Fashion Palette SS13/14

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Now that that’s out of the way…

Last month I was very kindly invited to attend the Spring/Summer 13/14 Fashion Palette runway show- where Australian designers, both a mixture of up and coming and established, showcase their newest collections.

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Located at the Australian Technology Park, it was a warehouse very fabulously decked out (as you would expect). Drinks flowed, music played, generous gifts were received and great company was had!

We saw trends of Versace style prints, patchwork, graphic prints

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And, of course, the amazing GALANNI delivered with their incredible collection; permeated by gold, eye catching accents and Grecian style beauty.

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However, it was certainly the Niki Teljega Elizabethan style gown that was the wow item of the night. So gorgeous.

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So many collections. So little time!
Sammy Jade xx
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LFW ’13: Temperley London

Lets cast our mind back to the beginning of London Fashion Week, where Temperly London rocked our socks with a collection of stunning, wearable and eclectic mix of stylish work wear and gorgeous evening dresses.

A monochromatic palette was the focal point of this collection, bringing with it a sense of simplicity and effortless chic. This however, was later contrasted with vibrant pops of colour- from oranges to splashes of blues and greens.

The strong tribal influences were definitely a welcomed surprise, with the intricate detailing tying together this amazing collection.

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Images via: Yahoo! Lifestyle

 

Sammy Jade xx

❤ V-Day Outfit Inspirations ❤

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It’s that time of year again that always seems to creep up on us when we’re busy doing our own thang.

Valentines Day!

I’ve searched Pinterest far and wide to find the best outfit inspirations for everyone, no matter if you’re coupled up this year, or riding solo, theres a little bit of V-Day celebrations for everyone!

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So I’m sure we can all agree the best part of this holiday is (besides the abundance of chocolate of course!) the extra fun you can have with ultra feminising your outfit.

From the pretty pink pastel peplum, to the heart clutch and leg lengthening heels, this outfit just screams sugar, spice and all things nice! Perfect for work during the day, and a casual dinner date with your loves at night, whether that be with your boyfriend, girlfriend or best friend!

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If you have a more casual day planned, this outfit is warm and cuddly enough, and with the right amount of curve hugging and leg elongating! From office, to errands and lunch dates, this outfit is sure to catch the eye of many.

However, the heels can easily be replaced with some red, black, pink or white flats for more comfort (because let’s be honest, who can last the entire day in heels?)

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I just adore this outfit. The mixture of the red skinny jeans and the white blouse with the black shoes and accessories is very simple and chic. Perfect for just about any plans you may have!

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And finally, for plans where you just know you have to bring your A-game. I love the way this dress is incredibly form fitting and so flattering. Allowing it to be the centre focus with minimal accessories will not only draw attention to your amazing figure, but will also make it seem effortless. Oh this old thing? I just pulled it out of the back of my wardrobe. 

With all the love obsession this time of the year it’s easy to get caught up in the idea and desire of it all, so remember guys; the most important relationship you will ever have is with yourself (and your shoes!).

Happy Valentines Day Everyone!

Sammy Jade xx

White Hot Spring 2013

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The return of the white shirt this spring is the perfect way to bring back simplicity, class and crispness to your wardrobe, and, despite the complete contrast, is a great transition colour throughout the seasons.

Previously considered the supporting article for on-trend items, the white shirt is expected to step out from the shadows and present itself full force this year!

So let’s ignore the typical monotones of winter and cast our excitement towards the anticipated return of this uber chic trend!

My personal favourite that I can’t wait to sport this year is the tailored shirt- one that is derived more from the mens work shirt. I think that, if worn correctly, it can add a combination of class and feminism to the completed look.

The best way to achieve this would be to pair the shirt with a form fitting pant (and some killer heels wouldn’t go astray!)

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Combining this style with one that connotes to a contrasting vision, such as the edginess of spray on leather pants or liquid leggings, is a great way to spice up the outfit.

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Besides, why should our outfits conform to one look when there are so many amazing styles out there?!

We’re halfway through the Australian summer, is it too early to be looking forward to Spring?

Sammy Jade xx

Images via: Tumblr

What’s Your Style: Street Style

“The best fashion show is definitely on the street. Always has been and always will be.”- Bill Cunningham

Before the time of the Satoralist, Bill Cunningham was finding and capturing everyday style found within everyday activities. This simplistic, yet extremely powerful form of photography has ultimately created a shift within fashion and style we expect to see, as well as photography itself, today.

