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What I Wore: Red Velvet

20th May, 2022

Gwyneth Paltrow wore an interation of this suit in the 90s when Tom Ford was still at the helm of the house of Gucci. So it seems fitting now in our 90s/early aughts fashion revival that this style has been revisited by current creative director Alessandro Michele. The suit is sharp and ultra cool with its sleek silhouette and luxe red velvet fabrication. Suiting is very much a trend right now and they are are quickly becoming a tried and true staple in my closet. It’s always particularly fun when I get to wear one that’s a little outside the box. Red velvet is just about as glam as you can get and this one, with its peaked lapels and pointed shoulders makes me feel a little bit like a rockstar! Also the matching wide leg pants with the tuxedo stripe are elevated and fun. I do like the unexpected colour contrast of the sky blue shirt against the red, it feels very fresh and modern. I think that’s often the best way to do looks that are inspired by previous generations– honour the concept but add a slightly more contemporary feature or spin.

I wanted to keep the rest of my look pared back given I’d embraced something bold with the rest of my outfit, so I opted for a classic black Jackie Gucci bag. It’s a simple and classic design and works well with a pared back outfit comprised of neutrals equally as well as it does with a bolder ensemble. Also, I couldn’t look past black pumps for this particular suit. The colour and texture already makes such a statement, I knew I could afford to go for a slightly more pared back style of shoe to complement it.

Credits: Jacket, pants, shirt and bag, Gucci; Shoes, Aquazzura

Credits: Ashleigh Larden

 

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Australian Fashion Week 2022: Day 1

9th May, 2022

It’s one of my fave times of year again as Australian Fashion Week is here! I always find this entire week to be a lot of fun, and so inspiring (also, good or perhaps not so good for my shopping list!) as I am able to support my fave designers but also discover up-and-comers. I always bookmark looks for events and race days at Fashion Week so it’s a good way to find out what’s going to drop in the coming months. It’s always a hectic time and I spend most of it running from show to show, but it’s also a great opportunity to catch up with colleagues and friends along the way which is always nice. Of course, outfits for every day are always high on my priority list for the week, and this year is no different.

I always like to work with stylist Jess Pecoraro (pictured below) for my Fashion Week outfits as it’s quite a busy time for me. Pulling together looks for the shows as well as the various associated events is quite the undertaking, so it’s nice to leave it in the hands of an expert. Jess knocked it out of the park with this look for day one. I adore suiting of any kind, and what better way to kick off the week than with this Gucci ensemble. The suit, shirt and shoes are all by the brand and what I love about is the beautiful lines and tailoring. The simple yet impactful details such as the visible stitching on the jacket elevate this look, and add some character. Also the greige colour is so perfect for this time of year, and when paired with the sky blue shirt it allows each colour to pop.

Of course, I have to up my accessories game when mingling with some of the most fashionable women and men in the industry. This mini Chanel bag in burgundy velvet is the perfect accoutrement to add some colour. I also like that it’s not the usual shape and colour palette for Chanel — I like unexpected details like that. I capped off this look with patent Gucci shoes with an ultra on trend chunky heel, and cat eye Poppy Lissiman sunglasses to add a playful touch.

Credits: Suit, shirt and shoes, Gucci; Bag, Chanel; Sunglasses, Poppy Lissiman

Photography: Ashleigh Larden

 

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What I wore this week

31st March, 2022

This week, my wardrobe was largely about dressing for comfort, while embracing a few hits of colour. It’s always funny seeing how my looks pan out during the week as there are definitely times where I can see a pattern emerging. The last few days have been about utilising some of the most comfortable pieces in my wardrobe and adding some extra fun accents, with a bold hue here and a striking accessory there. With the unpredictable weather we’ve been having of late, I’ve also been going from cardis one minute to strappy tops the next, but I do appreciate that with this wide variation in temperature, I’m able to embrace all aspects of my wardrobe a whole lot longer.

When autumn rolls around I love slowly introducing knits into my wardrobe, and what better way to start than with a hit of vibrant pink. Cosy cardis are always my go-tos and this new season style by Steele is the perfect way to inject a bit of fun into an outfit. With its button through front and balloon sleeves, not to mention the mix of various textures, it’s a statement piece with a playful vibe. I wanted to layer pink on pink with this Manning Cartell cami with halterneck detail, and with so much colour I pared it back with these classic straight leg jeans by Viktoria and Woods.

Credits: Jumper, Steele; Top, Manning Cartell; Jeans (similar here), Viktoria and Woods

A busy day ahead means comfort is high on my list. So, I styled these Ena Pelly pants with a different vibe from last week’s pairing with a knitted jumper and instead paired them with a sleeveless tee with shoulder pads by Good American. I went with a tonal colour palette, working with earthy hues and using neutrals as accent pieces for a look that’s high on effortless style.

