Last weekend I got the pleasure of jumping on board the Corroboree, a super yacht on Sydney’s Harbour to celebrate Toyota’s Feeling The Street Campaign. This campaign involves thousands of entrants all over the world who are performing on street corners and alleyways with a huge passion for music. I got the pleasure of meeting the winners of the competition and their joy for performing and making music was infectious.
What I love most is that the musicians were so global, they have come from India, Brazil, Italy, Chile and Colombia to create this band which worked so well together. Check out the youtube video and keep an eye out for the music video that was also filmed on the yacht! (Maybe you’ll be able to spot me!)
My blog is ‘Fashion and Sounds’ for a reason, I’ve always loved discovering new, young musical talent and with so many cultures included in this band I’m so honoured to be a part of the first steps of their journey and good luck to the team and thank you to Toyota for allowing me to be a part of this.
I love this look for a balmy night out or lunch out with friends. It’s so casual and chic and I love the injections of leather especially my new Love Moschino bag and my shiny new Acne boots I’ve been eyeing off for years… I finally bit the bullet and invested in them! You guys on instagram went mental over my flat lay so I thought I’d share my thoughts on it.
So is it worth the $750 price tag? My favourite type of black ankle boots are chelsea boots – these are boots with elastic on the sides (no zipper) so you can just slip on and off. Well, I’ve gone through about 10 pairs (no joke) of leather and non-leather black chelsea boots, a couple which are blatant rip-offs of these ones which I can easily say equate if not more to the price of the Acnes. All of the boots were same-same but different, the main difference being a variation in heel height. My perfect pair of chelsea boots have a higher heel of around 3 inches ideally however these only come in 1.5 inches.
I love pointed toes but these points are very very pointy… to the point where if you have a larger sized foot I can see them looking a little too big (I’m a size 7 so average on all accounts). So because they’re already almost flat (not a high heel) the boot looks longer than your foot, which may or may not be ideal.
The leather is gorgeous but as all leather does it has a tendency to crease and I’ve seen this on other instagrammer’s posts of these boots. You can tell when they’re doing a flat lay with boots which have been worn and boots that are fresh out of the box. The crease across the top where your foot bends can look annoying but it’s all a part of smooth leather and wearing leather in so unavoidable but it doesn’t always happen with my other leather boots which have a pebbled design on the leather. So if this bothers you I would recommend the textured leather option.
One good point in the design of the shoe is the heel tab, I have had heaps of chelsea boots where the heel tab is aesthetic only and you can’t actually get your finger in the loop to pull the boot on. In other instances I’ve had the tab completely rip off due to poor manufacturing. I’m sure this isn’t going to be the case in this circumstance.
So all in all I recommend this style if you prefer lower heels & don’t mind (really) pointed toes and I would get the textured leather if I could again as scuffs and creases won’t show up as easily.
Cami and jeans are I’d say a pretty basic look and it’s easy to achieve this look with the basics already in your wardrobe. The only way I’ve made this look different to almost all of my other cami/ jeans looks is by layering accessories. You’ll notice they’re not even chunky accessories but rather a lot of delicate pieces that make up a look that seems put together but messy at the same time (in a good way). Try experimenting with layering fine necklaces, midi rings and mixing metals & even adding some corded leather.
I love a good bodycon midi skirt, I’m talking LOVE. But sometimes you run the risk of looking too corporate or sexy when all you want to do is walk around the city and view the sites. In an effort to get out of jeans for once I paired this nude jersey midi skirt with a clean, fresh pair of leather Nikes to dress down the look and still look super FARSHUN. It works even if the top you’re wearing is figure hugging, but in this case I have a sweater on because it’s still winter here and cold af. Draping a long ass coat over the whole thing also really brings the ‘too sexy’ look down a notch but also raises the FARSHUN bar.
This hairstyle is also my ‘dirty hair’ hairstyle. So if you ever see me with a half up top knot you’ll know what’s up.
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.
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!
Nearing the end of Summer it’s been a weird one for us here down in Aus, we have coat weather days and bikini weather days one after the other. Luckily Sunglasses never go out of style and they bid well to summer and winter irrespectively. So Scott and I shot this series with Samantha Wills because we love her new range of sunglasses & wanted to showcase how easily they are to style Summer to Winter.
It’s no secret that I’m a little bit of a foodie. I enjoy a meal out here or there, everywhere, everyday. So I went and checked out Grandma’s in Rosebery for something different with my also foodie fashion blogger friend, Laurie. Their homestyle cooking menu is just what we needed. Especially as I’m not one to cook a hearty meal for myself at home, ever. But I’m sure one day when I’m forced to cook for myself, and maybe even a family, I’ll be looking at Grandma’s menu for inspiration! But until that day I’ll just pop this little gem on the eating list.
In this post I’m wearing a little crop top and short number from Keepsake paired back with a BCBG Max Azria vest, white booties, white sunnies and top knot. Just to keep it chill and cheerful.
Spring flashback! I never got around to publishing these, I think we shot them around five months ago. I still love this bodysuit and I wish I had more reasons to wear it. This was shot at one of my favourite watering holes in Sydney, Gordon’s bay.
This spot is perfect if you’re in the mood to be in the water that has a bit of movement but not too much that you’re going to be dunked and swooshed around. Bring a lilo (inflatable) and cruise around the bay with the dozens of other water dwellers. Mountain goat your way to a perfectly situated rock on either side of the bay and enjoy the warmth of the sun, on your potentially steep but most likely flat rock.
I’ll be rolling out more fun places to see and visit in Sydney if you’re interested!
Triangl bikinis, the bikini brand that’s flooded our instagram feeds since 2014. Amirite? But are they worth it? Well, yeah. It’s less than $100 for a bikini top AND bottom AND you get to mix and match your size. You don’t get that option anywhere else! That’s what I love about it. I’m usually forking out at least $80 for a top and at least $50 for a pair of matching bottoms at most other brands.
Their new styles, such as this one featured, as well as some even more recent ones released this week are giving us more cheeky bottoms… which to be very honest is what I’m all about. I hate 100 different tan lines on my butt, so the cheekier the better haha. But if you’d prefer more coverage they definitely have those options too.
This triangle bikini top is by far my fave fit of all the triangl styles, it’s comfy, fits my bust shape, doesn’t slip down as the bandeau sometimes does, and doesn’t give terribly awkward tan lines.
Here I’m wearing a size small in the top and medium in the bottoms because I can’t stand muffin top. So if you’ve ever been interested in a neoprene bikini I’d say Triangl is your go to. My only complaint is that if it’s a particularly hot day the neoprene on your butt isn’t very breathable as much as normal nylon swimmers. Not the end of the world though. Life goes on.