Saturday, 28 September 2013

Trendsetting Fashion


Shopping! I love shopping…it’s exciting, exhilarating, fun and very therapeutic. No wonder they call it RETAIL THERAPY! It’s food for the soul…like a psychiatrist only cheaper!

BUT it can also be frustrating (when you want something so bad and they don’t have your size), exhausting (when you see nothing you like) and mostly expensive (when you simply can’t afford those designer shoes or bag you want so desperately).

Luckily it’s mostly FUN! A few weeks ago I had a beautiful baby girl…I also have a gorgeous little boy who is 2 and a half, so you can imagine my household is busy, noisy and challenging at times, so when my mom (who is visiting from South Africa at the moment) offered I take the afternoon to go shopping…I grabbed the chance before anyone could change their minds!

I went into the city and had a delightful afternoon browsing the shops, read my magazine while enjoying my “hot” latte (yes I often have to drink my coffee cold or with “something” floating in it that my son dropped in there) and just people watched…bliss, relaxing and therapeutic.

The shops were filled with bright, gorgeous summer colours in pink, yellow, green, orange and blue! Colours that lured me in and wanted me to buy everything at once! Colours that screamed summer is here! Colours that lifted my mood and my spirits instantly, colours that made me happy!

This made me think and ask the question…is fashion repeating itself? Is fashion taking and borrowing from eras and decades past? What is current right now or is it just history repeating itself?

All the neon in the shops reminded me of the 80’s, a happy place for me where the memories of friends, family and happy days live and great music meant lots of dancing and laughter – so yes shopping is fun and exciting and makes me happy!

After my afternoon of retail therapy I was ready to rush home in time to bath, feed and put my little munchkins to bed! HAPPINESS.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

These are my top 7 fashion pieces I picked for Love Republic Magazine this week. Stay posted for more style and fashion predictions every week xxx

It's all about ME!

My name is Antoinette Chorlton and yes I’m a shopaholic and addicted to fashion! I’m not a slave to fashion but I follow all the latest trends and runway shows and consider Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire and Elle magazine my closest confidants!

I’m South African, from Cape Town and I am married to an Englishman, we have 2 beautiful children, a 2.5-year-old boy and a 4-week-old girl!

I’m a wife, mommy, daughter, friend and Fashion Stylist. In my “previous” life – before marriage and children – I lived in Dubai and worked at Emirates Airline as a flight attendant for 10 years! This was a great time in my life and I was so fortunate to travel and see the world and off course shop in all the shopping capitals! I blame Emirates for starting my fashion obsession! This is also where I met my gorgeous husband and my life changed forever…for the better!

In January we moved to Brisbane and my fashion career really started! I fulfilled my lifelong passion of becoming a fashion stylist and completed my Diploma in Fashion Styling. I started Glamour on the Go, and am the Fashion Blogger for Love Republic Magazine and the rest is history.

Every week I will bring you fashion trends and take you on a fashion journey through my weekly blogs! Come along for the ride!!!