Monday, 7 April 2014

New Years Drive

Hello,

Better late than never right? 

In NZ 'New Years' is essentially when you go away with all your friends to a festival or bach over the New Year period. We rented two baches in Ohope for the week, it's about 5 hours south of Auckland. We haven't all been together since school finished in 2012 as everyone's at Uni in a different part of the country, and I was never in NZ during Uni holidays. Besides the usual New Year's drama it was just so nice hanging with all my BFFL's again! And Ant was just down the road with his friends which was cool. I took my camera but being the ninny that I am (slash was just living in the moment), I only took photo's of the drive down to Ohope and back to Auckland... 

The drive is pretty sick though. Me and Ollie drove down in rainy weather and Rish drove us back in nice weather. 

DRIVE DOWN





DRIVE BACK




Have a fab week my friends,

Dom

Friday, 31 January 2014

MISSING SYDNEY



I'm really starting to miss this big city. I lived there for about 7 months but every day felt like a new exploration. Even in Auckland, which I know like the back of my hand, I'm discovering new things all the time. I lived in Bondi so it's safe to say I have barely been to outer regions of Sydney.

These are a few photos of Hyde park which I took my first week back in June last year. It's a fairly small park but it's in the middle of the CBD and I used to hang out there in between castings to read or have lunch all the time. There's also this really nice war memorial pool (which I might have photos of somewhere) which was nice to sit by as the weather warmed up. 

By the end of my stay i had made some really close friends and knew way more people which has made me quite attached to the place. Although I am loving being home for a little while. I'm not sure when I'm next going to be in Aus but no doubt I'll be back at least once this year.

In the meantime I'm going to keep planning where in going this year! I'm pretty excited but nothing will ever be set in stone until a flight is booked in this industry.

Peace and love,
Dom

P.S. Way more posts coming #soz, I've been busy!

Monday, 14 October 2013

MODEL FILES

So I discovered this hilarious YouTube series last week while I was bored at home. There are two seasons and I watched both back to back. Which sounds bad but the episodes are only a couple of minutes long so they hardly count. Within the few minutes each episode is filled with hilarious fashion related gags. I was in stitches. Watch both seasons. You won't regret it. Trust me. I also spotted kiwi model Chloe Price in one of the episodes which is super cool. 



Dom x

P.S. Sorry I couldn't get it to fit properly #amateur

P.P.S I'm back in Sydney!!

Monday, 7 October 2013

"Simple Pleasures" Marie Claire Fashion Editorial




I'm in two of the October Marie Claire Australia editorials which is super cool! This is the second one we shot and the first time I've ever been on location for more than a day. We shot it near the Blue Mountains, so not far out of Sydney but because we were using natural light we had to be in hair and make up at about 5am. It was a super intense few days but loads of fun. Three models, hair stylist, make up artist, fashion editor and assistant, photographer and two assistants and a prop designer and assistant. Huge crew but the shots turned out great and everyone was so lovely. It was shot by Nicole Bentley which is rad as she's a top Australian photographer. 

We left on a Wednesday afternoon, shot Thursday and Friday and then went back to Sydney that afternoon. We all had separate rooms and stayed in a gorgeous old school resort, I was stoked haha. We shot in a historical town and in cornfields which was cool but so cold. I really feel the cold but didn't mind this time because MC take such good care of everyone; catering, blankets, heaters, tea's etc. Shoots with catering are the best ;).

I almost forgot that I also turned nineteen on that Friday(5th of July)! My mother agency rang me from NZ and sang me Happy Birthday while on set which was pretty cool haha. I also got a call from my Aussie agency,I have the best agencies, and obviously friends and family. I got dropped at the airport when we were back in Sydney because I flew to the Gold Coast that night to see my dad and my brother's family. I think I have some photo's so shall try and find them.

Anyway, pretty much this shoot was a fab time and the results are primo. 

Dom xx

P.S. Sorry about the quality of the scans haha.