Browsing: Winners

Carina Stathis was walking down Adelaide’s trendy Rundle Street East  in the rain when we first spotted her and shot the photo that topped your vote for favourite style for September.

Having just completed a double degree in media and the arts, twenty two year old Carina  runs her own website Everything Adelaide. When not attending events to write up about on her site, Carina also volunteers on-air at local community radio station Life 1079.

“I absolutely love the media industry and producing creative content”, says Carina, who plans to further her career in media in the UK.

Modelling pieces selected and styled by Jacqui Miholos, stylish Carina modeled for popular local boutique Niki Belle. Shot in busy Norwood Parade and surrounds, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Carina had been modelling for years…

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Stylist: Jacqui Miholos

Photos: Dimitra Koriozos

Location: Norwood Parade, Adelaide

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His background in costume design informs his original style which has caught your attention enough to vote him your style favourite for October. Melbourne man Grant Fellowes is a stylist, writer and photographer with a very amusing and sometimes laugh-out-loud blog, GFASHCOLLECTIVE.

We first spotted Grant in the crowd at this year’s VAMFF where he made it onto our coverage of the street style on Day 3. But it was his out there street style look that captured your attention in our weekly street style gallery in camouflage blazer paired with short black shorts, neck scarf, Gucci bag and socks.

This is a man who loves travel, art and music. But with fashion as the absolute love of his life Grant travels to a number of fashion festivals around Australia in any given year. How people dress, what they buy and how they style their purchases interests him greatly, given his firm belief that “if you look good, you feel good”.

Modelling for Peter Jackson, Grant was happy to make most of the garment selections himself with styling assistance from the Peter Jackson team.

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Model: Grant Fellowes

Photographer: Dimitra Koriozos

Location: Little Collins St Melbourne

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Running late for your job is not the best time to be stopped for a street style shot. Yet twenty one year old law student Alexia Sakkas was doing exactly that when our photographer snapped her in Melbourne. Alexia thought she was about to be  asked for directions and was completely taken aback when asked to be photographed instead! Topping the vote for August, Alexia was completely floored to discover she’d won.

“In terms of my style and inspiration, I very much believe that the only limits that exist are the ones that we set ourselves, and so I love to try different things and see what works! I’m also very inclined towards statement pieces. I wear mostly black and grey but love to add a pop of colour with at least one item of clothing or even some colourful earrings.”

We asked Melbourne creative Demi Tsioumanis to style Alexia’s half Greek, half Italian looks in Dangerfield in the heart of  the city.

Photos: Dimitra Koriozos, assisted by Zoe Kostopooulos

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Anna Enriquez had been snapped by Cocktail Revolution photographers in Adelaide three times previously, before topping the vote for her original winter style look in our July gallery.  Anna was away on an extended holiday in Greece when she realised she’d topped the vote for style favourite. Fresh back from Greece, Anna’s featured fashion shoot took place this week.

Twenty five year old student of law and economics, Anna, of Eurasian descent, also works in fashion retail. Usually favouring casual comfortable denims, Anna changed it up this time, styled by popular designer Mim Harvey of Harvey the Label. Looking striking in Harvey’s  modern signature prints and styles, we asked Anna what was her favourite piece to wear. Answer:  The Harley boho style jumpsuit.

Photos: Dimitra Koriozos

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When we photographed 26 year old Nixon Sola outside the Labels Style Markets in Adelaide, we had no idea the stylist and couturist had a strong design pedigree. As he tells it, his immediate family all work in fashion and design – both parents, his brother in Melbourne and his sister, who has just completed her design course in France. Even his grandparents on both sides worked in the industry and Nixon’s uncle worked for Chanel and Givenchy.

Speaker of 7 languages, we caught up with Marseilles born Nixon, who has lived in Australia for five years, just before he jetted out to style a wedding in Norway. Yes, he also speaks Norwegian.

Modelling for Westfield Marion, Nixon was styled by Westfield’s South Australian Senior Stylist Lauren Dilena who decided on a refreshingly Aussie look for the normally suit-clad Nixon.

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Styling: Lauren Dilena, Senior Stylist Westfield Marion

Model: Nixon Sola

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“I’m not sure I have a specific definition for my personal style…but I’m passionate about impeccable sense of style and I want that to reflect in the way I dress.” says Nickitar Omondi, top-voted style favourite for March.

