August 11th, 2013
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Styling Myer SS14 Fashion Launch in Nicola Finetti

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Nicola Finetti’s Spring/Summer 2013/14 collection is on another level. With the designer’s latest collection featuring a gorgeous array of monos, metallic, bold colours, white on white and stripe prints, it was on the top of my list when sourcing a Myer designer for the Spring/Summer launch for my client Tara O’keefe, wedding extroidinare at De La Mod, and wife of AFL Sydney Swan, Ryan O’keefe.

One of my favourite pieces in the collection, available at Myer, is Nicola Finetti’s  new season ‘Angled Hem Skirt’, available in an array of colours and prints. It makes a statement and is very wearable beyond a night out. Pair with a tee to dress it down or dial it up with a crop top, shirt or blazer.

I’m crushing on the cropped top at the moment, so these two pieces together were speaking to me. I’ve been going through a monochrome phase so it was great to put Tara in some pop colour, styled with new season Peeptoe clutch and Tony Bianco shoes.

Nicola Finetti. Cropped Shell Top.  Nicola Finetti Angled Hem Skirt Clutch. Peeptoe  Shoes. Tony Bianco

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Images courtesy of Lucas Dawson. Ryan O’keefe pictured with Tara O’keefe.

May 28th, 2013
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Lady In Red. Tara O’keefe in Dan Jones Label

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Tara O’keefe, Director of all things wedding at De La Mod, mother of two and wife of Sydney Swan Ryan, attended the Hearts on the Harbour event at the weekend at the Sydney Opera House.

The event called for black tie, and not one to shy away from getting her pins out, Tara and I both fell in love with this divine ensemble from Sydney designer Dan Jones. A little embellishment in the skirt and a stunning cut-away back silk blouse, looked devine.

I first discovered Dan Jones on instagram, when someone I followed posted a dress they listed as a must have. I then put Dan on my - “I must work with you” list.

Blending quality, creative artistry and innovation with finesse and elegance, Dan Jones crafts luxury ready-to-wear and bespoke pieces with a unique twist. If you’re not familiar, do yourself a favour and change that…Dan is one to watch.

SHOP THE LOOK

Dan Jones Silk Blouse

Dan Jones embellished Skirt

Tony Bianco Ádeline shoes

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Photo Credit. Esteban La Tessa of La Tessa Photography

(Source: latessaphotography.com.au)

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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November 19th, 2012
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My Style. Myer at Oaks Day in Aqua

For ladies day at Flemington, the Myer Marquee was themed as ‘The Florist’ and host to a great mix of Myer Ambassadors, Myer Designers and celebrities. I was lucky enough to attend and whilst there I ran into some of my favorite people, both old friends and new, we all had one thing in common - a love of fashion.

Myer was definitely the place to be this Spring Racing Carnival, it’s all in the finer details. With Oaks Day being about true signature style, I decided to get my “neon on” in this orange Aqua by Aqua backless dress - I love a great online purchase. I paired it with some veiling from Lincraft for something different, Tony Bianco heels and Colette clutch.

Accompanied by my partners in crime, Lynette & Tara and with the help of delicious cocktails it was time to hit the dancefloor. It was AMAZE with a live acoustic singer setting the room into a disco spin - litterally.

After 6pm, a quick change of outfit for Lynette who slipped on a mauve Talulah dress, with a pair of earrings from Mouche and it was off to the Laurent Perrier Winners Circle Party at THE DECK, Circa.

Three race days and a luncheon down (one more to go!)

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Images from the Laurent Perrier Winners Circle Party by APL Photography

(Source: lucasdawson.com.au)

November 19th, 2012
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Styling Oaks Day. Talulah, Nicholas & Columbus Circle

Traditionally known as ‘Ladies Day’ amongst racegoers, Crown Oaks Day is the biggest style event of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Whilst famously known as the day women take the opportunity to express their ‘signature style.

It was also my time to ensure three fabulous women, model Sophie Van Den Akker and Sydney Swans leading ladies, Tara O’keefe and TV Presenter Lynette Bolton put their best heels forward.

Sophie wears Talulah AW13 floral dress, millinery by Morgan & Taylor at Myer and clutch by Peeptoe. Sophie wears her own shoes.

Tara wears Nicholas dress available at Green With Envy, Viktoria Novak millinery, JLH for Siren shoes and Peeptoe clutch.

Lynette wears up and coming label Columbus Circle’s open back top and skirt (Made to Order), Viktoria Novak millinery, Tony Bianco shoes and Peeptoe clutch

Big thank you to fabulous milliner Viktoria Novak, Peeptoe Shoes, the lovely girls at Cirqlate Publicity, Deanna Depetro at Columbus Circle, Lia-Belle at Our Kingdom PR and Jessica Scott at Nicholas.

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Images courtesy of Lucas Dawson and APL Photography

November 15th, 2012
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Styling Emirates Melbourne Cup Day.

