Monday, 27 March 2017

WHITE + GOLD DETAILS

Blank Canvas..
WEARING: LIFE WITH BIRD Final Hour dress | CLUSE La Roche Petite watch in  gold/black marble | STATUS ANXIETY bag 

A new week brings a chance for a new start on those goals almost achieved, but not quite ticked off the lists that were made the week prior.

 A white blank canvas gives all the room for our imagination to run wild and let the small accessories do all the speaking.. Wearing a new watch this week from Cluse, I'm getting through the start of the week on a positive note. 

Thursday, 23 March 2017

MARKS & SPENCER x BRITISH VOGUE

A collection approved

If you haven't heard already about major British retailer Marks & Spencerit might be a good time to come out from under your rock. Not that I blame you, since the places to shop nowadays seem to be growing incrementally, but the most recent Marks & Spencer 'As Seen in British Vogue' collection ticks all the boxes. Block colours, on trend, clean designs, affordable prices and an approval by Vogue? What more do you need?
Right now I have the biggest obsession with gingham and shirts so this gingham shirt dress answers all my sartorial needs as of now. Worn as a dress on those lazy days when finding matching bottoms is a struggle OR as a shirt under a skirt- it's the perfect print that makes a statement without being too loud.
M&S Checked long sleeve dress (worn as a shirt) | M&S British Vogue across body bag in navy +  twist lock bag 

Aligning with my personal style, I mainly opted for the monochrome pieces (and a pop of navy) from this collection. Working seamlessly with the existing pieces in my wardrobe and those new additions from Marks & Spencerthe M&S x British Vogue collection pieces are definitely new staples. 

Post sponsored by Marks & Spencer Australia

Monday, 20 March 2017

FINALLY, FLARES

A subtle statement down there

Let's be honest, flares aren't the easiest piece of clothing to wear and something that has personally taken me a long time to understand how to wear 'properly'. When flared trousers first started being a big thing back when Ellery released it's iconic capsule flare capsule, I remember trying it out after seeing it all over the magazines. As soon as I bought my first pair online on a late night whim, I immediately regretted the decision but still tried very hard to make it work because well, money is money and why waste $10 on return shipping when there was the possibility of a very cool and oh so chic outfit?

WEARING: Flared Pants + Off the Shoulder top from LULUS | GUCCI Dionysus clutch | SENSO loafers | MANGO earrings

 

Probably due to the fact that my first pair of flared pants was made out of an unforgiving stretch denim, I jumped to the conclusion that flares could only be pulled off by tall, leggy models. Hanging it up at the back of my wardrobe, those pants only made an appearance on a rare occasion underneath too-short dresses or a long shirt where the upper region of the pants was completely hidden. Pants under dresses, fashun? Totally. Practical for everyday? Not really.

 

A year or two later, and somewhat more informed about outfit choices and the whole concept of dressing to enhance your body or whatever, I came across this pair from Lulus and hoped that the higher front hemline and minimal stretch fabric would work and HOORAH, here we have a new wardrobe staple. An abundance of black trousers is an accurate description of my wardrobe but hey, you can never have too many black trousers or anything.

Friday, 17 March 2017

WESTFIELD DONCASTER X VAMFF 2017

In the week of VAMFF..
Straight out of something worthy of a music video, stepping inside the Westfield Doncaster Mirror Mirror activation at the VAMFF Plaza was a massive "WOAH" and "oh this is so. damn. cool," With a chance to win a $1000 gift card to shop at the centre, there has never been a better reason to snap a pic am I right? Of course, this amazing image wouldn't have been possible without the amazing photographer on site. (Trust me, my phone pics don't come close to this).

Working with Westfield Doncaster for VAMFF I chose an outfit for RUNWAY 6 in head to toe Búl
WEARING: Búl Prozent jacket Obst pant | Du top from Westfield Doncaster | GUCCI Dionysus clutch | BILLINI boots | CLUSE watch 
One of my favourite Melbourne designers, Búl is currently occupying the inHabit space, which highlights the label's recent collaboration with photographer Kate Ballis. From photography to fashion, art is transformed into ready to wear pieces and is without a doubt a special piece to have in your wardrobe (not to mention perfect to rock to the shows this week). 

To end VAMFF, Búl designer Virigina Martin will also be at the inHabit store this Sunday 19th for the Fashion Weekend on from the 18th-19th.  After a week of runways full of the latest trends of the season, it's easier knowing that all the styles seen are available to shop right away. 
Thanks to Westfield Doncaster for helping out with one of my outfits for the week!

And a finishing note.. here was my look for the MYER Runway.
If you can't tell, navy is currently one of my favourite colours to wear (red is also up there, but more on that in another post) and I loved this outfit so much I had to include it in this post.
WEARING: ASILIO Over the Line dress (Available March) | SOL SANA boots | GUCCI Marmont bag 
Until next year VAMFF 
xx

Monday, 13 March 2017

EFFORTLESLY BEIGE

Almost colour, but not quite.. 
And here we are, another month into 2017 and another opportunity to say "oh how time flies" (but really though). This month I had a bit of fun styling an outfit from Uniqlo's most recent collaboration with British born designer Hana Tajima. Drawing inspiration from her British and Japanese roots,  the collection is all things effortlessly elegant, in flowy silhouettes crafted in utterly functional yet comfortable fabrics in an array of colours. 

WEARING: UNIQLO x Hana Tajima wrap blouse (worn open) and wide leg trousers | GUCCI Marmont bag | RAYBAN sunglasses | MATTHEW ELY necklace

With a focus on bringing cultural sensitivity and the artistic element of contemporary fashion design together, there's really something for everyone, regardless of style preference in this collection. Better left said for someone with deeper insight into the subject of cultural norms, this is a good step forward embracing the importance of inclusivity and better accessibility and variety on a consumer level. 

(AND.. In all honesty, I was actually a bit hesitant in styling the blouse as an open jacket but at the end of the day, it really goes to show that fashion is beyond what's black and white- there's really no right or wrong in what you do.)

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