Siim Kohv






FFF LOVES … Siim’s mix of old establishment and new cool places to indulge your inner FFF. We’re taking note!

EAT: The Wolseley, London – This is real London. True London. A restaurant with superb service and an exquisite atmosphere. I love starting my day at The Wolseley.

EAT: Anahi, Paris (49 Rue Volta, Paris 75003 +33 1 48 87 88 24) – When in Paris, you must find Anahi, it’s tucked away on a quiet side street and is one of the best-kept secrets. Fantastic Argentinian food, it’s always busy and has a great atmosphere of locals and those in the know.

DRINK:Le Baron, Paris (6 Av Marceau, Paris 75003) – If I still have energy left, I try to head to Le Baron. It’s always a fun night out into early mornings. 

SHOP:Maxfields, LA (8825 Melrose Ave, LA) – I love Maxfields in LA, it’s in the heart of West Hollywood and I can always find some great investment pieces there. They have great accessories, selection of vintage pieces and luxury labels including Balmain, Rick Owens, Chanel.

EAT:Frank & Musso LA – I love old Hollywood and Frank&Musso is a landmark of Old Hollywood. Bette Davies, Marilyn Monroe, Steve McQueen have all dined and wined there, not much has changed since and I love going there. The atmosphere is alive with stories to tell and the service is flawless. 

STAY:Pelican Hill Resort, Newport Beach, CA. – If I need an escape from LA, I try to head to Pelican Hill Resort. Absolutely stunning resort by the coast, with private bungalows and the most gorgeous pool overlooking the Ocean.

SHOP:What Goes Around Comes Around, NYC. The best for vintage shopping. Anything from retro t-shirts to rails full of vintage YvesSaintLaurent and Hermes. 

STAY:Barvikha Hotel & Spa, Moscow. One of the most beautiful hotel to visit in the winter. Fireplaces, furs and snow. Stunning. And for shopping you just step outside to the luxury village – Tsum, Gucci, Louis Vuitton are all at your doorstep. The hotels private chauffeur driven Bentley also picks you up from the airport

EAT:Olde Hansa, Tallinn, Estonia. the most wonderful experience in Tallinn. based in a beautiful building from the middle Age, the restaurant is authentically medieval. As soon as you walk in, you are being greeted by hosts dressed in traditional gear and the whole place is only lit by candlelight. feast with the best medieval foods and beer and make sure to try out medieval favorites elk and deer.  

DRINK:Principe di Savoia, Milan – During Fashion Week, the bar is filled with everyone from A-Z of fashion industry. Great place for a drink, to pump into friends and to unwind after buy day at the shows. 

About Siim:

Estonian-born Siim Kohv is the Global Head of Communications for super-cool label Thomas Wylde.  His freelance public relations consultant has involved him working with other luxury labels including Newbark and Ralph & Russo. His career began at Wallpaper Magazine where he was hired as an 18-year-old and advanced to expert on corporate communications. Later, he did freelance PR work for Gucci, Kenzo, Emilio Pucci, Wonderland Magazine and Karla Otto. 

Philip Truelove






FFF LOVES… Philip’s gentlemanly character, and his wealth of information from years of traveling and working in the hotel industry. Plus, FFF can’t wait to visit his Island Inn on Monhegan Island, Maine … we think it might be heaven masquerading as an inn!

STAY:Pink Sands Resort on Harbour Island, Bahamas — sugar pink sand and sun!

EAT:Sip Sip on Harbour Island, Bahamas, for lunch - on the beach - great food

STAY: Stein Erickson Lodge, Deer Valley, Utah - great hotel and the best resort in the US

EAT:Rosanjin, Tribeca, NY - great small Japanese - formal kyoto style and delicious


EAT: Locanda Verde - Greenwich Hotel restaurant, NY- excellent food

EAT:The Wolseley, Piccadilly , London - grand cafe and great food

STAY:Covent Garden Hotel, London - great area, very friendly, relaxing and a beautiful design

STAY:Chateau Marmont, Hollywood. CA - great character - the spirits talk to you


STAY:Monhegan Island in Maine - art community, great lobster, remote, peaceful

EAT:The John Dory, Broadway NY - great seafood restaurant, buzzy, original

About Philip Truelove:

Philip Truelove’s background is influenced by a multitude of countries: born in Sri Lanka, Philip was educated in Europe and, as well as working in both London and Paris, he has worked in three major US cities – Washington DC, Los Angeles and, of course, New York, with stints at world renowned properties including The Ritz London, The Ritz Paris, The Ritz Carlton in Washington DC, The Chateau Marmont in Hollywood, The Mercer Hotel New York, and currently as GM for The Greenwich Hotel New York. Philip and his partner have also owned and operated the Island Inn on Monhegan Island, Maine for the past 15 years.

Roundabout Resale





FFF LOVES… Roundabout’s superior stock selection and fabulous fashionistas. When you pop in, ask for Mac for superlative advice…

SHOP:Bergdorf Goodman during sale time

SHOP:Depot-Vente luxury resale store in the Right Bank of Paris

STAY:Trump Soho New York for the biggest bathrooms at any hotel


STAY:Observatory Hotel in Sydney for a fabulous indoor pool with a planetarium style roof

EAT:Tan Dinh in the Left Bank of Paris for the best Vietnamese food in the world

EAT: Maya’s Restaurant in St. Barths for low key dining with an incredible Caribbean menu

DRINK:Death and Company in New York for true artisanal cocktail making with a dark, speakeasy interior

DRINK: The Bar Hemingway in the Ritz Paris — luxurious cocktails poured by lifelong mixologists in tuxedos surrounded by Ernest Hemingway memorabilia. Truly eclectic!

