Spotlight on shopping in Chapel Street, Melbourne Part 1: Alannah Hill

IMG_7393Natasha was lucky enough to go on a quick getaway to one of her favorite cities in the world, Melbourne, her home for nearly 10 years.  Anyone who knows Melbourne would agree that one of the city’s must-sees for any fashionista is Chapel Street, located in the suburb of South Yarra. Chapel Street is a long stretch of street full of shops displaying Australia’s top designers, as well as other global brands. You’ll be spoiled for choices if you want to have a quick break and decide to grab a bite to eat or get a dose of your caffeine injection (which Melbourne is also famous for!).

So enough of the intro, let’s get to the fun bit – going to the shops and snap a few pics for our lovely readers and followers 🙂 Natasha’s first stop was Alannah Hill, definitely one of Carmen and Natasha’s favorite Australian designers. What’s not to like about Alannah Hill? From her absolutely gorgeous dresses, that are so feminine and girly, to her accessories, and the whimsical decor of her boutique oh and did we mention the girls that work there are always so damn pretty and picture perfect (and friendly!).

Alannah Hill is famous for her ultra feminine clothes and we’ve always loved her cardigans! They’re almost too beautiful to wear! Think beautiful fit, intricate detail including lace and beads and ribbon. Sigh…. Carmen and Natasha can go on and on.. Pricewise, it’s definitely not cheap. Her cardigans start from AUD169 and above but it’s oh-so-worth it! Dresses are AUD269 and above, but trust us, once you feel the quality and the fit, it’s hard not to cause a bit of damage to your bank account.IMG_7396

IMG_7402Natasha couldn’t help but pick a few pieces herself and take a quick pic with the beautiful ladies that work there. And yes, that’s Champagne in Natasha’s hand, not apple juice disguised in a Champagne flute.IMG_7449

IMG_7453Here’s a picture of the gorgeous Tara, check out her hair! Love! Natasha had to exercise every bit of her self-control muscle to resist those macarons and yet she failed at resisting the Champers. IMG_7452We love Alannah Hill’s accessories. The shoes are very Valentino and check out those gloves and belt! IMG_7398

IMG_7399How adorable is the matching hat and scarf in black and white! If only Singapore was a few degrees cooler. Okay maybe make that 20 degrees cooler.IMG_7400So here are a few things that Natasha took home with her. The cardigan below is her absolute favorite. The bow is so divine and each flower is embroidered!IMG_7661Here’s a closeup of the detailing. And check out the button. Love, love and love!IMG_7662Being a huge fan of floral print, Natasha went gaga over the dress below. How can she not? The colors are so pretty, and the beading on the collar and it fits absolutely beautifully!IMG_7663

IMG_7664Okay so she loved it so much that she decided to get the skirt as well 🙂 Pair it with a nice crisp white shirt and a signature necklace, put your hair up in a messy bun, pick up a matching clutch and espadrilles or wedges and off you go!       IMG_7665Alannah Hill has a few shops around Melbourne, but the Chapel Street shop is the flagship store. So next time you go to Melbourne, do yourself a favor and stop by!

 

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2 thoughts on “Spotlight on shopping in Chapel Street, Melbourne Part 1: Alannah Hill

  1. Thanks for dropping by Natasha! Alannah Hill has actually moved on from the label; the creative director is now a gentleman. Looking forward to seeing more of your Melbourne adventures. 🙂

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