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What I Wore: Australian Fashion Week 2018 Day 5

17th May, 2018

I told you I’m all about the suit at the moment. And with it being the last day of Fashion Week for me I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to wear this beautiful Alexander McQueen blazer. The cut, the fit and what a colour! These Maggie Marilyn pants have a slightly sporty vibe about them and made the ideal contrast piece to the structured, polished feel of the blazer.

When wearing such a bold, vibrant colour I think it’s a good idea to keep accessories quite pared back. I kept to a simple black quilted mini top handle bag by Dior to carry all my essentials and Christian Louboutin bow heels to give me some additional height (this is also a must when wearing wide leg pants). Small frame Poppy Lissiman sunglasses rounded out my look and helped marry the sleek and fashion forward look I was going for.

Credits: Blazer, Alexander McQueen; Pants, Maggie Marilyn; Bag, Dior; Shoes, Christian Louboutin; Sunglasses, Poppy Lissiman

Photography: Sophia Athas

 

Fashion, What I Wore

What I Wore: Golden Slipper

3rd April, 2018

A recent stint with reporting stint with 7 Racing called for a standout outfit with just the right amount of glamour required for the race. As such I couldn’t go past this Alexander McQueen dress in a vibrant shade of red—it’s a showstopper and a guaranteed way to make an impact. Along with the colour, the finishing accoutrements help take the dress next-level with its frilled trim and zig zag ribbon detail; whilst the jacquard fabric provides an element of texture and adds a luxe touch.

With any racing event a headpiece is a must and this gorgeous Viktoria Novak crown was the ideal complementary piece. The wreath style design with gold leaves and crimson jewelled flowers made for an elegant touch and really popped against the dress. And what better way to finish the look than my gold Gucci heels to carry the colour palette from head to toe.

Credits: Dress (same in black), Alexander McQueen; Headpiece, Viktoria Novak; Heels (similar here), Gucci

Fashion & Beauty, Shop

The Oversized Coat Edit

4th May, 2016

A gorgeous winter coat is one of my favourite purchases of the season. And this year I have my eye on an oversized winter coat that will be perfect for snuggling under once temperatures drop.

I think neutral colours are always a great option for coats and while black and navy are great failsafe standbys grey is also another colour to consider this winter. It’s easy to work back with multiple looks but it’s not as heavy as black. When purchasing a coat always try and invest in one made with a good quality fabric. The Joseph Sido Short coat (above) is a great wool and cashmere blend that will last you for seasons to come, similarly the longer Burberry coat (above) is also of a similar fabrication and would also make the ideal companion this winter.

If neutrals aren’t your thing a statement coat is also a great piece to have in your wardrobe. Whether you opt for a bold colour or interesting detailing such as this Alexander McQueen coat (above) the double-breasted silhouette with tonal-brown buttons is one that will have plenty of outings during winter. It’s also unlined so is perfect for layering over chunky knits during the cooler months.

Wearing the same coat throughout winter can sometimes get a little tired so to mix it up add finishing touches such as a sleek satchel bag or embellished sunglasses.

Whatever your budget there are plenty of coats on offer this season. And there’s a style to suit every bank balance. Shop some of my favourite picks below.

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Photography: Sophia Athas 

 

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Celeb look of the week: Elizabeth Olsen

29th April, 2016

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 26: Elizabeth Olsen arrives for European film premiere "Captain America: Civil War" at Vue Westfield on April 26, 2016 in London, England (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Stepping out at the European premiere of Captain America: Civil War Elizabeth Olsen stole the red carpet in this slinky Alexander McQueen gown. Further proof that you can never go wrong with a white dress.

Photography: Fashionista

Fashion, Lifestyle

My wedding day and what I learned as a bride

17th February, 2015

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Luke and I got married on the 28th June, 2012 in Taormina in Sicily and it was truly one of the best days of my life. I always dreamt of getting married in Taormina as I’ve been going there with my family since I was a little girl, not to mention the fact I’ve holidayed there a few times with Luke over the years so it holds a special place in my heart.

We invited 80 of our close family and friends and everyone flew out a few days beforehand for pre-wedding festivities. This gave everyone the opportunity to get to know one another plus it meant that we had the chance to spend time with people before our wedding day.

The highlight of the day was definitely exchanging vows with Luke in front of our family and friends. It’s a lifelong promise and saying it in front of your loved ones is just a really special moment.

Planning a wedding (especially one in another country!) had its ups and downs and I definitely picked up a lesson or two along the way. Here are a few tips I’ve passed on to friends who are walking down the aisle plus some of my favourite snaps from my wedding album…

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The ceremony

We wanted quite a traditional wedding so we decided to get married in a church. There are so many beautiful churches in Taormina, and we looked at all the ones in town and decided on San Giuseppe church. It was just gorgeous plus it was the place where my brother and his wife got married so we wanted to keep up the tradition. During the ceremony we had a harp playing in the church and a singer called Alfio who sang Ave Maria. He was amazing and really added to the atmosphere.

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The reception

The Grand Hotel Timeo is one of my favourite hotels in the world. It’s got a beautiful outdoor area (which also looks out onto a volcano!) and it provided the perfect picturesque location for our reception.

