Category: Designs

Maxi

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Ladakh Reservoir Maxi TopAmuse Society Woven Tank (and here) | One Teaspoon Denim Shorts | Brown Boots | Iamu Collective Tattoos | Hair By Barney Martin | Equip Beads | Ella Bache Great Tan Without Sun


I forgot how challenging it is to have a full time job, a blog and all of the blog things that come with it and on top of that any relationship of any kind – I don’t think I’ve seen or spoke to my parents for weeks! <insert teardrop face emoji>. I’m not complaining, I know I chose the #bloglife, I’m just giving mad props to anyone who has to study on top of it.

I designed this maxi for Ladakh using an embroidered cotton for it’s vest and a stunning crinkle rayon for it’s skirt. I think a combination of these natural fibres are the only way you can achieve a bohemian look. You don’t see gypsies in polyester. Sticking fairly true to my summer form I paired it with my fave denim shorts, something I’ll slowly and reluctantly start phasing out of come Winter.

Until then… faux tan and shorts shorts are going strong!

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan


Lace & Flair

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Ok, some outfits are a little more experimental than others I’ll admit. I designed these lace flares because I felt maybe they’d come in handy or look fun for a boho look, but then I went completely left of center and paired it with a black bustier, fedora and black leather booties? Even looking back I’m confused but I still think it’s fun. What even is the point in life if you feel compelled to stick to the social norms of dressing, or wearing what every other blogger or person is wearing.

Live a little!

Jessie x

Photography by Jocelyn Nguyen

Garden

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 Ladakh Valley Strap Dress | Ministry of Style Cape | Missguided Clara Heels

When your friends have weddings in beautiful places and you use their venue as a backdrop for your outfit and it just so happens that your photographer is also a guest.

I designed this dress because I am in love with cut out details on bustlines, bustier detailing and going into my mid-20s I am bringing down hemlines to ‘dress my age’. At least for events and work. Anyone else in the same boat and see their style changing as their age matures? Amirite??

Jessie x

Photography by Ryan Leaney

Kini Swim

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Kini Swim BikiniRay-ban Aviators | A-Brand Shorts | Jbronze Dark Tanning Cream

The life of a fashion designer is amazing – if I do say so myself – having a vision for something, envisaging how it’s going to be styled back with what, how it’s suppose to fall, it’s textures, it’s colours, what response, what feelings it’s going to evoke from someone. I love seeing the fruit, the finished product of something you’ve designed, created – that’s what gets my juices flowing. So naturally I loved the idea of designing my own bikini through Kini Swimwear because they manage all the annoying stuff like production lines, costings, manufacturing, trims and fabric sourcing. You just click the buttons on which things you like; shape, colour, size, print and then 2 weeks later you get the perfect bikini delivered to your door.

I designed and styled my nautical theme kini bikini back with a pair of white shorties from A-brand and classic Ray-ban Aviators and by chance Jock and I found this abandoned boat at a secluded beach we hiked to. Cute little thing. And yes, that’s a broken window, and yes the water police came about 30 minutes later and towed the boat away. Happy days!

Jessie x

Photography by Jocelyn Nguyen 

Hi Rise

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You know those weeks that go so fast and so slow and are just so exhausting you blink your eyes and you’re at the end writing a blog post about how manic it was.. that just happened, and here I am.

Last Wednesday I was told to get on a plane on Sunday to go to Guangzhou, China for 4 days for business to collect some fabric samples. China was gnarly, hot, impatient, rude, amazing, dumpling-filled and a very interesting experience. If I manage to get the Vlog up you can see more of that later.

I got back Thursday morning, headed straight to work from the airport and figured I couldn’t make it through the day so went home and slept all day instead. Nek minit headed straight to Hillsong Conference – a yearly conference my church hosts. A truly incredible experience I’d recommend if you ever get the opportunity.  It’s next to impossible to leave the conference unchanged if you’re openminded and openhearted. God is doing incredible things and it all starts with us. I wish I got some snaps of it but I was so overwhelmed by it all I completely forgot. Soz. #badblogger

Jocelyn and I shot this quick look before I went away. Just a casual outfit for lazy weekend days, black high rise boyfriend jeans are seemingly more and more of a necessity. I’d recommend investing. Just personal opinion though ;)

Love you all.

Jessie x

Photography by Jocelyn Nguyen


Soft Winds

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It’s getting easier and easier to get caught up in the media these days, I’ve definitely been a victim to it. It’s easy to judge yourself against the fitness models on instagram, the leggy bloggers or Doutzen or Candice if you follow Victoria’s Secret. I’m not tall nor do I have a six pack because I love chocolate too much but I can confidently say I’m happy with what I have now. At almost 24 years old I can stop comparing my calves, my thighs, my eyes or my boobs to other girls because there’s nothing much you can do about it unless you wanna take extreme measures (which is totally fine too). All I’ve done to make myself happy is work out as much as I want to, eat the healthiest I can be bothered to, let your personality and smile be your best asset and don’t let a boy influence your life choices. Plus a few other life lessons I’ve learnt along the way…

Sexiness is confidence and I think it’s time for babes to take a stand and say that being healthy is the new thin.

In this look I am wearing maxi skirt I designed for The Iconic and Triangl bikini.

Jessie x

Photography by Jocelyn Nguyen

 

Westwood

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I’ve been entertaining a lot of plaid lately, could be because I designed this dress but maybe I designed this dress because I still am in love with the 90s, the flanno trend and all things TLC and Silverchair. I still remember taking a trip down to Canberra to see the Vivienne Westwood PUNK exhibition – that lady really turned fashion for Britain in the 70′s, a totally underrated star of this generation.

This dress is an easy summer throw on or winter staple if you just add some stockings, thigh high boots and a leather jacket – you’d be the raddest, baddest street styler.

Sunnies from MinkPink, denim jacket by Talula from Aritzia, boots from Wittner, Bag by Atmos&here from The Iconic, Dress by 1&20 Blackbirds from The iconic, Watch from Marc by Marc Jacobs.

Jessie x

Photography by Jocelyn Nguyen 

Lost Daisy

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Wearing MINKPINK Lost crop tee, Atmos&here Young Folks shorts and Puffy shoes by Windsor Smith.

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

Boathouse

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I didn’t wear heels with this one because it’s already so ‘fancy’ with the lace organza and what not so I dressed it down with my Mimco pointy loafer flats, MINKPINK sunnies and Swarovski crystal earrings.

Jessie x

Photography by Ryan Leaney

Grandeza

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Dress by Atmos&here, shoes by Spurr (similar here) & clutch from Hello Parry

J x

Photography by Ryan Leaney