Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Royal Black

Fashion editorial:  Royal Black, Singles Korea (March 2014)

Model: Monika Jagaciak 
Photography: Hong Jang Hyun 
Styling: William Graper 
Hair: Dennis Devoy 
Make-up: Valery Gherman

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Shopbop 25% off full priced items

I absolutely love it when Shopbop releases coupon codes.  The Friends and Family sale is always a favourite because who doesn't love 25% off full priced, new season stock! No really?

I thought I would use Shopbop's sale as an opportunity to steal Uma's style as featured in Netaporter's online 'The Edit' from a month or two ago.  I'm always on the look out for inspirational images and styling cues.  Uma's dramatic jewellery stack up really melds with my wardrobe.  I love the simplicity of adding just a select few over sized, statement pieces.  

I recreated my own version choosing rose gold pieces.  Get my look with 25% off at Shopbop with the:

Don't forget to enter the code INTHEFAMILY14 at checkout.

Also on my radar is the Alexander Wang covertible backpack, the Whistles leather culottes, the ultra cute Sophie Hulme dinosaur keyring, and Acne's quirky silver pumps with the etched face metal plate detailing.  A nice little mix of modern, playful and classic pieces to carry me through. 

Enough about me... I'm taking up your shopping time.  What's made it to your online cart?

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Peach Blush

Fashion editorial: Peach Blush, Vogue China (March 2014)

Model: Hana Jirickova 
Photography: Camilla Akrans
 Styling: Franck Benhamou 
Hair: Franco Gobbi 
Make-up: Wendy Rowe

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Monday, 7 April 2014

Kick back Sunday

Kick back Sunday's are my favourite day of the week.  It's the one day where I try my darnedest to avoid work, to plan as little as possible and to experience and appreciate my surrounds a little more than normal.  When the complexities of life's demands can creep in and take their toll on the other six days, there needs to be a day solely reserved for recharging and lifting ones spirits.  

I've decided to occasionally mix in some more lifestyle posts or at the very least, imagery from interesting places or items I encounter.  To broaden the spectrum of what you get exposed to and share a little bit more of my world.  After all, I think it's pretty obvious that life exists beyond fashion and I, for one, know I'm always captivated when I come across mixed blog content.  There is just a little snippet of an outfit mixed in for good measure.

So this is an example of my 'me/family' reserved day.  Taking in the splendour of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), the Arts District, surrounding streetscapes and parks was the most that I could muster this Sunday.  Keeping to no-one's time but my own, it's been a fair time since I played tourist.   As it turned out the no-game-plan day was the most relaxing I have had in at least six months.  It made me realise that getting back to the basics is something that deserves more focus and time.

Photography by Tom Cunningham

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Treadmill Running

Fashion editorial: Treadmill Running, Vogue Russia (March 2014)

Model: Lexi Boling
Photography: Jason Kibbler
Styling: Olga Dunina
Hair Styling: Rutger
Make-up: Benjamin Puckey

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Monday, 24 March 2014

VAMFF outing

It's been quite sometime since I've put an outfit post up so I thought I would surprise you. Actually, it is solely because my photographer has been out of action and running in front of a self timer just isn't my thing.  To those who manage it and produce glam photographs, I have utter respect for you.  It's not easy!

Moving on...  Last Tuesday I went to Runway 1 of Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) which was presented by Miss Vogue, down at Central Pier in the Docklands.   I have to say I was left speechless by the stylings of some of my favourite Australian designers including Bassike, Christopher Esber, Josh Goot, Maticevski, Scanlan & Theodore and Willow. I even discovered a newbie which is hot on my designers to watch (and shop) list, Strateas.Carlucci.  Needless to say I quickly curated a list of items that will make it into my change room (at the very least) when I next hit the stores.

The sports luxe influence was as evident as it is in the glossy magazines.  The runway was a sleek combination of tailored pieces, slouchy knits, modern structured over sized silhouettes, leather harnesses and overly dramatic spiked ear cuffs, all teamed with on trend sports caps, hi-tops, backpacks and even a few socks with sandals.  Yes you read that correctly.  Believe me, I know... the latter is questionable and a combination that is hotly debated as either being on trend or the biggest fashion faux-pas of the past few years.  But I have to tell you when the models strutted the runway, it worked!  It's not something I recommend for the common folk (me included) since I think a little attitude and a certain type of look is required to pull it off successfully.

I'm sure you're aware that I'm a devotee of the sports trend, but I figured it was an event where the wide-legged pant deserved to reign supreme.  For me I like to be comfortable whilst playing fashion spectator.  Looking at my heels?  Well somethings never change and I looked vertically challenged with the pants and flats. 

Such a great event VAMFF and Miss Vogue, you definitely delivered the goods!

Outfit shots by Tom
Black and white shots by me

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