Telstra Perth Fashion Festival 2016

The 18th year of Telstra Perth Fashion Festival was the best one yet.

One Fell Swoop on Friday had ethereal beginnings with ghostly white mannequins darted along the runway, setting the stage for what would be a empyreal show. The masters of drapery have fantastic vision and these elements were displayed in every detail, even the haunting music that accompanied it. The show began with all models entering onto the runway, then ever so slowly they each walked displaying masterpieces each better than the other. The show was dominated by colours perfect for layering. Lot’s of nudes and ice blue tones, block colours such as red and green and patterns that had splashes of colour.

Some photos courtesy of http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/one-fell-swoop-at-tpff-2016/image-gallery/39601236f44e8a503a1a5b35eb48aefb

Saturday was the future of fashion, as seen in the New Generation runway show. Perfectly on trend Remi Lane showcased a 70’s inspired look followed by Elle Campbell with her 80’s attributed hand-painted works of art. The designer that blew me away though was Rosemaree White. Combining the aesthetic of dark bold lines contrasted against soft, delicate fabrics and intricate beading. Her collection can be best described as feminine, yet seductive.

Some photos courtesy of https://www.facebook.com/STMPerth/?fref=ts

The Art Gallery of Western Australia held the last two shows, Flannel and the Closing, as an intricate and intimate runway. Models walked the first level gallery and made their way carefully down the spiral staircase following a gold runway, then through the crowd passing everyone. This gave a much more artistically profound setting. Flannel presented a very wearable collection. A collection I could see myself wearing and I made countless mental notes of items to purchase. A collection for the everyday woman. Versatile, comfortable and feminine.

Photos courtesy of http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/telstra-perth-fashion-festival-wraps-up-with-fabulous-finale/image-gallery/961d386e6a52bb9c863bc3e75b018db0?page=11

The Closing show was breathtaking, to say the least. Every element had exceptional attention to detail. The same runway was used as the earlier show, Flannel, except with the added detail of an orchestra and 2 very talented opera singers. Displaying the best pieces and designers from the week every detail such as headpieces, make up and accessories (combined with the setting and music) made for a show that was very moving and incredibly remarkable. Featuring the best of Elle Campbell, Rosemaree White, Morrison, Monsters Alphabet and Empire Rose it was truly a very magical show and a perfect way to close the end of the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival.

Photos  courtesy of http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/telstra-perth-fashion-festival-wraps-up-with-fabulous-finale/image-gallery/961d386e6a52bb9c863bc3e75b018db0?page=11

http://onefellswoop.net

http://www.remilane.com

http://ellecampbellart.wixsite.com/portfolio

http://www.rosemareewhite.com

https://www.flannel.com.au

https://morrisonshop.com

http://www.monsteralphabets.com

https://www.empirerose.com.au

Enjoy x

 

Jessica Bratich Bags- the accessory you need this new year

Jessica Bratich is my new girl crush. A local WA designer who makes stylish, yet affordable pieces that are exceptionally good quality. I bought her Zip Wallet in Black mid 2012 for $99.95 and it is still in perfect condition. The reason why I bought it was because it opens out like a book, has a space to hold a gazillion cards, a pen and a compartment big enough for your passport. If you don’t have too many receipts stuffed in there, like me, then you can fit your Phone in too. That and the inside is a beautiful turquoise. You have to see this wallet in person, once you touch it, and the other stuff in her collection, you will know exactly what type of quality I am talking about.

http://jessicabratich.com/wallets-purses/

I recently collaborated with Jess to showcase the pieces I love, and I am using the word love with absolute genuineness. I borrowed these pieces to shoot, I had to return them, although I didn’t want to return the Tracey Pencil Case clutch I had to.

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“Although she be but little she is fierce”- Shakespeare. My absolute favourite piece in her collection (besides the Zip Wallet) is the Pencil Case clutch in black, it is slim line and small but yet miraculously fits so much. The quote above is appropriate because I canon explain to you how much this bag fits in it, it’s magic! It’s perfect for travelling. I prefer to travel with cross body bags that have straps made of chains as it is almost theft proof as it is near impossible to cut through the straps so I can see this easily becoming my favourite travel companion. The straps are also removable so if you go out for the evening, at home or abroad, then you have a beautiful clutch. It’s like 2 bags in 1. Seriously what’s not to love! Did I tell you how much I love this bag?!?

http://jessicabratich.com/tracey-pencil-case-clutch.html

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The next bag is the Jacquie Boy Bag in Stone, the studded bag is perfect for a day look that’s edgy or a night look if you dress it up. It truly is versatile and the neutral colour is easy to work with. Again this bag comes with a chained cross body strap, another perfect companion for travelling.

http://jessicabratich.com/jacquie-boy-bag-stone.html

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It’s all in the detail and the Tar Boy Bag has it! This bag is again so versatile for a day and night look. I am sensing a trend with my favourite pieces as this also come with a chained cross body strap. What can I say I am a sucker for versatility, and quality.

http://jessicabratich.com/tara-boy-bag.html

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Jessica Bratich has a collection that is function-able and stylish and these bags are made from vegan leather which is extremely important to me, and should be to you too. Her bags are affordable and the perfect piece to update every wardrobe for the new year. They are also on sale so head to http://jessicabratich.com to check it out.

 

My summer style edit

Why does it seem that everything happens at once. I am building a house, which is near completion and all the bills are starting to rake in. We need window treatments, gates, lawn etc. The list goes on. Then there is Christmas and all the presents that need to be bought, not to mention New Years Eve. In April I am taking my husband to New York as a surprise for his Christmas and Birthday present, more expenses, but definitely worth it!

So given it is the time of year where the temperature heats up and social calendars fill up. I have compiled a list of all my favourite things, that I obviously love but cannot afford!

Shoes

I missed out on the Gipps Tassel Flats (right) from The Weekend Edit in my size. I wished I grabbed a pair, now I am way too poor to even buy them!

The Jayman heel (left) I own. I purchased them for Coocha Design Boutique. I absolutely LOVE them and live in them! THE shoe of the season. This pair is in the new colour, Latte.

Clothes

I love lace, what can I say and I absolutely adore the Lucette Dress. It would pair perfectly with the Jayman Heels in Latte.

Accessories

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You simply cannot participate in Summer this year without the MUST HAVE accessory, a pair of Quay Australia sunglasses (these are the Liv Now). These I have also purchased from The Weekend Edit.

Places to buy from:

http://www.theweekendedit.com.au/

http://www.coochadesigns.com.au/

http://www.lockandkeyclothing.com.au/

http://www.quayaustralia.com.au/

http://www.mollini.com.au/

Enjoy x