MAD HATTER

For our final day in London, we treated ourselves to an extra fancy ‘Mad Hatters’ Tea Party, held at the Sanderson Hotel in beautiful Soho.

The food was decadent and enough to put me into a food coma for days.

For this occasion, I thought it only fitting to get dressed up and enjoy a pot of freshly brewed Alice in Wonderland themed tea.

As this is only the start of a month long trip, I had to restrain from shopping my way through London (it was hard!), however I succumbed in Zara, picking up this bell-sleeved Blazer and white knit.  I teamed this with classic black shorts and sandal heels for a beautiful sunny day in London.

There is something about walking the streets of another city, you take it slower and look around and at every turned we were greeted with beautiful quaint architecture and charisma.

London, you have been wonderful and I already can’t wait to visit again soon.

For anyone visiting London, I highly recommend the Sanderson for a High Tea with the Mad Hatter and you can be just like Alice, in a Wonderland.

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Until next time.
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PREVIEW: GEORGY COLLECTION

I recently caught up with designers Paul & Georgina Tsiavlis who are behind up and coming fashion brand GEORGY COLLECTION.

Not only was I lucky enough to talk all things fashion, I also got a sneak peak of their collection, which is due to be launching within the coming months.

GEORGY COLLECTION is a mix of class and sophistication – with an edge, ensuring whomever wears their gowns feel beautiful, confident and sexy!

With a strong focus on high-quality design and individual desire to suit your personal style.

Georgina, the designer behind the brand states that ‘At the heart of the collection lies a strong design aesthetic. Contoured lines and structured silhouettes create a signature style that radiates from every intricate stitch and seam. GEORGY COLLECTION designs are bold and confident, and make the women who wear them feel the same.’

Thank you to Paul & Georgina for giving me this exclusive sneak peak, definitely a brand to watch and another exciting addition to the fashion scene in Adelaide.

Stay tuned for the launch of GEORGY COLLECTION.

KURTIS PAUL

I’ve teamed up with luxury British Brand Kurtis Paul, specialising in beautifully crafted men’s bags and accessories.

Kurtis Paul aim to bring high quality products to the masses and target a demographic they refer to as ‘The Modern Gentleman’.

Launching in 2015 with their leather collection, since Kurtis Paul have expanded and released their leather accessories and canvas collection, this was only made available recently and is crafted from a luxurious 20oz, super thick canvas. This was chosen to give a harder wearing, higher quality feel.

The brand is big on personalisation, tailoring names to their accessories and giving their products a unique personality.

Kurtis Paul was created for the Modern Gentleman, this is someone who as a sense of purpose, wants to have a positive impact on the world and is motivated and driven to be at their best.   It’s someone who holds themselves in high regards, has a high self worth and is determined to become the best version of himself. Much of his down time is spent on self development and he enjoys the knowledge that is received through reading factual literature. He understands that health is an important aspect of his routine and a health body lets him perform at his best. The modern gentleman has an interest in travel and the experience of different cultures. He knows that it is our differences that make us unique and by studying different cultures he can gain an understanding of peoples motivators and driver, he calls on this knowledge to ensure he helps other gain reach the potential. Helping others is an important aspect of his working manta, he believes that to receive you must first give and he enjoys the satisfaction of helping others.

I had a chat to Lloyd, co-founder over at Kurtis Paul, check out the interview below

Q) What made you want to start Kurtis Paul?

Kurtis Paul was started by two brothers with a desire to express their creativity and was born following many extended periods of travel.

Both Kurtis and I have spent many a day on the road travelling for work and are keen backpackers. It is fair to say we have tried, and tested, many different luggage products. We were intrigued by the lack of quality in the market and were quality was present there was a large price tag associated. It has been our aim, since starting Kurtis Paul to focus on why we do things. For example; we rationalise Kurtis Paul not as a fashion brand but more as a brand who solves the luggage requirements of today’s men.

