There’s something about a great dress that I can’t resist. Particularly when it has such a fun print. This brush stroke print on this Esther and Co dress, in an array of different colours is just the kind of design that’s a perfect occasion dress to have at the ready. I could wear this to an event or a casual lunch just by switching up my accessories, whether it’s heels or a boot to dress it up or slides and sandals to dress it down. Little design features are so important to me and the cut-out and blouson sleeves give this dress a little extra personality. Plus the A-line skirt gives it a soft, feminine feel. There’s something about printed dresses that makes them a statement-making piece, and so easy to build an entire look around.
Considering my accessories whenever I’m planning a look is so important to me, and I’m always thinking about what accoutrements and shoes I’m going to use to tie a look together. In this instance, the colour and print of this dress was always destined to take centre stage, so I wanted my accessories to complement rather than compete with it. So I opted for a classic pair of black sunnies and my usual arm stack of my fave special jewellery, comprised of pieces I’ve collected or been lucky enough to be gifted over the years. My investment jewellery is something I use every day and I always tend to wear the same pieces most days because they work so well together. Jewellery is definitely something I don’t mind saving up for because I know I’ll get plenty of wear out of it. It’s also the perfect finishing touch to any look, no matter the occasion.
Credits: Dress, Esther and Co; Sunglasses, Pared x Bec and Bridge; Arm stack from top to bottom – link bracelet (similar here), Tiffany and Co; Watch, Jaeger LeCoultre; Tennis bracelet, Hardy Brothers; Juste Un Clou bangle (similar here), Cartier
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.
Have you ever wanted to wear something purely because it just looks like pure joy in an outfit? This Valentino look is just that. I’m always on board with a co-ord set but throw in the most intricate floral print and some thoroughly playful embellishment in the form of ostrich feathers and it’s just a picture perfect pairing. This ensemble also makes a slight nod in the direction of pyjama-as-outerwear dressing, with the cut and silhouette of the shirt and pants. But it maintains that level of polish that you’d expect from a heritage brand like Valentino. Also, the azure blue shade just makes the entire look pop.
When working with such a showstopper design I always opt to keep it simple to let the outfit steal the show. I think when prints and embellishments are in the picture accessories should be kept to a minimum so I went for a beautiful timepiece and jewellery. This watch by Jaeger LeCoultre is the kind of understated design that works with virtually any look while my Cartier bangle is something I’ve had for years and wear almost every single day. I did add a pair of statement earrings as it helped balance my overall look, and when they’re as much fun as this pair by Aje, it adds the perfect finishing flourish.
I was on hosting duties for Lexus earlier in the week at a styling session held in Westfield at Sydney’s Bondi Junction. We were discussing spring/summer trends so I wanted to go with an outfit that echoed the theme, but still keeping it practical with the current season ie I wouldn’t freeze to death in winter temperatures!
I went for an entire Dion Lee look for the event because the current collection has the ultra modern and sleek vibe I was going for. I opted for a green knit tank, the most genius feature of which was that it comes with detachable sleeves as part of the design making wearable in two different ways. One of the things I love about anything by Dion is that he always does strikingly architectural pieces, there’s always a focal point or feature that makes it interesting. I loved the A-line skirt I wore for this reason, particularly due to the design features such as the asymmetrical slit and corseting detail. And the beautiful trench with twin straps and belted cuffs was the right mix of classic and cool.
I felt the look needed a statement piece to complete it, and eventually i went with bold earrings by Aje. The drop style had just the right amount of glam to finish it off while an understated watch was just the right pared back accoutrement to finish off the ensemble.
Credits: Top, coat and skirt, Dion Lee; Earrings, Aje; Watch, Jaeger-LeCoultre