Monday, 19 March 2012

Celine & the School Run..

Did you miss me?

I'm back and I am fully recovered from the life changing experience that is a child heading off to school for the first time.  We are in week 8 now & supported by my (newly acquired) Celine handbag and my shiny Mini Cooper, I am managing the dual roles of (private) school mum & chic bitch with aplomb.  They kind of go hand in hand, darlings.

In truth, my son starting school has been liberating for me.  My independent spirit is (still) firmly in place & I am enjoying standing out in the crowd, given I am always the only woman in 6 inch heels with a bright red Celine!

I'm just loving my 'new' life & looking forward to sharing many more of my experiences with you.

I'm embracing the school social event calendar as a way to make new friends and dress up! I have a mothers day luncheon at the local yacht club, and a Ball at the NGV coming up...& I can't wait to style my looks for these events!

Below are some pics from the weekend (and my Celine, that I love more and more every second!).  Hope you enjoy my styling!

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PS - I am off to Sabah next week so I think a resort wear/bikini post is due next x

My husband spoils me - her name is Celine and I love her (almost as much as him!)

Blue Tongue, Elwood.  Drinking Moet & admiring my Chanel 

Today is my 6 year wedding anniversary - these are my flowers courtesy of the husband

Isabel Marant 'The Who' earrings from Net-A-Porter

Dinner date at Newmarket: Blouse: Sass & Bide; Shoes: Mimco; Leather Pants: Joseph

Late afternoon engagement party.  Shirt: Day Birger et Mikkelsen; Shoes: Joie; Leather Pants: Joseph

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

KARL x Net-A-Porter

Like most fashionista's globally, I was tres excited about Karl Lagerfeld's 'KARL' collaboration (with my Bank's favourite friend of mine) net-a-porter.

So I browsed the full collection upon it's release very early on 26-Jan-12.  I purchased 2 pieces - a (silver) metallic blouse & a faux leather black mini skirt (with a risque split!).

Costing me just under $400 delivered, I was expecting something special, as although priced at a lower end than his usual collections, the KARL collection had been well hyped and still not sold at what I consider a 'bargain' price point!

My (great) expectations were met.  I LOVE both items!

The blouse is a very light lurex in a chic shade of silver.  The (just before) the wrists cuffs are buttoned and there is a modern diagonal fabric split up the front.  I tried it on with a white pair of jeans I was already wearing & it looked amaze!  KARL has styled this blouse with the skirt I purchased from this collection so the outfit is complete as it arrived (say for my black Chanel booties & a chunky black bracelet.

The skirt is really chic but in the most part - totally sexy!  The faux leather looks & feels real.  The waist is elasticised so comfortable and somewhat flexible.  The skirt has a zipper and closes with several hook & eyes at the rear.  The front of the skirt has a VERY high split that will require opaque tights or patterned leggings be worn underneath at all times!  I can imagine that I will get a LOT of wear (and compliments) from this skirt once the Melbourne weather turns colder this year (and many thereafter).

The sizing is in Italian and it would seem, so is the cut - it fits the figure sharply.  Italian clothing is PERFECT on my frame, so both my KARL pieces fit like a dream.

My verdict - believe the hype!

Some photos (thanks to net-a-porter) below...& I will definitely feature my own looks with these pieces via my Pose & Twitter accounts (both monbulktomiumiu)!

Enjoy xx

That front split is too high for bare legs ladies!

This skirt is amazing - so chic, so sexy, so perfect for Autumn/Winter

GORGEOUS!  I will wear with skinny leather pants...

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

A Bright Start to 2012!

Happy New Year!

I have been slack and at day 19 of 2012, I am finally posting on my blog!!  I hope everyone had a great holiday & new year period.

I am back at work and longing to be back outdoors in the warm, glorious sunshine.

In celebration of the new year, I am featuring some serious colours today - a bright & chic start to everyone's 2012!

Those Dannijo earrings are crazy chic!! 

