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My favourite new season pieces from Camilla and Marc

21st September, 2022

It’s new season drop time so I always like to pay a visit to my favourite brands to check out what’s in their latest collection. This week, I paid a visit to my local Camilla and Marc boutique to check out what was on the racks. I have a few events coming up that I was looking for outfits for, plus I’ve been wanting to update my workwear wardrobe so I was on the hunt for some elevated separates that I can work back with some pieces I already own. I always like to do a big session of trying on different outfits in store as it really helps to see how everything looks on. I sometimes can’t get the full picture of how something will look if I’m perusing the website so it’s useful to see whether it will work or not. Plus sometimes there are things I spot on the rack that I might have missed online. So, here’s what I uncovered on my shopping trip…

I’m a blazer fan so I love anything that gives the traditional silhouette a fresh spin. This belted blazer achieves a really flattering silhouette with the cinched in waist and looks really polished. The black trousers are also a great staple to have on hand as they’re easily dressed up or down. These knife point pumps are also very cool – they add an edgy touch to any look.

Credits: Ronan blazer; Redford trouser; Antonia leather pump; Marlbury knit bodice

Cut out dresses are definitely here to stay and this simple one shoulder style is a great update on it. I love the simple knot and the elbow length sleeve. I can definitely see myself wearing this to lunch or the beach.

Credits: Wally dress and Antonia leather pump

The colour on this is a lot of fun and definitely a statement piece. Also, how cute is this knit bodice? I could see it being a really versatile addition to my wardrobe as I can wear it with jeans, a suit, with a skirt… definitely worth the investment.

Credits: Paltrow blazer; Paltrow pant; Marlbury knit bodice; Antonia leather pump

Here’s the bodice again in black! Love that they come in two staple colours that I can get a lot of wear out of. A black suit never goes astray in any woman’s closet and the fit on this is great. Also, two great pieces that can be worn separately means double the wear.

Credits: Redford blazer; Redford trouser; Marlbury knit bodice; Antonia leather pump

A trench coat is a great staple to have and I think the oversized fit of this style gives it a modern twist. Also, these furry slides are a little bit cute. Such a quirky shoe option but very on trend.

Credits: Collins trench and Herman sandal

If you love something in one colour, buy it in other colours. This is the brighter take on the black dress and I think it has a great summer energy to it. I’m really loving brights of late and this is a great addition to liven up my existing wardrobe. Which colour do you prefer?

Credits: Wally dress in yellow

 

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What I Wore: Melbourne Cup Carnival launch 2022

20th September, 2022

Today, I’m throwing back to this sunny look that I wore to the Melbourne Cup Carnival launch earlier in the month because it was such a fun one to wear. And yes, spring racing is back! I wanted to wear something bright and playful to such an event and this yellow Camilla and Marc dress definitely delivered. I think you can always make an impact simply by dialling up the saturation and embracing colour and this dress in all it’s golden goodness was the perfect way to welcome one of my favourite times of year. While it’s a simple silhouette, I loved that it had some wow factor not only from the colour but also from the lacing on the side and the cut-out feature.

I mostly wanted the colour of the dress to do all the talking so when it came to accessorising I stuck with black to really make the yellow pop. My failsafe Bottega Veneta heels once again proved their worth in cost per wear terms as I have been able to get so much use out of them. They were such a great buy. Plus they’re easily worked back with so many pieces. I then opted for a straw hat by one of my go-to milliners, Nerida Winter and a simple Dior bag to cap off my ensemble. Making a splash with colour always makes for great event attire.

Credits: Dress, Camilla and Marc; Hat, Nerida Winter; Bag, Dior; Shoes, Bottega Veneta

 

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What I wore this week

25th August, 2022

We’ve had some really beautiful days in Sydney of late so I’ve been able to break out some fun pieces designed for warm weather. I’m really loving the little bursts of sunny days as it’s a great preview of spring — can’t wait to wear more of that part of my wardrobe. I’ve embraced some classic staples this week and some failsafe combinations, but it has also been fun to wear some statement looks featuring bold colours. Here’s what I wore this week.

