The black dress usually takes out the first sport on the “wardrobe must have” list, infact, I”m wearing one right now. With the shaddow of LMFW still looming and Sydney fashion week about the begin, it”s easy to forget this graceful classic for something more flamboyant but The Spirit of the Black Dress will keep you in check. An independent and non-for-profit fashion concept that
promotes the work of sustainable Australian fashion design is currently on exibit in Mulbourne until the 1st of April.
This free exhibition is being held at the Intercontinental at The Rialto on Collins Street in Melbourne’s CBD. The whole point is to promote emerging designers and bring attention to exceptional talent in
Australia (which we love) with a focus on sustainability (which we also love!).
This years judges include fashion and textile curator Paola Di Trocchio, creative director of sustainable fashion house MaterialByProduct Susan Dimasi, couture headwear designer and milliner Richard Nylon, editorial director of FASHIONTREND Australia Nikita Papas, and Editor in Chief of popular fashion blog StyleMelbourne, Sarah Willcocks.
The ten finalists for winning dress designs include Naomi Tettmann and Elke (Tettmann.Doust),Kathryn Beker, Christie Nicole Trowbridge (Christie Nicole), Cordelia Gibbs, Marion Liese &Christopher Hamblin (Marion LIiese, Renee Bock, Benjamin Ringuet (Ringuet), ShannonCarmody, Jean Cooper (Pink and Grey), and Viviana Pannell (Basquesse).
With all this new talent alound, it looks like we might be able to get a black dress thats makes the statement you”re looking for.
As some of you may know, my sister (pixel hazard) and I recently embarked on a heavily anticipated trip to Japan. It was everything I had hoped for and more. The shopping was incredible, the people were so lovely and the food, well.. the food was a food lovers’ paradise.
Of course we couldn’t go to Japan without visiting the well-renowned ‘Harajuku lane’ in Tokyo. Being the excited little school girl that I am, I was almost completely decked out in all of my new Japanese finds. I wandered down the lane with my Minnie Mouse bow from Tokyo Disneyland and my $3 eyeball socks eagerly soaking up my surroundings.
We were constantly baffled by how cute the people and the clothes were and perhaps even more surprised to hear so many of the girls whisper “kawaii!!” as they passed us. I admittedly went a little crazy with my shopping in Japan, but come on, how often do you get to go to Japan?
When my sister showed me this Scooby Doo shirt at a Japanese Op shop, my long-standing obsession with Scooby Doo was all but enough to ensure that I bought it without a second thought. The denim Wrangler jacket was another find from the same store and considering i’d been looking for one for who knows how long now, I definitely wasn’t leaving without it.
The Alice in Wonderland bag was a lovely gift from my sister and yet another purchase from Tokyo Disneyland. It’s nice having all these mementoes from Japan, and I suppose the fact that I can actually wear them doesn’t hurt either. Japan is a definite ‘bucket-list’ destination, I would highly recommend either adding it to your list or visiting and finally crossing it off!