Monday, April 5, 2010

Melbourne's Street Style On File

I'm not sure if you guys know this yet, but not only do I take street photos for Melbourne Street Fashion.com, but I also snap away for Sportsgirl and Melbourne's GPO. It really is a great life, shooting the well dressed ladies and men of Melbourne, especially as it's something that I have done since I was 16, just now I get paid for it. That is nearly 10 years of taking street photos. My subjects often remark how fun a job it must be, and it really is. I love it, not just for the photography side of things, but for really knowing what people wear, getting up close and seeing trends develop and evolve right in front of my eyes, and lens. Here are some recent faves.

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Melbourne's GPO street style photos
What attracted me to the 1st girl was her sheer blouse, which is a trend I'm seeing around the traps a fair bit but this girl styled it so well, not trashy at all which it can sometimes be. The demure styling of such an overtly sexy top and the cute hat and patterned shorts are all winners in my book. The 2nd girl in the blue jumpsuit really stood out in the sea of black. The bold cobalt blue, the very SJP exposed black bra and the studded bag all work so well together.

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Sportsgirl street style photos
I was really feeling the 1st girls socks and sandals combo, its a look I'm seeing reappear with a vengeance since its last foray into the fashion world around 07/08. The khaki green skirt made her look very jungle girl meets army in combat meets cute and girly if that makes sense. The 2nd girl is Kirsten, my lovely model for The Vine. I bumped into her looking amazing as per usual so had to snap this photo. Kirsten knows how to layer and use texture to make her all black look transcend the Melbourne stereotype into the high fashion arena.

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Melbourne Street Fashion.com photos
I spent a lot of time with Lady Melbourne at LMFF and this outfit really stood out for me as the best outfit of the whole week by anyone! The simplicity and boldness of the black and white teamed with the extreme statement necklace added that edge to her normal vintage styling making the look a more modern take on ladylike elegance. The 2nd girls dress made me stop dead in my tracks, I had to photograph it or else. Thankfully she said yes so we can now all bask in its greatness. As she was in a rush I didn't ask who it was by, can anyone tell me? I must try to track it down.

17 comments:

  1. that last dress as a Bernhard Willhelm vibe to it. Couldn't say for sure though

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  2. U have the best job Hayley :) I love lady melbourne's outfit, esp the necklace. want!

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  3. Great photos!
    The last dress does remind me of a Bernhard Willhelm dress but I think it is Lonely Hearts:

    http://www.generalcucumber.com/product.php?product=897

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  4. Loving the diversity of styles here, particularly loving the look on Kirsten, bangin chick, hot hair


    Sleekit x

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  6. Thanks Ally for finding that for me, shame they only have it in a size 8 :(

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  7. I am in LOVE with Kirsten's style. WOW, if I saw someone looking like that in the street I would have to stop them. It is fabulous, the texture def. makes it high fashion and I am so surprised she is in Australia. It's not a usual aesthetic I see around, which is a shame

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  8. Kirsten is fabulous!!
    Masterful styling of layers. I'm in absolute awe!

    p.s. jealous, you have the best job ever!! :)

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  9. These are great Hayley. Really makmes me wish I was in a city where I could take street style shots too. I always enjoy asking random people for photos in Tokyo for my blog..They're almost ALWAYS up for it!

    I love the 2nd girl from the Sportsgirl streetstyle. I never, and I mean NEVER see anything like this here, and its definitely very Melbourne, but is still unique and so high fashion. This look is really interesting to me.

    Ahhh gah this makes me so bored with Oklahoma right now! haha

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  10. Hey dude. you've worked so hard at doing what you love doing which deserves getting paid for it, plus you have a great eye. You're going places and it's great to see you're journey. Keep up the great work!

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  11. You do have the best job, a combination of fashion and photography.

    ps. thanks for the lovely comment on the styling of my blouse. Hope to run into you again!

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  12. I'm pretty sure that dress is Lonely Hearts from winter last year.

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  13. love that purple/blue jumpsuit

    http://freeisallthatshecouldbe.blogspot.com/

    x

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  14. Very stylish ladies! You have a good eye for them Hayley :) I love the jumpsuit - wish I could pull off a one piece.

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  15. Wow :-) Melbournenites are so fashionable darling. Do you have Uniqlo stores? They've got lovely womens clothing range.

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  16. love your blog! i have started a 100 day challenge to wear op-shop clothes for the next 100 days
    http://recycledrose.wordpress.com

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