DIY Frayed Denim

I recently fell in love with the frayed denim trend that has been featured heavily in street style pictures and on fashion blogs.

I found a few pairs online for $100+, and while that is not mega expensive for a pair of jeans, I felt that I could DIY a pair of jeans myself.

2016-05-29 15.49.08

So I chose a pair of Men’s Regular Fit Jeans for a slightly baggier fit, cut them to the length that I wanted and ta-da! Frayed jeans for less than $20!

2016-05-29 15.51.53-4

I also plan to give them a wash to loosen up the threads for more of a frayed look and sew a few cm’s above the fray to stop it unravelling too much!

2016-05-29 15.50.13

2016-05-29 15.49.05

2016-05-29 15.48.04

2016-05-29 15.50.39

2016-05-29 15.51.03

2016-05-29 15.51.29

Wearing
Cotton On Men’s Crew Tee | Topshop Leather Jacket | MRP Men’s Denim | Windsor Smith Boots | Naked Vice Belt and Bag

xo

 

Please follow and like:

Aekeno – The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

20160428_101632

I recently discovered these beautiful candles by Aekeno. I was drawn to the stylish, handpainted designs and the gorgeous sounding scents (which do smell divine!).

20160428_101347

Kate generously gifted me these candles and I chose to have “#girlboss” painted on one as its a phase that motivates me to get shit done! “Fuck yeah” was featured on Aekeno. I currently have #girlboss burning, the Salted Caramel scent it amazing! It is actually making my mouth water a tiny bit… Kate also picked the Pomegranate scent, it is a lovely clean, sweet scent that would be perfect for a relaxing Sunday Morning. Mango & White Tea is the scent of the cute little travel candle, this scent is even lighter but still burns strong.

20160428_103449

Kate can hand paint any word or phrase (maximum of 3 lines with 2-3 words on each line) on either a large or regular candle with your choice of the scents featured. Salted Caramel is my favourite so far! Each is packed in these cute little boxes, so they are the perfect choice for a special gift for anyone (Mother’s Day anyone?)

20160428_103619

If you wish to purchase one of these beautiful candles, head over to Aekeno and have a chat to the lovely Kate.

Follow Aekeno on Insta and Facebook

xo

Ironic Minimalist

Please Note: These candles were gifted to me by Kate, but I would definitely buy from Aekeno anytime!

 

 

 

 

Please follow and like:

UNiDAYS and Me

You know those awesome winter boots that you totally need but can’t afford due to broke/student life? Well, what if I told you that there was a way to have those dream boots and still be able to eat? Introducing UNiDAYS! UNiDAYS helps out students by supplying  discounts to many fashion brands such as Asos, Missguided and H&M. The discounts can even be used in store via the nifty UNiDAYS app (iPhone and Android) *happy dance*

I purchased these amazing H&M pants recently by using my UNiDAYS app to score a 15% discount! 


20160410_154705

Wearing – Rayban Sunglasses | MRP Shirt | H&M Pants | Adidas Superstars (super dirty!)

20160410_154557

20160410_154651



20160410_154642_002

20160410_154623

Details – Casio Vintage Watch | Silver Rings from Tony Bianco | Ash & Folly Jewellery (little finger)

20160410_154613

To get your paws on these discounts, all you have to do is click here and register your details. Don’t forget to have your student ID at the ready.

Need to know more? Follow UNiDAYS via:
Twitter – @UNiDAYS_AU
Instagram – @UNiDAYS_AU
www.facebook.com/unidays
www.myunidays.com

Don’t forget to HYPE me on lookbook.nu

xx

Please follow and like:

VAMFF

VAMFF has finished for the year, but I still can’t let it go!

Laura and I visited two VAMFF runways this year – Opening night presented by David Jones and Premium Runway 5 Presented by Shop til you Drop.

2016-03-12 11.31.44

Of Course, we couldn’t miss the opportunity for an outfit snap pre-show!

