Summer Accessories: YSL Sunglasses

I was recently contacted by Vision Direct, an online store, selling a beautiful selection of designer glasses and sunglasses. They asked me if I would like to choose a pair of sunglasses and review them on the blog, after having a browse on the website I quickly wrote back and said I would love to! I’m not a big sunglasses wearer but after seeing the range on this site, I told myself that I am going to get a pair and I will wear them! Plus they are good sun protection!

It was so hard to choose, but after narrowing down the choices and asking for friends opinions I decided on a pair of Yves Saint Laurent sunglasses. As you will see below the frames are a dark shade of tortoise shell, and they have an interesting shape to them, that really makes these sunglasses special, the frames are what stood out to me. The lenses are dark brown shaded, they are more on the opaque side which I like. I was worried that the cat eye shape wouldn’t really suit my face but I think they work, and according my fashion blogger friends verdicts, they do suit me….which was great to hear!

So you’ll see below what the sunglasses look like on me. I’d love to hear what you think. I highly recommend checking out this site if you’re looking for a pair of designer glasses, you will not be disappointed, also if you choose a pair under the fast shipping category, you will receive your purchase within a couple of days! Let me know if you purchase any glasses from the site, I’d love to see your picks!

 Vision Direct

Photographer: Susan Allin

Tafe SA Fashion Graduates Parade

Hello everyone, Happy New Year! Sorry I have been MIA since mid December, my cat went missing so I was a little preoccupied. I am back now, and I wanted to share with you all my experience of Tafe SA’s Fashion Graduates Parade. It was a picturesque event held on Light Sqaure, which is located in the middle of Adelaide’s city. With a massive runway and packed rows, everyone was excited to see what the graduates had created.

The show featured collections by 22 design graduates, each collection was inspired by different things including the 1930’s, Greek Gods, architecture, and more. My favourite collections from the show were by Kelsey Sandercock, Zafiro Girado, Elise Musolino, Jessica Nicholls, Chloe Mansueto, and Natalie Ivanov.

Natalie Ivanov received two prizes on the evening, showing her potential as a successful designer. I also love that she is all about animal rights, she states “as a designer, I believe that animal cruelty is an extremely important issue, and strongly advocate educating people on where their products come from and how they are made.” It is refreshing to see that people who will be in the fashion industry are thinking in this way.

 Here are some of my favourite looks from the show.

This intricately braided skirt is a piece out of Natalie Ivanov’s collection, how amazing is it?!

I was so pleased to see the high level of talent that Adelaide has. Creativity is a skill and a talent and it is great that we have institutions that appreciate this talent and are able to help nurture those that wish to perfect their creative skills.

For more on fashion at Tafe SA click here

Photos by Susan Allin

Art & Sole by Jane Weitzman

I was recently sent a beautiful coffee table book called ‘Art & Sole’ from the lovely people at Stuart Weitzman HQ, after receiving it I couldn’t wait to share it with you all as it is like nothing I’ve ever seen before. The author of’ Art & Sole’ is Jane Weitzman, wife of shoe designer Stuart Weitzman and former Executive Vice President of Stuart Weitzman and the first Vice President of Stuart Weitzman Retail. Mrs Weitzman has created the perfect chirstmas gift for your shoe and art loving friends. Not only does it feature shoe art but it is also covered in rich red fabric with gold gilded edging, and it has a nice weight to it.

“Art & Sole by Jane Weitzman, features 150 fantasy art shoes made of highly unique materials she has discovered and commissioned by artists for the first Stuart Weitzman shop on Madison Avenue in the mid-1990s. Made from feathers, paper, ceramic, metal, resin, playing cards, corrugated cardboard, Swarovski crystals, even fresh flowers and frosting, many of the shoes featured in Art & Sole are in printed form for the first time.”

Below are a few of my favourite designs from the book, it was so hard to choose, they were all truly spectacular, I could spend hours just flicking through this book and staring at all the details that have gone into each shoe.

