Sunday, 27 September 2015

Parisian Feels

The weather has been playing tricks in Sydney these last few weeks, which means my wardrobe has turned upside down! I recently packed away all my winter clothes (minus a few jumpers) to make space for lots of lightweight spring fabrics which the temperature just isn’t cooperating with. One transeasonal fabric that I’m all about right now is suede. I seriously can’t get enough of it after seeing it flood the streets of NYFW. Chloe is all over  the trend this season with camel 70's touches throughout. This jacket will be a staple for the coming months. Tan is filtering through my wardrobe as of late, and have even treated myself to a suede bag which you will see in my next post! Today was spent in The Rocks where sandstone were once the foundations for old Sydney. I am a little obsessed with this texture at the moment, and have been looking for this kind of backdrop for a while. Warm tones look great alongside it, especially when paired with white, and knew when I set eyes on this jacket it would also match my new white leather goods.

I was recently introduced to Singapore brand, CHARLES & KEITH which aligns well with a lot of items in my closet. Their shoes and bags are minimal and structured with a twist of contemporary elegance.  I opted for these white tassel mules which have a Proenza feel, and a large tote bag which is ideal for work. I love a good oversized style, and conveniently fits perfectly into my city lifestyle. Next weekend I am off to Melbourne so will most definitely use this as my go to for hand luggage.

I feel a little Parisian today with my hair tied up and a neck tie! It’s been a while since wearing a mini dress, and contemplating if I’m getting a bit old for this length! But when the dress fit like a glove, it just had to be done! 

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Photo Credit to Alisha Thornley from Alishayi blog


Monday, 21 September 2015

The Skirt That Belongs In Vogue

Have you ever set eyes on an item of clothing that is so beautiful you can’t stop thinking about it? I can’t tell you how long I have wanted to get my hands on the skirt I am wearing in this post. After photographing this skirt backstage for the Pink Stitch The Label runway show, I was already styling it in my head even though it wasn’t for release just yet. Last week, I went to see Pink Stitch’s new autumn/winter collection (standby for camel and navy goodness) and was graced with a package wrapped up with my name on it. Can you guess what was inside? The skirt which only seemed designed to be featured in Vogue, was a thank you gift from the brand for the images I captured that day. I couldn’t have been happier, and was eager to style it and shoot it asap!

The fullness of the skirt meant the location had to fall in line with the ladylike, powerful style. The Rocks in Sydney has so many historical buildings that ooze class and structure, with the white architecture reminding me of the aristocratic streets of London early 1900’s. The skirt naturally was the centre piece, hence edging towards more casual on top. I have seen this type of skirt styled more laid back in a few print editorials, so was drawn towards wearing knitwear as a nice contrast against the sheen of the skirt. Last weekend I was lucky enough to purchase this Sass and Bide jumper for just $15 at Bondi Markets! The black was probably an odd decision to style with navy, but felt it worked well. My Saint Laurent bag was a good finishing touch to the look, with a pair of pointy lace up heels to give me the added height I needed. 

I recently indulged in hair TLC at the infamous Edwards & Co in Surry Hills, and adore the warm tones running throughout. I’ve had a good few inches cut off, so knew adding a large curl would bounce my hair up to give it volume and sassiness. This kind of shoot was a little different to what I would usually publish, but loved channeling more dramatic tailoring. I thought Laurie did a great job of capturing the skirt in it’s most beautiful form, and I love the scrunched styling to show that although the skirt is feminine, it can be worn less ‘pretty’. I honestly can’t wait to wear this skirt again, and was considering this might be a great option for the upcoming race season, or maybe to swan around the streets of Paris which won’t be anytime soon! It’s a piece that will never date, and will always turn a head or two. I just dread packing this beauty for any European trip in the future. It definitely needs more love, that’s for sure!

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Photo credit to Laurie Young from The Rue Collective blog


Thursday, 17 September 2015

Flares Up Top

All white…..One of my favourite combinations easing into the warmer months. Skin’s a little more sun kissed and 99.9% chance of spilling a Pimms or two on your bright clean threads. All in the name of summer. If there’s one trend I am tempted by, it’s the flares. Whether it be up top or down low this easy breezy style reinvents the 70’s for a fresh approach to clean lines. I adore how the sleeves fall on this top, and it’s the main reason I have decided to style the chunky knit off my shoulders for a relaxed vibe. A pencil skirt has filtered back into my spring wardrobe, especially with oversized pieces on top. The ivory denim with front and back slits is sexy, but casual. It’s  a relaxed tailored piece that will take you from office to bar or even for a brunch date with a good quality white t-shirt on weekends.

There’s something beautiful about shooting on a Sunday morning. I’ve been enjoying utilising early starts with my good friend Laurie, and we’ve been drawn North Shore for a lot of our collaborations this month. The streets are calmer than in the city, and it gives us a good chance to get the best possible shots taking our time to see what works best in terms of angles and styling. We’ve been working with a soft breeze those last couple of weeks, which means the added layer doesn’t go a miss. A chunky cardigan adds the extra fabric I love, plus keeping warm from the chill that is still with us pre 8am in Sydney. 

Platforms: The balls of my feet thank me for these shoes! The wooden tan heel is slowly helping me transition into the warmer tones, whilst keeping that 70’s vibe running throughout. Matching my handbag to my shoes which is rule 101 for my S/S 15 wardrobe.

I am slightly obsessed with sandstone at the moment and you are probably aware of that if you follow my Instagram page. I can’t get enough of this beige earthy tone, and I’m preparing my Insta page for more tan pieces coming into the warmer months. Chloe, you stole my heart this season! All I need now is a Faye bag topped off with suede to make my wardrobe complete!

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Photo Credit to Laurie Young from The Rue Collective Blog
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