Monday, 11 June 2012

Harper's Bazaar Bar & Style Workshop

Proving like Lindsay Lohan, sometimes all you need is an old-fashioned revamp, Westfield Carindale has emerged with quite a few new accessories to their fashion belt. What really excited me was a brand new Harper's Bazaar Bar featuring temporary seasonal trends and styling inspiration goodness. I was one of the lucky few that won a VIP pass to the opening last weekend, a competition hosted by non other than Fashion Society featuring a 10 minute style session with style savvy Sara Donaldson, blogger of Harper and Harley. 

What does one wear to such an event you ask? 
Jeans: Sass / Knit: Wane Cooper / Clutch: Louis Vuitton / Earrings: Sportsgirl
The event felt very Sex and The City as my guest and I were offered Champagne on arrival and directed to front row reserved seats. The blogger in me took this moment as an opportunity to photograph the stylings of the room. 
"Waiter....Cosmopolitan please!"
While there was plenty of socialising and champagne sipping, we all walked away learning many invaluable tips from Sara Donaldson, as she talked through three of her favourite looks this season. Below is a condensed version of the style guide she presented, however I definitely recommend paying her blog, Harper and Harley a visit for her insatiable style. 

Look One: Metallic
According to Sara:

Embrace the sequin, metal fabrics that are prominent this season
Apply a belt to less fitted pieces to create shape


Clash different metallic fabrics, way too OTT!

Look 2: Print Clash
According to Sara:

Keep in within the same unified tone
Combine contrasting prints
Add bursts of colour with a bright accessory

Apply two contrasting coloured prints, subtlety is the key

Look 3: Ladylike
According to Sara:

Think classic feminine cuts: full skirted, pencil, longer hemlines etc.
Revert back to neutral tones: whites, black and nudes.

Flash the flesh, a conservative high collar is not only sophisticated, but sexy too. 

Myself and Sara
Not only is she stylish, but she's beautiful inside and out! Sara was only happy to answer questions and from an amateur blogger like myself I had so much to gain from the successful stylist! 

A big thank you goes to the girls from Fashion Society for providing me with such an amazing opportunity, girls next fashion event the cosmo's are on me! Fellow Brisbanites, check the official Fashion Society website for details on upcoming fashion events, competitions, photos and more. 

I'm off to play with some patterned fabrics and try some print clashing of my own! Until then I love to hear from you all! 
Love Barbie 


Jenny said...

oh lovely post!

Visa said...

how exciting was this? really enjoyed reading this post. & i love your jeans & that knit is amazing. thank you so much for leaving a comment on my blog letting me know about this post :)


Paulina said...

So great sweater!

♥●• İzdihër •●♥ said...

Olala ...you are looking stunning as usual.

Tere Ávila said...

great post honey, i really love it, your taste is amazing!


FashionGeek said...

you outfit is amazing! now following you!
can't wait to see you on my blog!

Sheela said...

great post!!

maxime said...

You're so cool! I just discovered your blog and I'm definitely going to follow! You have such a great style! and so cool that you got front row seats!
Hope to see you soon on my blog!


The Chic Sheet said...

This looks like a blast!!!


theM.A.D.creationist said...

Cool outfit!




Pretty Affairs said...

i LOVE this lippy on you! pretty! following you x