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Hawkeye Vintage

May 29, 2018
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My love for vintage dates back to my teens, I used to rummage through my mother’s second wardrobe and special trunk, where she kept all her vintage clothing – some dating back to the late 70s. I loved that every piece she kept had a story or memory and that these pieces stood the test of time and were easily adaptable and wearable in a modern wardrobe. My mother taught me from a very young age to appreciate good quality…

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Everlane #DamnGoodDenim

November 15, 2017
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Everlane has been my go-to for quality basics for years now, and needless to say, the permanent shipping to Australia is one of my highlights for 2017 – sad, I know but hear me out! If you’re not familiar with Everlane they are a San Francisco based sustainable and ethical apparel company creating modern essentials, their ethos is simple: exceptional quality, ethical factories, and radical transparency. They operate on the basis that the products they create are not at the…

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#NoFreePhotos Campaign

September 26, 2017
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It seems fitting that nearly a year after Vogue Creative Digital Director Sally Singer wrote that article, criticizing fashion’s darlings – Bloggers, that a new state of play has emerged amidst Milan Fashion Week. This time around it is those that have aided fashion’s social elite gain visibility, popularity and provided consistent coverage, that have turned on their prime subjects, as an attempt to get their fair share of this very lucrative pie. You may have noticed that a handful of…

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Five Minutes with Fashion Illustrator Jen and Jennifer

July 19, 2017
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For all its faults and frustrations, Instagram is truly a magical place. Over the last few years, I have had the opportunity to meet, connect and become “Insta friends” with so many interesting, talented and like-minded people from around the world, that perhaps I would never have been able to come to know without this visual and social portal that we all love so much. Artist and Fahsion Illustrator Jennifer Darr from Jen and Jennifer is one of those people…

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The Art of Shirting

July 12, 2017
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The humble white shirt is a staple in most wardrobes providing a polished yet effortless look. From an unbuttoned silk shirt tucked into a pair of high-waisted jeans to a poplin shirt worn under a dress, the shirt’s minimal design means that it always finds a place in my daily uniform. And this season – luckily for me – is all about the art of shirting, the classic shirt has been reworked and given edge, from deconstructed necklines to extra…

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Aquazzura For De Gournay

May 17, 2017
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When I heard luxury shoe designer Aquazzura was collaborating with interior brand De Gournay for an exclusive capsule collection for Matches, I knew it was going to be a match made in heaven – excuse the pun! The five-piece capsule collection perfectly fuses Aquazzura‘s fun and flirty designs with De Gournay‘s renowned hand-painted fabrics. A selection of dreamy mules, pumps and flats feature a charming vintage pink tropical scene adorned with toucans, butterflies and then skillfully decorated with embroidery and…

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Think Pink

May 11, 2017
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It all started in 2016 when Pantone named Rose Quartz colour of the year, the soft blush shade made its way into every Instagram feed, shopping bags and book covers, with brands like Acne, Pop & Suki, Glossier and Mansur Gavriel making it their trademark colour. The resurgence of the dreamy hue, named Millennial Pink or Tumblr Pink ranges from blush to salmon and is not only generally appealing to the eye, it also raises an element of nostalgia. While the colour used to define gender and be associated…

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