Today We Celebrate The Vibrancy Of - Being a Woman
In our latest campaign, we worked with women from across Australia who came and took part in something truly spectacular. We set out to create something that recognises and honours women, amazing women who embody all that Mode & Affaire stands for. We love to meet those who love what we create. This love of luxury and glamour. Wild colours. Precious textures
“She is innately stylish. Her instincts are pure fashion. Confident and fearless, she dresses in a way that reflects who she is. She is a lover of luxury who indulges her senses.
She has an exquisite appreciation of the beauty, glamour and timelessness of fashion.”
We worked with three fearless, bold and infectiously vivacious women, their ages ranging from 60 - 79 years old, and the life and vibrancy they bought on set was nothing short of infectious. To work with them was a true honour and one of those spectacular moments that we will never forget.
I hope we have captured their vibrancy.
Be brave, be bold, be fearless.
“You don't stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.”
― George Bernard Shaw
A Mother's Love - Interview With Jennifer McMahon
"What has been the biggest lesson you have learnt since becoming a mother?"
TO LET GO - It’s still an ongoing lesson and journey for me into motherhood is to let go. Speaking for the Newborn Mother period, it’s a shock to the system! Coming from a life of ‘achievement’ and ‘getting things done’ it’s been tough as this little human who has stolen your heart needs your attention 80% of the time and that 20% left is when you sleep, eat, do the washing and resemble some form of self care! My solution - twirl around the lounge room channeling Elsa belting out ‘let it go.....” it works a treat :
"What advice would you give to first time mother's?"
Make HELP your favourite word...
ACCEPT help when offered
ASK for help when needed
PAY for help if able
I feel women in general put too much pressure on themselves to ‘do everything’ (me included!) There is no shame in asking for help regardless if you have one child or ten! There’s a reason for the saying ‘it takes a village to raise a child’. If you haven’t slept in weeks and can’t face the washing pile, ask a family member to come over and help. If a friend offers to drop you off a home cooked dinner, accept it with gratitude and if you’re able to sacrifice something financially to pay for a cleaner then DO IT! Strength is showing vulnerability and we all need help.
"How has becoming a mother changed you as a woman?"
It’s changed everything, my view on life and what’s important, how I choose to spend my time and who I choose to spend it with. Priorities change and it’s for the better. My mother always said to me growing up (particularly when I was giving her a hard time..) “you’ll never know love until you experience the love for your own child” (partly the reason why I got away with so much growing up) After Vienna was born I gave my mum a hug and said “I’m sorry for any pain I caused you growing up, I now understand ”.
"How will you be spending your first Mother's Day this year?"
Chris is planning a surprise in the morning (so if you’re reading this honey, I’m expecting an Açaí bowl in bed with a homemade Chai and endless foot massages and back rubs.... haha)
In all seriousness as long as I wake up to see Viennas little face, nothing else matters!
Stonebarn Collab Shoot Featured In 'To The Aisle'
Our recent styled wedding photoshoot set against the rustically simplistic backdrop of WA’s South West was just pure magic. The fusion of luxe bohemian vibes and intricately decorated long tables adorned with natural botanicals created a stunning atmosphere in every sense of the word! This exciting collaboration curated by such a talented team of creatives was recently featured in Issue 13 of To The Aisle online magazine (check it out!).
The Stonebarn venue overflows with rustic charm. The gorgeous bespoke details including the high wood-beam ceilings delicately adorned with twinkling fairy lights, entwined with the stunning natural landscape just exudes warmth. Highlighting the beauty of the wild with its retreat-like atmosphere we understand how easy it is to be to be swept up in the romance and undercurrent of escapism in this beautiful setting.
Champagne in hand, what better way to begin your special day than being pampered and getting ready with your favourite ladies while wearing the glamorous Peggy Robe. Featuring the divine ostrich feather cuffs and silhouette defining luxurious satin, you’ll feel like the goddess (your soon-to-be husband knows) you are.
The vintage aesthetic combined with undisturbed views of lush forest, complimented the elegant yet understated ivory gown worn by our stunning model. But wait, there’s more… no outfit is complete without a touch of embellishment!! Sophie wears our intricately hand-beaded Jody Earrings, offering extra dimension with its tassel drop design and a pop of pastel colour to her chic ensemble. We adore the glamorous statement these earrings add to any shoulder bearing outfit.
Continuing with the playful feel of a dreamy farmhouse wedding, Sophie wears the spectacular Ostrich Feather Skirt creating whimsical movement with every step (down the aisle!) Now imagine as the reception begins to kick into full swing, strutting out onto the dance floor and shaking those tail feathers! As fun to look at as it is to wear, this skirt is EVERYTHING.
And if the excitement and adrenaline of your big day doesn’t quite keep your body temperature soaring as the sun begins to set, stay warm in our Plume Feather Jacket in the softest blush hue (Pictured).
Venue: Stonebarn, Pemberton WA
Furniture: Hire in Style
Planner/Stylist: The Wedding Concept
Florist/Stylist: Lara Rose Botanical Stylist
Model: Sophie Ferguson
Gown & Jewellery: Mode & Affaire Bride
Hair: ForeverNow Hair Designs
MUA: New Beauty In Manjimup
Photographer: Jessica Liebregts Photography
M&A Fashion Partner for Network Ten's New Show 'Playing for Keeps'
Mode & Affaire are thrilled to announce the labels is a fashion partner for Network Ten's much anticipated new Australian drama 'Playing For Keeps.'
With a fresh, contemporary and glamorous take on the world of Aussie Rules football, 'Playing For Keeps' explores this unique realm from the perspective of the real power players: the women.
