Holy ****! One sec while I pick my jaw up off the floor. Okay, ready. The only way to describe what I feel for this collection is massive ladyboner! Its like Shanghai got a whole new dose of POW in them. On top of their sophisticated elements they keep it current using sheen textures, bold contours and lush tropic prints. Made to flatter, made for eyes to follow comes to mind. I am smitten, I am going shopping!
It's no secret that I am a Club Monaco addict! Those who say brand loyalty is on the decline just need to sift through my closet to see a good brand can keep a girl hooked. One thing I love about it is that my sister, mum and I can all walk into their store and find something on the racks that speak each of our personal styles! They are the masters of making stylish simplicity that you can pad out to make your own.
Like any other season they've got goodies galore! Spring / Summer is all about powdery pastels, a touch of floral and angelic whites. Its got that fresh country feel, alongside light leather to keep it being prissy perfect. The jackets they have this season are at the top of my want list, they take inspiration from high school varsity jackets and transform it into a sleek number. This collection has me craving white shorts and dresses, all I need is some of that NeverWet stuff to keep me from all the spillage damage I do.
Over the moon to see my Style Confessions feature in 48 Hours has finally hit the shelves! I've yet to grab myself a hard copy but Amanda Kho, who snapped up all these great photos, sent me a bunch of outtakes to share. Being in this same flat my whole life, I forget to appreciate all the little things that make it my home, but doing the interview and seeing these photos have sparked some major nostalgia! Its going to be a toughy moving out of here next year. Be sure to grab a copy this week!!
It's been a while! Mostly because I've been spending all my free time with this little guy. If you follow me on Instagram, I'm not sorry for bombarding your feed with the newest member of the family, because he is the most adorable pooch around town! Even if he is chewing his way through the shoe closet. Snapped these on our way home from a lengthy brunch session at Classified, it only just occurred to me that were we matching in camel and blue. I might be subconsciously taking style tips from my dog now?
The Redress Eco-Chic awards had me in awe from the first outfit to the last! I often find myself amazed when it comes to recycled designs, maybe its because of years in school where team building activities involved making an outfit out of a burlap sacks and tape that tainted my expectations of sustainable wear. 8 eco-conscious designers come to together each year and with the help of Redress they master different techniques in creating show stopping garments that make little impact on the environment, whats not to love!
LOUISE DE TESTA
PHEE NG SWEE YEE
The talented Karen Jessen took home the big prize; a partnership with Esprit. Her collection gave denim new life in the form of heavy textures and intricate patterns. She takes some of the most widely used materials in the fashion world from jeans and t-shirts and transforms them into what I can only imagine a better state they were first in.
My favorite collection of the night had to be from Clementine Sander, it was so beautifully tactile with vintage cuts, it looks like wearable art and had me itching to feel the fabric. She also demonstrated three key techniques that can help revolutionize the fashion industry: upcyling, zero waste and reconstruction design techniques. Here's to hoping sustainable fashion because more widely available! Viva la revolución!
Find out more about Redress and what they do here.
It was my first year catching shows at HK Fashion Week, and it didn't disappoint! Whilst I.T had edgy looks filtering onto the runway, there were times in the show where I had to ask myself "would anyone REALLY wear a loofah skirt with suspenders?". Nonetheless, I was entertained! Especially feelin' the sporty chic punk mix up, which reminded me of some sort of apocalyptic world. Who knows..with HK's crappy pollution we may be rocking spiked masks sooner than we think.