Ming Thompson


FFF LOVES… her passion for baking and all things cake-licious.

EAT: La Zucca, Venice, Italy
This hidden gem, on a campo far from the tourist route, serves up delicate vegetarian dishes.
I recommend: pumpkin flan, carrots in yogurt sauce.

EAT: Ariya Niwas, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
This is a bustling restaurant near the train station. At lunchtime, gigantic fixed meals of rice and vegetable curries are served on banana leaves.
I recommend: peas uttapam, paper dosa (always a visual treat, stretching three feet from one side to the other), and the mango lassi.

EAT: Neptune Oyster Bar, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
This tiny restaurant in Boston’s North End serves up simple and unpretentious New England classics.
I recommend: the hot lobster roll in butter on a grilled brioche bun (the best lobster roll in the world), fried whole belly clams with a chunky tartar sauce.

EAT: Hui Lau Shan (Healthy Dessert Restaurant), Hong Kong, China
This ubiquitous chain specializes in mango desserts.
I recommend: mango sorbet with mango chunks and mango sauce (yes, that’s a real dish).

EAT: Beard Papa’s, all around the world
This Japanese chain serves cream-filled pastries made on the spot. When done well, the texture is perfect.
I recommend: plain cream puffs with vanilla cream.

EAT: In-n-Out Burger, California, USA
This chain is American fast food at its best.
I recommend: cheeseburger animal style (with grilled onions and thousand island dressing), vanilla milkshake.

EAT: Chick-fil-A, USA
Their chicken, juicy, sweet, and bursting with flavor, is astounding.
I recommend: chicken nuggets with honey mustard dipping sauce.

EAT: Sally’s Apizza, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
New Haven claims to be the birthplace of American pizza, and of the many wonderful pizzerias in town (Pepe’s, Modern, Bar), I think this is the best.
I recommend: a red pie (sauce only), pepperoni and hot cherry peppers.

EAT: Hunan Wildfire, Changsha, Hunan, China
This restaurant near the Xiang River serves its best dishes in bowls bearing a Hunanese quotation: He who eats spicy food can become a revolutionary.
I recommend: wild mountain pepper chicken, fish head noodles, sizzing Mongolian beef.

EAT: Cuz’s Uptown Barbeque, Pounding Mill, Virginia, USA
This is my parents’ restaurant, but I honestly think it’s the best restaurant in the world. The building is a folk-art masterpiece, and the food is out of this world.
I recommend: cheese egg rolls, deep fried lobster on rare roast beef, warm wild mushroom salad with balsamic vinaigrette dressing, and broccoli and cheese beignets.

About Ming:
Ming Thompson was born and raised in Southwest Virginia. She graduated from Yale and recently received her Masters in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She currently works as an exhibition curator and designer, and runs a small stationery business.

Anna Spiro


FFF LOVES… Anna’s innate knack of combining vintage with modern and her utter passion for anything truly beautiful.

EAT: Hot Chocolate at Café de Flore in Paris and macaroons at Ladurée is an all-time favourite! 

EAT: In Sydney I love to head to Bills for breakfast or lunch. 

EAT: In Melbourne I love to have dinner at Caffé e Cucina upstairs on a cold winters night and a new favourite in Melbourne is The Commoner in Fitzroy.

SHOP: In LA I love to shop at Robertson Boulevard especially Tory Burch’s stunning store (I love her shoes) and for great home wares and antiques I love to head to Abbot Kinney near Venice Beach. 

SHOP: In Hawaii I absolutely LOVE the Ala Moana Shopping Centre — AMAZING!!! 

SHOP: In London, I always love to visit the Notting Hill Markets (Portobello Road). 

SHOP: In Paris I love Rickshaw Textiles — an amazing emporium of eclectic eastern textiles and antiques. 

SHOP: In Sydney I always visit The Market New & Old Wares (Shop1 19/23 O’Brien street, Corner of Glenayr St. Bondi Beach) in Bondi and I also love shopping in Woollahra — Pigotts Store is always on my list in Sydney as well as David Met Nicole and I & B Perryman for the best rugs ever!!  

SHOP: In Melbourne, I visit Tarlo & Graham for fantastic vintage finds and Market Imports in Armadale is an oldie but a goodie!! I obviously love shopping!!

STAY: In London I love to stay at The Haymarket Hotel which is owned and was designed by Kit Kemp.  

STAY: In Hawaii I love to stay at either the Halekulani or the old style Westin Moana Surfrider — both of which are beachside. 

STAY: In LA I love the Viceroy in Santa Monica which was designed by Kelly Wearstler or Shutters on the Beach — a bit of old style Hamptons in LA!! 

About Anna Spiro:
Anna Spiro is arguably Brisbane’s best interior designer and is the owner of New Farm interior design store Black and Spiro. Anna’s store has become an institution for lovers of the eclectic and has received international acclaim with clients spanning the globe.

Her new store features fully decorated rooms and nooks, allowing customers to see the latest trends and Anna’s colourful style in context.

People can expect to see a juxtaposition of 80s geometric shapes, big blowsy florals and eastern embroidered textiles mixed with European antiques and other vintage finds.

Isabelle Bellis


FFF LOVES… her magic hands. Gucci Westman and Steven Meisel cannot be wrong!

EAT: Il Buco Restaurant for its charm and excellent food. It makes me feel like I’m in Italy.

RELAX: Joëlle Ciocco — I have my facials here when I’m in Paris.

