ALL THAT GLITTERS

28312396_10156128799617118_1584108701_oI was in Sydney on the weekend, to celebrate a couple of good friends birthdays.

It was an absolute amazing weekend, full of good food and good company. On the Saturday night we headed to The Argyle, located in the Rocks. As it was going to be a glam night out, I opted for something glittery.

I have been very drawn to ‘all things glittery’ this year, it’s quickly becoming my 2018 theme. I found this fun T-shirt style dress on Pretty Little Thing, which was also very comfortable, as there was lots of dancing with my girls.

I was espcially drawn to all the detail in the dress, it gave of a bit of a seveties vibe with the large sequins which also seemed to resemble the Sydney skyline at night.

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I love a t-shirt dress, because most of the time they can be used for a fun casual look and then dressed up easily with a pair of heels and statement earings.

A weekend getaway is always a good excuse for a new outfit, I feel you can be a bit bolder with your choices as well when you are away from home, it’s always good to get out of your comfort zone!

I also did a VLOG whilst in Sydney which I will be posting this month, which covers the topic of fashion and travelling, and how to pack smartly! I also show a glimpse of this outfit!

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Stay tuned for many more glittery looks this year!

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PARIS – MONTMARTRE

It was your typical spring/summer day in Paris, with sunshine in the sky and clouds on the horizon, we decided to head up to the famous Montmartre for a true Parisian experience.

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We stopped for a bite to eat as artists of all ages worked their magic around us, it was like a classic French black and white movie.

We spent time after, wandering around admiring the work of the French artistes and of course made a few purchases – how could I resist?

One thing I was super excited about, being in Paris was the fashion – I felt I had a platform to put together outfits I normally wouldn’t wear in my day-to-day life.

I donned a pink on pink ensemble, a mink pink crop skivvy, pink flares from Zara and my newly purchased pink kitten heels from Galeries Lafayette and my pink forever new backpack to complete my look!

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I planned a lot of my outfits ahead of my trip, however this particular outfit came to me unpacking my suitcase in our Paris apartment – double colouring is always a risk, but it’s the risks you don’t take that you regret.

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For me, I felt like I slipped right in and as it started to rain, the scene was perfectly set.

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5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

It’s hard to believe Fateful Fashion started 5 years ago. Boy oh boy have things changed, I would have never guessed life would bring me to where I am today.   At 19, I thought I had it all figured out, I had my plan and nothing was going to stop me.

I had set backs, then some more, then a few more, but I never stopped dreaming.

At 24 going on 25, I still don’t have it figured out, and I’m guessing no-one really does! I love the quote ‘some of the best days of our lives haven’t happened yet’, that excites me!

When you feel like you have no clue what is going on and it scares the hell out of you, just know there is always a rainbow at the end of that storm, and that is what we should all aim for – whilst dancing in the rain!

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I remember when Fateful Fashion first started and we got the rights to cover all Mercedes Benz Fashion Weeks online – worldwide! I was in awe, little did I know that I would go on to attend Mercedes Benz Melbourne Fashion Week numerous times, even sitting front row!  That I would work for Adelaide Fashion Festival and attend the shows, including witnessing Paolo Sebastian’s first ever runway which was INSANE! To actually attending New York Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week, my teenage dreams came to life!

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I’ve seen our blog reach countries I never knew existed, collaborated with bloggers all over the world and Interviewed some of the greatest in fashion!  Including Bonobos, Ruthie Davies and of course Paolo Sebastian.   Not only did I get to play dress ups in Paolo Sebastian couture gowns, Paul supplied an illustration that became a collaboration T-shirt where proceeds were donated to the Leukaemia Foundation.

Fateful Fashion has also appeared in numerous magazines, including a feature story in LITA magazine.

I met the designer of the PFW Haute Couture A/W 2017 – Alexis Mabille in Paris last year, and got to hear first-hand his inspirations for his designs and the process involved.

Fateful Fashion has also travelled to Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, London, Ireland, Paris and Singapore, as well as numerous trips to Queensland, Melbourne and Sydney.

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With over 1000 likes on Facebook and over 3000 on Instagram, it is growing bigger than I could have ever envisioned and has motivated me to really push myself this year to see how far it can go and what I can achieve.

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I want to dedicate this post to EVERYONE who has supported not only me, but Fateful Fashion, of course a HUGE thank you to Alexis, who without her, this ‘dream’ would never have happened, and of course my Mum, for the face behind the camera and the words of encouragement every time I face doubt, and my dad for all the business advice, who helped turn dreams into reality.

There are many many more individuals to thank, so this is to you all, and to all the dreamers!

Here’s to the next great 5 years!

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BEACH HOPPER

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Happy New Year everyone!

I’m excited to share with you my very first blog post for 2018! How is it the end of January already?!

As some of you may be aware, Adelaide is experiencing a bit of a heat-wave, which created the perfect excuse to go to the beach!

On Saturday, my friend and I ventured down to Seacliff beach for some much needed relaxation and rejuvenation, and what better place to reset then at the beach.

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I’m mostly a river girl, so when I go to the beach – it’s exciting because I can get more use out of my ‘nicer’ bathers that I know won’t get ruined by murky water or chlorine.

