Tough love outfit


VAMFF outing

It's been quite sometime since I've put an outfit post up so I thought I would surprise you. Actually, it is solely because my photographer has been out of action and running in front of a self timer just isn't my thing.  To those who manage it and produce glam photographs, I have utter respect for you.  It's not easy!

Moving on...  Last Tuesday I went to Runway 1 of Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) which was presented by Miss Vogue, down at Central Pier in the Docklands.   I have to say I was left speechless by the stylings of some of my favourite Australian designers including Bassike, Christopher Esber, Josh Goot, Maticevski, Scanlan & Theodore and Willow. I even discovered a newbie which is hot on my designers to watch (and shop) list, Strateas.Carlucci.  Needless to say I quickly curated a list of items that will make it into my change room (at the very least) when I next hit the stores.

The sports luxe influence was as evident as it is in the glossy magazines.  The runway was a sleek combination of tailored pieces, slouchy knits, modern structured over sized silhouettes, leather harnesses and overly dramatic spiked ear cuffs, all teamed with on trend sports caps, hi-tops, backpacks and even a few socks with sandals.  Yes you read that correctly.  Believe me, I know... the latter is questionable and a combination that is hotly debated as either being on trend or the biggest fashion faux-pas of the past few years.  But I have to tell you when the models strutted the runway, it worked!  It's not something I recommend for the common folk (me included) since I think a little attitude and a certain type of look is required to pull it off successfully.

I'm sure you're aware that I'm a devotee of the sports trend, but I figured it was an event where the wide-legged pant deserved to reign supreme.  For me I like to be comfortable whilst playing fashion spectator.  Looking at my heels?  Well somethings never change and I looked vertically challenged with the pants and flats. 

Such a great event VAMFF and Miss Vogue, you definitely delivered the goods!

Outfit shots by Tom
Black and white shots by me

Amber Darling

Fashion editorial:  Amber Darling, Rika Magazine (Issue  #9 Fall 2013)

Model: Amber Anderson 
Photography: Jen Carey 
Styling: Rachel Bakewell 
Hair: Jamie McCormick 
Make-up: Jose Bass


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Acne Studios Pre-Fall 2014

Strong silhouettes, luxurious fabrics and mingled textures are the foundation of Acne Studio's Pre-Fall collection. Executed with the same unwavering attention to detail and quality that we have come to love from the brand, I can see myself snuggled up or stepping out in at least ninety percent of the collection.  Very few designers can achieve such a wearable collection in my eyes.  You could say I'm a devotee.  When the collection drops I can see my biggest challenge will be practising restraint to acquire just a couple of pieces.  Unfortunately finances only stretch so far. 

Dynamic Composition

Fashion editorial:  Dynamic Composition, Sleek Magazine (Issue #39 Autumn 2013)

Model: Larissa Hofmann
Photography: Benjamin Vnuk
Styling: Verity Parker
Hair: Roku Roppongi 
Make-up: Sandra Cooke

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Controlled comfort

I've been admiring the comfort and nonchalance look that comes with teaming relaxed pants, chunky knits or a signature tee with a killer coat.  Aren't they just meant to be?  Relaxed chic never looked so good. 

Instagram musings

Recently on Instagram @ Find Me A Muse

1.   'The Style Report' featuring Nikos Koulis earring @ Matches Fashion
2.   Wearing Acne Velocite coat
3.   My style set 'Black and gold intersection'
4.   In the dressing room, Bassike top and pants
5.   Wearing Saint Laurent hi-tops
6.   GPO Melbourne
7.   Inspiration, white eye liner
8.   Outfit post
9.   Inspiraiton, Christine Centenera
10.  Lunch, Koko @ Crown

Basics Training

Fashion editorial:  Basics Training, Elle Australia (February 2014)

Model:  Maddison Brown
Photographer:  Beau Grealy
Stylist:  Nicole Bonython Hines
Hair:  Jenny Kim
Make-up:  Victoria Baron


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