Style Crush: Christine Centenara.


She is the darling of the Australian fashion world, super Stylist and consultant to Kanye West and Ksubi, and recently Senior Fashion Editor at Vogue Australia (moving over from Harpers Bazaar). She is the uber stylish Christine Centenera.

She has incredible style. One of those people who is just always immaculately put together and always wears her fashion, never lets it wear her.”

Christine´s style may be defined as “too brave” or “too much”, often seen in bold outfits Christine’s look mixes fashion and function: strong shoulder blazers, baroque style, peplum, lace, controversial see-through fabrics and is never intimidated by matching oversized clothes with statement shoes. Or even layering patterned pants, draped shirts and jackets with her signature sunglasses for impeccable street style.

  She likes to keep it simple with basic colors though: black, white, nude and grey.

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Zimmermann- New York Fashion Week



Zimmermann Spring Summer 2015 collection titled ‘Tell Me Seer’  was light and airy, full of movement and sophistication. Movement was paramount to Zimmermann’s pieces this season, and delicate shapes reigned. They came in printed silks and wisteria- and peach-colored lace, and wafted out from under pin-striped utilitarian vests. Pitting masculine against feminine is familiar territory for Zimmermann, and here she teamed her cascading gowns with cargo pockets, and sent out suiting in icy blue sharkskin. Timeless and modern, it is this constant level of design that keeps Zimmermann at the forefront of the Australian and international playing field.

Zimmermann Inspiration Board:


For the Spring 2015 Tell Me Seer collection, Zimmermann was inspired by astrological references, from David Palladini artworks to motifs of the tarot.

Float away with Zimmermann’s Spring collection, Zimmermann began in Sydney, with Nicky Zimmermann creating dresses and selling them at Paddington markets. Zimmermann took the step of fusing fashion with swimwear and presented it to the world. What was created was a new reference point for fashion focused swim that has continued to evolve over two decades. Zimmermann is a quintessentially Australian fashion story, who has joined the ever-growing Australian designers showcasing at New York Fashion Week, which grows the Australian support of the internationally recognised fashion label.

Check out the shows highlights:

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“I’m too fat!”- Young girls body image issues

Today a little girl who was about 9 years old came into my work with her mother, they were looking at clothes when her mother pointed out a pair of denim short shorts for the girl to wear. I was shocked when I heard the young girl reply to her mother stating “I’m too fat to wear them”.

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This made me realise, the shocking truth about body image in today’s society and how it has now started to effect the young and innocent children before they hit their teen years.  Young girls in primary school should be excited to wear those bright and colourful outfits making all the fashion faux par moments they can, these are those moments we look back on and laugh about. We all have these memories of fluro outfits and stages of punk pieces of clothing which has developed our style to give us all our own unique and personal touches. However young girls are being bombarded with appearances that are lowering their self-esteem and I think it is time that we begin to make a change as the youngest and the most impressionable are being impacted.


The media needs to realise the impact they are having on not only the people involved in the scandals on the front of a magazine, however the young girls and boys that are exposed to the media. It is not only the media anymore, It doesn’t help that real-life role models, mothers in particular, too often openly obsess about their own weight; that male role models, like dads and older brothers, make clear their preference for thinner women; and that an overwhelming percentage of girls’ clothing features body-hugging, midriff-baring styles most comfortably worn by the ultra-thin.

It is shocking that we as adults suffer from low self-esteem in regards to body image, however when it starts effecting our young children, nieces, sisters, brothers and grandchildren, its time to stop and realise the damages and begin to make a change.

I wanna know what you guys think, as a parent, sister, brother or passer-by. How can we fix this issue and make it aware to everyone. Suggest something parents can do or just have your say.

Did you know that body image issues have starting to develop at such a young age?


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




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.





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 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.





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.





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.





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.




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


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A Splash of Yellow



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



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.”


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 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.


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 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.



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.


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




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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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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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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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.


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


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

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In Vogue: The Reader’s Eye

“Do people/celebrities on a cover persuade you to purchase a magazine?” In my last class at fashion college I was asked to answer this question, the beauty of a simplistically gorgeous fashion shot on the cover of a magazine, the image on the cover definitely has that powerful impact to draw in the reader and consume them. July-2013-Fashion-Magazine-Covers-Pictures “The best cover is always the next one, the one you haven’t seen yet.” Anna Wintour

