Posts Categorized: Fashion












SPRING RACING FORECAST

WORDS: Sarah McLean

Once again, spring has graced us with the presence of warmer weather, additional hours of daylight and more importantly – a new fashion season. Coinciding with the distinct spring-racing spirit in the air, The Con-Nection have included an impressive collation of ‘must have’ Spring Racing ensembles to cater for even the most experienced race goers this season. From Cool Minimalism to Effortless Chic – We’ve got it covered.


LACE UP LOVE

Spring is only a couple of weeks away, which is crazy, as I feel like I only got my winter wardrobe sorted. Once you see all the cool shoes that Wittner has in-store, you will be excited to say goodbye to your winter boots and tights in place for cool lace-ups, edgy points and sweet flats. Oh yes!

 






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.

DENIM FEVER

I love the beginning of the autumn winter season because this is when new denim styles are released. In winter, there is no more important staple than a great pair of jeans. They team with all those winter layers, and they are the finishing touch with my ankle boots that I love to wear.


WITTNER AW 15 CAMPAIGN

This month I have partnered with one of my favourite Melbourne brands, Wittner. I loved featuring in their autumn winter brand campaign ‘Walk Tall’ alongside other fab influencers Liz from StreetSmith and Emily from StyleBK.


ON THE STREET: NEW YORK

You may not be ready to say goodbye to your favourite summer dress or denim cut-offs in favour of heavy winter clothing just yet, but I am sure getting excited. Especially after seeing the street style snaps from New York Fashion Week. The layers, textures and oversized cover-ups, I need it all!

 


WHITE & GREY

This season I will be keeping things fresh with clean white and grey layers, all set in place with my staple black accesories to give my look some edge (I am not going to lie, Celine always helps). You guessed it, neutrals are back for AW15 (or more so when did they ever leave us?) Grey is...

ASILIO: MMXV

There is nothing I find more gratifying than finding a new fashion brand that gives me tingles. New labels seem to pop up as regular as the weather changes in Melbourne, but you know when a label has something extra special. This is how I felt when I first got a glimpse of new Melbourne label...


NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS..LETS GO

So many of us welcome the New Year with tonnes of fresh motivation to start the year right. You only need to look at Instagram and Facebook to see endless inspirational quotes or status updates from your friends sharing their good intentions: to be healthier, spend less time online (I am putting my hand...

PARTY SEASON DRESSING: WITCHERY

Merry Christmas my lovely readers! I hope you spent it as blissfully as I did (and didn’t do much at all) apart from indulging in lots of drinking, eating and spending some quality down time with your family and friends. Nothing feels better than clocking off from emails and not setting an alarm. With New...


HOLIDAY WISH LIST

Christmas is always my favourite time of year. As soon as December arrives there is a buzz in the air, everyone is in a relaxed mood and excited for the holiday period that is looming closer. My favourite part of  the festive season is giving presents, I love the whole thought process that goes...

HOW TO WEAR: PLEATS

If you would have told me that I would be wearing a sheer pleated skirt this time last year I would have most likely laughed in your face. Pretty pleats, of any kind, are not usually in my style vocab. I have eaten my words, as here we are and pleats (when done right) are on...


BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING EDIT

For any crazed online shopping enthusiast (AKA me) there aren’t too many days  on the calendar better than Black Friday and Cyper Monday. These sales get my blood pumping, as it’s one of the only times of year that you can find bargains on all our favourite international labels. Think Saint Laurent, Prozena Schouler...


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....

OAKS DAY OUTFIT

As predicted, the fashion stole the show on Oaks Day. The ladies saved their feminine and prettiest outfits for this day. The necklines were higher, with lace, pastel floral prints and embellishments very popular. There were lots of pencil skirts with a longer hemline and slight splits. I may have pushed the boundaries with a...


INTERVIEW WITH AJE

It’s no secret that luxurious label Aje is one of my favourite Australian labels. The label has quickly carved a loyal and cult following since its launch in 2007. Its roots originating from Sydney, it wasn’t long before it became noticed by the rest of the country and the world, with its innately cool, chic...

FIRST EDITION

More and more, I find myself investing in quality items with clean lines and crisp tailoring, items that can be paired back together effortlessly. It’s all about a ‘less is more’ approach, which is always elegant and allows you to then play with proportions. This is why I am so excited for the launch of...


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....

MELBOURNE CUP OUTFIT

What a day in the Lavazza marquee at the Melbourne Cup yesterday. I am a new lover of Cup Day, as Derby, Stakes and Oaks have traditionally been my favourite days. This has been only my second year attending the Cup, and it’s fast becoming my favourite day. I like that the Melbourne Cup is...


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...


SPRING RACING AT THE ICONIC

Yippee, Spring is finally here and that means it’s time to think racing. I love everything about the Spring Racing season, from the party atmosphere, the stunning fashion and lets not forget the amazing sporting event we get to be a part of. This year my hubby and I have teamed up with THE ICONIC as...

BOLD CONTRAST

It’s no secret, I love wearing black and white. I never get bored of my trusty duo. This month, I am very excited to edit some of the seasons hottest new trends for Witchery and model the pieces in Witchery’s national in-store and online campagin. I love this black and white outfit, it looks classic, sophisticated...


KYHA FROM ONE DAY

Brownlow fever has hit Melbourne this week. This year, I was so excited to partner up with the lovely Kyha from One Day. Kyha was a dream to work with, I have loved her work for a while, she has only been around for 3 years, but she is already making a huge mark...

3 FRESH DENIM LOOKS THIS SUMMER

The best thing about the change of season and the warmer days is the chance to embrace new denim styles. Denim is a staple all year round, particularly in winter, but in summer it is becoming just as popular with a range of new styles and trends to embrace. We all love denim; as you can...


3 WAYS TO WEAR MONOCHROME

My Witchery trends post this month is all about monochrome. It’s not a new trend, but once again the classic shades of black and white is the freshest trend this season. It’s fair to say, it’s my favourite look to wear. If my wardrobe could only consist of black and white items, I don’t...

