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.

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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.

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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.

Style Crush: Christine Centenara.

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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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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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