The Barbie-Core Aesthetic
It’s time to embrace your “more is more” energy with the Barbiecore aesthetic. There’s always room for a pop of colour in any wardrobe and Margot Robbie is reminding us why we LOVE pink.
It seems we aren’t the only ones! Paparazzi shots of the “Barbie” movie, starring Margot Robbie and Ryan, have us (and the rest of the world) excited! So much so, we’ve seen Hailey Bieber, Kim and Khloe Kardashian, Megan Fox and Rihanna, amongst the many celebrities sporting the fun aesthetic!
Barbie has been in the spotlight since 1959 – she’s the gift that keeps on giving! So what is the now coined “Barbie-core” aesthetic?
The Barbie-Core Aesthetic
We're talking pink clothing, accessories, makeup, hair colour, and more. Basically. Anything pink! Want to dip your toe in first? Try a hot pink pedicure to brighten your day.
Want to go all out? Here are our favourites from Mode & Affaire!
The Barbiegirl Mongolian Fur Coat
It’s no surprise this hot pink number was a best-seller – even before the Barbie-core revival! This luxe jacket is available on back order. Once you place your order, production will be approximately 3-5 weeks. If she doesn’t for fill your barbie-core desires, we don’t know what will!
Next up we have the stunning One More Dance Fluffy Coat
For the last girl on the dance floor, this stunning jacket is both fun to wear and incredibly soft to touch. The gorgeous 100% knitted raccoon fur fluffy jacket is incredibly lightweight and available in an array of fabulous colours, including flamingo pink!
Finally, if you’re up for a bit of fun – we are OBSSESSED with the Queen of Hearts Coat.
How could you not smile every time you put on this number? We've emulated our magnificent Queen of Hearts pink fur coat and created this enchanting faux mid coat version just for you. Equal part feminine and rockstar glam, this charismatic piece will turn heads this winter.
A touch of feather with our feather cuffs
Feathers are always in fashion.
And what better way to dip your toe, or should we say ankle/wrist into the feather fan club than our Feather Cuffs. Feathers remind us of Old Hollywood glamour and are an oh so chic touch to any outfit!
Our Ostrich Feather Cuffs are back in beautiful new colours. These cuffs are the ultimate statement accessory! Wear them as an ankle cuff, to add a chic touch to your favourite pants.
Or why not try them as a wrist cuff to dress up a simple staple top or silk blouse. Simply snap them around your wrist and off you go.
Our ostrich cuffs are available in 12 stunning colours. From vibrant aperol, lemon and turquoise to sensual berry, rose and emerald.
There is no right or wrong way to wear these fun fluffy accessories!
Did you know our Ostrich Feathers are sustainably sourced?
Our standards of manufacturing fit within global ethical guidelines. To help minimise global waste, all our fur or feather products are either a by-product or surplus fur.
The farms from which we source our products adhere to the strict international standard for environmental management and must provide documentation of continued proof of improvement.
Shop all of our Ostrich Feather Cuffs online to add a hint of glamour to any outfit.
Looking for more feathered accessories? Check out our incredibly gorgeous Odessa Ostrich Feather Bag in Jade.
Featuring fabulous cascading ostrich feathers, gold finishings and diamanté encrusted clasp.
This bag comes with two interchangeable handle options; a double strand gold chain or smaller wrist handle, enabling a little multitasking action while still holding that crisp glass of champagne.
Shop the Odessa Ostrich Feather Bag in Jade online here.
The Odessa Ostrich Feather Bag also comes in Snow, Shiraz and Blush.
How to care for your leather puffer
How to care for your Leather Puffer
Prior to your first wear we recommend applying a silicon free leather protector, ideally one that is specifically made for delicate or sensitive leathers.
Always waterproof your leather. Sheepskin leather should never be washed and wherever possible should avoid getting wet, hence the importance of waterproofing the puffer.
Store your leather puffer in a cool environment, away from both sunlight and moisture.
Between seasons, the Mode & Affaire satin bag is best for storage as it allows the leather to breathe.
We recommend regularly using a quality leather conditioner for keeping sheep skin fibres supple and help to preserve the character of the leather.
Leather conditioners are also useful for general cleaning and help to prevent tears.
Your jacket is more likely to tear if it hasn’t been waterproofed and/or conditioned. Overtime leather can be more brittle and less flexible which can increase the risk of a tear.
You may clean your leather with a damp cotton cloth. Use a damp cotton cloth to wipe off any grime or marks. Do not apply water directly or wash the leather as this may leave a watermark.
