Hail Michael Lo Sordo & The Trench

Thursday, November 20, 2014

ALL hail Michael Lo Sordo. A feminine take on the wardrobe classic, these trenches are everything. The Australian designer who hails from Sydney, Michael Lo Sordo, is known for his fluid tailoring and romantic minimalism. Teaming up with my babes from THE INFLUENCER, Style Snooper Dan & The Graduation we decided to put our own sartorial spin on the washed silk-satin trenches. Why keep it neutral when you can play with pops of colour and sequins?

All images by Style Snooper Dan 

Trend Report // The Maxi Dress

Monday, November 03, 2014

FLATTERING, demure yet oh-so-sexy, the long-length look requires minimal effort for maximum effect. It's not often that we choose to wear ankle-grazing dresses during the day, but when we do, we're reminded of just how easy it is to look pulled-together without compromising on style; seriously, there's no maxi dress equivalent for men. Team it with sky-high pumps to impress, or work it back with ankle boots and a leather jacket for that model-off-duty vibe.    

Photographs by Dan Castano - Style Snooper Dan 


Sunday, November 02, 2014

top and shorts FRENCH CONNECTION, backpack ZARA, watch KARL LAGERFELD

MONOCHROME is that friend you will never phase out of your life. A year-round companion that will have you looking polished from 7am until last drinks after sunset. In the complicated world of fashion, there's just something so reassuring about a clean, simple black-and-white ensemble, and it's safe to say, this French Connection duo will be my summer go-to. The look is modern, cool and assertive- but never in your face. Puncture the classic trend with a pop of pink lipstick and oversized frames. Too easy. 

Photographs by Dan Castano- Style Snooper Dan 

How to work the bare Midriff

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Black crop, skirt and backpack all from TOPSHOP

The bare midriff trend is usually one I admire from afar. I made an exception however when I found this black crop top while shopping in Malaysia last month. Teamed with a high waisted skirt and an everyday backpack, I think I've found my signature look for spring 2014. 

Tips for working the trend 

  • An easy way to master the bare midriff trend is to find bottoms that you're comfortable wearing. It might be your favourite high waisted jeans, or that gypsy skirt that has been sitting in your wardrobe for a few seasons. 
  • This trend can also teeter on the edge of tacky, so it's important that you get the exposed amount right. The key is to flash just a little bit of flesh across the ribcage. More importantly, keep your belly button covered!

Photographs by Dan Castano- Style Snooper Dan 

QV Hideaway // The Final Goodbye

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

It's finally time to bid farewell to the QV Hideaway. From the Curated Runway show to an evening making and consuming cocktails, looking back over the past few weeks it's an honour to have been involved in the diverse events hosted by QV Melbourne. 

I've decided to round up my favourite moments. Let's get started…  

The QV Hideaway 

Entering the QV Hideaway was like stepping inside an enchanted forest with the space featuring masses of tulips, giant bird's nests, ornate trees, and other nature inspired touches. Amidst the hustle and bustle of the city, this place was the perfect pit stop to rest and re-fuel (with multiple cups of coffee, of course) during Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. 

The Spring/ Summer Key Trends 

During the immersive runway show, we were given an exclusive look at the designs to hit the shelves of some of our favourite high street retailers in the coming weeks.  Special mentions go to General Pants, MNG and Incu for their ability to elevate everyday wardrobe basics to runway-ready attire. 

From bright pops of colour to flirty floral prints, it's safe to say, there will be no shortage of punch to our outfit this spring. You can shop all the runway looks, including my favourite (pictured above), in store now at QV Melbourne. 

Cocktail Masterclass 

It's safe to say, Friday evenings are synonymous with either a few sneaky red wines or a generous round of cocktails, right?  The ultimate closing event for the QV Hideaway saw Clinton Weir, the current Australian National Flair Bartending Champion, work his magic to bring six of the world's most popular cocktails to life. While we covered the basics from how to garnish and muddle to even making DIY sugar syrup, it was Weir's impressive stage show that had us in awe of the cocktail industry. 

QV Melbourne, it's been a blast to hang out in one of the most unique spaces nestled inside Melbourne's CBD. We can't wait to see what's on offer next! 

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