Gray Gardens

Gray Gardens

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(Photograph by Tommy Ton for Style.com)

>> When I was an Australian Fashion Week noobie three years ago, I basically could only recognise groups of people by certain trailblazing figureheads.  Harper's Bazaar Australia gang would be repped by Christine Centenera's chic and severe ensembles.  The Russh girls could by spotted a mile away by Stevie Dance's relaxed and slightly bohemian style.  Vogue Australia had Meg Gray (picture above) and her flash of pink hair.  You can really tell with certain people whether they're dipping their locks for the sartorial sake of dipping their locks but Meg was born to be pink.  She's going to think I'm a freak but watching her run about the shows over the last three years is a real joy because she's a print/colour fetishist too.  I think she also addressed me as "possum" yesterday.  I think that's a good thing.  I think it means cute.  I've just googled "possum" and I'm very much ok with that assocation. 

Anyhow, Meg Gray has gone freelance and still styles for Vogue Australia but has ventured into the scary depths of online with her own site entitled Gray Gardens.  She calls it a blog but I'd call it a personal portfolio slash online zine.  It literally just launched yesterday but she'll be updating a few times a week with personal shoots, GIFs and all her styling work, indulging in all her candy-hued and print-tastic tastes.  It's a little bare at the moment but I love that Meg has given this new slant to a stylist's space, avoiding the blank and cold portfolio approach.  She'll be adding features such as click-to-buy elements but for now, it's a joyous space of moving Miu Miu treasure-worthy boxes, juicily colourful smiles and the pastel joys that S/S 12 still has to offer.   

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  1. SJP

    2012-05-03 at 11:20 AM

    Wow, she really pulls off that hair – I love the model with the blue ‘do too – stunning! Hope you’re having fun in OZ. x

  2. Duck

    2012-05-03 at 11:49 AM

    Love her stuff! It’s refreshing to know that some Vogues employ the coolest people who like to have fun…unlike other Vogues.
    Btw I can’t hear “possum” without thinking Dame Edna – a reference I kind of think Meg might like?

  3. Serdane

    2012-05-03 at 11:49 AM

    She is great with her daring pink color !
    http://www.younglington.wordpress.com

  4. Joana Gomes

    2012-05-03 at 11:54 AM

    Her “blog” is amazing. I love her styling, very lively and colourful 🙂
    xo Joana

  5. mouse

    2012-05-03 at 12:18 PM

    sooo much hair lust

  6. Adeola Naomi

    2012-05-03 at 1:35 PM

    Oh wooow the Hair is amazing!!!

  7. Miss Coco

    2012-05-03 at 2:10 PM

    I love Parad’s jacket! Its amazing!!!
    Miss Coco
    http://WWW.JUST-COCO.COM

  8. Brittany

    2012-05-03 at 2:19 PM

    I might have to steal her hair color, it’s so gorgeous. I also love the combination of baby blue and red in the third photo…have to steal that too!

  9. Tom

    2012-05-03 at 2:50 PM

    Great combination of colurs, amazing stuff.

  10. Yuka

    2012-05-03 at 3:58 PM
  11. Tara India

    2012-05-03 at 4:03 PM

    These make me wish I could dye my hair a crazy colour! xox
    http://myobsessiondujour.blogspot.co.uk/

  12. Lea

    2012-05-03 at 4:18 PM

    awesome photos, wonderful animations!!!!
    ‘xoxo
    LOVE!

  13. Marie

    2012-05-03 at 5:18 PM

    I love all the colors! 🙂
    http://www.happypaperplace.com/

  14. Kelly

    2012-05-03 at 5:44 PM

    Wish I could pull off hair like that. Think I’m a bit too old (not 22) though LOL
    http://fashionblast.net

  15. Janne

    2012-05-03 at 9:42 PM

    Wow I like the hair!

  16. Sóley

    2012-05-03 at 11:44 PM

    The picture of that Miu Miu box is so beyond cute and so is she.
    РSóley
    xx we are purple

  17. Nathan Niche

    2012-05-03 at 11:51 PM

    im so glad u introduced this new blog to me, love the prada shoot, lovely hair and make up, what a great stylist!!! and that miu miu GIF is totes adore! 😉
    xx nathan.niche
    -FIND YOUR NICHE-
    http://style-niche.blogspot.com

  18. La Vie Quotidienne

    2012-05-04 at 10:54 AM

    Real amazing GIF’s my dear.
    Awesome Collection and pic.
    I need a boss like you =)
    XOXO from MUNICH
    La Vie Quotidienne
    You can check my NEWIN and GLOSSYBOX: http://www.laviequo.com

  19. Stefania

    2012-05-04 at 2:15 PM

    I love the Prada flame dress combined with the blue/purple curly hair! Prada’s collections are always great but sometimes I wonder how a young girl can wear its pieces without looking older than her age.
    This combination gives an “alternative” twist to a fab dress!
    http://fashionmarketingandvenice.wordpress.com/

  20. Amanda

    2012-05-04 at 7:02 PM

    Very Pretty!
    I invite you to visit my new store:
    http://lifestyleamandashop.blogspot.com.es/?view=magazine
    I hope you like.

  21. marie

    2012-05-04 at 8:54 PM

    Nice animation and I love the make up!!! Full of color and fresh! xoxo from Milan!
    http://ive2tellu.wordpress.com/

  22. Highland Fashionista

    2012-05-04 at 9:25 PM

    This is all the inspiration I need. I am totally going to do the violet tint over my salt and pepper hair. This is a beautiful post, BTW. Very Aesthetically pleasing to the eye. And this from a gal who could take or leave pastels.

  23. sinan

    2012-05-04 at 9:53 PM
  24. Siberry

    2012-05-04 at 11:42 PM

    Looking at all the outfits from your link to Tommy Ton I can’t help cringing at the overuse of the half tucked in shirt in Sydney. Surely we in Aus can take a fresh style approach with all this Northern hemisphere garb. No?

  25. Cristián Pavez Díaz

    2012-05-05 at 6:02 AM

    I loved the outfits and the styling!!
    Greetings from Santiago, Chile.
    http://carethewear.wordpress.com
    Twitter: @cristianpavezd
    Facebook: http://on.fb.me/uywe6X

  26. Notapapercup

    2012-05-05 at 9:59 AM

    Wicked pics! 🙂

  27. Grace

    2012-05-05 at 12:27 PM

    So fun! I’ll be looking forward to checking this website out in the future. She seems really creative and cool.
    http://bonjourgrace.wordpress.com
    xoxo

  28. Suzi

    2012-05-05 at 12:41 PM

    Interesting post Susie. I was so sad to have missed you while you were in Melbourne! I had to work during the day (I’m a full time primary teacher).
    Suzi x
    http://fortheloveofaudrey.com

  29. Samantha

    2012-05-05 at 4:34 PM

    amazing

  30. Adidas Jeremy Scott Teddy Bear

    2012-05-07 at 4:19 AM

    Those details are STUNNING. And so perfectly executed. In awe.

  31. D.S.G

    2012-05-07 at 8:12 PM

    love your blog. Very quirky. Am going to follow you from now on !
    http://www.culture-chat-lounge.com
    D.S.G

  32. angelfashion

    2012-05-18 at 10:10 AM

    Very unique! I like it!

  33. jisujungReal

    2012-06-02 at 4:07 PM

    so loveit
    i love miumiu and they’re haircolor!

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