For this occasion, I teamed my Seafolly black & white Chevron one piece with a matching tote and black & white patterned round towel.

I have naturally very fair skin, so a one piece (albeit trendy) is also a sensible choice for myself.  However this particular suit gives off unfortunate tan lines – but hey, small price to pay for fashion!

The water was crystal clear, slightly cool which became a needed relief from the steamy sun, the sand hot but soft and the atmosphere of Seacliff was busy, yet chilled.

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Nothing feels more Australian to me, then spending the day at the beach to hopping to another beach at night, letting your hair be free and makeup low-key, it’s a cleansing feeling.

With the new year already in full swing, it’s nice to take a moment and have fun, not worry about the to-do list, let go of inhabitations and simply be.

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This is the theme I am intending for this year, to let go of what doesn’t serve me and just be. Easier said than done, but I believe everything is a practice and good things take time.

This year, instead of resolutions, I’ve set intentions, including some goals, but mainly a focus on joy and being present.

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful start to the new year, and that your 2018 only gets better and better!

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Speak to you soon!

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Outfit Details:
One Piece: Seafolly
Towel: Cotton On
Hat: White Sox (Chicago, USA)

AFF 2017

It was every little girls dream…

Sunday evening I attended the Paolo Sebastian 2018 Spring/Summer Couture Collection ‘Once Upon a Dream’ show, which was the finale of the Adelaide Fashion Festival 2017 hosted in the Torrens Parade Ground.

The Festival itself was on another level, with barbie pink photo-booths and horse statues, you knew your mind was going to be blown by whatever was behind those doors.

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Paolo Sebastian brought your favourite Disney characters to life and somehow made everyone’s dreams come true.

It wasn’t a fashion show, it was an experience that left you in awe and with tears in your eyes.

Inspired by Disney movies, you got to escape with him on this magical journey of fashion.

Fairy tale dresses full of french tulle, silk chiffon and beads glided down the grass covered runway that was decorated with floral arrangements that would overhang and tower over the models.

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In collaboration with Disney, Paul celebrates his tenth year and sixteenth collection of Paolo Sebastian dedicating this collection to all those who believed in a dream, as Walt Disney said ‘all our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

With the contrast of the cinderella and wicked witch, Paul channels the beauty within both the light and dark. Leaving us inspired by the dress that truly represents fairy tales, that they all lived Happily Ever After…

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To see more about the Paolo Sebastian show and other events hosted by Adelaide Fashion Festival visit their website, located here: http://www.adelaidefashionfestival.com.au/

Photo credit: Adelaide Fashion Festival

Outfit Details:
Playsuit: Forever New
Leather Jacket: Tommy Hillfiger
Shoes: Sol Sana
Bag: Michael Kors Belt: Michael Kors

 

PARIS – PFW A/W 2017

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On the 4th July 2017 I had the privilege of attending Paris Fashion Week, Alexis Mabille Haute-Couture Autumn/Winter 2017 at Hotel D’evreux.

When I arrived at my hotel in Paris, they handed me the invitation that was sent for me. To say I was excited is a HUGE understatement. I have dreamt of attending Paris Fashion Week for as long as I can remember, and to be invited to a Designers’ Haute-Couture Collection Showing was a little mind-blowing.

My instant reaction was to scream and cry from my Paris balcony (which I did) my second was to go shopping to find THE outfit to wear.

Luckily, I was in the perfect city to go shopping and on the first day I found THE outfit.

The day of the show I was a bunch of nerves, anticipating getting ready and making sure we weren’t late.

The time came, and the traffic was manic, fortunately we arrived just in time and arrived at Hotel D’evreux located next to the Ritz, where we went after for a ‘post-show’ drink (as you do).

We were greeted at the door by fancy models in suits and headed up to the collection showcase where we were provided with champagne.

All the guests were dressed to the nines and I wasn’t sure where to look. Couture gowns were displayed in every room, where the rooms resembled the Palace of Versailles – high ceilings and gold trimmings, it was something out of a dream.

We spent the next hour, flowing from room to room gushing over the gorgeous gowns, which took over 3 weeks to complete (each) and had 4 people working on them at a time.

Alexis Mabille is an International Designer, having worked with Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent before going out on his own with brand – Alexis Mabille. Alexis has also worked with the likes of Dita Von Tesse, has had a feature in Vogue and has over 40,000 followers on Instagram.

I was fortunate enough to catch up with Alexis and talk to him about his designs and the process involved, the passion in his voice when describing the collection was that of a true artist.

I was so honoured to be able to have the chance to meet Alexis and attend his Haute-Couture Autumn/Winter 2017 Collection Showcase and will forever remember every second of it.

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It’s not every day you get to go to Paris Fashion Week, and it’s not every day your dreams come true. On the 4th July 2017, one of my lifelong goals and dreams came true and it was a surreal/proud moment, one that will forever be cherished.

I am very fortunate to have this platform and share with you the opportunities I’ve had, and people I’ve met, that I never thought possible, I’m so grateful for everything Fateful Fashion has brought into my life and all the experiences associated, as they say ‘little girls with dreams, become women with vision’.

My full Travel Diaries will be posted in the coming months, featuring London and Paris, for further updates, make sure you follow my Instagram and Facebook!

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