Top Trends from Fashion Week

After all the fun and excitement of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and the amazing shows from our esteemed Australian designers, it’s nice to recap the key trends coming out of the catwalks to give us some style inspiration.ย  These are … Continue reading

Finding Your Perfect Wedding Dress

Last month I had the pleasure of celebrating my 10-year wedding anniversary.ย  I still look back on my wedding day as one of the best days of my life, along with the birth of my two sons ;).ย  It was … Continue reading

Fashion Stylists at Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival

If you love Australian Fashion but haven’t had the fortune of scoring anย invite to attend the fashion shows at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, I’ll let you in on fashion’s best kept ‘secret’ – check out the Mercedez-Benz Fashion Festival Syndey … Continue reading

Somebody pinch me.. Living the fashion lover’s dream ๐Ÿ’•

There are someย momentsย 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. ย 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,ย kimono style wraps & beautiful draping. ย My sister Clarice is his number one fan, and wore a stunning Akira full-lengthย 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_6828ย ย 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 wasย veryย 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’.ย 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 onย my iphone. (this is the day I should definitely have brought the SLR!)

We found out that before the show that Akiraย had an accident earlier that day and was slightly injured, having to walk around in crutches, but that didn’t stop the designer fromย 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’sย Woollahraย in 1993, he continues to show in Paris in for Spring Summer & Autumn Winter, and continuesย 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 week at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia

It’s been a great week here in Sydney, where for the last 6 days all the buzz has been the amazing collections showcased by our most talented Australian designers at Mercedes-Benz Fashion week, held in Sydney’s Carriageworks. ย I was so … Continue reading

Ready for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

I’m so excited about Mercedes-Benz Fashion Australia week, which starts today. ย There is a great line up of designers this year, from established designers such as Tome, Ellery, Toni Maticevski, Alice MCall, Kate Sylvester, Jayson Brunsdon,ย Manning Cartell to “newer” designers … Continue reading

Favourite looks from our favourite Australian fashion designers

If you’re like me, you probably feel like you still haven’t made the most of this summer and yet our stores have finished their Spring Summer Sales (SS14) and the Autumn Winter (AW15) collections are already out on display. Not … Continue reading