What to wear for spring 2018

Florals, sequins and fringe, oh my. This was my immediate reaction after mulling over numerous images of various designers’ spring 2018 collections. What I found to be the most interesting — which is one that all of these collections shared — were the designers’ abilities to repurpose so many of fashion’s most notable and oftentimes forgotten about trends.


My grandmother — who I view as the epitome of trendiness — is a wise woman. She attributes her stylishness to the fact that she’s saved so many of her looks from past style generations. Her excuse for hoarding clothes is that, if she waits long enough, they will one day reappear on the runways.


I find this waiting game admirable because in my 20 years of life, I have seen many trends resurface. One example in particular would be the look of high waisted, distressed and loose-fitting jeans. This hot commodity of the early 90s has come back in the form of what seems to be an epidemic.


I have never before seen so many people braving their days in what I have come to call “dad jeans” and a (insert a popular name of a 90s band) t-shirt. Nostalgia is real and fashion is a shining example of it.


With that being said, here are five of the most notable and or repeated trends that I’ve identified by looking through photos taken from various designers’ spring 2018 collections.


5. Femme florals


Despite what you may have previously thought, florals have definitely made a comeback in the world of fashion this spring. I honestly can’t remember a time when floral prints weren’t a part of the majority of spring collections, but one can never be too sure. What I’m stressing here is that florals have and probably always will be included in springtime collections, which is great for those that, like myself, enjoy wearing clothing with floral accents as well as prints. Flowers tend to bloom in the springtime, so I feel that this trend is an accurate and representative one of the coming season. The major difference between spring and fall florals is that one is usually paired with pastel colors and fabrics, while the latter is paired with deeper and darker ones that compliment the coming of winter. Floral prints are a great way to incorporate femininity into an outfit as well as adding a bit of springtime freshness to it.


4. High waists


Another fashion trend that I saw continuing to be considered as being in-style were high waists. However, the waists of the garments that I saw being featured in the collections were extremely high. I’m all for a good pair of reasonably high waisted pants or a skirt that extends up onto my natural waistline, but the designs were definitely an exaggeration of this look. The idea behind high waisted bottoms are that they will help elongate the wear’s lower half and create the illusion of legs that go on for miles, so to speak. As I mentioned before, I am a fan of the high waisted look and prefer it to the dangerously low cut denim that was popularized by female celebrities during the early 2000s.


3. Sequins


The remnants from the 80s have resurfaced officially with sequins being brought back in style. Much like in the previous era, designers’ like Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta and Marc Jacobs debuted heavily sequined garments. I found the incorporation of sequins in many of the designs to be excessive. However, I do like the concept that I’m assuming the designers had of creating eye-catching garments. I just would have liked to see subtler incorporations of this particular media because I feel that it would appeal to a larger audience of people that are outside of the sphere of high-fashion.


2. Fringe


Fringe is definitely another one of my favorite trends that always seems to come back in style. Some of the looks that I saw had excessive amounts of fringe, but I liked to see it come back. I’ve found that the easiest way to incorporate fringe into any outfit is with handbags. There are so many fashionable handbags that feature fringe and their availability is only going to increase now that it’s been featured in so many spring collections. My advice to you would be to be on the lookout for one that you like, to use it during the entirety of the spring season and keep it handy for the next time fringe resurfaces.


1. Lovely lavender


The color this spring has switched over from what the fashion world has dubbed millennial pink to lavender. This switch is one that I had not anticipated and, nevertheless, I welcome it. I feel like the color itself is very similar to that of pastel pink due to its lightness, but I prefer it to the former because it is a cooler color that I don’t see as being hyper-feminine. This color is versatile by nature and also could be nicely paired with florals.


The great thing about most of these trends is that you probably already have one of each of them in your possession, so all you really have to do is commit to wearing them. These five trends are all super versatile, which is nice because, as many of us know, the most coveted runway looks don’t always match up with what people feel comfortable wearing on a daily basis. With that being said, use this only as a guide to try out looks that are considered trendy for the coming season.Read more at:marieaustralia.com | cocktail dresses

6 Beauty tips during pregnancy

Uitenhage-born DJ and music producer DJ Infinix is pregnant with her second child. She shares some of her best tips during this precious time.

1. Do get foot massages throughout pregnancy: It’s good for the relief of stress and anxiety and it takes pressure off your feet. But first consult with your doctor.

