May 18, 2016

MBFWA: ALBUS LUMEN


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Since its inception just last year, local Albus Lumen has been on my radar. Launched by leading Australian stylist Marina Afonina, the label caught my eye after Marina dressed good friend and client Lara Worthington (née Bingle) in some of her designs. The label features relaxed but structured pieces with a fairly muted colour palette, perfecting the balance between Australian casual and Scandinavian simplicity.

Afonina debuted her Resort 17 collection this year at Fashion Week at an offsite location in Alexandria and it really was resort wear at its finest - the kind that you wish you were wearing on holiday in the Greek Islands or while on a Moroccan escape. The colour palette of deep reds, shades of navy and prussian blue, wheat, black provided the best kind of colour-blocking; working harmoniously but providing an interesting contrast against each other. Laced up (and undone) eyelets, fringed scarves, contrast stitching and clean minimal stripe detailing all paired with simple sandals made the collection perfect for a dreamy getaway.

For a label shy of celebrating its first birthday, Albus Lumen has really set the tone for things to come. If this collection was anything to go by, the only way is up for this Aussie label.


E x

April 4, 2016

SELF


Phoebe Tonkin for Matteau Swim

The last 12 months seems to have been a blur for me. It’s weird to think how much can change in so little time. But I feel like at this present time in my life I’m pretty happy and lucky to be surrounded by such loving, like-minded and positive people.

Over the last few months I’ve been living in a bikini (not looking half as good as Phoebe Tonkin) trying to soak up as much Vitamin D before the temperatures drop and before I’m forced to live in my oyster blue NEUW leather jacket.


In terms of this blog, when I first started it I never really had a plan – it was just a place where I put down my thoughts, what inspired me and pictures I thought were pretty really. I hate feeling the pressure to update and maintain a steady flow of content because blogging has never really been a chore for me but rather an outlet where I can do my own thing. So I’m back at it and have so much stuff that I’ve been waiting to share with you for months, so thanks for sticking by me x

July 13, 2015

BEAUTY SPOT: THE HUMBLE TONER




When I first got into skincare I followed the whole “cleanse, tone, moisturise” routine. Then over time it got a little more complex than that and the 'tone' step had disappeared entirely from my regime as I hadn't really thought I had needed it and dubbed it glorified water. However, I now realise toners are beautiful little gems that not only have contributed to making my skin clearer but also have extra benefits to give to my skin.

So what does a toner do exactly? They are essentially used to complete the cleansing process and balance the pH of the skin. French women use them all the time in their regimes - and let's be real, the French always know best. I prefer to pour a little onto a piece of cotton and wipe it over my face as I find that most effective in getting rid of any excess cleanser and make up that might be left on the face. My skin then feels all refreshed, supple and clean and it makes whatever serums and moisturisers that I put over the top of it work much more effectively.

My favourite toner of late has been the Origins A Perfect World Treatment Lotion with White Tea. It smells divine and is packed full of beautiful antioxidants, soothes the skin and leaves my face feeling so soft and refreshed without feeling tight like some other toners I've tried as it's alcohol-free.

x Emily


June 2, 2015

i-CONIC


i-D magazine celebrates their 35th birthday with 18 covers. What I particularly love about i-D magazine is that they have always had their own unique edge on every other fashion magazine and don’t just report but rather create within their pages.

The above six covers are my favourites of the bunch as they represent women whose careers I have followed for years now and each of them have their own original stories.

Daria will always be the epitome of a supermodel to me: she is beyond beautiful, a natural stunner and her modelling style is always effortless yet she knows exactly what she is doing with her face and her angles. 

Lara is a goddess in every sense of the word – a killer body and a face of an angel. 

Jourdan is cheeky, sexy and absolutely slays on the catwalk. Oh, and she’s also not a bad cook either

Kate Moss is Kate Moss, she’s an icon in herself and is one for a reason. 

Like Kate, Malgosia has been reigning the fashion world since the nineties and seems to get better with age. Can you believe she is 37? Insane. Finally, 

Freja was everywhere when I first ‘got into’ fashion and she’ll always hold a special place in my heart.

Happy birthday i-D, and congratulations. It’s a true testament to your readership and the content that you produce, especially in this day and age, that you are still able to connect with and inspire over the years and I’m so happy that there are magazines like yours that have much more depth than just being a catalogue of pretty pictures and fluff pieces.



x Emily