Thanks Sydney

I have been living in Sydney but am soon moving back home to New Zealand  and thought I would share some of my favourite Sydney fashion inspirations with you.

Rose Byrne

I have loved Rose Byrne as an actress since season 1 of the TV series Damages but have really noticed her style in the last couple of years. Her fashion choices are brave and her hair and makeup is always impeccable. Rose does work with stylist Penny Lovell but also styles herself for some events.



Sambag is the Southern Hemisphere’s answer to Repetto. Sambag ballet flats are available in a dizzying array of colours and fabrics, which makes choosing just a single pair very difficult.


Kerry Rocks

I have featured Kerry Rocks before in this blog but it had to be included in this list. The flagship boutique on William Street in Paddington is a treasure trove of handcrafted, affordable jewellery. I just made a trip there to buy something special before I leave Sydney.


Rachael Ruddick

Rachael Ruddick’s luxury leather goods are amazing. I own one of her rings but a handbag or clutch are  on my wishlist.



I am obsessed with their lace dresses, check out the White Magick Collection and Autumn Winter 2013.

Jessica Gomes - David Jones Autumn/Winter 2013 Fashion Launch - Catwalk

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If you only had time to visit one store on a trip to Sydney, the Elizabeth Street location of this department store should be it. It is a one-stop shop for all your fashion needs with designer and chain-store clothing, handbags, shoes and jewellery.

Pack My Suitcase For a Summer Weekend Away

I will soon be going on a short holiday to enjoy the sun (and shops) and I really want to travel light. This got me thinking and I decided to pack my dream suitcase for a summer weekend away. I have selected some key pieces to take you from the pool to the shops to dinner and leave enough room in your suitcase for a few new purchases.

Italia Independent sunglasses

Tory Burch swimsuit

Raquel Allegra t-shirt

MiH Jeans shorts

Sandro dress

Joie sandals

Recreational bracelet

Michael Kors tote