If you guys remember, in January 2016 I did a post announcing that I was starting a Youtube channel. Well, I hope none of you have blacked out from holding your breath, cause the day is finally upon us.

Here we have it, my first video recapping some of my highlights from NYWF. I’d love to hear what you guys think! And if you’re into it, I’d love to have you follow along by subscribing to my channel here.

Links to each of the items I’m wearing are in the description under the vid.

As always, I’m incredibly grateful for all of your support!


the-rue-collective-dstld-denim-1For those days where you simply want to wear a t-shirt and jeans, I’ve learned to practice the lazy mans approach to incorporating trends. Cheat pieces if you will, that play on the trends without fully diving in i.e. pops of colour and a la mode accessories.

The scarf for example is no break through item, it’s as basic as the day is long, but worn in an on-trend print or colour it does the trick for those days when you just don’t give AF.

Sunglasses are another no brainer. Stock up on a few inexpensive pairs in the trending shapes and colours and they’ll elevate your outfit effortlessly.

Editor’s note: This strategy works even better when paired with a friend who is nailing all trends consistently (@cheraleelyle).

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(ft. Cheralee Lyle of Ascot Road)

Urban Outfitters Scarf here

YHF Sunnies here

n:Philanthropy Tank here

DSTLD Coated Jeans here

Sol Sana Shoes here

Shop cheat pieces:


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Day 5 Outfit

New Hair Colour by David at FourteenJay

Hemant & Nandita Vest

ASOS Slip here (similar here)

Adidas Stan Smiths here and here

Duposh Clutch here

NYFW DAY 3 & 4

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Day 1 Outfit

Ronny Kobo Bell Sleeve Mimi Top here

Topshop Jeans here

Givenchy Antigona Bag here

Mode Collective Mules here

Day 2 Outfit

Zara Dress (similar here)

Ballettonet Boots (similar here, and more affordable ones here)

Chloe Drew Bag here and here

NYFW DAY 1 & 2


My first NYFW has come to an end and I’m now sitting in my living room wearing an oversized In N’ Out t-shirt, old pair of pyjama shorts and some mis-matched socks. It’s my favourite outfit of the week. I kid (kind of).

Well I can only recount the last (to be honest I have no idea how many days the ‘week’ actually is) from my own personal experience as I’m positive it is not the same for all those in attendance. There were no private cars for me, just an exorbitant uber bill. I did get body checked by KK’s body guard at the Kendall & Kylie party though – so we’re basically bffs now.

Anyways. My first lesson of the week was that September in New York is the equivalent of living inside the equator. I have yet to learn the weather in fahrenheit (not likely that I will) so it was an average temp of 35° with 1000% humidity and no breeze. Last Friday, at 9:30pm we enjoyed a blissful 37°, I could hardly eat my Tacombi tacos – which is saying a lot as I had tacos for dinner 4 times last week.

So naturally, for the first two days, I wore a Kenzo sweater, ankle boots, and shouldered a bomber as I’ve always been one to dress appropriately for the weather.

Photos by Jeff Shuh (unless otherwise stated)the-rue-collective-nyfw-day-2-1the-rue-collective-nyfw-day-1-4 From the left: @christie_ferrari, @emily_lucianothe-rue-collective-nyfw-day-2-3the-rue-collective-nyfw-day-1-6Image sourced from Popsugarthe-rue-collective-nyfw-day-2-2the-rue-collective-nyfw-day-1-5 the-rue-collective-nyfw-day-1-7Image sourced from Popsugarthe-rue-collective-nyfw-day-2-4Day 1 Outfit

Tenby Frilled Top

Alice + Olivia Skirt here

Dior Sunglasses here

Chloe ‘Drew’ Bag here (more versions here)

Hemant and Nandita Bomber (similar ones from Topshop here and here)

Day 2 Outfit

Kenzo Sweater here

Zara Skirt (similar here)

Friend in Fashion Ballettonet Boots here (more affordable version here)

Florian London Bag here

similar pieces:

MBFWA 2014

This was my first year attending Sydney’s Fashion Week. I was only able to make it to a few of the shows but I loved every minute of it.  mbfwa_the_rue_collective

Day 2’s outfit (photo credit Caroline McCredie), wearing: Zara Jacket (similar), Hunt No More Dress (shop here), Wittner Loafers (similar)

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Looking out over Bondi before the Ellery show. DSC_0154

Bec & Bridge’s ‘Due North’ Collection was one of those runways that convinces you that you will, in fact, need every piece in the range.


But if I had to pick a favourite look, this gorgeous set would be it.

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Nothing beats heading out the door to your first show of the day and being rained on…


And then there was this little man, the cutest fashion week go-er you ever did see.


Day 4’s outfit, wearing: Dion Lee Division Bra (shop label here and here), Ellery Pants (here), Zu Shoes DSC_0064

Dion Lee’s back details… DSC_0021

…and his silhouettes… 


…and his leather.

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Until next year!