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What I Wore: Good Day

6th April, 2021

Sometimes all it takes to turn a classic silhouette into something decidedly more modern is the detail. Case in point: this Good American dress. While ribbed dresses have been around for aeons this style feels decidedly more edgy with the in-built corset detail. I like the fact it helps give the dress an added element of interest but it doesn’t overwhelm. I think a dress like this is something that you can have in your closet to wear for various occasions. It can be dressed up for an event, or worn back with sneakers for an elevated off duty look. Plus the neutral hue makes it really versatile, and easy to dress up or down. In this instance I styled it in a dressy way, making for the ideal understated dress option for an occasion.

Working with neutral hues when it comes to your outfit opens up a world of possibilities when it comes to accessorising. For this look, I went with the latest addition to my bag collection, this tiny structured Apede Mod bag. The chunky chain handle dresses it up, but also makes it the bag ultra practical as it can then be worn crossbody style. To pick up the gold in the handle, I went for chunky gold statement earrings, and a pair of fun cat-eye Poppy Lissiman sunglasses to finish off the look.

Credits: Dress, Good American; Bag, Apede Mod; Earrings, Aje; Sunglasses, Poppy Lissiman

Photography: Sophia Athas

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What I wore this week

25th February, 2021

It’s been a bit of a funny week in Sydney with the weather going from gloomy and rainy to sunny and hot and back again. With such crazy weather, I’ve been able to enjoy two extremes of my wardrobe going from light breezy dresses one minute to jumpers and jeans the next. I’m guessing this means transseasonal weather will well and truly be just around the corner. With a mixture of appointments, meetings, mum duties and shooting this week, here’s what I wore.

One of my favourite labels, Steele does the best summer dresses. I always love their playful prints (particularly gingham and stripes) and in particular this lemon yellow hue was perfect for earlier in the week when the sun was out. I paired this look with black Bottega heels and my fave Loewe basket bag.

Credits: Dress, Steele; Shoes, Bottega Veneta; Bag, Loewe

Snapped up this great Zara skirt and immediately this outfit came to mind. I wore it with a Ducie top and sandals, along with my Prada bucket bag for a casual all black ensemble. And when the weather is kinda unpredictable, I always find black to be a great option.

Credits: Top, Ducie; Skirt, Zara; Bag (in a different fabric here}, Prada; Shoes, Ducie

Fresh and summery but polished is what I was going for with this look. These white Viktoria and Woods wide leg jeans have been such a great addition to my wardrobe as they can be worked back with so many different hues and styles. Plus I love the current on trend pairing of beige and white—it just looks immediately put together. My go-to Bottega Veneta heels and metallic Chanel backpack finished off this look.

Credits: Top, Henne; Jeans, Viktoria and Woods; Shoes, Bottega Veneta; Bag, Chanel; Earrings, Aje

My take on winter in summer dressing. I pulled out this khaki Bec and Bridge jumper I wore to death last winter as I loved it so much, and it was nice to be reunited again. Worked against black Aje jeans and sandals it helped me to navigate a cool-ish day outside. Plus this belt bag by Furla is my new fave thing. The perfect hands-free accessory option!

Credits: Jumper, Bec and Bridge; Jeans, Aje; Shoes, Ducie; Bag, Furla

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What I wore this week

18th February, 2021

The weather has been a bit up and down in Sydney this week, so it called for a plethora of different looks to cater for varying temperatures. I went from a swimsuit one minute to my fave denim the next, so it was a great exercise in being able to really delve into the various areas of my closet. Here’s what I wore this week.

One of my new fave things to do is rework a swimsuit into a bodysuit. It’s a great way to extend the wear of my swimmers and I love the versatility of being able to utilise existing pieces in different ways. I wore this great Viktoria and Woods textured swimsuit with cropped jeans, and sandals for a sleek summer look.

Credits: Swimsuit, Viktoria & Woods x Palm; Jeans, Ksubi; Bag, Louis Vuitton; Chain link necklace, Manning Cartell; Sunglasses, Rayban, Shoes, Gucci

Being out and about as a mum means comfort is key. I love dresses for this very thing because not only are they comfortable, it’s also a great way to achieve a polished effect with minimal fuss. I wore this black Camilla and Marc dress with simple black sandals (side note: these are the comfiest sandals in my closet right now) for the ultimate in sleek and simple outfits.

Credits: Dress, Camilla and Marc; Bag (small version here), Loewe; Shoes, Ducie

This was at a press day for the All Star Mile so it was a great excuse to get frocked up. This is one of Aje’s signature silhouettes and it’s such a great look in a sky blue shade. I wore this with white Bottega Veneta pumps, and a white bag for my take on daytime elegance.

