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What’s on my New Year’s Eve outfit wish list

29th December, 2021

After the year we’ve had it’s time to let off a little steam. I love getting dressed up for New Year’s Eve and always enjoy wearing a bold party dress and embracing beautiful statement pieces to help ring in the new year. I’ve been scouring my fave brands and I’ve come across some great options which are destined for many a party, whether it’s a December 31 soiree or beyond! This year, I’m finding myself gravitating towards pieces that I can dial up the glam on. Whether it’s in the detail, the silhouette or the textures used, these pieces have caught my eye and are currently in contention for my NYE party look. And since I’m showing you what’s on my wish list, tell me what you’re planning when it comes to your New Year’s Eve party look!

Rachel Gilbert Levi Dress

You can’t go wrong with an LBD when it comes to a NYE dress that you can wear beyond December 31. This Rachel Gilbert dress ticks all the boxes for me. It’s the ideal style if you want something a little more versatile. The streamlined silhouette, and the high neckline has a classic feel but the cut out detail adds a subtle sexy touch. You could easily change up the look and feel of this dress with a strategic change in accessories.

Rachel Gilbert Kenzi Mini Dress

If I’m going to get all dolled up to welcome in the new year I may as well go all out! This embellished frock is a party dress personified. The sequins and the feather trim are playful and a helluva lot of fun. I like the nod to the 90s with the sleek silhouette, mini hemline and spaghetti straps, I could imagine Kate Moss wearing something similar back in the day. I’d dress it up with a gorgeous strappy heel and I’m so ready to farewell 2021!

Rebecca Vallance Amara Bow Mini Dress

If there’s anything that involves bows, I’m there. Rebecca Vallance is one of my go-to labels for events simply because the designs are always so polished, and incorporate a lot of fun details. The triple bow detail lifts this mini dress and adds some depth. I could see myself pairing this with some statement jewellery and killer heels, but beyond New Year’s Eve I could definitely roll it out again to wear to an event or two.

Reliquia Jewellery Grace Earrings 

Talk about statement earrings! These disco inspired diamante earrings are the ideal standout accessories to add a special touch to a party look. I love how festive they are and they’re just the thing to liven up an outfit. I could wear these with an LBD to add a touch of glam, or pair them with a sparkly look to take it to next-level NYE attire status.

Prada Satin Crystal Mini Bag

This bag is pretty much sold out everywhere, but a girl can hope! It’s a limited edition style released by Prada and encrusted with crystals which makes it destined for many a party. Sometimes you can wear a more pared back look but liven it up with statement accessories, and this is just the piece to do it.

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What I Wore: All I Want For Christmas

1st December, 2021

After the year we’ve all had, I’m of the frame of mind that Christmas is a time to go all out and celebrate big time! So, what better way to do it than getting dressed up, putting on a beautiful gown and toasting the most wonderful time of the year? I don’t think you can do any of this without a striking red dress, because if there’s one thing that says Christmas it’s something in a knockout red. When I talked about getting dressed up, I meant gown territory. And what a gown this one is! I can always call upon Rebecca Vallance to deliver in the dress department, and this is one takes festive celebrations to a different level. Firstly, I can never resist a big bow moment. The back of this dress is just to die for, and is such a statement making piece. The sleek silhouette is also a great way to offset the big, oversized nature of the bow making for a gown with sexiness and playfulness all rolled into one.

Whenever I do evening attire such as this I always tend to opt for a sleek ‘do to truly let the dress do all the talking. How you wear your hair really makes all the difference and in this instance, it was all about my go-to style of a slicked back bun. It’s timeless, classic and just the thing to ensure a clean decolletage to work with the strapless neckline of the dress. I opted for sky high heels as I think a dress like this needs to look as elongated as possible and what better way to do it than with a pair of black pumps to add a little extra height. Simple studs and a tennis bracelet make for an elegant pairing that complements this dress perfectly, and instantly ups the glam stakes of this look.

