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REJUVENATION

Last weekend, a couple of girlfriends and myself indulged ourselves in a complete girls day & night.

Starting with massages and facials at Cocoon, followed by lunch at Fine & Fettle then a stay at the Playford and beyond delicious dinner at La Rambla, it was just what we all needed!

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As this occasion was coming up I was contemplating what ‘look’ to go for, as I have recently changed my hair, I wanted something a bit different and that would compliment my hair of course!

Of course everything is last minute, and I didn’t decide on what I was going to wear until the night of, with two recently purchased options!

The outfit I went for was bought from Love Affair and was a TWIIN gingham inspired jumpsuit that was SOO comfortable.  I’m always a big black & white fan but this was something I wouldn’t normally choose, given the leg length and strapless isn’t always my favourite choice.  However I was in love! It was the perfect outfit for eating out and dancing!

I teamed this with nude wedges because a) they go with everything and b) are comfortable, which is incredibly important for a girls night out (you don’t want to be the one that goes home early due to sore feet!).

I teamed my look with simple rose gold jewellery, a subtle smoky eye, nude lips to compliment my nude wedges and my favourite Michael Kors bag!

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It was such a fun night, filled with many laughs and fancy cocktails!

My advice: grab your girlfriends and go treat yourself!

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90th ACADEMY AWARDS

On the 5th March 2018, the Academy Awards turned 90.  An historic event in time, with a focus on the past and the accomplishments we as a society have achieved, and the future – highlighting the important discussion of ‘Times Up’, gender equality, equality for all and the acceptance of imperfections and individuality.

What radiated a sense of community and love, the Academy’s hosted by Jimmy Kimmel was a timeless affair, with timeless fashion.

It’s my favourite time of the year for fashion, it gives the actors and actresses a chance to show off their personality with flare and pure glamour.

There were many desirable looks to choose from, however I have captured a few of my personal favourites.

Margot Robbie

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Being a fellow Aussie girl, I am always looking to see her next ‘look’, always looking effortlessly chic topped with a glow, Margot exuded class in this Chanel number.

Emma Stone

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I am a massive Emma Stone fan, and she never disappoints, I am in love with her Louis Vuitton pant-suit choice with the touch of red and pink!

Timothée Chalamet 

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A bold fashion choice from Timothee, a white-on white Berlutti suit which captures his youth, yet sophistication which best represents his acting style

Gal Gadot

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Gal Gadot looking every bit of wonder in this Givenchy gown, sparkling from the inside out, Gal oozes confidence and strength in this eye-catching number.

Meryl Streep

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Meryl Streep is never one to disappoint, an all-round Academy winner in Christian Dior.

Lupita Nyong’o
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Another Superwoman look, Lupita in Atelier Versace is not one to mess with.

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(photo credit: VOGUE)

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ALL THAT GLITTERS

28312396_10156128799617118_1584108701_oI was in Sydney on the weekend, to celebrate a couple of good friends birthdays.

It was an absolute amazing weekend, full of good food and good company. On the Saturday night we headed to The Argyle, located in the Rocks. As it was going to be a glam night out, I opted for something glittery.

I have been very drawn to ‘all things glittery’ this year, it’s quickly becoming my 2018 theme. I found this fun T-shirt style dress on Pretty Little Thing, which was also very comfortable, as there was lots of dancing with my girls.

I was espcially drawn to all the detail in the dress, it gave of a bit of a seveties vibe with the large sequins which also seemed to resemble the Sydney skyline at night.

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I love a t-shirt dress, because most of the time they can be used for a fun casual look and then dressed up easily with a pair of heels and statement earings.

A weekend getaway is always a good excuse for a new outfit, I feel you can be a bit bolder with your choices as well when you are away from home, it’s always good to get out of your comfort zone!

I also did a VLOG whilst in Sydney which I will be posting this month, which covers the topic of fashion and travelling, and how to pack smartly! I also show a glimpse of this outfit!

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Stay tuned for many more glittery looks this year!

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PARIS – MONTMARTRE

It was your typical spring/summer day in Paris, with sunshine in the sky and clouds on the horizon, we decided to head up to the famous Montmartre for a true Parisian experience.

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We stopped for a bite to eat as artists of all ages worked their magic around us, it was like a classic French black and white movie.

We spent time after, wandering around admiring the work of the French artistes and of course made a few purchases – how could I resist?

One thing I was super excited about, being in Paris was the fashion – I felt I had a platform to put together outfits I normally wouldn’t wear in my day-to-day life.

