I’m currently compiling a mental list of outfits I really want to wear once everything goes back to normal and this look is one of them. My current routine of home schooling, working from home and Netflix sessions doesn’t quite require this level of dressiness so until then, I’m remembering this shoot fondly.
This Camilla and Marc blazer-style mini dress is just the right balance of sophisticated and classic, but with a hint of playfulness that avoids it from feeling or looking too stuffy. It’s also such a versatile piece as it can easily be worn with bare legs but worked back with pants once temperatures drop. I love the textured finish from the fabrication to the detail on the pockets, and the contrasting buttons add a punchy element that allows the look to pop.
I wanted to wear simple accessories with this look and couldn’t go past my two-tone Chanel slingback flats. They’re a comfortable option for when I need a slightly more dressy shoe to go with my outfit and I’ve found them to go with so many different pieces in my wardrobe and can easily be worn with casual ensembles too. As the final finishing touch I opted for a sleek structured Gucci shoulder bag with a chain link feature. The colour makes it really versatile while the elegant design elevates it into something special.
Credits: Dress, Camilla and Marc; Shoes, Chanel; Bag, Gucci
Whoever said neutrals are boring never met a dress like this. This Camilla & Marc dress is a subdued hue but the sleek and elegant silhouette elevate it into something that can be worn throughout summer, making it the ideal look for warm days and balmy nights. The twisted halter neck design is sleek and adds a subtly sexy touch while the ruched back gives the dress an interesting feature but as a bonus, makes it ultra comfortable too. Also, I’m a fan of any dress with pockets (utilitarian and a great design feature) and the midi length is flattering and fun.
I wanted to wear toned down accessories with this look and something quite tonal too. So I opted for monogrammed Louis Vuitton ankle boots which has a subtle logo design so it doesn’t overwhelm the look, but a good boot helps ground the look. This look doesn’t call for fussy pieces so I went for a simple hat. Just the thing to complement this minimalist dress, and in the same colour family, it helps pull the entire look together.
I wore this look on a shoot at the beautiful Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley and fell in loved with its modern take on Victorian style. The Aje blouse (one of my fave Aussie brands right now) has a classic feel to it but with the blouson sleeves, the silhouette feels modern. Also crisp white shirts are a staple in my wardrobe so I love how this shirt taps into that versatility but still manages to give a fresh take on it.
I’m always a fan of a monochrome colour palette as it’s always guaranteed to be a chic combination so I opted to pair the shirt with white leather pants. Leather leggings also have great contemporary feel and work beautifully with everything from a white button down or a t-shirt or sweater. In keeping with the rustic feel of my surroundings, I worked a pair of riding boots into my look which provides a great contrast to the more dressy feel of my outfit.
Photography by Sophia Athas, Hatrik
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Credits: Top, Aje; Pants (similar), Camilla and Marc
There are a number of charities I’ve been involved with but the annual Ladies’ Luncheon fundraiser for The Royal Hospital for Women Foundation, organised by my friend Deborah Symond ONeil is one event that I like to get behind and look forward to attending. This year, the event raised $340,000 — much needed funds for a worthy cause that assists premature babies to survive and thrive.
A special occasion called for a special dress and I found the perfect candidate in this Camilla & Marc dress. The off-the-shoulder style is so perfect for a spring event, whilst the blouson sleeves are right on trend. The metallic colour also gave it a thoroughly modern feel, whilst the front split adds an edgy touch.
Working with metallic shades calls for simplicity which is why I opted for plain black Stuart Weitzman heels which are quite minimalist. A metallic pink Bulgari clutch added a pop of colour whilst beautiful Chaumet jewellery were the ideal finishing accoutrements.
For reporting duties with 7 Racing I wanted something that was vibrant and feminine and couldn’t look past this beautiful cerise Camilla and Marc mini dress. The rich colour gives the frock some drama, whilst the fitted silhouette complemented by the oversized balloon sleeves, was a great contrast in proportions. Also I’m always a fan of anything with a dramatic detail and I love the open back feature of this dress and the lace panelling on the side.