2. For stretch marks, tissue oil and coconut oil work wonders for me.

3.Go to gym or work out at home – with your body changing and hormones raging, you need gym to help keep you refreshed and fit, and it’s great for the baby too as your placenta gets more oxygen when you work out. Just clear it first with your doctor.

4. When it comes to make-up, if you want to be super-careful during pregnancy, try some of the minerals-only brands. These products use ingredients that primarily sit on top of the skin and don’t cause irritation for most people.

5. Commercial make-up products contain preservatives and chemicals you probably can’t even pronounce, two of which, parabens and phthalates, are thought to possibly cause cancer. They act as endocrine disruptors and are linked with mood swings, fertility issues and hormonal imbalances.

6. Choosing organic make-up is choosing to protect the environment and your body, which is important during this time, so try reducing the pollutants you’re putting into them.

With 100% natural ingredients like aloe vera, shea butter, macadamia nut oil, primrose oil, coconut oil and green tea extract, your body is provided with vitamins and minerals that will make your skin clearer and healthier. And since these do not contain preservatives or artificial fragrances, their scents are usually less intense and they’re less likely to cause breakouts.

The biggest con of organic make-up is price. Since the ingredients are natural, the products are usually more expensive, and because they don’t contain preservatives, the make-up won’t last as long.

A variety of companies sell all-natural or organic make-up products – so look at the ingredients list to make sure the product you purchase is truly organic. Look up each of the ingredients if you are not sure what it is.

Organic make-up is never waterproof or water resistant. If you’re looking for a mascara that won’t run, it’s probably best to go for a commercial product.Read more at:plus size evening wear | http://www.marieaustralia.com

How the super-rich celebrated the New Year

“What do you mean you’ve never partied with a body-painted Grace Jones, a dozen drag queens and people dressed as neon monkeys?” chuckles Garrett Moore. “Oh my. You have missed out.”

I fear I have, and so might you. Indeed, whatever you were doing this New Year’s Eve, it will likely to have been tame compared with those soirees thrown by the new generation of exclusive events organisers, such as Moore, 30, and his business partner Francesco Pastori, 34, who together run London’s most in-demand party planners, Immersive Cult.

The duo has taken the circuit by storm, creating increasingly luxurious and wacky bashes for moneyed and discerning customers, such as Robin Birley, owner of Mayfair private members club 5 Hertford Street, fashion bible Love magazine and a host of celebrities they are too discreet to name. If you follow the popular “Rich Kids of Instagram” social media account – which captures the holidays, parties and shopping sprees of the outrageously wealthy – then you will get the picture.

Nothing, it seems, is too OTT, from conjuring up a real bonsai forest (loved by Harry Styles, Suki Waterhouse and Georgia May Jagger) to building a fake Berlin Wall, or sourcing a life-size mechanical polar bear. “Let’s not talk about the human ostrich who escaped from a fireworks display laying golden eggs along the way,” Moore mutters.

The son of the Earl of Drogheda, Moore has loved entertaining since childhood and grew up in Notting Hill, where people like Margaret Thatcher used to drop in. And when it comes to partying, he thinks the super-rich “one percenters” are more flamboyant than ever.

“I love to see people have a good time,” he says. “I think the British party scene has always been wonderfully eccentric and wild. But it is becoming ever more out there – in part, fuelled by film special effects and Instagram.”

Charlotte Aitken would likely agree. She is the co-founder of Albion Parties, which she has been running for eight years with Katie Crichton-Stuart, her business partner, and they organise two-dozen exclusive events a year.

“Our clients have deep pockets and they’re not affected by things like Brexit,” says Aitken. “They have high standards and it’s important to them to have something unusual.”

She says that, in 2017, they saw a rise in popularity of projections. “They’re the new fireworks. We’ve done them quite often on the exteriors of people’s stately homes. One was themed around Dante’s Inferno.”

Heliospheres, she says, are also popular. For the uninitiated, these are huge tethered balloons with an acrobat hanging off the bottom. But it is money-can’t-buy experiences, Aitken says, which really top the party wishlist.

“A few weeks ago, we had Florence and The Machine play for 150 people at Salma Hayek’s house,” she says. “You can’t really buy that because acts are often committed years in advance. It comes down to connections.”

Gastronomy, she adds, is another way that partying has stepped up. “People want different food through the night – a crepe station which opens at 1am, an usherette stall with doughnuts at 2am.”

