Thursday, September 30, 2010

Mini Trend

The classic BOB - always trendy

It’s a combination of Brigitte Bardot and Christy Turlington. The line along the bottom is very “Christy”—it’s the precise type of bob Christy had in the early ’90s—but the texture is very Bardot with the face framing softness.

Your hair is beautiful—long and gorgeous. But its getting heavy. Summer is nearly here you want something fresh that would allow more volume. You can designed a haircut together, which is a fairly unique way of cutting hair. Ask your self how short you want to go and your stylist will tell you how much you should keep long.

EH x

The Minimalist

Elegant, classic, sophisticated, Chic, Sleek = Minimalist

Less is more when it comes to the minimalist fashion trend. Minimalist fashion features unfussy, clean lines, simple streamlined silhouettes and tailoring, solid, monochromatic palette, shades of white, grey, tans, earthy shades and especially black.

One of my all time favorite styles is the minimalist. It is effortless, clean and classic. It gives an air of confidence and low maintenance. There is something so refreshing about this style and to see past and present fashionable woman moving towards this trend makes me very happy. For the "Less is more" look do not use heavy over powering makeup that is too bright use natural looking makeup soft and warm. With this look play up your hair by straightening it and finishing with a shine spray or a polished pony tail.

minimalist style is often the most difficult to copy, simply because the look is so effortless. There is hope, however. Audrey herself once claimed that the style is attainable. look to the images of the fashion icons for inspiration on the minimalist style. Gaia Repossi, Audrey Hepburn, Jenifer Aniston, Stella McCartney and most of the time chloe sevigny are perfect exampls.
EH x

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Pure Lust

Lusting over this Gucci jersey skirt with ostrich feathers valued @ $2,130. I am totally in awe of this master piece.

EH x

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Braiding spring

With summer on its way, many women are seeking inspiration for braided hairstyles that can be completed within the hairstyle. Whether the braids are used in the front of the hair and pulled back to create a braided fringe, or the braids are used in the hair to create Intricate Updos, there are many options that are available.
EH x

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Light & bright

As seen on the catwalks of Luella and Christian Dior, this summer is all about the bright make-up.

For Luella, the eye shadow was heavily applied right up to the brow line, in vivid blues and pinks. This was in contrast to fellow designer, Dior, who defined a nude face with eye popping red and pink lips.

A word from the artist - The colour had to be built up over several layers to get it as bright as seen on the catwalks, so it was quite time consuming. When completed, the look really was striking, and definitely too bright for daytime. I would be tempted to wear for a night out but maybe not right up to my eyebrows!

EH x

Friday, September 24, 2010

Amanda Brooks

Classic, Bohemian, Minimalist, Street, High-Fashion, Eclectic…
What’s your style?
Finding your personal style is about discovering yourself- about embracing your creativity and the freedom to choose elements throughout the fashion universe. In I Love Your Style, Amanda Brooks uses hundreds of candid images to introduce readers to a dazzling array of style options- from the classic to the eclectic, from the icons of yesterday to the innovators of today and tomorrow.

The former creative director of Tuleh, Vogue writer, and consultant to top designers recently published her first book: "I Love Your Style," a conversational style guide that mixes personal history with lessons from style icons. Brooks' writing is down to earth, yet she can't help but come off as the cool, in-the-know sister. She uses examples from styles worn by her famous friends and other fashion icons. She admires, using photos of herself and others at A-list parties looking great and daring to be different.

This book helps provide confidence for woman to experiment, define, refine, embrace & even re-invent their own personal style. Personal style goes beyond fashion. It is how you feel in your skin when you wear clothes a certain way. Clothing can determine your mood or confidence for the day, it can make you uncomfortable when you do not feel you have found your own style, or even more frustrating if you know what your style is but struggle to compose it in your everyday dress. I combine my love of fashion with my love of creating - & in the morning rather then ask myself 'what do I want to wear today?' I ask myself 'Who do I want to be today?'. Personal style is a huge part of who you are, it is accepting who you are. Love yourself, embrace your feminity and most importantly smile .
EH x
I wanted to encourage women to find their own sense of personal style. While we are all inspired by magazines, designers, celebrities and stylists, it’s important to have the tools you need to become the person you want to show to the world each day.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Messy Top Knot

