(Kaftan top - Sabo Skirt; shorts - Bec & Bridge; headpiece - Bella & Jackson; necklace - Pree Brulee)
Photos by my little brother, Simon Ie.
...And suddenly, another beautiful year has passed us and that sparkling spirit of Christmas is here to brighten even the dreariest souls. As a reminder of my favourite part of the calendar, I wanted to share with you a few things close to my heart.
My backyard : where these images were shot beneath a receding sun, and where we spend many languid, balmy summer afternoons with our favourite company. I've never experienced a white Christmas (even though I've dreamed about it since I was a child) but for those of you who have never had an Australian Christmas, I do think you should experience it at least once in your lifetime. :)
Home-grown talent : I'm wearing Sabo Skirt and Bec & Bridge - two Aussie labels that validate talent with the commensurate work ethos. We have such an exquisite fashion industry in Australia and I feel so proud to be part of it.
White : well, let's face it, is there really any other hue for summer?
Family : the reason why I want to achieve wonderful things in my life is so that I can be a good role model to my younger 12-year-old brother. Having studied Medicine apart from him, I feel like I am always absent as a sister and the summer holidays are the only opportunities I have to atone myself and keep him company. Unfortunately, as a full-time doctor next year, I won't even have this luxury! I am so glad Simon agreed to capture these images for me because I will always reflect on them with incredible fondness. <3
I hope you all have the most gorgeous, happy, and festive Christmas with all your loved ones! Make sure there is copious amounts of pudding involved. ;)
Much love, Mandy. xx