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What I Wore: Sophia the Show Pony Book Tour

21st July, 2022

One of the most exciting things about writing Sophia the Show Pony was being able share the story with parents, kids, aunts, uncles, grandmas, grandpas… and the list goes on when it was finally released. I loved doing the various events to promote the book as most of the time it meant I was able to meet the kids who were fans of Sophia. As Sophia is a fashionista show pony, I wanted to have fun with my various outfits for the book tour. Things kicked off with media interviews, followed by the launch and book readings/signings at various book stores and schools. It was all so much fun! These were some of the outfit highlights for me.

I enjoyed channelling my inner Elle Woods with this ultra pink ensemble. I wore this to an appearance on The Morning Show when Sophia the Show Pony was released. I knew I wanted a look that was fun and feminine and this strapless Rebecca Vallance dress certainly fit the brief, plus who can resist an oversized bow? These Mach and Mach shoes with the pearl embellishment are one of my faves for dressing up a look with quite a streamlined silhouette. They’re just on the right side of fancy and are always a statement piece and a talking point.

Credits: Dress, Rebecca Vallance; Shoes (similar here), Mach and Mach

I wore this to Sophia the Show Pony’s book launch at the kids’ book store, Harry Hartog. I am a huge fan of co-ord sets, and this particular Anna Quan set was polished yet not overly “done”. Knit pieces are always so great to wear as they’re ultra comfortable, don’t crease and are easy to move around in. Also ribbed knits are definitely having a moment right now and I felt this look tapped into the trend perfectly. Post-event I’ve been able to wear these pieces separately and together which is always a bonus in my book. Lastly, can we take a moment for the button detail on the skirt? So simple but so striking. I’m a huge fan of anything Anna Quan does as her designs always honour the way women want to look and feel in an outfit.

Credits: Top (similar here) and skirt (similar here), Anna Quan; Heels, Bottega Veneta

I wore this to a book signing and felt it was the right balance between polished and casual. Book signings are always great as I get to meet so many kids, and as a result I always want to be comfortable and approachable in whatever I’m wearing. Enter this jeans and white top pairing, which is always a winning, failsafe combination. I decided to dress it up a little with this Rebecca Vallance checked blazer, and to finish the look, I went for crisp white Bottega Veneta almond toe slingbacks.

Credits: Blazer, Rebecca Vallance; Top, Viktoria and Woods; Jeans, Slvrlake; Heels (similar here), Bottega Veneta

Sophia the Show Pony would be proud of this ladylike look! This sweet dress by Rachel Gilbert was the ideal choice for a book reading as I felt it was special and also on the dressy side. I really loved the neoprene fabric of the dress as it felt a little unexpected used on such a feminine silhouette. The square neckline and the full skirt with ruffle were the two elements that really helped to elevate the look.

Credits: Dress, Rachel Gilbert; Heels, Scanlan Theodore


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