Jeans and a white shirt is one of those combinations I don’t have to think about because it’s guaranteed to work every time. These jeans have been such a great addition to my wardrobe as I’ve been able to style them in so many different ways and they’re a great wash to work back with various colours. This shirt is from this year’s Witchery white shirt campaign and is the ideal fit to tuck into jeans, plus I love the pocket feature. Paired with statement earrings, it adds a touch of glam to a daytime look.

Credits: Shirt and earrings, Witchery; Jeans, Slvrlake

Off to an event with this all blue look. Love layering the one colour as it can be so impactful when paired together. This cobalt blue hue is so striking and great for an evening event. This blouse worn separately is the ideal piece to add a polished splash of colour to an outfit, while the pants are a ski pant design which makes them ultra comfortable. I added a bit of contrasting colour with the yellow Fendi bag and my go-to Bottega heels.

Credits: Top, pants and earrings, Manning Cartell; Bag, Fendi; Heels, Bottega Veneta

Felt like wearing some colour to an event and what better hue to embrace than sunshine yellow? This column dress by Camilla and Marc features soft, splashes of orange-y yellow so it’s perfect for spring-like weather. I also love the sleek silhouette plus paired with nude heels it achieves an elongated effect.

Credits: Dress, Camilla and Marc; Bag, Apede Mod; Heels Scanlan Theodore; Sunglasses, Le Specs

The cutest of tops, this Maggie Marilyn number is a real statement piece. The puff sleeves offer a striking feature and the ruching adds a flattering touch. I’ve always loved the contrasting effect of pink and white and these wide leg pants are not only a great example of a wardrobe piece that embraces understated glam, but it’s a great piece to allow the top to pop. I discovered the perfect pink shoe with these Gucci pumps so of course I had to pair them with this look.

Credits: Top, Maggie Marilyn; Pants, Bianca Spender; Heels, Gucci

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What I wore this week

4th August, 2022

It’s still all about winter dressing but this week in Sydney we did experience what felt like a glorious spring day which was a nice reprieve from the cold weather. I’m still embracing so many winter warmers in my closet and am having fun rediscovering that part of my wardrobe again after my holiday break. I had a few appointments and meetings this week so I embraced a lot of dressy, elevated looks but luckily I was still able to incorporate some casual ensembles in the mix. Here’s what I wore this week.

Back into winter gear and loving tonal ensembles. I’ve always found layering varying shades but in a similar colour family achieves a really impactful look. I layered a few earthy pieces here and found it added some warmth to my outfit. Also, I’m not sure about you but I loved the break from constantly wearing pants or jeans throughout winter by doing a midi skirt/boots combination. I highly recommend it for keeping warm, but taking your outfit in a different direction.

Credits: Skirt, Camilla and Marc; Top, Venroy; Bag, Gucci, Boots, Seed; Coat, Karen Millen

Doing another take on the skirt/boots combination with this head to toe look from Seed. I wore this look to host an event for Seed earlier in the year and found it be a great go-to look for when I’ve got a meeting or event to attend. Once again I’m embracing tonal hues, but I also love doing crisp whites in winter. It’s a little more unexpected as far as winter hues go and it adds a level of freshness. Loving the resurgence of the knee high boot, it’s definitely a great way to dress up many an outfit.

Credits: Jumper, coat and boots, Seed

This outfit ties into my motto of ‘off duty wear but keep it polished’. Jeans and a white shirt have always been my go-to when it comes to casual wear, but I wanted to take it up a notch so paired it with this Camilla and Marc trench. It’s comfy yet chic and something I do quite often whenever I’m doing a jeans and tee pairing throughout the cooler months. I went for a simple pair of white sneakers and added a Louis Vuitton top handle bag to help me carry all my essentials around for the day.

Credits: Trench, Camilla and Marc; T-shirt, Uniqlo; Jeans, Slvrlake; Bag, Louis Vuitton; Sneakers, Burberry;

This was a shoot day and I felt in the mood to dress up a little so went with this puff sleeve top by Aje and an Anna Quan mini. I’ve worn both pieces so many times and have really managed to maximise the cost per wear on both of them. Being on my feet most of the day, I went for flat Chanel slingbacks to stay comfortable but polished at the same time.

