Tag: Ixiah

Photos by – Yunn Chin Photography (unless stated otherwise)

In September, I attended an event for the world’s leading luxury travel retailer, DFS. The “First Class Beauty” event was held at the Galleria in Sydney on George Street. It was an exclusive global event, which also took place in five international airports and 14 Galleria stores across nine countries including Hawaii, Hong Kong and Los Angeles etc.

“First Class Beauty by DFS was created to offer customers a one-of-a-kind experience inspired by travel. The program highlights DFS’ unique offerings of luxury beauty products across cosmetics, skincare and fragrances, exceptional range of services and delightful in-store experiences.”

At the event, after being greeted at the door by the PR agency Blue Planet, we were kindly escorted through the surprising number of levels of DFS, accommodating everything travel. We reached the top level and were served with Moet in what I would call a golden goblet, perfectly paired with delicious canapés overlooking a very stunning view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

It was a completely different experience to the fashion events I had attended in the past; since its focus was purely on luxury beauty. Something in all honestly, I am not so familiar with. If you were to ask me about any high-class beauty products or the places to go to purchase these products, I wouldn’t even know where to start (this is the inner tomboy in me talking).
However, attending this event was a big eye opener, I was introduced to a large range of high-end beauty products such as La Mer and La Prairie. The products were applied through hand and arm massages, along with skin consultations, we were informed about the natural ingredients used and the proper application for the products to achieve the best results.

Not only did they impress with the beauty products on offer, to celebrate the event, they had a photo-booth, which me and Chin had so much fun in.

They also offered us a customised travel journal with our names written in calligraphy to celebrate their DFS Fall/Winter 2014 Campaign by T Galleria. Check out their video below featuring Micheal Kors.

The DFS staff were incredibly nice and so lovely to get along with, in my conversations with each different staff member, it was clear to see that they all shared a family bond, most of them had worked for DFS for more than 3 years. A bond which was very clearly translated through their customer service, that was nothing short of high end luxury.

Just through this experience alone, it took me back to when I a child, curiously watching my mother apply her face creams and moisturisers. I started to reminisce of my travel overseas with my family; my mother and father would dress me head to toe in my best clothes and them in theirs. It was a formal event, they saw it as a special occasion, almost as a celebration, my mother especially, would not be able to contain her excitement walking into the duty free store, I remember her absolutely going crazy with all the beauty products on display. This is exactly the type of nostalgia DFS brings back to travelling and shopping; “seeing the word through the travellers touch, inspired by curiosity, the invitation to dream, a promise to delight and the legacy of adventure”.

I have travelled a fair bit, whether it be interstate or overseas, it is nice to be reminded about what travelling is all about.

I’ll let you in on a little secret, after the event, I had tried La Mer and now, I am absolutely hooked! For someone who previously could care less about the product used on their face, I am now looking to invest on the care of my skin. After using the products, my skin has never been better, no foundation required, I absolutely swear by it!

So I’m sure you can guess what I’ll be doing within a months time when I travel to Philippines Boracay? Yup, I’ll be treating me to some of that DFS duty free first class beauty hahahaha!
For those of you who aren’t planning to travel soon, you can show an international ticket travelling within 3 months time. You can also head to the nearest DFS Galleria, where you don’t have a time limit on your shopping experience and you can enjoy your retail therapy with less stress.

To find out more about DFS Galleria and the stores near you, click HERE!

Just a bit of a special treat, I came across one of my favourite bloggers Nicole Warne from Gary Pepper Vintage, sharing beauty tips about her trips featured on the DFS website, click HERE to check it out.

Thanks so much for visiting again and I’ll see you tomorrow 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

Jamie Ashkar     

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Ixiah

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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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Amber Weiss and Jessica 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

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.

JAYSON BRUNSDON

‘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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AJE

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

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 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

RESORT 13-14 COLLECTION

“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.

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

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I’ve been meaning to post this for quite sometime, however, in the past couple of weeks reality had hit hard with assessments, bills and work. I had underestimated the full power of stress during assessments; it has been 5 years since I’ve studied full time.

