Shooting for Coco and Max Melbourne

In January, I was sent a selection of wonderful garments to shoot by my friends at Coco and Max and with the weather finally starting to warm up over here, I thought it was the perfect time to share with you all.

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coco 3My first set featured the Geo pop leggings in white/pink.  I paired them with a floaty open shoulder top from my own label, Eustratia and some gemstone necklaces. Anyone who reads this blog can probably guess I don’t wear much pink and I don’t usually go for these shiny looking leggings but the quality and fit on these are amazing, they feel cool rather than sweaty and the waistband and seams are super comfortable.

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For my second look, I wore the Geo skull bather. This has recently been reduced on the website as it’s now winter in Australia, giving all you northern hemisphere readers the perfect chance to snap one up. The print is so detailed and magical and despite it being white, it will not become see-though when wet due to the amazing pink lining (though it also comes in black). A close up of the print can be found on my instagram, here.

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I paired the bathers with the dragonfly poncho in white. Beautifully draped, it provides the right amount of protection from the sun, while still keeping you cool.

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I love dragonflies so the print is an added bonus for me and will definitely be debuting this at the beach very soon!

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For the final part of the shoot, I wore my absolute favourite piece from the range, the crystal leggings. I love knee pad details and these lightly padded, crystal heart shaped ones are so unique! The leggings are made of liquid foil effect 4 way stretch fabric and offer a comfortable fit with just the right amount of support.

odin 1For this look, I also enlisted the help of some furry friends. This is Odin, my favourite puppy from our litter. My scale headpiece is by Richard Ayres.

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I also tried the leggings with a more casual look, pairing them with my limited edition crystal heart t-shirt and some large headphones.


Charlie and I rocking our Coco crystal hearts!

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I had loads of fun shooting these and am glad to have found another great indie label with high quality, original and ethical products. Every garment is proudly 100% manufactured in Melbourne, to support fair local trade.

Supporting smaller labels is great for the economy and means more people can survive doing what they love. I always believe it’s better to have an eclectic selection of special items that you enjoy wearing than a sea of generic mass produced garments that make you feel like you have nothing to wear.

All images by Richard Ayres photography, styling and retouch by me.





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Yesterday I went into town for a bit of shopping and a cocktail with Amber.

I wanted to wear my busy, floral mirror print pencil skirt and paired it with all black basics with silver details.

Blazer: Zara

Chain t-shirt: Bershka

Skirt: Miss Selfridge

Boots: Office

Clutch: H&M

Necklace: Urban Outfitters

It was my last chance to take some photos with Skadi before she went to her new home. She’s not a very good poser so the photos don’t really do her justice.

I’m also debuting my new hair by Helen Jordan at Vidal Sassoon. It’s the first time I’ve had my colour done professionally in 5 years and I must say I’m rather pleased with it.

Images by Richard Ayres 

A change in circumstance.

Around the time that my laptop broke and I stopped writing here regularly, I also lost my childhood dog of 18 years, Scamper, who I have previously featured in an outfit post, here.

It wasn’t possible for me not to have a dog in my life and I was very lucky to find my dream dog, in need of a new home.

Screen Shot 2014-12-14 at 17.24.18This is Charlie, the fluffy wolf.

Then one day we met a beautiful female that looked a bit like him and decided he could do with a play mate.


This is Ziva, her name means brilliance or brightness in Hebrew but it seems she didn’t get such a great start in life.

1501843_10152751785305365_272361432752886498_nBoth dogs were under two years of ages when they came to live with us and had already had several homes.

10401403_10152792368405365_527676189745891949_nI’m glad to be able to offer them a safe and happy place to live.

10614267_10152759682785365_2515092036977737445_nEven though they do various naughty things…

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As cute as these guys are, they are also a lot of work and I have had to make changes to my schedule in order to offer them everything that they need and my blog has ended up suffering.

From the new year, I will be introducing a new program and finalising the layout changes I started in the summer and I’m really looking forward to getting back on track.