ZEPHYR // VIKTORIA + WOODS

You may be aware of my love for Australian label Viktoria + Woods. How lucky are we to have this amazing brand right under our noses in Melbourne. I was lucky to get a first hand look at this collection a couple of months ago, and I fell in love. This resort 15 collection named...


ALEXANDER WANG SPRING 2015

Can we please take a short moment to sit down and appreciate this out of this world collection by creative genius Alexander Wang. I am sure, this isn’t the first time you have seen sneakers down the runway or heard of the ‘Sports Luxe’ trend but Alexander Wang knows how to get the job done, and...

OLIVIA PALERMO X AQUAZZURA

I have been eagerly waiting for this collection to drop, since I heard whispers a few months ago that Olivia was designing a capsule collection with luxury shoe brand Aquazzura. The Italian brand only launched in 2011, but it made waves instantly. I love that this label is high-end, but still is modern and edgy. Olivia has always...


5 MUST HAVE ACCESSORIES

This time of year, I feel the urge to switch things up with the change of season just around the corner. A great way to inject a fresh feel to your wardrobe is to introduce new statement accessories, we all know, they make or break your outfit. It’s the easiest and most affordable way to...


5 MINUTES WITH DANNII MINOGUE

I first got a look at this fabulous collaboration between Dannii Minogue and Target at the Melbourne Fashion Festival earlier this year. Since then, I have been eagerly waiting for the collection to drop as I loved what I saw down the runway. It’s great that Dannii and Target have thought about all ladies (being...

HOW TO DRESS LIKE A PARISIAN

A month ago, I had the pleasure of attending a preview screening on the biography of the one and only, French designer Yves Saint Laurent, I was invited by Myer and (naturally) jumped at the chance to attend. It’s no secret that Saint Laurent (dropping the Yves to be known only as ‘Saint Laurent’...


WHITE OUT // LEATHER

You all know how I feel about the humble leather jacket (see a past edit here). It’s no wonder it tops our wardrobe essential list every year. Most of us own a black leather jacket, but owning a white jacket, is also becoming just as popular. It’s a great way to introduce leather leading into the warmer...

NEW MOOD // SS14

I was lucky to get a close up view of this incredible collection aptly named ‘New Mood’ last week at the Witchery runway show in Sydney. This collection showcases a whole new level of luxury and versatility, and opens up the Witchery brand to a new customer that is fashion forward and wiling to push the...


3 DENIM STYLES UNDER $40

This winter, new trends seem to be popping up every day from mules, grandpa slides and overalls. Not all new trends will be your cup of tea, but I love giving them a whirl (at least once). It can feel overwhelming to grasp what’s ‘in’ and what’s deemed ‘out’ only a short time later. One thing,...

HOW TO WEAR WHITE DENIM

This season, more than any other, is the season to wear white. Wearing white head to toe is so fresh and screams that you have it going on. I love rocking this tone with the white knit, shirt and coat on high rotation in my wardrobe, one item that I have been a little cautious...


ON THE STREET // PARIS

Yes, the recent fall couture catwalk shows in Paris were amazing. We were wowed with divine collections by Elie Saab, Armani Prive and Zuhair Murad (to name a few). What I find even more exciting is watching all the cool cats strut their fashion credentials down the street. Here are some of my favourite looks captured...

THE PERFECT WHITE TEE

Today is all about my hunt for the perfect white t-shirt, yes it’s a simple item, but finding the perfect kind is not an easy task. It’s all about finding the right cut with the perfect amount of slouch and stretch. Packing for holidays, relaxing on the weekend or heading out to dinner, I find myself always...


CHUNG // DELEVINGNE ROAD TRIP

Lying in bed, scrolling through my regular sites this Saturday morning and I find that Net-A-Porter have released a new edition of their The Edits magazine (woo hoo), I look forward to this feature each week. This issue is cooler than usual (I know, it didn’t seem possible) as it features two of my favourite style icons...

5 STEPS TO EFFORTLESS TRANSEASONAL STYLE

Every Friday is exciting in my book, but this Friday is particularly special, as I have some very cool news to share with you. I’m now contributing for Witchery, as one of their Witchery Style Collective members. You will also see my little old face in Witchery’s nationwide store campaign for the next month, wearing some...


CARA

I don’t know about you, but I have a huge girl crush on Cara Delevingne. You either want to be her or wish you were her BFF. When photos started to surface from Bali on her popular Instagram, I was left wondering why she was visiting one of my favourite holiday destinations (I was secretly...

DENIM ON DENIM

Ladies, double denim is a trend that is here to stay. It’s been on the rise for the last few years, but I have been a little cautious, as bad childhood memories of Mum rocking acid-wash denim with her crazy perm,unfortunately still stuck in my head. Yes, its put up with a bit of stick,...


WINTER WARDROBE CLASSICS

This winter, the shirt, knit, black jeans (knee rips a must), tote and boots have been getting a run in my wardrobe. I have been styling these pieces down on weekends and dressing them up during the week, I love how versatile they are. // THE SHIRT. This shirt is from H&M, I was so impressed...


12 LEATHER JACKETS FOR ALL BUDGETS

The perfect leather jacket, an essential item for any winter wardrobe and investing in the right cut and fit for your body has proven staying power from winter to summer. The best thing about this staple is that it pairs with just about everything in your wardrobe, from denim to delicate lace and floral...


HOW TO WEAR A WHITE SHIRT

When I think about my favourite wardrobe staples, one of the first pieces that comes to mind is the classic white shirt. It’s the sharpest trend, yes it’s simple but its unbeatable. You can wear it in summer, layered up in winter or as your go-to transeasonal piece. This season think square-cut shirts with short...

LACED UP

Lack Of Colour Hat | White Suede Top | Seed Scarf | Seed Skirt | Ryan Storer Ring | Ford + Harris Earrings | Haider Ackermann Boots | Celine Sunglasses (similar) Keeping it short and sweet with these winter loves on my mind. Particularly these Haider Ackermann black laced boots. Why can’t money grow on trees?...


MELON COOL

You just have to love a top that you can wear different ways?! I was running around wearing this Manning Cartell shell top with the zip facing the front to later realise the zip was actually meant to be worn at the back. Ooops , but I think it looks cool either way. I checked...


