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Ae’lkemi: PFF’s Night of Nights!

Jordana Ripp : September 27, 2012 9:03 am : Fashion

Ae’lkemi’s Lumiere collection premiered last Sunday night to an excited crowd of fashion lovers, Ae’lkemi devotees, media, industry personalities and the whos who of the Perth social circles. When Ae'lkemi's reps from Bespoke PR approached us to ask if we would like to be dressed by Ae'lkemi designer Alvin Fernandez on the night, Jen and I almost died, literally... Trying to play it cool (but by no means successfully), we waited a couple minutes (what seemed like an eternity) before replying with a resounding YES! The night was certainly a highlight for the Perth Style team on the PFF calender and Alvin's eclectic mix of Moroccan warmth, playful materials (including sport-like neoprene-esque materials with lace) and flattering structures had us trying to think and invent situations which would have us wearing each and every one of his amazing gowns.

Here are our images from the night:

Jen and I on our way to the PFF Ae'lkemi show dressed in none other than Ae'lkemi by the man himself - luck ladies!!

 

Pre drinks with the fabulous (clockwise from top right) Annmarie McGinn, Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi, Johnny Ruffo and PFF Director Mariella Harvey-Hanrahan

 

BIG congratulations to Alvin for producing such an amazing collection of gowns and to the Lee and Yan at Bespoke for knowing the way to a fashion bloggers heart!

To view the Ae'lkemi collection, head to the stand alone store located in Time Square Claremont. Stay tuned for the Perth Style shoot taken in Time Square New York featuring Ae'lkemi, to be released tomorrow!!

 

<3 PS xo

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Whitney Port: Perth Style’s Five Minutes

Jordana Ripp : September 19, 2012 3:15 am : Celebrity, Fashion

Viewing the New York Fashion Week shows is an amazing experience in itself, but having the opportunity to view a designer fitting is really what made the week, for me, come to life. Perth Style was amazingly lucky to sit in on Whitney Port’s model fittings for her line Whitney Eve.

Met by her New York based CAA (Creative Artists Agency) assistant Jorden Solomon, we made our way down to her studio in Soho. Dressed in comfy casualwear and minimal makeup, a glowing Whitney answered the door as we arrived. The space was beautifully set up - used primarily as a jewellery designer's studio, the rusticly luxe feel of wooden floor boards, exposed brick and one specaular chandelier  all came together to create a perfect setting for viewing the Whitney Eve collection.

As we were given the tour, Whitney talked about her collection and the models and you could see how passionate she is about her line. A mix of pastels, pattern and creative use of shape (totally digging the backless cutout blazer!) draped the racks lining the walls. With her team working away at a large wooden table in the corner and her seamstresses busily fixing and touching up pieces in the other corner, I would have expected it to be a flurry of activity and panic, however Whitney exuded a calm confidence brought the room to a more laid back level.

The Whitney Eve Collection - Image courtesy of Whitney Eve

When the model arrived, she was dressed and asked to walk the length of the room so they could see how the fabric and cut moved on her body. Adjustments were made and the process was repeated until Whitney was happy with the result. Photos were then taken by Whitney and her sister Paige (seriously gorgeous and super smiley!) and then added to the rest on the pinup board.

As we finished up I chatted to Whitney about her trip to Australia and how excited she is to have Sportsgirl stocking her designs, along with online boutiques The Iconic and My Catwalk. Having just gotten off the red-eye flight that morning from Los Angeles, and going straight to her fittings, it's clear Whitney is a hard working individual who is dedicated to creating her brand outside the realms of reality TV and into a respected designer.

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I had such an amazing time that afternoon and would like to thank Whitney and her team for opening their doors to Perth Style for such a rare inside view of the makings of a MBFW New York show. Also many thanks to Jordan from CAA for organising the catch up, your a superstar!

 

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For more information on the show and Whitney Eve you can visit her sites: Whitney Port and Whitney Eve

<3 PSxo

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From the Front Row at Fashion Week New York: CZAR

Jordana Ripp : September 17, 2012 1:24 am : Fashion

I certainly couldn’t have picked a better first show to kick off my Mercedes Benz Fashion Week experience than with Cesar Galindo’s newest line CZAR. Over his 22 years in fashion, Cesar has dressed Joan Jett, Courtney Cox, Madonna, Gwen Stephani and has designed for both Dolce and Gabbana and Calvin Klein. His palatte of rich textures and colours managed to bring the runway alive as a showcase of both luxe glamour and comfortable flow. Lucky enough to have a front row seat to the event, I was able to grab some amazing images, enjoy!

Backstage after the show, waiting to congratulate Cesar on his wonderful collection 

 

Soooo I'm thinking we need to petition to get CZAR over to our Aussie shores because ummmm AMAZING!

