Shop Till I Drop

We all love a good shopping spree, and with all these mid-year sales happening, it’s the perfect time to go grab a bargain! The funds were looking good so I decided it was time to treat myself, so I grabbed my gal pal Mel and we hit the shops to do some damage!

I headed to Pacific Fair because let’s be honest, it’s the ULTIMATE shopping destination on the Gold Coast am I right? It was a perfect day to shop, the sky was grey and it was quite chilly. Anyway let’s see what I got!

My first stop was Lush Cosmetics! I LOVE this place. People who know me know that take a lot of baths (like A LOT) so I was definitely in need of a new bath bomb to try out. While I was there I also got one of their amazing face mask pots and I also decided to try out a new product called ‘Tea Tree Water’. It’s a spray that is used as a toner for oily skin like mine! I’m hoping it will Keep my skin clear and refreshed!

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Face Mask $13.95 | Tea Tree Water $10.99

My next purchase is one I am pretty excited about. I LOVE shoes, and Aquila was having a sale! I am graduating from university in July and I really wanted some nice shoes to wear to my ceremony and just to have for any other special occasion of formal outing.

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Style: Glenfield $149

I found these STUNNING black leather shoes with a raw brown sole. I liked them because the different coloured sole provides a stunning contrast, making this shoe stand out from the rest. They are also very versatile as they could be paired with any suit or dress chino pant.

The shoe saga continues as I find myself in HYPE DC. I had been eyeing down a pair of woven black leather shoes for a while and I just about had a heart attack when I discovered these were on sale! So I snatched them up for a huge bargain!

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Style: Paolo $139

A casual silhouette with an intricately woven leather upper, low cut collar and slim sole. The striking detail and soft materials of this shoe make it a smart addition to my summer wardrobe.

A successful day of shopping if I do say so myself!

 

Moschino Resort 2018 Collection

Moschino brings Sin City to L.A.

Jeremy Scott has WOWED the fashion world again with another SPECTACULAR collection! Last night’s Moschino show in Hollywood was inspired by L.A. and Las Vegas, two cities for dreamers, two cities FULL of inspiration. His collection was presented as an idea of a road trip from L.A. to Las Vegas. 

For his Moschino resort 2018 and men’s spring 2018 collections, Jeremy Scott went on a Wild West road trip to celebrate symbols of Americana. Scott showcased these ‘Americana’ references throughout the collection with the use of bold colours and very eclectic clothing items. Biker Jackets, Sheer dresses, double denim, leotards, fringe, flame prints topped off with cowboy hats all while staying true to Jeremy Scott’s signature style. There was plenty of patchwork denim, mixed with sweet lace and florals. There were spangled satin bodysuits as well as bright bustier tops paired with embellished boyfriend jeans

Every piece is an impactful piece which brings out the inner child in all of us! In full Jeremy Scott style, this show was a spectacular that meets halfway between art and humour.

Front row attendees included Sarah Hyland, Vanessa Hudgens, Kate Beckinsale, Fergie and Joe Jonas!

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Here are some of my favourite looks from the collection!

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Stella Maxwell | Miranda Kerr | Hoyeon Jung
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Fernanda Hin Lin Ly | Charlotte Free | Jordan Barrett
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Romee Strijd | Soo Joo Park | Catherine McNeil
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Jessica Miller | Unknown | Mayowa Nicholas
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Hannah Elyse | Mitchell Slaggert | Alice Metza
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Jasmine Tookes | Hayley Baldwin | Miranda Kerr
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Joan Smalls | Barry Lomeka | Dilone
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Jasmine Sanders | Unknown | Hannah Ferguson 
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Jasmine Tookes | Alice Metza | Jordan Barrett
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Presley Gerber | Sasha Luss |Hayley Baldwin
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Romee Strijd | Barbara Fialho | Dilone
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Stella Maxwell | Soo Joo Park | Joan Smalls
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Jeremy Scott – Moschino Collection Designer 

Watch the full show below! 

CFDA Awards 2017 – Lookbook

Monday night’s celebration of artistic talent reminded everyone — beyond the designers, editors, stylist, and more — that what we wear (and the people who make it) holds weight in all aspects of our lives. Well-dressed celebs were out in full force as the fashion industry handed out its top honours in New York.

