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Zimmermann The Marley Collection

Zimmermann RTW Maples Collection

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Those of you who follow me on Instagram would have seen that I’ve had a busy couple of months. And although I’ve never been one to complain about the trials and tribulations of working in such a fast paced industry, there’s no denying that certain parts of my life have been neglected as of late; This blog included.

At the same time, I’ve been feeling enormously grateful. I have recently had the opportunity to visit some incredible places. Work with an incredible team both in New York, Paris and at home. As well as meet some beautiful people along the way. All of which has made the jet-lag, sleepless nights and an additional five or so kilos well worth every moment.

For the past few days I have tried to grab every rare and spare minute I could find to try and create some exciting travel and fashion content for this blog from my recent overseas trips. Yet I’ve still been too distracted to finish any of them. In fact there are some draft posts which I have been meaning to publish since the beginning of this year (like my LA and NYC travel diaries). Hopefully I will be sharing some of these in the very near future.

In the mean time I’ll leave you with the unbelievably beautiful Zimmermann RTW Maples Collection. Which perfectly combines deconstructed lace, fluid floral prints, pleated paneling, shearling, leather and luxe enamel earrings to create every girls dream winter wardrobe. Mine included!

My favourite pieces from the collection; The Maples Embroidered Robe Coat (if only I had a spare $3000) . The Riot Jacket . Boudiour Mini Dress in black lace. Supportive Dress in black lace. Smock Dress in black . Flounce Camisole in black silk and the Supportive Skirt in black lace. To view the entire Zimmermann RTW Maples Collection and buy some effortless and ethereal pieces for yourself, visit their website here.

Photos are not my own. Source Zimmermann.

love | cami nyc

when New York City designer Samantha found her search for the perfect silk camisole coming up short, she decided to create her own. Cue cult label Cami NYC, launching earlier this year. Designed to style countless ways and transcend the seasons, her signature designs are beloved by fashion bloggers, magazine editors, celebrities and international style-setters alike. Who doesnt need the perfect injection of a classic camisole to complete any wardrobe. i caught up with Samantha while i was in new york and as someone who owns at least 50 black camisoles I couldn’t wait to have a sneak preview of her new collection and find out what she sees for the future of her brand…

How did you come to starting your label, Cami NYC ?
While working in multiple previous jobs in the fashion industry, I always needed that great staple item that could be transformed from day to night. I started looking around for a cami that was reminiscent of lingerie, yet classic enough that it could be worn to work with a blazer and then after work without the blazer. After an unsuccessful hunt for that basic staple – I realized that there was this niche missing in the market place.

What process did you go through in designing your cami collection ?
I first went to a local manufacturer and designed my own cami. I made one style in a range of colors. I started getting approached on the street, at restaurants, at bars – literally every time I wore them. I would get asked where I found the Cami and if I could direct them in the right direction towards it. I decided to launch 5 styles online closely after that.

Who are your pieces designed for ?
Everyone. There is no age group or “type” of girl that defines Cami NYC. The fun thing about Cami is that its your blank canvas and your ultimate accessory. The point is to incorporate your unique style and elements already existing in your wardrobe to show your personality and who you are as an individual.

What outfit and accessories do you see styled with your camisoles ?
Personally, on the week days I style my Camis underneath a blazer, tucked into leather pants or a pencil skirt with big and bold accessories like J Crew necklaces, Balenciaga or Celine bags, and a great pair of high heels. For the weekend, Im styling my camisole with boyfriend jeans, flats and a leather jacket.

What did you find was the most challenging aspects of creating and designing the label ?
I face challenges every day. How you choose to solve those challenges is the challenging part.

How would you describe your own style ?
My style changes through out the day and how I am feeling at the moment. I love trying different looks and seeing what works best for different occasions.

A silk camisole is such a staple piece in every girls wardrobe. What are the staple pieces in your closet ?
My black classic Christian Louboutin pumps, Balenciaga Moto Bag, and my All Saints Leather Jacket.

What is your favourite fashion purchase ever made ?
Do I have to pick just one ?

Do you aspire to extend the collection ?
Yes. There will be much more to come from Cami NYC!

To view the entire cami nyc collection and purchase the perfect silk camisole visit their website – here


photos are not my own | source cami nyc website and instagram. tumblr .

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Sass And Bide NYC #2

I can not begin to tell you how excited i was that i would be able to visit the brand new Sass And Bide NYC store the very day it opened… The store itself is gorgeous, dominated by a huge, tree-like structure, painted completely white creating a sense of modern day grandeur. Apart from the tree and clothing rails, the store is almost completely bare with a gallery like feeling – white on white, clean and pure.

One of my favourite features of the store was that while trying on clothing in the fitting rooms i stood directly under the sky lights; The rain looked as though it might pour down on me. I imagine in the summer time this will be a beautiful and bright feature which the sass and bide team were trying to achieve drawing on the natural world and bringing it to life in a modern way for their nyc store. I took a few grainy pictures on my phone and have place them below as you would see the if you walked through the store yourself. Enjoy…

As for any new additions to my closet, i have to admit i was slightly disappointed that all the gorgeous pieces from the Sass And Bide new york fashion week show weren’t available to purchase for the launch. I also thought there would be more US exclusive pieces available.

There were only a handful of  tees, another handful of reincarnated, slightly adjusted pieces from Australia’s previous season collection. I did definitely still managed to find some very cool new pieces to fall in love with and take home with me. Just not as many as i thought i would… As for the service, the girls are gorgeous, beautifully dressed and as sweet as any New York City Magnolia Bakery cupcake.

Visit the Sass And Bide Soho Store at 480 Broome Street, NYC.

Not all photos are my own. Source Sass And Bide.