Apart from the one-piece weather, the thing I miss most about living in Australia is the shopping. One store that captured my heart and fired my wildest fashion fantasies was the iconic Alannah Hill. The style is lavishly romantic with a vintage-inspired eye-for-detail. Think princess frocks, outrageously glamorous accessories and lashings of sex appeal. All the pieces have fabulously evocative names. How can you resist the “Shut Up And Kiss Me Top” or the “I Am Grace Kelly Skirt”? Yes, you bloody are, my darling.
Shopping in AH is like entering a girly dreamworld with a dressing up box in every corner. It’s a playground for adult women who love glitter as much as they love silk. The boutiques are heavenly boudoirs and I want to live in one. You know how some people have a place they go to relax and gather their thoughts? Like a quiet park or a tranquil lake? Alannah Hill is where I feel at peace.