Tuesday, September 16, 2014

VFNO Sydney at Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen 2014.

Vogue Fashion's Night Out, yes Street Fashion Sydney has covered a few VFNO's now. This year being a bit bogged down in a backlog of photography work I decided to take it a bit easier for 2014. I did however have a +1 to take Vivienne along to Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen, Danish jewellers with a Royal Warrant to the Royal Danish Court. What can I say, the jewellery is fabulous, beautiful hand made pieces. I loved them and Vivienne really loved them which had me wondering a little how financial I would be by the end of the night.. The staff were wonderful and I took the opportunity to grab a group portrait of the team - why don't more people do that?

And you know I loved Ole Lynggaard and their work, the workmanship, the Art and the Craft; because I am breaking my rules for only the second time, posting some of the Ole Lynggaard marketing pictures below, because they are also beautiful! I think it is a rare case of where the care taken with the marketing material truly reflects the qualities of the care and creativity of the product itself; rare indeed! Read an abstract of my thoughts on that here.

Scroll down for my humble pictures supplemented by www.olelynggaardcopenhagen.com/

vivialaVivs Vivienne Shui at Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen for VFNO.

The Australian Team at Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen with Country Manager Kamilla Van Der Velde front center, VFNO 2014.
The Australian Team at Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen, VFNO 2014.


Helena Christensen Photographed by Marc Hom for Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen
Helena Christensen Photographed by Marc Hom for Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen.
The photographer and author, hopefully not as close as I will come to photographing Helena Christensen.. At Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen, Sydney Flagship Store - VFNO 2014.

vivialaVivs Vivienne Shui with the Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen goodie bag for VFNO. Kent Johnson, Street Fashion Sydney.



www.olelynggaard.com/
www.viviennejacinta.wordpress.com/
http://streetfashionsydney.blogspot.com.au/search/label/VFNO


Little known facts,
I once had two Danish exchange Students studying at UNSW sharing house with me.
I grew up in Brisbane with Danish next door neighbours!

Kent Johnson
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Double Denim, Chambray you'll understand?

At Street Fashion Sydney it is all about personal style. This is personal style in spades; confidently coordinated colours and patterns. We started talking at Art Wear on Queen, then I  grabbed this picture, admittedly not the best possible setting on Queen Street Woollahra, but this was an outfit I did not want to miss. And as I said in the title, double denim? Someday you will understand, Chambray all the way!

A lady wearing a chambray shift top, blue patterned outwear jacket, two scarfs blue pants, red knit hat, socks, scarf.  Street Fashion, Queen Street Woollahra Sydney.

Kent Johnson
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Saturday, September 13, 2014

So this just happened - Hearts to the blouse.

So this just happened when I asked if could grab this shot for Street Fashion Sydney! It's OK though she was with them. They are her friends but why no-one thought of snapping this interesting outfit until I thought of it.. well I guess that's why I am here doing what I do; you have to have the eyes to see with.  Blue/Grey suede thick crepe soled shoes, leather mini skirt with slim black belt, love the Heart motif blouse and simple navy cardigan and leggings of course. A great look for looking at art at Stanley Street Gallery East Sydney.

Blonde woman being photographed by friends wearing, Blue/Grey suede thick crepe soled shoes, leather mini skirt with slim black belt, love the Heart motif blouse and simple navy cardigan photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.

Kent Johnson
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Monday, September 8, 2014

Grand Days, Retro, Lime Green, Books and Records too, Kings Cross & Woolloomooloo.

Yesterday I took advantage of only our second sunny day of spring so far to walk into the Royal Botanic Gardens to photograph flowers and other spring time flora which you can see here.. And on the way back to Darlinghurst after my mornings photography excursion I found myself walking up William Street on the Kings Cross side, right past 'that little bookshop I have never been in' 'with that woman in that great lime green dress'! Yes I stopped talking to myself and daydreaming, turned around and went into the Grand Days book store for the very first time and asked the lovely Tamara (as I found out) if she would let me take her picture for Street Fashion Sydney. Well the rest as they say.. So I met Tamara, grabbed a great shot, and took a look in the store, which as it turns out is much bigger on the inside than it appears on the outside; and also sells LP records - those round flat thin black things with grooves - books of all kinds of course and collectables too.

