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!
Metallics are slithering into this season and I have been keeping my magpie eyes on some of my favourite pieces. Feeling like Gollum before the Ring That Rules Them All, these shimmering pieces make me want to scream : My precious! What is it about metallics that bring about this hysteria? To me , it is evoking a feeling of a bygone era of shiny luxury ; imagining cutting the dancefloor carelessly at studio 54 in gold lamé, bitch fights on Dynasty and 90s supermodels in Versace. It is the way they make anything else worn with it more exciting, be that a plain white t-shirt or an otherwise black outfit. No wonder designers still haven't tired of it! Here are the pieces on my wishlist now...
1. Alexander Wang Sweatshirt
2. Altuzarra skirt
3. Gianvito Rossi flats
4. Dion Lee skirt
5. Michael Van Der Ham skirt
6. Versace necklace
7. Givenchy slides
8. Valentino clutch
9. Gianvito Rossi mules
10.Gianvito Rossi sandals
12. Givenchy sandals
13. Saint Laurent dress