received_10156373053497118On Sunday 20 April, I was fortunate enough to visit the latest exhibition at the South Australian Art Gallery – Colours of Impressionism – Masterpieces from the Musée D’Orsay.

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The exhibition consisted of artists such as Monet, Renoir, Manet, Morisot, Pissarro and Cézanne as well as many, many more.

It was a rainy Sunday and I was quickly taken back to the streets of Paris, where artists breathe creativity like air.  For this occasion I decided to dress the part.  I recently purchased this shirt/jumper from Forever New which doubles in practicality and wearability – transitioning from work to casual to dressy effortlessly.  I donned this with a black winters’ cap, black boots, my burgundy backpack (again for practicality), completed with my winter staple – my black cape.



I felt at home, wandering around the Art Gallery, getting lost in the works of the most famous artists in history.  It was quite captivating, the sheer detail and simplicity, of each painting yet each had depth that delved deeper with every glance.

I left quite inspired, and dressed like an artiste I was ready to get back in the studio to create!  It also cemented the fact my next trip to Paris would entail a trip to where Monet created my favourite masterpiece.


The exhibition is on until 29 July 2019 – if you haven’t already, I suggest taking some time out and seeing it before it disappears back to France. It’s the perfect Sunday setting, especially if it’s raining outside – what could be better than admiring artwork and grabbing a coffee!


Hat: Vintage

Cape: Forever New

Shirt: Forever New

Leggings: Target

Boots: Windsor Smith

Backpack: Forever New


There’s no comparing the streets of Paris that have been touched by rain.  It is as if they were made for it.

Versailles is like unlike any castle you could ever dream of.  The historic fairy-tales that fill the castle are comparable to its’ beauty.


Every inch of every room is magnificently crafted, fit for a King, or in histories case many Kings.

As I wandered the immaturely manicured gardens of Versailles in a white lace dress, part of me got lost.

Suddenly, my cares of the Paris rain disappeared and time stood at a standstill in front of rows of mini hedges that oozed the essence of Alice in Wonderland.

That is who I become for the afternoon, little lost in history Alice in a Wonderland (albeit packed with tourists).

As we listened to the tour guide through our newly purchased headset, crammed like sardines, moving from room to room in one motion, it was easy to be swallowed up by it all.

However today I was not a tourist, I was dressed up, fit for my afternoon tea with the King and Marie Antoinette.

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The beauty of Versailles is worth whatever weather.

My advice for those travelling to Versailles – make sure to dress the part, of course not for practicality but for your inner child who always wanted to be a Prince or Princess living in a Castle overlooking endless green gardens.




To celebrate Fateful Fashion’s 5th Anniversary, I wanted to collaborate with other Adelaide creatives in Fashion, to reflect back on their own journeys and setting future predictions/intentions for the next 5 years.

I have been fortunate enough to interview Paul Vasileff of Paolo Sebastian, who has always been an inspiration to myself and is a true depiction of hard work recognized and rewarded, and through it all, Paul has always been so humble and gracious.

Fateful Fashion interviewed Paul a few years ago, when we were both in our earlier stages of our fashion journey, and it has been so amazing to have the opportunity to interview Paul again, I am truly grateful for Pauls’ commitment to Paolo Sebastian and his support of others in the fashion industry.



Looking back what has been the most outstanding favourite moment for Paolo Sebastian?

One of the most outstanding moments for Paolo Sebastian has to be collaborating with Disney on an exclusive Disney inspired couture collection. For as long as I can remember I have been inspired by Disney, so to collaborate with them was a dream come true! ‘Once Upon A Dream’ pays homage to stories and characters that have played a such a significant role in my life, as they have for so many people

What is something we can expect from Paolo Sebastian in the year ahead?

I’m currently working on our Autumn Winter 18/19 Couture Collection, which will be launching mid-year. While I can’t give too much away, I’m really excited to share this collection with everyone

What is one ‘goal’ in the next 5 years you wish to achieve?

For Paolo Sebastian, the goal has always been to reach the title of Haute Couture, which is the highest level of couture in the world. While becoming Haute Couture can be a very extensive process, this is something my team and I are working incredibly hard at achieving.

What advice would you give yourself 10 years ago?

It would be the same advice I give to everyone, keep working hard, dream big and never quit

What has been the most challenging obstacle you have had to overcome with Paolo Sebastian?

When I started Paolo Sebastian back in 2007, I was just 17 years old. There were some real challenges with people thinking I was too young and may have felt that because I was from Adelaide, I had no idea what I was doing. Thankfully, that perception within the industry here has changed

You have always been such a huge supporter of Adelaide and in particular the fashion scene in Adelaide, do you ever see yourself branching out in to other areas of fashion?

There is a real community spirit here in Adelaide and the people genuinely want to see others succeed. Throughout my career I’ve worked with so many incredible people who have gone out of their way to support me and Paolo Sebastian. In terms of branching out in different areas of fashion, we definitely want to continue to expand internationally, however, still remain based here. Down the line we could certainly consider expanding into Ready-To-Wear and accessories, however that is certainly some time away

If you weren’t behind the seams at Paolo Sebastian, what do you think you would be doing?

Growing up I either wanted to be a fashion designer or work for Disney so I never really had much of a back-up plan

Outside of Paolo Sebastian, what is your favourite thing to do? When you are not designing of course!

When I’m not working, I love spending time with my friends and family, either relaxing at the beach or going to one of the many great restaurants in Adelaide.

What is one thing you have learnt throughout the last 10 years that you can pass on to those embarking on their own fashion journey?

Over the past 10 years I have learnt so much about the fashion industry, but one of the most important lessons I’ve learnt is the importance of hard-work, taking pride in everything you do and never giving up. I would tell anyone embarking on a new venture to constantly keep learning and developing new skills.

Photo credit: Paolo Sebastian 

Thanks again Paul, for this opportunity to catch up and reflect on your success of Paolo Sebastian!




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My weekend consisted of Peter Rabbit, baking, girly chats and photoshoots!

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My little cousin Lilah has featured on Fateful Fashion a few times, however this time I wanted to do something special with her.  We decided to head up to the Country, dress up, dance in the rain and capture these special moments.

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This post is dedicated to her.



Dear Lilah,

For a little girl so small in stature you are so big in life.
You radiate sunshine to everyone you meet, and make their life better off just by knowing you.


Your intelligence is surprising and your wisdom is beyond your years.

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From the moment you were born, I knew I would have a friend for life.
I have watched you grow and as the years go by, our bond and friendship is strengthened.  That I am thankful for.

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Your generosity is admirable and your care for others is something everyone should aim to achieve.

You have not only become my best friend, you have grown in to a mentor, inspiration and someone I aspire to.




I look forward to our many adventures together, as one of the great duo’s of the world.  I am lucky to do life with you.

As your tenth year precedes you, I hope it brings an abundance of joy and continuous love.

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All my love,





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!



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


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


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 


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


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


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

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


(photo credit: VOGUE)