LITTLE BIT OF NGUYEN..

In early January I was lucky enough to have a coffee with one of our most talented emerging designers Leroy Nguyen, when he visited Melbourne (before the madness of MBFWA). We talked about his his upcoming Autumn Winter collection named ‘Nutcracker’ and I picked out my favourites. I am already a big fan of his work, check...

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...


THE MIDI

This was my second year attending Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival, I felt honoured to be invited again and I didn’t think twice about travelling up from Melbourne. There was an incredible buzz on the street with Australia’s fashion elite running around doing their thing. As you know I am a sucker for classic and minimal...

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...

BLUSH LOVING

Day 1 of the festival kicked off yesterday and what a day it was! It started a little slower than I hoped with my flight delayed, always the case when you need to get somewhere, nothing goes to plan....


MBFWA | IN MY BAG

The day is finally here, Australia Fashion Week kicks off tomorrow. I am in a mad rush getting myself organised, I headed to Zara, and David Jones today getting all the final bits and pieces. I will organise the rest of my outfits once I arrive in Sydney tomorrow. I have a few new bags...

WITCHERY | HIGH WINTER

I couldn’t resist sharing these stunning Witchery campaign shots featuring international Victoria’s Secret model Erin Heatherton. I find it hard to say goodbye to the long summer days but the cooler months have never looked so good with the introduction of these super cosy winter styles. Witchery has long been one of my favourite Aussie brands and wouldn’t you...


IN THE BLUE

With Australian Fashion Week just around the corner I thought it was fitting to start the week wearing a blue scuba-style dress from a designer that I am looking forward to seeing down the runway, by johnny. I was blown away by his collection last year and I can only imagine what great things he has in stall...

GREY + SLOUCH DENIM

My credit card has encounted a beating this week. I am getting my Sydney Fashion Week outfits sorted, as usual I leave everything until the last minute. I hope a few of my online purchases arrive before I leave for Sydney next Monday. You are all well aware of my love for Melbourne label Viktoria...


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...


CURRENT WINTER FAVS

Last week I attended Target’s runway show at Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Week, I was so impressed with the collection. Dannii Minogue has also joined forces with Target to design a collection for all us petite girls, the pieces looked incredible with a gorgeous yellow knit my favourite. I was invited by Target to check...

MISS VOGUE SHOW | OUTFIT

Do you have a colour that under any circumstance you will not wear? I do and its the colour pink. Or maybe I should say..I did.. I have succumbed to the hottest colour of the season. If there is one thing I will take out of Melbourne Fashion Week its that you must own...


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...

THE AJE REPORT | ISSUE 2:14

It is such an honour to be interviewed + featured in the second issue of the recently launched The Aje Report wearing some of my favourite Aje new season threads. The online mag offers some cool inspiration and also an inside look into the designers minds. I have loved the Sydney born brand for quite...


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...

WEEKEND UNIFORM

Distressed denim is still on my mind, is that bad? I have heard it’s on the way out, with straight leg jeans taking their place. BUT I am not convinced on the straight leg and I still love throwing on these easy to wear baggies on the weekend. Heading into autumn winter fashion the...


CURRENT OBSESSION

Witchery Scarf (similar) coming soon| Celine Sunglasses | Witchery Grey Turtle Knit (similar) coming soon | Saint Laurent Leather Biker | Witchery Booties | Gorgana Fine Necklace | Witchery Hat (similar) coming soon I cant stop stalking winter outfits, damn Paris Fashion Week for clogging my instagram feed with all that parisian street style fashion. I...

LEATHER + KNIT

Now its fair to say my every day style consists of greys, blacks and whites. At times I try to break out of this pattern but I always fall back to my trusty combo. Coming into the cooler months its time to say goodbye to cut offs, crop tops and jumpsuits and hello to...


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...

TOP 5 AUTUMN WINTER TRENDS

As much I love the easy going and fresh feel of summer, winter clothing holds a special place in my heart. Bring on heavy knits, buttery leather and boxy coats. Attending the Myer AW14 catwalk show last week, I saw a bucket load of inspiration for my autumn and winter wardrobe with some amazing trends...


IT’S A STRIPE AFFAIR

So most people think that horizontal stripes should never be seen as they can make you look wide. Over the years I have discovered that this isn’t entirely true, the narrower the stripe actually makes you look thinner. To be honest, I love any stripe from vertical, flat and chunky, it’s the easiest style to wear...

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...


CLUTCH TALK

It's safe to say that 2014 is all about the clutch! Your current handbag collection most likely includes the usual suspects, the on trend cross-over, the tote or maybe its the bucket bag that was made popular by Alexander Wang. I noticed clutches popping up down most of the recent international runways. Print, jewelled...

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...

VALENTINES LACE..

Valentines Day is the perfect excuse to feature some of my favourite lace pieces. Nothing better than a delicate lace or sheer bra poking through your silk or cotton top. I am not really Valentines type of girl, I find the marketing driven day a little too manufactured. Seeing as I got married last...


MY TOP 6 TRANS-SEASONAL PIECES

I write a fashion column in GT Magazine each week. Today I thought I would share one of my recent articles with my fab CON readers, I focussed on pieces that you can buy now that will help you make the smooth transition from this warm weather to the cooler months. I’m sure you have...

SCORCHER

I am barely surviving through this heat wave. HELP!! The heat and I are not friends, my body clocks into meltdown mode. I am trying to stay as cool as possible, so I turn to living in my beloved jumpsuits. They are easy to wear and don’t take much thought- seriously who can think...


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...

IN NEON

I have been missing in action recently as I am currently bronzing it up in beautiful Fiji. The sun is a little too hot to handle today so I thought I would share this dress I shot just before I left. Really embracing all the drop-waists this season aren’t I? This is a subdued version of...


LACED UP

From all white to all black, that’s the way I roll. The cut-out and I have become good friends this year. I fell in love with this dress when I saw it down the runway at Mercedes Fashion Week early this year. I hunted the Bec & Bridge website like a crazy woman, and...

