Friday, 27 April 2012

Sugar and Spice


AHHHH a pixelated, pastel pink, ice cream jumper!  Quick, make an outfit!
I totally love the flippy skirt that adds to the cutesy feel, aided by the school-girl-esque shoes.  I am a sucker for these retro glasses, especially because they match the blue colour in the skirt.  A light trench is a perfect 'transition piece' (winter to summer, or if you're unfortunate like me, summer to winter).  The edgy metallic is toughens up the outift to stop it looking like something a three year old would wear (even though I am a three year old at heart).  When I saw this cute ice-cream jumper from topshop I immediately started to think about what on earth I would wear with it.  Here, my friends, is one of the many results.
Alas, I have discovered  Seriously, you should try it.  It's almost as good as actually shopping (har dee har)!

Monday, 23 April 2012


I am beginning to wonder whether I will ever be able to wear heeled shoes again, because at the moment I am crazily in love with 'flatforms'.  I know mules are supposed to be the next big thing, but let's just stop for a moment and have a fangirl over these amazing shoes.
Am I dead?  It sorta feels like it. ASOS

School girl/goth.  Both? ASOS

I am sorta kinda liking this 'gardener's foot wear' (as debuted at Christopher Kane).  My stylish friend Solange said she didn't like them as she thinks they make an outfit look 'cheap',  but I think paired with a sheer maxi or midi skirt they would look sufficiently sport-max (or like jesus).

Christopher Kane, Spring Summer 2012.

Nicolas Kirkwood for Meadham Kirchoff.
They will be my first purchase when I am r!cH and fam0uZ.

The shoes of dreams, TOKYO BOPPERS.
You remember my ode to tights, yeah?
You can guess how I feel about this then.

As a final thing: I haven't been posting much lately, because of school and life and stuff, but also because I couldn't find much inspiration.  My goals are 1) to take more street style photos and 2) to go and score some vintage clothes, shoes and bits and bobs, and share the photos with you.  Wait, does money actually grow on trees or is that a myth???

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Suits > Dresses

Another bout of internal cheering from me occurred when I was watching The Logies (I'm sorry!  It was for the fashion, OK?)   Australian actress Sophie Lowe walked down the red carpet in this gorgeous Ellery pant suit!  I could not find a good quality photo ANYWHERE, sorry about that.  What I am trying to prove, though, is that a suit is not always masculine!  The print is floral!  The pants are loose and flowing!  Here hair is long and wavy!  Her shirt is sheer pink!  Gah, she has achieved the perfect balance.  Who says you have to wear a dress?

With Blake Davis,
Courtesy of ItsJonahh

Some more suit inspiration...

Clashing prints,
Don't be fooled by the single colour, the effect is still as punchy!
So I still love this, a year later.  Pyjamas and day wear, YES!
Celine, Spring 2011,
Techinically not a suit, but woah,
imagine if you wore this to formal instead of a dress!
Mary Katrantzou, Fall 2012,

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

An ode to coloured tights

Meadham Kirchoff Fall 2012 (from
Meadham Kirchoff Fall 2012 (from
Rookie Mag, March 2012 (by Mike Bailey-Gates)

Topshop Tumblr, February 2012

Topshop Tumblr, February 2012
I am obsessed with coloured tights at the moment.  Why go with black when you can make it interesting and unique by adding a new colour into your outfit?
In images 1 and 2 you can see the coloured tights look being utilised by my favourite designer duo, Meadham Kirchoff.  I particularly love the yellow coloured tights in images 3 and 4, and I think image 5 is really interesting in that the tights are the same colour as the shoes.
Hit up Sportsgirl, Topshop and American Apparel if you're looking for tights in a new hue (also note my hilarious use of assonance).

Monday, 9 April 2012


Most of the first images were taken in London some time in the 80s (ft. the jacket I was telling you about a few posts back!).  The last photograph was taken in Katoomba, Blue Mountains, 1988.  I think most of the photographs speak for themselves, they have that beautiful sense of nostalgia.  And for those who weren't alive in the 80s, we get a small glimpse of what life (and fashion) was really like.
mohawk guy #1 discusses best types of gel with mohawk guy #2
the pants! the leather! another mohawk!
collars, coats and knitwear
stunning image of paris taken from notre dame, 1986
beautiful lighting, shirt and breton stripes

me: were you like, trying to be really 80s on purpose?
mum: IT WAS THE 80s! look at that madonna dancing!
love the printed shorts paired with white tee
All images belong to my mum and were found in dusty photo albums in my house.  Please do not reproduce.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Dolce and Gabbana

I absolutely love everything about Dolce and Gabbana's latest Spring/Summer collection.  It pays tribute to the most important feature of Italian life - food.  It sums up the trends of the season into one collection through the use of sheer fabrics, lace, plastic materials and pastels.  It is bold, it is bright and it is fun.
"At a time when Italy is experiencing one of its worst-ever economic crises, the new Dolce & Gabbana collections are there thankfully to serve as a reminder with a picture-postcard smile of just what a treasure trove of legends and character the country still is." - Vogue Paris Collections, Spring-Summer 2012.
Confession: I am a massive fan of a bustier and shorts/skirt that are MATCHING IN PRINT (Kim from Edward Scissorhands may have something to do with it).  And hey, teamed with vibrant zucchini and chilli prints and you've got the perfect outfit for dancing the summer night away on the Amalfi Coast!
I also have my eye on this combo from Topshop... crop top and shorts.

Just as extravagant as the spicy prints were the darker, detailed numbers.
It's the silhouette and sheer qualities of the first two dresses that brings them to my attention.  The last outfit, however, is my favourite.  Dripping with jewels in every colour, it is totally regal and opulent.  It reminds me of this book I read as a child.  I think it's the imagery of the princess sitting on her throne, laden with necklaces, crowns and every sort of precious stone in the world.

(All images courtesy of

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Chapel St Bazaar

rings of the future



catherine's dangerfield rings

Chapel St Bazaar is amazing for vintage clothes and bits and bobs.  You need at least 2 hours to properly look through everything!


Dusty-wardrobe-in-bungalow find: This jacket was my uncle's when he was in primary school, then it belonged to my mum.  The painting was done by my dad.  I feel like I can't wear it because it's like, a family heirloom or something.  I think I shall reserve it for dancing to the music that accompanies the best dancing scene ever in a movie. (click the link, you know you want to)


So I've decided that rather than make this just a street style blog, I just want it to be a whole mish-mash of everything fashion-related that goes on in my life EVER!
I think 'fashion' as a word is a very broad term, but also narrow in terms of people's perceptions of it.  When I think of fashion, for me I think of fun, experimentation and personal style.
It is true that fashion is somewhat about first impressions, superficial judgements, but it is also about breaking those stereotypes that cling to our clothes.  How we choose to dress ourselves and why is what defines us from the people that lived 10 years ago.  It is something so exciting, so dynamic.

SO here is a little place, I am doing it for no one else, it is my creative output.
(PS picnik i will miss u)
I hope that someone out there will enjoy it.


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