MTV Video Music Awards 2014: Best Dressed

Black and Leather seemed to be the two trends that the celebrities rocked this year at the MTV VMA awards.

Lots of skin. Lots of cleavage. Lots of thigh high dress slits. We love it!

 

KENDALL JENNER

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Kendall Jenner stunned in all black, showing off her skinny frame in a see through top and bra. The top and pants were by Alon Livne, while the black bra was La Perla. It was paired with Giuseppe Zanotti shoes!

This gave the perfect mix of classy and sexy and was hands down one of my favourite looks of the day.

 

MILEY CYRUS

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Miley Cyrus toned things down this years rocking an all leather ensemble wearing an Alexandre Vauthier bandeau and high-waisted leather harem pants.

 

ARIANA GRANDE

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Ariana Grande opted for a whole lot of leather, looking sexy in a strapless,tight Moschino  mini dress and thigh-high boots. It looks like a dress converted from a leather jacket with the long zipper down the side of the dress giving it a sexy, yet cool edge.

 

RENEE BARGH 

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The Australian TV host Renee Bargh showed off a more risqué side arriving in a racy mech frock by Australian designer Toni Matecevski. The little black number featured sheer panels across the bust and thigh, and a racer front that accentuated her slender collar.

LUCY HALE

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Lucy Hale is back in black on the red carpet after hosting blooming in a new season skirt and top from Zimmerman’s latest collection. It was good to see Australian designers ruling the red carpet, with Lucy Hale keeping on trend for the night in the mixture of leather and black.

 

ADAM LEVINE & BEHATI PRINSLOO

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The newlyweds Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo complemented each other matching in leather. Behati Prinsloo showed off her slim legs sporting a leather corset dress complete with a fringe skirt which was balanced out with Adam Levine in a black leather jacket and trousers.

 

SOLANGE KNOWLES

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The Knowles sisters owned the VMA’s, Solange Knowles looked like an R&B diva, who amazed in glittering black pants from H&M and a matching oversized tuxedo jacket with nothing underneath and big Diana Ross-esque hair which completed the glam look.

 

QUEEN B

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Beyonce stole the show shutting down the red carpet in this black lace and beaded Nicolas Jebran gown. Looking stunning and sexy, Beyonce ended the awards show with a bang as the recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Beyonce performed her entire Beyonce visual album shinning on stage in a colourful beaded one-piece leotard by Tom Ford which added pops of colour to the curves of the bombshell.

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Who did you guys think were the best dressed at the VMA’s?

 

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A Splash of Yellow

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Show your support tomorrow with a pop of yellow by accessorising with the Daffodil Day pin.

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Hear is some inspiration for your outfit choices, wearing simplistic colours of black and white allows for the Daffodil Day pin to pop and be the only colour in the outfit to emphasis this important day. The Daffodil represents hope for a cancer-free future, wearing the pin not only is a bright accessory but most importantly help fight against cancer. You can see Stephanie Rice below rocking her Daffodil Day pin.

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Stephanie Rice stated “#mydaffodilpin It’s Daffodil Day tomorrow and I’m thrilled to be the ambassador for Cancer Council’s longest running charity fundraiser. Please help us raise much needed money for cancer prevention by buying a pin, snapping a selfie and uploading it like I have 😊 I’ll be wearing mine tomorrow on pool deck at Pan Pacs.”

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If you don’t have the pin, you can show your support by wearing the colour yellow either by adding splashes with a yellow clutch and/or yellow sandals. Another way by adding little pops of yellow is by pinning a Daffodil flower to your outfit. Or show your support in the office with a bunch of Daffodil flowers to brighten up the place.

By being part of Daffodil Day, you are helping Cancer Council work towards better cancer treatments, hope for more survivors, and hope for a cancer-free future. Show your support by visiting http://daffodilday.com.au/donate-now and donate now, or find out where to purchase Daffodil merchandise.

 

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An Inspiring Story: Estee Lauder

“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.”

Estee Lauder.

A truly inspiring woman, company, brand and quote.

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The story of how Estee Lauder became a smell so distinctive is one that is inspiring and gives you passion and desire to succeed in everything you work for.

Before Estee Lauder was a recognisable, successful brand it began with the woman herself. With the Estee Lauder company being created in 1935, it took twelve years to get the products into stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue , Macy’s and Bonwit Teller. It all began with a scent called ‘Youth Dew’ a smell so strong it doubled as a bath oil.

