Wrap Up: David Jones AW15

Sydneys high heeled and fashionably fierce descended on Level 7 of David Jones Sydney flagship last Wednesday for the launch of the retailer’s Autumn Winter 2015 Collection. The venue was transformed into a gritty Surry Hills meets New York underground space, complete with paved floor, bill posters and hipster marching drummers.

David Jones AW Setting Image: Instagram @davidjonesstore

Jessica Gomes opened the 40 minute, 35 designers show with an all white Carla Zampatti that confirmed suspicions as to whether the 70s are coming back. Gomes wore a long white feather coat teamed with wide-legged pants and a white chiffon top that was luxurious. Her entrance was followed by Lover, Camilla, Zimmerman Bec + Bridge, Bassike, Camilla + Marc and others.

Image: David Jones

The message was clear this show: white is back this winter.

The show then moved into bold accessories by Mimco, and incredible embellished animal prints by Camilla, next was Jodi Meare’s sportswear label, The Upside which presented on trend polka dot bralets and leggings, running shorts and cute cropped sweaters.

Camilla looks at David Jones AW15: Popsugar

Jessica Gomes in The Upside David Jones AW15: David Jones

Rebecca Vallance was one of my favourites with all black and leather looks with her strong giving it a sexy yet edgy style. A black leather dress over leather leggings, and long-line black sleeveless coat . Accessorised with her signature wide-brimmed hat and leather gloves, gave an all black sophisticated, raw and edgy look.

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Rebecca Vallance at David Jones AW15: David Jones 

The masculine trend was further confirmed by Bassike, who showed oversized and slouchy fits in light and neutral tones such as whites, ivory and cream. Showcasing drawstring pants, vests and blazers which gave a relaxed, masculine style to Winter trends.

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Bassike at David Jones AW15: Instagram

Riffing on the 70’s, Bianca Spender’s collection took a complete 180 turn away from the neutral/monochromatics trend that dominated both the David Jones show and the past few seasons. Daringly she showed Bowie-esque lurex jackets and cropped pants in tones of electric blue, copper and cherry.

Bianca Spender at David Jones AW15: Facebook David Jones

Zimmerman was a knock out, with lots of gold, flounce, lace and lurex- a collection not for the minimalists, being a crowd favourite.

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Zimmerman at David Jones AW15: David Jones

Michael Lo Sordo made a dramatic entrance, with a cherry silk maxi dress worn by Montana Cox stole the show. The outfit looked fresh on the short-haired beauty, and the look was quickly making its way around social media.

Montana Cox in Michael Lo Sordo at David Jones AW15: Facebook David Jones

In honour of the legendary designers 50 years in the business, the show’s finale was dedicated to Carla Zampatti ending with a bang in uptown 70’s luxe ensembles.

Carla Zampatti at David Jones AW15: David Jones

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Giddy Up Fashion Lovers

The Melbourne Cup stakes were off and racing today, where fashion filled the race track with bright pops of colour and flamboyant designs. My favourite look of the day was the gorgeous Gigi Hadid who was pretty as a picture in a pink lace Alex Perry and Jonathan Howard jewelled star headpiece. http://resources0.news.com.au/images/2014/11/04/1227112/157744-aec6f34e-63c7-11e4-bdd3-73a977145716.jpg Of course Melbourne Cup is all about the fascinator, with the ladies trying to pick the perfect headpiece that will stand out from the rest. However standing out for all the wrong reasons was newly engaged Gabi Grecko, sporting her new engagement ring. http://resources0.news.com.au/images/2014/11/04/1227112/224176-7f20c32e-63c5-11e4-bdd3-73a977145716.jpg Swiss special guest Bec Hewitt was eye catching in a black and white Roberto Cavalli tassel dress and neon green Neil Gregg headpiece and matching accessories. http://resources1.news.com.au/images/2014/11/04/1227112/223869-2e90c948-63cc-11e4-a822-f0e45dcacc2e.jpg Red is a key colour of the spring racing season and looked radiant on Megan Gale and Rachel Finch sporting Yeojin Bae and Ward & Wylie headpiece. http://resources2.news.com.au/images/2014/11/04/1227112/094578-0bbcdd28-63ac-11e4-8f83-4f43733686cd.jpg http://www.mamamia.com.au/wp-content/gallery/2014-melbourne-cup/458354428.jpg Popping colours of red, orange and yellow were contrasted with pretty pastel shades of lilac, mint and pink trackside with most women opting for sleek and chic silhouettes. Rebecca Judd was slimingly opulent in a corseted Dolce and Gabbana dress and Hatmaker headpiece. http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/11/04/1415062344680_Image_galleryImage_Rebecca_Judd_in_the_Birdc.JPG Protectionist was the winner of the big Melbourne Cup day which sums up the ladies of the races in regards to their fashion perfectly. The spring races season has produced some amazing diverse looks with Derby Day being contrasted with blacks and whites, and Melbourne Cup brought out the bold and colourful putting a spring in the fashion step. The spring races fashion queen this year of course would have to go to Jennifer Hawkins. With a killer outfit at the Derby Day in a striking all black lace dress by no one other than Alex Perry of course! http://resources0.news.com.au/images/2014/11/01/1227109/249624-45134110-6169-11e4-a822-f0e45dcacc2e.jpg The dress was classy with an edge, with lace that looks like leather. Jen Hawkins definitely marked her 10 years since making her fashion debut at Flemington, the face of Myer can do no wrong! What was your favourite spring racing season look? Keep flippin’ through the pages, apaigeinfashion.

Spring Fever

Orange is the new black!

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This weekend I took to this trend with my outfit consisting of the bright orange colour fashion must have this spring wearing the Babydoll Maxi dress from Hello Molly Fashion.

The fiery hue has been spotted all over spring 2014 ready to wear shows, making its way from lips to clothes, bags and shoes. With the addictive television series Orange Is The New Black not even realising they were predicting a major colour moment for this seasons fashion trends.

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Dare Hair

Bold hair colours is a new trend that is sticking around this spring with celebrities from Kylie Jenner to Nicole Richie daring to stand out. I completed my weekend look with a pastel blue toned hair colour that complemented the orange dress to my surprise. New brands have taken advantage of this array of colours on the top of our heads with Nak hair for the brave and permanent colour and Dare Hair Colour around for a good time not a long time with wash out hair coloured products.

The Myer SS15 Launch injected fun with coloured hair by Kevin Murphy to set the ice cream pop tone with high-profile names providing a star-studded boost to the show, which had models stomping down the catwalk with candy-coloured hair.

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Models at the Myer Fashion Launch

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 Featured on Australia's Next Top Model contestant Jade Colins

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Kylie Jenner rocking the hair trend

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Nicole Richie looks stunning with purple hair

The Ear Cuff 

FROM THE RUNWAY, CELEBRITIES ON RED CARPETS, RIGHT DOWN TO THE AVERAGE FASHION SAVVY GAL THESE BEJEWELLED PIECES HAVE MADE THEIR MARK ON THE FASHION INDUSTRY AND ADD A GREAT TWIST ON THE CLASSIC ELEGANT LOOK, ADDING A STRIKING ELEMENT OF EDGE.

The “ear party” is the new “arm party” as with most trends, over time looks and statement pieces are recycled and worn all over again, with the ear cuff popping up from the 90’s. Designers like Jean Paul Gaultier and Ryan Storer are making gorgeous cuffs that are spotted on almost every celebrity about.

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