Green With Envy

This week (finally) saw the launch of the Green With Envy eBoutique and nothing has made me more excited in years! Along with delving into online shopping, the Melbourne based designer boutique with three stores has introduced a number of new designers to their stellar list including Alexander Wang, T by Alexander Wang and ACNE. … Continue reading

Cornflour blues & Zesty yellows

Want a new take on the pastel trend? Why not combine cornflour blues with zesty yellow tones in elegant and refined silhouettes? Here’s how: Keep accessories and makeup minimal – the focus should stay on the clothes. Preen collard blouse, L’Wren Scott pencil skirt, Stella McCartney pumps, Chloé shoulder bag. xo StyleBoard

Trend: Pretty Pastels

This spring/summer, designers have embraced pretty pastels. At Louis Vuitton’s spring/summer 2012 show, the audience was treated to fairytale-like, all-white merry-go-round with a model on each horse displaying Marc Jacob’s latest pastel pieces creating a “pretty-princess” look. Not too far away at Prada, Miuccia showed a collection that took the pretty pastel trend and gave … Continue reading

it’s a peplum party – look #26

Peplum-what-what?? you say? It’s not surprising. I had to look the term up myself, but designers everywhere seem to have long been aware of  this vintage trend. Basically, peplum refers to a style of skirt/dress/jacket/top which has a piece of fabric attached at the waist which is shaped into a frill. SJ had it down pat back … Continue reading

make a splash on the turf: spring racing special – look #19

It’s that time of year again. It’s warm, sunny… and the Spring Racing carnival is here. Race-ready dresses can be found in almost any store and fascinators have overtaken the fashion world. With so much around it’s all too easy to get overwhelmed however it’s important to keep in mind that the dress code for the … Continue reading

bejeweled – look #18

Statement jewellery is vital this season. The brighter and bigger the better! Wear with neutral and simple tones to draw attention to the piece. Erickson Beamon necklace, Inhabit tee, Topshop skirt, Kors Michael Kors pumps. xo sarah

paint it black – look #16

Amidst this colour blocking frenzy I thought it’d be nice to return to some classic colours; that is black of course! It’s just one of those full-proof colours isn’t it? Black on black, black on blue, black on anything! Plus it’s flattering all on shapes and sizes, can be dressed up or down with ease … Continue reading

white hot – look #15

Last week Melbourne celebrated Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, it has to be said, in the upmost of style. It was a fashion-frenzied week with numerous free fashion events, such as the daily city square runway show which showcased labels such as Jigsaw, Marcs by Marc Jacobs and Saba. Melbournian fashionistas were also treated to a … Continue reading

it’s raining spots and spots – look #14

Isn’t a bit of spotty action refreshing after seasons and seasons of sailor stripes?! As fabulous as this stunning Marc Jacobs ensemble is, I think if you walked down chapel street like that you might get a few (say a thousand) odd looks.. That’s not to say you have to stay clear of the spotty … Continue reading

go tonal – look #13

Playing around with colours can be tricky. Wearing entirely the same colour is quite tricky.. However it can be done! And you don’t have to be wearing the Melbourne all-black staple to do it. Neutral tones are the easiest to work with as they are  less dramatic, so they’re perfect for your first attempt. Mixing textures works … Continue reading