Vogue is a globally recognised fashion and lifestyle magazine that is published monthly in 23 different national and regional editions. Kinee Diouf stars on the cover of Vogue Netherlands magazine for the July 2013 issue. This cover is stunning with an array of colour, the cover was photographed by Ishi who has captured a beautiful image with Kinee Diouf looking larger than life. With the shot captured from a below angle it gave the Vogue cover a unique and original magazine cover the angle of the shot rarely on the cover of Vogue. With the sky as the background and the dark colour of Kinee allows for the colours of the garment to shine giving the cover an arty yet fashionable edge which I love. gisele-bundchen-elle-brazil-may-2011   This is an incredible image on the cover of Elle Brazil May 2011 issue, Gisele really resembles and transforms into Bridget Bardot with a recreation of such an iconic image with a current supermodel. The Black and white effect allows the reader to appreciate the image with no distractions of colour which gives it the vintage look. Elle Brazil showcased Gisele Bündchen, photographed by Nino Muñoz, duplicating an iconic image of Bardot wearing only black tights. Bardot’s continued influence on fashion, hair, and image proves that no matter what year it may be, her style will always inspire women to embrace their inner bombshell. clooney-w-mag Spotted: George Clooney in a customized Giorgio Armani suit, shirt and shoes designed by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Blending in with the black-and-white polka-dot background, also designed by Kusama, Hollywood’s leading man stars as W magazine’s latest muse in its eighth annual art issue. A man on fashion covers is highly unlikely with Vogue US only ever producing 5 covers with men on the magazine, this cover is an interesting one at its best with the celebrity George Clooney as the focal point and the pink typography to bring colour to the cover and making W the magazine known to the reader. Men on the cover of fashion magazines can produce just as amazing shots as women, this image with the clean cut suit has been given an edge with the dots giving it an arty edge and to emphasis this with the added background which created a super loud cover. Wild as this outfit is, of course, he pulls it off. Because he’s George Clooney. The three covers I have shown in my blog are all different with celebrities and models on the cover, ranging with effects and shot angles. To answer the question i asked at the beginning of the post, personally celebrities on the cover don’t persuade myself to purchase the magazine, a beautiful shot with a unique and diverse outlook on the fashion magazine industry has a powerful impact with myself to want the magazine.

Hello World: #Aussies Rule




Cotton On’s Hello World campaign features MasterChef contestant Hayden Quinn, The Vampire Diaries star Phoebe Tonkin and Aussie models Rosie Tupper and Jarrod Scott.

Cotton On continually uses Australian brand ambassadors and the new Hello World campaign features a variety of Australians, being able to make a connection to customers with faces that differ from each other. Phoebe Tonkin is a new face to arise from Australia and try to make it big in Hollywood. The Vampire Diaries starlet, however can relate to teenage girls followers whom grew up watching Phoebe in H20: Just Add Water in Australia and her new following of American base supporters with somewhat of a cult figure among fans of Vampire Diaries. Phoebe Tonkin is the perfect face for Cotton On to allow for an expansion of the brand to rise in the US as a retailer introducing the brand in LA and also continue succeeding in the Australian market having claimed the up and coming star.

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The originals starlet Phoebe Tonkin also poses with the 2011 MasterChef star Hayden Quinn. The surfer and foodie fits the total look of Cotton On having created a repor with Australian households through the show MasterChef, with an up and coming show Hayden Quinn: South Africa that will premier on ABC3 soon. With a new show premiering he will be continually known within the household and can bring in a market of followers to Cotton On including foodies and surfers. With Hayden Quinn featuring in the campaign the brand consistently addresses the Australian customers by having a relatable figure that obtain the vibe of the brand and are a perfect match for the Australian public.

Meanwhile, Rosie Tupper and Jarrod Scott bring their professional model experience to Cotton On – both featured on the cover of Vogue Australia.Rosie Tupper was born in Perth and has a huge portfolio, featuring in advertisements for DKNY and Marcs and been on the cover of magazines in Australia, Japan, Mexico and Sweden. Among with the shows she’s walked for including DKNY, Nanette Lepore, Marchesa and Diane von Furstenberg.

With Rosie’s recent experience on the covers of magazines all over the world, allowed for Cotton On to not only see her potential but the contacts and articles they could feature in internationally. The Cotton On campaign can add to the models portfolio and be seen all over the world in castings and create a buzz in the international fashion market. Rosie contains the Aussie girl surfer look relating back to the consistent message and its Australian market approval.

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Jarrod Scott’s big break came in March when his ridiculously ripped physique adorned the cover of influential fashion bible Vogue Hommes International in a controversial pose that exposed pubic hair, hinting at the full-frontal nudity within. Since that exposure his career has gone stratospheric, with modelling jobs for the 
likes of Maison Martin Margiela, Armani, Hugo Boss and H&M. He also appears opposite a smouldering Nicole Kidman in the latest Jimmy Choo advertising campaign.

Jarrod Scott dreamed of playing AFL and went From a $200-a-week VFL footy player to a six-figure salary cashing in as an International model, this moustachioed local is playing a different code of Aussie Rules. Jarrod adds a diverse look to the Cotton On campaign giving a sporty look and appealing to men with a muscular physic.



Cotton On has comprised a range of different looks for the face of the hello world campaign with Phoebe Tonkin, Hayden Quinn, Rosie Tupper and Jarrod Scott. From surfer, muscular, blonde and brunette with different styles that all embrace the look of Cotton On and are all homegrown Aussies that is a reoccurring nature within the Cotton On campaigns.

Cotton On brand ambassadors include huge names one such as Lara Bingle and with that has collaborated with Cotton On Body with a self-designed collection. Bingle’s Cotton On Body underwear features basics in classic black, white and grey, plus bright colourful hues and wild leopard print in soft cottons and easy-to-wear bandeaus and boyish bottoms. The pieces are a reflection of her own undergarment style. The collection reflects Lara’s effortlessly cool style; relaxed but with a sense of understated sexiness.

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Lara Bingle was the perfect match to create a self- designer collection and be the face and name of the brand, as she has previously worked with the company succeeding in all the campaigns. Lara Bingle is another Aussie girl abroad whom is known in Australian households and that girls aspire to look like.


Throughout the years Cotton On is a consistent retailer whom continually reflect their brand messages with brand ambassadors who represents the brand and embodies Cotton On’s image in every way. These brand ambassadors mentioned promotes the company and its products and creates a positive image for the brand. In the meantime promote the brand internationally expanding the company and retailer all over the world.