Posted On June 16TH 2014
"I'm incredibly lucky to be submerged in such a rich design and style orientated lifestyle" - and submerged is definitely the word for it! This busy working girl is a dual agency represented model, Fashion Designer at her label RARE studios, Creative Content Stylist and Fashion Blogger at The Overdressed Voguette and an Interior Designer at two Architectual Firms. However much this sounds, Campbell wouldn't trade it for anything; being surrounded by such like-minded creatives is what constantly inspires her.
We asked Campbell what inspired her to start The Overdressed Voguette and, of course, her answer was for love for all things Fashion and Style. Having a clear vision when it came to the concept of "style" from a young age, Campbell is extremely in love with the style that she has surrounded her life with, along with her mantra "clean dressing, clean eating, clean living". The Overdressed Voguette reflects this, striving to speak a distinct language that emphasises fashion does not always equal style and it is little luxuries that inspire and create that concept of style. As blogging was always her source for inspiration, the tables have now turned for Campbell and it has fallen into her hands to inspire others with her style.
Coming from a Sicilian background, Campbell's relationship with Italian culture, as well as her love of design, art and music, has driven her passion for embracing the beautiful things in life, appreciating the culture's creative history, historical values, strong family values, and beauty. She uses this standpoint as her passion for creating beautiful things in her own life and for others through her label and blog for the modern day voguette.
Campbell describes her style as monochromatic, clean cut, and luxurious, wearing mostly Black, White, Leather and Gold. Starting with simple shapes and basics, Campbell focuses on stand out designer pieces like bags, shoes and jewellery to make an outfit pop. Rarely caught in anything but heels and never following seasonal trends, Campbell emphasises her confidence in her style and what she stands for. "My signature aesthetic is definitely encapsulated in my designs for RARE studios (my label which is launching later this year) as a luxe label of masterfully constructed yet wearable leather pieces with clean lines, minimalistic shape and a fresh monochromatic palette". To Campbell, there is nothing more stylish than Black and White and nothing more luxurious than knowing how to wear it.
Some favourite designers of Campbell's include Dion Lee, Alexander Wang (both at his namesake label and at Balenciaga), J. W. Anderson, Riccardo Tisci at Givenchy and Sass & Bide. Barely making it to shops with such a busy lifestyle, Campbell gets her fashion fix by an extreme online shopping addiction!
As well as being a lover of fashion and style, Campbell is also a huge beauty lover, her make up reflecting her monochromatic style; a defined brow, nude eyes and a bold lip. Her favourite beauty products right now are: Chanel Bronzer in 03 Brume D'Or, Gucci Flora Perfume in Gorgeous Gardenia, Grown Alchemist Lip Balm in Watermelon and Vanilla, and Chanel Body Lotion in Coco Noir. "I’d be so lost with out my Clinique Number 3 Toner. It always goes on before makeup in the morning and when my makeup comes off in the evening - definitely my secret weapon. It’s the first thing I pack when heading to a photo shoot or show". As a model, health and wellbeing are a must for Campbell, looking after herself not only through beauty regimes but also by drinking a lot of green tea and water.
When asked what is the one thing you can't live without, Campbell responds "You’d never be able to get just one thing out of me as an answer for that! So I’ll have to say my partner Joshua, my inspiration sources and chocolate. But if you really did want just one thing then the answer would be love, it really does rule the world".
Spending her days blogging, designing and sourcing inspiration, Campbell is constantly seeking new ways to keep the fire burning. Following style icons such as Christine Centenera and Kayne West, keeping up a unique signature style is a must.
When it comes to accessorising, Campbell suggests keeping it simple. Go for statement pieces such as jewellery, shoes and bags. She also confesses to her obsession and having a collection of designer bralettes, always on the hunt for collectors pieces on Ebay! She recommends not to drown out your statement pieces and appreciate the true beauty they possess.
So what's Campbell's go-to jewellery piece? To her, there are no limitations! "I have a few staples, which are my Hermes Collier de Chien Cuff, my Mimco Sportivo Watch and Snake Charmer Ring and my Amber Sceats Celeste Headpiece. At the moment my latest go-to is the new Rose Gold ID Necklace by Peter Lang from TDHJ, I like that it’s such a statement piece – the choker length is perfect".
If you're starting out in the blogging world, Campbell advises "Know your style, you don’t find it by stealing others. I think defining your own personal style is definitely an evolution and timely journey, so when you find it, stick to it, build on it and stay real. The greatest influencers are the ones whose style is so unashamedly confident and identifiable, so be original it shines so much brighter". As Campbell would've said to her younger self, Don't wait! Just have a go and bite that bullet right now!