Consumables are always the centrepiece of events curated by Bompas & Parr. The duo formed 10 years ago and says that entertaining has changed hugely over the past decade. “Gone are the days when party food was just something to line the stomach,” says Sam Bompas. “Nowadays people drink less, and food has become entertainment, so it has to be a spectacle.”

He says this takes planning. “We like to knock the top off champagne bottles with a sabre. It’s instant theatre. If you’re really good you can even do it with an iPhone, or the stem of a wine glass.”

When his sister got married at London’s St John restaurant, he says: “It was low-key, but I did arrange for a 6ft claymore sword to be covered in flame paste and set on fire, so they cut their wedding cake with a 6ft flaming sword – which was fun.”

Having a personal party logo is a must, too, says Sophie Hale, events planner at luxury concierge brand Quintessentially, which caters to the whims of the world’s wealthiest 0.01 per cent. “We work with our clients to create a bespoke party logo, which will go on almost everything – projections, stationery, on the front of the DJ booth, on the mirrors, on monogrammed napkins… the works,” she says.

Deluxe adult party bags

Then there are deluxe adult party bags, delivered before the event.

“We threw a three-day party in Amsterdam last year for a client launching her custom-built yacht,” says Hale. “Translated, the boat’s name was ‘Fairy’. For two weeks prior to the party, we sent out teasers themed around the name. Then, guests were flown to Amsterdam from the US by private jet and there was a dinner. Unbeknown to them, we’d rigged an enormous structure above the table. Periodically, a bell would ring and ‘the fairy’ would lower gifts to people sitting below using invisible fishing wire. People were blown away.”

Aitken has a similar tale. “We did a party in St Tropez. The hostess had personalised hand-painted canvas bags for each guest, delivered to people’s hotel rooms on arrival. Inside each was a handwritten note, a block-printed towel made in Italy that featured the logo of the party, and some other personal pieces.”

She also tells me that instead of hiring crockery and linens, the one per cent now buy handmade plates from Laboratorio Paravicini in Italy and bespoke linens from Summerill & Bishop in London.

“Tables are important. The aim is to be tasteful and chic,” Aitken says, “not flashy. Very wealthy people don’t want to look too extravagant.”

It is a sentiment echoed by party supremo Sacha Forbes, who is special events editor at British Vogue and a freelance party consultant. “Tablescapes are now becoming more of a party feature,” she says. “Think block-printed linens with dramatic flowers, candles and a personalised take-home gift on your place-setting.”

This is also the signature of Fiona Leahy, known for creating balloon ceilings, tented dining pavilions and intricate stylish table-settings for everyone from Dita Von Teese to Jade Jagger and Christian Louboutin.

“The Rum Runner are fast becoming London’s favourite cocktail supplier among the fashion set,” Forbes confides. “They design bespoke bars and cocktails – they even serve from an Airstream caravan, and the Cellar Society cater London’s most glamorous parties. The entertainment has to be visually strong, too. I love people like The Cuban Brothers – who played for Elton John – and DJ Fat Tony, who recently did superstar hairstylist Sam McKnight’s 60th at Tramp nightclub.”

Bompas has fulfilled many a wacky request, from sustainably sourcing 10,000-year-old ice for drinks – “so guests can drink whisky with ice dating back to before the dawn of civilisation” – to creating 200-course meals. But he says the main thing about hosting a bash for the well-heeled is simply “inviting great folk”.

“Put together a great dress code, something that’s fun but ensures people can also be fashionable. This sparks conversation and excitement. People are invested in the night instead of just turning up.

“My favourite type of party is one with too many people, in a room that’s too small and has too much furniture. Turn the music loud, too: it’s scientifically proven that people only dance when it’s above 80 decibels.”

Moore veers towards laid-back. “I love a relaxed party more than anything,” he says. “The less that happens, the better… the darker the lights and the more candles the better, too.” He did, however, have a 20-piece Brazilian samba band at his own Egyptian speakeasy-themed 30th birthday party, which doesn’t exactly fit that brief.

He laughs. “Ultimately, all anyone wants, from any party is to come and connect with each other and themselves.”

Best remember that when all you got at midnight is a lukewarm glass of fizz – no flaming sword included.Read more at:white formal dresses | orange formal dresses

Brands that went co-ed in 2017

Moncler has become the latest fashion brand to adopt a co-ed approach to runway shows.

The French-Italian label will kick off Milan Fashion Week on February 20 with a catwalk presentation combining its menswear and womenswear collections, WWD reports.

