Tuesday 24 July 2012

Blogger’s Boyfriend Appreciation Week

This week, July 23 - 29, has been dubbed by Nora Finds as Blogger’s Boyfriend Appreciation Week.

Unfortunately my real boyfriend is a tiny bit of a bogan who rarely reads my blog and is completely hopeless at doing anything fashion-related (I do love him none the less though). So my dedication for BBAW goes out to Lola, my pretend sister/girlfriend who I'd like to thank for coding my blog layout and designing graphics, taking my outfit photos, accompanying me to events, taking me to her events, proofreading and editing all my posts and mostly for all her love and support. Oh and being a sick bitch. Love you!

ASOS dress
Jeffrey Campbell boots
ASOS necklace

Friday 20 July 2012

Edible Fashion

As some of you may know, my two passions in life, apart from boys, is food and fashion. A terrible combination I would have to admit. I mean how many times have you yelled profanities at the top of your lungs from accidentally spilling food on your beloved clothing? Or worse, spilt alcohol on your friend's new designer wallet after a bit too much Sangria? (Sorry Annie <3)

So when I heard of Westfield's exhibition of a combination of both food and fashion, I was just a bit sceptical. Sceptical that they wouldn't simple recreate Lady Gaga's infamous meat dress (no matter how cool it would be). But at least I was a little relieved that I was not the only one who had dreams of being able to eat their clothing. But really, imagine the OHS issue surrounding foothing. Yes, I just created a new word. Then, imagine this becoming a trend and designers sending off starving models down the runway in foothing. That I would love to see.

M.J. Bale and Justin North (Quarter Twenty One)
The Dinner Suit by M.J. Bale and Justin North (Quarter Twenty One)
black wool suit encrusted with black peppercorns, trimmed with nigella seeds on a sea-salt shirt

Alessandro Pavoni (Spiedo Restaurant and Bar) and Ginger & Smart
Neon Italia by Ginger & Smart and Alessandro Pavoni (Spiedo Restaurant and Bar)
calico dress with a risoni pasta crust, glazed with neon green paint and garnished with silver floral detail

Sesame Rocks by One Teaspoon and Amy Chanta (Chat Thai)
black-sesame bikini top
Sesame Rocks by One Teaspoon and Amy Chanta (Chat Thai)
One Teaspoon’s signature denim shorts, woven with Pandan leaves

Grecian Fantasia by Leona Edmiston and David Tsirekas (Xanthi)
apricot and lavender meringue dress sprinkled with sugar-coated edible flowers

A Galan of Shells by Arthur Galan and John Susman (Cloudy Bay Fish Co.)
Kinkawooka mussels and Cloudy Bay clam shells, on a silk tie, side slouch blouse
A Galan of Shells by Arthur Galan and John Susman (Cloudy Bay Fish Co.)
tight fitting nori-seaweed, leather inspired pants

Tuesday 10 July 2012

Crazy Horse Flu

For those who follow me on Twitter (which you all should), you would be enlightened by the knowledge that the highlight of my last Monday was buying a chap stick (in addition to all my other useless 140 character ramblings). But don't deny that you don't look forward to my tweets. Honestly though, I am terribly sick. Not sick enough to warrant a viral picture of me on Facebook in hospital gathering likes in exchange for prayers, but sick enough that my insides feel like they're dying and my lips feel like sandpaper. So when I came across the buy 1 get 1 free chap stick packet, it felt like I was buying a Prada coat for my lips. Almost.

Saint Augustine shirt
Less is More jumper
Dylan Cooper tie
Sass and Bide jeans
Givenchy brogues
Leather jacket from a random Asian store
But I think one of the best cures for being sick is to dress amazingly - it might fool your body into thinking it was better! Also on the off-chance that I am terminally ill, I wouldn't want the last outfit I wore to be my hot pink Juicy Couture tracksuit. Would you?

And for those perceptive ones who notice everything, yes I am wearing the same jumper in the last post. Have mercy fashion gods. But can you blame me? The big slouchy knit has naturally become my go to winter staple. Funnily enough it's called Less is More, which hardly fits in my style mantra. Will the designer persecute me for stepping away from his aesthetic? Hope not. I also want to bring to light the lovely boutique Crazy Horse which I got it from located in Newtown - they also have free shipping for orders over $20 on their online store! It's basically free shipping. But technically not. But realistically yes. And everyone loves free shipping.

Friday 6 July 2012

Vogue Italia Debut

To correspond with my life long goal of becoming a blogger turned international supermodel, I forced kindly asked my boyfriend to take some photos of me werking, posing and being total hawt $tuff. Those photos were going to be used so that modelling agencies could realise my potential and sky rocket me onto the covers of Vogue Italia. But the photos came out a bit disappointing. Case in point.

Some people may blame the crap quality photos on the bad lighting, others on the model. Why, I will never know. But I blame it all on the photographer boyfriend. Maybe it's his lack of arms and legs that held him back, or even his Ken Doll situation. I mean, if he can't satisfy me in bed then how on earth is he going to satisfy my narcissistic, model side and take amazing pictures of me. I kid I kid. 

But luckily with today's technological advances I am able to salvage this poor photograph into a blog worthy photo. Add some good ole vintage Instagram effects, increase brightness, Photoshop those blemishes and viola! The next Covergirl.

Jack London coat
D&G floral shirt
Diva necklace
Less is More jumper
Sass & Bide jeans
Yves Saint Laurent boots
Cheryl Cole hair

Sunday 1 July 2012

700 Photos

I am no photographer. I have no understanding of shutter speed, aperture, ISO or other photography jargon. Thanks to Lola, I don't even have to take half the photos on this blog! But in saying this, I'm attempting to learn and truly embody the stereotypical fashion blogger, DSLR and all. So I thought it was fitting to go and exercise my shooting skills at the Seven Hundred Photo's exhibition in Darlinghurst a few nights ago. The event was held at a hotel where photographers of all levels enter seven different rooms and photograph the unique installations in each one.

Out of the 200 or so photos I took, only 20 seemed to be in focus. Out of the 20 I give you my best 5 shots. Funny enough these were all taken in only two rooms. And if you think they are crap, well, pretend Lola took them.