Saturday, November 30, 2013

Looks of the Week - 30/11/13

The weekly roundup of celebrity style, on and off the red carpet.

Colour Crush
Pixie Lott was pretty in a dainty petal pink Moschino Cheap & Chic column dress with bow detailed bodice and a cerise pink Chanel phone case.
Reality TV star Lucy Mecklenburgh posed in an eye-catching poppy red strappy jumpsuit by Topshop, completed by black platform shoes.
Supermodel Arizona Muse looked beautiful in a crimson red silk crepe Louis Vuitton gown with three-quarter sleeves and bow accented low V-neck.

Rock On
Leigh Lezark wears Chanel top to toe in a tweed drop-waist skater skirt dress with leather trims, styled with a Chanel Lego clutch and punk chic leather chained boots.
Anja Rubik rocked a quilted leather jacket over her black knitted sweater and skinny zipped jeans, adding a fedora and Giuseppe Zanotti ankle boots to her goth hip look.
Upcoming French actress Adele Exarchopoulos threw a studded leather biker jacket over her prim LBD, opting for flats with a pair of modish Louis Vuitton loafers.
Russian model Anne Vyalitsyna brought an urban edge to her swish black jumpsuit with a leather moto jacket and striking red lipstick.

Well Coated
Nicky Hilton wraps up in a very trendy leopard print Topshop coat with a Chanel chained crossbody bag and studded Chloe ankle boots.
Olivia Palermo personifies street chic in a shell pink metallic embossed coat, styled with grey jeans, a red clutch and nude ankle strap shoes.
Alexa Chung returns to her tomboyish style roots with an oversized grey coat, frilled Victorian collared blouse, black skinny jeans and leopard print Madewell ankle boots.
British actress Jenna Coleman dons a burgundy Mulberry overcoat with a black and white frilled-neck dress, grungy ankle boots and a pastel pink sling bag.

Suit Up

Emma Stone was chic last week in a charcoal grey cropped suit by Band of Outsiders, youthfully styled with a light blue button down shirt and bright red Kurt Geiger pumps.
Olivia Wilde takes a stylish stride in an aqua mint leisure-fit pants suit with statement 'Love my Religion' tee, tri-tone sandals and a Miu Miu bag.
Laura Vandervoort sleekly suited up in a polished white BCBG Max Azria look, accented with a glittered box clutch and peach pointy toe pumps.

Asiatic Allure
Sonia Sui displayed grace in a black silk gown with velvet paneled bodice by Giorgio Armani.
Zhang Ziyi was engaging in a floral embroidered Zuhair Murad gown with sheer yoke & skirt.
Taiwanese actress Shu Qi picked a regal velvet burgundy bodice gown with gold printed brocade skirt by Valentino Couture.

Glam Cam
Poppy Delevingne represented Dolce & Gabbana in a dazzling gold mosaic top and sheer black lace skirt, teamed with a D&G lace bag and pumps.
Jennifer Lopez wears a swish black retro shaped midi dress by Dsquared2, accessorized with a stunning pair of crystal studded sandals.
Taylor Swift looked ravishing in a princessy gold embroidered off-the-shoulder Reem Acra dress with white layered chiffon skirt.

Who is your favourite 'Look of the Week'?

Friday, November 29, 2013

Friday Frills

Hold on to Faith, 
It is the source of believing that all things are possible. 
It is the fiber and strength of a confident soul. 

Hold on to Hope, 
It banishes doubt and enables attitudes to be positive and cheerful. 

Hold on to Trust, 
It is the core of fruitful relationships that are secure and content. 

Hold on to Love, 
It is life's greatest gift of all, for it shares, cares and gives meaning to life.

Hold on to your dreams, 
Achieve them diligently and honestly. 
Never take the easy way or surrender to deceit. 

Hold on to Family and Friends, 
They are the most important people in your life, 
and they make the world a better place. 
They are your roots and the beginnings that you grew from. 
They are the vine that has grown through time to nourish you & help you on your way.

Hold on to all the things you are, and all the things you have learnt. 
For those are the things that make you unique. 
Don’t ignore what you feel and what you believe to be right and important. 
Your heart has a way of speaking louder than your mind. 

*Author unknown. Image via Lazaro

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Zara's Trendy Winter Coats 2013

Get the Designer Look for Less
With Winter Coats by Zara

All those luxurious designer coats we coveted from the F/W13 catwalks aren't as far away from reality as we think. Luckily, we can always rely on Zara to create an accessible and more affordable equivalent of every overpriced out-of-reach chic coat we've seen in window displays of those swanky upmarket boutiques. Below are the seasons trendiest coats - the original deluxe designer pieces and their very worthy replicas by Zara.

