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I had the honour of attending a preview of Fossil Australia’s upcoming collection that will be released in stores between July - August worldwide and to be blunt and honest, it blew me away and I personally can’t wait till the collection hits the stores in Australia. - Luckily for me, there’s a Fossil Australia store just down the road.
The theme of the new collection is called “Make your mark”, no matter how big or small, I’m sure with one of these Fossil items, it won’t be hard to do.
The new collection had something for every women out there. The designers took the time to think about every type of woman out there so that there’s something for everyone.
The leather so soft and after having a feel of how buttery if felt. If you’re concerned if the leather will scratch easily, rest assured it doesn’t. It’s made with the best quality leather a cow can produce and no need to worry about colour transfer as the dye has been soaked via a “drum dye” procedure for over 24 hours to prevent it from happening.
Nothing was left out of the design process and every part of the hardware was thoroughly thought out, from stamping the logo to the shapes and colours. They are very sturdy and when you try it on and start handling the bags, you can tell the quality is second to none.
The new collection also targets anyone who has a quirky side. Although some of the items look very sophisticated to give it that timeless look, most of the accessories are colour-blocked with the interior being different colours to make it “pop”.
If you want to stand out more, Fossil have also come up with designs with prints x vintage.
One of the most amazing things about these accessories is that they are very affordable and that the stock you get overseas will be the same stock you get in Australia. This is a huge plus! I’ll highlight more of the planned pricing in my next post.
The refined leather of the new collection is absolutely stunning, and it doesn’t fade, crease or change colour with age.
When we had a feel of the bags and accessories, I quickly opened them up to see if there were pockets inside and if it was practical to use and they are spot on, there’s often pockets on either side, big and small so it’s easier to categories all your things. I get annoyed when I put something in my bag and take over 2 minutes to find it.
The totes are made of full leather, similar size and shape to the Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM but with the same build and quality of the Longchamp Le Pliage - extremely lightweight but is strong enough to hold kilos without it struggling and feeling like it will break.
Speaking of light weight, these bags were already stuffed with paper and they felt as light as a feather with is a huge plus, especially for accessories that are made of authentic leather with metal hardware.
The wallets were amazing quality and the interior (unfortunately not shown in the photo) is similar to the Prada Saffiano. - Basically, you’re getting the same quality as Italian and French High-end designer brands with 70% off the price tag.
Fossil’s accessories included (but are not limited to) bags, wallets, key chains, watches, bangles, charms, gift packs and even these cute coin pouches.
Ive always known Fossil for their amazing Rose Gold watches and on this collection, they did not forget about a girl’s wrists at all. This season for Fossil is all about layering the wrists so everything from their watches, charms and bangles will always match each other.
I have never met any employees who were so passionate about their work from the research, design, quality and production progress of an item. It helped really open my eyes more on the Fossil brand from their stories to the end product.
Part 2 of this post coming soon with more in-depth detailing of the price and the names of the collections, history and prices. In the meantime, to find the nearest Fossil Australia store near you, check out their website here, alternatively, pop into David Jones and/or Myer (the official stockists for Fossil Australia).
Location: Robson Park
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Here’s Part 2 of my Edge of Glory Outfit Post. I don’t know if I can even use the term “writer’s block” but I feel like it’s becoming harder and harder to write a post nowadays and I don’t want to be one of those “fashion/style bloggers” who post endless amounts of images and at the bottom of the post have one blurb - it’s not me and it lacks personality on my blog. I should really just blog my heart out while I’m in the “zone” and quit stopping after I’ve finished the one - Yes, I will be more efficient!
A few years back, I used to be a t-shirt and jeans type of girl before my loving boyfriend, Ramon told me that I should try and get some style happening in my life and from there, the love of dainty looks began. Since then, I loved anything with bows and frills and when I saw this top on Hana Secret’s website, I had to have it in my closet!
I’m so thankful that Ombre/Balayage has come into style! After hair modelling, my hair had suffered through at least 3 bleach attempts to strip the red from my hair, a couple of toners and a bad stage of regrowth. It’s true when people say it gets worse before it gets better.
This bench is located directly in the middle of the park, I know, weird right? it’s not next to any BBQ hutts, ponds or a bench. It was quite peaceful but would’ve been better if I had a bit more layers that day, I was freezing!
While taking these photos walking back and forth along the bench, I was worried I’d trip and fall, something I do quite often >.<
The bow on this top is so adorable and is a perfect detail to go with the lace texture of this blouse. Hanna Secret not only creates their own designs but also give budding designers out there the option to use their manufacturing warehouse facilities to make their designs and sell them through their website. So, for all you fashion designers out there who want to get your foot in the door, please visit their website.
Location: Robson Park
Here’s Part 2 of my Birds of a Feather Outfit Post.
Usually, I mentally prepare myself for the weather. After coming back from Wellington, I thought I’d be able to indulge in a warmer climate but wasn’t prepared for the pre-winter weather hitting Sydney and I was freezing! Ramon and I tried to do the shoot as quickly as possible.
