Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Glitz Up Your Wardrobe!

Party season is here and what better way to shine and celebrate this festive time than to wear some sequins. You may have noticed designers and boutiques have added sequins to their collections. Sequins have been added to all items of clothing. For example in shorts, jackets, dresses, hats, shoes and even full length pants! When Topshop opened its doors this week in Melbourne, the first trend to sell out was all things with sequins. It's exciting to see the young and old embracing this 80's comeback trend.
Like any trend there are  some rules to follow.  To avoid looking like a disco ball combine a sequin statement piece with something plain in shades of black, grey or white. This way sequins  can be worn for both day and night occasions. 

I have selected some expensive and inexpensive sequin items for your reference.  I hope they inspire you to go a little glitzy this holiday season.

Below I went all out to help celebrate this new trend. I discovered this vintage 1980's sequinned dress with feather sleeves in my mum's wardrobe. I quickly lifted the hemline while trying to create a gathered finish. I added a vintage belt with my favourite Harajuku Lovers shoes and voila, I created this fun look!


 All Glitzed Up Look 2:
Below I've styled a vintage top with a sequins jacket. I bought the jacket from Target 2 years ago. I've styled the very glitzy top half with black shorts. My clogs and clutch are both from Nine West. I used a cute flower ring as an accessory for my hair. 


1-    Sass & bide Times Like This sequined jacket http://www.net-a-porter.com  $345.00
2-    Marc by Marc Jacobs Sequined Hobbes Cardigan  http://www.mytheresa.com   $505.00
3-    Champagne sequin jacket  http://us.dorothyperkins.com  $74.00
4-    Mango Sequin Jacket  http://shop.mango.com  $175.00
5-    IRO Black Cuzia Sequin Jacket http://www.my-wardrobe.com  $840.00
6-    MICHAEL Michael Kors Sequin Boucle Jacket  http://www.michaelkors.com  $190.00
7-    PATRIZIA PEPE Sequin Two Way Dress/jacket http://www.flannelsfashion.com  $230.00
8-    Relaxed Sequin Jacket   http://www.isabellaoliver.com   $155.00


1-    Robert Rodriguez Sequin And Bead Embellished Silk Skirt  http://www.theoutnet.com  $270.00
2-    3.1 Phillip Lim Drawstring Sequin Shorts http://www.mytheresa.com    $245.00
3-    Lucinda Sequin Shorts  http://usa.frenchconnection.com  $195.00
4-    MICHAEL Michael Kors Two-tone sequin-embellished mini skirt http://www.net-a-porter.com  $230.00
5-    Champagne sequin skirt  http://us.dorothyperkins.com  $68.00
6-    3.1 PHILLIP LIM sequinned shorts  http://www.brownsfashion.com   $470.00
7-    N°21 Sequined Satin Trousers http://www.luisaviaroma.com  $700.00

1- Low Back Sequin Dress  http://www.janenorman.co.uk   $65.00
2- Sylvie Sequin Short Playsuit   http://www.reissonline.com  $320.00
3- Tall champagne sequin dress http://us.dorothyperkins.com  $110.00
4- Red or Dead Sequin Dress  http://www.bankfashion.co.uk  $100.00
5- Lipsy Shift Dress With All Over Sequins  http://us.asos.com  $135.00
6- Sequin Shift Dress By Rare**  http://us.topshop.com  $100.00
7-  RARE OPULENCE Sequined And Ruffled Tulle Dress http://www.theoutnet.com  $225.00
8-    Mid Neutral Sequin Mesh Dress http://www.oasis-stores.com  $69.00
9- Lucy in Disguise Chaplin sequin bodice dress  http://www.harveynichols.com   $595.00
10- Golden Samantha Sequin Dress  http://usa.frenchconnection.com   $295.00