Tamara in colourful beads and 60s 70s lime green dress - Grand Days Bookshop Kings Cross, Woolloomooloo.
Tamara arranging Gladioli flowers in the shop wearing her lime green dress - Grand Days Bookshop Kings Cross, Woolloomooloo.
Spring! Arranging the Gladioli, Dame Edna's Favourite Flowers - See album in the window above.
LP Records - those round flat thin black things with grooves - and collectable too. Check out those covers!
Lots and lots of books at Grand Days shop in Woolloomooloo, Kings Cross, Sydney.
The Coke billboard seen from William Street Kings Cross.
Turn around, go back, you have come too far!.
If like me you are trying very hard not to spend money on books, you will know what a fantasticly tempting place a shop like Grand Days is and that it is super dangerous to visit! Well to hell with the danger I'm going back, it's too good a bookshop to pass by. If you are in the Cross, drop in and say hello to Tamara and Tom you won't be sorry you did.

Grand Days
Shop 1 220 William St
Woolloomooloo.

Kent Johnson
0433 796 863



Friday, August 22, 2014

Pattern Crush 'n' Crushed - Street Fashion Sydney by Night.

What can I say; if you got it CRUSH IT with tribal geometry and abstracted animal print with a Pom Pom scarf to go and asymmetric ear-ring wearing. Winter I see you and you ARE defeated! All happily done in a nice monochromatic manner; I wonder who her lecturers are?  Spotted at the opening of LANDSEASKY at NAS, the National Art School Sydney, the last independent art school..



http://www.nas.edu.au/

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Monday, August 18, 2014

OMEGA launch Westfield Bondi Junction with OMEGA President Mr Stephen Urquhart.

Yes it is always nice to be invited to a launch, and its nice to shake the hand of OMEGA President Mr Stephen Urquhart who has himself shook the hand of brand ambassador George Clooney, and to meet the Australian team. The Westfield Bondi Junction launch last Thursday was an early morning breakfast affair with all hands as shiny and helpful as the hands on an OMEGA watch. I had quite a long and informative discussion with Shannon from Australian head office about the merits of the OMEGA watches above and beyond status timepieces; which was refreshing as you realise OMEGA have a massive investment not only in the manufacture and selling of watches but a massive investment in their people too; its all about quality all the way, which everyone understands - I was even complimented on my Fujifilm X-Pro1 camera! Of course everyone wants to know which watch is your favourite; I settled on the Speedmaster - Spacemaster Z-33 which I re-christened the 'Funkmeister' when I posted a shot on my Instagram. Great watches, great staff, now I just need to set aside the money..

Portrait of OMEGA President Mr Stephen Urquhart at the opening of the Westfield Bondi Junction OMEGA store - Photography by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.

The Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Master Co-Axial - OMEGA Bondi Junction - Photography by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.

 Seamaster Aqua Terra, back detail of the back of an OMEGA Anti-Magnetic 150m Co-Axial watch.

Complimentary breakfast Muesli, OMEGA Launch Bondi Junction Sydney.

A display of  Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Master Co-Axial - OMEGA Bondi Junction - Photography by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.

OMEGA watches, Speedmaster, Spacemaster Z-33 multifunction quartz movement, grade 5 titanium watchcase - Photography by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.

Detail, OMEGA watches, Speedmaster, Spacemaster Z-33 multifunction quartz movement, grade 5 titanium watchcase - Photography by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
 http://www.omegawatches.com/spacemaster-z-33/
OMEGA, Westfield Bondi Junction, Store launch, HTC-ONE camera phone photograph

http://www.omegawatches.com/

Kent Johnson
0433 796 863

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Black is Back - Street Fashion and Gallium Sky..

Nice to see some black on black and even better to see some black on black against the blocked colours of David Serisier's Gallium Sky installation at Liverpool Street Gallery. No that is not David immediately below but it quite possibly is one of his students from NAS. You can see David below between the 2nd and 3rd 'oval magenta' works with the short blond hair in-conversation. Great show and on until 04 September 2014 at Liverpool Street Gallery.

Men's style, Black combat boots, jeans and tee shirt with Driza-Bone style jacket. Background art by David Serisier - Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street fashion Sydney.

David Serisier Gallium Sky exhibition - in conversation. Magenta Ovals - photographed by Kent Johnson.

Crowd, David Serisier Gallium Sky, Studio Installation, opening night. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.

http://www.liverpoolstgallery.com.au

Kent Johnson
0433 796 863