Sunday, 29 December 2013

CHRISTMAS 2013 OUTFIT

 Hey Readers!
A very belated Merry Christmas to you all! I hope you all had a wonderful day spent with family.
I've held back posting the past week or so - Christmas is such a busy time! 
But I'm back again with another blog post for you. 

My Mum, sister and I went all out on each other this year. We went a little 'cray' to say the least! I will be doing YouTube videos on my Christmas and Boxing Day hauls, so keep an eye out for that one!

I woke up, had a shower then we opened presents. Later in the morning my Mum's family came over and we had an amazing lunch, danced to Party Rock Anthem and laughed at the lame jokes inside Bon bons. All in all, it was a wonderful day!

After the festivities wrapped up, I was able to do a sneaky shoot on my outfit for the day. I went with blacks and reds for Christmas day. Forgive me for being barefoot, but I was comfortable at home and went with a more relaxed style.

I hope you got spoilt rotten!

All outfit details will be at the bottom of the post as usual.

Enjoy!







Top - General Pants from the B.Bam collection (one of my Christmas presents)
Shorts - Forever New
Rings - Sportsgirl

Love,
Amber x
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Monday, 16 December 2013

BASIC

 Hey Readers!
I've put together a really simple outfit for this post. I feel the best when I'm in basics.
 I don't know why. I just love the feel and the look! They're so easy to style and you can dress them up or down. I live in basic t-shirts, they're a necessity to every wardrobe! Get on that if you haven't already.

Alongside basic t-shirts, I have a bit of a obsession with denim shorts. I have so many but still continue to purchase them! They're something that goes with everything and are a perfect Summer staple.

All outfit details will be at the bottom of this post.

Enjoy!






T-shirt and shoes - Sportsgirl
Denim shorts - One Teaspoon
Sunglasses - Topshop

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Thursday, 12 December 2013

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: TOPSHOP TOPMAN AUSTRALIA EXECUTIVES - HILTON SESKIN & PRUE THOMAS

Hey Readers!
I was very lucky to have the opportunity to interview two of TOPSHOP TOPMAN Australia's executives exclusively for my blog. I am so pleased to share the interview with you. I had a wonderful time at the Brisbane launch of TOPSHOP TOPMAN.
If you'd like to see my recap of the night, click here :)
I really hope you enjoy this interview. Definitely good practice for my future journalism career!
HILTON SESKIN
Chairman of TOPSHOP TOPMAN AUSTRALIA
What's the best part about being involved with such a successful brand?
 Topshop & Topman are incredibly successful global brands & to be responsible for that success in Australia is very humbling. The most rewarding part however, is the customers reaction to the stores, the product and the service experience- its all for them.
Topshop & Topman lead the way when it comes to delivering the best global trends at an affordable price and the best part is, the Australian customer has access to everything that the stores in London, New York etc at exactly the same time.

   What are your aspirations for TOPSHOP TOPMAN here in Brisbane? What will make you stand out in this city?
 When selecting the site for our new store we wanted a bespoke building that we could make our own. The building we have moved in to has been based on the design of the LA store and seems to have already made it’s mark in terms of delivering something different to the market.
 Topshop & Topman will deliver exceptional collections, that are globally recognized, at a price everyone can afford.

What's next for TOPSHOP TOPMAN in Australia?
 Following the Brisbane opening, we have stores set to open in Emporium in Melbourne and later next year, we will open in Perth

What will customers gain from the Personal Shopping experience you have available in TOPSHOP TOPMAN and what makes it unique?
 The Personal Shopping suites in Topshop and Topman are the best way to shop. The appointments are free with no obligation to buy and are a great way to experience the collections in the privacy of bespoke fitting room and a stylist who will do all of the running around for you. You are not required to queue, the Personal Shopper will sort everything out for you whilst you relax with refreshments. The service has been tried and tested around the world by celebrities and everyday customers, once you’ve tried it,  you will be hooked.


  PRUE THOMAS
Group Marketing Director TOPSHOP TOPMAN Australia
 What's the best part about being involved with TOPSHOP TOPMAN?
 I’ve worked with Topshop &Topman for several years now and the best part for me is the pace at which we move, the product & design credibility, the fact that an A-lister can wear one of our garments and you can be wearing it the same day. I guess I love how accessible this brand is to everyone.
 The strong relationships we have with the head office teams in London are essential to the success of the brand globally.

 How has TOPSHOP TOPMAN been received by Australian consumers and the market?
 The response has been overwhelming. I think it’s really highlighted the consumer desire for a product that’s a bit different. So much of Australian high street has become homogenized and whilst we respect that customers will always enjoy the brands they know and love, its clear that they won’t accept mediocrity when it comes to price & product anymore.

 What makes TOPSHOP TOPMAN stand out here in Australia?
 The stores themselves are impressive in terms of the product mix, the various trends, the customer service & experience are all big focus areas for us.
 The counter seasonal ranges that Topshop & Topman deliver in to Australia which are developed specifically for us set us apart from the competition. Over 800 counter seasonal lines are developed for Topshop and over 500 for Topman.- all for our Australian customers.

 Being such a successful company, what is it that TOPSHOP TOPMAN look for when wanting to collaborate with bloggers or celebrities? 
 When we collaborate with celebrities and bloggers, we look for synergies between us. A point of difference, attention to detail and leading the way in whatever it is that they do are important factors when deciding who we work with.

