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8 TRENDS TO WEAR THIS SEASON

Every season there are countless new trends introduced. This autumn and winter is no different. I find these new trends inspirational, but I think it’s important to work these trends into your everyday wear and make them work for you. Its not about religiously following trends; you have to re-work it, so it suits your body shape, lifestyle and own personal style.

THE WEEK THAT WAS..

What a crazy week that was! Melbourne Cup Week continues to be one of the busiest weeks in Melbourne, with everyone around the country coming down to join in the festivities. We all complain about the crowds, weather and sore feet, but we wouldn’t want it any other way. You can’t explain the incredible vibe that...


OAKS DAY LAVAZZA

Looking back at these photos and I can’t stop smiling, I want to experience Oaks Day all over again. I will also make the huge statement and say that Oaks was my favourite day this year. The weather was perfect and everyone was in a chilled mood. The fashion was also spot on, with feminine looks on show....

CUP DAY LAVAZZA

Lavazza was the place to be on Melbourne Cup Day, I know I sound cliché, but it really was. It was filled with the hottest crowd, a cool energetic vibe and amazing food from the award winning Italian Sydney restaurant, Pilu at Freshwater. The fashion was vibrant and bold, as to be excepted on colourful Cup Day....


DERBY DAY LAVAZZA

Walking into the exquisite ‘Caffe Lavazza’ marquee this year I am taken back to my Italian heritage instantly. The warm people, the sweet smell of coffee and the huge antipasto table situated in the middle of the room, filled with cured meats, olives and other treats are part of the reason I feel this...

DERBY DAY OUTFIT

Firstly, I must apologise for my lack of love to my blog. If you follow my Instagram, you will know I have been on my honeymoon for the last 4 weeks. I always work when I go on holidays, but I thought it was only fair to Jim to take a proper break and try...


WEDDING STYLING

Okay, I am going on about my wedding again (sorry). This is my third post eeeek (wedding bliss + my wedding style) my amazing wedding stylists The Style Co just updated their website (it looks incredible by the way) and released new photos from my day that I haven’t seen before, so I couldn’t...

CAMEO BACKSTAGE

I knew I could count on Cameo to deliver an amazing show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.  I loved heading backstage and getting a close look at the collection and the dewy faced models. The collection titled ‘Optics’ is inspired by the refraction of light as this is evident with neon lime, light denim, holographic...


BEC & BRIDGE BACKSTAGE

I highlighted this show as a must see as soon as I saw the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival schedule a few months ago. I therefore jumped at the chance to head backstage and get a little sneak peak before the show named ‘Due North’ started. Everyone was relaxed and getting to business backstage, No egos...

BY JOHNNY BACKSTAGE

Super cool Australian designer Johnny Schembri of by johnny presented his Spring Summer 2015 collection, entitled ‘SPECTRUM’ on Monday. I saw superior tailoring, graphic shapes and bold lines. There were so unique colour combinations with pastels, reds, metallic and blue the strongest combo. After looking at these pieces close up, I still can’t believe how affordable they are...


BACKSTAGE | MISS VOGUE SHOW

Well what can I say about this brilliant show presented by Miss Vogue that will actually give it justice?! It was next level brilliant! It made me fall in love with Miss Vogue even more than I already do,it was styled to perfection by creative genius Mark Vassallo and featured our beloved Australian designers....

HIGHPOINT AW14 FASHION WORKSHOPS

To wrap up my fashion week duties last week, I hosted two fashion workshops at Highpoint. I feel blessed to be involved with Highpoint as their fashion ambassador. I have been shopping at the centre ever since I can remember so to see the transformation from the old Highpoint to the new exciting centre...


BACKSTAGE | MIMCO

Another highlight of last weeks Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival was presented by Mimco. They showcased their Memoirs of a Fictonatrix collection at a industrial warehouse in Docklands. Walking into the space I was wowed with a unique circular runway staged around a human sized birdcage. We were then ushered to our seats and told to pop on...

