VAMFF 2018 David Jones Backstage Highlights

After a super long vacay in Hong Kong, I’m so glad to be back on the fashion week scene, this time at the back of house capturing my favourite runway looks at VAMFF. Tonight’s runway show was presented by David Jones; and hair and makeup by Priceline Pharmacy. This season was all about the patterns, hound tooth and plaid blazers, and pointy boots. If you were to ask me what’s my favourite, I would have to say the hound tooth long coat with this beautiful gathered back by Bianca Spender, and Jessica Gomes’s heavenly floral shirt and flared silk pants! I also loved the caramel and electric blue colour combination. Ok it’s your turn, tell me what is yours!

 

self-portrait by Vincent Calderon @yourensemble
bag // BALLY
red blazer // MOSS & SPY
white T-shirt and wide legged denim pants // UNIQLO
sneakers // SKETCHERS

 

The Louis Vuitton Time Capsule Exhibition at Chadstone Fashion 2018

As a self-confessed LV-er (LOVER), I’m very thrilled for Chadstone Fashion to house the #LVTimeCapsule exhibition. Presented here was a selection of Louis Vuitton’s most memorable collaborations, and emblematic trunks, objects and documents. The entire experience gave me an insightful look at the history of the House – from the first-ever trunk produced, through the invention and constant evolution of the coated canvas, to the opening of Foundation Louis Vuitton. My favourite room was seeing all the collaboration pieces, where I wished so hard that I could skateboard my way out with that #LVSupreme skateboard and trunk. Did you know all the LV x Supreme collection was an absolute sell out world-wide!

For 1 month only, the LV Time Capsule exhibition will be open Monday – Wednesday from 9am – 5pm, Thursday – Saturday from 9am – 9pm and on Sunday from 10am – 7pm and will be free of charge to Chadstone visitors.

Address:
G-041, Ground Floor (opp. Capital Kitchen)
Chadstone – The Fashion Capital
1341, Dandenong Road
Chadstone VIC 3148

Special thanks to Romano Beck PR for the most memorable experience, and to Douha Darwiche of Adapttrend for my pics xx

 

BALLY launches store at Chadstone Fashion Capital 2017

With my creative menswear partner in crime, Jay Wilde of @Made.For.Men, are ecstatic to be part of the BALLY phenomenon. We have always appreciated the craftmanship and solid creativity behind every luxury designer brand, and BALLY is on the mark. What you see BALLY today, it may seem it has moved away from it’s traditional look, but if you look closely heritage shines through. 

We had the privilege of visiting the newly revised BALLY flagship store at Chadstone, collaboratively developed by Bally’s design and creative committee to establish the brand’s authentic new direction. The striking façade has been designed with Bally’s iconic red marble columns that complement the brass framed windows, which in turn open up the store to the outside. It has two separate entrances either side of the corner store, the space is organised in to two large sections, giving priority to Bally’s accessories and shoes, which are the core of the brand.

 

 

CLICK ON THE IMAGE below to DOWNLOAD my instastory highlights, and the extra fun film I shot for Jiawa Liu of Beigerenegade.

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JDSports the Undisputed King of Trainers lands at Highpoint

JD SPORTS is a sportswear fashion retailer in the UK, with its sneakers collection being a key selling point for consumers. The store stocks brands from Nike and Adidas as well as more exclusive labels like Emporio Armani EA7 and Pink Soda and Ivy Park, launched by Beyonce, Lacoste and pretty much any label that sneaker fans love having in their wardrobe. They’re basically the epitome of street wear retail in Europe, and I’m stoked that another JD SPORTS store has opened up their second store at Highpoint Shopping centre. 

If you are living in the west side of Melbourne, this is the perfect destination for sportswear fashion therapy. Go check it out before the limited edition sneakers runs out of stock. In fact, JD SPORTS is releasing the YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 GREY / BOLD ORANGE / SOLID GREY, so you better register to score yourself a pair! 

pics // self-portraits
Karen wears FENTY PUMAS by RIHANNA (sold out) and SUPPLY & DEMAND oversized tee worn as skirt.
Alan wears ADIDAS ORIGINALS TUBULAR

 

 

Melbourne Cup 2017 Street Style Highlights

 

Hey guys…sadly Melbourne Cup Day will be my last day at the races, thanks again for all the snaps, hugs and kisses and I’ll see you again next year! Enjoy the highlights xx

Special thanks to SHEIKE for my jumpsuit and earrings, to EVHPR and TINKPR for your hospitality.
My photos were taken by the brilliant Caroline Khoo of Nectar and Stone, and Hugh Stewart.

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