STAY/EAT: The Inn at Irving Place — their breakfast is fantastic! The restaurant is elegant and cozy and it has a beautiful fireplace.

VISIT: IFC Theater NY — I watch French films here. It reminds me of home.

SHOP: French Designer Christophe Lemaire’s boutique in Paris.

SHOP: Union Square Markets

EAT: Blue Ribbon Restaurant

SHOP: Mariage Frères Tea in Paris for great tea.

SHOP: RPM 45. I adore the simplicity and timeless Japanese quality

STAY: L’ Hotel for the private pool and steam room and the great location in Paris.

About Isabelle Bellis
US Vogue recently proclamed her the beauty insider’s secret.  Facialist to makup artists Tom Pecheux, Gucci Westman and photographer Steven Meisel, French-born Isabelle Bellis has a passion for wellness and a deep understanding of the complexity of the skin. She was trained in France, Switzerland and Germany and has acquired the best treatment techniques with world-renowned skin biologists and naturopaths.

Bellis was trained by Joelle Ciocco, a world-renowned biochemist with 35 years of experience in the field of personalized skin care and taught her the Epidermologue Method ® that is based on a scientific analysis of the skin which is premised on the fact that everyone’s skin has its own genetic history, life and oxidative stresses.

To further develop her understanding of skin and its relation to other internal/external factors, Bellis studied vitamins, olio-elements and holistic nutrition in Canada and the new approach of nutrition at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City, presided over by Joshua Rosenthal.

Inspired by the teachings of esteemed speakers such as Michio Kushi, David Wolfe, Eric Schlosser and Dr Andrew Weil, Bellis became a health counselor certified by Columbia University, integrating her learning on outer beauty with the inner workings of the body, cultivating the connection between internal nourishment and its influence on the external layers of the skin.

This is the important knowledge that she shares with her clients.

Anneliese Seubert


FFF LOVES… Anneliese’s committment to the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer campaign.

EAT: Hutong in Tsim Tsa Tsui, Hong Kong. A beautiful Northern Chinese style restaurant with an amazing view of the harbour.  Watch out for their signature dish “Red Lantern” soft shell crabs with Sichuan Red Peppers – It looks pretty but it’s hot enough to blow your head off!

REVIVE: Happy Foot reflexology in Hong Kong. A refuge for tired feet exhausted by shopping! A few locations in Central close to all the best shops.

SHOP: Otto espresso stovetop espresso maker. For design lovers and coffee addicts, it looks spectacular and makes a delicious cup of coffee.

SHOP: Flight 001, an old favourite from New York has opened on Crown Street in Sydney. Everything you need for travelling in style.

REVIVE: Christian Dior Hydra Life Beauty Awakening Hydrating Mask is great for dry skin whilst travelling.  It’s an invisible, light mask ideal for using on the plane – no one will know you’re moisturising!

EAT: Kujin, a new Japanese restaurant in Elizabeth Bay, serves great food in a relaxed yet sophisticated environment. (Shop 1/ 41b Elizabeth Bay Rd, Elizabeth Bay NSW 2011 Tel (02) 9331 6077).

EAT/DRINK: LL Wine and Dine, Kings Cross. A cool little bar and restaurant that serves great cocktails and tasty Asian food designed to share with friends.

SHOP: Intermix started in New York as a designer boutique now with locations in 10 US states. Great for jeans, accessories and the latest trends.

SHOP: Becker Minty in Potts Point carries one of my favourite designers, Aurelio Costarella, as well as great jewellery and candles ideal for gifts.

STAY: Amanjiwo in Borobudur, Java, Indonesia is probably the most beautiful place I’ve ever stayed. With views over the Buddhist temple (which you can access at dawn) and it is both peaceful and ultra luxurious.

About Anneliese Seubert:
Anneliese Seubert is an Australian model. She was born in Germany and moved to Cooma, Australia with her family at age 9 years. She was a finalist in the Dolly Covergirl competition, following which she began modelling when she was 15 years old. Seubert won the 1990 Ford Supermodel of the World contest at 17 receiving a $250,000 modelling contract with Ford Models. Following this she furthered her modelling, mainly in Paris.

She has enjoyed a successful career as an internationally sought after model, and has joined the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer campaign as an ambassador.

Easton Pearson


FFF LOVES… the fabrics, detailing, exotic influences and eclectic styling. All this, yet utterly wearable. Too, too clever.

SHOP: Opening Ceremony — New York & Tokyo. Best “too cool for school” fashion shopping experience. 

SHOP: Browns and Dover Street Market in London — can’t pick one… (the London equivalent of above)

SHOP: Banner in Milan (Via Sant’ Andrea 8a, 20121 MILAN, P. +39 02 798711) — simply the best eye for what is happening in fashion but sits outside the typical trends.

SHOP: Bergdorf Goodman in New York and Lane Crawford In Hong Kong. The ultimate Bon Ton Bon geare shopping!

SHOP: Of course Easton Pearson eponymous stores in Brisbane and Sydney…how could we not say that!

EAT: Best fabulous dining experience: Alain Ducasse at Plaza Athenee, Paris.

EAT: Best local bolt hole: Pink Flamingo (5B Winn St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane P. 3252 7557)

EAT: Best Expat Australian Dining: M on the Bund, Shanghai.

EAT: Best night out in Brisbane: SO MANY but private dining at Enotecca is very glam and the food is great!

EAT: Best private dining experience: In Lien Yeomans House. You book her dining room for 10 people and she cooks amazing North Vietnamese food.

