Western Australia has some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, with its soft white sand and glassy turquoise waters. And living close to the city surely has its perks, as the stunning City Beach is less than half an hour drive away. I did venture into the living postcard this afternoon, and as usual the sand beneath my feet felt almost powdery, which reminded me fondly of the newly launched Le Blanc by CHANEL.
Le Blanc by CHANEL is all about amplifying skin’s healthy radiance by boosting its true light while visually smoothening out pores and imperfections. The velvety side of the sponge is great for light coverage and touch-ups during the day, whereas the spongy side provides a medium-to-high coverage and is best applied in the morning. I alternate between colours 10 and 20 Beige depending on the time of the day, as I find that the lighter shade washes me out under direct sunlight, but it magically brightens up my complexion for evening.
The weather has been incredible to us all in Perth lately and fortunately I had the chance to take my duster coat out for a spin! Sure enough, I can never say no to a white on white combo, but naturally I paired the outfit with hints of grey (as seen in my accessories and makeup). I’m often asked what I get up to when I’m back in Australia, and the answer is honestly not that exciting. Like everyone, I rest for days, catch up on my work and plan out my travel schedule for the next few months. It’s a bonus when time allows for meals with friends, so I try to do that too. If not, I’m out running errands or shooting some content.
On the weekends, my favourite thing to do is get in a car and drive far away with my parents. A few days ago we visited Margaret River (a six-hour drive return trip from Perth) but all we saw were some cows, since the town was more or less closed when we arrived. Truth be told, I was mostly location scouting as I usually do, but flies were present in some areas of the outback so frankly I just wanted to be indoors. My typical fuss-free get-up consists of a tee and denim jeans, but I feel like this one-shoulder bodysuit is a real game changer, no?
Hyde Park is truly most beautiful at nine in the morning, and can you believe I woke up two hours before to get my hair and makeup done? I had wanted to squeeze a quick shoot session before all the tourists and locals arrived, and even though I was freezing in the 2°C morning frost, it was so nice to wander around the quiet park with my dear photographer. We greeted a few swans and squirrels, skipped around for a bit and then stopped for a hot chocolate after the cold started to wear us out.
I’m wearing this stunning Milly faux fur jacket from Shopbop, and that brings me to a special mention about Shopbop’s Big Sale! For the next 5 days (the sneak peek starts now and only opens to public tomorrow), make sure you use code ‘GOBIG17‘ for 15% off orders of USD 200+, 20% off orders of USD 500+, and 25% off orders of USD 800+. Now check out their new arrivals!