Essential Summer

Written by: Zanita Whittington

Outfit 15c Outfit 15a

Happy to finally share the results of a new collaboration I’ve been alluding to over the past week – eBay’s Essential Summer Designer & Influencer Collaboration – in conjunction with Ebay Fashion Gallery and designer sister due Alexandra (pictured) and Genevieve Smart of the new  brand ‘Akin by Ginger and Smart’.  Ebay has worked in the past with Aussie designers creating exclusive pieces for the Fashion Gallery and had Lara Bingle on board as an ambassador for the project. This season however, Ebay connected designers with digital influencers (still sounds strange to think of myself as an influencer!) and was lucky enough to be paired with the talented duo from Ginger and Smart – representing their new diffusion line, Akin by Ginger and Smart.

Other bloggers and designers who took part in eBay’s Essential Summer Designer & Influencer Collaboration? Pip Edwards for General Pants was paired w/ Elle Ferguson & Tash Sefton of They All Hate Us, Johnny Schembri of by johnny was paired w/ Margaret Zhang of Shine By Three and finally Michael Lo Sordo was paired w/ Nikki Phillips of Styled By Phillips. The pieces include a towel (Michael Lo Sordo), a mini skirt (by Johnny), two muscle tees (Pip Edwards for General Pants) and my personal favourite, a denim tote bag (Akin by Ginger and Smart) sported by me…and today for the launch, I got my nails painted to match the design!!  You can check out all the items and have one for yourself HERE if you’re feeling keen.

Photography, Carlotta Moye

Make-up, Max May

Hair, Luana Coscia/

Tote, Akin by Ginger and Smart for Ebay