Thursday, 28 May 2015

Monochrome Tailoring

Two of my favourite things! Have you seen my Instagram account? Yes, I have a fear of colour, but this isn’t a bad thing when styling a tailored Monday-Friday look. When it comes down to signature structures, some of the strongest designers opt for this colour palette such as Acne Studios, Celine and Jenni Kayne. Today I bring you the wide legged pant. It’s been a feature in my wardrobe for the last 2 winter’s, the only difference being the massiveness.  I swear trousers are just getting bigger! It must be a mix between the wide legged trend and the flare combined! Being only 5 ft 3, this look could have gone one of two ways:

  1. Swamped under a big ball of tailoring
  2. Fitted in all the right places with a structure and weightlessness.

I’d like to think the latter was the case! Usually this style is way too long, and the problem with internet shopping is you don’t quite know what’s going to arrive on your doorstep. Thankfully Rare London are smart thinkers and thoughtful towards us more petite ladies and made this style high waisted with an impressive leg that isn’t designed for supermodels. I don’t think you can get much wider with this, hence the lightweight cotton turtle neck tucked in and tight fitting. 

One rule: keep the top figure hugging with a baggy pant. 

For layering, I styled with this vest that has a gorgeous texture contracting fabrics. Business at front and party at the back with the sheer design. I’m a huge fan of a vest, whether it be long or mid length like this beauty. Plus, it adds that extra tailored touch without suiting up with a blazer. It’s a little less formal, but on trend at the same time. I shot this look with good friend Alisha, and we couldn’t believe how gorgeous the light and shadows were! Plus how nice is the backdrop to compliment the look? Not as amazing at the cinnamon roll I divulged in prior to this! Yum (totally off subject I know!)

It’s Friday, which means it’s nearly the weekend! I’ll be selling at Bondi markets this Sunday so if you are in the area come and say hi! Also, I’ve just added “Shop My Style” to my page so make sure you check out some of the items I’ve been investing in this season. Click here to see more . There are some amazing bargains! Have a great weekend!

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Photo credit to Alisha Thornley from Alishayi blog


Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Friday, 22 May 2015

Tailored Coat & Knitwear - This Season’s Winning Combo

With the weather getting cooler, I couldn’t be more happy to wear one of my favourite combinations: Knit and tailoring. There’s something so strong about mixing these two categories, and more importantly styling textures. it’s an autumn look that I crave towards the end of the summer and there’s something comforting about pulling your jumper over your hands and feeling the warmth this time of year. As you know, tailoring is my go to style for work, but it doesn’t have to be head to toe suiting up. To be honest, I never wear a full tailored look. It’s usually one or two pieces. Today, I have styled this gorgeous grey coat for a more relaxed vibe. Wool oozes relaxation, so by adding a smart coat and lines, it gives a more structured feel to the look.

A great tip with a wrap around coat is to add your own belt (I am still on the hunt for the perfect one!) or drape a heavy scarf down the centre. Sometimes I find these style coats can look bunched, so play around with how you want to do it up. I’m not the tallest girl at 5ft 3, so it’s important to style to compliment your shape. I’m loving Turtle necks this season, and finding I am teaming them with a pencil skirt, cigarette pants and even leather. Dainty jewellery also looks great with wool and takes away the heaviness. And don’t forget your socks! Preferably to match your coat lol! 

I have many more tailored looks to show you in the coming weeks, and keep an eye out for a few exciting posts behind the lens from some exciting places in the coming weeks. I’ll be channeling my weekend relaxed boho threads on a couple of trips I have planned, which will be a nice change to my Mon-Fri looks. Have a great weekend!

Shop the look:

Jumper: Evan-Evina (10% off with code "bohotailor")
Skirt: Evan-Evina (10% off with code "bohotailor")
Coat: St Frock
Boots: Tony Bianco via Styletread
Bag: Alexander Wang (similar here)
Sunglasses: Roc Eyewear
Jewellery: Jolie & Deen

Photo credit to Laurie Young from The Rue Collective blog

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Rural Roll Necks

As you may have seen in my last style post, a few weekends ago I headed to the South of Sydney for a tranquil weekend amongst the trees and nature. Being a city girl through and through, these kind of weekends I need to experience more. As I work in digital Mon-Fri, I like to spend my weekends travelling to new places, away from my laptop, and it’s my chance to experience what Australia has to offer and do what I love: photography and capturing moments. Sydney has been my home for just over a year, and with weekends being precious, it’s the best time to soak up new chilled getaways whilst wearing my favourite relaxing threads.

Country Road honestly has some of the best knits this season, and if their Tasmanian winter campaign isn’t enough to bundle you up in a layering cocoon then I don’t know what will! Knit and lace has been an autumn favourite of mine for the past 2 years. It’s classic, contrasting and seductive in a minimalistic way. This cream jumper is super warm and I love the attached scarf that can be worn loose or wrapped around the neck for added warmth. Perfect for the dropped temperatures in the bush. The skirt is lightweight and soft to the touch, which is an important factor moving into the colder months. I find my skin can be a lot more sensitive so this delicate feel was a nice touch. Knee high boots are a necessity for winters in the UK, so when I saw these suede beauties it was not a difficult decision to style them with this look. The lace up detailing on the back compliment the intricacy of the skirt.

This look was finished off with silver hardware that’s simplistic, and a trusty pair of hand made sunglasses to shade the speckled light that peeked through the trees! Perfect for a weekend filled with not doing a lot other than drinking tea, eating good food and snuggling up in my tent! I had such a fun time sharing my 3 part glamping experience. I’ll be heading off again in a few weeks so stay tuned for a new resort that i’ll be featuring on Boho Behind The Lens.

Shop The Look:

Jumper: Country Road
Skirt: Lilya
Sunglasses: Pacifico Optical
Watch: Breda Watch
Bracelet: Najo

Photo credit to Chris Bray

Sunday, 10 May 2015

MBFWA Ixiah The Label: Backstage & Runway

Location: Carriageworks, Sydney
Photographer: Helen-Jayne Driscoll

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