Gemma Ward, MBFWA Day 2.
Spotted Gemma a few times this week – and every time my heart was all a flutter. Especially upon first sight when she opened the Ellery show. Having been fairly obsessed with her over 10 years ago during my university years, and then making peace with the idea that I may never see her peppering the pages of my magazines again, it’s incredibly surreal to see her in the flesh dressed to perfection and dominating the runway. The height of my excitement over her presence came just before the moments above, when I suddenly and dramatically abandoned a conversation with a friend to run over to get the shot*.
*Strong curse words may have been involved.
Throughout the hectic time that was fashion week, I was able to capture at least one outfit.. Yep, just one*. And this one just happened to be my favourite, my most comfortable, and most practical. I look forward to fashion week every year, but this year was particularly exciting for me as I was shooting all week for Street Smith – so I definitely needed functional outfits. It was a crazy, crazy week! My biggest wins of the week were snaps of Christine Centenera and Gemma Ward! Soon to come on Street Smith – head on over there to see the highlights of Days 1-4!
*All thanks to Myles from Street Style Australia.
Over the weekend I enjoyed a little relaxation time to myself (a very rare and joyous moment), and took it as an opportunity to soak up some inspiration in the form of a couple of awesome Aussies. First of course, that ELLE cover of Rebel Wilson is completely amazing, and it is great to finally get an insight into what she’s like off camera (P.S. She’s a boss). The second is a little-known local label called Bondi Laces. I don’t often wear shoes that lace-up, but as it turns out, these babies look really good as bracelets. AND, with their copper-tipped ends, they’re bracelets that won’t fray. I can’t even count how many little woven, tie-up bracelets I’ve had to throw away because they began to fray and look – as my mother told me – ratty.
The extra added bonus with Bondi Laces is that they have a 10 year guarantee (so if, unlike me, you do wear shoelaces often, these ones won’t fall apart on you), and every time you buy a pair, one month’s education is provided to children in need in Ghana, Guatemala, or Laos via Pencils of Promise. For more info go to bondilaces.com. They also have a kickstarter campaign if you’d like to help their cause! After reading that Rebel Wilson article I’m pretty keen to contribute just to feel more awesome…
Seed Heritage Jumper | Watson x Watson Shorts | Saint Laurent Shirt | Isabel Marant Sneakers | Ter Et Bantine Skirt (similar at ASOS) | Current Elliot Jeans | Balenciaga Cuff | Vintage Paloma Picasso Sunglasses | Sophie Hulme Bag | And another secret favourite HERE
Happy St Patricks Day!!
I’ve never really been someone who is able to wear green well, so my take on March 17 has always steered towards khaki. And just my luck, khaki is really having a comeback right now!! I’m slightly obsessed and really disappointed that I just got rid of a PERFECT vintage khaki tencel shirt last year. Oops. The items above are a serious wish list for me at the moment. I’m waiting for the day when I can purchase that cuff and bag, but the Watson x Watson shorts are lust item number 1 right now. I actually have acquired the Seed jumper and can vouch for the fact that it is completely awesome. Would love to hear how others embrace St Patty’s?!
Christopher Esber skirt | James Perse tee | Arizona Birkenstocks | Gianni Chiarini tote
I shot my dear friend Lucinda of Thrift and Thread blog recently, so she could wax lyrical about her old favourites – I felt it very appropriate seeing as she is one of my favourites too. And incredibly easy to photograph! Head to her blog to hear what she has to say about maximising her minimal wardrobe, and wearing everything backwards.
FIRST WEEK OF AUTUMN!! It’s trans-seasonal time! And so, I have dived head-first into layers.* This trench is the perfect start – it’s so light and flawy that it’s not too warm for Australia, and is also incredibly comfortable. I’m just so very excited for cooler weather. I really don’t deal well with Summer at all. One day I will have a house in the northern hemisphere as well and I’ll chase the chill all year round…
Possibly in NYC… I recently took Farfetch’s Style City Quiz and I got New York: “Cool but glossy, down-town cool pieces coupled with seriously good grooming. Favourite designers – Alexander Wang, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Public School, Marc Jacobs, Altuzarra. Style icons – Olivia Palermo, Zoe Kravitz, The Strokes, James Franco.” It’s a fun little quiz, I’ve placed it below!!
*Although I may be just a tad ahead of the weather at this point. Perfect as this trench is for that slightly crisp Autumn weather, today was quite Summery at 28 degrees! I took this off after 8:30am!
Earlier this year I was so happy to finally meet lovely Kiara after having communicated via social media for such a very long time! Seeing as she had to come all the way from Perth for some snaps and coffee it’s no wonder we’ve waited so long. She was so smiley and relaxed, and one of the easiest people I’ve ever had the pleasure to shoot! This Khoon Hooi dress was so amazing on her as well, with that little detail of asymmetrical fabric fluttering beautifully as she walked.
Hopefully it won’t be too long before I get to collaborate with Kiara again!! Such a joy.
That dividing time is upon us again… Valentine’s day. For the most part I’m not a big fan of the holiday (which I’ve explained at length during my past 5 years of blogging – particularly in one post a few years ago when my blog went by a different name), but lately I’ve been leaning towards embracing the ideals of Lesley Knope and celebrating Galentine’s Day. So I figure whether someone else is giving you gifts, or you’re buying for yourself, either way this time of year is a good excuse to invest in some new jewellery. One of my all-time favourites is Petite Grand – Tanja makes pieces that are all delicate, luxurious, and easy to wear everyday. I love them*.
On another note, the images above are a few stills that I shot while indulging in my newest love – shooting short fashion films. I can’t wait to show the full video later this week – it’s been a long time coming.
*Anyone who has been following this blog or my Instagram for a while will know this. I talk about Petite Grand A LOT.