🙀👊🏼✨I’m going going … Back to back to #Cali Cali !! Wow what a crazy few months it’s been holding this in. Honestly never thought this would happen so quickly. When I came back from LA after @facetfashionweek I was … Continue reading
Hello and Happy Weekend to you all ! Let’s kick this post off with the Big News that my Rebirth Collection has finally started being released. I love looking at all the images from my collection, there is so much … Continue reading
“Rebirth” – Everyone keeps asking me what this collection is about and why I’m so obsessed with cemeteries and the dead. It’s a very special place for me, a special place for most, without even realising. The story behind “Rebirth” … Continue reading
Happy Hump Day Beautiful people ! I hope everyone had a great weekend and a great start to the week. I must say, I’m so relieved there are only 2 more days left until the next weekend. There is just so much happening … Continue reading
Be your own #girlboss ! I’ve been working so hard this past month, you’ll notice I mention it in nearly every post, that there is some big news coming to Ratavosi the label. I really cannot wait to share it … Continue reading
Happy Weekend World ! Who’s excited its the weekend ?! I thought the weeks going by fast was just a phase, but seriously it doesn’t matter how much you do or don’t have on – it still flies ! This … Continue reading
Happy Weekend Everyone ! If you are in Australia you will be enjoying it just a little bit more because it’s a long weekend Thanks to the Queens Birthday public Holiday – Hooraaayyy for public holidays. It was honestly such an … Continue reading
Hello my lovely followers, subscribers, like-ers ! Wherever you are in the world, whatever time zone, hello and I hope this finds you well. Apologies for the last couple of weeks, there hasn’t been a blog post going up on … Continue reading
Hello, Bonjour, Barev – To everyone around the world ! We are having a Special Mid Week Post on TheLifeOfRhy today. Keeping you all up to date with Fashion week Progress, Today’s Post highlights the importance of sourcing Accessories from … Continue reading
Hello Sunday and Hello Beautiful Followers ! It’s Week 5 of Preparing for Fashion week on The Life of Rhy. There has been so much happening,I am so excited to see it all finally coming together. The List of things … Continue reading
Week 4 of Preparing for Fashion week and Week 2 of Problem Solving Our New top ! This week has been just as exhausting as the previous weeks. Some good news though ! After a few long, painful Hours, I … Continue reading
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 !
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Pinch and a Punch for the the first day of the month !! I feel like that is all I am saying lately. I cannot believe we are at the Start of March Already , This is so crazy !! … Continue reading
It was just two weeks ago where I announced my Big News ! That I’ve been given the opportunity to Showcase my High-End Nostalgic Nuances Collection at LA’s Facet Fashion Week ! I am so thrilled with the opportunity that … Continue reading
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.
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 ?!?)
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.
Alexa Chuna – It
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”.
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.
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 !
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.
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.