Campbell is a fantastic example that persistence, perseverance and passion goes a long way. She couldn't have asked for a better response from the Fashion & Design industry to both RARE studios and The Overdressed Voguette and is very excited to continue to take leaps and bounds, as she knows there is always a way to do bigger and better things.
Her thoughts on jewellery in 2014? "As much as I love a great statement piece, I think simple fine jewellery is on the rise, especially in the form of delicate layering and stacking. I only do Gold’s; you won’t catch me in anything Silver so my hunt for the perfect girly layering pieces has begun!"
Written by Emma Frisina
Posted On June 03TH 2014
Our interview with Jacquie Alexander reminded us that "Simple pieces are always classic"
The "Because I Needed It" blogger has a love for all things simple in all aspects of her life. She fondly recalls shopping with her mother and sister at a young age, which sparked her love for fashion and styling. Currently studying marketing, Jacquie created the blog to have a creative outlet for her passions and a place to exhibit her style and thoughts on fashion. "My passion is fashion. I love everything about it. It consumes me"
Her daily outfit inspiration can be found in the weather and her mood. Her family play a big part in inspiring the 22 year old blogger saying "They motivate me everyday and have made me the person I am today".She also draws inspiration from other fashion blogs, with one of her favourites being Amanda Shadforth from Oracle Fox Blog. "Her style is impeccable and she is amazing at putting together looks." Her personal style and daily looks are formed with the basics. Black, White and grey pieces are all essential in Jacquie's wardrobe."I love wearing a simple tee and jeans with some killer shoes or adding a beautiful necklace". Her favourite jewellery pieces are her beloved Karen Walker rings which she never takes off. She also has a love for plain silver and gold chains with small pendants.
Shopping favourites Tuchuzy, Incu and ASOS are considered dangerous in Jacquies eyes. With the blogger telling us that she loves online shopping!
Her minimalist style also extends to her beauty regimen, with Jacquie telling us that she is currently obsessed with having luminous skin. "Every day I use the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation as a base and on my cheeks I alternate between Nars and Hourglass illuminator which are both amazing! I always make sure to fill in my brows and add a coat of mascara. Keeping my face natural is key" She always makes sure to moisturise her skin at night to ensure that her skin is always well hydrated.
On her days off Jacquie, likes to sleep in and indulge in a nice breakfast, browse through her favourite blogs and of course, create more posts for her own with the help of her sister.
We asked Jacquie for any advice she could give to our readers about those who are looking at starting their own blog. She told us "Stay true to yourself. Don't change anything about you. Your personality or your opinions on anything just to fit in or be liked. People always connect with those they can look up to and be inspired by."
Her prediction of 2014 jewellery trends are that simple pieced are always classic. To invest in something that you can buy and know that you will be able to wear it 10 years from now.
WRITTEN BY Brittany Montzka-Caceres
Posted On April 09TH 2014
Modern legacy- a blog started by a young 25 year old woman from Brisbane, Queensland. Kaitlyn Ham already two thirds into her law and arts degree began her blog purely because she needed a creative outlet. Her minimalist style in 'Modern Legacy' shows her clean, classic modern edge as she is photographed by her boyfriend with a DSLR camera (whom he had never used before!).
Having no real expectations for her blog, Ham had only had the simple idea of creating original, authentic content which was her initial motivation for her to start her blog and still what motivates and inspires her to this day. "One of my greatest passions is inspiring others in the interpretation and execution of their own style" expressed through her writing and her images. "If i can make someone stop and think twice about how they wear a piece of clothing or simply fall in love with fashion over and over again each time they view my content, then that is the most amazing thing."
But what inspires Ham's style? "My mood, the weather and knowing what best suits my body". Her blog clearly shows her style and look of what suits her body, with minimalistic colours and basics such as leather and denim being incorporated. The modern edge that she expresses inspires so many of her viewers, and "for her to be a source of inspiration for literally thousands of people is such an honour and a gift", which inspires her back into keeping doing what she does, everyday. Her favourites stores in Australia includes Tuchuzy and Green with Envy which has local and international designer pieces. Internationally, Shopbop, Net-a- porter and Asos are her top shopping destinations with their competitive pricing and extensive range.
A day off for Ham entails a break from her laptop, since being constantly surrounded by blogging and her other freelance endeavours she delves herself to do other activities which requires little thought and effort as possible such as breakfast by the beach, taking a walk to the shops or catching a movie, allowing her to spend maximum quality time with the important people in her life.