BACKSTAGE | OPENING SHOW

It’s such a cool feeling heading backstage before a fashion show. We only had 5 minutes to shoot as it was 5 minutes to 7pm and the show was meant to start at 7pm, of course with fashion events its always ‘fashionably late darling’ so we weren’t too worried. I love it because its...


OPENING SHOW | OUTFIT

How can I explain the madness that is Melbourne Fashion Week? Imagine over 3000 fashion-obsessed women in the one place at the same time. Buyers, aspiring designers, media or your fashion enthusiasts sharing their love of new season fashion and possibly too many expensive handbags getting around. Festivalgoer’s were also digesting to the new name,...

LAUGHS WITH MICHAEL LO SORDO

Michael Lo Sordo is one of the most humble, down to earth and funny designers you will ever meet, it was a joy catching up with one of our most exciting Australian designers earlier this week. It was music to my ears when I found out Lavazza were collaborating with Lo Sordo for VAMFF...


MY WEDDING STYLE

One of the most common questions I got asked the weeks and days before my wedding was, are you nervous? I am naturally a nervy person but I was surprisingly so calm the weeks before, my girls thought I was too calm. Instead I felt a mixture of anticipation and excitement. I’m sure you all remember...

I ADORE FLEMINGTON

Yesterday I attended the fabulous Myer Beautiful Girls Lunch at the always-stunning Flemington Racecourse. Growing up in the area, I have always attended the races at Flemington but at the big race days the grounds are filled with thousands of people so it can be hard to take in just how beautiful the grounds...


MYER AUTUMN WINTER 14

If there is one thing that I am certain about it’s that Myer knows how to throw a fashion party! Myer showcased their very best autumn and winter looks for the season. There was a fabulous urban feel to the catwalk with the supersized city skyline placed perfectly in the background and a mix...

WEDDING BLISS

Something pretty incredible happened 2 weeks ago, I became a wife. Without sounding cliché it was the most magical day of my entire life. Every little detail went to plan, I felt like I was floating on air and high on life sharing the moment with man of my dreams and my loved ones....


RELAXED RACING

You all know one of my favourite times of year is the Spring Racing carnival, you may not know I also have a big love for Autumn Racing. My love has grown this year as a new initiative has just been launched which means we can now rock a relaxed dress code for summer..woo...

MY HENS

I had a very special weekend as I celebrated my hens with my amazing close family and friends. I am very spoiled as my girlfriends organised two hens, I had my first in Sydney in November (that one was a crazy 4 day affair) and my second in Melbourne so my family could make...


MARCO

What a day! I am in recovery mode after my antics at the Polo yesterday. The appeal of attending the Portsea Polo is the low key vibe that welcomes you as soon as your feet land on the grassy grounds of the Point Nepean National Park. Match that vibe with sophisticated marquees that are...

POLO SEASON..WHAT TO WEAR?

If you’re like me and feeling a little sad we have just said goodbye to the horse-racing season not to worry its Polo season. Polo fashion is the chic sister of racing fashion as the atmosphere is more relaxed and the rules aren’t as strict, think a mix between dressing for a day at the...


FLORIDE X CHRONICLES

Take a look at this glistening convertible car? I was recently so lucky to collaborate with the fabulous team at Renault around the Melbourne Cup Carnival and run an exciting competition to celebrate the release of the limited edition Renault Floride (only 50 in Australia), which I learnt is actually pronounced Floor-ee-d. My readers had to...

HAWAII PHOTO DIARY

I am nursing a case of post holiday blues; yes I know there may not be a lot of sympathy for me as I am very lucky to get away. I just feel it was too short, 6 days was all we could manage with work commitments and once you throw in the travel...


OAKS DAY 2013- LAVAZZA

  Oaks Day is traditionally known as ladies day and I must say it was one for the ladies in the Lavazza marquee as we welcomed one of the biggest heart throbs in Brody Jenner. He definitely got the girls excited, everyone was fighting their way to get a photo with the reality star.  He...