Credits: Dress, Aje; Shoes, Bottega Veneta;

All black on this particular day. These Aje jeans worked back with a padded, sleeveless tee and sandals helped me to do a comfy look without compromising on style. Plus, the great thing is all these pieces separately work back with so many other things in my closet. Plus the addition of a classic straw bag helped to soften this look and give it a more feminine touch.

Credits: T-shirt and shoes, Ducie; Jeans, Aje; Bag (small version here), Loewe

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What I Wore: Colour Way

2nd February, 2021

The great thing about using black as one of the anchor points of an outfit is that you’re able to take it in virtually any direction because you’d be hard pressed to find anything that doesn’t play well with black. I have had these Aje jeans on high rotation over the last few months and one of my fave ways to wear it is with pops of colour. This cropped top by Silvia Tcherassi is such a fun piece to pair with a variety of different hues and silhouettes (it’s also on sale right now!). What I love about it is the print and colourful palette. It’s such a good way to brighten up a look, and the puff sleeves add a dramatic touch which really lifts this entire ensemble.

Working accessories into this look meant finding a balance between complementing it with other hues without making it too over the top. This one of the reasons why I opted for a pair of black Bottega Veneta heels, but also having the same colour shoe as my pants gives a more elongated effect which is a plus.

I finished this look off by layering some colourful pieces by Chaumet. I’m always a fan of stacking necklaces and bracelets, and in this instance I really like the colourful effect it achieved. I also stacked a few beautiful rings from the range to add another interesting point of interest. The final finishing touches were my go-to Dior bag with gold hardware and a pair of tortoiseshell sunglasses by Le Specs.

Credits: Top, Silvia Tcherassi; Jeans, Aje; Sunglasses, Le Specs; Heels, Bottega Veneta; Jewellery, Chaumet; Bag, Dior

Photography: Sophia Athas

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What I Wore: Crown Sydney

20th January, 2021

I have a newfound appreciation for a great staycation given border restrictions right now so I was thrilled to be invited to check out the newly opened Crown Sydney in Barangaroo. With a luxe holiday feel, it was the the ideal time to try a few resortwear looks.

The one thing I always do whenever I’m on holiday is embrace a simple colour palette that can be mixed and matched. I went for crisp white and warm neutrals in this instance, wearing some great new pieces from Viktoria and Woods. The white pants I’m wearing below have been such a great addition to my summer wardrobe. They go with virtually anything and can easily be dressed up or down (I’ll definitely bookmark them for when the time comes when we’re able to do overseas trips again).

What’s a holiday without being able to get dressed up for a nice dinner? We were lucky to roadtest one of the new restaurants at the Crown so an LBD seemed the ideal starting point. I opted for a sleek Aje dress with a subtle cut-out and and Bottega Veneta sandals.

While poolside, I embraced one of my fave trends of summer: wearing a one-piece swimsuit with pants. I wore a one-shoulder Bondi Born swimsuit with lightweight wide leg pants by Monday Swimwear, which easily took me from sitting by the pool to being able to grab a bite to eat without missing a beat. Sleek and simple – my fave way to do holiday dressing, near or far.

Credits: Top and pants, Viktoria & Woods; Bag (similar here), Loewe; Sunglasses, Le Specs

Credits: Jumpsuit, Viktoria & Woods; Bag, Dior; Thongs, Gucci

Credits: Dress, Aje; Shoes, Bottega Veneta; Earrings (similar here), Aje

Credits: Swimsuit, Bondi Born; Pants, Monday Swimwear; Sunglasses, RayBan

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What I Wore: On the Edge

10th December, 2020

While I love soft, feminine looks, there’s also fun to be had in dabbling with edgier styles. Especially when it comes to outfits that are made for after dark dressing. This duo by Bec and Bridge is big and bold. The top with its crossover straps and open back makes a statement, while the ribbed midi skirt offers some balance with its slightly more conservative feel. I often like to choose one major focal point with any look and in this instance I wanted the top to take centre stage.

Whenever I’m looking for accent pieces to pair with black I always revert to gold. There’s something so sleek and sophisticated about black and gold and both work beautifully in contrast with each other. I paired this look with drop earrings by Aje to add a dusting of glam. While my ever so mini bag by Oroton with its gold accent adds another gilded element to my outfit. To finish things off if was all about my leather Bottega Veneta sandals. The delicate straps are in keeping with the vibe of the top, which ties together the look nicely.