The move comes weeks after the label announced the closure of its Gamme Bleu and Gamme Rouge ready-to-wear lines, which were headed by designers Thom Browne and Giambattista Valli respectively.

Mixed-gender catwalk shows have become one of the key fashion trends of 2017, with multiple brands opting to merge their menswear and womenswear presentations.

Earlier this month, it was revealed that UK designer JW Anderson will be skipping the London menswear shows in January, opting instead for a mixed presentation during the city’s womenswear fashion week in February. Italian heavyweights Balenciaga and Salvatore Ferragamo have also made the leap over the past few weeks.

US heritage label Coach adopted the strategy back in February — the same month that Calvin Klein’s creative director Raf Simons unveiled his first co-ed show for the house.

In addition to the logistical and financial advantages of holding singular, mixed-gender shows, the movement is part of a wider trend within the fashion industry for scaling down runway activity.

British accessories designer Anya Hindmarch recently announced plans to replace her catwalk shows with four yearly events as of February, while Vivienne Westwood — a brand that has been championing the co-ed fashion show for some time — is reportedly eschewing the catwalk altogether, and will show its Autumn/Winter 2018 collection in February via a short film and a series of photographs.Read more at:formal dresses sydney | formal dresses 2017

House Of Clay Debuts ‘Queens And Nobles’ Collection

Keisha Allen takes the Jamaican Fashion Industry by storm with her launch of House of Clay’s Haute Couture “Queens & Nobles” Bridal Collection. The new line is inspired by the female monarchy and royal titles throughout the ages. These timeless pieces are ideal for those who may like it vintage but with a modern twist.

Each design is made from luxurious fabrics featuring enhanced with techniques such as elaborate fabric manipulation, delicate hand beading and exquisite lace details. “Every woman deserves to feel like royalty on her wedding day,” said CEO Keisha Allen.

Allen stated that her favourite part about being a fashion designer is the satisfaction and sense of pride she feels after completing a dress she has been working on for a prolonged time period. “I Iove how my clothing transforms every woman who wears them. They walk a little taller and exude the kind of confidence that make you know they feel beautiful,” said Allen.

Allen who studied Garment Production and Fashion Design at Garmex HEART Academy in Jamaica, took stock of her strengths and passions towards the end of high school. ” I realised that I really enjoyed working with my hands. I chose fashion design because I had a gut feeling that this was my calling,” said Allen.

Immediately after her time at Garmex, she worked as a bridal consultant at Petals and Promises for two years where her love for bridal was born.After meeting her husband Kavan she decided, with his encouragement to take the leap and pursue her dream of starting her own clothing brand, with bridal as it’s heartbeat.

Allen confessed the most challenging part of designing this collection was the time it took to complete all the pieces which resulted in a lot of sleepless nights.Read more at:red formal dresses | green formal dresses

International Festival hosts food, facts, fashion show

 

(Photo:cheap formal dresses melbourne)Students and faculty took part in the first ever Pensacola State College International Festival, representing a variety of cultures by designing information boards, cooking native dishes, and bringing in cultural items to share with everyone.

Held on November 29, the multi-club sponsored event promoted the new Robinson Honors Program and was a terrific way for students and staff to learn about cultures and traditions throughout the world and on campus.

For instance, students tasted delicious spaetzle, a German cuisine provided by the Student Government Association (SGA) that boasts rich flavors and looks like mac n’ cheese from afar, while learning about Germany post-WWII.

“I think that it’s a fantastic way for people to share their culture, and for people to learn about cultures they may not have explored before,” said Jennifer Ehrhardt, 16-year English and Communications Professor at PSC.

According to a 2016 study, A Survey on Global Literacy by Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass and National Geographic President Gary Knell, “Many students simply are not prepared to understand the world they will enter. This will have adverse consequences for their individual prosperity.”

Of course, not all event goers were culturally ill-informed. There were some International students that wanted to experience what PSC’s International Fest had to offer.

“I go to this school and I heard about [International Festival],” said Teewon Daub, Education major at PSC. “I have friends all over the world, and I thought this was cool.”

Ehrhardt baked Swedish gingerbread cookies that received great responses from students. “We made the gingerbread house from scratch,” said Ehrhardt. “That took six hours or so and it’s 100% edible.”

Tasty food represented 15 different countries; such as SGA’s Japanese yaki udon and Ukraine’s sauerkraut. “It was great, I didn’t know there were going to be this many countries,” said Ashley Wilson, a PSC Mathematics major.