CUP DAY 2013- LAVAZZA

Day 2 welcomed another stunning day in Melbourne and in the Lavazza marquee it was all about the music, we were entertained by two of the best in DJ superstar Roger Sanchez and lead guitarist from Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora. These two rock stars know how to party and it showed with the Lavazza...


DERBY DAY 2013- LAVAZZA

The Lavazza marquee has lifted to another level this year, it was the hottest ticket in the birdcage with the finest Italian food, refreshing crisp cocktails and strong coffee that left the guests buzzing all day long. I loved the relaxed vibe in the marquee, as soon as you walk in you felt like...

DERBY DAY OUTFIT – LAVAZZA

It's arrived, the much-anticipated Derby Day and Mother Nature also came out to play gifting us with a beautiful sunny day. As you know Derby Day is my favourite race day and there are so many reasons for this. It's the first day that kicks off the Melbourne Cup Carnival so everyone is excited...


LAVAZZA X CHRONICLES

  Today I visited my glam home for the next few weeks, Flemington Racecourse. I'm a few days early as many of the marquees were still under construction with builders everywhere but it still looked as beautiful as ever with gorgeous roses on show at every corner. I was there to get a sneak peak...

GIDDY UP..

Its official, the Spring Racing carnival has kicked off for 2013. This year is particularly exciting as I have joined forces with Renault to give away two super cool Spring Racing Experiences. It’s always best to experience something with your best buddy and the Melbourne Cup is the best day for it. The giveaway includes exclusive tickets...


SHOW YOUR BARDOT

We all remember the iconic and unique look of 60's French fashion icon Brigitte Bardot. She defined an era with her style and sexy attitude that is still adored by women all over the world. The trends she created are still alive today, including the Bardot neckline (a wide neck that exposes both the shoulders)...

STYLE SCOUTING – HIGHPOINT

Words can’t describe how excited I am to come on board as Highpoint’s new fashion ambassador. I got a taste for the chic new centre back in March when they unveiled their new look here. Growing up in the area I have been coming to Highpoint for many years and to see the transformation...


BEHIND THE SCENES – THURLEY RESORT

  I recently got an exclusive behind the scenes look at Thurley's new resort 13 collection and my jaw is still sitting on the pavement, the collection is incredible!  Helen O'Connor is the talented brains behind the label as I have long admired Thurley's sleek designs since the brand launched 8 years ago. Most of the...

DAVID JONES SPRING RACING TRENDS 13

DERBY DAY | Kicking off with my favourite day of the Spring Racing Carnival. Tradition reigns supreme on this day so its nice to take advantage of the black and white dress code which is also the seasons biggest trend. I love these two hues contrasted together in the one piece look to Nicholas,...


SPRING FASHION IS HERE..

As you know I have been looking forward to the Stonnington Spring Fashion Show at Malvern Town Hall for a few weeks now. I forgot just how breathtaking it is inside the hall,creating the perfect atmosphere and backdrop for this glam event. It was great to see our local retailers in Stonnington come together...

TALULAH SALES EDIT

I'm a sucker for a designer sale and I account this to the amount of success I have had over the years, the trick is to get the early (duh) and grab everything in your path (don't even bother looking at sizes) When I heard TALULAH were having one I jumped as they have...


MYER SPRING SUMMER 14 LAUNCH

Myer’s Spring Summer collection launch last night was all class and blew my socks off. It was the first time I have attended this event in Sydney, we get a fab show in Melbourne to launch Autumn Winter trends but there is something special about viewing new Spring Summer fashion. The soundtrack was timed perfectly...

GUCCI X FIAT

I recently had a day of Italian goodness driving the ultra stylish Fiat Gucci with my sister. My first stop was to the newly renovated Brunetti located on Lygon Street in Carlton. Now Brunetti is an Italian tradition and was always our stomping ground for my family growing up, renowned for its coffee, cakes...


