13 Dec 2015

On The Wish List

Christmas has sprung upon us once again, whether we are ready or not! In turn with the festive season comes the time to think of presents to purchase and place under the Christmas tree. For some this can be a daunting process and is often left to the last minute, procrastination purchasing!

Not all presents require a large amount to be spent and I find the best way to prepare yourself for Christmas is by first making a list of your recipients and then working out your budget for spendings.

Researching on the internet before hitting the stores is a fundamental piece of the puzzle to reduce frustration and impulse spendings when in store. By having even just a rough idea of what you are looking for can speed up your time spent amongst the crowds and also allows retail assistants to help you in finding the right gift.

Sharing is the spirit of the season, so below are a few of the pieces that I have found in my travels.

A great gift idea from Mecca knowing you aren't just buying for a loved one but are also helping out women and young girls for The Hunger Project.

For the guy in your life with the lumberjack beard, Hair House Warehouse have a great gift pack for the male in your life that takes pride in his manscaping.

Twenty sixteen is nearly upon us, for the organisational type amongst family and friends this gorgeous 2016 Diary from the Collective Hub is a perfect addition to go under the Christmas tree.

Christmas is all about giving and our animal friends also need love and care not only at this time but all year round. Edgar's Mission are an amazing gift idea for children and adults alike, becoming a best buddy will be the gift that keeps on giving all year round by sponsoring an animal in need.

16 Feb 2015

David Jones A/W 2105

The past two weeks have been filled with new workings of the season to follow celebrating designers and department stores Autumn/Winter collections.

In this day and age we are spoilt with technology that allows the shows to be accessed via online streaming across the world wide web to any fashion savvy follower.

David Jones Autumn/Winter show was showcased Thursday 5th February focusing on the iconic fashion designs of Carla Zampatti who is celebrating her 50th year in the fashion industry.

Ambassadors Montana Cox, Jason Dundas and Jessica Gomes with youth ambassador Elyse Taylor graced the runway set of the boroughs of NYC showcased at the David Jones store in Sydney.

A journey for all who attended from designers, models, fashion elite or socialite savvy guests were delivered a show full of 35 designers each with their own take on what we should all be donning this coming Winter.

The Upside delivered its first showcase with sports luxe pieces set to engage any women into sporting their wares for workouts or otherwise.

Zimmermann's aesthetic of feminine flow showcased again in their pieces set to be added to any woman's wish list for their wardrobe.

The grand finale accompanied by drum players was the iconic label of Carla Zampatti lead out by Jessica Gomes.

12 Feb 2015

Overview : Industry Experience

During my time as a student at Orana endless doors of opportunities have been opened into the ever changing industry that is fashion.

Undertaking many different aspects of the industry I believe draws so much more than you can ever imagine and you begin to learn so much more about yourself and capabilities as a person.

My journey began with my first volunteering event at MBFW April last year. An amazing experience that saw a week full of challenges and insights into what really goes on behind the scenes of such an event.

From there was just the beginning of understanding the direction I would take over the year and the different avenues - including assisting on the Myer S/S launch, interning at Fleur Wood, assisting on further runway shows backstage to assisting on the print publication Alchemy Mag.

For me the more experience I gained in any element of the industry was another skill or knowledge that I didn't have before. Along the way being surrounded by talented and focused people heightened my desire to succeed in the fashion world driving a force of hard work and determination.

23 Dec 2014

Twenty Fifteen - Fashionably Yours

As another years rolls past this is the time we often look back and reflect on the year that has been and in turn begin to make lists of our new years resolutions.

Twenty fifteen provides a fresh clean slate to delve into a fashionable new year with purchases of old being left in the dark corners of our closet and new ones to become our new favourites.

Organisation is a key to ensuring that one stays on top of these said new years resolutions by documenting in style.

Nothing beats having a fresh new diary to keep track of all your social events this coming year, An Organised Life provides just that with this sleek simplistic 2015 diary.

Image : An Organised Life

With a new diary of course then leads onto a fresh new look for you office space.

These gorgeous pot plant holders are a must to create an inspiring place to work and to uphold those new year resolutions!

Image via : Eclectic Edition

And of course no office is complete with a few simplistic prints.
Made by Girl has a great range of prints set for any taste.

Prints by Made By Girl 

16 Dec 2014

VS || Twenty Fourteen

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is an annual event that fashions elite and socialites alike date mark in their calendars with anticipation ahead of all the glitz and glamour that is associated with VS.

The early 90's saw the first of the fashion parades being made to public viewing taking effect just days before Valentine's Day. A clever strategic and promotional campaign that was certain to produce high sales quota through word of mouth as these shows were not yet aired on television.

1999 was the year Victoria's Secret Fashion show graced the television airwaves with the date of the event being moved to the latter end of the year weeks out before Christmas and this is where it has stayed.

High end models from around the world are selected to be one of the prestigious Victoria's Secret Angels. Miranda Kerr, Heidi Klum, Cara Delevingne and Alessandra Ambrossio are just a few of the elite that have been given the opportunity to sport the title of a VS Angel.

There are 20- 40 models elected to be used in the show which also features well known artists to perform during the show as the models strut their stuff down the runway. Rhianna, Ariana Grande, Beyonce, Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift are just the beginning of the celebrities that have been selected to perform.

The show itself has had a high presence in New York City along with many other states in America over the years. This year saw the angels travel across the seas to London.

10 Dec 2014

Wish List

Just wanting to share a few pieces that this little lady would love for Santa to drop off Christmas morning!


(Peace of Me)

Image : Sarah Hankinson Illustrator