Wednesday, 16 May 2007

I *Heart* Nookie

Brooke and Nikki soak in the love...

Congrats to Brooke and Nikita from Nookie, who last night put on an awesome party and show to launch their Summer 2007/08 Collection. The young and the beautiful descended on The Ocean Room at Circular Quay, served by wait staff in cheeky “I *Heart* Nookie” tees.

Of course, even though I did manage to down a couple of alcoholic beverages, I was there for the fashion! Lots of metallic gold and silver in sci-fi shapes strutted out in the form of baby dolls, geo shaped tanks and high waisted micro-mini shirts. Really loved a pinstripe satin jumpsuit and a ruffle front gold and black Lurex mini dress – so sexy and so Nookie. There was also a richer, more sophisticated palette of tans, reds, oranges and navy. Still with a retro feel, but perhaps more 80s in vibe.

The amazing shoes in black, nude, tangerine and aqua worn by the models were supplied by Melissa. Made from flexible rubber, they are called the Ah Heel, and are designed by Alexandre Herchcovitch. What more can I say, other than I am lusting after them and need a pair now!

Monday, 14 May 2007

Press Clippings

Nookie Palladium Dress in New Woman Magazine

New Woman have shot several key trends lately, including chunky cardigans and 60s style. Whilst the shirt dress trend has been picked up on by Cleo magazine as their latest obsession. I think a shirt dress is one of those classic shapes and it is a style that will continue to be hot for summer.

One Teaspoon Garden Shirt Dress in Cleo

Little Lady Sunday Cardi and One Teaspoon
Chanelesque Cardi
in New Woman

Tuesday, 8 May 2007

Piper Lane

The worst thing about this year’s fashion week was that Sydney turned up the heat on the catwalk. Literally! We were almost fainting in the Cargo Hall on Friday when we saw Piper Lane strut the runway, adorned with amazing Trinket jewellery.

I am so happy to have Piper Lane as the latest brand to hit the birdmotel. I think it is fresh, sweet, wearable and so affordable. I also had the pleasure of meeting the designer behind the label, Mary-Ann, in my showing and she was so relaxed, lovely and open.

Even though we only have one of her dresses on the site at the moment – it made the cover of the winter shop-a-log – expect more in the coming months. I have ordered quite a few items from her Fashion Week collection, including the most divine white dress pictured below. The good news is that it delivers in June/July, so not long to wait!

The sweetest lace dress, Piper Lane, Spring 07

Stay tuned!

Tuesday, 1 May 2007

Sweet Bird of Youth - Milk and Honey Show

Milk and Honey's Gorgeous invite

Milk and Honey presented their summer range at Fashion Week this morning in a group show with Bec & Bridge, Maurie & Eve and Sewn. Their theme was “Sweet Bird of Youth”, starting with a sepia-toned short film about one’s first love and broken hearts.

The collection included sweet, soft colours – silver, lilacs, peaches, lemons and aqua - in geometric patterned silk tops and trapeze dresses, graphic silver, black and white checks and touches of 80s day-glo. The strongest pieces included an adorable blue 3/4 length play suit and a wisp of a simple white dress.

Can’t wait for my showing where I can get up close and touch the fabrics.

Ps - Also really liked Maurie & Eve’s effort. It had a cheeky relaxed vibe and loved the daring really retro wallpaper prints on leggings and low slung tanks.