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What I Wore: The Winter Dress

22nd May, 2018

I wear dresses non-stop during summer as they’re about as easy and as comfortable as you can get in an outfit. So it’s always nice to find one that is cool weather appropriate and can take me through the next few months. This striped ribbed dress by Zimmermann is such a great winter dress. It’s a heavy knit so is definitely nice and warm, whilst the sunny yellow and white stripes give it a light feel which is a nice break from the darker tones of my winter wardrobe.

In this instance I opted to go a little dressier by pairing the dress with my black Alaïa heels. However I’m planning to swap out the heels for sneakers when I wear this dress when I’m in casual mode. It’s such a versatile dress that I think it could work with myriad shoes depending on the occasion.

A simple Gucci clutch was the perfect complementary piece for this outfit. The colour tied back to my shoes while also being a great accent piece. I kept things simple with clear sunglasses to cap off my look. Who says winter dressing has to be heavy and dark?

Credits: Dress, Zimmerman; Heels, Alaïa; Clutch, Gucci, Sunglasses, Le Specs

Photography: Sophia Athas

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Steal all my looks from Australian Fashion Week 2018

18th May, 2018

It’s been a huge sartorial week and my wardrobe has had quite the workout. Fashion Week is always a lot of fun to attend but the outfit prep is always insane. It’s important to nail each look given you’re hanging out with some of the most fashionable women in the industry the entire time! That said, it’s also a lot of fun. I had a great time being able to play with a lot of new trends and looks, and feeling like I was showcasing a different part of my personality every single day. One minute I was embracing suiting, a standout trench the next and each time I felt I was able to try something I might not have during an ordinary event.

So if you liked any of my looks throughout the week, I’ve rounded up a few steal options so you can copy and paste them into your own closet.

Day 1: Preppy and polished

Day 2: Daytime Glam

Day 3: Edgy Preppy

Day 4: Bold Knit

Day 5: Seeing Red

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What I Wore: Australian Fashion Week 2018 Day 5

17th May, 2018

I told you I’m all about the suit at the moment. And with it being the last day of Fashion Week for me I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to wear this beautiful Alexander McQueen blazer. The cut, the fit and what a colour! These Maggie Marilyn pants have a slightly sporty vibe about them and made the ideal contrast piece to the structured, polished feel of the blazer.

When wearing such a bold, vibrant colour I think it’s a good idea to keep accessories quite pared back. I kept to a simple black quilted mini top handle bag by Dior to carry all my essentials and Christian Louboutin bow heels to give me some additional height (this is also a must when wearing wide leg pants). Small frame Poppy Lissiman sunglasses rounded out my look and helped marry the sleek and fashion forward look I was going for.

Credits: Blazer, Alexander McQueen; Pants, Maggie Marilyn; Bag, Dior; Shoes, Christian Louboutin; Sunglasses, Poppy Lissiman

Photography: Sophia Athas

 

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What I Wore: Australian Fashion Week 2018 Day 3

15th May, 2018

With another full day of shows I wanted a look that was comfortable yet still managed to push style boundaries. If there’s one time to experiment with a new look it’s Fashion Week. I was attending the Macgraw show this morning so I wanted to centre my look around a top and skirt from their current collection. I loved the 60s feel of the crochet mini worked back with a statement button down shirt. There’s something about dramatic shirting that I’m really into at the moment and the finishes on this top from the ruffled collar to the puffed sleeves and sweet heart applique on the back, all combine to make a statement.

If there’s one piece in my wardrobe that has me excited at the moment it’s this Gucci trenchcoat. With a traditional feel at the front it’s livened up by the embroidered moth at the back and the cursive writing on the collar. It helped keep me cosy throughout the day and was a definite focal point to my ensemble.

After a few days of heels I opted for comfort today. These flat boots by Maje are not only great to hang out in all day when you’re on the go, the statement buckles at the front turn them into a striking outfit element. Round frame Chloe sunglasses and a classic Miu Miu blush clutch helped provide the finishing elements to my look and are the ideal subtle complementary pieces.