Credits: Top, Aje; Skirt, Anna Quan; Slingbacks, Chanel

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Australian Fashion Week 2022: Day 1 – Evening

10th May, 2022

Multiple outfit changes aren’t so bad when you get to change into a great after dark look such as this. I am loving the fact that trousers are majorly trending. They’re comfortable, but they look oh-so chic! They are also perfect for an evening look and such a great alternative to a dress, which is often my go for evening events. I love the masculine touch juxtaposed against sky high pumps. There’s a great balance there. The textured animal print top also add a more glam element to this ensemble, but without being overwhelming. The great thing is, I could absolutely wear the trousers in the daytime and get double the use out of them. It’s all about versatility.

I adore trench coats of any kind and Camilla and Marc can always be relied upon to do a beautiful cut. This trench is perfection. The length is great, the drape relaxed but not overly so and it becomes an integral part of the look as opposed to something I’ve popped on just to keep me warm while I get from A to B. If there’s one coat that’s definitely worth investing in this winter, it’s a trench. I didn’t want to do anything overly fussy with the shoes so these black pumps were the ideal choice in footwear. They add a sexy touch and help elongate my frame, but are also understated and elegant.

Credits: Pants, David Jones; Trench, Camilla and Marc; Heels, Aquazzura

Photography: Ashleigh Larden

 

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What I Wore: David Jones AW22 Gala Runway

20th April, 2022

I loved this look from a few weeks ago and realised I never posted on here, so here we are! I flew down to Melbourne for a David Jones show and knew I needed something elegant and dressy, and this Camilla and Marc dress came to mind. One thing I always take into account when planning an evening look is texture, as some fabrics are definitely made for dressy events. This navy stretch velour drapes beautifully, and the crushed effect changes the look of the dress according to the light I’m in. Perfection for an occasion that requires something a little extra. There’s also something about long sleeves for events that I really love. It always looks so polished and ultra chic. But of course, there has to be a hint of sexiness with any occasion dress, and in this instance it was the deep V neck, side cut-outs and tie straps. It’s the detail that can often make or break a dress.

I was channelling an old Hollywood screen siren with the vibe of this outfit, so naturally it was about soft curls and a deep side part when it came to my hairstyle. Accessories are of course key! So, I went for a pair of rhinestone drop earrings which added a bit of wow factor.  I considered a few bags but went for this silver Jimmy Choo pouch. I liked the fact it was such an interesting silhouette for evening wear—there’s something slightly unexpected about such a relaxed style at night. Plus the rhinestones and silver worked well against the deep navy of the dress.

Credits: Dress, Camilla and Marc; Bag, Jimmy Choo

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What I Wore: Golden Hour

19th October, 2021

Wearing bold hues is often my shortcut to feeling a little more energised so I love this time of year when we tend to embrace a lot more vibrant colours. Camilla and Marc is one of my go-to brands for dresses, and I always turn to them at the start of spring and right before summer as I know I will always inevitably end up falling in love with something. I saw this dress and immediately thought of how fittingly it embraced the vibe at this time of year—the colour is bright and fun, the maxi silhouette perfect for wearing whilst enjoying the sunshine and the printed linen the perfect lightweight fabrication for the balmy weather ahead. Also, the cut out details give it a little something extra, a standout feature that elevates it beyond just an ordinary sundress.

Working with such a bold colour, I could’ve taken the path of tempering it a little by incorporating more subdued accessories but in this case it was about leaning into it a whole lot more! These tangerine heels by Scanlan Theodore are just the right shade of show-stopping orange to work as the perfect colour companion to this dress. Dialling up the vibrancy certainly added a little extra energy to my look. Continuing with the gold theme, I added a stack of gold chain necklaces to add a statement element to my look. Whenever I’m working with a silhouette that’s decidedly very feminine, I like to embrace bolder accessories to offset the softer vibe of my outfit. Finishing of this look were these aviator glasses which added a modern, on trend piece to my outfit.

