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POLO FASHION INSPIRATION FOR WOMEN

With Land Rover Polo in the City just 5 days away, it’s time to start getting those beautiful outfits together!
Last week I shared what to wear for the men, whilst today.. it’s all about the ladies!

Here’s some style inspiration for women and where to find the latest looks.

For more information about the do’s and don’ts for Polo Fashion, read more HERE.

Pretty in Pink… Top and midi skirt from LOVER . Gorgeous with a sandal or teamed back with a nude wedge!

POLO FASHION FOR WOMEN

All in White… A beautiful cut out dress, with loose sleeve from Alice McCall.

POLO FASHION FOR WOMEN

As bright as the sun.. in this gorgeous pleated relaxed dress, with tie from Country Road.

POLO FASHION FOR WOMEN

A perfect alternative to a dress… White lace top and tailored shorts from Scanlan and Theodore, teamed back with a sandal or wedge.

POLO FASHION FOR WOMEN

Beautiful slip dress and neck tie in navy from Saba, add a beautiful boater for that final POLO FASHION touch!

POLO FASHION FOR WOMEN

 

 

MELBOURNE CUP FASHION | THE HISTORY OF FASHION

I love Melbourne Cup, not for the racing but for the Fashion of Course!!

I have had the pleasure of dressing many women and men for the day, however I also love the history of fashion worn in the past!!

Here a selection of images, that are historical in a right of their own…

This photo is from 1964. For the first time ever there was a generation of young people with money to spend looking for ways to express their new found sense of freedom through fashion. This young lady has a great sense of style – I love her high collar dress, the well made gloves with buttons, the hat and her natural make up.

MELBOURNE CUP FASHION

In 1965 Jean Shrimpton, the world’s highest-paid model, left Melbourne’s elite gasping in disbelief after witnessing her daring white dress cut 10cm above the knee to Derby Day. Leaving her thighs in clear view of the conservative crowds, Shrimpton later said when attending the Melbourne Cup dressed more conservatively: “I feel Melbourne isn’t ready for me yet.”

MELBOURNE CUP FASHION

Then, as now, parading in one’s finery on the day is obviously nothing new. “The Lawn” would appear to be the place to be and the place to be seen. And what a marvelous snapshot of Edwardian summer fashions.  Taken at Flemington Racecourse on Melbourne Cup Day, circa 1906.

MELBOURNE CUP FASHION

And my all time favourite icon.. Audrey Hepburn with her dear friend, Baroness Marie-Hélène de Rothschild during the horse racing at Hippodrome de Longchamp in Paris (France), on June 20, 1966. I know it’s not at the Melbourne Cup, but she had to be included.

MELBOURNE CUP FASHION

POLO IN THE CITY || FASHION

I am so thrilled to be attending LANDROVER POLO IN THE CITY  Sydney this year, as a VIP Media Guest.
Of course, the first thing that came to mind, is ‘What will I wear?’

Polo Fashion, is the ever so glamorous and chic sister to Racing Fashion and the approach of what to wear, should be the same.

FOR THE LADIES…
Think understated elegance, with delicate fabrics and styles.
Lace in ivory, cream or neutral colours, pops of colour and prints, and a touch of monochrome are some of the go to options.

Styles can include… soft tailored lines, playsuits, jumpsuits, long gorgeous printed maxi dresses, an easy shift dress, a boho inspired, off the shoulder top and maxi skirt and of course, lets not forget the pant of the season.. a gorgeous delicate culotte!
Polo Fashion, is all about comfort but that shouldn’t affect the glamour!

Shoes…
Polo is NOT the day, to be wearing your latest stiletto purchase. So please opt for a gorgeous glam sandal, comfortable wedge or chunky heel option.

Accessories…
Sunglasses and a decent size handbag is a MUST…Head wear is not paramount, however a wide brim hat will not only protect you from a day in the sun, but also add some glamour to your outfit! Please NO fascinators!
Jewellery should be complementary to your gorgeous day outfit. Thin delicate pieces, in gold or silver are a fashion must have at the moment. However if you’re drawn to more of a statement piece, then opt for it in either gorgeous silver, gold. stones or pops of colour and leave the sparkly diamonte statements pieces at home.