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Top Picks From Fashion Palette New York

Jordana Ripp : September 11, 2012 6:56 am : Fashion

Bring together ten amazing Australian designers, a runway overlooking the river and a crowd of who's who of the Aussie and New York fashion world and you certainly are left with one spectacular night! Thanks to new online store Elite Threads, I am able to share the debut experience of Australian event Fashion Palette from Canoe Studios, New York.

Having run the last four years out of Sydney, the growth to New York was born out of a desire to showcase our emerging talent on an international level. With personalities such as actress Kristin Chenoweth, model Jess Hart, TV host Jason Dundas and The West Australian social editor Di Bauwens in tow, the night can only be described as a stylish success and a great start to what hopes to be an annual NYC event.

Perth Style with Kristin Chenoweth

 

Here are some on my favourites from the runway:

Indian summer brights with AKIRA

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Vintage glam and sparkle with NOMIKI GLYNATSIS COUTURE

Texture and dimension with BOWIE

It's a bejeweled life with SAMANTHA WILLS

Feminine elegance with JATINE

Pastels and edge with PIJU by Bruno Schiavi

Monochrome and flow with BETTINA LIANO 

Modern and sleek with MATICEVSKI

 

Congratulations to all the amazingly talented designers  for producing such inspiring collections! The night really was a collaborative representation of  what Australian fashion is all about and the extraordinary abilities of our top designers.

That's a wrap - until next year!


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Jordana Ripp : September 8, 2012 8:17 am : Beauty, Fashion

Overlooking the Hudson River at Canoe Studios, a congregation of fashion and style lovers turned out kick start fashion week in New York the Australian way! Fashion Palette brought together 10 of Australia's top designers to showcase their latest collections amongst industry personalities, buyers, media and celebrities such as actress Kristin Chenoweth and model Jess Hart. Perth designer Betty Tran togethe with handbag designer Jessica Bratich and sponsor WA based online store Elite Threads headed the charge for the west and provided an impressive display of Perth talent. Invited by Elite Threads to cover the event, I was lucky enough to get backstage amongst the hustle and bustle of designers, models, stylists, hair and makeup artists to snap some great shots and give you a VIP pass behind the scenes!

Elite Thread's Aniqua Toquero

Jessica Bratich Johnson and Aniqua Toquero finalising the styling

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Samantha Wills jewelry designer looking amazing and so tall!


and finally Betty Tran's runway presentation supported by Jessica Bratich handbags!


Model (right): Hannah Caitriona www.mgmt-models.com


Betty Tran thanking the crowd

Jessica Bratich Johnson, Betty Tran and Elite Threads Director Aniqua Toquero with Broadway star Paloma Garcia-Lee (styled by Aniqua: Dress - Betty Tran, Handbag - Jessica Bratich)


and that's a wrap folks!


Stay tuned for Perth Style's top picks from the other amazing designers featured at Fashion Palette!


 A big thanks goes to Aniqua Toquero from Elite Threads for inviting Perth Style to the event and both Betty and Jessica for letting us showcase their designs and pieces.

 

<3 PS xo

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Jordana Ripp : September 5, 2012 3:56 am : Fashion


The short stop over in LA went way to quick but I managed to cram in everything I needed to do thankfully! The agenda included visiting various friends, driving the mustang (her name is Black Beauty, she is real and I love her... don't talk to me about having to give her up at the end of the trip... it's a sore point), countless dinners, Malibu, driving Black Beauty, Santa Monica, Newport, cruising in Black Beauty, celebrity spotting and leisurely walk down Rodeo Drive and the desperate need for some colour in a sea of tanned bodies.

THE Black Beauty

LA never disappoints when it comes to celebrities, whether your in a club, the supermarket, getting petrol or just plain walking Sunset you are bound to see someone. This time I was lucky enough to have (a rather sweaty) David Arquette buy us drinks at his club Bootsy Bellows followed by some late night chit chat with Revenge star Ashley Madekwe... and yes to anyone who knows me these latest encounters turned out way better than the awkwardly long conversation I had with Leonardo DiCaprio about Romeo and Juliet in the flying 'little people' bar (I don't want to offend anyone and I want to be PC but they were dressed as Oompa Loompas and it is Hollywood...).

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After a whirlwind four days in the City of Angels, I have finally arrived to start the next chapter of the trip in New York for Fashion Week! If you managed to take a peek at the schedule you'll know that the first two days are spent at the Independent Fashion Bloggers Conference in Soho. I've just completed the first day and can't wait to get all my notes up in the next post to share all the insights from the event.

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Mercedes Benz Fashion Week New York – Here We Come!

Jordana Ripp : August 13, 2012 3:07 am : Fashion

 

Perth Style is off to Los Angeles and the big apple for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week! The week will consist fashion conferences, Perth Style photo shoots, Fashion Night Out, no sleep and constantly riding the subway to Lincoln Centre to cover and work at the event!

We are currently putting together looks for our shoots in both Los Angeles and New York so if you are a designer or retailer wanting to be featured please email us at jlr_media@hotmail.com.

