So I revealed in this post that I’m finally doing something about my crooked smile. In fact, I’ll let you in on a secret, it’s taken almost a decade and a very encouraging husband for me to have the confidence to smile in front of the camera. When I was a teen, I had braces. But as I used to play the French horn, the metal brackets would dig into my gums causing ulcers so I had to get them off prematurely. My teeth were OK, I could grin and bear it. But when I hit 20, my wisdom teeth shot up and even though they were soon removed, they’d managed to crowd the rest of my teeth even further. I was so ashamed of my crooked teeth I never used to smile in photos. I thought about getting braces again since I no longer play the French horn, but the thought of having visible…Continue Reading
Karen Millen Top / Feathers Timeless Pants / Tony Bianco Heels (Similar pair here) / Baron Y Heart Necklace / Vintage  Necklace (see a similar one here) & Clutch (Check out this dazzling piece!) I’m excited to tell you that Karen Millen has just launched a stunning collection of luxe sportswear as a Pop-Up installation in Emporium Melbourne. The capsule collection combines the effortless ease of sports luxe shapes with eye-catching embellishments. Think trophy sweathisrts, embellished cashmere knits and jewel encrusted dresses. There are only 12 styles in the collection and some only has 30 pieces in the world! The limited range is only available from Emporium Melbourne for a limited time until mid November. Bet you never thought that you could add a touch of evening glamour to a sporty ensemble! Well, when you have an embellished number like this Karen Millen top, complete with embossed detailing and sheer paneling, it’s a cinch! Worn with the right accessories, you could even head…Continue Reading
Lisa, Phoebe, Dasha, Charlotte and I thrilled to have a Kodak moment with Natalie Imbruglia Charlotte & Camille Phoebe, Jane Rocca and I, before devouring the canapes… The canapes! Super tender seared tuna. The waiter: UK-born, wearer of a fabulous beard Antonia Acott & friend My entree: Baked Hervey Bay scallops with potato puree, topped with brown butter emulsion and pine nuts Ladies in Noir: Couturing Beauty Editor Katherine & Editor-in-Chief Lisa Dessert Canapes! Bite-sized hazelnut chocolate cups, mango cheesecakes & passionfruit meringue pies  Last night, hubby and I were so honoured to attend the launch the of Kailis‘ Enlightenment Collection with Natalie Imbruglia at Stokehouse City. It was almost exactly one year ago we dined at Stokehouse St Kilda, in celebration of our wedding anniversary. I still remember that fateful day when Melbourne lost one of its most iconic restaurants to a fire. But the new Alfred Place establishment is even more refined…Continue Reading
 S. Wallis Jacket & Skirt / Country Road Skivvy (see similar one here) / Chorus Eri Choker / Vintage Clutch / Arezzo Heels (similar style here) Two new labels caught my eye this week. Chorus, the brain child of Cassandra Wheat and Louise Pannell, two kindred spirits who met in high school and reunited on Australian soil after having worked in fashion capitals across the globe. Chorus embodies everything I love in a fashion label: conceptual designs, amazing fabrication with avant garde tendencies but still wearable. You may recall a gold oversized jumper I wore in this post, also by Chorus. This ‘Eri’ choker is from their latest collection, The Release. Laser cut acrylic Judo men clustered together, I call it the ‘Kickass Necklace’.  And the tweed set? It’s by a new Melbourne label called S. Wallis. Remember my beloved label Stella & Minx? Well think of S. Wallis as its sophisticated cousin. Classic and modern…Continue Reading
Last Saturday, after a morning spent treating puppies and kittens, I rushed home to race to the Caulfield Cup. We only had a few hours before having to dash off to a friend’s wedding (we ended up only being able to go to one, out of 3), but luckily we were able to capture some of the finest racewear style at the Caulfield Cup. The Caulfield Cup is often described as a ’boutique meet’, it is not as crowded as Flemington, but it sure showcases the highest percentage of well-dressed stallions and fillies. A highlight of the afternoon was bumping into Crystal Kimber, with whom I had the pleasure of ‘competing’ at the Fashion Stakes 2 years ago on the same turf. With her futuristic Peter Pilotto jacket and custom-made full skirt, I took one look at her and said that ‘there’d be something wrong’ if she didn’t win. And…Continue Reading
Leonard St Weekender Dress / Vintage Everything Else Have you ever visited the Manchester Unity Building? It is that magnificent art deco building situated on the corner of Collins and Swanston street in the heart of Melbourne. I’ve always walked hurriedly past it in the past but recently had the opportunity to visit Cupp, the health food store that delivers super food super fast for my morning juice cleanse, and Smile Solutions, my new orthodontist! Yes, I’m finally doing something about my crooked smile! Will tell you more about it next week :) This Leonard St Weekender dress has become my new BFF. It’s the perfect number to lounge around in on a family picnic, comfy enough to wear to Sunday lunch, and can be dressed up in the blink of the eye with some heels. Also, yesterday I attended the media launch of the Jean Paul Gaultier from the…Continue Reading