Wednesday, March 30, 2011

J.Crew Fall 2011 Look Book

As I was clicking through for the full J.Crew story on fashiongonerogue, I thought three things, one related to food - "macarons!", "what a clever range," and "this is like the womenswear version of the lately blogged-about Digel 2011 Look Book!" I am, simultaneously, craving passionfruit and lavender macarons, and falling in love with that monochromatic orange on orange look. And those fuschia pants might just be life-changing!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Obssession Du Jour: Orange

It's official. I have orange fever. Ever since I got back from New York (where I stocked up an orange blush, and 4 different shades of orange lipsticks) I've been frustrated at the lack of bright hues offered in the Australian fashion market. Maybe I'll just have to wait another six months for it to pop up. Orange was all over Resort 2011 and Spring 2011 runways, and these lovelies, are already ahead of the game! It has also been popping up in editorials. Orange you glad? Tip: if orange is too daring for you, try burnt orange in your outfit, and peachy orange lipstick for your smackers!
Honestly, how many times have you held up two identical dresses in the dressing room and thought "orange (replace with red/green/yellow) or black?" One more spin in front of the mirror and you're out the door with the black dress because, "it goes with everything" and "I can get more wear out of it". I do it all the time. But this year, scrap that mentality, and look here, be inspired!
Sources: fashionising, the cut, style caster, mr porter

Monday, March 28, 2011

Digel Spring 2011 Look Book

I discovered this German menswear line Digel, only recently, when the boy in me rejoiced because of... surprisingly, everything about it! The young, modern cut, its sleek silhouette, its tiniest attention to details, like the polka-dot handkerchief, its quirky styling, and colour co-ordination, that reminds me of macarons, which I absolutely am crazy about!

mmmmmm.... macarons....

Friday, March 25, 2011

Obsession Du Jour: Wide-brim floppy hats and Bow-ties

There are two fashion items I keep a look out for, as of these few weeks; wide floppy hats, and bow-ties. (I won't necessarily wear them together) Floppy hats being a polished choice for headgear this winter, and bow-ties, just because I love adding masculine edges to any outfit and the late "borrowed from the boys" trend. Let's draw inspiration from runways, street styles, past editorials, and some trendy celebrities.
Sources: style caster, hidden gems, fashionising, man repeller,

I am 23, going on 13

This has almost nothing to do with the Sound of Music. Let me just say that apparently I’m 30 going on 13. I don’t know what happened bu...