Credits: Dress, Rebecca Vallance

Photography: Ashleigh Larden

 

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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

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What I Wore: White Out

15th June, 2021

Chilly winter days have me reminiscing about looks like this! This sweet Rebecca Vallance dress is definitely bookmarked for the spring/summer. What I love about crisp white dresses is that they always look so fresh and polished. And this particular style has so many playful features such as the triple tie detail, drop waist and ruching at the back. Also I really love how the textured fabrication gives it a little extra personality, and elevates it from just any ordinary white dress.

One of my fave colour combinations is white and gold. Gilded touches just work so well against a white backdrop and really pop. These sunglasses have been such a good addition to my collection as they can be paired with so many different outfits, and have a nice streamlined vibe which makes them a bit of a style chameleon. While my white and gold Apede Mod bag, is the perfect finishing touch. It’s petite silhouette and chain strap, make it the perfect on trend accessory to work as an accent piece against this look.

Credits: Dress, Rebecca Vallance; Bag, Apede Mod; Sunglasses, Finlay

Photography: Ashleigh Larden

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Afterpay Australian Fashion Week: Day 1

31st May, 2021

It’s the first day of Afterpay Australian Fashion Week (AAFW) and it’s so nice to be back! After having the event cancelled last year, it has been great to see everyone, from friends to colleagues, and most importantly to check out some of my favourite designers. I was off to the Rebecca Vallance show today so I wanted to throw my support behind the brand, by wearing this suit dress from the label. I’m a huge fan of suiting in general, but I think a suit dress is always such a classic and feminine way to do it. This pink Legally Blonde-esque number is equal parts sophisticated and playful—how could it not be in such a great shade of pastel pink. I also love the textural elements of this dress, from the fringing detail to the pearl buttons.

I wanted to dial it up a notch for a day spent celebrating fashion so I was looking for a glam accessory to complement my dress. These perspex heels by Billini definitely fit the brief. The pointed toe is sleek, while the diamante straps and bow add a bit of drama to the shoes. And sunglasses during Fashion Week are an absolute must. These oval Le Specs tortoiseshell glasses are a simple design that allow the rest of my look to do the talking. That’s day one of AAFW almost done—the rest of the week (and more looks) to go!

Credits: Dress, Rebecca Vallance; Shoes (similar here), Billini; Sunglasses (similar here), Le Specs

Photography: Ashleigh Larden

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What I wore this week

15th April, 2021

Another week of school holidays, and another mixed bag of looks. I’ve been in and out of Sydney, so I’m in farm mode one minute, city styling the next. I’ve been embracing a lot of co-ord sets this week, which is just about one of my fave shortcuts to achieve a polished look. While I reverted to one of my fave outfit combinations when I wanted an easy breezy look. Here’s what I wore this week.

I love a matching set because they’re so wearable and look instantly put together. This look by Manning Cartell works so well as a duo, but I’m also able to wear it separately which means double the wear. And let’s not forget the fact it’s super comfy which is always a bonus in my book.

Credits: Top and skirt, Manning Cartell; Shoes and bag, Chanel; Sunglasses, Finlay

Acler have been doing such beautiful pieces of late. I love this matching set with the statement buttons, it’s just a fun little number with playful touches, but it also looks put together which is always the kind of vibe I love for any outfit.

Credits: Shirt and skirt, Acler

Wanted to dress comfy but still feel like I’d made an effort so this look was the ideal compromise. I don’t think you can ever go wrong with a white tee and jeans. I’m really loving more relaxed cuts recently, and it works really well with a statement shoulder as the silhouette looks cinched in at the waist, which makes for an instantly flattering shape.

Credits: Top and shoes, Ducie; Jeans (similar here), Ksubi

Went for a run but why not support my fave designers while I’m at it? I’ve been loving the athleisure pieces Aussie brands such as Camilla and Marc and Rebecca Vallance have been doing. It’s a great way to do a workout and look presentable enough to go do some errands straight after. Plus I’ll never complain about wearing something supremely comfy like a hoodie and leggings.

Credits: Jumper, Rebecca Vallance; Leggings, Camilla and Marc; Sneakers, Asics

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What I Wore: Chandon Ladies’ Day

19th March, 2021

When they say ‘a touch of pink’ well, I go all out! I do love wearing this particular hue, so if I can wholly embrace it then I absolutely will. While on hosting duties for Chandon Ladies Day last weekend, the dress code called for pink, so it was a great excuse to wear this gorgeous Rebecca Vallance dress. It’s a true statement dress in every aspect, from the hue to the silhouette, but without a doubt the best bit was the back detail. The open back, and the oversize bow was the ideal striking finish. I had so much fun wearing it as it was so playful and fun.

