Carla Zampatti Gown, Sass and Bide necklace. Photography; Christopher James
I knew that I wanted to wear a white maxi dress to the ARIA awards, however I had not seen any around that I had really fallen in love with. That was until I met this one! With some help from my designer friend, Thomas Saint-Cyr (take note of that name), he took my hand and led me right to the door of Australian designer, Carla Zampatti, where this gown and I first met. Thomas was well aware of this dress, and was also aware that leading me into its presence was rather dangerous, but hey, I told him I was on the hunt for a beautiful maxi design, so he was just doing his friendly duty. I am a sucker for a backless piece and the textured shoulders, make this bamboo gown perfect. I have had a soft spot for this Sass & Bide necklace for a while now, having the earrings in the rose gold colouring already, however I was trying to refrain myself from purchasing it (trying to be good!) When I was in the store the other day, I was shifting through my wardrobe in my head, working out when I could wear it and the fashion light bulb suddenly went off...With the Carla Zampatti gown! "Sold!"