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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Pin It Now! Closet Voyage has moved to Wordpress! Head over to my new blog at http://www.closetvoyage.com!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Teddy Girl

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I love all things 1950's, especially the men's fashion of the day - which fits pretty well perfectly with my dress-like-a-man thing right now.

Did you know Closet Voyage have moved? See the rest of this post at my new location!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

FAST FOOD FAST FASHION // Closet Voyage x Perpetually Five for Fashfest 2014

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McDonalds Fast Food Fashion

New outfit post! Read it on my new website: http://www.closetvoyage.com/2014/03/fast-food-fast-fashion-closet-voyage-x-perpetually-five-for-fashfest-2014/

Friday, March 28, 2014

New website and $100 ASOS Voucher Giveaway!

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You might have noticed that Closet Voyage has moved to a brand new website with a whole new look! As Closet Voyage is now on Wordpress, you will no longer be able to follow my posts via Google Friend Connect. However, the good news is, you can still get all the goss on my Facebook, Twitter, Bloglovin’ and my new Mailing List.

To celebrate the big move, I'm giving away a $100 ASOS gift voucher to one lucky reader!

The giveaway is being held on my new look website - click here to enter!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

CONCRETE MERMAID \\ SZN x Closet Voyage for FashFest 2014

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Suzan Dlouhy (SZN) Fashfest Canberra Designer

In the lead up to this year's highly anticipated FASHFEST - Canberra's biggest annual fashion event - I've teamed up with a number of FASHFEST designers to show off a little of what you can expect from our local talent (More accurately, I turned up at the FASHFEST designers' hang out at Three Little Birds & Little Boy Blue in New Acton last week and grovelled until they let me wear their beautiful clothes!).

Suzan Dlouhy is a bit of a Canberra institution. Apart from being an established local fashion designer, she was a prolific Canberra blogger many years before I even knew what blogging was, she's an artist and a musician, and she's a reoccurring face in the local social pages. She's also one of the first local designers I ever had the pleasure of befriending when I first came to Canberra.

Her label, SZN is a mix of minimalism and experimentation. Her pieces could be described a enigmatic, always leaving you wondering: what are they made of, and how did she come up with this? Suzan, being a sustainable designer, names the fabric itself as one of her main inspirations. Her materials are largely salvaged scraps from other design processes. Most of the times they come in inconvenient shapes or small scraps, and the challenge of working with these gives rise to innovation. Suzan’s finished products are always conceptual and often take on a sculptural quality.

While SZN is on the Avant-garde side of designers showing at FASHFEST, there's always a dress or a separate that just beckons street styling. Everyone wanted the 'Sarah' dress after Suzan showed at last year's FASHFEST - a mod inspired tunic dress made in Suzan's signature monochrome palette. It was renamed the 'Sarah' after Sarah Kelly, the first woman in Canberra to get her hands on one.

I’m wearing Suzan's hand tied net dress, made by meticulously tying elastane off-cuts. The construction brings to mind chain mail, fish netting and, inevitably, mermaids - not so much of a jump, surely. It's that incredible texture that I loved so much when it walked down the catwalk at last year's FASHFEST, worn by Mimi Fairall. Needless to say I was tickled pink to be able to photograph it myself. I thought, given Suzan’s 2013 collection was what inspired me to buy myself a wide brimmed black fedora, it would only be right that I wore it with her amazing dress.

The gorgeous photography also deserve a mention - taken by my talented blogger bestie Heather (Heatstorm Blog).

SZN will be showing at this year's FASHFEST, Canberra's biggest annual fashion event held over four nights from 30 April to 3 May 2014 with different designers every night! Get your tickets here before they sell out! Also, read my blog post detailing all the types of tickets up for grabs.

Also get all the news on FASHFEST's twitter and facebook!

Suzan Dlouhy Suzan Dlouhy (SZN) Fashfest Canberra DesignerSuzan Dlouhy (SZN) Fashfest Canberra Designer (Photography: Heather Lansdowne of Heastorm Blog)

Hand knotted net tunic - SZN (website/facebook/twitter)
Body-con stretch dress – gifted
Wide brimmed fedora - Witchery AU
Cut out chelsea boots - Shoe Cult by Nasty Gal

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