Sunday, 22 May 2011

Black and blue

Last week was a busy one, the most noteworthy parts of which included a photo shoot, a film industry function and an awards ceremony. 
The shoot, in Sydney’s Walsh Bay on a brisk Tuesday morning, was just a quick one for Australia’s mX newspaper. I and my fellow actress, Iren Skaarnes, got our pose on to promote the program launch of the Sydney Film Festival (SFF) because - drumroll, please - my first feature film will have its Australian premiere as part of the festival this June! Very exciting. The film, LBF, already premiered worldwide at the South By Southwest festival in Texas, USA earlier this year, but is yet to be shown in my homeland. You can find out more about it here: 

Shirt: Luna
Shorts: Lovers & Collaborators
Bag: Colette
Shoes: Siren
Necklace: Diva
Iren Skaarnes and I with little cold red noses in mX

The following morning was another chilly, early start at Customs House. I was lugging my bloated medium-sized wheelie bag, having spent the night at my boyfriend’s place, and I traversed a total of seven staircases with said bag (in heels, no less) on my way to Circular Quay. Not a single person bothered to offered assistance! Oh hey there, severe lack of chivalrous gentlemen or kind strangers. Way to help a sister out!
But I digress.
I arrived at 9AM sharp for tea, mingling with theatre-types in chunky jewellery and the official launch of the 2011 Sydney Film Festival. Festival director Clare Stewart announced this year's diverse program and showed trailers for several films, many rather haunting and all very intriguing. I couldn't help but frin and nudge director Alex Munt when the trailer for our film was shown!

Dress: Maurie & Eve
Belt: French Connection
Necklace: SJA Accessories (
Stockings: Platinum
Booties: Siren
Iren and I

Later on, poured into floor-skimming Rachel Gilbert, I attended InStyle Magazine’s third annual Women Of Style Awards. I have attended the ceremony every year so far and it is always held in a vast warehouse in Eveleigh’s Technology Park, allowing for a lot of creativity in decorations and theme. This year, the stage was set into the full skirt of an enormous, crimson gown, suspended from the roof on a giant coat-hanger. Incredible. My stepmother, Layne Beachley, was on the judging panel and also on hand to present the Charity/Community award for the second year running; she won the category the first year! As always, it was a lovely evening chock full of fierce, driven women who continue to inspire, not only with the work that they do, but the grace and humility with which they go about it.

{Image courtesy of InStyle}

Dress: Rachel Gilbert

With my stepmother, Layne Beachley, my father, Kirk Pengilly, and my boyfriend, Tim Commandeur

Clutch: Mimco

April xx


  1. that blue maurie & eve dress is gorgeous & i love the way you accesorised it with that necklace & belt. & the instyle dress is just pure glamour, stunning!x

  2. nice outfits!they really suits you,especially the blue dress!kisses