Fashion Innovation Awards 2013

There are four LSAD Fashion student finalists in the Golden Egg Fashion Innovation Awards 2013 ...Hazel Mallon, Katie Cochrane, Aisling Mc Donnell and Katlin Mc Grath, the final is 5TH April at the Radison hotel Galway.

LSAD also have two finalists in the Persil Fashion competition... Emma Considine and David Murray, the final is being held at the end of March.


         Mossman peplum jacket / Robina Akiem bubble skirt / Bahagia rings / Claire Aristides bracelet

As I start experimenting more and more with monochrome, to add interest to an outfit, I've also enjoyed styling outfits with different shapes and silhouettes.

Ordinarily I'd team a peplum with a skinny pant or pencil skirt, but I this bubble skirt, from local designer, Robina Akiem, jumped out at me and was too good to resist.

Peplum meet the bubble skirt.

Photos / Tim Florea


My obsession for headpieces continues.

This Vanessa Mooney hair accessory, is beautifully delicate and adds interest to any outfit.

Another new wardrobe love of mine at the moment is this leather skirt, which I designed and had made on my last trip to Bali. I love to experiment with different silhouettes, so naturally, I had to team this wrap skirt with my new By Johnny Peplum top.

Photos / Sabine Legrand 


               Dion Lee dress / Ellery dress / ACNE leather jacket / Karen Walker shades / Ellery jumper dress / Kenzo inspired knit / shoes BonBons throughout

The wait is over!

I'm absolutely thrilled to share with you, the new face of Aussie shoe brand, BonBons - yours truly!

A short while ago, I was fortunate enough to be a part of what can only be described as a dream team of creatives, to shoot the BonBons A/W campaign.

I could literally go on all day about how I loved working with each and every person on the team, but my words wouldn't do me or them any justice, plus I think the pictures speak for themselves.

An amazing day, an amazing opportunity and amazing results - I can't help but pinch myself.

All the shoes featured here (and more) can be found online at BonBons brand new website:

Love and many warm thanks to BonBons and the creative team:
Photographer / Michelle Tran
Stylist / Ricky James Flynn 
Hair / Victoria Martin
Makeup / Caroline Massola

Instagram (@friendinfashion), facebook and twitter for all the behind-the-scenes action.


There's nothing I love more than my designer fashion, except for one thing... Designer fashion on sale!

This ridiculously amazing Burberry jacket is my newest leather wardrobe addition, and just between you, and me was an absolute steal - in fact over 70% off!

Trade Secret - which is where this jacket is from, have recently introduced their Gold Label collection, which brings the best designer pieces, without the designer price tags - brilliant.

To my Sydney readers, be sure to check out the new Gold Label collection in-store at Trade Secret's Chatswood store. All the details, including stockists are available at

Photos / Tim Florea



Samsonite Firelite / Topshop tee / Sheinside skirt / Alexander Wang heels / MAC Morange

As I head aboard a plane on my way back from Bali, I'm thrilled to announce to that I'm collaborating with Samsonite Australia/New Zealand, as their style ambassador.

In May, I'll be heading off on a round-the-world adventure taking in the sights, sounds and fashion of some of my favourite countries, as well as some new ones. I'm lucky enough to have travelled extensively, and I have to say quality luggage is an absolute must.

In addition to being perfectly stylish, my new Samsonite FireLite, pictured here is incredible lightweight. The benefit of this? More luggage allowance for all my shopping finds! 

This week Samsonite will be giving away a Firelite suitcase in their Travel Light & Bright With Samsonite competition so you can score some fabulously stylish luggage of your own. Follow the link, and upload your travel photos for your chance to win.

Good luck!

Photos / Tim Florea

BALI BOUND top / General Pants shorts / Tony Bianco heels

I post this, as I hurriedly pack the last of my tropical wardrobe for my first visit to Bali.

I've luckily enjoyed many trips to Asia - Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Japan, as well as living in Vietnam for part of 2010, but surprisingly (especially to most Aussies), I've never visited Bali.

I'm really looking forward to checking out a new city, meeting some locals, savouring delicious Indonesian cuisine, and of course the shopping!

Of course, I welcome any tips, must sees/dos.

Be sure to follow @friendinfashion on instagram for all of the adventure.  

Photos / Tim Florea