Tag: australian fashion

Photos by – Toàn Tran

Hello Everyone!!!

It’s been a while and for those of you who don’t follow me on Facebook or Instagram, I’ll just give you guys a quick run down of what’s been happening.

Late last month I sprained my ankle and took some time off to recover. Unfortunately, 2 weeks into the healing process, I further injured my ankle on the corner of an elevated brick; sneakily peeking out of a brick laid walkway on the way to college. Multiple visits to the doctor, 2 weeks on crutches and a month away from the gym later, here I am.
In short, you haven’t heard from me because I’ve been immobile, feeling sorry for myself whilst stuffing my face with comforting junk food HAHAHAHA! ….. Don’t judge me.. lol!
I’m all good now though, I’m still healing but the good news is I’ve slightly picked up my walking pace from snail speed to grandma speed WOOT WOOT!!!

Now, for those of you on the other side of the world enjoying the summer sun, I, however, am currently in hibernation, avoiding the winter weather and the miserable rain. Only fitting to the reminiscence of sun kissed weather, I wanted share a collaboration I did with an amazing photographer called Toàn Tran.
I’ve worked with different photographers in the past, as a stylist and a creative director. However, this was the first time I’ve worked with another photographer apart from Chin when it comes to blogging and it was such a great collaboration. I had so much fun playing in the water, running around the beach, hanging out. It makes days like this; the rain pouring down, the air temperature cold and moist that makes me miss that summer sun the most. Lets not forget, I am Filipino, lets face it, I wasn’t made for cold weather hahahaha!

Usually, I would share my outfit details; which store I got my dress from, the brand and/or label. This time however, I got this dress on sale for $10 at a super cheap boutique in the city. …I know, I know, sometimes being a blogger can carry expectations for using expensive brands and labels but honestly, I keep it real with you guys and girls. Truth is, I’m poor when it comes to fashion, I work part time and I study. So until the day I’ve worked my way to the top, I’m going to hold off from buying expensive brand items that are well above what I personally can afford (unless it’s on sale or if it’s something I’m dying to get it hahaha!). Till then, I see no shame in getting things that are affordable and cheap, with no particular brand. Just like what my Mum said “The value is not on how much it is, but in how you wear it”.

How’s the weather in your cities, am I the only one missing summer like crazy?

Thanks for visiting everyone!

I’ll see you all later this week with another outfit post.

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Photography by -Yunn Chin Photography

Last month I attended Fashion Weekend 2014, the second time and just like the first, it did not disappoint. readily available looks featured on the runway, discounted designer garments, stylish, sleek and cool company, what isn’t there to like.

Here are some stylish snaps we captured both on and off the runway, enjoy ;)

Thanks again for visiting and I’ll see you soon with a new outfit post and our first giveaway :D

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I was so glad to run into Ixiah designer Krystel Davis at the Ixiah space at Fashion Weekend 2014, as usual she looked amazing. I was even able to score the last top from their Winter 13 collection, check out the details on my Instagram HERE!

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Left – Belinda Liana wearing Shakuhachi Top, Zara Culottes, Windsor Smith Sandals, Pink Stitch Blazer and a Country Road Bag

Right – Kitty Xu wearing Cameo Top, Glassons Skort, Acne Boots

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Natasha Sotirios with her stunning friend wearing ASOS top ( I have the same top, check it HERE! ) Vintage pants

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Right – Esther Gounder wearing a vintage lace dress and Celine leather heels

Left – Bre Reiher wearing Shakuhachi, Finders Keepers and Cameo

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Daisy Daet wearing a vintage Norma Kamali top, American Apparel skirt, Adidas shoes

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Elaine Feng looking super cute in a print on print combo

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Sophie Munro looking stunning in Topshop and a cute vintage number

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Left – Tuong Vo wearing Ksubi, General Pants, Topman and Akubra hat 

Right – Emily Davidson wearing Valerie Tolosa

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Teara  Treeracha T. wearing Lucid

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Rebecca in Lucid and Big W

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Left – Kayla Cutajar wearing Stelly Online Boutique

Right – Brooke Smith wearing Chelsea Eve

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Photos by – Yunn Chin Photography

Since our first Fashion Week, blogging life has been crazier than ever! Definitely a response that we did not expect. However, we were pleasantly surprised and humbled by the amount of people who have taken an interest in what we do :). The down side is I have not been able to move at such a rapid pace, thus the delayed posts.
After catching a breath from the chaos, I have been able to re-organise and finally work to getting these posts up to date, starting with this one, YAY!!!

The people of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Sydney were both compelling and intriguing. I never imagined having the opportunity to attend such a celebrated event within the fashion world. In the past, I had imagined it as walking into what I would think is the equivalent of a dream like circus but in fashion. With gorgeous people who wore crazy outfits that were strange, aesthetically confusing, however, entertaining, shocking and at times humorous. I would never be able to make sense of why people would wear what they wore and the thought process behind it…..was it to seek attention, maybe?
It was not until I myself had attended the event, interacted, conversed and immersed myself in Fashion Week that I started to answer those questions.

