Wednesday, 25 May 2016

CLUSE x MBFWA

 Photography by Nick Azar
Dress: Glassons | Shoes: Tony Bianco | Hat: Fallen Broken Street | Watch: CLUSE | Bag: Olga Berg. | Necklace: Thomas Sabo
The two things I struggle with are; overpacking and being on time...The hardest parts of Fashion Week Australia is definitely the packing and the being on time. Most importantly, what to take, what to wear and how much to bring, it sounds silly but sometimes too many choices is not a good option. Then there are all the finer details.. like the sunglasses, watches and jewellery. If you know me, or you follow me on Instagram you'll know my inherent obsession for watches, not a day goes by when I am no wearing one! The decision for which watch to pack for the week was definitely a big one. I didn't want to limit my options by taking a black one, so  I decided to take my new CLUSE watch, mainly because I think its definitely the most versatile and haven't had the opportunity to wear it/show it off too much lately. It reall was the perfect choice as it can be easily dressed up or worn with a cute casual outfit.

I recently discovered the Amsterdam based brand CLUSE watches  and was blown away with their sophisticated and simple designs. I have already worn my watch to death, and am so impressed with the quality and the detail of it!

Funnily enough, I had been chasing the perfect gold mesh watch for quite some time. But every watch I found was either too big or too expensive. I was over the moon when I found this baby, I love how it has a dark face, I don't have any timepieces like it! (Shop the watch here!). But the best part of this watch by far is the adjustable strap. I don't know about you guys, but the excitement of getting a new watch is all too much for me, I am literally that little girl who waits by the letter box, refreshing the Aus Post tracking number.  In my opinion, the only downfall of getting a new watch is when you have to go to the effort of getting links taken out (& money!) or having it made smaller, I was so amazed that my CLUSE watch could be adjusted to any size, (By none other than myself..) no watch repairer needed!!
I have so many other CLUSE watches on my wish list, I cannot wait to be the proud owner of a rose gold one soon! Check out their amazing collection, literally every colour and style you could think of and such great value! Shop the collection here!
I wore this more casual look to the Bianca Spender & Jennifer Kate shows that were later in the afternoon. on the Tuesday. (See my Instagram for the incredible location of the Jennifer Kate show!) I felt slightly underdressed, but I was exhausted and just wanted to be comfortable! I ended up wearing the watch literally the entire time I was at Fashion week, just because it goes with absolutely everything, but I thought I would photograph it with this cute new dress I ordered from Glassons, I just love how well it fits. Its super cute and affordable, it might not be a piece I will have forever but I feel like I'll be able to live in it this Autumn and I think its the perfect dress to take to NYC & LA in July. I added some jewellery and of course some statement flatforms to complete the look.
 Big thanks to CLUSE for having me on time and completing my look last week at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia. Thanks for stopping in guys! 
Issy xxx 

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Mercedes Benz Fashion week with the Urban Newtown Hotel


Dress: Glassons | Boots: Tony Bianco | Watch: Cluse | Sunglasses: Dior | Bag: Olga Berg | lips: Hour Glass | Cuff: Nikki Lissoni
Photography: Nick Azar Photography. 
 I had the most incredible fashion week with an amazing crew, it was seriously such an honor working with them for the last week and I couldn't have thought of a better team to experience my first MBFWA with! With working and studying full time I felt SO overwhelmed heading into Fashion Week, but now that it’s over I am SO proud of myself for stepping out of my comfort zone and getting this opportunity, with the help of the incredible Aicha Robertson & Nick Azar, It was so special to experience the fashion shows, and was so excited to share some fun photos from the overall week. I hope you love it!
With winter pieces starting to come out of hibernation in the closet I figured it would be the last time I could show off some of my favorite summer pieces. My first look for the week was a bell sleeve black dress by Glassons. For first Fashion week, I kept it simple, and I had no idea how I should feel about it, such an overwhelming feeling! I paired the dress with my favorite winter boots this seasons (Mainly because all the girls were complaining about how sore their feet were from wearing heels the previous day!) I last minute decided to add a red lip for a pop of colour, because for me, I think a bold lip with a fresh face and a light tan can be a really pretty look.

Words can't describe how incredible some of the shows were. I have to say two of my favourites were By Johnny and Bec and Bridge. I particularly loved their earthy colour palettes especially the golds and rusts! Take a look at just a snap shot of my week..
Two of my favourite looks from the Bec and Bridge show on Tuesday afternoon, I am obsessed with this mustard colour! 
 Getting ready for Day 2 with Davroe Hair, So important to maintain a healthy hair regime when you are away, especially with all the heat and styling that goes onto this mane! (Click here to view their full range)
Thank god for Uber, I don't know about you guys but I am just not a fan of cabs! #UberForLife.

We were lucky enough to stay just five minutes away from Carriageworks, which worked out perfectly with our outfit changes and meant we could sleep in that little bit longer. We spent the week at the up and coming The Urban Hotel, Newtown. I couldn't have been happier with the location and the setting of the apartment, it was really a bloggers dream. Picture a boutique hotel, that had a trendy industrial style vibe, it was truly something else! The foyer was always stocked with fresh fruit, delicious pastries and an espresso machine! They must know us too well.  The best part of the hotel was the funky interior and the location for sure, I've never seen anything like it! Cannot wait to go back there. Check out some of my snaps I got over my time there. (Click here to view their website!)
Loved my little room in the Urban Newtown, it was so fresh, and I felt totally at home here. I know it sounds strange, but I loved being able to look out onto the hustle and bustle of the busy Newtown Streets below. I <3 you Sydney.
Thats all for now, but I will have another MBFWA post coming to the blog soon. Thanks for stopping in and keep stopping by and checking in! Xxxx