Every so often I just want to break the rules when it comes to event dressing. I’m all for beautiful classic pieces, but sometimes a dress just comes along that demands to be worn. This De La Vali dress is just that. The metallic green lame is a match made in heaven for parties. Colour aside, the rest of the dress is tailored for statement-making event wear. The ruching along the sleeves and the peaked shoulder detail, are both standout elements that really elevate this dress, while the classic crossover style tempers the more edgy features, achieving a great balance.
I wanted to keep the colour going so I opted for some bright jewellery by Chaumet. I went for a few matching pieces in the form of the bracelets and necklaces I chose to tie them all together but experimented in the different colours I chose. While the cross features of the rings helped bridge all the pieces together. When working with such a bright colour, I wanted to add pieces that would help accentuate the overall look and feel, but without being too overwhelming, so the fact the necklaces and bracelets are quite delicate helped with the overall balancing act.
Wearing a work of art like this Maticevski dress makes me appreciate the opportunity to do so once again. I love my loungewear through and through but being able to wear a piece like this is always such a highlight. The detail on this dress is beyond. Look at the fabric up close and it’s got a beautiful textured finish that to resembles overlapping flower petals. Which I think ties in beautifully to the the flower-like folds of the dress. It’s a definite statement feature and something that elevates this dress into something special.
With a dress like this was about striking the right balance with my accoutrements. I didn’t want to do too much otherwise it would all just be a bit overwhelming but I also didn’t want to look like it was too pared back and that there was something missing. So I went for a classic monochrome colour palette and opted for my black Bottega Veneta heels. It’s an interesting silhouette, but quite minimalist so it wasn’t competing with the dress. I went for a white mini bag to tie into the colour of the dress, but with a gold accent colour to added a luxe touch. To finish it off, I can’t think of a much better pairing with this dress than stunning jewellery. Working with Chaumet has allowed to wear some amazing pieces from their collection. For this outfit, I decided to layer silver and rose gold. Both striking colours that complement each other and play against the white of the dress. Plus who doesn’t love a little extra sparkle?
The opportunity to get all dressed up is one of those things I’ll never take for granted again after last year. There’s always something so special and thrilling about being able to wear a beautiful dress and get dolled up for a night on the town. The LWD (little white dress) is quickly rivalling the LBD as my go-to option for a dressy outfit and this beauty by Maticevski is all kinds of dreamy. I love the feminine silhouette with the beautiful peplum and off-the-shoulder neckline—it’s the intricate finishes that really elevate this dress.
For such a detail-filled dress, I knew that my accessories would have to be streamlined and unfussy. I went for black Bottega Veneta shoes for a monochrome colour palette, while adding a on trend touch to my ensemble. I was lucky to wear some stunning pieces by Chaumet. I added an elegant layered pearl necklace and a stack of bangles and statement ring to finish off this crisp white look, for a night on the town.
The great thing about using black as one of the anchor points of an outfit is that you’re able to take it in virtually any direction because you’d be hard pressed to find anything that doesn’t play well with black. I have had these Aje jeans on high rotation over the last few months and one of my fave ways to wear it is with pops of colour. This cropped top by Silvia Tcherassi is such a fun piece to pair with a variety of different hues and silhouettes (it’s also on sale right now!). What I love about it is the print and colourful palette. It’s such a good way to brighten up a look, and the puff sleeves add a dramatic touch which really lifts this entire ensemble.
Working accessories into this look meant finding a balance between complementing it with other hues without making it too over the top. This one of the reasons why I opted for a pair of black Bottega Veneta heels, but also having the same colour shoe as my pants gives a more elongated effect which is a plus.
I finished this look off by layering some colourful pieces by Chaumet. I’m always a fan of stacking necklaces and bracelets, and in this instance I really like the colourful effect it achieved. I also stacked a few beautiful rings from the range to add another interesting point of interest. The final finishing touches were my go-to Dior bag with gold hardware and a pair of tortoiseshell sunglasses by Le Specs.
I love this time of year and have always enjoyed the festivities, particularly when it comes to dressing up. It’s always been fun to spend the day with family, embrace a great outfit and add a dusting of jewellery to really amp up the festivities and embrace some Christmas cheer. I’ve been lucky enough to wear some truly beautiful pieces by French jewellery house, Chaumet this year and in particular the pieces from the Josephine collection below are some of my faves. I tend to favour delicate pieces that have a bold sensibility, and the bracelets and rings below are just that. With a sprinkling of diamonds and pearl accents, they’re feminine and striking.
I wanted to wear something light and bright and this look by Aje is the embodiment of both. The cropped top has the signature tie detail and puffed sleeves that Aje has become famed for, and the silhouette works perfectly with high waisted styles. I wanted something to contrast with the softer details of the top and tailored trousers were the ideal pairing. With a tapered silhouette and cuffed finish, it’s polished without being overly rigid, making it an ideal option for summer, and for enjoying Christmas fun.
What better excuse to embrace a little extra sparkle than another trip around the sun? I decided to glam up with this Bec and Bridge dress which is just made for long Christmas lunches, parties aplenty… and birthdays. The mocha shade is a great example of how a neutral hue can be impactful — the details of course are critical in achieving this with the cut-outs and the C rings elevating this dress. I also love the drop waist design and the ruching feature which when combined, really manage to turn this look into something special.
