SALE SALE SALE

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Bespoke PR are holding their annual sale and it's definitely one not to be missed. Don't say I didn't warn you, I'd expect that you all have your wallets at the ready by now! Just to make matters worse though, The Corner Shop are also reducing some of their labels by up to 90%. Think Alexander Wang, Isabel Marant, Christopher Kane and more. Educate yourself here. On top of that, Joveeba will also be kicking off their Warehouse Sale tomorrow at midday so make sure you grab all the details from here before you head out. Please excuse me while I kiss my nonexistent funds goodbye and run off into the sunset with my arms full of designer clothing. Totally worth it.
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CURRENTLY COVETING: FOUR

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Bianca Art Deco Bag by Colette, Ellery Catseye Sunglasses, BIRKS Watch, Rose Gold Limits Cuff by Benah, Rose Gold Ring by Van Rycke, Hardcover Floral Journal, Watercolour Clutch, Kiehl's Lip Balm #1, Profound Narrow Wrap Belt by Ellery and Bobbi Travel Wallet by SABA.
That's right, an accessories edition! If you know me at all in person then you'd be well aware of my obsession with anything accessory-related. Sunglasses, wallets, necklaces, bags - you name it and I'll want it. These days, online stores only fuel this addiction and I can find myself spending quite a bit of my time (read: hours on end) searching for new items to lust over. My favourite destinations for a drool-worthy pieces are Westfield Online for bags, My Chameleon for intricate jewellery, Molten Store for journals and BIRKS Canadian Diamonds for watches. Oh and just a heads up, I'll be posting about some amazing sales coming up in Sydney so you better get your credit card(s) ready!
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NEON

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Taken by Nicole Cooper
You may remember this photo from my 'Things we love in February' feature on the Benah blog a short time ago, but now you can enjoy the rest of Sara's outfit on the Harper's Bazaar Style Network. I've been on the hunt for the perfect singlet (one with a high neck and dropped sides) for a while now, and I think that I may have found it in this gorgeously simple Kahlo top. I also wouldn't mind a neon Cambridge Satchel, but pairing it with my incredibly light skin tone would probably leave some people blind. In saying that though, I have a very exciting feature coming up that may just have me eating my own words! Delish.
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INSTAGRAM

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A selection of photos from my instagram, @nicolecooperr.
Three words I never thought I'd say: I have instagram. Finally, I'm a cool kid now! You can follow my adventures (i.e every single meal that I eat) by searching the username @nicolecooperr. The sole purpose of this post wasn't just to inform you of my exciting new app, but to also apologise for my absence over the past week. Surprisingly enough, I've been even more busy during my holidays than I actually was whilst at Uni. And now that I'm about to commence my final year of study, I've been even busier! Just to put things into perspective for you, I've been on four shoots in the past week and I still have two more over the weekend. I'm tired, I'm exhausted, but most of all, I am LOVING EVERY SINGLE MINUTE OF IT. Get ready to be inundated with all new content folks! I can't wait to share every little detail with you all.
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ELLEN VON UNWERTH VS WHEELS & DOLL BABY

Internationally renowned photographer Ellen von Unwerth teamed up with the 1950's inspired label, Wheels & Doll Baby, to capture their new collection titled 'Dezajet'. This little video, directed by Ellen von Unwerth herself, gives you a quick look at the amazing pieces as well as an insight into all of the Behind The Scenes action. Not only is it adorable but it's also beautifully filmed, I particularly love the lighting and the lace over the eyes. Oh and does anyone else suddenly have the craving to throw on a red lip and a leather pencil skirt? Or is that just me?
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ARABELLA IN THE RAIN

