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.