Which of these Zara coats are on your winter wishlist?
Do you think any of them are worth buying the original?

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The WhitePepper Fall/Winter 2013

British fashion label The WhitePepper lays down a square foundation for Fall/Winter 2013. Influenced by pixels, grids and geometric shapes, this indie brand brings us a fresh and youthful range of street wear where chic simplicity reigns. The WhitePepper has been favored by Grazia, Glamour and Look magazines for their affordability and ability to instantly update your wardrobe with just one piece.

This season, fashion and functionality meet on the corner of clean lines and classic silhouettes, where volume is key. Prints are trendily set in black and white checks, navy and burgundy plaid and leopard print. Pastel pink babydoll frocks and timeless black and cream shifts are delightfully styled with quirky unicorn bags, cartoon glasses and gem sparkled tights. The WhitePepper have also added shoes to their list of design talents, with chunky leather loafers, cut-out brogues and platform ankle boots adding a heavyweight contrast to the feminine midi skirts and floaty smock dresses.

This is a look into The WhitePepper's charming Fall/Winter 2013-14 collection. 







You can shop all these outfits, shoes, bags and accessories at They also offer international shipping. Dresses work out to £55 and above, with sale pieces at £30 and below. The brand can also be purchased through ASOS or Topshop.

Which of The WhitePepper looks will fit into your Fall/Winter 2013 wardrobe?

Monday, November 25, 2013

Red Carpet - American Music Awards 2013

Red Carpet Fashion
American Music Awards 2013

The annual American Music Award's took place last night in LA, where the crazies contained themselves and the red carpet remained pretty calm and uneventful. This is a round up of the must-see outfits from the event. Click on the pictures for a larger view.

Katy Perry made a sweeping appearance in a black and white spotted ballgown adorned with floral embroidery by Oscar de la Renta. Adding the cuteness factor, she carried an Olympia La Tan book clutch. Rihanna went risqué in a black bustier with sheer tulle and lace skirt by Jean Paul GaultierKe$ha should be commended for cleaning up this well. The usually disheveled singer looked quite refined in a black Michael Costello gown with ruffled waist detail and one-shouldered bodice. But it was her pastel rainbow hair stole the show. Jennifer Lopez dazzled in a sheer bronzed embellished mermaid dress by Zuhair Murad.

TV host Keltie Knight doubled up as an ice skater in this glittery Sherri Hill dress with playful feathered skirt. Taylor Swift smoldered in a shiny gold Julian MacDonald mini dress with illusion triangle cut-out bodice and strappy Jimmy Choo sandals. Carly Steel wore a bottle green embellished Hervé Léger dress. Giuliana Rancic looked chic in a metallic bronze and black lace Three Floor dress with contrast straps.

Teen Scene
Zendaya Coleman wore a rather shapeless white asymmetrical tunic and trousers by Donna Karan, with sky high heels by Christian Louboutin. Maia Mitchell exuded poise in this chic little black Armani dress and cuffed heels. Kendall Jenner went super short in a slitted white Keepsake mini dress accented by a silver statement necklace by Dylanlex Falkor and Manolo Blahnik shoes. Her sister Kylie sported a white Maiyet tank, black velvet Giambattista Valli pants, a quilted bag and pointy-toe ankle boots.

Colour Shots
Rachel Smith picked a purple and red printed Monique Lhuillier gown with banded waist. Glee's Jenna Ushkowitz kept things simple in a tangerine V-neck Raoul dress with gold tassel necklace. Jennifer Hudson was appealing in a punchy orange and pink asymmetrical dress by Dior, along with Charlotte Olympia sandals. Ariana Grande glimmered in a fully sequined red strapless dress by Dolce & Gabbana.

Diva Dresses
Jordin Sparks posed in a gold studded Jovani Couture dress with black slitted maxi skirt and Schutz strappy sandals. Ciara had cameras in a spin with her very see-through panel printed J.Mendel dress. Daisy Fuentes was elegant in a black and white Tadashi Shoji gown. Zoe Saldana wore a patterned one-shouldered dress by Roland Mouret featuring satin side panels.

Grey Area
Kelly Osbourne opted for a girly ice grey Rami Al Ali gown with houndstooth printed bodice and full tulle embellished skirt. I think Lady Gaga tried to shock us by proving just how decent she can actually look. She is pictured in an shimmering silver Versace dress. Emma Roberts was wrapped in a metallic smokey grey strapless Lanvin gown, accessorized with a magenta clutch and Casadei pumps.

