Last week was steaming but the last 2 days have felt more like winter. Summer is here but it's either too drunk, bipolar or painfully shy. Whatever it is, bikini weather it ain't - as I write this, I'm watching dusk fall over a stormy grey day on my couch , cocooned in a merino blanket. In excitement, I prematurely lined up my summer dresses in the closet; one of them made it out last week I think. The only thing that can deal with this craziness are jeans and these 3 babies are my current favourites.
Some people hate high wasted jeans and wish the trend would die already , but I'm still into them. Think that's 'cause I used to be one of those girls that wore super low slung jeans, perhaps spending most of the early 2000s with my butt cheeks hanging out to various degrees. To all the people that had to witness this; I am profoundly sorry. These Nobody jeans won't do any such thing plus they are also wide legged and cut off in a way that makes me feel like a pirate. I'm always into oversized cashmere and my current obsession is Everlane; it's inexpensive whilst providing quality and sustainable practices.
( Bally slip on loafers, vintage Gucci belt, Gucci bag, Reliquia earrings, Nobody jeans, Everlane sweater )
This number is not only flattering but comes with generous stretch; a jean equivalent of tracksuit pants in the comfort department. I love how they are cut off at the bottom- perfect for showing off fancy footwork on the dancefloor.
(Frame denim jeans, Trelise Cooper top, Casadei sandals, YSL bag)
These honeys are perfection for everyday, party day or white t-shirt day.They are highwaisted but carrot shaped through the leg, just to finish up tight and above ankle, i.e.; great with stilettos, sandals or boots. Today I'm wearing them á la my birthplace of Eastern Europe
(Bec & Bridge jeans, Gucci belt, Acne sweatshirt, Gucci belt, YSL bag)
Over the ages, lipstick has been used as a cosmetic enhancer for both men and women alike. But it wasn’t until the late 19th century that famous actresses began wearing it on film – and since then, lipstick was crowned as the fashion accessory du jour. Max Factor & Company was founded by Mr. Max Factor himself in 1909. By 1914, he had perfected his first cosmetic product and he quickly became an icon within the film industry for having the ability to “make up one’s face”.
100 years on and Max Factor is still leading with innovation with the launch of their new lipstick range, Lipfinity. With a base of shea butter, squalane and lanolin, Lipfinity contains over 60% skin-conditioning serums to replenish the delicate lip area whilst being rich in pigment, making it intensely moisturising and long lasting to ensure coverage for the whole day – perfect for the modern woman.
A red lipstick should be every woman’s go-to cosmetic item to instantly brighten and add drama to any outfit – and Max Factor’s Lipfinity in Just Deluxe is a perfect red to suit my skin tone. Emulate Parisian chic with a striking slick of scarlet lipstick on an otherwise bare face and complement with similar toned accessories for a playful look.
Spring is a good time to experiment with colour – and this applies to both fashion and beauty. By mixing the soft violet shade of So Luxuriant with the pretty pink shade of Evermore Sublime, I created the perfect lip hue to compliment my colourblock dress.
Wearing Roksanda Ilincic dress and Loewe bag from Tom Greyhound (also available at Farfetch) and Valentino sandals.
Shop Max Factor’s Lipfinity now.
Photographed by Adam Katz Sinding in Paris.
Gold, silver and all the metallic hues of the rainbow are reigning supreme again this season. Designers have made use of 21st century fabrics to accentuate curves and create shimmering silhouettes that feel giddily decadent. From space age silver to molten sheaths of gold and Dynasty lamé redux, shimmer has infiltrated every trend from vintage cool to far-out futuristics á la The Jetsons
Ra meets 50's wiggle vixen in this all gold ensamble that feels like gilded heaven to wear ( Dolce & Gabbana dress, shoes, bag and earrings )
Spun silver and gleaming gold shine under the hot Australian sun ( Dolce & Gabbana earrings, Ellery top)
Poisonous green meets oxidised silver for a relaxed but utterly chic take on the trend ( Rebecca Valance skirt, Isabel Marant top from Belinda, After the Apple bag, Asos shoes, Megan Park bracelets )
Check out 3 more outfits and the full story on the Vogue Australia website here!
Photographed by Alice Wesley-Smith
Most famously hung across the shoulders of such 80s icons as Madonna and Sid Vicious , mesh fabrics used to be synonymous with punk gods, metal heads and OTT styling replete with studs, nose rings and creepers. If there were a song that described mesh it would be David Bowie's anarchist anthem "Rebel,Rebel". However, this netted fabric has gone a long way in it's evolution through the decades and here it is before us in an utterly more grown up version that is , dare I say it - precise and refined.
Elusively hinting at nudity yet demurely chaste, the new mesh fabrics are as innovative as they are ultra cool. Close to home Dion Lee has utilised the trend in a number of looks ranging from tops to dresses , and the results are nothing short of extraordinary. Still keeping it's subversive core, while appearing completely wearable, these pieces are a practical summer godsend - airy and light, they keep the wearer comfortable in the summer heat. Nose ring optional.
For day , look no further than a quilted metallic skirt, worn with a comfortable loose top and wedge booties - snarl wearer's own. (Kenzo skirt from stylebop.com, Dion Lee bralette and top, Isabel Marant booties, Amber Sceats jewellery )
Pulling up on it's disobeying credentials while being impeccably tailored has produced a sexy elegance in this mesh Dion Lee dress. Cutouts and clever twists serve to add to the perfectly hourglass way it moulds to the body. This is one night time look that won't go by unnoticed. ( dress by Dion Lee, shoes by Vionett, jewellery by Amber Sceats)
Photographed by Ana Suntay - Tanedo