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Winter Style check

Top 6 Winter Fashion Trends

Winter is here to stay and we can’t deny this fact, so why not enjoy it and bring out the best trends this season!

Without much talking, I jump into to decode my Winter Fashion. Melbourne winters are harsh and chilly and you must have heard it over and again layering is the game. So, can we keep it stylish even with tonnes of layering?

Well, the answer is yes.

  • Red is the colour: Monochrome is boring and to stand out pop a red trench coat on any monochrome/ black outfit to make yourself stand out. This adds a fresh pop to the usual mundane outfits. Don’t forget to pair it up with your red lips.

This trench coat from Portman has been with me through the Autumn to Winter transition and I still prefer to camaarry it along on an otherwise rainy and Gloomy Melbourne winter.

 

  • Hot Pink it’s a girl thing: Every girl has their favourite pink outfit in her wardrobe, so do i. This hot pink trench coat from Forever New stands out and goes well with an all-black outfit. I prefer to pair it with black boots and a fuchsia scarf to keep it stylish.
  • A touch of Metallic: I know not many of you have experimented with Metallic, as it’s tough to pair. So, I decided to wear it with a black top and paired it with a white fur jacket. Metallic touches add an element of glam to your Winter wardrobe.
  • The humble Denim Jacket: The Denim Jacket is a hardworking wardrobe staple and you probably can’t stay without it any season. So, I love pairing this with almost anything and everything be it a dress, a bodycon dress or denim over denim.

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  • The Blanket Coat: This comes handy during the chilly days in Melbourne. The lack of form and structure allow the jacket to drape itself around the wearer’s body, making it versatile and flattering for most. So, wearing it alone or pair it up with a belt both the looks goes well.

 

  • The Corporate Pink Jacket: If you’re a 9-5 person, you know how much overrated the black and the blue blazer is, therefore, I prefer to flaunt a girly colour and yet stick to the work norms. This pink Jacket is Friday work staple and I prefer to create a new look by pairing with either denim or a denim skirt.
  • Boots: Can’t think of Melbourne winter without boots, I love the low cuts boots and my favourite colours will be black and brown which normally goes along with most of the above outfits.

 

So, if you love any of the above looks, don’t forget to drop a line saying which one. My personal favourite shall always be the Pink trench coat. So, folks go ahead and experiment with your Winter wardrobe and don’t forget to keep it stylish.

 

If you would like to read more about Outfits of the day don’t forget to check out my Autumn Shoot!

 

 

 

William Ricketts Sanctuary | Mt. Dandenong

William Ricketts Sanctuary, Mount Dandenong!

 

The Dandenong ranges offer a plethora of attractions and being a Melburnian one can’t deny the fact how much we love our weekend road trips. So, here it is we decided to head to Mount Dandenong and experience a slice of the aboriginal culture in Victoria.William Ricketts Sanctuary, Mt Dandenong

Amidst beauty and tranquillity this place offers more than just mystical cemented sculptures on the tree barks! Just an hour drive from Melbourne, we reached this sanctuary which is well perched on the highway and easy to navigate. The sanctuary is a no food and trash zone, so make sure keep these things safe in your car. If you have any leave them in your car, there are nearby parks and villages where you can enjoy your hot lunch.

 


This place takes you back to the aboriginal era to experience a rustic storytelling with 90 evocative sculptures carved out of the trees, the settling in the ranges gives some different vibes while you enter the sanctuary. The entire setting looks larger than life and each carved faces has a different story to say. Take time to explore the pathway through the sanctuary while you explore your way to find a new character. Some of his works throughout the grounds also depict his feelings on the takeover and devastation of white man into the natural environment.

Navigating through the sanctuary was done in less than an hour, so decided to head to the village of Olinga and sassafras. Don’t forget to drop down to the Village tea shop or a cosy tea/coffee break, relaxing over a cuppa near a fireplace is the best thing you can do spending the evening with family and friends. If you still feel like cruising through the mount Dandenong, don’t forget to check out the 1000 steps.