Credits: Trenchcoat, Gucci; Shirt, Macgraw; Skirt, Macgraw; Boots, Maje; Sunglasses, Karen Walker; Bag, Chanel

Photography: Sophia Athas and Ash Larden

 

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What I Wore: Australian Fashion Week 2018 Day 2

14th May, 2018

I wore something quite classic yesterday but today I wanted to mix it up a little. My look today is a little edgier and all about playing with different textures. Usually my outfits start with a single piece and in this instance it was all about the cropped Prada denim jacket. The feathered collar really upped the glam factor and seemed so fitting for the occasion. I also loved mixing relaxed denim with the dramatic nature of the feathers for a truly striking centrepiece to my look.

With such a statement piece already in place, I thought I could take it up a notch even more by opting for a black polyurethane Georgia Alice skirt. I thought it provided the perfect contrast piece to the softer and more playful nature of the jacket.

As far as shoes go I decided on simple black heels to temper the dramatic nature of the rest of my outfit. But I think you can always afford to have a little fun with your accessories! With the current trend towards sunglasses with smaller frames I gravitated towards these Poppy Lissiman sunglasses. Sharp with a slightly futuristic vibe I thought they went perfectly with the rest of my ensemble. My trusty Gucci Dionysius bag can always be called upon to add a fun feature to any look and in this instance it was the perfect fashion full stop.

Credits: Jacket, Prada; Skirt, Georgia Alice; Heels, Maje; Bag (similar), Gucci; Sunglasses, Poppy Lissiman

Photography: Sophia Athas and Ash Larden

 

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What I Wore: Australian Fashion Week 2018 Day 1

13th May, 2018

Australian Fashion Week Day One is always an exciting time and one of my favourite events of the week. There’s a lot of buzz as the hectic few days ahead kicks off with one designer headlining the day. This year, one of my favourite designers, Camilla and Marc had the honour of showing on day one so I was excited to pull together my look to attend.

I am all about great suiting at the moment so I couldn’t resist wearing a white Saint Laurent suit. An all-white look is always quite impactful whilst remaining classic. Of course it was also one of the rainiest days we’ve had in Sydney in awhile so I had my work cut out for me keeping everything pristine but I was determined! I particularly love the white cigarette style pant which I’ve always found to be a really flattering cut. I wanted to keep to a single colour palette so a silk shirt in the same colour was the perfect piece to wear underneath the blazer. I also found this to be a really effective, yet subtle way of adding some depth to my outfit.

Accessories were key to this look to avoid it looking too stark. A pair of black embellished Christian Louboutin heels added a punchy statement item to my overall ensemble. Whilst a silver Sandro chain strap bag was an accent piece that helped to add a modern touch to such a traditional look. Here’s to the rest of the week!

Credits: Blazer, Saint Laurent; Pants, Saint Laurent; Shirt, Saint Laurent; (from David Jones) Heels, Christian Louboutin; Bag, Sandro.

Location: The Old Clare Hotel

Photography: Ash Larden

 

 

 

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Mother’s Day with my girls

12th May, 2018

I can’t believe it’s almost Mother’s Day again! I am so incredibly thankful to be a mum to two beautiful little girls. Sophia and Grace are both growing up way too fast (seriously where has the time gone?) but with each day it’s such a joy to see their little personalities coming through. They’re both so kind, caring and smart, and best of all as sisters, they couldn’t be any closer. I know most parents will probably agree but I can’t imagine what life was like without them.

For me, having daughters is a lot of fun. From tea parties to ballet classes to days spent at the park, I always have a ball when I’m with my girls. Being heavily into fashion I won’t deny that I also love being able to dress them up. Even at such a young age they’re already developing such strong opinions about what they like (Sophia would be in her Emma Wiggle costume everyday if she could!) and what they don’t like. It will be nice to see how this changes over the years and I’m sure I’ll lose half my wardrobe to them when they’re a bit older!

Every Mother’s Day I reflect on what the past year has brought and whilst we have our challenging days, I think every day with the girls is so enriching and in turn has made me a better person. It’s made me appreciate the little things. I can see how excited they are about the world around them, things that I probably would have taken for granted before. It reminds me of the sheer possibility of what lies ahead for them and it brings a smile to my face.

