MBFF: McKinney’s Jewellers Group Show

Friday, September 1st, 2017

On Wednesday evening the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane spoke notes of sophistication and luxury as the McKinney’s Jewellers Group Show took to the runway. The evening showcased a fabulous selection of bespoke, high end jewels, paired with favourite Queensland designers including Paul Hunt, Pia du Pradal, Irma J Smith, Jack Sullivan, Sacha Drake and more.

Sitting FROW, I admired the precious gemstones, diamonds, pearls and sparklers up close and personal, including the surprise unveil of Margot McKinney’s suite of spectacular, perfectly matched pearls and tanzanite; a rare, multi-million dollar masterpiece, fittingly named the Once in a Blue Moon. See the gorgeous piece below, along with my highlights from the runway!

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Margot McKinney’s Once In A Blue Moon Reveal

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Comprised of collection of perfectly round South Sea pearls & tanzanite, this opulent McKinney’s creation is worth an incredible $3.8 million, signifying the impressive craftsmanship of the fourth-generation jeweller, Margot McKinney. This spectacular piece, was styled with a custom Paul Hunt creation, highlighting a delicate, chiffon blouse and elegant white, satin skirt.

Fashionista’s what sparked your eye in this post? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

Photography by Erin Smith Photography

MBFF: NEXT Hotel Next Gen Group Show Highlights

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Sitting FROW at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane NEXT Hotel Next Gen Group Show, I witnessed some incredible runway moments, as the best emerging Queensland designers debuted their Spring/Summer collections. From the starry motifs of Isabelle Quinn, to the playful shapes and textures from the QUT Fashion students, there’s no doubt that Queensland fashion is on the map in terms of innovation. Check out my highlights from the show below!

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Mara Swim

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Annalisse Design

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Megan Cannings

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Which emerging designer is your favourite? I’de love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

Photography by Erin Smith Photography

My Top 5 Gowns from the Golden Globes 2017

Monday, January 9th, 2017

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Cue the Red Carpet Queens, the Golden Globes 2017 was every bit the glitz and glamour, showcasing an incredible array of couture! This year’s main trend spoke metallics, from silvery tones to embellished fabrics, the A-listers weren’t afraid to sparkle! Eying off my favourite gowns, I’ve rounded up the crème de la crème of couture, with my Top 5 Best Dressed!

Lily Collins in Zuhair Murad


Cinderella may have once owned the title, but Lily Collins was the Bell of the Ball in her duchess inspired Zuhair Murad gown. A vision in rose, her fairytale frock was a full skirted, tulle masterpiece, topped with delicate rose appliques. Did I mention it’s pink? Be still my heart! The modern day princess styled her ebony tresses in an elegant braided updo, while her makeup spoke sophistication with a classic crimson pout.

Drew Barrymore in Monique Lhuillier


Often known for her *controversial fashion choices, Drew Barrymore stepped out in Monique Lhuillier couture. Looking striking in silver, her gown highlighted a cold shoulder design complete with whimsical wing details. I’m totally caught up in the front panelling which draws attention to the intricate silver threading throughout the fabric. Drew finishes her look with adorning Harry Winston jewellery, proving she really is a girl after my own heart!

Giuliana Rancic in Rani Zakhem


You can always count on Giuliana Rancic to show Hollywood how it’s done! This year she graces the red carpet in a Rani Zakhem creation, from his Fall/Winter 2017-2017 Collection. Like something from the Romantic Period, her gown features a beautiful, embellished floral print, which cascades into a volumised, A-line skirt, complete with a train. I love everything about this silhouette, including the sophisticated high neckline, further complimented by her elegant updo.

Emma Stone in Valentino


Feeling totally starry-eyed by La La Land’s leading lady, Emma Stone as she shimmers on the red carpet in this magical Valentino gown. The subtle blush colours works perfectly on her porcelain skin, while the starry embellished detail emulates old Hollywood glam. A plunging neckline highlights a spectacular Tiffany & Co drop choker, otherwise the perfect accessory for such an enchanting look.

Renee Bargh in Rachel Gilbert


Perhaps the most playful dress on display at the 2017 Golden Globes, Renee Bargh makes a flirty appearance in this Rachel Gilbert number. I love the delicate and ethereal nature of the sheer overlay, as it highlights floral texture and beading. Pops of violet, lilac, coral and peach fall beautifully together, creating the illusion of a heavenly flower field. Simply divine!

What are your thoughts cuties? Did you have a particular favourite from the evening? Leave a comment below!

Rosé At Play

Thursday, November 24th, 2016











Marcs X Maricor/Maricar Cosmic Confetti Print Dress, Jo Mercer Heels & Purse, Quay Australia Sunglasses (similar style here), Brown Brothers 18 Eighty Nine Dry Rosé.

A gorgeous summer sunset just lends itself to rooftop galavants and a delicious, chilled bottle of Brown Brothers 18 Eighty Nine Dry Rosé. This particular beverage is a favourite of mine, with its summer fruit aroma and refreshing palate, a perfect brew for afternoon drinks with the girls.

For such an occasion, I like to style something light and feminine and this Marcs x Maricor/Maricar collection is just divine! This silky shift dress is great for balmy summer evenings, not to mention the exclusive confetti print is vibrant and fun. To view more from this collection, click here!


Photography by Erin Smith Photography

The Blogger

The Blonde Silhouette presents an inner fashion monologue by Ashleigh McCallum. A lover of whimsical colour, designer pieces and classic femininity.

Location: Brisbane, Australia



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