The talent that we have in Australia never ceases to astound me. Since her label's inception in 2011, Jessica Faddoul has proven herself to be one to watch. Faddoul embodies the modern woman who loves to look effortless, her designs are inspired and refined with a twist in the form of a backless detail, cutout or mixing textures. Having recently opened her pop-up space on William Street in Paddington, there is no doubt that this talented lady has nowhere to go but up.
December 18, 2014
November 20, 2014
The last time I met Lara Bingle was at a Fashion Week party in 2012. If you would like to join me in cringing at the things my then 17-year-old self had to say about my experience of meeting with her, feel free to click right here.
A few days ago I had the pleasure of meeting with Lara again and she was exactly how I had remembered her to be - a beauty inside and out who, despite fame, has remained incredibly humble and grounded which is truly inspiring. What's all the more inspiring is that these last few years have seen Lara really come into her own, with her moving to the States, chopping her hair off into that enviable bob and, of course, collaborating with Cotton On in shooting campaigns as well as working alongside them in releasing her own swimwear and underwear lines.
Today she launches pre-orders for her new beauty line The Base, available exclusively online at www.thebase.me. For over a year, this has been what she has been pouring her heart and soul into and has been hands-on throughout the whole process, even testing many of the products on her man Sam Worthington. The result is a refined range of eight tanning and beauty products that enhance your outer beauty to reflect your inner beauty. Not to mention housed in gorgeous sleek packaging that is quintessentially Lara, simple yet polished.
When playing with the products, I instantly fell in love with the Body Glow Oil, a blend mostly made up of coconut oil, that smells divine and sinks into the skin so easily leaving it feeling like velvet and looking bronzed and glowing. The LB Cream (her version of the BB cream) was another favourite, an all-in-one luminous sheer tinted moisturiser with SPF15. And I can't wait to try out the Instant Tan Mousse, full of beautiful Vitamin C-rich Kakadu plum, along with cucumber and aloe vera to soothe and hydrate. Lara's picks of the bunch are the Skin Illuminators which she uses to give her face dimension and adds beautiful radiance to the complexion.
I am so excited about the launch of The Base and Lara promises there is much more to come for the brand, revealing to Popsugar that swimwear will be coming next year! Congratulations LB on creating some seriously beautiful products!
November 12, 2014
My Chameleon is my favourite Australian online boutique. The pieces they carry are carefully curated and are for the woman I aspire to be: minimal, chic and polished. I took the liberty of getting a little insight into the world of My Chameleon through the gorgeous Mill, who fits the MC aesthetic to a tee. This is the start of a little series that looks at the people working behind the scenes of brands that I absolutely adore. Read on to learn more about Mill and My Chameleon!
Current location: DARLING POINT
Originally from: BUNGENDORE, NSW
Tell us a bit about how you started at My Chameleon.
My Chameleon advertised an internship positions when I was finishing my degree in Arts and Science and unsure about what to do next. The questions on the applications were not the norm, one questions asked for images that inspire me. From these questions I knew that working for My Chameleon would offer something completely different to any other roles I was looking at.
And what is your role there?
Throughout the internship I was able to observe every aspect of the business – from processing orders, buying, liaising with designers, copywriting, styling, to working with the media. The My Chameleon team was always happy to answer any questions and allowed me to engage with various tasks and roles within the business. When the internship ended, I moved into a paid part time role and then became the full-time Retail Coordinator, managing sales and customer care.
The best part about your job?
Working with new designers and also viewing the new collections each season, but it’s terrible for my savings. It’s also always nice to hear from our customers that they love our selections, service and the whole My Chameleon experience.
What’s on your current wishlist?
- JEROME DREYFUSS MOMO MINI BAG IN LEOPARD
- JACQUEMUS LA ROBE DROITE
- CACHAREL PLEATED TUNIC POPLIN SHIRT
- EYTYS MOTHER WHITE CANVAS SNEAKER
Balmain Eau D’Ivoire or Chanel Chance – Fraiche
On your desk?
At the moment, post it notes, strawberries and many pens in different colours.
What are you listening to at the moment?
Sticky Fingers // Little May// A$AP Rocky// Milky Chance // Bonobo // Jungle //Childish Gambino // French Lessons
The most treasured item in your wardrobe?
The Acne leather jacket I received for my 21st birthday.
In what ways are you a chameleon?
Basically I wear the same thing every day - there’s a joke in the office that whenever someone is wearing black trousers, stripes and sneakers in the office that I am their style icon for the day.
Any girl crushes?
Alexa Chung // Emmanuelle Alt // The French - they’re always so cool.
Something you're looking forward to?
I’m really, really loosely planning a trip to Japan for next year, it’s a place I have always wanted to visit.
Also I have been part of the Creative team for for the last five years. Planning and preparations for 2015 are kicking off now and being one of the creative leads for main stage styling is exciting. There are some amazing things set to happen for the next festival, having a huge team of artists and musicians all volunteering their time and ideas to make a festival is incredible.
November 6, 2014
Hey there, internet world, it sure has been a while since I last posted! Life always seems to get in the way and while I think it’s a good thing, it also means I’ve neglected this little space of mine over on here which I hate doing because this blog is my baby. But it does feel really good to be able to get back on here, I really appreciate you taking the time to leave comments and it really makes my day!
So this morning saw the launch of the Alexander Wang x H&M collection in stores and finally it paid off to live in Australia because we were the first to be able to shop the collection in the world! After waiting in line for a couple of hours, I only picked up two items for myself - a little scuba LBD that fits like a glove and these bad boys right here. Hello neoprene and suede goodness. Not only do they look damn good but they are also hella comfortable, so I can't wait to take these for a spin!
I'll be posting as regularly as I can, how fast is this year going?! Crazy times!!!