HAIR THERE

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      Little Black Teapot flower wreath, Evil Twin tee via Market HQJoe's Jeans 
  
A good hair dresser is like finding a needle in a haystack. Thankfully I have now found mine.

Last week, I had the pleasure of having my hair treated by balayage king and hair extraordinaire, Jaye Edwards, who beautifully lightened my locks to perfection.

Jaye, based in Sydney's Surry Hills, makes the commute to his new St Kilda salon every few months, so now Melbourne girls can get a piece of the action too.

If you are on the hunt for incredible hair, look no further.

Contact Jaye: jayeedwards.com | twitter | facebook


STUDS AND STATEMENT PRINTS

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      Lucette shirt & silk trousers, Tony Bianco sandals, Faddoul coat,
Wildfox earrings via Eyegasm Brands (03 9528 7300) 
  

I am a huge supporter of Australian design, and this outfit sports two of my absolute favourites - Lucette, and Faddoul.

Gorgeous fabrics and detailing like these studded cuffs and exquisite prints underpin the design philosophy of both of these Aussie brands and is why I keep coming back for more.

In other news, the countdown to the nuptials, and return to the U S of A is on.

Unlike your traditional bride, I'm off for an overseas adventure, including visits to the States, Mexico and Vancouver, so flights, accommodation and dress decisions have taken over. Mind you, over the weekend, I was treated to some much needed pre-wedding rest and relaxation at The Olsen Hotel.

Definitely just what I needed.


AUGUST STREET

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      August Street blazerZara boyfriend jeans, Arnette sunglassesRMK Heels  

As soon as I set eyes on this incredible blazer by Aussie label, August Street, I had to have it!

The colourful Aztec inspired print, tuxedo collar and coat tails, make it the perfect statement blazer, which looks just as fantastic, dressed down with these boyfriend jeans, as it does dressed up with leather trousers and a silk blouse.

Definitely a wardrobe stand out.


PASTELS AND WHITE JEANS

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      J Brand jeans'We Love Wolves' trench via Market HQ, Sportsgirl Jumper, Zara Heels  

As mentioned in my last 'all white' outfit post (here), these white J Brand jeans sure are getting a work out lately.

Normally limited to wearing white in the warmer months, I'm finding a new love for dressing for winter in neutrals and pretty pastel colours.

In other exciting news...I'm getting married, which means my life is currently all a whirl with dress choices, bridal celebrations and travel plans.

More on that very soon.

Photos: Sabine Legrand

CIRCA VINTAGE

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Rarely do you meet people who are as passionate or knowledgeable when it comes to vintage fashion. 

During the week, I was kindly invited by Westfield Southland to visit one of their newest retail additions - a vintage pop up store, created by the lovely Nicole Jenkins of Circa Vintage.

Nicole, very well versed in the history of fashion, as well as costume design, showed me through a selection of her carefully curated vintage pieces, reminding me again of why I love vintage shopping so much.

Vintage Gaultier, Comme des Garcons, and a suspected Christian Dior blazer all make an appearance in Nicole's collection - a fashion lovers treat through the decades.

It was my first time to Westfield Southland in Melbourne, and I can say that I was truly impressed at how the traditional retail experience for shoppers has been enhanced with creative and innovative additions like the Circa Vintage pop up.

It was a lovely afternoon of shopping, which combined new fashion trends and fast fashion, with the glamour and elegance of designer vintage pieces of yesteryear.

The Circa Vintage pop up will be up and running until the end of the month, so If you have the chance, go along, have a chat with Nicole and admire some beautiful vintage pieces.


WHITE JEANS

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      Collage Boutique blazer, J Brand jeans, Mink Pink dress (worn as shirt) via Market HQ, Ray Bans via Shades Daddy, RMK heels

I can't seem to escape my love of layering white lately. There is something so classic and yet so on-trend about crisp white.

My last 'white on white' post experimented more with textures and this time, I opted for a more tailored look, with, always reliable white denim and this incredible statement blazer.

Power shoulders plus a peplum, could you ask for anything more.


WINTER CHILL

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Sportsgirl knit, Zara leather pants, Tony Bianco sandals, Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 

The temperature is dropping, as we quickly approach what's set to be a very chilly Australian winter.  

During the week, I again teamed up with good friend and photographic extraordinaire, Sabine, to capture my latest cosy winter acquisition. 

Away with the sundresses, silk, shorts and shirts, it's now all about chunky knitwear, hats and coats.

If you missed my last post, I'm thrilled to feature in Toni & Guy's latest campaign - Blogged & Bound. You can find out more about the campaign and Friend in Fashion, in the short film created here.

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After much ado (here) and (here), I am thrilled to present you with the final photos and short film I was involved in for the Toni & Guy Blogged and Bound project.

This amazing creative collaboration first kicked off in March, so I've been eagerly awaiting the final results to share with you.

So what is Blogged and Bound all about? The project pulled together 20 of Australia's most influential fashion bloggers to explore the connection between hair and style through photos and film. Each blogger's photos will appear in a beautifully bound book and the short films, which further explore each bloggers style, inspiration and motivation features on Youtube.

'Classic' was the theme of my photo shoot - which represents one of the four Toni & Guy hair collections featured in the project. Houndstooth twin set and a modern twist on the bee-hive pretty much nails the brief I think. 

Friend in Fashion meets Audrey Hepburn, meets Miss Dior!

To check out more of Friend in Fashion, along with your other favourite Australian fashion bloggers, follow Blogged and Bound on tumblr , youtube , facebook and instagram @hairmeetwardrobeau.




MBFWA STREET STYLE | ALEXANDER WANG

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Alexander Wang jumper dress & cape shoes, Urbanears headphones


Day 4 of Mercedes Benz Fashion week saw me head to toe in Alexander Wang, very kindly borrowed from the gorgeous B.

I was thrilled to have my outfit captured by my favourite Australian street style photographer Lee Oliveira, as well as this killer shoe detail shot by Liz Mcleish.

I'm so excited to soon share the short film I was involved in for the Toni & Guy 'Blogged & Bound' project. Check back Friday for your first look. 


THIS IS GENEVIEVE



This is Genevieve skirt & tank, Zara blazer, Tony Bianco heels

This neon, metallic ensemble is what I wore on day II of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.

Best thing about fashion week for me - other than seeing some amazing new design is by far the people you meet.

In some brief fashion week down time, I met up with the foxy Rochelle from A Fox that Meows, who interviewed me about some of my favourite fashion week trends and new friend Josh was kind enough to snap these shots for me. You can check out more of Josh's work over on tumblr.

Back soon with more fashion week outfits. 

- Your Friend in Fashion.


MBFWA WRAP UP









wearing: Alexander Wang, Acne, Rachel Gilbert, Rodeo Show, Givenchy, Fiel Sol, 
Zara, This is Genevieve, Christian Louboutin 

Sayonara Sydney and Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia.

It has been fun.

Old friends and new.

- Your Friend in Fashion.



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BLOGGED AND BOUND





Dear friends,

What a manic week it has been in Sydney for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA).

I've had a great time, and have lots of fashion to share with you, but first, yesterday, I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek of the blogger videos, for the Toni & Guy Blogged & Bound campaign I was involved in a short time ago.

The videos are just one part of an incredible project that I'm thrilled to have been involved in, and which are set to launch very soon.

20 Australian bloggers, 20 short films. Here is your video sneak peek.

I'm looking forward to sharing my full video with you, but in the meantime, you can get your behind the scenes preview here.

I'll be back shortly with some of the best front row action direct from MBFWA.

- Your Friend in Fashion.



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