Here’s what stood out to me on the red carpet, and what I believe, are best dressed:

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Pictured left to right: Bella Hadid (Off White), Amber Valletta (Oscar De La Renta) Hayley Baldwin (Cushnie et Ochs)

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Constance Jablonski (Tory Burch), Joan Smalls (Michael Kors), Hilary Rhoda (Marchesa)

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Gigi Hadid (The Row), Jac Jagaciak (Kobi Halperin), Karlie Kloss (Diane von Furstenberg)

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Elsa Hosk (Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini), Heidi Klum (Zac Posen), Olivia Munn (Tanya Taylor)

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Martha Hunt (Milly), Imaan Hammam (Adam Selman), Sara Sampaio (J. Mendel)

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Lily Aldridge (Jason Wu), HAIM (Diane Von Furstenburg), Ashley Benson (Kate Spade)

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Nicole Kidman (Oscar de la Renta), Alek Wek (Balenciaga), Adwoa Aboah (Coach)

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Ellie Kemper (Kate Spade), Brit Marling (Sies Marjan), Olivia Palmero (Banana Republic)

Images courtesy of Elle.com

Devon Windsor

Devon Windsor is probably one of the most fun models to follow on social media! Her Snapchat and Instagram stories are INCREDIBLE as she shows her uncensored and fast-paced lifestyle to followers! Devon (24) hails from St. Louis, Missouri. Devon was discovered by a local photographer in St. Louis while she was attending a bar-mitzvah. She launched her career in the 2014 spring season shows, after appearing in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show previously in 2013. Devon appeared in over 20 international collections including Christian Dior and Prada. Devon is represented by IMG Worldwide and is 5’11”.

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Her first big show was for Prada in September 2013. During her fittings, her hair was dyed bleach blonde. She liked it and decided to keep it that way, which has become her signature look. The same year, she debuted in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and advertised for American fashion house Moschino. Throughout her career she has walked for a bevy of top designers including Alexander McQueen, Anna Sui, Bottega Veneta, Balmain, Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera, Chanel, Dior, H&M, Herve Leger, Max Mara, Michael Kors, Jeremy Scott, Oscar De La Renta, Tommy Hilfiger and Tom Ford, JUST TO NAME A FEW.

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Devon has appeared in numerous Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows. She debuted in 2013 and has become a regular in the show each year since then! In 2015, Devon secured a ‘Fit Model’ position with the brand making her the reference model for the designers and artisans as they create the looks for the show. As a fit model, Devon has all the outfits constructed on her body, and they are later made custom couture to whichever model they assign the look too! So basically she gets to try on every look for each show! Dream job am I right?

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When Devon isn’t modelling, she is an amateur chef! If you follow her snapchat you’ll quickly learn that this girl can EAT! She is always indulging in different cuisines at top notch restaurants all around the world! Devon loves to cook and bake in her spare time! She even competed on MasterChef against fellow super model Gigi Hadid! #SuperModelBattle

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Follow Devon Windsor on her Social Media:

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She’s Back!

Victoria’s Secret announced the return of VS Angel Candice Swanepoel today in a video featuring the model looking STUNNING just seven months after giving birth to her first child. Back in October, Candice gave birth to a baby boy named Anacã,

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Pictured above is Candice backstage at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show back in 2015. She was noticeably absent during the 2016 Show in Paris due to the arrival of her son! Candice has walked a total of 9 shows since her debut in 2007! The 28-year-old Victoria’s Secret model from South Africa appears in a black and white clip shared on the company’s Instagram account wearing white lace lingerie.

It's official: @angelcandices is back! 👏🎉

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Earlier this month, the model turned heads when she attended the annual Met Gala in New York City in a full length sleeveless black gown looking amazing. It’s safe to say the Queen is back! As for her fellow angel that recently became a mother, Behati Prinsloo, she has yet to return to work but I’m sure it won’t be too much longer before we see her back!

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Georgia Fowler

Georgia Fowler is a well-known model who hails from Auckland, New Zealand popular for her appearance in publications such as Vogue Girl Korea, Harper’s Bazaar Australia and more recently her appearance in the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. She started her modelling career at the age of 12 and has modelled for popular brands like H&M and Banana Republic. Georgia is signed with IMG Models, and is 5’9″.

