Tuesday, May 21, 2013

THANK YOU & GOODBYE!

 

IT'S TIME FOR A CHANGE.

MRS PRESS BLOGSPOT IS NO LONGER!

MY NEW HOME IS:

clarepress.com

See you there!

Thursday, May 16, 2013




Tuesday, May 14, 2013

ZEGNA, GENTLEMANLY DRESSING & THE SUIT UP TREND


I love a man in a beautiful jacket! To celebrate the 50th Edition of the Ermenegildo Zegna Wool Trophies, luxury Italian menswear brand Zegna staged a showstopping runway event in Sydney with 60 models flown in from Europe.

For A/W ‘13 the Zegna man is dashing indeed in super-fine Australian wool, woven as an array of subtle checks and pinstripes (one with a matching pinstripe sweater), some shot through with silk – in 50 shades of grey.

It’s all about the long, slim silhouette, balanced with the volume of a statement coat. Pants have narrowed at the ankle, and gotten higher at the waist (some accessorised with cummerbunds) and jackets, even the double-breasted variety, are longer of line than we’ve been used to – and they look fabulous for it. There’s a coat for every man here: from the sheer extravagance of a shaved mink overcoat, to bombers in wool, fur or leather, wool parkas and sleeker, single-breasted topcoats that are more suited to the Aussie climate.

The show closed with an impressive army of three-piece suited fellas in matching houdstooth checks from the “Australian Celebration Collection” – also seen on the front row, on actor Chris Hemsworth who was flown in specially. 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

SHOW REVIEW: CAMILLA



There were owls and llamas (yep, real ones), giant tee-pees and teams of perfect gypsy-chic children playing on hand-knotted rugs inspired by Marrakech – and that was just outside Camilla’s extravagant S/S’13 collection show, titled “Pachamama” and staged in Sydney’s Centennial Parklands. Designer Camilla Franks has built an empire on her very specific luxe hippie aesthetic, and it’s working for her. There’s way more than beach cover-ups to this label, which next season will spin with South America-inspired printed silks and lavish embroidered cottons, splashed across ruffled mini dresses, billowing skirts, embellished robes and harem pants. The show closed with stunning model (and daughter-of-Mick), Georgia May Jagger flaunting her haute-hippie pedigree in an embellished bikini and matching jacket. It’s caftans, but not as we know them. 












Thursday, March 28, 2013

HAPPY EASTER

Remember when Alexander McQueen took his runway bow in a wabbit suit? That's all folks. May the chocolate be with you

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

SUNDAY STYLE AMAZINGNESS HURRAH

So it's coming up to a month since the oh-so exciting launch of Sunday Style, the 5th issue is Easter weekend. Are you loving it? I hope so. It's my new favourite thing to read with breakfast in bed, full of fashion (while I'm in my pajamas - and they're not Louis Vuitton, I can tell you). I started off writing about street style for the launch issue, then hung with Kym Ellery (can she get any more fabulous? Her Fall'13 collection just got rave reviews on Style.com) and her mate Phoebe Tonkin (down to earth as well as a beauty) for the next. Sigh. Much more to come, plus if you download the app you can read my column every week. http://sundaystyleau.tumblr.com/
Scroll down for a sneak peek. Lots of love, Mrs Press xx








Kym & Phoebe for Sunday Style, styled by Meg Gray, shot by Stephen Ward



Tuesday, February 26, 2013

BANG! YEP, THAT WAS THE SOUND OF FASHION COMING BACK DOWN TO EARTH IN THE SEAON'S NEW FLAT SHOES, WOO HOO



Well me hearties, how are we all feeling now that The Bible has decreed we no longer have to hobble around (or should that read: fall over) in extremely silly giant platforms that make us look like baby giraffes? As dandy as Oz the GREAT AND POWERFUL? That's what I like to hear!


Who's read my new tale of low-down flat-out fabulousness in the March issue of VOGUE? Go on, you know you want to. And hello, how great does Lara Stone look?





































I interviewed some of my very favourite stylish types including Jane Jasper, Susie Stenmark and, wait for it, Ines de la Fressange.
"Have I got cotton wool stuffed in my ears?" I hear you say. "Could I have heard that right?"
NO and YES.
Now go, walk low.

Ines, the Amaze flat-hunting (pic The Selby)


Lands End boutique's Jane Jasper, a fabulous flats girl if ever I saw on (pic: The Australian)