The love and support from Ham's family and friends is one of the most important things in Ham's life, with her mother as who she looks up to. "Not only is she an incredible source of spiritual and psychological guidance but also her extensive knowledge on building and governing a successful business has really shaped my approach to building a blog and brand. She always encouraged me to engage in my passion and utilise my talents, which I can be forever grateful for".
When asked what advice she could give for bloggers who are just starting out "be passionate, authentic and original. It is so important to find your own voice amongst the myriad of others out there- find it, own it and use it without compromise". Ham would tell her younger self though not to worry about pleasing others so much, everyone will have an opinion and learning to follow your intuition when it comes to the decisions in your life is so important.
The "less is more" approach is always used when accessorising her outfits. Ham believes that often just one or two fine jewellery will be all that is needed such as her collection of fine rings each from her mother, grandmother, boyfriend and sister, "I aim to find pieces that lend only very subtle hints of glamour or edge, leaving the outfit itself to do most of the talking".
Ham's prediction of jewellery trends for 2014 show unique, signature pieces that you wear day in, day out. "A return to the classics, pieces that have a special background and origin. It could be that one seriously amazing statement piece from your favourite brand, or a pint- sized ring you have owned since childhood that still never fails to grace your hand each day, even if you can fit it on your pinkie. The pieces that stay with you, for one reason or another, that you want to wear all the time."
Ham's blog Modern Legacey has collaborated with The Dark Horse Jewellery to show an exclusive collection of pearl necklaces, getting back into classic pieces with a twist of a modern edge.
Featuring // Kaitlyn Ham - Modern Legacy
Written By Leanne Lo
Posted On March 12TH 2014
“Dont grow up too fast, appreciate every minute you have with your family.”
The self- confessed organised freak along with her blog 'An Organised Life' has shown readers an insight into her simple yet chic life. Walking into The Dark Horse office, her outfit reflects her signature style, an image that is recognisable with her blog. "My signature style is minimalist with black & white and statement typography" says Wadworth definitely showing her feminine, clean, structured and classic look. Wadworth has also launched her stationary collection releasing a Limited Edition Twenty Fourteen Diary and Notebook sets for the "fashion forward girl to have something classic but modern in her fast past but exciting life".
Photogrpahy // Nicole Cooper
Make Up & Hair // Jess Chapman
Featuring // Beck Wadworth - An Organised Life
Font // Jasmine Dowling
Written By Leanne Lo
Posted On May 14TH 2013
BELLE NOEL - WILDFOX - WILDFOX - LILLIAN CROWE - HAN CHOLO
HOUSE OF HARLOW - KENNETH JAY LANE - PUNJABAN DIVA - BELLE NOEL - FELIKS+ADRIK
HOUSE OF HARLOW - LOW LUV - AMBER SCEATS - HOUSE OF HARLOW - CC SKYE - CC SKYE - CC SKYE
JACQUIE AICHE - SARAH & SEBASTIAN - HAN CHOLO - WILDFOX - HOUSE OF HARLOW - LOW LUV - HOUSE OF HARLOW
ALL MET GALA IMAGES FROM VOGUE.COM.
Posted On April 19TH 2013
As the weather gets colder in our beautiful hometown in Sydney, we have slowly been noticing the shift in peoples energy. As the complaints lesson, there has been a great amount of people appreciating the beauty in life.
Perhaps we should thank Instagram, at first a means of taking pointless photos with an intense amount of hashtags, now has become a hub of learning to appreciate all moments in life, from the small (this is the best coffee of my life!) to the bigger (it's a girl!).
We are not going to weigh in on the debate of whether Instagram is good or bad although we will talk about the fact that this week, we have really enjoyed the beautiful comments left on our page, emailed to us or (one special customer) who called just to say thank you!
Is this all apart of the shift in energy with people being thankful or do we just have amazing customers?
Either way, this week we have learnt that not only are our customers truly the best, but they are at the forefront of this movement of being thankful.
You have inspired us to notice take the small things in, appreciate the little moments.. all while wearing our Peace Jacquie Aiche ring!
What have you learnt this week?
Posted On April 18TH 2013
As Friday inches closer, our minds are imagining about what we will be wearing (or eating) this weekend! We also need a little pick-me-up and pretty pictures seem to always do the trick, which brings us to What is TDH loving? A blog post you will see every Thursday, full of beautiful images, inspirations and special giveaways!
Today, we thought there was no better way to start then show some serious closet details! Ex-model turned actress Jamie King has been a style icon since the 90s and has a closet full of goodies to prove it.
We not only spot out Low Luv jewellery but Chanel creepers, Chloe boots & Brian Atwood heels (can you tell we are accessory obsessed)!
Head over for some gorgeous inspiration (we can promise you will feel a tinge of envy).