August 31, 2015

Bye Bye Winter, Hello Spring

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Cowl Neck Knit (Country Road sold out, similar here , here and here)

I pretty much skipped on posting any fashion/style posts through all of winter.  It has been especially arctic in Sydney this year and I was just in hibernation mode,  really trying to knuckle down on building my hair and makeup portfolio, and then of all days I've decided to post on the last day of winter.

So here's saying bye bye to winter with one of my favourite knits of the season.  This may not be the best time for wardrobe inspiration in Australia as we head into spring but I would place bets that this is a great kind of piece to have on stand by in the closet.  A classic and neutral camel shade with versatility in wear. It feels cozy like a blanket, yet you can wear it either as a loose cowl neck top or a shoulder baring top for some extra sexiness. Dress it up with a pencil skirt and heels or dress it down like I have, with ripped denim.

While the peeps up north of the globe are saying hello to winter, I am very much looking forward to the warmer months to come down under, winding the clock an hour back, and veeerrryyyy much anticipating flowy boho maxi dresses,  gladiator sandals, bronzed skin and beachy hair, I can't wait!


August 13, 2015

Style Is Eternal

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I've been slowly purging my wardrobe of all those items that I seem to cling onto in the hopes of "one day it will be in again" or "one day I will fit it again". The goal is to only hold onto the classic items that can see me through day and night, season to season. This must be a grown up thing, but I'm seeing the need to de-clutter more and more and investing in timeless pieces that are made well and can last the distance is becoming more important.

YSL fashion house is legendary and has been around since the 60's, and while I saw all the fashion within the pages of Vogue, I didn't take a whole lot of notice until I was drawn to the YSL beauty campaigns that came later and then became a constant admirer of the whole brand from afar.
Known for their androgynous style and the introduction of the tuxedo suit for women, this year, the iconic Le Smoking jacket has been modernized via the 'Iconic' Smoking Jacket. Aside from that little black dress that everyone always talks about, I think there's nothing like a good fitted blazer that could be dressed up or dressed down to suit your current mood. A well made black blazer would never succumb to the threat of being tossed out of the wardrobe.

I'm not yet close to investing in a YSL Jacket, but a girl can dream and save her pennies.
Here's my dream wish list for a complete Saint Laurent look that will last through the ages. All the items in this set are streamlined, chic, and a good mix of textures. All the pieces are great on their own, and are interchangeable with so many other pieces for dressed down or dressed up options. Change the striped sweater out for a crisp white shirt or white t-shirt for an even cleaner look. Dress the set down by swapping out the leather pants for ripped denim and change out the red pumps for low top sneakers. Swap the tote out for a classic black clutch and you've elevated the look to something suitable for evening. Whack on a red lip and a sleek low bun, or wear your hair out in beachy styled waves and a neutral lip. 
I could go on forever as the style options within this set are endless. 

"Fashion fades, style is eternal" - Yves Saint Laurent


* I was reached out by Farfetch to come up with a Saint Laurent collection set that was timeless in style. See the full Saint Laurent collection here
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