We made up our own dinner menu by mixing and matching different things from the restaurant menu and also going with local Italian wines. We wanted it to be a really traditional Italian menu.

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My dress and shoes

I knew I wanted something really simple and classic that would last the test of time. I didn’t really know whether I was going to buy something or get it made but I was over in New York and I started shopping with my mum and dad and I went into Vera Wang just for the whole experience of trying on a dress. I knew it was going to be very hot when we were getting married so I wanted something really light so I tried on a slinky silk and tulle dress which I loved. I kept on shopping for five more days but ended up going with the first dress I tried on. Funny how that happens!

I was searching high and low for shoes until I saw a pair of Alexander McQueen heels on Net-a-Porter. My dress was simple so I wanted a bit of sparkle on my shoes and the nude bejewelled McQueen heels were perfect.

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The flowers

I kept it simple and opted for a white colour palette and all my favourite flowers. We had a mixture of orchids, white roses, peonies and calla lilies for my bouquet, the bridesmaid’s bouquets and the centrepieces at the reception.

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My top wedding tips

Have visual references for everything (especially for a destination wedding)

I had a wedding planner in Italy who was amazing at organising everything but there was a language barrier so I tried to make everything really simple to execute by having visual references.

For example I figured out what flowers I wanted on the table setting so I had them made up by a local florist and did a mock-up of how I wanted them arranged on the table runner for the reception, took a photo and just had it copied. Same with my bouquet and the bridesmaid’s bouquets.

I had a Kikki-K wedding book that I stuck in every picture that I liked so it was great because my wedding planner could see exactly what I wanted.

Pick a spot that’s used to hosting weddings

Getting married overseas has its logistical difficulties so we wanted to keep it quite simple. Getting married in a church and having a reception at a hotel just eliminated having to organise things like caterers and all those logistical details. Unless you’re going there on multiple trips the easiest thing to do is get married in a venue that has done many weddings before.

Don’t sweat the small stuff

I told myself that people have different aesthetics so if I saw something on the day that wasn’t quite what I’d asked for, to not worry about it. For example my wedding planner and I had slightly different interpretations of the “smallest wedding cake possible”! There’s no point stressing out about it; you just gotta go with it.

Make sure your bridesmaids are comfortable

I had some bridesmaids who wanted to wear towering high heels and others that can’t even walk in high heels so I had them all in the same peep toe heels for the photos but I gave them some fold-up nude ballet flats that they could choose to change into after walking down the aisle. If your bridesmaids are comfortable then they’re going to have a really great time.

Have a list of photos you want taken

Make a checklist of all the photos you want on the day and meet up with your photographer beforehand to talk through it. They don’t necessarily know what particular pics you want so talking through the photos you need is a good way to ensure you’re not missing anything when you get your albums back.

Find the comfiest wedding shoes possible

You’ll be in your shoes the entire day so make sure you go for something that’s comfy and make sure you’ve worn them in beforehand. There’s nothing worse than hobbling around in pain on your wedding day when you’re supposed to be mingling, dancing and having fun.

Get a wedding video if you can

I nearly didn’t get a wedding video and I’m so glad I did because I probably look at it more than my album of photos. We have an edited video of about 15 minutes and it was really nice to see what people were doing on the day. If the budget allows, definitely try and get some video on your day to remember it all. For me it’s even more special than my photos.

Have a special outfit for when you’re getting ready

I wish someone had told me this! I regret not having something nice to wear when I was getting my hair and makeup done. I look back on the photos and think why am I not wearing a nice gown or a dress? I was literally in an American Apparel shorts and singlet and thongs because that’s what I would normally wear getting ready for the races or something!

Take a moment with your partner

After the ceremony we took a moment just to take in the day. It’s such a big milestone in your life so it’s important to have some time together because the day does go so quickly.

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Date with Kate

Date with Kate: Paula Abdul

9th March, 2014
On song: Paula Abdul with Kate Waterhouse. Photo: Peter Rae.

On song: Paula Abdul with Kate Waterhouse. Photo: Peter Rae.

Paula Abdul was an international pop sensation in the 1980s and ’90s, selling more than 53 million records worldwide, with hits including Opposites Attract, for which she won a Grammy Award. Her resurgence of fame and success came as a judge on shows such as American Idol and The X Factor America. Now, she is in Australia as a judge for Channel 10’s So You Think You Can Dance Australia. I caught up with the 51-year-old to chat about her love of dancing, the secret to her success and working with Simon Cowell.

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WINTER FAVES

18th June, 2013

 

 

Winter Essentials

Winter Essentials.

The winter chill has set in so it’s time to rug up! My winter essentials include: leather pants, a great pair of boots, a statement jacket, a shoulder bag, a belt and of course an umbrella for those rainy days! Here are some items on my wish list…

ETRO jacket (click to buy), Valentino studded leather belt, Saint Laurent skinny leather trousers, Saint Laurent LuLu leather shoulder bag, Givenchy shark lock suede wedge ankle boots, Alexander McQueen ivory resin skull handle umbrella.