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Love Your Style: Olivia Palermo at the British Fashion Awards 2011

Olivia Palermo looks stunning as always, at the British Fashion Awards 2011..dressed in a Matthew Williamson dress, vintage clutch and Topshop heels!

The Steve Madden Diaries: Chapter 1

A pair of shoes has the ability to completely transform and change an outfit. When it comes to purchasing heels, the two most essential pairs that should be in every wardrobe are a pump and a wedge.  
The Pump 
A classic pump can literally take you from the boardroom to the ballroom. A pump is not only versatile, but transeasonal. Most opt for a black or nude pump however, depending on the seasonal trend, may opt for a little colour, print or metallic.  How to wear a simple pump?  Look no further than Olivia Palermo, spotted all over Fashion Week wearing a black pump.  
Rachel Bilson has opted for something a little different wearing a lilac pump with her outfit. 
Get the Look: My pick this season would have to be Steve Madden's Bevv Pump available in black, red, blush, leopard and even glitter metallic! 

The Wedge 
The wedge not only looks amazing, but offers the most support. Whether it's a peeptoe or closed wedge, you really can't go wrong. Take a cue from Lauren Conrad and Clemence Poesy, opting to wear a black wedge. 
Get the Look:  My pick this season would have to be Steve Madden's Westii available in black suede, leopard and natural fabric.
The team at Steve Madden selected me as one of the Top 15 Bloggers in Australia and have asked me to take part in their 'Sole Search' blogger competition, where I could become Steve Madden's Official Blogger!  To vote for me all you have to do is head over to the Steve Madden Facebook page and like 'The Lilac Mannequin' post or any post mentioning my blog.  If you would like to leave a comment you are more than welcome.
Stay tuned for part 2.
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Vogue's Best Dressed 2011: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

Fashion's best dressed sister duos, battled it out in order to determine which sisters would end up on the cover of this year's US Vogue's Best Dressed - The Guide to Ultimate Style. The winners were, my style icons, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who grace the cover on what I believe is one of the best covers!  According to Vogue, there is not one particular word to accurately describe Mary-Kate and Ashley's style.. However, their style is always unique, inspiring, original and ever evolving.  Mary-Kate and Ashley never cease to amaze me and really deserve the cover!

Tigerlily Summer 2011/12 Campaign

I've been a Tigerlily fan for as long as I can remember and I believe summer wouldn't be summer without a little Tigerlily!  Creative Director Jodhi Meares, photographer Jez Smith and model Elyse Taylor joined forces to shoot Tigerlily's Summer 2011/12 campaign on the beaches in Bali. The collection titled 'Leads You Elsewhere' remains true to Tigerlily's signatory beach culture. It consists of 70's inspired pieces, a warm colour palette, as well as a mixture of patterns and textures....the perfect collection for every Tigerlily girl!

Behind the scenes of the shoot

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2011

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is one of my favourite fashion events.  This year's event saw the likes of Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Constance Jablonski, Lily Donaldson, Chanel Iman, Erin Heatherton, Doutzen Kroes and Izabel Goulart (just to name few) grace the runway in a total of approximately 31 sets of wings.  Miranda Kerr stunned audiences wearing the $2.5millon Fantasy Bra, whilst newest edition Karlie Kloss, completely owned it!  There were performances by Maroon 5's Adam Levine, Jay Z, Kayne West, and Nicki Minaj.  The show was sectioned into six themes, Ballet, Super Angels, Passion Play, I Put a Spell on You, Club Pink and my personal favourite Angels Aquatic.  The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is set to air later this month, but in the meantime here is a little sneak peek!