Posted in Style on April 27, 2014 by

At Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia recently, I was honoured to be made a Fashion Ambassador by the NSW Government and Destination NSW.

Now, I have to admit that when I was approached, I was absolutely shocked. Humbled, of course. But, for the most part, completely shocked.

Let’s be real – I love fashion but I’m no fashion blogger. I leave that to the professionals like Margaret and Sara. Like most, I have those days where I pull out every item in my wardrobe in frustration because I simply don’t know what to wear.

Truth be told, I’m a journalist who studied communications and happens to write about beauty. Still, I don’t deny I can be partial to a midi-length skirt and Céline trio bag.

You see, I can appreciate the beauty in a handcrafted pair of Louboutins equally as well as the satisfaction in finding the perfect grey marle organic cotton t-shirt from H&M for, oh, $5.

So, when I was interviewed recently by Refinery 29 and asked what I think embodies Australian fashion, my immediate response was: “Aussie style is an amalgamation of a relaxed beach chic culture and rural outback areas with a modern and metropolitan urban twist.”




Sydney style, in particular, is subconsciously influenced by landscapes – Bondi Beach’s blue ocean, the green eucalyptus trees of The Blue Mountains and the rusted copper sheds of bustling urban areas like Eveleigh and Newtown – reflected in the way that locals wear their clothes, style their hair and the relaxed sophistication they carry themselves with.

Come fashion week and it was only fitting then that I pulled out one of my favourite Jimmy Choo clutches (pictured left).

But, like anything on this website, the hero is always beauty.

Which brings me MBFWA 2014 – which I cannot quite believe was my eighth year in attendance – and the beauty essentials I pack every year: OPI Nail Lacquer in Lincoln Park After Dark for nails, NARS Bronzer in Laguna for cheeks and by the end of the week, a truckload of Maybelline New York FITme Concealer for under eyes.

If you’d like more detail as to what fashion week was really like, read here.

Also, thanks to Liz for braving the rain and taking these snaps – more to come!