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What I Wore: Gingham Girl

20th August, 2019

We’re really spoilt for choice as far as suiting goes these days and I’m loving all the different silhouette variations I’ve been been seeing in my ongoing quest for the perfect suit. Whilst you can get everything from a relaxed suit to one that’s perfect for a dressy occasion, I tend to gravitate towards the styles that have a little personality, whether it’s a great print or an interesting cut. This suit by Bec and Bridge ticks both boxes. The checked pattern gives it a certain energy and vibrancy, whilst the flared, bell bottom pants give it a fun, 70s feel. I could easily see myself wearing this suit to an event or out to lunch with my friends or even a meeting, so it’s definitely a versatile addition to my wardrobe. Underneath I popped on a simple white ribbed top, complementing the hints of white on the suit.

Working with such a busy pattern, I wanted to let the suit take centre stage so opted for accessories that were a little more pared back whilst also staying within the colour palette of the check print to give my outfit some cohesion. I went for a black quilted Dior bag with chain strap and minimalist cat eye sunglasses by Poppy Lissiman. I always like to wear heels whenever I’m wearing a suit so I paired this particular look with Giuseppe Zanotti heels with the most amazing crystal covered heel—elegant but glam all at the same time.

Photography by Sophia Athas

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Blazer: Gingham Girl Blazer, Bec & Bridge 

Pants: Gingham Girl Pant, Bec & Bridge 

Top – Joey Top Ivory, Hansen and Gretel

Bag – Dioraddict Lambskin Bag, Dior 

Shoes: Farrah, Giuseppe Zanotti

Sunglasses: Le Skinny – Black, Poppy Lissiman 

Earrings, vintage 

Necklace, top: Dior, bottom: custom made

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What I Wore: Laced Up

6th August, 2019

Whilst easy, breezy lightweight dresses in summer are great I do love a long sleeved dress during winter. There’s something quite polished and chic about the style plus they work beautifully during trans-seasonal weather when you’re not quite sure whether it’s going to be hot or cold. Whilst I love the silhouette of this Zimmermann dress, what really sealed the deal for me was the lace up detailing and ruching. Both give it a beautiful textured effect and elevate it into something special. Also who else loves rocking florals during winter? I think it’s such an unexpected print to wear at this time of year, plus the colour palette is perfect for the season.

With a dress such as this it’s nice to keep the rest of the look quite pared back so as not to overwhelm. I opted for my Balenciaga sock boots as they allowed me to continue the slimline silhouette of the dress to the rest of my outfit. I capped off my ensemble with a pair of frameless Le Specs sunglasses with a slight cat eye (such a great style at an affordable price) and my heart shaped Dior tribal earrings. Accessories that are understated yet with plenty of personality.

Photography: Sophia Athas

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Dress: Espionage Lace Up Pencil Dress, Zimmermann

Boots: Knife spandex sock boots, Balenciaga

Earrings: Pearl Crystal Heart J’Adior Mise En Dior Tribal Earrings, Dior 

 Sunglasses: Pit Stop | Gold, Le Specs 

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What I Wore: Casual Luxe

30th July, 2019

I’m all for a high-low mix when it comes to how I dress and often work elegant accessories with more casual pieces. This ensures comfort without compromising on style. And what’s more comfortable or stylish than a classic white tee and jeans? I often wear this combination and always add interesting outerwear along with fun accoutrements to help give it a point of difference. For this particular look I decided to add the ultimate in luxury pieces—a fur coat (faux all the way, of course). I wore this coat to Fashion Week with a dress but it goes to show that it can also be dressed down without compromising its wow factor. I’ve found that throwing on knockout outerwear always elevates a less dressy look.

As always accessories are crucial for finishing off an ensemble and in this instance it was all about a striking bag and shoes. The classic Louis Vuitton Speedy bag looks fresh and modern due to the oversized monogram, and I love that I can use it as both a crossbody and top handle bag. My ankle boots are also by Louis Vuitton, but with a smaller, subtle LV pattern. And as a final finishing touch, delicate cat eye sunglasses by Vogue Eyewear and earrings by The Slow Mode.

Photography: Ashleigh Larden

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Top: U Crew Neck Short Sleeve T-Shirt, Uniqlo

Pants: 501 Skinny Jeans, Levi

Coat: The Long Mac Coat, Unreal Fur

Shoes: Silhouette Ankle Boot, Louis Vuitton

Bag: Speedy Bandouliere 30, Louis Vuitton


Sunglasses: VO4138S, Vogue Eyewear

Earrings: Cleopatra’s Bling -Astrology Earrings by The Slow Mode

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My week on Instagram

28th July, 2019

It was all about winter looks this week on Instagram. One of my go-to staples during the cooler months is a gorgeous knit and this week was no exception. The Zimmermann jumper below has been on high rotation and adds a feminine element to a casual look with it soft pink hue and sweet oversized bows. But I’m also all about a beautiful trench, and this checked coat by Lover is one way to add a chic touch to any outfit. It’s the perfect topper—adding a statement feature to an ensemble whilst being versatile enough to go from off duty to work and event without missing a beat.

