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F L A N N E L

F L A N N E L, the Australian designer label of Perth-born designer Kristy Lawrence, was created back in 2006. Kristy's first piece was a feminine silk slip, which, 13 years on, remains the backbone of each new collection.

Currently Kristy has a grand total of 17 stores spread across Australia and the USA, the latest being Rundle Street, Adelaide. The clothing is feminine, easy to wear and luxurious, using only the finest of silks, wool and cottons. I love the fact that Kristy has taken the guess work out of styling as colour ways and styles have been chosen carefully so they coordinate seamlessly with other garments from each collection.

I had the pleasure of visiting the Albert Park boutique yesterday. Sadly, I didn't take any photographs, probably because I was so in awe of everything and so excited to find a piece to add to my closet. I was really well attended to by Rachel, who had an amazing eye for design and an amazingly effortless, chic style.  

I ended up selecting a re…

Burberry-Bringing back the Classics

I was quite worried about the vision of new chief creative director for Burberry, Riccardo Tisci, for some time, up until recently. When he made his debut with the British high end designer label back in March, 2018, he really did push things to the extreme with his collections in the beginning. Fashionistas and style gurus on social media were quite disgruntled by Tisci's new revolutionary vision, while I wondered where on earth all of the classics had disappeared to.  Was this the end of Burberry's heritage as we knew it?

I have been in awe of Burberry's classics designs for many years now, especially when Christopher Bailey was at Burberry's helm. When he left, I was quite devastated and a little apprehensive and wondered what would be next for the brand I so adored. 

Fast forward to 2019, the classics have returned full throttle to Burberry's collections and my excitement has been renewed once again. Lace dresses, pleated skirts, classic pants and wearable separa…

V & A "Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion Exhibition"

I am thrilled to announce that, thanks to London's Victoria and Albert Museum, a fabulous exhibition, "Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion" is coming to the Bendigo Arts Gallery this Winter. The exhibition is timely, as this year marks the centenary of the first Balenciaga fashion house. 

The exhibition will showcase the legacy of the house designer, Cristobel Balenciaga and will include his designs, which revolutionised what we know today as contemporary fashion. 

"Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion" opens August 17 until November 10, 2019 at Bendigo Arts Gallery, 42 View Street, Bendigo. 

Yours in style,
Suzi x

Images courtesy of Bendigo Art Gallery from The Richard Avedon Foundation and the V & A Museum, London (C)

Isabel Marant Etoile SS'19

I think it's wonderful that some high end designers offer diffusion lines so that fashionistas can still have the opportunity to wear their clothes without the hefty price tag. The likes of Missoni have a diffusion line with their label, M Missoni, Chloe has their diffusion label, See by Chloe and French designer Isabel Marant has her diffusion line, Isabel Marant Etoile. 

Isabel Marant loves dressing women for every day. This is what I love about the Etoile label, the fact I can slip on an item and wear it running errands and feel so french chic and oh so feminine! That's how I feel about her Etoile line, Each piece is so wearable. From floral dresses and skirts to soft breezy fabrics, sweatshirts and casual pants, Isabel Marant Etoile is both feminine and chic. 

I pretty much have everything in the  Spring/Summer 2019 Isabel Marant Etoile collection on my Wish List! One of each please! Merci!

Have a great week ahead.

Yours in style,
Suzi x

Big thanks to Isabel Marant for i…

Oroton-An Australian Icon for 80 Years

I still remember purchasing my very first ever Oroton handbag when I was in my early twenties. It was a small brown saddle bag that you could wear across the body. I wore it for years, until it became too scratched up due to the fact that it was made out of a fabulously soft cow hide. A decade later, I bought the Jackie Hobo which I still use from time to time. My Oroton handbags and the purse I still use every day, have definitely stood the test of time. The quality of manufacturing is undeniably second to none.

Did you know that Oroton are celebrating 80 years this year? That's pretty amazing since back in 2017, Oroton went into voluntary administration. I was worried the company was going to join the long list of Australian designers who have not managed to stay afloat. Thankfully in late 2017, Caledonia Funds Management chief investment officer, Will Vicars, purchased the brand from the administrator. Will Vicars had already a small portion of shares in the company. 

Oroton'…

Clean Living with Baserange

I first discovered Baserange when I was shopping online at Net-A-Porter. This beautiful label started out with only underwear and have since expanded their collection to include leisure wear as well. What really appeals to me about Baserange is not only the comfort factor, the majority of fabrics used are sustainable and ethically produced. 

Baserage has upped the anti when it comes to  reducing their carbon footprint. One of the ways they do this is by keeping the manufacturing process local. For example, Baserange manufactures all of their underwear, T-shirts and sweaters in smaller towns around Porto in Portugal. By doing this the time,cost and travel involved during the manufacturing process is heavily reduced. 

Some of you may be familiar with the term 'clean eating', which is all about reducing the amount of artifical colours and flavours and eating foods that are in their most natural state. Baserange is also trying to be as 'clean' as possible in the way they man…