Fashion

this vibe

i know that a lot of the fashion i post is very bright and quite LOUD on the print scale, but mostly i tend to go for far more neutral colours in real life. black is a favourite… and jeans of course. prints wise mostly things that are pretty chilled. i also love just plain white, grey, navy, light denim blue, dark greens & browney / mustardey colours. i wish i could be more adventurous sometimes. i once stood in an h&m for literally 10 minutes hovering over an electric blue oversized sheer blouse. walked out of there empty handed, and regret it to this day. you idiot! why didn’t you buy that electric blue blouse? and so it went for the next 24 hours on the plane ride home.

blouse / sunglasses / shoes / striped top / watch / ring / bag / boots / earrings / jacket / shirtdress

streetstyle aesthetic / the locals / the streethearts

 

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of a kind

of a kind is a pretty unique shopping experience in that they feature an emerging designer each week who releases a limited edition item in a small batch for the public to snap up (and they do – everything that i have browsed through is sold out.) it’s a lovely way to find out about new designers, as well as learn about them & their process.

this week they are showcasing the work of sara dudzinsky & her jewellery label better late than never. i was just thinking yesterday how i haven’t bought or worn a pair of earrings in so long, probably because most of the stuff i see in shops are still terrible hangovers from the gypsy/bohemian trend.  that’s one of the reasons why i like her double crystal studs – they are clean & simple with just a bit of quirk.

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variations on a theme

kirsten dunst attended a couple of shows during NY fashion week, this outfit was just perfect…

SHIRT – day: marc jacobs (american apparel has a nice budget option) / night: see by chloéPANTS – day: tsumori chisato / night: alexander wangSHOES – day: asos / night: isabel marant

i tagged along on a shopping trip with one of my best friends this weekend who was on a mission to find smart pieces that she could wear to work, that could also be versatile enough to use in day / night outfits. we actually man-handled those exact isabel marant shoes (amazing in blue, and i’m 99% sure they’re the same ones kirsten is actually wearing.)

that being said, this is the kind of outfit i would wear to work if i needed to push the smart scale up a couple of notches. then again i think it works beautifully for a night out too, as is the case with kirsten. any kind of menswear is awesome to me – and you can’t go wrong with a fitted white shirt (the peter pan collar is a nice girly touch without the frills.) probably the best thing about the entire outfit is the fact that she doesn’t need to wear a belt – perfect fit and tailoring

perhaps this is a bit of a ‘no duh’ post, but i think it’s important to remind ourselves of the simplicity of a good shirt.

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a/w 2011

these dresses at jill stuart are quite possibly my favourite pieces from all the a/w 2011 fashion week shows so far

also love her fox & owl prints…

really enjoying the fact that there’s so much colour & beautiful bold prints in some of the collections

jonathan saunders

house of holland

conversely i also love the darkness of charles anastase

images courtesy of style.com

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