I had contemplated if I should post this at all, since fashion weekend was some time ago but then I thought it would be a complete waste if I didn’t. Plus I didn’t want you guys to miss out on the trends that weekend. So as promised here it is…

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Bec and Bridge 

Known for their affordable, modern and chic designs, Bec and Bridge did not disappoint, showcasing; leather, prints and lace on the runway. All favourable trends this year.

The “Sorrento Midi Dress”, evidently sophisticated with a vibrant, eye catching print, was my favourite from their Winter/Fall “Paradiso Bianco Capsule 12/13” collection.

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Stylestalker

Blue toned floral prints, teamed with basic black and white; A balance of girly-chic and edgy. I especially liked the different textures seen, creating more of a visual depth in their collection.

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Watson X Watson

The earthy tones and the infamous hat used in this collection, visually reminded me of the Wild West. I simply loved the navy jumpsuit styled with the hat.

A mixture of warm and cool colours, denim and soft fabrics, makes this collection a breath of fresh air.

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Ixiah

This was the first time I had ever seen or heard of Ixiah and I fell in love! Their sophisticated clean lines seen in their co-ordinates and how their unique patterned silk flowed down the runway; what’s not to love!

Ixiah’s 2013 winter collection “Inscription” is definitely a collection I can see myself wearing.

Check out an interview with Krystel Davis, the designer behind the Ixiah label at – http://www.thefashionsection.com/qa-with-krystel-davis-designer-of-ixiah/

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Nicola Finetti

In his 2012/2013 Spring collection, we see soft beige, pinks and creams, along with sheer, soft and shimmer fabrics. Displaying his signature feminine designs accentuating the female figure.

“My aim is to give women the possibility to explore their inner self and embrace their femininity.” Nicola Finetti

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Talulah

“TALULAH IS A UNIQUE AUSTRALIAN FASHION BRAND CREATED BY AWARD WINNING DESIGNER, KELLI WHARTON” http://www.talulah.com.au/page/profile.html

This collection showcases their signature bold and flirtatious designs using bright and colourful prints. My favourite was the white floral print dress, cut in a way, which made the skirt flow so effortlessly down the runway.

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Hussy

This is a label that grew familiar with during high school and till now hussy manages to bring modern and feminie designs with a touch of edge.

The dress that caught my eye in this collection was the black one sleeve dress, with a shimmer top. The asymmetrical one shoulder trend is seen through the collection.

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Natasha

True to its brand, the collection featured free spirited bohemian chic designs.

I loved their vibrant warm prints with floral designed patterns and trims. Their paring of the brown boots with the collection was a perfect fit; it showed how versatile their long dresses are, allowing you to wear the designs from day to night.

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By Johnny

This was my absolute favourite out of the 10 collections shown. Showcasing cute peplum skirts with playful stripes and girly floral prints on dresses that accentuate the female form.

Using soft beige, mint, baby pink colours with a hint of metallic was the icing on the cake for their collection. I adored these designs so much that after the show I bought pieces from their 2012 summer collection.

Converted to a new follower, I can’t wait to see their new creations in their upcoming collections.

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Christensen Copenhagen

This collection from Christensen Copenhagen was the right blend of sophisticated classy and chic. The outfits and dresses shown in the collection were prefect for day and nightwear.

The opening outfit was a metallic royal blue blazer and pant co-ordinate, which was incredibly stylish and edgy. I especially loved the modern geometric monochrome dress.

However, the stand out was the knitwear vest, styled with a simple white blouse worn underneath, leather pants and classic black hat. The collection was a prefect visual to conclude the 10 designer collections showcased in Sydney Fashion Weekend.

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To see other pictures from Sydney Fashion Weekend and what else me and fashion blogger Camille Sioco got up to, visit the WhatIWear blog – http://blog.whatiwear.com/2013/06/03/sydney-fashion-weekend-2013/

Also check out Camille’s blog www.frillyskirts.net

The last couple of weeks have improved my time management skills dramatically. So I promise I won’t go M.I.A (missing in action) again or I’ll at least give you plenty of notice before hand if I do.

Stay tuned this week for the final edit on photos I styled and to check out some of the new winter outfits posts.

Thanks for dropping by :)

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