Jaimie Alexander was kitted out in a sequined black Giorgio Armani jumpsuit with halter straps and cut-out neckline. Naya Rivera had tongues wagging in this daring key-hole cut-out Michael Kors gown with long train and gold cuffs. Heidi Klum went with a 20's lingerie inspired Marchesa look featuring a lace chiffon bodice and fringed skirt. 

White Out
Nicole Richie stunned in a sexy white cut-out gown by Emilio Pucci, accented by a chunky gold necklace and fringed clutch. Miley Cyrus was surprisingly sophisticated in a crisp white Versus Versace ankle-cropped suit with safety pins. Christina Aguilera polished up in a slinky white Maria Lucia Hohan gown with diamond side cut-outs. Sparkly Louboutin sandals, a Jimmy Choo clutch and orange tan complete her outfit.

Who was your Best and Worst Dressed at the AMA's 2013?

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Looks of the Week - 23/11/13

The weekly roundup of celebrity style, on and off the red carpet.

Burgundy Blaze
Louise Roe was decked in a quirky lipstick print shirt and burgundy ankle cropped pants by L'Wren Scott for Banana Republic. The British stylist added a complimenting lip print bag and metallic shoes to her adorable outfit.
Freida Pinto went bohemian in an ethnic inspired embellished vest and mulberry high-waisted trousers by Hoss Intropia. She carries a two-tone pink and black Coach clutch bag.
Taylor Swift poses in a lush bordeoux Herve L Leroux sheer ruched bodice dress.

A Tartan Tale
Fearne Cotton channels the tartan trend in this lovable red and black coat, teamed with black tights, a backpack and velour burgundy ankle boots.
Vanessa Hudgens plays it cool in a navy and cream plaid draped coat by Lovers + Friends, worn with black tights, brown over-the-knee socks and grungy combat boots.
Fergie brings her rock & roll styling to this chic pair of Fausto Puglisi tartan & leather trousers. She added a paint splash printed blazer, a black tee & cap-toed heels from her own label.

The Oversized Overcoat
Mollie King covers up in a merlot oversized Oasis coat, styled with a royal blue top, black skinny jeans and tan brogues.
Rose Byrne teams her cozy mustard coat with a striped tee, black skinnies & ankle boots.
Forget everything else about Kim Kardashian's look and just focus on the striking sunflower yellow oversized teddy coat by Max Mara. Her skirt is Lanvin and the chain embellished sandals (in winter, seriously?) are by Tom Ford.

Ice Berg
Peaches Geldof was gracefully dressed in a glacial blue lace long-sleeved frock with metallic silver ankle-strap shoes.
Nicole Scherzinger stepped out in an ice blue fitted denim high-neck pencil dress by Warehouse, worn with metallic green Kurt Geiger pumps.
Miranda Kerr makes a snazzy appearance in this powder blue David Koma off-the shoulder dress with attached white panels and a printed pencil skirt. A white envelope clutch and Christian Louboutin heels style her modernistic look.

City Sparkle
Chanel Iman was stunning in a silver grey sheer embellished J.Mendel long-sleeved mini dress, worn with metallic ankle strap shoes.
Olivia Palermo shimmered in this elegant sequined ensemble by Whistles, accented by a gold clutch and animal printed Stuart Weitzman heels.
Kate Bosworth dazzled in a disco ball Fendi dress that glistened with Swarovski crystals. Silver Christian Louboutin heels complete her sparkly look.

Spice of Life
Elizabeth Banks brought out the brights this week in an exceptionally contoured Versace gown in tangerine, with linear gold striped across the bodice.
Gala Gonzalez charmed in a folksy white Alberta Ferretti dress with floral embroidered bodice and rainbow shaded ribbons on the waist that fell into a waterfall of colour.
Pixie Lott was red hot in an Alice by Temperley capsicum red V-neck dress, styled with a monochrome Stella McCartney bag.
Poppy Delevingne experimented with this bold pink and orange Emilia Wickstead tented dress with high-low hemline and matching striped shoes.
Spanish model Teresa Baca showed off the demure elegance of this cherry red Roberto Cavalli silhouette, featuring long-sleeves and a clasped waistline.

Who is your favourite 'Look of the Week?

Friday, November 22, 2013

Friday Frills

It’s not having everything go right,
It’s facing whatever goes wrong.
It’s not being without fear,
It’s having the determination to go on in spite of it.

It’s not about where you stand,
But the direction you’re going in.
It’s more than never having bad moments;
It’s knowing you are always bigger than the moment.

It’s believing you have already been given everything you need to handle life.
It’s not being able to rid the world of all its injustices;
It’s being able to rise above them.
It’s the belief in your heart that there will always be more good than bad in the world.

Remember to live just this one day,
And not add tomorrow’s troubles to today’s load.
Remember that every day ends
And brings a new tomorrow full of exciting new things.