HELEN O’CONNOR FROM THURLEY

I am one of those lucky people that has been able to work closely with Helen from the iconic Melbourne label Thurley. I have always admired her designs. A strapless crème Thurley dress was one of the first labels I spent big on when I went to my Uni ball back in 2005. I...


WHITE OUT

Tis the season of all white and the cut-out. This trend has been alive all year and there are no signs it’s slowing down. With my upcoming wedding early next year it crossed my mind that I should ease up on wearing my beloved hue so its a tad more special on my day,...

ANNA FROM EDENBOROUGH EVANS

Melbourne based jewellery label Edenborough Evans is creating a buzz with its unique creations. The intricate designs are brought to life by sisters Anna and Kate Cowen. I caught up with one half of the label, Anna at their pop-up shop (details here) in Brighton last week. After meeting Anna it was evident to me why her...


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...


‘FOUR SEASONS’ DION LEE AW14

I have been eagerly waiting to get a closer look at Dion Lee’s Autumn Winter 2014 collection since it debut at New York Fashion Week earlier this year and received enormous praise from industry heavyweights. The trans-seasonal collection titled ‘Four Seasons’ was designed with both the north­ern and south­ern hemi­sphere in mind. I literally got goose bumps...

BOTANICAL

When I laid eyes on this intricate floral print on the super stylish Aimee Song from Song Of Style at New York Fashion Week this year, it was love at first sight. To later discover it was our very own Australian Designers Cameo The Label, excited me more. The designers have created an arty and wearable...


LANE HAVEN

White Suede 'Wire Cut Dress' | Wittner 'Ryge' Heels White Suede 'V Bond Silk Dress' | Alias Mae 'Daria' Heels White Suede 'Eiffel Lace Top' | 'I Like It Sheer Skirt' | RMK ' Veruka' Heels White Suede 'Curve Moon Dress' | RMK ' Veruka' Heels White Suede  'Temptations Top' | 'Mesh Curve Skirt' | Wittner 'Ryge' Heels I must apologise for the lack of posts last week, you may hate my...

OAKS DAY OUTFIT

I thought it was fitting to wear one of my favourite Australian designers Manning Cartell on glorious Oaks Day. Oaks Day is traditionally known as one for the ladies as it allows us to celebrate our feminine and pretty side. I noticed lots of popping colours, lace and pastel tones at the track yesterday. I fell...


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 OUTFIT

I still can't believe this was the first time I have attended the race that stops a nation. Now that I have been I am very addicted and I think it will become a tradition each year. It has a very different vibe to Derby Day, its a little more serious as everyone is...


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...

BLACK + WHITE + ROSE GOLD

(click image to buy)  I must share my love for these gorgeous new structured box shaped Ginger & Smart clutches that have just hit stores, perfect timing for the busy races and party season. They are calling my name for Derby Day this Saturday, which one to choose? The sports-inspired rubber base contrasts with the sleek rose...


CLASSIC MONO

This is my second monochrome combo that I mentioned I was going to show you a few days ago. Now you can see why I am obsessed with this collection from White Suede. I am not even going to try to explain my obsession with these tones again- you know how I feel. (It’s...

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...


CONTRAST

How many times have I mentioned about black and white this year? I am sorry if I am boring you but they are my staple tones that I turn to time and time again. My fav duo is also more relevant than ever as they are also the hottest combo of the season, worn...

5 SPRING RACING TIPS

It's Spring Racing fever in Melbourne. Highpoint are getting in on the action, they ran a specialised Spring Racing activation called the Spring Racing Colour Hub last week. It included free personal styling for all things Spring Racing. Customers received the latest fashion, beauty and millinery tips from expert stylists. There were so many handy...


DION LEE OPENS FIRST STORE + E-COMMERCE

You are well aware of my obsession with Sydney-born mastermind Dion Lee. I wear his creations any chance I can get. The way he cuts and constructs the fabric means that they sit on the body in a unique way that I don’t experience with any other Australian designer. It was music to my ears...

REFLECTOR

The sun is shining longer which means summer is around the corner, time to start searching for my summer essentials. Lets talk jumpsuits. I consider black jumpsuits the edgier alternative to the celebrated LBD. After all, the look is just as easy to wear pair with a minimal heel or sandal during the day...


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)...

TRACKSIDE TRENDS

The Spring Racing Carnival is just around the corner. It's the perfect opportunity to embrace new season trends and have fun with fashion. There are very few opportunities you get to dress up from head to toe and enjoy the sunshine. I love that the Carnival allows you to do this. With such a big...


BONDS IS NOW FOR BOOBS

Eye-catching BOOBS billboards started trickling up in the Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane skylines early last week. My instagram and twitter went into overdrive with everyone pondering what it was all about. The billboards sport just one word BOOBS in the style of the Bonds logo. The iconic underwear brand Bonds has won my attention with...

SPRING RACING CHRONICLES

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8YlCMkKTNs Last week I had a styling session with fabulous Melbourne milliner Melissa Jackson, see my full post here. The video is also live on the official spring racing website here. This season the key millinery trends are block bright colours to compliment all the digital and geometric prints that are in season. Black and white is...


TEXTURED RAZOR

Once again we can count on the creativity of the brilliant Manning sisters to create a look that you normally wouldn't think could work, forest green with a monochrome knit?? Somehow it does work and it is one of my favourite pieces coming into Spring Summer. They have mastered some of the hottest trends,...

GRAFFITI

Digital prints are another trend I'm digging this spring summer. I love rich jewel like tones. These shorts are a stand out with their graffiti like feel but digital prints can take many forms this season such as ombre, abstract or photographic. Anything goes as long as its bright, bold and fun. I brought these LIFEwithBIRD...


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...

HATS OFF

The Melbourne Cup Carnival officially kicks off in 34 days (I'm not counting at all..ha) and I'm already getting giddy. The carnival injects a huge party atmosphere into Melbourne unparalleled to any other sporting event. This year I am planning on attending all 4 days, so I'm very excited as I have never attended...


