As one half of the brains behind TheTrendSpotter, Dasha Gold is in the know with all the hottest styles straight off the runway. We caught up with her to find out how she gets ready for party season.

Couturing DashaDasha wears White Suede Printed Cropped Bodice and White Suede Stretch Leather Skirt from Jaz and Alex Boutique, shoes from Wanted Shoes

How do you prep before a night out? Like have a glass of champagne? A mask to hydrate your skin?

I usually think about what occasion I’m dressing up for and what the dress code is. And depending on my mood, sometimes I like to go for a feminine look with a bold red lipstick and a cool statement top or jacket.

What is your go to hairstyle/makeup look for a night out?

I either go for a statement eye or a statement lip. Sometimes I even arrange my outfit around my makeup! I also try to match my hairstyle, like slicked back hair or a bun with smokey eye makeup, or if I’m doing a bold lipstick look, then I’ll leave my hair down.

When you’re going out, what are your must have items in your bag?

I always carry a perfume bottle, but my scent is changing all the time. I love a rose scent, the one in my bag at the moment is Rose De Mai. I also always carry a lipgloss as well as the other necessities: my phone, keys and wallet. I love listening to music on the way to an event, so I’ll also keep my earphones in my bag.

Do you have any tips for looking fresh all night long?

I always touch up during the night, so I’ll swipe off a layer of my foundation and apply a fresh layer. I also like to go over my eyeliner once, wipe any smudges and put some moisturising balm on my lips before re-applying lipstick.

Your biggest fashion faux pas?

Camo prints – when I was a kid I had a pair of camo print pants with all these pockets, I thought it was so cool. There was even a time I wore really high socks that went over my knees. My style has evolved over time, I like a more classic style now, something that you can wear every season but style it slightly differently.                                                                                           

What designers are you currently loving and why?

I am loving local designers such as Nicola Finetti, Rena Hang, Yeojin Bae, White Suede, Micky In The Van, Ginger & Smart, Sheike, Mossman and Shakuhachi for its amazing prints and shapes. Some of my favourite accessories companies are Wanted Shoes, Alias Mae, Kitte Accoutrement, Artelier, Susanna Galanis, 8 Other Reasons, Nina Valero, Nick Campbell, HI Creative, Sunglass Hut.

Favourite places to shop:

With online shopping, it’s the usual culprits The Iconic, Asos, River Island. I love physically going into stores to try on clothes so that I can feel the textures. Some of my favourite stores are Seagulls of St Kilda, The Estelle Store.

Where do you look for style inspiration?

In terms of street style inspiration, I like the work of Colin Gold (the man behind all the incredible TheTrendSpotter photography, my husband, my best friend, my muse), Phil Oh, Street Smith. A lot of people inspire me, they don’t have to be the famous style icons or celebrities. It could be a girl I saw on a tram, a stylish friend or one of the fashionistas we capture on our camera when we shoot for TheTrendSpotter style gallery. I also think personality carries the outfit.



Chanel eyeliner

Shanghai Suzy Lipstick in The Gossling

Rose De Mai perfume

MAC foundation

Photography by Rosanna Faraci, post production by Damian Davitt. Image shot in Studio Bastille.

About The Author

"Always keep your eyes open. Keep watching. Because whatever you see can inspire you." - Grace Coddington. Joanna Zhang graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2014 with a Bachelor degree in Arts, majoring Media and Communications and Chinese. Production Coordinator at C-Creative, Content Manager for FoodPorn, writer for and a piano teacher, Joanna keeps herself busy with all kinds of artistic activities. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, travel, fashion & beauty and loves trying new food places.