31 December 2011

Topshop Opening

Last week I finally had a chance to visit the new Topshop store on Chapel Street! It's the first store here in Australia so it's been exciting for all us Topshop lovers. I've spent a couple years checking out Topshop products online so was happy to finally see them in person.

I was busy shopping so I didn't get many pictures but here are a few quick snaps. I was a little bit sun burnt on this day...

I only ended up buying one dress for myself, I spent a lot more time in the mens section finding last minute Christmas gifts for my brother and dad. They had great, well priced mens printed shirts. I had to tell them what Topshop and Topman is when they opened them though...but I think they appreciated it.

Happy New Years Eve everyone! Enjoy your night out x

28 December 2011

Cobalt vs Fuchsia - Runway Looks

Two of the hottest colours for this summer, cobalt and fuchsia. It still only feels like the start of summer here in Melbourne, it has taken a while for the weather to warm up. So these bright colours can help us feel like it's actually summer!

Both shades made appearances on multiple runways for Spring/Summer 2012. Here are some of my favourites.

Elie Saab RTW Spring/Summer 2012 Collection
Look 37                                  Look 38
Look 39                                  Look 40
Look 41                                  Look 42
Look 43                                  Look 44
Look 45                                  Look 46

I seriously love Elie Saab. His designs are amazingly feminine and the bold colour makes them even better. Love the lace detailing, sequins, sheer fabrics and belted waists.
Blake Lively wore this Elie Saab suit (look 37) to an event earlier in the month.

DKNY RTW spring/summer 2012 collection included these pieces in various fuchsia tones.

Look 34                                  Look 35
Look 36                                 Look 37

Alberta Ferretti Spring/Summer 2012 collection. Within the mix of white he used many different colours including one cobalt look and one fuchsia.
Look 11                                Look 24

Look 36                                 Look 37

Look 14                               Look 16

I love this slightly darker shade of fuchsia. If you're not crazy about colour, wearing one bold piece with black and white is a great way to incorporate some brights without it being too intense.

I hope you all had a great Christmas and have an amazing New Year! I hope I have more time for blogging in the New Year. Working in retail around Christmas has been pretty crazy. I want to do an outfit post soon inspired by these cobalt and fuchsia looks.

11 December 2011

Party Sparkle

Ah December, the party season is here. A reason to sparkle in lots of sequins for those special occasions.

I'm wearing Sportsgirl Lara embellished dress $169.95

The second dress is one I bought a couple of months ago but is still available here. Sportsgirl Frankie dress $199.95
I wore this dress out for my 20th Birthday in October. I think of it as being a modern day flapper dress. Love.
It's backless so I literally used duct tape to keep my stick on bra in place. Sounds crazy but it worked so well! I was able to dance all night with no problems.
The sequin detailing is amazing.

Also wearing
Left- Betts nude heels, bronze chain necklace, Sportsgirl pearl bracelets
Right- Heels from Santini, Sportsgirl ring
My new heels I bought at Santini, Samar in black plush $90

Perfect for wearing out considering most of my good friends are extremely tall! They make me (almost) as tall as them.

ps. Little Black Beau turned one year old last weekend :) thanks for your support x