Wednesday 20 June 2012

Real life runway

After watching countless Sex and the City marathons, alone... in my bedroom... with my dog (I'm not a cat person)... I came to a sudden realisation of what I wanted to do with my life. My previous dreams of being part of the Power Ranger gang, hanging out with Alpha 5, and beating up badies quickly vanished in light of my new passion. I wanted to be a strong, career focused woman whom was able to afford the finer luxuries of life. Like really, an apartment in New York, expensive lunches, dinners, drinks as well as amazing designer outfits every week all on a freelance writer budget? Yes Carrie Bradshaw, you have given not just me but every person out there unrealistic dreams.

Except sometimes dreams do come true (Queue cheesy inspirational music)

At MBFWA, I wrote about how Nicole Warne from Gary Pepper Vintage was lucky enough to open Talulahs show. Likewise in Sex and the City, Carrie Bradshaw also opens a fashion show but somehow trips, falls and becomes fashion road kill. And yet, in that moment of helplessness she is still able to give relevant information to the teens of today. "When real people fall down in life, they get right back up and keep walking". Oh Carrie, what would we do without your insightful information about 'real people'.

Even though I haven't really fallen down in life, I did want to strut my stuff down a runway. So in light of this new discovery I knew there had to be change. One of the changes had to be, well getting a job. There ain't no runway without a job. 

So how do you change your perception of a rapscallion teenager to a respectable unemployed bum person. With a makeover change that would rival any teen movie. (Don't worry guys it wasn't surgical)

Jack London Coat
Polo Ralph Lauren Plaid Shirt
Polo Ralph Lauren Plaid Cardigan
Sass and Bide jeans
Aldo Brogues
Vintage Briefcase
Salvatore Ferragamo Tie
This is my go-to outfit for looking all important and meeting other such important people like future employers, girlfriends parents or the check out chick when I want to buy milk at the corner store. I mean its basically flawless. Except I do think I'm wearing every single colour known to man. And that's going to cause a problem when I upload this on Lookbook and I can only choose five options for the colour palette. Decisions decisions decisions.

Oh! And this tie! It has turkeys on them. Can it get any better than that?


  1. I always look forward to your posts!! you are seriously hilarious.

    ps. love the turkeys :P

  2. Did not know that you were a SATC fan, I am too hehe
    Am loving your outfit, haha you really are wearing every colour that exists!
    You are rockin' the tie. You should buy more quirky ties because let's face it, you look pretty awesome in peculiar ties :)

  3. Turkey tie with collar pin? This guy has got style!
    Also I'm looking forward to the day when you strut your stuff down a catwalk haha, let me know how it all goes yeah ;)


  4. looking good :] i am loving that tie!! and the briefcase!

  5. I've always loved Ferragamo, reminds me of Florence.

    / Avy

  6. The unemployment will end soon. It better. I need you to shop because I'm living vicariously through your blog!

    Nora Finds

  7. ohhh your dilemma is soo epic, tell look book you need a colour palette beyond the limits!
    How have I kept missing your blog, this place is fabulous
    you know what's funny is i'm not a huge SATC buff BUT I did happen to catch this particular episode on a re-run and I freaking loved it to death!
    Perfect post, perfect aspiration ;) xx

  8. I wanted to be a Digidestined, if its any correlation :X Vangelis inspirational music LOL oh gosh, I love how you clash such complimentary, unexpected prints together. It works so well. I didn't know the limit was five colours, you must add that gorgeous marine blue and maroon tones on the palette :D Oh look, there are turkeys on your tie :3

  9. Great mix of prints!!

    xx alex

  10. Haha, I can tell you, cats like it too. Your tie is absolutely amazing!

  11. Love your career look Joseph! How do you mix so many prints with it still looking supreme? Jealous!!

    P.s. I put you on my 'Blogs I love' section!

    xx Sharday

  12. We really love how you styled this! Amazing mix of patterns :)

    ox from NYC!


  13. love the tie! clashing prints always look awesome x

  14. Thank you so much for your comment. Loving your blog so I am now following you...

    Awesome outfit! Loving that briefcase (^_^) x

  15. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog :) When I read the first sentence of this post I thought you were writing about me haha! I do this many nights. You have a great blog, I love your style and I'm loving the turkey print on that tie. Amazing! :) xx

  16. I am so in love with your outfits and blog! I am now following!!!
    Ursula from FMA

  17. Yay for Gary Pepper.

    xoxo Domenic