Collaborations, Outfits, Travel

Traveling in Style: Vasa Blå

October 20, 2016

Hello from London, where I’m visiting for a few days before heading to Milan for business!

It’s no secret that the trip from Australia to Europe is a bit of a trek – almost 24 hours of flights. So it’s important to find ways to make the trip as comfortable as possible.

For me, a good pair of headphones is something I won’t compromise on – and my Sudio Vasa Blå pair have been a fantastic companion.

The studio quality really goes a long way against background noise in aircraft and on trains, and they last the best part of a long haul flight with 8 hours of freedom (and super easy to recharge on the plane with a USB connection).

Probably my favourite feature on the trip has been the adjustable ear bud sizes – which has really helped to maximise comfort when wearing the headphones for 8+ hours.

They’ve also been a dream wearing around London and on the Underground – once paired with a phone, they’re ready to go there onwards!

Make Sudio Sweden style yours here, with an exclusive 15% discount code ‘fashionadventurer

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Photos by Mitchell Chapman

Collaborations, Outfits

Dressing for Transeasonal Weather

September 15, 2016

I can’t get enough of the of the off-the-shoulder look at the moment, and am loving the boho vibes of this pretty Shein blouse!

Shein is one of my new favourite fast fashion online stores, and they have some great pieces to help update your spring/summer wardrobe.

Definitely check out their tops (my picks are here, here and here) – I find that for early spring transeasonal weather (like we’ve been having this week), pairing a lighter top with a winter skirt is a good way to stay warm, plus breath a bit of life into the winter wardrobe you’re probably sick of wearing on repeat by now.

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Photos by Abbie Keys

Collaborations, Outfits

The off-the-shoulder trend on a budget

September 14, 2016

The off-the-shoulder look is a must for the coming warmer months, and there’s nothing I love more than a good high-low mix’n’match outfit.

While I am a big advocate of building a wardrobe of a few, high quality pieces – I also think that fast fashion in moderation can be a great way to update your wardrobe.

I’ve paired this super stylish top from Romwe with some timeless favourites featured on the blog previously.

I love the look of the loose top with a fitted skirt, and I’m also looking forward to pairing this top with distressed denim!

roof1roof3 roof2Romwe off-the-shoulder blouse // Ellery skirt // Mode & Affaire bag (via Designer Exchange) // Acne Studios boots

Photos by Abbie Keys

Collaborations, Outfits

Styling Wearable Tech: Vasa Blå

September 7, 2016

Stylish wearable technology has become such a big trend recently, with Microsoft’s DuoSkin phone-controlling tattoos and Google x Levi’s Project Jacquard technology-rich jackets.

Enter Sudio Sweden Vasa Blå, a new premium wireless headphone from Sweden. They have studio quality, an elegant design and 8 hours of freedom – so you can listen to your tunes in style and quality.

Sudio Vasa Blå are so easy to wear. At only 14 grams, they’re the lightest on the market so far, and have a perfectly developed “anti-tangle” cable which sits completely straight. They’re also customisable, and come with 4 different sized ear buds for maximum comfort.

With their elegant minimalist design, they look good with any outfit and are super easy to style. I think they look great with this season’s off the shoulder trend!

Make Sudio Sweden style yours here, with an exclusive 15% discount code ‘fashionadventurer

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Photos by Mitchell Chapman

Beauty, Collaborations

The Perfect Hassle-Free Father’s Day Gift

August 31, 2016

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Father’s Day, for me, is a time of year that is sometimes pre-fixed with a sense of panic and anxiety – mainly because finding the perfect gift for my father can be an incredibly difficult task.

What do you get someone who already has everything they could possibly want? And how do you indulge that special father-figure without spending a small fortune?

Thankfully, I found Lush present a great solution with their limited edition Father’s Day collection.

The entire collection is scented with beautiful sandal wood essential oil, which is ethically and sustainably sourced with Indigenous communities in Kalgoorlie. It’s actually a beautiful story – Lush only harvest 600-700kgs of certified organic Australian sandalwood per year, an amount that ensures the trees aren’t over-harvested. The wealth created in the Indigenous communities through this partnership is shared around their people, as per their custom, and is helping new businesses to start.

There are some great items to choose from in the collection (or really spoil your dad, and get them all!), and my gorgeous Fiancé, Mitchell, was excited to test them out:

  • Smuggler’s Soul face and body scrub: With an intriguing and rich sandalwood scent, this scrub exfoliates with bamboo granules to brighten skin and fresh cucumber infusion cools. Perfect for keeping the skin between beards or stubble looking and feeling great!
  • Smuggler’s Soul multi-purpose cream: Use this following the Smuggler’s Soul face and body scrub to condition skin. The sandalwood scent will keep dad smelling great, while cucumer infusion cools the skin and argan oil softens the skin.
  • Smugler’s Soul shampoo bar: An especially luxurious hair treatment for dad! This shampoo bar has chuncks of Fair Trade organic cocoa butter scattered throughout this hydrating bar with cleansing lemongrass oil – all with a smoky sandalwood fragrance.
  • The Modfather bubble bar: Great for dads who like to unwind after work or gym in the water – this bar crumbles under running water to release a relaxing Brazilian orange oil experience.
  • Thanks Dad soap: Upgrade dad’s body cleansing experince with this super soft orange scented soap.
  • Superdad bath-bomb: For the superhero dad, this bath bomb is full of guaic wood, sandalwood and olibanum. Just drop into the bath and relax.

