April 30, 2014


campaign images by pierre toussaint via maison d'amore, other images are my own

I have just found the perfect candles. Big call, maybe, but these are ticking every single box for me and I am well and truly obsessed.

First thing’s first, Maison D’Amore: what a great name. The label was founded by two Australian beauties Nadia Rosa and Hayley Bonham and the candles are made with the finest quality in Paris.

The packaging is ultra slick, sexy and simple, letting the scents speak for themselves. And what fine scents they are. Available in two fragrances, Fleur & Rhubarbe for her and Feuille de Tabac for him, they really do smell as incredible as they are beautiful to look at.


Fleur & Rhubarbe is fresh and floral with notes of jasmine and magnolia cut with a hint of grapefruit. It’s subtle and uplifting, I love how clean it is! I often find floral scents can sometimes be too overpowering but something about the balance just works and the more I smell it, the more enticing it is.



I instantly fell in love with Feuille de Tabac in-store at Harrold's. The scent of tobacco leaves is beautifully rich and creamy. I’m currently burning it next to me and love how the woodiness lingers. Warm, comforting and so seductive. I’ll definitely be using this one through the cooler nights too.

Despite them being branded as his and hers candles, I would definitely say that they are unisex. The duality allows them to perfectly compliment one another, the lighter floral notes work hand in hand with the smoky, intense tobacco. They are divine and a welcome addition to ensure my room is always smelling sweet.

Also how good is the campaign imagery shot by the incredible Pierre Toussaint?! It's safe to say I can't get enough of this brand and everything they do.

You can purchase Maison D’Amore exclusively from Harrold’s or online here.

Emily x


April 22, 2014


So a month later and I’ve just found these shots I took from my stay at the beautiful Pier One hotel on Sydney Harbour. While the view and the location was great and all, what I really fell in love with was the bathroom. Just look at that sweet, sweet marble top.


April 17, 2014


At last, here is my final post from the whirlwind week that was MBFWA. And, of course, how could I not dedicate one to the dreaminess that was Alice McCall’s 10th anniversary show, my favourite of the week.

The setting: Bay 25 at Carriageworks, a beautiful warehouse space in which they had hung white ornaments from the ceiling, creating the most beautiful art installation. The atmosphere: so much fun. The invitations set the tone for the morning and everyone couldn’t wait to see what would be coming down the runway. Treats from Farmer Jo and Pressed Juices were handed out to guests and everyone was buzzing with excitement. The clothes: everything you would expect from Alice and so much more. Super sweet and feminine, the Alice McCall girl is a dreamer, a romantic and a wandering soul.

The palette included multiple shades of pink, sage green, lemon sorbet, powder blues and a whole lot of white. Sweet scalloped hems, pretty cutouts and polkadot lace details were aplenty but were balanced out by plunging necklines, cropped tops and sheer panelling. Oh and there was GLITTER.

The latter part of the show saw the emergence of a darker side, think bold graphic prints and high shine multi-coloured leggings. She also took it to the stratosphere with intergalactic references including a beautiful black glitter skirt that looked like the model was wearing the night sky (here is said look)!

The highlight was the finale, beautiful white confetti blew from above as the models did their final walk to the sweet sounds of 'Rainbow Connection'. It all really did feel like a dream and we had all been invited into Alice's wonderland. Such a magical moment, check it here!

Last MBFWA saw me purchasing this beauty and come Spring I think I’ll be adding to my collection. I am also extremely happy that the label has decided to try their hand at lingerie (my weakness, goodbye savings).

Whimsical and wonderful, congratulations on an incredible 10 years, Alice!

E x

More after the jump!

April 14, 2014


The Karla Špetić show was one of the shows I was looking forward to most, her creations are some of the most beautiful and intricate pieces I've come across. I don't consider myself to be a true girly girl by any means however there is something about the Karla's clothes embrace femininity in such a way that empowers the wearer is truly incredible.

The show definitely disappoint and I felt as if I had been transported into a magical water world with models walking the perimeter of the swimming pool at the Eora Fitness Centre in Redfern. Sheer organza panelling, thigh-high splits, slippery satins and cut-out details met with white cottons, loose double-breasted blazers, button-ups and high necks. Even cooler, models wore squeaky clean white Reebok trainers customised with the intials KŠ. The clothes were predominantly white with hints of glimmering metallic finishes in pale pink, silver, champagne, black and the prettiest multi-coloured abalone shell print.

The beauty look was one of my favourites from the entire week - can we please talk about those eyes? I actually purchased the perfect and opaque white liquid eyeliner from Stila just weeks ago and I have been dying to use it. I love how it just opens up the eyes and brings so much life to the face. The silver glitter along the lower lashline really ties the look together and the end result perfectly channels sweet mystical mermaids. Skin was dewy and fresh, pearlescent highlights added a glow that paired back beautifully with the crisp palette of the clothing.

Overall, another standout collection from Karla: pure, clean, crisp and oh so dreamy. Poolside perfection.

E x

I also saw found photo below, taken by the Susie Bubble. Can you spy me looking all focused on capturing all the live #fashun moments?

April 12, 2014


Dion Lee is one of the greatest design talents in Australia: fact. Every time I see a new collection from him I am just left in awe of how gifted he is, to envision these creations and then bring them to life – it truly is an art and the man is kind of a genius. Needless to say, I was beyond excited when the invitation to preview his collection for Line II. The beautiful abandoned space on Danks St in Waterloo was the perfect space to showcase Dion’s immaculate Line II debut at Fashion Week.

If I had to sum up this collection in one word? Effortless. Line II definitely proved itself to be the cooler younger sister to his main line. Models worked the ‘no makeup’ makeup look to perfection and hair was pulled back into a look I can only describe as a very effortless mini sumo bun half-do, a look that Margaret had debuted on the streets outside just minutes before the show.

Shades of chambray, whites and blacks contrasted with bold jolts of cobalts and tomato reds. A lot of the pieces incorporated menswear – collared shirts, tailoring and pinstripes – but somehow the materials used and the colour palette kept it looking still very feminine. I’m lusting over those button up shirts with the open backs – seriously understated sexy vibes. Dion also schooled everyone by with his takes on the college stripe and bomber jackets.

The presence of skivvies, relaxed wide-leg pants and midriff-baring crop tops showed that the 90s trend is still alive and well. He even debuted his first foray into the world of denim with models sporting medium wash vests and jackets around their waists. And what’s a Dion collection without a bit of cut outs and daring thigh high splits? Spring Summer 2014 had it all.

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Emily x

More photos after the jump...