Monday, June 30, 2014

Swim with Zimmermann

Resort & Swimwear
Spring/Summer 2014

Sisters Nicky and Simone Zimmermann founded their eclectically pretty fashion brand in Sydney, Australia in 1991, and since then, this dynamic style duo have won several prestigious awards for Best Swimwear Designers. Looking at their luscious Summer 2014 collection, it's easy to see why this creative pair have firmly placed their flag onto the international fashion map, selling their range in iconic stores like Barney's and Saks 5th Avenue, Harrods in London and David Jones.

Zimmermann's 2014 Swimwear range is a gorgeous compilation of sexy bikini's, demure one-piece suits, cute coverups and fluttery maxi dresses that will take you from the poolside to an evening out in a blink of a smokey eye. Beautiful paisley and floral prints colour in ruffled bralets and rompers. Swimsuits are moulded with underwire and elastic for that perfect hourglass shape.

Enjoy lazy days on the beach and lap up the sunshine this summer in Zimmermann's stunning Swimwear 2014 Collection.

Set 1
Top Row: Roamer cupcake frill dress $450. Roamer frill halter bikini $250. Roamer drawn dress $375. Roamer frilly tri-bikini $240. Bottom Row: Roamer frill pant bikini $260. Roamer cotton playsuit $330. Roamer halter one piece $350. Roamer triangle bikini $185.

Set 2
Top to Bottom: Filigree floral maxi dress $350. Lattice wedge sandal $350. Filigree stud ladder bikini $185. Filigree stud one-piece swimsuit. Filigree lattice long-sleeved playsuit $280. Filigree triangle bikini $130. Filigree lattice black and white dress. Black leather beach clutch $175.

Set 3
Top to Bottom: Haze Peak bikini $260. Haze cross-stitch maxi skirt $395. Tan lattice loafer $285. Haze Peak corset one piece suit $330. Haze cross-stitch shorts $275. Haze reversible tri bikini $240. Haze plunge dress $495. Tan leather beach clutch $175.

Set 4
Top to Bottom: Filigree lace bib dress $265. Canvas beach bag $125. Roamer balcony bikini $260. Black playsuit $330. Filigree double layer bikini $185. Roamer printed tank dress $250. Black lattice loafers $285. Filigree double layer sheer one-piece suit $210. Roamer tri-bikini $230.

Set 5
Top to Bottom: Haze floral smock dress $395. Red lattice loafers $285. Neon Haze knot bikini  $240. Hot pink retro one-piece $195. Haze floral wrap one-piece $330. Haze two-tone underwire bikini $230. Haze floral plunge maxi dress $550. Red leather beach clutch $175.

 Set 6
Top to Bottom: Leopard Writer day dress $450. Paisley and leopard Writer curve bikini $240. Pink Paisley Writer plunge bikini $240. Sundown black bonded plunge one-piece $270. Pink Paisley Writer scarf playsuit $350. Leopard Writer try-bikini. Classic black tri bikini $230. Pink Paisley Writer Rectangle link one piece $220.

Set 7

Top to Bottom: Mystic frill tri-bikini $170. Red ruffled Mystic frill bikini $160. Filigree black maxi dress $350. Red canvas crossbody bag $195. Mystic frill strapless bikini $160. Gingham Mystic knot playsuit $195. Red Mystic tuck one-piece suit $175. Gingham Mystic tie shorts $155.

Which of these Zimmermann sets would you like to take to the beach?

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Looks of the Week - 28/06/14

The weekly roundup of celebrity style, on and off the red carpet. 

Red Light
Jessica Hart was captured in a beautiful floaty red halter maxi dress on the streets of NYC.
Gwen Stefani brings her grunge styling to the colour scheme in a red checked shirt, black skinny jeans and L.A.M.B high top sneakers.
Emmy Rossum styles a chic pair of black Three Dots shorts with a bright red French Connection sweater, Bottega Veneta bag and flat ankle strap sandals.
Heidi Klum struts her stuff in a little red shift dress with sky-high stilettos. 

