Author: Gracie Opulanza

Mary Katrantzou – Topshop gets Inspiration Of the Floral, Kaleidoscope Prints.

Mary Katrantzou The last six months, I have been in ore of Mary Katrantzou. Her collection of prints are so up my fashion catwalk. Mary Katrantzou takes me back to the Italian printed scarves sold around the globe for many years. Mary Katrantzou has been very clever by tapping into her Mediterranean roots and redesigned, unique cuts and piecing the prints together. What amazes me that MaryKatrantzou’s inspirational prints hits the high street within months. No surprise to say Topshop has taken inspiration from the new queen of print, Mary Katrantzou. Mary’s passion for graphic florals and kaleidoscope prints, will...

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Spank Tokyo – Neon Petticoats,Pink Roller Skates, 80’s & 90’s Lives On.

Unusual name, unusual shop the Spank shop offers over the top gimmicks wear. If candy is your thing then this shop takes you into a world of 80s and 90s nostalgia. If you after clothing like, secondhand cartoon sweaters, neon petticoats and pink roller skates. If a T-shirt with a cracked silk screen of 1980s-era  Madonna comes to mind. Then look no further. If you love candy floss and colour, this shop image is right up your street. What I love about the designs is they are quirky and funky punk. The gorgeously outrageous, pigtailed store manager Tavuchi is the perfect...

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Jelena Ristic – Blue Dress Australian Open Tennis Final, Label Found and Purchased.

Jelena Ristic – Blue Dress Thanks to a very attentive blog follower who pointed me to the last blue dress available for purchase at ASOS. This is the epic Jelena Ristic dress she wore at the Australian Open 2012 final. I am very excited to have nabbed it. Maybe some more stock will come in. Here are some pictures of the dress in taken from the Asos...

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Wonder Anatomie – Chalermkiat Khatikasemlert Designer with a Quirky Difference.

Wonder Anatomie When I was on the 3rd Floor at Siam Center Bangkok, I noticed a window all decked out with mannequins covered in neon skeleton-inspired shapes. Once I stepped inside, it was like a wonderland full of everything creepy and cool. Welcome to Wonder Anatomie. The various animal skulls wrapped in neon mesh and other nature inspired decor, make this a real shopping experience! This designer Chalermkiat Khatikasemlert loves to use pieces with basic patterns. Then adorned with way out ideas is what the label is all about. His design and idea approach using the paper Birkin, has lead him...

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Jelena Ristic – Australian Open 2012, What is The Label Behind The Epic Blue Dress?

Jelena Ristic After watching the Australia Open I am like many others, what was Jelena Ristic wearing? I like so many were frantically searching who is the label behind  the blue dress? Where did she buy it? Where can I get it? This search is like trying to anticipate how Novak Dojkovic under so much pressure won his fifth grand slam! So this article is simply about, who Gracie Opulanza thinks the label behind the blue dress belongs too? Where did the inspiration come from? For me Audrey Hepburn, the classic black dress came instantly to mind! The Australian...

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Siam Paragon – The Pride of Bangkok’s Shopping Malls

Siam Paragon Siam Paragon – a shopping mall with a style difference. I spend a lot of time in this fabulous shopping centre at my last trip to Bangkok. It is located right at the commercial centre in Bangkok between the Siam Centre, ZEN, MBK & Central World shopping centres. For those that use public transport just get out at Siam Square station. Home to more than 250 famed international and local luxury brands, Siam Paragon is a consumer ‘heaven’ with boutiques. Amongst many stores are hidden gems the amazing, boutique, Flynow being one of them. I will write more about...

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Melbourne Central – A Fabulous Shopping Mall Experience

Melbourne Central Gracie Opulanza has always loved coming here since the day of its opening. I love the famous clock that goes off every hour. The shops available here are home to some of Melbourne’s most cutting edge street wear and urban fashion retailers. For this reason it’s a great introduction to Australian fashion culture. It’s clean, modern and has a nice shopping feel about it. Some Australian shops to name a few are Witchery, Country Road, Sportcraft, Billabong, Cue, Alannah Hill, Oroton and the list goes on. Melbourne central is an urban inner-city precinct presenting a style-laden destination for...

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Alannah Hill – Australia’s Reigning Queen of Romantic Designer Clothes.

One of my favourite local fashion designers in Australia. I always make an effort to see her girlie chic wear. I just love it, plus the presentation of the shop is girl’s fairytale dream. Australia’s reigning queen of romantic, girlie fare, designer Alannah Hill has worked her whole life to build an iconic fashion empire around her love of colour, flowers and sequins. Alannah Hill is well-known in Australia and internationally for her “girly chic” fashion label and boutique chain. The range also includes corporate wear and exclusive couture evening gowns. Accessories include handbags, jewellery and shoes. In 1996, Hill launched...

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About Page – Who is Gracie Opulanza

Welcome to Gracie Opulanza   Was launched in January 2012 initially as a blog for female fashion. Since then, it has become the personal blog of Gracie Opulanza, one of the founders of Fortenova Media. In her blog she critiques up and coming fashion brands alongside her encounters from the world of fashion, sports and other events. In depth interviews from the people she encounters to the development of her personal style, her broad spectrum of coverage delights and excites. Publication favorites such as her controversial insights into the fashion industry and opinions reinforce that Gracie Opulanza is all about...

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