Lately I have been cheating on fashion with interior design. Yes I have become that person who gets excited at the thought of a new throw rug, cushion, vase or kitchen item. Home deco can be very addictive. I try to find daily inspiration from interior designers and architects, such as Robert Mills who designed the gorgeous Sorrento house you see above, so that I can add odd bits and pieces that are me, to my new place.
As usual the delightful and talented Samantha Wills has created a lavish and beautiful collection of jewels. Her new line Hunter and Gatherer: The Bowerbird Collective is all about the bohemian love.
Inspired by an imaginative bohemian, luxe sanctuary like apartment, the collections use of simple understated pieces is contrasted with statement eye catching necklaces, earrings and bracelets, providing a perfect balance of the wild child and down to earth nature.
One of my favourite things to do when I am out shopping is get amongst the lippy shade isles. I always go in with visions in my head of how a colour will look on me, based on what I have seen on-line, in a magazine or on a celebrity. That is half the fun. Lets face it, we all want perfect pouty lips. There is just something about a lipstick shade that adds edge to an everyday outfit.
Ever since I was young I have always taken pride in how my nails looked. They were always perfectly manicured, shaped and painted just the way I wanted them. Even at school (where clearly nail polish was not allowed) I always had to break the boundaries and wear bright beautiful colours. I have my mother to thank for this. We share a mutual love of nail polish and decorations, and may have more nail polish combined then anyone we know.
Our mutual love has recently extended to quirky nail art. Aztec, floral, metallic and striped prints have all caught my eye recently. Depending on how adventurous and daring mum and I feel, we will either go a full set of prints, or choose one or two nails to be different. My favourites are anything with an unusual graphic print, as I like my nails to be individual just like my style. How they fit so much detail into one tiny space I will never know. Pure genius.
Generally when I find a nail product that will last me at least 7 days, looks amazing and protects my nail making it stronger, I am a very happy and content woman. Which is why I am super excited to see our exciting new collaboration with Nail Rock fresh on the runway, at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Their designs are rad and provide everything I am looking for in a nail product. Whilst we cannot give away what we have in stall for you on the runway, I can say this; it will be very Handsome.
Remember, style is knowing who you are, what you want to say and not giving a damn. Be individual and let your choices reflect who you are as an individual. Nail it, every time.
Since the seasons are changing, like any girl, my hair styles will need to change and adapt to suit this. So I have decided to seek hair inspiration. I have had every hair style under the sun, really short and choppy, long and luscious, medium and blunt, ombre, dye dip, blonde, brown, blonde again, boho style, concave…you name it I have had it. You may say that I am a little obsessed with hair styles. My attitude towards my hair is exactly the same towards my clothes; be individual, be who you want to be.
The current Ksubi AD/BC collection has made me weak at the knees. The designers, whom are renowned for specialising in denim, have created a line for both males and females this year that is chic, street and comfy. The labels latest short film and appearance on the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festivals runway, demonstrates the collections opulence.
There are clearly a number of influences throughout the collection. Imperial architecture, royal prints and hues indicative of the aristocracy are a constant theme. Religion also seems to have made an impression on the designers with the use of graphic prints of cathedral like interiors as well as clergy inspired figures. It is clear that the unperturbed nature of street wear this season did not go unnoticed, inspiring aspects and designs throughout the collection.
Each individual piece is royally decadent and aesthetically beautiful. The collection boasts various textures and tones, from the use of metallic’s, leather, velvets and stamped embroideries to zips studs and darker hues. Ksubi has created a perfect fusion of street wear and the baroque. The collection provokes a feeling of strength through its majestic nature, yet quite easily juxtaposes this with the relaxed more bourgeois temperament of light wash denim.
My favourites? Of course I would kill to have the entire collection hanging in my wardrobe, but a few items in particular really speak to me.
For the ladies, the architecture inspired Peplum top and skirt is a favourite and a duo that will catch the eye of many when you are out crawling the night life. For a more relaxed feel that can be worn everyday the Neon Mary Sweat paired with the Leather Drop Crotch pant are divine. I haven’t forgotten about denim, the detailed Easy Rider dress is one that can be worn in all seasons of the year, and one I will surely purchase.
For the guys, a few key pieces caught my eye. The Jeezy Crew tee and Church Tee both demonstrate the thought and brilliance used in creating the graphic designs. The Two tone Black/Navy shorts and raw denim Ink full eye Vest are also worth a mention.
The Ksubi boys have not disappointed this year.
We are excited to announce our 2012 collaboration with Ben Sherman Australia. The range features four brand new prints that are a marriage between the classic Ben Sherman style and the WAH aestetic you have come to know. Now available in Ben Sherman Stores Australia wide. More photos after the jump! Continue reading
A fabulous piece of jewellery is a always at the top of the “Must-Have” list. When it’s as statement-making as a Samantha Wills piece, it adds that touch of sparkle that every girl is constantly searching for.
We’ve joined forces with our friends at Samantha Wills for Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, and as always, we are completely smitten by each and every piece. There is nothing quite like teaming fantastic jewellery with a bold swimsuit to ensure all eyes on you – from the beach, to the pool, all the way to the catwalk at Fashion Week.
The more the better, we say. After all, who doesn’t swoon for amazing jewellery?
Spring is all about embracing colour, a flirty high heel and fantastic swimsuits that make you smile.
Our fabulous Fashion Week models looked like their legs went for days in these statement-making shoes that we loved in both nude and burgundy. From Melbourne’s catwalks to cafe’s, Milu gives you the ability to add a little of your personality into each pair of shoes.
After all, why have shoes that everyone else has when Milu let’s you have fantastic shoes that are all your own?