LMFF 2013: runway 5 & 6

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On Friday I headed along to see Runways 5 & 6 at L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival… As usual, the L’Oreal Powder Room looked super stylish and was swarmed by Melbourne fashionistas itching to get their nails and lips done, and tutorials on L’Oreal Paris’ new Nude BB creams.

Here are some of my highlights from the Runway, featuring sass & bide (pic 1 & 2), Lucette (pic 3), Rodeo Show (pic 4), Bul (pic 5 & 6) and the Runway 6 finale… A sea of Pure Scarlet… L’Oreal Preference Hair Colour, P67… The amazing and official hair colour of LMFF 2013.

And finally, the bottom pic is a TV presenter outside the shows explaining to his audience that milk crates were the only way to get to model height at LMFF. LOL!

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Turtle xox

All images by House Of Turtle

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brisbane: willow warehouse sale on now

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The WILLOW Brisbane Warehouse Sale is on now until this Saurday 21 April 2012.

Times:
Friday 20 April 9am – 6pm
Saturday 21 April 9am – 4pm
Address:
Tenancy 10, 19 James St, Fortitude Valley

Don’t miss out! Wish I could jet to Brisbane to get to this one.

Have fun!

Turtle xox

Image courtesy of Willow

sass & bide stand & deliver

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I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek the other day at sass & bide’s latest collection, Stand & Deliver, which is arriving in store from now to May. There are some great wearable pieces (unlike the Seekerstate collection, which is very seasonal) and some fantastic western and Egyptian inspired accessories from the amazing Pip Edwards. Here’s a sneak peak of some of my favourites… See more at sass & bide

Turtle xox

Images from House of Turtle

Fashion Connect – LMFF Cultural Program 2012

Wow… it’s hard to believe that LMFF 2012 is almost here! Seems like only yesterday that we headed down to the docks to check out last year’s shows.

Fashion Connect, the LMFF Cultural Program will kick off the festivities this Wednesday 7th March, at The Carlton in Melbourne’s CBD.

Fashion Connect is dedicated to the unique, eye-catching and avant-garde of Melbourne fashion. Join host, Stephanie Ryan-Smith at an intimate cocktail soiree that combines fashion and art. Guests are invited to dress ‘extravagant’ to help a good cause, with proceeds going to The AIDS Trust of Australia.

Get your tickets now and don’t miss this fabulous event… and the chance to win over $5000 worth of prizes on the night including a MAC makeup gift box worth $1000 and a Polaroid Instant Camera.

WHERE The Carlton, 193 Bourke St, Melbourne
WHEN Wednesday, 7th March, 2012
TIME 7PM till late
PURCHASE TICKETS NOW

Turtle xox

Images courtesy of Fashion Connect

excitement colours part 2: tickle me pink

Part two in my series on Edith Head’s aptly termed Excitement Colours, from her world-renowned book, How to Dress For Success. This post, Shocking Pink, which Edith calls “Schiaperelli’s gift to fashion excitement”.

Tickle Me Pink!

Shocking pink is not for everyone… yet this bold and intense colour is bound to capture everyone’s attention. Best suited to cooler skin tones (blue or pink undertones, pale white, yellowish or dark, brunettes and deep coloured eyes). So, if it’s not your shade… be the exception and accessorise!

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sass & bide Five Minutes Later pants – super comfy, super H-O-T

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Bobbi Brown Citrus, Cosmic Girl & Ultra Violet Lip Glosses
Neon & Nudes Collection launching February 2012

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The evian collaboration with Courrèges has produced a striking limited edition glass bottle for evian’s pure still water. Available exclusively from selected five star hotels and restaurants across Australia from the beginning of February. Also available from King & Godfree in Melbourne and Moncur Cellars Woollahra Hotel in Sydney.

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Emilio Pucci Neon Python iPad case

Tickle yourself pink this Summer… Oh so very cruise collection.

Turtle xox

Check out Excitement Colours Part 1: Purple Patch

Images sourced from the web.
Evian Courrèges image courtesy of PPR.
Bobbi Brown images courtesy of Bobbi Brown Australia.

excitement colours part 1: purple patch

In How to Dress for Success Edith Head eloquently enlightens us on ways we can… well… dress for success. In chapter seven of this popular book, Edith talks about the colours we can wear to suit our complexion and how we need to understand our colour aura (the colour of our eyes, complexion and hair). She also defines a range of colour groups, including, The Elegant Colours, The Young Colours, The Slimming Colours, The Excitement Colours, The Man-Pleasing Colours (men might be immediately attracted to red but they all wear blue. Single ladies, opt for blue), and The You Colours.

