I favour neutrals a lot in my wardrobe because they’re so wearable and versatile. They’re the building blocks for many a look. That said, I’m growing to see them as a fashion powerhouse on their own. Working neutrals together can often equate to a chic ensemble that still packs a sartorial punchiness that can’t be ignored. This Camilla and Marc look has become a favourite because of just that. The cream top and beige skirt, work together to lift one another but separately they can also blend seamlessly into an outfit. This season shades such as beige and caramel will be huge so no doubt I’ll be welcoming a lot more pieces like this in my wardrobe.
I think wearing neutrals does require dialling it up a little in the accessories department. This vibrant orange Espie Roche top handle bag is the perfect pop of colour to lift this look and add a fun element. Meanwhile round frame Chloe sunglasses add a playful vibe and simple Gucci slides are a sophisticated (and comfy!) footwear choice.
I can see this look taking me to so many occasions from work, to a meeting to a catch up with friends so no doubt it’s going to get quite the workout in the weeks to come.
Photography: Sophia Athas
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Top: Sarina Crew in Lemon by Camilla and Marc
Skirt: Faith Midi Skirt by Camilla and Marc
Sunglasses: Round scalloped Sunglasses by Chloe (in pink)
Shoes: Marmont logo-embellished leather sandals by Gucci
As this year’s ATC ambassador, I was excited to attend the ATC Autumn Fashion Lunch at Wisteria restaurant at Sydney’s Centennial Park yesterday. The lunch showcased some of the best looks for autumn racing, with all the looks styled by official autumn racing stylist, Jess Pecoraro. I’ve worked with Jess numerous times for various occasions so I was excited to see her vision for the season.
Pink is a big trend for autumn racing so I opted for this candy coloured Alessandra Rich dress for a polished, feminine look. When working with such a colour I think it’s key to let the vibrant shade take centre stage so as far as my headwear went I decided to keep it simple with a Nerida Winter headband in a matching shade. I then opted for my pink Bulgari bag to keep things tonal then cream Christian Louboutin heels to provide a subtle pop of colour.
I really love all the looks for this particular time in the racing calendar and I’m looking forward to Day 1 of the Championships this Saturday. I can’t can’t wait to see the Derby Day fashion at the track.
This week I was lucky enough to be invited to the Huawei P30 global launch in Paris. The three day event was filled with exciting activities and one of the standouts for me was visiting the Palace of Versailles. I haven’t been there since I was a child so it was amazing to go back and see it again.
It’s spring time in Paris so when the sun is shining the weather can be warm so I opted for this Camilla and Marc mini dress. However the mornings and afternoons are quite cool so I teamed it with my Stuart Weitzman suede over-the-knee boots and my DVF red faux fur coat—both great layering pieces. I wanted to add extra shape to this look so I cinched it in with my black Isabel Marant belt. To accentuate the pink florals in the print on my dress so I decided on taking my pink Bulgari bag with body strap out for the day. It’s the perfect style of bag when you’re on the go traveling and sightseeing as it keeps your hands free and takes out the hassle of having to carry a bag around.
We had a week of typical trans-seasonal weather in Sydney which meant sunshine one minute and torrential downpour the next. The upside though? The girls were able to wear these adorable raincoats whilst out and about on one of our usual walks as they inspected all the gorgeous blooms that are still on display in our neighbourhood.
And lastly I ended the week attending the Golden Slipper Stakes in Sydney in my new role as ATC ambassador but also to take on reporting duties for 7 Racing. It was great to be able to get in front of the camera again and chat all things fashion at one of my favourite racing events.
I’m always drawn to monochrome and this Camilla and Marc dress is no exception. The strong shoulder in the dress gives it a girl boss vibe while the long sheer sleeves that finish with slightly flared cuffs and a statement split give it a feminine touch. The black and white check is quite subtle so you can play it up with a bold accessories or keep it more conservative with neutral tones. I wore this look for a day of meetings in the city so I opted to stay within the black natural tones with my Aquazzura pump heels and Prada bucket bag. I added a bit of a modern twist with my Poppy Lissiman sunglasses.
