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Typist

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Cosima De Vito – When the War is Over
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Vintage beaded wool jumper, vintage lace collared dress worn as a top inside, denim shorts c/o Romwe, voodoo black tights, ASOS black suede wedges, vintage bag (lizzie’s) & typewriter – a prop borrowed from my friend yvonne!
I really wish that old things like boomboxes, telegrams, typewriters, box brownies, antique telephones and record players never went so ‘extinct’. I think it’s a little bit sad to throw these historical items out – it’s like throwing out a bit of history and if every one was to throw away their boomboxes.. then there would be none left (well done Sherlock)! So that’s why i like collecting these old things. My parents think i’m crazy, buying second hand bits and pieces which they had only just chucked out a couple of decades ago because they were quote: “useless”. So far, i’ve bought myself a fabulous, huge and completely unportable red boom box. But every time i visit a market with old home wares and bric a brac, i am always so tempted to buy that glass fruit bowl, completely broken but oh so beautiful camera or the countless sets of delicate teacup sets!
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Today is my Etsy store’s one year anniversary :) And what better way to celebrate with.. 100 Etsy sales! I also just wanted to say a bit thank you to Lara from Frankie Magazine for featuring my hair accessories on the Frankie blog. Pretty much the most amazing thing that has happened in my hair accessories making career..! So big love to Frankie Magazine (as well as their fabulous magazine as well!)
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Don’t forget to enter my giveaway here! 6 prizes to be won :)

 

—— 16.09.11 | outfit ——

Peace & Pleats

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Gifted Modekungen sweater, ASOS pleated floral skirt & wedges, 80s purple sunglasses
Just another one of the outfits edric shot. These were taken under the shade of a nice line of trees in a secluded corner of the gardens. We tried to do a few ghostly/intentionally blurred shots where on the count of three, i was to tilt sideways slowly. Personally, i had no idea how those photos were going to look like but they turned out pretty neat! I think edric’s photography style and editing style is really similar to what i like so :) 

I’m really finding this top quite interesting. At first i hit a bit of a roadblock in trying to work out what to pair it with. But i did some experimenting and came up with this little look. I think the texture and knit works quite well with the pleats and patterns on the skirt, i think it will be quite a common combination these days – plain top / patterned bottoms. Loose knit jumpers, floral prints, a sneaky peace necklace and tonnes of wedges. Things that will probably get a good work out this spring. And with the forecast-ed 25 degree weather tomorrow, i might just wear this outfit again. 


Jay Z & Alicia Keys – Empire State of Mind.

And because i love the video clip of this song so much, i’ve included that too. Pretty much drooling over the skyscrapers. Just look at those panning shots of New York! So jealous my cousin lives there right now :P

—— 14.09.11 | outfit ——

Sunshine, Scallops & Edric

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Plain White T’s – Rhythm of Love ♡
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ASOS hat & belt, dress, Chicwish straw suitcase bag, Fabi Shoes heels, Diva & overseas

A few weeks ago Filipino photographer Edric came to Melbourne and we collaborated on a little photoshoot! He’s shot a lot of amazing people from LOOKBOOK.nu before including Tricia,Kryz, Mayo, Peter,Bethany before heading down under for Australia :) Unfortunately my week that week was quite packed (more backlogged photos to come of what i ended up getting up to!) but we did manage to squeeze in a lovely morning shoot at a local public gardens. Edric was absolutely lovely and i think one of the most amazing things about being a blogger is being able to connect with other bloggers from different parts of the world which you would have never ever been able to meet before!
So here’s the first of the looks we shot. I’ve been trialling out a lipstick/blush called Lip2Cheek from REM @ Bathing Beauty. My heels are of a beautiful murky colour i can only describe as a mix between mustard and nude. They are superbly high but oh so superbly leather and comfortable and from Italian designer Fabi  or (Facebook here). For this look i was going for a very vintage inspired Spring time picnic outfit (hence the straw suitcase bag which i can just see myself stuffing with picnic goodies) – i think Edric’s editing really reflected that mood as well! And of course, i don’t think i could ever say no to a nice collared dress and a bow somewhere in my outfit too. And i don’t think i need to say anything about my hat, i am in love with it but i’m sure you know!
Speaking of photos and all, last weekend my DSLR DIED!!! I cannot get over the sadness it has brought to me haha, basically a firmware issue which you can read about here. If any of you have Canon EOS 1000d cameras (the model i have) make sure you update your firmware asap (if you haven’t done so in the past two years.. personally i never knew we had to update firmware for our cameras.. haha) to avoid your camera dying on you :( I’m heading to the Canon repair centre today and they better fix my camera for free as promised in that press release two years ago or i’ll be back soon to mope about it!

photography by edric chen.