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What I Wore: Feather Fun

6th April, 2023

When it comes to wedding attire I love to embrace playful, fun designs. It’s such a joyous occasion that it’s the perfect opportunity to wholly embrace vibrant hues, embellishments, and dramatic textures. So, when I knew a friend’s wedding was on the horizon I immediately bookmarked this Rachel Gilbert dress for the occasion. This dress features an elegant column design but is taken to the next level with the full length ruching. The texture gives it some depth and the gathered finish makes for a flattering silhouette. Also, sign me up for anything that involves bold finishes—particularly when it comes to feathers. The off the shoulder design is given an element of theatre with the fuchsia feather trim and achieves a beautifully constrasting textured effect against the ruching.

Outfits are all about balance and in this instance the boldness of the dress needed to be offset by simple accessories. Black is a no brainer as far as being a perfect complementary colour to pink, so I went for a black Miu Miu clutch that I’ve had for years. It’s proven itself to be a smart buy, because without fail, it will get an outing to several different occasions each year. I love the classic matelassè pattern on this Miu Miu bag plus it’s the ideal size to carry all my essentials, not to mention it also adds a glam touch with the ring embellishment. These two strap Giuseppe Zanotti heels are also a longtime fave and the streamlined design is the ideal counterpoint to such a statement-making outfit.

Credits: Dress, Rachel Gilbert; Bag (similar here), Miu Miu; Heels (similar here), Giuseppe Zanotti


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What I wore this week

1st December, 2022

December means it’s officially party season time so I thought I’d do a round up of a few of my event looks of late. From the races to a wedding to launches, I’ve embraced the full gamut of occasion attire over the last few weeks. The one thing it proves is that you really can take event wear in so many different directions, as I’ve gone for pants and a top for one occasion while another event called for a slinky cocktail dress. I think the only rule with event dressing is to enjoy it and have fun! Here’s what I wore.

I did a shoot for a racing event and ended up falling in love with this fuchsia gown by Aje. The signature oversized puff sleeve worked back with an asymmetrical hemline really amped up the glam factor and made a statement. With simple nude heels and a headband, I think this look could work for so many different events.

Credits: Dress, Aje; Heels, Scanlan Theodore; Headband, Nerida Winter

For those who remember doing pants and a nice top for a night out back in the day you’ll be glad to meet its more modern incarnation. Love this off the shoulder top by Aje, which is so beautifully theatrical — it’s almost a wearable work of art. Definitely ticks the box when it comes to a nice top. Meanwhile wide leg slacks offer a more tailored, pared back counterpart to the dramatic nature of the top.

Credits: Pants and top, Aje

I wore this stunning maxi dress to the Gucci launch, which not only was such a gorgeous interpretation of a floral dress, but it also was a way to show my support for the brand. Paired with a Gucci textured bag, and a pair of ornate heels, this look was all about embracing a feminine style but adding a few high end touches.

Credits: Dress, bag and shoes, Gucci

I wore this to a friend’s wedding and it had me channelling my inner mermaid — the kids certainly loved it for that reason! The laser cut detail on this Manning Cartell dress is insane — it added such a gorgeous texture to the look. Plus the wrap design is ultra flattering. I didn’t want to take away from the wow factor of the dress so stuck to nude heels to keep things clean and simple.

Credits: Dress, Manning Cartell; Heels, Scanlan Theodore


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What I Wore: RSVP

6th October, 2022

Planning looks for events are always one of my favourite things because you have so much breadth to explore different styles. These days a sleek black suit works just as well as a vibrant evening gown when attending a special occasion so I always love that I can tailor it according to my mood. That said, event looks can often be quite expensive and when you’re wanting to make a splash but not break the budget, it can be tricky. So, I was thrilled to be able to try out Sheike’s limited edition event wear collection called RSVP. The price range is quite reasonable and there are so many options to choose from, from a colourful lurex maxi to a foiled silver skirt. Everything is chic, on trend and designed to be party-ready! I loved the various styles in the range but I immediately fell in love with this monochrome evening gown. The wrap effect with the subtle side slit, plus the voluminous contrasting off-the-shoulder neckline is simply stunning and is destined for a black tie occasion.

A dress like this shouldn’t have too many competing factors as I didn’t want to take away from the wow factor of the neckline, so I kept to simple accessories. A tiny Miu Miu clutch bag made for the ideal diminutive companion for such a statement-making dress, while chandelier earrings added a touch of glam and a bit of glitz. When working with an event dress, I think it pays to be really considered in what you pair it with as often that’s what can be the glue that holds everything together, or in this case the accoutrements that can let a dress shine.

