Seeking out unique and new designers is always fun, especially when the weather is crazy (with a chance of meatballs).
Maria Soromenho has worked with fashion greats such as Craig Lawrence, Peter Pilotto and Richard Nicoll and is now working at Fannie Schiavoni. Her works are beautifully handmade and influenced by exquisite music and art. She launched her first capsule collection in August 2013 which immediately caught my eye.
The collection is brimful of intricate details and unexpected materials, which is always refreshing to see. It brings forth a sensual mystery within the blues, reds and golds and many pieces are paired with a dark lip and a dark smokey eye.
It’s that time of the year again - prom, formal, social - whatever you call it, it’s time for an ordinary girl to transform into a beautiful princess and dance the night away with dates and friends.
I’ve attended two formals this year and for those with formals coming up, here is my guide to your perfect dress.
Coming into the home stretch of my Higher School Certificate exams (two more to go!), I’ve noticed a particularly bad habit of late: excessively shopping to alleviate stress.
Watch: MARC JACOBS “Baker” 36.5MM in Rose Gold
Sunglasses: URBAN OUTFITTERS Criss Cross Gold Cat-eye Sunglasses
Earrings: LOVECOUTURE Diamond Shaped Earrings
Bangles: LOVISA Gold StackI’ve accumulated a lot of gold accessories over the past few weeks, one being my Marc Jacobs watch I received on my 18th birthday.
Gold is such a classic colour that can instantly make any outfit look sophisticated and classy. I tend to gravitate towards cooler golds and/or the exceptionally beautiful rose gold. The really warm golds are far too yellow for my skin, and in my opinion, a bit too old for the emerging adult.
Here are some of my favourite gold inspiration pieces:
NOTE: As I’m sure many Australians are already aware, the NSW Sydney bushfires have devastated several communities, leaving families with just the clothes on their backs. When I woke up to a nose full of smoke, in suburban Sydney, I knew that this bushfire effort would be a major challenge. Therefore, I’m planning on donating a few of my formal dresses for families who have been devastated by the bushfires. There is also a public event on Facebook entitled “A firey formal dress exchange" which you can donate dresses to.
Fashion in Milan this season was very much a battle between minimalists vs non-minimalists, sporty vs floral. The soft hues from Max Mara contrasted with Dolce and Gabbana’s claim to loud bold patterns. Jewel tones and bleached pastels also made an appearance, with more graphic prints and dramatic studs hidden away behind a layer of sheer chiffon or organza. A beige overtone featured in almost every show, providing a soft earthy and golden mood.
I think Milan Fashion Chamber president Mario Boselli sums up fashion week perfectly: “It’s the week of youth - [it] brings a certain energy.”