Saturday, 31 August 2013

Market HQ Runway

MBFFS, Market HQ, Staple, Cameo, Stylestalker, Mink Pink, Finders Keepers, Evil Twin, Paint It Red, jelly sandals, dungarees

MBFFS, Market HQ, Staple, Cameo, Stylestalker, Mink Pink, Finders Keepers, Evil Twin, Paint It Red, jelly sandals, dungarees
When needing the online shopping solution, amongst the classic favourites (ASOS/Nasty Gal/Urban Outfitters), there's a particular Australian site I turn to ... Market HQ. Bookmarked in my 'when boredom strikes' section for casual browsing, Market HQ stocks the coolest Aussie brands such as Mink Pink, Stylestalker, Paint It Red, Finders Keepers, Cameo and a tonne more.

I squealed in excitement upon discovering that they were hosting a show at MBFFS called 'Salute to the Sun'. This debut was everything I expected and embodied the energy of Australian youth. I'm not just talking about the clothing, the show was a performance in itself. Starting off with the fumes of spray paint, the crowd watched as a graffiti artist painted the Market HQ logo backdrop. Halfway through, a dance group emerged from their designated front row seats and danced with the models to 'Blurred Lines'. Not only were bikinis and bandeaus aplenty, but apparently backflips were too.

Fun-loving and colourful, the clothing featured were spot on with what teenagers would actually wear. This means no strange pieces that's deemed as 'art' or 'WTF is that' moments. From printed dungarees to fluro jelly sandals to an amazing array of sports luxe and monochromatic pieces, Market HQ showcased my dream summer wardrobe. I've got my eyes set on sheer bomber jackets and anything with mesh or crazy prints.

MBFFS, Market HQ, Staple, Cameo, Stylestalker, Mink Pink, Finders Keepers, Evil Twin, Paint It Red, jelly sandals, dungarees




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Saturday, 24 August 2013

2013 Spring/Summer Trends

All arranged in neat groupings by designer, this year's spring/summer trends were reinforced at Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival Sydney (MBFFS). Although a slight repeat of Fashion Week, it was great to see some collections that I couldn't attend at MBFWA months ago. What's even better is you can shop those exact runway looks at Booodl.com 


1. Monochrome 


Black and white in an assortment of forms; structured with clean lines, languid chiffon or sheer lace. 
Seen at Ginger & Smart, Bronx and Banco (picture 1), Karla Spetic, Suboo, Han (picture 2, clockwise from top left) 


2. Prints 
MBFFS 2013, trends, prints, floral, Emma Mulholland, Romance Was Born

MBFFS 2013, trends, prints, sydney, fashion show, Blesse'd Are The Meek, Alice McCall, Shakuhachi
From iconic florals to digital to the psychedelic ... all the more interesting when mirrored. 
Seen at Emma Mulholland, Romance Was Born, Haryono Setiadi (picture 1, clockwise from top left) 
Blesse'd Are The Meek, Alice McCall, Shakuhachi (picture 2, clockwise from top left) 


3. 'Sports Luxe'
MBFFS 2013, Sydney, fashion show, trends, sports luxe, Alex Perry, By Johnny, Han, Watson X Watson

Think boxy shapes, exposed zippers, bomber jackets and crops. 
Seen at Alex Perry, Han, By Johnny, Watson X Watson (clockwise from top left) 

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Saturday, 10 August 2013

Triangl Swimwear

triangl swimwear, Australian label, Triangl, neoprene, sports luxe

triangl swimwear, Australian label, Triangl, neoprene, sports luxe

triangl swimwear, Australian label, Triangl, neoprene, sports luxe
triangl swimwear, Australian label, Triangl, neoprene, sports luxe
triangl swimwear, Australian label, Triangl, neoprene, sports luxe


In preparation for summer, here's an introduction to possibly the most simplistic but genius swimwear brands, Triangl.
You would've definitely heard the hype about neoprene which is doing its round in this years' seasonal trends featured heavily in swimwear, daywear and even edging it's way into evening wear (see Toni Maticevski).

Therefore I couldn't resist the concoction of triangle bikinis made in (what else) but neoprene by the Australian label Triangl. The epitome of sporty chic, their pieces are minimalist but rightly so. Triangl's design team probably said 'Lets cut the crap in swimwear and strip it back to absolute basics, but ... let's do it in neoprene!'
And that's what got me. The fact that they didn't succumb to the fancy frills of generic swimwear but relies on eye-catching block colours and metallics. And boy are they in demand!

Shop Triangl HERE

triangl swimwear, Australian label, Triangl, neoprene, sports luxe















Picture Source: http://www.triangl.com.au

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Tuesday, 6 August 2013

OUTFIT POST: Grid-Board

floral crown, playsuit, Windsor Smith, white flatforms, P&P Crowns, Popcherry
floral crown, playsuit, Windsor Smith, white flatforms, P&P Crowns, Popcherry

floral crown, playsuit, Windsor Smith, white flatforms, P&P Crowns, Popcherry



floral crown, playsuit, Windsor Smith, white flatforms, P&P Crowns, Popcherry
floral crown, playsuit, Windsor Smith, white flatforms, P&P Crowns, Popcherry
Playsuit: c/o Popcherry (shop HERE) ... Shoes: Windsor Smith ... Belt: mum's closet
Crown: P&P Crowns (shop HERE) ... Rings: Topshop 

The sun's shining and my soul has rejuvenated. Sounds completely lame I know but for the past fortnight I have been locked in my room, studying. For anyone who doesn't know I'm in my final year of high school and was recently preparing for my trials which would explain the lack of personal style posts. 

That's why for an outfit comeback, I opted for something uplifting and feminine. The grid cut out sleeves on this playsuit, thanks to Popcherry, is absolute darling and has a slight Lana Del Rey vibe. In such times when the details will speak for itself, a simple colour palette is best, in this case monochrome with pops of red and mint. Again, juxtaposition prevents you from crossing the line from feminine to juvenile cutesy as done so by these Windsor Smith white flatforms (with tassels). Like creepers, they're basically a love or hate but I'm already predicting them as my next summer staple ...

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Monday, 5 August 2013

Backbone of Crystals

ryan storer, ear cuff, Swarovski crystals, rose gold, pearl










Ryan Storer, your ear cuffs are the thing of dreams ...

~to be continued~