When Olga Millar was top voted for your favourite style-fash look for February 2016, we had a dilemma on our hands. Olga was snapped by our Sydney-based photographer Alice Sciberras who spotted Olga in Pitt St. When we contacted Olga to congratulate her and organise her prizes and the photo shoot, we discovered Olga actually came from the Gold Coast and not Sydney as we’d thought. Mmmmmm….Gold Coast fashions, ..mmmm…. where to find…
That’s when we realised that Olga’s love of quality fashion would lead us to discover the amazing Elma from Mia Style boutique on the Gold Coast. We can’t take the credit for setting up this photo shoot with Mia Style. We’ve all been surprised and blown away by what we found at Mia Style. More about that later. While Mia Style Owner Elma was amazingly supportive and determined to go the extra mile for Olga and our shoot, suffice to say, this shoot was all Olga’s doing, as you’ll discover below.
As Olga is such a dynamo, we’re excited to share what Olga had to say about setting up the shoot and what was involved:
“I have been a dedicated shopper at Mia style firstly because the shop always has different stock and not many pieces of each item so it is quite rare to see someone wearing the same outfit as you do. They have a vast variety of Italian made clothing and shoes that are quite conceptual and quirky. It does have the range of pretty girl next door to rock chic which suits me very well as I do love a variety of styles.
Choosing the outfits for the photoshoot was a difficult and easy task at the same time as I just picked out the things I really liked for myself and already have in my wardrobe (that was the easy part) and then we also wanted to show a variety of styles Mia Style has to offer (and that is where it got more difficult).
So we started with the casual look and finished with the going out cocktail style outfit. We organized going into the shop beforehand and with the help of lovely Elma, Lana and Sasha (and maybe a few glasses of bubblies) we just kept trying on a variety of clothes , shoes and bags and mixing them together. It was an extremely fun and creative experience for all of us and I have to say that it took us a fair bit of effort and Elma driving home to get more clothes and bringing new stock in was impressive J
I was given the freedom to choose whatever I wanted and put the outfits together which I believe worked very well in the end and each outfit represents a part of me and my style so I guess by looking at the outfits you are looking at my personality and it goes from the comfortable casual through the cosmic electro to the cocktail going out look.
The gift I am getting is this lace yellow skirt , we are waiting for it to arrive from Italy :)”
All Items modelled by Olga are made in Italy for Mia Style. You can find Mia style at Shop 3G8A, 15/21 Isle of Capri, Gold Coast. Or, call Elma on (07) 553 88 660.
Location: Manolas Brothers Providores
Location: Edge Water Dining
Location: Edge Water Dining
All Photos: Natalie from Interlaced Media.