I’m a fan of simple accessories and this mini bag by Oroton definitely ticks that box—it’s a streamlined structured design, with the gold accent making it ideal for a festive soiree. But without a doubt, it’s the light dusting of jewellery that really made this outfit. The Chaumet lariat necklace works well with the square neckline of my dress, and accompanied by the matching bangles and necklace, it helps to form a cohesive look while also adding a touch of glitz and glamour to my ensemble. And if you can’t embrace a few sparkling pieces on your birthday, when can you?
Credits: Dress, Bec and Bridge, Jewellery, Chaumet; Bag, Oroton
This post was produced in collaboration with Chaumet
It was a funny day today in Sydney today with it being overcast one minute, sunny the next, then a downpour. So, choosing an outfit to wear while reporting for 7Racing at the Golden Eagle at Sydney’s Rosehill Racecourse, it was all about embracing something striking. When the weather’s like this it’s always nice to be able to wear something that’s bold and vibrant — I’ve always found about a great outfit that can really lift your mood. So, I went with this stunning Aje dress which dialed up the drama with its statement features. The bottle green shade, the one-shoulder neckline, side cut-out and voluminous puff sleeve ensured this dress was anything but ordinary, and perfect for a day reporting trackside.
I’ve worked with milliner Nerida Winter for several years and this veiled headpiece was just the right accessory to keep up the dramatic feel of this ensemble. I went for a metallic snakeskin Bulgari bag, which with its structured style really helped to balance the softer lines of the dress. Once again, I had the opportunity to wear some beautiful jewellery by Chaumet. A fine necklace, along with a delicate stack of bangles and a ring were just the right amount of bling to add some understated sparkle and finesse to my look.
It’s the first time in many, many years that I won’t be at Flemington for Melbourne Cup but I’m still adamant about embracing the spirit of the event from home. So I was thrilled to host the Melbourne Cup Carnival Sydney launch at Vaucluse House this week. It was one of those special events where so many wonderful women were in the same room, and I had the opportunity to interview my mum—a great day in the office!
I wanted to wear something that was quite feminine, and this printed dress by Louis Vuitton was the ideal option. Vibrant colours and a beautiful floral print were a great option on a day where the weather was quite dreary in Sydney—I always believe what you wear can really lift your spirits. What I loved most about this dress were the finishes. The pleated bib detail, and the statement cuffs and button detail elevated the dress. The A-line skirt was a nod to 60s styling and the voluminous sleeves added a touch of drama.
I managed to find the perfect headband by Ford Millinery. The various shades in the floral design picked up the different shades in the dress, linking the two pieces well. While I had the opportunity to once again wear some beautiful pieces by Chaumet. The cocktail ring was the ideal accoutrement to help finish off this look, and it also picked up the gold of my mini LV bag. When it comes to event wear, I’ve always. liked having fun with my bags and metallics are such a good way to add a little depth. Streamlined, strappy shoes by Tony Bianco helped finish off this look, adding an on-trend element to accompany the more classical elements of this ensemble.
Credits: Dress and bag, Louis Vuitton; Headwear (similar here), Ford Millinery; Jewellery, Chaumet; Shoes, Tony Bianco
I was trackside again this weekend, this time for the world’s richest turf race, The Everest. On reporting duties for 7 Racing, I wanted to embrace something soft and feminine and this look by Fendi ticked all the boxes.
I loved the silhouette of the fitted top with peplum and the cinched in waist is a flattering detail. The padded shoulders also give it a statement feature while simultaneously giving the outfit a little edge. The matching skirt gave the ensemble continuity and the clean lines added to the polished feel of this look.
Accessories are always so important at the races and in this instance I wanted to work with the pink hue of the top and skirt so opted for a bag and headband in the same colour family. The textured headband with ruching added a playful, yet elegant touch. I also went for a top handle bag with a woven texture to complement the rest of my look. While the final finishing flourish, were some truly stunning jewels by Chaumet. The earrings, bracelet and ring, all worked together to give my outfit the sparkle that completed it.
A gorgeous spring day calls for a riot of colour—particularly when it comes in the form of a gorgeous Louis Vuitton dress. I was on reporting duties for 7 Racing again today at the Moët & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes Day and I decided to go for something bold and vibrant. With such a striking print and eye-catching hues, it was made for a day at the races. I also loved the 60s silhouette, with the finishing details really elevating the dress. The waist belt, Peter Pan collar and blouson sleeves give the modern print, a more classic feel.
While the dress definitely does most of the heavy lifting with this look, the accessories tie it all together. I kept the Louis Vuitton thread going, opting for a diminutive lemon yellow bag and classic white pumps by the brand. While my headpiece was simple yet impactful—a crisp white padded headband by Nerida Winter.
Jewellery is always important, being the final finishing flourish. I was lucky enough to wear some beautiful pieces by Chaumet today, while an elegant man-style timepiece by Jaeger LeCoultre helped balance the soft, feminine feel of my entire ensemble.