About Pam and Lydia (in their own words):
Our way of working is inseparable from our design ethos. We work in partnership through all passages of our process: planning, designing, finishing, traveling and selling. Personal connections are at the heart of our process and are essential to the way we work. We know our customers, our buyers and our storeowners. We find ourselves often designing for people we know and admire. Equally essential to our working method is our approach to fabric. We have then work in Australia on the actual production of garments. In practical terms, we design three ranges a year: Spring/Summer, Cruise and Autumn/Winter.

Our interests are specific and eclectic we design for people who are drawn to similar ways of thinking. We design for who are drawn to similar ways of thinking. We design for women who are quite possibly interested in art as much as fashion, who are interested in details and in visual plays. We want women to take our garments and make them their own. We don’t stand away from trends but we interpret these trends a little differently, a little idiosyncratically, a little privately based on our own interests. The sensuality of fabric against skin is important to us. We mainly use natural fibres, we are attentive to how the textures feel, how the seams are finished, how the fasteners might be touched. We believe in intimate attention to all aspects of the making process.

David Downton


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FFF LOVES … David’s iconic and whimsical illustrations of fashion, celebrity and life. A true genius!

STAY: Grand Hotel Nord-Pinus, Arles and Hotel Nord-Pinus, Tanger. My two favourite hotels, bar none. The owner, Anne Igou, has an artist’s eye. I could happily live in either.

SHOP: Most of the time, I look like Howard Hughes. When I need clothes for work I go to Dover St Market or Yohji Yamamoto in London. Both know the look I’m after: ‘Artist doing well’.

EAT: The Monkey Bar, New York. So hip it hurts. Go to people watch (Valentino, Graydon Carter, Fran Liebowitz, Gwyneth Paltrow the night I was there) Relish the Ed Sorel murals and the food’s not bad either.

VISIT: The V&A Museum, London. The greatest museum in the world.

DRINK: Bemelmans Bar, New York. The ultimate upscale bar in NY. More murals to relish, this time by Ludwig Bemelmans. The barman, Tommy, has been in residence for 50 years and will on occasion reminisce about the bar’s glittering past.

EAT: The Regency and The Melrose, two old school fish restaurants next door to each other on Brighton seafront. Delicious local fish, silver service, it’s like going back to the 1950’s in a good way.

SHOP: Astier de Villatte, Paris. Brilliant for note books, candles, all the things that you don’t want but do need.

DRINK: Bar 228, Paris. Take out a second mortgage and go for a perfect martini at this sexy, discreet and ultimately Parisian bar, reimagined recently by Phillipe Starck. A haunt of  of one time regular Salvador Dali.

EAT: Chani, Ithaca. A perfect blend of traditional Greek food and sublime views of the Ionian high above Vathi. A permanent holiday.

RELAX: At home. In my case that is the Sussex countryside, a long way from everything.

About David Downton:
David Downton was born in Kent, in the south of England in 1959. He studied at Canterbury ( Foundation year 1977- 1978) and Wolverhampton (BA hons illustration/graphics 1979-1981). In 1984 he moved to Brighton and began his illustration career. For the next 12 years - a period he describes as ‘wagging my tail when the phone rang’ - he worked on a wide variety of projects ranging from advertising and packaging to illustrating fiction, cook books and, occasionally, fashion.

In 1996, the Financial Times commissioned him to draw at the couture shows and since then David has become known principally as a fashion illustrator. His reports from the shows have been seen internationally, in the US, China, Australia and the Middle East, as well as in almost every leading UK broadsheet and supplement.

David’s commercial client list includes: Tiffany & Co, Bloomingdales, Barney’s, Harrods, Top Shop, Chanel, Dior, L’Oreal, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, V Magazine and the V&A Museum. In 1998, he began working on a portfolio of portraits (from life) of some of the world’s most beautiful women, including Erin O’Connor, Paloma Picasso, Catherine Deneuve, Linda Evangelista, Carmen Dell’Orefice, Iman and Dita Von Teese.

In 2007, David launched Pourquoi Pas? the first ever journal of Fashion Illustration. He is a visiting Professor at London College of Fashion, and in April 2009 received an honory doctorate from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco.

Zoe Naylor


FFF LOVES… Fresh Australian outlook and her support of of Breast Cancer awareness.

EAT: Catalina in Sydney or North Bondi Italian for a long summer’s Sunday lunch.

EAT: Degustation at Ezard at the Adelphi, Melbourne. Oh my goodness!

SHOP: Cosmopolitan shoes Sydney – expensive but so much fun. It’s like shoe fairyland

VISIT: Huvafen-fushi Maldives. It’s everything the photos make it out to be and more. Complete and utter paradise

VISIT: Eichardts Queenstown. Stunning Queenstown and equally stunning accommodation. It’s magic all year round there.

STAY: Huka Lodge NZ – for the ultimate luxury lodge experience.

STAY: Hotel Therese in Paris – affordable, groovy and well located.

STAY: The IF Villa Sri Lanka. Incredible country and wonderful place to stay with a group of friends/family. A travel experience that’s a little left of centre but incredibly rewarding.

VISIT: Waiheke Island NZ – a fabulous weekend escape outside Auckland. Easy to get to and not far away. The vineyards are a must and Delamore lodge a favourite.

STAY: La Colombe d’Or in Cote d’Azur France – the ideal place to get lost in the South of France. The architecture, the history – it’s just so beautiful. I’d suggest you stay here and a long lunch in the restaurant is not to be missed.

I could go on and on – get out into the world and experience it for yourself – its such a wonderful and incredible world we live in … and there’s so much to see. In regards to shopping – there are just too many places to mention. I love being surprised on my travels and discovering local designers. Have fun!

