Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Stripes In The City

Oh Sydney, you honestly can’t decide what season you are! It’s honestly the most up and down time of year right now. Today I shot a look that was heavily layered (stay tuned for that one!) but tonight’s article was shot last week in Paddington, which somewhat resembled to a beautiful spring day! It’s so hard to dress when the weather man can’t make his mind up, so I opted for breathable layering. Stripes are quickly occupying my wardrobe, and it’s a print that is always on trend. Midi dresses are great for both winter and spring and it’s definitely a length that requires a heel, just to give you that added height. Being only 5ft 3, sometimes this length can look unflattering on me, and after my mum telling me maxi dresses are a no no (love her honesty!) I’ve swayed more towards this length as my compromise.

Living in the city, a block heel is recommended especially when running errands. Ankle boots are my go to shoe on weekends and casual days, but couldn’t resist them with this look as wanted to style this outfit a little less dressy and more bohemian, hence the floppy hat! Plus the sole of the shoe matches the hat and the neutral tones throughout. It’s been a while since I have worn a hat, and it’s a great accessory for the colder months. Throughout the winter, I have been channeling more tailoring as it’s great to layer, so this blazer was a nice addition to this bohemian inspired look. 

How cool are these earrings? Check out Alfa-Alfa on Instagram here to enter this months competition. They are teaming up with a great collective of brands, closes 10th August!

Hope you are keeping up to date with my Instagram. Heading away this weekend, and honestly it couldn’t have come at the best time. I’M GOING SNOWBOARDING! Seriously can’t wait, as it’s my first time to the snow! Obviously I’ve built snowman and choreographed sno angels in the UK, but never headed to the mountains. Bought by ski pants today (gross), so my love and I will be doing the 7 hour road trip Friday morning. That snow will match all my other white piccies! Awesome. Be prepared for a lot of snow photography!

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Photo Credit to Laurie Young from The Rue Collective Blog

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Blogger Streetstyle: Laurie Young

Location: Manly

Blogger: Laurie Young (

Photographer: Helen-Jayne Driscoll

Wearing: Staple The Label


Thursday, 23 July 2015

River Island Street Style - London Calling

London Fashion Week takes place in just over seven weeks, and no doubt street style will be at it’s finest. Photographing the looks that have been planned to the last detail would be so amazing to capture! After snapping at Sydney Fashion Week two years in a row, it makes me realise how much I love this kind of photography. It was amazing catching up and shooting Lorna, from Lorna Luxe Blog  when I made the trip back to the UK at Christmas. We have been dying to reconnect since to collaborate on an amazing street style project. September is way more favoured than the February shows, purely because it’s not so bloody freezing! Hence more time to hang about Somerset House to snap stylish ensembles.

This month, River Island and are looking for the best Australian street style look to send one lucky winner to LFW. What a dream to win this prize! It would be amazing to meet up with some of the influencers I’m connected with on Instagram, and report for Pedestrian from the River Island party. It would be mind blowing to plan a girly week of fashion, lunches and chit chat with some of my favourite fashionistas. And we can’t forget the not so wonderful blisters from uncomfortable shoes to take us to the shows!

The look I am featuring today is layered and a mix of textures. The best thing about London is being able to dress for real cold weather, so styling a look in the winter is not something I am unfamiliar with! I love A/W fashion, and I can’t tell you how many scarfs I still have back in the UK! Thankfully, I was lucky enough to get my hands of this cashmere number from a Jenny Von Holtermann’s, New York to keep me stylish, especially with this bitter weather we are experiencing in Sydney right now. My leather midi skirt was a steal at only $10 from Kiribilli markets. I always seem to pick up the best finds there and adore the buttons down the front of the skirt. I have found some great alternatives online, so check out some of the shopping links below to get your leather midi fix! I opted for a dress worn as a top to tuck into the skirt and these beautiful pointy shoes from Zu. They photograph so well and instantly make the look that touch more lady like.

Ever since I was a teenager, trips to London were a past time, and there are some amazing hangouts I would love to revisit if I’m lucky enough to win the prize:

  1. Burger and Lobster: One of my favourite quick eateries. The menu consists of 3 things: Burger, Lobster and Lobster brioche. It may sound a little boring, but the food is top knotch!
  2. Liberty London: Boutique style department store with the best monochrome exterior. Yes, the designers in store are plush and high end but it’s the decor, old squeaking floorboards and ambience that always win me over! Also the florist at the entrance make it all that more enchanting. 
  3. Afternoon Tea at Fortnum and Mason: Established in 1707, it oozes class and tradition. When there's mint green notes throughout, and a grand piano upon entering you know this is going to be Instagram worthy! 
  4. Sushi Samba: Japanese cuisine with a twist of Peruvian and Brazilian! Yum! Not only is the food amazing, the view isn’t too shabby either. Located on the 38th and 39th floor of Bishopsgate. 
Fingers crossed for the competition, and can’t wait to see all the other entries! Hope all you Aussies are staying warm this week! 

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Photo Credit to my love, Chris Bray

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Braving The Cold

Baring my shoulders was a bit brave last week. Seriously, who would have ever thought a Brit would struggle in a Sydney winter (owning up to this sat behind my laptop). It’s probably a little premature to be wearing a black sleeveless jumpsuit, but couldn’t resist this Fifth Label little black number from NSW boutique, Wolf & Ordnance. If you haven’t come across this boutiques Instagram, you really need to! It’s clean, crisp and bright so right up my street! They stock some amazing brands: The Fifth Label, Asilio, C&M and many more. I’m a fan of good photography and they honestly nail the aesthetic and sharp imagery on social media. I remember when I was a teenager, I would venture out on a Saturday afternoon with my friends shopping. Cardiff, the city I am from is known for it’s boutiques and arcades. I was always drawn to these smaller retailers as wanted to pick up one off pieces and brands that weren’t as widespread. I think it’s really important to shop local, and keep these boutiques alive, and it’s nice I can do the same in Australia.

Most Sydneysiders are praying for summer, but if i’m honest I actually quite like this weather (as long as I wrapped up warm at home with a nice hot cup of tea). Unfortunately it’s no way warm enough to wear this jumpsuit alone, so layering is key. I opted for an Asilio Label coat for added length and a contrast in colour against the black. It looks quite thin, but don’t let that fool you. It’s so warm, no scarf was needed. The leather pockets add extra luxe to the look.

I was torn whether to style shoes or boots, but opted for the latter. Wearing shoes would have made the look feel more dressy, and wanted the outfit to feel relaxed to resinate the comfort of the look. Bulky boots from Urge Footwear were a great choice, and really loving that wooden styled heel. They are currently on sale, so if you’re after an end of season bargain these are your babies! I can definitely see me styling these with a bohemian styled dress in the summer.

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Photo credit to Laurie Young from The Rue Collective Blog

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