When applying a leather conditioner, dab gently. Use a high-quality nourishing conditioner on a clean cotton cloth and massage into all external and internal areas of the leather.
For stains, scratches or discolouration, the leather will likely require professional restoration. Please get in touch with our team if you need any further information regarding caring for your coat.
Our top wardrobe picks for Winter
Winter has arrived early and with it comes a whole new wardrobe! Treat yourself! According to Fashion Week 2022, comfy and confident will remain at the forefront of fashion this year. We love our timeless pieces at Mode and Affaire - they can be dressed up or down, worn day our night…
Here are our top wardrobe picks for Winter 2022, from our stunning Mode and Affaire wardrobe.
Shop our Faux Fur Coats
When it comes to winter coats, anything oversized will become a timeless part of your wardrobe – faux fur is no exception.
We are obsessed with our Boston Faux Leopard Long Coat. She is made from the highest quality luxurious faux fur, she’s like a warm hug all winter long. This leopard print faux fur jacket is truly a statement piece.
Style her with your favourite white tee and jeans for a chic go-to brunch look. Or dress her up with a sultry black slip dress and heels for cocktails with the girls.
Shop the Boston Faux Leopard Long Coat online here.
Love a faux fur coat but looking for something a little more subdued? You can’t go past the Boston Faux Fur Coat in Onyx. It doesn’t get much chicer than layering a silk shirt and pants with an oversized faux fur coat. PSSST. Our Boston Coat is also available in Crème, Oyster and Merlot.
Shop the Boston Faux Fur Coat online here.
Shop our Parkas
Introducing the sporty chic Parkas! If you’re looking for something a little different this year our Parkas are absolute perfection. We have both long and short styles, available in an earthy colour palette. Each Parka features a statement fox fur trim hood with a water-resistant cotton-polyester outer.
Finally, you can’t leave your home without an accessory or two.
Shop our Winter Accessories online here.
Our Angora Beanies are so popular we had to create them in every colour possible! Well, 16 colours to be exact! If you love to brighten up your day with your outfit, you need the Angora Beanie in Lucky Fortune. Or if you’re looking for a neutral colour, we are obsessed with the Angora Beanie in Au Natural.
And don’t forget your Mini Me! We have Baby Angora Beanies available in a variety of colours for your little one.
Shop all of our Mini Mode Accessories here.
Introducing Le Sportif our Autumn Winter 2022 Collection
We love our recent Autumn Winter 2022 Collection! From faux fur jackets to leather bombers and our best-selling parkas – there’s something for every style this Winter. This collection showcases an earthier colour palette. Neutral colours are by far the easiest to accessorise - which means you can wear our signature styles season after season!
Each piece in the Autumn Winter 2022 Collection is versatile and can be elevated from court-side to café. Check out some of our favourites from the collection below.
Shop the Essential Parka Short available in Khaki, Frenchy Navy and Onyx.
Our Essential Parker is a best seller. This bomber style jacket features a waterproof outer shell and luxurious rabbit fur lining. Dress her up with some denim jeans and heeled boots or keep her as your go-to throw on for your daytime adventures. The essentials are the foundation of a fabulous wardrobe – and our Essential Parker is most definitely an essential.
Shop the Copenhagen Long Parka available in Khaki, Frenchy Navy and Onyx.
If you’re after a little more luxury, the Copenhagen Long Parka is absolute perfection. Elevate your Winter attire with this chic coat featuring soft rabbit fur lining and a water-resistant shell. The catwalk-worthy parka combines everyday functionality with its flattering fit and longline length.
Shop the Berlin Leather Puffer available in Khaki, Sand and Chalk.
Imagine the softest, buttery leather filled with cloud-like duck down and you have the Berlin Leather Puffer. Immerse yourself in its oversized cocoon silhouette, we can’t think of a more essential piece for your wardrobe this winter. This leather puffer jacket also features satin polyester lining and a zip up front with additional press stud closures.
Shop the Boston Faux Fur Coat available in Creme, Latte, Merlot and Onyx.
Last but not least we are obsessed with our new Boston Faux Fur Coat. Add a touch of glamour to your wardrobe with this longline, collared faux fur coat. This piece is designed to be worn oversized, so don't be afraid to go up a size so you can layer underneath. This stunning piece features a soft satin polyester inner lining and a high-grade faux fur outer.
Happy shopping, we can’t wait to see you in our latest collection!
“Buy less, choose well, make it last” – Vivienne Westwood.
