When I turned 13 years old, my mother was diagnosed with cancer of the uterus. It was an incredibly terryfing and intense experience for our family and we spent the next few years in absolute trepidation of death taking her away from us. To imagine life without my mum was unconcievable, impossible and petrifying. I spent my nights bargaining with invisible forces, begging them to spare her life. This may sound strange but she was one of the lucky ones – the cancer was diagnosed early and she was treated swiftly – she survived and thrived and I am so incredibly grateful that she is still in my life today.
1488 women will not be this lucky this year, for unlike uterian cancer, ovarian cancer is a much more mysterious and insidious disease -there is no early detection test. Three Australian women are diagnosed every day, out of these 75% are diagnosed at an advanced stage when the cancer has spread and is difficult to treat sucessfully. Currenty, only 43% of women survive ovarian cancer, but if treated early, 80% of women will survive this disease.
I feel honoured to support the Witchery white shirt campaign this year and help in some small way with this important cause. Every woman needs a white shirt in her life and each year Witchery produces some beautiful shirts in different cuts and fabrics – there truly is a shirt for everyone’s taste and the best part is that 100% of the proceeds go toward the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Pick your favourite shirt and support a great cause in one go- easy!
Get involved! Go to the Witchery site here and buy your shirt today!
As summer slowly draws to the end and the rays of light get less hot , I always go through my wardrobe and do a major reshuffle. I store all the light summer things away and pull out cosy knits out of the boxes where they slept the summer away, then go through the leftovers of my wardrobe and take a critical look at what I need to buy so I can refresh my look for the upcoming season.
For my newest Witchery Edit , I am playing with the First Edition March collection and styling it with different pieces to show you how I will refresh my wardrobe. I love it’s predominantly neutral palette, graphic lines, focus on quality and modern silhouette that make it such an effortless way to add building blocks to one’s transeasonal wardrobe. Above, I am wearing a turtleneck poncho that is a great cover up on cold mornings. Turtlenecks are back in a big way for Autumn.
White and cream is one of my favourite tonal combinations of all time. I paired this slinky white First Edition skirt with a beautiful, loose turtleneck knit, boyish loafers and a leopard bag for extra pop
This dress combines black and cobalt for a perfect lesson in colourblocking and begs to be taken out on a date
Read the full story on Witchery's website here !
photographed by Alice Wesley-Smith
Living right opposite Bondi beach I’m totally across the need for a good swimsuit. My morning routine includes a walk across the kilometer long stretch of golden sand to Icebergs pool where I do laps in the beautiful open air saltwater pool. Ok, so the walk is more of a stroll and laps is less of a torpedo like sports performance than a leisurely paddle followed by a relaxing coffee or fresh coconut while lazing in the sun but the fact remains : good swimwear is a must.
So what constitutes a good swimsuit? Great cut, interesting details and good support. Add to that some sports luxe separates and hey presto! You have an outfit that can take you from the beach to the street. And while sports performance is important, looking good while doing it is a major bonus. I round up my Witchery swim edit with my favourite pieces
This digital print palm frond swimsuit is perfect for offsetting the tan and the silver anorak adds a cool modern touch while shielding from variable weather
Add great accessories like reflective aviators and a small clutch to keep all your most important items like a phone, keys and wallet free of sand
Swimming laps or just lying on the beach, a black one piece is a must. This number had a deep cutout to highlight the decolletage and beautiful cut outs on the back
Take a one piece from the beach to lunch by adding some zippered shorts, stacked gold cuffs and cool slip ons
As soon as the weather gets enticingly warm, my mind evokes pictures of weekends away lazing on windswept beaches, dancing under brightly coloured lanterns, midnight swims, and salty beach hair. Holidays are the best part of summer but planning the right outfits for a chic escape can be tricky. My holiday styling tip this season is to go monochrome. You can mix and match each piece for endless outfit combinations. Here are my holiday essentials for a stylish getaway.
Above: White on white is always a fresh, go-to look for summer. Relaxed pieces in a mix of fabrics will elevate this look.
Tank tops and shorts are a classic combination; add a little detailing like a belt and go for fabrics with a satiny finish and it will work for evening too. For shoes, leopard print sandals add texture in a subtle way.
Every girl needs a gorgeous relaxed slip dress. This backless number is gorgeous day or night.
Photographed by Kasia Werstak
See the full story with all the shopping links now up on the Witchery Blog here!
In my new edit for Witchery, I talk crop. Crop tops , to be exact, which have been gaining momentum over the last few seasons, garnering credibility as a wardrobe hero. I am an ardent fan of this trend - when done right. Here I share with you some simple tips I rely on when wearing a cropped silhouette.
Keep it simple. The new midriff is all about appearing ladylike and put together. Think Brigitte Bardot, white broderie anglaise, leather or black lace. Covering more skin elsewhere on the body creates a flirtatious yet ladylike elegance.
Check out the full post on the Witchery Blog here!