Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Everyone's favourite Aussie label Hussy has now bought out a so cute (yet, so wrong!), titled label, Little Hussy. Little Hussy is their new juniors range consisting of sweet silk dresses, cute jersey tops and cotton bloomers in grey marle, rich purple, turquoise and a jungle inspired print taken straight from Hussy's current collection, Enchanted.
The range is inspired by Hussy designer Marie Ritchie's young daughter believing that the Hussy fan base has grown up alongside her and, similarly, wants to shop for beautiful and simple pieces for their daughter, as well as themselves. Hussy has made it that much easier for busy mums on the go to shop for classic, effortless and on-trend pieces not just for yourself but your daughter all at the same time. And with pieces this adorable I wish I was 15 years younger!
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Posted by Nina Richards. thirteen little loves. at 10:05 PM
Sunday, September 18, 2011
It's not all freebies, glamor and lunch dates- although that is a great part of it. But the public relations world is also hard work, long hours and as un-glamorous at times as it comes. There's a perception about the fashion world that many people believe. For some reason, (The Devil Wears Prada springs to mind!) the fashion realm is thought of as a bitchy, catty and a competitive workplace filled with shallow people caring only about designer labels and living off a diet of lettuce leaves. I recently discovered working within the fashion world couldn't be more opposite to this. For two weeks I had the privilege of working at a fashion PR company in Sydney and it was the most rewarding and full filling two weeks I could have imagined.
At first I was thoroughly intimidated (we all hear stories after all), but that intimidation quickly turned to admiration as the workplace was filled with laughter, energy and drive. Everyone possessed a commitment to produce the best outcome that I greatly respected and it's this love for the job that constructs a positive workplace. As I got a taste of what really goes on behind closed doors of a fashion and lifestyle public relations company my time was generally filled with sorting through racks and racks of clothes (heaven!) and working closely with magazine editors and assistants packing, sending, receiving and unpacking more bags of clothes than I dared to count! Another major requirement in this world is schmoozing and dining with all the fashion folk (not that I did any of that being at the bottom of the ladder), the closest thing I got to dining was going on coffee runs and getting handed a shopping list for the lunch order. However, it taught me the the importance of building and maintaing a strong relationship with the ones your working with, especially editors and stylists. It is a difficult and strenuous job, with lots of people to please but you quickly realise that pleasing everyone is a hard gig to do.
At the end of the day my expectations about the fashion pr world were morphed into reality and I realised it's not all about scoring awesome freebies, wearing high heels and going out on free lunch dates. It's dedication, commitment and a special love for what you do. It's not a 9-5 job, it's network building and long hours but it's an extremely rewarding world. I met some amazing people and contacts and in the fashion world all you need is that perfectly manicured foot in the door. Oh, and some make up freebies were in the job description too, but who wouldn't expect freebies after two weeks of unpaid work. Ahh the joys of being an intern.
Posted by Nina Richards. thirteen little loves. at 10:22 PM
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
We have officially ended the first week of Spring and I couldn't be happier. Spring is my favourite season by far, it's time to throw off all those heavy clothes and rejoice colour, patterns and an all round happier lifestyle. It is the season for camping, picnics in the park and bike rides with friends. In some sense, I feel like spring is the beginning of a new year, a new chapter. It is a time where you can forget your winter blues and just look forward to the warm weather ahead, whatever it may bring.
However, tran-seasonal dressing comes in to play with the weather fluctuating between being winter-esque or more of a summer feeling. Lightweight fabrics in pastel and paisley prints provide a perfect choice and are great for layering while the bright florals are a drastic change to the usual drab winter tones. On those days where the weather is as unpredictable as your hair in the wind it is best to mix your summer favourites with winter staples like shorts and a leather jacket or a dress with an oversized blazer. But remember spring is all about rejoicing the outdoors so make sure you show off some skin in skirts, shorts and mini dresses and pair it back with a jacket or long sleeves. So rejoice this happy season in the company of the ones that matter the most and make your stylistic choices reflect the season change.
Posted by Nina Richards. thirteen little loves. at 10:32 PM
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Camilla and Marc
Bec & Bridge
Posted by Nina Richards. thirteen little loves. at 8:21 PM