Look out US of A, Perth Style is coming!!


 


 

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The Future is Here: The Steam Pod Revolution

Jordana Ripp : August 6, 2012 1:32 am : Beauty, Fashion

Every curly/frizzy haired person undoubtedly knows the pain I go through to keep my locks silky smooth. The countless hours spent in the salons, the money spent on millions of straightening elixirs and appliances and the panic caused by possibly being caught without an umbrella in the winter...

The straightening revolutions over the years have been steady with chemical straightening, sophisticated straighteners and advanced treatments (I am still holding out for the day when we will be able to permanently change our hair genetics to get rid of frizz - don't ask me how or even if it's logical, it's a dream and I'm sticking to it!) taking the forefront, substantially improving our ability to obtain hairstyles and looks that were previously unachievable.

My straightening iron is my saviour so when I was asked by the amazing people at Maurice Meade to trial the new L'Oreal Steam Pod I became ridiculously excited... actually embarrassingly excited. This new device not only straightens your hair, it also nourishes it at the same time. Using steam to infuse the hair cuticle with pro-keratin (applied prior to using the straightener) the combination results in a healthy frizz free mane.

Evenly distributing the pro-keratin cream through damp hair

Hair is dried off to approximately 80% and then sectioned to easily glide the Steam Pod through

Once complete, the Protective Smoothing Serum is applied


 The Results: a healthy smooth mane!

Before (apologies for the blurred image - one can only assume the camera freaked out at the sight of my wayward hair!) and After!

 

This futuristic little straightening gem is currently only available in salons and typically costs no more than a regular blow dry however a home use version is due for release later this year (woohoo!!!!).

Thank you to the Maurice Meade team for letting us trial this amazing product. Not only did I have great hair for day, it maintained it's shine and luster through the winter conditions (no frizz, curls or flyaways - AMAZING) right up until I had to wash it!

To check out the Steam Pod for yourself you can contact any of the Maurice Meade salons across Perth.

 

Happy Smoothing, Straightening and Defrizzing!!

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Perth’s Night of Nights: STYLEAID

Jordana Ripp : August 2, 2012 1:07 am : Beauty, Fashion


What do you get when you combine a premier location, the best of Perth’s fashion designers and our cities most glamourous personalities?? STYLEAID! With a sold out crowd of 750 guests and media the BurswoodGrand Ballroom was transformed into a wonderland of fun and frivolity to celebrate the annual charity fundraising event's 15th birthday.

Our picks for the best guest fashions of the night!

The oversized balloons, candy colours and a virtual Pass the Parcel (played via the purpose made STYLEAID app) all kept guests in high spirits as they were treated to freely flowing beverages and decadent cusine.

The highlight of this night has always been STYLEAID's much publicised stage show which showcases many of Perth's best fashion designers and their upcoming new season range. Perth Style excitedly jumped into the press pit for the night to experience what only can be described as lineup worthy of international recognition.

With so many wonderful shapes, colours and designs it was so hard to pick favourites but after much debate we settled on some top favs:

EDGY and ELEGANT with Zhivago



ROMANCE and TEXTURE of Aurelio Costarella




CHEEKY and CHIC with Bikini Atoll




PASTELS and PATTERNS with Poppy Lissiman



THEATRICS and THE ORIENT with Dilettante ft Vivienne Westward




LIGHT and SHADDOW with Flannel


 


BRIGHTS and TRIBAL with Empire Rose



MONOCHROME and POP with Morrison



PREHISTORIC and ANGLED with Zsadar



and for the FINALE.... GLITTER AND CUPCAKES!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY STYLEAID! Thank you so much for having us we enjoyed every minute! Until next year ;)

<3 PS xo

 

*All images courtesy of Perth Style*

 

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“I Don’t Mind Living In A Man’s World As Long As I Can Be A Woman In It”: A Vintage Shoot

Jordana Ripp : June 27, 2012 8:56 am : Beauty, Fashion

“I don’t mind living in a man’s world as long as I can be a woman in it” – Marilyn Monroe


We all know that women rule the world (yes Beyonce’s song  is on repeat in my head at the moment, cannot get it out), we run countries, are CEO’s of major corporations and command the highest respect for our ability to be a mother, daughter, wife, lover and many many other things to the masses. However, this said, some of our most glamorous and time attested fashion icons adhered to an era where men opened car doors, greeted their wives with "Honey I'm home!" and affectionately referred to the wife as the "little woman".  With the resurgence of such 'years gone by' in both fashion and entertainment, Perth Style decided to take a trip down "memory lane" to shoot a vintage inspired image collection.


Enjoy!






 





"Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world!" - Marilyn Monroe



Take a Bow!


A huge thanks to our creative team:


Hair Styling: Jen Marmo from Maurice Meade


Makeup Artisty: Shinelle Gaitan


Model: Hollie Wise


Styling: Jordana Ripp


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