Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Checkmate

Finders Keepers, Australian Fashion, The Fashion Bunker, Australian Labels, houndstooth, spring summer 2015, floral print

Finders Keepers, Australian Fashion, The Fashion Bunker, Australian Labels, houndstooth, spring summer 2015, floral print
Finders Keepers, Australian Fashion, The Fashion Bunker, Australian Labels, houndstooth, spring summer 2015, floral print
Finders Keepers, Australian Fashion, The Fashion Bunker, Australian Labels, houndstooth, spring summer 2015, floral print

Finders Keepers, Australian Fashion, The Fashion Bunker, Australian Labels, houndstooth, spring summer 2015, floral print

Finders Keepers, Australian Fashion, The Fashion Bunker, Australian Labels, houndstooth, spring summer 2015, floral print

Finders Keepers, Australian Fashion, The Fashion Bunker, Australian Labels, houndstooth, spring summer 2015, floral print








Picture Source: http://finderskeepersthelabel.com.au/

There are two things at the top of my bucket list: shoot in a maze and (learn how to) play giant chess - none of which will be fulfilled anytime soon. So I will live vicariously through Finders Keepers's latest lookbook, Checkmate. Their vision of spring dressing consist of a modern twist on the floral and houndstooth print. The former being stripped off its cutesy stereotype and designed with an edgy ombre into stark white where the latter is updated with a pop of colour.

Yes, you're free to wear houndstooth stylishly come the warmer weather. It's no longer just reserved for the David Jones logo.

By Sharon Jiang 

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Sunday, 17 August 2014

Accessories Edit: Sunburst

House of Harlow 1960, Nicole Richie, The Dark Horse Jewellery, Gold Necklaces, Coco Liberace, Gypsea Swimwear

House of Harlow 1960, Nicole Richie, The Dark Horse Jewellery, Gold Necklaces, Coco Liberace, Gypsea Swimwear

House of Harlow 1960, Nicole Richie, The Dark Horse Jewellery, Gold Necklaces, Coco Liberace, Gypsea Swimwear

House of Harlow 1960, Nicole Richie, The Dark Horse Jewellery, Gold Necklaces, Coco Liberace, Gypsea Swimwear
House of Harlow 1960, Nicole Richie, The Dark Horse Jewellery, Gold Necklaces, Coco Liberace, Gypsea SwimwearHouse of Harlow 1960, Nicole Richie, The Dark Horse Jewellery, Gold Necklaces, Coco Liberace, Gypsea Swimwear












Necklaces: House of Harlow 1960 c/o The Dark Horse (shop HERE & HERE
Earrings: Coco Liberace (shop HERE)
Swimwear: Gypsea (shop HERE

With a couple of weeks left of Sydney's winter, today we're celebrating sunshine and vitality. Heaps of natural lighting, what is left of my summer 2013 tan and the gold necklaces handpicked by yours truly captured my longing for warmer weather. In contrast to the last 'Accessories Edit' post which focused on winter knits with boho jewellery, I'm braving the cold and styling these three neckpieces with swimwear. Perhaps I chose the easy way out when face to face with the dilemma of what to wear; in this case, not much at all. I mean we'll let the jewellery details speak for themselves.

Throughout my high school years the extent of my accessorising consisted of a lonely silver pendant - the only appropriate option considering five days a week in school uniform. But here I'm reigniting my love for layering necklaces courtesy of The Dark Horse who kindly lent me some of Nicole Richie's creations for House of Harlow. I'm featuring one of her most iconic and best selling pieces - Sunburst - and tied the look together with the motif of triangles and geometric shapes.

I'll let you in on a little secret - I was wearing pajama pants and pink fluffy slippers while shooting this. My neighbours must think I'm the weirdest person.

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Thursday, 14 August 2014

OUTFIT POST: Ash

 




Shirt: French Connection ... Pants: ASOS 
Shoes: Birkenstock ... Necklace: Market Vendor 

P&P goes to Darwin! One half of the newly developed, fun-loving duo at Primped and Primed has headed to the Territory’s Top End to escape Sydney’s winter chills.

To introduce myself, my name is Marvic Casingal. I am 18 years old and – despite being older than my other half/partner in crime – see myself as the younger ‘brother’ to the sophisticated Sharon.  I am also the official head of all things menswear and will be covering sartorial trends in male fashion, runway coverage and personal style.

So we’ve all heard of that expression “dress of the occasion”; whether you’re off to the beach, the races or a cute night out with a special someone, this good old saying rings true in almost all instances of planning your outfit. As much as we’d all love to wear our favourite pair of jeans and sneakers to our best friends wedding, the truth of the matter is you just can’t. To avoid looking like Miley Cyrus at the VMAs and sticking out like a sore thumb, it is essential to dress according to the event, the weather and your personal style.

This get-up is a great example of dressing accordingly – considering the 33 degree heat, the at-home dinner party etiquette and my go-to looks. What would typically call for jeans, a button-up shirt and some nice oxfords, in Darwin, calls for a clever mixture of comfort, class and effortless cool. The all-important 3 C’s.

My love for a monochrome colour palette and cropped trousers is paramount – so of course I had to dress according to my signature look. But to spice things up and opt for the added points in comfort, I swapped out the oxfords and button-ups for a good old pair of black Birkenstocks with a perforated tee.

As a look which a culmination of planning, thought and fashion know-how, this outfit is a display of my personal style, dressing for the occasion and navigating through the many problems we fashionistas/fashionistos face. #thefabulousfashionlife. So good luck all you beautiful individuals – think comfort, think classy and dress to kill. 

Primed men 
By Marvic Casingal 

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