cocktails\  & catch ups

A sanctuary amongst the bright city lights of Hong Kong rests this fabulous rooftop bar. 
Armani Prive, a perfect place to meet my favourite One Teaspooners - 
Virginie & Tara - for the night. 

Lined with red carpet the Armani/Prive bar is one of four in the world. 
This large sprawling rooftop terrace has sky scraper panoramic views and is an oasis 
amongst the city. I was taken to this bar by the gorgeous Jill who has resided in 
Hong Kong for the past year now.

The cocktails are delish. One of my absolutes favs being the Lychee Berry cocktail that has a 
hint of chilli spice. 

2/F Charter House, 8 Connaught Rd, Central Hong Kong



 new world

{Our Warehouse Wonderland}

So as we getting settled into the crazy world of IXIAH. We can finally share our incredible studio/warehouse with you. This industrial wonderland is a creative space and will be the new showroom for IXIAH in NSW. We are very excited to be all moved into our new Sydney abode.
KD xx 


a. formal challenge

{ the brief } 
Girlfriend's formal issue on inexpensive ways to put together your year 12 formal outfit. 
Build an inexpensive formal look around an item that (the nominated) Girlfriend reader nominates 
from their own wardrobe and work this into a fab formal do.


{ the reality } 
This was one of the trickiest projects to work on. Trying to re-work pieces from someone 
else's wardrobe and turning this into a formal look. You need to really turn on your creative senses.  

 { the contestant } 
Meet Chelsea, the chosen Girlfriend reader who was chosen for the challenge. 
A gorgeous year 12 student who was a delight to dress. I mean really - what girl doesn't love 
playing dress ups? Especially at Girlfriend mag.

{ the outfit } 
I styled Chelsea in a stunning red-aubergine lace top that featured a sweet collar with one of 
her dresses that I re-formed to make a skirt. I transformed copper chains that I got from 
a hardware store into 2 separate necklaces that became a really incredible neckpiece once positioned 
under the collar. The look was finished with a pair if her peep toes and a vintage looking clutch.

{ the final word } 
Whenever styling a look from your wardrobe, remember innovation, confidence and creativity are key. 
Accessories like jewels, shoes and a clutch can always transform any outfit and make it appear brand new.

{ the team } 
The lovely ladies at Girlfriend that are always a pleasure to work with


:: behind the scenes ::
a sneak peek at all the details of the Spring Campaign


introducing you to a new world... 

IXIAH { pronounced ex’ sy’ ah’ } is a Sydney-based fashion label whose best known for their textural collections and strong silhouettes with handmade eclectic design aspects.

Founder and fashion designer Krystel Davis, heads the unique label and is best known for her sophisticated tailoring with raw organic elements. Unusual ropes and gilded tapestries often serve as highlights in a range packed with signature pieces. 
Creating a powerful statement, Krystel Davis brings her signature textural designs to the forefront of her collections for new Sydney label, IXIAH.