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Fashion

Who I’ve been turning to for fashion inspo

24th July, 2018

There are some days where I’m stuck for what to wear. So instead of staring at my closet for ages not really getting anywhere I tend to do what I’m sure a lot of you do—scroll through Instagram for a dose of outfit inspiration. And whilst a scrolling session does provide a ton of style ideas, I do like to reign it in a bit more and do a more targeted approach. This is why I have a few people I regularly turn to to help ignite a fashion idea or two. A quick peek at their accounts will always get the styling juices flowing and I’ll settle on a look before I know it.

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Olivia Palermo

Now you’d be hard pressed to look at an image of Olivia Palermo and not walk away having sorted your outfit out. The girl can do no wrong. I love how she experiments with colours and textures, often layering it all unexpectedly and still manages to pull it all together in a really cohesive, polished way. I’m sure I’m not the only one with a huge style crush on her.

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Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner manages to combine a runway sensibility with everyday practicality and make it work. She can be wearing jeans, a tee and sneakers one minute to a fierce, edgy evening look the next so she provides an endless source of fashion inspo.

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Nadia Fairfax

One of the reasons I love following my friends on Instagram is because I not only get to see what kind of exciting things they’re up to but I get a healthy injection of style inspo too. Nadia’s one such friend. I love that her style is a riot of bold bright colours worked back with feminine cuts and playful touches. Her style always brightens up my day.

Sara Crampton

If I’m after something sleek, understated and minimalist then Sara is the girl I turn to. Seeing her style always reminds me to pare it back and that less is more sometimes. Also the fact that she always sticks to the same colour palette always serves to be the perfect reminder to bring it back to basics, which more often than not works to when I’m experiencing a stying block.

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The Undone

Yes, it’s not technically a person but Sara’s online store, The Undone is basically her personified. I love the simple, streamlined styling of all the looks and the elevated accessories that are often showcased.

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Gigi Hadid

She has one of the most enviable wardrobes in the world so it’s no surprise that Gigi Hadid is also one of my style go-tos. Her street style looks are my favourite, especially her casual, New York City-inspired ensembles but I do love it when she dials up the glamour with a showstopping dress.

Who do you turn to when you’re in need of fashion inspiration?

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Steal her style: Kendall Jenner

17th June, 2016

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 07: Kendall Jenner leaves the Chanel show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on July 7, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/WireImage)

An all-white ensemble is one that can look instantly chic without really trying. There’s something about a crisp white outfit that screams polished and put together. Kendall Jenner’s top and cropped pant combination looks quite modern and off-the-moment and is perfectly complemented by silver boots and a classic black bag with a snakeskin trim to give it some edge. Her red lipstick is the perfect finishing touch – it just screams “I mean business”.

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White blouse

A white blouse is a wardrobe staple and can be worked back with so many pieces in multiple ways that it’s well worth the investment (or the splurge in the case of the Givenchy shirt!). It’s timeless so I guarantee you’ll be wearing it in the years to come.

 

White cropped pants

Pants that are cropped at the ankle universally flattering to women as it shows off slimmest part of the leg. It also helps elongate the leg for those who are petite.

 

Silver boots

With such a clean canvas it’s important to add some interesting details to give the outfit a focal point. A pair of silver boots might at first sight look a little daunting but metallics are surprisingly versatile – they will go with virtually everything in your wardrobe.

 

Black bag

A classic black bag (in Jenner’s case it’s Saint Laurent) will never go astray in your wardrobe. If you’re not one for accessories that are too classic, opt for one with an interesting finishing touch such as the snakeskin detail on Jenner’s bag which gives the outfit a little attitude.

 

Sunglasses

I’m definitely a sunglasses person – I have multiple pairs in different styles as I love having options to suit my mood or look each day. However if you’re one who loves to have just one classic pair, black sunglasses are a failsafe option because they go with absolutely everything and they’re always in vogue.

 

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Date with Kate, Fashion, Social

Date with Kate: Kendall and Kylie Jenner

22nd November, 2015
Lunch with Kendall and Kylie. Photo: Lucas Dawson.

Lunch with Kendall and Kylie. Photo: Lucas Dawson.

Kylie and Kendall Jenner are sisters of the famous Kardashian Empire. The girls constantly appear in the media spotlight as models, designers and television personalities. They’re known as “selfie queens”, and Time magazine named them in the list of Most Influential Teens for the past two years. Kylie and Kendall have also walked down the runway for fashion designers during fashion weeks in New York, Milan and Paris. The pair are visiting Australia for their collaboration with Forever New, where they have created a 19-piece collection of “directional” party looks. I was lucky enough to host the launch and chat to them about their visit, their famous elder sisters and the biggest misconception about them.

