Saturday, 29 November 2014

WEEKLY ROUNDUP


So, it's Sunday morning and I have eaten breakfast, twice. Now I am sitting down, drinking tea and writing this, while some of you are sleeping in or perhaps beginning a busy day! Here, a few things I loved this week. 

Word: adoxography: (n; English): a beautiful piece of writing on a subject of very little importance. 
Decor: Finishing off my room with a Reclaimed Wood Shelf with Basic Brackets by West Elm. 
Travel: Vintage photos of celebrities at airports (here) making you wish you looked just as elegant, a la Grace Kelly, or cool like Elvis.
Literature: 'A Certainity' by Beau Taplin (found on his Tumblr).
Graduated: My sister Stephanie graduated this week! Deserves a mention. 
Store: Mr. Kitly in Brunswick, Melbourne. Lucky for you, heaven can also be found online

Monday, 24 November 2014

SIMPLE BLACK CLUTCH

This little black cross body (which I predominately wear as a clutch) by Kate Spade is my saviour. I wear it practically every time I go out at night with family and friends, and also to small intimate gatherings. Everything - my favourite lipstick, lip gloss, phone, small wallet, and phone - I carry fits perfectly within this minimal and classically designed bag I stumbled upon the quirky design of Kate Spade New York on my travels to America, and fell instantly in love. Usually bright colours and quirky features are not my style; however, I was quick to learn that Kate Spade caters for all - with classic designs for the minimalist and businesswoman, to the eccentric lady who takes the risk and damn well pulls it off because, hey, it's Kate Spade. 

I purchased this lovely piece earlier this year when Kate Spade opened their first store in Melbourne's Emporium, and you can find it here. While you're at it, you can just check out their entire range here. C'mon, I dare you. 

Saturday, 1 November 2014

NEW YORK STATE OF MIND

So, it has been over a year since I have visited New York, or any other country in a matter of fact. And, as of late, all I can think about is travelling again.

I haven't visited many places, but there's just something about New York. It was the lights, the crowds, the architecture, the art and form of the City that awakened something within me. Instantaneously, I was overcome with an urban persona that emulated the buzz of the city. Before I knew it, I was jaywalking, using the subway and hailing cabs like I lived there. And it was those moments, in only a split second, when New York had a piece of my heart. 

Friday, 10 October 2014

FRIDAY FAVOURITES

























1. This hand-made copper kettle by Yumi Nakamura.
2. From Could You Ever Live Without?, a poetry anthology by David Jones. 
3. These Fin Studs made with care by Hannah Ferrara (@anotherfeather).
4. Kenko Kitchen's simple Vanilla Matcha Protein Shake
5. Artwork by Clare Elsaesser
6. Snowy mountains, just because I didn't see them this winter. 
7. Stanislava Pinchuk (also known as Miso @m_i_s_o_) currently only does home-made tattoos for friends. BE MY FRIEND, please.  
8. On Pinterest, Alfredo Salvatori/Raw by Piero Lissoni. 
9. Need Supply Co. Foreign Exchange 2014

It has been a long, busy week. So, here is Friday Favourites, on a Saturday (sorry guys)! Have a great weekend. 


Thursday, 2 October 2014

L’ESPRIT DE LA MER

I was super excited to be involved in a shoot for Stephanie Cassano's (@steffcassano) final school garment inspired by the sea; particularly, Australian beaches. The colour palette and textures of the fabrics mimic the natural Australian landscape. As Glenda Millard puts it, the garment 'reminded me of the sea; the way she came dancing towards you, wild and beautiful'.

A quick shoot in the morning - before a storm rolled in - at two of Australia's most iconic beaches, Torquay Surf Beach and Jan Juc, was perfect. With the help of model, Elle Murphy (@ellemurphh), we were able to capture the beauty of the garment. I loved the easiness and casual nature of the shoot, which allowed us to connect with the surrounding landscape - beginning on shore, and then moving into the water, where we stood being hit by rough waves. But hey, it was all part of the experience.

Designer: Stephanie Cassano
Model: Elle Murphy 
Photography: Olivia Cassano

FRIDAY FAVOURITES




















1. Beth Kirby's (Local Milk) renovated kitchen is a vision, thanks to Jersey Ice Cream Co..  
2. This Envelope No. 2 clutch in Natural by Woodlark is on my must-have list for Spring/Summer.  
3. Cereal Magazine making me dream of Porto, and all things Portugal. Have a look at this beautiful ice-cream coloured city here
4. Words by Ernest Hemingway providing me with my weekly thoughts. 
5. One word: Dreamy. By: Elisabeth Heirer
6. Another item on my must-have list for Spring/Summer - Dieppa Restrepo's Antelope Cali Oxford
7. Super excited to receive my copy of Sunday Suppers upcoming cookbook for my gathering in support of its release. Exciting things to come.
8. The simplicity of this
9. There's just something about kitchens this week. Check out the subtle detailing here

So this is the first Friday of October, and my first ever Friday Favourites. Can you believe we are already in October? This year has flown by! I'm super busy with school, and everything else in between, and am just looking forward to the much needed Summer break (it couldn't come soon enough)! 

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

LISTENING: BEN HOWARD




















Ben Howard — "I Forget Where We Were - Spotify Session"

♫ listen here

CHRISTOPHE LEMAIRE SPRING '15


Christophe Lemaire has demonstrated a woman that is determined and intrepid. There is a simplicity and calmness of Lemaire's designs, colour palettes and fabrics - poplin, chambray, linen and twill. However, there is a dramatic presence through the volume, shape and silhouettes of the garments. Although these designs are simple, they scream confidence. The way that the garments fall and cascade is quiet, yet, loud. So little says so much. Oh, and that oversized, glorious trench coat, and belted grey dress. Perfect. Clearly, he considers comfort (every womens's dream). 

Source: style.com

Friday, 19 September 2014

ELIZABETH SUZANN


Recently, I stumbled upon Elizabeth Suzann, a label who cut and sew all their garments in their amazing Nashville design studio. Founded in 2013, by self-taught designer Elizabeth Suzann, the label produces utilitarian, beautiful and simple staples using the highest quality fabric. Their designs are practical, yet elegant. And, better yet, they're durable and perfect for all seasons. Of course, I have already purchased myself this and this last week. Since each garment is produced to order in their studio, they may take a bit longer than some other online orders; however, I am sure the wait is worth it. Already, I am eyeing off other garments from their collections for this Spring/Summer in Melbourne. As a firm believer in quality over quantity, I already know that many Elizabeth Suzann garments will find a generous place in my wardrobe. 

Source: Elizabeth Suzann

Thursday, 11 September 2014

LISTENING: CHET FAKER

















Chet Faker — "Gold"
♫ listen here

THE ROW SPRING '15


The Row has showcased yet another stunning collection at New York Fashion Week, perfect for Spring. The shimmering natural colour palette is a big tick in my book - definitely my go to colours for this season. Also, I just cannot get over the setting - a raw, fifth floor warehouse space in Soho (a girl can only dream). Pouring through skylights, the sun complimented and glinted off each angelic and puristic garment wonderfully. I never thought I would be fangirling over my child idols - the Olsen's - in my young adult years; but, with design, talent and taste like this, those twins deserve every praise they receive.


(Source: www.style.com