2016-03-07 19.41.05

Wearing: Zara Dress, Tony Bianco Heels and Naked Vice Bag

Opening Night

Opening night was presented by David Jones and included many designers such as Manning Cartell, Keepsake the Label, Lover, Alexander Wang, Scanlan Theodore, Bec & Bridge and the big finale, Ellery.

Having never been to a VAMFF Opening Night, I was memorized by the runway – beautiful designs and a vibrant atmosphere.

I didnt manage to catch any photos – so enjoy some from Fashion Journal

[metaslider id=967]

Premium Runway 5 – Shop till you Drop

Runway 5 featured some of my favourite designers and the most amazing goodie bag I have ever had!

2016-03-12 21.25.08

Wearing: C/meo the Label Top, Zara Skirt and Tony Bianco Heels

Shona Joy
Shona Joy featured a clean, crisp feminine feel to their collection. Featuring the perfect brown winter jumper!


2016-03-12 20.15.53

2016-03-12 20.16.13

2016-03-12 20.16.24

2016-03-12 20.16.48

Third Form
Third Form has to be one of my favourite designers. This season’s collection was textured but had sleek designs. My stand-out favourite was the fluffy, off the shoulder jumper and pants/skirt combo.

2016-03-12 20.17.59

2016-03-12 20.18.08

2016-03-12 20.18.14

2016-03-12 20.18.44

2016-03-12 20.19.05

2016-03-12 20.19.55

Finders Keepers
Finders Keepers featured a surprising twist on the Candy Stripe. I feel this is going to be a big hit for the label, a perfect pop of colour for those dreary days.

2016-03-12 20.21.01

2016-03-12 20.21.47

2016-03-12 20.22.07

2016-03-12 20.22.17

Wild Horses
I am pretty sure it was love at first sight with this season’s Wild Horses collection. Laser cut fabrics, sheer layers and barely there straps, but in simple silhouettes. a deep, turquoise blue was the standout colour of the collection. My favourite was a simple black v neck, flared sleeve shift dress. 

2016-03-12 20.23.10

2016-03-12 20.23.12

2016-03-12 20.23.17

2016-03-12 20.23.31

2016-03-12 20.23.46

2016-03-12 20.23.51

Keepsake the Label
Keepsake had Japanese influence with Kimono style sleeves, high necklines and printed floral patterns. A floaty pink boob tube was also featured in blush coloured tones along with a similar style in black.

2016-03-12 20.25.42

2016-03-12 20.25.56

2016-03-12 20.26.27

2016-03-12 20.26.32

2016-03-12 20.26.58

White Suede
White Suede was the perfect mix of girl boss, monochrome dressing. Suits, sheer fabrics and lace were featured, along with a tough-chic aesthetic with the introduction of leather jackets/vests over laser cut skirts and floaty fabrics.

2016-03-12 20.27.48

2016-03-12 20.28.25

2016-03-12 20.28.44

2016-03-12 20.28.54

2016-03-12 20.29.38

Thurley
Thurley was perfection in lace, fringing and laser cut fabrics. A touch of blue and red was seen amongst the black and white. A collection that cannot be faulted with the overall stand out a beaded, sheer train dress.

2016-03-12 20.30.38

2016-03-12 20.31.37

2016-03-12 20.31.46-7

2016-03-12 20.33.14

Until Next time VAMFF
<3

Let me know your thoughts on the collections below!

 

Please follow and like:

200 Years of Australian Fashion

PUBL007281

Image above: (left to right) Australia, Evening dress c. 1805; Flamingo Park, Wattle dress and hat 1978; House of Stripes, Silver dress 1966; Gavin Brown, Indian snakes and ladders outfit 1985; Magg, Evening outfit c. 1974; Katie Pye, The party 1980; La Petite, Evening dress c. 1960; Toni Maticevski, Dali goddess 2007; Romance Was Born, Rainbow tartan feather suit 2015; Bright & Hitchcocks, Day dress 1865–70 National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Photo: Virginia Dowzer and Bronwyn Kidd

 

Last Friday, Adriana from Le Blonde Fox invited me to the media opening of the NGV “200 Years of Australian Fashion” exhibition.

