Thanks to the likes of Celiné & Givenchy, this revamped form of footwear will definitely be making its way onto my feet this summer – with or without socks.
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I’ve always loved Therese Rawsthorne’s modern design, and I have been obsessed with this jacket ever since I managed to pick it up at a Green With Envy sale two years ago. The leather is incredible, and it has become a staple winter piece that I know I will love for years to come. Fitted with shoulder pads and tailored to an incredible box cut, it’s simple enough to throw on over anything and unique enough to always make a statement. Investing in quality statement pieces, like this jacket, is a great way to create the perfect foundation wardrobe.
Speaking of sales, I also managed to get these Kenzo boots for a steal at Opening Ceremony. They can be dressed up or down, and you’d be surprised at how versatile the pattern can be. I love clashing my colours and prints, so they are an awesome addition to my (ever growing) shoe family.
Wearing: Kenzo Boots, Zimmermann Tunic, Therese Rawsthorne Jacket, General Pants Hat, Sportsgirl Bag.
Photography: Katie Bull
I’ve certainly jumped on the Air Max bandwagon recently and this new pair (that I was lucky enough to receive from two of my closest friends for my birthday) are my new favourites. As I become more and more comfortable with the idea of wearing jeans and sneakers, I can guarantee there’ll be a few more sports luxe-inspired posts to come.
I had also been on the prowl for a long grey coat and this piece from Veronica Maine’s AW14 collection is my idea of perfection. Made from wool and cashmere, it’s light but still warm, and can literally be thrown on over anything. Investing in a few full length coats for winter will ensure you get through the cooler months in style!
Photography: Katie Bull
One of my favourite things about winter is winter fashion. I have an obsession with long (grey) coats, oversized knits and chunky scarves – all of which make dressing throughout the cooler months incredibly easy. Throwing on a full length coat is an easy way to dress up any drab winter outfit, whether it’s with jeans or over a dress.
A great pair of over the knee boots are also an awesome winter staple. Exercising caution when it comes to styling, I’d opt for a suede pair over anything patent to avoid looking like a hooker. Keep skin on show to a minimum, because in this case less is really less.
Photography: Jordy Komesarook
Having never before experienced threading, I was intrigued to attend the opening of Ottoman 3 Brow Bar at Melbourne Central last week. With a brand new space that occupies the walkway between Melbourne Central and Emporium, it’s easy to get to during your lunch break for a little mid-week beauty therapy.
Threading is quite an intense experience – your specialist will use a piece of string to individually pull out each stray hair from the follicle. If you’re used to waxing like me, the sensitivity of the area around the eye will most likely lead to an impromptu sneeze throughout the process. However the results are well worth it – the team are absolutely lovely and have incredible insight as to the perfect shape to suit every face. The Ottoman 3 product range includes the Brow Powder Pencil and Brow Bone Highlighter, with a range of shades to suit all complexions.
Ottoman 3 Brow Bar has boutiques at Melbourne Central, Watergardens and Highpoint. For more information and open hours, visit the Ottoman 3 website or follow Ottoman 3 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Notoriously popular as Melbourne’s first mind and body health club, Kaya Health Clubs certainly doesn’t disappoint. Hardcore dance music, overbearing lighting and cues for machinery are notably absent, replaced instead by an atmosphere that is more in tune with that of a luxurious day spa.
I was lucky enough to be invited down for a yoga class, which I found to be the perfect start to my long weekend. Having recently become interested in various forms of exercising (particularly those that don’t actually feel like exercise) I think I may have found my new calling. Admittedly my downward dog certainly needs some work, however I have no doubts that this will fast become a routine obsession.
The yoga room itself is instantly relaxing; with dim lighting and peaceful music I could happily just sit in there for an hour and leave feeling refreshed. With true yogis for instructors, you’ll be perfecting your Bakasana in no time.
Specialising in yoga and pilates, Kaya also runs circuit training and spin classes, with a variety of alternative therapies and a nutritionist available on site. If the treadmill is more of your kinda’ thing, then you’ll be more than satisfied with Kaya’s top of the range machinery. Featuring in-built WiFi (perfect for YouTube streaming while you work out) and the option of running various tracks from around the globe, running will never be boring again!
My favourite non-Kardashian has nailed it again. Posing for Interview Magazine, Kendall Jenner bears a striking resemblance to Audrey Hepburn in a shoot that channels 50s-style beauty. The 18 year old has reached a staggering 9.5million followers on Instagram, and has recently completed a successful catwalk season walking for Chanel, Givenchy and Giles.
It seems the eldest Jenner is taking her dad’s words of wisdom seriously. When asked about the best advice he has given her, she replied: “Dream big, work hard.” My parents brought up Kylie and me to be workaholics. That’s something I really appreciate.”
I couldn’t agree more!
I love slouchy boyfriend style on my days off and this Helmut Lang skirt is definitely on my weekend wish list (alongside every other grey piece of clothing on the Internet). Dressed up or down, you can get away with wearing it a multitude of different ways, depending on your occasion, style or in my case, mood.
When I find something I love I am guilty of absolutely wearing it to death, so I tend to spend a bit more on basics such as these to increase their lifespan. Good quality foundations and basics are certainly the secret to maintaining an awesome (and wearable) wardrobe.