About Zoe Naylor
Actress, model and ambassador for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, Zoe Naylor is best known for her role of Regan McLeod in award winning drama “Mcleod’s Daughters.” Zoe has also starred in the feature film “The Book of Revelation” alongside Greta Scacchi and Colin Friels and the highly anticipated new feature “The Reef” that premiered in Cannes this year. 

Neha Thomas


FFF LOVES… the new-skin results we get from Mario Badescu’s limited edition complexion renewal kit. FFF recommended!

RELAX: European Facials at Mario Badescu Skin Care in New York City. Of course I’m partial but they really are the best facials, I wouldn’t trust my skin to anyone else.

STAY: The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul has the best tubs to soak in after a long day of sightseeing, even better is that some of the rooms overlook one of the city’s football stadiums.

EAT: Pasta Papa’s in Paris has 862 different ways to make your pasta, they even tell you what region your pasta is from!

SHOP: The Grand Bazaar Istanbul — I went there just a few weeks after I was married. The glassware and textiles were amazing I had to stop myself from buying enough to decorate my entire house. 

VISIT: The Temple of Poseidon, Greece— had a goddess moment snapping photos posing just like one of the ancient Greeks statues. The picture perfect postcard view of Cape Sounion is breathtaking and unforgettable. 

EAT: Café Constant — it’s hard to not feel glorious when lounging at a café in Paris, I don’t know what was sweeter, the view of the Eiffel tower or the cappuccino.

STAY/EAT: InterContinental Hotel in Polanco, Mexico City — best juevos rancheros and Tequila tasting!

EAT: Buddha Bar in Paris — great food and atmosphere, a guaranteed good time.

VISIT: New York City’s 5th Avenue during the holiday season. There is something so magical about 5th Avenue during the holidays. The parents in line with their children waiting to look at the magnificent store windows, the tree at Rockefeller Center, the sidewalks that shimmer and the cold Manhattan air, there’s nothing like it.

DRINK: Bar Reinaunder the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, I danced the night away and woke up the next morning with confetti in my hair, need I say more?

Chelsea Sutrisno


FFF LOVES… her clean, mean NY-style. Plus we ADORE black.  

EAT: Lobster & garlic noodles at Crustacean in Beverly Hills.

EAT: Hainanese chicken rice in Singapore.

EAT: Egg & corn soup at Far East in London (13 Gerrard Street
London W1D 5PS, Tel 020 7437 6148).

EAT: Sushi of Gari in New York.

SHOP: Robertson Blvd in Los Angeles.

EAT: Uni Risotto at Bar Masa in Las Vegas (3730 Las Vegas Boulevard South Las Vegas, NV 89109, Tel (877) 230-2742).

RELAX: The beaches in Bali.

EAT: Guacamole at Rosa Mexicano in New York.

EAT: Red velvet cupcakes from SusieCakes in Westwood.

SHOP: Barneys New York – There’s always something to buy from Barney’s!

About Chelsea Sutrisno:
Chelsea Sutrisno is an up-and-coming contemporary designer based in New York City. Chelsea spent her childhood in Jakarta, Indonesia, and then moved to Los Angeles in her early teens. An alum of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, she holds a Degree in Fashion Design.  Her experience in the fashion industry includes work with BCBG Max Azria Group, Chanel and the Gucci group. In late 2009, she launched the Chelsea Sutrisno label.

Influenced by both the laid-back attitude of Los Angeles and the edginess of New York City, Chelsea aims to provide simple yet modern style. The label is defined by its sleek black silhouettes and seeks to change the concept of black on black by juxtaposing handpicked fabrics of various textures. Chelsea Sutrisno is forward, versatile and refined.

Stuart Membery


FFF LOVES… his unique style and ability to merge the vintage, classic, quirky and modern in one item, be it a shirt, a sunchair or painting. 

EAT: I hate pretentious food. I never tire of Thai food and am happy eating in the street markets in Bangkok and Yum Cha out of a bamboo steamer in Singapore. I draw the line at chicken’s feet.

STAY: The Peninsula in Hong Kong is like ‘coming home’. I’ve been staying there since my early 20’s in the days of Rickshaws.

SHOP: I rarely shop and certainly never for clothes these days. Occasionally I buy things for the house. I still enjoy the markets in Paris “Les Puces” and Chatuchak in Bangkok for ideas and inspiration. I’m also one of those rare birds that prefer LA to New York. I love to shop for decorator items in LA, always inspired by the stores displays and merchandising.

STAY: Clichéd as it is Raffles in Singapore is my kinda place, more than the modernity of say the Four Seasons. If I’m travelling on my own in Europe or the US I generally stay with friends these days.

RELAX: Bali has the most exotic resort hotels in the world. From time to time I book into a a spa retreat on the island — just for a change of scene and a bit of TLC.

SHOP: I shop online for books.

RELAX: I have great memories of party-ing it up all over the map through the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, but these days, give me a comfy rattan chair in my garden, a page turner with my designer dawgs under foot and it feels like Christmas. There’s no place like home!

About Stuart Membery:
Stuart Membery is one of the world’s celebrated designers. His work spans architecture, interior, fashion, fine art and product design.

The Stuart’s progression from fashion to interior and finally architecture is all but unique. There have been many architects that have gravitated towards fashion but few who have convincingly moved in the opposite direction.

For Membery, branching out into furniture was a natural progression from his internationally successful Bed and Bath Collections.

The STUART MEMBERY HOME COLLECTION comprises of furniture, accessories, floor coverings and Lighting and the soon to be launched Membery brand extensions of textiles and top of table.