Credits: Dress, Sheike; Bag, Miu Miu

Photography: Ashleigh Larden

This post was produced in collaboration with Sheike


What I Wore: La Dolce Vita

31st August, 2021

Living in lockdown right now, life is about finding the silver linings, the sweet things that make it worthwhile. And for me, one of those things is fashion. It’s always been something that’s been an integral part of my life, so the opportunity to play dress up (even if it is at home) is something that puts a smile on my face. That and a big bowl of pasta which is without a doubt one of my fave things ever!

I have an affinity with Italy having spent many a summer there during my childhood, Luke and I got married there and I’ve holidayed there with friends and family so it has always had a special place in my heart. So for this shoot, I married my great Italian loves of food and fashion. I am always quite partial to a shift dress but when it’s a cute little Miu Miu number like this, well, how could I pass it up? I love the simple silhouette of this dress but what makes it special are the little design details. The contrasting scalloped collar is all kinds of adorable, while the bow and line of pearl buttons help tie it all together and add a classic touch to the dress. I’ve always found that even the simplest of styles can be turned into something memorable with just the right finishes. I could see myself wearing this to an event in hopefully the not so distant future and it’s something I know I’ll keep in my closet for the girls one day. As for that bowl of pasta, well, that’s definitely something you don’t save for later!

If you’re in a similar situation and currently in lockdown, I highly recommend dressing up in a nice outfit even if you’re just headed to the living room! It certainly changed the vibe of my day and right now, it truly is all about embracing the little things that can brighten your day.

Credits: Dress, Miu Miu (via Cettire)

This post was produced in collaboration with Cettire

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What I Wore: Orange County

5th June, 2021

Neutrals are a constant part of my wardrobe every day of the week, but sometimes, you just have to go big and bold and embrace a vibrant hit of colour. Enter this Miu Miu dress via one of my fave luxury retailers, Cettire. The site has quickly become a fave as not only do they stock my fave brands, but they have some other smaller labels which have some really interesting pieces. It was during one fateful online shopping trip, I spotted this splash of orange and knew immediately it was something that I needed.

This dress has personality to spare, but also has an elegance to it which balances out the entire look. When wearing a such a bold hue as orange, I think it’s important to have some elements which are pared back and classic, and the shift style silhouette of this dress is something that I wear often for those two reasons. I also love the cut-out and the scalloped hem, finished by the sweet black waist bow. While it still allows colour to take centre stage, those finishing touches make a great supporting act.

Whenever I’m embracing boldness in my outfit, I may a point of keeping the rest of my look quite simple to avoid it looking too overwhelming. So I couldn’t look past my black Bottega Veneta heels. They have an understated simplicity, married with a modern vibe and they were the ideal shoe to pair with such a showstopping look.

Credits: Dress, Miu Miu (via Cettire); Bottega Veneta

Photography: Ashleigh Larden

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What I Wore: Derby Day

10th April, 2021

Derby Day is always one of my favourite race day dress codes as black and white is always such a chic colour palette to work with. This year I wanted to combine the two hues, and this Rachel Gilbert dress was the perfect look for the occasion. It has a bit of a retro 60s vibe, which I love. The oversized bow and the strapless silhouette has a slightly coquettish feel to it, while the mini length combined with sheer stockings added an element of playfulness to the overall look.

A great headpiece is always a must and this stunning Dior headband with veil was the perfect addition to this look. The rest of my look incorporated monochromatic touches that had a touch of drama to them. The jewelled Miu Miu handbag, was the perfect diminutive size to complement the dress, and I also loved its feminine look. While I once again turned to Dior for my shoes. The ideal black and white heels to help tie this look together nicely.

Credits: Dress and stockings, Rachel Gilbert; Heels and headpiece, Dior; Bag, Miu Miu

Photography: Ashleigh Larden


What I Wore: After Dark

13th June, 2020

In another “outfit I really want to wear when events are a thing again” update, here’s a Dion Lee LBD that’s all kinds of beautiful and just made for occasion dressing. I’d originally considered wearing this to Fashion Week, but since it was cancelled, I’m now looking forward to when another opportunity presents itself to wear this dress.

The one thing you can always rely on when it comes to anything designed by Dion Lee is that there’s always a structural feature that adds an element of drama to a look. In this case the exposed corset and back adds an edgy touch, while the lace softens it and gives it an elegant feel.

To allow the dress to do the talking, simple accessories are key. I opted for a pair of minimalist Gianvito Rossi shoes with crystal heel detail while a small Miu Miu clutch was the perfect full stop to this look, adding a little bit of glam, and a lot of elegance.

