NORMCORE

Posted on September 1st, 2014

Dejuba pants, Seed t-shirt, Witchery denim jacket, Nike runners

Heard the phrase 'Normcore' being thrown around of late but you're left utterly confused? You're not alone. Apparently its the combination of 'normal' and 'hardcore'. I don't really get the hardcore part, but the normal part I get. Basically its the new phrase for dressing in casual wear and everyday items that aren't trend driven. Or how I like to put it, the trend thats not a trend, thats now trending.

Want to be part of it? Well most likely you already are. But if in doubt just combine all your 'off duty' pieces in the one look. The good thing is you'll be very comfortable!

This is one of my two trends for Westfield Carindale's 'Most Hunted' campaign that I think you'll be keen beans for this season! All items are available right now in Westfield Carindale. And the hunt begins…

*Advertorial post
Photos by Lara Messenger

MY OASIS

Posted on August 28th, 2014

Oasis jeans, top and blazer*, Isabel Marant heels, Givenchy bag, Ray-Ban sunglasses

Grey skinny jeans, a white tee and a blazer seems like my uniform of choice. Nothing better than knowing you can rely on a certain look and feel confident that you look put together, when you feel anything but. A jam packed week of meetings, events, filming and prepping for my upcoming trip to New York and London fashion weeks is starting to take its toll, and its nice to have my uniform to fall back on when everything else feels so chaotic.

*Advertorial items

Photos taken by Margaret Zhang

BLACK LEATHER SKIRT

Posted on August 27th, 2014

Acne knit (cardigan version here), Camilla and Marc leather skirt, Givenchy bag and heels

I've highlighted my love for a black leather skirt on a few occasions (see here, here, here, here, here … honestly I could go on!), more than a few to be honest. My point being, if you weren't convinced this was a wardrobe staple then you need to go to above links as they will assist in changing your opinion!

Worn with t-shirts, button up shirts, tanks and knits, its a favourite in my wardrobe and I hope its a favourite in yours too. Depending on the thickness of the leather and shape of the design (pencil versus A-line), a leather skirt can perfectly accentuate your curves, or help you play with proportions.

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BLACK LEATHER PENCIL SKIRT
Joseph, Alexander Wang, Blank Denim (Vegan), Topshop, ASOS

GREY KNIT
3.1 phillip Lim, Banjo and Matilda, Topshop, ASOS, Isabel Marant

Photos by Nicole Cooper

BLACK, EVERYTHING

Posted on August 24th, 2014

Asos top, Witchery coat (similar here), J Brand Jeans, Isabel Marant belt, Alexander Wang boots, Givenchy bag

This outfit is a combination of a few high rotation pieces in my wardrobe. The coat from a couple of seasons ago that never looks dated. A high neck top that I have in a few different colours and cuts, proudly one of my biggest Asos finds! Charcoal jeans with perfectly distressed detailing. The crossover bag that is by my side each and every day. And a pair of boots that are perfect in more ways than one. The only new addition is the belt, which I was pretty excited to add to by very limited belt collection. But with holes all along its length, it instantly changes from being worn on the hips and waist without any fuss.

I also got the chance to catch up with the beautiful Liz from Street Smith when she was in Sydney recently. Only getting to see eachother briefly during the fashion week frenzies, its always nice to catch up properly.

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BLACK COAT
Isabel Marant, Oasis, Joseph, ASOS, Stella McCartney

CHARCOAL JEANS
Dr Denim, Frame Denim, Calvin Klein, Topshop, Paige Denim,

BLACK BOOTS
Acne, Valentino, Isabel Marant, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Gianvito Rossi, ASOS

Photos by Liz McLeish / Street Smith

BLACK MIDI DRESS

Posted on August 18th, 2014

Camilla and Marc dress, Givenchy heels

In love with this black v neck dress by Camilla and Marc, it's the perfect effortless black midi dress to add to the collection.
The midi is a trend that seems to have lasted the distance. At first I was actually a little apprehensive that this length would 'cut me off', but I'm actually opting for this length more and more. This is an example of trying styles out that, even if you think that perhaps they won't suit you, as you may find that they actually do!

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BLACK MIDI DRESS

Warehouse, Bec and Bridge, ASOS, Dion Lee, Joseph

Photos by Nicole Cooper