Friday, December 30, 2011

ashes and wine

(Myer hat, thrifted oversized sweater, Mooloola faux leather backpack, ASOS boots)

I thought I had lost my hat, but I finally found it smothered by the mess of my own room, and I am complete once again. It took me so long to find a hat that actually suited me, because most hats just don't suit my face shape, so I hold onto this woolly treasure like there's no tomorrow. I haven't stopped wearing it since I found it again - probably subconsciously afraid that if I put it down somewhere, I'll never remember where or find it again.

I am in my usual colours of tan/white/black today, but thankfully my nails added a pop of colour to the outfit. I'm not anti-colour, I promise, I'm just not one to be attracted to bold coloured pieces when I shop. My peacock feather necklace (psst... it's actually an earring I hooked onto a gold chain) adds some subtle colours too.

Also, anyone with wavy hair who also straightens it regularly... WHY???
I would kill to wake up with wild, frizzy waves everyday. My hair is fairly thick, but it just looks like it lacks so much volume when it's straight. I just like messy, big hair. And for me, the right kind of hair can really complete an outfit.

Hope you all bagged some great bargains at the Boxing Day sale! I know I sure did..


Thursday, December 22, 2011


(Sportsgirl knitted cardigan & grey shirt, lurex dress worn as skirt, ASOS boots)

This dress has been in my wardrobe for a long time, hidden at the back underneath piles of clothes, but only now is it deemed acceptable to wear it in public (as a skirt). It can be a good (and sometimes bad) thing when fashion trends make you dig deep for your never-worn-before clothes, because I hate the feeling I get when I look at a piece of clothing and know that I haven't worn it once since I bought it. I guess that's part of the reason why I enjoy doing regular 'spring cleaning' rounds through my wardrobe because it sparks creativity for new outfits and uncovers things I forgot I ever bought.

The Sportsgirl cardigan is my latest purchase, not only because it's fitting for the current Sydney "summer" weather, but I love the movement at the ends. I'm a sucker for anything that looks comfortable, like oversized cardigans and flowy skirts, and anything that can double as a relaxed Sunday morning outfit.


Wednesday, December 21, 2011


A test shoot with Hannah, a beautiful new face from Chadwick. Can you believe she's only 15? These photos hardly do her justice. There was so much going on while we were shooting, and clearly I couldn't resist taking a fun shot with the polar bear (don't let the pink bow deceive you, it was a man inside that suit).

I don't think it has quite sunken in yet that Christmas is THIS Sunday. Has anyone else used Christmas as an excuse to buy yourself a present (or two)? My present to myself arrived this morning in the form of four shoe boxes, so I can't wait to break into them and get some outfit posts done!


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

lover, find your cover

 Thrifted metallic blazer / High-waisted skirt (belonging to my Grandma) / Acid wash singlet, size L (Forecast) / Mimi Loves Jimi heels (General Pants Co.) / Rings (Diva, Sportsgirl, Forever 21) / Bracelets & bangles (Thrifted and DIY)

Eating lychees and spraying my laptop everytime I bite into one as I type this. The weather was windy and dull today as usual, but it was just warm enough to ditch the maxi skirts and thick socks.

I have two more blog posts lined up, one is a recent test shoot, and the other is more of an update.
A big hello and thank you to my new followers on bloglovin'/twitter/instagram. Even the smallest show of support goes a long way and means the world to me. (And thank you so much for the birthday wishes!)

My lens has officially gone kaput, deciding it would be a good idea to no longer focus. I did my best to try and unjam it, but something creaked and groaned and some critical looking plastic piece fell out... so now I'm trying to save up for the much more reliable 50mm f/1.4. (I do like my 50mm lenses).

I've been feeling a bit uninspired lately, the fashion equivalent of a writer's block, so I'm hoping my new journal will spark a bit of creativity.. (more on my journal next post! or if you're following me on instagram, you'd have already seen a sneak peek).

Photos by my Kevin, as always.


Saturday, December 10, 2011

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