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Fashion, Inspiration


May 22, 2015


Winter is officially here and with it arrives all of my favourite things; hats, coats, layers, chunky knits, hats, boots, flares, sequins, fur and more hats. Having just cleaned out my wardrobe in preparation for a market stall on the weekend, I am in need of a little sartorial inspo. My style moodboard tends to never stray too far from this, but it’s safe to say this season I am aiming to stock up on amazing silhouettes, lots of quality knits and plenty of black, white and metallic.










Inspiration, Style Crushing


January 14, 2015


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Make-up is one of the first things I notice about a person. I guess, just like your outfit, it can speak volumes about who you are. So when the team at Dr.Lewinn’s asked me about personal discovery, I thought this would be the perfect thing!

For the longest time, my beauty look has been pretty unchanged – long hair, long fringe, exaggerated cat-eye eyeliner and the occasional pop colour lip…



I think it’s probably the association with rock and roll, the 60s and 70s and the timelessness of this look that I love so much. When I think of teased hair and smoky eyes, I instantly think sequins, leather and lace, late nights and loud music. I think of everyone from Brigitte Bardot and Anna Karina to Kate Moss, Alexa Chung and Sienna Miller. All ultra glam goddesses with that little bit – or lot of – edge.

It was definitely when I was growing up and flicking through the pages of magazines and watching old movies that I saw these style icons and instantly knew that was who I wanted to channel.

Though I’ve worn this look (and not with nearly the same amount of glamour nor edge) since I can remember, over time I have definitely worked on finessing the application! (And I cringe when I look at photos of 15-year-old panda-eyed me).

It’s probably only since I have gotten older that I’ve realised the importance of a) purchasing quality products over quantity, and b) looking after yourself. Good skin is literally the foundation to a good beauty regime. Now I always take the time to cleanse, moisturise, sunscreen and prime, before I even apply the first lick of makeup.



Before bed it’s a similar routine. I ensure all of the day’s makeup and grime is removed and a night eye cream, night moisturiser and serum are all applied. After all, it’s during the night that your skin rejuvenates cells the most. Plus, I want to be one of those ridiculous women who have amazing skin, even at 90.

When people see a beautiful woman, what is one of the most common things they will comment on? “Oh, she just glowed!”

I may not be glowing just yet, but when you have the right base, all you need is a touch of foundation, a dab of highlighter and a flick of liquid eyeliner and you have yourself one pretty impactful look. Oh, and looking like Alexa Chung doesn’t hurt.


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Fashion, Inspiration, Style Crushing


November 30, 2014

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!




January 23, 2014

{Images via Pinterest, WeHeartIt & Tumblr}

I know I only recently managed to jet off to Thailand for a week, but I’m already dreaming of my next great escape. So many places to see, feel and experience and so little time! Does anyone else look at pictures like these and feel their heart race? Sometimes I wonder if I’ll ever be 100% fulfilled, but I guess that’s what pushes people to always strive for more. A good quality, I think.

Take me there.

Fashion, Inspiration


January 10, 2014

{Images via They All Hate Us, Heart & Bleecker & Tumblr}

Typical. As the weather heats up here, my attention has naturally shifted to dressing for winter. Currently obsessing over pastel and blush shades of pink. They’re the perfect – and I hate using this word – “feminine” accent for girls who like to dress in a lot of black, grey and white. Is that first outfit not the most perfect? I want that coat bad. Also, besides white, this is my favourite colour for flowers. Pfft.. when did I get so girly?