Category: Autumn

Where to hang out like a local in Bondi

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As a born and raised Sydney girl I thought I’d take you to one of Sydney’s most popular destinations in Bondi that isn’t Icebergs. Where else other than North Bondi would be more fitting to shoot a Camilla bikini? Her flagship store is just a stone throw away up the road so I had to pay homage. Okay, yeah… so north Bondi’s pool is a little dingy-er than south Bondi’s cleaned one a week, white floored pool but it has more to do, more to explore, more character, more characters (locals) whereas the tourists will generally be in the middle to the south.

So if ever you’re visiting Bondi, come visit the north end, take a walk/ swim around the corner of the pool onto the rocks, walk up to the edge of the cliffs for the view, there’s more culture and the cafes are better – check out Porch and Parlour, Bondi Wholefoods, Harry’s or Shuk if you want a killer meal or coffee.

Jessie x

Photography by Scott Lowe

My Schwarzenegger Largerfeld Love Affair

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If you know me well you’d know I have a weird obsession with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Ever since I watched Terminator & Terminator 2 when I was super little (yes, my parents didn’t really let age ratings get in the way of cinematic education) I was hooked. Shortly after that it was True Lies, then one of his more finer movies, Kindergarten Cop. What can’t this man do!?

In addition, as I studied my fashion design education it was inevitable I’d take a fondness to Karl Largerfeld, the creative director of Chanel and Fendi as well as his own label. This is a man that’s not only creative but a branding extraordinaire. Someone to really aspire to be like as fashion designer.

So not only am I freaking out over this tee because of my two worlds colliding it was my favourite look at Fashion Week because of it. Thank you Stylestalker hehe.

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan


Blaze It

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I’m in love with this monochrome look, the salt and pepper flecks in the blazer gives depth over the marle grey tee and busted knees of the denim. All of my accessories are black to keep it grunge and ~cool~

Hot Tip* to add depth to your monochrome outfits look for texture like marles, faux furs and knits. This also assists when your monochrome colours don’t perfectly match, it looks ‘intentional’ haha.

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

Body Chain Update

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Accessories are the best and most effective way to jazz up your basic outfits, I love this super soft luxe tee from Ixiah under their incredible body chain. You’ve probably seen thin, delicate body chains that run down the front of the body, between the boobs and around the waist, which are all gorgeous but I love this beaded, shoulder draping update. I’ve balanced it out with a pair of midi culottes and some gold accessories for a night out or an event. And of course I had to throw my hair up to show off the back details of the chain. I rarely wear my hair up but I think this is quite a nice little exception.

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

Riviera

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It’s been cold for one week here in Sydney so I already need a summer vacay… but where to?! Until then I’m just going to keep dropping the bikini swim pics I never got around to sharing over summer starting with this gorgeous Seafolly number. I love the lace and stripes, very chic and a good coverage for those who don’t want anything too skimpy.

Jessie x

Photography by Scott Lowe

Seaside

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I’m not usually one to embrace the bohemian style but if there’s one brand that can segway me into it it’s Camilla. The best thing about this brand is that almost everything is transformable, a dress can become a top and a vest can become a dress, you’re never wearing the same thing twice and it’s amazing.

As you can see I’ve teamed the dress and vest which I styled off shoulder with my black leather jacket and black OTK boots for winter and to ‘toughen’ up the look & make it a little more city I included my Balenciaga clutch. This is the look I wore to the Camilla preview on the Seadeck for Fashion Week and the show did not disappoint. The African drummers amongst the models, the cutest kids models, the choir, and dancers was a spectacle only Camilla could pull off… on a boat! Well done Camilla I can’t wait to Jamba Jamba with you again soon!

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

Beginning

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It’s not a secret that I’m a sucker for a little bikini and I loved this tangerine/ coral number from Beginning boutique. The tiny straps are perfect for tanning (not that my fake tan isn’t enough). Also, because it’s creeping into winter I’m not actually going into the water, instead I’m also faking that and spraying my locks with sea salt spray! Something I do daily whether the beach is involved or not to add texture to my naturally straight hair.

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

Old Tees

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I bought this basic grey marle tee from Urban Outfitters years ago – it has a super deep V neck to show off you bralettes, back when strappy bralettes were a huge thing. Now off the shoulder tops are what everybody’s after so I just engineered it as so.

Although this was one of my looks for Fashion Week I never like to be super dressy hence why I paired the boots, skirt and neckpiece with a basic tee which I knotted up at the front to add the casual element.

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

Slouchy Knit

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And she’s back at it again with the over the knee boots!! I love that these boots have the gorgeous lace up detailing on the back, matched back with the colour it looks bohemian and chic. However, me being me I’m not hugely bohemian and the best I could incorporate the boho vibes is this frayed chambray hem shirt from A brand hanging down the back mixed with slouchy knitwear from MLM. A perfect look for Fashion Week when you don’t want to look too serious and don’t want to blend in with all the black & flares

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

MBFWA Day 1 – Denisse M Vera

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Loving this head to toe nude/ gold/ tan look with accents of shimmer and shine by Denisse M Vera. What a talented and gorgeous look she’s put together for me for the first night of Fashion Week! Tonight’s Toni Maticevski show was the perfect opener to the week, the event space was enormous, the stage was glowing white and the clothes were exceptional. Can’t wait to see what the rest of the week has in store!

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan