Bella Heathcote, Nicola Bulgari plaque unveiling, December 2012
Bella Heathcote is a definite rising star. With a recent stint starring opposite (and snogging!) Johnny Depp, nominated GQ's Woman of the year and a Vogue cover to her name, Heathcote is a long way from her days on soapie Neighbours (no mention of her fondness for France AKA Melissa George yet). In an interview for Vogue Heathcote spoke of her fondness for man-style dressing. "All my stuff is men’s fashion. It’s always oversized shirts, boyfriend blazers and trousers." Her eclectic style is well-suited for this quirky printed frock. A quirky print is a dangerous proposition. I mean, nobody wants to be garish. And it is indeed a fine line. But here Heathcote is doing it well iwht a print that incorporates an envelope, birds and various blotches and swirls. The shape remains lean and is the ideal canvas for the print.