Category: Spring

Holiday Mode

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I can’t believe we stumbled upon this gorgeous little cafe in Manly, it literally made me feel like I was on a vacation from the eastern suburbs of Sydney! With my stripey dress, weekender and backpack next to the grass bar I felt like I was on a tropical getaway. Funny how a little outfit change, an ice latte, driving half and hour up the coast and a fresh set of earrings can perk your mood.

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

What does it really mean to Be Brave and Free?

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Be brave and free: easier said than done. When was the last time you did something brave? In June 2016 I quit my job and started working for myself, no experience running a business, no idea if I’ll actually make a steady income, no real reason to leave an amazing job designing apart from the fact I needed to be free. Not everyone is wired to work for themselves, it takes a lot of self-motivation every. single. damn. day. doing something that’s not assigned to you, no deadline, no assistant, nothing but hustle.

I was scared but mostly excited at the thought of not answering to anybody but myself, waking up when I want to, pacing my life how I want to, travelling the world whenever I want to and now that I do I wouldn’t know how to live life any other way. I attribute this to being brave, not just jumping out of the plane and hoping for the best but by planning, budgeting, working smart, being a good person and being organised and meticulous.

I’m not telling you to quit your job, but I am telling you you need to be brave and free, maybe it’s leaving a toxic relationship, moving out of your parent’s house, travel solo to a new country, ask out that guy or girl, jump off a cliff into open water while screaming all the way down, commit yourself to a marathon for charity – whatever it is, I promise you if it’s scares you, and it won’t kill you, it will make you a stronger, free-er person.

Jessie x

Photography by Helen Driscoll

Absolut Botanik Upcycle

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So when Alsolut Vodka came out with this new pre-mix flavour by one of my favourite drinks Absolut Botanik I had to try it: Berry and Lemon… and now I’m hooked! Literally two of my favourite flavours, lemonade and berries! a match made in heaven.

In this post I’ve showcased the lifespan with this new bottle. I’ve taken out to a day in the park, enjoying it as I’m heading to a party with my friends and at the party and then upclying it (one of my favourite things to do as I try to minimise waste) and kept the bottle and used it as a vase for some greenery around the house!

What do you think?! and what will you try that’s new this week?

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan and Jessie Khoo

The Future of Fashion Part II

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Last week I announced that FBI Fashion College students will be showcasing their end of year designs at Castle Towers from October 5th – 17th, if you haven’t seen my Part I of this post you can find it here.

In this post I am wearing designs by the young and talented Emily Parker, a gorgeous champagne satin slip with embroidered denim jacket made from repurposed denim which is amazing because I am a huge fan of recycling.

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan 

The Future of Fashion Part I

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Tianna Murkins Dress | Colette Hayman necklace worn as belt | Colette Hayman Bag | Wittner Banin Sneakers | Quay Eyewear


As an alumni of FBI Fashion College I was sooo excited that I finally get to collaborate with their up and coming fashion design students who have made some truely amazing and beautiful designs. Here I am wearing a dress designed by Tianna Murkins, I love the rose gold fabric which has a dobby stripe through the fabric, she’s cut the pieces of the dress so that they are a-symmetrical and highlight the neckline and catch the light in so many ways, small details which are really the eye of a good designer.

This is only one of the pieces of her collection, not to mention the many other designers that will be on show at Castle Towers from October 5th until October 17th… so if you’re interested in seeing what the Future of Fashion will be please go check it out!

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

The perfect pearl cross body bag

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Colette Hayman Pearl Cross Body Bag | Colette Hayman Snake Charm Choker | Colette Hayman Earrings (similar here) | Colette Hayman Stackable ringsCold Shoulder TopGlassons Denim Mini Skirt | Wittner Boots


I’m a huge fan of the mini bag, the cross body and gold detailing, add a few pearls and you’ve found a gorgeous new addition to your spring wardrobe! This little bag is such a statement piece that I don’t recommend wearing it with prints like stripes, polka dots or florals but let it be the stand out piece of your outfit with solid colours.

So hello Spring and goodbye jackets (finally!) because I have NO TIME for you.

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

When life gives you lemons

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Pretty Little Thing Bikini | Bandeau Bikini | High Rise Bikini | Triangle Scallop Bikini


A little impromptu shoot I did with Wes while out at Bronte pool. So simple yet I love this series of images (if I say so myself) which I think is a good indicator that I’m doing what I love. After a series of unfortunate events with work that got and me down and down again I love that what I truely love doing is creating content and producing work I’m proud of with my team, a team of two. Wes and I. Hahahah.

In a world where everything you do has to be done because you’re paid for it it’s nice to step back and do something you’re not paid for a remember why you started in the first place, decide if you still love doing it or not. If you do, keep going!! If you don’t, find something else you’re good at and start that. It’s never too late to start a new career.

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

 

Jersey Girl

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Yep, this is a normal jersey bodysuit with straps I’ve just let down to give it a little bit of an edgy look because off-the-shoulder is still a big trend going into Spring. I’ve kept this outfit minimal, simple and comfy with some jersey running shorts and statement bag from Givenchy as I run errands around the town!

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

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The Comfiest All Black Jeans On The Market

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I thought I had abandoned all signs of skinny jeans, this is until I go to try the new Jeanswest Super Skinny Jeans collection. The denim is sourced from Turkey and stretches 4-ways which means they stretch up, down, left and right so there’s no option of discomfort and they don’t lose their shape. It’s a nice mid-rise for those who aren’t really into full high rise and because nobody should be wearing low-waisted jeans anymore! They’re so unflattering! So please give these bad boys a try if you’re looking at getting a pair of BA skinny jeans that will last you forever.

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan