#BOMSTYLE

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Calling in all favours! I’m super excited to be a finalist in Bank of Melbourne’s amazing #BoMStyle competition in collaboration with the incredible Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition at NGV.

With a $5000 shopping spree up for grabs, it’s safe to say that my lovely Jacqui and I would really love to win. We spent all afternoon collecting fresh flowers and leaves and then hauled them to the shopping centre to decorate this bench for our photo. It’s now down to a public vote, so please take a few moments to click this link here and “heart” my photo. We’ll be ever so grateful! Much love.

THE GOLDEN AGE.

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Sometimes I think I want to grow my fringe out. Then I look at all of the images I have saved on my hard drive of the women, style and eras that inspire me and I think, “Shut the fuck up Sam. What are you even talking about?”

This post is an absolute mixed bag, but lately I have been feeling like I’ve been sucked up into the shininess of the high street and chain stores and contemporary labels (nothing wrong with any of the above, by the way) so I needed to get a dose of the inspiration that really grabs me by the heart strings. We’ve got some classic Pattie Boyd, Francoise Hardy, Jean Shrimpton, Penelope Tree, Anita Pallenberg, etc, in this post and a whole heap of 60s and 70s rock and roll glamour that I love, oh so very, very much. Enjoy!

WELCOME TO ELLERYLAND.

I’ve always had a strange relationship with fashion films, most of them make me go ‘blah’. But this new one from the team at i-D had me hooked until the end. Great editing, great narrative, great fun. I also really want Kym’s wardrobe or at least a wardrobe full of ELLERY.

DFO SHOPPER OF THE YEAR.

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{Pants - Veronica Maine at Cue; Shirt - Cotton On; Clogs - Windsor Smith; Hat - Forever New; Clutch - Kate Hill; Necklace & Rings: Equip; Photos by Jacqui Tzaras}

So if you had $200 and only 45 minutes, what outfit would you style? This is exactly what DFO’s Shopper of the Year competition is all about. I entered on a whim and made it to the semi-finals where we were all let loose to run around the mall like a bunch of crazy people, literally pulling on items and clothes and sprinting from store to store, before reporting back to be judged by some of the team at Bauer mags.

This is what I managed to pull together in the 45 minutes we were given – time, which may I add, absolutely flew by. I was pretty stoked to find these incredible wide-leg pants at Cue, the last pair, which miraculously happened to be my size. I didn’t really have a plan or trend in mind, but somehow ended up looking like I might just step off the stage and onto my yacht. A sunny clutch finished this transeasonal look, plus some yellow gold accessories.

I may not have won, but I sure did have fun thinking on my feet and seeing what the other contestants pulled together. One point was definitely proven and that is you can actually find an entire outfit head-to-toe and still have some coin left in the bank. Win!

WINTER WISHLISTING.

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{Hat - Lack of Color; Sunglasses - Karen Walker; Skirt - Josh Goot; Hand balm - Aesop; Choker - Calvin Klein; Knit - Banjo & Matilda; Boots - Senso; Top - Ellery; Bag - Proenza Schouler; Watch - Michael Kors}

Now that the freezing cold has well and truly set in here in Melbourne, I’m finding getting out of bed in the mornings incredibly difficult. It’s just no fun to drive to work in the dark and arrive home at night in the dark. If it wasn’t for cat snuggles, electric blankets and copious amounts of tea and red wine, I’d really be loathing these wintery months.

One other thing that always gets me through though is beautiful winter fashion. Contrasting monochromes, soft fluffy layers toughened up with leather and hardware, structured silhouettes teamed with statement accessories and plenty of heavy metal, ooh it has me swooning.

Here are just a few of the many, many delicious offerings at David Jones right now that I would not mind having in my wardrobe. It would definitely make that early morning start a little bit easier knowing I had these items to wear!