 

So, before you think where to head this weekend, dont forgot to drive through this scenic sanctuary.

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Autumn styled photo Shoot!

Autumn Styled shoot!

Autumn my favorite season of the year:

All leaves are falling down the orange, yellow, red and brown; Autumn that time of the year, when we sit back and enjoy the colors of nature. So I decided to capture these colors in my memory lane in the form of a styled shoot.

The location which I choose was the Royal Botanical Garden, this happened to be the last week of Autumn and the colors were still at its best.

So, here I present to you two of the outfits that I styled up

Autumn shoot in Melbourne

An Off Shoulder Lace top from the Valley Girl Australia was my favorite pick of the season, couldn’t wear it much due to the short lived summer. So I styled it up with the formal black trousers from my work wardrobe.Needless to say, this chic look also goes along for a Saturday brunch with family and friends or team up with the humble denim jacket to complete the look.

Autumn Shoot in Melbourne!

The second outfit was a fusion ethnic wear exclusively for me designed by Siya- a stitched Clothing brand from India. If you know me by now, I love off shoulders and this outfit had all the elements of making you feel like a princess, the long trial added to the much-needed drama.

The reason I choose an ethnic outfit as the deep maroon colors complimented well with the season’s colors.

Autumn Styled shoot!

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Street Style at the Mercedes Benz Fashion week, Sydney!

Street style at MBFWA, wearing a Valleygirl dress

Street style at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion week:
Street Style is all about flaunting the best of yourself without saying anything and being an Instagram flogger, there couldn’t be a better occasion for me than a Fashion week. So I decided to assemble the best outfits from my wardrobe that resonated well with my style statement.

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Off Runway Trends at MBFWA
Street style at MBFWA

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So before I head to who wore what? Here’s a series of Gallery (Street styles in Australia) of what I wore.

street style at MBFWA
Street style at MBFWA

I like to keep it simple, straight and yet trendy. This simple white floral body-hugging dress from the Valley Girl Australia was the perfect one to flaunt my toned self. I accessorized it with Lovisa, needless to say, there can’t be any better way to accessories, if you happen to be a Lovisa lover, you know what I am talking already. Coming from Melbourne, I was greeted by warmer temperatures hence this outfit went on to raise some eyebrows here and there.

Street style at MBFWA, wearing a Valleygirl dress

 

Playsuits were high in style last season at the Aussie land and if you happen to miss the gorgeous Playsuits I had flaunted last summer catch it right here. 
This Bobby printed black and white MRP tube Playsuit was simple and I teamed it up with a blazer from the work wardrobe. Went pretty well while I hassled around the shows with my camera.


A big fan of dresses, and if you give a color from my favorite palate I can’t say no. This peach colour uneven hemline dress, designed by Evanna House from Singapore was an asymmetrical easy going dress.
“Evanna Fashion House” is a company that specially caters to the women’s and men’s of today. The company has 2 designer brands “Agragrami” and “Mikhadi”, and their respective fashion designers are Vandana and Sachin.It defines class, exclusivity and quality. It isn’t a fast fashion brand, we do not mass produce but instead we look into every element of the customer needs and wants.

A line dress designed by Evanna Fashion house, Singapore
Wearing an A line Peach color outfit by Evanna Fashion House, Singapore

The weekend demanded some drama extra flamboyance so the 3 back to back outfits that I wore at the Weekend Edition of Mercedes Benz Fashion week, Resort 2018 Collection in Sydney were Indo-ethnic and simple denim over denim (a trend that never goes away).

This ethnic top I teamed up with my favorite denim jeans and a denim jacket, the embroidered cropped top from Melbourne Fashionhubforall, does go pretty well if you team up with a well-fitted jean.
Street styles spotted: Here are few street styles that caught my attention

Off runway styles are all about expressing yourself through what you’re wearing, so incline in showcasing your best self without compromising on your own fashion statement.
Indulge and experiment to bring the best of yourself, like I always say keep it simple yet trendy!
Did you read the coverage on Mercedes Benz Fashion week? If not head straight to catch the top trends that dominated the runway.

