CLASSICALLY FRENCH IN PARISIENNE STRIPES AND ROUGE À LÈVRES

As quickly as trends make their way on to our style radar, so do they disappear; some gradually fading out, while others end abruptly; leaving us questioning whether a trend may have existed at all. Whilst we’ve all – yes, even us so-called “minimalists ” – bought in to one trend or more with each season, the habit of reverting to our favorite classic uniforms of infinite cool and effortless chic seems to be the safety net that is both unavoidable and irresistible in all its manifestations. Take the Parisienne classic striped shirt and red-lipstick twosome, a classic by anyone’s standards, but with the ability to both transcend it’s locality in favor of shared and unique preferences across the globe. CLASSICALLY FRENCH IN PARISIENNE STRIPES AND ROUGE À LÈVRES

STRIKING GOLD WITH A BOLD LIP

In an attempt to reintroduce myself after nearly a year and half of wearing (and loathing) braces, I decided to delve head first in to a shade of lipstick as dark as night with a deep red wine stain to contrast nearly every feature on my face. Instantly transformed in to someone new, I still felt like me, only more present; halted in a moment where commanding the room – the attention of everyone present – was secondary to the bold confidence I was now beginning to embrace. You see, for yours truly, the thought of a bold lipstick frightened me for some time. However, unlike my unwavering preference for black sugarless caffeine, I was now almost certain that a bold lip held reverence over the rest of my minimal makeup collection, it’s power to transform with minimal effort scoring it off the charts. STRIKING GOLD WITH A BOLD LIP

THE MINIMALIST’S PIÈCE DE RÉSISTANCE

The lovely team behind locally produced craft art, LAZY DAISY, sent over a few of their selected items imploring me to style my space and outfit around each piece. What’s more, with each piece attentively hand crafted, no two artworks are alike. Simply put these pieces are much like the inimitable objet d’art we so often seek out on field trips to museums showcasing rare art from lifetimes before.  THE MINIMALIST’S PIÈCE DE RÉSISTANCE

THE NEW CLASSIC FEATURING H&M AW17

Effortlessly cool, the latest trend pieces to come from global retailers HM spring to life new classics like the pleated pants, athleisure crops with ribbed edging, and floral-embroidered denim jackets.
I chose to style this look below wearing all three of the above trends, not because I was short of basics like a white shirt or black pants, but because each piece, though detailed, encapsulate the kind of youthful cool-girl essence I THE NEW CLASSIC FEATURING H&M AW17

ON MONDAYS WE WEAR DENIM

Where attitude and style find their meeting ground, we might find ourselves amidst a conundrum of whether to dress to suit our mood, or to fix it. As the first day of the week arrives, perhaps the latter is where most of us linger; trying to find the right wardrobe pieces to ease us from our weekend bliss in to the start of a new week. Mondays can be, for many, synonymous with dreaded deadlines, significant workloads and more – often made worse by the decision to throw oneself head-first (perhaps quite literally) in to a full-blown power suit that serves ON MONDAYS WE WEAR DENIM

JUXTAPOSING THE UNRAVELING DENIM WITH LUXURY COTTON

The magic of a garment is often said to be beholden in our own attraction to it; something we experience for personal reasons, rather than its universal appeal. However, sometimes an off-beat trend, like floor-sweeping, room-occupying sleeves, or lavishly draped culottes, can have a spell-binding effect on us all. With trends becoming increasingly daring, and often ironically all-the-more saturated, it’s careful choosing that makes a garment’s magic last this season and beyond. JUXTAPOSING THE UNRAVELING DENIM WITH LUXURY COTTON

YOUR BACK-TO-WORK EFFORTLESS SUMMER UNIFORM

For the first time in 4 years I’ve had to start thinking about my office wardrobe, and more importantly, my signature summer uniform. Now that I’ve graduated from university and entered the working world, there’s definitely more pressure to look polished and poised on a daily basis. Whether I’ve scheduled meetings, or have errands to run, it’s important that I feel good in what I’m wearing, while breezing through even the hottest summer days. YOUR BACK-TO-WORK EFFORTLESS SUMMER UNIFORM

WHAT TO WEAR THIS NEW YEARS EVE

As 2016 comes to an end, I’d like to thank everyone who has supported the blog over the past year. With 2017 just around the corner, there are so many exciting projects and ventures that I cant wait to share with you. There have certainly been times where I thought blogging wouldn’t work out for me, and this sometimes led me down dark roads. That said, having a platform to write about what I love and share it with you has been the best reward, and keeps me going. WHAT TO WEAR THIS NEW YEARS EVE