Why every Australian needs a Personal Stylist

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Australians spend more money in women’s apparel per capita than any other nation in the world, we are one of the highest spenders of online and high street clothing ,we buy from far and near adopting styles that are removed from our reality, we as consumers need to know and buy our own brands and designers, the creative people who are developing the Australian look.

in this beautiful land of ours, with an eclectic population we are spending  more and more in women’s apparel, unfortunately the results are not visible to the naked eye.

As a citizen of the world, I have not only the right but the responsibility to impart the knowledge I acquired from living and working with fashion and style in 3 very different countries, Brazil, England and now Australia.

I think as a nation we have yet to find our blueprint of style, we buy clothes to experiment, to see if that particular look will suit who we are, quickly discarding the undesirable clothing in the nearest op shop.

We need to STOP this habit, we need to start buying with purpose, know what suits us, the colours and shapes that will enhance our looks,

I am here  to share my experienced and knowledge with those interested in boosting their confidence, by helping people with their purchases, by asking the right questions, searching for the right look to enhance your best features, by helping you to understand your body shape and how a well made outfit will make a massive difference in the final look and most of all to encourage my clients to buy Australian Fashion.

By using the services of a personal stylist,who can balance necessity, features to be highlighted, cost and quality can change one’s life. I assure you the  benefits will far outweigh the costs.

We can spend a couple of hours together but you are benefitting from more than 30 years of my experience

If you think this might interest you, just give me a call – no strings attached. It will be my pleasure to talk to you.

For more information on the subject click on the link below.

 Who Spends the Most on Apparel?

Australians spend more money on clothes than anyone else in the world

Per Capita Spending on Apparel (in $U.S.):

1.   Australia                    $1,050

2.   Canada                       $831

3.   Japan                         $814

4.   EU-27 members       $663

5.   United States            $686

6.   Russia                        $272

7.   Brazil                          $273

8.   China                         $109

9.   India                          $36

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week kicks off with the event Vogue Night Out, Friday the 28th of August 2015, from 5pm till 10pm the city will open its doors to visitors in search of fashion, the event takes place in the following locations, Emporium Melbourne, Melbourne Central, QV Melbourne, The Strand Melbourne, Melbourne’s GPO, Bourke Street Mall, Collins Street, Collins Lane, and Flinders Lane.

Here is a quick look at some of the Australian designers involved with MSFW.

For more information visit MSFW site here

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Livia Arena S/S 2016

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For your nearest stockist, please email info@liviaarena.com

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Shop 5 Cathedral Arcade, 37 Swanston St Melbourne, VIC, 3000 (Corner Flinders Lane & Swanston St)

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Shop 5 Cathedral Arcade, 37 Swanston St Melbourne, VIC, 3000 (Corner Flinders Lane & Swanston St)

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Shop FLINDERS LANE 241A Flinders Ln Melbourne VIC 3000

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Shop FLINDERS LANE 241A Flinders Ln Melbourne VIC 3000

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Shop at David Jones Bourke St 310 Bourke St Melbourne VIC 3000 03 9643 2222

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Shop at David Jones Bourke St 310 Bourke St Melbourne VIC 3000 03 9643 2222

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Shop at 1b, 268 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia Tel. +613 9650 4554

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Shop at 1b, 268 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia Tel. +613 9650 4554

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Shop at David Jones Bourke St 310 Bourke St Melbourne VIC 3000 03 9643 2222

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Shop at David Jones Melbourne Level 2 David Jones 310 Bourke St MELBOURNE VIC 3000 Ph: (03) 9639 1507

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Shop at David Jones Melbourne Level 2 David Jones 310 Bourke St MELBOURNE VIC 3000 Ph: (03) 9639 1507

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Shop at David Jones Melbourne Level 2 David Jones 310 Bourke St MELBOURNE VIC 3000 Ph: (03) 9639 1507

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Shop at MYER MELBOURNE CITY 314-336 BOURKE STREET MELBOURNE VIC 3000 03 9661 1111

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Shop at EMPORIUM LVL 2, 287 LONSDALE ST MELBOURNE VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA T. +61 3 8609 8196 EMPORIUM@GODWINCHARLI.COM

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For stockists vist http://www.islalabel.com

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Shop at DAVID JONES BOURKE STREET 310 BOURKE STREET MELBOURNE VIC 3000

