In 2016, I spent $6500 on fashion. In 2017, I bought only Australian-made clothes. In 2018, I spent $9 on a pre-loved outfit, but otherwise, bought no new clothes. Yep, I tried the minimalist thing and bought nothing for 365 days.
This entire outfit has made by a woman who I’ve known for more than half a decade. She has children, she is passionate, she is incredibly talented, and she has never swayed from her values, remaining ethical and Australian made.
It’s no secret that the traditional corporate wardrobe can be a little drab. Confined to black pencil skirts, boxy blazers and dated court shoes, the office outlook is usually grim – but it doesn’t have to be.
Today marks the launch of The Fashion Advocate’s 2017 Australian made campaign, a 12-month project which will see local fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands receive the attention and promotion they deserve.
Two of Melbourne’s most beloved traits are its street art and unique fashion scene, so what could be better than the combination of both? That’s what Pant Active‘s designer duo Brenton and Deborah Loh thought too when they breathed life into their label and launched earlier this year.
Melbourne Cup attracts nearly 100,000 people to Flemington every single year, and it’s famed for its star-studded guest list. It’s also the second most influential fashion event when it comes to trends, forecasts and the season’s style highlights.
The Siyona woman is a connoisseur of the exceptional. She is independent, confident and ambitious. She lives life to the full and exudes style, grace and attitude through her wardrobe as an expression of her personality.
If I could follow the sun throughout the year and skip winter, I would. I’m a beach lover at heart and take full advantage of any chance I can to ditch my heels, wash off my make-up and laze around poolside or lap up some rays at the beach.
‘Style’ is a complex thing, and it’s not to be confused with ‘fashion’. Coco Chanel had many things to say about it, but one of her most memorable quotes was, “Fashion changes, only style remains the same.”
The ‘classic casual’ is a look that I’ve perfected: fit for unplanned catch-ups, accidental bump-in to's and everything in-between, a carefully considered ‘I woke up like this’ outfit should be kept at the front of every wardrobe.
After recently moving from Queensland to Melbourne, I’ve been faced with a major shoe change. North of the border, thongs, flip-flops and slides are a part of everyday life and are an acceptable shoe choice for most casual occasions. South of the border in Melbourne, not so much.