From being a fashion polygamist and cheating on your favourites with guilty pleasure, merging vintage with modern, injecting bursts of colour to mixing stripes with spots, and developing a signature statement piece, Aneeka Simonis has 5 fashion mantras to inspire you to use your creative freedom to create unique and fabulous fashion masterpieces of your own volition.
You’re traipsing though the beautiful heritage streets of Barcelona in mid June. You’ve just left an intimate café in an off-the-track laneway, having just enjoyed an assortment of delicate sweet pastries and rich coffee. The sun is beading down as you walk, sending warm kisses along your shoulders, nose and neck…
Twelve and counting. No, Aneeka Simonis is not talking about the number of coffees she’s had today. She’s talking about the number of compliments she’s had on her gorgeous new Daniel Wellington watch. Her ‘Classic Sheffield Lady’ has fast become an accessory that gets more face time than her own boyfriend.
For those of you who love romance, but are equally inclined to look contemporary, you can merge a vintage style with modern elements. How to revive vintage glamour without losing the grip of the 21st century? Here are some clues.
Emma Stuart pleads for clemency over her relationship with her shoes. Don’t call the guys in the white coats yet, because she argues that a pair of shoes will do almost everything a boyfriend will.
Emma Stuart has something to confess; she lives in a country known for its long stretches of sandy beaches and warm summer weather, but she absolutely adores winter. The fact she can get up from her warm, cosy bed and put on my jumper, scarf, boots and coat is a feeling that can’t be replaced by even the most delicious gelato on a 35 degree day.
Gaynor Alder has styled an Autumn 2012 look book featuring clothes, shoes and accessories from Oroton, Leona Edmiston, Mimco, Country Road, Ojay, Saba, Charlie Brown’s current collections. From day time chic to evening glamour, Gaynor has you covered as cool autumn mornings gracefully signal the end of summer.
Shelley Craft has recently launched an exciting new fashion app, Hanger Nation. Gaynor Alder met with her at The Olsen Hotel in Melbourne to get the lowdown on her latest project, her inspirations and just how she manages to approach life with such effortless elegance and enduring effervescence.
The uber fabulous Pia Andersen from Art of the Cocktail Hour discusses guest etiquette for cocktail hour. Be sure to RSVP, don’t gossip, find a coaster for your drink and don’t forget your manners darlings.
A ladies handbag can be used for many things. It holds the basics like our wallet, keys, sunglasses and diary, but often it turns into a home for our makeup, tangled jewellery, pens, and old receipts. If you’ve ever asked yourself ‘where do all the bobby pins go?’, check the bottom of your handbag, you never know what you find down there! If you’ve got a less-than-organised handbag, then Borne Naked has [...]
First Published in Art of the Cocktail Hour | By Gaynor Alder We all need divine (fashion) inspiration at some point, and Melbourne Spring Fashion Week not only delivered the latest in runway looks, but there was an abundance of beautiful cocktail hour attire. After immersing myself in fashion all last week, I’ve come up for air and have outlined three key trends. Smouldering Sophistication Show stopping, jaw dropping gowns [...]
First Published in Art of the Cocktail Hour | By Gaynor Alder Spring has sprung and fashionistas are flocking to Melbourne Spring Fashion Week to celebrate the changing of the seasons. As a major sponsor of the event, Cointreau has created Art of the Cocktail Hour inspired hospitality suites for guests to enjoy prior to the runway shows. Last night, I attended the Manhattan nights inspired room before viewing the [...]
Hosting a cocktail hour or heading out for cocktails is the perfect excuse to dress up – whether it’s slipping on your latest designer dress or going for an authentic cocktail hour look. Just remember that wearing vintage from head-to-toe can be a bit too much. It’s all about reviving the glamour of yesteryear and merging it with modern day style.
City of Melbourne Mayor, Robert Doyle launched MSFW 2011 to media and guests at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Melbourne this morning. After models elegantly floated down the catwalk in bright and ethereal designs coupled with striking neon accessories, model Sophie Van Den Akker was announced as the face of the festival, and Dannii Minogue as the ambassador. Minogue, beautiful and poised, wearing one of her own Project D designs, [...]