What I had taken away from the eventful week was that the thought process behind each outfit, it was not for entertainment, earning the right for fashion exclusivity, nor gaining attention from the public or media (for most anyway). It was purely for self expression, creativity and making a personal statement of who you are through what you wore. There was a beauty about it, the concept of wearing what you wanted without the insecurities of boundaries and judgement, usually received from the public who easily misunderstands an individuals fashion choice. Fashion Week was a chance to be expressive, use fashion as a language and communicate with those who share that common understanding. I loved every minute of Fashion Week, it was like Christmas but in different sense hahaha!

Here are some of the styles that caught my eye, some of the people that inspire me and some of the people that I look up to who I had the pleasure of meeting :)

Which one is your favourite outfit?

Thanks for visiting and I’ll see you tomorrow with some long overdue outfit posts hehehe.

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I even found a twin hahaha :) we were both wearing the same navy cherry blossom print from 10 Deep

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It was such a pleasure to meet Jordan Turner from So You Think You Can Dance Season 4, he was a complete sweetheart!!!

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Even ran into a familiar face, Bettina Banks, a model I worked with last year for the 60s Inspired Photoshoot.

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K is for Konnie, such a pleasure meeting a fellow fashion blogger who is so inspiring with her unique sense of style.

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Who couldn’t forget the stunning Margaret Zhang from Shine By Three, so breathtakingly beautiful and every time I see here I get completely star struck and embarrass myself with unthought of jumbled words (*sigh, shakes head*). Besides the first embarrassing encounter I had with her, I thought It would be best to keep my distance hahaha!. Till next time, maybe I’ll have the guts to say hi again.

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Of course my absolute favourite fashion blogger Nicole Warne from Gary Pepper Vintage. She is the epitome of beauty, inside and out, the very person who inspired me to start my road into fashion and the person who inspires me till this day. It was such a dream come true being in the presence of blogger royalty.

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Photos by – Yunn Chin Photography

LAN YU

Lan Yu’s bridal gowns were absolutely Stunning!

The gowns were displayed on elevated boxes through a live installation allowing the viewer to walk around the designs. A mix of live models and mannequins were used to display the gorgeous gowns. Each of the 12 gowns represented a star sign, all beautifully designed with intricate fabrication, delicate beading and lace. We had the pleasure to attend the Lan Yu after party where we were able to view the gowns in closer detail.

The designs were simply amazing, I loved every single gown and I especially enjoyed the interactive installation in contrast to the typical runway show.

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I had the great pleasure to meet the insanely talented designer Lan Yu and she was just as gorgeous as her gowns; incredibly graceful and elegant.

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‘Rio’ A collection filled with jacquard and silk dresses, with shimmer tones of earthy colours; this is a collection I adore. Exotically wild with golds, coppers, sequences and feathers; designs that translates the fun and the tropical environment of Brazil.

It was truly a breath of difference compared to the designs I had seen throughout fashion week.

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MACGRAW

Oh MACGRAW how I adore you!!!

The peter pan collars, the puffed sleeves, the polka dots, the stripes, the print on print, everything about this collection is GORGEOUS!
This collection was one of the few that I could see myself wearing everyday. Current, youthful, fun, relatable and cute, I simply must have it all hahahaha!

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IXIAH

I have so much love for this label!!!

The amazing designer behind Ixiah, Krystel Davis never ceases to amaze.
I have followed Ixiah for some time now and WOW! It has grown into an astonishing label with such a unique aesthetic, standing apart from the rest.
Debuting for the first time in Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Ixiah pulled out all the stops with their signature detailing, tribal aesthetic, incredible fabrication teamed with bold and strong silhouettes.

It was incredible!

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Reflecting on Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Aje by far had one of the best displays. A live installation showcasing their designs through live models blissfully relaxing around and under a Sahara-like cabana.
Peekaboo sheer fabrics with lace and detailed floral beading, the designs were beautiful.
We were able to walk around the collection and look at the designs closely whilst champagne and canapés were served. Viewers were able to freely converse about the collection, it was an interesting change of environment compared to the intense atmosphere at a runway show.

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Song for the Mute closed the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week with a daring and edgy Men’s collection. Grey tones with black and white layered aesthetic teamed with ribbed and textured coats. It was also interesting to see Lupe Fiasco close the show and he did it with such attitude and swag that only a Rapper embodies.

Masculine, intense, dark and structured designs; it was a great way to end our first Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.

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Photos by – Yunn Chin Photography

Oh my goodness! If you haven’t already guessed from my crazy status updates through Instagram, Twitter and Facebook me and Chin are at our first Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Sydney!!! YAY!!!!

Being here is literally a surreal experience; seeing famous faces, meeting fashion lovers alike and seeing incredible collections from Australia’s finest designers is something I have only dreamt of!

