Saturday, October 22nd, 2016
The Adelaide Fashion Festival is in full swing and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to hear from a panel of some of the most established names in the fashion industry at the Fashion Insiders’ Breakfast. Hosted by TEN Eyewitness News presenter Rebecca Morse, the panel included: Alyce Tran of The Daily Edited, social media expert Tania Debono, Adelaide artist Tiff Manuell, Art Gallery of South Australia Decorative Arts Curator Rebecca Evans and keeping the seat warm was Director of Aus Fashion Labels’, Melanie Flintoft, before Head Designer of C/meo Collective, Siham Elmawey, arrived. It was incredible to hear such an accomplished group of individuals agreeing on the way to approach social media and business management. If you missed it, here’s the top 5 things I took away:
Two Hours of Internet Time Every Day
Alyce Tran said this was definitely something she incorporated into her role at TDE. Although in this day and age it can be hard to separate real life from the online realm, dedicating 2 hours to branding on social media and connecting with your audience is definitely the way to go. You have to put in the time: comment, like, engage.
This one’s targeted to the bloggers and both Alyce and Siham were strong on this point. With brands receiving so many enquiries for collaboration from bloggers on a daily basis, it’s important to make your proposal stand out from the rest. So don’t just include the following and be done with it.
Plan, Plan, Plan
Having a plan isn’t for everyone but if it’s business related, spend a fair amount of time making a plan and setting goals.
Instagram Stories Have Definitely Overtaken Snapchat
I wasn’t sure up until this point but now I’m certain. And who wouldn’t use Instagram Stories over Snapchat for business when it’s all in the same app?
Rebecca Morse was quick to say how humble each individual on the panel was. So maybe this is their secret.
Monday, October 10th, 2016
Wearing: ASOS dress, headpiece and jewellery; The Daily Edited clutch.
Spring racing is here and it’s time to put together your best oufit. Here are my tips for styling a minimalistic race day look:
MONOCHROME VS FLORAL
Well this is a no brainer. Always black and white.
DRESSES VS JUMPSUIT
I’m a huge lover of dresses and, given the chance, I’m going to slip into one. I love this Bec & Bridge dress, it hugs my curves and its stretch allows me to eat way too many canapés.
HEELS VS FLATS
I’m a short person, so if I’m dressing up I’m going to opt for a heel.
MILLINERY VS HEADBANDS
Headband for sure. I love this headband from ASOS, the perfect accessory for the minimalist. Keep it simple with all silver hardware (or all gold)—avoid that colour!
BRIGHT LIP VS SMOKEY EYE
Spring racing pretty much screams bright lips, and whilst I hate to go along with the crowd, it’s got to be done. I prefer a red over a pink because it complements my skin tone and the dash of colour brings my outfit to life.
Monday, October 3rd, 2016
Wearing: Aora Jewellery.
Photography: Charlie Tran