Lace & Flowers: Lover The Label

LoverTheLabel-dressWork, holiday planning and the inevitable pre-holiday fitness regime has kept me busy and away from blogging this week. American husband and I spent hours looking at some of our favourite European locations yesterday, and I think we’ve found the perfect getaway for some rest and relaxation in September (!!).

There is so much I want to write about the area around my new home and I could pen an entire (other) thesis on my summer sale finds… but for the moment, whilst I gather myself this weekend for a lot of (late) blogging ahead, I’m returning to a much written about brand, Australian label Lover.

I’ve come to understand there is both a ‘look’ and a ‘feel’ to wearing Lover the Label.  If you own a piece from Lover, I am sure you will agree with me.  Synonymous with Sydney chic, Lover staples are tailored jackets, high waisted shorts and of course, my favourite, their lace dresses. Never in doubt of choosing Lover for my wedding dress (Part III of White Magick is now available) I found this little number on Ebay some time ago.  A bargain bid won me this beautiful style and that bargain factor makes me smile even more when I wear it.

Since there are a lot of posts in the pipeline, Blog Reader – here is a little snapshot of what is to come.  Some truly stunning bag designs from Stacy Chan (one of the only designers I want to wear pink for), beautiful bodysuits from Bradamant and the perfect tuxedo shirt from J Crew. Stay tuned!

Photos: Beth Morton Photography.  Wearing: Dress from Lover. Heels: Zara.

 

Tamzin Lillywhite Leather Accessories: Dekard Choker

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TamzinLillywhite-chokerOne of the nicest things about blogging has been the opportunity to meet my fashion idols: designers, fellow bloggers and inspirational brands alike.  This post makes me feel good just writing it, because I’m wearing my new Dekard choker from Tamzin Lillywhite‘s leather accessories collection – a designer I have watched grow since I was in NYC and who I finally got to meet (over a cocktail or two!) in London last month.

Tamzin’s accessories are hand-crafted using traditional saddlery techniques, using the highest quality English leathers and solid brass fastenings.  Her pieces have been styled for vast number of fashion publications and I see them crop up everywhere – it was on the London underground I saw her Peleus mask blown up within an advertisement for signer Nicole Moudaber’s album ‘Believe’ – and recently her Pony Ear Bridle was worn by Cara Delevingne.

Tamzin comes across as very passionate about her work  and has collaborated with others to showcase her style in different ways; working in partnership with Lascivious lingerie and P & Co. Clothing.  To see more of Tamzin’s designs click HERE to visit her website.  I hope you will love her accessories as much as she loves making them.

Photos: Bethany Morton Photography.  Wearing: Jumpsuit by Shona Joy.

With thanks to Tamzin Lillywhite for my Dekard choker.

 

Little Black Dress: Reformation Carrera Dress

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Every now and then I fall in love with a dress at first sight.  On the Reformation website I  had such a moment, browsing their new collection of off the shoulder, maxi, plunging neckline and backless-wonder dresses.

The Carrera style has a lovely touch of modern day Hepburn to it.  Krystal Bick also wore the dress on her website recently, finding it the perfect sexy midi dress for summer.  I can’t help but think Reformation have struck little black dress gold here and if you’re not familiar with this brand then get acquainted asap.  Designing their gowns with biodegradable fabrics and using renewable energy in their factory and HQ, I think it’s safe to say that this brand makes you feel good (and look great) inside and out.

Wearing: Dress, Reformation; Heels, Zara.  Bag: Kzeniya.

Photography: Beth Morton.