Welcome to Sydney. Is this your first time to Australia?

Kendall: Thanks. Yes, I have been here once before with my mum.

Kylie: But this is my first time.

What are you doing while in Australia?

Kylie: Lots of sightseeing. Maybe visit a beach. We enjoy spending time visiting and taking in all of the gorgeous landscapes.

Tell me a bit about the collection. Were you hands on in the design process?

Kendall: This collection is our baby. Next year, fashion will be a major focus for us designing our line. Every step we’re involved, and while we love it – it hasn’t always come easy. We’re both still learning a lot, and we have the best creative team to help guide us and allow us to evolve our skills. Lots of late nights in the design studio, photo shoots, fittings, and lots of trial and error. There are things we’ll see in the sketch phase and love, but once the garment is made, it doesn’t come out how we imagined, so we have to restart. I think simplifying and editing is super important, especially when it comes down to choosing final pieces. It’s hard not to put too many ideas into one look, so to be able to collaborate and get feedback has been the most rewarding part.

How would you describe your style?

Kylie: My own. It’s always changing.

Kendall: Simple and classy.

Did you both always know that you wanted to go into fashion?

Kendall: Growing up with older sisters, we were always encouraged to experiment with fashion. As we started to grow up, it’s been nice being more comfortable with our personal style and being able to express ourselves with what we like. I’ve always dreamt of being a model at a young age, and being able to live out that dream has helped me to really appreciate all of the different roles within the fashion world.

Have your older sisters been an inspiration to you? If so, in what way?

Kylie: Yes, of course. Family is the most important thing to us, and our sisters are our biggest inspirations. Khloe is, of course, the nurturer. She is so loving and patient and that’s such a good example of how we want to live each day. Kim is a hard worker and businesswoman. We’re building our own brands right now and working on so many different projects. Kim is always so good with giving us business advice on what we should be working on and doing next. Kourtney has always taught us a lot about confidence … to be who we are and that being ourselves is what life is about.

You both have millions of followers on Instagram and Twitter. What is off limits when it comes to social media?

Kylie: I think because of social media people feel like they really know every moment of our lives, but really what they see on social are just a few moments in a much bigger picture. We’ve grown up in front of the cameras, but we still try to keep as much privacy as possible. We’ll spend days together as a family, or plan special dinners with each other when the cameras aren’t rolling and none of us are posting on Instagram or Snapchat. It’s important and healthy to keep some moments to yourself.

What is the biggest misconception about you?

Kendall: Probably that we’re not hard workers. Kylie and I work almost every day and are always on really demanding schedules. There’s a lot that goes into building your dream, and thankfully we are surrounded by so much love and support that helps keep us going, on even the hard days. I think when you have a big dream, you always have to put in the work.

Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?

Kylie: Continuing to push our dreams, whatever they may become, and spreading happiness and positivity to our fans. We always want to keep challenging ourselves and discovering new adventures.

BITE SIZE

WE WENT TO Regatta restaurant and bar, Rose Bay

WE ATE Grilled sirloin, roasted kipfler potatoes, bone-marrow sauce; roasted fillet of snapper, vine-ripened roma tomatoes, basil and goat’s feta; rosemary and lemon marinated spatchcock, gem lettuce, baby corn on the grill

WE DRANK Champagne and sparkling mineral water

KYLIE AND KENDALL WORE Items from their Forever New collection

Kendall and Kylie. Photo: Lucas Dawson.

Kendall and Kylie. Photo: Lucas Dawson.

 

Beauty

Beauty inspiration: Cara, Gigi and Kendall

1st September, 2015


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My favourite beauty icon will always be Sophia Loren (those eyes!) for her classic and timeless beauty looks but lately I think it girls Gigi Hadid, Cara Delevingne and Kendall Jenner have been really hitting the mark as far as beauty looks go. (Is this what happens when you’re in Taylor Swift’s girl squad?) Gigi Hadid’s above look at the VMAs was just bronzed perfection; Cara’s brows are always on another level; and Kendall knows how to go from fresh-faced California girl to dramatic makeup without missing a beat. While I love my classic beauty inspiration, these ladies are great to turn to when I’m looking for something slightly more modern. In honour of the first day of spring, here are some beauty looks from these ladies that may inspire a fresh new look for the season.

What do you think of Gigi, Cara and Kendall? Who’s inspiring you beauty-wise at the moment?

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Photography: @caradelevingne @gighadid @kendalljenner