August 15th, 2013
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When Nadia met Maticevski

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NADIA COPPOLINO, driving force behind fashion blog Chronicles of Nadia, has us all hot and bloggered each week with a style that redefines sleek and stylish. Wearing everything from super-structured pieces to punchy prints, Nadia’s loyalty to clean, eye-catching lines is what makes her outfits so enticing. Chances are (if you’re fashion savvy in social media) you’ve seen her photos floating around, but what you may not know about this softly spoken glamour girl is that whilst her blog is new on the fashion scene, Nadia has worked in the fashion industry in brand, advertising and marketing for a number of years, enabling her to provide much inspiration to her very engaged followers

So when we decided to collaborate for the recent Myer Spring/Summer 14 launch in Sydney, my instant thought was to put a style out there that hadn’t been seen before, challenging both of us to step outside the square – fortunately for me, Nadia was completely on board. So where does one go when one wishes to make a statement for all the right reasons?…

I looked no further than designer Toni Maticevski. Since the launch of  his label in 1999, Toni Maticevski’s drive and vision has seen the talented designer gracefully continue to achieve and evolve the Maticevski brand, which in reward has earned him the role as one of the most successful and talented designers to rein from Australia. As Toni grew as a designer and respected creative figure within the world of Fashion and Art, so did the Maticevski brand.  Debuting his first collection show to a standing ovation at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Sydney in 2002, Maticevski has gone on to present his collections in Paris, London and New York Fashion Weeks. The last 13 years has seen Toni the Creator and Director of MATICEVSKI Pty. Ltd., which houses and successfully operates three collections: Maticevski Ready-To-Wear, Maticevski Collection and Maticevski Bridal.

The Maticevski 2014 Resort collection took my breath away during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week earlier this year. So for Nadia and I to be able to work with these pieces of art, was genuinely a privilege. A decidedly elegant collection with a sporty finish, the collection features soft rounded hemlines that are anchored with crinoline to add volume to the abstract rounded circle shapes. That the final look was monochrome, was an added bonus. Most of you know I can’t get enough of the trend at the moment.

Styled with clutch and shoes from Peeptoe, also available at Myer

Nadia’s look will be available for purchase from October/November 2013 at Myer and  Toni Maticevski stockists around the country.

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Feature image & Myer Runway courtesy of Lucas Dawson.

August 11th, 2013
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Erin Maxwell. A MYER moment in Leroy Nguyen

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This past Thursday, myself and some of my fellow Melbourne fashion friends made our way to Sydney to preview the Myer Spring/Summer 2014 collection. What does one wear to one of the biggest fashion events of the season? More on that later.

Always looking to challenge myself and my work, I was lucky to work with Erin Maxwell, of fashion blog LOVE SHOP SHARE. I’ve followed Erin’s blog as a consumer of fashion since it’s inception in 2011, searching for inspiration for my next purchase with Erin’s focus very much on drawing on international trends and making them her own, mixing a flavour of her favourite Australian brands with those that inspire her overseas.  Always willing to step it up in the fashion stakes, I had a lot of fun collaborating with Erin on this look.

We didn’t need to look much further than designer Leroy Nguyen. Leroy Nguyen first caught my eye at the 2012 TAFE Fashion Design Studio graduate show with his fresh take on sculptural shapes and digital printing. I’ve been obsessed with his designs ever since.

His 2013/14 Spring Summer Collection, The Candy Shop debuted as part of The Innovators show in May at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Inspired by the colourful kaleidoscope of sweets and Willy Wonka fare, the collection unveiled twelve looks comprising Nguyen’s signature design aesthetic, two hero custom digital prints, 26 individual pieces and the introduction of swimwear to the label. The ‘Scuba’ navy sculptured dress with lime lining, as worn by Erin, was my absolute favourite piece in the collection and lucky for me - Erin loved it too!

We styled it with delicate gold Tony Bianco heels and Peeptoe Shoes ‘Lady Sunset’ clutch to draw out the lime accent’s in the lining.

Dress. Leroy Nguyen. Shoes Tony Bianco. Clutch Peeptoe Shoes

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Feature Image courtesy of Lucas Dawson. Jess Dempsey, What Would Karl Do  pictured with Erin at Myer SS14 Launch.

June 15th, 2013
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The Shoe Obsession Continues

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Whoops I did it again…my shoe obsession in the absence of buying clothes I love, that fit, continues - a baby belly will do that to you.

On the bright side, come summer, I will have a shoe collection fit for my new wardrobe. Like me, you may be hearting the lace up shoe trend this season, enabling your feet to truly make a fashion statement. This is my third pair.

I spotted these at Zara and quickly snapped them up. They have certainly flown off the shelves so if you happen to miss them, get your hands on these by Windsor Smith. Divine.