I donned a pink on pink ensemble, a mink pink crop skivvy, pink flares from Zara and my newly purchased pink kitten heels from Galeries Lafayette and my pink forever new backpack to complete my look!

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I planned a lot of my outfits ahead of my trip, however this particular outfit came to me unpacking my suitcase in our Paris apartment – double colouring is always a risk, but it’s the risks you don’t take that you regret.

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For me, I felt like I slipped right in and as it started to rain, the scene was perfectly set.

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5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

It’s hard to believe Fateful Fashion started 5 years ago. Boy oh boy have things changed, I would have never guessed life would bring me to where I am today.   At 19, I thought I had it all figured out, I had my plan and nothing was going to stop me.

I had set backs, then some more, then a few more, but I never stopped dreaming.

At 24 going on 25, I still don’t have it figured out, and I’m guessing no-one really does! I love the quote ‘some of the best days of our lives haven’t happened yet’, that excites me!

When you feel like you have no clue what is going on and it scares the hell out of you, just know there is always a rainbow at the end of that storm, and that is what we should all aim for – whilst dancing in the rain!

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I remember when Fateful Fashion first started and we got the rights to cover all Mercedes Benz Fashion Weeks online – worldwide! I was in awe, little did I know that I would go on to attend Mercedes Benz Melbourne Fashion Week numerous times, even sitting front row!  That I would work for Adelaide Fashion Festival and attend the shows, including witnessing Paolo Sebastian’s first ever runway which was INSANE! To actually attending New York Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week, my teenage dreams came to life!

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I’ve seen our blog reach countries I never knew existed, collaborated with bloggers all over the world and Interviewed some of the greatest in fashion!  Including Bonobos, Ruthie Davies and of course Paolo Sebastian.   Not only did I get to play dress ups in Paolo Sebastian couture gowns, Paul supplied an illustration that became a collaboration T-shirt where proceeds were donated to the Leukaemia Foundation.

Fateful Fashion has also appeared in numerous magazines, including a feature story in LITA magazine.

I met the designer of the PFW Haute Couture A/W 2017 – Alexis Mabille in Paris last year, and got to hear first-hand his inspirations for his designs and the process involved.

Fateful Fashion has also travelled to Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, London, Ireland, Paris and Singapore, as well as numerous trips to Queensland, Melbourne and Sydney.

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With over 1000 likes on Facebook and over 3000 on Instagram, it is growing bigger than I could have ever envisioned and has motivated me to really push myself this year to see how far it can go and what I can achieve.

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I want to dedicate this post to EVERYONE who has supported not only me, but Fateful Fashion, of course a HUGE thank you to Alexis, who without her, this ‘dream’ would never have happened, and of course my Mum, for the face behind the camera and the words of encouragement every time I face doubt, and my dad for all the business advice, who helped turn dreams into reality.

There are many many more individuals to thank, so this is to you all, and to all the dreamers!

Here’s to the next great 5 years!

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BEACH HOPPER

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Happy New Year everyone!

I’m excited to share with you my very first blog post for 2018! How is it the end of January already?!

As some of you may be aware, Adelaide is experiencing a bit of a heat-wave, which created the perfect excuse to go to the beach!

On Saturday, my friend and I ventured down to Seacliff beach for some much needed relaxation and rejuvenation, and what better place to reset then at the beach.

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I’m mostly a river girl, so when I go to the beach – it’s exciting because I can get more use out of my ‘nicer’ bathers that I know won’t get ruined by murky water or chlorine.

For this occasion, I teamed my Seafolly black & white Chevron one piece with a matching tote and black & white patterned round towel.

I have naturally very fair skin, so a one piece (albeit trendy) is also a sensible choice for myself.  However this particular suit gives off unfortunate tan lines – but hey, small price to pay for fashion!

The water was crystal clear, slightly cool which became a needed relief from the steamy sun, the sand hot but soft and the atmosphere of Seacliff was busy, yet chilled.

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Nothing feels more Australian to me, then spending the day at the beach to hopping to another beach at night, letting your hair be free and makeup low-key, it’s a cleansing feeling.

With the new year already in full swing, it’s nice to take a moment and have fun, not worry about the to-do list, let go of inhabitations and simply be.

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This is the theme I am intending for this year, to let go of what doesn’t serve me and just be. Easier said than done, but I believe everything is a practice and good things take time.

This year, instead of resolutions, I’ve set intentions, including some goals, but mainly a focus on joy and being present.

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful start to the new year, and that your 2018 only gets better and better!

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Speak to you soon!

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Outfit Details:
One Piece: Seafolly
Towel: Cotton On
Hat: White Sox (Chicago, USA)

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