Monday, September 1, 2014

CHETCUTI OVERVIEW - MERCEDES BENZ FASHION FESTIVAL

If there's one thing I look forward to most about Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival each year, it's the gorgeous gowns! It's not everyday that you get to see dresses fit for princesses paraded around in a majestic show. This year Chetcuti delivered; sequins, feathers, beads and all. I thought it would be only rude not to share all of these incredible designs that I witnessed saunter down the runway.

Starting off with the finale dress because I'm pretty sure my jaw hit the floor when this particular design appeared from behind the curtains. The beaded and crystal encrusted bodice style top is extraordinary. With the sweetheart cut and chunky crystal straps, this dress screams glamour. The puffy tulle train was like something out of Barbie and The Nutcracker (one of my favourite movies as a kid). Paired with a stunning floral headpiece and a crystal encrusted neck piece, this was definitely the look that stole the show.

Friday, August 29, 2014

GEORGE WU COLLECTION OVERVIEW - MERCEDES BENZ FASHION FESTIVAL BRISBANE

I had the pleasure of viewing the new collection from George Wu while at Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival and was so impressed with all of the divine creators that I had to share them with you! Out from behind the curtains emerged mostly evening dresses fit for a modern day woman and one pants and top combination.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

MERCEDES BENZ FASHION FESTIVAL - MYER S/S15 SHOW

Monday night I had the pleasure of attending Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane to check out what Myer has to offer for Spring/Summer 2015. MBFF, in its ninth year, is always an interesting night full of fashion and glamour; it’s where you see a different side to Brisbane since everyone dresses to the nines, not a sequin out of place. Let’s face it; as a city for fashion we aren’t in the big leagues with Melbourne and Sydney but let’s give ourselves some credit…we are getting there. I was in my element surrounded by fit and flare minis, sequin gowns and pastel crops. The Myer S/S15 Show is always the most anticipated hence why it kicks off the entire affair by being the opening and only show on the first night. If you were only to attend one show the whole week then this would be it. Everyone who is anyone is there; from prominent social media personalities to Alex Perry himself and from Jennifer Hawkin’s hunk to Brisbane’s most prevalent models. It’s a show not to miss. After hearing the call “10 minutes until start, the show running on time”, everyone had their last sip of wine at The Fashion Bar and filed into Brisbane City Hall.


Monday, August 25, 2014

STYLE SPOT: TWEED

Lately I have been seeing Tweed everywhere; on runways, in the shops and all over fashion blogs! I decided to jump on this glitter covered bandwagon and try out tweed for myself, in the process I found myself looking online for inspiration so decided to share it with you girls as well. Mainly because I have such a preconceived idea about tweed that I was shocked when I found so many gorgeous outfits showing how versatile the print is! First up is the gorgeous dusty pink and blue tweed two piece pictured above. It's perfect for Spring or Autumn where you can pull of wearing shorts while also sporting a jacket. The pretty pastels make it particularly matched for Spring and when paired with gold and chains makes an edgy outfit.

Friday, August 22, 2014

JORDAN CANNON INTERVIEWS: THERESE KERR

 
Health and wellness advocate, Author, mother of Miranda and Matthew Kerr, and now Therese Kerr can add owner of personal care range to her list of accomplishments. Recently I attended one of Therese's beautifully constructed events, located at Organic Wray Northlakes on Brisbane's Northside. It was the perfect place for the event to be held, right amongst aisles of health foods and fresh produce.
 


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

MAC STARTER KIT / MAC FOR BEGINNERS


Going to a MAC counter for the first time can be overwhelming, in the best way possible, and even more confusing if you don't know what you're looking for. Not only is MAC a brand that offers unbelievable amounts of products in so many shades (making it easy to get lost amongst it all) but they are more expensive than your typical Maybelline or Rimmel product so it requires a bit more thought for you to spend your money on. It seems as though a lot of you have been going to MAC for the first time and are unsure where to start since I have received so many messages seeking advice for which products I would recommend first up. If you're going into MAC for your first time then I would advise a game plan to make sure you don't become overwhelmed with everything on offer. MAC have pretty much everything but you don't need everything on your first trip, that's why I have created this starter kit where I have recommended which MAC essentials are worth looking into first up.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

