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31 posts from December 2009

December 21, 2009

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December 16, 2009

Sandra Backlund

If you have been on my blog for a while now, then you will now the history I have with Sandra. We met , thanks to Ben ( the perfume man ) who insisted to Diane , when we were in Stockholm, that she needed to meet one of his friends, Sandra Backlund. Ben was taking Diane to a few of the showrooms during the stockholm fashion week, and Sandra was not on any of the official lists of showrooms to visit, but we had the time, and Ben got us intrigued,well cut a long story short, Diane instantly thought she was amazing, and I was spellbound as well. Diane suggest she enters Hyers, and well the rest is history.
And now, the latest collection from Sandra Backlund, which , again, has just blown me out of the water, this is so good, Sandra just get better and better, and I am honoured to know her, as not only is she incredibly talented, but one of the most charming and friendly people you will ever meet.
Ok, enough chit chat, just check out her latest collection. oh, and thanks Ben for introducing usSS10 pic1 Photo Peter Gehrke
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back with the 80's...really ?

IMG_5010cropA few months ago , I was contacted by a curator from the power house museum as they were putting together an exhibition on the 80's ( shit...really ) And one part of it is the partying part, where the big dance parties played a big part of it, especially the notorious R.A.T. parties, and they wanted to use some of my photos , especially the ones of Grace Jones at the R.A.T. party, so fast forward to today , and it is the opening night, and I'm here with Jac Vidgen, one of the key players (there were 3 of them-3 rats :-) outside the powerhouse museumIMG_5016cropWith Stephen FerrisIMG_5017cropPseudo Echo played, remember them ? I saw them ( back in the 80;s ) at Avalon RSL :-)IMG_5019cropdamn it, forgot her name but (s)he used to be at all the parties, looking immaculate, and confusing quite a few blokes I'm sure heheheIMG_5025cropIn the actual exhibtion space ( the party with bands playing was downstairs ) they had some those old 80's arcade games, think pacman, galaga, so while everyone was down there, Jacs and I score a few free gamesIMG_5027cropcool pics of me that Jac tookIMG_5032cropgo pacmanIMG_5034cropcheck the concentrationIMG_5037cropmaybe we should get one of theseIMG_5022cropStrange thing about this exhibition is that we were invited as guest to come to opening for a preview and drinks at 6pm till 7:30 and then for a "party" after wards. After 7:30, people who had bought tickets could come in, mainly to "party " and see/hear the bands ( Gangajang & Pseudo Echo ) but we turned up at 6:30 and there no more free drinks, so had to queue up to buy a drink, with over a hundred people there and only 3 in experienced bar staff, quickly turned into long queues , and while the band was playing and Jac and I played pacman, well, when the band finished, at 10:30 and so was the party it seemed, and museum staff and security moved through the crowd telling people to exit the building, well, powerhouse museum people, if you gonna do 80's , you need to learn, that that was no way to party, they usually did not start till 11 at night and went till the sun came up, plus, where was Donna Draper, she should have been on the door working with Tux, telling me I could not come in with a beard like that hehehe.
Anyway, Jacs wrote a little report on the event as well ( better than me of course ) check it out on her blog

Thai Dinner with Red Face

IMG_5007cropFirst night back, and we go out for dinner with the girls dressed in their new clothes Jacqui got for them in Fiji form the Indians, how red is my face !!IMG_5009cropEvan is the only with colour on his face compared to me and the girls

More , but from the G10

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Jacs being a funny bugger, as I'm taking shots of east coast , and trying to show Jacs, but this is her way of dealing with her fear of flyingIMG_5002cropbite harderIMG_5004cropI can play silly bugger pretty good too :-)IMG_5005cropLanded

Fiji > Sydney

_SYD3559_SYD3560After an hour or more ( I'd say more ) we fly over these islands again, tried to find them on google earth, no luck_SYD3561awesomeness_SYD3562_SYD3566_SYD3568right on top of it_SYD3568cropzooming in , and just a tiny patch of dry sand, everything else underwater_SYD3573_SYD3576_SYD3578Australian East Coast, my guess, somewhere near hawks nest_SYD3583going down_SYD3585Northern beaches_SYD3587_SYD3588great shot of north head_SYD3590plane doing a big banking turn just in front wedding cake island, coogee. And the white speck you see in the city skyline is the opera house_SYD3595Great shot of the entrance to Botany bay ( James Cooks first stop in Oz ) and Kurnell, note the tanker heading out the heads, as we will see it again, after we do another big banking turn, as we are just cruising along the coast at this stage and not lined up with the runway for landing_SYD3597_SYD3599great shot of Cronulla, showing the complete curve of the beach from boat harbour to the entrance of Port Hacking_SYD3601and as I thought , there the tanker heading further out to sea as we fly over one of my fav locations again_SYD3603_SYD3605can you spot the cars in the car park, where we were parked_SYD3612_SYD3613Kurnell_SYD3615Botany_SYD3620Landed, Vietnam Airlines ? Never seen one before_SYD3621hmmm, Vanuatu :-)

December 15, 2009

Namotu Lefts and Tavarua seen from plane during take off . . .sick

_SYD3540Plane just took off, sitting top deck again, and have a feeling I'm about to get an epic view of cloudbreak_SYD3541Yes, there's Namotu coming up now, with the right hander behind it I surfed the other day_SYD3542Awesome, so there we have Tavarua, and Namotu, and looks like no swell hitting Tavarua_SYD3545oh my , this awesome, what a great view, so want to go back down to those island, perhaps even stay for a week or 4 _SYD3548oh sick, it gets better, now we can clearly see the left breaking at cloudbreak at the edge of the reef, and it looks like it is working as well, from here, looks like a nice 3 foot peeling left_SYD3551and then look at all those islands at the top, awesome, apparently one of those is were they filmed one of those survivor series, and that Tom Hanks movie when his plane crashed_SYD3552Bye Fiji, hope to see you again

Time to leave

IMG_4942cropbut not without first cleaning a bit of dust of the runway :-)IMG_4943cropooops missed a spot, okay ready for take off