New Faux Collection - Designed for a fashionionably-ever-after
Designed for a fashionably-ever-after, we are irrefutably gushing over the latest M&A Faux Fur Bridal Collection.
The highly anticipated Ava Faux Fur Cape makes a memorable statement, completing your chic bridal ensemble. Effortlessly befitting the bride, bridesmaids or mother of the bride, the consummate Ava Faux Fur Cape drapes gracefully across your shoulders exuding inherent opulence. Designed to be worn open or fastened through the front with hidden hook and eye closures, this faux fur cape wields exceptional functionality.
For a timeless silhouette with a sultry streak, the Macie Faux Fur Jacket oozes modern minimalism and definitive allure. Available in cropped ¾ sleeve or full-length long sleeve styles, this faux fur jacket is poised to perfection and designed to evoke a playful sentiment.
A vision of femininity, the Macie Faux Fur Bolero is perfectly suited to all shapes and sizes. The glamorous faux fur bolero provides extra warmth without compromising the delicate details of your gown underneath. We love the unprecedented panache and incredible wearability of the sovereign Macie Faux Fur Bolero.
Hallmarked for the intrepid modern bride, these Faux Fur styles encapsulate the essence of perpetual elegance. Whether you’re one for classic neutrals or pretty pastels, these beautiful garments are fashioned from soft sumptuous knitted faux fur in a style and hue perfect for you!
PARTY SEASON - 'TIS THE SEASON...TO ADD A LITTLE EXTRA SPARKLE!
You’ve got the invites; we’ve got your accessories sorted this Festive Season!
With ample social engagements filling your calendar, there’s a pair of dazzling earrings for every event! Our latest instalment of ear-lobe bling has arrived in an assortment of delicious fruit-salad designs, we guarantee there’s a style to suit your palette.
For traffic-stopping attention-grabbing WOW factor, look no further than the hypnotic Cherry Beaded Earrings. These magnificent creations are guaranteed to acquire accolades from near and far.
When life gives you lemons, ACCESSORISE them! The enticing saccharine Limoncello Earrings are perfectly fitting for flouncing around your next social soirée. Underscored by exquisite handwoven glass beads and delicate crystals, the Limoncello Earrings are every bit aesthetically appetising as they sound.
Add a welcome touch of pastel embellishment in the divine Jody Beaded Earrings in Spearmint. Boasting iconic glamour with a kaleidoscope of colour and brimming with oversized appeal, you’re guaranteed to get noticed in the Jody Beaded Earrings.
Conjure your inner style maven throughout the party season with the Queen of Hearts Ostrich Feather Bag. An ode to the illustrious, the unapologetically extravagant cascade of rich ostrich feathers will assertively enrich your party spirit.
There’s no better time to serve up a bold fashion statement than a festive affaire. Dial up the glamour with the flirtatiously fun Pearl Beaded Bag in Pink. Oozing perennial styling potential and contemporary allure, the Pearl Beaded Bag is the perfect playful piece of arm candy to accompany you to your next event!
Flutter through the room like the social butterfly you are in the Ostrich Feather Jewelled Cuffs. Elevate any outfit by effortlessly swathing these embellished beauties around your wrists or ankles for a luxe look all other party goers will envy.
These fabulous accessories are worth making plans for, now all you have to do is RSVP!
Un-Bridled Wedding Edit - Less Bride, More Bombshell!
We are officially entering Wedding Season, so what better time to introduce our latest sultry bridal outerwear installation which comes with a little more sass and a lot more post-wedding wearability potential.
Begin a love affaire with the richly feminine and undeniably romantic Valentina Feather Jacket. The delicate marabou feathers create playful movement sure to garner attention, whether you’re the guest of honour, maid of honour or mother of the bride. The epitome of elegance and Gatsby-esque glam, the Valentina Feather Jacket will secure your position on the best dressed list.
Delve into the depths of seduction and think outside the typical bridal-box. Consider opulent moody hues such as Mulberry and Moss for something a little different and guaranteed to be affectionately revered.
Diamonds might be forever, but pearls are just so hot right now!
Our gorgeous Arabella and Sophia Pearl Earrings are unique statement makers as well as conversation pieces. Handmade using ornate hand-embroidered lightweight glass crystals and pearl beads, these luxurious adornments will occupy a special place in your accessories arsenal for years to come. Wear this old classic with new confidence!
