On Your Marks

Fashion editorial:  On Your Marks, Vogue UK (March 2014)

Model: Sam Rollinson 
Photography: Alasdair McLellan 
Styling: Kate Phelan 
Hair: Anthony Turner 
Make-up: Lucia Pica

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Observing details

Coat: H&M x Isabel Marant  /  Jeans: J Brand  /  

I feel my life and style has been going through somewhat of a transition phase this year.  I am not sure you would say quietening down, more like finding balance. The overly extravagant items, that barely get worn, are being kept to a minimum or being stored.  Instead I am focusing on having a little less fuss and flair and just enjoying simplistic details in everyday items.  A slight knot and tie of the hair, roughly rolled up jeans, and a twisted, looped belt to cinch in a coat.  Little changes that surely are un-noticeable in themselves unless you are in a detail frame of mind. Yet these are the things that are able to define and subtly lift even the most bare basic of outfits.  For now, its all about minor, yet major details.


Royal Black

Fashion editorial:  Royal Black, Singles Korea (March 2014)

Model: Monika Jagaciak 
Photography: Hong Jang Hyun 
Styling: William Graper 
Hair: Dennis Devoy 
Make-up: Valery Gherman

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Shopbop 25% off full priced items

I absolutely love it when Shopbop releases coupon codes.  The Friends and Family sale is always a favourite because who doesn't love 25% off full priced, new season stock! No really?

I thought I would use Shopbop's sale as an opportunity to steal Uma's style as featured in Netaporter's online 'The Edit' from a month or two ago.  I'm always on the look out for inspirational images and styling cues.  Uma's dramatic jewellery stack up really melds with my wardrobe.  I love the simplicity of adding just a select few over sized, statement pieces.  

I recreated my own version choosing rose gold pieces.  Get my look with 25% off at Shopbop with the:

Don't forget to enter the code INTHEFAMILY14 at checkout.

Also on my radar is the Alexander Wang covertible backpack, the Whistles leather culottes, the ultra cute Sophie Hulme dinosaur keyring, and Acne's quirky silver pumps with the etched face metal plate detailing.  A nice little mix of modern, playful and classic pieces to carry me through. 

Enough about me... I'm taking up your shopping time.  What's made it to your online cart?


Peach Blush

Fashion editorial: Peach Blush, Vogue China (March 2014)

Model: Hana Jirickova 
Photography: Camilla Akrans
 Styling: Franck Benhamou 
Hair: Franco Gobbi 
Make-up: Wendy Rowe

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Kick back Sunday

Kick back Sunday's are my favourite day of the week.  It's the one day where I try my darnedest to avoid work, to plan as little as possible and to experience and appreciate my surrounds a little more than normal.  When the complexities of life's demands can creep in and take their toll on the other six days, there needs to be a day solely reserved for recharging and lifting ones spirits.  

I've decided to occasionally mix in some more lifestyle posts or at the very least, imagery from interesting places or items I encounter.  To broaden the spectrum of what you get exposed to and share a little bit more of my world.  After all, I think it's pretty obvious that life exists beyond fashion and I, for one, know I'm always captivated when I come across mixed blog content.  There is just a little snippet of an outfit mixed in for good measure.

So this is an example of my 'me/family' reserved day.  Taking in the splendour of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), the Arts District, surrounding streetscapes and parks was the most that I could muster this Sunday.  Keeping to no-one's time but my own, it's been a fair time since I played tourist.   As it turned out the no-game-plan day was the most relaxing I have had in at least six months.  It made me realise that getting back to the basics is something that deserves more focus and time.

Photography by Tom Cunningham