Orla Kiely AW16

Venetia Scott is without a doubt one of my favourite photographers. Every now and then she falls off my radar but then I chance upon some new imagery and I’m reminded of how much I adore her work. Case in point: the A/W 2016 campaign that she shot for Orla Kiely (which was also styled by Leith Clark so it was pretty much a given that it would be totally dreamy and whimsical). It’s total seasonal opposites to Australia right now but I couldn’t resist the pastel colour palettes and retro charm.





I Spy: Roses

Lately it seems that I’ve been viewing life through rose-tinted glasses. Not in the figurative sense of perceiving everything in my life in an overly optimistic way or even in the literal sense of wearing glasses with pink lenses, but more so in that lately everywhere I look I’ve been seeing rose motifs. From the luxe rose details in Gucci’s spring/summer and pre-fall 2016 collections (anyone else still obsessed?) to more DIY numbers (see images one and seven above for inspiration) this is a trend that can be pulled off no matter what your budget. Whether it’s a cute printed tee or an embroidered patch whacked onto a denim jacket, this is a floral trend I’m ready to get behind this season.

1. Rachael Wang’s Rose-sewn One-offs at Jean Stories via Instagram
2. Will You Accept This Rose?’ t-shirt by Ban.do
3. Pink Rose Pins by Big Bud Press (also similar here and here)
4. Satin Bomber Jacket by Big Bud Press
5. White Rose Patch by Inner Decay
6. Rose Embroidered Flats from ASOS
7. Up-cycled embroidered shift by Tessa Perlow

Watch & Wear: Picnic at Hanging Rock

Picnic at Hanging Rock is an Australian cinematic classic. With the news this week that Foxtel will be remaking it for an upcoming television series I thought it was fitting to revisit Peter Weir’s 1975 film. The film is a visual treat and it’s become a popular reference point for designers and stylists alike. I’ve even bought vintage blouses and dresses purely based on the fact that they looked like something straight out of the film. The above photo is from a deleted scene that I found on the National Film and Sound Archive website but I think it’s so beautiful that I had to lead with it. Here I’ve included some of my favourite stills from the film (it was hard to narrow it down to just a handful) as well as a round up of clothing perfect for recreating a little bit of that Picnic at Hanging Rock magic (or mystery) in your own wardrobes. While the strict Victorian-era dress codes are long gone the style cues of high necklines, flounces, smocks, and pinafores found in the film still easily translate to a modern setting.






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Obus Spring 2016 Lookbook


The spring collections from various Australian labels have been floating around for some time now and one of my favourites so far has to be the spring offerings from Obus. Bold prints, hints of pastels and geometric shapes mixed with classic staples – it’s basically a checklist of everything I look for in a wardrobe. The following are just a few of my favourite looks from the collection.







[Images: Obus]

I Spy: Slides For Spring

Okay, so I’m going to jump the gun here with my spring style posts. Because winter has been pretty much non-existent and the weather is screaming for open-toed shoes. More specifically, spring slides. Now, I’ve seen a lot of them labelled as mules but I’m under the impression that mules are close-toed shoes. And I am not on board with those kind of mules. So I’m going to side with slides for now. Whatever you choose to call them, I’m loving the minimalist, low block-heeled styles. They’re perfect for pairing with cropped jeans or boxy shift dresses. These are a few spring-ready slides that have taken my fancy.
1. Tan Slides by Seed
2. ‘Sophie’ Slides by Maryam Nassir Zadeh
3. Strappy Slides by Marais USA
4. Blue Suede Slides by Topshop
5. Blush Patent Slides by Jeffrey Campbell
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