Mercedes Benz Fashion Week: Weekend Edition.

I was lucky enough to attend Mercedes Benz Fashion Week: Weekend Edition on the 12th of April (thank you Sunglass Hut!), and what a day it was!

ImageHere we are arriving at Carriageworks… I’m on the left and my gorgeous friend and fellow blogger Steph is on the right.

ImageFirst things first, my outfit!

What I wore: a black mesh stripe tee from Glassons, Bardot leatherette skirt, Kookai felt hat, Mac lipstick (‘Rebel’), Krystle Knight & Baby Anything jewels, and my trusty holographic clutch from Hello Parry.

ImageHere I am enjoying a complementary beverage in the Mercedes Benz Star Lounge… breakfast of champions!

ImageCarriageworks is an impressive venue and I can see why it was the obvious choice for fashion week in Sydney. During the show, we enjoyed a fabulous front row experience as well as a little gift bag. It was perfect for snapping pictures of the catwalk. Exhibit A: Talulah…

ImageNow let me give you a run through of a few key trends for the coming Spring/Summer season…

ImageWHITE: Suboo (1), Alice McCall (2) & Cameo The Label (3)

ImageWHITE: Alice McCall (1), Cameo The Label (2) & Ginger & Smart (3)

ImageTHE LBD: Alex Perry (1 + 2), Carla Zampatti (3)

ImageRED: ae’lkemi (1), Jayson Brunsdon (1 + 2)

ImageSEQUINS: macgraw (1), Aje (2), Romance Was Born (3)

ImageBRIGHTS: Duvenage (1), By Johnny (2), Romance Was Born (3)

One particular show stopper for me was Betty Tran. My goodness, her dresses are incredible. This dress was probably the most dazzling piece to walk down the runway…

ImageAbsolutely amazing.

ENCORE

ImageImageImageI hope you’ve enjoyed my little wrap up from Mercedes Benz Fashion Week: Weekend Edition. I had an incredible time and can’t wait for next year!

F.A.N.D. x

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OOTD: Monochrome Addict.

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This dress by Glassons is so easy to dress up and down. To dress it up, add a red lip and some killer heels.

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The versatility of my holographic Hello Parry clutch is surprising; it literally goes with everything and I use it so often. It fits all my essentials and still has room to spare; what more could a girl want! I know it’s still going to look great going into Autumn/Winter 2014 too.

My Karen Walker ‘Super Duper Strength’ sunglasses have been my favourite pair for over a year now. The style and shape has been so easy to wear and I always feel super stylish in them. I know there are a lot of dupes around of this style now, but in my opinion, you can’t beat the original!

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Let’s not forget about the shoes. Every woman’s obsession. OK, that may be a slight generalisation, but lets face it… most of us really enjoy a good pair of shoes! I am personally loving the platform/wedge trend because I have a serious case of princess feet, and stilettos just don’t do it for me, from a comfort perspective. I was overjoyed when I spotted these babies in Wittner. They have a comfortable incline, the zipper adds some serious attitude/interest, and the peep toe style is very in for the coming Autumn/Winter season. What’s not to love!

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Shop the look:

Glassons ‘Printed Racer Front Dress’ ($49.99) buy me
Wittner ‘Curious’ ($179.95) buy me
Hello Parry ‘Super Oversized Holographic Clutch’ ($55.00) buy me
Karen Walker ‘Super Duper Strength’ ($329.00) buy me
Krystle Knight ‘Balancing Ring’ ($99.00) buy me
MAC ‘Ruby Woo’ Lipstick ($36.00) buy me

Love,
F.A.N.D. x

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Images courtesy of Mitchell Baird Photography

Check Yourself.

Check shirts are very on trend at the moment. Wear with leather, worn in denim, and monochrome looks. Wear as an over shirt, a shirt, or tied around the waist for a chic take on the flannel shirt.

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Find these beauties at www.bardot.com.au

Here’s a shot of how I styled mine today…

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Love,

F.A.N.D x

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Black, White & Burgundy.

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Lipstick: Sportsgirl ‘Pout About It’ in Dark Angel ($9.95) buy me

Dress: Sportsgirl ‘Spotty Day Dress’ ($89.95 ) buy me

Socks: Sportsgirl ‘Party Sock’ ($9.95) buy me

Boots: Windsor Smith ‘Envy’ ($179.95) buy me

A little bit in love with this look…

F.A.N.D. x

(@fashionaddictnextdoor)

Update: Witchery Pom Pom Aztec Scarf BACK IN STOCK!

