October 30, 2014

BLANCHE




First of all, hallelujah to the fact that after a week, I am finally reunited with the World Wide Web - it seriously feels like an entire epoch though.  Since moving house, we are yet to have our wireless broadband connection set up . This past week has really confronted me with the frightening realization of how much of my daily routine relies on the WWW - I've grown so agitated not being able to blog, download videos, online shop and just procrastinate my heart out online.  So after finally exhausting my iPhone data allowance, I decided that I really needed to take action, so for now, I have one of those Prepaid WIFI modems and can indulge in all those little delicacies the internet brings to our life (well 4GB worth anyway).

Anyway, these marvellous spring days, I've really been 'feeling' two particular fashion paradigms. The first being double denim, and the latter being all white, or in 'technical, "fashun" jargon - the white out effect. These days, I've been learning a few little tricks to conquering monochromatic layering - the first of these being layering with pieces that have unique, interesting silhouettes of their own so that the cumulative effect of the pieces is truly a synergistic one.

I'm wearing
pants FINDERS KEEPERS
jacket FINDERS KEEPERS
top KEEPSAKE
sunglasses KSUBI
bracelet FORD AND HARRIS
earrings FORD AND HARRIS
sandals TONY BIANCO

October 26, 2014

BLUE JEAN



 

It seems that I've been living under some kind of colossal, boulder-esque rock these past few months, because how else could I have been oblivious to the fact that Marques Almeida and Topshop have released a collab collection?

Last weekend, utterly unaware, I ventured into my local Topshop store in Brisbane, to discover the marvels of this collaboration. It felt almost like a fated second chance to get my hands on beautiful pieces akin to those in Marques Almeida's (MA)  main range that I despaired over because I couldn't get my hands on them in time…Plus, it is a further consolation that they are kinder on my bank account than the main MA range and (dare I say) just as fabulous as it - definitely one of those rare collabs that didn't skimp on originality and sass to downsize costs...
I thought I'd be satisfied with just this spunky denim duo but now I'm thinking I need more from the collection…particularly the deliciously delightful sandals

wearing
denim jeans MARQUES ALMEIDA for Topshop (Both from Topshop Brisbane Store)
sunglasses KSUBI 
watch DANIEL WELLINGTON
backpack 3.1 PHILLIP LIM 
sandals WINDSOR SMITH  

October 20, 2014

INTERCEPT



You cuties may or may not have noticed, but at 164cm tall, I sit at well at the lower end of the height spectrum. Now and then, friends who also share in  this height dilemma remark on how I get away with wearing longer lengths and oversized pieces despite my smallness of stature. I suppose there is this subtle notoriety associated with oversized and lengthiness that is in many cases bonafide - there is always that potent danger that these shapes will make me look shorter and more box-shaped. But it is totally a myth that oversized is restricted to the long and lanky-limbed. 

And so, because I'm smitten with optimizing comfort and synonymize cool with oversized, relaxed silhouettes, I've got a few tricks down my sleeve to overcome this small hiccup. 
The key is balance.
 I love that these serious drop-crotch Finders Keepers pants are perfectly ankle-hugging. 
Plus, I tend to combine slouchy bottoms with fitted or low-neck tops to overcome this boxiness dilemma (as I mentioned in the last post). Also a triple tick point of this glorious Finders Keepers tank is its marvelous rendition of my favorite print style (check), beautiful back details, and smexy sweeping neckline. I'm so happy about these two closet newbies!

wearing 
bag ALEXANDER WANG
sandals TONY BIANCO 
sunglasses KSUBI 

October 16, 2014

ALIGNMENT





Beyond  seasonality, I'm all about slouchy oversized pieces and longer lengths. I am biased to relaxed silhouettes for greater other reason than the obvious - they are more comfy, and thus as the name clearly insinuates, more 'relaxing'. Plus I dig how oversized pieces are breezier and more accommodating to the warmer end of the temperature spectrum, their ease of layering in the cooler end,  oh and of course how 'large meal permissible they are. But of course, these longer and oversized silhouettes can have a downside...


