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What I Wore: Golden Slipper

27th March, 2021

Having embraced plenty of colour with my racing looks over the last few weeks, I wanted to steer things in a different direction this week and went for classic black. Wearing black is always a failsafe option as it’s virtually impossible to get it wrong, but it can sometimes look a little flat so I’ve always found it’s important to choose pieces with a little extra personality whether it be design details, textures or embellishments. So, this Dion Lee dress was the perfect option. It’s a classic strapless silhouette, but I think the cut-outs give it some edge and allow it to make a statement. The midi length is also perfect for racewear as it maintains a polished vibe.

Headwear is of course one of the key considerations of a race day look so I opted for a hat with veil — perfect for a wet weather day in Sydney, plus it helps ground the look. As the dress is quite detailed in its style, the outfit needed something structured and simple. As for the rest of my look, I opted for a burgundy Christian Dior bag to add a little colour, but also the strap is gold which I thought was a nice nod to it being Golden Slipper day. I wanted a closed toe shoe option for this look, so these dainty pumps by Fendi were the right accessory to finish off the look, and had me ready for another busy day of reporting trackside.

Credits: Dress, Dion Lee; Hat, Nerida Winter; Heels, Fendi; Bag, Christian Dior

Photography: Ashleigh Larden

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What I Wore: Super Saturday

6th March, 2021

I haven’t been to Melbourne, let alone Flemington for over a year and I have to say, it was so lovely to be back. I was in town on reporting duties for Seven Racing once again and it felt nice to be in familiar surrounds again, chatting all things racing and being inspired by all the amazing fashion on offer. It’s one thing I’ve definitely grown to appreciate more, having come back to the races post-lockdown.

I went for a great suit by P Johnson Femme, which was such a striking rich blue and really suited the vibe of the day. I always welcome any excuse to suit up, it’s definitely one of my favourite go-tos for event dressing. I’m really loving how suits have become so much more fashion forward, with interesting cuts and punchy hues, it just makes wearing one extra fun.

Accessories are always a major focus for me with any look for the races and when it comes to spring racing it’s all about richer hues and great textures. This veil by Nerida Winter is such a perfect shade of teal and worked as a great contrast against the cornflower blue of the suit. I wanted to keep the rest of my look a little more muted, so it was Fendi all the way, with classic black pumps and diminutive gold and black clutch.

Credits: Suit, P Johnson Femme; Headpiece, Nerida Winter; Shoes and bag, Fendi

Photography: Dan Castano

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What I Wore: In Living Colour

20th October, 2020

With the onset of spring I’ve been feeling lots of bold, punchy colours when it comes to my outfits of late. This sky blue co-ord set by Mulberry is just the thing to welcome in the increasingly warmer weather. Not only is the colour all kinds of fun, the delicate floral print makes it perfect for this time of year. My favourite part of this set has to be the blouse. The tie neck gives it a 60s feel and an elegant touch. And worn separately, it would definitely lift any neutral piece.

When embracing colour I think it’s worth going all out and layering vibrant shades to make a statement. And what better hue to do this than a rich apple red? This Fendi top handle bag is the perfect accoutrement to pair back with such a playful look. Also studded with little stars, this top handle bag is just the thing to instantly lift an outfit. To finish off my ensemble I wore two-strap Giuseppe Zanotti heels. Simple in design, they allow the rest of my outfit to be the focal point of the entire look. And when it comes to a colourful outfit, it really is all about letting those vibrant shades do all the talking.

Credits: Blouse and Pants, Mulberry; Bag, Fendi; Shoes, Giuseppe Zanotti

Photography by Kira Ollmann, Hatrik

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What I Wore: The Everest

18th October, 2020

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.

Credits: Dress, shoes, bag, headband, Fendi; Jewellery, Chaumet

Photography: Ashleigh. Larden

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What’s on my shopping wish list

17th January, 2020

The first month of the year always has me wanting to get into wardrobe assessment mode to see what updates I need to make, if any, and also what things are looking tired and need replacing. There’s something quite cathartic about starting with a solid, well-edited closet at the start of each year to help me get back into work mode and ready to start tackling big projects. So, here’s my current wish list. What’s on yours?

Printed Wool-Blend Felt Headband, Fendi

Headbands are one of my go-to forms of headwear because they can work back with so many different looks. Also, it doesn’t require much effort to make it happen unlike other hair accessories which may require a bit more finessing.

Layered Ribbed-Knit Camisole, Dion Lee

This is a great cami because it’s a good layering piece due to its colour, cut and style but it’s also easily able to hold its own when worked back with everything from a skirt to shorts and jeans.

Baye Thong Heel, Tony Bianco

Everything 90s is cool again including the heeled thong. I like the neutral tone of these as I know I’ll be able to wear them with so many different pieces in my wardrobe.

The Pouch Small Gathered Leather Clutch, Bottega Veneta

Everything Bottega Veneta is doing right now is perfection. I love the slouchy look of this clutch which gives it a relaxed feel and the buttery soft leather is a dream.

Flocked Woven Mini Skirt, Fendi

Logomania is still alive and kicking and this skirt by Fendi is a great statement piece, yet the colours make it really wearable and versatile.

Heure H 17.2mm very small gold-plated and textured-leather watch, Hermes

I am always on board when it comes to a beautiful timepiece and this elegant leather watch by Hermes is the kind of thing I can see myself wearing years from now as it’s such a classic design.

