Goodmorning Beauties !! How is everyone this morning ? I know the weather is a bit gloomy but I’m hella Chirpy this morning. I’ve had a crazy week yet again but I think this tops it with the crazy long … Continue reading
Hello My Beautiful Subscribers and bloggers !
I hope you have all been well and enjoying the sun while its out here in Sydney ! And for those of you who are experiencing a nice warm Summer right now I ENVY YOU !!!
In fact, I envy all of you who are out and about as we speak ! I recently injured my self quite badly… Been a little MIA but it’s okay as I have been operated on and am on my way to recovery.
I actually return back to work tomorrow, which is quite exciting ! – I cannot wait – I was going a little stir crazy !!!!
I want to talk to you all about a GREAT little genius-of-a-thing-called STYLESAINT.
It’s a brilliant new website dedicated to Fashion and Style, “the go to resource for all things fashion” and the gorgeous genius behind it all is the one and only Allison Beal !
Here you can be inspired with thousands of fashion images. You can create Style books, Tear Sheets (fashion images), A whole fashion profile and collage of things that you love in fashion. It is a great way to collect images on different trends, subcultures, and even some of your favourite icons. It’s all things fashion and it’s great !
Below you can see a feature on one of my favourite icons: Alexa Chung !
And guess what… It was inspired by… The Saint Society… ME and a few others too of course ! (See Below)
Creating Stylebooks and adding images and tear Sheets has never been easier, so Why not give StyleSaint a go and let me know if you like it… www.stylesaint.com oh and while you are there why not check out my page, view my style books on trends and style and subscribe to me.
xxxx Much Love, yours Truly
Hello my lovely subscribers !
I know the weather today is crap, depressing and maybe a little scary for some but well let’s try and look at the positives’ today – At least you can spend some time lounging around the house and reading my blog right ! hahaha
Every now and then I allow contributor posts on my blog, The one I have for you today has been written by Catherine Lavinia, a freelancer in advertising and marketing. So before I leave you to this post wherever you are in the world today, I hope you’re having a safe yet fun Saturday !
xxxx Much Love, Rhaya
Get on-trend for 2013 !
While high fashion may do well on the start of year catwalks, predicting which will be the key looks to filter down to the high street can be difficult. Surprisingly, popular looks from recent seasons include the Peplum, which exploded onto the high street in 2011 and has not lost any momentum as we passed through 2012. In terms of shoes, creepers and the more elegant creeper style platforms have been massive on the streets as fashion continues to reclaim the sixties via the nineties.
oo la la ! We LOVE peplum !
So what’s going to be big this year?
Let’s find out what the key predictions are for 2013:
Don’t panic: if paisley isn’t your thing, you can choose between geometric or floral prints to stay on trend. Fashion icons should be Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton (as well as the women of Mad Men) and look out for citrus colour prints for the ultimate homage to sixties fashion.
Floor-length gowns are going to be big this year and creating an elegant silhouette is going to be key. This season’s dresses have to go all the way down to the ground. Look out for kimono-style gowns for the ultimate in opulence.
Oh my Goth! Goth continues to be influential this year but don’t let it get you down. Colours are black and white, obviously, and choose leather to maximise the 50 Shades of Grey influence.
Let’s go on a space odyssey as all things futuristic and sci-fi enter our collective fashion consciousness. Think metallic, still trending from 2012,Ziggy Stardust, glitter, and try some silver shades for you footwear.
Well I hope that covered it for you all and has inspired more wardrobe fun and style for ‘13
xo Catherine Lavinia !
Hey guys I’ll upload a few more soon… but here is part 1 for now xxxxx
xxxx much love,
Yours Truly ❤
Hi Everyone !!!!!
Boy Am i happy to say “IT’S THE FIRST DAY OF SPRINNGGGGG” !!!!!!!
I am sooo over the cold and I’m sure everyone is too – however it is still abit chilly…!
So what’s been happening this week in TLOR ?! Let’s rewind right back to the weekend !
Saturday morning Branka , Diana and I set out for an adventure at none other than Sydney’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival (21-25 Aug).
This year’s fashion festival was held in Sydney Town hall –MY GOODNESS ! it’s such a pretty venue !!
We watched the Trends show and it was just so amazing to be able to see different labels and new spring/summer trends.
Beautiful tribal, floral and random prints, colours of pastels, neon’s, bright and Bolds sorbet colours, laces, and chiffons. Lots of “mullet” high-low styled dresses and tops with trains, loose maxi’s… Everything from swimwear to casual, Summer dresses and Evening dressed.
Below are the labels that were in the show – Just click on their names to be directed to their website.
