What a year! Here I am again doing an outfit round up and I can’t believe it’s time to farewell another year. This has been another big 12 months on the sartorial front. I’ve been lucky to have had the opportunity to wear so many gorgeous looks that when I was scrolling through photos to compile this, I truly found it hard to pick a fave.
There are however always some standouts simply because a look was so much fun to wear or the design was just stunning. I truly loved my look at Melbourne Cup Carnival this year, with the Mariam Seddiq dress a total winner with the springtime perfect lemon yellow hue and the scalloped detailing. I also couldn’t look past the Zimmermann dress I wore to Oaks Day, because how could I forget all those heavenly ruffles and lace? The race days this year allowed me to embrace a number of designers, with my trip to the Kentucky Derby my chance to fly the flag for homegrown designers including Rebecca Vallance, Rachel Gilbert and Toni Maticevski. I was thrilled to be at Royal Ascot again this year, and with it the opportunity to glam up in a stunning Gucci suit which was just tailoring perfection.
Who could forget Fashion Week? It’s the equivalent of the Olympics for anyone who works (and loves) fashion with so many ultra talented established and up-and-coming designers showcasing resort collections that truly cements Australian fashion as a global powerhouse. Pulling outfits together for Fashion Week is always fun and this year I embraced my love of tailoring at the Bec and Bridge show while I dialled up the colour on day one with an Alemais number. Plus I do love the fact that I always walk away with so much fashion inspo.
Reflecting on another big year, I’m truly grateful to be blessed to work in an industry that allows me to classify my passion for fashion as work. I’ve always loved how fashion can be an outlet for everything from how I’m feeling, to who I want to be on any given day to showcasing my personality.
As we wrap up the year that was 2023, I want to wish you all a wonderful 2024. May it be all you want and more. Also may there be plenty of great outfits up ahead for all of us!