Thursday, 23 October 2014

LONG.BLACK.DRESS.

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Dress, & Other Stories

I bought this dress just before we left London. I needed a all-occasion (black, loose hanging) look
and I loved the thin 90s inspired straps on this, and the fact it had pockets. It quickly became my
go to choice for dinner, as it the loose fit was great for hot Asian countries, the length kept my
legs from being eaten by mosquitoes and the colour was evening wear appropriate.

We took these shots just before another incredible dinner at Villa Sungai. We always started
with some lychee martinis by the pool (when in Rome) accompanied by the most
mouth-watering canapes you can imagine. Clearly I've already had a martini or two in the
last photo of me.

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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

WELCOME.HOME.

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During our travels, the one thing I missed most was being able to have a 'home'. A place
where I could unpack my bags, have my own bed and decorate.

We found a beautiful place not far from the beach (all white walls and wooden flooring) and
I couldn't be happier here. We did the obligatory IKEA run but also we've been finding things
on the street. Here in Sydney people throw out the most amazing stuff! I've found chests of
drawers, an armchair, a huge beanbag and even some body boards and fishing rods...!

I'm planning to shoot more here, and continue my 'blogging' as I did in London, with beauty
and outfits posts, and also continue my videos.  But of course there will also be more of my
travels (all the photos have almost crashed my computer) scattered throughout.


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Saturday, 18 October 2014

WHITE.SAND.WHITE.LACE.

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When a beach is this beautiful and the sun is shining at golden hour, the only thing to do is put
 on a dress and roll in the sand.


I've been meaning to post this for so long. It was the result of Josh and I realising how beautiful
the light was, me throwing on the one thing I hadn't worn from my suitcase, and heading to the
beach (a whole 20 metres away from our villa at Fusion Maia). The scenery around Da Nang
is incredible, with that mountain in the background looking particularly like fake backdrop-like.


Dress Urban Outfitters, similar here, here and here. 
Lipstick Ronnie Red by MAC



Friday, 10 October 2014

DIVE.IN.

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photos taken at Villa Sungai, Bali

Diving in at the deep end. 
A sensation I'm familiar with since arriving in Sydney, both metaphorically and physically. 
Putting myself out there in terms of work and making new friends, and then literally diving 
into the sea to clear my head. 

It's now been a month since we arrived, and we've found a flat, made a couple friends, found some 
form of work, but there's still a way to go on making this feel like 'home'. I haven't gotten into 
a routine of any sort yet, which for me is important. I like having order to my days and at the 
moment every day is different, which whilst being fun can also be stressful and adds pressure.

New experiences have that effect: they make you feel alive by giving you new emotions
and perspectives, yet sometimes those emotions can all become too much. Only for a little
while though; then you realise how lucky you are to be in that situation. That's what I try to
do anyway. Long story short: it's all good but sometimes I'm missing home.

I'll just keep diving in and seeing where it takes me.