March 27th, 2013

What I Wore (Feathers Edition).

It’s funny how some outfits force their way into your wardrobe by osmosis.

I’ve had this blue feather bolero for about twelve years. I had it made for a shoot and couldn’t bare to part with it – so it came home and lived in the back of my closet.

There are not a lot of occasions in my life that call for feathers so I’ve been known to wear this around the house on weekends. And why not??

Anyway…when I put this outfit together on the weekend I realised that it was identical to the outfit that Carla Zampatti (one of my all time favourite women) wore during an interview I did with her last year.


I’d filed it away in my style memory under ‘must-wear’ and like magic twelve months later it fell out of my wardrobe and onto my body.

Carla is a big believer in the chicness of jumpsuits and usually has one or two in every collection.

She’s absolutely right (natch) because  when jumpsuits are well-tailored they work just like a blazer and pull your look together - CLICK TO BUY A CARLA ZAMAPATTI  JUMPSUIT

WEARING: black jumsuit by Carla Zampatti and feather bolero jacket.

Shop My Look.

CLICK TO BUY: Paleari News Seveso Cropped Feather Jacket from FarFetch, US$213.35; Lipstik Nectar Black Wedges from StyleTread, $89.95; Miss Selfridge Feather Fur Bolero Jacket, £110; Rachel Pally Telly Jumpsuit from Shopbop, $242.



  • elvajean

    Oh Paula I do so love it when you wear ‘colour’. This blue is just sublime on you. I think that should be your next wardrobe challenge…..colour….bright colour!

  • Hanne_Liz

    Stunning! Carla Zampatti, the ultimate inspiration.

  • Stefanie

    Paula you know I love my black but you’ve inspired me to wear colour, you look gorgeous!

  • Mel Bannon

    you’ve done it again – fabulous!

  • Mel Bannon

    you’ve done it again – fabulous!

  • Jenny Louise Wright

    paula you inspired me to buy a clarasonic and i never buy beauty products!


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