Saturday, 19 April 2014

Sydney Fashion Week: Tailoring Trend, Less Is More.

Fashion Week in Sydney was such a blast, and I took way too many pictures! But loved being behind the camera for once and witnessing the intricate details and appreciating the style from an onlooker perspective. Today’s post is focusing on the tailoring trend that is gracing us this season. It was all over the February ’14 runways and takes a step away from the tight sexy tailoring that YSL and other fashion houses admire. The tailoring I’m talking about is minimal, oversized and powerful. Asymmetric hemlines, boyish cuts, and trench coats draped over layers of neutral perfection. Rolled up slacks with adidas kicks, rolled up shirt sleeves That kind of tailoring! Designers such as BCBG and Calvin Klein are the masters of this, showcasing all white slouchy trousers with easy to wear complimentary shirts. It’s a different take on the usual 9-5 office attire. It’s femininity out of hours without trying too hard and in turn, effortless. 

Always putting Australia on the map for minimal at it's finest, Kaitlyn Ham - Style Blogger at

There were a lot of tailored outfits to be snapped at this years fashion week, and the ladies sporting this look really stood out from the crowd. Mainly because it drifted away from the high heels and over accessorizing of some arrivals. It was laid back, polished and in my eyes ethereal. 

Laid back effortless linen style, Taylah Roberts - Model 

Smart chic look from Michelle Smith

Menswear style guru styling it for the female audience, Rachell Khoo

Creative tailoring genius Margaret Zhang - Writer, Stylist and Photographer at

Aussie style front runner Amanda Shadforth - Creative director and dreamy instagrammer!

I really admire how these women have approached this trend, and feel that the look is complete when hair and make up is kept simple. Scraped back hair into a tight knot or un styled natural locks is eye catching at events like these. It’s that ‘model off duty’ look that really stands out for me and simplicity is sometimes where style really lives. Whilst reading this months Harper’s Bazaar, I came across the most interesting article. It approached how Parisian women’s ‘less is more’ mentality, and I’m going to finish up my street style posts with food for thought......

“French Women boast their femininity in the most tasteful way. It’s never in-your-face. Parisian chic looks thrown-together, even if the look has taken hours to achieve”
- Ines de la Fressange.

Helen-Jayne x

Friday, 11 April 2014

Sydney Fashion Week: All Black Everything

What an awesome first fashion week in Sydney! It was definitely an experience I want to do all over again in six months. I'm not sure my fashion obsession can wait that long! So many gorgeous styles and trends showcased and it was my opportunity to show you some of my work behind the camera. I headed down for three of the five days and met some bloggers that I follow and admire. What a great pleasure meeting them all. It was the perfect opportunity to get talking to them and take some shots of their fashion week inspirational outfits. This first post focused on the all black trend that is so effortlessly chic and sophisticated. It was a huge hit on the runways and finally becoming easy to wear now the weather has cooled down in Sydney. I have always loved wearing a simple black leather jacket and fedora, but these girls show us how to style it further than that.

An all black look is my favourite when the weather turns a little cooler. It's the time to dust the cobwebs off the trusty leather jacket. Thankfully I was bought this super chic journal to help me take notes for the face paced madness that is Sydney Fashion Week.

Leather Jacket: Reiss
Shirt Dress: Vintage
Sunglasses: Karen Walker
Shoes: Miista

These Aussie ladies can really rock this trend and I guess it looks so much better with a golden tan and effortless approach to fashion. It's not overdone to look too stylish or extravagant which is exactly the way it should be styled. It's the trend for the career driven women that want to buy into style without taking a leap out of her comfort zone. It's powerfully simple.


Nicole Cooper: Blogger at the Sassy bohemian look with a caped leather and shaker hat.

Kaitlyn Ham: Blogger at looking fiercely minimal in a chunky knit leather ensemble. Showing Aussies how to rock this simple yet chic look.

Anna Huan sporting the most adorable fun Misterzimi Pina dress and Celine Trapeze bag. Kicking it in Converse and designer.

Kay Duffy: Fashion assistant at Harper's Bazaar Magazine. Vintage Dress and Chanel cross body looked so good on this doll face British rose.

Christine Centenera: Fashion Director at Vogue with this beautifully detailed feather cape, perfect for the rainy last day of Fashion Week.

Carmen Hamilton: Blogger at and Vogue Australia. This intricate knitted top screamed Autumn runways.

Blogger Vivienne from and Tara, design student based in Sydney sporting their black detailing.

Alyce Cowell: Blogger, stylist and writer at Absolutely rocked this NYC tee and flying the flag for casual sportsluxe.

Sara Donaldson, Blogger at

Snapped at the entrance. All black awesomeness and Chanel Boy Bag. 

I would love to hear your feedback of today's post and I must say, I am loving taking the pictures for once! 

Helen-Jayne x
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