I believe that starting our design process with the intent on solving a problem leads us to focus more and ensures our products are as good as they can be. For example; our canvas duffle bag comes with both carry handles and shoulder straps (not unusual) but by thinking through how this bag would be used we decided to make all handles removable. The wearer generally has a preference on carry style and in most cases the other handles are redundant. In another example; we know there is an importance to allow backpack straps to be adjustable but became frustrated by how the excess strap was left to dangle. On our recently launched canvas backpack we made a simple alteration so the straps can be tucked away and kept neat.

Q) What would you mark as your biggest success to date?

I think our biggest success is the happiness that starting Kurtis Paul has brought both Kurtis and I. We truly enjoy the work we do and feel this is more valuable than anything else.  As you would probably agree, being creatively minded there is a huge sense of satisfaction that is received by seeing the product of hard work. It is this satisfaction that keeps driving the team to move forward.

Q) Can you describe more about your personality in naming of items, what is the story behind the name(s)?

You will notice all our bags have a name, we consciously chose to inject some personality into each of them and have given them a persona as to how we expect them to be used and for what type of person. For example the canvas collection includes the ‘Arnold Duffle Bag’, ‘Columbus Backpack’ and ‘Donald Beach Bag’.

The persona of each bag was chosen as our way to inject some fun and character into the product range. It goes back to the earlier statement that Kurtis Paul focuses on why we do things. Each bag was designed with a clear vision on how it would be used and the type of person that would enjoy the creations.

The personalities are our articulation of this, we wanted people to read them and think ‘yes, that sounds like me’, we also wanted the persons to act as a motivation.

Self improvement is a huge part of who Kurtis Paul are, we believe that life is one continual journey in which we learn and grow as people. We hoped that our customers would read the personas and it would spark some motivation within them, increase their energy levels and give them some purpose. For example; if you’re using a bag named after Arnold Schwarzenegger your certainly not going to ’take it easy’ next time you’re in the gym…

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I want to personally thank the guys over at Kurtis Paul for creating this insightful interview and providing us with an insider take on the world of luxury luggage.  To check out their products, click the links below!

 

Columbus Backpack:

https://www.kurtispaul.com/product/columbus-canvas-backpack-desert-sand/

https://www.kurtispaul.com/product/columbus-canvas-backpack-overcast-grey/

 

Donald Beach Bag:

https://www.kurtispaul.com/product/donald-canvas-drawstring-beach-bag-desert-sand/

https://www.kurtispaul.com/product/donald-canvas-drawstring-beach-bag-overcast-grey/

 

Arnold Duffle Bag:

https://www.kurtispaul.com/product/arnold-canvas-duffle-bag-desert-sand-cream/

https://www.kurtispaul.com/product/arnold-canvas-duffle-bag-overcast-grey/

 

 

georgia hall adelaide fashion blogger

GREENACRES

They say there’s nothing better than country air.

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I love the simplicity of life, a good TV show, Thai takeaway, balmy nights, city lights, fresh air and time to spare.
Time seems to move that little bit slower in the country, and offers you time to reflect and enjoy the little things in life.

For such an occasion, it is only fitting that you dress the part.  For me, overalls are the perfect match to the rolling hillside.  As a kid, overalls were our uniform, as you grow up they become the item of clothing you least want to wear and as fashion does, it repeats itself.

Personally speaking, overalls are back and now as an adult I can appreciate how practical they really are and stylish!
I don’t know about you, but I find that there are never pockets in women’s clothing so to have multiple pockets, I was overjoyed.  I picked these up on sale (always a bonus!) at Forever New, teamed with a crop, kicks and delicate jewelry my outfit was simply complete.

I read this quote about tying in happiness with the simple things that make your life, and it really made me think…  How often we, as a society relate happiness with the big moments in life, materialistic purchases, holidays,big life moments – all of which are valid occasions to be happy and celebrate happiness, however it’s the moments in-between, where you find the little things in life that make you happy and embrace those.

Speaking of, I am going to enjoy my lazy Sunday afternoon watching endless episodes of the Office and tuning the outside world out for a while!

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VAMFF 2017

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Last Saturday I attended the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) and I already want to go back!

