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this campaign is absolute perfection, it really embodies the italian essence in the designs, the styling and direction of the shoot . Dolce & Gabbana hit the nail on the head with this one, its elegant and tasteful without a hint of eurotrash! i really want the men’ s stripey pants!!

M xx .

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Zimmermann & Chanel in Rome .


M wears dress by Zimmermann, sandals by Witchery, bag by Chanel .

I spent 3 full days in Rome with the intention of sight seeing . No actually that’s a lie, I wanted to shop! I did attempt sight seeing, but I became bored and irritable at the exhausting heat that consumed Rome…and my make up!
After visiting the main attractions i.e. the colosseum, we detoured to the Via Condotti . Basically this is heaven for shopping; Chanel, Dior, Louboutin, YSL, Prada, Miu Miu and anything you could want in an arms reach – half of which is almost inaccessible or limited in Australia . I ended the day with a few more YSL rings, a large Louis Vuitton ‘never full’ bag and cosmetic case .

Despite my lack of interest at the time for the historical monuments around me Rome is a beautiful city . I’d love to go back and explore it more, actually walking in to the colosseum this time . And of course some more shopping wouldn’t hurt…besides you can never have enough YSL . or Louis . or Chanel . or maybe anything haha .

Xx M .

Impulse, vogue & prada .

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M wears top by Woodford & Co, shorts by Oneteaspoon, shoes by converse, ring by YSL .

Prior to leaving for Europe last year I was flipping through Vogue during Australian Fashion Week and turned straight to the ‘street style’ pages . There they were…these beautiful black Prada platform heels with gold hardware . I searched all over Rome without success, next stop was Venice . I had only just turned around to my sister and told her to not let me buy anything after the Chanel purchase when we conveniently stumbled across Prada, Miu Miu, Chanel, LV and more . We walked up to the shoe section of Prada and there they were, on sale, in both black and tan, the last pairs left in all of Europe…and in my size of course .
Obviously I bought them! 😉


M wears skirt and blazer by Zara, shoes by Prada, ring by YSL .

M .

Jumbos, classics and Chanel .

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M wears maxi by Glassons, bag by Chanel .

I was 19 years old when I first laid eyes on a red vintage Chanel bag and immediately fell in love . Sure I had been exposed to them earlier however I never actually cared, I only ever associated these premier labels with pretentious attitudes….this time however I wanted to discover the history behind it all and develop a true appreciation for them . I then spent every spare moment on the Chanel website browsing bags, accessories, shoes and then researching the genius behind it all, Gabrielle aka Coco Chanel . As sad as it may sound I’d just die at the sight of this bag . I eventually purchased a pair of ballet flats, yet still longed for the bag . After 4 years of drooling over this bag a found myself in the Rome store with the intention to purchase gumboots . I decided to ask how much the Classic Jumbo was…3400 euros she replied . In comparison to the $5690 price tag in Australia that was already tempting…but the thought of carrying this treasure everywhere over Europe made me hesitant . She asked if I wanted to look at the bag, even though I’d spent 4 years looking over every intricate detail of this bag I thought yeah why not! As I picked up the bag and glanced at it in the mirror i fell in love all over again . I placed the bag back on the counter and was about to walk away when the shop assistant reached for the bag…I immediately put my hand back on the bag and firmly said “I’ll take it” . I spent the rest of the day shaking with adrenalin .

this photo was taken post purchase as evident by the Chanel bag and giant grin on my face!

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M wears top by sass&bide, shorts by oneteaspoon, ring by YSL .

Strangely enough I now no longer possess the want or need for another one…I’m more focused on collecting Vintage YSL .

M .

ripped shorts, cobble stones & a small italian town .


M wears top by sportsgirl, shorts by Oneteaspoon, shoes by converse, bag by Mimco .

Anagni, a small town not far from Rome where my grandfather grew up before he migrated to Australia . I was 7 years old when I last visited on a family holiday, I even threw up during our 3 hour drive from Carpineto to Anagni .
I soon discovered how beautiful this town was and how much history it has, but more importantly I was able to learn about a part of my heritage and where some of the fond stories my grandfather shared had actually happened . You tend to lack such great appreciation and understanding at a young age, but at 23 this day was very important to me . Live every moment like its your last and never take an experience or story for granted because in time they are just memories you grasp on to .

M .
Xx .

converse, flowers and battle wounds .


M wears pants by Zara, anklets from Mykonos, shoes by converse .

This photo inspired me a little to start exercising again . I took this after a 4 hour hike to La Croce – a mountain well known in the small town of Carpineto just 50km outside of Rome . 1500m above sea level but an enduring 4 hour hike up, and 4 hours back down . At the top is a large cross and a tiny chapel with a painting of Mary . I had to lend my running shoes to my mum and wear converse shoes instead…I felt every single rock under my foot that day, but the view at the top was well worth it!


M wears uni sport jacket, pants by Zara, tshirt by Sportsgirl, shoes by converse .

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ysl & the italian country side .

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That was a proud day .

M .