Polished Style for Winter

Upon meeting Elissa on a cold winter’s day we were impressed with how polished she looked from head to toe. She looked sophisticated and stylish without being overdressed.

Her outfit featured one of our favourite must-have pieces from the current season – a wool sleeveless trench – which Elissa pared back beautifully with classic denim and a silk shirt to keep within a simple palette. “I’m really loving caramel and neutral colours at the moment. I find it easy to work with and they look great with my current makeup palette obsession. I’ve found myself moving away from the typical black for winter. “

Elissa was inspired to pull her look together as she wanted something dressy but still suitable to wear during the day while staying true to her style ethos. “When I shop I look for things that are dressy, a bit out there, but not too crazy.“

Elissa’s look was perfectly accessorised with a felt hat, ankle boots and with her personal style must-haves - a polished hairstyle and flawless makeup.

Name: Elissa Parisi, makeup artist at Aurora Artistries and hair dresser at Off London

Where: Snapped in Braddon on set for a Fashion Vault photo shoot.

Outfit breakdown:

Hat – Bardot

Vest – Seed

Shirt – Witchery

Jeans – Country road

Shoes – Seed

Sofia Polak – The Fashion Vault

Photography by Jess HM

Trendy Textures

I spotted Sophie in the Canberra Centre as she was on her lunch break. Her vintage inspired shirt from the cute boutique store Felt caught my eye as it reminded me of the colours of Autumn, and are also perfect for the start of Winter.

Paired with the popular wet-look skinny jeans from Bardot, she completed her edgy look with a cute pair of patent loafers from Jo Mercer. Sophie said her entire wardrobe is quite neutral with colours and instead she focuses on textures as a statement instead.

Dress to impress and you might be caught by our Style Stalkers who are always out and about scoping fashion in Canberra.

Electric in Blue

On Night Four of Fashfest, among all the glamorous and beautiful people, I met Acacia. She looked stunning - wearing a striking electric blue jumpsuit from Zara, drop earrings from Swarovski and with a clutch from Mimco.

Acacia was dressed to impress that evening, and certainly achieved a result through her uncomplicated and elegant look. She completed her outfit with a slick and stylish ponytail. Acacia's favourite collections over the four nights were The Label, Ziyah and Luke Chiswell. A blue and gold neck piece from Zilpha Tart and maxi dress from Boho Bird also stood out to her.

For Fashfest, Acacia helped out with makeup on a few nights, therefore contributing to the flawless presentations on the catwalk. Her own stylish look was well-suited to such a stylish evening!

Wanderlust at GTM

We all know music brings people together and it was at Groovin' the Moo last weekend where I met Jackie. She was hanging out to see her favourite Brisbane band, Ball Park Music, with a few of her friends. While I was waiting to see them for the first time, I came across her group of friends soaking in the sun on a picnic blanket looking fit for the festival. Jackie was wearing Dr Denim from General Pants, a beautiful lace top from Zara, a hippie tasselled cardigan from Parliament and a camel floppy hat from City Beach. The perfect ensemble for a chill day at Canberra's GTM!

City Sleek in All Black

Freelance writer, Yadira Galarza Cauchi looked ever so sleek in her stylish all-black outfit. Yadira said that she just loves how black goes with everything and always looks sleek!

Her gorgeous Tony Bianco leopard print pumps made a statement - not to mention her stylish leather jacket from Croatia.

This exotic beauty certainly rocked the entire look. Time to pull out your jackets if you haven't already, ladies!

When in doubt wear black!

Janette Lenk - The Fashion Vault

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