Art & Sole

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Simmone Standing the Label: The Launch

I have always loved Adelaide for how it is filled with so many creative people who aren’t afraid to step outside of the box and create things they truly believe in. Simmone Standing is one of these people, after winning the title of best emerging designer at the SA Designer Showcase during the 2014 Adelaide Fashion Festival, she has launched herself and her label in a big way.

Simmone Standing the Label launched their collection recently at The Richmond Hotel, beautifully light with fairy lights, it was the perfect setting for the all white collection to make its debut. Each piece was different to anything that is allready out there, from the textures of the fabrics to the cuts of the tops, trousers and skirts. With cut-outs in the trousers and layered fabric that has been pinch pleated, each piece was so interesting and different. These pieces would be great paired with a pop of colour or worn as is to keep that sleek all white look. Below are some of the looks from the show.

Simmone Standing the Label

Couture+Love+Madness AW15 Show ‘Silk Road’

Last Sunday I was invited to attend the Couture-Love-Madness AW15 show, which showcased the ‘Silk Road’ collection. Held at a carpark/warehouse location, I loved the juxtaposition of  the location and lux fashion on show.

My friend and designer Cristina Tridente welcomed guests, along with channel 7’s Amelia Mulcahy. Cristina shared her inspiration for the collection, coming from her trip to Qingdao in China, the oriental theme showed through in the luxurious fabrics and the overall decor of the space.

Below are some of my favourite looks from the show. You will also see some photos of the amazing head pieces worn by the models, aswell as the delicious food and fortune cookies guests were treated to.

 

Fashion Icons

You may remember an earlier post, where I was excited to announce that the Art Gallery of South Australia would be playing host to Fashion Icons, an exhibition featuring over 90 couture pieces by the biggest designers in the world. Fashion Icons is exclusive to Adelaide, and features pieces from the collection of The Musee Des Arts Decoratifs in Paris.

On the 24th of October, the day before the exhibition opened, I was invited to attend the media preview, where I was able to see the exhibition. It was so amazing to see each piece in person. The fashion showcased ranges from the 17th century to today, and some of these pieces were specially designed for celebrities. We are so lucky to have this exhibition right here in Adelaide. Pamela Golbin, Chief Curator of Fashion Icons (seen below) welcomed us into the exhibition, sharing her knowledge and insight with us, she was so excited to open the exhibition here in Adelaide.

Below are a few photos I took while walking through the exhibition. This is truly heaven for fashion, design and art lovers. The craftsmanship that has gone into each one of these pieces is like no other, and when seeing them as apart of this exhbition, the added videos screening on the walls, and the way in which they have been presented create a story of the years behind these pieces.

 The Art Gallery is the place to be right now, with so many events going on as apart of Fashion Icons, including designer talks, fashion movies, and workshops. Check out the event program, and buy an exhibition ticket (they are extremely reasonable!), as it will give you entry into most events.

Fashion Icons – http://fashionicons.com.au/

Adelaide Fashion Festival: Finesse Lingerie Showcase

During the Adelaide Fashion Festival I was invited by Westfield to attend the Finesse Lingerie showcase. Finesse Models Australia is one of Adelaide’s top modelling agencies so I was looking forward to being impressed.

As we walked into the space it was like walking into a dream, fairy tale land, with angels playing harps and serene clouds floating in the air. The runway was light up with blue and red lights, and the catwalk was decked out with glitter, it was so beautiful. The lingirie showcased on the night was from much loved Westfield retailers including Bras’N’Things, Bonds and Honey Birdette. Drawing inspiration from Victoria Secret, the models flew down the runway wearing wings of all designs.

I love attending events that are different and you can see that so much thought and creativity went into it, Finesse and Westfield definitely went above and beyond to create a tasteful and beautiful show.

