Wednesday, 16 December 2009
I love the discovery of a new favourite. That's how I feel since discovering the fab blog and gorgeous work of Romy Frydman. She's just launched Style Me Romy to showcase her work with Australia's fashion elite, including hair doyenne Renya Xydis. I also love getting to know more about fashion types as they can be an elusive bunch. As well as editorial work, Romy styles Sarah Murdoch and Miranda Otto. Oh, and she has also styled one of my current fave images - the boat scene from the latest Country Road catalogue (pictured above).
Which five words best describe you? Excitable, creative, hardworking, generous, impatient.
What was your first job and what path have you taken since then? I studied fashion at RMIT in Melbourne then interned at marie claire Australia, for a week which earnt me the job as Melbourne Fashion Editor. I was then asked by Naomi Smith (now fashion director for Vogue; who is effectively still my employer) to come and join the team at Elle magazine - they were great times. Then NYC for 5 years where I freelanced; contributed to Nylon and then back home to be Contributing Fashion Editor at Vogue Autralia among other things.
What’s your proudest career achievement? My Blog - Style Me Romy - it's like having a second child (I already have a five year old son, who is my proudest personal achievement)
What’s been your best decision? Studying film at NYU: it opened up my eyes to so many different things and helped so much with my styling career.
Who inspires you? So many people: a lot of film directors and photographers, amazing writers, oh and some of my dear friends.
What are you passionate about? Family, work, reading, good films and tennis.
What’s the best lesson you’ve learnt? I'm still learning lessons every day.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? That's a difficult question, maybe Yves Saint Laurent in the late 60s or John Cassavetes.
What dream do you still want to fulfil? Financial gain.
What are you reading? Fountainhead by Ayn Rand for the second time. LOVE.
images via style me romy