This week I was excited to attend the launch of the 2018 Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington. I was also there in my role as a Lexus ambassador so wanted a look that was sophisticated and classic, in keeping with the look and feel of the day. The perfect outfit came in the form of a monochrome, graphic print Maticevski top and skirt. The overall silhouette was elegant with interesting touches in the form of the cap sleeves and fitted bodice on the top and peplum on the pencil skirt.
As my outfit already had a few focal points I didn’t want to overdo it in the millinery department so I opted for a gorgeous oversized bow with tulle detail. I love outfits that have a standout feature at the back and this headpiece definitely fit the brief. It was also a departure from the headpieces I’ve worn of late so it was great to be able to try something a little different. In keeping with the black and white theme I decided on my favourite Alaïa shoes as the final finishing touch.
Credits: Top & Skirt, Maticevski; Shoes, Alaia; Headpiece, Jill & Jack Millinery
Photography: Danielle Castano
Earlier this week I flew down to Melbourne with my family to watch my mum be inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame. Attending the 34th Sport Australia Hall of Fame Annual Induction and Awards Gala Dinner was a truly special occasion for us all, most especially for Mum. For such an event I wanted to wear something a little bit different, something with a strong silhouette, and the moment I saw this look by Maticevski I couldn’t see myself wearing anything else.
I usually tend to go for dresses for big events so it was great to be able to venture out of my comfort zone. This top is a showstopper—the one shoulder neckline, the subtle architectural ruffle and the incredible train all made it perfect for the occasion. The soft blush colour also worked beautifully with the white tailored pants and had a really strong, yet feminine vibe to it.
My outfit’s colour palette was quite soft, so I knew I needed to keep the theme going throughout the rest of the look, as anything too bold would have been a little bit jarring. This gorgeous clutch by Farrah and Sloane had just the right aesthetic. I loved the fringing and also the bangle handle, and the style held its own against my outfit without taking anything away from it. A pair of classic neutral Christian Louboutin pumps was the ideal shoe and worked well with the rest of the colours of my ensemble.
It’s always so fun to be able to get dressed up for events and wear gorgeous things, but this look will remain particularly special to me because of the occasion I wore it to. What an honour it was to watch my mum’s hard work and achievements celebrated on such a grand scale, I can’t think of a person more deserving of it.
Credits: Pants and top, Maticevski (available in select stores next month); Shoes, Christian Louboutin; Bag, Farrah and Sloane
Photography: Danielle Castano
The beautiful Toni Maticevski show
So many shows, so many clothes, so many trends! Fashion Week is always a great place for a little fashion inspiration. It’s an even better way to compile a very lengthy shopping list! There were a whole lot of shows during the week, but these were my favourites…
My favourite by far. It was just breathtakingly beautiful and I loved every piece in the collection. The production was incredible, the styling was beautiful and it was just a really gorgeous show.
I loved Ellery. It was a really great show to kick off the week and I love all her designs. Having Gemma Ward open the whole show also really created a lot of buzz. She’s a favourite in fashion circles and to have her open Australian Fashion Week was pretty special.
Bec and Bridge
I’ve known the Bec and Bridge girls for many years and I’ve always loved what they do as they always create really wearable pieces. Even though the show was held at Carriageworks (where MBFWA is based), it was still offsite in this big open space and the whole show just had a bit of wow factor.
I thought this show was great. Loads of 70s inspired pieces to fall in love with and I walked away with a favourite or two (maybe three!).
Bianca Spender just knows how to make clothes that have me falling in love with them immediately. I was mentally marking some pieces as I saw them coming down the runway and was adding them to my shopping list.