Sunday, December 19, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Let's get ready

 Oh yes oh yes Summer is here! A perfect way to kick off summer was at Camilla's Melbourne launch of her floaty and totally frivolous new collection at The Olsen hotel. Despite the rain everyone still managed to get a good dosing of poolside glamour.

in the rain, what a trooper!

Camilla from Olivia Blackburn on Vimeo.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Tomorrow I am shooting a very special poolside glamour show for Camilla's bright and cheerful summer collection. I saw the collection earlier this year at Australian Fashion Week, but still quite excited to see the pieces in their natural habitat....let's hope the thunder storm holds off...

Oh and mental note (mental because it's driving me mental) this post may look a little bit weird... blogger is playing up so I've had to resort to the old way of posting circa 1999.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Happy Weekend

It's the weekend! I made these little origami stars for my house, I thought it needed something Christmassy. You can learn how to make them here

Origami Stars from Olivia Blackburn on Vimeo.

the music is by Emilie Simon

Monday, November 29, 2010

Cook Book

I went to a cook book launch for Cook Book north/south. The book was entirely printed by hand on letter press giving it a very unique feel, quite different from the glossed up pages of today's cook books. The books were not bound , in fact they were simply separate pages sandwiched together by wooden plates - like the recipe cards from way back when.

 Each section of the book was dedicated to a suburb in Melbourne - all with their own unique flavours, cultural influences and ingredients. Along with each suburb came a story - an anecdote from a resident of that suburb, and the recipes came with a story too. For me I liked the details of the pages, the little motifs under the recipes were super cute :) truly a special book for any Melbourne food lover. 

Friday, November 26, 2010

Random Rainy Day Shots

It's been raining all day here so I'm stuck inside to take photos of the simple things...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Be blue

Do you like blue? I do.

The sky in Queenstown is blue
Bec & Bridge like blue

Karla Spectic likes blue

Camilla & Mark like blue

Alice McCall likes blue too!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

It's been a while...

It's been a while since my last blog post. What have I been up to you ask? Well flying between New Zealand and Australia to shoot various projects and join in on wedding fun with two of my good friends from New Zealand, that's what! They were held at the incredibly scenic   Queenstown and cute and quaint French settlement town of Akaroa

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Olivia Supports Young Artists

A few days ago I went to along to the Fully Six exhibition at the Guilford Lane Gallery. The exhibition was to showcase 6 young and up and coming Australian artists. Was particularly impressed with photographer Tom Blachford check out his sweet video below. Also loved Dawn Tan's gigantic marshmellow sculpture, nom nom nom... One of the artists Jessica Hyde makes fabulous stationary which you can buy at Rose Street Markets or at her online shop!

I loved this artist but for the life of me can't remember their name (& google doesn't seem to want to help). 

blow your trumpet!

After the exhibition I went for a wander in the rain ...

is it NYC?
grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr this monster scared the living crap out of me!

Hola Lola from Tom Blachford on Vimeo.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Around & About

Warm spring sunday evenings are perfect for wandering around the streets with camera in tow... thank you day light savings for an extra hour of sunlight.

can you spot the star...?