Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Red Phoenix Emporium

Climbers, you know I'm a style watcher. And you've seen a couple of my photos from various fashion launches.
This year I have been honored to become more involved in Red Phoenix Emporium.
RPE is a family business and I can't tell you how proud I am of their progress so far.

Getting to the point of shooting for the new collection has taken a whole year and I can't help but share of a few scenes from the day with you.
Here's a peek at Red Phoenix Emporium Autumn/Winter Collection 2012
The collection is on the website. It's the "All that Glitters" collection.

 Kristen is on fire modelling our new pure silk dress, a photographic print of a Thai sunset, repeated and reflected. The necklace hangs three slabs of Agate from a string of Tibetan Mountain Coral

Jo wears silk with a photographic print of ruined monasteries on frozen ground, taken on our recent trip across the Tibetan Plateau.

You already know these abs. They belong to Nate
He sports the new dude wear from Red Phoenix, An addition to the usual RPE, this is my influence.
The "Double Dragon" pants in Chinese brocade featuring the double dragon motif.  Necklace: "They Only Come Out at Night" Lava stone, obsidian skulls, dyed turquoise skulls and a suspended central Pyrite skull and black onyx crucifix. Lusciously dark.

Heloise is a stunner in the silk Chili dress, a photographic print of dried chillies from a roadside eatery on the first bend of the Yangtze, of all places.

This collection includes the sequined shift dress, here in black. Also comes in bronze and silver.

Double Dragon again.

We are delighted to have Winona the intern on board!!!

Thanks Nate, for standing in the middle of the city in pyjamas.
You pulled it off well.

Here's the stylist team, Lotus and Willow on the shoot, working under a heavy burden of gems.

No one got arrested, mercifully.
Wear RPE and stay out of fashion prison.


Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Our mission statement here at jjobrien climbing & style is to go where other style reporters fear to tread.
When Jennifer's high-style polish met Slider Wall's legendary trachyte friction, jjobrien was there to bring back the look.

The instagram post that caught the eye of Marketing Management at Lorna Jane.
The camera loves Lorne jane.

 Follow me on instagram at johnjobrien.
 That's right, no service where I live, my battery is flat and I lock the screen rotation thing.

 The poster shot.