ruby bedrock kate sylvester FITC
ruby bedrock kate sylvester FITC
ruby bedrock kate sylvester FITC
ruby bedrock kate sylvester FITC

Kate Sylvester ‘jean’ bodice, RUBY ‘bedrock’ skirt, Acne cardigan, Marni heels, Proenza Schouler PS11 satchel

Is it completely terrible to feel all fashioned out? With the addition of Fashion in the Capital to the events calendar, preceded by New Zealand Fashion Week; not withstanding the deluge of NYFW and LFW posts which have taken over my Instagram, Bloglovin’ and Twitter feeds, I almost feel like I’m ready to take a small vacation to a remote island, completely devoid of technology, and where dress codes involve little more than a bikini and beach cover-up. I’ve promptly changed my heels for flats, to give my aching feet a rest, and turned my focus to cosy knit sweaters to see me through Spring days which are considerably brisk, more so than I had remembered.

Fashion Week is an interesting beast, with a noticeable divide between those who have gone to considerable lengths to embody fashion in every sense of the word, and those who have opted for practicality, pre-empting how tiring 14-hour days standing on your feet, on a diet of coffee and chocolate can be. But, as I see it, there really is little to complain about. Whether you’re sitting in the front row, or in the back, it’s such a privilege to be there, and see the culmination of six month’s (or thereabouts) worth of work, and how a designer’s inspiration translates and is incorporated into their collection. Besides, as they say, there’s no rest for the wicked.

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  1. Chelsea Ruby September 16, 2013 / 7:55 pm

    This outfit is gorgeous! Chic and cosy! Love the heels too! 🙂

  2. Closet Fashionista September 17, 2013 / 1:25 am

    I love this look, and that sweater looks sooo comfortable! I agree, it would definitely be worth being super tired after the fun days. I’m not sure which category of dress I would fall into, probably a mix of both 🙂

  3. Stephanie / FAIIINT September 17, 2013 / 2:15 am

    Completely agree with you, I didn’t go myself this time, but I’ve seen so many people moaning on Twitter about it the past week & it really irritates me, it’s a privilege, stop complaining or if you hate it so much, don’t go! I don’t blame you for wanting a holiday though, last time I went it knackered me! 😉
    I don’t usually like pointy heels, but I have to say, these ones are pretty perfect! Love that thick strap & the white heel.

  4. Maria September 17, 2013 / 4:56 am

    I love these cosy layers!

    Maria xxx

  5. Theresa September 17, 2013 / 10:47 am

    Nope, it’s not terrible at all and completely understandable for sure. But so cool that you had this experience again and I really liked your coverage as well as all the combos you wore. This outfit is so good. Lovin’ the cozy feel of that sweater mixed in with more refined pieces and those heels are beautiful. Looking gorgeous babe!


  6. rachel September 17, 2013 / 8:59 pm

    love this outfit, that skirt is just gorgeous, and the shoes are amazing! x

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