Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Feeling Like The 90's

Lately we've been seeing a lot of clothing that looks like it has come straight from the 90's, with possibly a few tweaks here and there. But what I'm also seeing is not just the fashion, but also the styling of the shoots going back the way it was done before digital really took off. I adore seeing shoots done completely using analogue (film) photography; for example, this cover of Vogue Korea, featuring Natalia Vodianova (seen below), as well as the Miu Mix done in Vogue Australia and finally, another recent shoot with Abbey Lee that I posted previously.
(via fashiongonerogue.com)
Maybe it's just the photographer in me that appreciates the art of film so much, but all that I do know is that you can't replicate the look you achieve when using analogue. In every shoot that I've seen so far, it really adds to the authenticity to the clothing.


 (via fashiongonerogue.com)
I must admit I love the muted mustard as well as the multitude of heavy rings. Above all else, what brings a sigh of relief to my lips are the lightly coloured, natural looking nails. I've loved coating my nails in pastels but I need a small change for a short period. This shoot with Abbey Lee and Matthew Hutchinson came from Vogue Germany.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Pure Talent

If I told you that the photographer was only eighteen years old, would you believe me? Because she honestly is, and it completely blows my mind when I think about it. I go to Uni with some really talented people, and Jes is one of them. What I also love about these pictures, is the clothing. That poncho is just begging me to wear it, and the fur coat matched with the boots, simply perfect.
Photographer - Jes Meacham, Stylist - Madelin Johnson and Model - Belle Andre.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


I spent last Sunday trawling through the Rozelle Market stands trying to find myself something different. I've been  looking for a necklace or even a ring that consists of a raw crystal, regardless of the colour. The inspiration came from Billy Bride, who create the most stunning rings out of natural crystals.
While I was there, I managed to find one particular stand that sold the raw crystals, although, simply on their own. I was tempted to buy some and ask some friends (who are currently studying the art of making jewellery) to set them in silver for me. However, I knew that it would not only be very time consuming but it would also be asking a lot from my friends. So instead, I persisted on my hunt and stumbled upon a stall selling tribal jewellery. While I was there, I found a pendant made of black taurine and from the same stall, I treated myself to a beautiful turquoise stone ring.
I apologise for the terrible images, there wasn't much daylight left for me to actually take decent photographs. Oh and I forgot to mention that I now have an ABN (Australian Business Number), which means that in the eyes of the government, I am in fact my own business. Now I can actually say that I'm a photographer without feeling like I'm lying. Also, I do plan on heading back to the markets this coming Sunday to purchase myself some crystals to set myself and to also hunt down a Pentax film SLR that I regrettably didn't purchase last time.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Wish List: Item One

I'd always told myself that maxi dresses weren't for me and I always blamed that on my height (being 6ft means that most maxi dresses don't really end up being all that "maxi" on me). In all honesty, it's because I just didn't like the common style of the v-neck line, cinched in under the bust then flowing down to the feet. On top of that, a lot of the patterned material that was used I found to be not that flattering. In saying that, I completely ate my words when I laid eyes on this Mumu dress.
I found it on Pixie Market, but sadly it's sold out. Despite that fact, I still have it on my wish list in case I find something close to this piece.

Saturday, July 10, 2010


The line between wanting these sunglasses and needing these sunglasses has become very fuzzy. I recently had my Ray Bans stolen from me so I am indeed in need (that rhymes, unintentional) of a new pair of sunglasses. However, I can't seem to find a pair that that I absolutely adore in an Australian store (once again, that rhymes and was completely unintentional). So my attention has moved to shopping online in overseas stores.
Now I can hear what you're saying "They're so basic, blah blah blah", and yes, you're right. But I absolutely love them and know that I would be capable of wearing them with every outfit I own. See what I did just there? I'm reasoning with myself via my blog. It's that little argument you have with yourself right before you purchase something, except instead of me confining it to the four walls of my brain, I've spilled it out onto this blog for you all to see. To continue with my unnecessary reasoning, they're also decently priced, it's just the cost of shipping that is making me reluctant to spend my money. Why can't Australia have their own decent eyewear?

