Today was the last day of Aussie Fashion Week and I honestly have had enough dressing up. Since my ASOS.com order didn’t arrive till I came home from my last show, I have had to scramble every morning to get my outfits together and it’s been really stressful. Last night I wined and dined with two of my fashion hommies, photographer Natalia Horinkova and makeup artist Maree Spagnol, and we did a bit of late night shopping. I am embarrassed to say that I have never walked into the Sydney Topshop, my lovely hommies rectified this immediately by showing me around the shop. While checking the store out I found this super comfy dress. I love the splashes of blue.
Once I got it home I knew that all that was required was lady shoes and a lady bag and not much else.
Wearing Topshop dress, Rayban sunnies, Lovisa earrings, stack rings and bracelet (all on sale right now!), Jimmy Choo pumps, Louis Vuitton handbag.
And my hair did alright as well.
Apparently I haven’t bring bringing my fashion A game to Fashion Week so I stepped it up few notches. I used my fab neon Accessories from my previous post here and added a black JCrew tee and my Burberry Britt pencil skirt. I have to say I really love this look and I was super popular for the first time in my life with the photogs at fashion week.
And my hair looks fantastic still too.
Wearing ASOS.com peplum jacket and necklace, JCrew tee shirt, Burbery Britt pencil skirt, Nicholas Kirkwood shoes, Cambridge Satchel bag, Alexis Bittar ring and bangle, Peter Lang earrings, and Ray Ban sunnies.
The fabulous OMG Fashion recently sent me this fantastic Geek sweatshirt which completely saved me as the clothes I ordered two weeks ago from ASOS.com has gotten lost. How an express shipped supposedly trackable order can go missing is beyond me but nevertheless, it’s gone and I don’t have any wintery tops to wear.
I love it, sweatshirts are so on trend for winter and this particular one sums me up very nicely
Wearing Geek sweatshirt from OMGfashion.co.uk, Rag and Bone jeans, 3.1 Phillip Lim shoes, Alexander Wang handbag, Ray Bans sunnies, Bulgari watch, Giles & Brothers earrings, Tiffany bracelets, Marc Jacobs black rubber bangle, and silver bracelet gifted from Mexico.
Hair turned out ok too.
So this is my first fashion week as a Naturalista. I know this isn’t a big deal, Julia Jamois Starr and Solange Knowles do it all the time but I have never seen an Afro at Australian fashion week so I was a bit apprehensive. Now because I am working a lot and a bit busy, I don’t have time to see heaps of shows but that is no excuse to not dress up at least a little bit.
The original plan was to wear one the outfits I ordered from ASOS.com but as of right this minute that package still hasn’t arrived (it’s almost a week late). I didn’t panic (very unlike me) instead we worked our closet and used the the Red Accessories from my previous post here and paired with an ASOS dress I received ages ago and added a cute leaf broach from Pure Magik, a great shop on Crown Street in Surry Hills.
I wanted Solange fierce but ended up a bit lady like instead.
Dress and sunnies by ASOS.com, earrings and red stoned ring by Peter Lang, bracelet from a random shop, broach from Pure Magik, shoes are Luchessi from Zomp shoes.
Here is a close up of my hair.
Sorry for the long absence from blogging. Australian Fashion Week has come and gone and I have to say, I was quite underwhelmed. There were a few great shows, St Augustines Academy, Ms Couture, Uscari, Wonders Cease, Alistair Trung and Bowie. But there were a lit of shows which were more of the same. It was a very ‘fashion safe’ week.
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Thanks for your patience with my posting and I will hopefully be posting more regularly now.
As Andre Leon Tally said in the September issue, my eyes were starving for beauty, and thank goodness for Uscari because they made me feel excited about fashion week again.
Using the gorgeous hues of blush, cream and peach, designer Krystel Davis dug deep in to her girly dreams to design the most beautiful and edgy collection I saw yesterday.
“Forms take their own shape as Uscari explores the succession of residual dream feelings. Dresses float with chiffons and silks , singlets are bound in broken stretch cotton, and trousers are detailed in gold leaf effect.”
The designers use of layering mesh with open knit weaves brought about the illusion of opacity while still remaining sexy. An great mixture of prints of peach and blush adored with her signature metallic accents allows this collection to shine “in a sequence of lights”.
This collection really made me happen stayed and watched the show.
So many wonderful things happened in 2010, my son graduated High School, I met the love of my life, met some of my favourite bloggers in Los Angeles, was photographed for Essence Magazine, wore the most amazing Gary Yang clothing for both Fashion Week in Australia and New York, got to hang not once but twice with my LA family, moved in and made a home with my beloved, got a great new camera and sooo much more.
I’m looking forward to all the great things that will happen in 2011.
Yesterday was one of my favourite days of RAFW. On the Thursday is the TAFE show where the top Fashion Design students show their stuff. I love the student shows because they are always creative productions with flair and showmanship. I was not disappointed. Every single one of the four students who presented their designs was amazing. I can’t single out any of them since I had favourite pieces in each collection. I will say that the Elliot Ward-Fear’s show was reminiscent of last years Gareth Puth with all the futuristic structure. He sent the models down the runway in amazing really high wedge ankle boots and even though most of them tripped and fell on the runway, I think it just added to the overall drama of the show.
After that amazing show, it was on to the first Swimwear show of the week. Kooey Australia is exactly what you envision gorgeous Aussie girls wearing while they are frolicking in the eternal sunshine that is Australia. Absolutely stunning pieces.
After Kooey, it was on to the most anticipated show of the week, St Augustines Academy. This collection was inspired by the television series True Blood. Alvin outdid himself this year and I’m really happy for him. It was a great collection of some of his classic shapes and wonderful new pieces. Especially love his women’s collection this year. Well done Alvin.
Wow, Fashion Week is almost over. It’s been an interesting week so far. We have seen a sea of white on the runway with a sea of black sitting around it. We have seen a return to beauty and girlyness. And have seen a continuation of gorgeous sky high heels. Today is the last day and I’ll be sad when it’s all over but for now I must run and get ready.
Wearing Target faux fur vest, Cotton On striped tee, Don’t Ask Amanda leather skirt, Bonds socks, Siren Bottega Veneta copy shoes, Peeptoe Shoes oversized cluth
Yesterday was amazing, that is all I can really say. Yesterday my favourite designer Gary Yang had his first RAFW show and it was fantastic with a capital F. I love that he used beautiful pastel colours and gorgeous flattering shapes. Again I felt like I need to own 80% of the collection.
We finished off our day with Nicola Finetti which is always wonderful. He exemplifies femininity. Every dress sent down the runway would make any girl feel like a princess.
Yesterday was a very special day for me because I had with me not only my two wonderful Assistants but my lovely son and my fantastic new beau.
The Fashion Trinity – I’m wearing a wonderful creation by Gary Yang Collections.
Shane and I relaxing before the Gary Yang show.
My son and Shane talking before Nicola Finetti.