Monday, October 6, 2014

Men's style blogger Mr Haggarty does CANTURI.

And I think Mr Haggarty did CANTURI well on that weekday morning the CANTURI ETERNAL launch was on.. There were Christopher and I again; Men's shower gels and deodorants, tick. Luxury watch brand OMEGA, tick. VFNO tick, though not same place same time.. Fine jewellery, CANTURI; well I should have known, tick! Well I do like seeing Christopher's personal style. Not sure if I would turn up to a fine jewellery launch sans socks; but I love those leopard print shoes; that camo craveat; it really works. I can't wear it now though; I wish I could, but then I'm not the young buck I used to be.. At least I can still wear my Prince of Wales Check suit, we do, also have that in common Christopher.

And in case you missed it dear reader; my CANTURI post is here Passion for Design, Passion for Jewellery, Passion for Craftsmanship, Stefano Canturi. That's Stefano Canturi in focus in the second shot, love it, nice to see three men all turned out in jackets and their own individual style.

Men's stylist, fashion editor and blogger Christopher (Mr) Harggarty at the launch of CANTURI ETERNAL in Sydney. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.

Stefano Canturi and Christopher (Mr) Harggarty at the launch of CANTURI ETERNAL in Sydney. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.

Mr Harggarty wearing a CANTURI ETERNAL diamond bracelet, and a Prince Of Wales Check or Glen Urquhart plaid jacket.

http://instagram.com/mrhaggarty
http://www.canturi.com/

If you would like Kent to attend your launch please do not hesitate to contact him.

Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
0433 796 863

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Kings Cross - Coke N Colour - Ruben

If you don't already know the Kings Cross Festival is on very soon. And, and they have and Instagram comp going on and I am pleased to say that Street Fashion Sydney AKA Moi, do have some shots on the short-list. Get your #KingsCrossFestival and #KingsCrossColour working for you on the instagram before time runs out! So here is my most Kings Cross Colour picture to date, for me it would always be the red of the Coke Billboard.. and today with great light, and Ruben fabulous!

 Kings Cross - Coke N Colour - Ruben #KingsCrossFestival and #KingsCrossColour

Kent Johnson
0433 796 863

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Gentlemen of Rock Style - Baby On Board - Film Club Darlinghurst.

OK I won't lie this shot is a set up. But it is only a set up of what I saw less than a minuet earlier after leaving Black Eye Gallery, and strolling back towards Kings Cross. I don't really (much) fancy myself as a Cartier-Bresson! Anyway I walked past, then I walked back, and into Film Club Darlinghurst, introduced myself and said hello to Alex and asked if he would mind recreating where he was as I saw him when I walked past. All good and here's the shot, classic Rock look, now more than ever I think and in particular with the Baby Bjorn(ish). Thank you so much; just remember people really are nice!

Alex, Rock Style, Black Tee, Baby Bjorn, Film Club, Darlinghurst, kings Cross, Men's Style, Cuban Heel Boots, Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.

Kent Johnson
0433 796 863

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Passion for Design, Passion for Jewellery, Passion for Craftsmanship, Stefano Canturi.

"Without passion there is no masterpiece".

When I first met Stefano Canturi we were both standing around in the Pitt Street paddock, Sydney's FashionCBD sipping our complimentary Taittinger Champagne at the launch of VFNO 2011. He and I were waiting for the opening speeches, and while I can't recall exactly how we struck up our first conversation;  I think we quite quickly started talking about quality, creativity and craftsmanship and; hit it off immediately, and I was duly invited me over to CANTURI in Castlereagh Street for gelato and to see Stefano's fine jewellery and designs.