During the 1940’s Estee Lauder spent majority of her time travelling to department store, after department store, waiting trying to convince the big names such as Saks Fifth Avenue to take in the products and sell Estee Lauder cosmetics. Youth Dew was the scent  that for years was shutdown and not connecting with the department stores.

However it all began with a drop. Estee Lauder decided to take it upon herself, and let the customers of the department stores see what they were missing out on. As she was leaving a department store in the middle of the cosmetic counters, Estee Lauder “accidentally” dropped a bottle of perfume, allowing for the scent to escape, surrounding the store being all that the customers could smell.

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Of course this was a smell so distinctive that customers wanted it and couldn’t stop asking for it. From that moment Estee Lauder is a brand in all major department stores worldwide. The product Youth Dew was introduced in 1953 and in the first year of its introduction, it sold over fifty thousand units. It became an instant success and resulted into sharing 80% of company’s business.

This story is one that when I heard responded to me, to urges me to push and work for what I want. It can take several years, however if i believe in what I stand for it will become a success. The journey begins with patience and this patience is sometimes what breaks us to lose all drive or push us to succeed.

“If you don’t sell, it’s not the product that’s wrong, it’s you.”

Estee Lauder.

 

MYER SPRING SUMMER 2015 FASHION TRENDS

Myer kicked off the summer spring 2015 trends last night with Jennifer Hawkins opening the show in a white Manning Cartell gown designed with cut out panels and leg splits.

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 WHITE OUT

The trends that highlighted the night consisted of a mixture of bright and soft colours, Jennifer Hawkins opened the show presenting the White Out trend. With this trend think fresh, clean, crisp shades of white this summer with white on white with beachside relaxed looks to flirty fun cocktail dresses. The white out trend continues on from winter with a summer take giving a fresh feeling to the trend.

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A fashion white out on Jennifer Hawkins with a touch of black, from the Myer Summer Spring 2015 campaign shoot.

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SUMMER SORBET

Summer Sorbet is a trend with soft colours that are feminine and beautiful with flowing silhouettes and lace. Sorbet hues freshen the new season with washed out pastel colours including lilac, mint, baby blue, peach and pink. Pastel colours seem to be make a reappearance in summer as it gives a soft shade to the bright sky.

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TROPICAL OASIS

Summer is the time for prints to emerge and take a stand, you can emerge from winter with lots of colour. Dress with bright colours such as green, yellow, orange and bright pink mixed with tropical inspired prints. This trend brings pops of colour and reminds us of those summery fresh fruits and animals that appear when the sun comes back out. Men seem to love this trend in summer time and the men on the Myer runway brought it back in style

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WEARABLE ART

Art is not for just hanging on the walls this summer with punchy, technicolour shades and bright clashes of colour have defined a key trend. This trend can suit your personal style with having preference over bold graffiti brush strokes or geometric cubist prints the customer can manipulate the trend to suit their style. Colours come alive in summer with moods uplifting dressing with colour to make a statement with amazing designed pieces.

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WORLD TRAVELLER

Think boho vibe, its global safari with animal motifs and silhouettes coming forth in summer. It is very relaxed mixed with mysterious and sophisticated, earthy colours are reminiscent of the desert and sky with prints reflecting the global inspiration with geometric tribal motifs, swirls and zig zags. This boho trend can be styled to relax beside the pool or glammed up in a floor length gown and will spark a huge following of success this coming season.

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The Myer Spring Summer 2015 Runway show always seems to produce a runway full of stunning designs and trends to following this summer. All these trends can be styled for a beach party, BBQ or a night out in the warm air that we have been waiting for. Myers preview of whats to come has begun to excite customer to shop these trends and try to look as good as Jennifer Hawkins does in them.

IT’S IN THE JEANS: FEATURING PROVOCATOR

Whether it’s skinny leg or ripped, dressed up or casual, denim is a staple piece that everyone can be seen in this summer.

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Provocator is a label that I love for inspiring and unique denim pieces. Provocator is an exclusive all Australian hand made jeans and fashion garments with denim that I fall in love with and must have to add to my wardrobe. All Provocator denim id finished in-house, providing the opportunity to experiment in the cutting, washing and piecing together of fabric, hence developing a new look all the time.

The brainchild of Arthur Georgopoulos, one of Australia’s foremost denim fashion designers, Provocator is a line of Australian made jeans that are quickly making their mark on the fashion scene in Australia. Provocator take risks with their amazing designs always thinking of the new with quality which is why I love the brand and will always go back for more clothes.

Here is a look at all there amazing pieces, with my favourite drop crotch jean. You can follow them on instagram @provoctor or check them out in store by having a look at their website for more details www.provocator.com.au

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