Sol's Journal

Unfashionable, unpretty

February 12, 2011

There’s a new kind of bitchiness on the block – between plus size and straight size models. And it ain’t pretty. See, bigger sized girls have been derided and taken the mickey out of in the fashion industry for so long and their target audience of larger (or even just normal sized) women have felt […]

Hamburg – Creative City

October 14, 2010

Out now in Habitus magazine – here’s a longer version of my article: Forget Venice. The epitome of a city on water has a fair rival in Far Northern Europe. The unassuming trading port of Hamburg – much closer to Copenhagen than other German cities like Munich or Frankfurt – offers more than “just” seafaring […]

Plus, on a positive note

October 8, 2010

I’m back in the land of connectivity – and just in time for some amazing stuff to happen! It’s been thirteen years and a month since I first set foot in the world of modelling and Cosmopolitan magazine has it’s own 13 year anniversary this month: body love, a philosophy implemented to show a broader […]

Modellife Crisis

September 10, 2010

Facebook, twitter and blogging are changing our society. We’ve got a new outlet to define ourselves and to portray who we’d like to be. It can be interesting and outright funny at times. I recently had a few giggles discovering lots of women in their mid to late thirties declaring “they could have modeled if they’d […]

Reader question answered

September 8, 2010

I recently had an email from one of my readers regarding the NIDA short courses I did a few years ago. How good are they and what did you get out of it, he asked. Here’s my answer: I personally enjoyed the voice course a lot – the teacher was fantastic and it incorporated body […]


July 13, 2010

From Body, Mind & Sol JULY 13, 2010 Adding a challenge I was planning on a long slow endurance run today but when someone takes you up North Head via the back path over rocks, through walls and up set after set of stairs, that’s pretty much impossible. Instead it turned into interval training, getting my […]

Fit, fab, feisty, fun… and foxy!

July 12, 2010

Woohoo! Get ready for some action, people! The long awaited (at least by me) Fernwood TVC is about to hit screens around Australia this week. I loved the concept from the word go. “Women, here are a few new “f” words:  FOXY… FIT… FEISTY… FUN… FAB… Fernwood” Beautifully shot with upbeat fun music and fabulous […]

Pump it up!

July 5, 2010

Finally it’s out! A whole day of shooting with the lovely Fernwood team, photographer Paul Suesse, stylist Jacqui Olstein and hair and makeup artist Kate Lee resulted in a beautiful cover, a yoga and Pilates fashion spread, backpain story, dance feature and beauty spread. I’m in love with the results – which I think actually […]