“There was so much good food, but the gingerbread cookies were my favorite,” Wilson said. “I’ll probably eat more.”

Food wasn’t the only attraction at the festival. Each table had pictures, fun facts, and helpers that were more than happy to share their culture with curious students.

“I learned that there are still a lot of countries I have to visit still,” said Benny Segovia, a Physical Therapy Assistant major and Active Minds representative for Saudi Arabia. “In Saudi Arabia, women just recently were allowed to drive.” Segovia also represented Mexico for Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

There were also non-PSC students that came to experience the fun at the Fest such as Keith Dickson, a University of West Florida (UWF) freshman that is pursuing his Electrical Engineering degree. “I learned a couple of things about the African culture that I didn’t know leading up to today.”

To add on to the wonderful food and worldwide information, the African American Student Association (AASA) prepared a fashion show for guests. The runway had representatives from each part of the world showing their sassy catwalk while being cheered on by the crowd.

Ehrhardt was a participant of the show and represented Sweden with a hat that was lit with real candles. “I haven’t worn my light candles in maybe 30 years,” said Ehrhardt. “once you learn how to put candles in your hair you never forget.”

Many more events promoting culture awareness are held at the student center throughout the school year, but that doesn’t mean only students should attend. Professors and instructors are encouraged to take part and celebrate with the student body as well as the community.

“It’s a chance to bridge between the different populations on campus,” said Ehrhardt. “So as a professor I get to hang out with students, be goofy, have candles hanging off my hair, and hang out with my colleagues for a good cause.I get to know people at a totally different level than in the classroom.”Read more at:plus size cocktail dresses

Watch Alexa Chung talk about being famous while crying and eating hot sauce

Is there anyone who isn’t obsessed with Alexa Chung? Nope, we thought so. So when she appeared on Hot Ones, the interview that happens while celebrities eat progressively spicier hot sauce on wings, we couldn’t not watch the 22-minute interview and let you know what happens.

In true Chung fashion, the model/actress/designer/It-girl/ultimate slashie is open and candid throughout the entire interview, talking everything from hosting a Golden Globes red carpet and getting banned from live events forever, to being fired from MTV.

She even discusses knowing Justin Bieber before he was famous, revealing how he always used to be on her MTV show, It’s On With Alexa Chung. “We used to have Bieber on as a recurring guest because he wasn’t like, a big deal yet… We used to call him ‘hug boy’ because whenever I used to see him, he used to give me a side hug. And we’d be like, ‘Oh, it’s that kid.’”

When asked to choose between American and British fashion, Chung pledges allegiance to her home country, saying London is known for a more creative take on dressing.

“I think there’s room for reverence and quirkiness in Britain, or it’s expected and celebrated when people are eccentric. This is going back from like, fucking King George or something. People like it when you’re a bit weird. Whereas in America there’s safety in uniformity. It’s still interesting over here, but it’s maybe a bit slicker, whereas you get fewer looks for dressing like a freak when you’re walking around in London,” she said, whilst eating the least hot version of hot sauce on (vegan) chicken nuggets.

And the one fashion rumour that’s actually true, according to Chung? Creepy photographers, which the designer has been vocal about before, too. “There’s always just a little bit of a weird transaction maybe. It can’t not be, because you’re being observed and captured for a purely visual asset. And then they’re the ones doing it, so that paradigmatic is always going to be weird.”

As for fame, Chung is confused herself about her high profile, telling host Sean Evans she is met with “fucking Beatle-mania” in Topshop, but “anywhere else, everyone’s just like, ‘who?’”

Around the 17-minute mark, Chung starts to get tears in her eyes, exclaiming “my mouth is a spice prison” while trying to comment on festival outfits. “My tongue feels like it’s literally disintegrating,” she said.Read more at:short formal dresses australia | formal dress

Beyonce releases festive fashion range


Beyonce has released a festive fashion range, which includes sweaters, t-shirts and onesies, as well as a childrens range, phone accessories and gift wrap.


The 36-year-old singer has launched a new holiday collection ahead of Christmas, and the line includes a variety of slogan t-shirts and hoodies as well as accessories, all of which are available to buy on her website Beyonce.com.


The ‘Halo’ hitmaker’s range features a forest green jumper with the words “Sis The Season”, “Beyonce Holiday Sweater” or “Have a Thicc Holiday” emblazoned on the front, as well as a red sweater, t-shirt and infant onesie with white printed detail and the words “Shinin” or “[smiley face emoji] Thru All 4 Seasons” on them.


