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What I Wore: Statement Shirt Dress

29th August, 2017

There are times when a dress is all about the finishing touches and in the case of this Rebecca Vallance number the focal point is most certainly the triple bow detail. A long sleeved shirt dress is a favourite style of mine but I definitely couldn’t resist when I saw the ultra sweet bows on this particular piece. And when said bows are worked back against a gingham print it adds a playful vibe to the ensemble. The directional gathered sleeves help it from becoming too girly, whilst adding an interesting point of difference. Given the busy nature of the dress simplicity is key for the rest of the look. A simple pair of pointed slides by Nicholas Kirkwood and a chain strap bag continues the smart vibe of the outfit whilst the addition of a straw boater by Nerida Winter make it weekend ready.

Credits: Dress, Rebecca Vallance; Shoes, Nicholas Kirkwood; Sunglasses, Celine; Hat, Nerida Winter; Bag, Dior (similar)

Photography: Mike Belkin

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What I Wore: Urban Jungle

18th July, 2017

Walking around the busy city streets of Melbourne during a recent trip had me wanting to channel a look that was all about urban chic. I wanted to work with two distinct tones for an impactful look so stuck to fawn and black which also helped to tie the whole ensemble together. I felt a fitted bodysuit provided the perfect counterbalance to the flared silhouette of my A-line cargo style wrap skirt while a structured blazer gave the look a polished finish (and kept me warm in the chilly Melbourne weather!). If there’s one thing I’m wearing to death this season it’s my Balenciaga ankle boots. The close fit keeps helps to elongate the leg and it’s the perfect versatile shoe to wear throughout winter as it works with everything from pants to skirts and dresses. This look called for sleek accessories so I opted for a gold choker to add a point of interest to the outfit, classic black sunglasses by Dion Lee and a classic Chanel bag for the perfect finishing touch to my urban uniform.

Credits: Bodysuit, Celine; Skirt, Nice Martin; Blazer, Balmain; Bag, Chanel; Sunglasses, Dion Lee; Choker, Eddie Borgo; Boots, Balenciaga 

Photography Danielle Castano

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What I Wore: Australian Fashion Week 2017 Day Four

17th May, 2017

Everything about this ensemble by Fendi is bold and vibrant which is perfect for another busy day at Fashion Week. As soon as I saw the balloon sleeves of this blouse I knew I wanted to continue the voluminous silhouette by pairing it with culottes. The waved pattern on the pants and the waved detailing on the blouse help give the outfit continuity along with the hints of blue in both. When it comes to volume it was important to have the nipped in waist of the pants in order to avoid the outfit from overwhelming my frame and the streamlined heels to act as a counterpoint to the billowy nature of the rest of my look. I also decided upon a forest green Camilla and Marc coat to complement the blue tones in my pants and blouse and kept accessories to a minimum-just a pair of Celine sunglasses and a simple Jerome Dreyfuss clutch.

Credits: Top and pants, Fendi; Coat, Camilla and Marc; Heels, Alaïa; Sunglasses, Celine; Bag, Jerome Dreyfuss

Photography: Sophia Athas

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What I Wore: A place in the sun

26th April, 2017

The weather’s been so unseasonably mild in Sydney the last few days that I’ve been making the most of it by utilising some of my fave summery pieces. I figure I’ll be rugged up in layers soon enough! This Bec & Bridge dress is the perfect easy, effortless piece due to its streamlined silhouette and I’m a big fan of anything in a crisp white as it instantly looks polished and pulled together. I find neutrals and metallics work beautifully with white so I have paired this dress with my Gucci heels to give my outfit a touch of colour. I love accessories with a point of difference and was drawn to this half crescent raffia clutch by Helen Kaminski due to its interesting shape and texture. Striking the right balance of wearing bold accessories that help elevate the look without overwhelming the simplicity of the dress is key in this instance and is the perfect time to remember that less is definitely more.

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Credits: Dress, Bec & Bridge; Bag, Helen Kaminski; Sunglasses, Celine; Heels, Gucci

 

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My go-to labels

3rd March, 2016

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I love discovering new up and coming designers but I also have a tried and tested stable of labels that I know I will always have something that will suit my style and aesthetic. Here’s who I turn to when I’m after…

Basics

It goes without saying but Bassike is at the top of the list. I love them for staples such as tees, singlets and casual pants. I also love Uniqlo for inexpensive but quality tees and Jac+Jack who do some really gorgeous basics that are a great quality.

Cardigans and jumpers

Winter is just around the corner so I will be stocking up on lots of jumpers and cardigans to layer throughout the cooler months. I love Uniqlo once again, this time for their cashmere knits which are a great quality but also reasonably priced; Skin and Threads for knits especially cardigans; and Jac + Jack also do really great jumpers. When it comes to jumpers, I find if I spend a bit more and invest in quality woollen and cashmere pieces they will last me season after season.

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A standout dress from camilla and marc

Work, formal and party wear

Work and evening events often transition from one to the other for me so I like to make sure my office attire will also work for an after work event such as a party or dinner. I always turn to Australian designers such as camilla and marc, Scanlan Theodore, Dion Lee, Bec & Bridge and Lover. While Bec & Bridge do a great party dress, I can’t go past Dion Lee for fashion-forward pieces and Scanlan Theodore for beautifully made items for the office such as blouses, dresses and pants. Lover do amazing dresses and camilla and marc are my favourite for everything from casual items such as jeans to dresses, to skirts and camis for a night out.

Statement heels

I buy at least 1-2 pairs of statement heels per season so I often splurge on a shoes that I know are of a great quality as opposed to buying lots of shoes that I know will have a limited shelf life. I opt for designers such as Aquazzura (these shoes are my current faves), Gianvito Rossi, Alaia, Givenchy, Balenciaga and Celine. Net-a-Porter, Matches Fashion and David Jones always have a really great selection.

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My trusty Adidas sneakers

Casual shoes

I’m all about sneakers at the moment and I find the classic Superstar style by Adidas works well with most of my wardrobe (Stan Smiths are also a great option) and simple black Nikes are able to extend from active wear when I’m going for walks to casual day wear. If I’m after dressy flats I’ll turn to Me and Her for brogues and Mara and Mine for cute, quirky flats.

What are your favourite labels?

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What I Wore: Luxe layering

11th June, 2015

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When it comes to layering for me it’s all about layering different materials. I’ve worked various textures into this outfit such as the netting on the skirt, the knit top and the leather jacket. When you have lots of material and lots of layers it’s nice to have those different textures. I’m a big fan of Christopher Esber and I think this is a beautiful khaki look from his collection.

TOP: Christopher Esber

SKIRT: Christopher Esber

JACKET: Topshop

SUNGLASSES: Celine

PHOTOGRAPHY: Josephine Willcox

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What I Wore: Weekend

12th February, 2015

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Weekends are all about comfortable dressing for me. This Karen Walker dress is a key piece in my weekend wardrobe as it’s really comfy so it’s great for long lunches with friends. It can be worn loose but I wanted a bit more structure to it so I decided to team it with a Celine belt I picked up in Milan last year. I think accessories are a really great way to make your outfit stand out. Often I’ll buy statement belts or vintage belts just to give what I’m wearing its own unique feel. This dress is really versatile because you could wear it with flats or heels or you can leave it plain and just wear it as a shift dress.

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White Dress: Karen Walker
Belt: Celine
Heels: Celine
Bag: Balenciaga