blogger collaboration.


We're so excited for a not so little project that has been brewing in the casper&pearl studio these last few months! What makes it that bit more exciting is that some of our most favourite Australian bloggers are getting involved! This collaboration is giving us tingles of excitement, what is better than supporting emerging designers, street style, hand written letters and saving lives? Well we can't think of anything!

Jacob Robson EP recording

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Every day is a good day to shoot a roll or two of Ilford HP5+ 35mm, which is what made me so excited to spend a couple of afternoons hanging out in the studio shooting for my old friend's debut EP. While the mixes are still in the works, you can hear his husky-toned demos on Jake's soundcloud

I do have to apologise for the quality of the scans; I'm very unhappy with all the places I've tried so far in Adelaide (various Diamonds and Camera House outlets - Atkins can be difficult to get to within opening hours). It's the first time I've had anything push processed (400 ISO pushed to 1600) and I'm thrilled with those results, though. Got any thoughts on black and white film/processing/scanning? I'd love to hear them.

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How to make food without Mum!
Okay so you’re living out of home and trying to study, while at the same time trying to work at least 18 hours to help you make enough money to survive the week.
But within all the studying (or procrastinating :P), working and socialising we find we don’t have enough time to make our own food, so we end up eating out (and spending the money we don’t have) or vegemite on toast for dinner with some chocolate for dessert. If this sounds like you, for your health’s and money’s sake, read on...
Just because Mum’s not home to have dinner waiting for you anymore, or to do the shopping, doesn’t mean you have to settle for vegemite on toast (yuck) or buying takeout.
I’m 21 years old and I’ve been living out of home for about 2 years, while studying and working at the same time. I hardly ever buy take out and I make all my meals at home. So I’ve come up with some handy tips I think will help get you started:
1.       Not quite sure how to cook pasta? You need this book - The Starter Kitchen by Callum Hann. This will teach you some basics and give you some easy meal ideas for the week.
You can buy this online for about $23 or it can be found at any book shop, like Borders at Rundle Mall.

    2.       If you’re a pasta pro on the other hand ;) here are the basics you should have in 
YOUR  fridge:
-          Eggs
-          Milk
-          Cheese
-          Yoghurt
-          Chilli, garlic, lemon, ginger
-          Tofu (if you like, comes in handy)                                                                                     

In your pantry:
-          Rice, pasta
-          Tin cans of tuna
-          Tin cans of tomatoes
-          Soy sauce
-          Apple cider vinegar (so many health benefits!! Also it’s awesome as a salad dressing, no salt or extras required)
-          Spices: ground garlic, cinnamon, turmeric, paprika, salt, pepper (these random spices that you’ve probably never heard of can be found at a shop called Ceylon Spices in Gilles Plains)
You can cater this to your taste and needs, but try to always have these on hand because a warm mouth-watering spaghetti could easily be tonight’s dinner :)

Handy tips:
3.    Being out of home, you still need to get all your nutrients! Buy all your fruit and vegies from a Market place. It’s ridiculously cheaper, so your saving a lot of money in the process. The Adelaide Central Market is a great place to shop or there are the Farmer’s Markets which are held every Sunday at the Adelaide Show Grounds which sell local and organic produce....just to name a few.

4.    ALWAYS GO SHOPPING WITH A LIST! Never wing it or you end up forgetting things and buying more than you initially expected.
The foods I found that are really useful to always have on hand are spinach, cucumber, tomatoes, carrots, apples (great to eat on the go) and bananas (make yummy breakfast smoothies).

5.    Pre-prepare food. Good quality air-tight containers make food last so much longer, saving you time and money. I tend to make a big batch of salad and separate it into 2 or 3 containers, and when I go to use them I throw a dash of apple cider vinegar on it as a dressing and a can of tuna on top. It makes it so handy if you’re running late, which I usually am!

6.    Make your own meat patties and meatballs and have them handy in the freezer. They’re so much tastier, cheaper and you know what is actually going into them. My next article will include how to make this :)

I make Sunday’s my shopping and preparing day. If I have a list ready I’m in and out of the markets in about 30 minutes, and food prep takes about 30minutes when I’m home, depends on what I feel like having that week.

The hardest thing about doing this is being ORGANISED, but its definetly worth it! This will save you so much time and money, once you get yourself into a good routine.

My next article will include some easy recipes and some meal preparing ideas, so watch this space! Good luck and happy eating :)
By Sylvia

Test shoot | Gina

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FROM Rihanna to Angelina Jolie, my gorgeous model Gina has gotten every comparison under the sun. (I think she looks like Jourdan Dunn from some angles.) But this half-Indonesian, half-Australian local is set to make a name all on her own, particularly in the Asian modelling market, where she's had the most experience.

She'll be a bridesmaid in a wedding I'm shooting in September, and with the stunning bride in the combination, I know it will be a dream job for me.

Photography and styling | Chanelle Leslie (new website!)
Hair and makeup | Larissa Jones
Model | Gina, unsigned
Some clothing courtesy of Pedal and Thread

(How cute is the bike?! I loved it so much I bought it on the spot.)


Is there anything better than 90's Kate? If there is, we don't want to know about it! This picture is permanently on our moodboard and you can see why! we LOVE kate!

the story.

the website is nearly finished! such an exciting process to put together all of the last little details, here is a little sneaky peek of the story page! xx

Guest post | This season's trousers

Editor's note: Laura from Matches submitted this guest post and the trouser picks were just too good to pass up! Enjoy.

With long summer days fading fast, trousers are first on the autumn/winter wish list and they are literally everywhere in every style this season. When the weather starts to become a little unpredictable they are great for rainy or colder days.
Tailored trousers are a brilliant trend for the office and can be found in many different colours so you can be as daring as you like. Green and cobalt blue are bang on trend right now and so you can be sure to look ultra-stylish while at the office. Maxmarahas opted for orange-red in his latest collection. They can easily be taken from day to night by swapping a fitted shirt for a sheer blouse and adding some killer heels.

Cropped trousers are great for in between days (not warm enough for a skirt, cold enough for trousers) and will give you the same options as tailored trousers. For the fashion-forward try a vivid yellow or if classic shades are more for you go with an old favourite that will never date, navy.
For casual style try a loungey palazzo style. Easy enough to be worn for shopping, walking or just snuggled up at home. A great alternative to the maxi skirt, they will look great with a fitted vest top and a statement gold necklace. They can be worn with comfy flats or dressed up with a pair of platform gold wedges.
Coloured denim is a go to trend this season and you can’t beat pastel shades this season. Lilac, mint green and candy colours are the perfect way to add some colour to your winter wardrobe even if the weather leaves a lot to be desired.