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What I Wore: Royal Ascot Day Two

17th June, 2022

Day Two of Royal Ascot called for a shift in sartorial direction so I went all out with colour. This lemon yellow ensemble is perfect for a day at the races, and it’s light and bright— ideal for summer in London. This Mariam Seddiq dress is such a strong silhouette. The shoulder pads give it a bold, statement feature, while the high neckline and oversized sleeves give it a modern touch. Also in keeping with Royal Ascot dress code, it’s also midi length which is always guaranteed to be an elegant and classic look. There’s also something about a long sleeve dress that’s always guaranteed to be sophisticated and sleek.

Headwear is of course key to such a day, and I wanted to keep this look quite tonal so went with a Nerida Winter raffia headpiece featuring an oversized yellow bow that finished at my hips. It’s ultra feminine and (plus I’m a big fan of anything that features a bow) and it’s softer vibe helps balance the stronger, bolder silhouette of the dress. I opted for Louis Vuitton pieces for the final finishing touches. A silver monogrammed chain strap bag worked well to provide some contrast against the softer pastel yellows of my ensemble, while silver cap toed black pumps help ground the look and give it a little edge.

Credits: Dress (similar here), Mariam Seddiq; Headpiece, Nerida Winter; Bag  and shoes, Louis Vuitton

Photography: Ashleigh Larden

Fashion, What I Wore

What I wore this week: Spring racing

11th November, 2021

I’ve been lucky enough to attend a few spring racing events over the last few weeks and as a result, had the opportunity to have some fun with a few new looks. After months in lockdown it’s certainly a nice feeling to get dressed up again! I love dressing for racing events because there’s something nice about being able to wear a polished look from head to toe, complete with headwear and I’m often lucky enough to be able to work with some amazing designers when it comes to my outfits. While I didn’t wear all these looks this week, I thought it might be worth sharing a few of my favourite looks so far this spring racing season.

I was attending the launch of the Lexus Melbourne Cup on this occasion and adored the chartreuse colour of this Mariam Seddiq dress. It was also such a bold silhouette with the dramatic cape, the bold shoulders and ruching, that I really felt it made a statement. I decided to cinch the look in with an Alessandra Rich belt and paired it with a simple Viktoria Novak headband as a finishing touch.

Credits: Dress (similar here), Mariam Seddiq; Belt, Alessandra Rich; Headband, Viktoria Novak; Bag, Bulgari

I was doing a live cross with Channel 7 and loved the vibe of this blazer dress by Rebecca Vallance. Blazers are a staple in my wardrobe and I like the twist on it when it’s worn as a dress. The houndstooth print added some boldness to my look and with the contrasting lapels and pearl buttons, it was a polished ensemble that was both classic and modern. I didn’t want to overwhelm with my accessories so I opted for an oversized black bow, which is always one of my faves when it comes to headwear.

Credits: Dress, Rebecca Vallance; Bow, Roxy Jacenko

Sometimes I get to wear dresses like this and I have to pinch myself! I wore this for a shoot with The Daily Telegraph newspaper to promote The Everest race day and didn’t want to take it off. I felt like a bonafide princess, plus who doesn’t love tulle when it’s at it’s pink hued best! I loved the tiered skirt and the plunging neckline, not to mention the statement sleeves on this particular design and it was so much fun to wear.

Credits: Dress, Steven Khalil

Hanging with Emma Freedman at a Lexus press day. I really liked the combination of pink and red in this particular look. There’s something about those two hues together that just gels really well, so when I went for this one shoulder Mossman mini dress, I knew I had to pair it with this this adorable pink headband by Ford Millinery. My Aquazzura heels are shoes I’ve had for awhile and it’s so funny when I revisit favourites such as these shoes, because I always fall in love with them again.

Credits: Dress, Mossman; Heels, Aquazzura; Headband, Ford Millinery