With volume at play, I knew my accessories needed to be quite streamlined. I opted for minimalist black heels which subtly complemented my dress without overwhelming it. I then added a Nerida Winter headpiece—something sleek and understated whilst my Fendi top handle bag was the perfect little accessory to add a dainty touch to my entire look.
I’ve been after a skirt suit that’s sharp but not too dressy to take me through spring. I knew I wanted it to be the ideal go-to look for everything from a work meeting to an event so I was quite particular about the colour and shape. This neutral set by Camilla and Marc definitely fits the brief. The double breasted jacket with contrasting buttons is just the right vibe to be versatile whilst pairing it back with a skirt gives it a feminine feel.
Given the suit is quite pared back I decided to dial up the boldness of my accessories. I knew I wanted a statement bag with this ensemble so this logo Fendi tote was the ideal option. It’s just the right size to take me through the day and punchy enough with the classic Fendi Fs. I also like the fact it looks professional but still has a fashion forward feel.
When it comes to my shoes I decided on strappy Giuseppe Zanotti sandals with a crystal heel. The interesting heel really gives it a modern and glam touch. Whilst the final finishing touch was a pair of skinny Poppy Lissiman sunglasses. I found the thin profile really adds a contemporary feel to an otherwise classic look.
Without a doubt one of my favourite go-to designers is Camilla and Marc. They’re usually top of mind if I have an event to attend or I simply want some beautiful wardrobe updates that are on trend but maintain an overall classic feel. The brand’s aesthetic is always about structured silhouettes and all with elevated finishing touches, which is something that slots in really well into my style repertoire. I always feel really confident and polished whenever I’m wearing something from the label which is why I keep coming back to it. If you’re on the look out for some new pieces that will instantly life any existing pieces you own, look no further than these 10 things.
Camilla and Marc know how to do a standout dress and this is one of them. Love the shape and the print is striking, but versatile enough that it could easily be worked back with a blazer for a polished look.
A great knit features heavily in so many winter looks that it’s worth investing in a few bold colours to really lift a look. This apple red number is all kinds of perfect for dressing up a midi skirt or trusty denim.
Escaping from the cold Sydney weather to go on a family holiday to Daydream Island the past week enabled me to shed my winter woolies (even if it was just a few days) for easy breezy resort wear dressing, which I’ve always got a soft spot for.
Slides are always my number one footwear choice whenever I’m going somewhere warm as they’re comfortable and chic and keep me cool all at the same time. I’ve been wanting to wear these Dior slides for ever so long and was glad to finally have the chance to do so.
Whilst straw bags are still going strong throughout winter they’re especially perfect for anywhere tropical so this Sparrows Weave top handle bag felt right at home around the resort. Topped off with white Emma Mulholland sunglasses, I was ready for whatever the day had in store.
What inspired my look today: I wanted to take things more masculine today with a power suit. Keeping it super simple and sleek in khaki tones.
Where I went: All over Sydney today! Jardan in Paddington for Hansen and Gretel and Carriageworks for Alice McCALL. Bondi Beach for Bondi Born, then off to Christopher Esber at Cement Fondu in Paddington, Michael LoSordo at Reign at the QVB and then Dion Lee in Barangaroo.
Fave show: Loving the vintage resort vibes from Hansen with candy pinks, and soft pastels to start the day.
Fave trend: Then feather, sparkles and sheer glamour at Alice McCALL. Sleek and sophisticated at Bondi Born with clean lines, simple shapes and statement features.
Favourite show: Bondi Born. Such a beautiful setting at Totti’s restaurant – an Italian feast with a show will always get my vote!
Pretty as a picture: I had a great time snapping away with my Huawei p30 today especially the lunch spread at Totti’s—delicious food in a beautiful setting. I felt like we were in the Mediterranean.
Everyone was wearing: Colour blocking, beaded bags and strappy sandals.
What I ate: A beautiful Italian lunch at Totti’s.
Highlight of the day: Dinner with my dear friend Dion Lee. His collection is gorgeous.
This post was produced in collaboration with Huawei