30.1.12

MONDAYITIS







Revlon Nailpolish, D&G lipstick, Lipstick clutch, Portmans necklace, Pigeonhole Ring, Vintage Cardigan

Monday, the first working day of the week. I am a severe sufferer of what they call Mondayitis. My only true cure for this is coffee, it works wonders, and fast. Luckily for me today I didnt start work until 11, but unluckily for me I had to drop my car off to the mechanics this morning accompanied with a 6am wake up. Bonus is that I had a short time to shoot a few pictures of my latest obsessions.

Pastels; its been the talk of the town lately with gorgeous soft palettes making a comeback. So I decided instead of my usual dark polish, I opted for Revlons scented nailpolish colour Gum Drop, which is literally scented like bubblegum, yum! Finished with their QuickDry top coat, which is honestly magic- it dries in minutes, makes it easy to switch colours on the go. Paired with my light candy pink D&G lipstick and I'm set for the day. The sea breeze this morning made it cooler, so I took full advantage and swapped my summer tops for my $5 vintage cardigan I snapped up in a market in Melbourne. It's super oversized, but together with some leather look leggings in Winter and a pair of heels would still give you enough shape to pull off an edgy yet not over-done look.

I also had enough time to sneek in a bit of the SAG awards red carpet preview. Some amazing dresses and flawless celebrities! My favourite looks of the night are coming soon..

24.1.12

MCQUEEN








Skull designs and prints have never been something I would have picked as a want of mine, but Sarah Burton, creative direction for Alexander McQueen, changed my mind completely. Her clutch designs, here, from the Spring Summer 2012 collection shows femininity with hints of power, strength and rebellion. The pearl encrusted clutch has an insane amount of detail, with a golden skull feature on the top, which made it to the Harpers Bazaar top 25 bags and shoes list for S/S2012. Along with the immaculate accessory designs, their runway show was to die for, along with the idea behind the collection.

"I was thinking about a woman as an object of desire. We go to such lengths to adorn ourselves that we almost become our clothes or are taken over by them. This is a collection about excess - an exploration of ideals of beauty at their most extreme.” Sarah Burton

Pastel pinks, golds, oranges, purples and blacks were the colours for AM this season, giving customers and viewers a huge range to watch in awe over. You can view the whole runway show here or the lookbook for the show here, prepare to be amazed.

22.1.12

OLYMPIA








Shoes. One of my biggest shopping problems and addictions. Charlotte Olympia has the most amazing range of heels, wedges and accessories, all with incredible attention to detail, finished off with her signiture golden spider web sympbol underneath. This London designer started her  brand in 2007, owning a store on Mayfair, with each of her beautiful masterpieces being hand crafted in Italy and are also sold in world renound stores like Harrods and Bergdorf Goodman. Owning a pair of these babies will set your pocket back around $750 to $1500 Australian dollars. So for now I'll just have to watch in envy as I flick through my magazines watching celebs like Beyonce stepping out on the runways in these heels sent from shoe heaven..

20.1.12

LV FASHION CARNIVAL








My flights back from Melbourne to Perth consisted of a lot of Harpers and a lot of Grazia. I read an article about the opening of the first Maison store by Louis Vuitton in Australia, the 13th by LV in the world, so I thought I'd do a little exploring. I landed in a world of pastels, candy pinks, pointed heels, white lace, Kate Moss and a giant carousel; the Spring/Summer collection for 2012 by Marc Jacobs. Although this collection featured late last year, I cant ignore how magical it all looks. I saw the photos and instantly fell back in love with light, soft, feminine colours rather than the usual block colouring thats everywhere right now. You can view the whole runway show here.

15.1.12

CAMBERWELL MARKETS






Top: Top Shop, Bracelet and jeans: Forever New, Necklace: Pigeonhole, Wedges: Diavolina, Earrings: Lovisa, Sunglasses: Portmans

Went to Camberwell markets today- one of my favourites markets in Melbourne. It's the first day of my trip that it was actual blue sky and slightly warmer weather- so I put on my new white Top Shop scalloped tank (I also got it in purple... told you I went nuts there!), jeans, my most comfiest wedges and went on an adventure into the vintage world. It's not just the clothes and the amazing jewellery I love to dig through, but seeing all the old furniture, magazines, newspapers and quirky things you find puts a smile on my face. They all have a history. Each item has a story behind it. I love that feeling about markets. I am absolutely devistated that I missed out on an amazing tan leather clutch though. Kicking myself not to pay the extra 20 bucks over my budget! Sometimes if you love it, just get it.

