My new outlook on fashion began with the first pair of Wayfarers that I'd purchased in LA. I then lived in Manchester for a while and grew to love the grungy alternative English style. Europe gave me a new perspective on fashion exposing me to styles such as the Spanish hippy and Parisian class. Now I feel more aware of looks, styles and trends and hope to explore those observations through this blog. Enjoy!
I really want some lacey tights. They're such a cute way to add texture to an outfit this season and vastly gaining popularity. But I have an issue with paying a shit load for them considering they look so delicate and therefore get a run after an hour of wearing! The ones I've seen go up to $80 a pair and that's not even for a brand I am familiar with... So i'm on the hunt (feel free to make suggestions) for a nice, well priced pair of lace tights.
So far I've found...
(How HOT are these Emma Cook tights!! Ahh I want!) Source
(And I know this isn't lace but how sexy is that lace blouse. Wow I'm impressed by Roksanda Ilincic who I've never even heard of before now!) Source (These are a little bit cute as well by Aquascutum) Source
(Oh yeah and this is just sexy. What a babe. Seriously this chic oozes hotness and that lace dress is a m a z i n g. Jill Stuart your Fall RTW collection is fantastic!) Source
And now it's not just the tights I want. Thanks to the New York Fall RTW 09 Runway looks for showing me all these wonderful outfits, I now have a desire for all things lace more than anything else. God help my credit card.
So... incase you haven't noticed I'm kinda immersing myself in all things French! Not just because I (deep down I don't like admitting this because some of the people were really damn rude) like Paris.... But I want to work there one day and so I've enrolled in a course to learn the language, downloaded a heap of podcasts, bought the album "So Frenchy, So Chic". Getting right into it no? And also the other day I watched this most gorgeous French movie called Vénus beauté (institut) with Audry Tautou. Ohhh she's so adorable!! I love her innocence in this film she was such a sweet character.
In light of this I have embarked to know more about Mademoiselle Tautou. She's just so gorgeous - she has a real classic beauty about her that I can't say I see in many actors these days.
(that dress like wow - did they hand sew all those discs on?!)
(her face is flawless - this dress is so soft and beautiful - so complimentry)
(wish I had legs like her damn)
(naw stop it you)
So yes, that's Audrey for you. Stunning and sweet. And French. And famous.... What a lucky girl. Pourquoi pas moi?
Why can't we have this sort of selection in Australia? The sheer amount of vintage clothes in Paris is incredible. And it's not just crappy second hand clothes we regularly see here in Oz, but it's the real deal - good quality vintage. I was very fortunate to be able to check it out while I was there but it was at the end of my trip and my bags were overloaded and credit card maxed... I couldn't purchase anymore :( ...Although I did get 3 scarfs they're easy to pack.
When we went to Paris we found this gorgeous little vintage market that had a huge selection of these amazing hats! WHY DID I NOT PURCHASE A HAT??? That's right. We didn't get one. I feel like an idiot. They were so special. I'll have to get one when I'm back there.... One day.
(I'm not a massive fan of this photo as my hair looks like a mop but it's about the hat - what a cute hat!)
Well they should be considering they are designed and made by a London ballet shoe company. So I bought my first pair in Melbourne a couple weeks ago and I'm pretty sure they won't be my last. I bought some patent black flats that have three cute little buckles but they have loads of other styles - see below.
Well I've stumbled across Ms Chloe Sevigney a few times while traversing the realm of the internet today and I decided to go stalking for some hot photos. It wasn't hard. The girl knows what works and what doesn't. She looks good so effortlessly. And such a natural beauty.
This one did it for me. Damn she's super cute and I really love this outfit.
I've started a Lookbook! (Probably why I haven't been blogging that much sorry). This site is the coolest. I'm seeing such creative and trendy styles from people all around the world it's really quite inspirational to see.
Once again staring into the window of my favourite shop waiting for my morning latte, I spot another beautiful piece of jewellery. Violent Green never fails to impress me with their intriguing designers found within their incredibly trendy store. This time I've discovered a beautiful jewellery collection by Sydney born designer Jordan Askill who is now based in Paris. The "Jordy" collection of delicate heart rings in gold and white gold is simply perfect. It caught my eye and I'm pretty sure it's only a matter of time before I decide I want one of these rings on one of my little fingers. Although I'm rapidly adding to my jewellery collection it's scary - 2 rings and a "T" pendant in 2 weeks! Oh well what's one more? A girl needs choice!
I bought myself 2 pairs of Cheap Mondays while in Melbourne. Size 25 in the light semi acid wash and 26 in the dark denim. Yes one of the legs on the lighter jeans was slightly longer than the other and yes the stitching has already come loose on the Cheap Monday's logo patch on the darks but I still love them. They are so damn comfortable and feel like leggings. And the were $90. I will consider taking the sewing machine to both to fix their faults but... it possibly adds character?
Here's some images from their latest collection - Autumn 09. I love them (even for all their faults). Enjoy.
Oh AND I found out that you never need to wash your jeans - just chuck them in a freezer bag and in the freezer for a few hours and the bacteria is killed thus making your jeans cold and fresh again. Neat right?
Hell yeah! Just found the blog (and sort of online shop) for my new favourite store in Elizabeth Street Arcade called Violent Green. They have host some of the latest Australian designers such as Alice McCall, Tristan Blair, Lover and Victoria Basin and loads more. There are plenty of photos of all their latest stock and they'll order you in what you want if you swing them an email. Let's just say I'm well impressed. Check it out.