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.”
Photos: Dimitra Koriozos
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
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.
Model: Nixon Sola
“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.
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
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!
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 .