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ASOS Future Stylist Grand Finals II


One of my favourite challenges in this competition was to style two occasionwear looks – an outfit to wear to a wedding and an outfit to wear to a  Queen’s Jubilee street party. I fell in love with this challenge as soon as I saw the rack we had to work from. It was packed with bright colours and prints – and you know what I feel about bright colours and prints! The shoes were just as celebratory. I spotted among the crowd, one of my favourite pairs of heels on the ASOS website which I’ve had saved in my wishlist for ages – a pair of criss-cross strap pointed court shoes. I first saw them in an issue of the ASOS magazine and seeing them in real life in this challenge really lifted my spirits!

Street party for the Queen’s Jubilee: I have got to admit that when I first read the brief and saw ‘street party’ and ‘Queen’s Jubilee’, I thought: what?! Although Australia is a part of the Commonwealth, I swear I have never heard anyone talk about Queen’s Jubilees.. ever. The same goes to street parties. I don’t think they’re very common here but at least that was somewhat self-explanatory. Anyway so a quick Google did help send me the right direction and I decided to go for a casual outfit  and chose out jeans. However I also wanted to give the impression that someone actually thought about the outfit since it is for a nice little party, so I worked in some quirky little pieces like this ice-cream print, lilac sunglasses, a very cheery yellow bag (perfect for some spare change, little camera and phone). I really like the overall pastel combination of the look and would definitely wear it myself!

Wedding look: For the wedding look, I wanted to go with something that was classy, dressed up but not so much a ‘fashion statement’. I feel like for weddings (not that I have attended many – I’ve only been to one), the outfit should not be too out there or else it sorta draws too much attention to you and the wedding’s supposed to be about the people getting married! So the safe option I went with was this beautiful floral dress, which also has a gorgeous sheer mesh panel on the top (not sure if you can see it). For the extra layer on top, I went for an unbuttoned blouse. I’m not sure if many people wear blouses like this but I have to put it out there, that I absolutely love it! I think it must be because that a lot of the (vintage) blouses I own are a couple of sizes too big for me and sometimes look a bit silly and wide buttoned up but when you wear it like this, you can hardly tell. It just looks like a loose jacket. I went to shoe heaven when I saw this pair of heels and knew instantly they had to be incorporated into one of my looks. And the croc skin clutch felt like the perfect way to pull it all together.

You can vote for me daily again here and be in the chance to win £500 & don’t forget to enter my ASOS giveaway as well. Thank you!

 Studio photos by Greg @ ASOS, wideangle photos by Niran Vinod

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    Julie
    April 25, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    I usually stay away from florals for a wedding, but the look is great.
    Good luck Kani !

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      kisforkani
      April 26, 2012 at 11:53 AM

      Thank you Julie! Only five days left before it’s all over <3

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    Michelle's Style File
    April 25, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    You’ve done beautifully! Great combos.

    xMichellehttp://www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com 

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      kisforkani
      April 26, 2012 at 11:54 AM

      Thank you Michelle! <3

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    XBunnyChiffon
    April 25, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    Voted for you again as always :) Beautiful  job Kani!

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      kisforkani
      April 26, 2012 at 11:54 AM

      Thank you so much XBunnyChiffon <3 Only five more days left in the competition <3

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    Estelle La Mode
    April 25, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    The Queen’s Jubilee look is gorgeous! I love those lilac jeans, and how you paired them with the lilac sun glasses. And you’re so right about the weddings, it should be about the bride and groom! 

    Xx Esther

    estellelamode.com

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      kisforkani
      April 26, 2012 at 11:54 AM

      Hehe thank you Esther!

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    Fashion Readings
    April 25, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    Great looks! I have been voting for you! Best of luck!!! :)

    x
    Fashion Readings
    http://fashionreadings.blogspot.com.au/ 

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      kisforkani
      April 26, 2012 at 11:55 AM

      Thanks so much fashionreading! Only five more days left <3

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    Anon
    April 25, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    Where is the ice cream print shirt from???

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      Obi
      April 25, 2012 at 3:09 PM

      I’d love to know too!