Love,
Amber x

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Monday, 9 December 2013

AQUAMARINE

Hey Readers!
Summer is here and Christmas is just around the corner. You know what that means? It's party season! 
You might have your work party coming up or be simply spending Christmas with your family eating a seafood buffet. Mmm, seafood.
One thing that has come to my attention is a lot of ladies are stressing out about what they're going to wear for their Christmas festivities. You want something girly, something pretty and something that you can wear again for many occasions to come.

I have found something that fits all of those categories.
Pictured below is the wonderful Aquamarine Playsuit from my favourite online store, Beginning Boutique! Beginning Boutique is based here in Brisbane, which I love being a Brisbane girl myself!

"Founded in 2008, Beginning Boutique has grown to become one of Australia's most recognised (and RADDEST) online stores, offering both local and international street labels to customers from every corner of the globe".

They offer FREE EXPRESS SHIPPING Australia wide with a Delivery Time being 1-3 Business Days.

I have been a fan of Beginning Boutique for quite some time and have bought countless amounts of wonderful clothes. I have been extremely happy with my order and customer service every time.

Below I have done an outfit post for you circulated around this adorable playsuit. 
Shoes are from Zu.

If this isn't your style, go check out what this store has to offer on their website. I guarantee you won't be disappointed!

Enjoy!








Love
Amber x

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Thursday, 5 December 2013

TOPSHOP TOPMAN BRISBANE VIP LAUNCH

Hey Readers!
I was lucky enough to be invited to the official Topshop Topman Brisbane VIP Launch! I received my invitation from a local PR company including a very generous $25 gift card.
I've been a fan of Topshop for quite a while now. Last year I bought my first item from Topshop online, as there was no local store or even a store here in Queensland.

After visiting Topshop in Sydney in the middle of the year, I was so happy to actually be able to walk into a bricks and mortar store instead of browsing through pages of stock online. When I heard the news that Topshop would be opening in Brisbane, I'm pretty sure I screamed. No..wait. Yes, I actually did.



Top and Shoes - Bardot
Disco pants - Topshop
Clutch - Lovisa
Cuff - Diva
Ring - Sportsgirl

 The launch party was last night, the 4th December here in the new 3-storey Topshop Topman on the corner of Albert St and Elizabeth St in the Brisbane CBD. A my name was ticked off the list, I walked through the doors of Topshop straight in front of the media wall where a photographer was present. I had a photo with Hilton Seskin, the Chairman of Topshop Topman Australia. An interview with Hilton will be coming up soon here on Fashion Avenue.

(With Hilton Seskin, the Chairman of Topshop Topman Australia)

After getting my photo taken, I was offered a lovely canapé by a friendly caterer. Canapés were offered throughout the night, alongside bubbly and non-alcoholic beverages. The service was fantastic and all of the staff members were very friendly. I loved the atmosphere that filled the building, from the ground floor to the third.

I met up with my lovely fellow Brisbane fashion bloggers and had a wonderful night browsing all that Topshop had to offer! Everyone was so excited and we mingled with other Brisbane fashionistas and industry professionals.



(My sister, Angeline and I prior to leaving for the launch)

Alongside fashion bloggers and professionals, there were also some well-known people that graced the Topshop VIP launch alongside us. Ben Zabel from Big Brother 2013 was kind enough to get a photo with some of us and have a chat, Isabelle Cornish looked amazing in a metallic silver dress, while my sister and Gabby from The Luxuriante chatted away with The Veronicas. Amanda Shadforth from fashion blog, the Oracle Fox was also in attendance and looked fabulous as always.

(Myself, Ben Zabel from Big Brother 2013 and my sister, Angeline)

(A few of the handsome models we spoke to with Ben from Big Brother. They were lovely guys!)

There are two levels full of women's clothing and accessories. The top floor, however, is full of Topman. I actually think I like Topman more than Topshop! Ha.
But nevertheless, I couldn't resist taking some photos of the amazing shoes Topshop have to offer!


(The second level of Topshop have an amazing corner full of casual to formal shoes)

Topshop and Topman also offer a free Personal Shopping experience and have exceptional suites dedicated to catering to customers. They pick out clothes to suit you and style you from head to toe! There were cute cupcakes that were offered in the female Personal Shopping suite alongside comfortable lounges to relax on. 

Go visit Aischa from The Fashion Heist if you're looking to update your wardrobe and be a part of a unique Personal Shopping experience! Photo from my fellow fashion blogger, Yolanda from BNEstyle.

I was so happy to catch up with my fellow fashion blogger friends! Below are some photos we took.

(Ashleigh from The Blonde Silhouette and I) 

(Gabby from The Luxuriante and Ashleigh from The Blonde Silhouette and I in front of the media wall)

Don't forget to check back for my exclusive interview with Chairman, Hilton Seskin and Group Marketing Director, Prue Thomas.

A big thank you to all of the wonderful people involved! I had an amazing night!

Love,
Amber x
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Tuesday, 3 December 2013

REFLECTOR

Hey Readers!
I'm loving plaid on basics lately. Try tying a shirt like this around your waist, as it's definitely a hit trend this Summer!
I added my reflector sunglasses to make the outfit complete.
I kind of feel like I'm going off to a hip-hop class, luckily I love dancing!

My style can be opposite ends of the stick, if you see my last post, A POP OF COLOUR THIS SUMMER, it's an accurate demonstration of my varied style. Loving grunge mixed with rocker.

I know for a fact that I'll be wearing this outfit constantly for Summer and I am 100% OK with being an outfit repeater!

Outfit details are at the bottom of the post :)

Enjoy :)






Top - Mink Pink
Shorts - One Teaspoon
Shirt (around waist) and Reflector Sunglasses - Cotton On
Shoes - Sportsgirl

Love,
Amber x

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