Summer Fashion: Girls’ Getaway

Image source: Photographer Lauren Biggs Photography

Summer is all about making memories, and what better way to do so than a glamorous girls’ getaway? We loved shooting mother-daughter duo Lucia and Cinzia at the stunning Novotel Sunshine Coast – the perfect backdrop to showcase some of this season’s hottest trends (and hopefully inspire you to plan your own special trip). Here’s to escaping the everyday!

When it comes to fashion, this season is all about positivity, creativity and expression!

Romantic femininity will be a big look this summer, with soft flowing frills and tulle; delicate floral motifs; large ruffled ‘power petals’; floral-embroidered sheer chiffon; and three-dimensional floral motifs that really make a statement!

Another trend that’s perfect for our steamy subtropical climate is comfort-first clothing: think wider and more relaxed silhouettes; natural fibres like linen and cotton stealing the show; and breezy, elegant styles made from gauze knits, mesh, crochet, translucent chiffon and satin taking us from day to night.

Sheer draping is big for elevating your look this summer, as is party-approved glittery and sequined details, and eye-catching prints and patterns.

A harmonious mix of shades and tones inspires feelings of calmness: think pastel pink, purple and green; cool shades of blue; and sunny shades of yellow, such as zesty lemon and rich buttercup. And for those that prefer brighter hues, burgundy, millennial pink, fuschia, horizon blue, liquid gold and matte silver will also be standouts.

For this resort-themed shoot, I wanted to create a sense of freedom and escapism through fashion – I hope it inspires you to get creative and carefree this summer and to spark joy with your own wardrobe!

Happy holidays,

Ally xx


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Cinzia wears:

Smash Dress in Delta by Alquema; Green Beaded Earrings from Elmari Boutique, 0457 931 473

Rogan Monogram Slide in Lilac by Kurt Geiger; Freestyle Carry On Luggage in Sky Blue by Delsey Paris from David Jones, Sunshine Plaza, 13 33 57

Lucia wears:

Halter Cotton Weave Top in Royal Blue and Cotton Weave Pant in White, both by Bella Carina; Multi Colour Necklace; Micky Wedge Shoe in Silver/Grey by Hinako, from Elmari Boutique, 0457 931 473

Freestyle Carry On Luggage in Almond by Delsey Paris from David Jones, Sunshine Plaza, 13 33 57

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Lucia wears:

Kasmiri Bolero by Silvercocoonz; Aoraki One Piece by Floating Swim from La Extravaganza, 0478 627 886

Terracotta Swirl Gold Speckle Tear Drop Statement Earrings from Euphony Designs,  www.euphonydesigns.com

Vada Sandals by Steve Madden from David Jones, Sunshine Plaza, 13 33 57

Woven Basket from Hey Layla, 5293 7754

Cinzia wears:

Floral Blouse by Shona Joy; Katakolon Short by Floating Swim; White Sun Hat by Cherry Red from La Extravaganza, 0478 627 886

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Lucia wears:

Kasmiri Bolero by Silvercocoonz from La Extravaganza, 0478 627 886

Just Cavalli Sunglasses from Hammond Optometry, 5476 2333

Spring Petal Half Moon Dangle Earrings from Euphony Designs, www.euphonydesigns.com

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Cinzia wears:

Lotus Dress by Elm; Gem and Speckled Drop Earrings from Uncle George, 0432 230 461

Rose Gold-Plated Blue, Pink and Purple Bracelet, and Mariana Sterling Silver Amethyst Ring from To Hold and To Have, 5477 0561

Rogan Monogram Slide in Lilac by Kurt Geiger  from David Jones, Sunshine Plaza, 13 33 57

Lucia wears:

Ottilie Broderie Dress by Elm; Fuchsia Round Earrings from Uncle George, 0432 230 461

Rose Gold-Plated Purple Cluster Ring from To Hold and To Have, 5477 0561

SPECIAL THANKS to Novotel Sunshine Coast for its hospitality in hosting the summer fashion shoot. Find out more about this world-class resort on page 46. www.novotelsunshinecoast.com.au

