Paris Fashion Week SS 2015: Christian Dior

This past year has rolled around so fast its hard to believe its once again time for fashion weeks around the world. With Paris Fashion Week set to kick off the most fabulous time of the year, as expected we have certainly not been disappointed. Christian Dior showcased last week with their ready- to- wear collection, providing us an insight to what we can expect this Spring- thigh high boots with midi dresses and a heavily sixties influence. This collection Raf Simons played heavily with sequin detailing and feminine A-line shapes, elongating the legs by combining classic shift dress forms with thigh high latex boots. Guiding us through the Dior archives, we were also presented with shapely gowns, cut out neck lines and an eclectic mix of colours and patterns- proving to us that this Spring nothing is off limits. Have a scroll through some of the amazing pieces below:

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Sammy Jade xx

Mirror, Mirror.

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Some call it vein…

I like to think of it as self appreciation. 

Whatever your stance; the newest trend to emerge from the high streets will have you seeing yourself in a new light.

It appears that the top picks for eyewear this season is the reflective lens sunglasses, available in an array of colours and designs, and has been spotted on the most savviest in street fashion.

I will not lie… my first reaction to this was one of shock, as it reminded me of the sunnies I rocked when I was young, but after seeing them worn in a few ways; I am glad to say this is one I will definitely be embracing. Which is upsetting for my Tiffany sunnies. (I still love you!)

And hey…if it saves me from having to pull out my compact to check my makeup while talking to someone, then that is ay ok with me!

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Images via: Tumblr & My Friend Franky

Sammy Jade xx

It’s time! : Top 3 Swimsuit Trends 2012

The Australian Summer is right around the corner, it’s time to get in the know-how of this seasons hottest swimsuit trends.

Much like within our apparel- prints, in particular floral, are set to be very much present this season. To mix it up, don’t be afraid to mix and match prints- swimsuits are all about playing around with colours and designs (which is great for when you can only find one half of two!).

Victoria’s Secret bikini top ($69) and bottom ($42)

The correlation between swimsuit and apparel trends is clearly quite strong. This is clearly expressed through the growing influence of the womanly shape within our apparel ranges- shown within the popular cinched in waist belt and the peplum. This notion is hence carried into our swimsuit designs, in particular with the full piece set to make a comeback to our beaches. These are designed to flatter the figure, and place a strong emphasis on the female form.

Baku Bread and Butter Bow Front Maillot $129.99 Surfstitch.com

Lastly, but certainly not least, we are expecting a modernised flashback to the 70’s with the adorable, retro crochered look.

Ralph Lauren swimsuit, $115.

Incase it hasn’t been blatantly obvious, I’m super excited for Summer!

Sammy Jade xx

Exciting News & Pictures

Hey everyone!

So for those of you who have been following me for a while, you all know that I entered into the Guess One to Watch competition, which was held by Guess Watches.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with this, it was a competition which was in search for their next Guess Access blogger. This required all participants to create an account on their One to Watch Facebook app, and gain as many “style points” as possible within a 2 month period. The top 10 from each country would be selected to move onto the next round, which required each person to submit a blog post. From there, 2 people from each participating country would be selected to become the newest bloggers for Guess.

I entered into this competition hoping for the best, but expecting nothing special to happen. I was very surprised when I received an email informing me that I had, in fact, made it through to the next round in which I was required to submit a post.

My excitement quickly turned to nervousness as I realised the easiest part was over, and that I would have to really prove myself to be able to have a shot at this amazing opportunity.

After wasting a precious week deciding what to write on, thinking and rethinking my decision, I finally sat down and began to write, which of course, ended in me reading, and rereading my post to the point where I had corrected every possible flaw I could find myself.

After submission, I had to wait a gruelling month and a half to find out the decision, which I became very apprehensive about after seeing the other contestants amazing work.

Finally, the day came where we would either receive an email informing us we had won, or not. After a whole day without hearing, I had concluded that I had not won.

All of a sudden, when I was least expecting…

There it was

My golden ticket.

I have been absolutely blessed to be selected to become an Australian blogger for Guess Access! My excitement has shot through the roof.

To all of you who voted in the main round- thank you so much for all your amazing support, you are absolute angels!

I believe my blog post will be posted on the Guess Access blog around the 24th- not entirely sure on that one so don’t hold me to it.

But otherwise keep your eyes peeled for me!

Here are some pictures for you guys, shot by my wonderful best friend at Sydney’s Curl Curl board walk, that weren’t included in my Guess blog post- enjoy!

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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