The Lookbook

21 year- old law student/ occasional blogger from Melbourne. I am quite new to the fashion world but I have always been something of a curious onlooker. I value creativity, innovation and strong, stand- out style. I hope to bring you some interesting observations of trends in high fashion, street fashion and fashion that I simply find note-worthy. Most of my entries reflect aspects of my own personal style. Questions and comments are always appreciated. I hope you enjoy this blog.

Printed Trousers for Spring

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Smart Satchels 

We all know university (or school for you young ones) can be a tedious and unenjoyable task some days. But here to inspire you are a few suave pieces that might have you, dare I say… enthusiastic about those early morning train rides and days filled with study. Who says school carryalls need to lack style? 

Spring Footwear Trend 2011

Little makes me happier than stumbling upon a beautiful pair of shoes. Add to this a component of timeless style and a dash of opulence and you have this season’s quintessential shoe, the luxurious loafer. Perfect for pounding the pavement this spring and no doubt will serve you well for seasons to come.

I’ve compiled a few here that I think do this style justice. Let me know what you think.

ALL THAT GLITTERS IS GOLD…

when it comes to luxurious pieces by renowned designers Beth Blake and Melissa Akey who launched the New York chic fashion label Thread Social in 2006. Describing their line as ’ The New York girl’s go-to design label for perfect party dresses and quirky separates’, the dynamic duo have shed a new light on party attire, their minimalist and carefully considered designs add a touch of class to the party scene. Blake and Akey have established themselves as an innovative pair, destined to shine in the fashion world. See above for some of my stand- out pieces.

Spring Selections 2011

The leather short: the stylish and versatile spring staple for the fashion forward. Keep an eye out for longer length shorts as well as micro shorts in warm autumn tones; deep reds, tans, dark browns, as well as black of course. Rather than opting for pleats from the waist, look for a straight, flat shape with a tailored high waist as this style will be more flattering. Pair with opaque tights for those colder days, and add a sweet shell blouse (look for embellishment, lace and different textures) or a tucked- in sheer shirt in a contrasting colour for an effortless ‘night out’ look.

Finally, become reacquainted with colour-blocking this Spring. This is not a new trend and has been around for decades. It is the combination of two or more solid colours strategically placed in the one ensemble. One small piece of advice however, be wary of over-doing this trend; choose colours that compliment one another and look for items that pair the same types of colours together, for example, dresses incorporating warm reds and oranges and perhaps a neutral colour to contrast. Do not select too many different colours, or too many vivid colours as you will end up looking like a Rubik’s cube! 

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In light of the Christian Dior Spring 2012 show at Paris Fashion Week on September 30, Olivia Palermo stepped out in a sheer, slightly Gothic, yet ever-demure blouse with a black mini skirt, coupled with a sheer overlay.The ruby-red handbag and matching lipstick adds a pop of colour to break up the black.

In light of the Christian Dior Spring 2012 show at Paris Fashion Week on September 30, Olivia Palermo stepped out in a sheer, slightly Gothic, yet ever-demure blouse with a black mini skirt, coupled with a sheer overlay.The ruby-red handbag and matching lipstick adds a pop of colour to break up the black.

Olivia Palermo, Upper East Side chic.

Olivia Palermo, Upper East Side chic.

Olivia Palermo red carpet perfection.

Olivia Palermo red carpet perfection.