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What I Wore: The Everest 2023

17th October, 2023

As the richest race on turf, The Everest is always one of the biggest events in the racing calendar. I was there on hosting duties with 7 Racing over the weekend and it’s the kind of event that requires something big and bold. Enter this colour blocked dress by Rebecca Vallance. Pastel blue and green is always such an impactful colour combination and in this instance its vibrancy was perfect for a gorgeous spring day in Sydney. It’s also a design that embraces one of spring racing’s biggest trends. Hot tip: bows are going to be having a major fashion moment over the coming months.

I wanted to provide some contrast with my accessories and pastel pink was the ideal complementary colour. It adds a feminine touch and lifts the pastel tones in the dress. Continuing the bow theme I opted to wear this headpiece by Somewhere Here, the oversized bow paired with the pink veil added a classic touch to such a playful look. Weaving some more pink into this outfit (if Barbie taught us anything there’s no such thing as too much pink), I opted for a Rabanne bag. With its intricate disk design, it added some texture to my look while tying into the pink hue of my headwear. Spring racing is definitely licence to have a little fun with your outfit, and this look at Everest certainly set the right tone for the coming weeks!

Credits: Dress, Rebecca Vallance; Headpiece, Somewhere Here; Clutch, Rabanne

Photography: Ashleigh Larden

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What I Wore: La Bella Vita

18th July, 2023

Taormina in Sicily is a magical place for my family — I’ve holidayed there since I was a kid and it’s where Luke and I got married. I was thrilled to be back there with my family recently to attend my sister-in-law’s wedding which took place at the San Domenico Palace (fun fact: it’s where they shot season two of The White Lotus) and it called for an event look that was fun, bold and bright. So, I went all out when it came to colour and wore this sunshine yellow Rebecca Vallance one shoulder dress. The colour perfectly suited the joy we were all feeling on the day! I liked the column style silhouette which was simple and elegant, but the oversized ruffle detail added a playful, statement feature which was befitting of the occasion.

Accessorising this look was a chance to go all out and embrace bold accoutrements. I couldn’t resist these rainbow chandelier earrings by House of Emanuele. The colour worked perfectly with the yellow dress, adding striking finishing detail and also providing a fun splash of colour. When it came to an evening bag, I decided to go for some texture and a lot of glitz, with this silver pouch bag by Jimmy Choo.

I always like keeping my event looks as they always bring back so many happy memories, and I think this outfit is no exception. A colour statement, some texture and glam touches made for a great ensemble to celebrate such a joyous occasion.

Credits: Dress, Rebecca Vallance; Bag (similar here), Jimmy Choo; Earrings, House of Emanuele

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What I wore this week

15th June, 2023

It’s the week for a round up of the more dressy looks I’ve worn of late. Events, interviews and work commitments have given me the perfect excuse to break out a few of my fave pieces, plus some new additions. The theme seems to be that I’m in my suiting season right now, as I cannot get enough of this style staple. The great thing about it is that it can be worn in so many different iterations, so whether it’s a traditional suit or a vest and pants set there’s nothing a suit can’t work for. Here’s what I wore this week.

Credits: Top, Alaia; Pants, SIR, Heels, Giuseppe Zanotti; Sunglasses, Poppy Lissiman

Alaia have released an ‘Editions’ collection which features designs from their archives dating from 1981 – 2017 and this ultra flattering bodysuit is from that range. It’s on the exxy side but the quality and fit is amazing. It’s made from a stretch knit which is comfy and achieves a really smooth line, while the off the shoulder silhouette is one of my faves as it’s ultra flattering. I wore this with a simple pair of black trousers from SIR and Giuseppe Zanotti heels. You can’t beat an all black ensemble for hitting all the right notes when it comes to looking polished.

Credits: Jacket and pants, Rebecca Vallance; Heels, Witchery

I love a suiting moment of any kind and Rebecca Vallance always does a great suit. This oatmeal coloured set feels very fresh and modern and gives this suit a lightweight feel. I like the fact suits are able to be worn in so many different ways to change up their look and feel, and this time around I decided to wear the jacket buttoned up to act as more of a top rather than a jacket. However a quick addition of a white tank underneath plus white sneakers and it immediately gives it an on trend vibe. The versatility factor definitely contributes to my love of suiting.

Credits: Vest and pants, Seed; Heels, Bottega Veneta

I do like the current trend of vests worn with tailored pants which gives a suit a more modern spin. Hot tip: check out Seed’s tailored options. I got this set from there and it definitely has the upmarket feel of bespoke tailoring minus the price tag. I wore this with my Bottega Veneta heels to give it a more feminine vibe, but if I wanted to dress it down I could definitely get away with wearing this set with sneakers.

Credits: Dress, Camilla and Marc; Heels, Giuseppe Zanotti

I was doing a try on session at Camilla and Marc and came upon this super cute dress. I love the ruching detail down the middle which adds a point of interest while the maxi hem gives it an elegant feel. I went with a simple pair of heels in this instance as I liked its understated vibe.


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What I wore this week

8th June, 2023

It’s been awhile between these posts! It has been a bit hectic so I’m now getting around to recapping a few of my fave looks over the last few weeks. I’ve had the opportunity to attend some fun launches and racing events of late and as a result, I’ve been able to wear some pretty great events looks as well. Here are a few of my faves…

If there’s one thing everyone needs during winter it’s a camel coat. This Bec and Bridge number is such a versatile piece and just the perfect length to wear with everything from pants to dresses and skirts. I wore this look to an event launching The Social Quarter in Melbourne’s Chadstone shopping centre and I needed a coat to keep me cosy, as I was wearing a strapless dress, also by Bec and Bridge underneath. I liked the structured silhouette of the coat and that it had almost a blazer vibe to it – it helped balance the more floaty nature of the dress. The floral print also felt a little more unexpected for winter dressing. The nude heels helped keep everything quite tonal and tied everything together.

