It’s been over ten years since I first stepped foot into a Sass And Bide store. I had just moved to Sydney from Perth and had walked down to the Oxford Street store from my new place in Paddington in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. I was going out that Saturday night and needed the perfect party dress. So, I decided to spend almost an entire months rent on one little black dress. At the time it felt completely outrageous, but that dress still hangs in my closet today and I’ve always considered it a bit of an investment.
From that day forward Sass And Bide was a label I could always rely on. Which is why I was upset when founders, Heidi Middleton and Sarah-Jane Clarke stepped down a few years ago. It wasn’t long until the label seemed to loose its sense of direction and that sparkle it was so well know for. It’s been a few years now since I’ve shopped at Sass And Bide. Feeling the label had moved in a direction which wasn’t quite right for me. However, the new resort collection, Palais Grand (featured above), is most definitely a beautiful surprise.
Both dramatic and feminine, the collection is loosely inspired by The Grand Palais in Paris. Featuring long line dresses, metallic silk slips and luxe over-sized separates worn with sneakers. Each item is adorned with intricate embellishments and exclusive hand drawn prints, which has long been a point of reference for the label. This is not a collection which will fade into the background. My only compliant. There isn’t nearly enough black!
The pieces worth a closer look ; The Time To Chime Silk Tank in the graphology print. Treasure Chest Silk Maxi Dress in the graphology print and Rainy Day Dreaming Loose Fitting Dress in the ornament floral print. The Castle Of Clouds Scarf is also very beautiful, worn back with the Maxi dress featured above. To view the entire new Sass And Bide Palais Grand collection and find a beautiful new piece for yourself visit their website by here. Or if you’re in Sydney stop by their incredible new flagship store at Westfield in the Sydney CBD.
Photos are not my own. Source Sass And Bide.
Pretty accessories for the racing carnival ahead for those who haven’t already found their perfect look already. Best of all, everything is click to buy with overnight ( if not 3 hour ) shipping. You will have to excuse my current obsession with all things Amber Sceats. I just love all of their headpieces…
From left to right :
Equip Sarita Wound Leaves with Net Comb . Morgan And Taylor Jessica Fascinator from THE ICONIC . Amber Sceats Daisy Tiara . Amber Sceats Crystal Flower Headband . Amber Sceats Spike Comb . Amber Sceats Galaxy Ear Cuff in Silver . Seed Femme Cracked Metallic Clutch in Silver . Seed Femme Perforated Clutch and the Sass And Bide Sunday Best Clutch.
Photos are not my own. Source as credited above.
three of something enlightenment top . sass and bide straight jeans . zu iceland heels . topshop studded clutch .
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Forgo the traditional bucket hat, green-and-gold zinc and southern cross tattoos and start scrubbing up on your local label knowledge. There is certainly no better time to support the Australian fashion and retail industry then when celebrating Australia Day and this gorgeous nation in which we live… find within this post some of my favourite new season pieces from local labels to inspire your own outfit for this Sunday…
picture one – cameo the label hybrid tropical print dress . sass and bide sunglasses . cameo the label spellbound camisole . cameo the label gerome skirt . sol sana sandals from the iconic . sol sana sandals from the iconic .
picture two – camilla jodhpur yoke detail sleeveless maxi dress . camilla condor sleeveless singlet top with sheer back . camilla shorts . seed heritage tyler leather leopard sandals . lack of color montana midnight muse hat .
picture three – tigerlily cario mu mu dress from the iconic . tigerlily grasse floral kimono from the iconic . tigerlily zoe tee from the iconic . tigerlily oriental paisley shorts from the iconic . sass and bide sunglasses . seed heritage tyler leather sandal .
picture four – sass and bide arm yourself dress . sass and bide the crackling relaxed fit singlet . sass and bide sunglasses . sass and bide life kiss ! shopper bag . oneteaspoon denim shorts . milk and co sunscreen 30+ . country road georgia sandals .
New years eve is the one time of year to bring some drama to your outfit. my suggestions – Take Cameos’ vivid florals, shona joys watercolour surf inspired pieces or Steeles’s modern twist on embellished cocktail wear. Stay on-trend in a strapless bustier dress from mlm or wear something classic, the perfect little black dress by Viktoria And Woods. Add sparkle and shine to your outfit by picking special accessories and keep your shoes simple and most importantly, comfortable. No one wants to see you celebrating the new year with bare feet and your shoes in your hand… Unless you’re by the beach.
First image above ; Viktoria And Woods Lyric Cross Back Dress . Rocket and Tess Jewellery – earrings and ring. chloe fragrance from david jones . confetti pop from paper damour . Sass And Bide 6th avenue embellished clutch . Betts ah-ha heels .
Above ; Cmeo Collective Winter Wind Botanical Print top and pant . Mimco mini jewel stud earring . ryan stoner rose gold and swarovski bracelet . viktor and rolf flower bomb fragrance from david jones . sass and bide the interlude leather clutch . peep toe miss cherrie heels .
MLM nightshade dress . Ryan Stoner Silver Ear Cuff . calvin klein downtown fragrance from david jones . olly & rose diamond bracelet from Becker Minty . Alexander Wang clutch . alias mae daria heels.
Steele carmita singlet and tierra skirt . vera xane distant sun headband . karen walker heart shaped ring from the iconic . marc jacobs daisy fragrance from david jones . proenza ps11 mini classic mirror . betts parker heels .
Shona Joy cosmic palm cocktail dress . Hoorah Hooray clip on earrings . Karen Walker charm bracelet from the iconic . ginger and smart shape shifter zipper clutch . DKNY fresh blossom fragrance from David Jones . Zu shoes tatiana heels.
Photos are not my own. Source as stated above.