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What I Wore: Soft and Sweet

23rd July, 2019

One of my favourite things about winter is the fact I get to cosy up in gorgeous knits such as this sweet jumper by Zimmermann. I’m a firm believer that knitwear doesn’t have to be boring, in fact it can often be the star of an outfit if the finishing touches are just right. The oversized bows on this sweater is ultimately what makes it and is the ideal finishing touch. I also find a batwing sleeve particularly flattering when it comes to knits as it has the slightly billowy feel that I like when it comes to jumpers but the tapered cuffs give it a refined shape.

You’ll often find me in jeans so I am quite particular when it comes to the wash and fit. This pair by Levi’s ticks all the boxes for me. It’s always nice to go back to such a classic denim brand as they really know how to create a great, flattering pair. Paired with a cute jumper, it’s a combination that’s a failsafe during winter.

I decided to dress this outfit up a little with black Aquazzura pumps. I like the fact that the subtle bow on the straps ties in to the bows on my jumper, offering a little extra cohesion. As a final finishing touch, I opted for my favourite black Dior bag worn as a clutch. Overall it’s a casual look that’s elegant and polished, yet easily adaptable with a change of accessories.

Photography: Sophia Athas

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Top: Resistance Batwing Bow Sweater, Zimmerman

Jeans: 501 Skinny in ‘blessings’, Levi’s 

Shoes: Deneuve 105 bow-embellished suede pumps by Aquazzura

Bag: Calfskin Bag, J’adior

 Sunglasses: New Wave SL 207 Jerry, YSL

Earrings: Pearl Crystal Heart J’Adior Mise En Dior Tribal Earrings, Dior 

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What I Wore: Resort Chic

16th July, 2019

One of my favourite things about going on a tropical getaway is putting together my holiday wardrobe. Resort wear is without a doubt one of my favourite styles to work with because I love the relaxed nature of it. And living in Australia, I think we do these styles beautifully.

I think one of the biggest musts of resort chic is a gorgeous summer dress. I tend to gravitate towards midi styles and am really embracing prints. Florals are always a winner as they evoke an understated elegance, but I think warm, balmy days are also a dream pairing with crisp white frocks. If you only pack two styles with you on holiday, make it those two.

Whilst dresses are easily dressed up or down with the right shoes and accessories, I’m also a fan of packing great separates. If done in a considered way, you could pack a handful of separate pieces and create several looks. I always love to pack a pair of high waisted shorts (white is always a beautiful option for a beachy vacation) because I know that I can wear them to the pool and out to lunch and all the way to dinner if I so desired. I’m also really into crop tops worn with a higher waist and paired with natural textures such as a straw hat or a wicker bag. Simple, understated and elegant — you can’t really go wrong with that approach.

Look one:

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Dress: Veneto Shirred Waist Dress, Zimmermann

Shoes: Marmont Logo-Embellished Leather Sandals, Gucci 

Necklace: Vintage

Look 2:

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Dress: Allia Crochet Long Dress, Zimmermann

Hat: Nerida Winter | Similar: Plaited Wide Brim Sunhat, Zimmermann

Look 3:

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Top: Suraya Bronze Stripe Tie Top, Zimmemann

Shorts: Allia High Waist Short, Zimmermann

Bag: The Round Wicker and Leather Top Handle Bag, Sparrows Weave 

Hat: Nerida Winter | Similar: Plaited Wide Brim Sunhat, Zimmermann

Sunglasses: The Ginchiest, Le Specs

Necklace: Vintage

Look 4:

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Dress: Mes Demoiselles 

Sophia’s Dress: Lily Dress, Emma Laue

Grace’s Dress: Lily Dress, Emma Laue

Sunglasses: The Ginchiest, Le Specs

Necklace: Vintage

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What I Wore: Island Life

2nd July, 2019

I’ve always been a fan of dresses for ease of dressing — you simply pop them on, add a pair of shoes and you’re done so it’s been so good to see that the dresses around at the moment have all featured such gorgeous prints and classic cuts. I’m particularly loving the midi length styles with simple, feminine silhouettes such as the dress below by Rebecca Vallance. I brought the dress with me on my trip to Daydream Island and found it to be such a good piece for a beachy getaway because it was able to take me from hanging with Sophia by the pool to lunch and even to dinner if I really wanted, with just a few accessory tweaks. And it was so comfy too!

I paired it with a pair of simple white Gucci sandals to keep the vibe of my outfit fresh and relaxed. And I simply can’t get enough of wicker handbags at the moment so opted for a top handle bag by Sparrows Weave. It helped add to the holiday vibe of my ensemble. And as the rest of my look was so simple it was crying out for a strong piece to elevate it, so I added a pair of drop earrings as the ideal finishing touch.

