I am pleased to announce that – in conjunction with fine Melbourne-based jewellers Julia DeVille and Redivivo – my work will be presented May 5th-15th at Fallow in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, as part of the VIRTUALLY YOURS exhibition.
For more on the presentation, visit The Weekend Edition.
Rick Owens Lilies Jacket (buy here) / Et Al Dress (similar here) / Rick Owens Shoes (buy here) / Alicia Hannah Naomi Jewellery (buy here)
Edit Evening snapped some pictures of this outfit for me on my phone whilst walking to lunch on Saturday. We’re trying to do this more often since I’m hardly ever home, figuring phone photos are better than no photos.
It was dry but windy out, the perfect weather for a padded jacket but bare legs under my dress. This dress and my Assin dress pictured a few posts back are on constant rotation in my wardrobe at the moment – my only complaint with this one is that as it is linen it creases easily and then I feel unkempt. Since acquiring a garment steamer ($49 from K-Mart – if you don’t have one seriously run, don’t walk) I can’t imagine a life wearing creased or wrinkled garments. It’s one of the best investments I’ve made for my wardrobe and at such a minor cost.
Rick Owens Blazer (similar here) / Et Al Skirt (similar here) / Officine Creative Boots (similar here) / Alicia Hannah Naomi Jewellery (buy here)
This blazer is absolutely my pride and joy. It was an extraordinary generous Christmas gift from my love Edit Evening, and now that the weather is cooling in Melbourne I’ve been wearing it constantly.
The cut is extremely flattering on my frame, which is always hard for me as I have a prominent sway back – but this cinches in beautifully. I love the subtle texture in the fabric and the gorgeous silk shawl collar. It’s also the perfect length for pants or dresses. The only thing I’d change is maybe the size, as I do prefer my jackets tight I think I could have gotten away with the size smaller; but at least this way there’s plenty of room for knits and things to be worn underneath as it’s more of a summer-weight blazer and I intend to wear it right through winter, too.
The voluminous full-length skirt gives the overall look a bit of a modern-victorian feel that, while a little different for me, also somehow feels perfectly natural.
Issey Miyake Bao Bao Planet Handbag
I don’t remember how long ago it was that I first had the Bao Bao line brought to my attention, but when I spied the pieces in the Issey Miyake boutiques in Tokyo in 2012 it was a given that I’d purchase a piece. I wanted a bag but the only ones available were the flat totes and in my mind, the geometric construction called for something more three dimensional, so I settled for the zipper pouch which I use as a clutch.
Totokaelo has just received a new delivery of Bao Bao and amongst the usual fare of pouches and totes is this incredible Planet Handbag. As my Alexander Wang Kirsten Bag slowly reaches the point of complete disintegration (I’ve had it for three years this month) I’ve been reluctantly keeping out an eye for a replacement. Thus far I’ve not seen anything that’s tugged at my heart-strings; but the Planet Handbag is definitely eliciting some butterflies. I worry about how it would hold up with continued daily use – for the price point I’d expect another three years out of my next bag. A beauty to behold, none-the-less.