Perhaps its our intense fascination with other people’s lives that makes this work so well- whatever it is- I’m definitely on the bandwagon. Doesn’t this just give you a desire to clean out and restock your wardrobe, and walk around taking pictures of other’s??

Images Via: Tumblr

Sammy Jade xx

My Time At Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia

As I’ve mentioned, I spent this week immersed in the fast paced and exciting world of the fashion industry, being selected as one of the few to work as part of the Fashion Week Team, where I had the opportunity to work back stage with the models, as well as front of house, assisting in the organisation of various aesthetical properties of the catwalk and it’s surrounding room.
It was one of the best experiences to say the least.

Having the opportunity to work so closely within the industry, I gained so much knowledge, in particular the hours of work before hand that goes into a 15 minute show. This was experienced during my time of ushering the Watson X Watson show, as well as An Ode To No One.

Watson X Watson displayed an array of designs consisting of pastels, metallic, block colours, feminine shapes, as well as a contrast of ‘boyfriend-esque’designs.

However, it was the ambiance that filtered the room which really achieved a magic persona. This was created through a creative construction of tree branches, which were decorated with rows of flowers which were flurescently stained to glow in the dark. A fresh colour palette was achieved through pure white seating, as well as gift bags. This ultimate contrast was the fluorescent WxW sign which was positioned centre front and became the centrepiece, glowing throughout the room.
An overall nature vibe was achieved for the entire show.

An Ode To No One, presented us with symmetry and femininity. This was achieved through pastels, and lineage which brought to light the female form.

The guests were presented with a bag containing products from their sponsors. Positioned next to it, was a beautiful blue orchid which brought to life the entire white room through its simplicity and vibrancy.

It was however, the privilege I received on the first day that over came all other experiences for the rest of my week.

Dressing for the Whitney Eve show was one of the most exciting experiences, I was able to catch a glimpse into the glitz and glamour of the high fashion and fast paced industry, learning to quickly change the models before they were due back out on the catwalk, while having been surrounded by people such as Joh Bailey, Lara Bingle, Nicole Warne from Gary Pepper Vintage, Jay Lyon from The Hills, and even Whitney Port herself who were all back stage before the show. It was a dream come true.

Lets not forget about the garments. Whitney Eve displayed her Whitney Eve collection, as well as her WE collection, which will be sold in Sportsgirl around August. These collections channeled the classic, youthful woman with her vibrant designs which accentuated the wearers figure, as well as being combined with feminine drapage and soft fabrics and patterns. They were all very wearable, a perfect collection for the Sportsgirl shopper.

Images Via: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: http://australia.mbfashionweek.com

I hope everyone had a wonderful, fashion filled week.

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Sammy Jade xx

Fashion Palette: Spring/Summer 2012/13

I spent today with my best friend, immersed in the premier of the new seasons fashions at Sydney’s 2012/13 SS Fashion Palette. We were lucky enough to get front row seats, as we sat in awe at not only the serene, Grecian inspired pure white surroundings, but the gorgeous designs which were showcased for this up and coming season, which included the likes of ; Nicola Finetti, Wild Pony, Lauren Damelian,Baraka, Kabuklu, Wanni, and Bettina Liano just to name a few.

The dazzling show, centred with a three teared fountain, began with a live performance filled with singers and dancers.

Nicola Finetti was first up, with her collection, permeated with vibrant geometric shapes and colour blocking.

Wild Pony was a perfect exemplification of Summer time with the bright, youthful colours and feminine silhouettes.

Lauren Damelian employed the strategical use of draping in order to highlight a certain femininity and softness throughout her collection

Baraka’s classy collection consisted of incredibly detailed garments and perfect feminine shapes.

Kabukiu showcased a collection of kimono inspired garments, with light catching sequins and silky, lustrous fabrics, perfectly created to accentuate the female form.

We were quite excited when we returned to our seats to find a little black gift bag, perfectly packaged with a square box. Inside was a beautiful silken scarf. This became the personification of the Wanni collection, the colours, the simplicity and the elegance all merged into one to form this beautiful collection.

Bring on Fashion Week!

Sammy Jade xx

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