Trackside brights was my take on Melbourne Cup Day, leaving the Derby Day’s chic black and white behind (well…almost).

My clients and good friends Lynette & Tara invited myself and my husband Liam to Lavazza’s lavish and fun marquee on Melbourne Cup Day. I thought it appropriate to get in neon theme. I test drove my latest purchase; a neon backless dress by Aqua and accessorised with heels by Tony Bianco, Morgan & Taylor fascinator @ Myer, Collette clutch and Stella Nemiro jewellery

Lynette was presenting for Channel 7 from the Lavazza marquee, so I wanted to ensure she made a bold statement. I didn’t need to look much further than a fabulous headpiece by Viktoria Novak, such an exquisite piece, that I built her entire look around it. So I put Lynette in a  black and white sketch striped top by johnny, Wayne Cooper pencil skirt, Forever New neon clutch, ring by Stella Nemiro and heels by Christian Louboutin.

Tara’s small frame lends itself to most looks. So when I first laid eyes on an orange Diane Von Furstenberg dress from the AW13 collection, I knew the colour would look amaze on her. I accessorised with my favourite Viktoria Novak millinery, Sass & Bide belt, Tony Bianco gold snake heels and Peeptoe clutch and earrings.

Highlights of my day: Having fun with my husband Liam and the girls, spending time in the Lexus marquee with the beautiful Rose Byrne, running into my soon to be wed girlfriend Mietta and her fiancee Brent and meeting lovely couple Ashley and Robert. Too much fun!

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Image of Tara & I courtesy of APL Photography

November 15th, 2012
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Styling Derby Day in By Johnny & Tallulah

Brief: Traditional Black and White.

Sydney Swan girls Tara O’keefe and Lynette Bolton entertained me for what was a fun filled Derby Day (and Spring Carnival) in the Birdcage at Flemington. Staying traditional in black and white, I wanted to ensure that the best friends each had a distinct but different look, that ultimately suited their personalities.

Tara is quite fashion forward and Lynette is quite fun with her looks so dressing their two personalities was easy. Big thanks to By Johnny at The Nac Group, Tallulah at Cirqulate PR and Peeptoe Shoes.

Tara wears By Johnny dress, Victoria Novak fascinator, Peeptoe Miss Seashell Shoes, Peeptoe White Clutch and Samantha Wills Ring

Lynette wears Tallulah dress, Alannah Hill fascinator, Peeptoe Clutch , Stella Nemiro Earrings and Zara Heels

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October 10th, 2012
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Styling Tara O’Keefe, Sydney Swans in Stephanie Schell

Styling one of my close friends Tara O’Keefe, wife of Sydney Swan and Norm Smith Medallist Ryan for the 2012 Brownlow Medal was a fabulous experience. Given she is quite fashion forward and not afraid to take a risk, made me very excited about the possibilities of her gown.

When we first starting discussing who could deliver and execute the  ”neon” idea, I looked no further than Sydney designer Stephanie Schell.

Having worked with Stephanie before, I knew she could take a simple idea and turn it on it’s head . That’s exactly what she did. The end result…amazing!

The winning elements of this dress were perfect dress, perfect designer and on the perfect girl to pull it off.

Keeping accessories minimal as the dress speaks for itself, diamonds by LK Jewellery, clutch and shoes by Peeptoe.

Tara was named best dressed on Channel 7’s The Morning Show, in The Daily Telegraph, Woman’s Day and New Idea.

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October 5th, 2012
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Swan Song. AFL Grand Final Celebrations in UNSPOKEN

The AFL Grand Final between the Sydney Swans and Hawthorn was a thriller last Saturday to say the least. Fortunately for my clients, Lynette Bolton and Tara O’Keefe, wives of Jude and Norm Smith Medallist Ryan, the Swans proved too hard to beat.

The girls celebrated their win at the official cocktail function for the Sydney Swans that night. Fashion winners they were indeed, both dressed in Unspoken  a fabulous label I’ve only recently discovered. And FYI, I have been missing out, devine is an understatement.

The Resort 2013 Collection of this Sydney based label is fresh, on trend and a must have for the upcoming Spring Racing Carnival. Get acquainted with Unspoken’s beautiful collection here

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September 9th, 2012
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Styling Lynette Bolton. Opening of Morrison’s

Famed restauranter Fraser Short opened his long-awaited redevelopment of the Brooklyn Hotel at 225 George Street in the city. The Morrison Bar and Oyster Room has claims on a new record: its kitchen surely has more former head chefs per square metre than any other Sydney restaurant.

Presenter and my beautiful client Lynette Bolton (pictured with the equally beautiful Tara O’Keefe) was there to celebrate. We thought a little black dress by Natasha Gan with a choker necklace by Divawas the right choice and appropriate for the balmy Sydney evening.

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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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