The capsule also has garments with photographs of the artist – who has daughter Blue, five, and five-month-old twins Sir and Rumi with her husband Jay Z – printed on the front, including one of Beyonce wearing a black v-plunge top, and a glitter headpiece, while pouting and holding her two fingers up.


But that is not all, as Beyonce has also added a variety of accessories to her collection, including two phone cases; one with “Shinin” emblazoned on the back and the other with “Slay Bells” in a chequered fabric on the back, as well as other pieces.


The ‘Crazy In Love’ artist has also included festive wrapping paper in the range, as well as ornaments, such as baubles with her face, as well as one with her nickname “Yonce”, printed on them.


And the variety of merchandise ranges from $12 to $85.


But this is not the first time Beyonce has created a line for the holiday season, as last year she released a range of sweatshirts with the phrase “I Sleigh All Day” on the holidays.Read more at:cocktail dresses | marieaustralia.com

Gadget-free grooming is fast

Gadget-free grooming is fast becoming a thing of the past as our beauty cabinets fill up with more and more gizmos. In fact, according to the 2016 Kline report, the beauty device market in Europe is up 18 per cent – the biggest growth worldwide.

It make perfect sense: in the age of electric cars and virtual reality, it’s only natural that the beauty industry should innovate.

Our busy schedules and the demand for at-home treatments has seen a boom in high-tech devices: from micro-current facial cleansers to silicone toothbrushes.

For starters, our hair has never been so well looked after with the launch of Dyson’s Supersonic hairdryer to GHD’s platinum styler, which both work to regulate temperature, prevent heat damage and protect shine. It makes styling your hair with heat far less destructive.

In fact, GHD’s platinum straighteners are proven to reduce hair breakage by 50 per cent and increase shine by 20 per cent. A far cry from the blistering-hot, snagging flat irons of yesteryear.

While you might have written off beauty gadgets as fads, the trend for sonic skincare, which began in 2001 with the launch of Clarisonic’s cleansing system, isn’t going away anytime soon.

The brand has continued to grow, delivering newer versions like the Smart Profile – a tool which works on both face and body – while Foreo’s Luna 2 promises more effective cleansing with 8,000 sonic pulsations per minute.

Of course, not all skincare gadgets require the same amount of electrical buzz.

Take the Jade Facial Roller for instance: hailed by beauty gurus, it works to stimulate lymph drainage while massaging skin and underlying muscles to boost circulation, eliminate puffiness and give your skin an enviable glow.

While not cheap, investing in smarter grooming tools can make your life easier and help you get results akin to those you’d expect from a professional clinic.Read more at:white cocktail dresses | red cocktail dress

Sky is the limit for Melville High design genius Corazon Garcia-Kytola

Ancient Finnish legend tells of a fox who ran so quickly across the snow that his tail caused sparks to fly into the night sky, lighting it ablaze with brilliant, technicolour shades that are today known as the Aurora Borealis or the Northern Lights.

That is the story passed down from generation to generation in Finland and an important cultural tale that will take one local student all the way to the top following the exploding success of her Year 12 HSC Textile and Design major work.

Melville High HSC student Corazon Garcia-Kytola has literally embedded the Aurora creation story and her Finland heritage into her textile artwork – a dress which took six months of blood, sweat and tears to finish. Speaking to the Argus, Corazon tells of how the major work is so much more than just a dress.

“I’ve hand-embroidered paw-prints, snowflakes, the fox and other significant symbols into the material of the dress to reflect the story my granparents told me when I was a girl. When you lift up the dress there is another layer which I have attached LED lights to to represent the beautiful colours and the brilliance of the Aurora,” she said.

Corazon’s artwork has been selected to feature in the 2017 TexStyle Exhibition – an annual exhibition of outstanding Major Textiles Projects by HSC students.

The exhibition will be held at the Stitches and Craft Show at Rosehill Racecourse from Thursday 8 March to Sunday 11 March 2018.

She has also been asked to apply for submission into the Powerhouse Museum. “Everyone in my house is glad it’s over, I think Dad was excited to get back to work,” she laughed.

As for the future, the sky is the limit. Corazon has already visited universities in Melbourne and keen to check out institutions in Sydney.

She plans to spend the next 12 months on a gap year to build up her savings. “I’d love to get into international studies but I think I’m going to do a bachelor of arts and get a taste for what the unis can offer me. But first I need to work for the money,” she said.Read more at:white formal dresses | plus size formal dresses australia