Thursday, 29 September 2011

Fashion Event - Treasurette and Nevenka VIP Night

Newly opened boutique Treasurette and Melbourne based label Nevenka joined forces to host a VIP night for their customers. Guests sipped champagne as they checked out Treasurette's range of beautiful shoes and accessories, sourced from around the world, and Nevenka's romantic, bohemian SS11 Love Collection.

Check out some of the pictures from the night:

The stylish hosts for the evening Emily, Marketing Manager for Nevenka,
Nevenka designer Rosemary and Treasurette owners Deb and Alice
The range of beautiful Nevenka pieces.
The collection is selling out quickly in stores so make sure you
visit before everything is sold out!
Lady Gaga would love these Finsk wedges!
Individually hand crafted by an atelier in Brazil from leather
from by-products from other industries, Finsk shoes are not only
stylish but ethical too!
Some of the well dressed guests!
Thom from Everyone's Celebrity and Alice in a
beautiful Vassilisa scarf
The edgy structural designs of Dominic Jones
Alice and Deb try on all the shoes before they select them for the
store to ensure that they are not only beautiful to too but,
but comfortable as well for shoppers!
Now that's service!
You have to check out the elegant Vassilisa cashmere and silk scarves named after
the famous Russian fairytale 'Vassilisa the Beautiful'.
Featuring bold and romantic prints, Vassilisa designer Nadja Solovieva
trained with Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen before releasing her
own label featuring unique digital prints.
Loving these sparkly Pedro Garcia's!
Mixing traditional craftsman skills and advant-garde style Pedro Garcia's shoes
are the favourite of fashionistas around the world.
I'm in love with these amazing Aperlai shoes!
Designed by Alessandra Lanvin, Aperlai shoes are not only
architecturally breathtaking but they are designed 
with the help of an orthopedist!
Loving this amazing Dominic Jones scarab ring!
Emily in the Blue Valentine Silk Blouse paired with
the Nostalgia Cotton Skirt both available at Nevenka now!
Check out this beautiful white Rick Owens clutch!
Thanks to Alice and Deb from Treasurette and Rosemary and Emily from Nevenka for hosting such a wonderful evening!

Make sure you check out all the beautiful pieces at Tresurette at 140 Little Collins Street in Melbourne, and the stunning romantic inspired Love Collection at Nevenka at 12 Howey Place in Melbourne (click here for more stockists).

Also make sure you click here to vote for Nevenka in the Caulfield Cup Classic Style Award. Rosemary's beautiful design is modelled by Nevenka Marketing Manager Emily!

Images by Thom Whilton and Stylus Muse

Monday, 26 September 2011

Fashion Event - Myer SS 11/12 Australian Designer Preview

With designer Toni Maticevski
To celebrate the new spring/summer collections by some of Australia's top designers, Myer hosted an evening hosted by Lauren Phillips in their refurbished city store where shoppers could browse the new pieces at meet the designers. 

In attendance was designers such as Toni Maticevski, Leona Edmiston, Magdalena Velevska, Manning Cartell, Simona, Teresa Liano from T L Wood and Wayne Cooper.

Each of the designers was interviewed by Lauren and spoke about what inspired their latest collections.

This new season promises to bring beautiful prints, flowing dresses, and bright colours. 

Thank you Myer for hosting such a great evening! 

Make sure you visit Myer and support some of Australia's most talented designers!

Amazing Proenza Schouler PS1 bag 
Esther from Myer TV interviewing Toni Maticevski

Designer Adam Tsen from Tsen with partner Laichi

What I Wore
Dress: Lover Serpent Dress from Green With Envy
Cuff: Ghost and Lola
Ring: Matina Aminata
Clutch: Made from book
Images by Thom Whilton

Friday, 23 September 2011

An Afternoon With Livia Arena

Since starting my blog, I've been surprised at the number of people I've met who started their career in a completely different industry to fashion, but have then decided to follow their passion and either start their own store or label. Livia Arena is one such designer. After working in banking for two years, Livia decided to change career direction and went back to study fashion where she learned the design skills she so wonderfully uses today.

I was lucky enough to spend an afternoon with Livia in her workspace in Carlton. With all her garments made entirely in Melbourne, Livia is doing a fantastic job of supporting the local industry.

Livia's workspace is what I imaged a perfect design studio to look like. With exposed wooden beams and sewing paraphernalia such as a dressmakers dummy, an old Singer sewing machine from her parent's farm, spools of brightly coloured thread it was a designer's paradise! Livia has decorated her place with cute little trinkets like an old bone under a glass dome, a bowl full of old globes and beautiful wooden branches which gives the space a unique feel.

Livia has just released her second collection, which includes a collaboration with Melbourne Jewellery designer Deirdre Hoban to create a beautiful colourful spot print. Highlights from the new collection are the creative inside collars, sheer tops and dresses and the voluminous circle dress (stay tuned for the lookbook images!).

Thank for letting me spend an afternoon with you Livia! It was great to learn more about your experiences in the industry. I have no doubt your label is set for amazing things!

Check out Livia's beautiful workspace:

Livia with her cute assistant Angelina Ballerina!

Check out the detail on this beautiful windmill dress I wore here!

Images by Stylus Muse
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