Top Picks at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Sydney!

From the recent Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Resort 2018, at Sydney, I bring to you my top Picks straight from the Runway.

This Fashion Week is brought you in collaboration with the Singapore-based Fashion Designer & Photographer Couture Lense and Bijens Photography from Sydney.

Stevens Khalil’s Couture Bridal Showcase was not less than a dream Runway, the stunning intrinsic Embroidered Bridal collection, made every girl dream of their D-Day.

 

Steven Khalil Couture Bridal Collection, at the Mercedes Benz Fashion week Resort 2018! Steven Khalil Couture Bridal Collection, at the Mercedes Benz Fashion week Resort 2018! Steven Khalil Couture Bridal Collection, at the Mercedes Benz Fashion week Resort 2018!

The Talented Gradates from the Raffles College of Design and Commerce showcased their beautiful collections on the last day of the Resort 2018 Runways.

Occupants had bold, black and golden metallic shades for the confident woman in you.

Occupants from the Raffles College of Design and Commerce showcasing at the Mercedes Benz Fashion week 2018 Occupants from the Raffles College of Design and Commerce showcasing at the Mercedes Benz Fashion week 2018Occupants from the Raffles College of Design and Commerce showcasing at the Mercedes Benz Fashion week 2018

The Ruffles and the Off shoulder in soft fabrics were to the point and was the highlight of the Enve collection, in peaches, white and beige.

Enve from the Raffles college of Commerce showcasing athe MBFWA

Carley Rose, the label as the name goes, this collection was unique, with a floral touch and vivid sighting of intertwined colorful fabrics. The unique cuts in the fabrics with a touch of soft colors made them stand out.

Ashleighkwong, showed us how differently you can flaunt striped jumpsuits, the silk gown, and the stable white shirt.

Pink is a color which a lady can’t do without, the collection from Nara had every ingredients and gradient of Pink which inspires to love this color even more. My favorite pick was the Denim Outfit with a long sleeve unbuttoned white shirt, uniquely styled with the wired belt.

Vmajor showed that the classic corporate colors black, beige, white, grey and blue can be worn otherwise too.

Akira was a trendsetter, if you want to grab some resort wear ideas for your men, you need a recap of this collection. Prints, blocks, stripes, a touch of boho yet Mundane stands out on this Runway. My favorite pick was the Blue and white suit, paired with the red belt.

Leather buttoned boots with cold shoulder tunic dress some unique styles were visible at the Strateas Carlucci collection. They had a unique pick for everyone, my favorite was the Monochrome dress paired with the open toe boots.VMajor showcasing at Mercedes Benz Fashion week in Sydney! VMajor showcasing at Mercedes Benz Fashion week in Sydney!

Leather buttoned boots with cold shoulder tunic dress some unique styles were visible at the Strateas Carlucci collection. They had a unique pick for everyone, my favorite was the Monochrome dress paired with the open toe boots.

 

An interesting mix of detailing like Ruffles, Off shoulders, rushes, pleats, Fringes complementing with details such as buttons , hand embroidery, sequins to add to the spark of this season’s collection.

The Innovators (The Fashion Studio), these fresh upcoming designers like Handsy Swimwear, Eyol, Akle and Casea caught the attention.

Colorful, Bohemian with the various detailing of fur, tassel, and frills. The Fashion Studio Designers left the audience crave for more, contributing to the Resort look.

Vale Denim brings to us various exciting variants of Fashionable Denim, interesting color variants and styles matched the Resort mood.

Last but not the least Romance was born had the perfect ending to the MBFWA Resort 2018 Runways, the Drama which was larger than life while experimenting with ultra-modern and bold and bohemian outfits. The personification of characters like a dancing unicorn was passionate and eccentric and was the perfect icing on the cake.