Credits: Dress, Dion Lee; Shoes, Bag, Miu Miu; Shoes, Gianvito Rossi

Photography: Ashleigh Larden


The making of my Melbourne Cup look

6th November, 2018

I love a fashion challenge and I have to say that every year, dressing for Melbourne Cup day is one of them. I have multiple professional commitments throughout the day so I need to ensure that I get my outfit just right. This year, I was lucky enough to once again work with Net-a-Porter to pull together my look which admittedly makes things so much easier. It’s one of my absolute favourite shopping destinations and they are always guaranteed to have multiple pieces for me to fall in love with. I had a busy few weeks leading up to Melbourne Cup so I enlisted the help of one of my favourite stylists, Jess Pecoraro to help me with pulling looks together for a few of the key dates in the Melbourne Cup Carnival, most especially Cup Day.

I knew I wanted to wear something bright and bold as I always like to have fun with my outfit at Melbourne Cup. After trying a few different dresses on, I eventually zeroed in on the floral Miu Miu dress I wore today. I liked the long hemline which is a little different to my other Cup Day looks over the past few years. We were playing around with the dress and actually found that we could adjust the straps to create an off-the-shoulder/bateau neckline so I ended up going with it as it had a really flattering effect.

There were a few heels we were tossing up between that were already in my closet but how could I resist wearing a pair of amazing Salvatore Ferragamo wedges? It had such an interesting shape I thought it added a great element of interest to my overall look. I also liked the gold heel and the strap across the foot echoing the look of a mule. It really grounded the colourful nature of the dress and its bold print.

As for my accessories, we tried a few different bag options and considered working with a few different headpiece styles and colours but I really loved the way my bag and oversized picked up a few of the subtle colours in my dress.

After we had decided on some looks, I did a final fitting in my home with Jess (with my kids providing a great audience!) to ensure that everything worked together — dress, shoes, bag, the lot. I always like doing this as I want to take a final look at what I’m wearing as a whole and make sure there’s cohesion and everything is spot on. And lucky for me, I found a look I loved for yet another year.

One of my super cute style advisors

I adored the vivid and colourful vibe of this dress

Aren’t they so amazing? Such a different silhouette

View from above

Jess helping me try on another dress option

Trying on shoes (and a sneak peek at one of my other looks)

Decisions, decisions…A girl can never have too many shoes, right?



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What I Wore: Australian Fashion Week 2018 Day 3

15th May, 2018

With another full day of shows I wanted a look that was comfortable yet still managed to push style boundaries. If there’s one time to experiment with a new look it’s Fashion Week. I was attending the Macgraw show this morning so I wanted to centre my look around a top and skirt from their current collection. I loved the 60s feel of the crochet mini worked back with a statement button down shirt. There’s something about dramatic shirting that I’m really into at the moment and the finishes on this top from the ruffled collar to the puffed sleeves and sweet heart applique on the back, all combine to make a statement.

If there’s one piece in my wardrobe that has me excited at the moment it’s this Gucci trenchcoat. With a traditional feel at the front it’s livened up by the embroidered moth at the back and the cursive writing on the collar. It helped keep me cosy throughout the day and was a definite focal point to my ensemble.

After a few days of heels I opted for comfort today. These flat boots by Maje are not only great to hang out in all day when you’re on the go, the statement buckles at the front turn them into a striking outfit element. Round frame Chloe sunglasses and a classic Miu Miu blush clutch helped provide the finishing elements to my look and are the ideal subtle complementary pieces.

Credits: Trenchcoat, Gucci; Shirt, Macgraw; Skirt, Macgraw; Boots, Maje; Sunglasses, Karen Walker; Bag, Chanel

Photography: Sophia Athas and Ash Larden


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What I Wore: Ombré Pink

17th October, 2017

There are times when an outfit of mine comes together based on a particular print or colour. In this instance the graduating pink tones of my Rebecca de Ravenel drop earrings had me wanting to wear the hue from top to toe. I find that playing with colour is often a great way to create a look that’s vibrant and impactful. Taking inspiration from the ombre effect of my earrings I wanted to incorporate light to dark shades in my ensemble, starting with the pastel pink shade of this Steele dress which provided the perfect canvas to build the rest of my look. I opted for blush toned bag and shoes to add a slightly deeper colour whilst my candy pink embellished Gucci sunglasses added a a fun touch while still keeping within the palette I was going for. The overall gradient effect is a playful way to wear this ultra feminine tone and is a styling trick that can be done with so many other colours, so it’s able to be carried out across my entire wardrobe. But there’s just something about pink that I’m really loving at the moment…

Credits: Dress, Steele; Shoes, Bottega Veneta; Bag, Miu Miu; Sunglasses (similar style here), Gucci; Earrings (similar style here), Rebecca de Ravenel

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Photography: Ashleigh Larden