For all those who have been dreaming of owning this stunning scarf by Witchery…

Now’s the time to pounce!

Click here for the Pom Pom Aztec Scarf in Lime (style: 416050)

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Click here for the Pom Pom Aztec Scarf in Watermelon (style: 416050)

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Will you be going for the classic lime or the new and exciting watermelon?

I absolutely adore my scarf – you wont regret it! Looks so very chic with black, white & denim.

Love,

F.A.N.D. x

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Festival Fashion.

The weather is heating up. Stores are stocking cute Spring/Summer stuff. FESTIVAL SEASON IS UPON US.

Stores like General Pants Co & Glue Store are essential stops for any festival fashionista.

Check out some of my top looks below….

Festival Look #1

  • Shorts: ‘Mustard Rosa Short’ by Neon Hart @ GENERAL PANTS CO ($79.95) Buy Me
  • Shoes: ‘Authentic Lo Pro – Red’ by Vans @ GENERAL PANTS CO ($89.95) Buy Me
  • Top: ‘Bessie Bustier’ by Subtitled @ GENERAL PANTS CO ($49.95) Buy Me
  • Sunglasses: ‘Solae Marle Demi’ by Sunday Somewhere @ GENERAL PANTS CO ($265.00) Buy Me

Festival Look #2

  • Shorts: ‘Acid Wash Dip Dye Short’ by Neon Hart @ GENERAL PANTS CO ($79.95) Buy Me
  • Top: ‘L/S Denim Tie’ by Miss Brown @ GENERAL PANTS CO ($59.95) Buy Me
  • Shoes: ‘Authentic – Leopard’ by Vans @ GENERAL PANTS CO ($99.95) Buy Me
  • Sunglasses: ‘Halfmoon Magic in Tan’ by Le Specs @ GLUE STORE ($59.99) Buy Me

Festival Look #3

  • Shorts: ‘Chaos & Order Denim’ by Evil Twin @ GENERAL PANTS CO ($79.95) Buy Me
  • Top: ‘Daisy Cotton Lace Top’ by Alice in the Eve @ GENERAL PANTS CO ($59.95) Buy Me
  • Shoes: ‘Cloak Black’ @ WINDSOR SMITH ($199.95) Buy Me
  • Sunglasses: ‘Lethal 1202053 Clutch in Black’ by Le Specs @ GLUE STORE ($59.99) Buy Me
  • Bag: ‘Tassel Messenger Bag’ by Gathering Eye @ GENERAL PANTS CO ($59.95) Buy Me

Festival Look #4

  • Dress: ‘Petals and Thorn Dress’ by Lee @ GENERAL PANTS CO ($79.95) Buy Me
  • Shoes: ‘Leather Hi Black Mono’ by Converse @ GENERAL PANTS CO ($119.95) Buy Me
  • Necklace: ‘Pineapple Necklace’ by Gathering Eye @ GENERAL PANTS CO ($14.95) Buy Me
  • Bag: ‘Studded Shoulder Bag’ by Gathering Eye @ GENERAL PANTS CO ($39.95) Buy Me

What I’d Wear

From my wardrobe 🙂

  • Top: ‘Leopard Muscle’ by Stussy @ GENERAL PANTS CO ($49.95) Buy Me
  • Shorts: ‘Patti Short Custom Blue’ by Lee @ GENERAL PANTS CO ($109.95) Buy Me
  • Shoes: ‘All Star Low – White’ by Converse @ GLUE STORE ($89.99) Buy Me

Festival Do’s:

  • Small bag for carrying the essentials
  • High waisted shorts
  • Bold prints & colours
  • Somewhat protective footwear
  • Sunnies
  • Animal motif tops
  • Cute & quirky accessories
  • Lip balm
  • Plastic poncho
  • A camera… to capture the moments you may not remember the next day
  • Most importantly: have fun with your outfit, look out for your friends, and enjoy every minute 🙂

See how my friends styled themselves for a recent festival… cute, huh!?

Will you be hitting any festivals this year? What are you planning on wearing?

F.A.N.D. x

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