I sometimes find with me (and my shorter stature) that longer lengths combined simultaneously with bagginess can now and then be too boxy on my frame if the balance isn't quite right. My favorite way to circumvent this small hiccup is by baring a little skin - either a little midriff or some shoulder! At the moment I'm all about this marvelous, billowing of the shoulder number by MLM. I love how flattering the over the shoulder number is to the neckline and how it adds a tasteful, subtle sexiness...
 It is the perfect new addition to the holiday wardrobe I'm working on for my travels next month! 



(As I mentioned earlier) My holiday kit is also in need of a breezy, (preferably long-line) pair of white shorts.... I have my radar up at the moment but you cuties will let me know if you spot a spunky pair too wont you? 

xx

I'm wearing: 
top MLM, bag ALEXANDER WANG, bracelet FORD AND HARRIS, earrings FORD AND HARRIS, sunglasses KSUBI, sandals TONY BIANCO



October 13, 2014

CONCENTRIC



I'm wearing: 
bag ALEXANDER WANG 
sandals TONY BIANCO 

These days, understated yet subtly impacful pieces are all the rave in my books, especially this little architectural number, by Keepsake. I wore this spaghetti-strapped goodness on a brunching and fro-ing expedition last week. Here I've paired it with these marvelous 'Jack of all trades'-esque pants by Cameo - they are seriously the most versatile trousers. They are definitely spring permissible, but I am really in need of some charming black shorts for when the summer heat wave kicks in! Any suggestions from you fine folks? 

xx

Photos by Brooke Jamieson

October 9, 2014

SPRING CLEANING



top RAG AND BONE
sweater (around waist) JAC AND JACK
coat COS
bag ALEXANDER WANG
rings KEEPSAKE and KAREN WALKER
shoes TONY BIANCO

I'm currently in the midst of moving house, and so while I'm down-sizing my wardrobe, I'm also in the process of wardrobe reformation. I'm trying to wipe my closet clean of some of those overly  'loud' and impractical pieces and gradually placing effortless, easy, more versatile pieces (like these) in their stead. In fact, I gotta admit that those incredibly loud and eccentric pieces sitting pretty in my wardrobe have such strong personalities, that they're often too rigid and can't be worn in very many combinations and permutations. And so recently, what I've really been interested is really widening the flexibility of my wardrobe, (dare I say) filling it with more basics that can easily blend into outfits so that I can really also down-size on the number of mornings I rush out of the house leaving a stoop of clothes behind on my bedroom floor (from all the unsuccessful outfits I've tried on)!

xx

(PS: Does anyone know what I can do about blogger distorting the colours and quality of my photos? x) 

October 7, 2014

PINSTRIPE



Tasfia is wearing:
backpack/bag 3.1 PHILLIP LIM
top ZARA
earrings PETITE GRAND
necklace GORJANA
sunglasses RAY BAN
sandals WINDSOR SMITH
watch MICHAEL KORS

I'm (Fabliha) wearing:
top DION LEE line II
shoes ALEXANDER WANG
earrings FORD AND HARRIS 

Exhibit A: Tasfia has made another comeback to this realm of the world wide web. As you may've gathered from my Instagram activity (and the noticeably increased frequency of her appearance on this space), Tasfia and I have been reunited for the last three weeks or so - our longest continual twinning stint this year! The first 13 days of this reunion I spent at Tasfia's crib in Sydney, mostly spent exhausting Tasfia's WIFI data allowance and the funds in my bank account (Tasfia lives dangerously close to Oxford St). The past week, we've both been back in our Family home in Brisbane, where Tasfia dived into the woes of Medical school exam studying, and me into the troubles and excitments of moving house! 

Exhibit B: I have a marvelous new Dion Lee Line II shirt. I have to admit, that ever since the show at MBFWA in April, I've been smitten with this line II collection. One day, this shirt caught me totally unaware, tantalizing me from the shiny new Dion Lee store window while we were grocery shopping at Bondi junction and I knew I had to make it mine...

Exhibit C: Tasfia now also has a spunky 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli backpack. Now we're also twinning at backpack level (I have this backpack in the crackled orange variety). 

xx