Monday, 27 July 2015

The Gallery

Sometime in October 2012, BBC news had an article about a Rain Room- a room at the Barbican that lets users experience walking through the rain without getting wet. The aim of it was for users to walk through the room, and (with the aid of sensors) feel in control of the rain.
*Find out more about this and see the video after the jump)
On our first week in Melbourne, we visited the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), and after many visits without a camera or a charged phone, I finally got the chance to get a picture of myself in front of the Waterwall to send to my mum. Unfortunately, it happened to be while in the middle of talking and during an allergic reaction, just because.

Funny story, there's a picture in here that we spotted during our first visit- it just so happens to look EXACTLY like Fenech and I in the nude, so I posted this picture on Facebook, where my mum frantically contacted me via message telling me to take it down because: superimposing mine, and my boyfriend's face on a nude picture was "too provocative". So, my own mother couldn't tell the difference between myself and a painting from 1890. But before you look at those, how about feasting your eyes on the Rock melt exhibit by Jamie North? (Seriously, it's so pretty.)
Burberry trench, American Apparel fluffy bodysuit, Topshop jeans, Isabel Marant boots,Vintage scarf. 


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Thursday, 23 July 2015

The Fresh Take

As Deborah Lippmann releases the perfect nude, I'm here to give you four polishes you need.
(From left to right)
Tom Ford Smoke Red, O.P.I It's a Girl!, Revlon Spirit, Deborah Lippmann She Wolf.

Tom Ford created the quintessential red polish by mixing two classic shades and came out winning. And there's a reason as to why it's a classic. Red, and its many shades are flattering to all skin colours. It tops off every outfit you own, and even gives it life. Feeling confused about your vibe? Red is the most versatile colour and can be worn to convey any sort of look. Associate it with sultriness? Pair it with a red lipstick à la Ford- seriously, err on the side of caution with its matchy-matchy nature. The end result veers towards polished, and classic- the reason vintage darlings love this shade so much.
To me, O.P.I is the standard nail polish. Yes, it's a fancy nail polish and it is quite pricy- but chill,  it's good quality. A baby-pink shade is the classy pastel, and the perfect way to transition into Spring. And as the year goes on, it makes your tan pop. Pastels have been around for a while, but this season brings a more vibrant look. Brighter hues are a great way to jump into the modernist trend, and give your look a sleek finish.
Revlon makes semi-opaque, creamy polishes. The colour Spirit has been used in multiple runway shows and epitomises the white nail trend. As summer comes, so do the denim cut-offs and minimal-esque silhouettes in utilitarian fabrics and neutral colours. Like your staple white tee, white nails go with everything.
Deborah Lippmann creates gorgeous colours, her shades appeal to your feminine side and makes every day glamorous. Her new colour She Wolf is a dark taupe that borders on grey and has a pink tint to it. In other words, it has every shade in it to make sure that it works for you. This is a new take on the nude trend. The new colouring shows a grown up side to nude, but don't worry, it still elongates your fingers.

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Press Release: NEWGEN SS16 Recipients

Nine of London's brightest emerging talents who will receive sponsorship to showcase their SS16 collections at London Fashion Week (18 - 22 September 2015) from NEWGEN sponsored by TOPSHOP.

Catwalk sponsorship: 1205, Ashley Williams, Ryan Lo

Presentation sponsorship: Claire Barrow, Danielle Romeril, Faustine Steinmetz, Molly Goddard

Exhibition sponsorship: Marta Jakubowski, Sadie Williams

Each of the NEWGEN designers will again be given a dedicated pop-up showroom for four hours after their show or presentation giving buyers the opportunity to make sales appointments with the designers.

NEWGEN is the BFC's landmark scheme to support the very best emerging talents; its ambition to build global, high end fashion brands for the future. The scheme offers designers financial support and showcasing opportunities at London Fashion Week to present their SS16 collection to influential press and buyers from around the world.

NEWGEN designers are identified by their creativity, strong design aesthetic and point of difference. The NEWGEN committee, chaired by Sarah Mower MBE, focused on selecting designers who are ready for the profile, platform and support that NEWGEN offers. The BFC, with support from the NEWGEN committee and TOPSHOP, will deliver individualised support and business seminars to assist the designers as they build their own infrastructure and skills.

Sarah Mower MBE, BFC Ambassador for Emerging Talent, Contributing Editor to Vogue US and Chair of the NEWGEN selection commented: “The NEWGEN initiative has an unrivalled reputation as the scheme which has seen countless designers through to London Fashion Week and success in selling globally. The panel and I are always stunned to be able to meet designers and discover what they have to say at an early stage, and, with our teamwork, and Topshop's sponsorship, to help fast-track their business savvy as well as their talent for design. Everyone who wants a window on the future shouldn't be missing what our NEWGEN cohort has to say this season - they are as individualistic as London designers are, but also characterised by their collective pure enjoyment of clothes, innovation, artistry and a playful sense of fun. My only criticism is the dearth of accessory designers applying to NEWGEN. We want to see more! So please take this is a call-out for next season's talent!"