Ladies That Lunch
Keira Knightley displayed her English refinement in a retro ladylike ice blue Prada dress with collared neck and pleated bodice. Metallic silver shoes fit her feet.
Olivia Munn stepped out in a sheer pleated navy midi skirt and tie-up sail boat print shirt for an LA outing, adding a brown leather bag and metallic and tan sandals to her outfit.
Jamie Chung turns an ordinary errand run into a glamourous affair wearing a sheer black embroidered top and cream chiffon skirt with ankle-strap flats.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley never fails to gives us a weekly dose of style inspiration, pictured in a white frilled Isabel Marant dress paired with grey Chanel ankle boots and a Celine bag.

Raising Hemlines

Holland Roden rocked a ruby cropped top and shorts set by Paper London with gold metallic Rupert Sanderson pumps.
Olivia Palermo savvily mixes prints in this abstract coral animal printed shirt and tile beaded shorts, paired with flat black loafers.
Model Tali Lennox turns on the shine in this red sequined dress, which she gave an indie edge via black buckled ankle boots, a tie-up belt and wide-brimmed hat.

Chicly, Cheryl Cole
Cheryl Cole had a sophisticated week of style while in London.
Left: She was vivid in a poppy red Stella McCartney pantsuit with peplum waist.
Middle: The singer wore a sporty monochrome look comprising of a white Karl Lagerfeld tshirt and side-striped black tuxedo trousers. Strappy Bionda Castana heels complete her outfit.
Right: Cheryl exuded modern elegance in a white cropped Jil Sander top, tastefully styled with black Temperley London trousers, a statement gold collar necklace and white pumps.

Premiering Nicola Peltz
Nicola Peltz has dominated the red carpet with her 'Transformers' movie tour this week.
1. The blonde beauty is dressed in a see-though black lace pencil dress by Dolce & Gabbana.
2. Nicola created an angelic aura in this masterpiece of a white peplum Giambattista Valli Couture gown that's decked in floral appliqués.
3. The 19-year-old stepped out in New York wearing a plunge neck little black dress.
4. Nicola glittered in a royal blue sequined column gown by Balenciaga.

Yo Dona Dames
Spanish celebrities graced the Yo Dona Awards red carpet in Madrid in a host of stunning looks.
Nieves Alvarez turned heads in a plum sequin embellished Elie Saab dress with sheer skirt.
Nerea Garmendia went one-shouldered in a ravishing cherry red Edition by Georges Chakra gown with transparent mesh insert.
Paloma Lago was beautifully dressed in a striking fuchsia halter high-neck gown with tie-up bow and black waistband.

Spanish Splendor
Andrea Duro enchanted in a candy pink lace bodice dress with thigh-high split by Elie Saab.
Megan Montaner glamorized the cropped top trend in this sexy gold brocade bustier and maxi skirt by Dolce & Gabbana.
Eva Marciel stunned in a salmon pink and lilac geometric sequined Naeem Khan gown.
Alejandra Onieva wore a romantic ivory lace embroidered Naeem Khan dress with nude tulle skirt

Who is your Favourite 'Look of the Week'?

Friday, June 27, 2014

Friday Frills - Living in the Present

Don't get stuck in the past, 
Where you linger on and on in familiarity, 
And replay old memories over and over again. 

Don't overindulge in the future, 
Where you daydream about leading a grand life endlessly, 
And imagine the sweetest days you could ever live. 

Don't neglect your present, 
Where true life begins to unfold and pass you by silently, 
And you wonder about missed opportunities and lost moments. 

To avoid the state of merely existing, be aware of your present, 
And you might notice that you are part of a grander scheme 
where the past is long gone and the future has yet to come, 
And that your present is the most precious moment you could ever feel.
Your past and your future both lie in your present, 
Where your present wields the power to influence and change the way 
you think about your past either with gratitude or with regret, 
And shape your future to either a success or a failure. 

Live totally in the present,
Enjoying each and every moment, 
Where it is all happening, 
Where it truly matters. 

