Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Designed in Melbourne

Necklace- Colette

On Sunday afternoon I attended the launch of local designer, Cathleen Jia's latest collection hosted by Thom and Lisa from Couturing.  After a grey morning we were blessed with a gorgeous sunny afternoon in the very pretty surrounds of Domain Flowers, the most perfect venue and suited Cathleen's flirty and feminine designs to a tea!  It was also so lovely to catch up with the designer herself, Cecylia, Kelly and Jess, and to meet many of Cathleen's friends as well as Kyra of Pybus PR and Jane Hayes.

I wore this very elegant and feminine cocktail dress from Australian fashion label Pilgrim Clothing which was designed AND made right here in Melbourne!  Such a classic style and I love the little flippy hemline.  I should add it is fully lined and the quality is simply beautiful.

My bag from Ooh La La is also designed here in Melbourne!  Again a really classic, feminine style, annnd my ballet flats fit perfectly in the sateen lined outside pockets, doesn't get better than that does it : ) 

Here are some pics from the launch:

 Now don't forget there is still time to enter my giveaway to win your very own cuff, the same as mine, from Australian jewellery label Mezi!
 

     

91 comments:

  1. Fabulous! Love those shoes!

    xx, Lena

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  2. wow- i'm so in love with this look. the shoes, amazing <3 love them.
    and the bag is great too.
    kisses to you and a wonderful day!
    maren anita

    visit me <3
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  3. loving the shoe and bag

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  4. beyond perfect. so stunning. fabulous post, love. thanks for sharing. if you get a sec, I'd love to hear what you think of my Shoemint photo shoot. xo

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  5. those wedges are supercute:)

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  6. Love this classy look! The skirt looks beautiful!

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  7. Gorgeous outfit. It is simple but lovely.

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  8. That dress is super stunning! Love the jewelry you paired up with this!

    xoxo
    daringcoco.blogspot.com

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  9. Hi Micelle,
    A gorgeous dress and bag & what's great is that they are made in Melbourne!
    How amazing are Cathleen Jia's designs from her new AW '12 Premiere collection?
    Suzi x
    For the Love of Audrey

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  10. Looks like a fun launch! Really like the dress you chose to wear :)


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  11. Love the flippy skirt on the dress, the red bag and those wedges are amazing!

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  12. Gorgeous dress! It's a shame Australian designers aren't better known outside the country. One of my favourite finds in Sydney was a thrifted raw silk dress from Gorman, whom I'd never heard of until my roomie filled me in.

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  13. I am in love with your wedges! Xx

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  14. Nice photos!<3
    You look amazing!!!

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  15. I love your classy black and white outfit! And I am SO jealous you are in Australia! I would love to visit someday! Hug a koala for me?

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  16. Love your outfit! Especially the shoes!!

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  17. your shoes and skirt are fabulous. Love them!

    xoxo Jessica
    www.mystylevita.com

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  18. This dress is absolutely gorgeous Michelle!

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  19. You are so gorgeous! I love that skirt and those wedges are so classy! I love this whole look!

    xx Olivia
    IWANTTHESESHOES

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  20. I am absolutely in love with your wedges! They are perfect!
    x

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  21. love your wedges!

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  22. SO BEAUTIFUL*
    I LOVEE THAT BAG!
    XOXO, telmasofiia.blogspot.com

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  23. What a gorgeous dress! It looks amazing on you and I love the heels too! Perfection...

    xRachel

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  24. Absolutely love that dress and necklace, so classic and chic :) xox

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  25. You look FABULOUS and I love that dress, i think it'd be timeless!!
    Looks like a great event. Wish they had them here in Welly!

    Sadie x
    http://whatsadiedid.blogspot.co.nz/

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  26. Oh I love your outfit! You look so great :)

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  27. ours that beautiful!
    I loved the shoes!
    I'm crazy for these, but here in Brazil does not have anything like that!
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  28. such a great skirt!

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  29. Gorgeous outfit! I like the shoes

    xxx
    - Laura
    http://ucouldbemysomeone.blogspot.com

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  30. gorgeous handbag, i love the little tag! i'll have to check out oh la la next time i'm in myer.

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  31. Your blog is amazing.
    You have such an amazing style!
    I love this outfit so much, the bag is just to die for!

    Sophie.

