Thursday, January 27, 2011

In the spirit of the Sartorialist...

I had one of those moments on the way home from the gym this morning. You know, the kind where you see someone wearing something fabulous, and you wish you could ask them where they got it from?

Well in the spirit of the Sartorialist, I not only stopped her, but took a quick happy snap, and thankfully she didnt run away screaming, thinking I was some kind of weirdo.

This is Alex of Prahran, looking super adorable in her Sass & Bide bodysuit, MinkPink leather shorts, black ponyskin bag and combat boots.

Combined with her Balayaged hair and carefree attitude, she's the essence of all things Chapel Street. A mix of high end and high street, she looks great, dont you think?

excuse the quality of the pic, my Iphone 4 did its best!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

BAG HABITS - my latest story for Australian Fashion Guide

I've been on a self imposed hiatus the past few weeks. With Christmas, New Year and then the flooding up in my ex-hometown of Brisbane, I felt a little uninspired. However the tree is down, the hangover has settled and Brisvegas is on the mend, so here's my latest story for Australian Fashion Guide to cheer everyone up a little. I love reading all your comments, so dont be shy!


Having the right bag can make or break an outfit. Forget spending hours matching your wardrobe for that perfect look, carrying an out-of-place rucksack (or heaven forbid, a nasty knock-off) will have the critics giggling into their Gucci Clutch.

When it’s time for a lunchtime caffeine fix with the girls, you’ll need a carry-all to hold the days necessities, as well as working back with whatever you threw on that morning. The Gucci ‘New Jackie’ is just that bag, in the perfect muted shade of chalk, with detachable and adjustable straps, this hand stitched gem shows tassles and bamboo detail that you’ve come to expect from Gucci. At a cool $24,900, you may want to just order the coffee & skip the cake.

The perfect dinner date entails good food, good wine, good company, and great style. Fashion favourites Hermes never fail to impress with a tough twist on an old classic, the Medor Clutch, In chocolate calfskin with gold hardware, this is a simple evening clutch that you’ll both admire as it adorns the table, and what a great conversation starter! $4500 available at Hermes. Summer is here and it’s time to take advantage of those sun-soaked afternoons by hitting the beach. Piece together the perfect warm-weather outfit by adding this Halston Heritage Tote in Metallic Gold. In sprayed cotton, this sand friendly bag will set you back $450 from Net-a-Porter and is a fabulous & long lasting holiday investment piece.

For a night out on the town, you need to step up the style stakes to stand out from the crowd – which is why the Carlos Falchi Matte Python Clutch is the only bag you’ll be reaching for. In look-at-me citrus orange, this exotic piece is made of bleached & waxed python skin & is perfect to carry all your big night essentials – money, keys, phone & makeup, plus a small knit should the weather turn. This is the bag of the season & surprisingly will work with most colours.

The invite arrives for the black tie event of the social season & you know this means precision styling. For the finishing touch that will take your look straight to the social pages, be seen holding this dreamy kaleidoscope inspired minaudiere by Matthew Williamson for Bvlgari. $2790 for a piece you’ll pull out time and time again.