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Zanita Whittington Launches the OnceWas Debut Collection

OnceWas Zanita Whittington Autumn 2015

Photo: Nick Blair/OnceWas

Melbourne label OnceWas has looked to esteemed Australian fashion blogger Zanita Whittington to launch its very first collection in the marketplace.

The debut Autumn 2015 range is called Departure Lounge, for good reason, championing relaxed silhouettes, like drop-crotch pants, and luxe textures, like cosy knits and slinky silks. If you think the divine aesthetic looks familiar, it’s because the company has rebranded and evolved from its previous name, SpencerLacy, while still staying loyal to its signature style.

“SpencerLacy has evolved so much in the last 3 years and we wanted to reflect this through a new, modern look,” OnceWas creative director, Belinda Abbott, said in a news release. “We love Zanita’s personal style and approach to dressing and feel that she is the perfect face to launch OnceWas”.

OnceWas Zanita Whittington Autumn 2015

Photo: Nick Blair/OnceWas

While Zanita is a star both in front of and behind the camera, she admits it’s been a while since she’s pulled out the smize and posing know-how for a shoot away from the fashion week streets. “It was great to put on my ‘modelling hat’ again,” she explained of the shoot on her blog. “I hope I wasn’t too rusty!”

“It really refreshed in my mind the specific skill set that it takes to pose up a storm,” she continued. “Props to those girls who kill it in the modelling industry, some of them are real artists.”

OnceWas Zanita Whittington Autumn 2015

Photo: Nick Blair/OnceWas

The collection is now available for pre-order over at the OnceWas online store. We’re sure true Zanita devotees have already added to their carts, so if something catches your fancy we suggest you try and beat those blogettes to the punch.