MBFWA '14 - DAY FOUR

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Today, for the first time in a very long time, I dressed up like a lady. My outfit consisted of an ASOS hat, Ray Ban aviators, Alice In The Eve crop, ASOS midi skirt, ASOS jacket and Nasty Gal heels (totes 50% off right now, bargain). I'm not quite sure if baring my midriff falls into the 'ladylike' category but I'm going to say that the flouncy skirt made up for it. Unfortunately the only backstage content I managed to shoot was at Emma Mulholland and as the area was quite packed, we were only given a few minutes to capture content. Therefore, I sadly have no backstage or runway imagery to share with you today (apologies, y'all!), so instead I'll leave you with a street style picture I managed to grab of the ├╝ber adorable Ella Murphy, wearing Soot The Label.
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MBFWA '14 - DAY THREE

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Today will go down in history as the day I voluntarily wore colour. Pink, to be exact. As I'm sure you've already assumed, I've gotten to the stage where dressing myself in the morning is no longer an activity that I put thought into. In fact, I grabbed the first jacket hanging at the end of my clothes rack and was pleasantly surprised at the 80's school dance vibe it gave off. Long live the prom queen. If you feel the urge to dress similarly, I was wearing my H&M wide-brimmed hat, Miu Miu sunglasses, Nasty Gal blazer, Akin by Ginger and Smart dress, Louise Jean Jewellery choker, Benah bag and my trust Yvonne Kone boots. Another pleasant surprise from today was found backstage at Maticevski, where models dashed off the runway with florals arrangements dripping from their lips. To say that the show was breathtaking would actually be an understatement.
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MBFWA '14 - DAY TWO

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Greetings from the end of Day Two at MBFWA. My exhaustion levels are slowly rising and my ability to construct a full sentence is slowly deteriorating. Despite the hectic-ness (that's definitely a word, look it up), I managed to get a quick snap of today's #OOTD, featuring a pair of Miu Miu Sunglasses thanks to the #SGHRunway pop up, my new Bec & Bridge dress (similar here), ASOS leather jacket, my Benah bag and Alexander Wang boots. I also managed to head backstage to Bec & Bridge right before the show, where I frothed on the gold eyes and the mesh details. Tomorrow (Tuesday) starts off with a bang at Ginger & Smart followed by the likes of Michael Lo Sordo and Maticevski, so stay tuned for more drool-worthy imagery throughout the week. 
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MBFWA '14 - DAY ONE

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Welcome to Day One of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, also affectionately referred to as FAHSHURN WEAHK. For the next five days, I will be (attempting) to blog and upload imagery of my #OOTD and any shows that I manage to attend. As today only consisted of the one show, Carla Zampatti (pictured below), I decided to keep it semi-casual in my new H&M wide-brimmed hat, a Paint It Red fluffy pink top, a Staple The Label leather skirt and my trusty Yvonne Kone boots. Tomorrow's proceedings are set to be a little bit more hectic with labels like Kahlo, Desert Designs, Bec & Bridge and Karla Spetic all set to walk the runway. Stay tuned for more content in the next 24 hours but until then, adios mis amigos!
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FLORALS + LOVER

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What I'm wearing: Dress by Lover, Choker by Louise Jean Jewellery, Flower Crown by Elena Chamberlain
My incredibly talented friend/floral designer, Elena Chamberlain, recently crafted a crown for me using nothing but my favourite blooms in my favourite shades. If you follow my Instagram, you'll be well aware of the fact that I have a serious obsession with flowers. I am like a legit, hardcore fan of the things - so when Ellie turned up on my doorstep holding a wreath filled with pale dahlias and freesias, I kind of lost my mind. I immediately put it on and requested that she help me document the headpiece. You know, as you do. #standardfashunblogger. Be sure to check out her Instagram for more drool-worthy pics of her stunning arrangements.

SHADY LADY

Images by Helen Lee.

Listen up closely kids, because I'm about to give you two pieces of sage advice that will change your life, forever. One: never get a double scoop of gelato on a searing hot day and two: always, always wear a hat and sunscreen when outdoors. Trust me, I've learnt from both experiences and I can say with confidence that being left with sticky hands and an aching sunburn doesn't exactly qualify as a raging good time. On top of that, it's just a massive waste of ice cream. In all seriousness though, skin cancer is nothing to even consider joking about, especially when Australia has the highest rate in the world. Not only that, but two out of three friends will be diagnosed at some point in their lives. It's deeply saddening and  incredibly alarming that we live in a culture obsessed with being tanned. I want you to love your skin and to take good care of it. Get yourself a beautiful wide-brimmed hat (I suggest the Midnight Muse from Lack of Color), a good quality suncream (I'm obsessed with the Neutrogena Sheer Body Mist), some snazzy sunglasses and a beach umbrella (bonus points if it's blue & white striped). Implementing these items into your routine could not only save your life but you'll also have the benefit of youthful skin for the rest of your days. I mean, do you really want to look like this when you're 60? Nope, me neither. So check out the video and get pretty shady with me. You know you want to.

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MBFWA '13 REVISITED

All images by Nicole Cooper.
I don't want to alarm anyone, but there's only a little over two weeks remaining until the beautiful mayhem that is Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (lovingly referred to as FARSHUN WEAK or simply, MBFWA). Bring on the exceedingly long days, the stunning models, the eye-catching outfits, the 3am retouching, the overflowing goodie bags, the breathtaking shows, the lack of sleep and the countless cups of coffee  (and/or champagne) that fuel it all. Although I've usually lost my mind by Wednesday, I really wouldn't trade the experience for anything else. BRING ON THE DELIRIUM. 

INSTAGRAM DIARIES - THE ISLAND x BOOHOO.COM

 
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Last night I was sent along to Channel [V]'s Island Party by one of UK's leading online fashion retailers, boohoo.com. With Rudimental as the entertainment, I knew that the evening was going to be one to remember. Little did I know that I would find myself dancing behind the DJ decks with the Rudimental crew, watching the most spectacular sunset reflecting off of the city and catching a ride back across the harbour on a pimpin' speedboat (seriously guys, it was so insanley fancy). As for my attire, I decided to channel the 90's and ended up wearing a backless skater dress, a statement choker, my trusty leather jacket and my new favourite sunglasses. Needless to say, I had a pretty killer outfit and a pretty killer night, all thanks to the lovely peeps at boohoo.com!