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 23rd, 2013
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SHOP. Monochrome by BCBG MAX AZRIA

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SHOE PORN is the only way to describe these BCBG MaxAzria two-tone leather sandals. For those of you that follow me on Instagram, you”ll notice that I am currently going through a monochrome phase. This shoe therefore equals….perfection.

With a touch of athletic AU $220.00. A sleek swath of metallic acrylic adds shine at the chunky heel ensuring you only ever put your best foot forward.

SHOP the limited sizes remaining  here

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May 22nd, 2013
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Glamourous hair has a new name. ELEVEN

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Melbourne celebrated in style last Tuesday, at the much anticipated launch party for the new range of ELEVEN Australia hair products. I was lucky enough to attend and walked away with some serious hair envy.

The event took place at Collingwood’s Rokeby Studios and when the entrance door opened I walked into a crowd that surrounded a live photo shoot by ELEVEN Australia Co-Creative Directors Joey Scandizzo and Andrew O’Toole with top Australian models incorporating the hottest hair trends in fashion and beauty.

Proudly owned by Australian hair care distributor Ozdare, ELEVEN Australia showcased the use of its new in-salon range giving them the top tips and tricks to achieve luscious, fabulous locks.

The exciting new range unveils 15 hair care products designed to deliver hold, shine, texture and volume to your hair, with the products expected to follow in the footsteps of debut release and now my beauty routine must-have, Miracle Hair Treatment.

Now if only I could have the Eleven Australia boys at home before stepping out the door.

Shop the full range of ELEVEN Australia hair products 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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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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March 27th, 2013
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The Deck at Circa. UNSPOKEN Sunday Session

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For almost 12 weeks, The Deck (formerly known as The Circa Rooftop, where I was lucky to celebrate my wedding day) has transformed into a St. Tropez meets Las Vegas Day Club/Bar/Lounge in an exclusive pool/rooftop setting at the iconic Prince of Wales Hotel in the heart of Fitzroy St, St. Kilda.

Just before my birthday and my big NYC trip, I thought I’d step back in time and dance away to the sounds of John Course on The Deck with my girlfriends. Biggest decision, what to wear? I am in love with Unspoken’s ‘Dark Bloom’ AW13 collection , so I built my outfit around their ‘Dark Bloom’ skirt.

My girlfriends and I took advantage of the SKYY Pool Club’s full European style Table Bottle service in the exclusive roped off Day Bed area, definitely feeling very VIP. Although my dance moves later on may have put me straight back in the common area where I belong - but it was completely worth it.

The SKYY Pool Deck will complete its Sunday sessions this weekend, so be sure to check out what all the fuss is about. If you liked the sounds of Onelove at The Prince of Wales back in the day, but now feel the need to be sipping Verve and Vodka cocktails surrounded by beautiful people - then the SKYY Pool Deck is definitely for you.

For this Sunday’s guest list and table services enquiries email guestlist@skyypoolclub.com

Wearing

Unspoken Dark Bloom Skirt in Alabaster

Asos Pink Blouse

JUL Gold ID necklace (similar here)

Stella Nemiro Bracelet

Panther ring (similar here)

Saint Laurent ring at net-a-porter.com

Lauren Marinis Gilda Pump

Chanel Bag

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December 4th, 2012
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Styling Issue 13 COVET Magazine featuring Ruby Rose

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I thought I’d share with you some of my latest editoral work now that Issue 13 for COVET Magazine is now LIVE.  View here.

I was lucky enough to work with some of Australia’s emerging talent including DJ, presenter and boxer Ruby Rose, model Sophie Van Den Akker, entrepreneur Alex Davis and rapper Titomatic.

Not to mention the most amazingly talented team at COVET, including photographer Anthony Licuria of APL Photography, Hair stylist Joey Scandizzo and Rachel Vitullo from Joey Scandizzo Salon, Cris Cardona and make up artist Renee Zanelli.

Shop all the looks by Belluccio, Nicholas the Label at Green With Envy, Stella Nemiro Thurley &  Steele, Nookie, Zara, Samantha Wills, Peeptoe, Nicola Finetti, Columbus Circle by Deanna Depetro, to name a few.