Credits: Dress, Camilla and Marc; Heels and sunglasses, Scanlan Theodore

Photography: Ashleigh Larden

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8 pieces worth snapping up during Vogue American Express Fashion’s Night In

15th October, 2021

Vogue American Express Fashion’s Night In (VAEFNI) is back for 2021, celebrating Australia’s amazing fashion, beauty and retail industry. This year VAEFNI will feature a series of unmissable virtual experiences and an offer for American Express Card Members.

The event is taking place from Oct 15-24 and as there are so many online shopping offers available, if you’ve got a healthy shopping list of items you want to buy then it’s the perfect time to do so! I’ve got a few things I’ve had my eye on and I’m definitely going to take the opportunity to snap them up. As with any shopping event I like scoping out what’s on offer ahead of time to ensure I’m making a considered buy and these are the pieces I definitely think are worth a place in anyone’s wardrobe. Ready, set, shop!

Camilla and Marc Minsk Dress

The vibrant shade of yellow made me stop in my tracks when I saw this dress and then I fell in love with the details. The print is gorgeous and such a classic, but it was the intricate tie detail that had me sold. It makes for a striking addition to the design, and it looks even better at the back. The drop waist also adds a sophisticated feel.

 

Image: David Jones

 

Dion Lee Lung Twist Dress

I’m a huge fan of Dion Lee from way back and this just dress just cemented my love for the brand even more. Look at that twist detail! The corrugated pleats achieve a bold textural effect that make this dress perfect for a big event. The mid length style and long sleeves also aid the dramatic effect this look achieves. Consider this your little white dress for events season.

Image: Dion Lee

 

Viktoria & Woods Fleetwood Jean

I’ve invested in a few pairs of jeans from Viktoria & Woods in the past and can attest to the cut, fit and style. They’re a versatile jean that sits well, is flattering and can be dressed up or down. This wide leg pair in a crisp white is a perfect spring piece that can be worked into so many different looks and adds a new season freshness to any ensemble.

Image: Viktoria & Woods

 

Viktoria & Woods Coty One Piece

I adore one pieces and they’ve quickly become my go-to when it comes to swimwear. The one shoulder silhouette is very on trend and is definitely the swimwear silhouette of the season. The double straps add a touch of drama, lifting this design from just any ol’ black swimsuit! What I love about swimwear like this is that it can also double as a bodysuit, giving you twice as many outfit options, and makes it a high contender for the must-pack piece for any summer holiday.

Image: Viktoria and Woods

 

Viktoria & Woods Ironside Trench

Summer trenches are a big trend and it’s no wonder because with such a failsafe fashion staple, why just save it for one season? The cut is perfect for wearing over denim or popped on nonchalantly over a dress and it can be worn virtually all year round. It definitely makes for a great cost per wear buy.

Image: Viktoria & Woods

 

Lululemon Align Tank Top

I can’t seem to wean myself off activewear. It’s just too comfy an outfit option! This tank works great as a set when worn with the matching leggings and can easily transition from workout to coffee. It comes in an array of colours so if you’re wanting to mix and match or just want something a bit more bold, this is definitely a tank top worth considering.

Image: Lululemon

 

Lululemon Align High-Rise Leggings

All my leggings are high waisted because I find they’re more flattering and I love the support and coverage they offer. This pair by Lululemon is a great cut and length and when worn with the above tank it’s a pairing that you can wear exercising or just out and about.

 

Aje Serendipity Cut Out Dress

How dreamy is this dress? Aje can always be relied on to produce the kind of dresses that you just want to wear and this is such a great option for summer. Featuring the brand’s signature puffy sleeves and cutout detail it’s a bold dress that’s injected with a little playfulness. Another must-have from one of my fave Aussie labels.

Image: Aje

The Details

If you’re an American Express Card Member, simply save the VAEFNI Offer to your eligible Card, and spend $100 or more at participating retailers, in one or more transactions between October 14-24, to receive $20 back, up to 2 times. Limited to the first 65,000 Cards to save the offer. Exclusions, T&Cs apply. (Note: Amex Offer is only valid for the Camilla & Marc item/s featured when purchased via David Jones.)