Membery mostly works with mahogany and rattan and his signature style echo the atmosphere of bygone eras. Colonial and plantation are popular themes that run through the STUART MEMBERY HOME COLLECTION.

Celebrating the beauty of traditional style while breaking some of its rules, you can take a page out of Membery’s book, and add your own sense of relaxed whimsy to create spaces that are versatile, original and truly livable. It’s all about blending a classic sensibility with a dose of irreverence and a dollop of humor to achieve an interior that is tasteful, eclectic and always welcoming.

Born in Perth WA Stuart now lives in Bali with his family.

Ellis Faas


FFF LOVES… what is not to love about Ellis Faas? She is not only a brilliant artist but has created a truly iconic and highly sought after brand. We are honoured to have her on our site. 

SHOP: In every country I love doing grocery shopping — the Bon Marché food halls in Paris, Dean and Deluca in New York, any shop in Italy…

SHOP: for clothes L’Eclaireur in Paris.

SHOP: Corso Como in Milan.

SHOP: Het Kabinet in Amsterdam.

EAT: Spice Market and Matsuri in New York.

EAT: any restaurant in ‘my’ area in paris, Quartier Montorgeuil especially an Italian restaurant called La Bocca (59 rue Montmartre, 75,002 Paris. Tel 01 42 36 71 88).

EAT: Yam Yam in Amsterdam.

SLEEP: The Bowery in New York.

SLEEP: Establishment Hotel in Sydney.

SLEEP: No 11 in Knightsbridge London.

About Ellis Faas:
Vogue Paris cited Ellis Faas as “one of the most influential make-up artists of her time”. She has worked with the world’s most pre-eminent fashion designers and photographers including close collaborations with Karl Lagerfeld and Mario Testino and her work has been published on the covers of the world’s best-known fashion magazines. Ellis Faas has based her now iconic brand on the colours that by nature exist in every human body. From all tones of foundation to every lipstick and eyeshadow, the shades are inspired by the human body’s owns colours. 

Kristy Goodger

VISIT: and shop at

FFF LOVES… Elemental Herbology Facial Glow, a skin-brightening radiance peel which wakes up the complexion and gives great glow.

EAT: Eyre Brothers in Shoreditch London for the Mozambique Prawns and the best wine list in town.

SHOP: Lane Crawford, Hong Kong for pure shopping bliss!

STAY: Sofitel Hanoi, Vietnam for a truly sumptuous and decadent French colonial retreat.

DRINK: Cafe Buza in Dubrovnik, Croatia - for the perfect sunset and cocktail.

EAT: Momofuku Ssam Bar, NYC for the most delectable steamed pork and hoisin rolls.

EAT: Casa de la Trova in Havana for the atmosphere and mojitos!

EAT: Laduree, Paris for macaroons to die for.

EAT: Au Cirque, Brisbane for the best breakfast I have had anywhere in the world — time and time again.

RELAX: The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok. A spa experience doesn’t get any better than this.

EAT: The Woolsley, London for meetings and a divine afternoon tea.

About Kristy Goodger
Kristy Goodger is the woman behind many of the world’s leading spa treatments. Founder of seasonal skin care brand Elemental Herbology, she cleverly combines herbal medicine with oriental physiology and pathology. Elemental Herbology’s philosophy is to restore equilibrium to the skin affected by seasonal, environmental, lifestyle and hormonal fluctuations. It combines botanical, mineral and marine actives with delicately scented flower oils and anti-oxidants and rejects all synthetics.Elemental Herbology products and treatments are available at Space NK in London, select retailers and five-star spas worldwide.

Jordan Christy


FFF loves… Jordan’s witty and fabulous guide on how to stay classic, gorgeous and graceful. She is the Poster Girl for her own advice!

STAY: Boutique Hotels — I love the charm, service and uniqueness of them, and almost always prefer them to a big chain hotel.

EAT: Il Cielo - a fabulous Italian restaurant in Beverly Hills, CA. The roof opens so you can dine under the stars. So romantic!

VISIT: Libraries - I’m obsessed with them. Whenever I arrive at a new place, I head straight for the city’s public library. Many times, they have incredible art and architecture — plus, all those great books!

EAT: Babycakes NYC — the world-famous gluten-free bakery in New York City. I can’t leave the city without making a pit stop for their chocolate chip cookie sandwiches.

SHOP: Ivey — a great, upscale clothing boutique in Franklin, TN — just minutes from where I live. They carry really cute Nicole Miller dresses, which are almost always my go-to outfit for an event. 

DRINK: Caribou Coffee — this coffee chain is usually only found in the North, but it’s so good! I will literally drive dozens of miles out of the way for their decaf Turtle Mocha. Plus, they give you little chocolate-covered coffee beans as a treat!

SHOP: Fred Segal — the multi-level shopping hotspot in LA… sigh… I could spend hours and many, many dollars in there.

EAT: SATCO - this hole-in-the-wall Tex-Mex eatery in Nashville is a staple for me. Their chips and queso are stellar, plus they blast 70’s rock on the patio all day long.

SHOP: United Colors of Benetton Baby — it’s kind of hard to find trendy clothes for my baby girl, so I always get excited to find the rare Benetton Baby store.

SHOP: Boston bookstores — I love any kind of setting that has to do with learning or academia, and the Harvard bookstores around Cambridge, MA are just about as cute as they come: Rodney’s Bookstore, Globe Corner, Curious George Books & Toys, etc.

