Last week in (windy and very bright) Wellington <3
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Dress Like You're Already Famous
After a busy day of meetings yesterday, JD and I got dressed in record time and headed back into the City for Vogue Fashion Night Out. Last night I learned two things 1) not to wear silk in the car for too long, because, man that fabric can crease b) a portable steamer would be a very, very amazing invention.
This year was the busiest I have ever seen VFNO. There were so many fun activations on Pitt St, George St and Martin Place in Sydney; from beauty bars to complimentary blow-dries, flowing champagne to Sunglass Hut street dancers. It was such an electric atmosphere and it was amazing to see the whole city come alive in the name of fashion.
I spent the first half of our evening with Sunglass Hut on George St. First up, I got my hair braided. I don’t think I ever had braids as a child. I had unruly curls, so I think my Mum put braids in the “too hard” basket. That, and I cut all my hair off with crayola scissors at the age of three, so length was probably not in my favour. In the hope of preserving my hairdo overnight, I slept so, so still. For once I didn’t wake up with a dislodged duvet or JD complaining I had stolen all “his” covers.
I had my eye on so many glasses last night – particularly the Dior’s and Chanel’s in the below photos. A cute touch last night, was everyone would purchased sunglasses received a personalised sunglass case. I don’t know about you guys, but I am so obsessed with putting my initials on all my things.
I hope you enjoy my little photo diary of the night!
Acler, Tony Bianco & Dylan Kain
Shot in collaboration with Sunglass Hut
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Shocker of the day: after three and a half years as Creative Director, Raf Simons is leaving Christian Dior. Now everyone in the industry, myself included, is left pondering the WWW. Why is he leaving? Where will he go? Who will replace him?
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#1: Miu Miu’s First Fragrance: It’s been over 18 months since Miu Miu first announced they’d be releasing a scent… and finally we have a peek at the campaign for Miu Miu Eau de Parfum, starring actress Stacy Martin (above) and shot by Steven Meisel. My guess is the scent will be fresh, sweet and altogether youthful. You’ll have to wait a while longer to get your hands on the actual bottle which is set to hit stores from September.
#3: InStyle Inspiration! Yes, it is my job to be there; but every year I leave InStyle Australia’s Women of Style Awards feeling completely inspired and proud to work for a title that celebrates female achievement across different professions and industries. Somehow I managed to look somewhat pulled together in this Nicholas dress and Dries Van Noten heels as I danced (read: worked) the night away.
#4: Karen Walker X Liberty. Does a week go by without me mentioning/wearing Karen Walker? I didn’t think so… Well last month it was all about her fragrance, this month I’m on to obsessing over her latest collab with Liberty London. The three pairs of exclusive floral sunnies are all at the top of my wish list, obviously. Shop them now:
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Consensus around the office is that the five Dior pink nail polishes pictured above are as about as close to perfect as we’ve seen. So when they made their way to our desks last week, the question became: Which to wear first? In order to assuage any decision fatigue, it’s recommended you wear all five at once, in ascending color saturation. Call it a “tonal manicure.” For best results, swipe on a healthy top coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat and get a week’s wear out of a spur of the moment mani.
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Most of my conversations over the past half-week have held the same sentiment: when you’re excited to be getting on a flight for the sole reason that you won’t have to look at your inbox for at least thirteen hours, you know you’re on the brink of burning out.
Indeed, it has been quite the year.
Now don’t get me wrong – I adore Sydney. There are few things that beat the hot saltiness of our Summers, well garnished with coconut body butter and that hazy aroma that linens accumulate after a few hours baking in the sun. I have always liked the idea of that Tim Winton Cloudstreet,early 90s suburban Australia of simmering corrugated roofs, still air, cicadas, bare feet on bitumen, chewed up tennis balls and the Border Collie next door.
The only thing missing from what would have been a perfectly balanced equation is a relaxed disposition and not a bloody care in the world (and perhaps a Border Collie, though Alex‘s Labradoodles would surely have risen to the occasion). At this point in the year, when everybody is trying to fit in as much as possible before the planet breaks to overeat and get their sparkle on, I’m too highly strung to jump straight in the deep end of a lazy, indulgent Summer. I need to get some working energy out of my system before I can really let off steam, overeat and get my festive sparkle on.
So after all that, here’s one corner of the explosive mess I made while packing a few hours before my flight (the rest is too embarrassingly haphazard to document). I’ve just landed in LA for work for the next couple of days before Alex and I head to NY for a little more work, followed by ice cold down time until 2015 rolls around.
Finally. (Though not without my addictive new gadget…)
Top left to bottom right: Aesop Body Scrub and Face Masque, Go-to Skincare Face Cream, YSL Lipstick, Chloé Eau de Toilette, NZURI Face Cream and Body Butter, Karen Walker Bracelet, Love Lace Bralet, Dannijo Necklace, Larsson & Jennings Watch, Lanolips Golden Ointment, Aesop Hair Brille, The Lust List Cards, SALAR Black Clutch, Dior Brushes, Ykone Kone Mittens, Glassworks Scarf, Canon T60, Louis Vuitton Mon Monogram Passport Holder, Dannijo Choker, HUAWEI P7 Ascend, Camilla and Marc Loafers
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