November 9th, 2011

What I Wore (7/11).

One of the lovely things about my job is that sometimes I get given lovely things.

In the most unexpected of places at the most unexpected of times.

The t-shirt I’m wearing today is one of those lovely things. It was a front row gift from the Zimmermann S/S 2011 show which commemorated 20 years of the brand. (that collection is in store now BTW and the white lace is heaven)

I confess I’ve hadn’t worn it. It was also maybe still wrapped in tissue paper. But it’s gone to Number One With A Bullet on my list of favourite things. Featherlight and soft, the print is a nice change to my usual white or grey tee.

Graphics are hard to wear but everywhere this season. A t-shirt is a low commitment nod to the trend if you want to dip your toe in the water.

The jacket is Vanessa Bruno from forever ago. It’s slouchy which suits the t-shirt and I love the purple silk lining. My skirt is from Lisa Ho.

You may have noticed that I have a thing for coloured bags. Particularly in the summer. I’m trying to use a different bag everyday. I bought this one back when I was editing CLEO (so around 2003-4).

It’s Veronica Ostro , a local designer who came into the office to show the fashion team the range and I liked it so much that I bought one.- I don’t think she makes handbags anymore? Veronica if you’re out there let me know.

Another red bag that I’m coveteing is the Oroton Akala Mini Bag. Tiny bit retro. A lot sexy.

You can buy it here

The shoes are Alexander Wang. Bought them in LA last year. They’re so soft and sexy to wear. I love the Chloe Perch Trimmed Sandal from his current collection. Similar vibe.

You can buy them here



  • Karen

    Loving the Orange bag and toes. I’ve put my open toed shoes away now because its just too cold here :(

  • Radka

    Hi Paula, I really like the idea of swapping bags every day but I always forget something in the other one… keys, favourite lip balm etc. hiding in those little  pockets. And then I end up regreting changing the bags. Do you have a trick up your sleave on how to keep organized and having everything you’ll need for the day?

  • Vanessa

    There are these handy handbag liners for a quick handbag change without forgetting anything i swear by them! 

  • Vanessa

    sorry forgot link

  • Radka

    Thanks Vanessa, I will definitely check them out.

  • Veronica Ostro

    Nice to know that people still appreciate my work – especially when its Paula Joye! Paula I love Life. Styled. and have been following your fashion challenge – great stuff-  my bf found this how funny! I love that you are rockn my red tote bag with a Vanessa Bruno jacket – I adore this timeless designer and Zimmerman – my major influence on starting in swimwear – I dont make swimwear or bags anymore – however I am freelancing and would love to talk fashion beauty stuff. Love your looks xx Vee 

  • veronica ostro

    Too easy – use lil vintgae purses that you can pop all your lil bits into & swap them into your new bag for the day – that way you dont lose all you bits 


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