London Summer Holiday

I love London in the summer. It’s been almost seven years since I moved from London to sunny Sydney, so it was nice to go back to London for a summer holiday, this time taking my two little ones and … Continue reading

Timeless Classics

My name is Elisa and I am a shoppaholic. Β It’s been a few months since my last shopping “confession”. πŸ˜‰ Β Those who know me will also know that I haveΒ a love (or passion!) for shopping, which is perfectly fitting that … Continue reading

Ready for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

I’m so excited about Mercedes-Benz Fashion Australia week, which starts today. Β 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,Β Manning Cartell to “newer” designers … 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 ourΒ love for fashion, food and travel and created J’adorais. What a wonderful three years it has been, … Continue reading

The ultimate Christmas gift – high tea with a stylist

Looking for a special Christmas gift for your loved one? What better gift than treating your mum, wife, sister, daughter or girlfriend to a fabulous afternoon high-tea and a professional styling consultation with a celebrity fashion stylist and then shopping … Continue reading

Summer Time is Party Time

I LOVE summer. Being born and raised in Brazil my body is acclimatised to the warmer weather.Β  After living in rainy London where the summer lasts for a whole two weeks of the year and then moving to Australia, I … Continue reading

High Tea with a Stylist

I love high teas.Β  There is nothing more enjoyable than going for an afternoon out with your girlfriends and catching up over tea and scones and sometimes a glass of bubbles for a bit of a treat.Β  After six years … Continue reading

LFW A/W 13/14 – Ashley Isham

After loving Ashley Isham at the last S/S 13 London Fashion Week, I had high expectations, and he didn’t disappoint. (also this time his designers were not so terribly skinny like last time making the clothes look even better).

His collection was stronger than the last one, I think autumn/winter collections tend to bring that out of designer, with leathers and army greens, reds and beautiful floral patterned velvets. The coats were armour like with extra visible shoulder padding, contrasting lapels, ruffled skirts, and strong shapes to ensure you the Ashley Isham woman is ever so elegant and beautiful. His evening dresses were extra long of course for extra drama, perfectly fitted with elegant 30s style skirt, with beading or leather waist detailing to give it the extra red carpet wow.

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LFW A/W 13/14 – Bernard Chandran

Bernard ChandranΒ is a designer already well-known in his homeland of Β Malaysia – he is theΒ chief designer of theΒ televisionΒ showΒ Project Runway Malaysia and has also guest judged in Britain’s Next Top Model.Β He is known as theΒ darling designer of the royal family, and from seeing his collection, I can see why.Β 

He started to delve into the fashion world by studying in theΒ International Fashion Training Centre in Malaysia, before he extended his studiesΒ at the prestigious Paris Fashion School.

The collection was elegant, with sleek block coloured silk dresses mixed with patent leather, beautifully beading on silks and leathers, and Β sky like prints on fabrics bringing together the blue and orange tones. From capes, to jumpsuits… its hard to pick a favourite! I love it all!

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LFW A/W 13/14 – Zeynep Tosun

Zeynep Tosun is an Instituto de MarangoniΒ graduate, fromΒ Istanbul who worked for Alberta Ferretti before moving back to starting her own label in 2008. <There is some beautiful designs coming from Turkey>

Zeynep gave us an opulent collection filled with strong shapes, think big bold collars and sleeves, leather, bright yellow and orange colours and bold graphic prints. Everything that is so very on trend but mixed with a fabrics of lush velvet and ruffled collars of a renaissance era, and oddly, with a twist of cowgirl elements.

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