Erin Wasson for Zadig & Voltaire at Net-A-Porter

“There is an air of something very classic and French yet the mentality is rock and roll, which speaks to me.” says Erin Wasson of French label, Zadig & Voltaire in this week’s Editors Picks on Net-A-Porter.

Make sure you check out the superbly relaxed Erin Wasson for Zadig & Voltaire capsule collection on Net-A-Porter, including a video of the shoot.

Turtle xox

Image – screen shot from Net-A-Porter Magazine 19 October 2011


Singing in the rain

A cold snap has hit Melbourne this week… and with it, comes the rain.

But never fear… Burberry is here! Pick up one of these super stylish Burberry umbrellas and you’ll soon be singing in the rain.

Opt for a splash of colour with this stylish storm blue Degrade checked umbrella. Or add a rock star edge to your classic look with the black and cream studded checked umbrella and matching cashmere scarf from the Burberry Winter Storms capsule collection!

Oh what a glorious feeling!

Turtle xox


Images from Net-A-Porter website

H-O-T Steal: Stella vs Witchery

Looking to get Stella McCartney’s irreverent, sexy style into your wardrobe, but don’t have the budget? 
Then look no further than Witchery‘s Gerry chain bag, which is the ‘spitting image’ of Stella McCartney’s Falabella chain trimmed bag. At only $129.95, you’ll be super styling with the likes of Kate Moss, Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna before you know it.
Turtle xox

Images sourced from the web

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Max the fashionista

My cat, Maximus loves fashion and like me he’s a fan of anything Kate Moss puts her personal sense of style to… Here he is acknowledging the awesomeness that is Hunter!
Hunter Wellington boots have been around for ages, but it’s only since Kate made them her festival staple that they made their mark in the fashion world.

They’re great for festivals and outdoor concerts where the elements are prone to change. I bought mine for trekking around at the snow. I hear that the girls in London wear them the way we where our Havianas, for getting around comfortably and then changing into heals.
Whatever your excuse, they’re super cool and comfy, come in a range of colours and patterns, and there’s even a Jimmy Choo collaboration! Slip into some now and splash in some puddles as if you were five again.

Turtle xox
Images blogger’s own and sourced from web
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Tomorrow is already here thanks to Sass and Bide

So excited about Sass & Bide‘s latest collection, Tomorrow The Great.

The girls have taken a slight shift away from the heavy focus on hardware we’ve seen of late (which might I say I love love love) and embraced a strong contrast of blacks and whites.

The collection uses a mixture of stripes and patterns – combined with our fave hardware (don’t worry it’s still there) and touches of lace and sheer blacks.

These pieces will be great mixed and matched with previous collections, or with a base outfit of black and white.

I am totally in love with the tuxedo style City of Love jacket, whilst my friend Silvia loves the capelets which easily work with either day or night dressing.

What’s your favourite piece?

Turtle xox

Images: Screen shots from new Sass & Bide website

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Happy Birthday to The Outnet!!

It’s hard to believe it’s only been a year since The Outnet graced our online presence with fabulous bargains on designer labels. In this time the Net-A-Porter outlet spin-off has allowed us to pick up the likes of Halston, Balmain and Pucci for a fraction of the retail price.

House of Turtle would like to say thanks to The Outnet – you rock our world… and of course, Happy Birthday! Looking forward to many more years ahead.

Turtle xox

PS. For those who RSVP’d, don’t forget The Outnet $1 sale is on today!

Image from The Outnet

H-O-T Look: Get GG’s Vanessa Abrams look for yourself

Get Vanessa’s H-O-T look for yourself!

Turtle xox

Maximise the Maxi Dress

All items from Sass & Bide (click image to enlarge) – Clockwise
Chasing Dragons dress, From The Heart tee, Ring The Bells dress, Towards The Light denim vest,
The Taboo cropped jacket, 3 Strikes dress, Pocketful Of Dreams tee, I Will Wait For You tank

It’s no secret that I am a massive fan of Sass & Bide. I love their style, the ability to mix and match their clothes, and the different ways you can play around with them.

Take for example the maxi dress. As a shortie (152cm to be exact), maxi dresses are not something I thought I could, or would, ever wear. However, the fab girls at Sass & Bide showed me that this was not the case. And now, they’re one of my favourite summer staples to experiment with.

Sure Sass & Bide‘s dresses have ties, buttons and removable bits so you can make them shorter or change the look, but the principle can be applied to dresses from other designers. For example, simply knot both sides of the dress and voila, a long dress becomes shorter and more wearable (and no tripping over the dress on the escalator).

Another thing I have discovered is that it’s really easy to change the look of a maxi dress by wearing a plain black or white tee, or singlet, over the top and knotting it at the side. Alternatively, a loose (but short) light knit looks great too for those slightly cooler nights. Or, throw a denim vest over the top for a more casual look.