Credits: Top, Good American; Pants, Ena Pelly; Slides, Gucci; Bag, Oroton

I got all dressed up on this day with this beige combination that’s anything but boring. This one shoulder top with oversized balloon sleeve makes for a standout feature piece, but worked back with pintuck pants, it helps to balance the more dramatic feel of the top. I often find that wearing similar shades in one outfit works to create a really bold effect, while adding textural pieces like my shearling trimmed Jacquemus bag and mesh Bottega Veneta heels add a layer of depth.

Credits: Top and pants, Oroton; Bag, Jacquemus; Heels, Bottega Veneta

I adore this top by Viktoria and Woods. It’s such a beautifully feminine design and the cornflower blue is such a great shade. I wore this back with denim on this day, but I’ve also paired it with crisp white pants and it works just as well. I always like to add slightly punchier pieces to a look when I’m wearing jeans, and in this instance it was all about a bright pink and red Gucci bag. I wore white flats for comfort but it’s a great style to work back wiht a slightly tapered jean.

Credits: Top, Viktoria and Woods; Jeans, Slvrlake; Slides and bag, Gucci

 

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What I wore this week

24th March, 2022

Presenting… another week in my wardrobe. I got to play dress ups with some truly incredible frocks this week, interspersed with my fave way to dress: comfortably with a healthy dose of polish. I rediscovered some favourite outfit combinations, worked a few new pieces into the mix and elevated them all with an injection of bold accessories. I love compiling this diary because I always inevitably find myself filled with ideas for other looks—hope it does the same for you!

Love a collab that’s full of standout pieces and this Ellery x Witchery pairing is definitely that. This top and pants combination in the camel hue feels so modern and on trend, plus I like the fact both pieces can be worn separately but together they kinda have a jumpsuit vibe! I paired this look with black Bottega Veneta heels and a Chanel backpack for a polished feel and small frame Poppy Lissiman sunglasses to cap it off.

Credits: Blouse and pants, Witchery x Ellery; Heels, Bottega Veneta; Bag, Chanel; Sunglasses (similar here), Poppy Lissiman

Louis Vuitton definitely delivers the goods with this LWD. The simple silhouette and drop waist, the A-line skirt and the martingale feature on the skirt combined, give this dress I wore while on reporting duties at the races an ultra elegant feel. I went for a few bolder pieces to accessorise, including this gold Fendi clutch which added a pop of colour and sky high Jimmy Choo platform heels.

Credits: Dress, Louis Vuitton; Heels, Jimmy Choo; Clutch, Fendi

I have this outfit formula bookmarked under eternal classics. You can’t go wrong with a trench paired with denim. This Marks and Spencer trench is the perfect hue, cut and style to pair back with multiple looks, while these Levi’s jeans, which I’ve had for a few years prove once again how worthy a purchase they are–they just go with everything. I opted for a few more classic pieces to accessorise with including black Tod’s loafers, a Louis Vuitton Speedy and black sunglasses.

Credits: Trench, Marks and Spencer; T-shirt, Good American; Jeans, Levis; Bag (similar here), Louis Vuitton; Loafers (similar here), Tods; Sunglasses, Bec and Bridge x Pared

I love layering neutrals for a smart casual look. This cream jumper and wide leg, lightweight Ena Pelly pants are just the thing for transseasonal weather. I went for white thongs to tie into the neutral effect, while my black Prada bag added a utilitarian touch and is a great size for all my essentials.

Credits: Jumper, Bec and Bridge; Pants, Ena Pelly; Bag, Prada; Thongs, Gucci

I attended a launch for jewellery brand, Fred and it required a killer look. Who else to turn to but Aje who delivered a dreamy party dress that’s got a beautiful textural effect. The pleats in this dress are gorgeous. I wanted the dress to do all the talking so I went for a pair of heels with the sleekest of silhouettes, and added a little sparkle in the form of some standout jewellery.

Credits: Dress, Aje; Heels, Giuseppe Zanotti

 

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What I Wore: Gucci 100

12th October, 2021

A century of heritage is something to be celebrate, particularly when it’s one of your favourite brands. Gucci has created an ultra fun collection to celebrate their 100 year anniversary that’s based around their impact on pop culture over the years. The collection is vibrant, bold and playful and a celebration in clothes form and I couldn’t wait to jump aboard and work with them highlight how great it is.

While there were a few pieces that I really loved, I couldn’t go past this t-shirt. It features the signature Gucci colours and a slogan that combined make it really pop. I think when you embrace such a statement piece you need to temper it a little so I went for crisp white, wide leg pants to allow the colours of the shirt to stand out.

