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Inspiring Wit blogger Jenelle Witty for Rockingham Shopping Center April Throwback campaign

Over the weekend I headed down to Rockingham to style an outfit based on an iconic fashion image. Reworking the iconic look for today using items sourced at Rockingham Shopping Centre, I went with an image that I had pinned to my wall as a teen.

Inspiring Wit blogger Jenelle Witty for Rockingham Shopping Center April Throwback campaign

Inspiring Wit blogger Jenelle Witty for Rockingham Shopping Center April Throwback campaignInspiring Wit blogger Jenelle Witty for Rockingham Shopping Center April Throwback campaignInspiring Wit blogger Jenelle Witty for Rockingham Shopping Center April Throwback campaign, pictured wearing trench coat and jeans from Cotton On, Nike Free Runners, Givenchy Obsedia BagThe image I particularly loved is this of friends Audrey Hepburn and Hubert de Givenchy walking along the Seine (note the Eiffel Tower in the background). Taken in 1982, I love that this image is not the young Audrey Hepburn done up for her films, but the everyday woman walking street style with her lifelong friend- that is what I wanted to capture with the project.

Hubert_de_Givenchy_and_Audrey_HepburnHUBERT DE GIVENCHY AND AUDREY HEPBURN IN PARIS, 1982
PHOTOGRAPHY 1645/GAMMA-RAPHO VIA GETTY IMAGES

 

The beauty of shopping from a centre like Rockingham is that you are limited only by your imagination with the kind of looks you can create. The outfit I went with is attainable, practical, inexpensive as well as iconic. I did add in my own Givenchy bag (from my own closet) to my look as a nod to the iconic image (my version of walking with Givenchy- if only we could have shot along the Seine!).

Inspiring Wit blogger Jenelle Witty for Rockingham Shopping Center April Throwback campaign, pictured wearing trench coat and jeans from Cotton On, Nike Free Runners, Givenchy Obsedia BagInspiring Wit blogger Jenelle Witty for Rockingham Shopping Center April Throwback campaign

The other bloggers and I met for coffee, chatted over our looks before separating to find what we were after. I was happy to find the trench so easily at Cotton On, and on sale at $39.95! I then proceeded to hunt down wide leg pants or jeans all over, finding a few good pant/ jean options, before some how landing back to the fit of these at Cotton On. I am not sure how that happened! Live, Jeanswest and Just Jeans all had great denim options too, I could have gone with any! Sadly I didn’t find the wide leg pant I was after, but W Lane and Forever New did have some good options. To modernise the look I headed into the sports stores to find some sneakers- there were a few options, but I narrowed it down to this affordable pair at Rebel Sport. Somehow of the allocated $300 budget, I walked away having spent $185- I could have gone with a more expensive denim option, but honestly loved the fit of these everyday jeans.

This month Rockingham Shopping Centre is running a competition called “Swap your Style” where people can bring in their old stuff and swap it for a $20 RSC gift card. The old clothes will then be donate to The Salvation Army. While you are there, find the look I styled along with the other bloggers looks on display at the centre. You can even vote for your favourite blogger look to go in the draw to win a $200 RSC gift card. You could buy this whole look for that and have change! Find the details on that competition here


WEARING: COTTON ON TEE, JEANS, TRENCH COAT, REBEL SPORT NIKE SNEAKERS (ALL FROM ROCKINGHAM SHOPPING CENTRE), ALSO WEARING MY OWN GIVENCHY OBSEDIA BAG
PHOTOGRAPHED BY: MARIO RECCHIA

 

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