merry belated christmas to all. (from my parent’s bathroom.)
maddy and i did a quick little shoot the other day, just to show off a couple of my christmas presents. must say, i’m pretty darn pleased with the little array of gifts i received this year. jordan did well with this amazing chocker that i’m obsessed with. maddy read my mind and got me a flouncy little off the shoulder number, and mum literally gave all four of her daughters this byredo sent. (which is delicious)
necklace: Assad Mounser
top: Seed Heritage
perfume: BYREDO Bal D’Afrique
lipstick: NARS Damned
there are very few times you will see me with my natural untamed mane, but it’s just felt right these last couple of weeks. i feel like i’ve had a lot of people comment on it, things like, ‘oh WOW dan look at your hair’ or ‘it looks so different’, and there comes a point where you hear so many comments you’re not sure if it’s genuine. you know when you’re natural response is to compliment something that you hate just to make it clear to that person that you have no ill feeling towards that particular thing. well, that’s how i’m feeling about my hair. then at the same time, i actually like it. don’t know. (curly hair girls will understand.)
i also wanted to comment on this necklace. it’s literally the coolest thing i own right now. they make such cool designs and really nice statement jewellery. they have actually invented the best idea for a necklace-doer-uper ever (don’t know the technical term.) but instead of a clip or a link, it’s a super strong magnet! it’s genius! easiest way to wear a necklace ever, and you don’t have to worry about it unclipping at some horrible point throughout the night! did i already say i am obsessed??
so, my last little banter before i let your brain rest from my word-vom. is that maddy and i are working on a new site right now, to create a much more beautiful blog and display our portfolio for our work. also easier for ya’ll to navigate and read the content. pretty excited. we have plans to work much more on our photography and makeup services next year. so i’m excited for 2015! watch this space for millions of photo shoots and fun fashiony things. woohoo. hope you all have an amazing new years and start the year with your friends and family around you with joy and love!!
recently i had the privilege of capturing some shots of this beautiful pregnant woman, Mardi. she is gorgeous and it was a lot of fun chasing the sun and trying to find appropriate fields without animals. davo came along to help me out with some shots and assist me with reflectors, that kinda stuff. we didn’t want this shoot to be your typical maternity shoot. i feel like this is one of the most exciting times of your life and you want to look beautiful and radiant, so a sunset seemed pretty appropriate. essentially we just wanted them to look really pretty and girly and to reflect that pregnancy glow. and in true caboodle style, we did everything. hair, makeup, styling and photography of course. i dono. i think she looks pretty darn beauteous! let a sista know ya thoughts.
say hello to my little friends.
correy & lyon – a beautiful new perth jewellery label. the kind of pieces that scream cool in a polite and understated kind of way. maddy and i were very excited to receive our correy & lyon mail the other day, and we just had to know a little more. so, with out further ado, let us introduce you to the brains (and fingers) behind this new creative work, kristy. here are just a few things we wanted to know…
Name: Kristy Correy
Born: I’m a child of the 80’s and a Valentine’s Day baby
Siblings: I’m a middle child… Older sister and younger brother
I have a very eclectic taste in music, listening to everything from Beck to the new Beyonce album.
Nicholas Ghesquiere, Pheobe Philo, Kenzo and Acne are probably my favs at the moment.
Favourite travel destination:
New York, London and Berlin (I have family and friends in all these places)
What triggered the creation of Correy and Lyon?
I was living in Berlin for a while and all my friends there are in the creative industries and it inspired me to do my own thing again.
What made you decide to leap from your previous fashion ventures to jewellery?
I could never really find any jewellery that I wanted to wear on a daily basis so I decided to create my own and I also wanted a business that I could run from anywhere in the world.
How did you decide on the name?
The name is a homage to my family, it is my surname and my mothers maiden name.
What is your vision for Correy & Lyon?
Evolving the range and venturing into using stones and creating a few statement pieces and eventually expanding into other accessories.
What can we expect to see in the near future?
I have a handful of new designs that will be available within the next month that I am very excited about!
Where can we buy it?
and here’s a few more picos…
we’re pretty excited about what new goodies will be coming! great materials, great design, and at a great price. yay. thank you kristy.
dan and mad xx
here are some photos i took of my sister a while ago to build my makeup folio and her modelling folio. it was a lot of fun, but almost impossible to make her flawless skin look bad. so you could say it was easy. nonetheless, i think the makeup is pretty snazzy…
if you’re in need of a makeup artist / photographer / stylist, i’m your girl.