Quote Copyright © Fion Lim

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Who Wore MinkPink Better?

Who Wore It Better?
MinkPink 'Fading Into Daisies' Skirt 

Australian brand MinkPink has invaded the overseas market with their contemporary, stylish and affordable clothing, which have not only been popular with fashion lovers, but celebrities too.

This pretty Summer-inspring striped tube skirt and matching cropped top with floral daisy pattern is on the hotlist from MinkPink's SS14 range. The 'Fading Into Daisies' pencil skirt has already been worn by three of TV's most stylish Hollywood actresses.

Olivia Munn was spotted in Los Angeles wearing the cropped striped and floral top with matching skirt by Minkpink. The actress paired her savvy ensemble with a Stella & Dot crossbody bag and black ankle strap Stuart Weitzman sandals.
Eva Longoria made a trip to France in this trendy Minkpink 'Fading into Daisies' striped pencil skirt, opting to style it with a black tee, white Helmut Lang zipped blazer and Christian Louboutin white python pumps. Eva also carried a black quilted Chanel tote bag. 
Jamie Chung added a red envelope clutch and strappy tie-up silver metallic sandals to her Minkpink 'Fading into Daisies' floral and stripe printed outfit.

Kelly Osbourne also wore this same MinkPink ensemble for an appearance on E! News.

Get The Look

The Minkpink 'Fading into Daisies' cropped striped and floral top and matching skirt are both available at for $48 a piece.

As for 'Who Wore It Better?', as chic as all three actresses look, my top pick is Olivia Munn, as I prefer the black sandals with the outfit and both the top and skirt seemed to fit her better. I also liked the red clutch Jamie Chung wore with her look.

Who Do You Think Wore It Better?

Monday, June 23, 2014

Monique Lhuillier Resort 2015

With Resort wear we are inclined to think of tropical prints, strappy tanks and bermuda shorts, but this is not the case behind the glamourous new range by Monique Lhuillier. The renowned evening wear designer has lent her elegant train of thought to this stunning Resort 2015 collection.

Strong architectural lines govern the range in a stark contrast of black and whites with graphic prints that allow the silhouettes to stand tall. A few casual pieces surfaced by way of chic shorts, sporty shaped tops, pencil skirts and office appropriate dresses. A ladylike flair was conveyed by satin midi skirts and pretty cocktail dresses frilled by tulle and embroidered lace. Boxy blouses and razor-cut skirts, necklines and hems enunciated the structural concept of the collection.

Monique's strong suit is apparent in the series of exquisitely crafted gowns that uplifted the palette in rich poppy red, flamingo pink and fuchsia. Fitted dresses glittered in an intricacy of beadwork, whilst others were beautifully layered in lace and tulle. Drapes, tiered frills and floaty pleated skirts created movement and volume, a long departure from the strict profiles that the collection had to begin with. These are looks we're more likely to see on the red carpet than a resort island.

This is Monique Lhuillier's beguiling vision for Resort 2015 Collection.

Set 1

Set 2

Set 3

Set 4

Set 5

Set 6

Set 7

Set 8

Set 9

Set 10

My favourite piece is the red strapless tulle frilled gown, second in Set 9. Which is yours?

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Looks of the Week - 21/06/14

The weekly roundup of style, on and off the red carpet.

City Swagger
Irina Shayk was chicly spotted in NYC wearing a sporty grey bomber jacket with a black top and pleated skirt, along with burgundy suede ankle boots.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley never misses a style moment, pictured in a suave pair of striped trousers that she teamed with a white Isabel Marant sweater, navy blue blazer and Christian Louboutin pumps, a Givenchy bag in tow.
Gwen Stefani proves that laid back looks are best in a simple white sleeveless blouse and black skinny jeans, worn with two-tone L.A.M.B sandals and red rimmed sunglasses. 
Olivia Palermo has grid print fever in this modish black and white contrast print peplum top and shorts set from Zara. Her floral embroidered flat slippers are by Alexander McQueen.

