Over the weekend I was lucky enough to be invited to the VAMFF StageLabel Cultural Program Runway Show, featuring the talent of up and coming designers. The night was absolutely magical. Between the scenic waterfront views of South Wharf, the deliciously sparkling bubbles and the pretty little canapés making their way around the room, Tatiana and I felt right at home. AND hey! The FASHION was pretty Ah-MAzING too! To believe that such talented designers were able to create some of the looks we saw from scratch was pretty crazy/awfully inspiring!
Dressing with my mood is something I have done for as long as I can remember. A type of dressing, where weather, location or even common etiquette are all completely irrelevant, and all that is left is my raw need to wear what I wan-na wear at this exact moment. The. End. It is actually somewhat of a rebellious sense of fashion, where I see no geographical limits and am convinced the weather, simply – does not apply to me.
I cannot believe it is already the beginning of a new season! Summer came and went and my tan has already begun to fade (…well, peel). So before I totally bid my farewells to the warmer months, I decided to make some summer inspired, bright colourful cupcakes in collaboration with Nespresso’s newest Decaffeinato blends. As someone who has always embraced a fully caffeinated coffee, I originally questioned my need for the newest decaf pods, but after eating more cupcakes than I’d like to admit (…seriously, like don’t even ask), I was thanking my lucky stars these babies were caffeine free, as I would’ve been up all night (…thus giving me more time to, well, eat the entirety of them…). Plus, this [unfortunately] also meant I was able to share the raspberry-icing cupcakes with my little cousins… Who, to be fair, LOVED THEM. Best. Babysitter. Ever.
Firstly, apologies for my lack of blogging-attendance/posting – University is starting back in a couple of weeks and I am attempting to somewhat squeeze as much fun as possible out of what is left of these holidays in pure hope that the memories I create will make at the very least, the first few weeks back, marginally bearable. I am not holding my breath though. Fourth year, Commerce/Law. I’m-a need all the luck I can get. But moving along to far more interesting things like these two FRESH looks I put together in collaboration with Komma The Label Part II. I am kind of obsessed with this label because all their pieces are so interesting and different, whilst still sticking to a monochromatic, simplistic colour palette. I particularly love the grey top/dress in LOOK ONE as due to the splits through the piece, it gives it an edgy, yet dressy feel. This is a look I am totally ALL about. And as for LOOK TWO, well, I feel like it speaks for itself. When is a sheer black shirt worn over distressed-denim jeans ever a bad idea? Exactly.
GOOD EVENING everyone! This post is about 2 days (too) late on account of a ridiculous working schedule coupled with a bit too much celebrating due to the fact that, well…how do I put this gently? Okay I can’t, here it is: I JUST WON A TRIP TO ABU DHABI! If you remember watching the video here, you would know that I entered this video into a competition with Destination Docklands and well… just so happened to WIN. SO… it has been an exhilarating few days to say the least.
A few nights ago I was lucky enough to be invited to the Westfield Doncaster AW ’15 preview – one of my first ever fashion events as a Melbourne blogger. Between the delicious bite-sized canapés, bubbles and fresh looks for the autumn months, it was safe to say I was, well, totally and utterly in my element. The runway show featured some really interesting all leather-looks as well as a lot of warm, bright colours, but it was the flawless leather handbags & shoes (pictured below) which got me thinking I should probably stop eating out so much and start saving to own one (…but preferably all) these stunning pieces…
Here is somewhat of a delayed photo-guide of Noosa-life… I was supposed to post this a couple of days ago but since being back in the real world I’ve been bombarded with nothing but work commitments, compulsory shopping excursions & fashion events (… or really just event… watch this space…). And so a few days late, but none-the-less entertaining, here is a little run down of what you should do, eat, ride (yes ride…) and look at whilst visiting Noosa (…quite possibly the best holiday destination in Australia… just saying).
Inspired by this [totally postcard-worthy] beach sunset/baby-pink-sky situation, I set out to capture some photographs featuring my newest monochromatic handmade dress by Zoe Elizabeth Designs. Made from beautifully soft fabric in a fit that is perfect for balmy beach days, followed by humid long summer nights, this was one of the first pieces I put in my suitcase when packing (…everything, including the kitchen sink…). I found some frangipani flowers just chilling by the pool patiently waiting to be picked by yours truly, so included these in the photographs too (because, nature).
GOOD AFTERNOON everyone! The sun is shining bright in Melbourne this afternoon, and I’ve been awfully busy relaxing on my balcony enjoying an incredibly photogenic [but unfortunately non-alcoholic] cold beverage, pretending my location is slightly more exotic than Melbourne (LOOK HERE to see!!).
In true Jessica & Love fashion, when my parents told me we were throwing a mini dinner party on New Years Day, I practically jumped out of my Converse Sneakers I was so excited (hangover and all…). Any excuse to decorate/style/create-an-incredibly-photogenic-situation is kind of what I live for… Although yet to master the art of actually cooking, preparing for a dinner party? Family – please, look no further.