Adelaide Fashion Festival: Myer Centre Adelaide Fast Fashion

The Myer Centre Adelaide fast fashion show apart of the Adelaide Fashion Festival was one to remember. I attended last year’s show and was so excited to be attending once again this year. The Myer Centre Adelaide really know how to put on a show, I love how different it is, it’s all about having fun with fashion. I attended along with my sister….

The Myer Centre Adelaide is full of shops selling fast fashion, which means, you can find on trend, stylish pieces for reasonable, everyday prices. I am a huge fan of fast fashion, as someone who likes to wear different clothes all the time. Here are some of my favorite looks from the show….

Thankyou to the Myer Centre Adelaide, they really know how to treat their guests! Keep an eyeout for future Myer Centre Adelaide events!!!

Adelaide Fashion Festival: SA Designer Showcase

The SA Designers Showcase was the place to be on Saturday night, held at the Old Adelaide Gaol, the night was filled with fashion, food, fun….and Krispy Kreme’s! The runway featured the latest collections from South Australia’s leading established and emerging designers, including Casper & Pearl, Chelsea Eve, couture+love+madness, Designer Duchess, GeorgiaGuy, Greta Kate, Jaimie Sortino, Liza Emanuele, Namoi, Necia, Malachi Empire, Orbin Collective, Elyse Barker, Laura Jayne The Label, Madeline The Label, Millicent Elizabeth, SCK The Label, Scott & Scarce, Simmone Standing The Label and Willow and Grace.

The emerging designer competition was judged by Tania Debono (Fashion Blogger/Director of The CakeFace and The Writing), Jodi Nash (SA Style Magazine Editor), Tess (Rip it Up Magazine), Mitchell Oakley Smith (Curator of Fashion Icons at the Art Gallery) and Wayne Cooper (Fashion Designer). With so many beautiful pieces in each collection, it would have been a difficult decision for the judges, the designer they chose to win the title of SA’s best emerging designer was Simmone of Simmone Standing The Label (seen below).

Here are some of my favourite looks from the show:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The show was amazing, there is so much talent in Adelaide! After the show guests were treated to delicious bites provided by The Republic and on departure each guest received a box of Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

I attended the event with my friend and fellow blogger Susan (Fashion Adventure), we decided to take advantage of Adelaide’s newest and very luxurious Uber cab service, we were offered a promo code to use when trying the service and we felt like celebrities, turning up in style. It was so easy, all we had to do was download the app, put our details in and book an available cab, you put your credit card details in so no cash needed! I’ve teamed up with Uber to give new users a free ride up to $25 on Uber before 1 November, 2014.

The process is simple:
1. Download the UBER app on an iPhone, Android or Windows device, and create an account.
2. Enter the promo code “TGLUBER” when prompted.
3. Check the ETA, ‘REQUEST’ when you need a car, and enjoy the ride!
 
Terms of the offer
- Valid for new Uber users only.  
- 1 per customer to be used before 1 November 2014.
- To receive the credit, customer must register via the Uber App or website at www.uber.com/go/ and enter the promotional code given.
- Registered credit cards will be charged for any ride fares that exceed the $25 credit. Credit may be used over one ride only.
- Uber rates can be found at our website at https://www.uber.com/cities/adelaide. Rides are subject to availability outside of the primary service areas above and longer wait times will be expected outside the primary services areas.

 

Westfield SS14/15 Fashion Preview

I recently visited Westfield Marion’s Style Lounge for a Blogger Event, where we were given a preview of the upcoming trends for the spring summer seasons. Westfield’s resident stylists; Kara and Damian shared with us their top looks which were based around the current Westfield campaign #mosthunted, which takes fashion to the root of our hunting days.

Throughout the evening we had the privilege of witnessing the amazing work of artist Emma Hack, she painted model Bec Lawrence in a tropical yet tribal ensemble….it was truly amazing to watch.

It seems as though spring summer will be full of prints, florals, muted tones, and a lot of white…..it is fun to go with the trends, but why not add your own style as well, that will take your look to the next level!