Hair and Makeup…
Hair and makeup should be kept natural, but a pop of lip can never go astray!

Samantha Armytage looking very classic, in delicate monochrome and neutral wedges. Emily Hill in a classic white lace dress and navy shoes.

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Naomi Roth in a printed maxi dress and tan heels. Sami Lukis and Michelle Bridges in pops of colour and prints.

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FOR THE MEN…
Just like the ladies, Polo Fashion for men should be approached in the same way! A smart casual look is essential, there is no need to suit up!
The Polo is an opportunity to show off a little more of your personality. Have fun with pops of colour, print on print and add a point of difference.

Styles can include… A coloured printed shirt, or pop of colour, tailored pant, chino pants or shorts are a great option. A blazer with a stylish pocket square, is always a great way to complete an outfit. But please keep in mind the weather, if it’s going to be too hot, a shirt is suffice.
There is no requirements to wear a tie, but if you prefer the look then go ahead. A bow tie could always be fun too!

Shoes…
Smart leather or suede brogues or loafers are a great choice, or a leather boat shoe. Please do not wear thongs!

Accessories…
Once again, sunglasses should be a must. And for the men wanting that added protection or style, a woven or felt fedora, is a great addition!

Alex Guidera in a classic white shirt, chinos and leather loafers. Peter Nyong’o in a classic blue shirt, black chinos and suede loafter with the gorgeous Lupita Nyong’o in monochrome.
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Chris Joannou in tailored blue shirt, white chino shorts and casual shoes, with the Laura Csortan in a white & yellow maxi dress. James Tobin in a printed shirt, green chinos, navy blazer and brown suede laceups with Grace Huang by his side in an all white jumpsuit.

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SPRING 2015 MUST HAVE | THE LACE UP FLAT

What’s the latest shoe trend?

Yes Spring is finally here and Winter fashion is now a thing of the past… However, there is a great must have shoe, that is taking our outfits from Winter to Spring in a very fashionable way… Spring 2015 must have is the lace-up pointed flat!

This shoe has been knocking on our doors for a couple of months and is now one of the ‘go to’ shoe trends of the season. It comes in an array of different colours, fabrications and price points!! WHICH WE LOVE!! And YES I will be purchasing a pair for myself!

 

Here are a few options below and outfit inspirations..

Aquazzura…

Aquazzura

christian louboutin….

christian louboutin lace up flats

Wittner… Wittner lace up flats

Rubi shoes…

Lace up flats

Lace up flats

 

Lace up flats

Lace up flats

Lace up flats

AUTUMN / WINTER FASHION 2015

Yes I know!! It’s already that time of the year and I think it has only hit me today… yes Summer is over and Winter is near!!

We’re in that ‘in between’ stage, of having some beautiful sunny days, with cooler mornings and evenings and we’ve started to struggle with what to wear… Well I know I am!! I’m still wanting to wear sandals (which I must admit, I would live in all year round if I could) but I’m starting to layer tops with fine knits and more warmer pants.

So the main questions on everyone’s lips is, ‘What’s in for Winter this year?’ So here it is, a little snippet to what’s on trend and what styles and colours to look out for… but remember what I ALWAYS SAY!! BE INSPIRED BY FASHION, BUT MAKE IT YOUR OWN!!

1. MONOCHROME | Yes I thought I would start with this, as it’s one of my fav looks all year round!!
We’re seeing it in a big way this season, with it being used in block options and of course prints, such as checks and stripes.
Think all shades of White, Black and Grey’s….from Causal to Evening Wear!

 

MONOCHROME | STYLED BY JADE

 

2. GREY’S AND NEUTRALS | If you prefer NOT to wear black and prefer a more subtle look, then this is for you!
At the moment, there is a sea of grey and neutral tones in nearly every store… and it’s been used as a complete colour palette. Grey on grey or oatmeal and camel teamed back with white… the palette is very muted and easy to wear, with the use of different textures and fabrics giving it appeal. Coats, big chunky knits,  fine laying tops teamed back with denim and tailored pants/skirts…..and no sign of black!!

