30 May 2017

The Urban Newtown: My Fashion Week Home

girl wearing dress lying on hotel bed the urban newtown sydney fashion blogger

There are some hotels that have a certain je ne sais quoi so memorable that just a certain smell, texture or shade of light will immediately bring them back to the forefront of your mind. The Urban Newtown is one of these places.

Having been run off my (incredibly blistered) feet with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia shows, The Urban Newtown offered a hipster haven to kick off my heels, relax and unwind.
26 May 2017

My Fashion Week Street Style: Day 1

MBFWA fashion week street style ruffle dress over floral embroidered t shirt with rebecca minkoff bag and prada cinema sunglasses

As all the glossy mags say: Fashion Week street style is as important as what graces the catwalk itself.
Now if this alone isn't enough pressure to make me want to stay in my hotel curled under my sheets, add the fashion week street style paps into the mix and it becomes a literal curdling of cordisol & pretty shoes.

Unlike many other fashion week street style looks I drooled over, I wasn't decked out in head to toe designer. 

And so, with my normal twenty-something-year old's wardrobe of high street and splashings of designer, I headed to day one of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, tottering in my $50 heels and clutching onto my Rebecca Minkoff bag with sweaty palms.

Here's my fashion week street style looks from day 1 of MBFWA.

And yes, I did the whole changing outfit thing.
20 May 2017

MBFWA Resort 18 Shows: Sydney Fashion Week From The Frow

mercedes benz fashion week australia MBFWA resort 18 collections

MBFWA Resort 18: You have officially made me want to toss half on my wardrobe into kingdom come and go shopping for an abundance of new season pretties.

What do I have my eye on in particular? Ruptures of ruffles a la Alice McCall, a naughty-meets-nice Macgraw Victoriana blouse and that Steven Khalil wedding dress (Should he ever wish to put a ring on it).

As I sit tormented with post-Sydney Fashion Week flu (yes, that is a thing), I find myself realizing that the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Resort 18 shows are waaay more wearable than those in MBFWA 17. Hailing from Cairns, wearing some of the more... ahem..out there pieces approximately equate to walking down the street in a Ronald McDonald costume with a flashing idiot arrow constantly floating above my head.

However, the MBFWA Resort 18 Shows were made for endless Summers. Soft structuring, endless florals and downplayed shirt dressing meant that the Sydney Fashion Week collections could easily be seen at Coogee Cafe's, St Kilda offices, Cairns' Northern Beaches, and everywhere in between.

Without further meaningless waffle, here's the MBFWA Resort 18 shows direct to you from the frow.

Disclaimer: When I mean frow, I mean second row, third row, fourth row and the occasional front row. **Insert winky face** Hey, I'm not exactly Margaret Zhang yet!
12 May 2017

3 Layered Outfits That Are Effortlessly Stylish

effortlessly stylish layered outfit burnt orange slip dress layered over brown top with adidas sneakers and rebecca minkoff bag
 The art of being effortlessly stylish is all about light layering.

Some days, you just want to throw something on that looks like you didn't spend hours putting it together.

Today I bring you 3 layered outfits that have that nonchalant, thrown-on air about them.
5 May 2017

5 Ways To Get Designer Clothes For Less

how to get designer clothes for less

Designer clothes for less? Sounds to good to be true right?! 
Stop dreaming about that Gucci bag, or spending hours stalking the new Alice McCall collection and get that designer gear into your wardrobe!

 **Cough cough** "But I'm really broke", I hear you say...

Do not fear: your designer shopping fairy godmother is here!

Here's five ways to get designer clothes for less plus how you can actually make money from your wardrobe (yes, really!)....
2 May 2017

Where Is Your Dream Place? My Far North Queensland Secret Spots

girl wrapped in blue sheets watching sunset over private tropical far north queensland beach

Where is your dream place? If you could wake up anywhere in the world, where would you choose?

Today, I show you my favorite Far North Queensland secret spots that are an absolute dream to wake up in with my Ettitude Bamboo Lyocell sheets*.