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(I’ll purchase in the red) but this way we can all have a pair!

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June 15th, 2013
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Accessory Love. Michaela Menichelli

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Last week I was invited to the showroom of Michaela Menichelli, a gorgeous, passionate and dedicated young accessory designer who I had been communicating with for some time, but only recently had the pleasure of meeting. She is infectious and you can’t help but buy what she is selling.

It becomes apparent very quickly that Michaela has travelled the world, drawing inspiration from foreign cultures in exotic countries, with leather and hides featuring heavily throughout her collections.

Michaela explained to me that each hide in her Batik Princess collection was individually chosen before being carved and manufactured by hand. The uniqueness of the colourings in the hides and intricate carvings ensure that no two items are the same. Each piece in the collection is a work of art. The leather used in the Dream Weaver collection is sourced in Indonesia before being embossed to add texture and detail, bearing a strong resemblance to crocodile skin. This collection is my favourite, it adds an injection of the new season’s hottest accent colours; Tangerine Orange, Aubergine Purple, Turquoise Blue, Chartreuse Yellow and Steel Grey.

These leather clutches for summer will be divine, not to mention for some of my clients during the Spring Racing Carnival.

More recently, Michaela has moved into developing products for home with a stunning range of cushions now available to purchase online. I can definitely see the white one on all my feature chairs at home!

I walked away with the stunning white Michaela Menichelli Sahara clutch that I’ve already managed to use three times this past week.

Shop all Michaela Menichelli’s accessories online here

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June 11th, 2013
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V I K T O R I A + W O O D S Sunrise

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TV personality and event manager Lynette Bolton, appeared on Channel 7’s Sunrise last Friday morning discussing the day’s hot topics as a regular ’Kochie’s Angel’. Watch Lynette’s segment here.

For morning television, it’s important to remain conservative with a fashionable edge. My go-to label for such a brief;

V I K T O R I A + W O O D S.

I have been lusting after V I K T O R I A + W O O D S since 2003 when I purchased one of their signature knits - I still get compliments when I wear it today. V I K T O R I A + W O O D S is known for effortless wardrobe staples with a pared-down, contemporary feel. In recent seasons, the label has taken this to a whole new level - much to our excitement.

The new ‘Magnetic Spring/Summer 2013 Collection’ available soon, offers on trend and seriously wearable pieces that can take you from day to night and work to play.

Lynette wears the Delta Shirt and Aura Relaxed pant.

Visit V I K T O R I A + W O O D S and stay in touch for when the amazing ’Magnetic collection is available in-store.

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Pictured with Lynette; WHO Magazine Editor, Nicky Briger and Channel 7 Presenter, Monique Wright.

May 26th, 2013
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My Style. Bardot Bomber Jacket

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I’ve been needing to add a Bomber Jacket to my wardrobe for quite some time. Whilst I was prepared to spend quite a lot of money to get something functional that could work with a number of pieces in my wardrobe, you can imagine how excited I was (as was my husband) to have discovered this affordable Quilted Bomber jacket at Bardot. Priced at just $139.95, it’s already starting to become a part of my daily uniform.

If you’re looking to have the current season’s trends for a fraction of the cost, look no further than Bardot - the chain store is truly having a fashionable moment.

SHOP the Bardot Quilted Bomber Jackethere

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May 20th, 2013
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SHOP. Alexander Wang Diego Bucker Bag

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Alexander Wang bags first hit the scene with the infamous “Rocco”, but now celebrities and fashion conscious are flocking towards a more modern design.

Bucket bags have been making a comeback, and the “Diego” bucket bag is the perfect style item that is also comfortable and easy to carry around on shopping trips. A necessity for my job and with a baby on the way, I want something that’s stylish but that is also practical.

It’s slouchy and downtown-chic. Constructed of rich, wrinkled leather and accented with heavy studs that lend an industrial feel. The edges of the front and main pocket are drawn together with buckled straps, which double as adjustable cross-body and shoulder straps.

In my search for the perfect designer bag, I found the Alexander Wang ‘Diego’ bag was relatively more affordable (in comparision to a Chanel, Louis Vuitton or Celine bag) yet still packed the same fashionable punch.

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SHOP the Alexander Wang Diego Bucket Bag

1. Black with rose-gold hardware Here

2. Tan Here

3. White Here

4. Black with silver hardware Here

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April 30th, 2013
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Styling COVET Magazine. The Barber Shop

The fun part about being a stylist is that I get to play dress up with some of my favourite designer threads. The ‘Barber Shop’ was a shoot devised for Covet Magazine, photographed by Anthony Licuria of APL Photography and features designs by some of my favourites; including Hugo Boss, Tristan Melle, Rachel Gilbert & Calibre. This particular shoot was an extremely busy time for me, so I called on the help of my fabulous friend and equally talent men’s stylist Lora Djurdjevic (a name you’ll hear about if you haven’t already!). We make a great team and I personally thank her for helping me pull this together.