Shop Lush Father’s Day Collection here


Adelaide Oyster Festival: Aug 5th – Sept 3rd

August 10, 2016

As a child during the 3 years I lived in Tasmania, I have happy memories of going with my mother and family friends to collect wild Oysters (and eating them fresh) growing on the rocks at a beach on Tassie’s north-east coast.

Fast forward to today, the company I work for (Microsoft) works in partnership with The Yield on an innovative Internet of Things technology, which at the moment helps protect Tasmanian Oyster harvests from environmental hazards which would otherwise ruin these harvests.

So when the lovely folks at 2KW bar & Restaurant invited me to their National Oyster Day celebration on August 5th to launch the inaugural Adelaide Oyster Festival, I needed no convincing!

Celebrations of this intriguing and delicious mollusc will continue at 2KW throughout August, culminating in the ultimate event on Saturday, September 3rd. You can expect to enjoy freshly shucked oysters from all over SA including Coffin Bay, Streaky Bay and American River – and paired with beverages from Arbeaumont Champagne, Sidewood wine & cider and Coopers beer.

Limited tickers are available for the Oyster Festival at $90 per person via Eventbrite, or by contacting 8212 5511 or

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Collaborations, Events

Tiff Manuell at the Tate London

July 30, 2016

Artist and designer Tiff Manuell is well known in the South Australian fashion and design community for her beautiful and unique wearable art.

Tiff was one of the stand-out designers at the 2015 Adelaide Fashion Festival, where her accessories and debut collection of wearable art were shown (see Tiff’s incredible couture collection here).

It’s no suprise that her pieces have been a big hit in London, with her first consignment of over 300 purses and totes selling out in just weeks at the Tate Modern gallery. The success has seen the Tate Modern place a second order four times larger than the first!

As a devoted South Australian, I love to see our local businesses succeeding, and Tiff’s label is certinally one that has enjoyed growth. Despite her recent international success, Tiff is committed to keeping her production in Adelaide, with a focus on creating well-considered, original products with appeal to various demographics.

What’s next for Tiff? “I would love to see my work stocked at the MoMA in New York too; my natural pitch for the brand is to be sold at contemporary art-based galleries.”

Her latest accessories and clothing range will also be presented at the 2016 Adelaide Fashion Festival!

Shop at the Tate Modern or

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Outfit: Simplicity

July 7, 2016

At the beginning of winter, I did a big (scary!) wardrobe clean out. I took out all of my clothes and laid them out on the bed, then sorted them into summer and winter.

All of the summer clothes went back into my wardrobe, and I hung all of my winter clothes on clothes racks in the guest room. By actually seeing what I had, it was really easy to see which pieces to get rid of – which pieces didn’t match anything else, which were worn out etc.

I also noticed some trends – my favourite colours to wear are white, black, pastel pink and taupe. I also found that a lot of my pieces are trustry old favourites – well made, beautifully designed and timeless. The Ellery fluted ankle skirts, the Christopher Kane leopard jacket and the & Other Stories knit to name a few.

I recently read Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion and it was a timely reminder why investing in a few beautiful, good quality and ethical (where possible) outfits is important.

My outfit below is a good example of a few of my favourite good quality pieces that I’m sure will be with me for a long time.

IMG_5028 (2) IMG_5105Wayne New York jacket (similar here)  // C/meo Collective dress (similar here) // Finders Keepers shoes (similar here and here)

Photos by Mitchell Chapman

Beauty, Collaborations

Beauty Favourites: Hair Secrets

June 27, 2016

In my opinion, hair is something that can make or break any look.

I’ve always believed that investing in (at least) a good shampoo, conditioner and regular trim by a good hairdresser are essentials for healthy hair – and recently, I’ve begun experimenting with a range of different tools and products.

These are my current favourites:

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1) La Biosthetique Edition de Luxe – Wow, what can I say? This is is my most favourite shampoo/conditioner formula ever. It’s so incredibly luxurious and has left my hair feeling better than any shampoo/conditioner I’ve used previously. The shampoo leaves hair feeling soft and clean, but not stripped of moisture (no need for more than a spray of the leave in conditioner afterwards). Also, a little goes a long way – you only need a small drop for an amazing amount of lather – which is just as well, when you look at the price.

2) Kevin Murphy Hydrate.Me.Wash & Hydrate.Me.Rinse – Coming in at a very close second place, I absolutely love everything about this shampoo/conditioner duo. This is what I use on a regular, day-to-day basis. The shampoo lathers so easily, and the conditioner is so hydrating (it also smells so sophisticated). It also gets my fiancé’s tick of approval – worked wonders on his long hair, which is naturally dry – and made it smoother and glossier.

3) Kevin Murphy Hydrate.Me.Masque – This is like the Hydrate.Me.Rinse on steroids! My fiancé and I love to use this once a month or so to pump our hair full of moisture and nourishment. It’s especially great in winter, when hair is more prone to drying out in the harsh weather.

