Fashion & Style

1st Monday May

First Monday in May – Jo Reviews Fashion’s Exclusive Party

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The First Monday in May, maybe just another day to many, but to those in the heady world of haute couture it’s the day for the super bowl of fashion – The Met Gala Ball held in New York City. Just what does it take to put on fashions night…

The First Monday in May – A High Fashion & Celebrity Film

The First Monday in May – A High Fashion & Celebrity Film

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Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour and her colleagues pose a question in the high fashion documentary, The First Monday in May, should fashion be viewed as art?

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200 Years of Australian Fashion – Jo’s Trip Down Memory Lane

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Those words, Australian Fashion. What do they mean to you? Well, when I heard the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV Australia) would be showcasing 200 years of Australian Fashion at Federation Square, I did wonder what would be on display, and what Oz fashion really meant to me? I have…

Europe 1600 – 1815 – Art of Fine Living on Show V & A London

Europe 1600 – 1815 – Art of Fine Living on Show V & A London

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On December 9 the V & A at London, will open a new suite of seven galleries with nearly 1100 objects that best tell the story of the evolution of art and design

Spring Racing 2015 – Hold Onto Your Hats says Jo Bayley

Spring Racing 2015 – Hold Onto Your Hats says Jo Bayley

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Who can believe it’s that time again, and the Spring Racing Carnival has just started here in Australia. I know it’s only early October, but a girl needs to get organized for the trifecta of race meets. Derby Day, Oaks Day and the big one, Melbourne Cup Day, all held…

Carla Zampatti: 50 Years Of Fabulous Fashion – Jo Bayley

Carla Zampatti: 50 Years Of Fabulous Fashion – Jo Bayley

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The name Carla Zampatti is synonymous with style in the world of fashion. This year 2015 celebrates the golden anniversary of a truly classic lady and her fashion label. Fashion can be fickle by nature, and at a time where the market is saturated with brands, this stalwart has stood…

Fashion’s Night Out – Vogue, At the Source Reports Jo Bayley

Fashion’s Night Out – Vogue, At the Source Reports Jo Bayley

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On Thursday 3rd of September, Fashion Elixir followers, downtown Sydney was abuzz with shopping fever! The sixth annual VOGUE Fashion Night Out (VFNO) was being held in the heart of Sydney’s shopping district in the Pitt Street Mall. A fabulous incentive established in 2009 by the Vogue network of magazines…

Cue – Jo Bayley Revisits a Classic Australian Label

Cue – Jo Bayley Revisits a Classic Australian Label

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It’s been a while since I have embraced pattern and mixed block colour, but I’m slowly gravitating towards them both. Maybe it’s been a long cold winter and I’m ready to bust out of my fashion cocoon! For Spring, I can see them being fresh and vibrant with a mix…

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Iris Apfel – A Rare Bird Captured In Celluloid by Jo Bayley

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Sometimes you just need to colour your world, and last night I did just that. I had the pleasure of reviewing a fantastic new documentary revolving around the flamboyantly dressed 93 year old style maven Iris Apfel. If you don’t know the name, it’s more than likely that you would…

Lee Mathews MBFWA 2015 – A Lesson In Understated Style

Lee Mathews MBFWA 2015 – A Lesson In Understated Style

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Always one for understated style, the Lee Mathews woman is quietly confident in her own skin and has a high appreciation for quality fabrics, definitely a reflection of the designer herself. The first time at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) in seven years, it brilliant to see this label…

Fashion Palette – Jo & Steven, Showcasing Swimwear & Style

Fashion Palette – Jo & Steven, Showcasing Swimwear & Style

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Last week I really just scratched the surface of the talent that was showcased at Fashion Palette 2015 held at the Art Gallery of NSW in Sydney. This week I look at the next four designers who impressed the audience with their sensational style, all of whom were captured so…

Cecil Beaton Artist – Rare Talent Proving Real Style Endures

Cecil Beaton Artist – Rare Talent Proving Real Style Endures

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Photographer Cecil Beaton was 100% fashionable, blessed with a rare talent for observation and reflection, which was always thought provoking and entertaining