Such excitement here at catherine & grace…

I’m thrilled to announce that @catherineandgracestylefile {which is where you can find us on Instagram} was one of five winners of the Kikki K {@kikkik_loves} Instagram party styling competition!  My styling ideas will now be featured, and credited, as part of the marketing campaign for Kikki K’s new Celebrate Today collection.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram {@catherineandgracestylefile} to see the styled campaign shoots as soon as they come out.  While you are there, check out the other winners for more styling tips! {@juzsavage, @supajulo, @paperrunway and @lulu_lucky}

Here are some of the photos used as part of the competition…check back here soon for a full post on the winning ideas!

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All styling by catherine & grace

Photography credits: At Dusk Photography, Carmen Lee at Encapture Photography and catherine & grace.

I heart texture.

In nature and soft furnishings, fabrics and trims – I love the look of textured elements against a smooth surface and the feel again the skin.

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The details:

Photos from top, left to right

* Bark, spotted along Queen Street in Woollahra.

* Bark, spotted along Queen Street in Woollahra

* My wedding clutch – Lanvin, from Net-a-Porter

* Detail – white silk & sequin tote bag,  Akira

* Detail – cream jacket, Zara; white sequin dress, 3.1 Phillip Lim from Net-a-Porter; white paillette dress, Jayson Brunsdon

* Detail – linen blend gold cape, Willow

* Detail – black & white sequin dress, Oscar de la Renta

* Beaded 1940s clutch, inherited from my paternal grandmother

* Detail – black evening bolero, Lisa Ho

* Detail – snakeskin printed leather cap sleeve black dress, Willow

* Shoulder bag, Scanlan & Theodore

* Detail – purple feather bolero, Lisa Ho

* Bedhead – Fenwick style in “Vintage Slate” linen, Heathery Design Bedheads

* Fabric ribbon and twine – similar styles available from Spotlight (I actually purchase my favourite twine from Bunnings!)

* Detail – square rattan tray from The Design Hunter, customised by  catherine and grace

* Cream and black ribbon – designed by, used and available exclusively from,  Neil Grigg Millinery

* Washable paper bags – Uashmama, available from The Design Hunter

* Detail – chunky tassel throw in Blue Fin, West Elm

* Detail – sequin embellished grey evening dress, Lisa Ho

* Detail – felt ball rug by catherine and grace, using belt balls sourced from Nepal through Felt and Yarn

* Felt ball rug by catherine and grace, using belt balls sourced from Nepal through Felt and Yarn

* Cotton tape – fuchsia one inch tape, No Chintz, similar styles also available from Spotlight

All photos by catherine and grace.

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