—— 12.09.12 | outfit ——

little zebra

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wearing: Zara zebra print shirt, thrifted cameo necklace, Supre lilac denim jeans, Peter Jensen lilac metal plate belt, vintage leather bag & Betts Eclipse mint green heels {Photos thanks to Marcus}

Recently, I was invited to the media preview for the new Zara store in Chadstone. It’s really exciting to see more of my favourite international brands becoming more accessible as they make their way around Australia. The layout of their new store was so spacious and clean, making navigating your way through the store a breeze. Amongst the glittering array of their newest collection, it was the printed white blouses which caught my eye. I have a thing for nature and when shirts start throwing images of birds, zebras and puppies at me, I really can’t help but want to take them home. I had a hard choice choosing between the bird print, zebra print and puppy print – they were all essentially the same shirt and in fact, I already have the the plain ivory silk version of it from when I was in London earlier this year! But another shirt just can’t hurt. I ended up buying this zebra print one, and it has been serving me well paired with my pinafores and overalls, under vintage jumpers or even on its own as shown here!

Also, I seem to go through this major denim phase every now and then, which is so unlike me but so me at the same time. Sometimes it’s just the practicality and sleekness that emanates from the skinny cut jeans. Just last week my friend looked at me in class, puzzled, and exclaimed, “You’re wearing jeans two weeks in a row?!” Well little did she know, the week before when she skipped class, I was wearing jeans as well! So yes, it’s safe to admit that I am in another denim phase and if you’re looking to add one soft shade of denim in your wardrobe this season, I’m voting lilac for you!

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—— 10.08.12 | outfit ——

neon pop!

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Wearing: August Street lilac blazer & lime shirt, vintage sweater guard, Topshop daisy printed pleated skirt, Betts silhouette platform heels {photos by Sutejo Tan, Egor Evdokimov}

One of the trends that has really been a highlight on the runways and in stores for Spring/Summer is the pastel and neon combination. It may seem like an unlikely merge of opposites, although when you actually put them together, the colour combinations work unbelievably well. My wardrobe certainly has more than its fair share of pastel pieces, but on the other hand, neon is definitely not something I wear on a common basis. When I first heard that we’d be working pastels and neons together, I was eager to see what I would come up with given I’ve never put the two together in the past. A quick flick of some online editorials was all I needed to spark my inspiration and before I knew it, I was embracing the pops of neon as if it were something I wore all the time! Neon yellow is now something I am very much adoring. It’s such a bright pop of colour and really adds that touch of fun to an outfit. And to top it all off with a classic Kani vintage touch – collar embellishments thanks to this gold and ivory daisy sweater guard. This is probably my all time favourite sweater guard out of all of the many that I’ve accumulated over the last couple of years, and I absolutely love how they can immediately uplift an outfit in a polished way. Neons work amazingly well in drawing attention to particular features of your outfit, like a pop of neon at your feet highlighting the elegant silhouette of the shoes. And whilst I would probably never dress in head-to-toe neon, I really can’t stop dreaming up soft little Spring outfits paired with a nice neon yellow necklace. Oh, and I have officially added a neon yellow shirt to my shopping wishlist as well :)

P.S. Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my previous post, it was so much fun to shoot that look and I was very excited to see it on the top of the hot page of LOOKBOOK.nu!

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—— 07.08.12 | outfit ——

minty fresh

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Wearing: Three Floor delight dress, Colette neon yellow bracelet, Betts jungle platform wedges {photos by Sutejo Tan, Egor Evdokimov}

Here begins the love affair between Kani and Three Floor. I first stumbled across Three Floor on ASOS a few months ago, when an amazing sorbet yellow and pink number caught my eye. Before I knew it, I was browsing the whole of their online store, falling in love with all the pretty pastel pieces in their latest collection. Fast forward to a few weeks later, when I was planning for my Betts pastel and neon shoot, Three Floor was one of the brands that immediately came to mind for inspiration.
This pleated asymmetrical dress is one of my favourite dresses from their latest collection. With its breathtaking mint blue midi skirt, cut-out bodice with a comfortable mesh lining, it was definitely the perfect dress to match these wedges of the same shade. Its fluttering asymmetrical hems have a silhouette of a peacock, making it an absolute delight to capture on camera. I found myself constantly playing with the hems as they floated gently in the breeze. And when you have pretty shoes, a pretty dress will do more than enough to finish the look!

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