About Tina

I have officially been working in the fashion industry for 15 years. Unofficially? It all started when I was given a Cindy doll on my sixth birthday (a niche brand supporter from the outset, I didn’t want a Barbie like everybody else). Not satisfied with the selection of outfits on offer I set about drawing ones of my own, and a stylist was born. Travelling and studying music sparked complementary passions, and after a business degree and many years working in the buying offices of mega brands like Louis Vuitton, Esprit, & Marcs Australia, I founded the style bar and now freelance as a fashion stylist, writer and translator. My other loves? Practicing flamenco on my rooftop, listening to jazz, and enjoying the simple things in life: a cheeky glass of wine, great food, and stimulating conversation.

Latest stories by Tina

Sep 17

‘Beauties for a Cause’: The search for the next Miss Earth Australia is on!

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Only a few days to go until the casting closes for Miss Earth Australia Pageant 2010…
In just a few days time on September 20th the casting closes for a beauty pageant with a difference. This casting is Miss Earth Australia 2010 in Sydney, Australia and it’s no ordinary beauty contest.

Jun 23

Highlights of one amazing day! – The Fresh Faces 2010 Spain Finals!!

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“Unforgettable!” “Fun!” “Amazing!” “Beautiful people, a big success, and a great night!!”
These were just some of the words used to describe the Spain finals of Fresh Faces 2010 in Barcelona, as I went about asking models, party guests, and industry professionals alike how it felt to be there and a part of the much-anticipated event.

Jan 26

Model for a Day – Do you need more than just a pretty face?

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Sure, most people think it’s easy – standing around, drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes while people gush all over you and make you look amazing;

Dec 14

SARTORIALIST BOOK-SIGNING IN SYDNEY

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Style-conscious Australians everywhere were excited to welcome Scott Schuman, aka The Sartorialist, street fashion photographer and blogger extraordinaire, back to Australia this week for a lightening- quick round of book signings and street shoots in Sydney and Melbourne.

Jul 28

Ready to War – Spoofs and the ongoing battle between film and fashion

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What is it about film makers and their fascination with the fashion industry? And I am not referring to who they will choose to design the wardrobes for their film, which these days can mean an immediate interest and an increased chance of box office success if chosen well and with the movie’s target demographic in mind. I am talking about the constant need to satirise, send up and generally poke fun at models, magazine editors and the whole business of presenting and selling clothes to the general public, in new and even more demeaning ways.

Jun 3

Steffi Freier from Ice Cape Town on her top models

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Ice’s top models and new faces are a combination of good looks, acting skills, intelligence and great energy, which makes them not only a pleasure to work with but is a guarantee of great results. Steffi Freier from Ice shared her thoughts on their success… Steffi: Sean Gibson moved from another agency to us two […]

Jun 3

From Munich to Cape Town – Steffi Freier on breaking the Ice

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A scouting trip to South Africa seventeen years ago sparked a love affair with the country that Steffi Freier just couldn’t shake. Two years and one quick decision later saw her move to the other side of the world, to fight local resistance and a fledgling industry to build Ice Model Management into one of the most popular and successful agencies in the country.

Apr 29

Facundo from Monteverde Models on his Top New Faces

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He came to the agency through a recommendation, he had a lot of enthusiasm and we started working with him. We believe he can have a big international career because he has a look that is more for fashion than for advertisements.

Apr 29

Monteverde Models Buenos Aires – Facundo and the A-Z of Latin

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Q: Could you tell me a little bit about the history of your agency? Facundo: I started working as a model for commercials and runway shows in ’86, ’87, and I spent many years doing campaigns for different big-name brands and fashion shows. Later I was asked to form part of an agency with Raquel […]

Apr 29

Facundo from Monteverde Models on Hernan Drago & Gisela van Lacke

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Q: Who is your top male model at the moment? Facundo: The one who stands out the most for me is Hernan Drago. He is very professional. Hernan does everything – commercials, print, runway; he sells very well and he sells well internationally. His strength professionally is that he his career trajectory spans almost ten […]

Most popular stories by Tina

Sep 17

‘Beauties for a Cause’: The search for the next Miss Earth Australia is on!

By

Only a few days to go until the casting closes for Miss Earth Australia Pageant 2010…
In just a few days time on September 20th the casting closes for a beauty pageant with a difference. This casting is Miss Earth Australia 2010 in Sydney, Australia and it’s no ordinary beauty contest.

Jun 23

Highlights of one amazing day! – The Fresh Faces 2010 Spain Finals!!

By

“Unforgettable!” “Fun!” “Amazing!” “Beautiful people, a big success, and a great night!!”
These were just some of the words used to describe the Spain finals of Fresh Faces 2010 in Barcelona, as I went about asking models, party guests, and industry professionals alike how it felt to be there and a part of the much-anticipated event.

Jan 26

Model for a Day – Do you need more than just a pretty face?

By

Sure, most people think it’s easy – standing around, drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes while people gush all over you and make you look amazing;

Dec 14

SARTORIALIST BOOK-SIGNING IN SYDNEY

By

Style-conscious Australians everywhere were excited to welcome Scott Schuman, aka The Sartorialist, street fashion photographer and blogger extraordinaire, back to Australia this week for a lightening- quick round of book signings and street shoots in Sydney and Melbourne.

Jul 28

Ready to War – Spoofs and the ongoing battle between film and fashion

By

What is it about film makers and their fascination with the fashion industry? And I am not referring to who they will choose to design the wardrobes for their film, which these days can mean an immediate interest and an increased chance of box office success if chosen well and with the movie’s target demographic in mind. I am talking about the constant need to satirise, send up and generally poke fun at models, magazine editors and the whole business of presenting and selling clothes to the general public, in new and even more demeaning ways.

Jun 3

Steffi Freier from Ice Cape Town on her top models

By

Ice’s top models and new faces are a combination of good looks, acting skills, intelligence and great energy, which makes them not only a pleasure to work with but is a guarantee of great results. Steffi Freier from Ice shared her thoughts on their success… Steffi: Sean Gibson moved from another agency to us two […]

Jun 3

From Munich to Cape Town – Steffi Freier on breaking the Ice

By

A scouting trip to South Africa seventeen years ago sparked a love affair with the country that Steffi Freier just couldn’t shake. Two years and one quick decision later saw her move to the other side of the world, to fight local resistance and a fledgling industry to build Ice Model Management into one of the most popular and successful agencies in the country.

Apr 29

Facundo from Monteverde Models on his Top New Faces

By

He came to the agency through a recommendation, he had a lot of enthusiasm and we started working with him. We believe he can have a big international career because he has a look that is more for fashion than for advertisements.

Apr 29

Monteverde Models Buenos Aires – Facundo and the A-Z of Latin

By

Q: Could you tell me a little bit about the history of your agency? Facundo: I started working as a model for commercials and runway shows in ’86, ’87, and I spent many years doing campaigns for different big-name brands and fashion shows. Later I was asked to form part of an agency with Raquel […]

Apr 29

Facundo from Monteverde Models on Hernan Drago & Gisela van Lacke

By

Q: Who is your top male model at the moment? Facundo: The one who stands out the most for me is Hernan Drago. He is very professional. Hernan does everything – commercials, print, runway; he sells very well and he sells well internationally. His strength professionally is that he his career trajectory spans almost ten […]

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