Wednesday, 16 May 2012

So I Shopped at Zara

Zara Scarf Print Top
Jack London Scarf Tie
Sass and Bide jeans
Doc Marten boots

I love Zara. I love the fact that their clothing rips off pays homage to designer brands. Want some Isabel Marant, Givenchy, Celine or just some A.Wang?  But don't want to dish out the quadruple price tag for it? Well Zara has the answer for you money-conscious individuals. It's like a sartorial melting pot where all the top designers come to hang out and talk about their first world problems. Kinda like the coffee shop in Friends. 

The only bad thing though is that everyone shops at Zara. And I mean everyone. So there is a ridiculously high chance of seeing someone wearing the same exact item as you. And when that happens, it's Fashion Suicide. So when I decided to take this top out for Fashion Week I knew it was a big risk. But risks are my middle name (cue cheesy action thriller music).

And so I thought that if anyone was going to wear this top, they would of worn it already. So it was all safe to wear for the last day? Wrong. Some tall, leggy blonde wore my shirt. But I obviously looked better than her, right? Right?!


AKIRA

Yay for Akira and yay for smilling models. Akira is an internationally renowned designer who has had his collection displayed at Paris Fashion week and has decided to grace us mere Australians with an installation of three different collections. A bridal range full of luscious amounts of lace and adorned with embroidery were complimented with cloud-like, wispy head pieces that looked as soft and fragile as cotton candy. The second collection reminisced upon his cultural heritage, reflected in the origami folds and Japanese inspired prints. And the last collection had colourful Shibori dresses that were accessorised with coral looking jewellery. 



And now the non smiling models!



36 comments:

  1. I know what you mean about everyone wearing Zara ripping off other designers, but hey, I'm not exactly complaining!
    Besides, I love your top and the print is très chic and you look fabulous
    Smiling models? Do my eyes deceive me?
    xxx

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  2. Hey Joseph :)
    Love the shirt, I have no doubts that it looked far more chic on you!
    Love your blog.

    Check mine out,
    stylescreed.blogspot.com

    Anna x

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  3. You're such a genius. The coffee shop in Friends! We don't actually have a Zara here, so if we buy something when we're out of town, it's unlikely anyone else will be wearing it! The perks of living in medium-sized cities.

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  4. fab write up!! I was at Akira too! Simply incredible. I personally loved the concept of the Box it was a nice change from the catwalk shows & allowed us to really admire the clothes up close!
    Would have been great to meet, next time! x

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  5. Yeah I don't love Zara exactly for that reason, but I do buy some simple non-descriptive tops from Zara once. Yeah, I've only bought something from Zara ONCE, and that was when I was in London!

    Really into kimono tops/layering now, but gosh I am so un-trendy and broke to follow the trends!

    Nora
    Nora Finds

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  6. Oh so nice! Zara is awesome!

    xoxo
    - http://fashionnfairytale.blogspot.com/

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  7. Nice look! This shirt is awesome!

    xx
    biskvittka.blogspot.com

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  8. No Zara where I am. I think I've been in a Zara just once!
    You really look great in prints. That's one cool shirt!

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  9. I love Zara too !!!
    !! and I saw you at MBFWA .. I kept staring at you because you seems so familiar to me (sorry about that) I don't know if you remember me, because I see you a few times during that week and I stare at you everytime haha.

    I love what you wear :p

    The girl of the unknown xx

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  10. money-conscious individuals, just love how you said that!! I have a confession though, in my whole wardrobe I have the exact amount of 6 pieces (including one pair of shoes) that are from Zara. When I can't find anything anywhere and I am desperate that's when I turn to Zara.... I am probably the only individual on this whole freaking planet that does that....
    Buttt I L O V E your shirt xoxoxoxox

    All<3Lola

    www.fashionrecession.blogspot.com

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  11. Loving the print on that top! How could that tall leggy blonde wear your shirt?! Shame on her! lol

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  12. Great pictures! I love the scarf print top!

    www.2fashionfed.blogspot.com
    www.shopfashionfed.tumblr.com

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  13. Love the two last pictures!

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  14. umm. i too love zara. except there isn't one anywhere near me. good news is, though, that means that nobody around here really shops there either. so i don't really have the same chances as someone wearing the same thing as me. anyways. love the shirt. i bet you rocked it way better than that leggy blonde ;D

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  15. That's so cool that you got to attend Fashion Week! You totally one upped that leggy blonde with the silk scarf though! :)

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  16. These photos are awesome. And so is that shirt!

    L U A R

    x

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  17. I love your shirt. Amazing.
    Thanks for your visit . LEt me know if you wanna follow each other

    :)

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  18. I wish there was a Zara in Brisbane! I would shop there 24/7!

    I love both your shirt and scarf, the prints are stunning.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, yours is lovely. I will have to keep and eye on it! xx

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  19. It looks like an amazing designer, will have to do my research! :) You look chic in that shirt, but, yeah I get your point of everyone shopping at ZARA! Thanks for stopping by my blog, hope to hear from you soon!!

    xx
    E

    http://byebye-blondie.blogspot.mx/

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  20. super gorgeous shirt!! and that collection looks amazing, as well!
    xxx

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  21. love it sr!
    next year
    when I go to asia
    i've go to australia and visit u lol
    seem so much fun

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  22. I have that blouse in black and white ;) Love it on you esepcially with your crevatte!!

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  23. Love that shirt you wear it well! I like it paired with the print on your neck scarf too :)

    AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

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  24. Love the shirt ! fits you perfectly !
    would you like to follow each other ?

    http://jerseychase.com

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  25. Gorgeous shirt and incredible scarf ! Btw - amazing pictures from the show ! Kiss x



    http://mfashionmyobsession.blogspot.com

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  26. I know exactly what you mean about Fashion Suicide - It is SO bad when it happens. Thats why I tend to stay away from Primark and only get basic things in Topshop and what not. Love your paisley shirt though. Newest follower :)
    Hannah xo
    www.girlsclub93.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. i like the smiling models better hehe. you work that paisley

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  28. I'm absolutly love your top!!!
    Ah, youre really a fashionable man <3<3
    how about be mine? hahhaha lol just kidding :-p
    would you mind to follow each other, Dang?


    Kisses
    Ayu

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  29. Thank you for the comment on my blog! I am now following you via GFC. This is a great post!

    http://bridgetmarowski.blogspot.com

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  30. Ummm best pattern combination ever! Love it! Come over and style me sometime please. You've got this fashion thing all figured out ;) Thanks for stopping by my blog- I'm your newest follower.

    xx
    hollyfoxen wells
    www.threelayercake.blogspot.com

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  31. Ahhhh I got to admit, I like shopping at Zara because of the cheaper price points and fashion forward designs. In fact, I have that shirt you're wearing but in the bright yellow/purple print! Loving the way you have styled it here, and who cares about that leggy blonde... I'm sure you gave it much more personality ;)

    This is the first time I've come across your blog! It's great! Will be visiting again.

    x Lauren
    youronlyblackswan.com

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  32. LOL. I was hoping to see a picture of the other person with the same shirt! But you are right, everyone shops at Zara...and honestly, Zara is not THAT cheap (maybe I'm just straight up broke). Loving your attitude about thrifting and adapting!

    Great blog! :)

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