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Dress: Holliday Dotted Shirt Dress, Rebecca Vallance 

Bag: The Round Wicker and Leather Top Handle Bag, Sparrows Weave 

Shoes: Marmont Logo-Embellished Leather Sandals, Gucci 

Sophia’s swimmers: “Sophia” in Earthy Stripe, Willow Swim

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What I Wore: Colour Block

11th June, 2019

Picking up great designer pieces on sale is always so satisfying and a Harrold’s sale is one I always make sure to check out. They stock all my favourite designers so I always end up finding great pieces at a fraction of the price. A great top I picked up at the sale was this red Balenciaga logo turtleneck. It’s a fun on trend addition to my wardrobe and the colour is bold and punchy, which is perfect for lifting a winter outfit. Also the ribbed style is great for adding a textural element to a look. 

One shade I am really loving paired with red is pink. I think a vibrant iteration of the colour just works so beautifully with red. There’s something feminine and modern about it and I love how the colours are both so striking and the colour blocking effect can make an outfit pop. Plus who can resist a little lurex Stella McCartney number in such a fun hue?

I decided to work a little more pink into my outfit by pairing it with my Bulgari top handle bag. A structured bag is so on trend at the moment and I loved that ladylike touch it added to my look. During winter I’m all about ankle boots. My Balenciaga sock boots have lasted me a few seasons and they’re back again—proof that a great designer buy can last for plenty of years to come.

Photography by Sophia Athas, Hatrik

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Top: Allover Logo ribbed turtleneck top, Balenciaga

Skirt: Asymmetric Lurex skirt, Stella McCartney

Boots: Knife spandex sock boots, Balenciaga

Bag: Serpenti Forever Mini Bag

 Sunglasses: New Wave SL 207 Jerry, YSL

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What I Wore: Louis Vuitton

8th June, 2019

As a long time fan of Louis Vuitton I was thrilled to attend the launch of their new B Blossom collection at their concept store on Sydney’s George Street. It was so fun to check out all the pieces in the range and have the opportunity to try them on.

When it comes to big launches such as this I always like to support the brand by wearing something from their range, and for this event I was lucky enough to be dressed by Louis Vuitton. For a cocktail party, what better outfit option than a little black dress? I decided on a sleeveless Louis Vuitton LBD but as it was a bit chilly outside, I decided to pop on a turtleneck underneath. It helped keep me warm and has always been a favourite go-to hack of mine to extend the wear of dresses into winter. It had such a beautiful pattern on it which helped elevate it, whilst the silhouette was still classic and sophisticated and ideal for such an event.

I paired this look with simple black Aquazzura pumps and a bold cherry red Louis Vuitton bag which I wore as a clutch. And of course, I wanted to wear a few pieces from the B Blossom collection. I layered two necklaces to add an interesting element to my ensemble, and wore some simple and understated earrings and rings, also from the range, to complement the rest of my look.

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Dress: Sleeveless Dress with waist detail by Louis Vuitton

Heels: Deneuve 105 bow-embellished suede pumps by Aquazzura

Bag: Petite Malle by Louis Vuitton

Necklace: B Blossom Medallion, Yellow Gold, White Gold, Onyx and Diamonds by Louis Vuitton

Necklace: B Blossom Necklace, Yellow Gold, White Mother-of-Pearl and Diamonds by Louis Vuitton

Earrings: B Blossom Earrings, Pink Gold, White Gold and Diamonds by Louis Vuitton

Ring: B Blossom Ring, Yellow Gold, White Gold, Onyx and Diamonds

Ring: B Blossom Ring, Yellow Gold, White Gold and Diamonds by Louis Vuitton

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What I Wore: Dinner with Dion Lee

4th June, 2019

As part of Fashion Week last month I was lucky enough to attend a beautiful dinner hosted by Dion Lee. I’ve been friends with Dion for years so it was nice to be able to celebrate with him at a dinner at Barangaroo House in Sydney and it was a lovely way to punctuate the hectic week that was MBFWA.

Of course I wanted to wear one of Dion’s creations so opted for a navy dress with cutout details from his new collection. Not only did it have an interesting silhouette, I was also a fan of the complementary blue tones and also the contrasting texture of the top and skirt. Evening dresses can sometimes all start to look very similar but I know I can always count on Dion to do something that’s a cut above.

When it came to my accessories, I turned to Christian Louboutin. The silver clutch provided a touch of nighttime glam to my look, whilst the pointed toe Mary Janes helped ground the look and added a classic accent. Understated earrings by Sarah and Sebastian was the final touch to pull together the entire ensemble.

Credits: Dress (similar), Dion Lee; Clutch, Christian Louboutin; Earrings, Sarah and Sebastian; Shoes, Christian Louboutin.

Photography by Danielle Castano
Photography by Danielle Castano
Photography by Liv Repaci
Photography by Liv Repaci
Photography by Liv Repaci