Make way for the Summer blues! Denim is a timeless coordinate, but more than that it can carry a gorgeous design all on its own. Our new rompers, jumpsuits, pinafore dresses and shorts are here to prove that this simple fabric is capable of extraordinary things. So, before I dazzle you with Alex and Ant’s Summer 15 collection of brights, prints, patterns and embellishments, please savour the humble virtues of denim in shades of dark and light.
On a much more serious note, a dear friend of mine has just publicised his battle with anxiety and depression in an article in the West Australian. Announcing his new role for ambassador of Lifeline WA, Aurelio Costarella speaks of his battle in the hope that it will shift stigma and help people on the journey to recovery. If you live in WA, I encourage you to attend Lifeline WA’s key fundraising event, the Black Diamond Gala Dinner at Fraser’s Restaurant on August 1. Aurelio will make the keynote speech and there are some amazing items up for auction including an ‘Aurelio Costarella experience’, which includes a personally fitted gown and lunch with the designer.
Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re simply suffering from “the blues”. Depression is not a passing mood, it’s a serious illness that has an impact on both physical and mental health. If you or someone you know is having trouble simply coping with daily life, you might find these contacts helpful.
Lifeline on 13 11 14
Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800
Headspace 1800 650 890
Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636