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Monday, 19 November 2012

thefashionpatriot.com is now LIVE!

I am very pleased to announce that thefashionpatriot.com is now LIVE!! I have been working hard to get this launched by the end of the year, and the day has finally arrived (yay!) :)

Please make sure you continue to follow TFP at our new home: thefashionpatriot.com

Samira xx

Monday, 12 November 2012

Designer Spotlight: Olivia Howard (Olive & Finn)

I first met Olivia Howard a couple of weeks ago at The PR Department's Olive & Finn press showing, and I was absolutely obsessed with her passion for the clothes she was stocking, and her knowledge of fabrics and cuts. As you all know I am a massive stickler for good quality fabrics and natural fibres, as well as well made clothes, and this was one of the many things Olivia and I had in common. 

Her aim of creating an intimate online boutique has been extremely well executed, with a simple and clean format, you legitimately feel you are browsing the racks at your favourite boutique with the click of a mouse. 

With an incredible range of pants, shorts, skirts, dresses, bags and jewellery, and affordable prices, Olive & Finn is fast becoming one of my favourite online stores. 

Be sure to check out my interview with Olivia (below), and the Olive & Finn store ASAP! 


All the stars have come out to play in Frankfurt today for the MTV Europe Music Awards 2012. Best Song nominee and winner, Carly Rae Jepsen chose a beautiful metallic Johanna Johnson gown for the red carpet. Now, this dress is gorgeous, but this look is so wrong. The hair would have been so much better pulled back into a high pony, or a low bun... and the dress has not been tailored properly, it's too long and too big around Carly's bust. Tailoring is EVERYTHING! Getting the fit of a dress right takes it to the next level. It's a shame because this dress is really beautiful, but it's just a case of the wrong dress on the wrong girl, and bad styling. 

I do, however, like the pop of the blood red lip and nails. 

Thursday, 1 November 2012


Former bad-girl, Kelly Osbourne wowed last night at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards in a floral Zimmermann dress. This dress is simply stunning! The colour and the fabric is gorgeous, and it fits Kelly beautifully! Kelly walked away with the Ultimate Style Award, and deservedly so... After losing a reported 30kg, and cleaning up her act, Kelly rivals most other A-Listers on the red carpet these days.

As you can probably tell, I am a sucker for a good makeover story, haha!

Wednesday, 24 October 2012


Oh my gosh! I have no words. The love I have for this Scanlan and Theodore red lace gown is like no other... It is just goooooooorgeous! Yummy mummy, Nicole Richie stepped out at QVC's FFANY Shoes on Sale event in this show stopper on Monday night... I don't even need to look at what the others were wearing, whoever wears this is best dressed in my eyes, seriously, this dress cannot be beat!

FYI you may recognise this dress from Being Lara Bingle... Bingle tried this beauty on in their Melbourne store, it also looked fab on her... I hope she bought it!

Monday, 22 October 2012

Sunglass Hut's pop-up Floating Store

Sunglass Hut's Global Ambassador, Georgia May Jagger is heading Down Under to launch the return of Sunglass Hut's Floating Store from November 15 - 18, 2012. 

The Floating Store will be dropping anchor in Darling Harbour, where customers will be able to try and buy exclusive styles including the Dolce & Gabbana Sicilian Baroque Collection; a precious pair of 21 carat Tiffany & Co. sunglasses adorned with yellow diamonds and, for the first time in Australia, Tory Burch Sunglasses. Australian Sunglass Hut customers will be the first to try and buy these looks as they will be unavailable anywhere else until February 2013!! 

While shopping you can enjoy a 360 degree water views, natural ocean breeze, as well as the alfresco shaded lounges while soaking up the sounds of lapping water and the beats playing courtesy of the on deck DJ!

The world’s best Sunglass Hut associates will be flown in from around the globe to provide expert styling advice and exceptional service to customers. 

The store will be open to the public at the following times:
 Thursday 15th November, Darling Harbour: 10am – 10pm
Friday 16th November, Darling Harbour: 10am – 10pm
Saturday 17th November, Darling Harbour: 10am – 12am
Sunday 18th November, Darling Harbour: 10am – 6pm

Ten percent of all profits from the floating store will be donated to OneSight, a leading global vision care charity sponsored by Luxottica. So not only is this an awesome event, it is also supporting a great cause!

As if this doesn't sound like the coolest thing in the world!?! Sunglasses are a MUST this season, and Sunglass Hut has the most incredible range, to suit a variety of tastes and budgets... So make sure you check it out!  

Wednesday, 17 October 2012


Sarah Hyland is definitely finding her fashion groove when it comes to red carpet events. The Modern Family beauty has killed it at her recent red carpet appearances, and her look at Nylon's October Issue event was no exception... from head to toe, this look is absolute perfection! The insanely amazing skirt she is wearing, which I need in my wardrobe immediately is by Zimmermann! Styling is key in pulling off this ensemble, which could have looked a little too mature if it weren't for that hair and make up which edges this whole look up, as well as that mirrored fabric of the skirt... SEN.SAY.SHUN.AL! 

davidjones.com.au gets a makeover!

Finally!! Landmark department store, David Jones has launched their new website, fully equipped with an online store and FREE shipping until December 14, 2012.

The new site is fantastic! It's uber chic and easy to use, allowing you to shop by designer, category and style and further refine your results by colour, size, price and lifestyle.

I love how David Jones is finally embracing the internet and online media, and are using it well!

Now David Jones is Was.Is.Always open... Wooo! *insert celebratory dance here*

P.S. be sure to check out the David Jones blog, http://blog.davidjones.com.au, it's very cool, with Vogue Australia editor, Edwina McCann posting her fashion do's and don'ts regularly.


Lea Michele, the star of one my favourite shows (... yes, I am a massive Gleek), stepped out on Monday night for the 2012 ELLE "Women in Hollywood" Celebration in Beverly Hills. 

The 26 year old, New York native hammed it up in a sheer number by Zimmermann. Now, let's be real, not everyone could pull this look off, but Lea Michele oozes confidence and divatude, so this totally works. She could werk a brown paper bag, that's how much she owns her looks... she never lets the dress wear her. I wish I could rock this dress... But I just don't think it's ever going to happen unfortunately. 

I'm sure this look is going to have the critics torn... So tell me, do you love it or hate it?!