The Karla Spetic show, was hands down one of my favourite shows at RAFW. I have been a huge fan of the talented Croatian-born designer for years, as evident from my blog. Our boutique is her largest stockist in Melbourne, and I must admit, I absolutely adore her clothes. They have a minimalist look that produces maximum impact. Karla’s garments are made in Australia from the finest silks made by the best tailors. Bold, clean and elegant, my favourite combination. Karla’s new SS11/12 collection as shown below, was styled by the amazing fashion editor of InStyle magazine, Tavlin Moline. Here are 4 of my favourite looks, you will definitely see me in these outfits later in the year.
This First Look blew me away. I was fixated on the colours, the patterns and the length! My customers are going to love this outfit!
Pink and tangerine is a marriage in style heaven. The sharp tailored look oozes sophistication and control. Buttons done-up is so sexy right now.
I don’t think I can pull off the lime shirt but these pants are another story. I will be wearing green pants this spring, with lots of white, crisp shirts and sleeveless blazers.
And somewhere in my heart, when I saw this tangerine jumpsuit, I liked toying with the thought that Karla designed this jumpsuit with me in mind. Orange is my favourite colour right now and I’ve always been an advocate for jumpsuits. This jumpsuit is going to be on my must-have list from Karla. To see the full collection, check it out on Vogue here.
How many of the front-rowers can you recognise? I sat opposite Susie Bubble, Jessica Gomez (Ambassador of RAFW) and Napoleon Perdis.
Tavlin’s impeccable styling of Karla’s incredible collection took my breath away. Afterwards I congratulated Karla on her stellar show. She was kind enough to pose for a photo with me. The next day I bumped into Tavlin, in a Karla Spetic Centre-print blazer. I was a little starry-eyed as I am a big fan of this talented stylist. The ultra-beautiful thing is that both ladies hold each other in such high respect. When I spoke to Karla, she said that Tavlin was so amazing and her styling really helped her collection to shine. And when I spoke to Tavlin, she said that it was such a delight and a joy to work with such a gifted fashion designer as Karla. Awww!
You can imagine my pleasant surprise when Tavlin said to me ‘You’re a boutique owner and a blogger? Karla has told me about you!’
Only the good stuff, I hope.