Thursday, 29 January 2015

S T R E E T S

images by tommy ton via style.com

Fall '15 Menswear in Paris. Women embracing masculine tailoring, men experimenting with typically feminine shapes. There's just something about street style from menswear shows that is so intriguing. 

We argue that men's fashion is easier than women's. I'll admit there are those time when I stand in front of my wardrobe in the morning, wondering what the hell I'm going to wear for work and think to myself, "Damn, I wish I was a man right now, I could just put on my suit and tie and go." But its when I look at street style from menswear shows that it shows a whole different side to men's style and I love to see men adding their own special touches to the classic suit game. Winter also brings with it layering, and who doesn't love layers!?

Women (I find) also tend to dress a little differently when attending menswear shows - experimenting more with classic tailoring and different silhouettes. Showing off style rather than fashion. I've gotta say I prefer this to the show pony extremism that we tend to see more and more of at women's shows, but hey, that's just me.

- Caity x

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

S P A C E

images via oracle fox, liz marie blog

Home now from my four weeks of South American adventures and slowly getting back to reality. Being tucked away in The Andes for New Year's Eve means I missed all of those sweeping declarations that we like to call New Years Resolutions. I've had many over the years that haven't really stuck; study harder, loose weight, save money, all the usual ones, but this year I made only one. This year is all about being happy and healthy, simple as that.

But the new year always brings with it some changes, and for me its moving out of my family home and in with friends. I love having the opportunity to start fresh, and I'm not talking about a life change.. I mean decorating my bedroom. I've always been a fan of clean, white spaces and years of following blogs like Oracle Fox means I have a whole host of inspiration to work with.

- Caity x

Monday, 15 December 2014

S T A N D I N G


The grand opening of an iconic brand like Tiffany & Co is something very special and a sign of great things to come for Adelaide. The gorgeous new Tiffany's store has landed at 210 North Terrace with its white marble facade bathed in signature blue. Tiffany architects have incorporated elements of their famous New York flagship store, including the wheatleaf pattern that distinguishes the entrance to the Fifth Avenue store.

Surrounded by beautiful old buildings and opposite the Art Gallery of South Australia, the location of Tiffany's brings the hope of a revival for North Terrace. The beautiful sight of the building was matched in store by models showcasing dazzling diamond collections and the sounds of the smooth jazz band. Upon entering I stood with envy in front a model who was lucky enough to be wearing a whole arm full of the new T bangles (very high on my wish list) and another model wearing beautiful pieces from one of my favourite fashion collections, Atlas.

Sipping on champagne, we wondered past fantastic fashion collections and into the engagement ring room and tried on some exquisite diamonds that would make any woman weak at the knees. 


The opening of such an exceptional brand deserves to be celebrated in style.. enter Simmone Standing. I first saw Simmone's collection at the Adelaide Fashion Festival SA Designer Showcase and fell head over heels in love. Simmone's pieces are beautifully tailored and so unique and fresh you can't help but stop and stare. Simmone knows exactly what a woman needs to feel comfortable.. including pockets.


We've all dreamed about having a Breakfast at Tiffany's moment, but there's nothing quite like an evening at Tiffany's.

- Caity x

Photos by Laura Jane Smith 

Thursday, 11 December 2014

E S C A P E

image via tuula

In only ten short days I'm escaping the daily grind and heading across the world to South America for four weeks with my sister. We'll be heading to Brazil, Peru and Argentina. I've always found packing for a holiday exciting but find it hard to strike the balance between packing too much and feeling annoyed that you didn't pack enough. I'm attempting to cull my packing down to staple items, on my list so far I have denim cut offs, basic tees, sandals, bikini, converse, sundress and a "fancy" dress.. now I get stuck. I need to pick my pieces carefully otherwise I'll end up doing what I always do which is wearing the same thing every day and neglecting the other half of my suitcase.

What are your tips for vacation packing? And if you've ever been to South America, what should we be putting on our to-do list?

- Caity x

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

F A I T H


Flipping through the pages of Collective magazine, I found this quote from E.E. Cummings. It resonated with me.

"It takes courage to grow up & become who you really are"

Growing up is scary. I've had two junior level jobs now, and for a long time I was afraid to go any higher because I didn't believe in myself and didn't think that I was smart enough (good enough at my job etc.) to move any higher to challenge myself.

For a while now I have been considering further study and specialising in my field. To be honest I've never been the best at studying, I am the Queen of procrastinating, I can always find something to distract me. I've started thinking recently about what causes me to procrastinate so much and I think I've found the answer - I was afraid that I couldn't do it, so figured I would just put it off for as long as possible.

But now I feel like its time to put my big girl pants on and stop running any from things that scare me and start challenging myself to be the person that I know I can be. I have a lot of fantastic and inspirational people around me that I can to learn from. 

Its time for me to be strong, accept the challenge and have faith in myself. Wish me luck!

- Caity x

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

C L M


Gorgeous oriental vibes at the recent couture + love + madness Autumn/ Winter 2015 Silk Road show. A big congratulations to designer Cristina Tridente on such a successful and beautiful first solo runway show as well as being the first Australian to be invited to show her collection at the 2015 Qingdao International Fashion Week - what a great achievement!

Click here for more photos of the collection

- Caity x

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

C U L T E


Chanel is taking us back in time to the 80s with the re-release of three iconic red nail polish colours: Rouge Flamboyant 38 , Laque Rouge 71 and Rouge No19.

Rouge Flamboyant, first released in 1980, is a fiery red that introduced cheerful energy into a new decade. I love a lighter red with a more of an orange hue for the warmer months. Laque Rouge, introduced in 1981, is more of a deep red shade that reveals the incomparable elegance of Chanel. Rouge No19, from 1987, is more of a blue-red for more of a feminine approach to reds.

I have already gone a little crazy at the Chanel counter and treated myself to a little Rouge Flamboyant and Laque Rouge (as well as a couple of others..)

The Chanel Les Rouges Culte colours will only be around for a limited time, be sure to snap them up before they disappear back to the 80s.

- Caity x