Q&A- KYLIE FROM MORRISON

Perth based designer Kylie Radford is behind the beautiful fashion label Morrison, she has achieved so much success as a fashion designer but what I find even more interesting is her success is being recognised in the business world. She has been acknowledged with many prestigious awards such as Young Entrepreneur of the Year...

THE SOMERSET

I had so much fun collaborating with the cool Tiger Mist girls on their 'Somerset' campaign. My gorgeous friend Alana and her stylish sister Stevie own the successful label and boutique.

 We got to play with a few of Tiger Mist new arrivals from Cameo The Label and KeepSake The Label at a chic penthouse in...


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...

FIRST BASE

I can't even begin to tell you how obsessed I am with this new label, check out the site and the collection thisisfirstbase before you even need to hear from me an you will understand why i'm so excited, It's slick, cool, refined and minimal. I previously only turned to American Apparel for my basics but...


CRISP

Strolling through Myer a few weeks ago I spotted some new threads in my Australian designer section. The pieces stood out with their blank canvas appeal, I wouldn't say they are your typical basics but not statements pieces either. Let me introduce Bul, the label is new to the Myer designer stable, the Melbourne...

Q&A- ‘FASHION AID’ DIRECTOR- EMMA

What would happen if you combined a night filled with the best fashion, A-grade entertainment, a cool party vibe whilst giving back to charity? That’s what founder of Fashion Aid Emma Rombotis pondered whilst watching a Victoria Secret Show one night, fast forward 6 years and the event is one of the biggest on...


MSFW BACKSTAGE PASS

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week was last week (almost old news now) with the hype of the current fashion in New York. I loved attending backstage so had to share my experience (even though I am a touch late, sorry). I must admit heading backstage is my one of my favourite things to do at...

TIGER

Sometimes this fashion business can be confusing with trends leaving as quickly as they stormed in. It felt like just the other day I was mixing and matching different textures, prints and colours. Just when I thought I had that look down pat I noticed that it is all about everything being matchy matchy....


LEMON

Wearing | Sass & Bide Trust but Verify Skirt | Sass & Bide De La Croix Top | Wittner Shoes | How much do you love fashion in Melbourne at spring time? The team behind Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW) have done a fabulous job this year. I love that you can come watch the shows...

CUT AWAY

All the exciting trends I saw at Mercedes Fashion Week are now dropping in-store. (not so good for my bank balance). Two of the biggest are the cut-out and the crop. So many designers are embracing this cut-away look but Yeojin Bae has mastered it perfectly, she has created pieces that are subtle and...


NOIR

  I am sure you are aware my staple colour is black. This week we have welcomed the first day of spring (yipeee) which is exciting as the sun is shining but it also means I have to start saying goodbye to my much loved colour. I can still wear her but not as often....

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,...


STUDDED

I love a bit of bling in my life and you are all aware (by my social media updates) of my love for my white Converse chucks, such a staple in my weekend wardrobe. I feel like I have been living under a rock as I have always ventured to New York to buy...

THE LOFFT X CHRONICLES

A workplace should push you to achieve something great, everyday should hit you with a big punch of creative energy. This is how I feel every time I step foot in the chic offices of leading fashion agency The LOFFT. The LOFFT girls are the best in the business, they represent a dynamic mix of...


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...

CITRUS

We have seen a saturation of the beloved black & white (aka monochrome) trend for the past few seasons, I'm not going to lie my heart belongs to this combo. I do love colour but I find it hard to pull off, so introducing a small burst of colour with our classic black or white...


MODEL CRUSH | PARIS ROBERTS

Paris Roberts is the name. If you haven't heard of this beauty you certainly will soon, this girl is incredible! She is signed to one of the most prestigious modelling agencies Elite Paris and London Management in Australia. She has an incredibly diverse heritage- Egyptian, Greek, English and Australian, now that’s one unique mix! Firstly, huge...

BEHIND THE SCENES- SPRING FASHION

I visited Malvern Town Hall yesterday to get a behind the scenes look at the pieces that will be featured in the upcoming Stonnington Spring Fashion Runway show this Thursday evening (a few tickets still available). I don’t want to give too much away but thought I would give you a little overview of the...


THE WINNER IS…

The winner of my Spring Fashion Runway giveaway (details here) is: @kalliloukides Big thank you to everyone who entered I have more exciting giveaways to come in the future. Image Credit: Elite Paris...

SNEAK PEEK..ESKA ALIKAI SS 13

You all know how much I love my leather. At times it can be hard to find leather that fits your body right. This was the problem that Micha Dyball encounted so she went on the hunt for the perfect leather skirt which then resulted in the birth of her own label Eska Alikai. I...


GIVEAWAY AT SPRING FASHION WEEK

I can't believe how quickly this year has flown by?! It is now mid August and before we know it will be Christmas time (eeek). The second half is definitely my favourite time of year and I know the fun starts when I see Spring Fashion dropping into stores. This year I have teamed with...

LIGHTS..CAMERA..

The best part about working on a shoot is teaming up with the peeps behind the scenes that make the magic happen such as the photographer, stylist, makeup & hair stylist. To tell you the truth I am much more suited behind the scenes styling it up, as I am no model. I was very...


MEGAS HESS X WESTFIELD

Westfield Doncaster recently joined forces with Melbourne based, internationally acclaimed fashion illustrator Megan Hess to create The Sketch House, an in-centre fashion illustration studio that allows shoppers to become the subject of their own artist-drawn fashion sketch. I have long admired the work of Megan, I feel transported into a world of luxury as soon...

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...


LABEL CRUSH | Q&A FINDERS KEEPERS

If you regularly visit my blog you will be aware about my unhealthy obsession with the playful, chic and unique label findersKEEPERS  see here. The label releases 12 collections per year so they remain highly competitive and trend focussed, they look to the catwalk and inspiration from the streets around the world to create a bang...

HOW TO GET THE HAIR AT MYER SS14

I couldn't help but notice the effortlessly cool hair down the runway at the Myer Spring Summer 14 collection launch. Kevin Murphy (AKA the internationally renowned king of hair) was once again behind this amazing show. Kevin created a modern look that was inspired by water and feathers to keep it in line with the...