Friday, July 9, 2010

eBay Love

I have to admit that I may have fallen into a little eBay shopping frenzy, where I can spend a few hours searching the site until I find the perfect item and then ponder over the next few hours whether I should bid on it, or not. I know, I'm not exactly being productive and you may say I'm wasting my holidays when I could be outside doing something nicer, but I have to say that it's not my fault. I can blame my dear family friend Adrian for getting me hooked. After all, it was Adrian who told me of his bargain Calvin Klein underwear (yes, underwear on eBay. I was a little shocked myself). As for me, underwear from eBay is certainly out of the question, but a black bowler hat along with a pair of grey thigh high socks? Yes please.
And the part that makes it all so exciting is receiving a package in the mail. Who doesn't enjoy some good old fashion snail mail? I know I went a little overboard with my enthusiasm for the letter that I received today, so you can only imagine how crazy I'll go with the arrival of a package. 

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Outfit Envy

When I see this picture, I feel compelled to try and steal this woman's outfit and run away with glee.
(via hanneli.com)
Unfortunately, I'm not stealthy. To add to that, I can't run. Not even if my life was in danger, my skills in sports equal zero. However, what I am capable of is simply sitting at my computer and drooling over the amazing images of men and women dressed in the most stunning outfits. After I've completed my daily routine of that, I then browse online stores and ebay for anything that may come remotely close to what I've just seen. Most of the time, I end up distracted and elsewhere, but on the rare occasion, I may find something decent. My goal for today is to possibly find a shirt as adorable as hers, fingers crossed that I succeed. 

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


I was just browsing my way through the MINKPINK 2010 Spring campaign when I came across the model Stephanie Northwood-Blyth, more commonly known as Bambi. The first thing you notice about a person is their eyebrows and Bambi certainly has the best ones I've ever seen. I don't think I've ever been jealous of someone's eyebrows, that is of course until now. On top of that, she pulls it off so effortlessly.
She seems to have a similar look to another Australian model, Samantha Harris, who also has eyebrows that could easily rival an old Italian man's (I mean that in a good way).
Let's not forget to point out that this shoot from Vogue Australia (March 2010) featuring Samantha was easily one of my favourites for this particular collection from Miu Miu. The lighting sits perfectly upon the clothing that shimmers where it should and her skin tone compliments the blue hues perfectly. Unfortunately for me, I look nothing like either of these stunning models. Well I'm off to try and grow my eyebrows. How I'll do that? I have absolutely no idea.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Wardrobe Stalking

I've always wondered about certain people and their wardrobes. By this, I mean that there are people who catch my eye and I immediately have an urge to see the rest of their wardrobe. It sounds really creepy and borderline stalkerish, I know. But I only mean it in the way that I admire their style and only want to know more. I was searching through the website Style Like U and came across some amazing people.

These sunglasses (Cutler & Gross, Model #0734) remind me of my friend Hannah, who  has been searching for a pair of round beauties like these. In saying this, I don't exactly think the price would be in her or my budget, unfortunately. Moving on though, I found a lovely lady with a wardrobe for me to drool over.
Her accessories are probably what I love the most, her necklace (up the top) and  her bag (just above) are so simple, yet they offer so much to each outfit. There are so many other things that I'm supposed to be doing right now, but I just can't seem to tear myself away from everyone else's wardrobes. Lets just hope that this obsession will only be fulfilled through the internet, and that I won't start raiding my friends cupboards.

Those Heart Wrenching Words...

There are always two words that are guaranteed to make me feel like I've been stabbed in the heart a million times over (possibly exaggerating a little here..) and they would be: SOLD OUT.
Not that there was ever a chance that I'd even be able to afford the adorable peter pan collared dress (at US$199) or the luxurious pure silk blouse (US$187), but I'd like to think that one day when I'm rolling in money (once again, possibly exaggerating a little), I'd be able to purchase them for myself. Oh well, I guess it's back to scavenging through online stores once again to find even more sold out items for me to cry myself to sleep over.