Featured Fashion Shoot with Carina Stathis
Carina Stathis walks down Adelaide’s trendy Rundle Street East in the rain. She’s carrying a clear and very trendy umbrella. She’s also adorned with a select collection of other little trendy accessories. When we first spot Carina, we have no idea how much of a style maven she really is. Having topped your vote for favourite style in September, Carina Carina’s prize for topping your vote in September is to model for an Australian fashion brand. This month it’s womens fashion boutique Niki Belle.
Why Carina is Modelling
Each month whoever tops our followers’ votes for favourite style becomes the model for an Australian fashion brand. Adelaide online boutique Niki Belle provided the fashions to bring out the best of Carina’s features and style. With the shoot taking place in busy Norwood, Carina proved to be an absolute pro. She might not be a professional model, but as a food,, events and fashion blogger, Carina Stathis clearly knows what she’s doing!
About Carina Stathis
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…
Carina Stathis X Niki Belle
Stylist: Jacqui Miholos
Location: Norwood Parade, Adelaide
If you or anyone you know would like to become the model for a featured fashion shoot with an Australian designer label or brand, this is for you! Make sure you upload your photo for inclusion into our weekly street style gallery. Remember to include details of what you are wearing, where your photo was taken and the name of your photographer. Most importantly, we want to know a little bit more about you. So, do tell us just a little bit about your personal style. Photos are posted in our weekly street style gallery, where followers and your friends vote for their favourite style. Top voted favourites at the end of each month are then invited to be models for a featured fashion shoot. It’s that easy!
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.
Model: Grant Fellowes
Location: Little Collins St Melbourne
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.”
Photo assistant: Zoe Kostopooulos
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
Men’s Style and Fashion
Amazing is not a word often associated with men’s style and fashion in Australia. “Conservative” more likely. However, in our latest fashion shoot with your top-voted style favourite, Nixon Sola, Westfield stylist Lauren Dilena upped the ante with a selection of menswear to inspire. Not overly flash, but definitely eye catching and very, very stylish, Lauren put three looks in men’s clothing together for Nixon to model.
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
Corona Virus Update
For the first time since 2012, Cocktail Revolution has suspended our regular weekly street style photography and gallery. Instead – please tag us on Instagram #cocktailrevolution @cocktailrev from your home! Stay home if you can. Stay safe.
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If you’ve turned our heads on the streets of Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane or Adelaide, or on your Instagram page, you could be featured in our weekly Aussie gallery. Friends and followers can vote for your style by clicking on the cocktail glass in the top left corner of each photo. Or, send us your own shot and enter yourself. You have until the clock counts down to zero to vote. Great prizes and the top-voted may be invited to model for a fashion shoot.