Toi Et Moi Sydney
My favourite part was the Closing though. No it wasn’t because it was boring !! IT was ANYTHING BUT BORING TRUST ME.
Akira Isogawa’s collection and runway presentation absolutely captivated me ! It was the perfect collection perfect set up for a closing.
I felt like I was in another world ! The music, The designs and the prints, the stage props and umbrella’s even the way the girls were walking on the runway. It was something unbelievable I loved it so much ! I think I’ll leave it up to you guys to judge with the video’s!
VIDEO COMING REAL SOON
What I wore ?!
My Lime Laser Cut Back Top
Accessories, Nails and Lips ?!
I styled this look with Orange and a bit of pink on my nails to break it up. Very Spring/summer, Sorbet and Bright
I chose this beaded orange necklace and it fits nicely just around the neck, however you can go for something long and orange too.
I don’t know where the necklace is from = ] it’s a steal from my in-laws jewellery closet.
Nails, I’m wearing Ulta3 Nail polish – it’s fluoro pink AND they are only $2
Lipstick is Chi Chi’s “LAH DE DAH” orange lipstick ! It’s kind of wearing off in the picture but it is such a nice colour for spring/summer. It’s a matte lipstick.
I never change my earrings but you can go for matching orange pink or gold earrings – whatever tickles your fancy = ]
You can wearing matching orange shoes. I just put orange on for the photo –
however to actually fashion week I wore MY black wedge heels from Target which I’ve previously Posted about.
Wedge Heels are definitely more comfortable to be walking around in.
This is what the back of the top looks like. It’s got a laser cut out print. I just wore a black singlet underneath. You can go white or any other bright colour you like.
Also if it does get a bit chilly, just pop on your favourite black jacket and out you go.
I just wore my city dressing one which I have also previously blogged about. It’s got ruched sleeves and adds the final touch to the garment.
For this outfit I’d recommend an orange bag, pink, or black bag.
Something like an oversized envelope statement clutch is very on trend.
If you like any of the items –
My Top is from The hot options range at Target. (click on link to purchase)
my leggings are the Ponte hot options leggings.
My orange heels are by GLAMOUR.
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The Night became a little more chilly and it was time to change outfits and head to another location. Ninny’s house : ) for her 22nd.
Again I felt like I was elsewhere, Beautiful Candle-lit surroundings, Garden Set-up, Rainbow cake and Strawberries, a bonfire and plenty of finger food !
Happy 22nd Yasmine Parker !
Candle Lit garden setting
Yellow balloons and pretty surroundings
The beautiful Yasmine n her polka dot dress – Lookout for this outfit of the day !
The Girls = ]
mmm bonfire time !!
followed by rainbow cake time !
Outfit from the night ?
Oh yess I did bring my nude and fur back on !
Fur vest by Ladakh.
Black Button up high low shirt with long sleeves from Hot options Range at Target.
Burgundy Ponte Leggings from the hot options range at Target
Accessories added –
my black and leopard bag from Target.
Black knee high boots by Lipstick
Burgundy knot necklace by Target.
If you do like the lipstick I have on it’s called Nude attitude by Revlon.
hee heee = ]
Had a Brilliant Saturday !!
WHITNEY PORT SAYS THANKYOU !
Okay so EVERYONE knows how much i love Whitney !
Recently I posted about Whitney’s Road to Runway campaign – click here if you missed it
I also donated to her campaign because I thought that it would be nice to have the support of not only your fans but one designer to another it’s nice to have someone who APPRECIATES the process and the industry to support you.
So in return, Whitney Port has posted about me – HOORAAAAA
❤ Goodluck Whitney !!!!
If you guys are thinking about donating I have all the details in my Road to runway post that I’ve linked !
MONDAY – LOOK 10
Going for an interview ?
Well this is what I wore to mine !
Whilst Styling Clients, I notice that every time the word Corporate is mentioned they panic a little and go and pick the plainest jacket and pant set they can find and pair of with another PLAIN top ?
Corporate doesn’t mean boring ?
It just means smart, clean… You’re allowed to have trend colours, stripes, dots, random prints, long sleeve, short sleeve… whatever you want really !
As long as it’s not provocative ofcourse
So as you all know when you start working for a company that insists you buy their clothes.
You will end up having seasons and seasons of clothes !
So my picks were my new Target Limited Editions Blazer. $89
and my favourite Ponte Leggings- Thick, Smart and comfortable.
To smarten up the look a little I added plain black heels and voila done !
I didn’t add a necklace. However, if you must, just a small pendant would do with this outfit as it already has stripes and that’s enough going on !
