• Autumn Staycation at The Hills Lodge Hotel & Spa

    While most people plan their holidays and getaways around Summer, Autumn has its appeal for those who prefer a much quiet and uncrowded type of escape. As of late, there’s no better time or place to travel than in our own backyard,  so this time I’d like to share a few impressions from a recent stay at The Hills Lodge in Castle Hill. This boutique hotel turned out quite a fine retreat – Nestled in the Hills region of Sydney,…

  • AAFW Highlights – Bassike Winter Show

    Deborah Sams & Mary Lou Ryan, have been part of Australia’s leading fashion scene since 2006 with their brand Bassike; since its humble beginning in a small store in Avalon Beach, the brand has remained loyal to its sustainability and longevity ethos creating everyday luxe staples with a relaxed classic aesthetic that one can enjoy for years as daily style essentials. For AAFW Bassike presented one of the most wearable collections during their Winter Show. Featuring a color palette of…

  • AAFW Highlights – KITX Resort 21/22

    Loyal to her eco-friendly philosophy, Kitx’s latest resort collection ” Underworld” it’s an environmental with the release of KITX’s ENDANGERED Tees, raising not only awareness but funds for various causes,  such as Bee The Cure and The Port Macquarie Koala Hospital. The collection’s aesthetic boasted an understated appeal, finding inspiration in the ocean itself, reflected in foamy whites, blues, and greens in fluid forms with her signature draping and sartorially relaxed-fitting. All pieces were made with upcycled, recycled and ethically…

  • AAFW Highlights – Rebecca Vallance Resort 21/22

    Rebecca Vallance’s 10th  Anniversary Runway was one anticipated show, to say the least. Her Holliday collection was an ode to the 80’s glam with a rock-chic edge. Vallance array was fierce and sophisticated – plunging necklines, sequins, and feathers embodied a fierce woman while other garments featuring melon sleeves, bows, and tulle polka dot encapsulated the good girl vibe. We saw the flashbacks of that decade materialized in velvet and lame body-hugging numbers, power shoulders, and feather hems yet keeping…

  • Afterpay Australia Fashion Week Highlights – Romance Was Born

    When it comes to Fashion Week, Romance Was Born shows are quite flamboyant, theatrical, epic. Those who attended their recent runway would agree it was an immersive experience. A whimsical setting that included a merry-go-round, laser lights and florals galore anticipating something magical, and it was…. While their proposal might have looked somewhat ornated, and the label is known for its elaborated creations, this time we should take into account the upcycling agenda some brands are embracing; the fashion duo…

  • Afterpay Australia Fashion Week Highlights – Mariam Seddiq

    One outstanding showcase throughout AAFW was Mariam Seddiq’s collection  – Cerulean Resort 21/22. Known for her signature audacious approach, Saddiq’s display of prêt-à-couture comprised of sculptural silhouettes, vibrant neon palette, and exuberant construction was one to remember, one by one her designs full of drama emerged to the beat of classical music, creating a captivating atmosphere and a delight for the senses! As a return to maximalism, there were references from the ’70s, and ’80s glam with flare jumpsuits, power…