Not many girls could pull off a white crop top, but Geneva comes off effortlessly cool and confident. I love the pastel on pastel, and against her amazing tan (thanks to a Hong Kong summer) she looks like a total babe. I only met Geneva for the first time a few days ago at Australian Fashion Week, but like so many blogger meets, I felt like I’d known her for much longer. Total sweetheart, and DIY master (her paper bag clutch is one of her own creations), it was a real treat to finally cross paths.
Always a fan of Gary Bigeni, it was so good to pop backstage and see his work before the show. All round nice guy, and total genius when it comes to clever cuts, Gary did not disappoint. His spring summer collection ‘Fractured Appearance’ was awash with turquoise blue, orange hues, bold prints and sporty stripes all in effortlessly wearable silhouettes. As expected, the tailoring and drapery was done to perfection and delivered with the usual Bigeni style. The cat eye glasses were the perfect finishing touch; so sleek and ladylike!
Australian Fashion Week kicked off yesterday with an explosion of colour at Romance was Born’s off-site show at the Sydney Theatre Company. Their theatrical presentations are always highly anticipated, and this year they didn’t disappoint, transforming models into super heroes and sending them out against a giant paper pop-up backdrop. No super hero tops Wonder Woman, and Romance was Born’s interpretation was the best yet. Cartoon prints, metallic foil dresses, sequin skirts, boxy jackets and embellished bustiers packed a punch while still being completely wearable. That’s what struck me most to be honest, how wearable the collection actually was. Perhaps not all at once, but one could easily pluck out a sequin skirt or cartoon bomber and fit it into their current wardrobe. After all, who doesn’t like a little super hero sass.
I’m really digging denim in prints and different washes at the moment, although in saying that isn’t everyone? Isabel Marant does something and the rest will undoubtedly follow! I may even embark on a little DIY experiment with some of my old jeans this weekend. I dipped dyed some boyfriend jeans with bleach and the results were pretty great (although the bleach weakens denim far quicker than you would expect). Anyway, I love Ann’s look; it’s so simple and casual yet still a little unexpected. And her Ellery cat eye sunglasses are the perfect finishing touch, I really need to get my hands on a pair!