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...

BAROQUE

How much do you love Melbourne? I honestly wouldn't want to live anywhere else. We are blessed with so many hidden streets that have so much personality. I ventured to Brunswick Street the other week with my sister we wanted to go to Yong Green Food, but it was closed (one day I will get...


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...

Q&A-NEW YORK FASHION BUYER VANESSA

This is for all my aspiring fashionistas who are trying to break into the fashion industry or maybe you have a big love with New York (really who doesn't?!). Let me introduce Vanessa Spencer, the Melbourne born Vanessa is now living her fashion dream in NYC. Visiting New York recently I caught up with my...


THE LBD

The perfect little black dress is something I am always on the hunt for. It's the oldest 'rule' in fashion, every woman must own a simple elegant dress that can be dressed up or down. This cut out sculptural design by amazing emerging designer Jamie Ashkar caught my eye instantly, he answers my need...

SNEAK PEEK…MANNING CARTELL SS 13

What can I say about this phenomenal brand that I haven't said already?! I was literally left salivating after I attended their Spring Summer 13 show at Mercedes Fashion Week back in April, see here for my review. I sound like a broken record but there isn't a collection of theirs I don't fall...


DION LEE II X MASON MULHOLLAND

A Dion Lee collab?! One of my favourite things! Particularly when it's with intriguing artist (and model) Mason Mulholland. They have joined forces to create these striking print and graphic pieces. If you follow my blog you will remember my recent post on Dion Lee's Oil + Water resort collection see here. We all need a...


WINTER WHITE

If you think white is just for those warmer months, think again! I love white in winter, as it works to brighten up any outfit. White is definitely the colour of the season, seen on all the international runways and high street labels following suit. I'm sure you have noticed all the hot white leather getting...

CAMILLA & MARC – CONCENTRIC

Looking at these striking Camilla and Marc SS13 campaign shots that the succesful brother & sister duo just released gave me tingles as it takes me back to Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. The collection titled ‘Concentric’ was the first show I viewed at the festival earlier this year and it blew me away, see here...


TOMBOY

I'm a sucker for a slogan tee, you would think I would be sick of them by now but I'm definitely not. The reason I love them could be because I always feel a touch 'cooler' wearing them, like I'm making some radical statement. (I know thats awkward that a slogan has the ability...

THE BIKER

I'm sure it wouldn't surprise you to hear that most of us would say a sleek leather jacket is our number 1 wardrobe staple. It's the perfect trans-seasonal piece, gives your outfit that WOW factor and goes with almost any outfit from a girly dress to skinny denim or leather pants. I have noticed different...


VARSITY

Love the sports-luxe trend? Well it's here to stay and I am still digging this laid back style, it's sleek, luxurious and easy to wear. I have styled this look to work for the day with my varsity-inspired bomber from Market HQ along with my black asymmetrical skort, yes I said skort. It looks like...

TANGERINE

Yes it is winter in Melbourne but I promise you these photos were taken today, the sun is shining so I had to bring out this dress I brought a couple of weeks ago. Everyone needs a LTD (little tangerine dress) like they need a LBD. I have always been drawn to this orange...


THAT PERFECT RING | THOMAS JEWELLERS

Before becoming engaged in October last year I didn't know a lot about engagement rings and in case you haven't noticed, there's a CRAZY amount of styles to choose from. I was thrilled to be named face of Thomas Jewellers mid last year (with obviously no idea what was going to happen later in the year..spooky). They...

UNWIND

Lazy Sunday's are up there with my favourite things. It's my chance to unwind and get ready for the week ahead. Today I have teamed my relaxed look with a bralette. The cropped trend is huge this season, almost every Australian designer was embracing this look at Mercedes Fashion Week this year so we...


DION LEE RESORT 14 – OIL + WATER

Dion Lee has labeled his resort 2014 collection, 'Oil + Water' drawing inspiration from two contrasting yet everyday substances, to create another bang on collection. Hard and soft elements work together to create a collection that is true to Dion Lee's core whilst still moving forward with his strong focus on structure, digital 'slash' print...

LUXE TO LESS- JIMMY CHOO

Everywhere I turned on my recent trip to New York I saw the long strap leather satchel bag. All the prestigious fashion houses such as Proenza Schouler, Chloe, Mulberry and Saint Laurent are leading the way with high street brands following suit. I needed to take one home with me, but after 10 days of...


IT’S TEE TIME- THE 5 STYLES YOU NEED

The simple T-shirt is one of the most important staples in my wardrobe. I am hearing you ask even in Winter??! Yes in the colder months I seem to get even more wear out of my trusty tee's as I pair them with coats, blazers and bomber jackets. I turn to brands like Bassike, American...

SAINT LAURENT LAUNCHES ONLINE STORE IN AUSTRALIA

My love with Saint Laurent continues, this time us Aussies get treated. Saint Laurent has launched e-commerce to Australian customers which went live on June 19th. I just returned from New York and there were new stores popping up on the renowned Greene street, so no doubt the brand is going from strength to strength....


ONE STRIPE – TWO WAYS

If you follow my instagram, you will be well aware I am living it up in New York, endless love for this city! It's my fourth visit and I am still in awe, finding new treasures everyday (can't wait to share all my new finds with you in coming weeks). These photos were taken just...

WHITE SUEDE ‘WHITE NOISE’ SS14

I am so proud to be a Melbourne girl as I think our fashion designers are up there with the best in the world! White Suede has always held a soft spot in my heart but WOW the brand is going from strength to strength! I recently viewed the upcoming SS14 collection ‘White Noise’ and...


KASANDRA

I have been a long time follower of the lovely Geneva from renowned fashion blog 'A Pair & a Spare', she is a smart cookie. As you can imagine I got very excited to hear she joined forces with one of my favourite local shoe brands Tony Bianco. She designed 5 new styles for the...

NEW LABEL CRUSH | Q&A LEROY NGUYEN

Have you heard the name Leroy Nguyen? Well if you haven't, I can assure you now you won't forget it. This talented designer is making HUGE waves in the fashion industry and I'm he's biggest fan! Debuting his second collection THE CANDY SHOP at The Innovators show at Mercedes Fashion Week this year, placing him...


