Tuesday, 23 July 2019

The Cat's Eye, The Bee's Knees













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Dress: Kitten D'Amour cotton, mesh, embroidery
Cardigan: Kitten D'Amour knit, embroidery
Belt: Kitten D'Amour velvet, grosgrain ribbon (altered)
Heels: Jo Mercer leather, laces
Bag: Vendula London vegan leather, embellishment with brass hardware
Sunglasses: Kitten D'Amour faux tortoiseshell

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On my way to an event celebrating all things French Provincial Art wearing a gorgeous ensemble made up of pieces predominantly from one of Kitten D'Amour's newest collections, "Nine to Five." The absolutely stunning black cotton fit-to-flare dress with spotted mesh neckline dotted with pink floral embroidery & finished with pink grosgrain ribbon bow is cinched in at the waist with a pink velvet & silk bow belt (slightly altered by me) & then the entire look is further enhanced by the divinely soft black knitted cardigan with matching embroidery & ruffled cuffs & hem to create a cohesive, retro-inspired outfit. When it came to accessories, the notoriously unpredictable Queensland weather meant warmer temperatures allowed for bare legs & a pair of chunky black leather ankle booties with laces from Jo Mercer to elongate my frame, I carried a kitschy vegan leather handbag in shades of off-white, black & pink depicting "The Biscuit Shop" from Vendula London to add interest & finally, donned a pair of amazing faux tortoiseshell "Cat's Eye" sunglasses (almost Kitten D'Amour) to just take the whole thing to the next level & make it memorable. Scroll down to see more...








Keep scrolling for a peek at the ensemble from the back...





Monday, 22 July 2019

Beautiful Brisbane




After checking out the breathtaking views from the Mt Gravatt Lookout & getting a fresh chop & colour from the inimitable Krop Hair at Coorparoo, I headed to Bulimba for a cheeky peek around the boutiques before enjoying lunch at Oxford 152 with Mum & Dad. Scroll down to see how it all unfolded...










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Dress: Trelise Cooper jacquard, lace, embellishment
Heels: Wittner leather, elastic
Bag: Forever New vinyl with gold hardware
Bangle: Dinosaur Designs malachite resin, gold
Ring: Dinosaur Designs malachite resin

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I'm posing along the tree-lined main street wearing a gorgeous oriental floral jacquard midi dress with black lace back panel & gold flower embellishments from New Zealand luxe designer Trelise Cooper, black leather pointy-toed heels with ballet-inspired elastic straps from Wittner, black vinyl crossbody bag with gold hardware from Forever New & matching green malachite resin bangle & ring from celebrated Aussie label Dinosaur Designs to complete the look.






Delicious fare from one of our all-time favourites, Oxford 152
Keep scrolling to see what we ordered...


Homemade Chunky Beef Pie with Mash & Gravy


Seared Salmon with Israeli Couscous, Butter Bean & Lime


Churros with Honey & Chocolate Sauce


Trio of Ice Creams with Strawberries & Chocolate Sauce

Sunday, 21 July 2019

A Little Bit Disco







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Pinafore: Veronika Maine sequins
Button-Down Shirt: Target cotton
Ankle Boots: Wittner patent leather
Bag: French Connection suede with silver hardware

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The best way to make "sparkle" daytime appropriate is to pair it with something that has a casual or businesslike edge. Case in point: this amazing black sequinned drop-waist pinafore from Aussie label Veronika Maine that I've mixed with a blue & white striped cotton button-down shirt dotted with little black stars that I picked up from my local Target store for a bargain price. To complete the look, I added a pair of shiny black patent ankle boots from Wittner to elongate my frame & a boxy black suede handbag with oversized silver handles from French Connection to carry all the essentials.