Wednesday 11 December 2013

Let's talk more about Paisley!

Joseph wears:
Paisley shirt by a Japanese Brand that I can't type
Edwin jeans
Timberland boots
Ksubi sunglasses
Lola's beanie
My obsession with paisley reached a whole new level this year largely due to the amazing Fall 2013 collection by Dries Van Noten. When I first saw the runway photos, I was instantly overcome with so much positive emotion I almost cried. No joke. The collection was so beautiful and perfect in every single way, I had to have it. This obsession is worse then my obsession with men. Instead of talking about boys, future husbands and the D, my friends had to endure me moaning about how I didn't own any of it yet. Very much a first world problem.

For his Men's "The Morning After" collection, Dries Van Noten showed luxe, louche pieces in earthly browns, golds and burgundies, styled in elements of evening wear and track pants. A very boho, I just woke up and grabbed the closest thing on the floor and ended up looking amazing with no effort kind of look.

Unfortunately for me, I only know one stockist, LN CC that ships to Australia. Which is so horribly depressing.

Saturday 23 November 2013

Harajuku Vending Machines

Lola wears:
Ksubi Sunglasses
Thrifted Goosebumps shirt
Doc Martens 
Ebay bag

Look at that mid driff.

Her sock matches her hair

Joseph wears:
Romance was Born shirt
Shorts from a store in Tokyo, which instantly gets like a million cool points because its from Tokyo
Sperry Top siders boat shoes
Handsom bag

My legs are literally glowing white. That is how pale I am. Move over Edward Cullen

ft pale calves

Behold, one of life's rarest occurrences. Me in shorts. Yes, you see correctly. Shorts and nice pale legs. Truth be told, my legs have not seen daylight since Lindsay Lohan's life started going downhill. But I think it was being in a different country and seeing crazy, colourful, fun fashion every day that made me decide to dip my toes into unfamiliar territory and push my comfort zones. And yes me pushing my comfort zone in regards to fashion is wearing shorts. Shocka I know.

And as my legs got a chance to get a tan, Lola kept hers out of sight. It's probably because my legs look better than hers. I'm basically a skinnier, prettier, more talented version of Lola.

Monday 11 November 2013

Aperol Sunset Sessions Launch

I was lucky enough to attend the Aperol Spritz Sunset Sessions launch last Thursday at Bondi Icebergs. It was a fabulous launch that saw me start my weekend drinking a bit early. But who am I to complain when I got to sip yummy cocktails overlooking Bondi Beach?

If you're ever in the area or need a chilled place to hang I definitely recommend Bondi Icebergs on a Sunday afternoon. With $10 Aperol Spritz to enjoy, why would you want to be anywhere else? Definitely ditching Beresford sunday's for this. 

Aperol Sunset Sessions will continue at Bondi Icebergs every Sunday throughout November and move onto Watson's Bay Hotel from December 8th where you can watch the sun set over the entire Sydney Harbour. How beautiful would that be?

Monday 30 September 2013

Needle and Shred

One of the best things about working in the f@$shUn indU$try is that you meet heaps of young, passionate, dedicated people that love what they do and go after their dreams. That's why I was pretty stoked to be invited to the Spring/Summer 13 launch for Needle and Shred, an up and coming Australian surf and street wear label. What's even better is that they support the Australian fashion industry by producing all their garments in Australia.

Friends and fashionistas gathered at District 01 in Surry Hills where designer David Bangma released his new collection amidst live music, complimentary drinks and a live garment stand! Which is a pretty sick idea since I've never been to an event where you get to customise your own shirt before for FREE! Everyone loves free shit.

And now for the drunk luvos and other less interesting pictures that don't contain my face.

Thursday 4 July 2013

Faker than barbie

Louis Vuitton Hat

Can someone tell me why I'm still single?
Having a fashion blog has its perks. Is there a better way to feed that narcissistic side of you than staring at a zoomed up image of your face as you Photoshop yourself into oblivion? Hate your nose? Just do a simple Google image search and fifteen minutes later you can have Gwyneth Paltrows nose on your face. Cheaper and faster than that planned trip to Thailand for your dodgy surgery in some back alley. And if you "Merge all Layers" that nose ain't going to fall off either! 

But one of the major downsides to the blog is the need to constantly come up with new outfits. As you can see I managed to grab one of those big hats from Louis Vuitton fall 2012 and styled it with some natural makeup. This however, is not a whole outfit and this is after all an outfit blog. A new hat hardly constitutes a whole new outfit. What sucks is that my current finances don't allow me to purchase anything else and I can't just Photoshop Prada's new collection onto my body. Faking a $10k nose job is one thing but pretending I'm a cooler, more exciting and richer person over the internet is just wrong. Plain wrong. Only losers Photoshop designer items onto themselves let alone have a more amazing internet persona. I mean one of the worst things in life is when you meet someone famous/semi famous/have high expectations for and you are just underwhelmed. Like this one time when I went out to meet internet user "BigTool4u" and was severely disappointed. So I'm not going to let you guys ever experience that if you ever meet me!

