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Lady Gaga Wore What??

Posted on 25 Feb, 2019
Lady Gaga Wore What??

Lady Gaga’s inspiration for the 2019 Oscars was taken from inspiration of another legend on the big screen, Audrey Hepburn.

 

Lady Gaga took to the red carpet wearing a black, figure hugging Alexander McQueen gown, but our eyes were instantly drawn to the huge diamond sitting peacefully around her neck.

 

The Tiffany & Co diamond was a massive 128.54 carat diamond with an estimated value of $US30 million ($AU42 million) The diamond was last worn by Audrey Hepburn in 1962 for Breakfast At Tiffany’s.

 

According to the New York Times, Lady Gaga’s Tiffany deal is the biggest red carpet jewellery deal ever signed.

Posted in Fashion

10 Minutes with Designer Ravissaint

Posted on 22 Jan, 2019
10 Minutes with Designer Ravissaint

As an Australian who is interested in fashion, it is safe to say, we adore our Australian designers, but an international designer can give an extra flare and excitement to our special occasions.

On a recent trip to the United States, our buyers came across a new designer Ravissaint, who designs, creates and hand stitches every dress in house. Located in the same building as the famous Michael Costello, Raissaint has already been recognised for dressing top celebrities on the red carpet, quickly establishing a strong name for herself.

We were lucky enough to spend time with owner and creative designer Aslihan Bal to learn more about the brand.

 

When did you first realise you wanted to pursue a career in design?

 

I realised I wanted to be a designer when I was 13 years old. I decided to go occupation high school / fashion instead of regular high school. Since that day I’m feel in love with designing and sewing.

 

What was your initial goal for kick starting your brand?

 

Honestly, I wasn’t really sure what was I doing, I just locked myself in my atelier 3-4 months and created. I used to ask myself, “who will even buy my pieces?”.

 I quickly found that working along by myself was not enough, I needed help to make all my orders for clients and celebrities.

 

How would you best describe Ravissaint?

 

Ravissaint is confident and classy but most important is everyone deserves to feel special on their special day. Ravissaint is an affordable custom designer for everyone.

 

What is your inspiration for your current collection?

 

Wild and colorful would best describe my current collection, but let’s see how it’s going to come out ☺️ I have to touch the fabric first than I feel the inspiration.

 

What is your favourite part about being a designer?

 

Since I was a little girl, I knew I was born to create dresses!

I know after watching my first fashion show and watching my pieces come to life on the stage, I will be unstoppable!

 

How do you want women to feel when wearing your designs?

 

Confident, Elegant, Assertive.

Designs avaiable to hire online and in our showroom by the end of the week!

Accessorise On A Budget

Posted on 03 Dec, 2018
Accessorise On A Budget

I use to really underestimate the power of accessories. A good accessory can really bring your outfit up a notch – and it doesn’t have to be expensive. Any outfit can go from boring to stunning with the right pieces. You just need to learn to buy pieces that express your personality and the trick is to not overdo it!

 

  1. Hats

 

I use to be pretty apprehensive to wear a hat. Hats can instantly make you look more stylish as well as being a life saver for those days you skipped washing your hair and dry shampoo can no longer save you. It doesn’t matter what the season is, you can always wear a hat. In summer caps and baker boy hats can give a cool edge to your look and they don’t have to be expensive either. Personally, I think old worn caps look best!

 

  1. Belts

 

Don’t underestimate a belt! They’re not only for keeping your trousers up but they can be a really cool statement piece. I’ve never paid more than $10 for a belt. Whether they’re chunky or a sleek and thin they can turn in to a staple in your wardrobe. Try to make sure your belt matches your jewellery. They don’t have to match completely but keeping it in mind will make you look put together.

 
   

 

  1. Shoes

 

Shoes! They can completely change your outfit. You can take your outfit from day to night simply by changing your shoes. If you’re just wearing your favourite jeans and T-shirt, some statement boots can bring your outfit to another level. Even the most stylish outfit will look mediocre if paired with the wrong shoes. Sites like ASOS have tons of shoes for any kind of budget. Invest in a good pair of boots and you won’t regret it!

 

  1. Hair and Make up

 

Don’t forget you are your own best accessory! The way you style your face and hair can change up your look on the cheap! Amp up your smokey eye to take your daytime look into the evening. Add a pop of colour on your nails for a nice put together look. It’s such an inexpensive way to turn the ordinary in to extraordinary, and the little extra effort is definitely worth it!

  1. Jewellery

 

Whether is a statement piece or dainty chains, jewellery is a perfect way to complete your look. I love layering small simple necklaces and they’re so versatile.Alternatively, you can opt for a statement piece. Pick one statement piece and tailor it to your look and body type. It’s so easy to pick up beautiful jewellery on the cheap. Some of my most favourite pieces I’ve found in second hand shops and in boutiques.

 

Remember with any outfit that personality is key! Learn how to express that with your accessories and it’ll make fashion so much more fun!

 

 

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How to Eat Well and Save the Planet

Posted on 22 Nov, 2018
How to Eat Well and Save the Planet

I think we can all agree on the fact that sometimes our concern for the planet occasionally gets overlooked. We forget that a lot of the things we use day to day are actually having a negative effect on the planet. We may pop our straws, water bottles, milk cartons and what else in the recycling bin but actually few of these things end up getting recycled.

