The Model and Me: Maiocchi

Nikki ParkinsonFashion, The Model and Me 25 Comments

Brisbane-based designer Deanne Mayocchi of label Maiocchi always excites with her seasonal collections.

With exclusive prints and her Australian-made designs, you know you’re wearing something special and buying a piece that will remain in your wardrobe for years to come.

This season’s collection – Orient Excess – is inspired by Deanne’s love of traditional Oriental design, specifically the opulence of that tradition.

What Deanne has done has take that tradition, modernise it, and make it imminently wearable for an exciting twist on the every day or a special occasion.

I’m featuring today a dress that has been super popular – despite being released only a couple of weeks ago.

The model

Maiocchi Eastern Promises Dress

Maiocchi Eastern Promises dress $210 (sold out via Maiocchi online, contact them for stockist near you or buy via Birdnest – Black or Ruby)

and me

Maiocchi Eastern Promises dress | Witchery heels | Mimco bracelet

Maiocchi Eastern Promises dress(sold out via Maiocchi online, contact them for stockist near you or buy via Birdnest – Black or Ruby) – I’m wearing size 14 | Witchery heels | Mimco bracelet

I’m sorry, in my photos the dress is showing up as being more of a navy colour. I can assure you it’s black.

I fell in love with the custom-design print at first sight. I’m not a big floral girl but in this style, it just works and doesn’t overwhelm.

The fabric is a deliciously soft bamboo spandex. It’s very low pill, eco-friendly and crush resistant, so perfect for travel but also for wearing all day and still looking and feeling put together.

The cut is AMAZING. It’s cut to create shape but skim and flatter. A girl cannot ask for me than that in a frock.

I would wear this dress now as is – the fabric is breathable – but as it cools down, add tights, boots and a coat for winter.

If you work in an office, this dress works on its own or with a blazer. For me, it’s the type of dress I’d wear out to lunch or to a networking event.

So tell me, is this a dress that could be very at home in your work or play wardrobe?

The Model and Me Maiocchi AW16

* This dress was gifted to me for editorial consideration. This post contains affiliate sales links and I may receive a small commission from purchases sold through those links. You don’t pay any more. Full disclosure policy here.


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Comments 25

  1. Gorgeous dress! It looks very similar to a style of dress that I bought from Maiocchi in 2010/2011, except it had fabric ties attached so you could adjust the fit and the flowers were more primary colours with lots of red and yellow. Good to see that a classic style and shape does not go out of fashion 🙂

  2. I love this dress on you Nikki it’s gorgeous,it would be way too long on me,but the perfect length on you ,love supporting Australian designers and fashion.
    Happy Model and Me Monday Nikki Xx

  3. I had added this dress to my wishlist on Birdsnest last week in the ruby as I do like Maiocchi dresses- the prints are always delicious.

    Looks like I might need to purchase quickly before they sell out!

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