Saturday, 30 November 2013

Grand National

Cameo, Australian label, Grand National, floral print, Native Australian floraCameo, Australian label, Grand National, floral print, Native Australian flora

Cameo, Australian label, Grand National, floral print, Native Australian floraCameo, Australian label, Grand National, floral print, Native Australian flora

Cameo, Australian label, Grand National, floral print, Native Australian flora

Cameo, Australian label, Grand National, floral print, Native Australian flora
Cameo, Australian label, Grand National, floral print, Native Australian flora 
Cameo, Australian label, Grand National, floral print, Native Australian flora

Cameo, Australian label, Grand National, floral print, Native Australian flora
 Picture source: http://cameothelabel.com.au 

Floral prints burst on every street corner come the warmer seasons but not quite like this. Instead of the innocent and romantic 'walking on a dream' vibe usually associated with flowers, I get a peculiar sense of eeriness from this Cameo editorial.

It's as if I've stumbled across a forlorn museum on a cloudy day only to discover a room filled with frozen girls, each with a floral bouquet exploding from her body. Her alabaster skin made of porcelain.

All strange vibes aside, I find this editorial quite patriotic. Nobody is waving an Australian flag, such is the subtlety that Cameo is so good at. But if you look closely, the florals featured are all native Australian shrubs. After some researching and digging at my own knowledge, I spotted the kangaroo paw (picture 4), banksia (picture 3), protea (picture 5) and native wisteria. A truly unique collection of garments that I would be proud to wear.

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Tuesday, 26 November 2013

OUTFIT POST SERIES: Equipment 1



Equipment, silk shirt, blouse, Paint It Red, Steven Madden, Wittner shoes
Equipment, silk shirt, blouse, Paint It Red, Steven Madden, Wittner shoes

Equipment, silk shirt, blouse, Paint It Red, Steven Madden, Wittner shoes   
Top: Equipment (shop HERE) ... Skirt: c/o Paint It Red (shop HERE
Bag: Steve Madden ... Shoes: Wittner 

Most people invest in houses, shares, assets and all that economic jazz.
But I consider silk shirts to be the most satisfying form of investment. Take good care of it and it can become your sartorial best friend from winter through to summer, for the rest of your life. 

This is the first installment of my outfit series styling the signature Equipment silk shirt (mine is in Klein Blue). To me they are the classic case of hating what you don't understand. I couldn't justify that price for just a button up collared blouse. However upon draping the lustrous silk over my shoulders, I succumbed to the hype. 

This look is styled with a dressier aesthetic in mind. Paired with a printed skirt, which reminds me of the design on fine porcelain, and black pumps, this outfit is definitely work appropriate. Swap the heels for some tan brogues and it becomes a look suited for a lunch date with friends. 

Stay tuned for part 2 of this OOTD series ... 

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Saturday, 23 November 2013

Listings

floral crown, floral garland, spring, summer, style, Etsy, P&P Crown, DIY floral crown, flower crown, rose crown
floral crown, floral garland, spring, summer, style, Etsy, P&P Crown, DIY floral crown, flower crown, rose crown
floral crown, floral garland, spring, summer, style, Etsy, P&P Crown, DIY floral crown, flower crown, rose crown

floral crown, floral garland, spring, summer, style, Etsy, P&P Crown, DIY floral crown, flower crown, rose crown
floral crown, floral garland, spring, summer, style, Etsy, P&P Crown, DIY floral crown, flower crown, rose crown

floral crown, floral garland, spring, summer, style, Etsy, P&P Crown, DIY floral crown, flower crown, rose crown

floral crown, floral garland, spring, summer, style, Etsy, P&P Crown, DIY floral crown, flower crown, rose crown


floral crown, floral garland, spring, summer, style, Etsy, P&P Crown, DIY floral crown, flower crown, rose crown

Shop THE GATHERERS crown HERE
Shop THE ANGELIC crown HERE 

Back in the Etsy business with some fresh floral crown listings and of course the photos to match.
My apologies for neglecting my blog for at least a fortnight but sometimes life gets in the way.
That being said, there are some killer posts lined up including interviews and some fun collabs. 

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Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Crystalise

crystal, The Mania Mania, jewellery, Krystal Knight












crystal, The Mania Mania, jewellery, Krystal Knight












crystal, The Mania Mania, jewellery, Krystal Knight












crystal, The Mania Mania, jewellery, Krystal Knight





crystal, The Mania Mania, jewellery, Krystal Knight












crystal, The Mania Mania, jewellery, Krystal Knight












crystal, The Mania Mania, jewellery, Krystal Knight















crystal, The Mania Mania, jewellery, Krystal Knight
crystal, The Mania Mania, jewellery, Krystal Knight























Picture Source: 
http://www.themaniamania.com/
http://krystleknightjewellery.bigcartel.com/


There's something unabashedly raw about a giant chunk of crystal. I'm not talking about the tiny specs of rock that's been wedged in the crevases of a Swarovski necklace. Those only glimmer in sunlight ... understated. 

The ones I'm talking about takes half the effort but looks twice as chic. I've recently discovered two local labels that hand make the boldest raw crystal quartz jewelry. From ring stacks, ear cuffs to costume necklaces, The Mania Mania and Krystal Knight specialise in chunky embellishments. I'm envisioning a stack of silver rings (3 & 10) paired with a white silk blouse and distressed denim cut offs. 


SHOP 
The Mania Mania, Krystal Knight, crystal, jewellery

1. Krystal Knight - Energy Cuff 
2. The Mania Mania - Forbidden Path Ear Cuff 
3. Krystal Knight - Clarity Ring 
4. The Mania Mania - Bara Necklace
5. Krystal Knight - Protecting Ring 
6. Krystal Knight - Healing Necklace 
7. The Mania Mania - The Vixen Stacked Ring 
8. The Mania Mania - Rose of Blood Earrings
9. The Mania Mania - Ishtar Earrings
10. Krystal Knight - Focus Rings


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Thursday, 7 November 2013

OUTFIT POST: Cobalt

alannah hill, Hello Parry, cobalt, cropped leather jacket, Aint Laurent Without Yves

alannah hill, Hello Parry, cobalt, cropped leather jacket, Aint Laurent Without Yves, Jeffrey Campbell

alannah hill, Hello Parry, cobalt, cropped leather jacket, Aint Laurent Without Yves, Jeffrey Campbell

alannah hill, Hello Parry, cobalt, cropped leather jacket, Aint Laurent Without Yves, Jeffrey Campbell


Top: What About Yves (shop HERE) ... Skirt: Hello Parry (shop HERE)
Jacket: Alannah Hill ... Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell

Hedi Slimane changing Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) to Saint Laurent Paris (SLP) is old news. 
But black T-shirts are always timeless. And when paired with block colours such as cobalt and blush, I think it's a winning combination. 

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