Summer Splash
Vanessa Hudgens showed off her abs in a white cropped Houghton top with yellow and pink tropical printed pants, a topknot and white pumps.
Lilah Parsons was vividly dressed in a tangerine and pink striped Kate Spade coat, whimsically paired with a toucan bag and monotone shoes, also by Spade.
Dianna Agron picked out a summery Mara Hoffman maxi dress, with colourfully embroidered neckline and white envelope bag.
Kat Graham's electric pink and orange outfit features a silk jersey printed top and contrast pencil skirt by Katherine Kidd. Her metallic jeweled shoes are by Sophia Webster.
Jamie Chung accessorized her hot pink Marti dress with a floral clutch and white pumps.

White Wash
Kat Graham was modernistic in this cropped white high-low Vera Wang top and mini ensemble, styled with gold chunky jewellery and black strappy sandals.
Ashley Tisdale looked polished in a white cropped top and ankle-grazing pants, accessorized with gold chain-link heels and a clutch bag.
Cheryl Cole put her pins on display in this short frilled skirt and white tee by Jay Ahr, accented with metallic blue Tamara Mellon sandals.
Maria Sharapova jazzes up her slick white geometric Antonio Berardi dress with orange metallic Rupert Sanderson heels and an Anya Hindmarch clutch.

Leading Ladies
Nicola Peltz went elegant in a steel grey cut-out Prada gown with bejewelled neck and waist.
Diane Kruger's kinship with Elie Saab is cemented in this beautifully printed watercolour gown with belted waist and exaggerated hips.
Nicole Kidman shimmered in a fully embellished Dolce & Gabbana gown.

Troian Bellisario looked beautiful in a floral lace long sleeved Max Mara midi dress with gold strappy sandals.
Hanneli Mustaparta played the romance card in this endearing floral embroidered Erdem gown with sheer neck and sleeves.
Kiernan Shipka delighted in a peach embroidered ruffled Marni mini dress with mint clutch.
Anna Schilling embraced the fringed trend in this head-turning white feathered halter-strap gown by Christian Siriano.

Glam Up
Tennis player Ana Ivanovic brought her bold style to the red carpet in an orange, black and white colour-blocked Roksanda Ilincic gown.
Emmy Rossum is pretty in cerise pink, wearing a one-shouldered gown by Monique Lhuillier that is highlighted with turquoise earrings.
Li Bingbing took an avant garde approach in this unique couture creation by Stéphane Rolland with sheer mermaid skirt that features white 3D embroidery.
Adelaide Kane was stunning in an Oliver Tolentino lace bodice gown with split skirt.
Moran Atias is radiantly dressed in a beaded V-neck Naeem Khan gown with sheer flutter sleeves.

Who is your Favourite 'Look of the Week'?

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Simple Ways To Be Happy Everyday

1. Smile.
2. Take the time to rest.
3. Surround yourself with positive people in person or online.
4. Do something you’ve always enjoyed.
5. Do something you’ve never done before but have always wanted to try.

6. Learn something new.
7. Smell something that makes you happy: vanilla, coffee, your favourite decide.
8. Reward yourself for your good habits.
9. Take a photo, and look back at old ones.
10. Spend time with a good friend.

Watch a comedy or anything that makes you laugh.
12. Take a small step towards your goal.
13. Congratulate yourself on every achievement, big or small.
14. Tell someone you love them.
15. Do a good deed.

16. Read a book you love.
17. Spend time with inspiring people or read about someone who inspires you.
18. Clear out your junk, literally.
19. Let go of negative memories.
20. Dwell on positive things from your past.

21. Be creative.
22. Give someone an unexpected gift.
23. Watch the sunset.
24. Get up for sunrise.
Stretch your body. Meditate your mind.

26. Be active.
27. Eat something you love - chocolate, a slice of cake..everything in moderation.
28. Trust your instincts.
29. Follow your passion.
30. K
eep a diary and write your feelings down.