I managed to wear the same maxi dress three times in one week (I have no qualms wearing something repeatedly) – at the races, a mag launch and to the pub by applying this principle.

I also love wearing my short cowboy boots with a maxi dress. It gives a completely different look to sandals or heels.

The main rules are to break the rules… experiment, have fun and don’t be afraid to take risks.

Turtle xox

Images from Sass & Bide and Net-A-Porter websites, layout by House of Turtle

Balmain Mania at The Outnet – One step closer

Balmain is simply too H-O-T for words. So, I insist you take five very deep breathes. Go on, do it now… ready for it… Balmain is on sale at The Outnet. I bet most of you fashionistas knew that already, but I simply had to show you my fave pieces from the sale.

HURRY – they’re bound to sell out fast! Or, if you’re like me and still can’t afford them – just stare and focus on the fact that you’re that little bit closer to being able to afford them (once you sell all your other clothes on ebay, get three jobs and remortgage the house).

Special thanks to fabulous crew at The Outnet. You guys rock.

Turtle xox

Little Red Riding Hood just grew up! And she’s wearing Halston

OMG, I’m having a Rachel Zoe “I die” moment for
this Halston one-shoulder, scarf mini dress.

Simple, soft, sleek and sexy in one hot little number… And, with its fabulous scarf detail you can ditch the hood!

The Big Bad Wolf better watch out because this dress is going to leave him panting.

Kill it with minimal accessories (gold studs and a solid gold bangle), a hot pair of pumps and a whole lot of attitude.

Turtle xox

Like this? Check out:
Net-A-Porter End of Season sale now on
That’s bananas!

Simply fabulous… It’s Top 10 Friday!

Toff it up for The Ashes with this tee and brooch, teamed with jeans and a blazerSass and Bide – A Pocketful of Dreams

What an exciting week! Tahnee won Australia’s Next Top Model (though Cassie got the judges vote), Project Runway Australia started and outed it’s first designer, The Ashes began… and finally, new season look books are starting to come to life with stock now arriving in store.

New seasons are great because you get the opportunity to explore. Most designers gradually introduce their range into the stores, so you can do a bit of style stalking without making rash decisions. I love planning which pieces will work with my wardrobe (and which ones I’ll need to buy a new one for).

I also love that there’s a general buzz of excitement from the sales crew about the new items. Often they’re wearing the soon-to-be-released pieces too – a tell tale sign of the great stuff coming in.

Quick Tip: During the sales check out the next season’s look books to make sure you’re not going to regret your purchases (nothing worse than wishing you had saved your money when the next season hits).

Here’s my Top 10 of what’s new this week:

1. Sportsgirl have developed a fabulous interactive website. In addition to showing off their range, they’ve got chat, music downloads and all-round fun. Have your say now

2. Souvenir Delirium II is in at Mimco. I call it modern old school, or old school modern – others might just call it mod

3. Sass and Bide‘s new range is as always truly fabulous. I’ve already been in three times this week. I love the simplicity of the Pocketful of Dreams tee, and that every season works collectively with the last

4. Project Runway Australia is back. It won’t be long before the claws are out

5. Rachel Zoe is willing to share her fashion and lifestyle tips in The Zoe Report – sign up now for updates from the Mistress of Style

6. Read Net-A-Porter’s interview with Roland Mouret – who shares three versatile ways to wear his Top Tunic Dress (TTD)

7. Hollywood’s latest denim obsession, Jet by John Eshaya is now available at Miijo

8. Bruno is out. At the cinemas (Ange and I are seeing it tonight – can’t wait)

9. The results of the Australia Beauty Awards 2009 are in.

10. Aesop release their first CD this month, Aesop 105 Minutes said to be their “respite from urban clamour”

Happy Friday!

Turtle xox

Net-A-Porter End of Season sale now on

Robert Cavalli Fringed Leather Vest

Chloe Leather Calf High Boots

Stella McCartney Palm Pendant Necklace

Net-A-Porter’s End of Season sale is now on! Hurry stock moves fast. Designers include Chloe, Halston (Rachel Zoe’s fave fashion house), Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu, Jimmy Choo and more.

The black and white image above is the campaign Net-A-Porter sent out. The silhouette is super cool. I could almost print it, frame it and stick it on my wall! But that would only encourage me to shop more!
My top three picks from the sales collection are:
1. Robert Cavalli Fringed Leather Vest – super hot, super now (Sass and Bide are bringing out a fringed vest in their July collection)
2. Chloe Leather Calf High Boots – You can never have too many pairs of boots. These will suit all occasions. Team with a shirt dress, jumpsuit, or a pair of leggings and a big jumper.
3. Stella McCartney Palm Pendant Necklace – I’ve been watching this piece for some time now, it reminds me of summer, beaches and cocktails with umbrellas in them.

Happy shopping!

Turtle xox