You can also chose to tuck in the shirt if you are going to wear it with pants or a skirt right at the waist and belt it with either a cream/ivory, or lime coloured belt to add a bit more flair to the outfit.
Wish me Luck Ladies and Gents !
So I’ve spent that last four weeks at Target Carlingford rather than Castle Towers where I usually am !
It has been a great four weeks working with the Carlingford team. They are just like a family and i fit right in !
Such lovely people that I had the pleasure of working with. I’ll never forget them…
bye bye Carlingford – I’ll miss you !
kisses to you all !
So what’s on next week at TLOR ?
Well… It’s fathers day tomorrow, going to take papa out to Windsor – Nice and Chill
… and I also have to pack for Melbourne !
oh …did I mention…?
IM GOING TO MELBOURNE FOR SPRING FASHION FESTIVAL
hooo haaa I cannot wait to show you guys my fashion week outfits : )
oh golly that reminds me .. I have to pack my bags like.. ASAP !
Vogue’s Fashion Night out on Thursday 6th of September !
and then I’m back at Castle Towers Target after that… so come by and visit
and maybe I’ll style you up and blog you too…
That’s all for now guys…
❤ you all, beautiful people !
xxxx Much Love,
Hey guys !!!!
SO VERY SORRY in the delay in posts, but here at TLOR I am quite busy-busy as it is the last semester of my bachelor degree. For those of you who are not familiar, I have been studying a bachelor of Design majoring in fashion and it will soon come to an end. As sad as it is, and as relieved as I will be when it all ends – I Truly will miss it ! I have honestly learnt so much, and have worked with so many great and inspiring people ( that I will continue to work with) – its been an amazing experience !
So what’s the Low down at TLOR !? – We’re in week 3 here – EEEEEKKKK !!!! – And so far the first term has been REALLY REALLY FULL ON ( as you can tell by my delayed posts ha-ha). This is probably because I am doing a million things at once – for example – I am not only doing my major work (which I should really be focusing on just this) but I am also doing a Brand Management course, my internship at Ladakh (www.ladakh.com.au – check them out – they have an awesome new campaign!!) as well as working casually at Target and have now received the pleasure of being the in store Stylist (which I will tell you all more about below)
Therefore the days that I have left to actually DO MY WORK are ZERO – NON EXISTANT ! and that is of course how problems like stress and breakdown’s come about !!!!
So the last few weeks have been really exciting for me. I have started college again (bye-bye summer break) and am now working on my spring/summer 2013 collection. I have taken a darker approach for this collection – steering way from what I can confidently tell you all will be in fashion in spring summer 2013 and that is colour blocking again, sheers, oriental influences, cute summer prints, turquoises, really basic pieces with colour details, fruity tutty shades and palettes, and pastels, etc. Keep your eyes out for this trend guys as it will be in before you know it !
The palettes I have been working with are what’s known as a black summer – a timeless, nostalgic, historical approach with gorgeous fabrics like lace and silk, frills and layering – think Victorian meets modern, Death meets new light. I’ve decided to take this approach as I believe the trend suits the ready-to-wear deluxe aspect more,its almost challenging what we all know spring/summer should be with bold bright colours. It makes it okay to wear the darker shades, the teal instead of the turquoise, the black instead of white, the tea stained lace instead of bright pink silk organza !
Other things that have been happening would include my internship starting up again as well as my new role at work. I had an operation late last year which set me back quite a lot. However, getting back into the hectic environment I have become so used to makes me feel at home – I feel normal again. I know it sounds sick – but its the life of a fashion student who is so involved and so passionate about their work. Being back interning with the designers at Ladakh has been such a great experience and I really do enjoy working with the team.
I recently received a new role at work, one that is my professional role – A stylist. As many of you know I also do styling, I style lot of range book/look book/web store shoots, fashion weeks with designers as well as my friends, and my very own collections and photo-shoots. Today was my first day doing that at Target as we offered these workshops to the public and I believe it went quite well, very smoothly ! I had my comfortable forever 21 skirt on, of course my red work shirt, burgundy lipstick and a confidence boost I didn’t think would show. My Role involved me talking in front of a group of customers about a selection of clothes that I handpicked and considered to be fashionable, stylish, comfortable and trendy, things that they could mix and match with our basics for their wardrobes as well as trends and colours they could follow for the coming seasons.The close-to-Zara look for more than half the price. It was great engaging with the customers and providing them with professional yet honest advice. I must say I’ve had a tremendous day !
…and Even though I’m very tired, the minutes flick through on my clock.
I’ve become a slave to time,
I’ve got to get back and continue my work.
xxxx Much love, Yours Truly
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 !
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