31. Learn to say “no”.
32. Set some time alone for yourself in the day.
33. Devote a day to family.
34. Pick up the phone and call someone you haven’t spoken to for a while.
35. Wear your favourite outfit.

36. Do something you loved as a kid that you haven’t done for years.
37. Forgive someone, especially yourself.
38. Have a meal somewhere different: try a picnic.
Put a picture of something you want on your wall.
40. Pick a bunch of flowers and put them in your house.

41. Ban all media for the day.
42. Let something slide.
43. Play a game - cards with friends or board games with the family.
44. Do something you’ve been putting off.
45. Seek out supportive and like-minded people.

46. Visualize and dream big.
47. Be grateful for life.
48. Persevere: pick up something you gave up on.
49. Start a new habit, a good one.
50. Look at yourself in the mirror, pick what you like best and flaunt it.

Write a mantra and follow it.
52. Notice what makes you happy and use it in sad times.
53. Teach someone something you know well.
54. Learn to love yourself.
55. Choose to be happy every day.

*Text collected from Pinterest. Editorial images via Elle Russia

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Wedding Guest Dresses Summer 2014

Wedding Season is upon us, which means it's time to dust off that pretty little party dress in the back of your closet....or even better, shop for a new one. Whether the wedding theme is classic, modern, formal, vintage, indoor or out, I located a few different looks to help inspire you. These occasion wear pieces are from one of my favourite online stores, Coast.

A Cobalt and Coral Cocktail
From top to bottom: Branda blue peplum top £35. Herona coral cropped jacquard trousers £45. Coral necklace £20. Jango drop earrings £18. Marcha coral maxi dress £95. Groucho blue earrings £12. Amy printed bandeau dress £115. Michela coral sandal £30. Lucy cobalt blue lace detail dress £160. Layla blue suede clutch £45. Zaza floral printed clutch £22. Lupita coral fitted dress £95.

Under the Summer Sky
From top to bottom: Ginivie white sequined top £55. Harper sky blue skirt with floral overlay £75. Harper sky blue cropped top £45. Cozette silver metallic midi skirt £85. Milo bracelet £12. Milo necklace £17. Ciel pearl earrings £12. Juliette metallic lace dress £125. Mirade mono clutch £22.

Tropical Destination
From top to bottom: Niah printed maxi £135. Neon orange sequin clutch £22. Cali cord necklace £45. Amaline yellow jacquard dress £85. Isadora yellow python heels £35. Margeaux emerald green maxi dress £95. Hera multi-hue earrings £7. Alaina coral lace dress £175. Cerise envelope clutch £17. Michela peach & orange heels £65.

Black Tie Affair
Top to bottom: Rio white feather top £75. Cannizaro printed midi skirt £75. Willow sequin clutch £28. Rex perspex cuff £17. Michela mono sandals £30. Margeurite zigzag clutch £20. Rozelda jumpsuit £115. Floral earrings £85. Mancnini mink tulle gown with ribbon belt £220. Phia bib necklace £12. Glamour bow dress £85. Linnea cuff £10.

Watermelon & Mint - Picnic in the Park
From top to bottom: Poppy aqua mint one-shouldered dress £85. Naomi mint clutch £28. Thalia earrings £5. Cherry Blossom maxi dress £115. Telma pink cropped jacket £39. Floria high-neck mint dress £145. Talia tassel mint bag £20. Thalia bracelet £15. Super perspex necklace £17. Telma pink pleated dress £49.

Vintage Romance
From top to bottom: Thalia blush embroidered dress £250. Padme pearl necklace £25. Rupal hair comb £9. Keleste cropped blazer £75. Anakin pearl earrings £7. Ali pearl beaded shoes £40. Lisbeth lace corset gown £250. Pacha pearl cuff £35. Elspeth embellished mini dress £85. Pearla clutch £60. Peach drop earrings £15. Tiana flower embellished heels £35. Lori Lee petal pink maxi dress £175.

You can shop all these dresses and accessories at

Which Wedding Guest Dress Theme would you pick?