Give a frock Friday


Sofia Coppola has long since been a reference of style for me. Her subtle, elegant and effortless ease with how she dresses has always drawn my eye. I’ve been collecting images of her from way back, focusing on her style in one of my first Stylish Girl blogs back in 2009. I have been a fan of hers since her roles in her Dad Francis’s films Peggy Sue Got Married and The Godfather III. When she began to direct her own movies, my favourite being Lost in Translation, I’ve always felt she takes a delicate approach to her direction, which is distinctively Sofia. Some people have a way of allowing their style to infiltrate all that they do and Sofia is one of those people. Everything she turns her hand to is distinctively Sofia. The way she builds a character, to the way the camera pans the scene, to the music choices of the soundtrack, for me, there is always a reflection on her personal style – reflected in the cut of her clothes, the choice of colour or prints she wears, to the leather goods she designs for Louis Vuitton. All Sofia. Don’t you just love her?

So of course, this week’s frock Friday is dedicated to the one and only Sofia Coppola. Enjoy!

love & light,

Heidi xo

Random Inspiration

So this week is no different to any other – it’s crazy busy and hot! So darn hot and horribly humid and well, can someone please press the freeze-frame button??


I’d love a day to just do this. Sip tea and read a book.


I love her pants and her loafers. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I’m seeing loafers in lots of street style pics so I’m guessing I’ll be wearing them this autumn and winter.


I love a beautiful hat and this one is no exception.


Always elegantly stylish Sofia Coppola. Such a fan of her effortless style. Note the loafers. Told ya.


It’s so hot and humid here, it never ends. WIth no rain in sight to cool things off, I’m enjoying images of snow so I can trick my body into imagining how nice it must be to feel a temperature other than 30 degrees celsius!


Mia Wasikowska on the cover of Australian Vogue. How gorgeous is this cover? It’s like a jewel in itself! Photographed by Emma Summerton for the March 2014 issue.


Looking forward to some time on my day off to enjoy coffee with girlfriends and practice my photography.

I’ve finished everything that I need to do – at least for now – so I decided to put together some random inspiration for you and for me too! Hope you’re week is going well and that these images help to keep the momentum going for you.

love & light xo

Cool People #3

jason schwartzman and kirsten dunst

Jason Schwartzman and Kirsten Dunst on set during the filming of Sofia Coppola’s 2006 film Marie Anoinette. Love this movie. Love these two actors. Love this picture.

Photographer unknown.

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Sofia Coppola: Stylish Girl

Whether she is directing a film, attending a red carpet event of spending time with her daughter, Sofia Coppola has a knack for putting together a look that conveys she is a creative and strong woman that it is unfettered and unaffected.

Her hair is usually loose, and her make-up is always subtle.  It’s the less is more look, a refined casual elegance of which I am a huge fan.  I cannot bear to be over-dressed when I go out, however being under-dressed is even worse a sin.  That’s why I favour Sofia’s style.  It is easy, confident and non-fussy.

Sofia favours a look that does not make her stand out in the crowd.  She appears to want to blend into the crowd, not to be noticed.  But it is not possible for this lady to appear as one of the crowd.

I have been collecting pictures of Sofia in my style story scrapbooks for years now.  You could say I have been stalking her through the pages of Vogue, et al.

This is Sofia in work mode on the set of her film Marie Antoinette.  Her wardrobe is probably the last thing on her mind when she is directing, but here she has managed to look typical Sofia wearing a man-style collared-shirt – a look she has favoured in the past.

Sofia photographed for Vogue Paris by Mario Testino.

Sofia has been living in Paris for some time now, she has become the quintessential American in Paris.  My guess is being surrounded  by all those chic Parisian femmes has rubbed off on her because her style certainly evolved.  She’s more classy now I would say.  Oui plus chic.

Although I have been accused of being the Queen of Casual by some of my friends, I don’t think that being casual means that a person doesn’t know how to dress up, for it is quite clear that Sofia has no problem in glamming up!  (Erm, neither do I for that matter.)

I think I understand now what it is about Sofia that keeps me going back for more.
She has that elusive gift that Parisian women have for dressing intelligently and with no ego.
She is elegant and sexy but alluring and complex too.

Oui plus sexy!

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