It’s a privilege to be able to guide Sophia and Grace through life. To show them what’s right and wrong. To raise them to be strong, confident, capable women who know their worth and won’t settle for anything less. I hope that I can be to them what my own mum is to me. My mum is my role model and a woman I look up to each and every day. If I come even remotely close to that I know I’ve done my job right as a mother.

To all the selfless, hardworking mums out there I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

Credits: Kate (#1): Dress; Shoes (#2) Jeans, Jumper, Shoes Sophia: (#1) Jeans, Jumper, Shoes (#2) Jeans, Sweater, Shoes Grace: Dress, Shoes, Cardigan, All from Seed

Photography: Sophia Athas

This post was created in collaboration with Seed

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What I Wore: Aje Garden Party

10th May, 2018

Whenever I attend a fashion show I always like to show support for the brand by wearing one of their pieces. I was lucky enough to be able to wear the below Aje dress before it has dropped in stores and it was the perfect vibe for their show which took place in Sydney’s Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden.

The gorgeous colour perfectly complemented the lush surrounds but I was all about the beautiful silhouette of the dress. The exaggerated flounces on the skirt and sleeve had great movement and it was just one of those pieces that’s just fun to walk in! The tie front added a sweet and feminine touch. I can see this working for everything from a work event to a wedding so it ticks the versatile box for me.

As the dress is already so striking I wanted to take it up a notch even more and opted to pair it with my Marco de Vincenzo heels. The braided style and the raspberry colour provided the ideal contrast piece whilst being strong enough to make their own statement.

Credits: Dress, Aje (Los Luna Dress not in store yet); Shoes, Marco de Vincenzo

Photography: Sophia Athas

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What I Wore: A Fresh Approach

8th May, 2018

I love the fresh look of an all white outfit and don’t get to wear it nearly as often as I’d like (two kids and white = potential disaster!). However I couldn’t pass up this top and skirt by Hansen and Gretel. I’ve worn the skirt in a different shade previously and loved it so much that I had to try the white option. It’s still got a slightly bohemian flair, with the shirring and front tie details but I find this version feels a lot more dressy. In keeping with the vibe of this particular ensemble I opted to carry the shirred effect throughout and this top was the perfect option. The puffed sleeves add a touch of drama and tie back with the slightly ruffled hem of the skirt.

Whenever I wear white I like to go for interesting accessories—whether it be a textured finish or embellishments. I found this bamboo clutch by Heidi Klein was the ideal option as it added some depth to the look, however it’s neutral tone meant it didn’t clash too much. My favourite white Gucci sneakers meant I was able to keep the colour scheme going from top to toe. Minimalist  gold frame Ray Ban sunglasses and a pair of playful star earrings by Holly Ryan round out my look, and give it a slightly more modern, up-to-the minute feel.

Credits: Top, Hansen and Gretel; Skirt, Hansen and Gretel; Sunglasses, Ray Ban; Clutch, Heidi Klein; Sneakers, Gucci; Earrings, Holly Ryan

Photography: Sophia Athas

 

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What I Wore: Scarlet Fever

5th May, 2018

There are times when the occasion dictates my outfit but sometimes it’s the other way around and an outfit just appeals to me. As was the case with this Camilla and Marc dress. I first fell in love with the colour. The bold hue is striking and just has a confident vibe to it—I think that’s the case for anything red! And then I saw the beautiful intricate lace and it was game over—I knew I needed to wear it. It adds some great texture while also being quite a striking feature that really lifts the entire dress. The bell sleeves also gave it quite a romantic sensibility which made it perfect for a luncheon I was attending.

As far as my accessories went, I think gold is always a great colour to pair with red as they both lift each other. Keeping this in mind I opted for my favourite gold Gucci heels with pearl detail. I kept the rest of my look quite simple with a simple black velvet Gucci clutch with gold insignia and cat eye sunglasses.When wearing such a standout colour I think it always pays to dial down the rest of your accoutrements to allow it to take centre stage.

Credits: Dress, Camilla and Marc; Heels, Alaia; Clutch, Gucci.

Photography: Sophia Athas