Rich, luxe fabrics are always so glamorous and the above metallic pants by Carla Zampatti are certainly on another level. I think when paired with a more subdued top a somewhat dramatic piece can be tempered and become slightly more wearable for everyday wear. I think the key is just to keep everything in a similar colour family to provide a common thread to tie the whole look together. Even Sophia was able to dress in a similar theme wearing a singlet as a rather adorable makeshift dress!
It’s fun being on shoots because it allows me to push the boundaries as far as my style goes. This embellished top and pants set that I wore on the Grace magazine shoot was exotic in nature with the intricate beading and rich burgundy colour and was quite the departure from my usual go-to outfits. However the combination was beautiful and I definitely enjoyed wearing it for the magazine. Separately, I can imagine each working quite well with the rest of my wardrobe and really making a statement.
This is one of my favourite looks from my shoot for Grace magazine. I think it’s quite understated yet the little details help elevate it and give it a point of difference. The blush pink blouse would make the ideal office staple as it’s quite demure yet effortless at the same time with its relaxed sleeves. A black skirt will always be a wardrobe staple simply because it’s so versatile but I particularly like the ruffle at the front which makes for a sweet finishing touch. A pair of black pumps are a go-to in my closet but the crossover strap detail help to make it a little more modern.
It’s party season so there’s no better time to embrace bold metallics. Appearing on the cover of Grace magazine with my family was all about feeling and looking festive and what better look than vibrant hues of gold, red and green. I loved the kaleidoscope effect of the Dodo Or dress I was able to wear on the shoot – I felt it was quite dramatic with the array of colours but the shift dress silhouette kept it somewhat classic the same time. I think every girl needs at least one statement-making party dress that can elevate her look for party season. Whilst I wore something quite colourful alternatively you could go for one bold shade. My sister-in-law Hoda wore a beautiful Michael Lo Sordo dress in a rich plisse fabric which I could see turning heads at any event. Even Sophia and my niece Rose got into the metallic trend with their adorable Boden dresses.
I’ve known Georgie Abay, the editor of the parenting website The Grace Tales since her days at Vogue and have been a long time fan of her site which is all about motherhood, stylish mothers and all things children and is a great website for mums. Recently Georgie launched an online magazine called Grace which I absolutely loved reading so I felt very honoured when she asked my sister-in-law Hoda and I to appear on the cover of the second issue with our children.
It was a Christmas themed shoot that took place in a studio in Sydney’s Waterloo. I always love seeing the outfits the stylist has pulled for a shoot and this time around we got to wear some fabulous outfits, in really bright colours and a handful of metallics to reflect the fact it was an issue celebrating the festive season. It was a nice way to mark the start of this great time of year.
Sophia was particularly excited about the shoot as she was able to “go to work with mummy”. Photo shoots are long days so by the end of it I think her excitement had waned slightly and going to work with mummy was no longer quite so fun but she loved spending time with her cousins, Rose and William. As with most little girls I think her favourite part of the day was playing dress ups. As soon as she walked in she was trying on shoes and trying on different dresses and she just wanted to be in everything Rose was wearing so a lot of the shots they’re wearing the same thing. It was an honour to be asked to be in the shoot with Hoda and the kids and we had such an unbelievably fun day shooting it. I hope you like the end result!