Nicole Trunfio for Elle Australia

We’re so obsessed with this editorial featuring the stunning Nicole Trunfio from Elle Australia’s launch October issue that Gracie even has one of the shots hanging in her house!

Photographed by David Mandelberg, styled by Victoria Baron and featuring none other than the ‘Quintessential CDL’ Earrings in one frame, we will be calling on this magical spread for inspiration for years to come.

xx cdl team.


Lusting after the George Wu confection to the right!


The ‘Quintessential CDL’ Earrings featured on left.

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Treat obsession: Salted Caramel

With its perfect balance of sweet and salty, this flavour combination is fast becoming a favourite among the cdl team. It seems almost all of your go-to treats, including cupcakes, truffles, popcorn and even mochas, can be made anew with a little touch of salt & caramel.

We’ve put together some of our favourite recipes below – which ones will you be trying?

xx cdl team.


Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Recipe here.


Chocolate & Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Recipe here.


Salted Caramel Popcorn

Recipe here.


Salted Caramel Ice Cream Cake Shots

Recipe here.


Salted Caramel Brownies

Recipe here.


Salted Caramel Mocha Truffles

Recipe here.

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Floral Explosion

We love anything to do with beautiful blossoms – even of the exploding kind. These photographs of flowers as they explode by Martin Klimas are simply mesmerising. The perfect thing for a Friday afternoon.

xx cdl team.

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Neutrals? For Spring? Groundbreaking.

Spring time means three things at cdl HQ – peonies, weddings and racing.

While we’re gearing up to attend the latter two, nothing is inspiring us more than neutrals and sparkles. It’s a way to stand out from the floral prints and pastels (which we normally love too) and really let the jewels do the talking. Whether you think black is the new black, nude does the trick or silver packs a punch, we’ve sorted the jewels to match.

PS. – are there any jewellery styling tips you’d like us to tackle?

xx cdl team.


‘Triumphs & Tragedy’ Neckpiece, ‘Black Pearl’ Cocktail Ring & Toi Et Moi Dress


‘Dream Weaver’ Hair Comb, ‘The Honeymooners’ Earrings & Aurelio Costarella Dress


‘Quintessential CDL’ Neckpiece & Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti Dress

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Interiors Inspiration: Pink

Incorporating pink into an interior can be tricky. One step too far and you’ve got yourself a little girl’s dream bedroom. We’ve been looking for the chicest and most balanced ways to add a little pink to our lives. Check out our favourites below.

Would you do a pink interior?

xx cdl team.

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Emma Watson for The Edit

Loving these ridiculously elegant shots of Emma Watson in ethically-sourced pieces from Net-A-Porter’s The Edit. One of these has already made it to our desktop background.

xx cdl team

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Styling cdl: ‘Object of Desire’ Neckpiece

This week we’ve been playing around with one of the sparkliest pieces that’s ever graced our shop floor, the ‘Object of Desire’ Neckpiece. A gob-smacking rope of oversized Swarovski crystals finished of with some elegant baguettes, this piece is really the only wow-factor you need for any occasion. Whether it’s a work function, charity ball or a chance to channel your inner fashion editor, we’ve got you sorted with three ways to wear this irresistible style.

xx cdl team.


Alexander McQueen gown, Salvatore Ferragamo minaudière, Kate Spade heels


Kristensen du Nord shirt, Helmut Lang pants, Jil Sander clutch & Nicholas Kirkwood heels


Emilio Pucci dress, Chanel clutch & Valentino heels

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