Concert Hall

posted on: 28 January, 2016


H&M Blouse • Hatsumi’s Laundry Bralet • 3.1 Philip Lim Culottes • Shakuhachi Shoes • Opening Ceremony Wallet

I’ve kept my travel experiences private apart from the occasional #USAxDenchibitionist post on Instagram. But I couldn’t resist sharing a few photos of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Here I’ve paired shots of the deconstructivist style building with outfit photos taken at Adelaide Festival Centre.

I’ve worn an understated black outfit with quirky circular accents from the dotted underwear peeking through to the laser cut culottes. The OC wallet is one of my favourite pieces to date. In fact, I was so in love with the wallet that I recently got my hands on an OC bag too (no pun intended). Keep your eyes peeled, you might see it on the blog soon!

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Photography in Los Angeles and Styling by Crystal Dench

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Coal Cellar Bar + Grill Menu Tasting

posted on: 4 December, 2015

Denchibitionist-Coal-Cellar-+-Grill-Hilton-7I was recently very fortunate to have been invited to an exclusive menu tasting of Hilton Adelaide’s new restaurant; Coal Cellar Bar + Grill. The fine dining experience left me feeling extremely full yet somehow I managed to mentally plan my next visit before leaving the establishment. During the course of this decadent meal, we sipped on red, white and dessert wines and had a chance to talk to the chefs behind the incredible menu.

My personal favourite was the Squid Ink Ocean Trout which was smokey in flavour, complimented by the creme fraiche, and subtly tart beetroot. Chef Nicole mentioned that the dish was inspired by local cuisine found on a recent trip to Hawaii. After enjoying our entrees, we were taken on a private tour of the wine cellars by Coal Cellar Bar + Grill’s manager, Mark. The cellar is situated in the heart of the ground floor with glass walls, making it a stunning architectural piece that can be enjoyed from the foyer to the restaurant. It houses over 500 varieties of wine and over 3,000 bottles. We then made our way back to the restaurant to enjoy our mains. Not pictured here was the Charred SA Gulf Prawns, Whole Baby Barramundi and Asparagus with Parma Ham Crumbs and Hollandaise Sauce.

Denchibitionist-Coal-Cellar-+-Grill-Hilton-5Duck Terrine: House Made Piccalilli, Black Tea and Prune Puree

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Denchibitionist-Coal-Cellar-+-Grill-Hilton-4Denchibitionist-Coal-Cellar-+-Grill-Hilton-3Squid Ink Ocean Trout: Horseradish Creme Fraiche and Beetroot, Lemon Myrtle Tapioca

Denchibitionist-Coal-Cellar-+-Grill-Hilton-1Seared Kingfish: Lime Leaf and Thai Basil, Roasted Peanuts, Fragrant Potato

Denchibitionist-Coal-Cellar-+-Grill-Hilton-19Hilton Hotel Wine Cellar

Denchibitionist-Coal-Cellar-+-Grill-Hilton-12Angus Pure Grass Fed Tomahawk Steak – For 2 To Share: Hollandaise and Mustard

Denchibitionist-Coal-Cellar-+-Grill-Hilton-10Loxton Free Range Lamb Cutlets: Minted- Mustard, Sweet Corn

Denchibitionist-Coal-Cellar-+-Grill-Hilton-9Roasted Butternut Conchiglie Pasta: Pumpkin Seed Pesto, Bok Choy and Ginger Crumble

Denchibitionist-Coal-Cellar-+-Grill-Hilton-8Wagyu Rump – Marble Score 9: Malted Grains and Sweet Soy

Denchibitionist-Coal-Cellar-+-Grill-Hilton-20Bombe “Australiana”: Lemon Myrtle, Macadamia Praline, Wattle Seed Ice Cream, Davidson Plum Sorbet
Creme Brulee: Raspberry, Pine Nut, Basil

Denchibitionist-Coal-Cellar-+-Grill-Hilton-18From left to right: Creme Brulee: Raspberry, Pine Nut, Basil
Bombe “Australiana”: Lemon Myrtle, Macadamia Praline, Wattle Seed Ice Cream, Davidson Plum Sorbet
Cocoa and Caraway Macaroons with Strawberries and Cream
Chocolate Fondant

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Personal Hotspot

posted on: 15 October, 2015

Denchibitionist-Crystal-Dench-House-of-Cards-WIFI-Dress-1 (1)House of Cards Dress • Jeffrey Campbell Shoes • Equipment Sunglasses

Being a product of generation Y I’ve been engaged with technology throughout my life thus far. As a kid I would contently spend hours in front of our family’s then state of the art desktop and create art work on MS Paint. I cared for many virtual pets of the Tamagotchi and Neopet variety and I don’t mean to brag, but I was the first of my friends to get a Nokia 3310 in Year 6. So it makes sense that I got heart filled emoji eyes as soon as I saw this dress. Here I’ve stripped it back for my idea of a casual day look but I’ve also sported it with metallic socks, ankle boots and worn a skivvy underneath.

