.”
And when it comes to style, Joseanne likes to wear what she sees as being reflective of her own taste and fashion likes. “Honestly, I don’t have a particular favourite brand. I wear a variety of brands from local to international brands such as Mooloola from City Beach, Forever New, Country Road, Kookai, Alannah Hill, Zara, French Connection, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana and many more. I choose my clothing based on the style I feel I relate to, regardless of their brands. I would occasionally shop at local up-markets as these markets are always filled with beautiful handmade/handcraft items, especially accessories.
“I am attracted to anything yellow, orange, golden brown or red.” (She was photographed in red leather when our photographer Alan Quah spotted her.) “Most of the time, I would pair my outfits with some of these colours, or even have all these four combinations!
I can never go without accessories, especially fashion-statement rings and bracelets. Accessories are beautiful embellishments of one’s outfit that should not lead to overdecorating yourself. We do not want to look like a Christmas tree!
I love wearing skirts and maxis but I wear them the least as I cycle daily to uni. They’re not convenient for cycling.
My red leather jacket from Queen Victoria market and red cape coat from Alannah Hill are two of my best fashion buys as I receive compliments whenever I wear them. My rad leather jacket’s my favourite and I was happy to be spotted wearing it by Cocktail Revolution.
Did I mention that I love food? Yep! It’s the fresh produce that I can easily obtain, from seafood marinara to steak and lamb, which is what I love about living in Perth or generally in Australia as having these fresh produce are not things that I can easily obtain back home. With that vast variety of fresh produce, cooking in Australia is something I love to do in my spare time. Besides that, I enjoy hiking and visiting the different states of Australia during my semester breaks.
When it’s time to return to Malaysia, I’ll definitely miss my outdoor adventures, from skydiving to scuba diving or just my leisurely walk along the beautiful beaches and parks in Australia. Oh, and not to forget the many authentic cuisines Australia has to offer
All in all, it has been an absolute privilege to be the winner of Cocktail Revolution’s monthly fashion edition. What can I say? Indeed a memorable story to add to my university experience before it all ends in September.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.”
Cocktail Revolution’s organising a photo shoot with Joseanne in the next few weeks! Wach this space 😉
Lisa Takahashi from Perth topped your vote for April 2016. For a while there we thought we wouldn’t be able to connect with Lisa. Thankfully, she got in touch a week or so ago and we can tell you that she’s probably our first top-voted favourite who comes from the south west town of Bunbury, Western Australia.
Originally from Japan, 32 year old Lisa came to Australia for a a working holiday two years ago. Most of that time was spent in Cairns, but she recently moved over to Perth where she was spotted by our photographer Alain Quah.
Lisa was amazed to top the vote. She’d never heard of Cocktail Revolution and needed a little convincing by our photographer just to have her photo taken. Then, when she was notified that she’d won she wasn’t sure what to make of that either. Let’s just say, from her point of view it was all unexpected. We’re not sure how we’re going to go organising a fashion photo shoot in Bunbury, but Lisa’s Happy Socks and undies are already on the way to her.