1-    Sequin-striped fine-knit sweater  http://www.net-a-porter.com  $200.00
2-  SEQUIN COLLAR SHIRT  http://www.generalpants.com.au  $69.95
3-    Sequin Top Body  http://www.missselfridge.com  $49.00
4-    Vince Sequined georgette top  http://www.net-a-porter.com  $470.00
5-    ASOS REVIVE All Over Sequin T-Shirt  http://us.asos.com  $125.00
6-    Victoria'S Secret Dallas Cowboys Sequin Football Tee  http://www.victoriassecret.com  $96.00
7-    Silver sequin tee http://us.dorothyperkins.com  $54.00
8-    PORSHEA CIRCULAR-SEQUIN TOP http://www.bcbg.com  $170.00

1-    ASOS Gold Sequin Collar http://us.asos.com  $27.00
2-    Coralline Scarf Necklace http://www.anthropologie.com  $390.00
3-    Juicy Couture Sequin Scarf http://piperlime.gap.com  $145.00
4-    D&G Belts - Item 46207520 http://www.yoox.com $125.00
5-    Eugenia Kim Janine sequin-embellished rabbit earmuffs http://www.net-a-porter.com   $255.00
6-    Collection Xiix Sequin Circle Scarf  http://shop.nordstrom.com  $33.00


1-Zara Sequinned Ballerina http://www.zara.com  $89.00
2- Miu Miu Sequined leather pumps http://www.net-a-porter.com   $875.00
3- Steve Madden Yachtt-Shoes  http://www.zappos.com/steve-madden-yachtt-s-white-sequin  $55.00
4- Dolce&Gabbana Sequin Pump  http://shop.nordstrom.com   $335.00
5- Jimmy Choo "Lagoon" Silver Sequin Sandals  http://www.shirise.com  $560.00
6-Asos Pepper Sequin And Suede Platform Peep Toe Court Shoe http://us.asos.com  $105.00


1-    Santi Zigzag Sequin Clip Clutch Bag http://www.liberty.co.uk  $255.00
2-    Deux Lux 'Cosmic Love' Wristlet http://shop.nordstrom.com  $57.00
3-    Zara  Sequinned Wallet http://www.zara.com  $59.00
4-    Rock Steady Gym Bag http://www.edgeofurge.com   $87.00
5-    Lulu Guinness Black Sparkle Zip Top Purse http://us.asos.com  $98.00
6-    Leather multi sequin festival bag http://www.warehouse.co.uk  $88.00
7-    Patchwork Sequin Clutch  http://www.alexisbittar.com  $215.00
8-    Bow-Tiful Sequin Clutch  http://www.betseyjohnson.com $62.00

Elie Saab 2012 Spring Collection
One of my favourite designers is Elie Saab. I can spend hours looking through his collections admiring the incredible fabrication and silhouettes he creates collection after collection. Elie Saab's 2012 Spring Collection titled 'Colour Shock' celebrates strong, rich colours as well as sequins! Check out these amazing sequin dresses from his collection!

Thanks for  reading  this Glitzy blog post! 

Monday, 5 December 2011

Getting into the Christmas Spirit!!!

Can you believe there are less than 19 days until Christmas???  To help you get into the festive spirit I have styled several  looks for all the different Christmas functions you may be involved in. I have tried to incorporate a Christmas theme with each separate look as I feel it is always nice to symbolise Christmas in a fashionable manner during these occasions. It is actually the one time you can get away with teaming red and green together and not have people say 'Oh it's a bit too Christmas looking.' I encourage you all to go wild with red, green, gold and white or why not even put them altogether! Be merry with your colours I say.  I have referenced a link to each individual item in the looks below as I always do. Prices are in Australian dollars.  So why not include yourself on your Christmas shopping list and buy yourself a Happy Christmas outfit. 
Merry Shopping!

To start you off, I have styled my own Christmas look. I'm wearing a vintage dress which was given to me by my beautiful friend Lauren. Shoes and bag are both Tony Bianco, necklace is vintage and the bow hair accessory is from Sportsgirl.

