We’ll admit it: we keep a running Rolodex of fashion bloggers in our back pocket, er, Instagram for moments when we’re in a new city at a moment’s notice. And when we found ourselves on a 22-hour flight to Sydney, Carmen Hamilton, blogger and all around subject of style envy was pretty much first up on our list to, ahem, covet (you know what we mean).
We’ll put it this way: Hamilton’s uber-curated Instagram and her blog, The Chronicles of Her, doesn’t lie. Girl is actually that easily put together to the point that, when we asked her for the one word she’s use to describe her style, she came back at us with “#fixuplooksharp.” Did we mention that she’s also our new best friend?
We mean, while she kind of rules at the kind of dressing that looks easy, but isn’t (neutral colors; unusual shapes and proportions), she just kind of gets us. On top of having a closet packed full of our very favorite things Céline sunnies and Luggage totes, Adidas Superstars and a Givenchy Antigona, along with necessary Australian design representation (Ellery, Zimmerman, Dion Lee), Hamilton is the kind of person who could talk for hours about her beauty routine (samesies) and has a particular weakness for boozy lunches (her local go-tos are The Apollo and Mr. Wong). Mostly, though, her close-to-perfect bob probably the best reason we’ve ever seen to invest in a lifetime supply of salt spray. We’re literally pressing buy on her favorite, Evo Salty Dog Cocktail Beach Spray, right now.