Credits: Dress and coat, Bec and Bridge; Heels, Scanlan Theodore

I flew up to Brisbane to attend the Stradbroke season launch so decided to have a Barbiecore moment with this candy pink dress by Paco Rabanne. The celestial print added a fun touch, while the long sleeves and ankle length hem kept my look classic (a must for me whenever it comes to race day looks). A white boater and white heels made for the perfect contrast pieces against the pink of the dress. I love touches of crisp white for adding a smart touch to any look.

Dress: Dress, Paco Rabanne via Camargue; Hat, Martina McGrath; Heels, Nine West

Prints are always a great way to elevate a racing look and this houndstooth dress by Rebecca Vallance was a great way to tackle a monochrome colour palette. I also like the fact it features a gold chain trim that adds a luxe touch, and a bit of texture to this outfit. A great pump in the form of one of my go-tos, a pair of black Aquazzura pointed heels keep this look sleek and polished. I also added an adorable mini Loeffler Randall clutch to keep my essentials within easy reach, and a Martina McGrath veiled hat kept this ensemble looking wintery but honoured the requirement of headwear for any racing event.

Credits: Dress, Rebecca Vallance; Hat, Martina McGrath; Bag, Loeffler Randall; Heels, Aquazzura

It was texture galore with this Manning Cartell look! I loved the oversized sequinned effect the scales achieved plus it really added a touch of theatre to this ensemble. This is actually a top and skirt set so I tied the look together with a black vintage waist belt to give it more of a dress effect. My fave Bottega Veneta heels and a velvet padded headband made for the perfect pared back accessories to let the dress shine.

Credits: Top and skirt, Manning Cartell; Belt, vintage; Heels, Bottega Veneta; Headband, Avenue


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What I Wore: Kentucky Derby

12th May, 2023

Experimenting with patterns, profiles and hues is one of the things I love best about racewear. Attending any race day is of course underpinned by looking polished at all times, but there’s also plenty of opportunity to explore the dress code in myriad ways. For another incredible day at the Kentucky Derby, I wanted to go all out and embrace all things colour. The Kentucky Derby is all about embracing colourful attire so as soon as I saw this mosaic-like dress by Rebecca Vallance I knew it would be perfect for the occasion. The striking kaleidoscope effect makes a statement but I love the softness it evokes with the puffed sleeves and the knotted bodice. Also, the maxi style feels very contemporary, tapping into the current trend towards longer hemlines.

The jewel tones in the dress inspired the accessories I wore, starting with the orange Nerida Winter straw hat. What sets the Kentucky Derby apart from other sporting events in the US is that attendees are required to wear hats or fascinators, and ever since the 1960s, it’s been all about embracing extravagant designs when it comes to headwear. The bold, oversized brim coupled with the vibrant hue and veil definitely nailed the brief. I loved that it embraced the vibrancy of the dress, and added a playful hit of colour to the outfit while honouring the race day dress code. Additionally, I wanted to highlight the emerald tones in the dress so this acrylic clutch by Katherine Land was a great fit. With its marbled effect and curved lines, it was the ideal finishing touch to this ensemble.

Credits: Dress, Rebecca Vallance; Heels, Jimmy Choo; Hat, Nerida Winter; Bag, Katherine Land

This post was produced in collaboration with the Kentucky Derby


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What I wore this week

9th March, 2023

Today was a week for Aussie labels and there’s nothing I love more than championing homegrown brands. I wholeheartedly believe we have some of the best designers in the world, so it’s great to be able to wear local brands as much as I can. I’ve had a few different work-related commitments this week so I went for lots of polished looks, with a few fun accessories thrown into the mix. Here’s what I wore this week.

I love the monochromatic feel of this look from Manning Cartell. The pencil skirt features a silver, metallic lace overlay which adds a touch of futuristic glam to this outfit, while the white blouse helps ground it. The heels from Christian Louboutin are a new addition and I can see myself wearing them with several different looks. The mini bag from Oroton taps into the white hues of the outfit, helping to tie everything together.

Credits: Blouse and skirt, Manning Cartell; Heels, Christian Louboutin; Bag, Oroton

Fun, playful prints are always in my wheelhouse—I love tapping into them during the warmer months in particular. Right now, I’m taking advantage of the continuing warm weather with this Significant Other dress with side cut outs and tropical themed embroidery. Paired with a Sparrow’s Weave basket bag and yellow Hermes slides to tie into the florals on the dress, I’ll be making the most of this look until it gets too cold to do so!

Credits: Dress, Significant Other; Bag, Sparrow’s Weave; Slides, Hermes

Rebecca Vallance pieces are always in rotation in my wardrobe, particularly when it comes to dresses. This striped number with the puffed sleeves and cinched waist is one of my favourite kinds of silhouettes as it’s ultra flattering. Also, I love a bold print. I loved the pairing of the basket bag and Hermes slides so much that I decided to hit repeat with this particular look.

Credits: Dress, Rebecca Vallance; Bag, Sparrow’s Weave; Slides, Hermes; Sunglasses, Bec and Bridge x Pared

I wrote about this Scanlan Theodore dress that was on sale previously, and as you can see, I loved it so much that it came home with me. The teal hue is a little unexpected and makes for a nice hit of colour. Also, ribbed knit dresses are not only on trend this season, but also ultra comfortable too. I added a few pops of gold jewellery to work against the boldness of the dress and really accentuate it.

Credits: Dress, Scanlan Theodore; Earrings (similar here), Oroton

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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