 

This post was produced in collaboration with American Express

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What I wore this week

10th June, 2021

After a hectic few days of multiple outfit changes at Fashion Week last week, I wanted to keep things as simple and low key as I possibly could this week, so I opted for a capsule wardrobe approach. What I love about having a limited selection of pieces to choose from is that it forces you to reuse pieces and think of new ways to do so, but it takes away the overwhelm that comes from using your entire wardrobe. So I settled on a few winter staples—a great coat, a trusty pair of jeans and accessories that would work back with lots of different outfit iterations. Here’s what I wore this week.

I got this coat a few seasons ago and it’s been such a good addition to my wardrobe because it’s on high rotation every winter. A patterned coat is such a great way to lift a pared back outfit, and it really adds an element of interest when you’re working with a simple colour palette. These jeans were a pre-emptive winter buy and they’ve proven themselves to be super versatile. Paired with a black top, this outfit is the kind of elevated casual look that I will turn to time and time again.

Credits: Coat, Viktoria and Woods; Top (similar here), Bec and Bridge; Jeans, Slvrlake; Shoes, Ducie;

See what I mean about this coat? Totally different outfit vibe but it still works. I did a denim on denim look on this day, and I have to say I’ve been wearing this Camilla and Marc denim jacket non-stop. It’s the perfect oversized fit and it works back so well with so many other pieces in my wardrobe. I went for sneakers to keep the look comfy and casual, but a Chanel backpack adds a luxe touch!

Credits: Coat, Viktoria and Woods; Denim jacket and jeans, Camilla and Marc; Top, Ducie; Sneakers, D.O.F; Bag, Chanel; Earrings, Manning Cartell

This is one of those failsafe outfit combinations that I have on hand when I don’t really want to have to think about what I’m wearing. A white top and jeans is always a classic pairing, but popping on a black blazer over the top gives it a polished feel. I dialled down it down from looking too dressy with a pair of sandals to keep it comfy and cool, and added a splash of colour with my green Dior tote.

Credits: Blazer, Wardrobe.NYC; Top and Shoes, Ducie; Jeans, Slvrlake; Bag, Dior

I wore this outfit again (what did I say about a great capsule wardrobe?) minus the coat and it makes such a good go-to uniform. I’ve worn jeans every day this week which is a pretty accurate representation of how a lot of my weeks go, as denim is such a versatile base for an outfit. I can pair it with pretty much anything and it just works.

Credits: Top (similar here), Bec and Bride; Jeans, Slvrlake; Shoes, Ducie; Bag, Dior

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Afterpay Australian Fashion Week Day 4

3rd June, 2021

I’ve always been a fan of classic tailoring. It forms the backbone of a lot of my outfits, and while classic is great, I do like pieces that have a bit of a twist. An unexpected point of difference that takes a tailored piece into a different direction. And it’s one of the reasons why I was so excited to be wearing this look today. Each piece in this outfit is a classic silhouette but with a modern touch. The classic white shirt I was wearing today  had these amazing finishes such as the metal trim at the neck and the oversized cuffs. I found it took a forever staple like a button down white shirt and gave it a slightly more fashion forward feel. While tailored black pants are always a failsafe option, what I loved about this Camilla and Marc design is the contrasting stitching, which gave it a little extra lift, a little extra personality. And what’s better than a trench to tie a whole look together? This Esse trench is the epitome of sleek, sophisticated outerwear, and when thrown over a shirt and pant pairing, it instantly just makes this look feel extra considered, and so polished.

I’ve been having fun with accessorising this week, but I’ve also discovered just how good my go-to pieces really are. These white Bottega Veneta slingbacks for example have been a welcome addition to my closet for a few seasons and they’ve had quite a few outings this week simply because they’re so versatile. Also I love that it takes a classic slingback silhouette, and makes it more modern with the sturdier heel and strap. I couldn’t pass up this buttery leather Fendi bag, which is just the perfect relaxed shape to provide a counterpoint to the more refined nature of the rest of my outfit. And with a few late nights this week sunglasses were a must! These crisp white Pared sunglasses are a little mod, and proof that even the smallest of accessories can make a big difference.

Credits: Trench coat (via David Jones), Esse; Shirt and pants (via David Jones), Camilla and Marc; Heels, Bottega Veneta; Sunglasses, Emma Mulholland for Pared; Bag, Fendi

Photography: Ashleigh Larden