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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?

 

 

Fashion, What I Wore

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

Steal my look

Accessorise with a hit of pink

Photography: Ashleigh Larden

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What I Wore: Australian Fashion Week 2017 Day One

14th May, 2017

The first show of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia was Dion Lee, and as a huge fan of his designs I wanted to show my support so opted for a sweater and pleated skirt from his label. I went for a full navy look but worked in different textures in order to break the outfit up and avoid the colour looking too overwhelming. Also the weather was quite cool so it was great to be in a knit to keep warm as the show took place outdoors on the Opera House forecourt. I wanted to wear statement jewellery to add some punch to my outfit so opted for rose gold earrings and a smattering of cocktail rings. My Bulgari bag was also in navy so was in keeping with the colour palette of the day, whilst the Mimco bag/wallet added a touch of colour. And of course one of my favourite Alaïa heels had to cap off the look and my round frame Miu Miu sunglasses added a touch of fun to my ensemble. Bring on the rest of the week!

Credits: Sweater and skirt, Dion Lee; Heels, Alaïa, Bag, Bulgari; Sunglasses, Miu Miu; Wallet/Bag (beige), earrings and rings; Mimco;

Photography: Sophia Athas

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What I Wore: Bell Curve

7th June, 2016

Myerkate-30What I love most about this By Johnny dress is the cute bell sleeve detail and the grey marle fabric which gives it an interesting finishing touch. The neoprene fabric is also ideal for accommodating a bump but I love the fact it’s still quite structured and makes for a great silhouette. To give the look a playful touch I teamed it with my circle glasses from Miu Miu and dressed up the look with my favourite nude Gianvito Rossi heels. I kept the rest of my accessories quite simple with my Christian Paul watch and a sweet candy pink clutch by The Daily Edited

P.S. Scroll down to shop my favourite bell sleeve looks – there’s one to suit every style and budget.

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Steal the bell sleeve look:

 

Credits: Dress, By Johnny; Sunglasses, Miu Miu; Heels, Gianvito Rossi Watch; Christian Paul; Clutch, The Daily Edited .

Photography: Adam Nalapraya

Beauty, Fashion, Fashion & Beauty

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her

11th February, 2016

 

These to-die-for gifts take feeling the love to a whole new level. Send this guide to your other half or why not just simply just spoil yourself? Either way these gift ideas will inspire lots of love heart emojis!

Giorgio Armani lipstick

Every woman needs at least one standout lipstick that makes her feel and look amazing. Giorgio Armani do lots of flattering shades that will make sure your pout is picture perfect.

Aamaya by Prinyanka XO Earrings 

Hugs and kisses, anyone? You can never go wrong with jewellery – especially when they’re this adorable.

Lanvin clutch

Carry love with you wherever you go with this amazing clutch. It’s definitely a major, major splurge but who wouldn’t want a little Lanvin lovin’ in their life?

La Perla balconette bra Briefs

La Perla are the crème de la crème of lingerie brands and we’re sure this set would be as much a present for that lucky someone in your life as it would be for you. A win-win gift situation all round.

Amber Sceats bow ring

Who can resist a pretty bow? The minimalist jewellery trend seems to be here to stay so this would make a welcome addition to any collection.

Miu Miu knit sweater

Hearts, cashmere and Miu Miu. An ideal Valentine’s Day gift if we ever saw one.

Ileana Makri eternity ring

Diamonds are a girls’ best friend especially when they come in the form of this amazing ring. Whether you want yellow, white or rose gold, this sparkler is a definite keeper.