What To Pack for European Holiday With A Toddler

I am excited to share this post with you all- I actually shot this video a week before I jetted off on my holiday- yes I had a very bad cold (hello to my man voice and flat tone- sorry!!) Please also read below as I have linked everything I have spoken about. I had huge issues with WIFI before I left (damn you Telstra) and the last minute madness of getting organised for my trip, I didn’t have time to post it.
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The new knitwear pieces you need

I’m finding it hard to grasp onto the fact we’re almost officially in winter! Madness. While the chilly mornings (and my growing baby bump) make it more challenging to hop out of bed each morning, at least winter (which is my favourite season to dress for I might add) threads currently landing in-store mean that we’re on the brink of sinking into some romantic layers of knits & leathers. Woo hoo.

I’ve recently had the pleasure of playing with the latest Knitwear range from Ena Pelly; a range crafted from 100% Australian Merino Pure Wool. Danielle Pelly (who also gets another tick in my book as she is a Geelong designer) has collaborated with The Woolmark Company to build a range complete with relaxed & lusciously warm winter staples. In true form, Ena Pelly has kept a unique harmony between modern design and classic styles.

I love that her range has such a strong focus on quality, and this is evident in her new knitwear pieces which sit on the body so well but also feel comfortable to wear.

I’m pictured below wearing two of the newly launched knits, The Stella Knit and the Boyfriend Knit which I’ve styled with some of my go-to basics including ripped denim and my white tee. If you’re anything like me and love the ease of denim jeans paired with basic shirts & tee’s all year round, Ena Pelly’s new Knitwear range is going to compliment your style and seamlessly blend into your wardrobe.

I have also styled the range back with Ena Pelly’s popular leather jackets and suede skirts. I  build my wardrobe on classic basics, so Ena Pelly suit’s my style perfectly, as her pieces can be mixed and matched with other pieces in my wardrobe easily. The less thought required each morning when I am getting ready, the better.

I love that each Ena Pelly piece has a relaxed fit, but it also has subtle pop of distinction woven in. The Classic Biker Jacket in grey for example, is made from a beautifully soft suede & finished off with sharp hardware, sophisticated detailing around the arms and a zip open cuff. The sister to this piece, the grey Suede Mini share’s it’s simplicity, but with a panelled detail on the front adding a hint of character.

Never underestimate the quality & timeless nature of natural fibres such as pure wool and leather. They last the distance & sharpen up almost any outfit.

The complete knitwear category will be launched in March 2019, with seven new styles. I cannot wait to see what’s coming next!

Wearing: Ena Pelly Stella Knit, Classic Mini, Kitte Coco Earrings 

Wearing: Ena Pelly Classic Biker Jacket Grey, Boyfriend Knit, Suede Grey Mini, The Natural Room Highback Chair 

Wearing: Ena Pelly Classic Biker Jacket Grey, Boyfriend Knit + Goldsign Classic Fit Denim 

Wearing: Ena Pelly Classic Biker with matte black hardware, A.L.C love more white tee, Levis 501’s ripped denim, The Natural Room Relaxed Chair 

Photography: Emily Delphine 

Shot in collaboration with Ena Pelly 

Why I Believe Business Networking Is Important

Working collaboratively with people, either one-on-one or in larger groups, is such an amazing way to work. From both a creative perspective & a business perspective. There’s honestly nothing better than sitting down with someone who shares your passions to brainstorm ideas, plans and/or designs. Your mind explodes with innovative possibilities!
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Virgin Australia Fashion Festival 18

We are just under a month away from VAMFF, The Virgin Australia Fashion Festival kicking off in Melbourne.

It is one of my favourite fashion and cultural events to hit Melbourne, and I love that VAMFF is so inclusive. It is open to everyone living or visiting Melbourne, and the consumer is the focus, with so many events going on all over Melbourne for the three-week period.

There are incredible runway shows that feature established designers like Dion Lee, Bec & Bridge, Camilla & Marc, Aje and emerging designers like Atoir (this is one of my favourite new designers to look out for). You can check out the full designer list here. There are retail events, industry seminars (full list here) and beauty workshops etc. So, there is something for everyone depending on your interests.

I have loved attending the business seminars in the past. I have found them so informative, and I have gained so many industry tips over the years, as well as being a great way to connect with new people in the industry.

All my favourite bars, restaurants and fashion spots in Melbourne are buzzing this time of year. The atmosphere around the Exhibition Centre (where the fashion runways are held) is action-packed.

Here are some of my favourite things I love to do around Melbourne when I am in the city waiting for fashion shows or seminars. Nothing beats digging into my favourite lobster rolls at Supernormal, next I always try to fit in a workout, I love Barre Body in the heart of the city, it is such a beautiful space and to unwind.

Finally, there is nothing better than taking a dip in the poor at the Langham and looking over the incredible city skyline.

There are still spots left to some of the key VAMFF events. Don’t miss out on your ticket. Check them all out here.

Photography: Katie Fergus

Shot in collaboration with Tourism Victoria and VAMFF