It’s been a couple of weeks since we returned home from our summer holiday in Malaysia and I am already missing every second of it. Nonetheless, winter is almost over and I cannot wait for the next season to begin. I think after spending 6 winters in Ballarat, I can safely say I have accustomed myself to winters in the city I call home now. Yes, it is cold but with the right outerwear and heating winter anything is possible.
Those of you who have followed my Instagram page, @stylebysash and know me personally will probably know that I absolutely love the brand, Gorman. I have been following the brand for years and love to collect pieces from this Australian label. It is lovely to see someone wearing a piece by the brand and because I’m slightly Gorman -crazy and can tell when I see the infamous pieces around town. I love the bold print and colours. Every season, Gorman do different collaborations with artists and come up with a selection of lovely art-themed pieces. On top of that, Gorman being an Australian brand makes things so much more accessible and it is always a good thing to support our local Melbourne brands.
I have lived in this coat since I got it and for me this means the cost per wear for it will be maximised which is great. This coat will be in my wardrobe for a while and will definitely last me many more winters. Although it is not thick and bulky, it is quilted hence makes it very warm and perfect for layering. The fit is boxy and can be worn in various different ways such as belted and buttoned up. Another great thing is the coat is reversible.
Hopefully you have enjoyed the last couple of blogposts. I have tried to keep up the consistency of blogging once a week and have continually been creating content. I have to admit that it is hard sometimes as the weather can sometimes be unpredictable and I only have a small window to do shoots with my partner in crime as we have one day together every fortnight. But nonetheless, we have fun with it and I am learning to be a little bit more comfortable in front of the camera. Being a photographer, I feel most at home when I’m doing the shoot, so choreographing from a model perspective is very much out of my comfort zone, not to mention posing.
Shot by Brian Heap // Location: Ballarat Bitter Building
Do you have a favourite coat this winter? I would love to hear your thoughts . – xx S.