Tuesday, May 24, 2011


I'll let you in on a little secret. I like black. Actually, I LOVE black. Which is not a secret to anyone that  knows me as most of my wardrobe, or the basis of it at least, is centred around the popular dark hue. But this season it's all about to change as colour blocking is making it's way into my life quicker than my new leather jacket. Colour blocking is the major trend of mixing one bold vibrant hue with another using contrasting or opposing blocks of colour.

Vibrant hues took centre stage at many international runways and recently at Rosemount Fashion Week, showing us countless ways to liven up our usually dull winter wardrobe. Mix and match vibrant separates for an intense look that is anything but boring and be sure to stand out (in a good way!). However, pastels like lilac, aqua and peach provide the perfect splash of colour that isn't too OTT or try pairing bright accessories like a clutch, shoes or belt for a more understated take on the trend. Although, if you really want to embrace the unashamedly bright hues like the runways of Milan and London Fashion Week try mixing vibrant orange and pinks, canary yellow, electric blue and turquoise. Jil Sander, Gucci, MaxMara and Prada all sported colour blocking by contrasting and clashing different hues transforming the runway into a human kaleidoscope.

If your still a little unsure about pulling off this trend, pair back super brights with dark or white colours for a more wearable and subtle glamour. Loud and proud colour combinations make for a fun, confident and sexy look that has no rules but the brighter the better! So this winter instead of going to your usual black and grey dominated winter wardrobe staples try mixing your favourite brights for a fun look that is sure to damped those winter blues.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Brand Love: Mimco

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Mimco is an iconic Australian accessories label most admired for it's unique collections. Mimco creates for desire, it creates for the strong individual and it creates for the woman that just has to have a certain accessory in her life. A piece that is made to stand out on it's own and can change the simplest of outfits into something extraordinary. 

Their latest A/W collection titled Whispers and Anarchy is featured around pretty, prim and ladylike pieces contrasted against the grunge and sexy. It is inspired by the inter planetary muse who walks the streets of the late 1950s and 60s. Very parisian chic the collection encapsulates lunar inspired hardware shapes, sequins and sparkles and of course their signature double front pockets with large silver circles. Over-the-knee boots, statement hosiery, chunky wrist wear and cuffs, gloves and sunglasses form the basis of their collection. As part of the Whispers and Anarchy debut Mimco gathered several online bloggers to reinterpret some of  their favourite pieces out of the collection to be featured on each one's blog in their own unique way. 

Without a target demographic, age, or market, Mimco remains one label that any woman could wear and look stunning in. With a soul that "dreams, explores and plays with whatever gives us delight in the moment,"  Mimco is all about looking and feeling your best. Be inspired by the wonderful world around you whether it the streets, at your home, natures surroundings or the simple moments that you experience everyday. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Love her style.. Whitney Port.

You may know her best from her rise in the reality TV series The Hills alongside Lauren Conrad or from her own spin off series, The City. But Whitney Port is forever going to be at the forefront of celebrity fashion for her stylistic choices on and off camera. Alexander Wang once said that "anyone can get dressed up and glamorous but it is how people dress in their days off that are most intriguing." I think Whitney Port is a true example of this statement as she isn't afraid to experiment with different styles and trends. Whether it's a floral dress contrasted with a leather jacket, clashing spots and prints or a classic Brenton style top and blue jeans, she always looks polished and oozes self confidence. 
Her extensive list of work in the fashion industry includes interning at Teen Vogue when she appeared on The Hills, PR firm People's Revolution and working for acclaimed fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg. Port now has her own fashion label titled Whitney Eve which boasts a collection of cocktail dresses and party-wear and has recently released her own book, True Whit: Designing a Life of Style, Beauty and Fun. Port continues to provide a smorgasbord of inspiration whether you're going to a red carpet event or running errands around the town, her easy, thrown together and simple ensembles are to be congratulated and admired.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

RAFW Street Style

The biggest week on the Australian fashion calendar is Rosemount Australian Fashion Week that took place at Sydney's Circular Quay from 2-6 May. Ellery, Zimmerman, Dion Lee, Bec and Bridge, Manning Cartell, Sara Phillips and Karla Spetic were some of my favourites showcasing throughout the week. Some major trends emerging for the upcoming SS 11/12 season were bright colour, leather, long silhouettes and lace. Lover also celebrated 10 years in the industry with their  breathtaking collection proving why they've been a staple in the industry for a decade. These industry insiders including bloggers, fashion editors, models and photographers provide as much a fashion show as the designers collections inside. Each encapsulating the seasons hottest trends and interpreting them in their own unique and interesting ways, there is no doubt why these stylish women are at the forefront of the fashion industry.

Friday, May 6, 2011

The 2011 Met Gala

One of my most anticipated nights of the year is the Met Gala. This year the 63rd Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art was an Alexander McQueen honouring theme. It is the fashion industry's biggest event and I adore the daring, interesting and unique ensembles that were sported on the red-carpet by our favourite celebrities and fashionistas alike. There were a mixture of this season's most coveted trends including Gisele Bundchen and Mary Kate Olsen both opting for bright red, Lily Donaldson in lace and lots of neutral and nude shades. These lovely ladies continue to look so impeccably stylish and beautiful and have once again delivered a night of fashion heaven.

Ashley Olsen in Vintage Christian Dior Haute Couture
Gisele Bundchen in Alexander McQueen
Emma Roberts in Michael Kors
Michelle William in Miu Miu
Diane Kruger in nude Chantilly lace top and silk chiffon draped skirt
Lily Donaldson in Erdem
Blake Lively in a Chanel beige tulle and embroidered dress
Mary Kate Olsen in a vintage Givenchy dress
Natasha Poly and Alexander Wang in Alexander Wang (of course!)
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