White Lace and Tan ruffles

Thick gold Chain Necklace

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White Lace Shirt

Elegantly Casual

Burgundy Nails

Tan Detailed ruffle Skirt

Gold and Snakeskin splice sandals

Top knot Bun

Light Smokey Eyes

Nude Lips

White/snake envelope

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Beautiful colour combo !

 

 

p.s – Pinch and a Punch for the First day of the month !

 

xoxo Much Love,

Yours Truly

 

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TrenchTIME !

One thing I love about the weather getting colder is the beautiful Trench’s and Coats that are out !

Here’s a Few Coats and Trench’s on my Aussie Hit list !

1 – Ladakh Trench

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Classic and Simple – Your everyday Trench !

Ladakh allows you to keep warm yet look smart with this classic style of Trench.

Features a double-breast enclosure, notched lapels and waist-belt detailing.

2 – Bardot Military Coat.

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Sophisticated Military – Something black to hide a bit of sexy underneath !

Nice and thick to keep you completely warm this winter.

Beautifully designed with a complete double breasted front opening, military inspired lapels and cuffs, and “girly-fied” with a peplum bottom !

You will definitely make a lasting impression with this coat !

3 – Forever New Military  Coat

 

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Strictly Military – Minimal yet says so much !

Clean cut – Minimal style Double breasted Military Coat.

Nice and fitted throughout with a self waist belt.

Such a beautiful colour to have in the wardrobe to add contrast when styling an outfit.

My jaw dropped when I first saw this… I think I’m even finding it hard to shut my mouth now – I really love this COAT !!!!!

4 – Sheike Coat

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Cardi-like-Coat – Something to make you standout from the crowd yet look completely on-trend.

Something a Little bit different to stand out from all the military Trench’s.

A really unique design, very ready-to-wear with it’s hood and Contrast sleeve with an awesome quilt effect.

Such a great cover-up for a night out !

5 – and Lastly This Tokito Trench.

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A Beautiful Charcoal Colour, Fitted to the upper body with a perfect waist and an A-line skirt. I absolutely fell in love when I saw it and without question I had to try it on.

So minimal, So different. So unlike all the other double breasted military styles you will see.

Sophisticated puff sleeves and zipper front opening.

I’ve accessorised with a Michael Kors bag – Dark navy. Classy !

Tiffany and Co Bow Necklace.

Scent we’d wear to tie it in– Daisy. Something girly and chic.

and Siren Shoes to add some life and mystery to the look with it’s dark wood wedge cut out heel.

❤ it !!

 

I’m sure you’ve fallen in love with a Trench or coat this autumn/winter – Let me know what you’ve found !

 

xxxx Much Love, Yours Truly

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Getting our Lipstick Pink on !

Half way through Winter and I was already over it before it even started ! ha ! So I’m dedicating this post to a POP colour – LIPSTICK PINK !

I’m a big fan of the summer colour palette’s – turquoise, orange, the citrus and neon’s, pinks and everything that’s a lovely S/S Bright !

Adding Bold and bright colours livens up any dull little black dress outfit or a casual palette look ! So I’ve decided to forget winter, dig through my wardrobe and get my Lipstick Pink on with last years Stock !

 

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Pink Coat from Ladakh – It’s an old one from last year but If you find a great fitting bright coloured coat – BUY IT !

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Lipstick by Bourjois – You can’t really see it in the picture but it’s worth a check out.

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Shoes from Betts – They are from Summer at the beginning of the year so if you don’t have a pink pair yet, not to worry because it’s in the S/S colour pallet’s and will come back in again this year !

 

Keep your eye out for Bright coloured Coats, Lipstick, and shoes ! Those were mine…. so where’s yours ?

xxx Much Love, Yours Truly

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Colour me … ORANGE !

So I know there hasn’t been much action on behalf of Summer in Australia But the Final Month of Summer will soon fade into Autumn. If you haven’t already noticed, the trends in store are shifting to Burgundies, Reds, Tangelo type shades(orange-reds), eggplant colours – deep purples, liver reds and browns, mustard yellows, pure whites, bursting Blues and as always our beautiful BLACK. It’s going to be a wonderfully colourful wardrobe this coming Fall/winter.
Having completed my fall/winter collection, I’ve started to grow a new love for these shades ( p.s the photo-shoot will be taking place this weekend so watch this space for some awesome pictures from the new FALL/WINTER 2012 RATAVOSI collection) However, one colour that has made its snug way into my wardrobe this summer would have to be ORANGE !

