Behind the Scenes

Renya Xydis Travel Diary

Wednesday, 8th April 2015by culture HQ
"We spent the whole day shooting Phoebe Tonkin - she has been a client of mine for a long time, so it was great fun to get to spend so much time with her.”

WORK TRIPS RARELY COME AS ACTION PACKED, STAR-STUDDED OR IRRESISTIBLY CHIC AS RENYA XYDIS’ RECENT TRIP TO LOS ANGELES. ARGUABLY ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S MOST SUCCESSFUL STYLING EXPORTS, THIS HIGH WATTAGE STYLIST LET US PEEK INSIDE HER TRAVEL DIARY AND PEER THROUGH THE POLAROIDS FROM THE WHIRLWIND TRIP. WHAT WAS HIDDEN WITHIN ITS PAGES? SELFIES WITH RUBY ROSE (NATURALLY), POLAROIDS OF PHOEBE TONKIN AND A WHOLE PLETHORA OF RARE BEHIND THE SCENES SNAPS OF HER COVER SHOOT WITH ELLE AUSTRALIA.

“Getting to work with such amazing talent and a really inspiring and creative team was definitely the highlight.’ says Renya of her favourite moment within the recent trip. “I really love getting out of my comfort zone and pushing the boundaries.”

From an insider’s perspective, what’s the coolest spot in Los Angeles? It’s all about celebrity spotting with a side of Chinese for Renya and Co. “Mr. Chow – I always stop by when I’m in LA! It’s such an iconic restaurant and I’m obsessed with the interiors, as well as the food.”

And finally, what tips does this styling superstar have for those wanting to keep looking chic whilst travelling long distances? “When travelling overseas, it is important to not forget about your hair… especially if you can expect a season change at your destination! To protect my hair, I always carry hair oil with me and make sure I have packed my go-to styling tools.”

Take a sneak peak inside this incredible stylist’s tour diary below. FOMO, anyone?



Wednesday, 8th April 2015by culture HQ