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Cinzia wears:

Kosa Colour Block Dress by Mink Pink from David Jones, Sunshine Plaza, 13 33 57

14k White Gold Crystal Opal and Diamond Earrings; 18k White Gold Boulder Opal and Diamond Pendant; Platinum Black Opal and Diamond Ring from Opals Down Under 5494 5400

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Lucia wears:

Slim Cotton Weave Frill Top from Elmari Boutique, 0457 931 473

14k White Gold Crystal Opal Earrings; 18k White Gold Boulder Opal and Diamond Pendant; Platinum Boulder Opal and Diamond Ring from Opals Down Under, 5494 5400

IMAGE 7

Lucia wears:

Broderie Flare Shirt and Bella M Pant by Bella Carina and Earrings from Elmari Boutique, 0457 931 473

Cinzia wears:

Cara Dress by Escape and Earrings from Elmari Boutique, 0457 931 473

IMAGE 8

Cinzia wears:

Cara Dress by Escape and Earrings from Elmari Boutique, 0457 931 473

Face A Face Eyewear from Hammond Optometry, 5476 2333

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Lucia wears:

Poppy Dress by Otomo; White Strappy Heel by Wittner from La Extravaganza, 0478 627 886

Rose Gold Morganite and Freshwater Pearl Drop Earrings; 9 Carat Yellow Gold Baroque Pearl and Mixed Gemstone Necklace (worn wrapped around wrist as a bracelet); 9 Carat Yellow Gold Oval Citrine Ring from To Hold and To Have, 5477 0561

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Cinzia wears:

Tillie Printed Dress by Misha from David Jones, Sunshine Plaza, 13 33 57

Earrings from Elmari Boutique, 0457 931 473

Bellinger Eyewear from Hammond Optometry, 5476 2333

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Lucia wears:

Tropicana Kaftan by Haven; Pink Beaded Earrings from Hey Layla Boutique, 5293 7754

Cinzia wears:

Callie Top by Brave & True; Tropicana Pant by Haven; Soiree Earrings by IsleOfMine from Hey Layla Boutique, 5293 7754

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Cinzia wears:

Ottilie Top and Emmeline Pant by Elm; Green Flower Earrings from Uncle George, 0432 230 461

B-Louisa Handbag by Tony Bianco from David Jones, Sunshine Plaza, 13 33 57

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Cinzia wears:

Tori Mini Dress by Girl and the Sun from David Jones, Sunshine Plaza, 13 33 57

Earth Tones Large Pebble Dangle Earrings from Euphony Designs, www.euphonydesigns.com

Lucia wears:

Ann Seaside Sleeveless Top and Riley Seaside Drawcord Pant by JAG from David Jones, Sunshine Plaza, 13 33 57

Cream Crochet Wedges by Vali from Hey Layla Boutique, 5293 7754

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Cinzia wears:

Lotus Dress by Elm from Uncle George, 0432 230 461

B-Louisa Handbag by Tony Bianco from David Jones, Sunshine Plaza, 13 33 57

Light Blue and Teal Round Tear Drop Earrings; Rose Gold-Plated Blue, Pink and Purple Bracelet; Sterling Silver Amethyst Ring; Multi Blue Crystal Necklace; Mariana Rose Gold-Plated Blue Green Rectangle Pendant from To Hold and To Have, 5477 0561


BEHIND THE SCENES

Fashion Editor: Ally Chuck @ac.stylecollective

Assistant: Chloe Knight @chloeaknightt

Photographer: Lauren Biggs @laurenbiggslbph

Hair and Make-Up: Justina Simone @justina_simone

Shoot Manager: Deb Caruso @debcarusopr

Social Media: Rebecca Jamieson Dwyer @becjamiesondwyer

Models: Lucia Cimino @luciaciminolashes, Cinzia Cimino @cinziaciminoc_

Location: Novotel Sunshine Coast @novotelsunshinecoast

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