GREYS AND NEUTRALS | STYLED BY JADE

3. THE TAILORED SUIT | The tailored suit is one of the biggest trends this season.. if you work in an office or not!! It’s also now an option for an after five outfit, special occasion, or just out to dinner. However this season, we are seeing it with a bit of a twist as well… yes it can be feminine and structured (as pictured below) but the Androgynous version is still strong too!! Think Men’s tailoring for Women! Longer line jackets, some pants are a little wider and take off your heels ladies, as this version is teamed back with brogues…

SUITING | STYLED BY JADE

SUITING | STYLED BY JADE

4. COLOUR | Last but not least… there is some colour this season!! I will admit, that there isn’t allot of it in store at the moment, but you will see it coming through as the cooler months arrive. I’m not a big colour person, as most of you will know… but I am happy with the gorgeous selection of colours that I’ll be working with this Winter season, with my clients and fashion showings…Wear them bold and proud, or pick a colour and team it back with black, grey, white etc

COLOURS | STYLED BY JADE

 

And remember… at the end of the day, fashion is all about having fun, creating your own sense of style and feeling confident!! x

 

STYLED BY JADE | SIZE DOESN’T MATTER

On Friday 15th August, I had the pleasure of working with a gorgeous woman, as a gift from her children for her 6oth birthday. Colleen contacted me as soon as she had received her voucher, very excited but also very concerned with how it would go.
Colleen had just recently lost quite a fair bit of weight and was now a size 20-22 and was worried I wouldn’t be able to work with her. I said ‘your size is not an issue for me Colleen and we’re going to have a great time together’!

Friday came and Colleen was just beautiful to work with… in just 2.5 hours, we were able to purchase numerous outfits, 2 pairs of shoes, a new leather handbag and some makeup!!! She was having a birthday on Saturday night and wanted to have a new outfit for the night, as well as a new wardrobe!!

Colleen and I spent about 1.5 hours in the change room, trying on various outfits and creating new looks!! What Colleen discovered with my assistance, was that she had great legs and straight leg & skinny jeans looked FANTASTIC on her… she also has a beautiful decolletage and having a lower neckline, elongated her neck and created a beautiful silhouette… and the best part of all!! I was able to get Colleen to try on not size 22 or 20…. but she actually fits into a size 18 and didn’t even realise. She was actually more excited about this part the most I think!!

I hear so many clients say… I’ll contact you once I’ve lost some weight… I don’t feel comfortable at the moment, so I’ll wait when I’ve dropped that 5kgs I have gained…etc etc I personally know what it’s like to have your body completely change, from one size to another… but I also know I still want to look beautiful, sexy and confident!! And it comes from within!! I can dress you in a beautiful outfit and give you a sense of confidence that you may have not had before, but only YOU can LOVE YOU!!

So please don’t put a number on her happiness.. be it a size or what the scales say, choose to be happy no matter what!! x

The beautiful letter I received from Colleen last night… Thank you x

Jade

I would really like to thank you for looking after me on Friday.

You made me feel so good about myself, which hasn’t happened for a long time and made my shopping experience soo much better than I have ever experienced.

My family could not believe how I looked so trendy and confident about myself and the girls at work were blown away by my clothes and confidence.

I have told everyone about how great you were and that I have learnt so much.

I will certainly be keeping in touch with you and will send you a photo from my birthday when I get one from my niece.

Once again thankyou.
Colleen

LATEST TRENDS | THE BIRKENSTOCK

If you’re yet to read the latest fashion magazine, then you may not have heard that one of the biggest trends for footwear this season is the birkenstock!! Yes I know, the birkenstock has been around for years and many of you will have either a hate or love relationship to the new ‘fashion trend’.. personally I have never purchased them before, but I’m interested in trying them on and seeing how I fee. I know many that have already made their new Spring/Summer 14 purchase!! Who loves them and who already has a pair in their wardrobe?

Birkenstocks

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Birkenstocks