Runway shots can get rather boring, especially considering the repetition value of it all but when it comes to upcoming Aussie designers, I just can’t help myself. An entomologist’s dream, Hayley Elsaesser first caught my eye with her now trade mark fun prints and use of colors.
Hey latest offerings at Mercedes-Benz fashion week Australia features a more muted palette of soft oranges, blues, greens and purples reminiscent of the pearly sherbet straws of you youth but maintains the signature unique print. Considering our recent post discussing “how to drink properly” I’m looking forward to wearing my beers in the classiest way possible.
With neckerchiefs and shapes that sort of remind me of the 70′s it’s the perfect mix of flirty, cute and modest. Furthermore it seems to be allowing me to use bad puns which is an unexpected bonus. That being said, I love the whole box and dice. Someone get me this awesome ‘lime see you‘ hat from a previous collection while I wait for this one to drop. Please & Thank you.
You know those “can’t be bothered” days? I’ve been having a lot of those lately and the wet weather is putting a dampener on any enthusiasm I’ve managed to drum up. For now over the knee suede boots, button front shirt dresses and jackets are my uniform, or at least it would be if I were employed by an underfunded alternative radio station. It’s thrift-ed, gifted or from Attik.
With a title like ‘Mermaids Exist : as above/so below‘, I had no chance against the magic of Gail Sorronda’s SS14/15 show. Most of us know she’s great with black and white and once again with the sheer textures, layering and crowns, black and white shone through.
Prim, proper and pleated, the details in the neckline and sleeves could have been the thing of dowdy dreams. Fortunately these floaty silhouettes were a perfect throwback, much like the monochromatic gingham, a classic I will always adore.
At this point you might be wondering where the more obvious mermaids might be hiding and I didn’t have to look long to find them. Ariel, the little mermaid had her fin in quite a few pieces swimming and twirling on caped body-con and shift dressed. It was then that I was, as poker players would put it, ALL IN!
In fact, sign me up for more mermaids keeping their tails and strutting down the runway like a good Disney story. Gail’s consistent contributions make it easy to look forward and wonder what’s next? Unicorns please.