So if your over here on holiday and have a half a day to drive into the suburbs, I highly recomend this place.There's somebodys trash waiting for you to turn it into treasure.

14.1.12

MELBOURNE





Dress: Top Shop, Blazer: Vintage, Wedges: Verali Necklace: Markets, Belt: Forever New

I've been so busy drinking wonderful coffee, exploring and shopping that I have been MIA while in Melbourne. So I thought I'd take some quick snaps of some of a few things I bought on Chapel St today. Top Shop has finally opened! I spent hours in there, and walked out with a lot. Bring one to Perth already!  (I'll post some pics of all the cute things I bought when I get back home on Tuesday) I also purchased a pair of wedges in Mint. I already have them in Cobalt blue, another pair totally isnt hurting anybody... except my card and weight of my luggage. Matching them with a vintage blazer, Im attempting to keep warm. Note to self: look at the weather before you leave! It's rainy and I only packed summer clothes. But great excuse to do some more shopping!

10.1.12

POP ART





Dress and belt: Forever New, Clutch and bracelet: Sportsgirl, Ring: Lovisa, Wedges: Tony Bianco

In love with my maxi dress from Forever New's latest collection Pop Art. Although the collection is inspired mostly by bright colouring and block prints, I opted for something black, as usual. The exrteme pleating detail on the skirt half is amazing and by pairing with some simple gold accessories combines a classic, elegant look. On another note: Melbourne on Thursday! Cant wait for market shopping and vintage hunting.

Photography: Emmelene O'Neil

6.1.12

NEVER NEVER LAND





Alice in the Eve

The Peter Pan collar is something I've been drawn to for a while, and with their recent dissapearance from Perth stores over the past few seasons, I finally found one! My navy Alice in the Eve top purchased from General Pants Co has an insane embellished PP collar, one that can easily be dressed up for night or down for day. It was love at first sight. Alexa Chung and Louis Vuitton's WINTER2011 collection are just some that have re-vamped this classic style and is now appearing around the fashion world everywhere. There's something about the simplicity and softness of the collar that I think evokes the same fairytale sense of eternal youthfulness to everyone who wears it. Now thanks to ASOS and many other brands, we dont ever have to grow up.

5.1.12

B&W




My new Coco Chanel book by Justine Picardie inspired me to do a little Chanel stalking. Their new CRUISE2011/12 collection is stunning, in particular their attention to detail on their renound black and white section. Although owning anything created by Lagerfeld is a dream, I'm in love with their new B&W cardigans. My Melbourne trip is coming up and as we dont have any Chanel stores in Perth, I might have to take a stroll down Collins Street to take a look. Accidentally of course...

4.1.12

SNOW IN SUMMER





It all started with a secondhand sewing machine, $6 and a piece of nylon fabric. Black Milk is quickly becoming one of my favourite online stores. From the beautiful scenic landscapes, tanks of jelly fish, peacock feathers, all the way to the colourful galaxies- there's a print for everyone, and in almost every form of clothing. For weeks now I have been itching to buy one of their swimsuits, in particular the Polar Bear swimsuit featured above. Pair it with a cute black skirt, and for only $90AU- it could easily become one of my new favourite outfits this summer. Check out the rest of their range on their website here.

NY2012 RESOLUTION


(glamour, blog)

After years of making resolutions that dont come true, I'm mixing it up. Rather than resolving my resolutions in the time-frame of a year, I'm looking at them as more like a goal with an infinite timeline. So with that, besides the usual endless list of being healthy, losing weight, spending less and travelling more, I'm going with something I've always wanted to master- The Perfect Bun. The high top knot re emerged months ago from the runways, however I'm yet to perfect mine. Sure, celebrities like the Kardashians and Lauren Conrad spend hours with other people doing it for them before they even step one foot out the door, but it definately has to be possible for us without an entourage of stylists. Whether it's the messy nest or effortless ballerina look, I'm going to perfect it before the year ends.