Credits: Top and skirt, Bec and Bridge; Shoes, Bottega Veneta; Earrings, Aje; Bag, Oroton

Photography: Sophia Athas

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What I Wore: Golden Eagle

31st October, 2020

It was a funny day today in Sydney today with it being overcast one minute, sunny the next, then a downpour. So, choosing an outfit to wear while reporting for 7Racing at the Golden Eagle at Sydney’s Rosehill Racecourse, it was all about embracing something striking. When the weather’s like this it’s always nice to be able to wear something that’s bold and vibrant — I’ve always found about a great outfit that can really lift your mood. So, I went with this stunning Aje dress which dialed up the drama with its statement features. The bottle green shade, the one-shoulder neckline, side cut-out and voluminous puff sleeve ensured this dress was anything but ordinary, and perfect for a day reporting trackside.

I’ve worked with milliner Nerida Winter for several years and this veiled headpiece was just the right accessory to keep up the dramatic feel of this ensemble. I went for a metallic snakeskin Bulgari bag, which with its structured style really helped to balance the softer lines of the dress. Once again, I had the opportunity to wear some beautiful jewellery by Chaumet. A fine necklace, along with a delicate stack of bangles and a ring were just the right amount of bling to add some understated sparkle and finesse to my look.

Credits: Dress, Aje; Bag (similar here), Bulgari; Shoes, Aquazzura; Headpiece (similar here), Nerida Winter; Jewellery, Chaumet

Photography: Ashleigh Larden

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What I Wore: Green Dream

25th August, 2020

Playing with volume is always a great way to dial up the drama of a look and it’s especially the case with this Aje look. This ruffled off the shoulder number is a playful, feminine piece and is the ideal focal point to my outfit. The combination of the puffed sleeves, ruching and vibrant green hue, makes it the ideal statement piece for long summer days.

Working with a voluminous piece, I think you either have to scale it right down and go for a super slimline option to pair with it or embrace the volume and go big. I opted for the latter. This tiered skirt, also by Aje, works within the same green colour family, but adds a little extra depth with the moss green shade. It’s also an interesting silhouette to play with, with the asymmetrical ruffle feature giving it a little extra character.

As far accessories go, I don’t think there’s a better pairing than gold and green, so I went for a pair of drop earrings in the metallic hue, which also adds a little extra to my overall look. I played with striking elements with this outfit and wanted to continue it in my choice of footwear so I opted for beige mesh heels by Bottega Veneta. They’re such a fashion forward style that I felt they helped elevate this ensemble even further, and add the perfect finishing flourish.

Credits: Top, skirt and earrings, Aje; Shoes, Bottega Veneta

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What I Wore: Flight of Fancy

19th August, 2020

Have you ever wanted to wear something purely because it just looks like pure joy in an outfit? This Valentino look is just that. I’m always on board with a co-ord set but throw in the most intricate floral print and some thoroughly playful embellishment in the form of ostrich feathers and it’s just a picture perfect pairing. This ensemble also makes a slight nod in the direction of pyjama-as-outerwear dressing, with the cut and silhouette of the shirt and pants. But it maintains that level of polish that you’d expect from a heritage brand like Valentino. Also, the azure blue shade just makes the entire look pop.

When working with such a showstopper design I always opt to keep it simple to let the outfit steal the show. I think when prints and embellishments are in the picture accessories should be kept to a minimum so I went for a beautiful timepiece and jewellery. This watch by Jaeger LeCoultre is the kind of understated design that works with virtually any look while my Cartier bangle is something I’ve had for years and wear almost every single day. I did add a pair of statement earrings as it helped balance my overall look, and when they’re as much fun as this pair by Aje, it adds the perfect finishing flourish.

Credits: Shirt and pants, Valentino; Earrings, Aje; Watch, Jaeger LeCoultre; Bangle, Cartier

Photography: Sophia Athas

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What I Wore: Lexus Encore launch

1st August, 2020

I was on hosting duties for Lexus earlier in the week at a styling session held in Westfield at Sydney’s Bondi Junction. We were discussing spring/summer trends so I wanted to go with an outfit that echoed the theme, but still keeping it practical with the current season ie I wouldn’t freeze to death in winter temperatures!

I went for an entire Dion Lee look for the event because the current collection has the ultra modern and sleek vibe I was going for. I opted for a green knit tank, the most genius feature of which was that it comes with detachable sleeves as part of the design making wearable in two different ways. One of the things I love about anything by Dion is that he always does strikingly architectural pieces, there’s always a focal point or feature that makes it interesting. I loved the A-line skirt I wore for this reason, particularly due to the design features such as the asymmetrical slit and corseting detail. And the beautiful trench with twin straps and belted cuffs was the right mix of classic and cool.

I felt the look needed a statement piece to complete it, and eventually i went with bold earrings by Aje. The drop style had just the right amount of glam to finish it off while an understated watch was just the right pared back accoutrement to finish off the ensemble.

Credits: Top, coat and skirt, Dion Lee; Earrings, Aje; Watch, Jaeger-LeCoultre