Having always sort of taken a less nothing is more approach to my beauty routine, I learnt early on that in order to be this embarrassingly lazy when it comes to beauty things, you need to have a strong base… and by that I mean if you are going to wear barely any make-up on a good day, your skin better be on point. I’m talking perfectly smooth, glow-y, and preferably hairless…
When it comes to wearing jeans… which is, well – every single day for me, I always, always want to be comfortable.
With winter well and truly underway in Melbourne, it’s pretty important to have that extra layer of warmth when leaving the house, particularly on those icy cold mornings. Although most fashion people always say they love winter because they love winter fashion – the layering, the coats, the OTK boots etcetera etcetera – surprisingly, it has actually never really been for me. As a true summer-gal at heart, I find winter – or more specifically, winter fashion quite difficult. I don’t like having to wear a stack of layers but alternatively I despise being cold.
Having always loved to take photos, be in photos or even just be around when photos are happening, it was no surprise that I found myself taking photos (albeit primarily of myself) for a living, what was a surprise though is that between all the content production, collaborations, photoshoots and I guess really what should actually be referred to as ‘work’ (although it never really feels that way), I sometimes forget to take photos – just for the sake of taking photos! You know, the kind of shots you take purely for memories or just because. So with a sudden urge to get back into taking photos just because – I thought I’d bring around a disposable camera with me for a week to encourage me to take more photos just for fun! Plus, a disposable camera felt so very fitting as when I was a kid I could barely get enough of them. I would quite literally bring a disposable camera to school/camp/any-somewhat-social-activity-happening-in-the-life-of-a-10-year-old and the spend the following week begging my mum to go get it developed ASAP. Ironically, a lot of the photos I took were of myself all dressed up in different outfits I had put together using clothes from my mums wardrobe or clothes that I had made – but that is a story for another day. So anyways, here you have it – my week from the eyes of a disposable camera. The quality is kind of questionable, compared to the usual DSLR and I chose not to edit or process any of the photos, which again I thought was a nice change from my more curated content.
As the weather begins to [far-too-quickly] drop in Melbourne, I wanted to share with you a piece from UNIQLO that I have been wearing to help keep warm. Apart from being a super chic fashion item available in literally every single colour imaginable, the Ultra Light Down Jacket is water repellant and surprisingly really warm. I say surprisingly as it actually doesn’t feel overly thick! Also, as an aside, it comes with a little compact pouch that you can squeeze the entire jacket into! So it is super easy to transport in your handbag – so clever! Anyways, to say that I am a fan would probably be an understatement – I had a wedding in the Yarra Valley this weekend and barely took this jacket off!
Having [not-so-quietly] been obsessed with GRANA for some time now, I really cannot rave about their high-quality/crazy-reasonable-prices enough. Whether it is linen, cotton, silk or cashmere I am after, I continuously tend to look no further than GRANA. With high quality basics, such as tees and easy to layer tops, taking up a huge chunk of my wardrobe, I really do like to have heaps of options, colours and styles ready to go and GRANA makes this super easy. For most of my outfits, I always start with a base, usually being some comfortable denim, with a raw hem and cut that suits my mood of the day. I then add a basic top, whether this be a tee, silk cami or shirt, more often than not it is GRANA. From here I build up the outfit, adding accessories and jewellery that suits my vibe for the day or works for the activities and things I’ll be doing that day.