Wednesday, 25 September 2013

QV Glasshouse Launch

QV Melbourne's recent launch of the garden Glasshouse was host to one of the most amazing floral displays I have ever seen. Spring was certainly in full bloom thanks to gorgeous arrangements from QV's Flower Temple. The opening of the Glasshouse served as the perfect setting to showcase Jason Grech's new bridal collection, Stellaire

Monday, 23 September 2013

Outfit Of The Day 16.09.13

Back in what else but all black again! I'm in love with my new Zoe Wittner Design exclusive (i.e. limited edition!) shoes from Wittner. The thick snake embossed ankle straps are so versatile and look amazing with almost every outfit. Plus, they're 100% leather!

Photos by Abana Sohtra (@asohtra)

KNIT: Shilla (available here) | DENIM: Current/Elliot | SHOES: Wittner (available hereBAG: Vintage Princess (available here) | ACCESSORIES: Rue Gembon Rose Gold Infinity Bracelet (available here)


Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Kookai Collins St Re-Launch

A couple of weeks ago, Kookai re-opened their newly refurbished and most iconic store yet, on Melbourne’s Collins St with a private celebration hosted by lovely co-founder Danielle VagnerThe launch showcased the Spring Summer Runway Show featuring Australian talents Catherine Mcneil & Nicole Trunfio, held earlier in Sydney this month. The Spring/Summer range is all about Aztec prints with bold colour palettes, asymmetric hemlines, printed playsuits and an emphasis on separates. 

Friday, 13 September 2013

Melbourne Central Beauty Experience

To celebrate the start of SFW, I was lucky enough to be treated to an amazing beauty experience as part of the One Day Shopping Festival held at Melbourne Central. 

First stop was at Toni & Guy’s renowned Melbourne Central salon. My hair was in the very capable hands of the lovely Jordan who indulged me in the most amazing blow dry and styled my hair into soft loose curls. Jordan used all Label M products, which is T&G’s exclusive salon-only brand, including the Honey & Oat Shampoo and Conditioner (smells as divine as it sounds!), Blow out Spray, Curl Cream and Shine Spray. The result were lovely soft polished curls with plenty of volume - ultra glam and a great change from my regular messy textured look!

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Behind The Scenes | Balla Balaclava

Model | Levon Lyimo (@levonlyimo)
Photographer | Tim McCartney (@itstmc)
Behind The Scenes | Abana Sohtra (@asohtra)

A facet of my style that I don't post often enough about is my absolute love for street wear. Be it from top players like Obey, KR3W and Dimepiece to local labels like Balla Balaclava and Ystrdaybone, you'll most likely see me sporting these labels on my days off (mixed with a little LV or Helmut Lang of course). This influence definitely stems from my older brother whose closet, I like to think, is almost an extension of my own. I've been raiding and stealing from my brother's wardrobe since I could remember, granted only the pieces that have been washed and hung obviously! 

The crew behind Balla Balaclava were the biggest pleasure to work with on their latest look book shoot and the passion designer Thushan Shrimpton shows for his creation gets you nothing but excited for what the future holds for this Melbourne label. Derived from the streets of Melbourne suburb, Balaclava and influenced by hip hop culture including the likes of Kendrick Lamar and Joey Bada$$, BB definitely has that unique throwback/90s feel, offering effortlessly cool and timeless street gear.

The new drop which hits online today features some cool new safari prints, something a bit bold and different to BB's usual take on street/logo wear. The pocket and sleeve animal print detailing  provides all the colour you really need, paired with the subtle BALLA tags, it's a winner...

Visit the Balla Balaclava website here...