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Shop at DAVID JONES BOURKE STREET 310 BOURKE STREET MELBOURNE VIC 3000

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Shop at Melbourne Emporium level 2 shop 46, 269/275-321 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, vic, 3000

Chadstone Icons of Fashion presented by Rachael Zoe

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Rachael Zoe

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Fashion Detail

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Carla Zampati

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Hurley

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Ellery

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Rachael Zoe Enjoying the Show

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Maje

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Witchery

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Veronika Maine

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Camilla at David Jones

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The End of the show

Rachael Zoe, the acclaimed stylist, was in Melbourne, promoting Australian Designers at Chadstone Shopping Centre,

Dozens of people filled the first rows of the catwalk show. The night was glamorous with Rachel presenting the show surrounded by a very keen audience taking in every look parading in front of them.

it was a great opportunity to check the trends for the upcoming season.

The styling was beautiful, Rachael Zoe and the team involved done a great job with accessories, hair and make up, the models were also beautiful not to mention the clothes that were the true stars of the night.

 

International Craft and Design Conference & Talks 17 / 18 September 2015

The National Gallery of Victoria in conjunction with the National Craft Initiative present a series of lectures and discussions on the future of craft and design in Australia and the world, with local and international speakers.

I take interests in the subject as a designer, but most of all as an individual who promotes homegrown talent and share a passion for all things Australian.
One of the speakers is Antonia Syme from the “Australian Tapestry Workshop”, whose work I have mentioned on an earlier post.
With countries like Japan and England promoting a recovery of homemade arts and crafts, remember the Alexander McQueen dress fro the royal wedding, to mention only one such initiative.
Japan and its designers are striving to keep their craft traditions alive, we need to do the same, 

Book your tickets:

here

Alannah Hill – Australian Designer Series

 

Sugar and spice and everything nice.
The verse above, describes Alannah Hill Style so well,her clothes are sweet, nice and full of spice.
The Alannah Hill girl is not afraid to show her feminine and youthful side.
I have vivid in my memory the first time my eyes rested on an Alannah Hill design.
recently arrived from England I could not assimilate her look,
feminine and excessively pretty , in an unashamed away.
I confess I resisted her fashion credo.
Today there is a space or two in my wardrobe for the Alannah Hill look, I certainly
cannot wear head to toe A.H., but her soft and delicate creations add a certain excitement to a outfit.
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Alannah Hill Curated Wardrobe Capsule

Alannah Hill was born in Tasmania in 1963 to Catholic parents in the small coastal town of Penguin.
At the age of 16 Alannah moved to Melbourne. Upon her arrival in Melbourne she worked as a waitress
and as a shop assistant at a store in Chapel Street. With her own ideas about clothing, in 1996, Alannah founded her namesake womenswear fashion label, Alannah Hill, in Melbourne.
Today Alannah Hill has a number of stand alone stores as well as concessions  in the David Jones department stores.
The future of Alannah Hill label is secured, as long as the dreaming and feminine woman is present in each of us.
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Alannah Hill Curated Wardrobe Capsule

 

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Haunting Secrets Hat

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He Doesn’t Own My Heart Skirt

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The Last Seduction Belt

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Fatal Instinct Clip

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Defy Spaces For You

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Flirt With Me Dress

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Lovers Leap Flower

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The Price Of Love Top

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It’s A Sinking Ship Coat

 

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Escape The City Belt

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My One And Only Knit Top
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Live & Love A Little Skirt

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Lip Service Pumps

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Skirts and Accessories

Witner Shoes

Wittner Shoes

Country Road Look

Country Road Look

Country Road Look

Country Road Look

Country Road Jewellery

Country Road Jewellery

Colette Jewellery

Colette Jewellery

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The midi skirts topped with jumpers are big this season, you will look good and feel comfortable, not all of us can wear skinny jeans, and as we are leaving the track suits to walk the dogs in the morning skirts are the way to go.

A long skirt paired up with a jumper will do the trick to make you look good without compromising on comfort. Add some accessories and you will turn heads for sure.

Midi skirts and oversized jumpers are big for the season.

It can be a very comfortable outfit, wear it with a flair skirt if you feel it is the go for you, wear it with a pencil skirt to disguise any undesirable feature.

Pair it up with classic accessories, and bobs is your uncle you are ready to go.

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London Spring/Summer 2015 Ready to Wear Collection

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