Friday, 26 September 2014

MOST WANTED

I was quite satisfied with a pair of Adidas Stan Smiths and then this happened. Oh Isabel, why you do this?

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Marant, sneakers, trainers, fashionMarant, sneakers, trainers, fashion

Advanced apologies to my bank manager.

Available from Matchesfashion.com

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Saturday, 6 September 2014

#NOWPLAYING

I've been away again (2.5 weeks, 7 flights, 5 hotels, countless timezones) and there's an epic photo post in the making, but until then here's what I was listening to/shazaming/replaying on my way around the world.

Also, hello FASHION MONTH!











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Sunday, 20 July 2014

MOST WANTED

I think I'm having a monochrome moment.





Clockwise from top left: High Neck Maxi Dress by Just Female,  Bikini by Triangl, Flatform Shoes by ASOS, Duster Coat by Topshop, Leather Dry Bag by KARA, Watch by Adidas, Trainers by Nike

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Sunday, 6 July 2014

TRAVEL DIARY: HONG KONG

In April I had the opportunity to travel to Hong Kong for work. I was travelling alone and whilst feeling a little daunted by the work I had to do, I was pretty excited to have the opportunity to explore a new city. Arriving in Hong Kong in the early evening, ‘fresh’ off a flight from London after a packed four days of work,I didn't expect to have the energy to explore but those neon lights and crazy streets had me hooked from the moment I arrived.

I stayed near Tsim Tsha Tsui, less than 5 mins walk from the famous Temple Street Markets where I ate for $10 on the first night - beer included. The number of foreign expats was immediately noticeable and I will be forever grateful to the kind French man who offered me a spare packet of tissues with the tip to carry them with me whilst visiting the local eateries where napkins are rarely a commodity!


Day one was spent at Sham Shui Po fabric markets, a much calmer experience than my previous fabric market trips in China. That evening I used Open Rice (the HK equivalent of Urbanspoon) to find somewhere to eat nearby, settling for Dimpal Fusion a western restaurant in Jordan.The row of chairs for waiting customers outside gave me hope that I was onto something good and I wasn't disappointed (least of all by the free baileys I received after paying the bill!).



Day two: After around 10 hours of work in my (unfortunately dimly lit) hotel room staring at a less than inspiring view, the majority of my work was done. I went for dinner at Din Tai Fung, a famous HK (and now worldwide) institution. Props to the kind waiter who explained dumpling etiquette to me whilst I sat at a round table full of locals.



After dinner I decided to check out the much talked about light show and all I'm going to say about that is there is probably a reason why it is the only permanent light show in the world(!). By now jet lag had caught up with me and I wasn't going to sleep any time soon. I took advantage of the free ferries on the eve of the labour day public holiday to take the short trip from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island to see the neon lights of Central and Soho.

Getting around Hong Kong solo was surprisingly easy with the simple metro system and ferries and on my final day I head back to Central to see the area by day and revisit my highlight - the largest outdoor escalator system in the world! I know it's a slightly strange thing to get excited about but even more so than visiting the famous landmarks in a city, it's finding the lesser known quirks and cultural differences that I really love about travelling. (You should have seen me when I discovered the underground travelator in Sydney).



Unfortunately I didn't have time to visit The Peak where I have heard you can see spectacular views of the city and harbour, but I was pretty enraptured by the view from Kowloon anyway.

Until next time HK.

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Tuesday, 3 June 2014

SUNDAY BEST

The cool change is happening, there's a chill in the air and I can feel myself growing more productive as Summer fades away taking with it the guilty feeling I always have when the sun is shining and I don't spend the day outdoors. This Sunday I indulged some of my favourite passions, cooking and watching people cook (shout out Masterchef Australia) as well as embracing a new one - juicing. I don't need to tell you about the health benefits of juicing I'm sure, but more importantly, LOOK AT THE COLOURS. This weekends' recipe was orange (1), ruby grapefruit (1), carrot (1) beetroot (most of 1) and ginger (about 1"). Taste sensation and visual feast on the eyes. Day well spent indeed.







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Wednesday, 5 February 2014

EDT. #2

Glassons have today released the second collection from the their limited edition boutique brand, Edt. The collection is all over the 90s Minimalist trend we're seeing in stores overseas now and "due" here next Summer, proving that just because we're in the Southern Hemisphere doesn't mean we have to be a season behind - we can be ahead of the game too.





Images from Glassons.com. Shop the lookbook here.

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Sunday, 2 February 2014

THE PLACES I'VE BEEN

That heavy weight distraction known as 'Summer' stopped me blogging for a while.









1. Reflector sunnies, the obsession continues. (Sunnies, Topman).
2. Pre 7am Bondi Beach. I am not getting very fit because I run to the beach and stop there when I become memorised by the ocean and sunrise. You'd think the novelty would wear off but after nearly 8 months of living by the beach, it hasn't.
3. Sunset, Watson's Bay. This is one of my go-to places for visitors. How can you not fall in love with Sydney once you've experienced this.
4. I am determined to learn to surf this Summer so I'm taking some classes with Let's Go Surfing. The instructors there are awesome, making you feel at ease and most importantly making it fun (shout outs to Conrad and Lily!). One of the best things about taking classes is meeting a new bunch of people each time.
5. Paddleboarding is my new favourite thing to do (after Surfing). It's easier than surfing and more relaxing but still a great workout. Took this dream board out on Rose Bay with OzPaddle.
6. Numbers 1,2 and 3, check. Working on the rest..
7. I went to Queensland in January and snorkelled in the Great Barrier Reef. It was incredible and the water was like a bath. (Bikini, Anna and Boy x General Pants).
8. Bondi Beach. Home.

Friday, 31 January 2014

SLIDE

Freja + UK Vogue = needing Nike Slides on my feet ASAP.

 
 
Images UK Vogue via thefashionspot.com

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Tuesday, 10 September 2013

NYFW: REBECCA TAYLOR

I AM IN LOVE.





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