27 April 2010

New Winter pieces

Yesterday I did the photoshoot for my Winter collection and the day went unbelievably well :) My model for the day Olivia Arezzolo was just stunning and it didn't take long at all to get many perfect shots for each look, we finished two hours early which has never happened for me before! I also had a wonderful make-up artist / hairstylist Ash Macdonald who did an amazing job with the sixties inspired hair and makeup based off my rather vague description, I just love the heavy eye makeup with super thick false lashes. I can't wait to try this look on myself next time I have an occasion.

There's quite a few more looks to come and everything will be on sale on the website http://www.kristahochwallner.com.au/ within the next couple of days.

20 April 2010

Bubble 1963

It's no secret that Vintage fashion photography is one of my favorite things, my list of favorites is growing quickly! I've only recently come across the brilliant work of photographer Melvin Sokolsky, these images are from the 'Bubble' series he did for Harpers Bazaar in 1963, there's 25 in the series and these are just a few of my favorites, I just love everything about them, the clothes, the beautiful models and hairstyles, the street settings, it's all just gorgeous!

16 April 2010

Red, bows, organza and Hayley Mills

Keeping it short and sweet today, a few images I have saved under 'red' in my favorites.

I so want shoes like these with the bows around the ankles, I think they might have been quite popular a couple of years ago, anyone know where I can get some now? mynewshoes by kuhkay on deviantart.com

Cherry skirt and Scarlet top from my 'ROUGE' collection (available online now)

Love the hat, love the car, love the model and overall composition of the image, source unknown

Gorgeous red organza ruffles and bow, looks so fun LOVE! source unknown

Hayley Mills all grown up - the only way I remember Hayley Mills is in Pollyanna, one of my favorite movies as a child, I always remember the scene with all the crystals strung up shining in the sun and making the pretty reflection on the wall, anyone else remember that?

Have a wonderful weekend everyone, I'm looking forward to it as it's supposed to be sunny and fairly warm here : ) Tomorrow I'll be finalising some pieces and set for the next photoshoot and Sunday going to a beauty fair with a friend who's studying beauty therapy, should be a day of pure girliness!

09 April 2010

Lace booties and fingerless gloves

So I haven't posted in a while, I took a bit of an extended break over Easter to go back home to Brisbane to see the family and generally just relax and have a break from work. While up there I had the time to do a fair bit of shopping, it's quite strange as Melbourne is my closest city but I tend to do most of my shopping in Brisbane as I never really have the time when I'm in my usual routine. I don't shop for clothes as I make nearly all of them so I was looking for shoes, boots and winter accessories. Here are my favorite things I bought...
*Lace peeptoe booties from Zu - when I bought these I was thinking they would be perfect for Spring Racing but I also love them with tights for Winter.
*Grey angora fingerless gloves with bows at the wrists - absolute bargain from Forever New and they are soooo soft and cosy.
*Grey tights from Myer - slightly shiny and another addition to my growing collection of tights for this Autumn/Winter, so far I have a few pairs of white, cream and grey but I want to add some red/burugundy, in the past I've only worn black tights but that is not happening this Winter.