Watch – Ollie Henderson chats over Fashion Week and Romance Was Born’s Resort 2018 Collection

Ollie Henderson – Romance Was Born Resort 2018


What’s been your favourite show from this year? 
My favourite show has definitely been Romance Was Born. I’ve been working with them almost since they started themselves and it’s just such a pleasure to work with the team. Anna and Luke are always brilliant and this year with their collaboration with Del Katherine Barton made it so special. I’m actually a big fan of her work as well. She painted my body for the catwalk this year so I had a fantastic afternoon hanging out with one of my idols and then being about to wear that on the catwalk was something really special for me.

How do you survive fashion week?

Survival in Fashion Week for me is all about finding you friends. One of my best friends is over from England doing the shows this year and it’s been such a pleasure who find her backstage and find the laughs between the shows.

Any weird and wonderful encounters?
I think perhaps the strangest moment during Fashion Week was having my body painted and being naked on the catwalk. It’s definitely not something I feel shy about but there is nothing that can really prepare you in being take in front of a room full of people.


A Chic Management Film

Chic Girls at Anna Quan Resort 2018

ANNA QUAN - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2017Roberta Pecoraro

ANNA QUAN - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2017Ollie Henderson

ANNA QUAN - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2017Talia Berman

700032330_SG_9018_703271B113CBE4F9F2B3340AAEF9A90ACaroline Farneman

ANNA QUAN - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2017Chantal Monaghan

ANNA QUAN - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2017Ingrid Williams

ANNA QUAN - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2017Nathalie Nyren

ANNA QUAN - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2017Brooke Durrant

ANNA QUAN - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2017Nicola Clarke

ANNA QUAN - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2017Lucinda Schaefers

700032330_SG_8991_8A270CC0E8B00C5ECB630E7C0C09B7AEOlivia Luddington

ANNA QUAN - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2017Verna Reini

ANNA QUAN - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2017Stephanie Joy Field

Ollie Henderson for RUSSH Online by Adrian Price

Ollie Henderson takes readers into three dimensions in her new editorial for RUSSH online.

Photographer Adrian Price copies and pastes us into otherworldly backdrops, teamed with looks from Tommy Hilfiger, Ollie is a girl on a galactic journey.

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Photography: Adrian Price

Styling: Billie Iveson

Collages: Kitty Callaghan

H/MU: Teneille Sorgiovanni

Kim Leutwyler & Ollie Henderson
Archibold Prie 2015 Finalists

 Kim Leutwyler has just been announced a finalist in this year’s
Archibald Prize. 
The Archibald is awarded annually to the best portrait,
‘preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters,
science or politics, painted by any artist resident in Australasia,’ and
is judged by the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW
Leutwyler’s portrait is of her good friend, our top model and activist,
Ollie Henderson.

The Story Behind the Portrait
The Subject: “The subject is a friend of mine, who also
happens to be a an activist, designer and one of Australia’s top models,
Ollie Henderson. This 24 year old has received global recognition for
founding fashion label and youth empowerment project House of Riot. She
uses fashion as a vehicle for encouraging young people to start
productive conversations about social change in Australia. House of Riot
started in the form of 100 hand painted T-shirts with positive
political slogans worn by her friends in between runway shows at Fashion
Week Australia, 2014
 To read more about Kims inspiration, why she chose Ollie & how the works came about then click here. The portrait of Ollie will be on display at the Art Gallery of NSW from July 18 until late September. Then the exhibition will be displayed at another 6 galleries across Australia…!
Congratulations to you Kim. We’re in love with your work!

Vogue 180 // LOVER

In the latest issue of Vogue 10 Chic girls feature in Lover’s 180 feature.
Its always incredible seeing our girls in the pages of Vogue, its even more amazing to see 10 in the one frame…. we LOVE!

Start The Riot at Vibewire fastBREAK Changemakers Festival!

On Sunday our Ollie Henderson took The House of Riot to the Vibewire fastBREAK Changemakers Festival sponsored by Oxfam at the Powerhouse Museum
in Sydney.

Ollie spoke about the power of fashion in
political engagement and ways to make political issues more accessible
and engaging for a younger audience.  Throughout the day GetUp!, Youth Without Borders, Agency, New Matilda and many more spoke alongside Ollie, which in itself is pretty damn cool.

Below are some pictures from the day….

Ollie with the other speakers

‘BOSSED UP’ Models As Bad Ass Female Musicians

When we fare welled our beloved Natalia, we all knew there were great things to come…Lucky for us, those ‘great things’ are here and it’s well and truly obvious that her creativity is unstoppable.
We’ve kicked off  with a 10/10 bad ass photo shoot for Oyster Online featuring Chic Girls Manon as Bjork, Sophia as Madonna, Yaya as Lauryn Hill, Olivia as Sade, Ollie as Siouxie Sioux and Anthea as Jane Birkin.

Yes you read that right and yes it’s awesome

“Jane Birkin was portrayed as a wild sex
kitten and she had amazing style that has been timeless — her pictures
from the 60s are still fashionable today. I think she is amazing and it
was so fun to play dress up and be a bit naughty for the camera haha!” 
– Anthea

“I portrayed Lauryn Hill in this amazing
shoot. Lauren is an amazing woman and has had a great career as a whole.
It was fun because she is someone I look up to and have loved for
years. She has always been controversial and consistently speaks her
mind. Through her music and career choice Lauryn always looks to speak
to her fans and really truly inspire. I loved her performance in the Sister Act 2
and I think that when I truly looked into her life and career. In this
shoot we focused on her 90s style — her hairstyle and natural make-up
choices. I had heaps of fun…It was so much fun portraying this
incredible icon.  I hope she sees this shoot. I think Natalia did an
amazing job with this project and I’m glad she chose me to be a part of
– Yaya

“Madonna will always be the
undeniable queen of pop — a label given to her not only due to the
popularity of her music but also her controversially outrageous antics
that caused international mania and idolisation. To me, Madonna is a
fearless entertainer who has always dared to venture into territory that
is considered, perhaps, taboo. I would argue that it is this quality
that has driven her career to span over decades. Everyone loves a sassy
maverick!” –
“I look at Sade and see a woman oozing
with confidence and sex appeal. It’s empowering to see a woman be so
compelling in such an understated manner.”
– Olivia

“Siouxie has always been a great
inspiration to me, the strength in her voice and performance along with
her dynamic aesthetic and powerful attitude gives me courage. Having the
opportunity to embody her spirit in imagery was a wonderful
– Ollie
Photography: Natalia Parsonson
Stylist: Monique Moynihan @ 2c Management
Hair & Make-up: Margo Regan