The Requisite Travel Essentials
When it comes to travelling, unfortunately you can’t take it all… especially if you plan on making a few holiday purchases along the way. For first-class vacation outfit inspo look no further than the latest winter accessory instalment, the Cashmere Wool Wrap. Made from tangible 100% Australian Merino Wool in a luxuriously soft cloud grey hue and embroidered with the distinguishable M&A insignia.
This versatile layering piece slips effortlessly into your carry-on luggage so you can take all the guess work out of styling and opt for low-key luxe. As an additional bonus, the lightweight Cashmere Wrap doubles as a throw-over when the in-flight aircon gets too chilly.
Add a pop of colour to your outerwear and be ready to immerse yourself in your holiday surroundings. Our Angora Fur Pom Pom Beret is available in four distinguished hues, so the cold weather can’t possibly dampen your holiday spirit (or your hair). With the fabulous oversized fur pom pom, your fellow travel companions will easily spot you. I mean, it’s always better to stand out from the crowd.
Look stylish while staying warm as you explore your city of choice in the chic Infiniti Fur Scarf. Perfect for when it gets a little chilly but not quite cold. The doubled faced closed loop of sumptuous 100% knitted rabbit fur is ideal for popping into your handbag when you’re not sure where the day will take you.
Finally, whether you're traversing the urban scene or embarking on the local landscapes, the Washington Long Parker has you sorted. Its functional and stylish design will ensure you stay protected from the elements with its sleek longline silhouette and durable water-resistant outer. The cornerstone of any contemporary winter wardrobe, the Washington Long Parka can be dressed up or down. With its exaggerated fur trim hood infused with femininity, you’ll be prepared for any adventure!
Spring Racing Style Blog
Did somebody say Melbourne Cup? We love any excuse to get dolled up and sip bubbles – you might be taking a day off from work, but you can still dress like a BOSS!
Up the style stakes and stand out in the stands. Check out our latest fruity release of attention-seeking statement earrings. Style the daring beaded Cherry Earrings with a sultry matte red lipstick, or up the glitz with sparkly Watermelon Earrings paired with shimmering eyeshadow. Whatever fruit salad cravings you have, we have you covered.
Go bold & beautiful in the fabulously fun Hazelyn Earrings, giving your floral frock an edge of modern femininity. There’ll be no wallflowers around here!
We’re hedging our bets you’ll need a bag to hold your essentials for the day, perhaps something to house your sunnies when the sun goes down. The Queen of Hearts Ostrich Feather Bag is a sublime addition to any ensemble with its compact yet practical size and cascade of hyper-feminine ostrich feathers creating gorgeous movement as you swan your way through the crowds.
Check out our full range of gorgeous accessories online, we know you’ll pick a winner.
The Infiniti Scarf - Taking You To Infiniti and Beyond
The multifaceted accessory taking you to Infiniti & beyond in the style stakes.
Providing just the right dose of thoughtful flourish, the Infiniti Scarf is your ultimate cold weather companion. Made from 100% knitted rabbit fur, the beautiful lightweight texture deems it ideal for travelling as well as taking the hassle out of trans-seasonal styling.
The Infiniti Fur Scarf delivers supreme wearability with enough versatility to have on daily rotation. Get imaginative and style your Infiniti Scarf with your beloved active wear for a chic sports-luxe vibe with minimal effort. This easy wardrobe addition can drastically change your look from “just rolled out of bed” to just strolled in from brunch with the girls!
The Infiniti Scarf is the cosy must-have that will elevate your winter wardrobe and stop you from hibernating as the temperature drops. Providing the right balance of luxury and practicality, the Infiniti Scarf lends a fashion forward finish to every ensemble. Available in a multitude of colours, the Infiniti Scarf works with every outfit!
Statement Shoe: Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone
Don’t wait for the invite, put your party shoes on now!
Talk about statement shoes, these outrageously feminine toe tappers are unapologetically extravagant and will have you pounding the pavement feeling anything but demure. As you could have guessed, feathers are one of our favoured embellishments and we are loving seeing these babies fluttering down the runways (and the streets).
Forget the cutesy details, add big bold feathers and pom poms for a multidimensional and provocative edge. Not restricted to any one form, think of your shoes as a canvas for creativity. Expand on the whimsical world of colour and texture with an optimistic splash of sunny yellow, a tangerine infusion or a delicate dreamy shade of lavender.
We just adore the glamorously girly sculpted stilettos festooned with audacious feathers, makes us want to revel in the mayhem they create. While we’re at it, throw in some sparkle to enhance the festive frivolity these vivacious shoes have us feeling. Fit for a socialite on the party circuit.
Go on, step out of your comfort zone (literally)!