For a messy top knot, sweep the hair up and fasten. The effect is effortlessness.
On the Spring 2010 runways we saw a more elegant take on the messy top knot: rather than a messy bun hair is loosely wound around and piled on top of the head for a birds-nest look that's Hitchcock heroine meets modern-day bed hair. Look to Lanvin, Fendi, and YSL for inspiration.
Teasing and hairspray will help create the look. Works well with hair that has some soft waves and texture to it works best on hair with subtle highlights and low lights - raven black or rich brunette colours can be too blokish.
When wearing the top knot make sure you are polished and well presented when wearing casual attire it can make the look sluggish and not as fashion forward. Also when wearing this look you must have dominate eyes or a bright lipstick.
EH x

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Kate Bossworth

Kate Bosworth: Vogue Italia December 09
I still remember this editorial. It is the Italian Vogue I can't understand the writing but the images and editorials are so theoretic, so imaginative.
I loved this editorial on Kate Bosworth and still continue to love it months on. I love the colour, the contrast, the simplicity of her outfits, her expressions, the hair and make up. I love the entire feel of the shoot. I'm used to seeing Kate sweet and pretty. I love seeing her a little bit edgier.She is amazing and love that she can mix up her style and look amazing in all genera's of fashion.

Sunday, September 19, 2010


This image was a shot I took one afternoon on the beach where I grew up about 4 years ago. My home town is the beauiful Corindi Beach on the North coast in NSW. This day was the day after I purchased my camera. I surprised myself and Carena with the images we walked away with. This was the money shot. I wanted her to be relaxed so I made her wet her hair and dance right on sunset. Shots before this were hard and too serious. I wanted her to let go of everything and have FUN. This was the finished product of that. Four years on and still one of my favourate photographs I have ever taken.

EH x

Sunday, September 12, 2010


fashion is an expression... meaning there are really no such thing as "out of fashion" because fashion is only a means of ones expression... in every humans' unique expression of their style their personality is being reflected... fashion will always be unique to everyone... fashion is an expression, a means to communicate...
Such a great philosophy to have. However there are boundaries in fashion people flirt with the line but there are no rules. !

These Images were a shoot I styled and photographed. A Brisbane label. On the images are my old email and my middle name is Louise.

Model: Brooke Vardi
Stylist & photographer: Emma Holder
EH x

From the Catwalk

Delve yourselves into Spring/Summer make up trends for 2010 and vamp up that look! It's time to add new palettes to your pouch or revamp the ones hidden in he bottom of your make up bag as summer approaches!
Champagne colors and black/brown eye shadow with nude lips inspired by Giorgio Armani, Chanel, Fendi.
Or You can go one better and add red lips as seen in Christian Dior.
EH x

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Show Pony

This Style ticks all boxes - groomed, easy, wearable and was seen in a multitude of incarnations: Ultra glossy ( jill sander). side part (Stella McCartney), with coloured extensions (Miu Miu), high on the head (Thierry Mugler) and bouncy ( Louis Vuitton).
It is one of my favorites and easiest to do. Back comb and hairspray.
EH x

Let love be your highest goal

There is a very special person I would like to honour right this minute.
My husband Benny John Holder.
He is my biggest inspiration.
He Inspires me on a daily basis all day every day.
He is the best friend to have. The most amazing loving lover to ever want and he is the best man to be married to. He posseses the qualities of the most high. He is supportive and is the most kind and fun loving person you could ever meet. He makes me laugh endlessly.
He is beautiful, tall dark and handsome he is the best looking man I have ever set eyes on. I can not wait to bring up a family and get old together and laugh, love on this journey of life.
I just can't wait to snuggle him and never let him go.
The verse above from Corinthians is a verse we based our relationship on. This has been the foundation of our relationship since we first met.
The very top images were the front of our wedding invitations.
EH x

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Shade of the week

"You don't know jacques!"
Is this weeks shade I will be proudly wearing !It is the Chanel inspired brown shade that I am loving. OPI is the best nail polish ever. The smooth texture easily glides on the nails streak free every time and only takes seconds to dry.
EH x

Monday, September 6, 2010

be inspired & stay inspired

I am a visual person and love looking at images that amaze and inspire me. I don't like books to be closed in a book shelf I need to see them. On the coffee table or on my bed side table on my mood and inspiration boards. Often I carry them around with me daily to work and read on my lunch break. I love reading and being inspired by respected and talented designers, stylists, authors, fashion Icons and anyone that loves beauty and glamour.
Above are my top ten books along with Vogue, Harper's, Madison and Russh Magazine. I love the editorials and the fashion boundaries that continue being pushed and stretched on a daily basis. I want to be up to date with the latest trends, hair styles, make up and new up and coming Designers. It is my job to know whats hot, whats not and most importantly whats right for you.
If your in need of some inspiration these are the books you should check out. And remember go to your local library to consume yourself and get out of the house and into a different surrounding.
EH x