FERRIS WHEELS AND FAIRY FLOSS - JBS TAKES THE EKKA 2014

Yesterday I braved the rain and headed out to The Ekka for an authentic carnival experience. If you're unsure what the Ekka is then basically it's a huge exhibition that comes around for a week or so each year; filled with rides, carnival food, showbags, a petting zoo, lots of shows and markets etc. It's the Brisbane equivalent of the Sydney Royal Easter Show and The Royal Melbourne Show.

There's something about exhibitions that has always captivated me, especially as a kid, The Ekka was definitely a highlight of my childhood and I was lucky enough to go almost every year. So I didn't hesitate to round up my little brothers and sisters to take them on an Ekka adventure while the carnival was still in town. I thought that I would share my experience through a series of photos so I hope that you enjoy!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

CITRUS OBSESSION FASHION WISHLIST

 
 
 
Spring time is almost here, hooray! Just one more month of winter to go and that means bringing out the go-to pastels for the warmer weather. Luckily here in Queensland it's already starting to heat up and with all of the day events I have coming up, I have been inspired by the gorgeous options on offer from, mostly, locally accessible stores. This fashion wishlist consists of the citrus obsession currently going on with all of these beautiful pale and sunny yellows in trend. Read on to find out more about all these lovely lemon garments.   
 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

GOLDWELL BLONDES & HIGHLIGHTS {FULL RANGE REVIEW}

 
Being a blonde can be hard work, granted that I'm not as blonde as I used to be since getting ombre but it's the hair colour most susceptible to experiencing issues. If you swim in chlorine then you're hair can turn greenish and if you don't balance your hair out with purple products then your blonde can turn brassy. Goldwell has specifically formulated an entire range around maintenance for blonde hair to ensure your golden locks, well, don't become too golden.

There are four different components to this collection featuring a shampoo, conditioner, treatment and heat protectant. All four serve a certain purpose, all equally important.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

MAC SNOB LIPSTICK {REVIEW + SWATCHES + COMPARISON}

I can never seem to find a good nude shade that isn't way too light for my fair skin. There's this unfortunate thing that happens every time I apply a very nude lipstick...I look deathly sick and corpse like. I know right, lovely. So when I was just about ready to give up on looking for a nude lipstick I stopped myself and realised that I've been looking in the wrong place all this time.

Nude lipsticks usually have an undertone of pink or coral so all I needed to do was find the perfect in between of nude and pink or nude and coral. That I did - MAC Snob proved to be the best of both worlds and is now my go-to lipstick when I'm looking to achieve that light lip look. I also found my perfect coral nude which is MAC Sweet and Sour but I'll leave that for a different day.

Friday, August 8, 2014

REVIEW: BENEFIT ULTRA PLUSH LIGLOSSES

 
Something that a lot of you have probably noticed is that I'm not a huge tube lipgloss fan and my dislike for gloss mainly comes down to most formulations on the market being too sticky. I definitely don't apply lipgloss hoping my hair will stick on my lips but it happens all too often. Fortunately there have been a small select few products that have pleasantly surprised me with their smooth and creamy formulation while still achieving a glossy lip look. One of these is the Benefit Ultraplush Lip Gloss.

After collecting three of the colours I thought that it was about time to share my thoughts on this range with you so here we go.  
 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

EOS LIP BALMS {REVIEW}

When I first started watching YouTube I would constantly hear about the EOS from US beauty gurus and was so intrigued by them. EOS stands for evolution of smooth and is a brand best known for their sphere lip balms. I totally understand the appeal, nice smelling lip balms in cute pastel coloured containers in an egg formation. It got to a point where I decided that I had to try one out, at all costs, and boy did I pay up big. These retail for under $5 in the US but at the time the only place Aussies could get their hands on them was eBay and they were priced upwards of $20. So I paid the twenty something dollars and finally got my hands on one in the Sweet Mint flavour.