NYC PHOTO DIARY

Whilst looking back at all my NYC photos, I felt a huge sense of love and couldn't help feeling a touch of separation anxiety. I was only there last week but I am already thinking of a plan to get me back to this amazing city pronto. This is my fourth visit, and I feel...

SARTI.it RESTAURANT

Who doesn't love an intimate New York Italian experience?! You will be greeted to the best kind at the recently re-launched Sarti.it. I was thrilled to attend the launch, we were absolutely spoiled with a 3 course sit down dinner to taste the very best of the new menu. Kate Ceberano also brought the house down...


MBFWA | HARYONO SETIADI SS 2013/14

Words like architectural, super tailoring, digital print, innovative fabrication, modern silhouettes and luxe athletica all work to describe Haryono Setiadi's Spring Summer 14 collection named 'Visceral’ This Sydney label grabbed my attention early last year, with its ultra structured pieces. It recently re branded in February as it was previously called 'An Ode to No One' (just...

MBFWA | AJE SS 2014

The highly anticipated show of the week, AJE!! Walking into the runway we were transported with a beautiful floral installation in colours of red, plum, blush and touches of white. Very fitting as the collection is named 'The Garden Of Yesterday'. As the first model stormed out on the catwalk so did the smoke, it...


MBFWA | BEC & BRIDGE SS 2013/ 14

Who would agree with me that Bec & Bridge is going from strength to strength?! The talented duo Becky Cooper and Bridget Yorston have designed a super strong collection that is  sophisticated yet edgy, I’m in LOVE! ONE SENTENCE| There was an obvious 90's influence (by 90's I don't mean the tacky huge shoulder pads...

RUNWAY 5- HARPER’S BAZAAR

I'm embracing all the pencil skirts I have seen in-stores at the moment,so I thought I would give one a whirl last night. I first came across Brisbane label Ringuet through online boutique Alterior Motif a year ago. The label is young but already making a huge stamp. Look out for my interview with Benjamin next week...


RUNWAY 1 – VOGUE

The festival officially kicked off on Wednesday night with the first runway show by vogue.com.au. It was pretty phenom! With a list of Creme de la Creme designers showcasing their current A/W collections. Josh Goot, Toni Maticevski, Scanlan & Theodore and Willow just to name a few. I noticed strong trends. Mocochrome was still out...


LAVAZZA x LIFEwithBIRD

Oh how LMFF gets Melbourne buzzing. You all know how much I love a designer collaboration?! This one is special as it involves my favourite coffee brand Lavazza and one of the best Australian (Melbourne born) labels LIFEwithBIRD. I had a chat to the super lovely LIFEwithBIRD designers Bridget McCall and Nicholas Van Messner at a...

NEW LOOK

I grew up a North/West girl, so I ventured to good old Highpoint a fair bit. Hearing that big brands like David Jones, Sass & Bide, TOPSHOP, Zara, Mecca Maxima and a Chanel were opening at the centre definitely sparked my interest. Attending yesterday for the official opening, I was totally blown away with the new...


THE WAY TO MY HEART.. NINE WEST

Yes the way to my heart is through lollies..and shoes I might add! I was so thrilled when I got an invite from my old clients (and friends) Vicki and Kelly from Nine West to attend their A/W 13 showing. I lived in Nine West shoes when I was working at marie claire, it...

CHANDON SECRET GARDEN PARTY

I haven't spent much time in the Yarra Valley, even though I have heard from friends it is absolutely stunning. So when I got invited to the “ Domain Chandon Secret Garden Party” I jumped at the chance to attend. The invite detailed that guests would be treated to “Chandon's finest vintages, coupled with...


MYER A/W 13 COLLECTION LAUNCH

I love this time of year as Autumn/Winter fashion has arrived! The Myer 2013 Collection Launch was held last night at the iconic Mural hall in Myer Melbourne. The Mural hall was beautifully transformed with ceiling high portrait style images taken from Myer's Autumn/Winter campaign 'The Edit'. In the past I have come straight from...