The Style Net composes local designers in one place, where you can shop online with the warm and fuzzy feeling that you are supporting local, Aussie labels. It’s a fab idea where they’ve done the hard work for you combing the Internet to bring you the best designer, avant-garde and vintage online fashion boutiques and fashion trends by profiling them in a functional directory that is every bit as chic as the stores themselves.
This week’s idea is around what colour means to you, and how you apply that to various occasions in your life. There are common traditions like black or dark colours for a funeral or a bride wearing white for example. And I’m aware that these traditions extend to all sorts of variations depending on your cultural or ethnic heritage.
But what about colour and occasions? I’m off to a wedding shortly and thought about what colour I should wear.
One of the first stores I visited in New York was J Crew. Being an American institution operating 249 retail stores with a strong online presence, I’d stalked their necklaces in the weeks leading up to my trip. Ok I’d stalked their scarves, denim and blazers too.
They now boast an online presence where you can shop current collections with free shipping and free returns on all orders to Australia.
You can’t really go wrong for Christmas, so here’s my editors picks from their Christmas Gift Guide.
Bowerhaus is an emerging Australian luxury jewellery label featuring semi-precious stones and baroque pearls. I discovered them a while back but it’s not until I actually got my hands on one of their necklaces that I was able to see the true beauty in their work.
This is the ‘Gardenia’ necklace made with adventurine, jadeite and malachite with a baroque pearl and an 18K WGP Clasp.
A new one to watch on the Australian luxury accessories scene in my book!
I wore this outfit for lunch on Sunday past and it reminded me of my time in New York. Namely because this is a vintage Diane Von Furstenberg dress that I picked up at the Chelsea Antique Garage that I’m wearing with a cuff that was given to me by my sister-in-law who also lives there.
I got around in outfits like this when I was there for six weeks earlier in the year (seems like an eon ago now!) and so that’s why this outfit, is an ode to New York.
Here’s two amazing Melbourne labels you need to know about if you don’t already: Lady Petrova and Anna Davern.
One of my passions for the blog over the years has been the opportunity to bring you local Melbourne and Australian designers, and I’m so proud to have shot both designers current collections for this blog post. When I visited both of them in their store and studio respectively I thought that they were a match made in fashion heaven, even though they’d not been paired together before.