Twenty-five year old Nickitar arrived in Australia two years ago from Kenya to take up studies in marketing. While here, she’s also been developing and designing a range of light weight luxe coats. We’d snapped  Nickitar around the streets of Adelaide for our weekly street style gallery more than once, and it was Nickitar’s second snap that topped your vote.

A great fit for new label Don’t Do Pretty, the creatives behind the Adelaide-based label, Eloise Houseman and  Rebel Freeman wanted Nickitar to choose her own outfits for the model shoot.  It was important for them that Nickitar liked what she was wearing and felt comfortable modelling them.

Photographed by Dimitra Koriozos out front of hip underground venue Published Art House in Adelaide’s west, Nickitar owned the streets in her outfit choices and went home with a very stylish Aboriginal print narrow leg pant, courtesy of the designers.

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Look 1: Aboriginal Print

Halter Neck Top: The New Syndicate

Wide Leg Pant: Santa Teresa

Bomber Jacket: Lets Get Carried Away

Look 2 : Leather

Leather Bustier: Diana Prince

Pencil Skirt: Kill Them With Confidence

Sleeveless Jacket: Ain’t Nobodys Business

Look 3 : Metallics

Silver Tee: Unleash The Lion

Silk Shorts: End Up Somewhere in Mexico

Look 4: Silver Top & Black Maxi

Maxi Skirt: Dressed to Impress

Halter Top: The New Syndicate Silver Leather

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We first spotted 25-year-old Nickitar Omondi in March, strutting down Union St in Adelaide’s East End in a striking two piece suit and yellow pumps.

The Kenyan born designer and final year marketing student topped the vote as your style favourite that same month, and has since had the opportunity to model one of the breathtaking creations by South Australian couture wunderkind Paul Vasileff of Paolo Sebastian.

“When I saw that Nickitar was going to be the model, I instantly thought of this dress, as the soft pink colour would look incredible against her skin tone,” said Vasileff, who is currently also the Young Australian of the Year.

“While it’s a very soft and feminine silhouette, modern motifs like the side slit and choker compliment Cocktail Revolution’s street style aesthetic.”

Describing herself as having “champagne taste,” Nickitar said the gown, which took 100 hours to make(!), felt as though it was made for her.

Photographer Dimitra Koriozos shot Nickitar wearing the Beaded Chantilly Dress in the streets of Adelaide, Vasileff’s home town.

You’ve never seen Paolo Sebastian like this before – street style in Adelaide!

Paolo Sebastian modeled by Nickitar Omondi, street style, Adelaide

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Paolo Sebastian street style shoot with Nickitar Omondi, int he streets of Adelaide

A special free exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia commemorating 10 years of Paolo Sebastian is being held from October 7 – December 10 as part of the Adelaide Fashion Festival .

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Melbourne is synonymous with killer coffee, unpredictable weather and, of course, an inordinate amount of black clothing sported by locals all year round. So when our street style photographer Zoe Kostopoulos happened across Jess Bicanski, dressed head-to-toe in white (bar a pair of rainbow socks), she couldn’t resist asking for a snap.

“When Zoe approached to take my photo, I thought she was going to ask me for public transport advice and all I could think was “Oh no, I am the worst person to ask for this kind of thing!” I was very pleasantly surprised when that wasn’t the case and instead I was being recognised for my style – I also love having my photo taken so we had some good fun.”

Jess’s look went on to top the vote for May and as we got to learn a little more about her, we discovered 19 year old Jess, of Serbian and English decent, had only just moved to Melbourne via Tasmania. We should have guessed!

We caught up with Jess just a few days shy of her 21st birthday for her featured photoshoot with Leonard St, styled by the incredible staff (dubbed ‘retail angels’ by Jess herself) at their Gertrude St store.

“I wasn’t familiar with the work of Leonard St prior to my shoot. However, I had walked past and been transfixed by their gorgeous pink store.

I was so pleased to be asked to contribute suggestions for what outfits we should try for the shoot – I feel pretty cosy in front of a camera but it’s even better when it’s in clothes that you love so it was so lovely to be able to have the freedom to choose my favourite pieces.

I loved the use of print and colour through their collection – lots of beautiful shades of blue, green and my favourite, pink! I thought the garments were made with such thought and care, even down to the lining and the fastening details (did someone say necktie?)”

Jess was in her element as she dodged the rain between poses, photographer Dimitra Koriozos shambling after her with considerably less grace (you see, Jess is a dancer).