About Jordan Christy:
Jordan Christy is a music publicist and has worked with dozens of artists and celebrities, in addition to various TV and media outlets. She has also written for local and national fashion magazines and music trade publications. She currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband Drew and their baby girl Paisley.

About How to be a Hepburn in a Hilton World:
In a society driven by celebutante news and myspace profiles, women of class, style and charm are hard to come by. The Audrey and Katharines of the world continue to lose their lustre as thongs, rehab and outrageous behaviour burn up the daily headlines. But, despite appearances, guys still want a girl they can take home to their mother, employers still like to see a tailored suit and peers still respect classy conduct. So is it possible to maintain old fashioned virtues in a modern world without looking like a starchy Amish grandma? Christy shows women how in this guide to glamorous style, professional success and true love…the classy way.  Full of fun assignments, notable names and real-life examples, Christy offers a new look at seemingly ‘old fashioned’ advice. She covers diet, speech, work ethic, friends, relationships, manners, makeup and fashionable yet modest clothing, showing modern ladies how they can be beautiful, intelligent and fun while retaining values and morals.

Alexi Freeman

VISIT: www.

FFF LOVES… Alexi’s modern sportswear-inspired style in a strict, modern colour palette. Super-chic and wearable. What a combination!

VISIT: San Sebastian, Basque Country — a tiny city in Spain with the most incredible Tapas on earth.

DRINK: Yugi’s Bar — a miniature bar in Tokyo that is a watering hole for creatives.

EAT: Andrés Carne De Res — an insanely decorated restaurant in Chia Bogota, Colombia, with an abundance of tropical fruits and Latin music.

SHOP: Milly Sleeping — a whimsical boutique in Melbourne that exclusively supports Australian and New Zealand fashion labels.

SHOP: Where The Fox Lives – an eclectic boutique stocking labels that can’t be found anywhere else in Christchurch.

SHOP: Palais de Tokyo Librairie – a bookstore in Paris with hard to find books on art and fashion and it’s open until midnight!

SHOP: MATERIALBYPRODUCT – affectionately known as MBP they’re a fashion label on the rise who blur the lines between ready to wear and couture from their studio/showroom in Melbourne.

SHOP: L’Eclaireur – is a boutique in Paris devoted to avant-garde fashion and decorative art designers.

EAT: Zingara Cucina – pop-up style restaurant in Melbourne that is here one minute gone the next and not only is its location constantly changing, but you can’t actually make a booking no matter who you are, so if you’re ever lucky enough to be invited make sure you go!

SHOP: James M.R. – New York fashion stylist Jamie Rosenthal is one of the gems of the city and it’s really about time they gave her a key.

About Alexi Freeman:
Alexi Freeman is a Melbourne-based fashion designer whose collections for women are manufactured locally incorporating elements of hand drawn & printed textiles worked into drape juxtaposed with tailoring. Informed by his grounding in printmaking and sculpture, Freeman’s eponymous label explores urbane elegance for modern women who are enamored by the past, but lust after the future.

Since beginning his odyssey from fine artist to fashion designer late last century, Freeman’s professional experiences have taken him from the Diemen Isle to the Bronx and back again.

It is this bricolage of experiences that planted the seeds of his fascination and seemingly inevitable decision to push all other interests aside to marry himself, irrevocably, to the continuation and indeed innovation of contemporary fashion.

Karen Walker


FFF LOVES… her cool and quirky aesthetic, mixing textures, patterns and colours with deft style and consumate ease.

STAY: THE CLASKA HOTEL, TOKYO – my favourite hotel in the world, the Claska is Tokyo’s only boutique hotel – hard to believe I know. The rooms are gorgeously designed and the café is the best place in for breakfast anywhere in Tokyo. Also, the beds are enormous which is hard to find in this town.

EAT: AFTERNOON TEA AT CLARIDGES, LONDON – for me, no trip to London is complete without afternoon tea at Claridges. Set aside a couple of hours and sit back and be pampered. Reservations essential.

EAT: THE SMILE, NEW YORK – the long time favourite for New York’s hipsters, smile is an effortlessly cool little hangout that’s good any time of day or night.

EAT: COOKIE, MELBOURNE – Cookie has been a favourite with the grooviest Melbournians for years. Any night of the week it’s a sensational spot – cool and effortless interior, great vibe, sensational food. Tucked away up some stairs in a slightly rundown old building in the centre of town, have dinner and then a movie at the roof top cinema upstairs and follow it up with a  drink in the bar … if you can squeeze in amongst the crowds that is.

VISIT/EAT: NEUE GALERIE, NEW YORK – Hidden away in a stunning townhouse, the collection is of early 20th century German and Austrian art and objects d’art. Best of all is the Café Sabarsky on the ground floor which  serves traditional German food and overlooks the park – a  must stop place for lunch when up town.

EAT: AFTERNOON TEA AT SKETCH, LONDON – the best places to take tea are normally establishment but the parlour at the relatively new Sketch in London’s West End is a rare exception that combines the old school charm of the leisurely taking of tea with new school looks. The tea selection at the parlour is great but it’s the cakes that make it superb, plus there’s something about the peachy light and the floral scent in the air that all come together to make the parlour a perfect spot for tea. If you’re going on the weekend make sure you make a reservation.