Shadow Cropped Ribbed-Knit Top, Dion Lee

Another beautiful layering piece. I also like the fact that I could wear this now but take it into autumn/winter by pairing it with warmer pieces.

Colibri Leather-Trimmed Logo-Print Mesh Slippers, Fendi

There’s something about a soft pink that makes the perfect accent piece for many a look. These slippers are great worn back with pants cropped at the ankle but could easily be worn with a dress.

Presley Ring, Amber Sceats

I tend to favour very simple jewellery and this ring definitely fits the brief. This can be paired with other accessories quite easily making it a great accessory to have in my collection.

Daria, Yuzefi

The unique design of this bag will make it the ideal statement piece to finish off an outfit. The colour and the oversized clasp and chain strap give it a really unique vibe.

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What I Wore: Sharpen Up

3rd September, 2019

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.

Photography by Kira Ollmann, Hatrik

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Jacket: Aline Blazer, Camilla and Marc

Skirt: Camilla and Marc

Bag: Classic Peekaboo Bag, Fendi

Shoes: Farrah, Giuseppe Zanotti

Sunglasses: Le Skinny – Black, Poppy Lissiman 

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What I Wore: Fun in Fendi

27th August, 2019

As you know I’m a huge fan of neutrals for their versatility and wearability. However every so often a neutral garment is elevated into something more by its finishing details. Case in point: this Fendi blazer. Not only is it a beautiful cut, the subtle white trim throughout gives it a dramatic touch, but the piece de resistance is the bow at the back. I love pieces that feature a statement back detail as generally it’s so unexpected. It’s a great element of surprise.

There’s no other better pairing with a blazer than a crisp white shirt. This smart button down number (also by Fendi) features a simple embroidered logo near the hip, which I think is a quirky touch that differentiates it. For this occasion, I decided to cut through the dressiness of my ensemble by pairing it with jeans. I think a touch of denim adds a relaxed vibe that is the perfect counterpoint to sleek, polished pieces.

I don’t usually go for matching pieces but I couldn’t resist the oversized tote in the same hues as my blazer. I like the inverse colour palette and the fact that it’s roomy enough to fit all my essentials and any extras that may pop up. Finishing off my look, are my black Aquazzura heels and slim Poppy Lissiman cat eye sunglasses.

Photography by Kira Ollmann, Hatrik

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Jacket: Straight cut coat, Fendi

Shirt: High Collar Cotton Shirt, Fendi

Pants: 501 Skinny Jeans, Levi

Bag: Peekaboo X-Lite Large – White Leather Bag, Fendi

Sunglasses: Le Skinny – Black, Poppy Lissiman 

Shoes: Deneuve 105 bow-embellished suede pumps, Aquazzura

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Cute gym clothes that will make you want to work out

20th January, 2018

If one of your New Year’s resolutions involved doing more exercise, you’re in luck because there’s never been a better time to shop for gym clothes. The extensive range of prints, colours and styles available right now means there’s definitely something to suit all tastes and budgets. And let’s face it, sometimes there’s just no better motivator than the excuse to wear a cute outfit.

I’m all about a simple colour palette and often favour black, white and navy and I’ve extended this to my workout looks as it often makes it easier to mix and match different pieces. I’ll sometimes add a few subtle prints in the mix just to keep things fun and inject a bit of energy into my fitness wardrobe. Having made a resolution to incorporate more training into my schedule, I’ve been scouting around for the perfect pieces to exercise in, and these in particular have caught my eye…

PS by Paul Smith Basso trainer

Plain white sneakers are really versatile but who can resist a little graphic detail to elevate this style staple.

Chanel Vintage Sports Line duffle gym bag

I’ll preface this by saying this piece would be a complete and utter splurge but you’ve got to hand it to Chanel for turning a gym bag into a stylish carryall.

Nike Air Max Jewell sneakers

I love the blush shade of these sneakers and think they add a feminine touch to my gym kit.

The Upside Midnight Chop Short

Given the sweltering temperatures we’re experiencing at the moment, a pair of gym shorts are a must. The subtle coloured piping add a fashionable flair.

The Upside DJ Crew

I like the fact workout clothes nowadays could quite easily work with my regular wardrobe. With its kimono sleeves and logo feature, this top is right on trend.

Running Bare Ab Waisted Fight Club Full Length Tight

High waisted tights are great for providing support whilst working out but this pair is just that little bit extra due to the galactic print.

Fendi logo print performance t-shirt

Classic black with an understated logo this Fendi top takes workout tees to a new level. Made from mid weight stretch fabric and mesh panels, it’s the perfect marriage of form and function.

No Ka’Oi Ola performance bra

Major ticks for the striped elasticated detail on this sports bra. It lifts an all black piece and gives it a point of interest.

Puma Boyfriend tank

A white tank is always on high rotation for me and this one is the perfect shape and length.

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What I Wore: Lexus LC 500 launch

13th June, 2017

One of the highlights of my trip to Melbourne for the launch of the Lexus LC 500 was the beautiful dinner we had at Doot Doot Doot restaurant at the Jackalope Hotel. The dress code was cocktail and I wanted to go for something a bit different, so instead of a dress I opted for a black long sleeved turtleneck and a floral maxi skirt. I thought it was just the right level of dressy for a formal dinner and was also incredibly comfortable so it ticked all the right boxes. My minimalist studded Alaia heels were the perfect shoes to complement the outfit and when paired with the black top it really allowed the bold print of the skirt to take centre stage.

Credits: Top, Sportmax; Skirt, Fendi; Heels, Alaïa