With a personality every bit as vibrant as the eclectic prints Leonard St is adored for, our top-voted for May is all smiles – and has us doing the same.

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Jess wears:

Look 1: Crushed Funnel Sweater, Autumn Pinafore, Fundamental Raincoat, Mixed Lollies Beanie

Look 2: Manhattan Wide Leg Trousers, Sparkle Top, Frayed Denim Jacket

Look 3: True Colours Velvet Culottes, Snap Top, Augustus Coat, Snake Ball Scarf

Look 4: Eventful Jumpsuit, Pink Lady Coat

 

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Not many people get snapped for a street style shot – or any other shot – when they’re at work taking out the rubbish. But that’s exactly what Mexican born Laura Cortes was doing when spotted by our Melbourne street style photographer Zoe, in Swanston Street. “I was literally at work taking out the rubbish, very glam ha ha !” she laughs.

An Aussie for the last two years by a combination of destiny and choice, Laura recently moved from Adelaide to Melbourne where she’s signed with Pride Models.

How did she find out she’s topped the vote? “A friend tagged me on the Facebook post and at first I just thought he had spotted me on the best dressed list. It was later that I realised I was top voted. I had just moved to Melbourne and I followed Cocktail Revolution in Adelaide so it felt like a sign that relocating was a good move.

I remember waking up that Sunday, walking to work and feeling happy and confident. Then, one of your beautiful photographers approached me and captured that moment. It was pretty cool to win and be taken back to that day. Thank you! …and also pretty excited.

I hadn’t worn Anthea Crawford before and yes, they specialise in mother of the bride styles, but they’re more than that. I was really impressed by the super flattering tailoring and quality of the fabrics. The garments are designed and produced in Australia and I noticed that Anthea Crawford is a member of Ethical Clothing Australia. I think these are elements of fashion that deserve recognition and support.

My favourite piece was the velvet flares. I’ll be going back for those!

Freya (Stylist) and Dimitra (Photographer) make a killer team. They are so natural at translating a mode into an image. We were after a street style feel to the shoot despite the more dressed up aesthetic of the clothes. Freya paired feminine pieces with edgier accessories while Dimitra scouted for locations to complement the styling,. Meanwhile, I managed the lipstick changes and my best blue steel look…pretty hard when those two kept cracking jokes. We bonded straight away and it felt like a genuinely fun hangout with friends, so of course we had to follow up with wines!”

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White Top: Ivory Satin Crepe Top

Black Pants: Velour Wide Leg Pant

Jumpsuit: Navy Crepe Jumpsuit

Tuxedo Cape & Skirt: Richmond Clearance Store

Floral Dress: Jacquard Dress

Other Pieces: Anthea Crawford Richmond Clearance Store, 193 Bridge Road, Richmond, Victoria,

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Stylist – Freya Myles. Photographer – Dimitra Koriozos

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Strutting down Toorak Road, Melbourne, in a pair of navy Charles and Keith mules and breezy culottes, twenty-four year old Joselle Singson looked completely unaffected by the soaring February heat.   

Naturally, one of our photographers shambled after the polka-dot clad vision and asked to take her photograph for our street style gallery. Confused albeit flattered, Joselle stopped for a quick snap before continuing on her way to her boyfriend’s birthday dinner in town.

At the month’s close, and much to her surprise, Joselle, of Japanese-Filipino descent, was informed that her look had racked up the highest number of votes from our followers and she was subsequently selected to model a range of garments from New York based women’s wear label Tome.

As it turns out, the pairing was a match made in style heaven.

“I am enamoured with their silhouettes and colour palette! I feel like these are the kinds of clothes the ideal me would be wearing to both my fancy CBD office and then straight out for cocktails with just a change of lipstick at most,” gushed Joselle about Tome’s current collection.

With their emphasis on form and function, it’s no surprise that Tome’s pieces resonate with a woman on the go, never sacrificing practicality in the pursuit of clear-cut style – essential dressing for the ‘every woman’.

Australian-born Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin are the duo behind the label, receiving plaudits for their strides towards sustainability and collections which truly embrace the needs of the busy modern woman. With celebrity fans including Sarah Jessica Parker, Amal Clooney and Tilda Swinton, Tome has secured a place in the New York style scene and beyond and we were thrilled to feature their designs for the first time in our monthly fashion shoot.

Photographed in Chapel Street South Yarra by Adelaide photographer Dimitra Koriozos and styled by Melbourne-based Freya Myles, Joselle looked every bit the Tome woman.

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