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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

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What I Wore: Orange

28th May, 2019

On a recent girls’ trip to Orange, we had quite a varied itinerary from checking out vineyards one minute to dinner and drinks the next so I needed to take the kind of pieces with me that could work for different occasions. Enter this checked Hansen and Gretel dress. The fitted silhouette and maxi length meant it looked quite polished and on the dressier side, but when I paired it with a pair of sneakers all of a sudden it had a more casual feel. As a bonus it was comfy enough to ride a bike in! I’m definitely on board with any dress that’s so versatile. 

I think accessories are key when you want to dress a look up or down and in this instance I opted for silver Gucci sneakers. They’re casual being sneakers and all but in a metallic shade I think they’ve got a more elevated feel. By incorporating some of my go-to jewellery, particularly my absolute fave gold necklace, I feel that it helped tie the look together and give it a polished vibe. 

Credits: Dress, Hansen and Gretel; Sneakers (similar here), Gucci

Photography Ashleigh Larden

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What I Wore: Winter Pairing

23rd May, 2019

If there’s one thing I love it’s outfits that are versatile and wearable. This look by Veronica Maine definitely ticks both boxes. It’s got a polished vibe and both pieces can easily be worn back with other items in my wardrobe when I don’t want to wear them as a set. Also the rich burgundy shade is just made for winter.

Being able to work a look for day and night is also really important to me. I need to know that I can wear something to the office then quickly add a few accessories or change my shoes and it’s event appropriate. The classic pleated skirt and boatneck top work well together creating a sophisticated silhouette that’s easily adaptable depending on what I’m doing. 

With such a beautiful hue to work with I wanted to keep my shoe choice quite minimalist so opted for these simple Tony Bianco heels. I’ve found translucent straps are really quite effective in being able to work seamlessly with any look as they’re so pared back, plus I find they also help elongate the legs which is a huge plus. I’m really into natural textures when it comes to my accessories of late and this straw top handle bag adds a light unexpected feature to my ensemble.

Photography by: Sophia Athas, Hatrik

This post was produced in collaboration with Veronika Maine

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Top: Mixed Colour Ribbed Tunic by Veronika Maine

Skirt: Mixed Colour Ribbed Skirt by Veronika Maine

Bag: The round wicker and leather top handle by Sparrows Weave

Shoes: Kade sandal by Tony Bianco

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What I Wore: Rusted Tones

21st May, 2019

One thing I’ve always found really beautiful about this time of year is the changing colours of the leaves. All the gorgeous rusty shades work so well together that I was inspired to adopt the colour palette myself. I loved the colour blocking effect of this look and it’s something that I think works really effectively if you want to make a strong visual statement with your outfit.

I’ve spoken about my love of a great winter coat in the past and I think that one in a camel shade is a wardrobe must-have. As a neutral it works really well with almost every colour in my wardrobe and it’s eternally chic. And if you want to add a staple to your outfit repertoire this season definitely invest in turtlenecks in various shades. They’re a great all-rounder and they can pair as easily with a skirt as they can with denim.

I wore the below black top handle bag to Fashion Week last week and it hasn’t left my side. It’s a great size for carrying my essentials but also small enough to add a classic element to my look. Topped with a pair of statement sunglasses, I can see this outfit quickly becoming a fave.

Photography: Sophia Athas

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Top: Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater by Lee Mathews

Skirt: Stella Silk Satin Skirt by Lee Mathews

Coat: Dallas Tailored Coat by Lee Mathews

Bag: Reader Satchel Croc by Sans beast


Sunglasses: Cat-eye crystal-embellished tortoiseshell acetate sunglasses by Miu Miu

Shoes: Wilhemina Li Mule by Senso

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Australian Fashion Week: Day 5

16th May, 2019

If ever there was a perfect time to do multiple outfit changes it’s Fashion Week. I had a day and night event today so I had to incorporate two different looks. For the show during the day I wanted to take things in a different direction with a little denim. One of the great things about denim these days is that you can wear it beyond casual situations when paired with the right finishing touches. A good pair of jeans is hard to find but after much searching I found this pair by Camilla and Marc. They’re just the right shape, wash and style to work across myriad situations and they’re easily able to be dressed up. I think you can’t go past a statement blazer when it comes to the perfect item to pair with denim. This double breasted houndstooth jacket adds an element of interest and a punchy touch to my look.

When it comes to denim I think you can always afford to go for interesting accessories, especially when it comes to your bag and shoes. In this instance these open toe Senso heels were ideal for this look, especially with the cropped jean style which is great for showcasing a great pair of shoes. I’m always on board with a top handle bag and I love the structured style of this particular bag by Sans Beast.

