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 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
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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
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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
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Vintage Leather Jacket (see more styles here), Clutch & Pants (a similar pair by Theory here) / Dolce & Gabbana Sunglasses / Karen Millen Mixed Denim Shirt Thanks to the ubiquitous double denim trend, the first thing that comes to mind now when I see a denim shirt is jeans, or a denim jacket. So to break tradition, I decided to team this Karen Millen denim shirt with a leather jacket and tuxedo pants instead. I was surprised that the combination worked outside of my head! Of course, said piece of clothing would be even better paired in summer with white skinny jeans. But I’ll need to do a few more laps around the park before I can wear them in public.  
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  Last Thursday 9th October was World Sight Day. I had never observed it in the past (no pun intended) but this breakfast event with TOMS Australia was quite the proverbial eye-opener. We were treated to a delicious breakfast at Hammer & Tong. I had never been there before but hubby have been raving about their lobster rolls. The food was magnificent. French toast nestled in a bed of fresh baby herbs and sprinkling of Oreo biscuit crumbs is served with a dollop of duck fat ice cream? Um, Oui oui! As we savoured every bite, we discussed something many of us take for granted: sight. Not being able to see is a daunting thought. Imagine not being able to see the things and the ones you love. Imagine not being able to do the things you love to do. This is the reality for so many people in the world. Over breakfast, we learnt that 285 million people are blind or visually impaired but…Continue Reading
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 Dolce & Gabbana Sunglasses / Vintage Earrings, Cardigan & Cuff / Mossimo Jeans (see similar styles here) / Tony Bianco Heels Happy World Sight Day for yesterday lovelies. As you may have seen on Instagram, I attended a breakfast event with TOMS Australia at Hammer & Tong to honour the special day. Can’t wait to share the stylish shenanigans from the brekkie and tell you all about how TOMS Australia helps restore sight to those all around the world! In the meantime, let me tell you about this outfit… If I remember correctly, I was nearly in hysterics when I found this pearly beauty in the opshop. Over-sized, white, and not a bead missing, it was a Chanel-dreaming-come-true. I’ve only worn it once before, also paired with denim, but I think my favourite cardigan finally met its match in these distressed Mossimo jeans. Once upon a time, I had grand plans to…Continue Reading