Oh hey friends! Sorry for the lack of posts, I have been busy partying (OK, just on Saturday night) and just busy in general but now I am back into it! It was so much fun but so scary at the same time shooting this look. Other bloggers would know what I mean, that when you do a photoshoot you usually do it around the comfort of your home, street or backyard but venturing out of your comfort zone can be a little… well… embarrassing? This shoot took place outside one of my favourite cafe’s, Grapeseed and it was so funny to see people look at me like “Who the heck is she?” must have been the sunglasses? The photographer? Anywho, I thought it was an awesome location with the yellow signage, an awesome mix of textures and the caught in the moment street style, definitely one of my favs for the year.
Melbourne fashion is best described as a sea of black, white and grey. As you would know, I love playing with colour and prints but the Melbourne girl in me will always come back to the uniform of my home. ASOS asked me to style myself in an outfit that defines Victorian style as part of their State of Fashion Campaign. The above look is what I came up with, a monochrome/sports luxe/eclectically-classic look!
By uploading your ‘State’ of Fashion look on the ASOS Australian website (HERE) you could win a $1000 ASOS wardrobe, get your friends to vote for you!
Jacket: Zara (similar here) Top: Zara, Shorts: White Suede Stockings: Ambra, Shoes: Hugo Boss (similar here) Necklace: Chanel
Recently I was asked to define fashion Melbourne style and of course an image of a black and grey outfit came to mind. You hear it all the time about Melbournians loving their monochrome palette mixed with a hint of grey hues and you know what? As a Melbourne woman (through and through) they are right! There is nothing I love more than a great pair of black Zara waxed jeans, a tshirt and black blazer. Don’t forget that although you might be swimming in a pool of greys and blacks, its super important to define your look and make it your own. Exhibit A above!
Today was the 2013 Jeep Portsea Polo and it was the best day of the year so far! In our essential footwear for the day, our wedges, my sis in law Lou Dempsey and I spent the day shmoozing and boozing (not so boozing for me as I don’t drink) in the Peroni and Jeep Marquee’s. Melbourne’s fabulous were out if full force kicking of 2013, men looking dashing in their pastel shirts, shorts and boat shoes and women conquering the grass in their espadrilles and wedges. I spent days planing my outfit as I wasn’t too sure what to wear as it was my first Portsea Polo, but after sending a photo message to a few friends of three outfit choices, the verdict was in and this one was the winner. I picked these Zara pants up on sale and this t-shirt is my fav ASOS basic, add a floppy hat, wedges and some designer accessories and we just created the perfect Polo look.
A little note on the marquee gossip: Lara Bingle was in the Peroni marquee, not much of a fan of her outfit but she was so happy in it, it didn’t matter what I thought. Lots of AFL players, models, presenters and wags socialising with the cool kids and over in Jeep we saw sportsmen, Andy Lee and the whose who in Melbourne.
You know when you have a dress in your wardrobe that you just had to have but was just waiting for an occasion to wear it to? Well, this Aqua dress is the one in my wardrobe. Lucky I had a busy party season late last year and I had the chance to wear it and boy, was it a show stopper. Best to see it to appreciate how strong the neon is, but this dress could have stopped traffic! If only I had a whistle and lollypop sign. A dress as colour powerful as this one, should be worn to an appropriate event, in my case, I wore it to the Jeep Fiat Christmas party at Crown Casino. Despite the neon lights make me look like a walking glow worm, it served its purpose of being a great conversation starter and for me, I am my own brand so my style reflects me and my blog. I must add, that it made my lovely husband of almost 5 years pay me a little more attention then usual