Here’s a look at the latest , SHOP IT NOW

1. Christina wears: Tristan Melle  ‘Emma’  dress & belt, Peeptoe ‘Miss UFO’ shoes
Stella Nemiro Cocktail ring,
Vintage earrings

2. Christina wears Rachel Gilbert  Mia’ dress , Peeptoe Woven & Jewel  bracelet & Stella Nemiro earrings

3.Nathan wears Calibre suit & shirt pocket square and  Missoni tie and

4. Nathan wears Hugo Boss Tuxedo, shirt & bow tie;  Christina wears Rachel Gilbert  Mia’ dress  Peeptoe Woven & Jewel  bracelet Stella Nemiro earrings

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April 30th, 2013
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Getting My Leopard On. Rachel Zoe at Myer

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Further to my last post, I couldn’t get enough of the Rachel Zoe Collection when I visited Myer Melbourne last week. It occurred to me, why stop at one piece when you can have three! This devine leopard print 2-piece suit was speaking to me, “buy me, buy me, buy me” - I had to oblige.

What I love about this piece, is it looks very high fashion without the high fashion price tag (not to imply that it’s not expense, but I was expecting to part with a lot more).

The blazer goes for bold in a high-contrast animal print, notched lapels, button front and cuffs and three patch pockets. Paired with the devine slim line pants, I can easily tie in pieces from my own wardrobe to style it up or down depending on the occasion.

This tailored, classic and timeless piece is effortless and on-trend. Definitely a wardrobe staple when I’m rushing to and from appointments.

SHOP IT

Rachel Zoe at Myer  Charlie II Leopard Print blazer $400

Rachel Zoe at Myer  Charlie II Leopard Print pant $300

Mossman peplum top $79.95

Patricia Field NYC chain necklace $50.00

Patricia Field NYC Rings $25.00

Patricia Field NYC Leather baseball cap $28.00

Tony Bianco shoes at Myer $169.00

The Rachel Zoe Collection is only available exclusively at Myer’s International Collections in their four top stores around the country –Melbourne, Sydney City, Brisbane and Perth.

Now all I need to hope for, is for Rachel to visit a Myer store sometime in the future!

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April 29th, 2013
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Baby, Baby and Rachel Zoe at Myer

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In coming out and sharing the news with you that I am four months pregnant, there could not have been a more relevant designer for me to ‘out myself’ in, than in this amazing silk shirt from the new Rachel Zoe collection, now available exclusively at Myer.

For as long as I can remember, and well before the Rachel Zoe Project, Rachel’s sense of business and influence in the fashion industry changed the way a generation of young Hollywood dressed. Does everyone remember Nicole Ritchie before she had Rachel as her stylist? Rachel’s fame, her experience as a stylist and magazine editor combined with her fashion credibility makes for a very exciting collection that is sure to appeal to many.

Myer securing the Rachel Zoe collection is a real coup for the department store, as her authority and influence as the top go-to-stylist in Hollywood is sure to resonate with customers. For me, I’ll be honest, there may be a little hero worship going on. Rachel’s critical eye and expert tailoring is evident in every facet of the collection – from colour and silhouette to fine detailing . Her clever ability to mix and match key pieces in a variety of new ways means it’s easy to match with items from your existing wardrobe – something as a stylist I swear by.

Now, thanks to Myer, we can all have a little piece of Rachel Zoe. Accessible luxury; tailored, classic and timeless pieces, effortless and easy, on-trend, functional and comfortable; chic and fashionable; ageless; feminie and polished; glamorous are the hallmarks of the Rachel Zoe Collection. Have I used enough adjectives?

SHOP MY LOOK

Rachel Zoe silk sleeveless shirt at Myer $270

Myer Miss Shop leather cap & shorts

Celine sunglasses

Marc Jacobs watch

Diva Necklaces

Patricia Field NYC rings

Tony Bianco wedges at Myer

Mimco satchel bag

It genuinely is a beautiful and wearable collection. And, the pleasant surprise for consumers is that the price points are within reach, with most pieces ranging from $220.00 to $480.00. The more exquisite pieces, such as leather jackets, are priced at $750.00 plus. With celebrity fans including Jennifer Lopez, Reece Witherspoon, Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian, I am more than happy to add myself to the list of Austrlalian devotees.

Be sure to visit Myer’s International Collections in their four top stores around the country –Melbourne, Sydney City, Brisbane and Perth.

