I was spoilt for choice this week not knowing which to look at first … the Vogue blog covering Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia or the Vogue Living report each day from the Milan Furniture Fair.
I was definitely more interested in Fashion Week’s Street Style than endless images from the catwalk !
Meanwhile in Milan, my favourites included Missoni (top photo) combining daisies and its traditional zigzag (only seen on the ottoman on the left) and above, the fabulous brights from designer Paola Lenti.
It was all happening at Carriageworks in Sydney … what a fabulous venue for Fashion Week (yes, with the exception of the parking).
More of Paola Lenti’s collection ‘In the Key of Colour‘. The furniture is available through Dedece, Sydney.
Paola Lenti chose this fabulous Franciscan Monastery, complete with orchard and gardens, for the showing of their collection in Milan.
I have such fond memories of my marimekko curtains and bedspread, back in the day … it was the 70’s of course. They were fabulous shades of bright green with large orange tulips. The look extended to green heart sheets and a gorgeous white peacock bedhead … all put together by my very stylish mother.
Brisbane was all the richer for Joy de Gruchy and The Craftsman’s Market, a design studio that stocked Marimekko and put Brisbane on the map. I have adored Marimekko in a nostalgic sort of way ever since.
How exciting to have our own Marimekko in Sydney … looking resplendent in the wonderful store in King Street. The colour is breathtaking and the space full of light !! Bolts of signature marimekko fabric, fashion and homewares.
I couldn’t help but pass on my source for peacock bedheads to complete the picture … The Family Love Tree.
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alexandra golovanoff by garance dore
classic black trouser … timeless
lace shirt … so now
wow the cape … so interesting
stylish sunglasses and fabulous jewellery
so elegant … so chic !!
This is the time of year to spruce up the weekend wardrobe in readiness for that casual entertaining in the lead up to the silly season. Well actually that season is upon us now. I always give J. Crew a casual glance to get my eye in for the latest look instore. A trip to Zara is just as good … particularly Bondi Junction in Sydney which is slightly more elegant and easier to navigate than the city store.
Feel I am giving away trade secrets here, however not everyone has success with this look. I personally love this smart, with a touch of glamour look …. yes I am drawn to the little jacket with the weather we are having at the moment. Don’t get me wrong … this is not the look for the Christmas party, Christmas drinks or even Christmas day. You will need something far more festive for those occasions. This is just for ‘popping in for a casual drink with friends on a Sunday afternoon’ or ‘meeting your girlfriend for a glass of champagne at the local wine bar before Christmas !!
PS. To all my friends in the rag trade … I am no fashion guru … just know what I like. Maybe it is all in the fabrics and colours … more my expertise !!
images: brown dress with dots, ditte isager
Summer is nearly here … but not quite. We do have to live through the overcast and stormy days of November and December first. Yes we do get a little taste of sunshine here and there but not for long. Just when we are dying to leap into a bit of outdoor entertaining, pop into that floaty sundress … even a trip to the beach. The only consolation at the moment is that nobody has the time for any of the above. The end of the year is fraught with breakup parties, christmas parties and the dreaded christmas shopping. I guess what I really mean is ‘bring on January’.
In the fabulous gallery space beside the iconic Yellow building (and once Yellow cafe) Arida have opened their new Arida Gallery. This is a delectable combination of the fashion we have come to know and expect of Arida and exotic homewares, furniture and antiques, large and small.
All just a little bit different …. classic but not !!
Couldn’t help but think how appropriate it all was for the Potts Point clientele and inner city apartment living.
Something for everyone and they are still unpacking …
Arida: 61 Macleay St, Potts Point 2011
Arida Gallery: 57-59 Macleay St, Potts Point 2011
PS. The really good news is that next door a little bit of Yellow the cafe may be back … Yellow Pop Up is open for breakfast and lunch and awaiting a liquor license for dinner. (Brass was a bit of a disappointment for the local residents who continue to mourn the loss of their beloved Yellow.)
When I awoke to Mulberry’s The Blog …. Fashion Week Moments it was too gorgeous not to share. It captures exactly that …. the behind the scene moments that most of us don’t get to experience. These photos for me portray the energy, anticipation, excitement, elation and relief …. probably in that order !!
In Mulberry’s words …. Months of planning go into creating a show for London Fashion Week. Then the day seems to be over in minutes !
Another week flashes by, the Olympics have come and almost gone …. nothing is forever it seems. When I read this news of the beautiful and iconic Hermes with its strong (and long) family history, I did hope nothing was about to change.
Every girl should own at least one Hermes scarf (or even better two). Beautiful and stylish women all over the world have been photographed wearing theirs … think Grace … Jackie and probably Audrey.
So many ways to wear them … so much fun to be had … the perfect accessory !!!