Collaborations

Dior and I

March 27, 2015

It’s super rare that we get the chance to see what happens behind the scenes in the mysterious and intriguing world of couture. Lucky for us, brand new acclaimed film ‘DIOR AND I’ reveals all.

Thanks to my friends Madman, some lucky people will get the chance to discover the secrets of Dior! Prizes include:

1 OF 3 prize packs including 1 x cinema double passes to DIOR AND I and 1 x Advanced Style DVD

OR

1 OF 2 cinema double passes to DIOR AND I

For your chance to win ‘like’ Fashion Adventurer on Facebook and @fashionadventurer on Instagram and comment on this post below!

Competition closes at 5pm AEST on March 30th.IMG_7000

Outfits

Greenery

March 11, 2015

Not too much to say about this, but it was one outfit that I really loved wearing this summer. I love the fresh print on this Finders Keepers two piece suit, as well as the super sneaky pearls hidden on the heels of my Chanel shoes.

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Finders Keepers top and trousers // The Fashion Club jacket // Chanel heels

Events

Fashion Adventurer Relaunch

March 9, 2015

Hi everyone, its been a while! Over the past month, I’ve been really busy working on the relaunch of Fashion Adventurer. I thought it was about time I upgraded to a new and cleaner layout and I hope you like the final result as much as I do.

The site also has some new functionalities; on the header bar you can now view posts according to their category. So if you only want to see outfit posts, then just click on the ‘Outfits’ link at the top and so forth. I’ve also built in a search function to make finding posts easier and finally, I’ve made it easier for all my readers to ask me anything with my own ask.fm account.

I’m also really excited to have some custom artwork for the new site by extremely talented local artist, Tsunami Hee Ja – have a look at her other amazing work on her site!

Anyway, let me know what you think of the new site and anything else you might like to see on Fashion Adventurer. I’m going to be working hard this year to take Fashion Adventurer to the next level with better photography, styling and collaborations.

Hope to have you along for the ride x

Fashion Adventurer

Collaborations, Outfits

Sungazer

February 23, 2015

I’m fairly sure my hometown, Adelaide is pretty well known for being one of the most warm and sunny capital cities in Australia during summer. In fact, outside its currently a scorching 40 degrees and the light is so bright, its almost blinding.

We all love spending summer outdoors in the sun, whether it be at the beach, on a road trip, strolling through open air malls (like some of my favourites Rundle Street, Norwood Parade and Elizabeth Street) or relaxing in the Botanical Gardens. However, this important part of our culture means we have to be extra careful to look after our skin and eyes!

One of my most favourite ways to protect myself from the sun and look super stylish is to accessorise with a killer pair of sunglasses. Sometimes it can be pretty hard to find the perfect pair, but the awesome folks at Vision Direct have so many to choose from (think Celine, Saint Laurent, Max Mara and Ksubi), settling on only one pair can be a bit of a challenge. They were kind enough to send me this amazing pair from Saint Laurant, and I know I will be wearing them all summer!

Saint Laurent ‘Bold 2′ in Brown c/o Vision Direct // Christopher Kane Jacket and Dress
Collaborations, Outfits

Uber

February 18, 2015

Having just come back from an overseas and interstate trip, I found myself needing spending a lot of time in cab. Backwards and forwards from and to airports, after work functions and hotels. Travel can be very exhausting, but thankfully Uber makes catching a cab super easy whether it be overseas – or now – in Australia.

All from Uber’s smartphone app (for iOS, Android and Windows Phone), you can request a cab and track its location. There’s also the option to message your friendly driver to let him know where you want to get picked up from! Once you’ve arrived at your destination – no need to worry about having the right cash on you (which I found especially useful in Dublin), because the fare will be charged to your payment method of choice via the app.

Hope you’ll find Uber as wonderful to use as I do!

Events

Sushi Planet Launch Party

January 26, 2015

It’s no secret that sushi is one of my most favourite foods ever. In my eyes, heaven would pretty much equate to clouds made from nigiri and rivers of sake. I could eat it everyday and never get tired of it.

I’m therefore extremely excited about the opening of Sushi Planet, Adelaide’s newest sushi bar. Complete with a sleek online ordering and delivery service (very convenient for those of us who work in the city or live in nearby suburbs), highly adorable ‘nigiri’ Fiat 500s and some of the freshest and most well balanced sushi I’ve tried, Sushi Planet is sure to become a hit.

Located on West Terrace and open seven days a week, Sushi Planet combines Australian renowned fresh produce with stunning contemporary design, to offer an unforgettable dining and delivery experience like no other.

 

 

Sushi Planet, www.sushiplanet.com.au
60 West Tce, Adelaide, 5000
Collaborations, Outfits

Celebrating Australia Day in Style

January 23, 2015

Australia Day is one of the most iconic days in the calendar for many Australians. For me, its extra special because it’s the anniversary of when I moved to Australia from New Zealand and became an Australian.

