Spring / Summer 2011 (3)Spring / Summer 2011 | Uptown Twirl - Part 3


Rosemount Fashion Wk

Favourites Part2…

Lover S/S 11-12

Lover’s return to the runway after 10years was a highly anticipated affair. Sleek lines, crisp tailoring and lots of exquisitely feminine lace – the striking collection was brought to life solely in blood red, white and black. There were many contrasting references – the masculine lines of tuxedo suit separates followed by the delicate French lace. It was alluring, feminine and delicately sexy – the Lover girl has grown to a new polished chic…

Zimmermann S/S 11-12

At Zimmermann feather light dresses floated down the runway with ethereal beauty. Laser cut cotton voile prints in white and leather combined to create a beautiful, natural feeling collection. The white and tan were offset perfectly by floaty prints in soft watermelon and turquoise. Zimmermann is no longer just a swimwear label, this ready-to-wear collection was simply exquisite…

Manning Cartell S/S 11-12

Inspired by the landscape and natural wonders of North Africa, Manning Cartell Spring / Summer 2011 was a modern, elegant take on ‘tribal’ dressing. Earthy desert tones; leather detailing; rope fastenings; Manning Cartell’s pieces consisted of beautifully draped silk dresses and crisp suiting. Abstract digital prints and bold metallic collars added the perfect finishing touches…

Josh Goot S/S 11-12

Presented in an abandoned carpark, Josh Goot’s Spring / Summer 2011 collection played off the desolate surrounds perfectly. Light sculptural dresses, bright colours and digital prints looked impeccably crisp and clean…

What do you think of these collections? xx

Photos from vogue.co.uk / fashionising.com


Rosemount Fashion Wk

Favourites Part1…

A few of my favourites from Rosemount Australian Fashion Wk Spring / Summer 2011 / 12…

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Ellery S/S 11-12

Abstract tailoring and a play on oversized pieces, Ellery’s Spring / Summer 2011 collection drew inspiration from David Hockney’s contemporary artwork. Entitled ‘The Second Marriage’, Ellery fused her signature cool, sexy and quirky aesthetic into modern yet classic pieces. The waists on skirts and dresses were nipped in while shoulders were exaggerated. As one of the hot tickets at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week, Ellery’s  front row was the place to be seen. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the bright yellow coat and gown! Two of my absolute favourite looks from the week…

Camilla and Marc S/S 11-12

Taking a far more playful aesthetic than past seasons, Camilla and Marc’s Spring / Summer 2011 collection featured some extraordinarily bright colours and captivating prints. Still maintaining the sharp relaxed tailoring the label is known for, Camilla and Marc also offered some silhouettes with an understated simplicity. These were made fierce with colouring blocking techniques or bold leopard print. The collection also had hints of ‘sporty’, with hot pink neoprene and contrasting white…

Dion Lee S/S 11-12

Having achieved monumental success for such a new label in the last few seasons, the pressure was on for Dion Lee to deliver something impeccable. And he did. ”There’s a focus on silhouette… Micro short shapes transition into cutaway skirts, through to austere, sober shapes.”, said Dion Lee of his Spring / Summer 2011 collection.  Entitled ‘Composure’, the collection maintained Lee’s sharp architectural silhouettes with his strong lines and crisp tailoring. Yet it also felt fresh and new.  Lee also stayed true to his signature colour palette of white, greys, blues, pinks and black…

Alex Perry S/S 11-12

Entitled ‘Cuban Princess’, Alex Perry’s Spring / Summer 2011 collection was a vibrant feast for the eyes. Bright Colours, floral prints and hoop earrings brought the Cuban inspiration to life. There were sequin embellishments and flowing chiffon skirts ready to cut a fierce rumba on a steamy Havana night. And don’t forget exquisite wear – of course the most glamorous evening gowns of RAFW were to be found at Alex Perry! Perry always creates effortless, fairytale, sophistication…

What do you think of these collections? xx


Photos from grazia.com.au / breakfastwithaudrey.com.au


Model Feature

Love, Love, Love… Natalia Vodianova

Model, Actress, Designer, Wife & Mother, Philanthropist… Natalia Vodianova is one extraordinary lady.

About Natalia Vodianova…

Born in Gorky, USSR, Natalia Vodianova grew up in a poor district of the city. As a teenager, Vodianova would help her mother sell fruit on the street and later set up her own fruit stand to help her family out of poverty. At the age of 15, Vodianova enrolled in a modelling academy. She was told she would need to learn English to succeed in the business. Vodianova mastered the language within just 3months and by the age of 17 had already moved to Paris and signed with Viva Models.


Vodianova has walked in over 175 runway shows and appeared in countless editorial spreads for fashion magazines worldwide. She has covered, on numerous occasions, Vanity Fair, Vogue, i-D, W, Italian Vogue, British Vogue, Pop, and Tatler, amongst others. This month alone, she graces two covers! Vodianova has been the ‘face’ of many campaigns, including those for; Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, Diana Von Fürstenberg, L’Oréal and others. As part of her contract with Etam (the French lingerie label), Vodianova has also designed a lingerie collection each season, under the brand Natalia pour Etam.

Outside Of Modelling…

Vodianova has three children with husband Justin Portman, and has been recognized for her philanthropic contributions. She is a founder and the president of the Naked Heart Foundation, a organisation that strives to provide a safe and inspiring environment for every child living in urban Russia to play in. In November 2010, Vodianova was awarded the Harper’s Bazaar Inspiration of the Year.

Vodianova will soon appear on the silver screen starring opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers in the romance Belle du Seigneur. Of taking on the role of actress, Vodianova has said: “Acting is an extension of what I do as a model because I never just pose. I always give a bit more.”

For Vogue US May 2011 Issue…

“Model and actress Natalia Vodianova unpacks a cinematic urban summer wardrobe at the iconic Chateau Marmont and finds young Hollywood talents behind every door”, Vogue US.

Natalia Vodianova for Guerlain Rouge S/S 2011

Exquisitely beautiful Vodianova fonts the latest campaign for Guerlain’s Rouge Lipstick Line.

Natalia Vodianova for Forum S/S 2011

Vodianova is joined by Marlon Teixeira, as the face of Forum’s Spring / Summer 2011 campaign. Vodianova and Teixeira sizzle with sexy, sophistication for the Brazilian label.

Who is your favourite model? xx


Photos from vogue.com / fashiongonerogue.com / fashionising.com / models.com

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