Friday, 25 October 2013

OUTFIT POST: Prints & Personalisation

Floral Print, MNOlogie, Perspex Clutch, playsuit, Shilla, Lioness, Floral blazer
Floral Print, MNOlogie, Perspex Clutch, playsuit, Shilla, Lioness, Floral blazer
Floral Print, MNOlogie, Perspex Clutch, playsuit, Shilla, Lioness, Floral blazer
Floral Print, MNOlogie, Perspex Clutch, playsuit, Shilla, Lioness, Floral blazer
Floral Print, MNOlogie, Perspex Clutch, playsuit, Shilla, Lioness, Floral blazer
Floral Print, MNOlogie, Perspex Clutch, playsuit, Shilla, Lioness, Floral blazer
Floral Print, MNOlogie, Perspex Clutch, playsuit, Shilla, Lioness, Floral blazer
Playsuit: Lioness (shop HERE) ... Blazer: Shilla (shop HERE
Shoes: Wittner ... Clutch: MNO.logie (shop HERE

Coming to the end of my HSC, I don't feel as guilty as I did before. Three weeks ago, I felt horrible even if a 3 minute Youtube video became a part of my day - the opportunity cost of not studying was too damn high. 

Now I can finally catch up with some outfit styling. Wanting a change of scenery, my photographer and I headed to my nearby park and attempted to dodge all the children running about.

The result - a crazy print on print ensemble against a backdrop of lush greenery. There is a certain 'rule' about dressing down cerulean filigree-cross-baroque prints which exploded onto this playsuit. But as always, to hell with the rules. Enter this monochrome floral blazer which I think creates a messy yet elegant clash to the playsuit. 
I've been wanting to shoot this perspex clutch ever since I unravelled it from the bubble wrap and today MNO.logie makes its debut. Understated but very chic, it adds the perfect finishing touch to the look. 

IMPORTANT: If you're living in Sydney, you would've heard about the devastating bush fires that destroyed more than 200 homes. The pain of losing my home and everything my parents have worked for to natural disaster is unimaginable to me. School formal is probably the last thing on peoples' minds but personally, I will be donating some of my dresses to those bush fire victims who need formal gowns. 
If you have any dresses you no longer wear, head to the Facebook page 'A Firey Formal Dress Exchange' (click HERE). 

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Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Belongs to ...

perspex clutch, MNOlogie, Boticca, personalised clutch, clear clutch, bracelet, engraved
perspex clutch, MNOlogie, Boticca, personalised clutch, clear clutch, bracelet, engraved, Illumasqua, Swarovski

perspex clutch, MNOlogie, Boticca, personalised clutch, clear clutch, bracelet, engraved
perspex clutch, MNOlogie, Boticca, personalised clutch, clear clutch, bracelet, engravedperspex clutch, MNOlogie, Boticca, personalised clutch, clear clutch, bracelet, engraved

perspex clutch, MNOlogie, Boticca, personalised clutch, clear clutch, bracelet, engraved




Clutch: MNO.logie (shop HERE) ... Bracelet: shop at BOTICCA

From monogramming our LVs to engraving names on iPhone cases, it seems we all have an obsession with personalisation. An economic transaction between buyer and seller doesn't define ownership anymore; for something to truly be 'ours', it must have our name on it.

Self-centered? Perhaps not.

This infatuation with slapping our names on an inanimate object is not a new concept. Instead we've been conditioned to do so from a young age. When I was three, my grandmother hand stitched my chinese name on my favourite teddy bear. Now, it's that one toy I will never give as a hand-me-down to my sister.
Back in primary school, I had to write my name on every single piece of uniform I owned to prevent my forest green plaid skirt from being confused with another identical to mine. Of course, nobody wants lice so personalizing hair scrunchies were a must too.

I even overheard this on the playground.

Girl 1: You can't sit here.

Girl 2: Why not?

Girl 1: It doesn't have your name on it!

Ouch. I didn't stick around to see how that turned out.

Now that we've grown a little older (maybe not a little wiser), there's still that childish habit within us that wants to leave our mark and call something 'ours'. It's not a case of preventing lost things but more the feeling of fulfillment that we're owning something customised ... unique. That somebody took the time (even though we paid for it) to permanently engrave or print our name on something. In this world of fast fashion and mass production, being special and different is definitely something lacking.

This idea is well and truly valid until I realised how many Sharon's there are in the world.

Maybe I should've engraved my Chinese name ...

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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

TRENDING: Ear Cuff

Heres to the delicate beauty of the ear cuff.

We've all probably seen the hardware chain and cuff style but coming out of the shadows is a certain fragility. It's glamorous yet evokes a sense of understated class. Embellished with crystals (irrelevant whether real or not) the way it wraps around the curve of your ear almost looks like a backbone of jewels.

Of course not everyone can afford the fabulous ones designed by Ryan Storer (see HERE) where I feel like you have to possess some degree of 'celebrity' to wear one of his designs. So here are some more affordable alternatives and inspiration photos as an intro into my formal outfit post that will be posted in the next month or so.

Inspiration 
Ear Cuff, Ryan Storer, Jewellery, Tuula Vintage

Ear Cuff, Ryan Storer, Jewellery, Earrings

Ear Cuff, Ryan Storer, Jewellery, Earrings, Lara Bingle















Ear Cuff, Ryan Storer, Jewellery, Earrings, Susie Bubble
Ear Cuff, Ryan Storer, Jewellery, Earrings, Cara Delevinge

Ear Cuff, Ryan Storer, Jewellery, Earrings

Ear Cuff, Ryan Storer, Jewellery, Earrings
Picture Source: http://styledbyphillips.blogspot.com.au/
http://www.tuulavintage.com
http://www.stylebubble.co.uk/


Shop 


Ear Cuff, Ryan Storer, Jewellery, Earrings






1. Molten Store - The Great Beyond Ear Cuff
2. ASOS - Leaf Ear Cuff
3. Emmanuel - Glamazonia, Avatar Ear Cuff
4. Molten Store - View and Memory Ear Cuff
5. Molten Store - The Life Aquatic Ear Cuff
6. Molten Store - Lithe Thoughts Ear Cuff

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