glitter friday #inspo

Glitter Fridays #inspoGlitter Fridays #inspo

It’s no big secret that I love Fridays. Most people I’ve worked with would know I have a (possibly annoying) habit of starting the day with the words “Guess what? Then, dramatically pausing for effect… “It’s Friday!”

I love Fridays for the obvious reasons, the weekend is on the horizon, everyone’s a bit more relaxed, there’s a nice cold glass of something waiting for me at the end of the day… etc. etc.

But, I also love Fridays because it’s the day I add an extra zing in my step by adding some fabulous bling to an otherwise casual outfit. Hence, why I also call Friday – Glitter Friday, Sparkle Friday and Giddiup Friday!

So, in the spirit of #glitterfriday… I trawled Pinterest for some sparkling inspiration. Enjoy!

Turtle xox

DISCLAIMER: Truth is bling can be for everyday… But not every day can be called Glitter Friday. 😉

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behind the scenes @ sachi shoes AW14 campaign shoot

It’s no secret I’ve been pretty quiet on here for the last 6 months or so. You’ll be pleased to know, that I’ve been anything but quiet!

Late last year, I started a new Marketing and PR gig working on two very exciting Australian shoe brands, Sachi and Julius Marlow (for men). It’s been a whirlwind of shoes (so many beautiful shoes!), events, photo shoots, campaign planning, season launches and more… and, of course, a whole lot of other fun.

The above clip takes you behind the scenes of one of our most recent projects; the Sachi ‘Walk this Way’ Autumn/ Winter 2014 campaign shoot.

It was an amazing, yet challenging day (shooting a winter shoot on a 35 degree day is bound to be), filled with lots of fun thanks to an awesome team of talented, professional and passionate people. And, the outcome… well it’s something to be pretty proud of!

See more of the campaign on Sachi’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

Model: Rebecca Bramich, Chadwick Models
Photography & Production: Crave Agency
Photographer: Bernard Gueit
Make Up: Sue Marshall
Hair: Carl Reeves
Styling: Andrew Zumbo & Meggy Smith
Special thanks to The Bridge Hotel, Richmond

Turtle xox

LMFF 2013: runway 5 & 6

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On Friday I headed along to see Runways 5 & 6 at L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival… As usual, the L’Oreal Powder Room looked super stylish and was swarmed by Melbourne fashionistas itching to get their nails and lips done, and tutorials on L’Oreal Paris’ new Nude BB creams.

Here are some of my highlights from the Runway, featuring sass & bide (pic 1 & 2), Lucette (pic 3), Rodeo Show (pic 4), Bul (pic 5 & 6) and the Runway 6 finale… A sea of Pure Scarlet… L’Oreal Preference Hair Colour, P67… The amazing and official hair colour of LMFF 2013.

And finally, the bottom pic is a TV presenter outside the shows explaining to his audience that milk crates were the only way to get to model height at LMFF. LOL!

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Turtle xox

All images by House Of Turtle

wish list: boots, jackets and jewels

Acne Studios Star boots in blueBoots, jackets and jewels are three of my all-time favourite fashion items. So, it’s no surprise that I’m currently coveting these super H-O-T, deliciously blue, Star ankle boots from Acne Studios; this oh so light, bright and colourful silk blazer from Scanlan & Theodore; and this fabulous bling from Lady Fox Accessories‘ new collection, which is inspired by vintage classics, geometry and a dash of the Renaissance.

Scanlan & Theodore Silk Blazer

Lady Fox Accessories Necklace 2013

If they all magically appeared in my wardrobe, I’d wear them together with a simple tee and a pair of skinny jeans. Divine!

What are you currently coveting?

Turtle xox

Images from House of Turtle, Green With Envy and Lady Fox Accessories.

on vacation… vocation

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House of Turtle is currently ‘on vacation’ due to work commitments. However, you can still find me pottering around Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook posting pretty pics and shopping tips. Or, come see what I’m working on, on LinkedIn.

See you soon.

Turtle xox

Image by House of Turtle

emily wickersham wears steve madden at coachella

The Coachella Music Festival is here… not only does this mean great artists and music… it’s also the perfect time to spot the best fashion festival highlights.

Spotted at Coachella: actress Emily Wickersham in Steve Madden Pembrook in Taupe Suede. At only $169… these boots are a steal for creating your own festival look.

Check out the highlights from Coachella on YouTube.

Turtle xox

Image courtesy of Steve Madden

the corner shop presents knitin

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One of my big regrets was not letting my mother teach me how to knit. I never had the patience or interest in it. But it is one of those skills that is meant to be passed down from generation to generation, and sadly I missed my chance.

I can still learn though (if I ever master the patience part)… And, if I was in Sydney I’d be sure to take advantage of these great classes at The Corner Shop over the coming weeks. If you’re itching to learn how to knit… Book now!

Turtle xox

instagram recap: out of the blue part 1

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It’s no big secret that I love the colour blue… In all shades, shapes and sizes… in clothing, shoes, accessories, objects, nature… Pretty much in anything and everything. I even barrack for Carlton ‘The Blues’ in the AFL.

Why do I love blue so much? Who knows! I like to think that it’s because the many shades of blue remind me of the sky and the sea… vast, volatile, opportunistic and calming.

Here’s a recap of some of my blue moments from Instagram. Which is your favourite?

Turtle xox

Images by House of Turtle

The super H-O-T shoes belong to the fabulous Sally from work! A fellow lover of blue.

sass & bide stand & deliver

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I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek the other day at sass & bide’s latest collection, Stand & Deliver, which is arriving in store from now to May. There are some great wearable pieces (unlike the Seekerstate collection, which is very seasonal) and some fantastic western and Egyptian inspired accessories from the amazing Pip Edwards. Here’s a sneak peak of some of my favourites… See more at sass & bide

Turtle xox

Images from House of Turtle

SS12 Goes to New Lengths

Dresses, skirts, tops and jackets explore new lengths for the Spring/ Summer collections. Here are a few favourites I’ve spotted so far…

Friend of Mine Mr Chow Kimono and Teen Spirit Dress

Friend of Mine Tarzan Silk Skirt Water Leopard

sass & bide Exit to Freedom dress

Lover® the Label dress

Therese Rawsthorne Biker Trench

Tallulah Castle in the Sky top from Suede Online

Have you spotted a favourite?

Turtle xox

Images sourced from the web

mylookbook Spring Magazine online now!

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Looking for some inspiration for spring? Then check out mylookbook.com Spring magazine for some fab beauty, style and travel ideas. This online flip book mag also features some great blogger talent, including Mandy Shadforth from Oracle Fox.

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Check it out now and sign up for updates at the mylookbook.com blog

Turtle xox