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Week 5 | Fashion Week Fundraiser and Progress.

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River Island Presents Fashion Ashes !

Goodmorning Chica’s

Happy Friday to you all – Can’t belive it is March Already – Time is Flying by. We will soon be in LA !!

Today’s Post isn’t about the Life of Rhy or Ratavosi the Label. It is about Another Fashion Brand, River Island.

While we mainly focus on ourselves, at this blog,  it is important to research and keep up to date with Other Labels and Brands.

I hope you all enjoy this Post on The Fashion Ashes Collection at River Island !

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River Island has launched a unique Southern Hemisphere collection for Spring/Summer called Fashion Ashes! Playing on the cricket series between England and Australia ‘The Ashes’, this collection sees a style off between Australian beauty Elle Brittain and British cool girl Bee Beardsworth.

About the models and collection

BEARDSWORTH

Model artist & writer 22 year old fresh face britgirl, Bee has a great sense of grungy personal style that is uniquely ‘English.’ Her cheeky personality has earned the model a cult following; Her tumblrpage attracts hundreds of fans and followers who ask Bee personal questions & life advice. Her answers are always thoughtful, open and candid, adding to her girl next door charm.

ELLE BRITTAIN

Blonde aussie bombshell Elle Britain is an emerging model face. With Lara Stone looks and bodacious curves, she is the archetypal aussie beach babe. Scouted online, Elle was signed by IMG this year. Elle also happens to be indigenous Australian and walked for the inaugural Indigenous Australia fashion we earlier this year. She has already had a few commercial campaigns under her belt and has earned fashion stripes appearing in Oyster, Yen, RUSSH & Attitude magazine.

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The two models go head to head modelling the biggest trends of S/S representing their countries’ style. The collection features festival fashion, beach wear, party dresses, street style and denim.

Overall, we go for brighter colours while the British stick to earthy tones. See the difference between the seasons most wanted trends below.

 

Festival fashion

Doing it like a brit: The brits go for a more grungy rock and roll look with leathers, fringing, boots and earthy tones.

The Aussie way: We go for brighter colours with florals and prints and a bohemian undertone to our outfits.

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Beach wear

Doing it like a brit: The brits love channelling the French Rivera feel when it comes to beachwear. Think nautical prints and boat hats!

The Aussie way: Bright colours, stunning prints and kimonos are a must to keep us looking cool. A key item to keep it causal on the beach is bleached denim shorts; these are great for throwing over your bikini bottoms.

Street style

Doing it like a Brit: Think Cara Delevingne with slogan tees and sneaker combos and on the other side there is a more feminine feel with poppy prints.

The Aussie way: We love our monochrome and sporty looks! Monochrome gives us a cool chic look while we also keep it casual with sport inspired looks.

Party dresses

Doing it like a Brit: Glamour, metallic and sparkle are all part of the party look in the northern hemisphere.

The Aussie way: Our top dress styles are body con and skater dresses. Pair this with bright colours, cut out or prints and you have the perfect combination!

 

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The Xmas Book Edit | Good reads for Any Fashionista

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It’s Friday everyone !!!!!!!!!! Yayyyyyyyyyyy 🙂

Who’s excited !?!?!? – I know for most of you it’s the last day of work before the Christmas and New Year Break. Unfortunately for me, I’ll be working through it all but that doesn’t mean we don’t have time for Christmas Cheer or for this post – A book Edit.

Last Month We made our way into the city, and as always I love visiting my two favourite book stores  – Dymocks and Kinokuniya.

Sadly, That weekend was really hot and busy so we weren’t able to make our way as far as Kinokuniya, but I did manage to pop into Dymocks.

So Below you’ll see my Top five Fashionista Picks for Christmas And What a Score, I received one of them today as a gift.(I guess this book Edit will make it a little easier to fill up my Christmas Stocking ?!?)

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First on the List…. Drum roll pleaseeee *makes strange noises*

My Idol, My Inspiration, My love

“Mademoiselle – Coco Chanel and the pulse of History”

I have this major obsession with Chanel, seriously, Who doesn’t know of my Love for Chanel, Paris and everything French ???

Every time a new Book about her comes out, It’s like this crazy monster takes over and I roar “I MUST HAVE THAT” – so believe me when I say, it was hard to walk away from this without purchasing.

I’m holding hope that someone’s thought of me and bought it for Christmas, but if not, don’t worry It’s still on my Christmas list.

I wouldn’t completely walk away from Chanel.

 

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Alexa Chuna – It

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She is another one of my Muses, I love her Style and her gorgeous big eyes.

I love the cover and colour of this book. Very pastel and Girly, Much like Alexa’s Style.

If you are stuck for a Christmas gift and she happens to like Fashion and Certain Style Icons, then I’d definitely buy “It”.

 

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Humans of New York – Brandon Stanton.

