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We have mixed feelings about August. On one hand here in Australia it usually promises warmer weather ahead. But, it’s often our coldest month of the year, forcing us to retreat indoors and with a slathering of moisturiser on at all times. It was also announced this month that for the third year in a row Australians would experience yet another La Nina weather event, meaning a cooler summer and a lot more rain. Thus, we’re investing in transeasonal styles and multi-purpose skincare. Below is everything we’re coveting this month. Happy shopping!

PFEIFFER Shirt Dress, $390. SHOP NOW

“I am ever so patiently waiting for the warmer weather so I can wear this beautiful striped shirt dress courtesy of Australian label, Pfeiffer. Founded in 2015 by Angela Aspradakis and Virginie Pepin in Bondi, the brand is redefining modern womenswear with styles designed with the ethos of “slip-on and go” (aka my kind of dressing).  Earlier this year the brand received an accreditation as a carbon neutral business by Australian start-up, trace. It’s fashion you can feel good about.” – Rebekah Clark, Features Writer

Louis Vuitton Capucines BB, Lilas, $10,400 SHOP NOW

“Anything Olympia of Greece does turns to sartorial gold. (To be honest, as a young Royal, I’m sure anything she owns is probably gold.) In recent news, Louis Vuitton tapped the modern princess and friend of the house to the face of their Capucines’ collection latest iterations: the BB handbag.Made from Taurillon leather with a shimmer effect that gives off a colour change in the sun, it’s elegant and timeless (and the chain (braided with leather) is removable) taking you from the London high street to a Manhattan bar in a flash.” – Jessica Bailey, editorial director


The Daily Edited Leather Wrap Case ($70) with personalisation (from $10). SHOP NOW

“You may already know and love the personalisation options at The Daily Edited but in an exciting addition to the brand’s offering, a funky new font is available to update your accessories. Inspired by the 1976 album by Mort Garson, the new Plantasia font celebrates the “earth’s natural oasis through its curve, playfulness and vibrant nature” according to the brand. You can play with two different colours on a number of different products. I love the white background so the different shades really pop!” – Rebekah Clark, Features Writer


“I’m an oil cleanser convert! Did anybody else experience a complete change in their skin’s texture this winter? I experienced really dry patches of skin on my forehead and the right side of face, a reaction I was chalking up to a combination of stress, international travel and my obsessive relationship with my office heater. After being advised my multiple facialists to try an oil cleanser – and trialling even more – this is the one that has stuck. Ella Baché’s new, clean and Australian-made Floral Oil Face and Body Cleanser is free from parabens and mineral oils and infused with a unique blend of Safflower which works with its Vitamin E to rebalance the skin barrier. It’s also great for removing makeup. Side note: My very first facial as a teenager was at Ella Baché and I love that this brand has been reintroduced to me now in my 30s. The scent alone took me back to being 14. How’s that for full circle?” – Jessica Bailey, editorial director

Jasmin Sparrow Lulu Earrings, Pearl, Gold, $452, SHOP NOW

“I am always on the lookout for a pair of unique earrings. For dinners, dates and events, they can set off even my most basic go-to LBD or pant-blazer combo. Enter the classic and sculptural adornments from New Zealand-based designer Jasmin Sparrow. These 18K gold-plated recycled silver hoops – irregular in shape – come with a singular freshwater baroque pearl pendent and I’m in love. A point of note: Jasmin Sparrow pieces are all ethically sourced and made with recycled materials giving each a unique finish. These earrings are made to order – and I suggest you stop reading this and purchase a pair now.” – Jessica Bailey, editorial director

Rachel Gilbert Valentine Gown $7295 SHOP NOW

“I wore Rachel Gilbert to the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year – a Chopard party on the rooftop of the iconic Hotel Martinez to be exact. A perfect powder blue with intricate embellishment at its back, it was truly a special piece. For years now, Gilbert has been creating stand-out occasion wear that its wearer will keep forever. Her new season collection is no different. Take a look at this gown. Slim fitting and semi-sheer, it’s the low, claw-crystal back of this dress that will capture the room.” – Jessica Bailey, editorial director

Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask, from $39. SHOP NOW

“This month I will return to the skies for another overseas trip. I’ve really struggled with dry skin in August so I’ve already packed my Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask. It’s not a new product but it’s cult for a reason. It combines niacinamide with glycerin, hyaluronic acid and a concoction of allantoin, bisabolol, panthenol and cucumber extract to deeply hydrate skin. It’s also extremely versatile. You can use the it is a daytime moisturiser, night mask or in-flight cream.” – Rebekah Clark, Features Writer


Maggie Marilyn Beyond Puffer Vest, $425 NZD. SHOP NOW

“While Maggie Marilyn is best known for flirty dresses and well-cut tailoring, the New Zealand label is also in the business of making athleisure wear. In a sequel to the brand’s buttery soft puffer jackets, Maggie Marilyn has released a vest iteration made from recycled material. Wear it alone and under a t-shirt for warmer mornings or wear it over the top of a hoodie for additional warmth when the temperature drops.” – Rebekah Clark, Features Writer