I was going through my wardrobe, bits and pieces of the Ladakh/Anise collections, new and old Glamour, and Sportsgirl – and noticed I have matching tops, Bags and even shoes !
Unlike Orange, My favourite colour of all time, Turquoise, has had a hard time making it  there ! I guess I’ve been FAR TOO PICKY ! Not too worry though as it’s still within the palette’s in the coming seasons !

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Want the look ? Simply Click the Links below !
Cat eye Sunglasses ( a new love from ASOS)
Handbag from Dotti ( a lovely present from my girls)
Glamour Ginger Orange Heels ( a present to myself, from myself )
Ladakh Sheer Orange Shirt (sadly, not available anymore, however checkout other great buys at http://shop.ladakh.com.au/)
Orange spliced knit tunic (Sportsgirl)

xxxx Much Love, Yours Truly
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Retail Therapy | Diagnosis by a Fashionista

There comes a time at the beginning of the year when a women (in this case ME and probably you as well ) needs a little something called RETAIL THERAPY.

Retail Therapy occurs when an individual is experiencing such things as depression, Shopping Withdrawals etc.

This very common disorder (specifically after/during the Jolly Christmas and New year season) is referred to as, (what I LOVE to call) Post-NYE depression.

It is a form of depression that most commonly effects women rather than men. It mostly occurs after the period of Christmas to New years and reaches its peak on new years day until about well… The time you purchase something, Many things…preferably online ( because you can have a zillion tabs open and shop from a zillion places at the one time – “PANTS HEAVILY AT THE THOUGHT OF IT – MOOD: ECSTATIC” !) to ease that sector of your brain that bleeps out every once in awhile begging for some retail attention.

Other cases of Depression that also result to Retail Therapy include :

Pre/post-exam Depression : When one is far to stressed to deal with “anticipation”, of an exam paper or the results, often resulting to procrastination at pre stage and anxiety yet relief at post stage. One can always busy themselves at the “mall” by window shopping/purchasing and also “check-out” stage if done via online shopping. This process takes hours as it helps block out any negative energy built up from an exam.

Post Relationship-was-a-Fail Depression : When one is simply depressed due to a failed relationship and/or sudden breakup. Individuals often result to copious amounts of food which is also referred to as “demolishing”, as well as isolation and/or I’m-a-tough-soldier-let-the-next-one-come-at-me stage. After This, ( heroic imagery) a lady steps up and faces the world with her wallet because fashion doesn’t stand still for heartbroken suckers !

Pre-important-Event Depression: The “oh I have nothing to wear”,or  “oh I can’t fit into anything” phase – grouped as whinging with mild tantrumitis in most women. This particular one covers many areas. ( Post – NYE depression is a sub category of this)

Many women (within this group are also referred to as Shop-a-holics) come up with such excuses, some of them you may have heard or may have come out of your own mouth:

  • Yes but I don’t have it in (whichever colour)
  • I don’t have anything to wear
  • I shared a coke with my Wardrobe, had a deep-and-meaningful conservation , made a promise to it that I’d replenish stock.
  • I’m Fat
  • None of them fit me
  • It’s so Last season/It’s So last year
  • I want something new
  • I’m depressed
  • I can’t help it – its a sickness
  • PAY DAYYYYY
  • Everyone has already seen me wear everything ( Dam Facebook tagging !!)
  • My shoes have to match the handbag which has to compliment my dress which has to be appropriate for the evening, then we have the hair that works with the makeup and i need a jacket in case its too cold and if that doesn’t work then… oh never mind – its too complicated let’s just get a whole new look for the evening ? yeah ?

Symptoms

Symptoms include ( before and during) :

  • Sadness ( not feeling spoilt and special)
  • Distracted
  • Low self-esteem.
  • Constantly on shopping apps.
  • “Watching/stalking” certain items and/or beings.
  • disturbed vision – e.g Seeing Chanel handbags instead of clouds.
  • immense ogling ( to individuals with colour blocked outfits or desired items).
  • Rage upon others (who buy your shoe size out in the only colour it comes in).
  • Hallucinating from the smell of pure leather.
  • Drooling at the touch of fabric and luxurious textiles.
  • mood swings combined with Hyperventilation and ecstatic-ness ( often occurs during checkout).
  • Obsession (with websites and certain stores).
  • Caressing/conversing with the credit card.
  • withdrawals (of anything) .
  • Sleep and eating disturbances.
  • Muscle pain in the calf/leg region from excessive walking in Shopping centres
  • Throwing tantrums at Clothes Racks, Registers or at people working at the store.
  • The art of being Oblivious (Maxing out and avoiding credit card bills)

If this is starting to sound like anything you are experiencing or have experienced don’t Fret, You are not alone, It happens to everyone

You may not experience all or any of the above but it doesn’t mean your hands aren’t itching to get themselves on some new items for a) the sake of it b) the health reason as discussed above or c) all of the above.

