Fashion blogger Claire McNally just happened to step out in Adelaide in front of our street style photographer who couldn’t knock back the opportunity to photograph Claire in her stylish grey Fedora and matching cape. Voted winner of your favourite style and fashion look for June 2015, Claire was thrilled to find out. “Fashion is something very close to my heart so to hear that I won this month’s favourite style is incredible for me. I was in the mall with a friend heading out to a coffee and shopping date when I was approached.
I wasn’t heading anywhere extravagant when Cocktail Revolution snapped me. I’d recently bought this gorgeous grey and white fringed cape from Sportsgirl that I desperately wanted to show off. I teamed it with my go-to black high waisted jeans, black fitted turtle neck knit, taupe ankle boots and threw on a hat for the ultimate cozy winter vibe. It was a freezing day in Rundle Mall so a warm winter cape was the perfect piece.
I’m a 22 year old fashion addict from Adelaide and when I’m not shopping and having coffee dates with friends, I’m working as a retail manager for Betts For Her. I’m lucky to have a job where I can be surrounded by fashion and incorporate my love for style in my outfits everyday.
Fashion and style is a huge love of mine. So much so that I created my own fashion blog at the start of the year called Way of Wear . It’s all about everyday style and my ever growing love for fashion and the industry. Needless to say, I was very keen to be a part of the Cocktail Revolution street style gallery.”
Keen to share a few of her styling tips, Claire advises “style is all about the way you wear it. Experiment together with your new items and your wardrobe essenatials to create a unique look. Introducing your new favourite pieces with your pre-loved garments will make the look your own. And who needs a special place to wear that awesome outift? If you love it that much – wear it for yourself!”
Claire adds: “I was completely shocked when I found out on Instagram that I had been voted the favourite for Street Style for June. I have been working hard on my fashion blog since I launched it and I feel like this a great stepping stone for people to see who I am and what my style is. If you are interested to see more of my style please go to Way of Wear and subscribe to my blog.
I’d like to give a big thank you Cocktail Revolution for giving me this incredible opportunity.”
Along with a photo-shoot, Claire received a gift box of hair care products and a styling session from Adelaide company Groove Haircutters and a lovely large bundle of Happy Socks which are being sent direct from Sweden.
Claire is wearing:
Top-Cameo The Label
Pants- Cameo collective
Location: Hindmarsh Square
Claire is wearing:
Location: Crowne Plaza Hindmarsh Square
Claire is wearing:
Coat- Forever New
Watch- Marc Jacobs
Location- Avila Coffee Shop
Hair- Groove Haircutters
Sydney-based Laetitia Liere was on her lunch break when she was spotted by our photographer Alice Scriberras in Castlereagh St, Sydney. Winner of your vote for favourite style and fashion for May 2015, Laetitia was about to fly out of Oz for an overseas holiday when we caught up with her for a photo-shoot. Meet Laetitia Liere….
I’m originally from Paris but moved to Sydney at a young age; my mother is originally Scottish and my father is from the South of France. I’d say that I am a total paradox at times, whilst I work in luxury, I can also be casual and worry-free. I’m definitely not afraid to get my hands dirty if it means achieving something. Anyone who knows me or works with me knows that I have an unhealthy obsession with my tool box!
When it comes to fashion, I think it’s important to recognise quality and subtle nuances in style – it’s definitely an education. I was lucky to be mentored from a young age by my mother who was the ultimate Parisienne, and my aunty who is an interior architect, but moreover a style icon in her own right! The last few years working for a couture house has allowed me to explore such a wealth of fabrics, tailoring techniques and expertise. I’d say my favourite textile would be double-faced cashmere. When it comes to jewellery, I am a fan on fine jewellery and symmetry! I am not interested in having lots of plastic mass produced pieces, I would prefer to have a handful of well thought-out, occasionally antique pieces.
I’ve discovered that I’m 50% creative, 50% analytical – which makes so much sense to me! It really explains why I am drawn to film producing and the business of luxury – they satisfy my dual being! Although I feel that many Gen-Ys share this composition…
The day Alice first photographed me I was coming back from a lunch date, and was wearing one of my favourite skirts from Scanlan Theodore as I was celebration my 5th Anniversary with my partner that afternoon. I was so flattered when Alice asked if she could take my photo, albeit extremely nervous as it was right outside my head office. She was quick to make me feel at ease and to inject some confidence in my system. Before I knew it, I thought I was some important blogger!
I was so happy to have received so many votes, but also very surprised as there were so many strong photos. When I received the email notifying me, I was so happy! Apart from all this, I’ve found an amazing person in Alice, and I wish her every success in her career. On top of all of that, I’m so glad to have been introduced to cocktail revolution as it is going to grow into a huge street style platform for us Aussies, something that is currently missing!
– Photos: Alice Scriberras
He’s a twenty three year old medical student of British and Yugoslavian descent and he was walking down Little Bourke Street Melbourne on the way to get a hair cut when he was spotted by our street style photographer Mary Tham. Although Mary got the “before”, rather than the “after the haircut” shot, Benjamin still won your vote for favourite style and fashion look for April 2015. Says Benjamin: “I wish I was photographed after I was all styled up!”
Benjamin says he was a bit taken aback when Mary stopped him to be photographed, although he also admits to being flattered at the same time. “It felt a bit bizarre having a stranger want to photograph you.” He was even more bewildered when he found out he’d won the vote by Cocktail Revolution followers for favourite style and fashion for the month. Of his reaction to winning, Benjamin says it’s the first time he’s won anything and it felt great to have won something thanks to his personal style.
Benjamin admits he’s never really thought about his style as anything specific.
“I’ve always loved colour and prints. Defying Melbourne archetypes, I don’t own anything completely black.
Unless its 44 degrees outside, I’ll always choose to wear a shirt over a tee shirt. Collars and my neck are best friends. I enjoy mixing items of clothing from my wardrobe and carefully putting together an outfit in no more than 5 minutes.
I am massively inspired by bold, vibrant designer brands like Comes Des Garcons, Kenzo, Vivienne Westwood and Christopher Kane. I just can’t wait to be able to afford them “
While he’s delighted with his Happy Socks prize which were sent directly from Sweden, Benjamin’s put away his $100 prize money towards an overseas trip. “Travelling is the best thing a person can do, and shopping is always more fun in a new city.”
Shoes – Windsor Smith
Socks – Uniqlo
Yellow Jacket – Cos
Striped top – Comme Des Garcons
Pants – Lee’s
Scarf – from High School 🙂
All Photos – Mary Tham
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