For the night event today which involves the Carla Zampatti closing show and the Huawei after party I wanted a look that was sleek with just the right amount of sexy as they’re after dark events. I decided on a look incorporating a sheer top by Dion Lee with a contrasting black bralette and a white Christopher Esber maxi skirt.

A skirt with a statement split always calls for a great pair of shoes and these Tony Bianco heels with transparent straps fit the bill, while also adding an on trend touch. My favourite black and gold Dior clutch seemed a fitting accoutrement to complement my ensemble, with the final finishing element a gold choker.

Photography by: Sophia Athas, Hatrik

Day outfit credits: Jacket, Hansen and Gretel; Jeans, Camilla and Marc; Shoes, Senso; Bag, San Beast; Sunglasses, Miu Miu

Night outfit credits: Top, Dion Lee; Skirt, Christopher Esber; Bag, Dior; Heels, Tony Bianco

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Australian Fashion Week: Day 4

15th May, 2019

I’m really feeling dresses at the moment and loved the boho feel of this sheer silk dress by Lee Mathews. Anything translucent can be tricky but I think when paired with the right pieces it can be a really striking look. I decided to wear a black slip and a lace bralette underneath the dress which provides just the right amount of coverage but also adds a touch of sexiness to my outfit. Layering pieces can often be a great way to create an entirely new look—and give it a new look and feel. I love the contrasting textures of sheer and lace too, as it breaks up the all black look and softens it a little.

I thought that the dress needed a little grounding with a strong shoe so I opted for a pair of pointed Mary Janes by Jimmy Choo. They’re a great shape and style and made for the ideal complementary piece to my dress. Keeping to the all black theme, I wore black cat eye Miu Miu sunglasses and accentuated my ensemble with a black and gold Dior clutch and choker.

Photography by: Sophia Athas, Hatrik

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Dress: Emily Silk Gathered Short Sleeve Dress by Lee Mathews

Shoes: by Jimmy Choo

Bag: by Dior

Sunglasses: by Miu Miu

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Australian Fashion Week: Day 3

14th May, 2019

For a big day of shows I wanted to embrace a strong look and what better option than a great suit. I was attending the Camilla and Marc show today so a khaki skirt suit from their latest collection was ideal for the day ahead. The classic Camilla and Marc blazer silhouette is always spot on and has such a flattering fit and paired with a midi skirt, it is feminine, sleek and edgy all rolled into one. Plus the colour is a little different from your average suit so it really elevated the entire look.

As the skirt is already a statement-making piece in itself I wanted everything else to be quite minimalist. So I opted for a nude sandal with clear straps — simple yet on trend and a great accent piece to the suit. And after a few hectic days I definitely couldn’t leave the house without sunglasses. These black futuristic frames by Prada worked well with my favourite Dior bag worn as a clutch.

Photography by: Sophia Athas, Hatrik

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Jacket: Sloane Blazer by Camilla and Marc

Skirt: Sloane Skirt by Camilla and Marc

Shoes: Kade sandal by Tony Bianco


Bag: Dior

Sunglasses: Prada

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Australian Fashion Week: Day 2

13th May, 2019

It’s the second day of Fashion Week and with my first show being Bec & Bridge I opted to wear a piece from their new collection. I’m always a fan of an LBD and loved the look of this midi dress, particularly the finishing details. The tie-up neck ribbon and the sheer panelling give it a hint of drama and elevate it from a being just a simple black dress.

In keeping with the whole glam look and feel of the dress, I felt it needed another equally as glam touch. Given it’s been a little chilly of late I decided on a long chocolate brown faux fur coat. It ticked both the style and utilitarian box and was definitely the perfect statement outerwear to cap off my outfit.

When it comes to a black dress I think you it’s great to have accessories that pop to provide a little contrast. I love this structured mini camera bag by Yuzefi; with the colour blocking and chain strap it gives the look an interesting focal point. I decided on wearing this particular pair of pointed Christian Louboutin pumps because I loved the ankle straps so much. I think the little details are often what makes a look and I liked that strappy shoes worked beautifully with the cropped midi hem of the dress. Gold statement earrings provided just the right hint of glam and made for a strong finishing touch to my ensemble.

Photography by: Sophia Athas, Hatrik

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Dress: Romantique midi dress by Bec and Bridge

Bag: Asher bag by Yuzefi

Coat: My own

Earrings: Vintage Hoops

Shoes: by Christian Louboutin