Nobody knows

nobody-4Wearing – Nobody denim jacket, Madewell dress (similar), The Horse shoes, Mini Kanken backpack, Freckle & Co tassel bracelets, Alister Yiap hexagon ring, vintage sapphire bracelet (thanks Mumsy!)

Now I don’t know why, but I just haven’t been a huge fan of denim jackets – until now…Maybe it’s because their often boxy shapes tend to be rather unflattering on me or they conjure up these kinds of images in my mind (you know, the bad kind of 90s fashion that is not experiencing a revival). But I just couldn’t walk past these prettily embroidered shoulders of this Nobody creation! My first attempt at trying it on wasn’t such a roaring success but with a little help from the lovely staff at Merge Subiaco this little baby eventually came home with me and boy has it made itself comfortable! Paired with a simple lace dress and my soft-as-butter shoes from Sydney label, The Horse, this has fast become my favourite summer outfit.nobody-6 nobody-13nobody-14 nobody-10 nobody-2 nobody-5

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She’s always buzzin’ just like…

jan-2013-neon-moodboardThis summer I just can’t get enough of these neon pops of colour. You can wear them in combinations especially in mix-and-match prints, or just add some pizzazz to a monochromatic outfit (neon yellow looks red hot with black and white!). I’m loving these colours on lips and nails at the moment, and here are a few ways you can add neon to your wardrobe and home.

***1. Preen neon chartreuse lace dress, 2. Bianca Green print, 3. Ettika neon wrap bracelet, 4. Nicka watermelon wood necklace, 5. Mimco spliced leather bag, 6. CoastalMoss rhinoceros planter, 7. Mimco nail polish here and here

Burgundy + lace + flower

 

illuminites-outfit-4It was unexpectedly a bit chilly on Friday night for the Illuminites night market so I had to bust out some stuff that I had put into my “Winter” pile. In fact, the weather has been a bit temperamental of late, so much so that it barely feels like Christmas is near! To me, Christmastime is usually verging on swelteringly hot so to have to wear anything other than a floaty little dress is kind of odd.

Talking about Christmas, have we all done our Christmas shopping yet? I know I haven’t…But I’ve always been the kind of person to leave assignments/piano practice/exam study to the last minute – yeah, living on the edge…not…!

P.S. The vintage tooled leather bag was a find from Bluebird Vintage at the Leederville Carnival. To be honest, I was kind of “over” tooled leather bags, but this one caught my eye and I couldn’t let it go. 🙂

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***What I’m wearing – ivory lace top by Madewell, burgundy velvet skinny jeans by Anthropologie (similar), tan suede bow flats by Miss Albright (these are uber cute), vintage tooled leather bag from Bluebird Vintage (totally digging this one), dusky pink flower necklace from Pigeonhole (bugger, can’t find anything similar – but hey why don’t I artfully distract you by checking out this loveliness by one of my favourite bloggers, K is for Kani), pearl earrings a gift from Mum

Wedding bonanza extravaganza!

send offWedding photos as promised!

Over the weekend, Jinn’s little sister got married! After some oddly cold days preceding, the weather truly delivered on Sunday, showing off the blue blue skies that Perth is so famed for. The day’s festivities began with a traditional Chinese tea ceremony during which the betrothed couple serve tea to their respective new families as a symbol of respect and acceptance. After an exercise in quick change the white wedding finally took place! A lovely heartfelt ceremony (punctuated by appropriately timed loud cheers from the Australia vs South Africa cricket match nearby) saw tears flow from both the bride and groom’s eyes as well as many of the close friends and family gathered.

It was a beautiful day topped off by many a rug being cut on that dance floor late into the night!flowers makeup tea ceremony poh poh tea cupslyn-lee tealp-01 stovesitting tea ceremonyhugZ jinn congregation lyn-lee paul ceremony bwkisstable settings llt-paul-dance lyn-lee paul combo dancesa reception

***And as always, what I’m wearing – burgundy silk and lace dress by Lover, black suede heels by Robert Robert (kind of like the almost ankle boot feel of these), diamond and semiprecious stone earrings swiped from Mumsy’s stash of bling (mine all mine!)

***Hair by Jane Cooper and Tracey Brown from Toni & Guy Subiaco (these guys did my hair for MY wedding!), makeup by Lisa Chester

Oppa fifties style! (Hey sexy lady!)

https://i1.wp.com/www.laurengabrielson.com/product_images/uploaded_images/locations-img.jpgWhen we were recently in New York we stayed in an apartment along a quiet street in SoHo/NoLIta. We happened to be living right next to the store of a local designer, Lauren Gabrielson. Her vintage-inspired dresses and buttery soft coats (along with a generous helping of lace – my fave!) sucked me in immediately. However, since we still had two weeks in New York, I restrained myself thinking that I’d possibly find something else I liked better during our stay.

It was hard to walk past that store window everyday, the dresses with their gorgeous fifties-styling paired with modern bright pops of colour seemed to bat their lacy eyelashes at me. Then, I did it – on our second last day in New York, the thought of leaving the city without one of those dresses was too much for me to bear. I narrowed the field down to two dresses, one demure and one with a bit more “ka-pow!”. I’ll leave you to decide which one I picked…

P.S. The makeup is a bit heavier than what I’m used to, it was done for the wedding I attended over the weekend. I was torn between liking the “drama” of it all to “woah, who’s the scary eyebrow lady.” dress-4dress-11dress-8dress-6dress-10***What I’m wearing – silk and lace dress by Lauren Gabrielson, red bow belt bought from Artists & Fleas Chelsea Market pop-up store, diamante bow heels by Franco Burrone (check these out!), diamond and semiprecious stone earrings borrowed from Mumsy (read stolen/permanent loan)

***Hair by Jane Cooper and Tracey Brown from Toni & Guy Subiaco, makeup by Lisa Chester

***First image taken from http://www.laurengabrielson.com

The shoot before the storm…Part #2

Sa-1As promised, here is the second part to my shoot with Steven plus a bonus costume change! Don’t forget to check out his facebook and tumblr pages for more of his fab work!

The weekend has been a crazy whirl of rehearsing for wedding, showing relatives around Perth who are visiting for the wedding, making cupcakes for the wedding, and ultimately finally attending the wedding!!!! (Did I mention Eu-Jinn’s sister got married last weekend?) There will be plenty of nuptial-related snaps to come this week…but I’m still recovering this morning so you’ll just have to wait…zzz…

Oh, and before I slip back into my dreams, I can reveal that my next project with Steven Chew will be a video! (Pressure’s on now Steven…) Keep posted for that one, it’s going to be a cracker!
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***What I’m wearing – cream lace dress by Madewell (similar), colourful beaded necklace from Ruck Rover, pink leather sandals by The Horse

Build me up buttercup!

My absolute favourite colour of all time is yellow! I love it in all its incarnations – cheery buttercup (like this skirt) for bright summer days, mustard for the cooler months, pastel shades for a gentle pick-me-up if you’re not in the mood for look-at-me, and who could forget gold for all variety of eye-catching accessories. It’s such a happy, warm and optimistic colour. Whoever said yellow was the colour of cowardice? Try wearing top to toe yellow – now would a coward do that? Pfffft.

***What I’m wearing – cream lace top by Madewell (yes, I have a thing for cream lace tops, I have about seven in various cuts/lengths/lace designs), yellow pencil skirt by J. Crew (Omg on sale right now, and in other awesome colours too! I want the jade one…), suede bow clogs by May (similar here and here), rose and gem necklace by Anthropologie, polka dot wallet by Kate Spade

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