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Taken by Nicole Cooper.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: Sara has the best wardrobe. We took these photos on one of Sydney's (many) rainy summer days, but just as we were finishing up with this particular look, it started pouring down on us. The only shelter we came across happened to be right at the opening of an incredibly busy hotel, one with people overflowing out onto the streets. Instead of giving up, we decided to just shoot right on the doorstep while getting some strange looks from tourists and occasionally getting drenched from the rain that was blowing in under the shelter. The end result was actually a lot better than I'd expected, you can check out the rest of the rather cute photos on the Harper's Bazaar Style Network. For those of you that aren't following me on Twitter or Facebook and haven't heard the news yet, I actually won the Samantha Wills Style Sessions! Thank you all for your support and I'm extremely grateful to those that voted, I really do have the most amazing readers. Keep your eyes peeled for a post coming up quite soon, I guarantee that you won't want to miss this one!

BE MY VALENTINE

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Lover Serpent Dress, Van Rycke Heart Pendant Chain Ring, Elle Macpherson Intimates, Napoleon Perdis Lip Lacquer in Bitten Rouge, Chloe by Chloe EDP, Benah Lola Clutch, Haigh's Chocolates, Tony Bianco Karissa Heel.
No really, please be my Valentine because I actually don't have one? In all seriousness though, I'm hoping that all you have an amazing Valentine's Day this year whether you have someone to share it with or not! This is just a quick post on the type of outfit I'd love to wear on such a day: bold red with black accents and a touch of rose gold. Oh and I threw the chocolates in there for good measure. If you haven't had the chance yet, I'd love for you to quickly jump on over to the Samantha Wills facebook page and vote for my five images in the Style Sessions, starting right here (the other four follow after). It really means the world to me and those that do will get a bonus entry into an amazing giveaway that I'm currently working on. Don't worry for those that have already voted because you too will get that coveted bonus entry. Thanks again to all you lovely folk out there! 
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LOVE

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Taken by Nicole Cooper.
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to share some photos I took at a beautiful wedding recently. It was actually the first wedding I've ever shot professionally and I have to say that I'm seriously proud of the final images. I'll also be compiling a special Valentine's Day gift guide for those that leave it until the last minute (i.e. me) so keep an eye out for that one! Speaking of love, I just want to say a huge thank you to those that have voted for all five of my images in the Samantha Wills Style Sessions already. Your amazing support has really meant a lot to me! If you haven't voted yet and want to check out my images, you can do so here. Thanks again guys! 
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CONFIDENT LIAR X SAMANTHA WILLS

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Image one Samantha Wills Jewellery, Zipporra Leather Top Image Two Samantha Wills Jewellery, ASOS Top.
All images taken by Chloe Nour.
You may have noticed that my images for the Samantha Wills Style Sessions were taken by my friend and (incredibly talented) fellow photographer, Chloe Nour, but post-processed by myself. The images that you see here however, are what she came up with right after I sent her the raw files. Pretty amazing huh? I've always loved her style of photography and the fact that she rarely uses digital (she actually made an exception for me this time though). Make sure you check out the originals here, and I know you're probably sick of it by now but I would really love for you to vote for me by simply 'liking' all five of my pictures starting here! Thanks to everyone who has done so already, I'd high five you if I could. For realz, you know I would. From the feedback I've received so far, it looks like you guys like it when I step in front of the lens? Really? Like really, really? If so, then please do keep on 'liking' and I'll see what I can do in the future!
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JIL

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Taken by Nicole Cooper.
This print from Jil Sander is one that has stuck with me ever since I saw it during coverage of Fashion Week last year. The print was used on dresses, handbags, skirts, shirts and more. But in my opinion, the only form that really did it justice, was on a clutch. It's the perfect way to inject a pop of (seriously insane) colour without completely overtaking the entire outfit. It's definitely an investment piece and a wise one that Sara from Harper and Harley made a long time ago. The rest of the outfit is now up on the Harper's Bazaar Style Network so be sure to check it out.

