EAST x WEST: A Tale As Old As Time

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LOCATION: Perth and Melbourne.

STYLE: All items currently available from PANDORA Jewellery.
Michelle
Bangles: Limited Edition Beauty and the Beast Bangle with Belle’s Enchanted Rose Clasp. Silver Bangle Bracelet.
Charms: Mrs Pott and Chip Charm. Belle’s Enchantered Rose Charm. Mickey All Around Spacer. Starry Night Pavé Silver Clip Charm.
Earrings: Dazzling Droplets Earring Studs.
Rings: Sparkling Droplets Ring. Basic Bubble Silver Ring. Swirling Symmetry Ring. Alluring Small Brilliant Cut Ring. Alluring Large Brilliant Cut Ring.

Nikki
Bangles: Limited Edition Beauty and the Beast Bangle with Belle’s Enchanted Rose Clasp.
Silver Bangle Bracelet with Gold Clasp. Signature Open Bangle. Silver Bangle Bracelet.
Charms:Mrs Pott and Chip Charm. Belle’s Enchantered Rose Charm. Belle’s Dress Hanging Charm. Virgo Openwork Silver Charm. Scorpio Openwork Silver Charm. Taurus Openwork Silver Charm .
Earrings: Abstract Elegant Earring Studs.
Rings: Smooth Fine Silver Band Ring. Forever PANDORA Silver Statement Ring.

COMMENT: As long time lovers of Disney, we’ve both visited Disney Parks around the world on numerous occasions because we just can’t get enough. It’s safe to say we were pretty quick to get into theatres for the release of Beauty and the Beast, but when we found out that one of our all time fave movies had been immortalised in the form of jewellery for us to wear on an every day basis, there was no chance we weren’t getting in on the action. PANDORA and Disney have worked together to create a collection that is both fun and fashionable. With Belle’s beautiful yellow dress, the much-loved Mrs Potts and Chip as well as the iconic rose, the Pandora charms are the perfect way to incorporate some Disney into our daily outfits.

We were asked to select charms for one another that reflect our personalities and thoughts of one another…

Nikki; Mrs Potts with Chip is the perfect charm for Michelle, she’s such a wonderful mother to her one-year old and has a baby boy on the way. The red rose represents time- a commodity which we both crave more of, as our geographical distance apart means that time together is so limited and rare.

Michelle; I know Nikki has very fond memories of watching Saturday Disney every weekend, so when PANDORA released a beautiful new range of charms inspired by Beauty and the Beast, I knew she’d be right into it! She’ll argue it’s not true, but I chose Nikki the ‘Belle’ charm because I think it represents her bold yet compassionate personality.

Outfit images courtesy of Stylesnooperdan and Grace Robinson Photography.

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EAST: Kookai AW17 Showcase

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LOCATION: The George Ballroom, St Kilda.
STYLE: Jacket: Tara Bailey (as seen in our VAMFF Day Six post). Shirt; Eclect ‘Pull Sleeve Top’. Jeans; Rollas ‘Dusters Jean – Kylie Blue’. Bag; Saint Laurent from The Luxe Collection by L.
COMMENT: When you find a jacket like this, you don’t tend to forget it too quickly so when I scored an invite to the Kookai AW17 Showcase, I was ready and waiting with this bad boy. I first came across this jacket at the VAMFF National Graduate Showcase (see previous post) and had been dreaming of it ever since. It seemed like everyone at the event appreciated it just as much as I did, but then again, its hard not to comment on a metallic, beaded red jacket. I wrote up my thoughts of the Kookai runway for Chapel Street Precinct. To check it out, click here.

All images: Stylesnooper Dan.

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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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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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