Favourite MBFWA Fashion Week Moments

I can’t believe it’s already been a week since the fun & frantic, yet fabulous Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia swept me of my feet.  As I mentioned in my last post, it was amazing week, starting with that jaw-dropping … Continue reading

We Love Denim – best buys this season

We love a good staple denim.  If you read my last post, you will have seen that denim was a strong feature yet again in all International and Australian Spring Summer (SS15) collections.  As a stylist I’m always out discovering … Continue reading

How to dress like a Yummy Mummy

The joys of motherhood.  First you get the excitement of finding out you are pregnant, then some of us become slightly uncomfortable as we grow into a “balloon” and after 9 months, lo and behold, you have the most precious gift, … Continue reading

J’adore Paris Couture Week

Happy Friday! I can’t believe we’re in February already, and what a way to start the 2015 fashion calendar. Of all the fashion weeks around the world, Paris Haute Couture week has to be one of my favourites, when the … Continue reading

LFW Vauxhall Fashion Scout – Spijkers en Spijkers SS13

One highly anticipated fashion show for the 2nd day of London fashion week at Vauxhall Fashion Scout was Spijkers en Spijkers, the Dutch twin sisters duo Truus and Reit Spijkers.

The sisters graduated back in 1994 from the School of the Arts Arnhem (now ArtEZ called) Department fashion design and then in 2000 completed their master’s program at the Fashion Institute Arnhem.

They launched their label in 2000, and have shown in Paris , London and Milan.

The SS13 show, entitled ‘La Femme Paysage’, started with mainly blockly colours and geometrical prints with crisp lines and then progressed to 20s influenced simple dresses with lace detailing. My favourite pieces has to be the beautiful free flowing prints of Luisa Casati, that made the models look like walking works of art.

I also loved the hair and make-up, clean and simple with the focus on the eyes. Ja heel mooi (“very very pretty” in Dutch).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ayaka Ichikawa’s first Aquintic collection – SS12/13

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting another great rising designer, Ayaka Ichikawa, at a private viewing of her collection for new label launched this year, aquintic, at the Shangri-La showrooms before the collection was showcased at the Raffles … Continue reading