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What I wore this week

6th May, 2021

The last few days have been busy, and with a few events up my sleeve it meant that I was lucky enough to have the perfect excuse to wear some truly beautiful pieces. I was on hosting duties for Lexus, then a fun American Express event, and a family brunch, so I was able to explore the full spectrum of my wardrobe, from casual to occasion dressing. I love being able to play with different looks, so weeks like these are so great when they pop up. Here’s what I wore this week.

When it came time to host a Lexus event, what better option than a suit… but make it make it sporty. This Burberry look was so much fun to wear. The bomber/blazer hybrid is a a more fashion forward take on a traditional suit jacket, while the pleated tapered pant added a polished element. Also the colour! I love wearing vibrant hues to energise myself for the day ahead.

Credits: Suit and bag, Burberry

I wore this black tie look for another Lexus event and carried the blue theme again into my look. This Bianca Spender dress is such a sleek design, with the ruched neckline and cap sleeve making for a bold silhouette. I chose black accent pieces including the most gorgeous tie-up Christian Louboutin heels and a mini Louis Vuitton chain handle bag.

Credits: Dress, Bianca Spender; Shoes, Christian Louboutin; Bag, Louis Vuitton

I wore this strapless camel hued dress by Sir the Label to the launch of American Express Delicious Month Out in Sydney and fell in love with its simplicity. The clean lines and the unfussy design makes for an elegant option for event wear. I accessorised this with black tie-up heels again, this time by Aje and a Louis Vuitton shoulder bag and a touch of gold with Manning Cartell earrings.

Credits: Dress, Sir the Label; Shoes, Aje; Bag, Louis Vuitton; Earrings, Manning Cartell

Having brunch with my family and I decided to pull out this Camilla and Marc midi skirt, which has been the perfect neutral skirt to have in rotation. It just works with so many different pieces. I went for a black top to provide a little contrast, but neutral sandals to continue the silhouette. While my forest green Dior bag added a nice hit of colour to brighten up my ensemble (it’s also quite roomy so I can take everything I need with me).

Credits: Top, Ducie; Skirt, Camilla and Marc; Bag (similar here), Christian Dior; Shoes, Gucci, Earrings, Manning Cartell

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What I Wore: David Jones AW 21 Runway Show

12th March, 2021

It’s funny how much you don’t realise you miss something until you’re right there doing it again, and that’s exactly how it felt to be back watching a fashion show after a year of being away from it. I flew down to Melbourne this week to attend the David Jones Autumn/Winter 21 show and it was so exciting to be there, catching up with friends and colleagues, having the opportunity to check out upcoming trends, and just generally soaking up the atmosphere of being in the midst of something I love again. Plus the clothes had me compiling quite a lengthy mental shopping list!

I had the opportunity to wear this tan ribbed dress at the event, and it was so nice to be able to wear one of my favourite designers, Bianca Spender and get all glammed up. This dress is a jersey fabric, which usually I’d associate with casual wear, but this iteration was anything but. It was elegant, it was sexy and it was effortless in the way it draped. I truly loved wearing it, and the bonus was it was ultra comfortable too. The finishing details were also gorgeous, with the knotted detail at the front, the thigh split and the open detail at the back—oh, and the colour was right on trend. It was perfection.

To finish off the look, I opted for simple accessories. I went for my black Bottega Veneta heels and a white and gold Oroton clutch. I don’t think this particular look really required going too over the top with accessories; it was important to let the dress do all the talking.

Credits: Dress, Bianca Spender; Heels, Bottega Veneta; Bag, Oroton

Photography: Dan Castano

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What I Wore: David Jones AW19 new season launch

9th February, 2019

It’s always fun getting a sneak peek of what’s up ahead when it comes to the season ahead and David Jones is always such a great show to watch because it stocks so many of my favourite Aussie and international brands.

The runway show was held at The Void in MONA and as it was quite a cavernous stone structure and we were previewing Autumn Winter 19 looks, the vibe of the night really lended itself to dark and moody colours.

Enter the perfect modern suit by Bianca Spender. I don’t think you can ever really go wrong with classic black but I liked the modern silhouette of the cropped coat worked back with tapered pants.

My accessories were simple and classic with a few subtle gold accents to add a luxe feel to my outfit. My go-to black bag at the moment is a Dior bag with a gold chain strap and name plating — it’s a great size for events and features a hand strap so it’s handy for carrying at functions. I think the suit worked beautifully with my Salvatore Ferragamo mules. The shape of the shoe with its gold wedge heel added a modern, almost futuristic touch to the rest of my look and is always a focal point whenever I wear them.