Quote by Vickie M. Worsham

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Forever New Favourites Spring/Summer 2014

Shopaholics Series
Forever New
Spring/Summer 2013-14

The sun has slowly started spreading it's warmth across the Southern Hemisphere, which means long summer days, seaside sunsets, balmy evenings out and time for a whole new wardrobe. And there's no better place to find one than at Forever New. The Australian brand is a favourite amongst the fashion masses here and looking at their stunning Spring/Summer 2013-14 collection, it's no wonder why. These are the looks on my Forever New wishlist.

Sea Breeze
Chloe spearmint belted camisole $60. Mollie blue crepe shorts $60. Leona two-tone clutch $35. Cobalt blue Cara skater dress $80. Electric blue twisted Ella heels $80. Aqua Antoinette flat sandals $50Dakota bib necklace $40Cassandra mint crepe blazer $100. Tia floral printed dress $150. Dakota chain earrings $17. Briana blue carry bag $45. Beatrix mint embellished tank $80. Alice flippy cobalt blue circle skirt $60.

Shades of Sunset
Charlie cut-away tropical pink blazer $100Renae cream embellished lace tank $70Anna drop earrings $20. Cleo bangle set $20. Ainsley orange clutch $35. Calista beaded heels $90. Amina coral embellished shift dress $130. Gabriella nude grab bag $60. Lia lace bodice sheer peach maxi $200. Harriet stud set $10. Anna pink stone necklace $50. Evie orange maxi skirt $80. Camilla two-tone bag $40. Brooklyn petal pink embroidered yoke dress $130. Elizabeth pastel pink embellished pumps $40. Lexi bangle $17.

Summer Glow
Jaclyn white jacquard biker jacket $100. Kassie enamel link chain $20. Ava white satchel $45. Lara sequined bodice racer dress $90. Diamante hoops $15. Pricilla pearl bow Alice band $17. Devi gold caged heels $80. Ericka metallic printed jacquard maxi dress $200. Sophia gold cuff $25. Grace gold watch $35Jodie embellished white dress $150. Abbey white envelop clutch $35. Katiya gold platform $90. Avery bow studs $8. 

After Dark
Lara embellished bodycon dress $130. Kellie sports watch $30. Ariel black stilettos $100. Naomi strapless embellished jumpsuit $130. Lyla Paris charm bracelet $15. Charlie quilted charm bag $45. Daisy gold floral collar $25. Piper beaded flat sandal $80. Lace trimmed white t-shirt. Millie scallop hem shorts $50. Anastasia feathered clutch $40. Brooke sheer crystal studded maxi $200. Lucy gold bracelet $15

Island Vibe
Jade corner clutch $40. Tyra white and blue ombre high-low dress $120. Coral Faith zip detail dress $100. Green Heidi belted playsuit $70. Addisyn tropical printed maxi $130. Carey beaded flat sandals $80. Elle mint green sunnies $30. Debra spearmint beaded-neck dress $120. Cassidy rope & stone necklace $30. Ava tangerine satchel $45. Hadley green strap camisole $50. Coral lace shorts $70.

Penelope coral ruched maxi dress $300. Emerald green Bethany column dress $130. Rosie aqua mint maxi $250. Two-tone Kylie ponti-bodice dress $100. Gretta sparkle silk maxi in petal cream $200.

Clear Skies Ahead
Lucy lace lapel denim biker jacket $80. Hollie bangle set $23. Karina embellished white sandals $90. Georgia drop earrings $20. Ash lace white prom dress $170Madeline quilted ice blue day bag $70. Lila printed prom skirt $80Lacey bracelet $17Briar ice blue beaded halter dress $160. Kaylie pink & blue watch $30. Kiss Me mini bag $40Lisa silver ankle strap flat sandals $70Yana white beaded trim top $80. Tavi skinny jeans $80.

Sandy Shores
Cream Angeline embellished lace dress $160. Chloe rose gold and leather watch $35. Anna pink teardrop earrings $17. Maya pearl collar $40. Victoria cut-out ballet pump $60. Lisa nude fold over clutch $30. Lillian strapless asymmetrical empire dress $160. Karla gold beaded scalloped hem dress $230. Diamante studded clutch. Ivana satin and crystal beaded heels $90. Laura teardrop studs $13Gigi two-tone metallic clutch $30. Alexandria metallic platforms $100. Isabella fully beaded V-neck dress $230Brearne cream crochet skirt dress $90. Sabrina ivory embellished clutch $60. Vicky embellished strappy sandals $90.

Which Forever New set is on your summer wishlist?

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Prices rounded off in AU$