(Burberry Prorsum SS12 cashmere ruffle sleeved knit, White Closet leather skater skirt, Dolce Vita wedge booties, Glassons scalloped hosiery, PU Woven clutch)
I've always wanted to visit Melbourne's colourful Brighton beach bathing booths (a bit of a tongue twister there haha) and although it wasn't appropriately "beach weather" back in August, Tim and I wanted to take up every opportunity in having the convenience of our own vehicle to drive about freely and make the essential detour while on our road-trip. Don't be fooled by the deceiving warmth and summery vibe from these photos, but I suppose how could you not be reminded of summer with all those bold colourful blockades? I didn't even pack anything that was anywhere close to being beach-friendly, but then again who would even dare to go for a dip and bake in the middle of winter. I felt that the worst thing to be wearing by the beach-side is anything too bulky either, so trying to keep it as light and minimal, yet I still needed to remain warm I can always count on a good cashmere piece by Burberry. Although the adorable ruffled knit was part of the spring summer collection, it was strangely appropriate for a winters day at the beach. A skater skirt in leather to add was just the girly combination to my outfit that simply permitted plenty of twirling around. Brighton Beach would definitely be a lovely location to revisit and particularly to re-shoot the next time we're in Melbourne again, ideally for summer if and when we get the opportunity!
Photography by tymothyjames