Abstract


Watched a wonderful Netflix series “Abstract: The Art of Design”, the first episode featured illustrator Christoph Niemann and ever since he mentioned his love of black and yellow I can’t get that combination out of my head. Here’s how I’d wear it… this Champion Reverse Weave Hoodie (borrowing from the boys again!) with these Isabel Marant Evera Denim PantEverlane E2 Pointed Slide and this fabulous Yayoi Kusama x XLarge x Porter 2Way Helmet Bag (available in store at Opening Ceremony).

 

Sydney Shopping – East


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There’s so much more to Sydney shopping than just the CBD so what happens when you venture east? Well you discover a ton of gems like Parlour X (pictured above, a destination store for all that is gorgeous and chic both locally and abroad, newly open in its stunning St John’s Church location), Poepke (for the Dries Van Noten devotee in all of us), The Corner Shop (on the pulse) and it’s older sister Belinda (an institution), Blood Orange (simple and stylish, I often feel I could easily dress everyday from what is on its racks, think APC and Acne), Tuchuzy (to plug in to that cool-Bondi-girl vibe, all sexy with saltwater tresses) and for a great selection of Australian designers in their own standalone boutiques visit The Intersection Paddington (it is what Paddington used to be when I religiously visited on the weekends as a teenager) .

Where to gain some sustenance during all this retail therapy? Some tasty favourites of mine by area. I wasn’t sure how to order it so I have ordered them by distance from the city, from nearest to furthest with some highlights for me from each:

The Rocks – Saké Restaurant & Bar (Kingfish Jalapeño)

Pyrmont – Sokyo (Tuna Crispy Rice)

Surry Hills – Bill’s (my favourite of this Sydney instution is the original in Surry Hills, and I can’t go past their signature scrambled eggs and ricotta hotcakes) and Reuben Hills (the food is delicious and when my girlfriend Rhea was pregnant she craved their Salted Caramel milkshakes on a daily basis)

Darlinghurst – Bourke Street Bakery (love the Beef Brisket, Red Wine & Mushroom Pie)

Bondi – sample some tasty asian fusion at China Diner with plenty of other delicousness along that strip of Hall St

Alexandria – The Grounds (industrial chic, great coffee) and Bread and Circus (you can feel the wholesomeness when you go and my particular favourite is the breakfast w/ gwyneth and their yummy salads at lunch time)

 So much more of Sydney to cover which I hope to get to in time in future posts.

Isabel Marant Etoile Parsons Boyfriend Jeans

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Sometimes when I make a discovery on sale it is too late to spread the news. These are so good, that even though they are now at the end of their season, I just had to share.  I have a few favourite boyfriend jeans styles but I find I need a variety to suit different occasions or to pair back with the rest of my wardrobe. More and more I am moving towards higher waisted jeans for a more flattering fit so when I saw these Isabel Marant Etoile Parsons Boyfriend Jeans on sale Continue reading