I am taking a trip to New York in October 2012 so I plan to feature a lot of New York based designers on my blog this year.


Alice + Olivia

BCBG Max Azria

Mara Hoffman

Dannijo Valerja earrings

3.1 Philip Lim Gaucho Pants

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Mon chic 36 heures!

I've had a very busy fashion-inspired week & am posting some of my favourite outfits/moments from the past few days.

Whether I am working, shopping, socialising or relaxing, I am expressing myself through my clothing, my personal style.

If you like my daily style, please follow me (monbulktomiumiu) on Pose.  


Coral silk tank from Country Road.  White GMJ for Hudson jeans.  
Accessories: Fiorina precious gems necklace, Michael Kors watch, Cartier love bracelet, pave diamond ring, & Chloe Marcie tote

Calf hair leopard print sandals from Country Road.  Witchery red skinny jeans.  
Accessories: OPI polish - Chanel Rouge Noir + OPI Getting Miss Piggy With It (limited Edition Muppets Collection)

House of Harlow Tilly Clutch  
Location: Blue Tongue, Elwood, drink de la nuit - Moet  (of course x)

Sass & Bide denim shorts.  Witchery t-shirt & belt.  
Accessories: YSL Arty Ring, Michael Kors watch, Cartier love bracelet , Miu Miu teal & gold leather bracelet

Made a visit to Topshop South Yarra  

Enjoyed the fresh sea air & view whilst driving with the roof off  

Von Treskow gold earrings.  Max Factor 'Ruby Tuesday' lipstick 

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Jingle Belles!

Fashionista Sisters, this time of the year is not just for tree decorating!  It is for dressing decoratively. 

All of us have parties to attend so all of us, naturally, have to look fabulous and should never wear the same outfit twice (even if you will not be seen twice by the same person!).

I have trawled my fave online sites for the below items....and are my personal faves for this festive season & New Year.

Check out the Dannijo & Gemma Redux (LOVE her) necklaces....I'm DYING for them.


Asos online

Asos online

Bec & Bridge @ Shopbop

Dannijo @ Net-A-Porter

Gemma Redux @ Shopbop

Haute Hippy @ Shopbop

Michael Kors Collection @ Shopbop

Tibi @ Net-A-Porter

Monday, 28 November 2011

Print Passion!

I’m crazy for a hot print.  Albeit a dress, floaty pants or even a teeny weenie printed bikini!

The trick to wearing prints is to keep your accessories (shoes, bags, jewellery) simple.  The print is the statement & worn properly, it is the chicest statement in town!

If wearing printed pants, pair with a plain, base colour top of choice but do not wear a busy style (t-shirt, tank or even a cami work well).

Here are some of my current season favourites.


Elizabeth & James Jake Silk Trouser

L'Space Desert Heat Twisted Bikini

Sass & Bide Secret Place Dress

Thakoon Addition Maxi Skirt

Torn by Ronny Kobo Sylvia Mayan Maxi Dress

Monday, 14 November 2011

Designer Crush! Megan Park

Summer (and warm weather) is fast approaching in Melbourne and so I have dedicated some parts of my weekends lately looking for summery dresses.  This summer, I want floaty, feminine dresses that I can feel gorgeous wearing, even if it's just around the house or running errands!

Whilst browsing in Hoss, I discovered Megan Park.

An Australian born and based designer, Megan studied at RMIT before heading to London to design textiles for the likes of Dries van Noten & Kenzo!

She started her own label in 1997 and now how has womenswear, accessories, girls and homeware lines.

I'm in love with Megan's use of fabrics and her extremely feminine designs.  The floaty style of her tops and dresses is just perfect on a warm summer day or night. 

Below are some styles from Megan's current collection.

Please visit for stockists or if you are lucky (like moi!) and reside in Melbourne, you can visit Megan's boutique in High Street Armadale.


Megan Park (photo courtesty of Vogue Australia)

(c) Megan Park

(c) Megan Park

(c) Megan Park

(c) Megan Park