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Styling and creative direction by Crystal Dench

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Pleats Please

posted on: 31 August, 2015

6Topshop Moto Denim Top • Witchery Silk Shirt • Zara Skirt • Stella McCartney Shoes

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Styling and creative direction by Crystal Dench

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How To Style A White Shirt

posted on: 16 July, 2015


Topshop Bra • Witchery Watch • Uniqlo Shirt • Les Petits Joueurs Bag • Warehouse Pants • Mac Lipstick • Poms Choker • Senso Shoes

Freak Out

posted on: 8 July, 2015


Drawing inspiration from Frank Zappa, I styled and conceptualized an editorial for TEO Magazine’s issue 7. The colours on the Freak Out record primarily influence the editorial. Though the colourful characters described in the album Over-Nite Sensation lyrically shaped the character that Ashleigh channels.

It was creatively fulfilling to style the shoot incorporating latex, leather, faux fur, denim, knitwear and mesh garments by established and emerging Australian designers accompanied with handmade accessories from New York label Creepyyeha.

View the full editorial in the magazine here.

Hair and Makeup: Kristina Persichini

Styling: Crystal Dench

Model: Ashleigh Skye

Photography: Jonno Révanche

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Orange Juice

posted on: 29 June, 2015


The Flaming Lips – Yoshi Battles the Pink Robots

COS Blouse • Topshop Skirt • Nasty Gal Shoes

This series of photographs were shot during summer and have been sitting in my draft folder for quite sometime. Yoshi Battles the Pink Robots is an album that is often on repeat, especially during the warmer months. Wayne Coyne’s playful yet melancholic vocal melodies are a perfect accompaniment to a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice on a sunny day. Though it’s currently winter in Adelaide, I channel back to a sunnier disposition by wearing this popsicle hued blouse and air punching during the ‘pow pow’ part of the self titled track on the album. Call it dealing with seasonal affective disorder if you will..

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Styling and creative direction by Crystal Dench

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Harvest Moon

posted on: 12 April, 2015

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I’m thoroughly excited to share an editorial I styled for TEO Magazine’s latest issue, which is all about Wicked Women. When coming up with the concept, I drew inspiration from other worldly beauty, envisioned deviously tall white peaks and complimented the pink crystal waters with uncomplicated outfits.

To see what else has been brewing, view the magazine here.

Hair: Aleesha O’Reilly

Makeup: Ché Kerr Pilling

Styling: Crystal Dench

Model: Céci Hardy

Photography: Adam Stanley

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Throwing Shade

posted on: 31 March, 2015

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Versace Sunglasses c/o Vision Direct • Equipment Shirt • Topshop Trousers • KARA Backpack • Rubi Shoes

I was recently on a quest to find a new pair of sunnies with gold hardware, realizing my existing frames were silver and wanting something to alternate with. Braving department stores and specialist shops I found myself bemused and dispirited by the high price point and lack of choice. Enter Vision Direct who stock designer sunglasses that are well priced with styles aplenty. I was able to select these Versace shades that have embellished detailing. Not only were these sent within a week of ordering but also came with a complimentary lens kit. I definitely recommend checking it out!

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Styling and creative direction by Crystal Dench

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Black Magic Woman

posted on: 19 February, 2015

Denchibitionist Casper & Pearl twin set gingham adelaide blogger 1casper&pearl Piper Top • casper&pearl Outsider Shorts

Boy oh boy is it busy in Adelaide right now! It’s festival time and pop up bars and venues have scattered across the city. I’ll most likely be enjoying the season’s merriments whilst wearing this pink and red duo. The gingham print set is part of casper&pearl’s upcoming collection Abracadabra which I have been fortunate to preview. Inspired by witchcraft, the range features exclusive prints, playful shapes and structured silhouettes. I have my eye on a few other pieces too but before they become mine I’ll see them down the runway. casper&pearl will be showcasing their A/W range at their first solo fashion show next week. Tickets are available online here. It’s sure to be a bewitching evening. Denchibitionist Casper & Pearl twin set gingham adelaide blogger 2 Denchibitionist Casper & Pearl twin set gingham adelaide blogger 3 Denchibitionist Casper & Pearl twin set gingham adelaide blogger 4 Denchibitionist Casper & Pearl twin set gingham adelaide blogger 5Denchibitionist Casper & Pearl twin set gingham adelaide blogger GIFPhotography by Carolyn Do
Styling and creative direction by Crystal Dench

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