MSFW Day 5-Lucas Dawson photography-1

Minimalism was the aim of the game at last nights Melbourne Spring Fashion Week designer runway. Narrated by a story of Melbourne aesthetic, spring style and electro pop/psychedelic tunes, designs by the likes of Yeojin Bae, Alice McCall, LifeWithBird and our very own old roomies Kahlo were effortlessly chic and contemporary.

Alice McCall changed it up this season using more structured elements within her designs. Still paying homage to the traditional aesthetic we have all come to love, the use of architectural inspired tailoring saw McCall tread the line of playfulness and simplicity perfectly.

10445913_968627666497068_1054994937560637660_n

Yeojin Bae. What can I say? Brilliance. Every single year this gorgeous, creative human amazes me. With geometric silhouettes, cut out waistlines and asymmetric structures, Yeojin Bae is innovative and visually articulate. She is true to her creative vision and creates designs that reflect the contemporary female aesthetic.

LifeWithBird reinforced that pink, whether pastel or fuchsia, is here to stay this season. With laser cuts, sheer panelling and horizontal structures becoming a focus within the collection, the designs were distinct and conceptual. Designers Bridget McCall and Nicholas Van Messner have again created a simple, modern and inventive vision of style and design.

10599117_968628123163689_3372236927268180895_n

With our good friends over at Kahlo showing their latest collection at MSFW, we were incredibly excited to see what they had in store. Laid back, nonchalant, sport luxe and chic is everything Kahlo this season. Elegant yet understated, just the right amount of metallic paired with a monochrome palette and all of the layering perfection you could hope for. High neck lines, crops and simple structures gave the collection a sense of boyish charm and versatility. On point Kahlo, on point!

10616102_968628099830358_6150684995312587705_n

With minimalism trending now more than ever, these talented designers have created beautiful designs that ultimately reflect todays modern woman who seeks comfort, versatility and elegance. I’d say that all of those boxes were ticked.

Next up on the runway? Embellishments! @MSFW #MSFW for all things Fashion week.

//

Divine Wanderer

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

MSFW Day 1 Images (9)

Last night saw the first designer runway take place at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. There is something about Spring Fashion Week that always makes me smile. The warmer air, the brighter sky, florals in bloom and the fashion community at its finest. Supporting local design is something we do extremely well here in Australia and in particular Melbourne doesn’t just do style, it owns style. With last nights runway focusing on exquisite couture collections and the finest of mens style, spring fashion is certainly off to an incredible start.

With the backdrop of a live orchestra and art filled light-show, kicking off the runway were the dreamlike designs of Jason Grech, who teamed up with creative artisan and milliner Richard Nylon to produce contemporary designs. Structure, metallic fluidity, intricacies and detailed embellishments formed a bold collection by Grech. Nylons minimalist yet abstract headpieces set an innovative tone for spring racing this season.

Jason Grech (1)

Dom Bagnato is always a stand out filling what seems to be a gap in Australian mens fashion. Tailored, three piece, innovative suits felt incredibly sartorialist, as if we were transported to Pitti Uomo or Milan. European inspired tailoring and simple details combined the classic with the contemporary perfectly. Take note gentleman this is how you should be dressing.

Dom Bagnato101

Exquisite, ethereal, phantasmagorical, all perfect ways to describe Gwendolynnes collection this year. Crystal embellishments paired with sheer silks and flowing trains felt luxurious, delicate and opulent. There wasn’t a moment or design within this collection that wasn’t flawless.

With many incredible collections to grace MSFW, Michael Losordo was certainly a standout and favourite of mine. Pastels, metallics and light tailoring created what can only be described as minimalist chic heaven. Oversized boyfriend pinstripe shirts were also a feature, giving me permission to raid my boyfriends wardrobe. Thank you Mr Losordo you talented human you!

Gwendolynne (3)-2

Michael Lo Sordo100-2

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week Designer runway 1 has certainly set the standard for what will be an exciting week of local design. If you are heading to the festival, make sure you #msfw and tag @msfw while you are there and if you spot me, come and say hello.

//

Divine Wanderer

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

chroma09

Here at WAH HQ we love to mix it up. With our latest collection The Catalyst seeing vibrant new prints and more athletic, innovative shapes, we thought why not add some amazingness to the mix. Monochrome. Minimalist. Simple. Elegant. Just a few ways to describe our latest and exclusive capsule collection; CHROMA.