‘The Excitement Colours’ caught my attention because they’re fun and so very on trend right now! Edith says that they “never fail to get a second look.”

So with that in mind, I thought I’d do a series of posts on each of Edith’s excitement colours. Starting with purple in honour of Edith’s book.

Hope you enjoy!

Purple Patch!

Shades of purple, violet and lavender suit most colour auras – in particular fair to medium skin, blondes and brunettes.

Bec & Bridge: The Bianca Adventurer Fedora
Chosen by The Grand Social as the Most Wanted Accessory for Summer

Bobbi Brown Ultra Violet Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow
Neon & Nudes Collection launching February 2012

Edith Head’s How to Dress for Success

Amethysts are said to be an extremely powerful and protective stone with strong healing, cleansing and spiritual powers. (The Crystal Bible, Judy Hall). They’re pretty too!

Turtle xox

Images sourced from the web.

Bobbi Brown images courtesy of Bobbi Brown Australia

Spring Carnival is nearly here…

Derby Day 2010 in LIFEwithBIRD and Hunter boots

Hoping to avoid this fashion moment at the races this year… so I’m praying to anyone who’ll listen that the forecast improves!

Happy racing all… pick a winner. Look and be your fabulous self. And be prepared for all seasons.

Turtle xox

LIFEwithBIRD… Unbreak my heart


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This tailored metallic LIFEwithBIRD jacket has stolen my heart!

My heart flutters to dream of teaming it with a loose white tee, slighty distressed mid-blue jeans, a suede clutch and a H-O-T pair of ankle boots.

True love! Or is it lust?

Grab the LIFEwithBIRD Hearts Were Thieves jacket for yourself in-store or online. RRP $AUD 365

Turtle xox

Image from LIFEwithBIRD Facebook page

Beautiful, tragic and wanting

There is nothing that is not fabulous about Emmy Rossum‘s cover and appearance in Genlux (a luxury magazine created for the affluent Southern Californian woman). She reminds me of one of Alexandre Dumas’ heroines from the 17th century. Beautiful, tragic and wanting.

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I also love that she is wearing Australia’s own, Samantha Wills Black Star ring, available now for $259. So stunning that it can be worn for special occasions for years to come!

Turtle xox

Veuve, Epicure and sass & bide


Back in November (2010) I came home to find a beautiful vellum envelope in my letterbox. In it I found a cream postcard imprinted with bronze foil lettering which read “Heidi Middleton & Sarah-Jane Clarke invite you to Christmas drinks at the sass & bide Chapel Street boutique”.

I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited to receive a letter in my life. So much better than the bills I usually receive.

So, on Thursday 2nd December I entered the Chapel Street boutique which was already filling with other sass & bide enthusiasts – customers, media, Melbourne socialites and of course the always fabulous sass & bide crew. It was a sea of sass & bide clothing, old and new, all worn
superbly.

I chatted to the very lovely Lauren from the Melbourne Central boutique for awhile… then she asked me if I’d met SJ. I turned to my right to see a stunning beach blonde wearing an amazing petrol gray trench (which is in stores later this year – I want one!) and glittery blue dress. It was none other than Sarah-Jane Clarke. No joke, I nearly didn’t recognise her.

We’ve all seen the gorgeous photos of SJ (I hope you don’t mind if I call you that), but she really is something in person. She’s simply stunning, and so warm and friendly. I have to say, it’s great when you get to meet your fashion idols and they exceed your expectations.

I then chatted with the guys from Epicure, who catered the event, the sass & bide girls from the boutiques (who scarily know me a little too well) and met the absolutely fabulous Divya who works in communications at the head office in Sydney.

All in all it was a fabulous night and was an honour to be invited.

Pop in to sass & bide today to see the first drop of the new papa sucre AW11 collection.

Turtle xox

Photos by House of Turtle (apologies for quality – taken on my iPhone).

Dig deep with That Vintage – QLD Disaster Relief Appeal

Toowoomba Flash Flooding 10 January 2011

By now many of you will have seen the devastating images of the floods that have hit Queensland and Northern New South Wales. Some of you may even be experiencing it. Australians are digging deep to support the people and communities affected by this devastation.

I was inspired to see jewellery designer, That Vintage putting her creative endeavours forward to support the cause. And you can help too.

That Vintage is having a 12 item Auction to raise funds for the Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal on the That Vintage Facebook page.

The auction has already started and will end on Monday 24 January at 9am EDST.

The items are absolutely gorgeous, but more importantly support those affected by the floods.

Dig deep!

Read Sophie Hill’s blog That Vintage to find out more or ‘Like’ the That Vintage Facebook page.

Turtle xox