Whitney Eve Down Under

Get excited Australia, Whitney Ports fashion label, Whitney Eve is coming to Australia this September to Sportsgirl. Whitney was in Sydney earlier this week for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia to launch her lines WE by Whitney Eve and Whitney Eve. Check out the video below and take a look at Whitney’s presentation at MBFWA.

-J

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Fashion Icon: Jennifer Hawkins

Tall, blonde and beautiful, three words that only just brush the surface of who Australian beauty Jennifer Hawkins really is. Jennifer Hawkins is famously known for winning the 2004 Miss Universe competition, but since then has gone on to become the face of Lovable Australia lingerie, Lux and Australian Cover girl makeup. Jen has also appeared on many televisions shows including Dancing with the Stars, Getaway and Make me a Supermodel. Jennifer has become a fashion icon, modeling for Australian and international designers. Jennifer walks the runway and the red carpet with grace and style and this is why I believe Jennifer Hawkins is a fashion icon.

-J

Add a bit of Sparkle!

I love a bit of sparkle, and it seems that glitter is having a come back! Check out these Revlon Nails I got done just the other day. It is so easy, you can do it yourself! This is Revlon no.791 Midnight Affair as a base (2 coats) and Revlon no. 441, Radiant on top (dab it on, don’t stroke for fuller coverage). Try it yourself and let me know how you go.

For more nail tips and tricks visit my friends blog Pollypolish.com.

-J

Steal her Festival Style: Lauren Conrad Coachella

Coachella finished up about a week ago and now all anyone can talk about is Splendour in the Grass. Like Coachella, Splendour is a three day festival full of music, drinking, food and art. So what’s the most important thing, besides from purchasing a ticket? That’s right, what to wear. I have chosen to take three looks from Lauren Conrad’s Coachella style that you could emulate and all for a very reasonable price!

Day 1.

This is a very simple look, very comfortable, and probably the best ensumble for your biggest day roughing the crowds.

1. Z Fit Super Skinny Coated Jean Black, $79.95, Jeans West 2. Ribbed Cosy Sweater, $69.95, Sportsgirl 3. Holly Work Bag, $59.95, Sportsgirl 4. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Hi, $89.99, Converse 5. Lucky Glasses, $34.95, Sportsgirl.

Day 2.

This look is more suited to one of those warmer festival days, it’s also more girly and fun.

1.Tropical Floral Zip Shorts, £35.00, Topshop 2. ASOS T-shirt with Drop Back, $24.86, asos.com 3. Hunt Cross-over Fluro Sandals, £25.00, Topshop 4. ASOS Straw Boater With Removable Garland Headband, $24.86, Asos.com 5. Arrow Sunglasses, $34.95, Sportsgirl.

Day 3.

This is one of my favourite looks. I think it is fun and edgy but very versatile.

1. Basket Weave Floppy Cardi, $79.95, Sportsgirl 2. Mavi Serena Jean in Caremel Leopard, $139.99, Mavi Jeans 3. Silk Curve Hem T, $79.95, Sportsgirl 4. Hunter Original Gloss Wellington Boots, $137.53, asos.com.

Don’t forget with any of these festival looks to add some of your own personal style with some great jewellery!

-J

What’s trending: NEON!

To all you colour craving fashion lovers, there is no need to fret. Just because summer is over and colour blocking feels like a trend of the past, I have something new for you. It’s called neon, and it is everywhere! Yes, that’s right, those highlighter pens which you used back in school are the colours of this spring. So there is light at the end of this wintery tunnel we are heading towards, a fluorescent light you could say, and it will be beautiful.

Check out some of these neon looks.

So much to look forward to this Autumn

Summer is almost over, but don’t fret, there is a lot to look forward to in fashion this autumn. From hats to tights, dresses to jeans, you will love what is in store. I have been overseas for the past three weeks [hence there not being any posts] and walking around the shops, it was to my surprise how many great items I have found and what looks seem to be trending for autumn 2012.

While pursuing my retail research I have seen a lot of use of colour. In the way of, plumb, blue, mustard, grey and black. I have also seen a lot of velvet used in clothes and shoes, felt, and fur [faux of course]. So here is a brief outline of what to expect this coming season.

Skirts

Expect to see a lot of pencil and tube skirts. These skirts come in a range of autumn colours like blue and mustard. These skirts are not just for the office. Wear them day to day with a cute knitted sweater or a loose fitted blouse.

 

 

 

 

 

Coats

Coloured coats are a great for those cooler nights in autumn. Coming in a range of colours like red, mustard and black. These coats are seen in wool and felt. Faux fur coats are also back this year but also available in some great colours like green and blue.

 

 

 

 

 

Jeans

Everyone needs a pair of jeans in autumn. But there is no need to stick to the plain blue, be adventurous there are plenty of colours to choose from. From deep reds, pinks and dark greens. These jeans will brighten up those autumn days.

 

 

 

 

 

Leggings

Brightly coloured and patterned leggings are going to be big this coming season. And it is always great to have a pair of leggings for those more relaxed occasions or god forbid those fat days… Leggings are great with an oversized plain top and a scarf if it is bit chilly.

 

 

 

 

 

Dresses

It’s a more relaxed approach to dresses this autumn. I have seen a lot of block coloured shift dresses as well as a few lace cut out dresses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweaters

There are a lot of sweaters/jumpers in store for autumn. Knitted, fancy designs, colourful and very cosie. A great staple for an autumn wardrobe!

 

 

 

 

 

Moving on to accessories…

Jewlery

Big chunky metal, what I call cuff necklaces [because they remind me of the cuffs you wear on your arm]. Coming in rose gold and metallic. As well as cuff bangles and chunky metal rings.

 

 

 

 

 

Bags

Satchels look like they are here to stay. Available in some fantastic autumn colours.

 

 

 

 

 

Shoes, Belts and Hats

In the way of shoes I have seen a lot of velvet coloured heels in plumb, black, brown and green with block heels and a bit of a platform. Ankle boots are also looking to be a bit of a trend with a kind of a country vibe to them.

Seen a lot on the red carpet at the SAG awards this year is the warrior belt. Coming in sliver, gold and rose gold. I have also seen a lot of skinny belts in multiple colours.

I have so many hats and I added to my collection today… The panama is making a huge come back this season. Available is many of the fantastic autumn colours also.

Tights

A good pair of tights can last you years. This autumn tights are in a range of colours from red to blue. Pattered tights are also back, with some great designs to choose from.

 

So prepare to break the bank [again] this autumn. With all these amazing pieces, how could you not.

Photos taken from sportsgirl.com.au shop online now. Thoughts are my own.

-J