Throughout the entire first season, the central characters are spotted wearing all Mode & Affaire current season items.
This bold, brassy and dangerous drama depicts the lives of the sporting world’s rich and famous, proving that when the cream of the crop fly high, they sometimes feel the heat.
Olympia Valance pictured below in Zurie Coat.
STM's Autumn Fashion with M&A
The April issue of STM boasted some gorgeous Autumn fashion-inspired prints and textures in their latest 'Urban Oasis' photoshoot, styled and shot by the gorgeous Zara Bryson and Chantel Concei.
Among the pieces displayed was Mode & Affaire Peggy Robe in French Navy which is a gorgeous silky style that can be thrown over an outfit for a day in the city or casually around the house, and our popular Saville feather jacket in Rust. The Autumn Fashion looks were shot at Hadiqa, Perth's newest rooftop bar and supper club, so we're channelling major Middle Eastern and Moroccan vibes for this season. Hello winter!
M&A in Cosmopolitan Magazine
It's All Rosie- FGR Editorial Fashion Design Feature
Cactuses & kaftans, gardens & greenhouses – there was no wonder Rosie inherited the name ‘Nature Girl’ as she posed prettily wearing fashion design labels by Isabel Marant, Marc Jacobs, MGSM and Mode & Affaire for Fashion Gone Rogue.
With outfit styling by WA’s 2016 stylist of the year; Teagan Sewell and captured beautifully by Cheyne Tillier-Daly, the rich earthy colours and playful textures against the greenery has us dreaming of afternoons spent in the spring sunshine, at a garden party sipping on a G&T.
A picnic of fashion, feast your eyes on our favourite images from the editorial featuring our Exotique Fur Jacket, Long Fur Coat and Villette Feather Coat below.
Blog here via Fashion Gone Rogue
Styling: Teagan Sewell
Photographer: Cheyne Tillier-Daly
Model: Rosie Tupper, Vivien's Model Management
Crazy Horse Paris Cabaret
M&A Bridal Feather Collection in Cosmo Bride
ART TRA Fashion Festival STM 'Renaissance Runway'
The three day event consisted of incredible aerial artists, art gallery displays, street performers, live music, and – (where we come in) the STM Renaissance Runway Show inspired by the Renaissance Cultural Movement.
Curated and styled by WA stylist, Teagan Sewell, sourcing fashions from the surrounding retailers in Claremont quarter, models are seen dressed in our colorful fur pieces which are available from stockist Emerald Store.
Featured along the 300m runway and captured in the images below were our fur jackets and fur accessories; Mongolian Fur Coat in Teal, Zurie Multcoloured Fur Clutch and Exotique Fur Jackets in Forrest Green and in Natural.
Head pieces, masks, and layered accessories including our textured winter fur in this wonderful fashion festival.
Photographed by Adam Nalapraya
Makeup: TXC Collective
Hair: Maurice Meade
Coastal Glam: Bride Fashion in Hooray! Mag
HOORAY magazine’s ‘Coastal Glam’ was the latest November bride fashion shoot featuring Mode & Affaire, with a gorgeous contemporary elegant backdrop that was the stuff of our pink-and-gold hued dreams.
If you’re a future bride looking for some feminine and classic inspiration, this is the shoot for you. Hand-painted blooms, soft textures, and indulgent scenery sing the song of ultimate feminine sophistication. The gorgeous models wear a range of pieces from Mode & Affaire, including our ever-popular Aimer Cape, petite Laci Boleros, our classic Mae Bolero, and timeless Ostrich Feather Boleros. The furs and feathers add a texture that completes the Bridal parties’ looks with a glamorous finish.
The seaside venue is the perfect setting for gorgeous spring nuptials. If you’re looking for a contemporary and charming theme, this is the perfect vision to add to your wedding inspiration files.
Mode & Affaire:
Mae Fur Bolero in Snow
Laci Bolero in Snow
Plume Jacket in Snow
Ostrich Feather Bolero in Blush
Infiniti Fur Scarf in Blush
Laci Fur Bolero in Blush
Ostrich Feather Bolero in Silver
Aimer Fur Cape in Soft Grey
Concept & Furniture – M Event Hire
Concept & Styling of Bride Fashion – Pop Up Planning Co
Florist – Soul Flora Studio
Venue – Matilda Bay
Photographer – The Day Weddings
Hair – Boblonde
Makeup – Tori Overstone
Bridesmaids – Chelsea Morgan | Hannah Sellman
Bridesmaids Dresses – Natalie Rolt
Bride – Alice Birnie
Bride Dresses – Dion
Jewellery – Atlas Pearls
Stationary- Amgoorie Collective
Cutlery- Cutlery & co
Met Gala Fashion: Behind the Scenes
“Fashion.. it’s a kind of theatre” – Vogue Editor in Chief, Anna Wintour
Celebrating art, fashion and film for the AW16 Fashion Film Festival, we were delighted to be a feature of the exclusive advance screening night of “The First Monday in May”.
The Gala Premiere took place leading up to Met Gala 2016 at Luna Palace Cinemas in Leederville, Monday the 2nd of May.
The costume theming of the night coordinated with the documentary, which gives a behind the scenes insight into what planning the 2015 Met Gala Exhibition “China: Through the Looking Glass” was like.
Gorgeous models from Vivien’s Model Management paraded in outfits by Australian women’s fashion labels Camilla and Marc, Empire Rose and Mode & Affaire.
Our fur jackets, fur stoles and ostrich feather boleros looked absolutely stunning and we enjoyed being a part of the evening.
Images by Ryan Ammon
Floral headpieces by Natural Art Flowers
MU: SC Artistry
HAIR: Head Studio