City Lights

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I have never seen Sydney so busy! It was so nice to see everyone out and about with their family and friends enjoying the beautiful lights from the Vivid festival. I had such a fantastic night with my two favourite Jemima’s who never fail to make me laugh. Somehow the catch up turned into an impromptu photo-shoot so I hope you all enjoy the photos!

I wear a Zara jumper, Kookai top, Forever New pants, SoHo Boots, Miss Shop bag

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Country Classic

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These are the ultimate simple and casual looks that continue to be beautiful and stylish. The classic colours – red, white, blue and classic prints – polka dots, stripes and checks never seem to go out of fashion. I believe almost anyone can rock the classic polka dot dress or a pair of cute striped shorts no matter what body type.

This trend can be transformed into anything! From sophisticated to casual, from catwalk to the high street. Everyone seems to want a piece of the classic look that is almost always in the stores.

Models – Emma Burns and myself

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Look 1Subtitled overalls, Bershka top

 

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 Look 2Sportsgirl hat and dress , Birkenstock shoes

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Look 3Princess Polly playsuit

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Look 4 – top made by me, Sportsgirl shorts, Helen Kaminski hat

 Get the Look!

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1. Henleys

2.  Zimmerman

3. Cotton On

4. Nobody

5. Cotton On

6.  Zimmerman

7. Bardot

8. All About Eve  

Paradise

_MG_4538Absolute paradise. It is paradise up in northern NSW. The beautiful coast and its crystal clear waters setting the perfect day to take some gorgeous beach shots. I was constantly surrounded by natures beauty that took me by surprise at every turn. The seashore offered everything from star fish in the rock pools to the breathtaking rock faces above the sand.

Now is  the perfect time to bring out the summer bikinis that haven’t been worn for a year or even buying a new one! The bikini that I am wearing in the photos is a new addition to my wardrobe and I absolutely adore it! The smart, monochrome feel of the outfit perfectly contrasts with the casual, beach theme. Sometimes its the simple outfits that can make you feel amazing and look the best.

I wear a Glassons bikini, Primark trousers

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Lets go KENZO

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This striking and beautiful look was inspired by Kenzo’s catwalk makeup at the 2014 Paris Fashion Week. The coloured winged eyeliner creates a stand out yet sophisticated look that would work perfectly with some block coloured clothing. Now I think about it, the look kind of reminds me of 60’s, 70’s and 80’s makeup all mixed together while keeping on trend.

Photography and Makeup – By me

Model – Maya Valentin

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Foundation – MAC Cosmetics 

Lipstick – Revlon

Mascara – MAC Cosmetics 

Eyeliner – Catwalk 

Eyeshadow – MAC Rose Gold 


Blank Space

_MG_3088Lets go back to basics. Now I know a bright top never killed anybody but some days I find it easier to fling on a plain white T with a gorgeous pair of jeans. I never have to worry about anything matching or the style portrayed because I know the look will always work! This outfit holds a casual, yet beautiful look that can work on anyone. Although it is a common style it is classic, simple and accessible which is why it is universally appealing. I mean almost every girl would have a pair of jeans and a plain white T-shirt in their wardrobe. Coming into the Aussie summer it is a perfect, essential look that, while being casual maintains a high level of fashion and style.

 I chose to go for a more natural, summer beach style as shown through my accessories, makeup and hair. By adding the aviator sunnies, watch, rings and my favourite Wittner sandals I was able to match my unique style. However there are so many different ways you can accessorise this outfit to make it your own so I say GO FOR IT!

I wear a Cotton On T-shirt, Guess jeans, Wittner leather sandals, Lovisa Rings, anaii Pink watch

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Vintage New

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IMG_1257For this shoot I really wanted to create four looks that incorporated the vintage/retro style while still keeping it on trend. I mixed certain pieces with items that can be found in your wardrobe or in the shops at the moment. The one thing that made this shoot work was the beautiful setting of Sydney’s harbour along with the backdrop of the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. I could shoot at this location again and again and NEVER get bored. It just was the perfect  location to launch EMPIRE EVE. It truly reflected my own style and my love of Sydney as a city. Everything just came together perfectly on the day and overall the look was what I wanted from the beginning so……. hope you all enjoy the photos!

Model – Taylor Ruber

Photographer / Stylist / Makeup / Hair  – Samantha Johnson

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Look 4 – Taylor wears skirt altered by me, Temt t-shirt, Target clutch, Freelance heels