Thursday, 29 March 2012

Daniella Caputi At The Wearer's Right

During L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival I attended The Wearer's Right at The Thousand Pound Bend, which is a showroom collective of young designers showcasing their new collections. Among some of the designers, I was introduced to another young Perth designer Daniella Caputi. Trading under her own name, she introduced me to her new collection. The pieces are all made by Daniella and locally produced which I love using high quality fabrics and featuring laser cut outs, pleating, digital prints and the amazing dresses with tiny pieces of Balsa wood, each hand sewn onto the garment by Daniella! Phew! I imagined the sound the Balsa wood would make when worn as you move. It would be amazing! Established in 2009, her passion is infectious and her love for architecture and structural form is evident in this collection. Certainly a name to look out for and I wish her continued success.

You can purchase items from Daniella Caputi on her website at

Friday, 23 March 2012

Street Spotting

I absolutely love this outfit! Walking down the street, she stood out for me amongst a sea of black clothed office workers leaving work for the day, so it was very refreshing indeed to see colour in a retro get up. I think it suits her so well, and as blue is my favourite colour of late, I love how she has co-ordinated various shades of blue with prints as well as the pale sandy coloured hat and sunglasses. I was wearing a gingham print top I had made myself on the day, so it was like we were kindred gingham sisters. 

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Limedrop Pops Up At The GPO

Last Friday I popped in to the official opening of the Limedrop Pop Up Concept Store at the magnificent GPO building in Melbourne. The creation of its two Melbourne designers Clea Garrick and Nathan Price, they have produced a AW12 Collection titled The Adventure Collection. The store itself is beautifully set up with travel tidbits that create a warm and welcoming feel as you peruse the racks of men's, womenswear, accessories and underwear of vibrant prints, bold colours and strong textural design. I fell in love with the red Bustier Dress that the delightful Clea was wearing on the night in the slate grey version. I'd highly recommend a visit while it's on offer for the next 3 months for as far as retail spaces go, it is a pleasure to spend time in, not to mention the clothes you can happily leave with.
Win Win I say!!
For those not in Melbourne, don't fret, you can shop the collection online at

Monday, 19 March 2012

Zsadar at The Wearers Right

Last week I had the pleasure of being invited to preview the new collection by Western Australian menswear label Zsadar. In collaboration with L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival, the collection was showcased by The Wearers Right, which featured 17 brands in a pop up space at the Thousand Pound Bend. Greeted by the amazing designer behind the label Shane Newton, I had the opportunity to hear his inspiration behind his new collection Spring/Summer 2012/2013 titled Mysteries of the Organism. 
Designed and produced in Western Australia, what I love about this menswear label is that it can translate to any gender, with the garments taking on draping, asymmetrical lines and attention to detail. Made from wearable fabrics such as bamboo, silk and linen, expect the unexpected with details such as exposed seams,reversed fabrics and pants with gathered legs and stretch fabric behind the knees for extra stretch and comfort. Shane has thought about how the fabric hangs on the body and played around with conventional design. I wish him every success with this collection and I'm sure we will be hearing a lot more from him in the future.

For further information, check out the website at