Oh my God ! I Love the Humans of New York Feed on face book and all their stories that randomly pop up as you scroll.

For me, it is not only amusing but also very interesting to know. I often find myself in the car or at the park, at dinner, just out in general, looking at other people and wondering what kind of life they lead, and what their story is.

I actually received this as a Christmas gift today and I cannot wait to flip through it and have a Good Read !

It’s a quirky kind of read ,definitely something to gain inspiration from.

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Burda Style – Sewing Vintage Modern.

I cannot stress just how important it is to find a decent pattern book that ALREADY HAS patterns that come with it. It is one of my favourite things and makes it easy for anyone to follow.

Burda is also one of my preferred patternmaking Choices as I find, not only are they on trend with their style but their patterns fit beautifully.

Definitely a recommended gift for Fashionistas and anyone who is interested in sewing, or into 1920’s – 60’s Style with a Modern Touch !

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5 – Lucky Last

The Beginners Guide to Dressmaking – Wendy Ward

Yet Another Dressmaking book – I believe if you are going to sew, learn how to sew or be interested in sewing ,

It’s important to have a few good dressmaking Reads and this is definitely one of them for the coming year.

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Well There it is Chica’s,

My 2014/2015 Christmas Book edit for Fashionistas.

If you’re looking for some Good reads, they are highly recommended.

As I read them, I’ll give you guys a review.

 

Hope everyone has a brilliant Friday, and an even better Weekend.

For those of you who are travelling over the Christmas Period, Stay safe xoxo

 

Oh and also – We also still have some more Accessories from Our Mexican Range for purchase – Let us know if you’d like to order any.

 

Much Love,

Yours Truly

Spreading the Christmas Love | Free Shipping* on All Shourouk Necklaces | Offer Ends Tonight 10pm

Happy Hump Day Everyone !

There’s Only a Week Left Until Christmas, One of my Favourite Holidays of the Year so I’m going to Spread the Christmas Love with a Special Offer to you all.

I was so relieved and pleased with how well The weekend Markets worked out, as well as all the positive feedback I received, that I’ve Decided to give Free Shipping* on All Shourouk Orders within Australia.

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Our Gorgeous Model Mona Lisa wearing our Shourouk Jewels, one of the hottest accessories on the market right now.

This Stunning Necklace can add Colour to any Outfit or even be that Perfect Christmas Gift you’ve been looking for.

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Order Now to Receive by Next Week, Offer Ends Tonight at 10pm.

 

How to Order :

Simple fill out the Order Form Below and we will Send you an invoice and Shipping Details..

As there are limited numbers in stock, it will be First in Best Dressed… LITERALLY… so HURRY !

Please note: Prices do not include Shipping costs, However Today until 10pm we have Free Shipping on offer to all Australia Orders –

We also Ship internationally, however please keep in mind the fees.

Shourouk Necklace | $29.99

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xo Much Love,

Yours Truly

 

*Free Shipping is on offer for Australia Wide orders on Shourouk Necklaces only.

Bienvenido De Nuevo | Spring Summer 15 Campaign Shoot

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Bienvenido De Nuevo | Collection is out Now !

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Hi Chica’s !

It’s been a beautiful weekend for us, Sunshine and a little windy but thank Goodness there’s been no Rain !

As I have mentioned earlier this week on Both Instagram, Facebook and Our Blog, Our Collection is now available to the public via the Hills Artisan Markets.

We had a nice first time Success for our first Market Day ever at Castle Hill Showground and we are happy to say we will be back Next year February 28th 2015, 7am – 12 noon for the Artisan Markets.

So please don’t forget to Pencil us in ! We hope to see more of you there Next year.

If you’d like to pre-order some of our range, As you know the Accessories are available online on our blog via the “Shop” Menu. However if you are after the Clothing simply fill out a contact form on our Contact Page and we will send you a Price and Item List with all Details.

Before I end this post, I’d like to thank everyone for their purchases, especially all of you lovely Chica’s who came and visited us at the markets ! Your Presence didn’t go unnoticed , I assure you !

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This afternoon I have been Editing the Video to our Bienvenido De Nuevo Photoshoot !

I’m so excited and RELIEVED to be able to say it’s finally Done !!

Video Sneak Peek has already been uploaded on our instagram and Youtube.

Our YouTube Description has a full Price List of our Items, Again, If you’d like to Purchase anything please send us an inquiry via our contact page – It’s really easy, all you have to do is fill out a contact form telling us what you’d like, and we will send you a price and size list, if you have any other inquiries, please feel free to ask us !

For Sizing inquiries, We have a Size 8 – 12 size range and only offer One Size only for 3 of our Styles.

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Our Video will be up soon ! Check back here at 7.30pm

Cannot wait for you all to see it.

xxxx Much Love,

Yours Truly

PENCIL IT IN | Announcement for the Collection !

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