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Fowler grew up in Australia and New Zealand and was discovered as a model at the age of twelve. She was accompanying her elder sister to a casting company at a local agency during that time. She attended Diocesan School for Girls, Auckland and later moved to university for higher education. Georgia has done various courses in Psychology.

georgia runway.jpgShe made her modelling career debut at the age of twelve working with IMG. She got her first break after walking in the 2012 Chanel runway show in Versailles. Fowler has made many international runway appearances for designers such as Miu Miu, Max Mara, DKNY, TopShop and Jeremy Scott. Fowler has also appeared in popular magazines such as Vogue Italia, Vogue France, Vogue Mexico, Vogue Australia, W Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Hunger, and Elle. She featured as an Australian supermodel on the cover page of Harper’s Bazaar in the year 2010. 

IMG_9661.jpgThanks to her 2016 debut in the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Paris, her career has launched tremendously! She walked alongside a bevy of supermodels among the likes of Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Irina Shayk, Joan Smalls, Kendall Jenner, Bella and Gigi Hadid. Fowler had auditioned for the show five times before securing a spot in the annual lingerie show. The New Zealand born, New York based beauty has recently been announced as the ambassador for Etihad Airways in their ‘Runway to Runway’ campaign and was in attendance at Sydney Fashion Week to celebrate the airline’s 10th anniversary of service to Australia.

Here’s a look at Georgia’s journey to Sydney Fashion Week, courtesy of Etihad Airways!

Finding Your Personal Style

I was never really into fashion growing up, but as time went on I started to learn that your style quite easily becomes an identity and a perfect means for you to express yourself. I myself am still trying to find my personal style, for me and it’s mainly trial and error. I will see something I love online, then I will go try it on in store and I either LOVE it or HATE it (or I can’t afford it). That’s just the fun of fashion, finding things that work for you and ruling out those pieces that don’t. Finding and refining your personal style can be a real struggle. We’ve all been there at multiple times, as we look into our closet full of clothes and need something, yet we cannot seem to find something to wear. The STRUGGLE is REAL right?

So why is style important? Let me tell you! The impact of personal style goes far beyond making a good first impression; great style is also about approaching each day with confidence, and the ability to feel FAB in what you are wearing. Believe it or not, the right wardrobe can make a difference in that department. I’m going to share with you a few tips on how to get started in the ‘Personal Style’ department! You’re probably asking yourself “Why take fashion advice from Samuel, he is not a designer/celebrity stylist!” This is all true but I definitely I think I have the base knowledge to help someone kickstart their personal style, TRUST in ME!!!

Firstly, It’s important to get some inspiration!georgia-fowler-fashion-week-style-3.jpgGet out those VOGUE magazines, open up Instagram, look at what your favourite bloggers and celebrities are wearing. Create a vision board of all the things that you like and which you feel you identify with most! This is a great way to create a foundation for your personal style! But make sure you do your research and even try things on in person before making any big purchases, clothing pieces can vary in appearance!

Next, It’s important that clean up and clean out!organize.jpgThe best way to do this is to take a good, long look at your closet and the items of clothing you already own, and by long look I mean a day! Really think about it! You do not want to regret tossing that nice jacket or vintage jeans! Toss what you haven’t worn in the last year , but also think how these old pieces can be incorporated into your new-found personal style. Then you can start fresh and begin to rebuild and refine your wardrobe with a style that truly reflects where you are in your current life/career/situation.

We must shop SMARTER not HARDER!best-street-style-at-paris-fashion-week-springsummer-2014-17.jpgOne of the things I have recently learnt is that you don’t need astronomical amounts of money to have good style. Sure money helps, but it’s not a requirement. I was under the impression that you had to buy all the top designer brands! BUT NO! Experiment with the latest fashion trends the smart way by hunting for deals. I only ever splurge on staple pieces like leather goods, a great bag, a nice coat, etc. If you pay close attention to detail to the quality of clothing pieces you can tell which cheap clothing pieces will last and which pieces will not. Some of the cheapest clothing items I own have lasted years for!

When looking at your personal style, and what you want it be, it’s important to take your lifestyle and goals into consideration. The perfect wardrobe should not only represent your vision and creativity, but also be tailored to your lifestyle. Also, HAVE CONFIDENCE! If you have it, you can make anything look good! Finally, Trust yourself! Trust your gut, because something that makes you feel confident and fabulous will NEVER go out of style.