What would a conversation about Gucci be without striking accessories? Over the years, I’ve loved how Gucci have melded tradition and contemporary style, often embracing its signature monogram but infusing it with modern touches and this collection is no different. This bucket bag is such a classic size and style which makes it a piece that will be on high rotation but the use of the red and green monogram give it a modern feel. It’s the perfect accessory to take me into spring/summer. I love the print so much that I couldn’t go past the slingback in a similar style. The low slingback is often my choice of footwear when I want to look dressed up but remain comfortable and this is just the right height to ensure it becomes a firm favourite. All in all, what a way to celebrate a century of style, Gucci.

Credits: T-shirt, shoes and bag, Gucci

This post was produced in collaboration with Gucci

 

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What I Wore: Down To Earth

10th August, 2021

Earthy tones, think beige, caramel, terracotta, chocolate and the like are one of the major trends this season. The great thing about them is that they can colour block beautifully, making for a polished and striking combination. It’s one of the reasons I went for the hues in this outfit. These beige high waisted wide leg pants from Victoria Victoria Beckham have been such a sleek and sophisticated addition to my wardrobe. The pintuck that runs along the full length of the pants has an elongating effect and adds an interesting point of difference. Contrasted with the caramel coloured sweater by Vince it’s a modern and sophisticated pairing. Whenever I’m shopping for knits the one thing that is guaranteed to win me over are the finishing touches, such as the button detail on the sleeve of this jumper. It’s a small detail, however it’s something that elevates this jumper to a piece with extra depth.

Accessorising this outfit, I didn’t want to stray too far from the colour palette I was working with and start introducing too many bold colours. So, I went for a mini Gucci bag which features a few earthy tones to tie back to my ensemble. When it came to choosing the right shoe, I knew I needed something that offered a little contrast and my black Bottega Veneta heels were just the right silhouette and hue. Topping off this outfit, a little fun was in order so these Karen Walker frames with their angular and fashion forward feel was just the thing to tie it all together.

Credits: Sweater, Vince; Pants, Victoria Victoria Beckham; Bag (similar), Gucci; Shoes, Bottega Veneta; Sunglasses, Karen Walker

Photography: Ashleigh Larden

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What I wore this week

13th May, 2021

It was a week of special occasions, kicked off by Mother’s Day spent with my family so it was all about occasion dressing this week. And it was proof that dressing for events is the perfect opportunity to explore the full gamut of your wardrobe. It’s about embracing different looks, from rich hues, elegant tailoring and a killer statement dress, but also about reverting to tried and tested favourites when your outfit needs a lift. Here’s what I wore this week.

A special mother-daughter date with Grace, where enjoyed a beautiful morning tea. Of course, it called for a bit of dressing up. Grace embraced her favourite hue, while I went for a sleek shirt dress by Melbourne-based brand Diida. Love the classic silhouette of this dress offset by the on-trend, modern vibe of my black Bottega heels.

Credits: Dress, Diida; Heels, Bottega Veneta, Bag, Gucci; Earrings, Manning Cartell

Enjoying a very special Mother’s Day lunch with my family at Crown Sydney. The girls were in their Sunday finery so I decided to follow suit with this Acler top and skirt combination. The sky blue one shoulder top worked back with the lilac skirt made for a great colour blocking moment, and embracing vibrant colours seemed perfect for such a happy occasion.

Credits: Top (different colour here) and skirt, Acler; Heels, Bottega Veneta; Earrings, Manning Cartell

Very proud daughter moment this week when I watched my mum awarded her Order of Australia medal. Attending with the rest of my family, I opted for an all white outfit with a top by Viktoria and Woods and white pants, also by the label. I opted for my black Bottega heels to help finish off this look, and is further proof that you can’t ever go wrong with monochrome.

Credits: Top and pants, viktoria and woods; Heels, Bottega Veneta

I went to a fashion show this week and it was so incredibly lovely being back doing something that seemed so impossible just a year ago. This was the Aje show in Sydney, and of course, I wanted to support the brand by wearing Aje. This dreamy green hue was so vivid and rich, and it made for quite the statement-making look.

Credits: Dress, Aje; Heels, Bottega Veneta

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What I Wore: Jets Launch

20th April, 2021

I love revisiting looks like this because it makes me feel like I’m on holiday. Resortwear just has that eternal summer vibe to it that makes me yearn for an overseas getaway to a tropical destination. I wore this to a Jets launch aboard a yacht and luckily, Sydney put on the most perfect day for it. This was a black one shoulder swimsuit that I wore as a body suit, and is likely going to be a go-to for me this summer. It’s such a sleek and chic design, so minimalist yet really bold and striking. I wore them back with relaxed, wide legged, high waisted black pants to keep the vacation vibe going.

I did a beach glam look on this day so it was all about embracing gold statement jewellery. I went for a pair of Aje drop earrings, while I layered my everyday necklace with a great chain style piece from Manning Cartell. I couldn’t look past my fave white Gucci slides to pair with this look to provide a little contrasting element. And what better bag to accompany me than the classic Loewe basket bag. While I can’t jetset to my fave sunny destinations for awhile, at least I can look the part at home.