I wanted to carry the pink theme further so I went for accessories in varying shades of it. The headband by Anna Shoebridge was a great way to extend the bow feature, and it was the kind of unfussy headwear that wouldn’t compete with the dress. While the pink Bottega Veneta Jodie bag added an on trend element, and was the right kind of shape and style to work back with the rest of my look.

Credits: Dress, Rebecca Vallance; Headband, Anna Shoebridge; Bag, Bottega Veneta; Heels, Stuart Weitzman

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What I Wore: Sharpen Up

13th October, 2020

Having spent much of this year in more relaxed, lounge wear style clothing, one of the things I missed wearing was a great suit. There’s something about a sharp suit that just adds an extra layer of polish to a look, and gives me a healthy dose of confidence whenever I’m wearing it. I have loved how tailoring has evolved into more modern, and slightly sexier silhouettes. This Rebecca Vallance suit is ultra flattering with the nipped in waist of the jacket and the cropped fitted trousers. Also I love the fringed edging on the jacket and the pants seams—it’s a little extra detail that makes for a great finishing flourish.

Working with a checked pattern, I wanted to keep things sleek and simple with the rest of my accessories. I decided to go for white Bottega Veneta pumps (as an aside, these shoes have been such a great investment—I’ve been able to wear them on so many occasions and highly recommend them) which add a bold touch without clashing with the pattern. While a black Prada bucket bag adds a fun touch, with the bag’s contemporary design offering a great contrast to the classic look of a suit.

Credits: Blazer and pants, Rebecca Vallance; Shoes, Bottega Veneta; Bag, Prada

Photography: Sophia Athas

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What I Wore: Living Doll

8th September, 2020

Wearing a Barbie pink dress means that it’s almost compulsory to have fun in an outfit and you can’t get more playful than this Rebecca Vallance number. I’m a fan of long-sleeved dresses for battling tricky transseasonal weather as it helps to navigate that “Is it hot enough or cold enough to wear [insert] outfit today?” conundrum. When you throw in a classic polka dot print, it makes it the ideal piece to navigate spring/summer. Additionally I’m a fan of ruching on a dress as it instantly creates a flattering silhouette and adds a point of interest too.

When working with such a striking print and colour I knew my accessories had to be a little pared back, but not without its own personality too. So I went for a white pair of Bottega Veneta heels which are a great versatile shade to complement such a bold colour. A structured Mehry Mu bag adds a a classic ladylike touch while my slimline Poppy Lissiman sunglasses add a little edginess to offset the sweetness of this ensemble.

Credits: Dress, Rebecca Vallance; Bag, Mehry Mu; Sunglasses (similar here), Poppy Lissiman; Shoes, Bottega Veneta

Photography: Sophia Athas

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What I Wore: In Check

30th June, 2020

A chilly family day out at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo on the weekend required having to rug up, so it was the perfect opportunity to snuggle up in this Rebecca Vallance checked coat. Whenever I’m opting for quite a simple outfit, I like to incorporate a statement piece to elevate it and give it a little extra personality. The print on this coat is quite striking so it was the perfect thing to pair back with the classic combination of jeans and a white top.

When I’m after an outfit that’s guaranteed to work I always opt for tried and tested formulas, in this case denim worked back with a white skivvy. This has become a go-to combination of mine during winter and when classic Levis are in the mix, it’s a time honoured fashion combination that forms the foundation for many a look in my wardrobe.

A big day of walking around is all about comfy shoes and these sneakers by D.O.F definitely ticked that box without scrimping on style. I particularly love the athletic vibe of these shoes and the fact it still has a sleek and stylish sensibility. As the final piece of this outfit puzzle, I went with white sunglasses to add a modern finishing touch, and help tie the entire look together.

Credits: Coat, Rebecca Vallance; Skivvy, Uniqlo; Jeans, Levis; Sneakers, D.O.F; Sunglasses, Valentino

Photography: Sophia Athas