August 04, 2014

Rising Sun SS14.15: Your guide to Styling our stunning New Collection

You may have noticed that the Rising Sun catalogue is a little different this time round.  The reason for this is that while DIZINGOF is known for its layering, many pieces are beautiful just on their own and we wanted to show that regardless if you love to play and style your clothes or simply throw on and go, we have something beautiful for you. 

Here’s our definitive guide to adding your favourite items to your wardrobe with pieces that are in store now…


You want: an easy versatile summer top

You’ll love: The Gagaku top/dress

With its comfortable fabric as light as a feather, the Gagaku has an amazing shape and drape to it.  It’s a figure fixer for all shapes and while you can wear it a few different ways, there’s really no styling involved.  We guarantee you will be choosing this as your summer holiday must have as it’s great as a cover up, perfect over shorts or leggings for evening or wear it as a cheeky short dress with some layered long jewellery.


You want: An easy to style, comfy wrap dress that flatters

You’ll love: The Yokohama wrap dress

We all want that easy piece to put on that makes the most of our femininity and has a great shape to it.  The Yokohama dress does exactly that thanks to its sweetheart neckline and use of asymmetry.  Choose either the warm toned Meadow print or the cooler toned Snowflower and add some statement earrings with hair up and some elegant heels for a perfect evening look (stylist tip: opt for a nude heel to lengthen the legs!). 


You want: A fun piece you can layer and style in a multitude of ways

You’ll love: The Tip Toe skirt/dress

The tip toe skirt dress is one for those that love to play with their clothes endlessly.  With ties in the skirt of the piece, it’s so easy to create heaps of volume to create a stand-out style statement or simply wear it straight for a classic modernized 50’s style piece.  Put a Rising Sun spin on this piece by adding the River Lillies bolero or add the orient lace piece to put a ladylike take on your look or go Harajuku style with some over the knee tights and some statement heels! 


You want: A comfy yet stylish, flattering pant for the office that goes into evening

You’ll love: The Tiger’s Eye pant 

With well placed pleating and fabric that is so very comfortable, (not to mention a high fashion high waisted cut) you’ll wonder where these pants were all your life!  To style these in an understated way, simply add a basic singlet or our calligraphy vest, making sure you tuck it in pairing with some heels or wedges (such as our amazing Tokyo shoes).  To make more of an impact, add a Ginger Lilly vest secured with an obi or the Yoko wrap top with its statement shoulder.  


March 03, 2014

Dizingof’s Guide to Racewear for Late Summer/Early Autumn!

We normally associate races with spring, but avid racegoers will attest that the races continue in both Brisbane and Sydney from late summer through to autumn. 

We were involved in a races editorial for RED magazine last Spring where we demonstrated the power of colour to offset the colour in the dress of your choice, it was bold, daring and very fashion forward. 

If you’re reading this post, I’m sure you’re someone that enjoys making a statement, standing apart from the crowd and this piece will no doubt provide inspiration, regardless if you’re going to the races or attending any other events (or if you’re like me, simply enjoy playing with colour and style day to day).  Gone are the days where you must compliment your fascinator to your shoes, this is the time to be bold, be you, make your own style statement.  

I’m sure you’ll enjoy the eye candy of these stunning shots just as much as I do!  


Direction: Anastacia Vorobyeva

Photographer: Ksenia Belova

Stylist: Aster Denisenko

Hair: Hiroko Ka

Make up: Simone Clarke

Models: Maria Ronzhina & Tamara Rozova

Fascinators by Natalilouise





March 03, 2014

Your Quintessential Guide to AW2014 “Love Affair”


If you’re like me, you have pieces from our Spring/Summer “City Lights” collection which you wore to death!  Now with autumn already upon us, you may be thinking “Now what? I need warm pieces!” which is why we thought we’d share with you which items coming up have similar cuts as our most popular spring summer items…

If you loved the Paris dress, you will love the Kiss Me Quick Dress…

The Kiss Me Quick dress has a loose, free flowing cut that you can choose to give more structure to by using the included sash, we love the prints as they range from day to night appropriate.  We can see it being worn as a tunic dress over a body con black long sleeve top and some thick black opaque stockings to dress it down and make it very winter friendly. 


If you loved the Tokyo dress, you will love the Sweet Embrace dress…

Simply put, it’s the same cut as the Tokyo but in a super cosy wool blend with a long sleeve.  This will be one of my personal picks this season as it will be the comfy dress you can style so easily with a nice pair of boots. 



If you loved the Athens wrap and the Nice sheer pants, you will love the Amore wrap top with the Heart Breaker pant. 

Personal confession – I thought I loved the Athens wrap but when I saw and tried on the Amore wrap with a wide leg pant, it was love at first sight!  I love how the bell sleeve further enhances a woman’s waist and think it looks so dramatic yet polished with a wide leg pant.  And so far everyone that has tried the Amore wrap top has fallen in love with it just like me! 


If you loved the Madrid wrap dress or the Melbourne Dress, you will love the Infatuation Wrap Dress…

Women with boobs and hips or women that are more pear shaped, a wrap dress is the perfect dress and we simply adore the Infatuation dress with its statement collar and stunning sheer sleeve. 



January 10, 2014

The power of a dress

Let it not go unsaid that the power of a woman in a perfect dress is not the dissimilar to the power of a man wearing a well cut suit.  Think about it: a suit enhances masculinity as it says control and structure which are traits associated with masculinity; whereas with women a perfectly cut dress enhances traits associated with femininity such as creativity, softness, even quirkiness.  The key to making this work is finding the perfect dress for YOU. 

When people think of what a good stylist does, the most common thought would be that stylists put people in the right pieces and colours for their body shape and skin tone.  But what we really do, is put them in pieces that not only tick those boxes but also match their personality with the clothes, making them shine from the inside out. 

So the perfect dress that enhances each woman’s femininity needs to tick the following boxes:

  • It’s the right shade for skin, hair and eye colour
  • It’s the right cut that it shows off each individual’s strengths
  • It’s a true representation of that person’s unique personality e.g. creative, whimsical, logical etc
  • When the individual sees themselves in the dress, they don’t want to take it off

All these things can be super tricky, but by using a smart stylist it’s very easy to find that piece (or pieces!) that tick all of those boxes and yes, it’s an amazing feeling when you find that dress! 

Here are a few pictures of our clients finding THAT dress:


December 12, 2013

Pantsuit and Corset: Match Made In Heaven


Sometimes I see amazing pieces and finding it’s clothing partner/s takes time and work but I’m very lucky to work on such a colourful strip that is Brunswick st and often inspiration just simply flows! 

This was exactly the case when I walked into Emma’s Corsets to snap a few pics of her amazing pieces.  There before me I saw the most stunning black overbust corset that was a replica of a piece from the 1940’s and I immediately identified that it needed to be paired with this amazing pant suit from Dizingof (Mary Q cape and the Billie H pants in slate), topped off with a top hat that I also spied from Emma’s Corsets.  

Now anyone that has been styled by me knows my love for “man styling” where using masculine cuts emphasizes femininity and softness.  So what better way to offset the amazing feminine shape a corset gives than an amazing pantsuit?


Photography: Paul Benjamin Striking Shots Hair and Make up: Maria Russo Model: Di J Barry Styling: Aster M Pant Suit: Dizingof Corset: Emma Capponi Hat: Hats by Tess Cane: Scally and Trombone