This amazing exhibition leads the viewer on a journey through 200 years of Australian Fashion, with extravagant designs from the 1800’s dressmakers of Sydney and Melbourne right up to the architectural delights of modern-day designers. It features the work of over 90 designers and dressmakers and brings together over 120 outfits and accessories to celebrate and highlight the key moments in Australian fashion.

The journey started with early colonial fashion from the 1800’s, just as Australia was beginning to establish itself. Fashion at this time was inspired by what they wore in Pairs and London (much like today!).

The journey then continued on to touch on the rise of the department stores (such as David Jones) in late 1800’s. These stores changed the way middle-class Men and Women could access the latest fashions from overseas.

[metaslider id=722]

The Paris style Salon featured stunning evening dresses created by local designers and fashion houses. The dresses were of the latest fashion and constructed with elaborate details. A stand out feature was the ostrich feather gown designed by Neil and Pat Rogers of  La Petite, a Melbourne fashion house from the late 1950’s. The gown was worn by Australian Singer and TV star, Annette Klooger. She fell in love with the dress when visiting for one of her regular fittings.

[metaslider id=724]

The 1960’s were a swinging and scandalous time in fashion. Hemlines rose and flower power was in full force. Prue Acton, who designed her fashion label at 19, experimented with new fabrics, lengths and style  – from mini to maxi, baby doll to unisex. The 60’s and 70’s brought freedom to Australian fashion lovers.

[metaslider id=720]

Iconic fashion designers, Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson, recreated their “Flamingo Park” store which featured their signature knitted garments which took inspiration from Australian culture, landscape and the local fauna and flora. Their work marked the emergence of a distinctively Australian style.

[metaslider id=726]

The 1980’s was an era for “Art Fashion”, designers and makers experimenting with unconventional methods and materials when designing their garments. They blurred the lines between fashion and art.

[metaslider id=733]

My favourite part of the exhibition was the modern Australian designers section at the end. Designers such as Ellery, Di$count Univer$e, Dion Lee and Toni Maticevski. These designers inspire me and have cemented my love of fashion with every collection they produce.

[metaslider id=734]

The stunning finale of the exhibition was the gown shaped light sculpture designed by Dion Lee encrusted with Swarovski crystals. Aperture, was commissioned by Dion Lee especially for 200 Years of Australian Fashion exhibition.

[metaslider id=752]

This exhibition is a must-see for any fashion lover or anyone interested in Australian history. I definitely plan on visiting again before it ends. The whole experience absolutely took my breath away and opened my eyes to the amazing host of designers and makers – past and present – that have helped to shape Australian fashion history. I look forward to seeing what the future holds for Australian fashion.

200 Years of Australian Fashion will run 5th March to 31st July. 10 am to 5 pm daily.
NGV Australia, Ground Level

www.ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/200-years-of-australian-fashion

All images taken by me unless otherwise stated

Thank you to NGV for hosting the media launch

xo

Ironic Minimalist

 

 

Please follow and like:

NYFW 2016 Street Style

New York Fashion Week…. 4 little words that can quicken the pulse, make a fashionista’s heart beat pitter patter and drain the wallet.

Take a look at my pick of this year’s Street Style. Overall, I feel that the stylings were more casual than the years before, think slip dresses, elongated/flared sleeves, toned down colours, and sneakers.

What are your thoughts?

x

Ironic Minimalist

2H8B0061-e1455844540807

2H8B0068-e1455844094460

03-nyfw-street-style-day-1-phil-oh

03-street-style-phil-oh-fw16

09-street-style-phil-oh-day-2

15-street-style-phil-oh-day-2

Love this pinstripe suit

16-street-style-phil-oh-day-8-fw16

Neutrals with Sneakers, a tick in my book!