Photography by: Ashleigh Larden
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Dress: Miri Dress by Camilla and Marc
Sunglasses: Le Skinny by Poppy Lissiman
Bag: Logo Bucket Bag by Prada (in red)
Heels: Deneuve 105 bow-embellished suede pumps by Aquazzura
Such an exciting week this week! I was so thrilled to be able to announce that I am the ATC 2019 Autumn Racing ambassador. As Sydney racing has such a special place in my heart I’m particularly excited to be taking on this role. Plus as a bonus I was able to have Sophia and Grace join in on all the activity which is always great when you’re a working mum and are able to combine work and family.
When you have a standout blouse to work with it pays to keep the rest of your look quite pared back, such was the case with this ensemble. The Macgraw top, with its frilled bib and sleeves is the centre piece of this outfit so I opted for simple white Maticevski pants. The colour picked up the tones in the blouse without competing for attention.
As far as my accessories went it was an obvious choice to go with all neutrals. A simple pair of pointed beige Christian Louboutin shoes and a beige Fendi clutch were the ideal complementary pieces to this ensemble. Simple and elegant whilst still providing the perfect backdrop to allow the top to shine.
Credits: Top, Macgraw (not out yet); Pants (in black), Maticevski; Bag, Fendi; Sunglasses, Chloe; Shoes, Christian Louboutin
I flew down to Melbourne this week to attend the David Jones show at the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF). I attend this event almost every year and it’s always fun to spend some time in Melbourne checking out the upcoming trends.
I wanted to keep my look sleek and sophisticated for the show so I couldn’t go past a monochrome colour palette. Dion Lee never fails to deliver when it comes to event attire, especially when it comes to needing a particular piece that’s got a little edge and elevated finishing touches. As such I couldn’t pass up this gorgeous white tank dress with sheer panelling from the range. The weather can be a little unpredictable in Melbourne so I opted to pair the dress with my trusty black Balmain blazer and minimalist Stuart Weitzman heels.
For a casual look that still maintains a polished vibe playsuits are the way to go. I love the crisp, clean white shade of this Macgraw number but it’s anything but plain with the gorgeous finishing touches. The ruffled bib feature, and the bishop sleeve along with the gold buttons give it some added personality. I’ve found this playsuit really easy to work back with multiple colours and pieces in my wardrobe as it provides a great blank canvas.
I went for a monochrome palette in this instance pairing the playsuit with my pointy Dior slingback flats (which as an aside, have been worth every penny with how much wear I’ve been able to get from them) and my black Dior chainstrap bag. As a finishing touch I added a pair of minimalist cat eye frames to add a slightly edgy element to this soft, feminine look.
Every so often I like working a colour I don’t often wear into an outfit just to freshen things up. Case in point: I loved the light mint shade of these cropped pants by Zimmermann as it’s perfect for this time of year and helped add a fresh touch to my look. I have been gravitating towards all feminine 70s style pieces from Zimmermann’s latest collection (including this top I wore a few weeks back) and love how versatile they are. I can see myself wearing this blouse with other pieces in my closet like a pair of tailored shorts or high waisted pants.
Working with a pastel colour, I decided to keep my accessories quite neutral and understated and I knew my beige Bottega Veneta heels and straw Helen Kaminski clutch would add an elegant touch. I find it’s a good idea to have a shoe with a little extra detail when you’re wearing cropped pants as you’re able to show them off a little. Given that the rest of my outfit is quite classic, I wanted to have a little fun with my sunglasses. And this pair of white glitter cat eye sunglasses by Emma Mulholland adds just the ideal playful element to my ensemble.
Credits: Blouse and Pants, Zimmermann; Heels, Bottega Veneta; Clutch, Helen Kaminski; Sunglasses, Emma Mulholland.