—— 09.12.12 | outfit ——

running deer

k is for kani etsy red rose flower crown wreath topshop deer print bomber red skirt goldie sheer shirt jeffrey campbell ellie 10 running deerk is for kani etsy red rose flower crown wreath topshop deer print bomber red skirt goldie sheer shirt jeffrey campbell ellie 9 running deerk is for kani etsy red rose flower crown wreath topshop deer print bomber red skirt goldie sheer shirt jeffrey campbell ellie 7 running deerk is for kani etsy red rose flower crown wreath topshop deer print bomber red skirt goldie sheer shirt jeffrey campbell ellie 6 running deerk is for kani etsy red rose flower crown wreath topshop deer print bomber red skirt goldie sheer shirt jeffrey campbell ellie 8 running deerk is for kani etsy red rose flower crown wreath topshop deer print bomber red skirt goldie sheer shirt jeffrey campbell ellie 4 running deerk is for kani etsy red rose flower crown wreath topshop deer print bomber red skirt goldie sheer shirt jeffrey campbell ellie 2 running deerk is for kani etsy red rose flower crown wreath topshop deer print bomber red skirt goldie sheer shirt jeffrey campbell ellie 5 running deerk is for kani etsy red rose flower crown wreath topshop deer print bomber red skirt goldie sheer shirt jeffrey campbell ellie 1 running deerk is for kani etsy red rose flower crown wreath topshop deer print bomber red skirt goldie sheer shirt jeffrey campbell ellie 3 running deer

Wearing: handmade red rose crown, Topshop deer print bomber jacket, Goldie sheer cropped shirt, vintage sweater guard, Topshop red pleated skirt & Jeffrey Campbell cut out heel shoes

It’s that time of the year when long grass fields overflow at the local gardens, the sun is blazing hot and unforgiving & the days grow long. Whilst living in the reality that is Summer, I’ve been spending a lot of time planning my trip to Europe, flipping through images of the snowy Mt Pilatus and buying the perfect Winter coat that will take me through a real Winter, as opposed to an Australian Winter. In a way, this wintery research keeps my mind in a state of cool. For some reason, the 37 degree day yesterday did not feel as hot as it should have felt and maybe, perhaps, it was because I spent the majority of the day checking out Winter activities in Paris..

I’ve had these Jeffrey Campbell shoes in my wardrobe for almost a year now. They’ve been buried behind all my other shoes and I soon forgot about them. Luckily I remembered them today as they were the perfect shoe for my lilac and red combination! And speaking of this light pastel purple and bright red combo, I am very surprised to find how well pastel colours mix with vibrant ones, when you pair the right colours together. The deer print jacket is also a piece I’ve had for a while – except I have been getting a lot of wear out of this one, just not on my blog. I just love the quirky print of it and was so close to getting the matching deer print skater skirt as well. Then I counted the deers on this jacket and decided I had enough. Just in case you wanted to know, there were 50 and more…oh deer! :-)

—— 07.12.12 | outfit ——

de novo

vintage bag silk top skirt k is for kani etsy flower crown headband 2 de novo vintage bag silk top skirt k is for kani etsy flower crown headband 3 de novo vintage bag silk top skirt k is for kani etsy flower crown headband 1 de novo vintage bag silk top skirt k is for kani etsy flower crown headband 9 de novo vintage bag silk top skirt k is for kani etsy flower crown headband 8 de novo vintage bag silk top skirt k is for kani etsy flower crown headband 6 de novo vintage bag silk top skirt k is for kani etsy flower crown headband 5 de novo vintage bag silk top skirt k is for kani etsy flower crown headband 4 de novo

Wearing: handmade flower crown headband + vintage necklace, silk top, floral skirt, bag and sandals {photos: Rowena}

Hi friends! I’d like to extend a warm, warm welcome to my new blog @ www.kisforkani.com. If you happen to have a different bookmark saved, be sure to update it with this domain :-) I have decided to leave FELLT network and am excited for what lies ahead. After deciding I couldn’t afford a website developer just yet, I spent countless days and nights drafting designs and brushing up on my coding skills. In the end, I came up with this! And might I say, I can’t wait to start a new chapter of K is for Kani on this slice of the world wide web. Hope you all like the design. To kick it off, this is the debut post!

Today, I caught up with a couple of friends over lunch and spent the evening shopping for Christmas presents. I was looking for something that was comfy enough to wear for long drives in the car, cool enough for the daytime outdoors and yet warm enough to roam through the air conditioned shopping centre at night. After much deliberation, I came up with this. An outfit which got me reasonably excited as practically everything I wore was vintage, which I find quite funny but not at all surprising since I have so much of it in my wardrobe. I’ve had this silk shirt in my wardrobe for ages and this skirt was one of the first vintage pieces I had ever owned. It had never crossed my mind to pair the two together however yesterday, whilst shopping online, I was busy planning an outfit in my head for European Winter which consisted of a navy jumper and green floral skirt. Funnily enough, that inspired my outfit today and was what made me want to pair green and navy together. These shoes were bought from the market recently and were a major impulse buy. I just needed sandals for Summer and have been wearing these most days ever since. Don’t you just love when that happens? Exit cognitive dissonance, enter instant satisfaction!

Recently, I have been so busy working in my Etsy studio and running (and flying) around for blog work. I even hosted a fashion show, Fair Fashion @ Federation Square last week – something I didn’t know I had the ability to do until I finished! I just wanted to say a quick thank you to everyone’s support this year and in particular, thank you everyone for your lovely words and emails on the Peppermint magazine cover-shoot. You guys, my readers are most wonderful and I can’t wait to have you on the journey ahead :-)

Have a happy weekend!