And here we were again, 2014, not for VFNO this time; no I am at CANTURI 80 Castlereagh Street for morning tea and the launch of the all new ETERNAL fine jewellery range. But before we can see ETERNAL, there is a surprise for all of us, the new Canturi High Jewel, a mesmerizing necklace, inspired by the ancient Greek Goddess of the Rainbow, "Iris" by Stefano Canturi, 18ct white gold, diamonds, tanzanite, garnet, rubellite; a flagship piece four years in it's creation. Concept, design, the hunting and collecting, the matching of the jewels to create such a piece. Stefano is all over it! The way each piece of the necklace looks and moves has been engineered by him, its a living piece and I love how this piece is full of the colours of life.
Man of passion, Stefano Canturi speaks about designing Iris and the new ETERNAL range, Eternal jewellery launch - Canturi Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Man of passion, Stefano Canturi speaks and expresses ideas about designing Iris and the new ETERNAL range, Eternal jewellery launch - Canturi Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Candid portrait, Man of passion, Stefano Canturi and the new ETERNAL range, Eternal jewellery launch - Canturi, Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Stefano Canturi - "Without passion there is no masterpiece."
The Canturi High Jewel is a mesmerizing necklace, named "Iris", Canturi; photographed by Kent Johnson.
the new 'Eternal' jewellery range display in satin case - Canturi; Jewellery photography by Kent Johnson, Street Fashion Sydney.
Hands of the designer, Stefano Canturi shows the sapphire clasp, Eternal jewellery - Canturi Photographed by Kent Johnson.
You know Stefano is not only an artist but also an engineer at heart when, as artists and engineers do he talks more (to me) about the safety clasp he created that integrates into the design.. he knows the bracelet is beautiful, how could it be otherwise. But Stefano also knows, and no one seems to know this.. he has created a great safety catch too so you NEVER loose your CANTURI bracelet, well not while you are wearing it! Now that is all about heart, heart for his creation, heart for you and heart for your ETERNAL bracelet, that special personal item. My mum loves this kind of attention to detail and I. do. too. thank you very much; unseen, great design, just the beauty of the piece, quietly on show.
Stefano Canturi showing the 'Eternal' bracelet, Eternal jewellery - Canturi Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Hands, fitting the 'Eternal' bracelet on a woman's wrist, Stefano Canturi, Eternal jewellery - Canturi Photographed by Kent Johnson.
The CANTURI High Jewel from VFNO 2011 being worn by one very fortunate DJ! Sold the very next day
The CANTURI High Jewel from 2011 being worn by one very fortunate DJ! Sold the very next day.
I love visiting CANTURI and seeing the beautiful fine jewellery designs and I love having been fortunate enough to have spent extended time speaking personally with Stefano who clearly does not simply say, he loves coming to work every day, he lives through his designs and the craftsmanship of himself and his team.

"Without passion there is no masterpiece". This is what Stefano says and I do believe its true.

http://www.canturi.com/collections/eternal/

If you would like Kent to attend your launch please do not hesitate to contact him.

Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
0433 796 863

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Garry Shead at Australian Galleries Sydney - The Antipodean Divine Comedy.

Last night I was one among many attending The Antipodean Divine Comedy, Garry Shead's latest exhibition of figurative oil paintings. One can usually expect a good crowd at Australian Galleries but I knew it would be a crush as I strolled up to 15 Roylston Street and saw the refreshments table out front, outside! Inside, while not exactly a crush were quite a lot of people there to see the paintings and artist Garry Shead as well. The opening night speech by Sasha Grishin AM, FAHA provided a fabulously succinct background to Dante's Divine Comedy, Shead's works relationship to that great literary masterpiece and a quick art history lesson on those who have come before, creating masterful art and drawing on inspiration from the same source. Sasha Grishin also told of dining with John Olsen who had stated to him (I quote from my imperfect memory) "Garry Shead carries Australian figurative painting on his shoulders."

This is a beautiful show, do head over to Paddington to see it. I loved what I felt was a whimsical magic to the paintings, truly romantic works easily holding their own with other great works drawn from Dante's inspirational poem of love.

Portrait of Garry Shead at the opening of his exhibition The Antipodean Divine Comedy; Australian Galleries Sydney
Garry Shead at the opening of  The Antipodean Divine Comedy; Australian Galleries Sydney.

People and picture taking, art opening Garry Shead, Australian Galleries.


Gallery style watch - Lace blouse, spotted blouse, skirt, jeans. Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.

Garry Shead, Stuart Purves, Sasha Grishin.
Gallery style watch - Matching hat and scarf, black and white with read coat. Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.

Family and friends being photographed, Garry Shead at Australian Galleries Sydney

Gallery style watch - embroidered short sleeve jacket, denim skirt. Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.

Gallery style watch - blue retro print vintage style dress teamed with a green cardigan. Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.

Gallery style watch - black lace and leather jacket. Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.

Group portrait, Lilla Shead, Garry Shead, Rose Gissing, Stuart Purves and Sasha Grishin - Garry Shead at Australian Galleries Sydney, Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Lilla Shead, Garry Shead, Rose Gissing, Stuart Purves and Sasha Grishin
www.australiangalleries.com.au/
15 Roylston Street
Paddington NSW 2021

Kent Johnson
0433 796 863


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
0433 796 863

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
0433 796 863