I started planning my outfit as soon as I bought my tickets and after a lot of umm’s and ahh’s figuring out what to wear I decided to let my new pink Zara statement pants take the lead.  I teamed this with my bell-sleeve crop (Naked Boutique) which was one of the biggest trends by the way, and finished with statement earrings (Sportsgirl) and my beloved Louboutin’s! My bag for the night was a last minute purchase as I got in to Melbourne, my new baby pink backpack (Sportsgirl)– to match my pants of course!

I think I must have tried this outfit on a dozen times in the week leading up, making sure it was the outfit.

Located at the Royal Exhibition Building the beautiful architecture was set amongst array of pre-show activities, bars, photo-booths and a swarm of fashion loving individuals snapping away and taking part in all what VAMFF had to offer.

Before the show started I already felt like I had a massive dose of fashion, one of the major highlights for me (besides the show of course) was the Mirror Mirror Photo-booth, which I have to admit, made me feel a bit like a celebrity – it was so much fun!

Time flew and before we knew it, we headed into the Royal (emphasis on Royal) Exhibition Building where the professionalism of the whole VAMFF event shone. It was hard to believe I was only an hour flight away from home, this event was showcased on an international level!

The show started at 7:30pm as the sun started to set, hundreds formed in and took their place and as the lights went down, the chatter eased off and all eyes were on the runway.

It’s hard for me to pick a standout designer, they all flowed effortlessly and I was mentally adding them to my wardrobe as they waltzed down the runway.

The designers presenting were: Mischa Collection; Thurley; Camilla; BY JOHNNY; White Suede; Zhivago; and Rachel Gilbert.

As the ceremony closed, I got Goosebumps, how lucky was I to have attended this event in the Fashion capital of Australia, it left me longing for more.

The warm autumn weather offered comfort as we left, chatter increased again, this time it was all about the highs of the show.

For anyone who is an avid Fashion lover, or loves a good show, I would HIGHLY recommend getting in early to score your tickets for next years VAMFF, I know I will be.

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89TH ACADEMY AWARDS

The 89th Academy Awards is one that will go down in history!

Besides the unfortunate incident, this year La La Land cleaned up! A must see movie and a new favourite of mine, who doesn’t love a Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone collaboration. It was also the most  nominated film in film history and had the youngest Director to win an Academy Award.
And of course there was that moment Leonardo Di Caprio graced the stage to give Emma Stone best actress in a leading role.
Aside from the eventual ceremony the fashion was, lets say ‘Academy’ level with Paul Vasileff dressing two attendees in Paolo Sebastian.

Rosalind Ross, partner of Mel Gibson, wears a pastel nuage Paolo Sebastian French tulle ball gown from the label’s Wildflowers collection, featuring delicate Italian embroidery.

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Tony winner, actress and singer Cynthia Erivo is making her Oscars red carpet debut in a couture French lace corseted ball gown with pockets features embroidery from the label’s The Snow Maiden collection, which was inspired by Russian folktales.

Having been named Young Australian of the Year 2017 earlier this year, Paul Vasileff and his label continue to go from strength to strength.

“For someone to choose to wear one of our gowns to the Oscars is an absolute honour,” designer Paul Vasileff said.

“As a South Australian label this is an incredible opportunity to have,” Vasileff said.

Paolo Sebastian previously dressed presenter Giuliana Rancic at the 2014 Oscars, and most recently styled Corinne Foxx, daughter of actor Jamie Foxx, at the 2016 Golden Globes.

“As a South Australian label this is an incredible opportunity to have,” Vasileff said.

Paolo Sebastian previously dressed presenter Giuliana Rancic at the 2014 Oscars, and most recently styled Corinne Foxx, daughter of actor Jamie Foxx, at the 2016 Golden Globes.

The standout for me was the captivating La La Land couple Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone who donned classic Hollywood glamour. Ryan dressed in Gucci and Emma in Givenchy.

Until next year Hollywood.

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Photo source: Vogue/Paolo Sebastian
http://www.vogue.com.au/culture/red+carpet/galleries/oscars+2017+red+carpet+photos