The opening night took off with iconic style. The one and only Carla Zampatti showcased the newest Spring/Summer collection14 ‘DARKER’ and whom better to start Fashion Week. With 49 years in the industry, Carla Zampatti did not disappoint.

The runway, lit up by a line of low hanging fluorescent lights directly above the statuesque models, highlighting every fine detail of the delicate creations.
Futuristic headpieces, hair slicked back, minimalistic glamour, sophisticated silhouettes, long lines and pops of bright yellows, blues and orange; a collection that left me breathless.

Truly unforgettable and simply amazing!

To see more of Carla Zampatti click HERE.

Tell me what you thought of the collection in the comment box bellow ;)

Stay tuned; I’ll be posting back-to-back keeping you in the loop of the runway happenings and all the crazy Fashion Week styles.

Tonight make sure you keep an eye out for our first Fashiondiction YouTube video, giving you an inside into Fashion week :)

For more updates follow us on:

Instagram /Twitter – @fashiondiction
Facebook – www.facebook.com/My.Fashiondiction
YouTube – www.youtube.com/user/fashiondiction

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Photos taken by – Yunn Chin Photography

If you remember Last Month on the blog, Ixiah, an unbelievable label released their Resort 13-14 summer collection.

For those of you who have just tuned in; Ixiah is a label I came across for the first time at Fashion Weekend and immediately fell in love with the unique, intricate and gorgeous designs from designer Krystel Davis.

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to their very own store launch at level 1 Mid City Centre, Pitt St. in Sydney. I was so excited for the event, I couldn’t wait to see the collection up close and personal, plus I had my eye on this stunning Aztec print maxi dress hehehe.

The set up was incredible! From the layered necklaces and neckpieces to the simplest strand on a garment, the pieces on the mirrored manikins were styled to absolute perfection. There is so much personality and difference in the designs of the collection and it was so beautifully translated through the layout of the store. The staff was so kind and welcoming, already a handful of people at the event were trying on pieces from the collection.

I also got to meet the designer behind the label, the incredibly talented Krystel Davis. I had spent the night trying to work up the courage to speak to her. Chin (partner/photographer) was so surprised, he said “You’ve never been like this before” and he was right! Usually I just go for it, however, this time I came down with a case of being starstuck. Just before I left I finally snuck in a somewhat nervous conversation, she was gorgeous, amazing and so sweet!

The collection will only be temporarily open to the public at their pop up store in level 1 Mid City Centre, Pitt St. in Sydney. So as soon as I get my Christmas shopping out of the way I will be back with a vengeance and shop to my hearts content.

Here are some snaps from the event:

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Spotted Crystal Ling from Reebonz, I was so happy to run into a familiar face :)

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The models were amazingly styled, they seriously looked like amazons, and as usual  I look tiny next to them hehehe.

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Thank you again for stopping by and stay tuned on my next outfit post ;)

Have a good weekend!

 

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INCA

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“INCA captures a Mayan adventure through a textiled journey of abstract lines, fine-spun embroideries and flashing hues. A sleek array of blue, neon and pink silhouettes hang beside provincial crochet dresses  and pullovers.

Fringe work takes flight in metallic thread and woven gems surface throughout.Iridescent beads reel in and out of master-cut shirts while hand-artistry comes to life in a sequence of skirts, dresses and statement vest’s.

Designer, Krystel Davis was stirred by travels through the Andes mountain range,“This idealized landscape of shimmering pools and snow-capped harmony was the foreground to illustrations for Summer 2013.Interpreting the land’s composition in detail at all scales, from intricate thread work to the all-encompassingportrayal of the highlands in bold hardware on jackets.”

The INCA collection is a legacy of polished contrasts, rich applique and a scenic design aesthetic. This pre-Columbian inspired range sets off IXIAH Summer 2013, arriving in selected stores this November.” IXIAH press release 

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Some of you may remember my excitement when I had attended Sydney Fashion Weekend earlier this year (you can check it out here).The runway show was where I had laid eyes on IXIAH, the amazing designs of Krystel Davis for the first time.
The unique designs had left such a lasting impression on me that I had been converted to a lover of the label ever since.

Now they have released a new collection, which I am so excited about. Incorporating bright colours (my favourite), vibrant prints, crochet, unique fringe work and metallic pieces.

The new collection Resort 13-14, is perfect for every occasion this summer, with your choice of summer dresses to evening wear. I especially love their selection of gorgeous maxi dresses.

Check out their new look book below, featured on their website – http://ixiah.com/

The materials used in this collection is so amazing, sometimes the quality of fabric used does not translate through photos.
To get a better look of the details and fabrics used in their designs, check out this video – http://vimeo.com/77457130

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AZTEC-MAIMy favourite piece from the collection! Once I’ve finished my Christmas shopping, I’m definitely treating myself to this beautiful maxi dress.

Thanks for visiting :)

I’ll catch you soon with a new outfit post so stay tuned.

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