Christmas time is always such a whirlwind in houses across Australia with present shopping, last minute deadlines, food preparation and school holidays colliding with long ques, traffic jams and sweltering temperatures. I have just moved into a new apartment and all of my worldly sartorial possesions sit in 48 boxes in my new office, completely filling the room. To say that I look at it and feel overwhelmed is an understatement of the century; so after closing the door and hoping it would go away , I have slowly edged back in and started sorting through this cardboard hill, coming swiftly to a realisation that all I needed now is a clowder of cats and then I could be labeled not only a hoarder but a crazy cat lady as well.
Melancholy is my vice and sentimental attachement to clothes as memories my ultimate downfall. Funnily enough, since I was travelling so much over the last 3 months after selling my house, I had no permanent home, and with all my possesions in storage, I made do with one suitcase of essentials. It was an eye opener into how many things I truly need in my life and it inspired me to really, truly cull through my material possesions. I forgot all about my things and felt free and easy with my simple life …until December came. It was then that I realized I needed clothes for all the ocassions that come with the holiday season and less was definitely not more anymore. On my new wishlist? Beautiful dresses and separates, luxe shoes and immaculate jewellery . Maybe Santa wants to trade me in for some mystery boxes?
White is always in in the summer, but romantic sleeves and cute flippy skirts are on my lust list this year ( Ellery top and skirt ) Above:Metallic mules are the right mix between summer ease and tongue-in-cheek Barbie doll.
This little black dress in neoprene is my wish list go-to. Not only is it an interesting take on sport luxe but the oversized proportions will be a welcome detail when asking for second helpings.(Balenciaga dress from MyTheresa and Camilla and Marc shoes).
Who says getting nailed is a bad thing? These gorgeous accessories prove otherwise.
(Cartier bracelets and ring).
When meeting the in-laws,please observe the less skin is better rule. This nude toned lace dress with its unlined sleeves is the perfect mixture between maintaining chic and staying cool in summer.(Burberry dress and Valentino heels)
See more on vogue.com.au here!
Once upon a time, when I was a teenager, I was a goth (4 lyf ) and I would never, in a million years wear white - the thought of that would be as repelling as listening to love songs after midnight, wearing Stan Smith sneakers, gold jewellery or any kind of pretty thing..and God forbid enjoying being happy or taking off my black, steel capped Dr Martens.
Dear reader; I betrayed my 14 year old self - I now not only love cheesy songs after midnight ( I even sing along ), but I own a box fresh pair of Stan Smiths, so white that my eyes hurt just looking at them, and I pretty much exclusively wear gold jewellery. I strive for being perpetually sun kissed and there is nothing I enjoy more than the feeling of being happy. So, this week's look of the day may be the polar opposite to my youth, but it's hard denying the joys of current fashion: the return of the babydoll dress, white lace with beautiful rivet details, gleaming gold accents and pleated suede sandals. It may be getting chilly here in Australia , but throw on a vintage or faux fur and this look is ready any party...
Wearing: Zimmermann dress, Gianvito Rossi heels, Mania Mania necklace and knuckle ring, Heart of Bone skull ring, Cartier Love Bracelet , Pink Lou Lou shell bracelet and Tiffany T bracelet and Smile necklace
Ever since I was a little girl I have loved Tiffany and Co. Watching Breakfast at Tiffany's with my grandmother my mind swirled with beautiful dresses Holly Golightly wore and the gorgeous jewels in the shop windows. Well I got an opportunity to live my fantasy by picking out the most gorgeous jewellery a girl could ask Santa for. As though I magically awoke inside Tiffany & Co's Sydney store on Christmas morning , I explored the stores' treasures in fabulous new season dresses from Resort '14.
Green Tourmaline and Diamond ring, Pink Sapphire and Diamon ring, Tanzanite Doleste ring, Tanszanite pear shaped ring, DIamond Victoria bracelet, Diamond bracelet, Tanzanite Soleste ring - all by Tiffany & co, Alex Perry gown, Giuseppe Zanotti heels
A girl can never have too many Tiffany's boxes don't you think?
Tiffany & co Green Tourmaline and Diamond ring , Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co Blue enamel bangle with diamonds,Green enamel bangle with sapphires, and Diamond and 18K gold Lynn necklace
Make like Holly Golightly and pair a gorgeous black gown with white diamonds for old school glamour.
Diamond Chandelier earrings, Metro bangles, Diamond Soleste ring all by Tiffany & Co, dress by Gucci
Check out the full story including 6 more pictures with gorgeous Tiffany & Co jewellery and all the details on the Vogue Australia site here
Shot by Ana Suntay Tanedo
My teen years were so heavily influenced by grunge for a while that I felt Dr Martins were synonyms for footwear, ripped fishnet stockings were normal and tartan shirts , well , I kinda lived in them - day or night. This season Saint Laurent made a return to grunge, but the fabrics Heidi Slimane used are much more luxurious and tactile than polyester or nylon , even though they look similar. While I am all for celebrating grunge, I feel too old for ripped stockings and bad materials, so I am embracing the new luxe grunge. It truly can be a tough, cool but utterly sexy and polished look if done right.
This picture is featuring an evening wear version of the trend that is all crock print glamour, spike metal heels, dark lipstick and gleaming silver jewellery
( dress Toni Maticevski, heels Casadei, clutch Proenza Schouler from Land's End, jewellery by Tiffany & Co , lipstick by Nars )
Take a spin on the old rock n' roll classic with classic army tones mixed with motorcycle inspired Camilla & Marc leggings and a sheer tartan Zambesi shirt. ( vintage Versace jacket, Balmain boots, Agent Provocateur leather bra and Pushmataha for Manning Cartell jewellery..
Check out 3 more looks and all the details in my new vogue.com.au post here
Photographed by Ana Suntay -Toledo