 

Here are 4 easy ways to reduce your plastic waste when it comes to food:

 

1.Say ‘no’ to plastic cutlery and straws.

 

I think the whole idea of not using plastic straws has become pretty popular lately however I still see so many plastic straws around! Every time I walk into a café and I see a stack of plastic straws sitting on the counter a little part of me cringes. It’s not necessary! There are so many alternatives to plastic straws and cutlery alike. You can find so many funky metal straws online that you can just chuck in your bag for when you need it. Save those baby turtles and buy a straw that’ll last a lifetime!

2. Treat yourself to a reusable coffee cup – you’re worth it (and so is the planet).

 

Reusable coffee cups are the way forward if you’re a coffee fiend. I had to train myself to remember to take it every day but now I don’t leave home without it. Most coffee cups can’t actually be recycled, having your own helps cut down on plastic and also money! A lot of coffee shops will give you a discount if you bring your own cup. Who doesn’t like to save money and save the planet at the same time? If you’re like me and remembering to bring your own cup takes a little getting used to then refuse the lid on your cup of coffee (just make sure you’re not going to spill it

3. Don’t buy fruit and veg wrapped in plastic

 

So, first things first, bananas wrapped in plastic is the most ridiculous thing ever as they literally have their own natural protection? It’s so easy to reduce your plastic waste when it comes to buying fruit and veg. I never use the little plastic bags you’re supposed to rip off and put your veg in – I just pop those naked veg straight in the trolley. An alternative of course is bringing one of those cotton netted bags which also look kind of stylish.To avoid buying produce that’s being unnecessarily wrapped in plastic, go to food markets that have heaps of fresh produce to choose from that’ll also last way longer in your fridge!

 

4. Consider buying in bulk

 

I recently discovered a store called The Source Bulk Foods where you can buy things like nuts, rice, pasta, chocolates etc. in bulk. At first, I was hesitant as it seems as though you’re going to be spending more money but it actually lasts so much longer as you can get more for your money. It stops you having to buy more pasta each week because you can simply buy a bulk of pasta for less. All the food is organic and also comes in paper bags -woop! Plus, when you buy in bulk you can store your supply in cute glass containers on your counter top because we all know aesthetic is key. Stores like these also usually have other eco-friendly products such as biodegradable tooth brushes and cute metal lunch boxes!

Make-up tips you cant live without

Posted on 14 Nov, 2018
Make-up tips you cant live without

Some things in life you just go without knowing. And I’m here to tell you what those things are.

1.    Skin isn’t just about your face.

Okay so, repeat after me: ‘Thy shalt not neglect thy neck’. Something that I have been doing all my life up until 2 weeks ago when my beauty obsessed friend told me I was only doing half of what I should be doing when it comes to skincare. Skincare doesn’t just mean your face. Without daily sun-protection and moisturizer your neck and décolletage can quickly start to weather before their time. Putting all your effort into a radiant and glowing face is undermined if it’s going to sit on a pair of weathered shoulders. Make sure you’re continuing your skincare past the jawline! 

2.    The eyeliner cheat that saved me

So, we’re not all destined to master an incredible cat eye and that’s okay. However, there is one trick I learnt that glams up your eyes without the stress of a wing. If you use a precise black eyeliner and make tiny dots in-between your lashes it’ll make your lash line look super thick without the obvious effect of liner. Mind-blowing I know.

3.    Stop picking your face 

I know, it’s really hard not to go for that fully-fledged pimple on your face. It takes superhuman willpower of which I still sometimes succumb. Picking causes scarring and nobody wants that. The more you pick, the longer it takes for it to go away.

4.    Break your lip balm addiction

We’re all guilty of constantly reapplying lip balm for no real reason. When you constantly reapply lip balm it prevents dry skin cells from breaking free. Make sure you exfoliate your lips once a week to ensure you have the perfect pout.
5.    Bronzer and Powders are life changing when used strategically.

I’m not sure how I survived without bronzer before. Then I discovered it and went totally overboard for that sexy oompa-loompa look. Restrain smothering your face in bronzer and just sweep it across the high point of your face. It’ll give you that beautiful sun-skinned look that we all know and love.

6.    Sometimes the most boring products are the most important.

Ah, I know you really want to buy your 12th nude lipstick because this one is slightly different but refrain. Part of becoming a successful grown-up is solidifying healthy daily habits (I think). And sometimes they’re boring. In terms of hair it means applying a heat-protective product any time you use heat. I know doing this has no sort of instant real gratification on the style of your hair – and that’s why everyone is tempted to skip it. However, I guarantee that doing this will give you shampoo-commercial worthy hair.

7.    Brows are an Instagram filter for your face.

I’m sure I’m not the only one that went through a period of over-plucking their brows. Finding your perfect brow shape can change your face. I never use to get my brows done professionally but after doing my brows framed my face perfectly. Once I’d perfected my brows it really brought together my whole make-up look. Make sure you choose the right colour brow pencil to ensure you’ve got a beautifully natural look.


 

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