BLACK & YELLOW BROCADE

This black and yellow gold brocade top is a different look for me, but I was instantly drawn to it's striking texture of sheer and lace. It is such a good buy as you can dress it down with boyfriend jeans or baggy shorts in summer or totally glammed up for any special occasion. If you...

‘BLACK ON BLACK’ SALES EDIT

Have you noticed all the crazy sales happening on various online sites at the moment?! Net-A-Porter went on sale today (with 50% off..yes I am dying, item's sitting in my shopping basket as I write this). SSENCE and Green With Envy have also just releaesed huge sales. So I thought I would share my...


GOOT HEAVEN

I was invited by the ultra cool peeps at JASU for an exclusive preview of their new Winter arrivals. Including one of my favourite Australian designers Josh Goot..Need I say more?! His minimalist aesthetic along with clean,crisp lines tick every box for me. This black marble A Line pencil skirt, with it's flame feature is right up my...

SAINT LAURENT PERMANENT & ACCESSORIES 13

Our amazing Hedi Slimane has hit the mark again by taking a hands on role and actually shooting Saint Laurent's new 'Permanent Collection' the result is these striking campaign images, which is making it's debut at the new Avenue Montaigne flagship store in Paris. It features classic items that could only ever come from...


GREEN HAZE

I gravitate towards the colour green, particularly when it's a luscious shade of emerald. The top with its gorgeous high neckline, cuffed shoulders and cropped waistline can be worn from day to night. The silk printed pants with its mix of forest and sea green (available here) offer the perfect compliment to this top but you...

TOPSHOP X KATE BOSWORTH

Kate Bosworth is one of my style icons, so it's fabulous news that TOPSHOP has launched a collection inspired by Kate's unique boho-style. The 16-piece capsule collection is designed to be the perfect festival wardrobe including dresses, denim and leather shorts and waistcoats. "I've always had a love of fashion," said actress and style icon...


BIRTHDAY DRESS

It was my birthday on Saturday, I had a great night out with my friends at the amazing Chin Chins, very New York-esque. It got me excited for my trip to NY in 4 weeks (yes I'm counting down every day). I will be doing a bunch of posts from that great city, so...

Q&A- DANIELLE FROM KOOKAI

Kookai helped me get through my wardrobe dilemmas in my late teens, I turned to the label almost every week to find a new outfit to all those oh-so important parties (back then I had the confidence to pull off those bodycon skirts). I have grown up with this iconic Australian brand. I have to...


FINDERS KEEPERS THE LABEL

Finders Keepers..I could not think of a better name for this brand as I want to keep this little gem all to myself! I first became aware of the label a few years ago but this collection is by far my favourite! The new collection 'A Field Of Dreams' left me in tingles after I...

LIFEWITHBIRD WAREHOUSE SALE EDIT

Normally its my trusty coffee that sparks my senses in the morning but this morning I heard that one of my favourite labels LIFEwithBIRD was having a 90% off designer sale in Melbourne,definitely beats that coffee! I had a sneak preview and there are so many great pieces on-sale! I have put together my top...


THE BOYFRIEND

It's not exactly a new trend but its not going anywhere, I love mine and wear them to death! These One Teaspoon babies are my favourite and sell out instantly, they have just become available again on SuperMuse (to ship on the 15th of June) under $130, see HERE. I wear mine with flat senso...

THE PERFECT ANKLE BOOT

Ankle boots have become an essential staple in my wardrobe, they are the perfect transitional shoe in Summer. As it gets cooler we call on them even more. This year it feels like there are so many options but you need to be careful to buy the perfect pair and style them correctly. My Tips,...


KIRKWOOD

As soon as I view award winning British designer Nicholas Kirkwood little pieces of art my heart pounds. You cant beat his creative designs with a striking black & white story this season. I had to share my love as Green With Envy recently started stocking the label, and they still have a few...

LUXE TO LESS -BALENCIAGA

These rings from Nicholas Ghesquiere for Balenciaga are golden tube bliss and leaving me drooling. Even though the talented Ghesquiere has now left his prestigious home at Balenciaga, recently stating  'I was being sucked dry' (read more here) doesn't mean we love his designs any less. These have sold out worldwide (realistically I couldn't justify...


CAMOUFLAGE

I was almost blending into the graffiti brick wall in these printed pants. I got these just over a month ago and I haven't been able to take them off. I initially looked at them and thought I wouldn't get much wear in them because the print is quite fierce! I was surprised they...

LIFEWITHBIRD + VITA FEDE

Would you say something that is made in Italy is better quality? When I hear a product is my ears tend to spark up, this could be due to my heritage and the fact that mum has drilled this into my head. The statement isn't always true but the talented duo Bridget and Nick...


NEW AJE.

I'm a Melbourne girl so I could be biased but I think this city has the best selection of designers by a mile! One thing that does let us Melbournians down is that we aren't blessed with a glamorous AJE boutique. Damn you Sydney! (the Aje boutique is located in Potts Point) If you haven't...

Q&A- PENELOPE FROM SKIN AND THREADS

I'm very much a basics kind of girl. If you also concur you can't go past Melbourne born brand Skin and Threads for incredibly high quality and luxurious basics, denim, footwear and knitwear. I therefore couldn't miss out on the Skin and Threads new store launch on Friday in Chadstone. To help celebrate the launch they...


CHRISTOPHER ESBER EXCLUSIVE SS 13/14

Now this designer exclusive got me excited!! I'm sure your aware (from my many instagram updates) last week I attended Mercedes Fashion Week. I was overwhelmed by all the breathtaking collections but it's bitter sweet as now we have to wait for what feels like a lifetime for most of the pieces to be...

MISS LOUISE DESIGNER SALE

Oh yes I had to share this as I love when Miss Louise have their international designer accessories and shoes sale! Starts tomorrow Thursday, 18th April  - Sunday, 21st April. Brands include Balenciaga, Balmain, Celine, Chloe, Emilio Pucci, Giuseppe Zanotti, Sergio Rossi, Valentino, Walter Steiger. From $100-$500!...


