SHINE ON

August 1, 2014

Never was I the sort of little girl that admitted to liking anything remotely girly, shiny or sparkly. My childhood hero was Sheena Queen of The Jungle, a fierce warrioress feared by men who could speak to animals. There was no time to waste on flounce and gloss when days were already kept busy by splitting my head pretending tree branches were lianas and chasing imaginary tigers. Let’s just say, the scars are still there but I’m making up for lost time like a magpie let loose in a jewellery store. When done right, this trend can look simple, cool and beautiful.

Sequins, embellishments and interesting metallic detailing were big on the international autumn/winter ’14/’15 catwalks. From concrete mesh and crystal innovations at Chanel, to silver beading at Lanvin and sequined minidresses at Tom Ford, designers created clothes to light up the night.Not to be beaten, Australian designers forged deliciously embellished creations too; so I thought I’d share some of these with you now. Just remember not to over accessorise and let the shine speak for itself!

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(Toni Maticevski top and skirt)

I loved Toni Maticevski’s collection at Fashion Week this year- it was so intricate but modern at the same time. This embellished “sweatshirt” is insanely beautiful and I loved the faux tie details across the pants and skirts.

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(Dyspnea top, Zulu & Zephyr bralette)
Cloud, crystal and crop meet in this delicate creation– unicorns optional.

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(Ellery bustier, Dion Lee skirt, Tiffany & Co bracelet, Louis Vuitton bag)
Subtle shimmering detailing adds a sculptural feel to a netted bustier...

 

 

Read the full story and more pictures on Vogue.com.au here!

Photographed by Alice Wesley Smith

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