September 12, 2014
Shoes: Steve Madden
Watch: Larsson & Jennings
Bracelets: Jenny Bird
Clutch: & Other Stories (love this one)
This was one of those nights where you really look at life and think, things are pretty damn good. We celebrated our four-year anniversary on the evening we shot these images, on our way to dinner when we passed this gorgeous marble piazza that stopped us for a good 15 minutes. We snapped away, laughing and looking like complete dorks as we tried to get the self-timer to work.
It’s funny how an anniversary makes you think about the time you’ve shared together. We met each other in university, just kids, fairly naive, and still unsure of so many things. Now we are halfway across the world from where we started and still going strong. He has had a big impact on so many different aspects of my life, always supporting me, teaching me, and pushing me to be my best. I’m forever grateful and can’t wait to see where we go from here.
September 11, 2014
Jacket: Ioana Ciolacu
Finally a bit of a transition outfit into my fall wardrobe. I love mixing in light jackets during this time of year to complete an outfit both outside and in.
Studying fashion in university gives you a certain appreciation for the commitment that goes into every single piece of a designer’s collection. You recognize the creative and physical energy spent in creating each garment, which is why I’m always so proud to wear a piece from a new designer. They always create these unique pieces that haven’t been recycled season after season, so it’s refreshing to wear their work. It feels like you are representing a piece of them, who they are, what they love, and what they want to be.
I was thrilled to style this jacket by Ioana Ciolacu, who was the winner of the Designer for Tommorow Award in 2013 chosen by Stella McCartney alongside a reputable jury panel. DFT was created by Peek & Cloppenburg with the aim of its online shop, Fashion ID, to provide young talent with a platform for their ideas and designs. Ioana mixes a sports-inspired feel with a touch of luxury into this collection. The quality fabric and overall fit are highlights for me, which is exactly why buying quality is always better.
September 10, 2014
One of the reasons I love my job is because it brings me to some incredible places I probably wouldn’t find myself if I didn’t have Not Your Standard as a platform to share my experiences. I’m thankful I can attend events not just within the fashion world, but also across other lifestyle industries – when it lands me in the kitchen, all the better.
I was thrilled to be invited to the Samsung Premium Lounge last week here at IFA in Berlin. My passion for cooking is sometimes subject to the limitations of my comparatively average apartment kitchen, so having a chance to whisk around Samsung’s mesmerizingly modern kitchen setup was a dream. Being privy to observe four Michelin-starred chefs cook up a few signature dishes on Samsung’s new, truly innovative Home Appliances range was incredibly inspiring and, if I’m being honest, induced a little jealousy as well.
We were spoiled from start to finish and had the pleasure of eating some of the most delicious food I’ve ever tasted, each dish balanced perfectly with the next in stunning presentation. Admiring the synergy between master chef and machine gave magic in the kitchen quite a literal meaning and I’m already counting down the days until I can check into Samsung’s Club des Chefs again.
September 9, 2014
I usually favour clean white, ivory or blush pink roses for around our home, but something about the start of a new month got me in the mood to try something new. I biked down to my favourite floral shop in the city, Bloomy Days, and dared to pick out some long stem greenery, carnations, babies breath and bold pink flowers. I really had no idea what I was going to make out of these four very different florals, but somehow when I got home it all kind of came together. My conclusion: long stem flowers + really high ceilings do wonders for a room. A pop of colour did my monochromatic decor some good and babies breath are easy, long-lasting flowers that makes a great filler. I love them all but I did have to do a white rose pick-up mid-week… some habits can’t be broken.
September 8, 2014
Sunglasses: Elizabeth & James
Bracelet: Jenny Bird
Watch: Larsson & Jennings
Crop top perfection: check. I instantly became obsessed with the cut and print of this top, and though I’m usually not huge fan of prints in my wardrobe, there was was something about this one that I needed to have. I dressed it down with my denim shorts on this blistering summer day (that I’ve worn 100x), but I’m also looking forward to pairing it with a high-waisted black pencil skirt for a night out. As much as I can feel summer slipping away, I’m looking forward to transitioning some of these amazing summer pieces into my fall wardrobe.