Timeless. Ageless. Style.

“Fashion changes, but style endures.” – Coco Chanel  I love seeing a woman who has her own unique sense of style and is comfortable in her own skin.  I particularly love seeing stylish women of all ages who are confident … Continue reading

Favourite Streetstyle looks at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia

One of the great things I love at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, besides seeing all the amazing collections from our favourite designers, is people watching.  I love observing the different fashion editors, stylists, bloggers, models and VIPs and their unique styles … Continue reading

These are the emerging designers to look out for

One of my favourite things about fashion week, besides the fun of watching established designers fashion shows and seeing the unique, quirky & beautiful streetstyles around Carriageworks, is also looking out for the new, emerging designers showcasing their creations for … Continue reading

Somebody pinch me.. Living the fashion lover’s dream 💕

There are some moments in life you just have an experience where you feel like you are living a dream.

As a lover of fashion, going to our favourite designer, Akira Isogawa’s fashion show, and sitting on the front row to admire his 20 year retrospective collection up close felt like a surreal dream.  Both my sisters (Clarice & Janice) and I have admired Akira’s beautiful creations for decades, we love his oriental inspired designs, delicate embroidered motifs, his signature hand printed dresses, kimono style wraps & beautiful draping.  My sister Clarice is his number one fan, and wore a stunning Akira full-length bridal gown with embroidered detailing on her wedding day.

There were so many beautiful pieces in his retrospective collection, I loved all the bright colours, hand-printed florals, japanese inspired draping, intricate embroidery, all the signature traits we have come to love & admire in Akira’s style, all wrapped up in one show.

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A Sydney Florist put together the beautiful neckpieces with real hydrangeas hours before the show.IMG_6826 IMG_6828  IMG_6831

I loved the cute teddy-bear backpack above, worn with a long silk beaded skirt.

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Stunning embroidered gold phoenix on the back of this kimono style jacket.

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From Akira’s bridal collection, I remember seeing this dress at his collection ‘ode to Japan’ three years ago.

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I loved all the soft layers on this skirt, paired with the tailored white jacket with embroidered beading.

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Thick knits, layering & draping in natural/ nude colours.

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Another gorgeous bridal gown, gorgeous beaded neckpiece, with red detailing peeping at the bottom hem of the dress.

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Apologies for the bad picture above, but the detailed embroidery on this dress was very similar to my sister’s wedding dress. I loved the leather cropped jacket with embossed flowers, and the beautiful orchids used as a ‘floral armpiece’. IMG_6888

Loved the violet silk aplique flowers hand sewn onto this dress.

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The final piece – fuchsia pink dress, the model wore sequins on her face & beautiful floral headpiece.

All photos above were taken on my iphone. (this is the day I should definitely have brought the SLR!)

We found out that before the show that Akira had an accident earlier that day and was slightly injured, having to walk around in crutches, but that didn’t stop the designer from walking around with his big humble smile before and after the show.

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He is definitely one of Australia’s great fashion icons, hats off to Akira Isogawa, after over 20 years on from when he opened his first boutique in Sydney’s Woollahra in 1993, he continues to show in Paris in for Spring Summer & Autumn Winter, and continues to create such exquisite, unique & dreamy timeless creations.

I am so glad I was able share this amazing experience with my sister and now with you.

xx J’adorais

Amazing shows at Day 3 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia

I was so impressed at this year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) by the unique, bold & beautiful designs and the level of craftsmanship of many of the collections showcased at Sydney’s Carriageworks.  Many of the shows by our Australian Fashion designers were … Continue reading

Holiday style

I love the beach. There is nothing more energizing than the smell of salty sea air, the feeling of soft sand between your toes and listening to the waves crashing on the sand. Above: Wearing coordinated stripes, Burberry yellow striped … Continue reading

Happy Birthday to J’adorais!

It’s hard to believe that it has been three years since my sisters and I decided to pursue our dream of bringing together our love for fashion, food and travel and created J’adorais. What a wonderful three years it has been, … Continue reading

Celebrating French food, fashion & style ❤❤

The 20th of March is International Francophonie Day, a day to celebrate all things French, from the romantic French language to the rich & beautiful French culture.   I thought it fitting to pay homage to all the French things … Continue reading

We love DENIM ❤

DENIM.  We love the staple denim.  No matter what your mood is, whether you’re feeling like a lazy day in, a casual Friday in the office or are ready for a night out in the town, a good denim garment is your … Continue reading

Happy International Women’s Day

It has been over a century since International Women’s Day (IWD) was officially honoured for the first time in 1911, yet in 2015, we are still fighting for gender equality. Whilst women’s suffrage in the early 20th century eradicated gender … Continue reading