Category Archives: inspiration

Our favourite things…

Summer has arrived, bringing with it seemingly endless days, rising temperatures, and serious mango cravings. To welcome the season, the team took some time out to share their list of summer essentials.

What’s your favourite piece in your summer wardrobe?



SHOP (clockwise from top): Beach Towel – Missoni, The Vase Scoop Bikini – Zimmermann, Nail Polish – OPI, Los Angeles Toki Tote – Rebecca Minkoff, Patent Sandal – Gorman, Lipstick – MAC Cosmetics, Stretch Jersey Bodysuit – Willow.



Street Style Trend: Blanc meets Bling

A prominent look on the streets during Spring/Summer fashion month, we love the idea of pairing high impact jewels with an all white outfit for the warmer months ahead! Take a note from the industry’s style setters and team a classic white shift dress or a sharply tailored ivory suit with layers of wrist wear or a colourful gemstone around your neck. It’s the perfect way to wear your much loved cdl pieces all summer long. Check out the style shots below for a little inspiration!









Images courtesy of Harper’s BazaarLa Modella MafiaWho What WearMode Dimitri,Lily Noa and Buckle Button Zip.

Beauty Trend: The Bare Essentials

We are loving the barely there beauty looks which were a prominent feature at the S/S fashion shows this season. Designers such as Alexander Wang, Calvin Klein, Derek Lam, Diane Von Furstenberg and Alexander McQueen kept their makeup looks subdued and let their clothes and accessories do the talking – just how we like it!

An easy and effortless beauty look for the warmer months of the year, prep skin with a primer before applying foundation and use an illuminator above the cheek bones and eyebrows for an added glow. Can’t live without a hint of colour? Use a light dusting of bronzer and a pale pink lipstick for a sun kissed look. Check out the images below for a little beauty inspiration!







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fur fever

with winter just around the corner, I’ve started to hunt for some seasonal pieces to make it through the cooler months with the first must-have on the list a fur coat. judging from the latest street style press from the A/W fashion circuit, fur is certainly back on the fashion agenda for 2012. what’s your favourite look?

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sylvana ward durrett

special events director at US vogue, sylvanna ward durrett is my latest girl crush and new found source of outfit inspiration. beginning her career at the fashion bible as assistant to anna wintour, she climbed the style ladder for eight years and now plans many of fashion’s most spectacular and highly coveted events – including the annual costume benefit at the metropolitan museum of arts.

I love how her office look perfectly balances feminine and masculine design aesthetics, while her party style is a little more playful.. not to mention her enviable collection of designer shoes and accessories. watch out ms durrett – I’m out to steal your wardrobe and your job.

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rare finds

“I think that as the world becomes more and more impersonal and clothing and objects become increasingly mass produced, there is a longing for the rare and exceptional.”

Tom Ford, 2012

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sunday dreaming

a little sunday morning inspiration… this interior is perfection.

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leigh lezark

my latest trawling of street style blogs and harpers bazaar/ coverage of PFW has bought my attention to leigh lezark – model, DJ and all around cool girl. never far from the front row and a regular face at designer parties, this girl has earned her place among fashion’s elite.

in total envy of her effortless style. it’s high end, edgy and oh so chic.

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in another’s words…

‘fashion isn’t a necessity. it pulls at your heart. it’s a whim. you don’t need it. you want it.’

marc jacobs, 2012.

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nail it

had fun the other day playing with the opi shade ‘fit for a queensland’ – the perfect balance of matt and pearlised finish for a cool summer shade. decided to add a bit of interest and paint a single glitter nail on my ring finger – what do you think? crazy about my latest molten store purchase too.. the muse or myth ring available online here.

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