You often here the term LBD or little black dress and how much of a wardrobe staple just one garment can be. However, from my recent adventure to Los Angeles I found myself something a little different, a little brighter, … Continue reading
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Deadly Nuances Dress
High – Stand Collar – Asian inspired
Beautiful embroidered Bodice
Leather Laced splcied front to back
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Really Dark, nostalgic, sexy
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Hope everyone is having a great Monday !
For all the Aussie’s I hope everyone had an awesome long weekend – I know I definitely had quite a nice one but it just went way too fast !
So Last Weekend I shared with you a very gorgeous, simple blue and white floral printed top, this week I’ve got another Blue Floral to share with you.
The weather was quite Hot and Humid, as it always is when Spring and Summer truly reveal themselves here in Sydney and in saying this A Lady must always dress appropriately !
I present to you a very comfortable, very lightweight cotton floral printed shirt dress.
Scroll down and check out the look !
Twirl and pin back that fringe girl because
it is way too hot to have hair in your face !
Curled the tips of my hair because I wanted that vintage day time look.
Nude brown lips, and short Vintage flicks.
Cute Heart shaped Earrings to tie in the look.
a plaited caramel coloured belt.
and ofcourse we all know what shoes I wore !
me love love loveeee them so much !
My new Laura Ashley three-tone tote bag.
Super big to fit EVERYTHING you could possibly imagine inside !
Shirt Dresses are an all time favourite, especially for Spring.
Collared styles add that clean-cut touch to your look.
This outfit was just so comfy that I lasted all day in it. No Need to re-style it – Night time the weather was beautiful So I didn’t really have to change up the look.
Dessert Time called !
OMG has anyone tried YOGURBERRY !!!
I’m so obssessed – Eastwood YogurBerry is actually Self Serve So my boyfriend and I had a bit of fun mixing up all the toppings
Such a Cute little setting just near Eastwood Train Station.
And Well the whole flower thing matched my outfit so I snapped it !
It was very tourist of me but hey Don’t Judge !
Dessert All gone !
We had an Amazing day and Night – Thanks to my Boyfi !
However Coming home, Startled us a little.
Midnight – As I was being dropped off – opened the car door… and this cute little thing scared the crap out of me !
Midnight on a Sunday , poor thing was lost !
But it’s okay we saved her ❤
Our dog Samson playing with her !..
Sniffing eachothers….Rear ends hahahaha
Too Cute !
❤ paw pals !
That’s pretty much the end !
Lights out Lovely People.
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Crazy busy weekend, such beautiful and unforgettable moments with the people I love, and a splash of shopping !
That pretty much sums up my weekend…
Saturday morning began with a mad rush to our local “mall” as mum and I quickly tried to get some super important pre-christening errands done.
I was feeling very drained from the work week, struggling to get out of bed and get to it, so I thought I’d try and refresh myself for a big day ahead by adding a fresh pop to my outfit.
Nothing screams BRIGHT louder than a neon multi-coloured cross appliqued across your chest on a sheer pastel.
Add a neon textured scarf to it and VOILA you’re shining “bright like a diamond”.
Do we love it ?!
Limping around with my knee I just couldn’t resist ! I had to stop by at Betts,and well… we all know what happens when I stop by at Betts
YAY – Brought new shoes ! *smiles like a loser*
With my knee, back problems and all, These shoes don’t actually have much of a high heel AND are a great spring/summer style that go with pretty much anything in the wardrobe.
Love the wood and thick black strap design – Cannot wait to take these babies on a Test run.
Shopping was over – we quickly headed home so that I could get my face and hair “did” for our beautiful baby Alex’s christening and First birthday !
Half a can of hairspray and 40 minutes of makeup later, it was dress time !
It seems that when I have important functions there is always something wrong with at least one part of my body, but it’s okay no panic here, we just keep our fashion face on !
For this look I meshed formal with confidence and comfort and with that I present to you the beautiful Saskia Maxi from Zen clothing !
A gorgeous blue and yellow print, elasticated waist, gold embellished high scoop neck and halter cut.
It was just perfect for all my “body” problems.
I wanted to hide my legs,thanks to knee surgery they were uneven and slightly muscle-less, so the smartest way to do it was with a maxi !
As the dress already had a gold embellishment on the neck, Accessorising it was easier than ever.
we added one of these babies.
Gold plated waist belt.
Completely on-trend and very easy to find.
After the gold comes the nude !
Nude beginnings ?!
Add a big envelope bag made from textured material to dress it up.
and instead of cluttering the look with bangles and bracelets, I just did it simple with a tortoise-shell like Fossil watch.
and finally the shoes.
Usually I would dazzle it up with a pair of platforms but due to my knee I found the perfect pair of not-so-casual flats.
Thankyou Therapy and my Boss for helping me hunt these down !
Snakeskin detailed straps.
and a little heel so the back and knees don’t cry.
Now we were ready to go to the church for the christening.
Congratulations Little one on this very special day, you have a whole life ahead of you an we are so happy to be apart of your life – Sharing every little step you take.
After the Church comes the reception of course !
The wonderful parents and Godparents or Alex did a tremendous job at decorating.
Every Child’s heaven.
Wonderful weekend. Complete.
I’m off to bed lovers, xoxo
Goodnight all over the world, Lights out
Amongst all the leopards,fresh fluoros, and pastel palette’s displayed in shop windows, there’s another sort of trend that’s been lingering around.