STAY: HOTEL DE SERS, PARIS – very chic, very well designed and a perfect location. Hotel de Sers can’t be beat. And the breakfasts are wonderful too!
EAT: THE IVY, LONDON – sure it’s a scene, but it’s a charming scene. The cosiness and club feel of The Ivy is what makes it so special. Whenever I’m there I feel like I’m in another time. The food’s great of course, you don’t get to be a classic like this without good food. The friends who I’ve always been to the Ivy with always let me have the seat facing the rstaurant – they know that what people come to the Ivy for is more than the great food and vibe – it’s the star spotting – and it’ll never let you down on that score.
STAY: THE LYALL, MELBOURNE – out in the suburbs (the posh suburbs that is) you’ll find this little delight – a boutique hotel at its best with a great spa and sensational breakfasts. Lots of good little cafes and restaurants nearby and reasonably close to everything else Melbourne has to offer. The general look of the place is well considered and the whole vibe comfortable and chic.

EAT: FREEMAN’S, NEW YORK – tucked away down a little alleyway, this gem glows with fairy lights on the outside and inside its series of woody, homely rooms overflowing with wild flowers and taxidermy make it one of the best little secret spots in New York and the food’s just as homely and cosy as the interior.

About Karen Walker:
Karen Walker is a fashion brand with a reputation for its original, effortless and unpre­ten­tious style. Karen Walker shows each season as part of New York Fashion Week and has permanent showrooms in London, New York, Tokyo and Sydney.

Karen Walker is stocked in over 350 stores throughout the world in cities including New York, London, Los Angeles, Sydney and Tokyo. There are also three Karen Walker flagship stores in New Zealand and one flagship store in Taipei.

She was awarded the 2007 Prix de Marie Claire award for best creative talent.

Michael Makras


FFF LOVES… his finely-tuned eye for great specs. He houses a mean vintage collection too. Fabulous!

EAT: Ucello at the Ivy followed by the Pool Club bar for a quintessential Sydney experience.

EAT: Salt beef sandwiches with pickles at Selfridges food hall London.

EAT: Les Trois Garcon Restaurant Paris  (right) – eclectic to the max.

EAT: J.Sheekey restaurant London – iconic british fishcakes after a west end show.

SHOP: Bernard’s Magic Shop in Melbourne – for unexpected childrens ( and adults) gifts.

RELAX: Anthony Quinn Beach on the island of Rhodes (below) – best beach ever!

STAY: Marco Polo Mansion on the island of Rhodes – the coolest hide away.

VISIT: The Barcelona Pavillion by Mies van der Rhoe-inspiring architecture in Spain.

EAT: Gordon Ramsay restaurant at the Conrad in Tokyo – exquisite degustation menu

SHOP: Comme des Garçons flagship store – inspiring interiors -Tokyo

About Michael Makras:
Michael Makras is an optometrist and owner of OPTIKO, a luxury eyewear boutique which is home to a well edited collection of exquisite eyewear sourced from around the world. OPTIKO’s clients span all areas from high profile politicians to actors and well known fashion designers. Michael had spent a several years living in London from where he travelled extensively. Mike now travels to Europe and Japan regularly to source eyewear for the OPTIKO boutique in Brisbane.

Kirsten Carriol


FFF LOVES… Lanolips in Rhubarb. The delicious shade was inspired by her Grandmother’s rhubarb and banana puddings. Mmm… lipsmacking.

EAT:   Prêt a Manger, London.  They make the worlds BEST lobster sandwich for under a tenner.

EAT: Laduree in paris for macaroons. Friend’s babies have been conceived as a result of these little beauties.

SHOP:  Valentino Flagship Boutique in Paris (17-19, Avenue Montaigne 75008) for sentimental reasons. This is where I bought the suit I was married in.

EAT: At any corner Hotdog stand in New York. A very guilty pleasure.

EAT: In Capri, succulent tomatoes cut into thick slices and drizzled with sea salt and fresh lemon.  This was done for us on a little shanty boat, by a little old man, by hand from his esky, He grew the tomatoes himself - I can still taste it today. 

SHOP:  The Ralph Lauren Flagship in New York – my wardrobe staple, this has the best selection (and the best sales) of any RL store in the world.

EAT: mouth-watering boccocini at any corner restaurant in Positano.

STAY: L’Hotel, (13 Rue des Beaux-Arts 75006 Paris, France 01 44 41 99 00) in The Latin Qtr in Paris where Oscar Wilde used to lay his head and think crazy thoughts.

EAT: Club 55 in St Tropez (Plage de Pampelonne 83350 St Tropez, France 04 94 55 55 55) where a massive platter of raw vegetables strangely becomes like ordering caviar, in prestige and price.  The most glamorous and exciting restaurant in the world. There is nothing quite like it.

SHOP: Any J.Crew Store in the US, for everyday basics, they do the best job in the world of simple affordable stylish luxury.  And any company that can double their earnings in a recession is doing something right.

About Kirsten Carriol:
Kirsten Carriol has spent 10 years owning and running her own PR Agency specialising in all things beauty, cosmetics, hair care and other gorgeous, lifestyle products. Kirsten has also consulted on colour ranges for beauty companies. 

Kirsten used lanolin as a little girl when her Father, a Professor of Molecular Biology & Genetics insisted that it was simply the best moisturiser a skin could get. Couple this with many farm holidays at her Grandparents property where she spent hours in the sheep shearing sheds, lanolin became an integral part of her childhood. As time passed on she discovered lip glaces, lip glosses and lipsticks, but never really found anything that lived up to lanolin. 

Six years ago on her way to the airport in Paris she was contemplating the long flight ahead and lack of products good enough for the drying on-air climate. It was then that she decided to bring lanolin back to the world and Lanolips™ was born. A labour of love ever since, Kirsten has finally created her dream product… merging glamour, nature, no-nonsense and simplicity.

Kirsten is truly addicted to the perfection of lanolin and wants everyone to rediscover this magical ingredient.