Double Wear Double Trouble

I’ve always considered myself happy to be on the safe side when it comes to makeup. I don’t look to become the next Patrick Ta or Sir John (in fact I needed to google “Top 15 makeup artists” just to get those names, and then spell check). So when the opportunity arose to partner with Estee Lauder on their Double Wear Stay-In-Place Foundation campaign, I was almost cornered into opening my mascara-less eyes to the big bad world of makeup. Receiving my little blue bag in the mail, I pulled out four gold lined tubes – concealer, mist, foundation and glow. Now….to figure out which goes on first.

Quick phone a friend (Thanks Eddy), and I had my friend and makeup artist Abbey Love in the Makeup Hotseat to help guide the way. Take a look at the video to watch her application step-by-step, or check it out my Instagram. PS. the mist definitely goes on last.

Now that I have a perfect base coverage to work with, I will feel more confident experimenting with the smokiest of smoky eyes, or the conniest of contours.

Video by Josephine Willcox

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A B C of DENIM

Look no further than “A” – because ABRAND jeans is all you need right now for fit, freedom and flex.

Kick off your shoes, jump into your A’s and catch some fresh air..

#abrandgluestore

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THE STAPLES

How to achieve a sleek transeasonal look on a budget, you ask?
Well Little Johnny, you’ve come to the right place.

Step 1: Purchase “rib cage tank” from staple the label
Step 2: Insert pleated leather skirt from seed, and black Celine belt*
Step 3: Place shoes on feet
Step 4: Find yourself a nice staircase, maybe check out QT gold coast if you’re out and about (for those of you playing at home – boom!)
Step 5: Activate windy day
Step 6: Faux laugh, pretend to be using your phone & look deeply into the distance until you get the perfect shot

*After much deliberation, my financial advisor has requested that I remove “celine belt” from any form of budget based post – my apologies. 

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Also, check out The Minimalist and Naked Vice for cool shit
Photography by: Sarah Marshall 

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Hello,

When it rains on the weekend, stay in with your room mates weighing out the pro’s & con’s of the physical exertion it would take to do a Frank body scrub, combine that with the time involved for cleaning up the mess of traipsing through the house half naked to get a perfectly lit #thefrankeffect shot. Or, pop on your thickest knit, condition your dry bits with some Grown Alchemist & talk about how much you regret having a crush on Jesse McCartney through your pre-teens.

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FROM ALL WALKS

One of the closest people to my heart has recently – yet again – put the rest of world to shame, having his photography portfolio published in this hardcover wonder, “From All Walks”. 
 
Kameron Blight works whole-heartedly on each of his endeavours & I just couldn’t be more proud. I am very privileged to have such an incredibly talented life long friend.
 
To purchase a book or print, head to Kameron Blight Photography 
 
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“As soon as we grasp the visuals of an image, our minds start to envisage a life before and after the decisive moment is captured”
 
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talamanca

I’m not normally one for the beach. In fact something about the scorching hot sand saturated with tourists of questionable swimming abilities really just screams mental breakdown, not to mention hit tv show and viral youtube videos at the expense of said travellers. Until this. Gordons Bay. Hello, you’re now my bay (bae) (vile, but it had to be done). Take yourself down there sometime and bake on the strangely perfect tan-worthy rocks cushioning that damn blue water.
 
Bikini Bottoms – Tigerlily Talamanca Tiger
Bikini Top – Tigerlily Talamanca Bra   (also avail in one piece) 
Towel – Tigerlily Savoie Beach Towel
Sandals – Similar – Seed Cara Espadrille Slide
 
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LAC ON LAC ON LAC

Warning – incoming lilac invasion.
 
If you’re not one for the lavender hues then perhaps avert your eyes – and hopefully you didn’t catch me strolling through Paddington in – not one, but two – plum YSL clutches. Yes, executive decision that double bagging is a thing again. 
 
I’m not normally one for the halter necks or the potential for a Janet Jackson-esque nip slip (gold star nipple ring on pre-order) – but Keepsake lured me in with this little number – not to mention the rest of their latest drop!
 
Get the look here:
 
Fashion Bunker Better Off Alone Playsuit (low stock)
TOPSHOP Fluffy Jumper By Boutique
 
 
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SPRING CLEAN

I know it’s not spring, but “cleaning” alone doesn’t sound so tasteful – especially when this is the view of the ugly job I need to tend to. 
 
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RUUSK

Recently I had the opportunity to work with the fairy god mother of hair and beauty, Abbey Love, on a Ruusk jewellery campaign. Ruusk is a beautifully modest range of hand made adornments made by founder Tania Gnecchi-Ruscone, who not only styled but also photographed the entire shoot. Brilliant, I know, she could probably persuade pigs to fly too!
 
Become a part of the Ruusk movement.
Simple jewellery you can live in.
 
 
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Jewels – Ruusk.  ;  Dress – Alice McCall Grandiflora White
 
Beauty / Hair – Abbey Love
Styling / Photography – Tania Gnecchi