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December 4th, 2012
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AW13 Myer International Designer Collections Preview

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I was lucky enough to preview the new International Autumn/Winter 2013 Collections at Myer recently and whilst we may not all, myself included, be able to get our hands on every delicious item, it didn’t make the experience any less exciting.

Like a kid in a candy store, I pulled from the racks the best of the new season, Balmain, Givenchy, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen’s The Row, Isabel Marant, Roland Mouret, McQ Alexander McQueen’s embellished knits, to name a few. And, I was pleased to preview the latest additions to the Myer family, Kenzo, Alberta Ferretti, Peter Pilotto and Jil Sander Navy.

With fabulous fashion, comes sensational accessories and there was no shortage of those either. With the Balmain belts encased in the glass cabinet, I took the time to play dress ups with scarves by Moschino and Emilo Pucci and jewels by Sonia by Sonia Rykiel.

My favourites from the preview; Givenchy leather dress, Balmain Jacket, The Row leather vest and the Vanessa Bruno Jacket/Vest/ Dress - I am positive I could justify the cost per wear!

And as if it wasn’t fun enough, it has to be said, the staff at Myer take customer service to an entire new level, showcasing the designs, talking through the detail, answering questions and offering me a return visit, even if it’s just to browse! It’s the type of service that reminds you that an in-store experience, can be just as exhilirating as the purchase we all frequently make nowdays át the click of a button online.

Do yourself a fashionable favour and visit Myer Melbourne and Sydney City today and get your hands on the new seasons must haves.

Not sure what to wear to your next event or need a fashion change? Don’t hesitate to contact me for a quote or follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to stay up to date with my fashion and style trends

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October 15th, 2012
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Styling Chantelle Raleigh. Melbourne Storm Player of the Year

Presenter Chantelle Raleigh attended the Melbourne Storm Player of the Year Awards on October 1 and I didn’t have to look too far for an embellished cocktail dress, having spotted this embellished emerald cocktail dress by Belluccio a few weeks back. Chantelle looked divine.

The dress being quite a statement on its own was styled with diamonds by Temelli Jewellery, heels by Tony Bianco and gold clutch by Peeptoe.

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October 8th, 2012
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STYLING Annie Nolan in Daniella Stephanie, Western Bulldogs. Brownlow Medal 2012

My gorgeous client Annie Nolan, partner of Western Bulldogs Liam Picken  looked like a goddess in a Daniela Stephanie gown at the 2012 Brownlow Medal.  Annie looked exquisite and fashion forward in this stunning piece by my latest fashion discovery Daniella Stephanie. Big thanks to Trish Nicol PR for bringing this designer to my attention.  Daniela Stephanie’s designs speak classic glamour with a modern edge, every piece with an extra special something and this theatrical silhouette was a sure thing for Annie for the 2012 Brownlow Medal.

This was Annie’s first Brownlow medal so we channelled old Hollywood with her hair in a large bun, diamond earrings, ring and bangle by Temelli Jewellery, with her heels by Peeptoe and embellished black clutch by Mimco.

Annie featured on Channel 10’s The Project, Chanel 7’s coverage of the awards and Channel 9 News during The Brownlow Medal Red Carpet coverage. A delight to work with and just a beautiful girl inside and out

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October 8th, 2012
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STYLING Brittany Austin, Sydney Swans. Brownlow Medal 2012

Styling the beautiful Brittany Austin, the sweet Sydney-sider and partner of Sydney Swan Kieren Jack, was a last minute addition to my styling pack of 6 for this years event. Fortunately  I’d seen Belluccio present their stunning gowns at Fashion Aid and knew exactly who to call. I so was so appreciative when Julie Sufi, director and designer of Belluccio was happy to be involved. This stunning backless silver embellished gown was perfect for Brittany and complimented her small frame.

I styled the gown with encrusted diamonds by LK Boutique, Tony Bianco’s ‘Krystle’ heel and  Peeptoe ‘Lady Fanciful’ clutch to complete the look. Brittany is in her early 20’s so we put her hair in a fish-tail braid so her look was sophisticated, fashion forward but age appropriate.

I am very pleased to report that Brittany made the best dressed lists for New Idea Magazine and The Daily Telegraph. And why wouldn’t she? Amazing inside and out. Thanks for having me Brittany.

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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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