They’re not quite Abstract or Geometric but they’re AZTEC !
For those who aren’t familiar with this trend here is a little history (all you need to know for now anyway ! ) before we hit the Target Aztec Styles in store.
The Aztecs Originated from Mexico. Their Art reflected their great appreciation for insects and mammals.
Traditional Aztec Colour Palette’s for clothing include deep blue, green, red and yellow.
However, as contemporary Designers have adopted style and formed it into a trend, Designs and colour palette’s have become more diverse.
So what are my picks and what have we got instore !?
Hot Options Aztec Print Woven Tee $35.
This beautifully printed chiffon tee is the perfect spring/summer must-have ! Add some flare in your corporate outfit or wear it casually with some denim ! To purchase online Click here
Like the print but don’t want a Tee ?
Well lucky for you it also comes as a Super-cute Dress !
STYLIST’S PICK FOR SURE !
This hot Aztec item Features a round neckline, elastic waist and even comes with a removable black belt !
This dress is $45 – click on the image for the link.
Aztec Tube Skirt $ 25 ( click on image to purchase online)
A very comfy Aztec print skirt. Features a concealed elastic waistband. Wear it with a plain black cami and purple jacket or a purple or burnt orange tank to stay casual.
We also have the first Aztec print in our maternity range. The fabric is very lightweight and it also comes with a black belt. You can wear it with or without a belt and it also looks good with some burgundy Ponte tights. Currently $31.20 – Click on the image to purchase online
That’s pretty much all the spring/summer colour palette Aztec we have in-store.
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P.S COMPLETELY UNRELATED !!!!!!
BUT i felt the need to share this with you all… I think I’ve been Bieberfied ?!?!?!?!!???!!
So I was watching Australia’s Got Talent last week and It was showing all of Justin Bieber’s fans crying and going absolutely crazy for him before he came on stage to perform and I was thinking to myself these girls are sooooooo friken Lame – why the hell would you be crying ? Seriously ?… and then He came on stage, starting singing and I was like OMSHIZ, I think I am being Bieberfied… oh no.. it can’t be… oh yes it TOTALLY can be true… I totally love his two new songs and his new I’ve-grown-out-of-my-mop-and-I’m-totally-hot-right-now hair hahahahaha ! Yeah go on, Judge me !
I’m bieberfied !
oh and for the record I still won’t cry over him though lolll
xxxx Much Love, Yours Truly
One of my most favourite parts within designing a collection is the fabrication. I could spend Days, even weeks just looking at different fabrics, textures, weights and contents. It fascinates me because you have to have a great eye not only choosing the appropriate fabric but also colour for the season and collection. You not only have to make the sketch come alive but you have to be able to tell a story, to make sure people understand and most importantly its flow.
For my mini men’s and womenswear collection “amore amore” alot of thought went into the fabrication. It’s a very important part depending on which way you work – whether you select your fabrics first then design, or vice versa.
For the women’s collection I wanted to focus more on accentuating feminine curves and mixing it up with a touch of androgyny such as masculine tailoring which is very evident in my ladies dress. It’s very two faced – in the sense that you look at it once and you say “wow she looks gorgeous, an absolutely stunning feminine piece – great shape”, but then you look at it again and you say to yourself “man I should step back – she’s in charge” – There’s a big boom of dominance in the female pieces ! Their trendy yet edgy !
Coming to fabrication – Feminine fabrics such as sheer silk organza’s and laces were a priority as well as mixing it up with a completely opposite heavy, authoritative, and grunge yet expensive clean look, the fabrics that shouted that out were genuine leather and real fur. Driving from one wholesaler to another in Sydney, trying to find what it was that I Loved and wanted the most – I must say It took forever but the reward the journey brought was great ! There is a bit of quilting evident within my designs which I think is a very strong element of masculinity as well as leather slashing !
The men’s look was kept very basic in design but it is the busy fabrication that will give you that touch of luxury as well as making you stand out from the crowd. For the men’s pant piece I chose the classic 5 pocket styled jean and for fabrication it will be a very crazy random tie dyed red and burgundy denim. I’ll keep it quiet on the men’s look and just surprise you all when the time comes !
The colours I chose for the looks for the brie are very “amore amore”. Burgundy and deep reds with a splash of live reds and black. At the same time, you can’t allow yourself to get too crazy because it’s a RTW collection so people have to be able to wear it on a day to day basis.
It was good to have been designing for FW 12 – stepping away from last years summer themed briefs. I really do enjoy my course and for those of you who think it’s all fun and games and dress ups – its honestly not – I must say those who have turned around and said that to me really don’t understand ! – That shirt you’re wearing – yes even those designer pants ! It has taken someone through a very stressful yet enjoyable journey and has been successful enough to make it into stores and into your closet ! Appreciation for the industry, whether you like that designers style or not – I appreciate it … Do you ?
It’s been a very long journey for me this semester, considering my operation – I’ve had some time off from it all trying to recover ( which i might add – slow process much !!), I’m really looking forward to next week back – I’ll have three weeks to re-work my patterns – those that need to be fixed – then to be re sampled/toiled, and finally to produce the actual collection – EEEEKKK !!! the amount of pressure and stress – I’m sure you’ll hear from it on my blog !
Cannot wait to share the collection with you !
p.s Check out the beautiful Lace samples I got ! The first is a French Lace, followed by Guipure Lace which is the one I’ll be using as it goes well with the amore amore - blood/veined theme. Bot
xxxx much love, Yours Truly