My Other Half's Work Xmas Party Outfit
1-    Orchid Clutch Bag $73.00  http://www.irregularchoice.com
2-    Vivienne Westwood Anglomania - Marghi Blouse , $390.00 http://www.cureuk.com
3-    Top Shop Gold Metallic Belt, $21.00  http://us.topshop.com
4-    ASOS Watch Gift Set with Interchangeable Bezel Face ,  $53.25 http://www.asos.com/
5-    Curtsy Burnout Circle Skirt ,  $288.95 http://www.aliceandolivia.com/curtsy-burnout-circle-skirt.html
6-    Casadei Red Satin Pump Wedge Cutout Shoes , $965.00 http://www.forzieri.com

Girls Night Out Xmas Party Outfit

1-YVES SAINT LAURENT Opium Red Lipstick, $30.50 http://au.strawberrynet.com
2- Nocola Finetti Halter Feather Fringing Dress NFD3022, $579.00 http://www.nicolafinetti.com/eboutique  
3-Lulu Guinness BLACK CHERRY DOLL FACE CLUTCH, $373.90    http://www.luluguinness.com
4-Joanne Mercer Neon Heels, $129.00 http://www.joannemercer.com.au
5- Red Claw Studs, $9.93, http://www.missselfridge.com   

Afternoon Tea Xmas Function Outfit

1-Minuet Petite Double Edge Crop Jacket, ON SALE FOR $50.35 http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk
2-RAINBOW LUREX CROSS BACK DRESS BY DRESS UP TOPSHOP, $122.00 http://www.topshop.com
3-KATE SPADE NEW YORK LATRICE SHOES,   $290.80 http://www.zappos.com
4-ACID YELLOW SNAKESKIN LIPS CLUTCH  $419.70, http://www.zappos.com     

Work Xmas Party Outfit
1- Dorothy Perkins Gold glitter pumps, $55.60 http://us.dorothyperkins.com
2- ALANNAH HILL THE LITTLE POSH FROCK , $489.00  http://shop.alannahhill.com.au/the-little-posh-frock.html
3-  KAT & BEE handmade gold ring, $213.70 http://www.farfetch.com
4- Anya Hindmarch Gold Glitter Marano Clutch , $560  http://www.my-wardrobe.com
5- ALANNAH HILL ILLUMINATE MY SOUL BELT , $99.00  http://shop.alannahhill.com.au

Clients Xmas Party Outfit

1-    Lulu Guinness Felicity Black Clutch Bag , $345.00  http://www.coggles.com/item/Lulu-Guinness/Felicity-Black-Clutch-Bag/9O7M
2-    Gondola Engagement Dress, $79.99 http://www.modcloth.com/shop
3-    Alexon Black Structured Bolero, $150.00  http://www.debenhams.com
4-    Mars and Valentine 'Graphic - Illustration' Ring , $290.00 http://shop.nordstrom.com
5-    Betsey Johnson GLITTER BOW BELT , $32.00 http://www.betseyjohnson.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12134356
6-    Kate Spade New York Latrice, $317.15  http://couture.zappos.com

Christmas Day Outfit

1-    My Cherry Cherie Ring , $ 12.70 http://www.modcloth.com
2-    D&G Cherry Dress,  $490.00 http://harveynichols.com
3-    Dorothy Perkins Green pleat front clutch bag  $12.00 http://us.dorothyperkins.com
4-    Charlotte Olympia Shoes GREEN,  $720.00 http://www.matchesfashion.com
5-    SUEDETTE METAL STRETCH TAB BELT $34.00 http://us.topshop.com

Fun Christmas Themed Fashion Items

1-    KATE SPADE NEW YORK LATRICE , $292.00  http://www.zappos.com
2-    Kate Spade "Curling Ribbon" Adjustable Ring, $76.00 http://www.endless.com/
3-    Eliot Snow Globe Pendant , $170.00 http://www.swarovski.com
4-    5  Kate Spade KAROLINA Shoes in Red and Green, $298.00 http://www.katespade.com
6-Alannah Hill CALL ME SUGAR FROCK, $329.00 http://shop.alannahhill.com.au/call-me-sugar-frock.html

