Posted by on Sep 14, 2015 in Uncategorized

Frocknet Reader Style Q&A:

Reader Jette asked for a stylish alternative to a thong-style as a summer sandal essential.  Alternatives for this wardrobe staple include a slide, ankle-strap or a strappy version such as the Witchery ‘Cassidy’ style.  Buy, wear and repeat for seasons to come.

Stylist Tip: Opt for a metallic finish to add a dash of glamour to your day.

Posted by on Aug 19, 2015 in Fashion, Fashion Gallery, Uncategorized

Did you love Diane Lane’s ‘white dress moment’ for her character Frances in the movie Under The Tuscan Sun?  Have your moment in the Aussie sun with Seed Heritage’s one-shoulder wrap dress $169.95.  Add a hot new season trend with Seed Heritage’s ‘Donna’ tan heel $179.95.

 

Posted by on Jul 9, 2015 in Celebrity Style, Fashion, Fashion Gallery, Uncategorized

The rollneck (otherwise known as a turtleneck or cowl neck) sweater is a timeless classic once favoured by style icon Audrey Hepburn.  On-trend right now, add this to your cool-weather wardrobe to elevate weekend style.  Jamie King’s ivory rollneck and bright red lips has maximum style for minimum effort.

Style info:  Bardot ‘James’ rollneck sweater $119.95, www.bardot.com.au; Jay Jays cropped jean $39.95, www.jayjays.com.au; Witchery earrings $29.95, www.witchery.com.au; H&M ‘Peep Toe’ boots $59.95, www.hm.com.au; Sportsgirl ‘Suzie’ bag $49.95, www.sportsgirl.com.au; Nars ‘Dragon Girl’ Velvet Matt Lip Pencil, www.mecca.com.au.

Posted by on Jul 8, 2015 in Uncategorized

Expect the unexpected from Karl Lagerfeld and for Fall 2015 Couture he transformed the Grand Palais into a casino.  The show opened with a number of Karl’s muses – Kristen Stewart, Lara Stone, Rita Ora, each of them wearing an ensemble that Lagerfeld specifically designed for them – and each took their seat at a table and played whilst models circled wearing the collection.  To explain the reference to gambling and staging the show in a casino Lagerfeld said “I gamble with collections more than ever,” he admitted. “I’m always telling myself: ‘You can do better. You’re lazy. You can make an effort.”

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in Uncategorized

I have a secret obsession.  Pools.  I love them.  Not your ordinary backyard kidney-shape version – but the glorious, glamourous pools in the homes of the rich and famous.  Sunbathing, sipping cocktails or an evening soiree around the shimmering water, poolside glamour is at the top of my list.  It goes without saying then that one of my favourite books is Poolside with Slim Aarons by American photographer Slim Aarons.  Aarons spent the bulk of his career working for publications such as LIFE and Town and Country taking pictures of high society in America and Europe in the 50s, 60s and 70s.  He once said his mission was to “photograph attractive people who were doing attractive things in attractive places”.  Not a bad way to make a living. [Published by Abrams, buy from www.foliobooks.com.au]

Posted by on Jun 25, 2015 in Fashion, Fashion Gallery, Uncategorized

Will the fashion genuis of Karl Lagerfeld ever cease? Mais non! Chanel’s Resort 2016 staged in Seoul, Korea, is testament to that. Only Monsieur Lagerfeld can weave a fashion tale of Korean culture, the K-Pop phenomenon and Chanel classism into a wearable and relevant collection

Though the world is familiar with China and Japan, South Korea remains a sleeping beauty – that was before Karl Lagerfeld put it on the fashion map.  “I think people don’t know so much about it. They know everything about China and Japan, but I think they don’t know so much about [South] Korea. I thought it was a good idea,” the designer said

Using the ‘hanbok’, the South Korean equivalent of a kimono, Monsieur Lagerfeld weaved his Chanel magic and produced couture versions in patchwork silk, and soft pink.  Of the patchwork technique, Lagerfeld said “This doesn’t exist in [any] other country in the eastern part of the world — only in Korea.”  Other references to Korean tradition, included  headpieces of thick black braids weaved into crowns and buns (the buns looked like Mickey Mouse ears) and chunky low heels with squared off toes and mary-jane shoes with built-in leather socks were the key footwear items.  I loved the tweed ensembles woven with Korean characters for “Chanel,” “camellia,” and “Cambon”.

Then Monsieur Lagerfeld did a volte-face and took reference from K-pop culture using colours of sugar pink, cream and turquoise in wide-legged patent pants, short swinging skirts, and even tweed trimmed in patent turquoise lace culottes.  Of the tweed suits in bright hues trimmed in patent leather Karl said “it’s an updated Korean version of the Chanel jacket”.  Love.

The fashion stage was set with a colourful theme of polka dot-shaped stools and light fixtures that transformed the space into a giant Twister mat and A-list celebs Gisele Bündchen Kristen Stewart and Tilda Swinton rubbed shoulders with local young talent such as rapper G-Dragon, South Korean-American singer Krystal, and singer, songwriter and dancer Taeyang.

This collection was a colourful spectacular of modern couture that only Monsieur Lagerfeld could create.

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