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VOTE FOR ME: Elle Magazine and Nokia's Next Style Correspondent!

I'm a huge believer in following your dreams and now I've been given the opportunity to follow one of my dreams... attending New York Fashion Week!  A couple of weeks ago, I was contacted and told about an amazing opportunity that I couldn't let pass me by.  Thanks to the launch of the new Nokia N8 Pink phone, Nokia and Elle magazine have joined forces to give one fashion fanatic the chance of a lifetime.  The competition has three rounds... Round one - submit a stylish photo..Round two - submit 250 words as to "What would make you the Next Style Correspondent".. and round three -  create a styling portfolio with the help of your Nokia N8.  Then eight finalists will be flown to New York during fashion week and will be given a series of assignments which include attending events and shows, interviewing and blogging.  The eight finalists will battle it out for the ultimate prize, a spread in Elle magazine!.. So we're talking New York Fashion Week as in, Oscar de la Renta, Diane Von Furstenberg, Marc Jacobs oh and Rachel Zoe!...And ELLE Magazine, as in one of the most amazing magazines as seen in season 2 of The City with Olivia Palermo!  I'm not the type to enter competitions, but does it get much better than this?!
So I decided to give it a go and entered the competition.  With a little help from a few friends of mine (I promised them they would model for my blog one day), I've made it through to round two of the competition!  Now I need a little help.  The competition is based around your submission, but votes can help, which is why I've turned to my amazing followers!  If you think I have what it takes to be Elle and Nokia's Next Style Correspondent all you have to do is follow the LINK and press 'like'!  If I make it through to round three my styling portfolio will be posted right here for all to see, and if I make it through to the final, you'll see it all here, straight from New York Fashion Week!  I'd love your help!  Be sure to spread the word..Thanks!

Carly Paiker Jewellery

During Rosemount Australian Fashion Week 2011 I was invited to preview two amazing S/S 2011/12 collections at the Presentation Suites at the Westin Sydney... Carly Paiker Jewellery and Amore and Sorvete.  It was lovely meeting Carly Paiker, the designer behind the exquisite jewellery line, 'Carly Paiker Jewellery.'  It's always amazing to meet a designer and see their passion, dedication and inspiration for their collection.  Carly's S/S 2011/12 collection is one of my personal favourites, possibly because of her use of lilac!  The collection is feminine, fresh and fun, and is inspired by the endless days and summer..."Be free of yesterday and embraced the possibilities of Summer with confidence and the freedom to be yourself..."  What makes Carly's collection unique is her signatory use of leather, combined with exquisite little charms, stones and crystals.  Carly has the ability to make leather look so pretty and delicate!  And as for my personal favourites...? the lilac leather cuffs, the amazing lilac and white statement rings and the lilac and silver delicate necklaces with unique patterns and wording.  Carly Paiker Jewellery is definitely one to watch due to her unique design aesthetic and especially after her pieces were featured in the Miss Unkon show at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week 2011!  Carly's pieces are available online and boutiques across Australia.  For more information on Carly Paiker Jewellery and to view more of her collection visit
Here is a sneak peek at some images I took of Carly's S/S 2011/12 collection! 

Carly Paiker
Stay tuned for Amore and Sorvete Swimwear!

Resort 2012 Collections

I couldn't help but fall in love with this season's Resort 2012 collections!  Choosing which ones to feature became quite a difficult decision!  After browsing close to every collection on begin my Resort 2012 posts with Chloe, Burberry Prorsum and Missoni.
Chloe Resort 2012
This one of my favourite Chloe collections..classic, feminine and elegant.  This collection is so similar to my personal style and aesthetic, that I only wish I could have every piece!
Burberry Prorsum Resort 2012
A classic Burberry collection that embraces Burberry's signatory pieces including the trench coat.  I love the dashes of mustard yellow and vibrant blue.  Did anyone else spot the lilac flares?..L.O.V.E!
Missoni Resort 2012
I couldn't help but post Missoni's's so creative and inspiring!  The collection is a combination of the 60s and 70s, with simple shift dress, maxi dresses, long flowy skirts and turbans.  I can't help but love the use of lilac!  

Olivia Palermo for Marie Claire UK

What do you get when you combine one of the world's most fashionable girls and one of the world's most fashionable magazines? of the most fashionable editorials!  I am currently infatuated with the June 2011 issue of Marie Claire UK, with Olivia Palermo on the cover.  Olivia Palermo..Need I say more?!  What makes this issue even more amazing is that it's a dual issue, with a different cover for subscribers.  Now all that is left to do is locate a copy, would anyone in the UK like to send me a copy?! 
Behind the Scenes with Olivia Palermo!!

RAW Fashion Agency Showroom: S/S 2011/12 Collections

Late last week, I visited RAW Fashion Agency to view their amazing new Spring/Summer 2011/12 collections.  RAW Fashion Agency is home to labels including Lisa Blue (who featured at this years Rosemount Australian Fashion Week 2011), Halinsky, Love from Venus, La Piu Bella, GypseaNomiki Glynatsis Couture, Daniel Hechter Paris, and Viparo.  It was lovely meeting the team from RAW Fashion Agency, thanks for the pretty La Piu Bella clutch and of course here is a peek at some of the new collections!
Lisa Blue

Daniel Hechter Paris



La Piu Bella and Nomiki Glynatsis Couture

Love From Venus

Fashion's Night In 2011

If you're anything like me, you love online shopping...which means you'll love Vogue's Fashion's Night In!  The same concept as Fashion's Night Out, except now you can enjoy the same experience with a click of a finger!  This one night only event will be held tomorrow, June 8th from 5pm-11pm.  Vogue Australia and special guests will be hosting the event at 'The Hub' via Vogue's Twitter and Facebook.  They'll keep you up-to-date with everything you need to know about this one night only online fashion event.  For more information about the exclusive offers from all your favourite brands, be sure to check out,95.
I'll also keep you updated on everything throughout the night via my Twitter and Facebook!  So keep an eye out!