Wearing: Sweater c/o Living Doll (similar), jacket c/o Living Doll (similar), jeans c/o Ziggy Denim, sunglasses c/o Oscar & Frank.
It’s almost midnight here, my whole family is asleep and the glittery Melbourne lights are dotting the skyline beautifully. I always forget how uniquely cool this city is when I’m away- and how freaking freezing it is too. I THOUGHT IT WAS COLD WHEN I LEFT HOME. Going out for dinner now entails me putting on everything I own and then adding a super unflattering pom-pom beanie. Not on fleek.
For those of you who don’t know, my fam bam and I came down here for the RMIT open day. After I graduated last year I was accepted into their Fashion Merchandising course but being from QLD, it’s a pretty big move. I’m a little more convinced after today but I just really don’t know, man. Money and blogging and friends and about a million other things need to be considered. Sigh. But I’m vlogging what I can so you’ll see that soon and I’ll keep you updated. Anyways- it’s been a big day and now dad’s snoring. Goodnight- so much love. xx
Wearing: Cheap Monday sweater, jeans c/o Rusty Australia, boots c/o Justa Local Store.
I never thought I could fall for a city like I fell for San Francisco. It is such a melting pot of culture, diversity, creativity- there’s everyone and everything all in the same place. Needless to say I took a lot of photos- you can already see some #sanfranspam on my Instagram- so be prepared. One downside about travelling, though, is packing- I only have two pairs of shoes and have been outfit repeating like there’s no tomorrow. Forgive me. The good news is that it’s only a few days until I’m reunited with my Macbook charger, meaning I can finally edit the seemingly endless amount of video I’ve taken while I’ve been here. I miss you guys.
So I’m pretty much moving to SF. One day. Or tomorrow. Either one. How has everyone been? I apologize if you’ve emailed and I haven’t replied, as you know things have been insane! I’m finally reunited with technology now, though, so drop me an email at email@example.com. Much love. xx
Location- Meriton Serviced Apartments, Brisbane
I never got the chance to talk about my mini-trip to Brisbane- mostly because within the next few days I was off to Sydney, and the two trips seemed to roll into one. Basically, the family and I stayed in the city for a few nights just because. And it was wonderful. For something different, I’m coming at y’all with a mini hotel review.
We stayed at the Meriton Serviced Apartments on the 75th floor. The view was awesome, and the wall-sized windows made it so much better. It’s no Four Seasons, as the decor was pretty basic, but it made for a really nice stay. Plus a heated pool and a gym- not that I’d ever use it. I’d definitely stay again.
Location- Pop Coffee, Brisbane
After walking past the astro-turf, white picket fence and neon pot-plants, I had to go in to Pop Coffee. And I pretty much stayed there for the remainder of my meals for the next 3 days. The acai bowls were seriously delicious, and I can say the same for the juices and chais. Three of my favourite things.
Location- GoMA, Brisbane
I won’t go into too much detail, since I’ve written a Shellys post about it, but Cai Guo-Qiang’s Falling Back to Earth exhibit was incredible. We’d learnt about him earlier in our school art class and it was so surreal to see his work in person. If you can, go and see it. Seriously.
And that wraps it up- some of the highlights of the little trip. Let me know what you think, and look forward to an outfit post soon! xo
Made the last-minute decision to hop on a plane to Sydney with Kurt. I mean… it is holidays, after all. His big brother has a place by the beach and two sausage dogs with their own eyewear company. It doesn’t get much better. But seriously- these little dudes are making waves in the eyewear business, and they made for one of the most entertaining photo shoots I’ve ever done. These cliffs just outisde Cronulla were mesmerising, especially under today’s cloudless blue sky. I wore Maurie & Eve, some Fan Optics shades and a clutch that could not be more fitting to the location. Spent the rest of the day curled up with the sausage dogs and lazing in the sun.
I’m having a pretty good time here. It’s nice to get away from real life for a few minutes to do what you love. This afternoon I also had the wonderful opportunity to meet the twins from When Words Fail, up-and-comers on the Sydney scene. Photos from that, many other things, and a special new project will all be revealed soon. And I don’t plan on being gone forever- I will be returning to real life soon enough. And thank you all for the amazing response to my last post. So much love. Isabella xo
Wearing: Maurie & Eve dress, clutch c/o Pixie Market, Fan Optics glasses via Oscar & Frank.