Best Dressed at the Spring Carnival Racing

It’s been a week of turmoil here at the House of Sasha and finally the blog is back up after some technical issues with my hosting site. I think for any website or business owner when your baby is MIA from the World Wide Web, they would be worried sick and hysterical too. Anyway it’s back to business for this baby and I’m glad all systems are back to normal.

A couple of weeks ago the Spring Racing Carnival came to an end and I’ve been wanting to do a wrap up ever since. This sporting event that happens once a year in Melbourne, is one of the biggest horse racing event ever. I would love to go one of these years just for the experience but up to this point I have never been. This year marks a historical victory as Michelle Payne, becomes the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup (she also happens to come from Ballarat- the city which I live in! )

Here are just some of my favourite looks from the Derby Day, Cup and Oaks Day events. For me, the fashion and street style looks are a great forecast for Australian fashion as the summer begins and so do the new trends emerge. A wide array of different textured Laces can be seen throughout with wide brimmed hats and modern fascinators. There have also been quite a few bespoke dresses which shows the effort that was made and put outfits for the season. Be prepared to be blown away!

Derby Day 

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Lauren Philips; Jennifer Hawkins (Images by Streetsmith via Elle)

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Lindy Klim; Millie Mckintosh (Images by Melissa Moses for Streetsmith via Elle)

Derby Day is themed black and white and silhouettes tend to be a bit more sophisticated and glamourous.

Melbourne Cup 

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Lindsay Ridings; Crystal Kimber (Images by Streetsmith via Elle)

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Ashley Hart; Rozalia Russian – also my Favourite Pick!! (Images by Streetsmith)

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Nadia Fairfax; Rebecca Judd (Images by Streetsmith)

The Cup is the big race that stops the entire nation and the fashion on the field is nothing less than that. The themes are a bit more bolder than the other cup days with more colour and individualistic styles are evident.

Oaks Day 

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Rachel Finch ; Rozalia Russian (Images from Streetsmith via Elle)

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Jodi Anasta ; Sanchia Sevel (Images by Streetsmith via Elle)

Oaks Day is essentially ladies day and this year was full of feminine styles and French lace in sweet hues.

Hope you enjoyed this fun post and Happy Friday xxxx

Inspired by… Audrey

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Ever since I was a little girl, I have always looked up and admired actresses like Audrey Hepburn. I remember how My Fair Lady had a big impact on me which included singing and dancing around the living room and onto other my favourite Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Roman Holiday. The list goes on!

With the latest exhibition of Audrey Hepburn exhibition opening at the National Portrait Gallery in the UK, I have decided to revisit some of my favourite portraits of the late actress. She was a style icon and Hollywood star and lived a very interesting life to the age of 63 when she passed away. Not only did she win Grammy’s and Emmy’s, she also contributed a lot as a Goodwill Ambassador to the UNICEF.

 

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I guess for me she was not only an actress but a women who was the epitome of femininity. Growing up, Audrey has been an iconic female I look to for fashion and style inspiration. Her silhouettes are classic yet really down- to-earth and will always be adaptable. With her perfect jawline and her petite figure, it’s no wonder all the fashion designers of her time wanted her in their couture.

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Classic Little Black Dress worn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s

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I find inspiration through many things. Sometimes it can be from flipping through a magazine and sometimes it may be from a photograph I took a few years ago. Sometimes the everyday mundane activities make it hard to be creatively inspired. I think that everyone should try and take some time to get inspired.

What about you? What do you find inspiring?

 

 

All Images Copyright Audrey Hepburn Estate

Seasons // Autumn Winter Inspiration

For all those fashion fiends out there like myself, you’d probably know that one of the biggest annual events in fashion has been taking place over the last 3 weeks in the four fashion capitals of the world. Fashion week which began in New York is currently in Paris, France.

 

It’s a time when designer’s grace the catwalks of New York, London and Milan with the new creations and magazine editors, bloggers and celebrities peruse the shows. This is also a time when I have my observation glasses on. I think street style has evolved so much in the last 5 years. For me, it’s one of the best places to get inspiration for style.

 

In Australia, Summer has just ended and temperature numbers slowly get lower as Autumn comes in. As the cold weather comes in, thicker layers come out. It gets pretty cold in the regional Victorian town I (used to) live in. It is also around this time I start to get inspired to buy new pieces like a coats or a pair of boots for the cold. There’s no better time really;-) Seeing the street style during fashion week has inspired me. I have also seen a few trends around.

 

 The Layered Look

 

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I personally like this look because it is versatile and layering is a great technique for adding or subtracting the pieces you have on. These two looks I have picked also have the over-the-shoulder look (not a coincidence!) is quite elegant. These two looks also have good colour coordination. Christine Centenera is my personal favourite and is the epitome of chic.

The Statement Coat

 

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A statement coat can be a good signature piece. The standout factor can be a print or the colour of the coat which makes it unique. Invest in a good coat as it will go a long way.

 

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These babies are awesome especially in winter. If you live in an area that gets pretty cold, choose material that is a bit more heavy such as a wool blend but yet not too weighty. Comfort is key to be able to move around in the cooler climates for daily activities.
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I absolutely loved this huge baby blue coat looks warm and cosy! I could live in this:-) Photo by the Satorialist
All photos by Style du Monde unless stated.
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Best Dressed // Red Carpet Style

You have probably seen it on every Twitter feed, Facebook post and on the news. Best Movie. Best Actress. Best Screenplay. Even though it is a gala event in Hollywood,  the Oscars brings celebrities and fashion together on the red carpet. As a child, I remember looking forward to watching it more for the glitz and the glamour then only the movies showcased. Here are my favourites for this year:

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This was my favourite of them all. Sienna Miller in Oscar de la Renta. This is the first Peter Copping’s first collection and is hot of the press! Simple yet elegant.

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Red Roses Rosamund Pike in Givenchy Couture and Dakota Johnson in Saint Laurent.

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Keira Knightly is one glowy mumma-to-be in Valentino Couture.

Definitely didn’t forget the dashing men this year.

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Benedict Cumberbatch and winner of Best Leading Actor, Eddie Redmayne.

Images by Style.com

 

 

Who were your favourites for the Oscars this year? 

My Love for Maxi

I have always worn short skirts over maxi’s however I purchased a gorgeous bloom print maxi skirt with a slit on the side and since I have been in love. I received so many compliments and the best part was I wore it in the cold weather. Saw some shots on Style.com and that reminded me so much of it. I’ll do a post on this skirt down the track. I guess I’m so inspired that I think I may even DIY something of this sort. Watch this space:-)

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How would you wear a maxi? 

 

Images by Tommy Ton/Style.com and Vanessa Jackman