Yearly Archives: 2012

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Sorry I have dropped off the face of the earth!

I have been side-swiped by the Australian sun and sea and sketchy internet connections.

I haven’t forgotten about all my gorgeous cyber friends and I wish you all the most fabulous Christmas and holiday season. These  photos are of a house in Neutral Bay Sydney where a devoted Christmas lights lover has gone wild in true Australian style.

I can’t wait to catch up with you in 2013 for more fun and photography and thank-you for all your support this year.

May these days be laced with love, family and friendship and I hope all your 2013 dreams and plans come true.

“A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are”

Love and hugs

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Great Summer Blogs – Health, Beauty and Hair

Zucchini, Quinoa & Goat Cheese Tart via Sarah Wilson

What does every girl need in the summer run-up to Christmas? Good health, some fabulous beauty tips for all those parties and inspiring new hairstyles.

Three fabulous bloggers, Sarah Wilson, Lisa Eldrige and Hair Romance are the perfect places to find all three.

Sarah Wilson is glowing with good health and her blog is inspirational if you want to give up sugar in the New Year and kick-start a healthy lifestyle, Sarah has all the news and tips on how to do it.

Lisa Eldridge is a fablous make-up artist and has a blog full of great video’s on how to get the Cate Blanchett make-up look or how to look like Kylie Minogue on this month’s Vogue cover.. She has a sea of wonderful videos to help gals like us look glam!! Get on over to Lisa Eldrige for lots of great party looks.

30 days of twist and pin hairstyles Hair Romance

Clever Christina at Hair Romance is so inspiring. The woman with a million hair-do’s and how to do them. I adore this blog and all the fab photos Christina takes and those fabulous tips she gives us on how to re-create the great braids and chignons that she cleverly whips up.

She has even made an e-book called 30 days of Twist and Pin with step by step instructions for people like me who are hopeless with their hair.

Thanks gal for the great summer inspiration.

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Portrait Inspiration – Hippy Chic

  All photos of Caroline Murphy by Regan Cameron

It’s summer in Sydney, the cicada’s are buzzing, the sun is shining and I am spending as much time as possible in the water.

I know in other parts of the world the temperatures are icy, the fires are roaring and jackets, hats and scarves are a must.

But since I am here kicking around in caftans I want to share a little summer hippy chic portrait inspiration by fabulous Australian photographer Regan Cameron!

Gorgeous Caroline Murphy makes you want to bring on the beach hair, get out he flowing dresses and floral pants and crank up the backlight.

Wishing you sunlight and happiness.

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time”. John Lubbock

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Private Portrait Shoot

Photo Copyright Carla Coulson

Hey nothing like a little salt air and Sydney sun to get my creative forces flowing. This is a little preview of a colourful fun shoot I did this week in Sydney.

French chic flew out the window and Aussie madness stormed in.

I couldn’t resist a little craziness doing this portrait of a beautiful teenager in Sydney..She was so fab the Indian headress seemed like a brilliant idea.

More colour and fun to come..

“if it’s not fun, you’re not doing it right”. Bob Basso

High kick from moi!

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My People and Your People

Image via Phantom Patrol

Something has happened in Sydney since my last visit and I’ve got to admit I love it! It’s a lingo thing and us Aussie’s love our lingo.

Whilst organising my two workshops I had numerous phone calls to make with local labs, venues and party hire places and just like that someone I was dealing with dropped ‘well, get your people to call by’.

Carla Coulson all of a sudden had ‘people’. Visions of me are swirling in my mind of me sitting in the centre of a room surrounded by my ‘people’ calling, cooking, cleaning and buffing all in high shoes filing their nails.. I am in love.

The first time it happened I was chuckling to myself thinking the lab had gone all groovy in my absence and then I called the venue I was hiring and I got ‘yes, your people came to see me last week’. I nearly fell off the chair, I realised instead of having an assistant, an organiser, someone to help me, I had ‘people’ and I love it.

Gosh have I taken to the ‘people’ lingo.

An hour ago I was finalising an order of prints with the lab and it just rolled off my tongue ‘I’ll get my people to whizz over this afternoon’ an hour later I had to call the photo hire dudes and I told them ‘my people will pick up the monopod at one’ not a ruffled feather, not a hiccup on the conversation just smooth sailing. Things did get a little rocky when I called my mother and told her  ‘our people will be coming to dinner’ (my brother and I!!!).

It’s great to step out of old Europe and into the new world, so many things are familiar yet so much has changed. I can’t wait to find out more new and fascinating lingo that I am sure is lurking in the corners of my old town.

What are your people up to?

“Friends are angels sent down to earth to make good days and help us find our way”. Unknown

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