Christmas Novelty Items

1-KSA Club Pack of 12 Fashion Avenue Ladies Pump Shoes Christmas Ornaments 2.25'' , $129.00 http://www.sears.com
2- EGGNOG REINDEER SLIPPER SOCKS, $7.65 http://www.topshop.com
3- KNITTED REINDEER JUMPER, $76.60  http://www.topshop.com
4-Winter Penguin Keds Shoe, $93.85   http://www.zazzle.com.au
5-New Sequin UGG Boots (Gold and Red), $112.00 
6- Harrod Velvet Crackers, $120.00  http://www.harrods.com

Happy Festive Season!

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Movember is here!

You may have noticed throughout the month of November many young men sharing a little upper lip hairy fun with us all. Yes, that's right Movember has hit Melbourne streets hard. These generous hairy men are supporting a charity aiming to raise money and build awareness of men's health, specifically prostate cancer and depression. The charity first began in Melbourne, Australia and has now developed into a global affair. For us ladies, we take on the role of 'Mo Sistas' whereby we help raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for our men's selfless efforts. 

Below I had a bit of fun styling some looks around my 'Fingerstache.' Enjoy and be sure to support this amazing cause by sponsoring our Mo Bros. For more information on the Movember charity visit their home webstie:

I am wearing my 'Petals' coat from The Queen Of Sky Collection by Giovanna Scarfo, Scanlan & Theodore high waisted pants, my mum's vintage belt, vintage bag, ruffled detailed blouse is from Vietnam and my new shoes are from Joanne Mercer.

Below I'm wearing vintage leather pants which I converted into shorts. The sleeveless lace blouse was from a little shop in Bridge Road. Vintage glasses from Beacon's Closet in NYC and Harajuku Lovers shoes. You might recognise the orange bag from Dusty Petals Shop. I love it!!!

For us girls who can't produce a healthy moustache like men I thought you might like to go for the option of these fun temporary finger tattoos named 'Fingerstaches.' You can buy them online at Modcloth for only $5.99. Click the below link for more details:

The Masters of the Moustache
Some men just know how to wear a moustache. Boys, be inspired by these celebrity Mo's. 

Below I have sourced some fun 'moustache' themed items for fun. Click on the links provided to purchase. 
Happy  Movember Shopping!!!

1-  THE MOUSTACHE MUGS FAMILY (SET OF 3), $62.30 http://www.peteribruegger.com
2-  Moustache Clips, $ 5.45 http://www.finestimaginary.com
4-  The Moustache Grower’s Guide, $9.99  http://www.modcloth.com
5-  The Old Curiosity Shop Paris Moustache Ballet Shoes , $280.40 https://www.tattydevine.com
6-  Retro Moustache Sigg Water Bottle, $27.00 www.cafepress.com.au


1-Emergency Moustache Shirt, $22.50  http://www.cafepress.com.au
2-I REALLY MUST DASH T-SHIRTS $33.90  http://www.zazzle.com.au
3-All Great Men Have Mustaches, $27.00  http://www.cafepress.com.au
 4-Burtstache T-Shirt by ZugArt , $32.00 http://www.redbubble.com
5-Borat T-Shirt, $22.94  http://www.wordans.com


1-  Cool Mustache Beach Tote, $33.00 http://www.cafepress.com.au
2-  Moustache Earrings, $46.70  https://www.tattydevine.com
3-  Women's Boy Brief, $20.00  http://www.cafepress.com.au
4-  Magasin Cross Stitch Moustache Ring, $24.90 http://www.hannahzakari.co.uk
5-  Black Moustache or Black MoustacheTrucker Hat, $24.05 http://www.zazzle.com.au
6-  Moustache Ring, $14.95 http://www.rawspace.com.au

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Movie Star Crush on Steve McQueen

I have had a huge movie star crush on Steve McQueen for quite some time now.  With his rebellious nature and onscreen heroic's, McQueen earned the knickname 'The King of Cool.' He left  a lasting impact on Hollywood not only for his roles in classic films such as 'The Great Escape' and 'The Thomas Crown Affair' but also for his charismatic charm, masculinity and effortlessly cool image. 