Credits: Suit, Bianca Spender; Shoes, Salvatore Ferragamo; Bag, Dior

Photography: Jessie Crockford

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Australian Fashion Week 2018 Day 2 Wrap Up

14th May, 2018

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My daily wrap up of the day that was at Australian Fashion Week.

Shows I attended: Albus Lumen, Bianca Spender, Anna Quan

Location: Carriageworks

Fave show: Albus Lumen

Biggest trend I saw: Earthy tones, silky soft fabrics and shirting with a feminine twist.

The highlight of the day: Sitting down with Jess Pecoraro chatting fashion, styling and celebrity dressing.

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Australian Fashion Week 2017 Day Two Wrap Up

16th May, 2017

 

The Shows: Alice McCall, Bianca Spender, Albus Lumen

Where: On site at Carriageworks for Alice McCall and Bianca Spender; Offsite at La Porte Space for Albus Lumen which was a great site to showcase a beautiful collection.

My day started… at 9am and I hit the ground running and straight to Carriageworks for a 10am show. First up was Alice McCall and it was a gorgeous way to start the morning.

My outfit today… was all about colour! I wanted something bright and feminine for the first full day at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia. I wore a Camilla and Marc top and skirt and loved how it was flowy and soft. I teamed it with Gucci heels and bag and Saint Laurent sunnies to add a bit of fun!

Favourite show… I loved Albus Lumen at La Porte Space—being able to showcase a collection in a unique space really has an impact. It really complemented the beach, minimalist vibe of the show. 

The one look I fell in love with…A yellow dress at Albus Lumen (pictured). I also loved the jewellery in Bianca Spender which was designed by Dinosaur Designs and the 90s Chanel vibe of Alice McCall.

Big trends I saw… 90s Chanel, beautiful tailoring, bright colour palettes.

What I ate/drank…my photographer and I stopped at Bread and Circus for lunch and refueled on salads and soup as we downloaded pics and caught up on work and emails before heading to the Albus Lumen show.

Photography and Video: Sophia Athas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wG1bnpbEB0

 

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MBFWA: my fave shows

27th April, 2015

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The beautiful Toni Maticevski show

So many shows, so many clothes, so many trends! Fashion Week is always a great place for a little fashion inspiration. It’s an even better way to compile a very lengthy shopping list! There were a whole lot of shows during the week, but these were my favourites…

Toni Maticevski

My favourite by far. It was just breathtakingly beautiful and I loved every piece in the collection. The production was incredible, the styling was beautiful and it was just a really gorgeous show.

Ellery

I loved Ellery. It was a really great show to kick off the week and I love all her designs. Having Gemma Ward open the whole show also really created a lot of buzz. She’s a favourite in fashion circles and to have her open Australian Fashion Week was pretty special.

Bec and Bridge

I’ve known the Bec and Bridge girls for many years and I’ve always loved what they do as they always create really wearable pieces. Even though the show was held at Carriageworks (where MBFWA is based), it was still offsite in this big open space and the whole show just had a bit of wow factor.

Manning Cartell

I thought this show was great. Loads of 70s inspired pieces to fall in love with and I walked away with a favourite or two (maybe three!).

Bianca Spender

Bianca Spender just knows how to make clothes that have me falling in love with them immediately. I was mentally marking some pieces as I saw them coming down the runway and was adding them to my shopping list.

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Bianca Spender

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Manning Cartell

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Ellery

 

 

 

 

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Bianca Spender Spring Summer ’15

10th April, 2014

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Bianca Spender’s Spring Summer 14/15 collection was ladylike with a twist. Her collection explored the space of dreams through her signature floaty ethereal pieces but also incorporated a sultry touch with low backs, mid drifts and slim fitting pantsuits.

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VAMFF Opening Runway Event

18th March, 2014

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Dion Lee

The Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) 2014 kicked off with a bang last night with the Opening Event presented by David Jones and supported by Vogue Australia. Jessica Gomes and Montana Cox hit the runway in the latest autumn/winter designs by Dion Lee, Bassike, Josh Goot and many more. Check out my favourite runway looks…

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ON SALE: CARLA ZAMPATTI & BIANCA SPENDER

17th May, 2013

 

If you are looking for formal wear or you are a soon-to-be bride you should definitely check out the Carla Zampatti & Bianca Spender bridal and formal wear studio sale on today and tomorrow! My bridesmaids wore Carla Zampatti on my wedding day so I am a huge fan of the label, especially for formal occasions.

There will be up to 75% off beautiful Bridal Gowns, bridal parties and wedding wear, stunning formal dresses and evening pieces. The sale is on today until 7pm and tomorrow from 10am-4pm. Located at 435a – 437 Kent Street, Sydney (in between Market and Druitt Street) Ph: 02 9260 9727.

 

Carla Zampatti bridal gown.

Carla Zampatti bridal gown.