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April 29th, 2013
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Turn your back. Aqua by Aqua

For the final day of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Tara’O’keefe, Director of all things wedding at  De La Mod,  attended Christina Exie’s show, winner of Project Runway Australia 2012. I styled Tara in  this stunning backless dress by Aqua by Aqua. The thing I love most about this dress (I actually have it in orange)  is that it makes a statement without trying too hard - and people notice.

I accessorised the dress with a Marc Jacobs clutch, Michael Kors gold watch and Tony Bianco rose gold shoes.

And that’s a wrap!

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April 29th, 2013
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Styling. Jump for your Love

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Day 4  at  Mercedes Benz Fashion Week had Tara O’keefe attending the Suboo show, which meant bringing some sunshine to the previous day’s look (monochrome).

 I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE a jumpsuit. When I was selecting options for Tara’s fashion week events, I had to get this jumpsuit by Unspoken on her. Whilst striking in colour, it also has a drop v-back and cuts just under the bust - ensuring a longer line for Tara’s small frame.

The sometimes referred “onesie” can make you look longer and is always a head turner. However, you want that to be for the right reasons. It can also make you appear wider if you don’t choose the right shape for you. Cuts such as this one are a safe option as inevitably it will make your legs appear longer - and let’s be honest, us shorter girls love that!

SHOP IT

Unspoken jumpsuit

Stella Nemiro necklace

Tony Bianco ‘Krystle’ heels

Michael Kors Watch

Peeptoe clutch

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April 28th, 2013
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Unspoken Monochrome. Tara O’keefe at Fashion Week

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Tara O’keefe attended Watson X Watson during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, so it was only fitting that I wanted Tara to sport a look that was on trend with the designer and the fashionable crowd. Most of you know I’m going through a monochrome phase (aka. black and white) .

Excuse the selfies, I had jetted back to Melbourne by this stage so I left it to Tara to showcase her look.

SHOP IT

Unspoken  silk shirt & black twirl short

Amber Sceats chain neckalce

Peeptoe shoes

Michael Kors watch

Chanel bag

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April 22nd, 2013
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Autumn Racing. Doncaster Day in Nicola Finetti

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Tara O’keefe, Director of all things wedding, at De La Mod and wife of Sydney Swan’s Ryan O’keefe, took a punt on me to style her for the BMW Doncaster Day at Sydney’s new Royal Randwick Racecourse this past Saturday. Tara’s style is naturally quite fashion forward and even though the weather forecast for the day wasn’t very inspiring, cold and showers, she was prepared to step it up, all in the name of fashion.

I had fallen in love with this stunning Nicola Finetti dress during the Myer Autumn/Winter Launch a few weeks ago. With a touch of monochrome and the sophistication of a peplum and open back, it was truly perfection for the big race day ahead. The 2013 Autumn/Winter col­lec­tion from Nicola Finetti is feast for the eyes with mas­ter­ful clashes of pat­terns, colours, tex­tures and shapes. As always, the col­lec­tion cel­e­brates the female form by bal­anc­ing con­trasts like struc­ture that also seem to have ele­ments of grace and softness.

To complement the dress, I opted for these gorgeous and on trend black court booties from Kookai’s current Autumn/Winter collection and a contrasting white clutch from Peeptoe to appeal to Tara’s personal style. No race wear outfit is complete without a fabulous fascinator and Sydney milliner Viktoria Novak’s Gatsby inspired embellished headband gave the outfit a vintage look, with a modern direction.

SHOP Tara’s Look

Nicola Finetti Peplum dress with curved hem at Myer

Viktoria Novak Gatsby Headband

Peeptoe Clutch (similar here)

Kookai Court Boots (available in store in 2 weeks)

Michael Kors watch

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April 22nd, 2013
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DAY 1. MBFWA Look. Monochrome Madness

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For those of you that follow me on Instagram, you’ll notice I’m going through a serious black and white phase. The Monochrome trend is extremely hot at the minute and is no stranger to the high fashion runways, so I thought I’d adopt it for my first day of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. In a mad rush before the big week ahead, I popped into TopShop where I stumbled across the LOVE skirt – I thought to myself,  directional but still very classic. So I built my look around the skirt.

SHOP the Look

Nicholas peplum top (similar here)

TopShop LOVE skirt

Knots and Knits rope clutch

Tony Bianco shoes

Amber Sceats chain necklace

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Whether you require styling for a special occassion, a personal shopping session, wedding, a corporate makeover or perhaps you need to clean out your wardrobe? I am able to provide a range of services tailored to you.

Fashion-conscious from a very young age, it was my friends and co-workers asking for style advice and help to revamp their wardrobes which launched my passion for fashion styling early.

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