McQueen was a style icon in his time and in ours.  He was actually the first man to grace the cover of the fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar. McQueen's style combined American sportswear with rugged motorcycle racer. He would often be seen in his Persol aviators, chino's, polo shirts, sports coats, knitted sweaters or a simple white tee with denim jeans. Being a racing enthusiast McQueen would include his racing attire into his fashion wardrobe, including leather jackets, racing jackets, denim and leather boots. He was also known for wearing a Rolex watch and The Rolex Explorer II Reference 1665 is also now titled the 'Rolex Steve McQueen.'
Italian sunglass company 'Persol' released a special edition remake of the sunglasses worn by the style icon McQueen. They feature Persol's distinctive Supreme Arrow and also have McQueen's signature etched in the inside arm. 

On November 7th, 1980, McQueen died at the young age of 50 from cancer believed to be associated to asbestos.  31 years later, he is still recognised for his talent as an actor as well as his defined style.

 Below I have  styled some Steve McQueen inspired men's fashion looks, just in case you are interested in turning your man into 'The King of Cool.' It's amazing how many designers have drawn inspiration from Steve McQueen over the years and still today. He really was and still is a true style icon.
I'd love to hear any feedback you have. Simply scroll down to the end of this post and click on 'Comments' highlighted in blue and write in the pop up box. Thanks so much!


Check out the below looks I've style to create a modern day Steve McQueen image. All items are available through online shopping. Just click on the link provided and shop away! You will notice I have  referenced several items from the label AllSaints. My husband and I fell in love with this label when we were living in NYC. We are waiting for an Australia branch to open. Check out their site here: http://www.allsaints.com/    

The Cardigan and Chinos

1- AllSaints Ernst Cardigan, $147.24 http://www.allsaints.com/
2- Baby Elephant Elstra Tan Chino, $129.95 http://www.generalpants.com.au
3- Arvust Blue Linen Shirt,  $69.95 http://www.generalpants.com.au
4- Red Wing® work chukka boots, $232.15 http://www.jcrewinternational.com/  

The Denim
1- Bedford Shirt, $131.75 http://www.allsaints.com/
2- Wamwam Cigarette Jeans, $131.75 http://www.allsaints.com/
3- Detain Belt, $77.50,  http://www.allsaints.com/
4- Spire Boot $255.70, http://www.allsaints.com/

The Knitted Sweater

1-Blue Cable Crew Neck Jumper, $77.50 http://www.topman.com
2- Coloured Chinos with belt,  $57.95, http://www.zara.com/
3- Zara Leather Sneaker, $86.95 http://www.zara.com/
4- PERSOL 0714 STEVE MCQUEEN Sunglasses in color 9633, $289.61, http://www.opticsfast.com
   5- Flash Heel Crew Socks, $12.95 http://shop.countryroad.com.au

The Simple White Tee

1- White Tee Shirt, $9.60  http://www.zara.com/
2- Slim Stretch Trousers, $57.95 http://www.zara.com/
3- Textured Rib Crew Socks, $9.95  http://shop.countryroad.com.au
4- Keds Champion Canvas Originals, $50.00 http://www.keds.com/store/SiteController/keds/home 
4- Persol 649S  Steve McQueen sunglasses, $270.85, http://www.eyegoodies.com/Persol-649S-pr-16464.html
5- Men's Stainless Steel Black Dial Rolex Explorer I (333)  $4525.00

Thanks for visiting!!!