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MOUNT LAWLEY

by jenellewitty@gmail.com
The best spots to eat and shop in Mount Lawley.

Lover Dress, Cheap Monday Jumper, Asos Fedora, Seed Heritage Sacha Boots, 4th and Bleeker for Billabong Clutch. 
When Mario asked me what my story behind shooting this outfit post was, I thought I would share with you one of my favourite Perth locations. So, above is a morning spent wandering around Mount Lawley. I would say a typical morning, but to be honest, there isn’t ever really much in my life that I would call largely ‘typical’. At least the places we went to are regular hangouts.
Given more time I could really go further into depth with the hot spots in Mount Lawley, but given we had a little over an hour, this is just a taste. In 2007 when I flew to Perth for the first time, there was an article in the Qantas inflight magazine about Mount Lawley, an area north of the Perth CBD, with a beautiful parklands, a shopping strip featuring beautiful cafes and shops in Art Deco buildings, a theatre, all within walking distance of WAAPA (where I was due to be studying).
 To say that this felt like a sign, while corny, is true. I think I knew from that moment that this area would soon become one of my favourite places.
I cannot walk down Beaufort Street without running into someone I know, who also generally happens to work in the Arts or Fashion. It is guaranteed to have the best coffee in town (via Cantina -who also made the kinda amazing Cinnamon Brioche Doughnut I am chomping through above) and a host of cool places to wander around in. For me Planet Books is the best bookstore I know, I have bought shelves of very heavy but beautiful art, fashion, design, and photography books, as well as most recently a host of David Sedaris novels.
With an adjoining cafe, record, movie and clothing stores, Planet is the best one-stop-shop to spend all of your money. Ahem, I mean, buy people presents.
You will have seen me (if you have been following for a while) in all of these clothing items, except perhaps these suede thigh-high boots. I had been eying off a Philip Lim pair last year, but, not wanting to part with in excess of $700 online, waited and searched for a more affordable alternative which I could try on in real-time. In the past few months, the new season shoe collections have been released, there are a lot of thigh-high options on the market. I have spotted a heap that all look pretty good, but for me, as a lover of black suede, these from Seed Heritage were perfect.
Photos by Mario Recchia
xx Jenelle

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