Oh and once again, if you haven't already done so, I'd love for you guys to quickly vote for me in the Samantha Wills Style Sessions by simply clicking 'like' on my five images, starting here. Thanks mis amigos!
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THINGS WE LOVE

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Image One taken by Nicole Cooper Image Two via the Thursday, Sunday lookbook
I was recently asked by Benah, one of my favourite labels, to share ten things I love in February. This is only a very small insight into the full post, which you can now view up on the Benah blog. While you're at it, be sure to browse through the main site for inspiration and the online shop for a bargain or two. I'm warning you though: if you're anything like me, you'll end up fighting with yourself over which of the six combinations of Limits Cuff you want to purchase and then decide on multiple. Goodbye savings!

Also, if you have a spare second, I'd love it if you could vote for me on the Samantha Wills Style Sessions by simply liking my five photos, starting here. My face is in it and everything, crazy huh?!
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PEACHES & CREAM

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All photography by Chloe Nour, post-processing by Nicole Cooper
Look Two Samantha Wills Aslan Bracelet, Samantha Wills Romancing The Stone Necklace, Jayson Brunsdon Dress
Look Three Samantha Wills Distance & Time Cuff, Zipporra Burnley Skirt
Look Four Samantha Wills Sorrento Bangle, Karla Spetic Dress from Desordre Store
Look Five Samantha Wills Bohemian Bardot Ring, ASOS Top

So this is it! This is what I've been keeping quiet about for the past few weeks. I was asked by Samantha Wills and her amazing team to be involved in the latest edition of their Style Sessions Blogger Edit, titled 'White Bohemia'. The competition is now live on the Samantha Wills Facebook page and I'd really appreciate your vote, simply by clicking the 'like' button on each of my five images, starting here.  I'm sure you all know by now that it's quite rare for me to step in front of the lens but the opportunity to adorn myself in such beautiful jewellery was something I just couldn't pass up. The reason for the title 'Peaches & Cream' comes from a lovely comment a designer made on my appearance a short time ago. I used it as the inspiration for the theme in these photos and as a gentle reminder to simply embrace my (rather pale) skin tone.

I desperately want to thank Samantha Wills and her team (that includes you Becc!) for involving me in this wonderful project, Chloe Nour for being the greatest photographer I could ever hope for, Karen Fulton (the gorgeous designer behind Zipporra) for letting me prance around in her pieces and both Shannon and Lucy from Desordre Store for having such generous hearts. I hope you all enjoy the final images!
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FEATURED

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Images by Nicole Cooper.
I've recently been fortunate enough to have some of my words and some of my work featured on a few amazing sites. The absolutely stunning Carmen from The Chronicles of Her has posted a little interview about my inspirations and future aspirations so make sure you check it out right here. On top of that, the team over at Mad Love asked if they could grab a copy of my Behind The Scenes video from their latest photo shoot (where I first met Carmen!) and the whole thing has just gone live on their website. There's even more exciting news just around the corner so I'll meet you back here on Tuesday to share it all with you. I'm sorry to make you guys wait that little bit longer, but trust me, it's worth it! A little hint for the time being: it involves the package I wrote about earlier and my face. Insert a seriously creepy smile here. 
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IRIDESCENT

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Taken by Nicole Cooper.
This post came so very close to being titled 'Ryan Hates Sequins' but that's a completely different story that I'll explain later, I promise. I've always had an obsession with anything remotely iridescent, so when I came across these sequins, I felt as though I'd died and gone to heaven. The best part is that this photo doesn't even do them justice. I can guarantee that they look and feel a thousand times better than you can even imagine. Stay tuned for more on why/what/where and how!
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ANIMAL

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Taken by Nicole Cooper.
In case you hadn't already guessed, I've fallen head over heels with Sara's Topshop boots (see what I did there? Yeah, I'm know, I'm funny right?). Not only are they covered in leopard print, but they also happen to be textured (pony hair) with a gold block heel. What more could a gal want? Speaking of more, you can also view the rest of the photos from this outfit on the Harper's Bazaar Style Network!
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