Welcome To Koalafornia

Hey Guys! 

I know it has been a very very long time since my last post and for that I apologise...I promise I will explain! 

In early January I made the decision to pack up my life and leave Australia to travel the world and work as a model wherever I went. I managed to streamline my belongings down to fit into a single suitcase and left on January 9th for America, with only a one way ticket from Sydney to Los Angeles to New York to Paris, with the journey set to finish in Paris around mid-June. I basically had no plans but I knew I wanted to travel to the USA and then on to Europe (as I have a british passport) and I figured that would give me enough time to soul search and work out where I wanted to be and what I wanted to do. 

I very badly wanted to continue to blog my adventures but I just felt that the experience was one that I wanted to have alone as I left Sydney with many things that I wanted to sort out personally. 

Anyway, to cut a long story short, I travelled...A lot. 
After arriving in Los Angeles I met my now boyfriend and roommate within two weeks of being there and my planned two weeks-month in LA turned into two and a half months. I mainly stayed in Los Angeles in that time but I also travelled to other parts of the US for work - San Francisco, Big Sur, Seattle, Las Vegas just to name a few. 

From there I went to NY for a few weeks (whilst also travelling back and forth to LA for jobs) before heading on to Paris before travelling back to NY for a job. I then continued to travel around Europe, starting my journey at Iceland's picturesque 'Blue Lagoon' before moving from Paris to Barcelona, Spain for a few weeks and then continuing on to Milan in Italy for a month. Whilst in Italy I also travelled to Cannes for the Film Festival before heading back to Paris for a few weeks. Although I met a tonne of amazing people while in Europe and had a great time; my heart was still in America so in mid-june I made the decision to move back to the States on a more permanent schedule.    

I have been back now for four months and I couldn't be happier. In the past few months I have travelled to Chicago and Jackson Hole, Wyoming as well as to Cancun in Mexico. I am loving making a home for myself in LA and I can't wait to continue my travels once I am settled here. 

I have decided to start blogging again as I am finally in a position where I have a home (the first permanent home I have had since I left my family home two years ago) and the time seems right to recommence documenting my life, travels and style aesthetic. 
Which leads me to my next point! 


What do you get when you take an Australian (henceforth referred to as a koala) and transplant her to sunny California, USA? 
A Koalafornian is what!

Please check out my new blog and follow me on bloglovin so I can reconnect with you all! Still the same old me...just with different clothes, a different vision and from a new part of the world.

 I would love for you all to come on a journey with me as I muddle my way through making a life for myself in America! 




Photos By Ben

(One Teaspoon Jumpsuit in Petrol, House of Harlow 1960 Chantal Sunglasses, Zara Heels, American Apparel Bra, Vintage Leather Belt)

Put simply, when its hot out, there is nothing better than a barely-there floaty mega-short jumpsuit. This new moto of mine is one hundred percent responsible for the acquisition and integration of numerous one teaspoon jumpsuits into my summer wardrobe. This particular number is the most recent addition which, along with being ridiculously light and cooling, is also in this super awesome shade of bluey-green also known as petrol. What an out there and yet scarily appropriate name for such a hue. I think I am in love. 

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(H&M Scuba Peplum Top , Kookai Tube Skirt, Zara Heels, House of Harlow 1960 'Chantal' Sunglasses, Quick Brown Fox Necklace and Vintage Bag.)

I bought this scuba peplum top a few months ago while i was in Tokyo and as shameful as it is to admit, I have never worn it. I think the whole concept of the peplum feels a little too girly for me however after forcing myself to wear it I could see how a peplum can be appropriate for many situations. 
These House of Harlow 'Chantal' Sunglasses are a new favourite of mine and have proven to be the perfect accessory in this hot summery weather. 

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Photos By Ben

(Topshop Boutique Silk Cami, Vintage Circle Skirt, Topshop Jelly Sandals, Ray-Bans, Revlon Lipstick in Rasberry Bite.)

So... Topshop has opened in sydney; cue horrendous lines and terribly overpriced stock but with that being said I did find a few things I liked (and could justify buying in store and not online.) 

Firstly, I am in love with Jelly sandals all over again. I got my first pair at the grand old age of 8 and they were clear with gold sparkles. I was obsessed....and it turns out I still am. I am still waiting for these to come back in stock in my size but I figured that these Topshop ones would do in the meantime. 

I also got this blue silk cami which has the sweetest little flowers on it. I am fairly happy with these garments but I don't think ill be going back to Topshop for a little while as it is definitely not worth the hype.  


Nothing Compares

Photos By Ben

(Somedays Lovin' crop, Vintage leather Skirt, Vintage Leather Bag from C's Flashback in Newtown, Topshop Wynna Pony Wedges, Sass and Bide 'Kiss Life' Bracelet, Quick Brown Fox Spiked Necklace.)

Somedays you just don't give a ____ or so say the kids at Somedays Lovin' and wearing this top I just couldn't agree more. I am loving the 90's vibe which has yet again been re-incarnated and re-appropriated in many of the shows this season (hello Phillip Lim). So I decided to pull together a 90's inspired look on a budget. Tough leather meets girly tailoring and a retro pair of Ray-bans pulls the whole thing together. The look is minimalist, capiche? 

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Sweet Love

Photos By Ben

This one teaspoon playsuit is my newest obesession. Like most other things one teaspoon, this little number with its boxy drape, short hemline and plunging neckline, achieves perfect balance between prairie girl innocence and a more sophisticated state of undress. It's super comfortable and so loose and floaty you feel as if you are wearing nothing at all. Perfect. 

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(Ben's old Thermal Top, H&M Bikini Bottoms, Ray-Bans and My Friend Mike's Old Ripcurl Cap)

I have just spent the past little while camping with ben and a few friends at Dawson's river just out of Taree, which for those of you who don't know, is a township 4 hours from Sydney on NSW's mid north coast. I didn't pack much and spent three days without any makeup and very limited styling options however I had an absolutely amazing time. 

Cue the explanation for my rather bizarre outfit...

I have been desperately in love with Alexander Wang's Mock Neck Thermal Top, but can't justify the purchase coming into summer. So in lieu of this A. wang beauty, I give you my boyfriend's old thermal top from about 7 years ago which we discovered when packing for our camping expedition. We took these photos on the way back from a dip in the river near our camping grounds in Taree and due to an absence of styling options, my friend Mike rather kindly lent me his cap. Let's call it sporty-chic? or at a push sporty-luxe? In all seriousness though, I kinda love this top, It is perfectly 90's and a rather brilliant blue.  
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