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Some pretty fun frames from Ksubi, Graz, Miu Miu and more.

From top: 1. Ksubi, 2. Prada (available at Sunglass Hut), 3. Graz, 4. Miu Miu (available at Sunglass Hut), 5. Ksubi, 6. Versace (available at Sunglass Hut)

Photographer: Daniel O’Connell, Stylist: Pip Vassett, Hair & Make Up: Jasmin Lo, Model: Vivian @ Chadwick

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Dorota is one of those labels that immediately struck a chord with me. Possibly because the collection is full of velvet dresses that reminded me of figure skating outfits, or maybe because it just doesn’t feel like any other Australian label around at the moment…A bit crazy & fun, but with some really great, wearable pieces. Either way I was hooked from the start and this is one label I’m really excited about and can’t wait to see more from.

Here’s a few of my favourite looks as shot by Mike Naumoff, and a quick (slightly obscure) Q&A I did with Dorota designer, Dot Drabarek….

Can you tell us a little bit about how Dorota came about? 

The idea that Dorota would exist one day came about midway through an architecture degree when i realised that what I enjoyed most was taking me in a different direction. I wanted to work with colour and texture and something more connected with popular culture.

Where do you draw inspiration from? For your first collection and in general? 

So many things, from minute details to big concepts. A lot of things interest me so i’ve always got my eyes wide open and then see how it all might connect in my head.
My first collection was inspired by a revamp of Picnic at Hanging Rock; including an alien abduction, poisonous flowers and a bit of good and evil, but also by the fabrics I wanted to develop and learn about.
I can definitely say that people inspire me. Recently I watched the ABC interview with John Waters, what a great guy. His creativity is so honest and uninhibited…and gross and hilarious. 

What are your favourite; films, music, artists? 

The most absurd.

What can you tell us about your next collection? 

Tony wants more cake.


All clothing Dorota www.dorota-drabarek.com

Photographer: Mike NaumoffStylist: Pip VassettHair & Make Up: Jasmin LoModel: Dahlia @ Chic

I popped into the Kate Sylvester Spring/Summer 2012/123 showing at China Heights yesterday and the lovely Kate herself took me through the range.
Inspired by Jane Eyre, the collection was full of incredible colour, silk, lace, leather collars (which I’m obsessed with) and some very cool matching separates (again…obsessed, love a bit of doubling up).

Here’s a few of my favourite pieces & a couple of shots from the super sweet lookbook.

www.katesylvester.com

One part grandpa, one part party animal, I love teaming a party skirt with a cozy knit.
Working the look is lovely Vivian @ Chadwick models. She’s from Amsterdam, she’s REALLY cute, and you’ll be seeing a whole lot more of her on Poppet in the coming weeks.

From top: 1&2. Rittenhouse cardigan, Lonely By Lonely Hearts bra, ASOS skirt & heels, 3. camilla & marc knit, Maurie & Eve skirt, Camilla Skovgaard heels, 4. Amy Kaehne knit, Maurie & Eve shorts.

Photographer: Daniel O’ConnellStylist: Pip VassettHair & Make Up: Jasmin LoModel: Vivian Witjes @ Chadwick