Dramatic add-ons

Flat lay set including Jason Wu Whipstich booties, Miu Miu cat eye sunglasses, Amber Sceats Bracelet, Jil Sander leather paper bag cluth, RUSSH magazine
Flat lay set including Jason Wu Whipstich booties, Miu Miu cat eye sunglasses, Amber Sceats Bracelet, Jil Sander leather paper bag cluth, RUSSH magazine
Flat set including Jason Wu Whipstich booties, Miu Miu cat eye sunglasses, Amber Sceats Bracelet, Jil Sander leather paper bag cluth, RUSSH magazine

Jil Sander leather fold over leather lunch bag clutch (here)  /  RUSSH magazine (backdrop) December/January 2014 edition



A few items making it out of my closet and into the limelight this weekend.  Since I have been focusing on more minimalist dressing, I am currently mixing in dramatic add-ons when wanting to elevate basics.









Photographs by me

Affordable fashion: UNIQLO




Photography by Tom


I have been focusing this year on only purchasing a handful of investment items and filling any other wardrobe gaps with affordable pieces.  It's rather a struggle to find everything that you want in a lower price bracket without sacrificing quality.  Thankfully UNIQLO has hit Melbourne and it has been a much needed solution for me in terms of everyday tees and simple knits, perfect for mixing into casual off-duty looks.  A little heads up, definitely check out the men's department if you are wanting something simple, androgynous and slouchy, especially with the knits.  You can pick up a fine 100% wool knit for just $49.95.  You can't beat that for value.


Button down



Fashion editorial:  On Your Marks, Vogue UK (March 2014)

Model: Sam Rollinson 
Photography: Alasdair McLellan 
Styling: Kate Phelan 
Hair: Anthony Turner 
Make-up: Lucia Pica



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Fashion editorial:  On Your Marks, Vogue UK (March 2014)

Model: Sam Rollinson 
Photography: Alasdair McLellan 
Styling: Kate Phelan 
Hair: Anthony Turner 
Make-up: Lucia Pica



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Fashion editorial:  Button down, L'Officiel Paris (April 2014)


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Naughty & nice neutrals



Elizabeth Arden Eight hour cream lip protect  /  Alexander Wang Lydia clutch (here)  /  Gucci by Gucci perfume


Starting the week off with a few of my neutral staples... mixing delicate lace, serious hardware and leather.  

Photographs by me

Braids




I have had my fair share of ruts when it comes to adapting my hairstyle.  I seem to be one of these people with a head full of lushest thick hair, but with no idea what to do with it.  I get rather frustrated when it doesn't hang right when down (dependant on my current cut) or with prolonged periods of styling, so a messy knot style or pony-tail has been my overly used, official 'do' for far too long.  That's where the mini braid comes in. I know, I know... it is not new. It has hit various runways here and there for years.  From memory, it dates back to around 2006, heavily featured by Rochas' for the summer collection.   What can I say, I am a super late adopter.  If I keep going at this rate and they hit the runways next season, I might be referred to as an early adopter.  Let us see what next season holds.

It is an absolute bonus that braids can be done in 5 minutes once you get the gist of things, they can add a little umpf to tired looking locks and are able to be used to camouflage styles in the midst of growing out.  This is often my case as I procrastinate over my next hair style.   

A little tip, if you think braids are a little too pretty for you, try a slightly dishevelled braid.  Who needs to look like they have just stepped out of a salon after all.  There is something appealing about imperfection.



Adidas Superstars: The originals

Close up of my Adidas Superstar black and white sneakers shooting into the sun
Adidas Superstar black and white sneakers from the back against a grafitti coloured wall
Adidas Superstar black and white sneakers side on with paint splattered foot path
Adidas Superstar black and white sneakers looking straight down with coloured pavement


Photographs by Tom


The fashion flock have been sneaker devotees for back to back seasons now thanks to the trending designs that made sneakers all the rage again.  But who would have thought that the good old iconic and simple street style sneakers would once again find a place on the style setters must sport list.  Welcome back to the Adidas originals and more specifically, the Superstars!  

I have finally managed to get a hold of a pair in my size which is no easy feat I love the simple yet iconic design, the monotone colour, the cushioned feel, and that they are priced reasonably.  Suddenly being cool doesn't have to cost a fortune. Yes you can eat this week and afford to have on trend sneakers.  Finally, foot wear that is attainable and affordable.  What a welcome concept.