Cures

No Medication can be taken.

The only cure is to fulfil your Shopping urges.

To help with the process of curing your withdrawals and coming out of the POST-NYE depression bubble I have Listed some online Hotspots – So Please, set yourself a limit, Take out that credit card, Crank up the volume on your recent playlist and Browse away – There are millions of items waiting to be owned … BY YOU !

The Favourite Five

    1. Place to be: ASOS
      Link: 
      http://www.asos.com/au/?hrd=1
      Why: Just switch up the currency in the top right corner to your country and you can get just about anything you like on this site, From shoes and accessories, to clothing covering both genders ! If you’re looking for a great bargain or a designer gift for him/her there is a 70% off sale now on and is definitely worth browsing through – I know I already have – Ordered, processed and KA-ching !
      ASOS SALE !!

    2. Place to be: Oroton
      Link:
      http://www.asos.com/au/?hrd=1
      Why: Need a new wallet or handbag ? Oroton gives you the best of both worlds catering to him and her. you can view their new arrivals or simply skip straight to their fabulous sale. Luxury Accessories at a generous cost – happening NOW !
    3. Place to be: Nasty Gal
      Link: http://www.nastygal.com/clothes/
      Why: A new favourite of mine ! Exactly the place to go for a new Trendy outfit or a vintage look ! It is a great customer-friendly site with everything for the NASTY GAL Winking smile, Dress, tops, bottom, intimates you name it – even vintage ! If by this stage you want to save some money on dresses, or need to stock up on some tees and bottoms you can get them in the sale section for as little as 11 dollars. They Also stock a unique variety of Messeca, Sam Edelman, and Jeffrey Campbell Shoes. It’s too hard to pick just one favourite from all the cool pairs they have so here’s a few to tease you until you get your butts to the site !

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    4. Place to be: Ladakh
      Link:
      http://shop.ladakh.com.au/sale/w1/i1001242/
      Why: Gorgeous Prints, Awesome Trendy styles and a quality label at a reasonable price. What more could you want? Having worked with the Ladakh team as I am the intern I must say i Cannot wait to go back to Ladakh HQ – i miss them ! Checkout the collections and all the other sub-labels like Hungtingbird, and Anise – Each have their own Flava ! Having expanded their collections beyond clothing to accessories and footwear you can now be dressed head to toe ! oh and great news for the Aussies – Free shipping on orders of two or more garments within Australia !
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    5. Place to be: The Grand Social
      Link:http://www.thegrandsocial.com.au/
      Why:
      The marketplace for Australian and New Zealand Designers – Top Labels – everything at its very best ! A great selection of collections all in the one spot ! Search by gender or Sale or designer they have it all sorted to make it that little bit easier.

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Happy Shopping Smile

xxxx Much love, Yours Truly
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RHYversusWESTFIELD?

wesrttHey guys!
Its Rhaya here, reporting back to all our fans from one of Australia’s biggest runway shows hosted by Westfield.com.au!

Having received the luckiest chance to be able to work behind-the-scenes at such a spectacular show it truly became an amazing experience. I worked closely with Stylist Jono Nicholls and JBP productions staff, to casting and fitting models, arranging looks and sections to bring to the public a “not to be missed opportunity for Sydney fashionistas”

The morning was a fairly crisp one and everyone’s fingers were crossed that the rain wouldn’t ruin the outdoor experience at Circular Quay’s Customs house. As the crew put together the last of the 44 metre catwalk and seating the sun began to warm things up.

Backstage, the hardworking hair and makeup artists from Napoleon Perdis, as well as the brilliant dressers (including of course yours truly) were assisting with the pampering up process of the 100 models that were to star on this runway. We went from perfecting the sections, and organising the running order to taping all the beautiful shoes provided from Brands like Ellery, Peep toe, Guess, and Tony Bianco. Finally it was Show time, getting the garments perfected on the models in running order and ensuring things were running smoothly.

Having a Sharp eye for design details and labels, I not only fell in love with half the collections on show but I also realised that Ladakh was amongst the gorgeous garments. With the Runway Being a complete success, we can shop selected Ladakh items from Westfield like never before, all our favourite brands in the one spot. “Unlimited shopping, One Checkout”.

http://westfield.com.au/au/search?sq=ladakh

Over and out – Rhy x
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