16-street-style-phil-oh-fw16

24-nyfw-street-style-day-1-phil-oh

Zanita <3  (who I once meet!)

25-nyfw-street-style-day-1-phil-oh

26-street-style-phil-oh-fw16

The addition of the choker necklace really adds some interest to the outfit

1108700-1_og_gallery

1108714-1_og_gallery

Flare upon flare

1108738-1_og_gallery

1108740-1_og_gallery

Puppies!

1108742-1_og_gallery

1108761-1_og_gallery

1111006-1_og_gallery

1111013-1_og_gallery

1111016-1_og_gallery

1111380-1_og_gallery

1111385-1_og_gallery

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-1 (1)

That detail!

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-1 (2)

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-1 (3)

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-1 (4)

Ummm… Where can I buy this top?! It’s a need!

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-1 (5)

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-1

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-2 (1)

The fray life

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-2 (2)

Style Queen

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-2 (3)

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-2 (4)

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-2

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-3 (1)

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-3 (2)

Can do no wrong!

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-3 (3)

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-3 (4)

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-3 (5)

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-3 (6)

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-3 (7)

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-3 (8)


New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-4 (1)

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-4 (2)

I love the addition of the sporty shoe, adds some interest to the outfit


New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-4 (4)

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-4 (5)

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-4 (6)

“Go Zhang Your Self”

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-4 (7)


New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-5 (1)

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-5 (2)

All white is all right

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-5 (3)

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-5 (4)

Loving the tie detail on the slip dress

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-5 (5)

This clutch would make me hungry all the time


New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-5 (7)

Twinning!

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-5

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-6 (1)

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-6 (2)

Pj’s for Fashion Week? Yes Please!

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-6 (3)

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-6 (4)

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-6 (5)

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-6 (6)

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-6 (7)

On trend detail

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-6 (8)

“I’ll take one of this outfit to go please!”

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-7 (3)

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-7 (4)

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-7 (5)

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-7 (6)

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-7 (7)

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-8 (1)

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-8 (2)

That ring detail

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-8 (3)

New-York-Fashion-Week-Day-8

 

Photo Sources:

http://www.highsnobiety.com/2016/02/17/new-york-fashion-week-fw16-street-style/

http://www.highsnobiety.com/2016/02/21/nyfw-street-style-fw16/

http://www.vogue.co.uk/fashion/trends/2016-17-autumn-winter/new-york-fashion-week-street-style-trends

http://www.vogue.com.au/fashion/street+style/galleries/street+style+from+new+york+fashion+week+autumn+winter+r16+17,38354/more

http://www.vogue.com/slideshow/13398323/best-street-style-new-york-fashion-week-fall-2016

http://blog.fashionbunker.com/on-the-ground-bnkr-wraps-up-nyfw-street-style/

http://www.popsugar.com/fashion/New-York-Fashion-Week-Street-Style-Spring-2016-38350692?stream_view=1#photo-38372712

Please follow and like:

Bloggers I

blog-damnit-blog

Every Sunday I like to relax with a cup of tea and catch up on my favourite bloggers antics. Even though I have more of a minimalist style myself, I like to see others personal styles too.

Harper & Harley
I love Sara’s philosophy of creating a perfect wardrobe of minimalist black, white and grey pieces. and she seriously has the most amazing hair!

NRAH
Nora has that minimal aesthetic that I love. A nice blend of beauty, fashion and travel.

They all hate us
They all hate us is the perfect place to gather inspiration images, half of my pinterest is made up of images from this amazing blog. Ran by the ever popular Tash Sefton and Elle Ferguson, They all hate us is a collection of on trend imagery that captures the latest in fashion.

SNOB
SNOB is another image heavy blog (making up the other half of my pinterest boards!). Run by Ella and Andie, I could scroll for days on here!