Shot on our journey around the stunning national treasure Hamilton Island by Sebastian Kriete and featuring our favourite go to WAH babes Margot Bushueva and Olga Yalanskaya, CHROMA epitomises the ultimate modern, minimalist beach babe. The capsule is chic and contemporary with two distance styles. Whether you are an ‘all black everything’ kinda girl or love a #whiteout, CHROMA is the perfect combination of black & white bliss. Featuring the Bra Bikini and Racer Zip One Piece we aimed to combine modern minimalism with monochrome elegance.

chroma10

chroma08

chroma06

chroma05

chroma04

chroma03

chroma02

chroma01

CHROMA adds a whole new level of versatility to our latest collection and we are so incredibly excited to see these designs on our very handsome customers. So don’t forget to tag both @wearehandsomeswimwear & @wearehandsome on Instagram to show off your CHROMA style and tweet us @wearehandsome .

#wearehandsome #chroma

Shop the collection exclusive to our e-boutique here.

//

 

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

unnamed-3

The weather is starting to warm up here in Australia and whilst we know that somewhere in the world it is summer, we are starting to adventure outdoors and get back into our summer fitness regime. We always love to find a way to combine summer and fitness. For a while now we have had a slight obsession with Stand Up Paddle Boarding!

Now I get those who are hesitant to jump on this band wagon…why wouldn’t you just surf instead huh? We do love to surf don’t get us wrong, but Stand Up Paddle Boarding or SUP as it commonly called, lets you take in all the summer sights along the way. It is the perfect combination of core strength, endurance cardio and summer fun. All the benefits of regular exercise without actually feeling like exercise.

unnamed-4

An SUP workout can vary from level entry on a very calm flat water bay, to riding the big waves out with the surfers or a mixture of both. All of which work your core and challenge both your cardio and endurance strength. If you are really keen there is a new combo of Yoga and SUP. Yep. Yoga on a paddle board. Taking balance to a whole new level.

For me, I enjoy a good paddle board session on a calm day. There is nothing like paddling out, crystal clear aqua water beneath me, sun shining down and all the while my abs and core are getting a workout. Obviously with all the summer vibes surrounding me, I am always too distracted to realise that I am actually working out.  Plus if I get tired, I can simply stop, relax, lay down on the board and catch a tan. MY KIND OF EXERCISE!

So change up your exercise routine this summer and go and grab yourself an SUP. If you don’t want to buy one, most surf shops rent them out for fun. Get on this bandwagon!

//

Divine Wanderer

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

acai-bowl-recipe-2

Now I am well aware that every year about this time (post winter), I catch a second wind and decide that this will be my time to get healthy. I guess winter really does a number me. I get sick of being sick and tired of being tired and vow to change my ways. So I have reintroduced one old faithful super food back into my diet. Having an Acai Bowl a day will surely keep the doctor away. Monday Mantras.

Why an Acai Bowl?

An Acai berry is called a super food for a reason. Full of antioxidants, amino acids, essential fatty acids and packed full of Vitamin E, Acai helps to build your immunity, increase your energy and helps to fight any foreign chemicals that may attack your body. If you are like me and have had a good dose of antibiotics this winter, then Acai Berry will help your body to recover and renew.

An Acai bowl is a delicious mix of Acai berries, banana, protein, strawberries and coconut water. What I love about this base, is how filling and nourishing it is. You are getting the benefits of the Acai, plus all of the vitamins and sweet taste of the other ingredients.
Then you get to play with your toppings! The fun part! Add berries, chia, granola, yogurt, kiwi, anything you like! Healthy, fun and delicious. What more could you want in a breakfast or snack?! You will feel sustained for most of the day until your next big meal, which will help you to avoid sugar based or starchy carbs.

acai-bowl-recipe

Recipe:

Base – Blend ingredients together 
4 packs frozen Açaí berry puree – you can grab this at your local health food shop
2 cups of organic coconut water
2 bananas
1 cup organic/natural frozen strawberries/berries (avoid the supermarket variety)
2 tbsp protein powder

Topping- amount to your liking
Granola
Kiwi
Berries
Chia

So if you are like me and have had a rough winter, an acai bowl is such a simple thing you can do for the greater good of your health. Plus look how pretty it is! Who wouldn’t want to eat that!?

//

{ Comments on this entry are closed }