—— 27.05.12 | outfit ——

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 Wearing: vintage spray jacket, vintage blouse, Quirky Circus shorts, ASOS oui/non belt, Topshop buckle boots and vintage bag {Photos by Jess}

I’ve been sort of really into this ‘sports luxe’ trend for a few months now, well, pretty much ever since round 3 of the ASOS Future Stylist competition when we had to style a sports inspired look. So when I picked up this vintage (!!!) spray jacket at the local markets I was more than impressed with myself. But I had no idea what to wear it with. It seems that this is always the case for me these days – buying things I like but have no idea to wear with. Oh and you probably know how the story goes now.. all of my clothes ended up on my floor during a period of immense ‘nothing to wear’ frustration, only to have things suddenly look coherent on my floorboards and then subsequently be translated into an outfit.. a.k.a. this outfit. I guess I needed something to wear on the day of my flight to Sydney and I wanted something to wear that was warm and comfortable. {Fast fact: I wore a cape coat that made out of a bath towel like material on my 27 hr flight to London and was so happy with my choice}. I flipped through my wardrobe, past heavy wool coats that were so restricting in their arm movement, past my delicate lace and sequin pieces (uh oh, might just pull something whilst lugging around my huge suitcase) and then finally landed past this somewhat questionable piece. I was so determined to incorporate it into my outfit, given it’s oversized, roomy fit, but yet I had nothing to wear with it. Anyway I don’t know what happened but I ended up coming up with this and I quite like the muted pastel colour palette, which nicely fit the theme of our FELLT launch party at an industrial looking studio :)

 

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—— 21.05.12 | fashion week ——

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Every day of MBFWA, I took hundreds of photos and videos. So the process of sifting through all the photos was a long one and this post is long overdue. Here’s a selection of my favourite photos from the Miss Unkon, Bec and Bridge, Manning Cartell & Alice McCall runway.

Miss Unkon SS 12/13:

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Miss Unkon: The beautiful Miss Unkon SS 12/13 collection was a delight to see. Sorbet yellow, orange, pink and blue graced the runway in delicate pleats. The ornamental metal embellishments which lined these pieces fluttered along ever so perfectly as the models walked and seeing numerous versions of this metal hem throughout the runway – on skirts, tops and dresses really made me want to get my hands on one. Another thing that I noticed as being popular for the upcoming season was organza and embroidery (also seen in Alice McCall’s collection – post coming soon). The beautiful white skirt with the embroidered floral applique really caught my eye. It’s the perfect way to go for a bit of volume in a playful, fun way, whilst of course, still being able to keep things cool (literally) in such a lightweight fabric.

Bec and Bridge SS 12/13

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Bec and Bridge: A few of my photos didn’t turn out quite right for this show, but I guess these two photos do sum up my favourite pieces. A beautifully heavy peplum tip singlet and some amazing watercolour floral print blazers. All set on a backdrop of mainly white garments – a shade I am absolutely dying to wear this Summer!

 

Manning Cartell SS 12/13

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Manning Cartell: Manning Cartell presented their collection is a Darlinghurst Church and was filled with the most gorgeous, gorgeous prints I saw all fashion week. This particular mirror image floral print (which I took too many photos of and am now showing you in a dress, jacket, cropped bra and skirt) is something that I can’t stop thinking about. The print just had an overall very vintage sort of feel to it with its beige background, which is very refreshing and something I love. I was also quite keenly in love with the similar cream and grey set, as well as the little piping and sequin details on their pieces. So many things on my wishlist already <3

Alice McCall:

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Alice McCall: – blew me away. This was the collection that had me on my toes from the very start and the collection that I am so desperately in love with. Every single piece here embodied the types of pieces I love most – feminine with a little bit of kitsch seemed like the overall vibe. I am so in love with the milk maid’s braid – not that I wasn’t in love with it already, I still cry at the fact that I can hardly braid my hair due to its layers, let along braid it around the top of my head. As soon as I can remotely get my hair to look like that, I am jumping onto the milk maid braid wagon. The little headscarves really reminded me of childhood innocence (for some reason) and Alice in Wonderland. The jewel drop earrings and china doll lips were so perfectly done and really added to the overall look. And I haven’t even started saying what I think about the pieces itself.. I really can’t get over the extensive embroidery, I literally want every single piece in my wardrobe.. right now ♡

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—— 07.05.12 | outfit ——

MBFWA: incomplete lullaby

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iSSTWh4efs

Wearing: Cici @ Topshop floral blouse, SaveUs flared skirt, ASOS leopard belt & rings, Matiko ‘City Sidewalks’ boots & Pink LouLou bracelets

I have always loved making videos, ever since my high school days where I used to take the subject media studies. Outfit videos have always been something that I have loved and wanted to do but not having a video camera or camera that does video always proved to be a big roadblock. But alas, this problem has now been solved and I hereby present to you, my first ever outfit video to accompany my usual outfit posts :) I really love the concept of integrating video into my blog as I feel like it adds an extra dimension and an element of realness and spontaneity to accompany the photos. In fact, I’ve already got quite a few clips lined up from my trip to London as well as many more fashion week ones that I am busy editing at this very moment.  Jess of Jess Loves Fred helped me film this video and I quickly gave it an edit and then spent almost 5 hours attempting to upload the silly thing onto Youtube. Hm. I hope you guys like it! I’m wearing a lovely red flare skirt borrowed from Marg (I should really get something like this for myself) paired with a boho inspired floral shirt I picked up in London. These Matiko wedges have the coolest platform heel. The bottom is a layer of wood followed by a slice of shiny reflective mirror. When I first bought them, I had no idea what I wanted to wear them with but as soon as I saw that shiny metallic heel I just knew I had to have them. So they’ve actually sat in my wardrobe for almost five months now before I finally brought them out and took them out for a spin :)

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