Saturday, 31 May 2014

Yellow Zimmermann dress

Recently I've been so busy working on starting my design studio CocoMingo studios with a friend of mine (which I will talk about more in another post). I wanted to post about one of my favourite dresses that I don't get to wear often.

When it comes to bright dresses, I usually have to incorporate black into them somehow to make it feel more comfortable. I love colour but I also really love wearing black, so my outfits usually have to consist of some black even if it were only the shoes.

I also really like mixing an edgy style with a feminine garment, so in this case I chose to pair up my yellow Zimmermann dress with a leather jacket I found at Topshop in Dubai a few years back. The mix of different materials and textures really makes an outfit stand out and feel more personal.


Dress: Zimmermann / Jacket: Topshop / Shoes: Pied A Terre / Clutch: Satchi 2 / 

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Seven Autumn Leaves turns 3!

Another year has already flown past and it's been 3 years since I started this blog! Although this past year I wasn't blogging and posting as much, since I had a lot going on between finishing up my masters, traveling and work, it gave me great comfort to know that I had something to turn to when I needed a creative outlet and engage with my readers and other bloggers. If you're reading this, I want to thank you for following my blog; hearing what I have to say or seeing what I have to post up. Yet another year where I've met some more lovely people and been to some great events. I'm truly thankful for the opportunities presented through this blog and everything that I've learned because of it; I hope it only gets better year by year.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Travel diary: Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

Sitting at the airport for about seven hours waiting for our delayed flight to Melbourne gives me plenty of time to update the blog and share the past few days with you. My cousin and I came to sunny Noosa for a few days and got to spend our time at its beautiful beaches and nearby attractions.

It was partly a staycation and partly going out to discover what the Sunshine Coast had to offer. We took a tour to Fraser Island passing by Rainbow beach and finally arriving at Lake McKenzie on the island, possibly the most beautiful lake I've ever seen. If you're ever in the area I strongly suggest you dedicate a day for the Fraser Island tour as it was one of the best things we ended up doing here.

There are a lot more photos on Instagram as well, so make sure to check it out!

( Photos 1 & 2. At Lake McKenzie, 3 & 4 on Fraser Island, 5 & 6 Beach in Noosa's Hastings street, 7 & 8 on the way to Fraser Island )

Friday, 4 April 2014

H&M Launch in Australia

H&M finally launches in Australia and Melbourne throws a big celeb-filled party at one of the most iconic buildings in Melbourne, the home of the new H&M store.

The launch at the GPO last night was an event to remember with celebrities such as Chris Lilley, Michael and Lindy Klim, Nikki Philips, Zac and Jordan Stenmank, Drew and Tully from Big Brother, Hugh Sheridan and others attended, while the Californian sister trio HAIM rocked the stage with their DJ-ing skills. Attendees also included fashion bloggers such as Elle and Tash from Theyallhateus, Micah and Jesse from Controlcreative, Jess and Stef from Howtwolive, Connie from Kisforkani, Phoebe from Ladymelbourne, Jess from Whatwouldkarldo and many many more.

On top of the flowing cocktails, champagne and canapes, guests were given a treat of 20% off on all purchases; so naturally I ended up buying a few too many pieces including the hat you see in one of the photos below.

H&M officially opens its doors to the public on Saturday 5th of April at 10am.