SAINT LAURENT X DAFT PUNK

If you regularly read my blog you will be aware of my interest in the changing face of SAINT LAURENT. The creative director Hedi Slimane has a love affair with rock icons, now including one of my favourite band's DAFT PUNK (proud to say I have seen them perform live a few times, so...

SHOP MY TOP 6 TRENDS FROM MBFWA

1. CROP IT | Seen at Camilla & Marc, Ginger & Smart, Karla Spetic and Bec & Bridge. SHOP THE TREND Nicholas & MOSSMAN 2. SHEER | Seen at Haryono Setiadi, Michael Lo Sordo, Manning Cartel, Dion Lee, Ginger & Smart, Bec & Bridge & Karla Spectic. SHOP THE TREND White Suede & ASOS 3. ASYMMETRICAL HEMLINE | Seen at Bec & Bridge, Camilla...


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 | DAY 2 & 3

I was so caught up in the excitement of my first fashion week, I didn't stop to take many outfit photos. Here are a few snaps from day's 2 & 3. Next time I will take more..I promise!  Top: American Apparel Pants: Mossman Bag: Chloe Necklace: Vintage Jacket: Zara Shorts: Witchery Bag: Celine...


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 | BY JOHNNY SS 2013/14

I have heard whispers about Johnny Schembri's impressive label 'by johnny' in fashion circles for the last few months. After viewing his collection on Monday night I can now see why he is creating so much buzz. He had the whole fashionable crowd eating out of his palm on Monday night, with everyone raising to their feet...


DAY 1 | MBFWA

My first day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week consisted of shows by some of the best Australian designers from established names such as Camilla & Marc, Aurelio Costarella and Bec & Bridge to talented newcomer by johnny. They all got my my heart pounding! They were all so different! Bring on Day 2!! Wearing: Dress: Camilla & Marc Bag:...


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...

MBFWA | CAMILLA & MARC SS 2013/14

Oh yes, very excited to be attending my first fashion week in Sydney. (eeek dream come true!) My long time favourites Camilla & Marc kicked off Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2013 and they absolutely killed it, which was fitting seeing as they are celebrating their 10 years in the fashion biz. The vibe down...


THE PENCIL

The colour jade has always grabbed my attention, so I was instantly drawn to this nylon ribbed pencil skirt. I then realised it was one of my fav New York brands Opening Ceromony. The label launched in 2002 and Green With Envy started stocking it last year which I was very excited about, previously I had...


ROLLED UP

One thing I don't mind spending my money on are good quality handbags! I know they can be quite pricey, but if you go for a classic style they last for season after season. I'm obsessed with this simple new clutch, with its modern rolled up twist. Now if you don't want to splurge on...


LEATHER PANTS- MY TOP 6

The recent festival has provided all of us Melbournians with a load of fashion inspiration. So as summer transits into autumn we must get our cooler wardrobe sorted. My number one staple item in winter is a great pair of leather pants. I live in them! The problem is a good pair can be quite...

Q & A- RINGUET

So as promised here is my chat with the super talented print master Benjamin Ringuet from the label RINGUET. I was lucky enough to wear one of his pieces to fashion week last week, nothing better than wearing a strong print with plain basics. I was interested in learning more about what inspires him to design...


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...

WESTFIELD AW13 CAMPAIGN- CANDICE LAKE

When I received the email presenting me with the opportunity to be involved in Westfield Autumn/Winter 13 campaign shot by Candice Lake- I was absolutely floored! Surely it must be another Candice Lake- not the renowned International Model, turned amazing photographer and blogger. I jumped at the opportunity. I was nervous walking up to the...


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...


LEOPARD

Attending the Highpoint launch yesterday, I thought I might as well rock some Monochromes! I really love my blacks but I have been trying to introduce some more colour, I play it safe too often. Obviously today I went with the safe option! Nothing better than a crisp white shirt- number 1 staple item...


ONLINE HAVEN-MY TOP 7 SITES

It's a bit sad to admit, but most mornings first thing while I’m still in bed I grab my hand extension (aka my IPhone) and search for new things online that I need (well I don’t really NEED anything but I think I do) So I thought I would share with you my favourite online...

ANJA RUBIK X GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI

This is a match made in heaven! One of my favourite supermodel's Anja Rubik has teamed with amazing high-end Italian shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti for this latest model-slash-designer collab. The capsule collection 'Anja Rubik for Giuseppe Zanotti' consists of 5 shoe styles and a suede shoulder handbag. It was born from Anja's ideas and sketches- she...


MOSSMAN SHAPE SHIFTER

I was super excited when I visited Mossman headquarters last week to have a closer look at their much anticipated A/W collection- ShapeShifter! I first met the lovely Mossman girls early last year whilst working in mag land. The brand really impressed me back then and they have continued to grow rapidly. They are one...

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...


FAB FIND – COUNTRY ROAD

I have a big love for printed pants, and my love grows when I find a great pair at a crazy low price, these are $99! Such cool prints, the silver is snakeskin, the middle is black textured stripe and the green is leopard print. My pick is the silver teamed with ankle black booties and a...

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...

Ohh Manning!!

Firstly I’m wearing my favourite look of the collection! (big call-but I made it) The ‘Athenes Moment’ bomber jacket and short. If you look closely you can see that amazing felt appliqué embroidery I mentioned in my earlier post, every piece is individually hand cut and stitched together in Australia! I’m not usually a pattern kind of...


MANNING CARTELL-A/W 13 MEDIA SHOWING

I thought it was very fitting to start my first post with one of my favourite Aussie designers Manning Cartell. I know what you thinking, Autumn/Winter collections already?! We have just hit what feels like the peak of summer, but I am already craving those cooler months. I was so excited when I got to play dress ups...

MY FIRST

I have never been good at introductions so I'll keep this short and sweet. I’m a Melbourne girl who has an unhealthy obsession with social media, shopping and fashion (the first step is admitting it right?!). Now don’t be fooled by the name of my site, you definitely won’t find any magic, mythical animals and fictional fantasies here...