Credits: Swimsuit and pants, Jets; Bag (small size here), Loewe; Shoes, Gucci; Chain necklace, Manning Cartell; Earrings, Aje

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What I wore this week

11th March, 2021

It was quite a jam packed week this week. I had meetings, big launches, fittings and interstate travel locked into my schedule so I got to work with the full spectrum of my wardrobe. It was comfy singlets one minute, to suiting the next—so I was able to really embrace high-low dressing, and experiment with some new pairings. Here’s what I wore this week.

Off to a few meetings in this ultra comfortable, yet polished look. I am really loving relaxed pants worked back with a tank, it’s such an easy, failsafe outfit template to use, particularly when I don’t have time to fuss around too much with my look.

Credits: Tank, Cotton On; Pants, Manning Cartell; Bag, Dior; Sandals, Gucci; Sunglasses, Finlay

Attending the ATC launch with my mum and sister-in-law called for something feminine and bright. It was love at first sight for this Joanna Ortiz dress, particularly the print.

Credits: Dress, Joanna Ortiz via Fashion Alta Moda; Headband, Viktoria Novak

I wore this look to my niece’s birthday dinner, as I wanted to wear something that wasn’t too fussy, yet had polish. Denim worked back with a shirt and flats is one of my fave go-to looks as I love it’s classic, sophisticated feel.

Credits: Shirt, Oroton; Jeans, Levis; Bag, Louis Vuitton; Shoes, Chanel

I was having fittings for the David Jones parade at the Melbourne Fashion Festival and it was all about this dreamy Aje dress. It’s such a great silhouette with the bodice-like ruching and the puff sleeves. So much fun.

Credits: Dress, Aje; Heels, Bottega Veneta

I have been loving the swimsuit-worn-as-bodysuit look for quite awhile, so I definitely fell for this Venroy bodysuit immediately. It looks so great worn with jeans, and paired with sandals it has a great resortwear meets casual wear vibe about it.

Credits: Bodysuit, Venroy; Jeans, Ksubi; Sandals, Gucci

This was another fitting I was having for the Melbourne Fashion Festival. I just love the hue of this suit, and the tapered pant worn with oversized blazer. It just has an effortless feel to it which I enjoy.

Credits: Suit, Bianca Spender; Heels, Bottega Veneta

On my way to the airport! Jumping on a plane just seems like such a foreign concept, that I had to reacquaint myself with what comfy, travel attire is all about. I ended up doing another iteration of my earlier Venroy bodysuit look, but I swapped some accessories out for my fave comfy sandals, and a backpack for the ultimate in hands-free travel.

Credits: Bodysuit, Venroy; Jumper, Bec and Bridge; Jeans, Ksubi; Shoes, Ducie; Bag, Chanel

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What I wore this week

18th February, 2021

The weather has been a bit up and down in Sydney this week, so it called for a plethora of different looks to cater for varying temperatures. I went from a swimsuit one minute to my fave denim the next, so it was a great exercise in being able to really delve into the various areas of my closet. Here’s what I wore this week.

One of my new fave things to do is rework a swimsuit into a bodysuit. It’s a great way to extend the wear of my swimmers and I love the versatility of being able to utilise existing pieces in different ways. I wore this great Viktoria and Woods textured swimsuit with cropped jeans, and sandals for a sleek summer look.

Credits: Swimsuit, Viktoria & Woods x Palm; Jeans, Ksubi; Bag, Louis Vuitton; Chain link necklace, Manning Cartell; Sunglasses, Rayban, Shoes, Gucci

Being out and about as a mum means comfort is key. I love dresses for this very thing because not only are they comfortable, it’s also a great way to achieve a polished effect with minimal fuss. I wore this black Camilla and Marc dress with simple black sandals (side note: these are the comfiest sandals in my closet right now) for the ultimate in sleek and simple outfits.

Credits: Dress, Camilla and Marc; Bag (small version here), Loewe; Shoes, Ducie

This was at a press day for the All Star Mile so it was a great excuse to get frocked up. This is one of Aje’s signature silhouettes and it’s such a great look in a sky blue shade. I wore this with white Bottega Veneta pumps, and a white bag for my take on daytime elegance.

Credits: Dress, Aje; Shoes, Bottega Veneta;

All black on this particular day. These Aje jeans worked back with a padded, sleeveless tee and sandals helped me to do a comfy look without compromising on style. Plus, the great thing is all these pieces separately work back with so many other things in my closet. Plus the addition of a classic straw bag helped to soften this look and give it a more feminine touch.

Credits: T-shirt and shoes, Ducie; Jeans, Aje; Bag (small version here), Loewe