Week 10: LBD Project for The Front Row

Dearest BusiChic,

I’ve been thinking a lot about perfection this week. I’ve found that my creative life works better when I don’t overplan and go with the flow. It’s amazing what the Universe affords you when you let it know that you are ready.

Which brings me to today’s work attire; my own where I collaborated with Georgia McCorkill on a Front Row piece which she tailor-made to accessorise with my Bento dress. For those of you who are new, I’m wearing this Little Black Dress (LBD) once a week, every week for the whole year to show how timeless this workwear basic is.

Truth is, I’m usually pretty fussy when it comes to what I’m wearing which I know is silly and am gaining some perspective about ๐Ÿ˜‰

This collaboration with Georgia has got me thinking about how my idea of security is both a pro and con. A con because it does hold me back creatively but it was also a pro in this case because it gets me to ask questions and mould the initial offering in a way that I’m comfortable with and which has added an extra element of interest (?)… I hope – let me know what you think!

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Rather than making me a fully fledged dress as is the initial offering (I was concerned whether I’d be able to wear the outfit to work as well, considering the focus of this blog), Georgia and I worked on creating this accessory. Georgia has re-worked fabric from an old wedding dress to create a shawl of sorts which I hope to wear in a few different outfits for work and play.

This resulting outfit is by no means perfect (note: good hosiery will not leave you bulging- my own fault!) but it works for me. I wore this to work and was pleasantly surprised to receive compliments on an unusual accessory. It was fun to wear a piece that trailed behind me as I walked to and from the photocopier. It felt lovely to have gorgeous material draped around me; a reminder about how important it is to touch and invest in items made out of great fabrics. I then felt comfortable to kick on to the opening launch of the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival (LMFF) where I’ll be bringing you the BusiChic autumn/winter fashions that you may be inspired by or like to wear to work yourself!

Go with the flow, BusiChic!

I hope that you have a very happy end of the week at work and will visit over the weekend to check out more of my fashion week coverage!

For more about the BusiChic collaboration with Georgia McCorkill’s The Front Row; click here.

For Part 2 of how I’ve styled Georgia’s piece with my Bento frock, tune in to BusinessChic on Sunday at 6.30pm (AEST) – the regular time I publish the latest editions of the BusiChic LBD Project!


  1. I loved that she was able to re-create something unusual yet very wearable to go well with your black dress. Loved the softness that the accessory has added to a structured dress. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. This is such a unique piece. You both have done such a marvelous job coming up with it. I’m looking forward to seeing it more ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks Vanisha, it has turned out to be such a versatile piece – I look forward to sharing with you how I’ve styled it next!

  3. It’s so unique I love it! Beautiful piece and it really transforms the dress! ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. Oh gosh what a lovely dress..my favourite combination, black & white. There is nothing more beautiful than that.

  5. Hey Cheryl,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog =) and thanks for the suggestion on contacting AMPR regarding my accreditation. I’m actually accredited to tomorrow’s High St Show at Malvern Town Hall and Runway #7. I hope to see you in LMFF~~

    Enjoy all your shows~


  6. I think you make an interesting point about the advantages of being less of a risk-taker – you get a different result, but it’s not necessarily the boring option or one without reward. Whether you are exploring small, more measured risks or large ones, I think the biggest challenge of all is to *backing yourself* right to the end. I saw a great video this morning produced by Facebook encouraging women to become engineers. One comment from Cat Lee, a Partner Engineer stood out “It’s very easy to look around you and feel intimidated because you don’t know anything about the subject and there aren’t a lot of people that look like youโ€ฆ.but the most important thing is to believe in yourself and to just not be afraid to do something that you have no idea how to do.” Your outfit is great, and imagining you wearing it confidently around the office makes me smile.

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