Connected to Fashion
I have only recently stumbled upon this blog by Netherlands blogger, Sietske Lamers. Her blog is a mix of lifestyle tips, outfit posts and travel posts. Connected to Fashion is inspirational and on trend.

Lion Lion Bazaar
Melbourne Bloggers Teresa Vu and Bronte Mccallum are the lionesses behind Lion Lion Bazaar. I actually meet them at a Melbourne central event and they encouraged me to start up a blog when I expressed my interest in fashion. Super nice and super on trend, the girls cover a wide range of topics including, shop the trend posts, outfit posts and How to style posts.

Page 84
Page 84 is another new blog I stumbled across on Instagram. Run by a Sydney Graphic Design student by the name of Madelene. Full of beautifully styled outfit posts and inspiring images.

Love Shop Share
Run by Melbourne-ite Erin Maxwell, Love Shop Share is a beautifully presented and Full of life inspiration. Erin has a wonderful eye for detail and a minimalist approach to dressing.

Give Me That Thing
Melbourne girls, Jayme and Alex are the bloggers behind Give Me That Thing. The Blog features on trend outfit posts and inspirational images. I love the styling of both of these girls!

Street Smith
Street Smith is the ultimate destination to see the best street style from Melbourne and Sydney. Liz Sunshine is the style savvy photographer and founder behind Street Smith. She covers events and showcases looks from the streets of Melbourne and Sydney. The perfect solution to the “what do I wear?” blues.

Le Blonde Fox
Adriana is the sweetest person I have ever meet. She came to Kangan Institute in Richmond to speak to the fashion students there. She kindly stayed behind to answer some of my questions and we bonded over our Nakedvice bags (which were exactly the same! talk about style!) Adriana give us an inside look at the fashion world by providing interviews and collabs with Australian fashion professionals.

La Lunar
Jess Caldwell is the ever so stylish babe behind La Lunar. I adore her monochromatic stylings and envy her amazing wardrobe. Diffidently one of my favourite bloggers!

Do you have any favourite bloggers? ones you read like the daily newspaper? Let me know!
xo

Please follow and like:

Details

 I love how outfits can be changed with just a little tweak, such as a rolled sleeve, a jumper around the waist, flared detail or even just layers. It brings the personality of the wearer into the outfit.
Check out the detail in the these amazing outfits.

00bccbc8296106ebee6b25f101482ebc
The Right Tuck
21f8b720f87e7ed9f28672cc2eb3c25b
Simple, but On Trend
afa683232dae4f73b2ce856e20b24309
The Hair Tuck Perfected
c955f353790d773bed92d24158716868
Back Detail
f3255856caef44acd820e1f0e17c89f4
Rolled Sleeve Perfection
FB_IMG_1428619763579
Marble Nails <3
LA-LUNAR
Co-ords and Old Skool Waist Jumpers
SNOB
Perfect Pleats

 

THEY ALL HATE US 3
Rolled Sleeves and “Don’t Care” Tuck
THEY ALL HATE US 4
Dat Flare
THEY ALL HATE US 5
Structure vs Disheveled
THEY ALL HATE US
Perfect Layering

Sourced from THEY ALL HATE US, LA_LUNAR, PINTEREST and SNOB

Please follow and like:

Shopping Splurge

image

So today I added some new pieces to my already full wardrobe, thanks to Sportsgirl 50% off sale items sale!

Striped top
Striped skirt
Fringed skirt (love this)
Jumper
Flared pants

The striped skirt and top are part of a co-ord as are the grey jumper and flared pants. ( I see a bit of a theme happening here…)
I plan to pair the grey co-ord back with a leather jacket and boots. OR I was planning on splurging on some white runners, Stan smith style. I have my eye on these windsor smith ones.

Have you scored anything sweet from the EOFY sales?

Xo

Please follow and like: