Favourite things

Two of my favourite things: pastel pink tulips and my Jordan Askill heart ring. Both are lovely to look at and make me feel just a little bit feminine. Tulips have always had a special place in my heart; growing up I would know that spring (with it’s warm weather, lunch-time swims, and most importantly my birthday) had finally arrived when the tulips in our garden began to bloom. So delicate and pretty!

Amy Kaehne

Like most great finds, I was introduced to Amy Kaehne by friends. It’s no secret I have a soft spot for understated pieces and careful tailoring, so it was pretty obvious Amy’s designs were going to be my sort of thing. Her collections are full of delicious wide-spun knits, beautiful shirting and muted colours; basically all things simple and great! Amy is also incredibly sweet (she’s one of those people with soft spoken voices who have only nice things to say), so it was super lovely hanging out with her one afternoon reminiscing about New Zealand (our homeland) and discussing recent triumphs in the kitchen.

Amy’s winter collection has just dropped into stores, and it’s safe to say it’s all I want for the cooler months. More specifically I dream of the salmon two tone sweater (which I didn’t photograph but you can check it out here) and the grey wrap coat which looks as good tied at the waist as it does undone. I never thought I’d be asking for a cold winter, but here’s hoping temperatures get low enough in Sydney to warrant plenty of layering. Chilly enough for chunky knits and over-sized coats, that’s all I ask!

Jessie

I love Jessie’s textured Scanlan and Theordore dress, the dark detailing is so perfect for winter. I’m all about textures when it comes to blacks and charcoals, it’s the best way to keep things interesting while still being completely minimal. I have to say, I’m quite partial to Scanlan’s designs; they have a refined aesthetic that I really love. They are the kind of clothes that instantly make you feel grown up – like a lady if you will.

How amazing is Jessie’s thin studded belt? It cinches her in at the waist perfectly, and the gunmetal hardware gives it such a clean, modern look. Belts have taken a backseat to pretty much every other accessory lately (hats, bracelets, you name it) but there’s no doubt they have the power to transform an outfit. And this Scanlan belt is the ultimate understated accessory!