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Selena Gomez for Elle Mexico

Actress, singer and fashionista, Selena Gomez proves she's more than just a Disney star as she graces the cover and pages of Elle Mexico August 2011.  Selena looks amazing dressed in Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci and Marc Jacobs.  

Dion Lee 'Line II' Lookbook

I recently received a surprise package from Dion Lee..The Line II Lookbook.  This was no ordinary lookbook, but a true masterpiece!  Dion Lee joined forces with photographer Bec Parsons to create the unique lookbook featuring Dion's new Line II collection.  Line II is a standalone collection and is quite simplistic in comparison to Dion's mainline collection.  The collection emphasizes minimalism with classic cuts and a neutral colour palette for the perfect wardrobe essentials.  However, Dion's signatory architectural design aesthetic is still quite prominent throughout the collection.  The Spring 2011 collection consists of "15 styles, across shirts and dresses.  Fabrications are limited to silks; georgette, double georgette and faille, and cottons; poplin, voile and silk cotton."   The first collection has just hit stores.

'The Row' Handbag Launch

Fashion icons Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are truly unstoppable!  It was only a month ago the girls launched and now they welcome a new addition to their empire..The Row handbag collection!  The girls launched the nine bag collection at Barneys New York, where the collection will be available as of August.  The bags are simple, classic and sophisticated, made from luxurious materials including python and alligator.  Prices range from approximately $4,700 to $39,000!  Yes a $39,000 crocodile backpack with orders already!...the Olsen version of a Birkin bag perhaps?  I love that the bags are timeless investment pieces, that really do last a lifetime and as Mary-Kate explained “We didn’t want too much branding, we didn’t want an It bag.”  Aside from the bags, Mary-Kate and Ashley both looked amazing in The Row!  Both outfits were completely flawless..classic, yet quite fresh with dashes of colour, complement with their 'The Row' bags.  What will the girls do next?!

Round 3 of Nokia and Elle's Search for the Next Style Correspondent!

As some of you may have heard, I've made it through to round three of Nokia and Elle Magazine's Search for the Next Style Correspondent... And I'm still in shock! From 500 applicants in round 2, the competition has dropped to the final 50!  The final 50 (including myself) have been frantically working on a style portfolio, which will determine the top eight who will be flown to New York Fashion Week in September!  Adding to the excitement of round 3, I was sent an amazing package which included the Nokia Pink N8 phone, a style correspondent tote bag and book, as well as a copy of Elle Magazine US!  So far we have been informed that blogger extraordinaire Bryan Boy and Zephyr Basine of are a part of the judging panel... exciting!  I'll be posting the link for my style portfolio in the coming weeks but in the meantime I'd love your help.. attending New York Fashion Week and working with Elle Magazine is a dream of mine and you can help me live my dream by voting.  All you have to do is press the 'LIKE' link to the right side of my page, or alternatively you can visit Nokia's Facebook page and vote there!  

LOVE YOUR STYLE: Olivia Palermo at Fashion Week Couture Fall 2011

Love her or loathe her, there is no denying that Olivia Palermo has impeccable style.  Therefore, I just couldn't resist posting the flawless outfits Olivia wore whilst in attendance at Paris Fashion Week Couture Fall 2011 this past week.  And speaking of Olivia Palermo, rumour has it, that she intends on starting a fashion blog!  Whilst the rumour is yet to be confirmed, I can only imagine how amazing Olivia's fashion blog will be.
Olivia wearing a Topshop dress, Giuseppe Zanotti heels and a Charlotte Olympia clutch
Olivia wearing a Zara dress, Charlotte Olympia heels and a Lulu Frost necklace

Olivia wearing Valentino and Charlotte Olympia heels

Olivia wearing Valentino
Olivia wearing Armani and Cesare Paciotti heels
Stay tuned for exciting news!

Bespoke PR Showroom: Spring/Summer 2011/12 Collections

I recently visited Bespoke Public Relations and viewed their amazing new Spring/Summer 2011/12 collections.  Bespoke PR was founded in 2008 and is currently home to designers including Paper Skye (as seen during Rosemount Australian Fashion Week 2011), Carmen Steffens, Antoine Stanley, Stillier, Sanna, Mister Zimi, Martha Rey, Venice (as seen in the Karla Spetic show), House of Iluka and  It was lovely meeting the girls from Bespoke PR and visiting their exquisite showroom.  Here is a peek at some of the new collections.
Mister Zimi

Carmen Steffens

Antoine Stanley
Paper Skye