One of the things I love most about my job is that every day is different. One day will see me on a shoot while another I’ll be in a boardroom presenting Beauticate to a brand. Throw a few meetings, functions and a pair of very active kids into the mix and you get a wardrobe that needs to be as varied as it is hard-working. Here, seven moments in a typical week for me and just some of the clothing that it entails...

MONDAY 8:18AM: THE DRESS SUIT

I’m racing against the clock to get ready for a client meeting at 9am. The meeting is at a beauty brand’s head office in their boardroom so I want to look semi-corporate. I love this tailored dress and matching jacket by Rebecca Vallance – the deep blue is a nice alternative to black and the gold fasteners add a little bit of luxe interest. I’ve paired the outfit with a Tom Ford lipstick, my nude patent heels and Céline Belt Bag, which is the perfect size for work.

TUESDAY 4:49PM: ACTIVEWEAR

Often if I don’t have any meetings on, I’ll wear activewear to work. Not only is it super comfortable, I’m more inclined to go and do a gym class at lunch if I’m dressed for it. The team are all welcome to wear ‘athleisure’ too if they don’t have meetings or events – I just want us all to be comfortable. And what could be more comfy than a sweater and leggings like this ensemble by The Upside. The silver Lacoste sneakers dress things up a bit so I don’t feel like I’m hanging out in my tracksuit at work (which I am – shhh!).

WEDNESDAY 11:06AM: THE SHIRT & TROUSERS

Today I’m in Paddington shooting one of our WHO profiles. When I’m on shoots I tend to gravitate towards white shirts for simplicity and flats for comfort. This shirt is by Sandro and the pants are Zimmermann. My fur-lined slippers are pretty indulgent and I love how they dress anything up (even jeans) without scrimping on comfort. There’s still a chill in the air so I’m wrapping up in a heavenly camel Weekend Max Mara woollen coat. I’ve added a red lip to have a little pop against all the beige. It’s such an easy way to finish your outfit without the need for accessories.

THURSDAY 6:35PM: THE BLACK TIE ENSEMBLE

Tonight I have a black-tie dinner for a beauty launch, and this beautiful black silk beaded Aje top and skirt was calling my name (available from mid-September). It’s definitely more dressed up than I get for most events (I feel like the dancing girl emoji with all the ruffles!) but it’s incredible to wear. I haven’t had time to wash my hair so I’ve just scraped it into an updo and added a fab pair of Meadowlark earrings and Max Mara heels. And yes, the red lip again. It’s my in-the-back-of-an-Uber glamour trick.

FRIDAY 12:50PM: THE FLORAL DAY DRESS

I have a lunch on at Chiswick restaurant in Woollahra today. It’s a stunning venue that looks out onto a garden so a floral dress is always appropriate. Zimmermann is one of my go-to brands – their feminine prints and cuts, and delicate lace and cutout work really set their garments apart. They are a bit of an investment but you can often pick up designer pieces like Zimmermann on the High End Facebook Group – often girls wear things just once and sell them, so you can make some great saving (psst: it’s actually a secret group, so you’ll need a friend to invite you to join). I’ve paired it with a Mini Cross Body Bag from The Daily Edited.

SATURDAY 10:19AM: THE STATEMENT SWEATER

This morning I’m taking the kids to the park, then we’re meeting friends for lunch, so I’m pairing these jeans by Paige with a sweater by Maje. A statement sweater like this lifts the denim, and the sporty design is fun for being active with the kids. When I want to dress it up I’ll just add these block-heeled loafers as they’re a bit polished while still being super comfortable. Lulu is in  Seed and Boden – both brands I love for kidswear – they’re always beautifully made and such cute and classic designs.

SUNDAY 7:45AM: PYJAMAS

Sunday mornings are all about lazy cuddles in bed with the kids. I love Jasmine and Will PJs as they’re made from beautiful quality cotton and linen with very fresh and classic prints, like stripes. For Max and Lulu I always buy PJ sets from Boden or Next – they make really cute prints and they withstand multiple washes without stretching or fading.

SHOP THE LOOK

CÉLINE BELT BAG
THE UPSIDE BONDI CREW
WEEKEND MAX MARA COAT
MEADOWLARK CORAL PEARL DROP EARRINGS
ZIMMERMANN FLEETING FLOUNCE DRESS
GUCCI MID-HEEL LOAFER

Story by Sigourney Cantelo. Photography by Kira Céline. Hair and makeup by Yolanda Lukowski. Styling by Paige Murphy.

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