4) Kevin Murphy Session.Spray – Definitely the best hairspray I’ve tried. It smells amazing and does a top job at keeping hair in place without making it crunchy.

5) Cloud Nine The Original Iron – I love how quickly this heats up, and how easy and effective it is at straightening, curling and making waves. The high quality ceramic plates are kind on hair, and leave a beautiful glossy finish.

6) Lush Big Solid Conditioner – It’s not very lathery, but Lush’s solid conditioner bars are so great for traveling (and smell so good)! No risk of exploding or confiscated shampoo bottles, and last for so long that it will be your companion on many an adventure.

7) Davroe Volume Senses Shampoo & Conditioner – My fiancé and I have recently been trialing a range of the Davroe duos, and so far have been liking the results. My favourite is their volumising duo, which leaves hair feeling squeeky clean after a double wash and conditioning.

8) Sebastian Trilliance Shampoo & Conditioner – I’ve used Sebastian products for many years (they’re the staple at my hairdressers, Halo Hair) and they have a very high quality formula. Their Trilliance range is very impressive – it’s designed to cleanse and polish the surface of each hair folicle, removing residue/build up for greater light reflection. Their Hydre and Volupt ranges are also fantastic. Since Sebastian is mainly a salon brand, they can be a bit hard to get hold of, but definitely well worth the search. I’m sure I’ll continue to use Sebastian shampoo and conditioner for a long time!

9) Toni&Guy Cleanse Shampoo & Conditioner – I have to admit that this duo probably isn’t my first choice, but if there is nothing else available, and I don’t have time to order any of my favourites, this is a great inexpensive shampoo/conditioner readily available at Coles.

10) Kardashian Beauty K-Body Volume Foam – In all honesty I’m not an avid follower of the Kardashians, but have to admit that Kardashian Beauty is high quality due to the amount that has been invested in product development. This is my favourite volumiser by far – it provides amazing and long lasting lift, and also adds elasticity and staying power to curls and waves. Not to mention it smells absolutely gorgeous.

11) Sebastian Cellophane Clear – Not too many people are aware of cellophane treatments and the benefits they can bring to hair. I’ve had several of these over the years at Halo Hair – it’s a semi-permanent treatment which coats the hair and results in high protection and gloss (especially good in winter). They also come in a range of tints for those who want some colour, but the clear cellophane is suitable for all. The treatment works by heating up active ingredients – you coat your hair with the cellophane gel, plaster your hair against your head and wrap glad-wrap around it. Then you sit under a hooded dryer (or use a regular hair dryer if you’re at home) for about 20-30 mins.

12) Lush Solid Shampoo Bars – Along with the Big Solid Conditioner, I love these shampoos for travelling. They lather easily and leave hair squeeky clean (maybe a little too stripping without a conditioner following). The Karma bar smells amazing and it a great all-rounder, and the Ultimate Shine bar leaves hair glossy.

13) OGX Biotin & Collagen Shampoo & Conditioner – Again most likely not my first choice, but another excellent duo readily available from most drugstores and supermarkets. This is actually one of my sister’s favourite shampoo/conditioners.

14) Anna Sui Beauty Bristle Brush – I have three of these brushes, and they are sooooo good – I actually prefer these over Mason & Pearson brushes. So comfortable to use, and do an effective job at stimulating blood flow in the scalp without being scratchy. The boar bristles are wonderful at keeping hair glossy and in condition. Plus the Anna Sui design is so pretty.

15) Redken Diamond Oil – A fairly new discovery, I love to rub a drop or two on my fingers and run them through wet hair, before blow drying. The result is incredibly glossy and soft hair!

16) Parlux 385 Light – I’ve owned a Parlux for about 3-4 years now, and it’s been one of the best beauty investments I’ve made. It’s far superior to pretty much any other hairdryer out there – it’s high powered enough to dry thick and long hair quickly, and leaves very smooth and glossy results. Parlux hairdryers also have a relatively small form factor, so I take mine on every trip – no way I want to resort to hotel hairdryers (or any other for that matter) after experiencing a Parlux!


Outfit: Pastel Perfect

June 22, 2016

When I was a very small child, the colour pink was a crucial part of my life. As a 3 year old, everything had to be pink. Then one day, I woke up and found I had a burning hatred for pink. I couldn’t (and still don’t) understand why I had this feeling, but anyway tried my hardest to rid myself of every last pink posession I owned. From that point on, pink was no longer a go-to colour for me.

However, I feel like pastel colours (particularly pink) are really having a moment – and understandably so. They can be so elegant, particularly in more grown-up and tailored pieces like my C/meo Collective skirt.

My skirt is from a couple of seasons back, but Australian Fashion Labels have brought this skirt back a couple of times in different colours – but also always have some gorgeous tailored pieces in their collections.

I’m also particularly pleased that my skirt is a perfect match (colour-wise) for my Karla Spetic top. It’s from one of my all time favourite collections from any designer – who doesn’t love the gorgeous mother of pearl print?

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Photos by Mitchell Chapman