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Thanks for a fab year, 2015

Where do I even begin to describe 2015?

2015 was the year that I met amazing people and made friends I know will be around for a long time.

2015 was the year that I worked my ass off and reached my goals.

2015 was the year that I got a taste of the real world and thrived from it.

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I’m back and I did some pretty cool things while I was gone part 1

Firstly, I started writing this on the 2nd of September on my way home from the Little Bourke St Runway, but, like my life right now, I got too busy to finish it and post at a decent, more recent time.

SO, let’s go back a month and pretend like my absence never happened…

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casual OOTD

casual OOTD

Not only does this look form part of my summer wishlist, but I think this is the perfect casual sports-luxe look!

Get the items in the edit below!

Nike shirt
$35 – zalando.co.uk

Topshop white jeans
$73 – nordstrom.com

Windsor Smith platform sandals
$76 – styletread.com.au

STELLA McCARTNEY over the shoulder purse
$1,105 – nordstrom.com

Speck laptop bag
$52 – nordstrom.com

Tech accessory
nylon.com

Garrett Leight sunglasses
$430 – liberty.co.uk

Nars cosmetic
barneys.com

Gucci mascara
gucci.com

Mac cosmetic
$24 – selfridges.com

Nail polish
$10 – americanapparel.com.au

Essie nail polish
jcpenney.com
DS xx

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week!

Wednesday September 3rd was one of the most stressful night of my life!

Picture this: A stress-prone fashion blogger/budding high fashion magazine editor sitting front row at a designer runway.

Kind of like what you see in movies and on The Rachel Zoe Project, right?

Well I wish I could say that things went that smoothly.

There I was, sitting in my cute little Volkswagen Beetle, with my knees tucked under my chin while wearing my (very high) Windsor Smith ‘Powwer’ heels, draped in this gorgeous printed kimono from Mink Pink, while tugging at my leather top from Mossman, and trying not to make the rips in my Topshop ripped jeans any bigger than they should be. It was 6:00pm and the MSFW Designer Runway 2 was going to start at 6:30. We thought that surely, parking would be easy to find… It wasn’t.

My poor mother and I drove around for one hour trying to find parking! By the time we parked and walked down to Melbourne Town Hall, Designer Runway 2 has approximately 7 minutes until it was over.

Stressed, depressed (but well dressed) and absolutely desperate to see the show, we went to the box office, explained our situation and asked if it would be possible to see the 8:00pm show. After being told that we needed to purchase new tickets, my mum and I turned and left the box office in defeat. Then, we hear the words “guys, hold on”

After the emotional roller coaster that was missing the first show, stressing to find parking, and not being able to get tickets for the 8pm show, a wave of relief rushed over us thanks to this one incredibly kind woman. As we turn around, the MSFW volunteer comes over to us with two tickets to the 8pm show, free of charge. “Take these and enjoy the show” she said. In shock, I replied “are you serious?!” 

So, from then, what I liked to call my night begun, and I got to see the amazing work of Manning Cartell, LIFEwithBIRD, Khalo, Carly Hunter, Alice Mccall, Lui Hon, YB J’AMIE, Neo Dia, and finally, Willow.

Although every collection was great, I did have my favourites, which were Lui Hon, Neo Dia, Manning Cartel and Khalo. (pictured above)

I must admit though that although I loved majority of the collections, there were some pieces that didn’t appeal to me. For example, Carly Hunter’s collection which consisted of a lot of draping and 80’s prom dress silk/satin puffy tops didn’t excite me.

Another thing that I didn’t particularly like was that a lot of the collections used Birkinstock styled shoes from MSFW official partner, Windsor Smith (Slip and Cara sandals) which, for someone who absolutely loathes that type of sandal, really pulled my attention away from the pieces which I was meant to be focusing on.

Windsor Smith, however, did have other pairs of gorgeous shoes on display, specifically their 60’s inspired ‘Largo’ shoe which I have fallen for!

 Looking back, I am so grateful that I got to be apart of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, and I know that Designer Runway 2 was only the first of many fashion shows that I will go to see, and hopefully this time next year I can be writing to you from London, Milan, Paris, or New York!

I would also like to say a big thank you to that MSFW volunteer – I don’t know who you are but I’m sending every positive vibe your way!

Stay tuned: Next week I will be posting videos from MSFW Designer Runway 2 on YouTube!

 

 

 

The Fashion Journals at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week!

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September 3rd will be the night!

I will be seeing amazing designers and brands like Manning Cartel, LIFEwithBIRD, Khalo, Carly Hunter, Alice Mccall, Lui Hon, YB J’AMIE, Neo Dia, and finally, Willow.

Expect a lot of photos and a lot of excitement, because this will undoubtedly be the highlight of my life in the next few incredibly busy weeks!!!

A quick side note: I know my feed is becoming slower day by day, but my final year of VCE is demanding my full attention, but I will always try to post where possible!

Calm & Classy

calm & classy

 

Stay cool, collected and classy this Spring/Summer season with white dresses, soft leather bags, heeled sandals, literally of any and all types!

Sunglasses are a must and who doesn’t love a good pair of the practical but stylish shade?!

Keep the colours neutral, that way you can mix and match a few different things without worrying about colour clashing!

Beat the heat and look good while doing so!

Favourite sets to date

This collection is based solely on what I have put together from either experience or based on something that I would love to wear and want to persevere to buy for myself! These are probably some of my best sets to date!

The Fashion musts of spring!

The Fashion musts of spring!

 

Forget the generic “fashion do’s” and jump straight to the musts! These simple, yet versatile items can transform your wardrobe this spring and carry on into late autumn!
Try mixing pastel colours with black and white statement accessories or basics.
Things like lace shorts, patterned/printed jackets, chunky soles, stripes and leather, you are ready to be thrown in the deep end of the unpredictable and inconsistent weather of spring!

Boyfriend tee
$28 – sportsgirl.com.au

Leather motorcycle jacket
$350 – thegrandsocial.com.au

Topshop jacket
topshop.com

Golf skirt
$74 – sportsgirl.com.au

Slip on booties
$185 – windsorsmith.com.au

Leather shoes
$140 – windsorsmith.com.au

Marc by Marc Jacobs messenger bag
$555 – harrods.com

Party purse
$55 – beginningboutique.com.au

Lips makeup
sephora.com

BUTTER DREAM YOURE A GEM
$9.20 – sportsgirl.com.au

Jump into spring!

I’d like to start off by stating that end of term holidays are approaching and I will be back to posting often as soon as they commence!
For the mean time though…
While you’re waiting for that hot summer breeze, there is no reason why you shouldn’t embrace the styles of summer. With classic dresses, lace and a great pair of sunglasses, you can make a spring statement!
This idea was inspired by a dress which, again, as I do, I found in the back of my wardrobe that I had only worn once to a family function. The blue lace dress which I purchased from Dotti some years ago has come in handy in a way I never thought possible.
Here is an idea of how you can work your own lace dress in the temperamental spring weather! Jump into spring!

Just add a slick neutral coloured blazer, or even a denim jacket and your look is complete!

Summer shoes
$83 – windsorsmith.com.au

Michael kors necklace
bloomingdales.com

Linda Farrow sunglasses
$440 – liberty.co.uk

Jigsaw black hat
$77 – jigsaw-online.com

Marc Jacobs fruity perfume
$47 – escentual.com

Victoria s Secret aqua perfume
victoriassecret.com