Since its inception in 1993, NEWGEN sponsorship has acted as a promotional launch pad for young designers, attracting media profile, orders and investment whilst offering encouragement and support for new talent. Previous NEWGEN winners include Alexander McQueen, Christopher Kane, Erdem, Jonathan Saunders, J.W. Anderson, Marques'Almeida, Mary Katrantzou, Nicholas Kirkwood, Roksanda Ilincic and Simone Rocha.

Mary Homer, Managing Director of TOPSHOP, commented: “We are proud that TOPSHOP continues to play an integral part in nurturing the very best of our young design talent. NEWGEN has been instrumental in introducing home-grown designers to a global stage and the support it offers to fledgling designers, both commercially and creatively, is invaluable to their future success in the industry.”

The NEWGEN committee comprises Sarah Mower MBE, BFC Ambassador of Emerging Talent (Chair); Alexander Fury, The Independent, The Independent on Sunday and i, Fashion Editor; Anna Orsini, British Fashion Council, Strategic Consultant; April Glassborow, Fashion Buying Consultant; Barbara Grispini, LONDON show ROOMS and Brand Development Consultant, Curator; Caroline Rush CBE, British Fashion Council, CEO; Francesca Burns, Fashion Stylist and Consultant; Geoffrey Finch, TOPSHOP, Creative Design Consultant; Karen Langley, Fashion Stylist; Laura Burlington, Fashion Consultant; Laura Hinson, British Fashion Council, Senior Showcasing Manager; Laura Larbalestier, Browns, Buying Director; Madelaine Evans, TOPSHOP, Buying Director; Melanie Rickey, Grazia and Pop Contributing Editor; Michelle de Conto, British Fashion Council, Business Support Advisor; Rebecca Lowthorpe, ELLE Collections, Editor/ ELLE, Assistant Editor; Sheena Sauvaire, Chief Marketing Officer, TOPSHOP; Stavros Karelis, Machine A, Founder; Yeda Yun, Stella McCartney, Merchandising Director.
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Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Runway Australia closes SWIMMIAMI

Runway Australia presented two of Australia’s elite swimwear brands Jewels & Grace and Allerton at 1 Hotel South Beach, Collins Street Miami for the closing of SwimMiami last night.

The show attracted great interest from the likes of WGSN intimates, Fashionista, Cosmopolitan, and Disfunkshion magazine to name a few.
 
Runway Australia promotes, a collective of Australia’s most innovative labels that are pushing boundaries, and setting Swim and Resort trends.  It recognises brands for their originality, local manufacturing status, and strong trends-translation ability. Runway Australia is by invitation only, this year’s event was sponsored by The South Florida BMW Centers (BMWsfl.com - Braman BMW Miami, Lauderdale BMW of Ft. Lauderdale and Pembroke Pines, South BMW, Vista BMW of Coconut Creek and Pompano Beach).
Allerton opened Runway Australia with one of its sportier looks, which incorporated the brands exclusive light reflective prints.  The brand takes inspiration from the concept of layering; playing simultaneously with the idea of revealing and concealing. A minimal and functional approach results in the ultimate blend of sports luxe combining a smooth balance of fashion, function and fit.

We saw a collection of separates that together formed a concise and refined range with a focus on interchangeable colourways and styles.
Jewels and Grace closed the show with its structured double bonded one piece "Pepo" from the SS16 Redefined Horizons collection. A fresh collection direction, where sculpted lines become the modern classic. The ocean provides the palette for the season, playful prints herald sprightly hues of tangerine and bottle green. 
Jewels + Grace is a luxury swim and resort-wear brand; characterised by classic forms and defined by detail, using only the highest quality fabrics and Italian Lycras in its collections .
Both brands sported summer shoe trends from Forever 21’s current collection, complimenting the brand looks, while being a perfect tribute to the recent partnership that both brands have with Forever 21. 
We asked Forever 21 about some of the key elements they look for when selecting new brands for their stores. Both Australian swim brands, Jewels & Grace and Allerton form part of the Forever 21 Branded Collective.
Forever 21 said “Our fans are always looking for new trends and pieces that make them stand out.  Whether jewellery, home goods, clothing or great beauty products, our branded team is constantly on the lookout for brands in price points that are still accessible but speak to innovation and style. Jewels & Grace, Allerton as well as all the other Australian brands that we've been able to introduce to our customers all have such a unique point of view and we've been incredibly proud to showcase them!”
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And She Was, There She Goes







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Monday, 20 July 2015

The Unexpected

Japanese culture depicts the nape of the neck to be the focus of attraction. Provocative dressing is not often thought of when one thinks of a Geisha, but the small patch of bare skin on the neck was more than enough to showcase female sensuality. This blouse was on my wish-list as soon as it was in store in Zara, so I jumped on it straight away. Khaki is an understated colour, but the suede fabric and chain detail on the back elevated this top, and turned it into a statement piece.
The Iconic longline blazer, Zara backless blouse, Ray-Ban aviators, Burberry scarf.


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Miami Swim Week- Indah

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Miami Swim Week- Runway Australia: Allerton

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Miami Swim Week- Runway Australia: Jewels + Grace



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Miami Swim Week- Hot as Hell

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Miami Swim Week- Colombian Trend Fashion Show: Saha



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Miami Swim Week- Colombian Trend Fashion Show: Malai

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Miami Swim Week- Colombian Trend Fashion Show: Hernan Zajar

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