Thursday, 29 August 2013

Storm Melbourne Store Opening

New Zealand label Storm have just recently opened their first Australian boutique right here in Melbourne, situated where else but ballin' Chapel St, right near the Toorak Rd end. I was lucky enough to attend the store launch last night and have a little chat with Storm designer, Deborah Caldwell. Storm's style philosophy is all about bridging the gap between chain store and designer with on trend pieces with classic longevity. New designs (which are all limited edition - only 15-20 of each style is produced for each store) drop in store weekly making for constantly on trend and sought after pieces. And of course I was a huge fan of all the black and leather, so if you're on Chapel, I highly recommend paying Storm a visit @ 575 Chapel St South Yarra...

Monday, 26 August 2013

Cameo "White Shadows" Collection

I've been eagerly anticipating the drop of the new Cameo collection, White Shadows, ever since I was the sent the look book a few months ago! I've documented my LOVE for Cameo the label quite a bit in the past - I'm constantly amazed at how high the bar is set as each collection is released. Here are some of my favourite looks from the White Shadows collection. I'm particularly in love with the first rose gold metallic dress and of course anything in the gorgeous smoke print!

Saturday, 24 August 2013

My Favourite Candles

Having candles in my home is as important to me as keeping a well stocked fridge. It's a need. So decorating my place so that it not only smells heavenly and has the right ambience, but also feels cozy and chic is ideal when creating a lovely and welcoming living space. I have candles scattered all through out my home, usually in little groups of varying brands and scents that work well when lit together (I love mixing scents and creating my own personal home fragrance). There's nothing more peaceful than unwinding in a calm and candlelit glowing atmosphere created just for yourself. Candles are also my go to when gift giving, it's such a favourite amongst everyone and a perfect treat if you know some people who wouldn't normally justify spending a little more for those luxury favourites.

They can really do no wrong in my book, so here's a little list of my current favourite candles to give you some inspiration when you're gift shopping or looking for a little something new for yourself...

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Ted Baker Spring/Summer 2013

The launch of Ted Baker's Spring/Summer 2013 collection was carried out in none other than absolute style and class.  The collection referred to as "The Finishing School" taught guests a few fashionable lessons while being held at the beautiful Medley Hall (aka Melb Uni's residential boarding school). The playful and quirky collection which boasted pops of beautiful magentas and floral prints (perfect for Spring Racing coming up soon!) played a lovely contrast to Ted Baker's typical conservative/preppy approach to styling. But like always, I was more drawn to the neutrals - my favourite piece being the sheer white shirt with crystal embellished collar detailing.  

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

David Jones Spring/Summer 2013

I was lucky enough to be invited to the Melbourne screening of the David Jones Spring/Summer 2013 fashion launch at Bourke St Mall last week. Headed by the new front woman for DJ's fashion, Jessica Gomes, the launch was a great celebration of the new and upcoming Summer collections presented by some of Australia's most talented designers including the likes of Josh Goot, Dion Lee, Camilla and Marc, and Ellery. Key trends including nautical, black and white, and of course my favourite, sports luxe were high on the priorities list.

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Outfit Of The Day 22.07.13

It's so weird seeing me not in black pants. But in saying that, this is probably one of my favourite looks in a while. I'm not a huge denim person but I'm loving these jeans from UK label Oasis.  The ombre colouring takes away from the usual conventional and sometimes boring look of typical denim. I decided to stick to neutrals, as always, to keep the focus all about the pants. Love this monochrome striped crew tank from Shilla, such a great staple piece that I cant wait to sport without a jacket once the weather heats up. Speaking of a jacket, I've totally fallen in LOVE with this blazer from Warehouse. Once again, it's a wardrobe essential thanks to the amazing skinny fit and simple design. Love that the pocket zip detailing adds a little something different as well.