Even though relaxation is key, it’s super easy to be stylish and comfortable. I teamed up with River Island and put together a few effortless outfits that I think would be great for chilling out with friends on a balmy summer’s day, listening to Triple J’s top 100 and having a tasty BBQ treat well after the sun has set.

All of these pieces are available from River Island’s Australian online store:

Women’s Outfit: White Wrap Top, Black and White Stripe Midi Skirt, Black Zip Ankle Boots, Khaki  Sunglasses, Gold Open Necklace

Men’s Outfit: Striped T-Shirt, Khaki Bomber Jacket, Dark Wash Slouch Jeans, Dark Brown Suede Military Boots, Brown Retro Sunglasses

Events

Is it Love or Madness?

November 10, 2014

I have been a big fan of Adelaide label Couture + Love + Madness since first seeing designer, Cristina Tridente’s collection at the 2013 Adelaide Fashion Festival.

The attraction of C+L+M pieces lie in their unique cuts, exquisite fabrics and bespoke fit. Cristina’s AW14 collection entitled ‘Silk Road’ is no different, with gem-like pieces that glow with life regardless of the wearer.

I was very fortunate to be invited to C+L+M’s very first runway show, which was held in a warehouse off Wyatt street, brimming with character. While every piece was beautiful, my personal favourite was a gold and blue dress with a gold mesh overlay (photo three, left hand side).

 

Beauty, Collaborations

So Lucious

November 5, 2014

It’s no secret that travel is something that has defined my life. I pretty much grew up traveling around the world with my parents on various business trips, to visit relatives and to explore new countries and alternate ways of life. I’m also no stranger to more permanent ‘adventures’, having lived in three different countries in my childhood, and a number of different towns and cities within each country.

Now, as an adult (can I call myself an adult yet?) I find myself traveling more and more, particularly for work. As a seasoned adventurer, there is nothing I find more valuable than comfort and hygiene, especially in travel friendly sizes which are easy to stash in a pocket or handbag.

My friends at Lush were kind enough to send me some such goodies, which have been invaluable on recent trips (as well as sleepovers). I’ve always been a big fan of their Dream Cream, which is very hydrating but not greasy (very important!) and also their shampoo bars (I have the Ultrashine Bar) which smell amazing and are easy to store.

Also of note are the Chou Chou Toothy Tabs, a clever alternative to keeping teeth clean (am I the only one who’s toothpaste always decides to explode everywhere in my bag?), the Ultrabalm and Honey Trap lip balms (much soothing, so soft) and the Popcorn lip scrub and Sun body scent (which both smell like heaven).

Lush also recently re-launched their brand with new in-store and online experience – full of irresistible products handmade from ethically sourced ingredients. Walking past their store on Rundle Mall can be very dangerous for one’s bank account… do so at your own risk!

Popcorn Lip Scrub // Chou Chou Toothy Tabs // Dream Cream // Ultrashine Shampoo Bar // Ultrabalm // Honey Trap 
Miu Miu Wallet // Glasshouse ‘Kakadu’ travel sized candle // souvenirs from Japan // Popcorn Lip Scrub // Amber earrings by Pike // Mimco bracelet // Honey Trap // Sun
Chou Chou Toothy Tabs // Dream Cream // Ultrashine Shampoo Bar // Diamond and Sapphire ring, handed down from Grandma to me // Akoya pearl earring by Sophie Bille Brahe // Ultrabalm // Freshwater pearl sunglasses by Chanel
Popcorn Lip Scrub // Chou Chou Toothy Tabs // Dream Cream // Ultrashine Shampoo Bar // Ultrabalm // Honey Trap

 

Outfits

Manhattan

October 27, 2014

It’s no secret that celebrity chef Sean Connolly has in the last few weeks opened up his newest restaurant, Sean’s Kitchen in the casino. Before heading off to the Finesse Lingerie Show as part of the Adelaide Fashion Festival, a bunch of friends and I decided to check it out.

The restaurant is very beautiful; reminiscent of mid century New York with a menu to match. If you’ve been watching too much Mad Men (like I have), Sean’s Kitchen can fix you up that Old Fashioned along with a Chicken Kiev and side serve of Mac and Cheese. I promise, you’ll leave counting down the days till you go back.

There aren’t too many times per year when one can completely dress up. The Adelaide Fashion Festival opens up a number of opportunities, so for this event I channeled a bit of old school opulence with a touch of futurism.

This by johnny dress (from Niki Belle) is my new favourite go to piece for all evening occasions. It’s flattering, comfortable and a lot of fun!

Dress by johnny (via Niki Belle) // Jacket vintage maribou // Necklace custom golden south sea pearlPhotography by Tsega Assefa