VAMFF 2017: DAY SIX

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LOCATION: Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival.

STYLE: All clothing available now from Karrinyup Shopping Centre.
Michelle; Top; Sass & Bide from Myer Karrinyup. Skirt; Lee from Myer Karrinyup. Heels; Nine West. Clutch; Lucy Folk from Toscani.

Nikki; Ksubi Jacket; General Pants Karrinyup. Ksubi Skirt; General Pants Karrinyup. Lee Top; General Pants Karrinyup. Neon Hart Belt; Gerneral Pants Karrinyup. Boots; Hobbs Karrinyup. Bag; Gucci from Luxe Collection. Earrings; Lovisa Karrinyup.

COMMENT: It’s no secret that the Graduate Showcase is one of the best to be present for. Filled with thrills, plenty of frills and a few lobster print designs, you know you are going to see some serious quirk on this runway, but that’s what makes it so fun. The show opened with outfits by Zhuxuan that could only be described as ‘pom pom-esque’ and they were truly captivating. Victoria Bliss was another show-stopper (not literally of course), with her tartan bustiers and seriously good styling. Tara Miranne Bailey stood out as one to watch. Her designs were as well executed as they were wearable and after watch them walk past me on the runway, I’ll soon be watching them enter my shopping cart.

Runway images courtesy of Lucas Dawson Photography.

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VAMFF 2017: Day Two

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LOCATION: Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival.

STYLE: All clothing available now from Karrinyup Shopping Centre.
Michelle; Dress; Ksubi from General Pants Karrinyup. Jacket; Insight from General Pants Karrinyup. Heels; Hobbs Karrinyup. Ray Ban Sunglasses: BrightEyes Karrinyup. Bag; Valentino from The Luxe Collection by L.

Nikki; Dress; Faithfull from David Jones Karrinyup. Jacket; Country Road Karrinyup. Boots; Novo – ‘Kim’ Boot. Bag; Saint Laurent from Luxe Collection by L.

COMMENT: The runway did all the talking on this particular night. A flurry of social media action takes place from the audience when something spectacular hits the stage and it was a true fanfare when Romance Was Born commenced. We’ve been wowed by these guys on a number of occasions but between the snow floating from the Royal Exhibition Building’s roof, to the ethereal dresses, the audience was wide-eyed and truly awed. The icing on the bedazzled cake were the insanely stunning Reny Kestal head pieces that were teamed with each look. It was our highlight moment from the entire week, and it’s highly likely that most people in attendance would agree.

Runway images courtesy of Lucas Dawson Photography.

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VAMFF 2017: DAY ONE

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LOCATION: Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival.

STYLE: All clothing available now from Karrinyup Shopping Centre.
Michelle; Dress: Mink Pink Hard Luck Dress from David Jones Karrinyup. Jacket: Mink Pink Wild Tiger Denim Jacket from David Jones Karrinyup. Bag: Cue Karrinyup. Ray Ban Sunglasses: BrightEyes Karrinyup.
Nikki; T-shirt: Lee from General Pants Karrinyup. Jeans; Neuw Denim from General Pants Karrinyup. Heels; Lauren Marinis. Jacket: Vintage (it was Mum’s!). Sunglasses: Ray Ban Sunglasses: BrightEyes Karrinyup. Bag; Chanel from The Luxe Collection by L.

COMMENT: There are times when comfort is key but VAMFF is not one of them. We should have known better than to base our looks around statement jackets (due to Melbourne’s unpredictable heat waves) but we once again threw caution to the wind and sweltered through this steaming March night. Thankfully we were so distracted people-watching and absorbing all the incredible festival street-style that we ignored the roasting temperatures (both inside and outside of the runway shows) and engrossed ourselves in all things VAMFF. The countless velvet looks coming down the runway made a clear statement that this trend will be around for at least another autumn/winter season. Christopher Esber featured incredible suited looks with killer details while Strateas Carlucci had us literally dying over every single piece. The runways heaved with tonnes of bright tones and heaps of accessorizing done right (think statement heels and amazing bags). Modern, fresh and ultra wearable.

Runway images courtesy of Lucas Dawson Photography.

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Strateas Carlucci

VAMFF: OPENING GALA 2017

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LOCATION: Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival.

STYLE: Dress; By Johnny ‘White Sky Tie Front Ball Dress’. T-shirt; Puma. Jacket; Pimkie. Bag; Valentino via The Luxe Collection By L. Heels; Nine West ‘Tarly’.

EAST x WEST: Slip Sunday’s

States of Style x Hello Parry

States of Style x Hello Parry

LOCATION: Perth.

STYLE: Michelle; Hello Parry Belle Velvet Slip Dress. Hello Parry Tuscany Black Clubmaster Sunglasses. Luxe Essentials Open Circle Earrings.

Nikki; Hello Parry Nellie Hoop Satin Slip Dress.

COMMENT: There’s not much that rates higher than actually spending a Sunday together! Living on opposite sides of the nation makes it tough to plan regular face-to-face catchups but we try to make it happen as much as possible. Being cousins and growing up so close together in age means that we are actually very similar which makes life that much easier when running a company together. It’s the strangest feeling when we’re standing in front of one another as we spend the majority of our everyday life using technology to connect! Nikki made this quick visit back to Perth to share her new baby Hazel with the rest of our family, so what better brand to shoot than local favourite Hello Parry. We share a similar style which makes selecting outfits entertaining as we’re often gravitating to a shared vision (aka the exact same thing!). Thankfully Hello Parry had a variety of recent arrivals full of slip dresses and minimalist pieces for us to choose from… and that were absolutely perfect for this Sunday situation.

Outfit images courtesy of Grace Robinson Photography.

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States of Style x Hello Parry

States of Style x Hello Parry