Lately, I’ve had a bit of an obsession with mustard and hope that this colour doesn’t date. I’ve seen a lot of wine in the stores for their new Winter collections but it’s too gloomy for my liking.
I really can’t get over how amazing this skirt is! I was asked if it was hard to sit in it as it has metal studs and surprisingly, I don’t feel them at all and the metal studs are still in tact (no scratches or shavings from sitting on different surfaces; concrete, wood, material etc).
We had always driven past Robson Park and never really gave it a second look and when we finally decided to check it out, we found the place so paceful and surprisingly quite empty. I wouldn’t mind heading back again one day, the sunset is amazing.
Seeing this leggy look while writing this post reminds me that I need to invest in insect repellant. I managed to get bitten through thick opaque tights and my legs look completely horrid.
Location: Wellington, NZ Beach along Evans Bay Parade.
Recently, I posted separate posts about the Orange on Orange look the lovely Pam is wearing and the Black Laced Dress and finally (after figuring out what to write for this blog post for the past 2 weeks, possibly because I miss NZ so much) I’m posting the photos Pam and I took together.
These 2 beautiful dresses are courtesy of Maple Ave.
We tried to initially take photos at the lookout but the Wellington wind was extra strong that day and we literally missioned down to the beach via steep rocks while in our heels only to find when we got down, there was a walkway nearby - this is what happens when you’re cold, took eager and over excited.
We must’ve walked back and forth on this strip of the beach over 10 times and got so many small shells and stone stuck in our shoes! It was really good to converse while we were taking an awkward stroll on the beach.
I swear Pam has the most beautiful milky skin I’ve seen in person, and she has no eye bags! Mine have been super enhanced in this photo since she has absolutely nothing and the dress looks absolutely stunning on her!
Most of the time during the shoot it was a lot of “what should we do?”, “where should I look?”, “should I be standing like this?” during our so-called poses. I felt so bad for Ramon trying to capture that one shot without one of our faces looking skewed and out of place.
Winter is fast approaching and I’m hoping the designers out there continue to keep cut outs in their looks. They look gorgeous on dresses, tops and blazers!
I had so much fun with Pam doing this shoot. I’m not great at directing a shoot at all and Ramon and I try capture a more “natural” photo than one that’s too staged, so running back and forth the beach and finding hidden treasures created more memories we can cherish.
To be honest, I’m having withdrawals after coming back from NZ. I’ve dived into work, fashion events and charity work to keep myself busy lately. Although its good to keep busy, I miss my friends. It’s been so long since I’ve hung out with people more than once a day within the same week! - I.Must.Get.A.Social.Life.Outside.Of.Blogging.And.Social.Media!
I’ve finally made a 5-year plan and I’ve recently complied a mental list of goals I’d like to achieve this year. Let’s hope this helps me get out of this “I miss NZ” slump in my life.
What Pam wore:
Orange Dress: Maple Ave
Turquoise Heels: Hong Kong
Turquoise and Nude Clutch: TBA
Location: Robson Park
I have been meaning to post a look with this gorgeous lace blouse courtesy of the lovely girls at Hanna Secret but I couldn’t find the right items of clothing in my closet to do it any justice… ‘till I got this amazing leather skirt! I swear, it goes with anything and I love crossing the lines between edgy, chic and dainty.
This blouse from Hanna Secretis so beautiful and very well made. It’s so light yet there’s thick enough lining at the front which helps us girls out tremendously during cold weather.
To get to this bench, I had to walk in these heels along (yes, along) the hill. It took me forever to get down there as I feared that I would trip and cause more scaring and bleeding on myself.
The view of the sunset from this bench is amazing. I wasn’t able to take a photo because I was freezing and the sun was going down quite fast but it had nice pink colours in it.
The back of the blouse doesn’t have the thick lining and has that “edge” while still being dainty and elegant.
Wow, please excuse my eye bags, Ramon has still refused to edit them in the photos - icky!
This photo does not show how sharp these spikes are that every time I wear these shoes, I get scared just that little bit. I walk extra carefully and tell the others around me to not walk so close just in case I hurt them with these deadly spikes!
Part 2 of this look coming soon, so while you wait, don’t forget to their out Hanna Secret today to see what they have in stock and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to get their latest news and deals!
I’ve been meaning to post a giveaway lately so here it is. - Better late than never! This giveaway is sponsored by the lovely people at OASAP!
You will have the chance to win 1 out of the 7 items listed below and runner up will win the cat ears ring.
HOW TO ENTER:
- Register an account with OASAP.
- Comment below with your name and email you used to register with OASAP.
- The giveaway is open WORLDWIDE, so anyone can join.
- Giveaway starts today Thursday, 9 May 2013 and closes on Sunday, 19 May 2013 at 5pm AEST.
- I will announce the winners on my blog and contacted via email address.
- The winner will get to choose one of the following items: http://www.oasap.com/dresses/27681-vintage-denim-dress-with-contrast-mesh-skirt.html
- The runner up will win the cat ears ring.
- Reblogging will gain and additional entry to win the cat ears ring only.
- Any questions, please feel free to message me.