Shady Lady

From top left -right Celine, Prada, Tom Ford, Prada, Celine, Prada, Tom Ford, Prada

 

I had planned to post this in January but Melbourne’s weather has been very uninspiring.  Even the trees are confused with some changing colour thinking Autumn is here. Last week I had an open fire because I love them and it was cold enough to justify it.

However, I have just checked the weekend’s forecast at it is looking like Summer will visit us again, at least for 2 days.  Time to get your shades on….

I have always been a fan of sunglasses.  For me they have more appeal than a pair of heels.  They don’t cause pain, are slightly cheaper (mostly) and have a huge impact on your overall image. My first pair of memorable sunglasses were bought when I was 15. They were Vogue and had huge frames with rectangular lenses,  they were awesome.  Everything I looked at was framed by golden tortoise shell.  Inevitably I broke them and years later tried to find a replacement to no avail.  I think that’s when my love of sunglasses began.  They transformed me into someone adventurous and brave; I wore them proudly because I loved them.

The ‘feature’ sunglass is a huge trend this summer. Never before have so many coloured, embellished or mirrored sunglasses been available.  Above are a few of my favourites from legendary Lensers Tom Ford, Celine and Prada.

Sunglasses don’t have to be expensive to look the goods.  I would suggest having them properly fitted with professional advise because they can alter facial features.  A good pair of a sunglasses should compliment your best features and make you want to wear them.

 

 

My Autumn Wish List

My Autumn Wish List
I recently discovered the wonderful world of Polyvore.  For those who haven’t had the joy, it is an App that allows you to play Fashion Editor and create style boards like the one above.  It plays middleman between you and most of the international online stores.  It’s fraught with danger for those unable to control their purse strings but for me, who finds the amount of choice online overwhelming and more often a bit boring, it gives the ability to narrow the selection to a visually pleasing list. If you love fashion mags, you’ll love Polyvore.
Professionally it is a brilliant resource.  I can use it to plan looks for shoots or for private clients, create a good-looking reference for them to shop with.
It appears to only have one flaw and that is the absence of menswear.
My Autumn Wishlist is my personal board.  Create your own or email me a picture of yourself with a few style details and I’ll create one for you.

Equipment red dress
$290 – oxygenboutique.com

Sass Bide sheer top
sassandbide.com

SELECTED leather jacket
$330 – selected.com

Gap jeans
gap.com

Gianvito Rossi black pumps
$690 – brownsfashion.com

Senso leopard shoes
$180 – theiconic.com.au

Pull&Bear ankle boots
$100 – pullandbear.com

Coast red purse
$25 – johnlewis.com

Prada sunglasses
net-a-porter.com

Lady Luck

Lady Luck
Dressing like a lady has always felt like childhood dress ups for me but there is a time and place for a special dress and there are some beautifully ladylike dresses available this season. The dress above is a great example of the luxurious silks and rich tones designers opting for.
This style is perfect for our enviable waisted hour-glass figured friends. Team it with some pointy pumps and bright lips and start acting like a lady.