Friday, 24 June 2011

Dusty Petals Shop Open Again! New Looks For Sale following the WHITE BLAZER TREND

It's time for the Dusty Petals shop doors to open again!
I have sourced and styled 3 looks available for purchase incorporating the very popular tailored 'White Blazer' trend.

The white blazer seems to make a come back into the fashion world on a regular basis. I personally love it as it is so tran-seasonal. It can be worn over a light flowy dress on a mild summers night or you can brighten up your winter wardrobe by wearing the white blazer over  jeans or a dress with stockings. It looks great with all shades of scarves in winter. I also love how a white blazer helps brings out the warmest part of our skin tone even on a cold winters day. 
The white blazer I have available for purchase will compliment all body shapes as well as having the versatility to work with a combination of looks. The best part is, it only costs $55.00!
 Or if you choose to purchase one of the complete looks below a discount is applied.
Let's get onto our shopping spree, shall we???


Miami Vice 
'Look 1' consists of a short sleeve cotton dress. There is detailed pleating around the waist band which is flattering to all body shapes. The white blazer compliments  the white stripe detail on the dress.  

I have styled  two options of accessories for this look which are both available.  For those of you daring to step out of the box I have provided the option of an orange bag. I love the contrast of orange against the blue, black and white. 
For those who prefer a more conservative look, I have provided a black bag combination.

Which Bag do you prefer? 
Both bags only $45 each!

(All prices exclude shipping costs)
Cotton Dress  (Item code: CST) $59.00
Silk Blend White Blazer (Item code: WB) $55.00
Orange 2 use bag. (Item code: OB) $45.00
Black bag: (Item code: BB) $45.00

Each piece can be sold separately 
 BUY THE COMPLETE LOOK FOR ONLY $145.00 (+shipping)

Sizes Available:  Small, Medium & Large available.
Limited stock so get in first.  

LOOK 2: 
Feeling French & Flirty!
In this look I have styled the white blazer over  high waisted black pants and a striped tank top.  The cotton blend pants have a gathered detail around the hips, finished with two gold zips on each side. I have highlighted the gold zip using a black bag with a gold chain strap. The bag can be worn three ways; with three straps available. The pants are incredibly comfortable and flattering. 
This outfit can be worn to work or for a lunch or shopping day out.  

(All prices exclude shipping costs)
Cotton Striped Tank Top  (Item code: CST) $20.00
High Waisted Zip Detailed Pant (Item code: HWP) $45.00
Silk Blend White Blazer (Item code: WB) $55.00
Black/Gold 3 Use Bag. (Item code: BGB) $35.00

Each piece can be sold separately 
 BUY THE COMPLETE LOOK FOR ONLY $140.00 (+shipping)

Sizes Available:  Small, Medium & Large available.
Limited stock so get in first.  

Look 3: 
(variation to Look 2)
Look 3 is a softer and more feminine variation to Look 2.  This skirt is elegant and stylish. The thin, soft yarn fabric is delicately pleated allowing the skirt to hang beautifully off the body. You will find yourself wearing this skirt to death as it is so versatile.  This look is perfect for work or add some fun jewellery and it makes a classic, stylish first impression on a first date.

Details for purchase are below: 

(All prices exclude shipping costs)
Cotton Striped Tank Top  (Item code: CST) $20.00
Pleated Black Skirt (Item code: PS) $48.00
Silk Blend White Blazer (Item code: WB) $55.00
Black Tassel Bag. (Item code: BTB) $45.00

Each piece can be sold separately 
 BUY THE COMPLETE LOOK FOR ONLY $150.00 (+shipping)

Sizes Available:  Small, Medium & Large available.
Limited stock so get in first.  

If you have any questions about any of the items available please email me at

Step One:   Email me at to tell me your order (include item code) and size.
Step Two:  Wait for an email from me to confirm your order.
Step Three: When you receive confirmation that your order was placed I will send you an invoice.  Payment is only available through Paypal. I will confirm your address details in a following email.
Step Four:  Your order will be sent to you. I will notify you of your tracking number.

Below you will see how the 'White Blazer Trend' is captivating runways, celebrities and street fashion.


Images courtesy of google images.


IMAGES: Top left to right: (1) google images, (2) & (3) (4)
IMAGES: Bottom left to right: (1), (2), (3), (4) & (5)

I want to congratulate SARAH WHITNER on winning last weeks competition. You will receive your $50 Target Voucher in the mail. I will email you shortly.
I want to thank you all for viewing my first Dusty Petals video blog. I hope you all enjoyed it. 
Stay tuned for video blog number 2.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, 16 June 2011


Styling for me is just as satisfying and enjoyable as designing fashion. It allows me to draw inspiration and release my creative energy in a fresh explorative way. I enjoy engaging with my individual clients whilst gaining a greater understanding of their personalities. I also like to encourage every client to be openminded to discovering new style possibilities.

This week I was fortunate enough to work with the very talented up and coming actress Chloe Gavin represented by McMahon Management. Chloe has such a passionate, expressive and honest persona. I had an absolute ball styling looks for her.  
Being an actress, Chloe's ability to take on different characters enhanced each look.
 I want to thank Chloe for taking the time out of her crazy busy schedule to work with me. 

If you are interested in me styling you for a fashion shoot email me at

This first look was inspired by the sultry, feminine but strong Spanish Flamenco dancer. I think Chloe carried this look beautifully. Chloe is wearing all vintage including accessories, except for the shoes. 


I love Audrey Hepburn and often draw inspiration from her and have done so in styling this look. I had a lot of fun here and added Blackcurrant favoured 'Chupa Chups' around the Audrey inspired round hair bun. I continued the purple theme with the addition of a delicious berry smoothie. 
Chloe wears a vintage dress and the brooch is from my own personal collection.

Look 3 was inspired by 1940's fashion. I loved how women of this decade maintained such femininity whilst wearing trousers. Chloe played the character of a confident, feminine and flirty woman of the 1940's. 
Chloe is wearing: David Lawrence high waisted pants. Shirt, brooch and belt are all vintage. Tory Burch Clutch, handmade headpiece from the amazing label '2adorn'  
The suspenders I bought from a men's suit shop many years ago. 

Look 4 reveals the youthful, sincere and playful side of Chloe. We had a lot of fun shooting this look as we discussed the reference to Alice in Wonderland.
Chloe wears: Vintage dress, vintage belt, Alannah Hill headband, Sportsgirl necklace and Nude shoes.

I wanted to portray the strong, determined and sexy side of Chloe when styling this look. 
Chloe is wearing: Gold sequins Saba dress. Fur vest, belt, necklace, ring and clutch are all vintage.

To view some of Chloe Gavin's work, please visit her YouTube Channel: 
Chloe Gavin, McMahon Management (MCM).

I had an amazing time styling these looks on Chloe. She was an absolute pleasure to work with.
 Keep an eye out for her!

Watch the Dusty Petals blog video and vote for your favourite look. 
Winner receives a $50 Target voucher!!! 
Details below!

To help launch Dusty Petals first video blog 'Style a look for under $100 from Target'  I am giving away a $50 Target voucher. 

To enter the competition simply vote for your favourite look from the video blog (option 1/ Option 2) and include your email address. Place this information as a comment on this post. 
For double entry post this video link as your Facebook status. Then add 'Posted' to the end of your vote.
Example:  I vote for 'Option 1',, Posted.
Winner announced Friday 24th June.

Thanks for watching and good luck!!!

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