25.8.14

RELAPSE


(Outfit 1: Topshop Singlet, Forever 21 Shorts, UO Sunglasses, Kontraho Necklace, Zara Animal Print Messenger Bag, Vintage Belt. Outfit 2: Zara 3/$ Sleeve Lace Top, Forever 21 Shorts. Outfit 3: Bardot Dress, Kontraho Prism Necklace. Outfit 4: Zara Striped Vest Tank, Lover Jeans.)

My wisdom tooth extraction from a month ago has come back with a vengeance this week, landing me with a huge infection which has swelled one side of my face like a bowling ball - thank god my hair can cover it. So here is a little snapshot of my relaxing weekend in recovery (in between passing out from the painkillers and the strong antibiotics.) 

18.8.14

PERCHED



Photos By Jasmin 

After a pretty hectic week of work last week this weekend was all about relaxing and catching up with people I haven't seen in what feels like forever along with one shoot downtown on saturday. 

Cue this perfectly lightweight white dress that is oh-so summery and relaxed. I was thoroughly over driving after a long hot friday zipping all over town for castings and running errands, so on saturday I decided to take the metro downtown. There is a little bit of a stigma as far as LA public transport is concerned and it gets quite a bad rap but I always prefer to take it downtown as parking is mission impossible. Needless to say conserving a little modesty was high on the agenda so to dress down this feminine dress, I styled it with a masculine striped shirt knotted about my waist and these sandals that, although oldies, haven't seen much wear as they have been locked in an attic for a couple of years. 

9.8.14

ACLAND

 
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 (H&M Blazer, Minkpink Top, Cheap Monday Jeans, Vintage Belt, DV by Dolce Vita Boots.) 

Just a quick post throwing it back to last week pre-surgery in wintery melbourne (Any of you who follow me on instagram will know I had my wisdom teeth out last week!) A nice day of hanging out along Acland St. in St. Kilda eating pastries, then coffee at a nice little place called Einstein's 251 in Caufield North, followed by a quick trip to the Priceline's 40% off skincare sale where I restocked on some old favourites. The antipodes eye cream is hands-down my absolute favourite eye cream and I was running dangerously low on Bioderma, which I haven't re-stocked since last year while I was in Paris. A new product for me is the Hydraluron Moisture Jelly, which is not yet available in the States (it still wasn't last time I checked). I'm sure it will feature in a skincare favourite post sometime soon after I've tried it out for a while longer as so far I am loving it.
I'm back in California now and although happy to be back at work, I am definitely missing my family a lot already. Also, this weeks revelation would definitely have to be that Cheap Monday jeans are just so damn comfortable. I wore them on the 15hr flight back and I almost didn't have to change into my track-pants they were that soft! Nice one Cheap Monday.       

29.7.14

MOMENTS IN TIME


Here is a little look at a new editorial that has just come out in Bello Magazine featuring myself. I absolutely love the work of this dynamic Stylist/Photographer couple, so I was incredibly excited to shoot this with them a few months back. This was shot at the most amazing spot up in the mountains overlooking Malibu and I consider myself so lucky to have had the opportunity to shoot in such a beautiful place as the sun set. I hope you like it.   

'Moments in Time' in Bello Magazine, August 2014 

Phohtographer: Josh Reed
Stylist: Taylor Sheridan

28.7.14

BLACK IS ALWAYS THE NEW BLACK FOR MELBURNIANS


(In no particular order: Birkenstock Arizonas, Zara TRF Boyfriend Jeans, Leather Jacket, Messenger Bag, Fringed Boots and Black Sweater, H&M Black Skinnies, Black Coat from Tokyo, DV Booties, Jeffrey Campbell Gladiator Wedges, White Scarf from Bali, Asos Round Sunglasses, Vintage Fur Coat from Glebe Markets- Sydney.) 

Here is a rather exhaustive photo diary from the past two-ish weeks of my visit back home to the land down under. With the exception of a three-day trip to Sydney last week, to catch up with friends and visit my agency (but I forgot to bring my camera), I have spent all my time with family in Melbourne.   

In Melbourne the saying goes - "wear anything....as long as it is black." 
It is very easy to naturally relax into the habit of donning all black on my holiday in Melbourne and although I have tried to battle that compulsion ( pathetic case in point: blue jeans, scarf and white fur coat), I have regrettably settled back into my old black ways. Oh well... when in Melbourne!   

It's been beyond amazing seeing family, having some long overdue catchups with friends and just generally getting things in order. I am so grateful to still have another week in Melbourne with family even though most of it will be spent recovering from getting my wisdom teeth out!  
Teeth issues aside, this trip so far has been a fortnight of good food, great company and seriously ace coffee.   

Top-notch food shout-out to the coffee and bircher muesli at Proud Mary's in Collingwood, Greek food at Jimmy Grants in Fitzroy and the pastries and cakes from anywhere along Acland St. in St. Kilda.

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