My first NYFW has come to an end and I’m now sitting in my living room wearing an oversized In N’ Out t-shirt, old pair of pyjama shorts and some mis-matched socks. It’s my favourite outfit of the week. I kid (kind of).
Well I can only recount the last (to be honest I have no idea how many days the ‘week’ actually is) from my own personal experience as I’m positive it is not the same for all those in attendance. There were no private cars for me, just an exorbitant uber bill. I did get body checked by KK’s body guard at the Kendall & Kylie party though – so we’re basically bffs now.
Anyways. My first lesson of the week was that September in New York is the equivalent of living inside the equator. I have yet to learn the weather in fahrenheit (not likely that I will) so it was an average temp of 35° with 1000% humidity and no breeze. Last Friday, at 9:30pm we enjoyed a blissful 37°, I could hardly eat my Tacombi tacos – which is saying a lot as I had tacos for dinner 4 times last week.
So naturally, for the first two days, I wore a Kenzo sweater, ankle boots, and shouldered a bomber as I’ve always been one to dress appropriately for the weather.
I always find it a bit difficult trading in my winter wardrobe for spring. I love leather and layers and dark colours so incorporating lighter pieces is always a bit tricky. I decided this year to try and branch out into some prints, like this Zara shirt. I think it’s the only purple piece I’ve ever bought, but I love the pyjama print and even though it’s a darker hue it still feels light and fresh for spring.
About a month ago I had the incredible opportunity to shoot with STYLEDby for their November Issue. It was such a pleasure to work with the STYLEDby team and step outside my usual routine of shooting in side streets and back alleyways. I use the term work loosely at it was really just a day of dress ups and fun with remarkably talented people and amazing clothes. If only more days could be like this!
We shot four looks for the month, starting with this beautiful House of Elsmore ensemble paired with the Kate Sylvester bralette. I love this Gatsby inspired look, so delicate and feminine but still with an edge.
Check out the story and full outfit details here: http://styledby.com.au/2013/11/the-ladies-handbook/
Things have been pre-tty quiet on the blog lately as my life has been in a serious state of transition. A new job, new collaborations and if you haven’t noticed, a new blog! I’m very excited to launch my new site and what better way to do so than with a special collaboration that supports a cause I’m sure is quite dear to many of us.
October is Australia’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and for the past couple years Samantha Wills has been avidly supporting the McGrath Foundation to help raise awareness and funding for the foundation. This year SW teamed up with Mount Franklin to create a limited edition jewellery collection and two special edition glass bottles to help promote the message, ‘Help Our Nurses Shine‘. All sales from the collection will go directly to the McGrath Foundation to support the incredible work the McGrath Breast Care Nurses do.
Breast cancer has affected many of us in one way or another, some more than others, but we can all contribute to the battle against it. As October comes to an end remember that something small can always help contribute to something great, so please continue to show your support in whatever way you can.