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        kisforkani
        April 26, 2012 at 11:55 AM

        Hi Anon, Hi Obi! I *believe* this is a new arrival coming soon as most of things we used were either current season or coming soon!

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    Ng Jing Qi
    April 25, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    so pretty! my fav looks so far, especially the street party one! really feel like buying the entire ensemble…

    http://wishfulpenguin.blogspot.com x

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      kisforkani
      April 26, 2012 at 11:56 AM

      Hehe I feel the same though I’m not sure how those jeans would look on me :P

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    Estellelamode
    April 25, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    You have great style Kani, Love the wedding look.
    Xx
    http://www.estellelamode.com

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      kisforkani
      April 26, 2012 at 11:56 AM

      Thank you!

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    Lauren
    April 25, 2012 at 4:27 PM

    Love the purple jeans + the wedding look is gorgeous!
    xo

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      kisforkani
      April 26, 2012 at 11:56 AM

      Thank you Lauren! <3

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    Rosa Nguyen
    April 25, 2012 at 7:28 PM

    I think you’re doing a marvelous job! Gorgeous looks there! :D

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      kisforkani
      April 26, 2012 at 11:56 AM

      Thanks so much Rosa! It was quite challenging but I am pretty happy with my looks hehe

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    Molly Pavlovich
    April 25, 2012 at 7:35 PM

    Your doing so well! I really hope you win. Xx

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      kisforkani
      April 26, 2012 at 11:57 AM

      So glad you like my looks! <3

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    Thendiana Stephani LaLa Lai
    April 25, 2012 at 9:35 PM

    alr voted + I love the ice cream shirt teehee :D

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      kisforkani
      April 26, 2012 at 11:57 AM

      Thanks Thendiana! I was a bit sad when I heard it wasn’t up for sale yet!

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    Sophie
    April 25, 2012 at 9:37 PM

    Those outfits are too cute! I want everything on the clothes racks!

    http://afinsophie.blogspot.com.au/

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      kisforkani
      April 26, 2012 at 11:58 AM

      Me too! I saw a pair of pants and a pair of shoes I had in my wishlist and now I’m dying to buy them. Will probably do so this weekend now that you have reminded me :P

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    Gita Bončina
    April 25, 2012 at 10:03 PM

    Voted! Go, Kani! :)

    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/2012/04/golden-skull.html 

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      kisforkani
      April 26, 2012 at 11:58 AM

      Thank you Gita! Do enter my giveaway in the post below if you haven’t already!

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    Lucia
    April 25, 2012 at 11:31 PM

    oh you doing a great job! I love the outfits :)

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      kisforkani
      April 26, 2012 at 11:58 AM

      Thank you so much Lucia <3

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    chila
    April 26, 2012 at 2:23 AM

    The icecream top it’s such a cute thing! I love the outfits!

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      kisforkani
      April 26, 2012 at 11:58 AM

      Ahh I love it too! I looked at it and thought, now this is definitely festive!

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    Natalia Vanegas
    April 26, 2012 at 5:46 AM

    Good Luck Kaniiiii!!! Great looks! You inspire my blog today! Definitly i´ll vote for you!!! :) http://heladodenata.blogspot.com/2012/04/sunny-and-sweet.html

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      kisforkani
      April 26, 2012 at 11:59 AM

      Thank you Natalia! Don’t forget to enter the giveaway in the post below if you’ve voted <3

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    Sam Sidney
    April 26, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    Ahhhhhhhhhh Connie, stop it stop it stop it. These pics are too amazing & you’re too adorable. (When I say stop it, I really mean keep goingggggg!)

    xx

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    ame
    April 27, 2012 at 3:13 AM

    love these looks! If I were to actually wear the second one to a wedding, though, I’d switch the blouse for a different color. You’re not supposed to wear white to someone else’s wedding!

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    jahna.emma
    May 2, 2012 at 3:48 AM

    Hello Kani !  I love the holding  she’s beautiful and I would like know what is the brand of the dress?  
    Thank you ( excuse me for my english I’m french and I’m 14 .)

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