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  32. hey sweety thanks for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave a comment...i really love your outfit..especially those wedges...i have a wedge fetish or something! anywhooo you look great
    do you want to follow each other?
    xoxo Stephi
    http://chiikalivelovelaugh.blogspot.com

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  33. amazing outfit,what i love the most about it is the bag and the shoes that are amaizingly beautiful
    Wanna follow through Google friend connect?

    xoxo Teo
    http://countryoffashion.blogspot.com

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  34. As i watched you leave on Sunday I realized I was in love with your shoes and never asked you where they were from! Thank god for your fabulous blog! Thanks for the mention, you looked gorg as always! xx

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  35. Your shoes are fantastic! Black shoes are always my favorite. They're so simple yet classy.

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  36. Those wedges are so cute. I really wanted to get a pair but I can't find any where I am >_< x

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  37. thank you for your comment, lovely outfit <3
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  38. You look fabolous! =) I love your shoes. xo

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  39. so loving this look! classy and chic :)

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  40. those shoes and purse wow wow so perfect and you look gorgeous :)

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  41. beautiful dress! I agree with you about the hemline - very nice and feminine! all the better that it was designed and made in Australia :)

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  42. Beutiful look!I want you shoes.
    see my blog from Brazil:
    decadenceglamour.blogspot.com/
    thanks.

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  43. amazing!
    Love,
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  44. I have those shoes! I love them!

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  45. I love your dress, that bag and your cuff. Gorgeous Michelle!
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  46. You look perfect honey in this outfit! I love every single piece!!

    xoxoxo

    MM at http://mm-aboutanything.blogspot.com

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  47. beautiful pics!


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  48. I've just found you blog and i'm so glad i did! Lovely outfit hun :)

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  49. That bag is so beautiful! ♥

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  50. Love those shoes :*

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  51. Love the wedges!

    xo Ashleigh

    www.thedaileigh.com

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  52. Stunning!

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    x

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  53. Gorgeous dress!!! x

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    SHOP :http://www.unicornboutique.co.uk/

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  54. you are so chic and beautiful! of course you are one of my favorite bloggers :D you have great style!

    xoxo,
    tiana of l'esthetique

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  55. Just found your blog, and I love your style! I also write a style blog :] I love finding new style blogs!

    xo. molly
    http://alwaysamrsforeverakidd.blogspot.com

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  56. Love the cuff!!! That is such a classy look :)

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  57. lovely photos :) i really love your wedges :)
    Interesting blog, I really enjoyed browsing it :)

    XX JUNO ♥
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    THANK YOU :))

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  58. Shoes are cute. I just got myself a pair similar with a strap. Are yours suede? I wanted suede but they didn't have my size so I settled for vinyl :( I love the pix from the launch looks like my dream wedding or an uber chic upper eastside Sunday brunch a la Gossip Girl

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  59. Ciao! Thank fot your lovely comment! Beautiful blog and this outfit! I'm a new follower,I hope to see you soon among my lovely followers,baci from Italy!

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  60. So pretty look! I enjoy reading your blog)

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    Annie. xoxo

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  61. I cant get over how classy and sophisticated you look in this outfit. This skirt looks amazing on you. Keep up the great style!

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  62. I love that you support your local designers! Looks like an amazing event! Greetings from LA!!

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  63. What a great photos, they inspire us!
    You have a great blog too:)

    Come and check out our blog too and share your though;)


    XoXo
    H&C from Amsterdam
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  64. i love your wedges! it goes perfectly well with your dress! love it!

    Babi
    www.whenbabispeaks.com

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  65. Oh my god this outfit is AMAZING! These pictures are stunning and you look beautiful! I love the dress and how it looks like a high-waist skirt, the wedges are phenomenal and that choker is the perfect finishing touch!
    Seriously LOVE this look!!!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  66. I love this outfit, it would be perfect for the office or an evening dinner. You've got a very beautiful bag as well, I love skeleton keys, I have one tattooed on my forearm.

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  67. Lovely bag, just the whole outfit is perfect! And also nice blog! x

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  68. iiiii love it, love it, love it, love it, keep going you know i suport you. working girl

    je t'adore
    xoxo
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  69. Hey gurl!
    I just adore that this style of skirts and dresses found their come back. Fabulous!
    Do you know if they have it in different colors?
    PS. Thank you for your comment on my blog, it was the first one :)
    I invite you to have a look on my 1st picks for this month. Let me know what do you think.
    BTW. I agree, this bracelet is magnetizing. I wish to have one like that.
    Love, Karo
    http://trust-ka.blogspot.com/

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  70. Hi there. I have a surprise for You. Check out my new outfit in my blog - it is for You :)

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    Monika

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