Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Playful brights

fashion photography @ friendinfashion
fashion photography @ friendinfashion

fashion photography @ friendinfashion
Wearing bold, bright colours always brings a smile to my face and this has to be one of my favourite outfits. I love the contrast between the pink and green and how the black ties the whole outfit together.

Shoes: Nude, skirt: Ladakh, belt: lace trim - Lincraft, tank: Supre.

Photos: Sasha Pazeski: http://www.flickr.com/photos/owmyhands/


Sunday, May 24, 2009

Power Dressing

"Dress sharply and they notice the dress. Dress impeccably and they notice the woman" – Coco Chanel

80's fashion dressing @ friendinfashion
80's fashion dressing @ friendinfashion

80's fashion dressing @ friendinfashionPower dressing is back, sprawled across magazines and catwalks alike - the reintroduction of shoulder pads, suiting and bold colours. Power dressing is a style of clothing intended to convey the impression of assertiveness, confidence and competence.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Prim and proper

A favourite look of mine at the moment is tailored and feminine dressing. Outfits that radiate femininity and elegance are classic, suit every body shape and are simple to achieve.

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My tip: Look for clothes that highlight your figure - think pencil skirts, detailed blouses and cropped cardigans. Define waists and accentuate curves.

vintage womens fashion @ friendinfashion
The key to mastering this look is in the finer detail and accessories are a must. Keep an eye out for pearls, lace, brooches, flowers, gloves, ruffles and skinny belts.

vintage womens fashion @ friendinfashion
Thanks to my gorgeous model and the talented Sasha Pasezki. You can find more of his work at: www.flickr.com/photos/owmyhands/


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Featured photographer: Sasha Pazeski

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Last weekend I was lucky enough to work with the fabulously talented Sasha Pazeski.

For this shoot I decided to head outdoors to demonstrate some key looks and trends. Over the next few weeks I'll be posting our collaboration.

Sasha is a fabulous photographer and an even nicer guy. I would encourage all fans of beautiful photography and great talent to check out his work at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/owmyhands/

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Ways to wear: Stretch cotton dress

This is another of Alice Wark’s designs.
A simple stretch cotton dress is a great versatile addition to any wardrobe.

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Here I demonstrate just a handful of different ways you can experiment with the one design to create a range of different outfits easily and inexpensively.

My tip: Be creative, but stick to styles that compliment your body shape and always dress to accentuate your good points. For example if your problem area is your legs, try a fitted style up top and a fuller/flared skirt.

A simple style dress like this also looks great with accessories so why not try creating new looks by adding different belts, jewellery, bags and shoes.


Monday, May 11, 2009

Featured designer: Alice Wark

A friend of mine put me on to the super talented local designer, Alice Wark.

This is just a sample of Alice's designs. I am loving her 60's and 70's inspired print maxi dresses. A very feminine cut, gorgeous colours and superbly priced at A$80.

These make for great summer dresses - simply add flip flops and your favourite accessories. The maxi dress also works just as well in the cooler months - layer over a fitted skivvy or team with a leather bomber jacket (Ways to wear: Leather jacket), add some tights, boots and shorten the hemline by adding a belt - perfect!

If you would like more information about Alice check out her Etsy site.
If you are an up-and-coming designer that would like to be featured, PM me.


Sunday, May 3, 2009

Ways to wear: Leather jacket

In keeping with my last post, I thought it would be helpful to demonstrate ways to wear the leather jacket.

ways to wear leather jacket @ friendinfashionHere are just a few ways I’ve styled my friend’s leather jacket.

My tip: Add feminine touches to the leather jacket for a polished and pretty look. Team the jacket with pastels or floral prints and experiment with different sleeve lengths.

Alternatively add a denim mini, tights and ankle boots to achieve a rock inspired look.