I'm as real as they get.


Friday 24 May 2013

Late night swims with Nathan Paul

On my never-ending quest to fill my blog with pictures of hot topless guys and girls, I took a quick trip down to Bondi Beach where Nathan Paul Swimwear was launching his new Spring/Summer fashion film. How could I say no to a perfect opportunity to see washboard abs, tanned beautiful skin and sexy swimwear. Swimwear, the perfect excuse to look at half naked people and not feel like a creep. Ok maybe just a little.

Nathan Paul is one of those awesome guys that makes you feel like you've been friends with him your whole life. Charismatic, funny and energetic, people are naturally drawn towards him. And much can be said the same for the brand. People are just drawn towards it too. (maybe its the half naked people, who knows). It's no wonder that his brand has been such a success with this man at the helm of it. A bit tongue in cheek, he let his models make silly poses at the end of the runway during his 2012 fashion show. Let's just say, there was a few crotch grabbing, resulting in some of the older female photographers in the media pit feigning.

But the most magical thing of it all was what we were inspired to do afterwards. At 11pm, on a drizzling, wet day we decided to go swimming in Bondi Beach! Mixing alcohol and late night swims is probably not the wisest idea but at least no one got stuck in a rip. Or eaten by a shark.

Tuesday 14 May 2013

Shakking it with Cyber Barbarella

Shakuhachi took us for a wild ride through the galaxy to serve up one mean ass collection at this year’s fashion week. Designer Jessie White decided to merge the old with the new in her ‘Cyber Barbarella’ collection, taking 60s references and modernising it by giving it a cyber spin. The result? A big fun filled girly rave party where all the cool kids where invited and sequins rained from the rooftop.

This party wasn’t just for one type of girl either. It was a mash-up between the 90’s cool space age cadet girls, the badass metallic chicks from the wrong neighbourhood and their older sisters from the 60s channelling fun flirty florals and free love. Clothes were accessorised with sorbet transparent jewellery, floral frames, metallic backpacks and amazing, amazing over the knee gogo boots with a chunky platform. It was bright, colourful and everything you would hope for from this label. 

Tuesday 7 May 2013

Phoenix's, Alien's and Clint Eastwood

Phoenix Keating is always one of the biggest highlights in my Fashion Week schedule, injecting a unique and imaginative collection amongst all the floral and digital prints. This year, Keating did not fail to deliver and definitely won the award for most interesting collection by displaying futuristic yet mid-century themed clothing.

Phoenix’s Spring/Summer collection, HUMANOID, recounts the out of this world love story between an alien and her love interest, Clint Eastwood, back in his ‘Dirty Harry’ days. Just like any good alien movie, she tries her best to assimilate into human culture by picking up the old west style she’s watched in countless Hollywood movies.

There were many references to 1940’s silhouettes with sharp lines, structured shoulders and pinched waists. Fitted pencil skirts, aerodynamic wraps and fringing flowed through the collection and were executed in a colour palate of metallic silvers, soft ivory and oatmeal.

Having had style icon Lady Gaga wear his designs during her impromptu performances in Sydney 2011, Phoenix Keating is definitely a label to watch. Phoenix Keating’s collection certainly re-vitalised many if not all attendees and reminded us of why we love this industry so much.

PS. Brownie points to Phoenix for using a model of colour in his collection! We need more black models!

Monday 6 May 2013

Zambesi's return


New Zealand label, Zambesi returned to the Australian Fashion Week lineup after a three year hiatus to show a stellar collection that melded unique textiles and textures together. Known for their ability to extend and continue their collections so they flow from one season to another, this S/S collection saw them being inspired by a sense of freedom being tempered with the idea of restraint.

Designers Elisabeth Findlay and Dayne Johnston's really pushed this collection forward with their interesting and diverse choices of fabrics such as taffeta, metallic lurex, lightweight nylon and green plaid. The beauty of the collection however was in the clever detailing in the clothes. There was  deconstructed mandarin collars, collarless blazers and swingy silhouettes that really demonstrated the designers skills in tailoring.

My favorite looks were definitely the first 6 all white outfits which perfectly reflected the fashion houses minimalistic aesthetics. These looks delved into clean lines which offered a cool, confident and modern approach to minimalism.