It’s safe to say I have a loafer addiction – particularly of the patent black leather variety. So naturally it was a happy day when I stumbled across these Acne Azalea tassel loafers in my size and on sale. Perfect for achieving masculine cool. Sometimes the stars really do align.


A.P.C. trench, Sambag cashmere sweater, Sass and Bide jeans, Alexander Wang boots, Maison Scotch beanie, Cos leather gloves

You can’t get more classic or tried and true than blue jeans, black boots and a khaki trench. I’m a big fan of having reliable favourites that I rotate endlessly; it’s comforting and easy.

These shots were taken in Venice, on one of our many days wandering around the islands and taking in as much as we could by foot. I really enjoyed getting lost in the maze of colourful, cramped houses, only to pop up at the waters edge with beautiful views stretching out in front.

Sans Ceuticals

After pondering aloud about my skincare needs, I think I may have found what I’m looking for. I was introduced to Sans Ceuticals by Giselle at My Chameleon because a: I was looking for something new, and b: the brand is New Zealand-based (my homeland). After being out of the country for more than two years, I do miss Kiwi products and brands. Call it country pride.

Sans Ceuticals is all about creating products that are free and pure, while still being as active as their chemical-based competitors. And the packing is downright beautiful. I’ve tested the Body Oil, and can safely say it’s deliciously silky and not the least bit sticky. Definitely worth a whirl.

In the studio with Mania Mania

For my latest Style Spy post, I caught up with Tamila Purvis, one half of the Mania Mania duo in their beautiful Sydney studio. Mystical and raw, their pieces have the perfect kind of imperfections that makes jewellery special. And Tamila is cool personified – the kind of girl you can’t help but want to be – laidback, layered in jewels, with killer style.

You can check out Mania Mania’s current collection here. My pick is the Telepathic Ear Cuff; clean and simple with plenty of edge.

See the full studio visit over at Vogue here.