Saturday, August 29, 2009

Fashion Inspired By The Art Of Ballet

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.Watching the Fire Bird ballet by Igor Starvinsky in Vienna was a revelation for Sanchita Ajjampur. It was an opportunity to savour the interplay between music, choreography and visual art, says the designer, recounting the experience. So when she was looking for inspiration for a newhogan scarpeline, the Fire Bird was a natural choice. To be unveiled at the Lakme Fashion Week on Monday, Sanchitas Fire Bird line is a tapestry of dark and delicate stories from the iconic ballet, highlighting the glamour of the ball gown and its contextual accessories down the fashion decades, the designer says, adding, This line is all about balancing ecstasy and harmony and making it excitingly modern.

Sanchitas collection is divided into the womenswear and menswear segments, with the line for women featuring plenty of delicate sheers embellished with exotic cut feather shapes and punched fabrics, metallic black, gold and rigid plastic (to impart a futuristic feel) and chiffons with opulent embellishment. The menswear segment however, draws from a vastly difference source the Wild, Wild West.

The creative spirit of the Wild West is an endlessly renewable style, says Sanchita. The Native Amer-ican influences are seen in the decorative detailing and add to the functionality of the garment. Ive tried to deconstruct and explore mythology through new proportions where art and functionality collide.

She may count Isabella Duncan and Tabitha Simmons among her personal style reference points, but she doesnt design for any particular muse, Sanchita says: Its about a whole lifestyle where everything you inhabit is sumptuous. The clientele is mainly fashionable art-lovers, whose clothes reflect their avant-garde thinking. My creations are the ultimate expression of style, for those wanting to project it. I design for a stylish person who can balance individuality with conformity, and most of all, is intelligent, with a strong sense of self.
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Fashion In Action Princess Polly

Conscientious fashion. Not normally a phrase you hear very often in the fashion world, but there is a new trend when it comes to supporting new designers and acting charitably. Princess Polly is a boutique online and retail store brand that is changing the way we shop and raising our awareness of those less fortunate than ourselves. I discovered Princess Polly through Facebook, and have been enjoying their regular updates showcasing the talent behind upcoming brands, as well as paying hommage to more established brands like Cooper St (which I am a HUGE fan of). Princess Polly is about individual, unique design talent that is still somehow mainstream without being commercialised.

The fashion at Princess Polly is young, cute and almost nostalgic, yet is tempered by the addition of glamorous items such as the Knock on Wood Dress and See the Sun Playsuit by Finders Keepers and the Button Bustier Top or Wind Beneath Dress by Cameo. Its very difficult to visit their online store without finding a number items that youd want to buy straight away! Every item is essentially feminine, and really represents a more playful, summery and festival feel. Their prints are statement without being too bold, and Ill bet that you can mix-and-match most of their items with your existing wardrobe. My top 3 favourite items that are on my wishlist include:

Baxter Dress by Finders Keepers

Aurora Dress

Holly Dress by Motel

Not only do they have so many to-die-for items available, but they complete the package by adding just the right type of accessories to complement your purchase. Lets just say that browsing the Princess Polly website can often be very addictive!

I am also keeping a keen eye on their New Arrivals page, and Im saving my pennies for this gorgeous LBD - Button Me Dress by Cameo, which I can see becoming a firm favourite in my LBD section of my wardrobe.

So not only do Princess Polly offer the whole kit-and-caboodle when it comes to trending fashion, but they also offer you, yes YOU! the opportunity to run your very own Princess Polly Boutique License. Polly 100 is a franchise program aimed at fashion-addicts; ladies who either run their own fashion store or who have worked in retail and want to kick it up a notch by running their own business and being their own boss. With a powerful, behind-the-scenes management and marketing program for Polly 100 owners under the Princess Polly umbrella, you will have access to a fully-inclusive support scheme that works with you along the way. If youve been thinking about getting into fashion, then get in touch with them today to see if this is the new path youve been looking for.

Another reason I am such a huge fan of Princess Polly is their business ethos. I mentioned conscientious fashion earlier, and Princess Polly proudly support The Amira Project (TAP), an Australian Community project targeting young women at risk. By organising and hosting annual Princess Parties around Australia, TAP are able to provide support and education for these young women by researching the issues affecting them and finding a solution. What I find so remarkable about TAP is that they are solution-focused, and instead of trying to solve the symptoms of these issues, they look to find the cause. Many young women in our communities are affected by depression, self-harm, teenage pregnancies and low self-esteem, so it is particularly heart-warming to see such a Project tackle these issues head on. You can view more about TAP by visiting their website or subscribing to their Blog, and if you feel as inspired as I did, you can donate to the Lifehouse Project by clicking here.

You can find Princess Polly Stores at the following locations:

Shop 5 / 152 Adelaide St
Brisbane Q 4001
07 3229 8459

Shop 3 / 41-143 Denham St
Townsville Q 4810
07 4724 3200

Shop 10 The Peninsular Building
The Esplanade, Mooloolaba Q
07 5444 6280

Shop 7 / 141-143 Victoria St
Mackay Q 4740
07 4951 1160

225a Margaret St
Toowoomba Q
07 4638 1225

Level 1, 188 Pitt St
Westfield Sydney Centrepoint
K1 & K9, 100 Square
Sydney, NSW 2000
0412 508 124
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Monday, August 24, 2009

Fashion For Everyday Women Of All Sizes

In todays society we are overwhelmed with fashion choices. Yet, many women still feel that they are on the forgotten path leading them to constantly ponder various choices that flatter their unique shape and size. As we are all aware the fashion industry is just beginning to embrace various sizes and shapes. Gone are the days when fashion was only limited to skinny females. With an increase in the number of curvaceous females than ever before, fashion is embarking on more plus size trendy dresses. Many companies ranging from online to high fashion boutiques now stock a range of plus size trendy dresses, in an array of styles that can flatter various sizes and shapes.

Regardless of the size of an individual, you can look attractive with the right clothing that fits your body shape. People who are curvier can wear form-fitting clothes to hide unwanted bulges and flaunt their attractive assets. Petite females are able to find more fashions that do not require altering to fit the smaller sized individual. The good news is that even designers have started realizing the market-scope for plus size trendy dresses. In turn, they are also embracing the much ignored petite market.


Although, black is the most-popular color when it comes to plus size clothing, the latest fashion trends are not just limited to black. Earthy tones like grey, some shades of brown, green, gold, and olive are the latest in thing. However, it is important not to go overboard and avoid too bright or light colored dresses.


When it is about plus size trendy dresses, dark colored jeans are the most preferred. A wide-leg jeans looks better on larger figure as compared to skin-fitting jeans. You can also buy jeans with a built-in panel that acts as tummy control and help you look slimmer.


While women with larger figure cannot afford to wear a very loud printed shirt, still they need not be limited to boring button-down shirt. The latest trend in shirts is to add variety to them by trying different sleeve lengths, designer neckline, and ruffled sleeves. Graphic prints are also hot when it comes to plus size trendy dresses. However, plus sized women need to be careful while choosing graphics and patterns.


The choice of shoes largely depends on the type of clothes you are wearing. However, the latest fashion about plus size women include flat ballerina shoes, and tall chunky heel shoes. You can choose one that goes well with your outfit. A good news for women who have been longing to wear tall fashion boots, but couldnt because of muscular calf, tall fashion boots are now available in wide width as well.

The days when plus size clothing was just limited to large frocks and over sized T-shirts are gone. You can easily accentuate your positive assets while hiding the problematic area by choosing right plus size trendy dresses.
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