Friday, June 25, 2010
“Mario took me to a new level of glamour. I don’t think anybody had seen me as any kind of sexy model before he did. He was the one that transformed me. Before him I was just a grungy girl, but he saw me differently. He was the first to say “Oh, she’s quite sexy. I’ve seen her out! I know she’s not just that grungy girl.” He’d seen me in a pair of heels, getting glamorous – and he was the first to start taking pictures of me in that way. He changed the way people thought about me as a model, for sure. Later other people started working with me in that way, but he was the first.” - kate
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
I have so much respect for Coco Chanel and Karl Lagerfield for their work with the constant reinvention of the house of Chanel. I know that sounds like a somewhat cliche thing to say, but Coco really went against the odds, used clothing to boost women up in society, plus overtook Christian Dior after her short stint in hiding after the war etc. I have the next friday off school, so i might go and pick up the coco chanel film after i go thrifting for a while. Just for some inspiration that, for once, doesn't come from Rumi Neely's fashiontoast. Have been having a slightly obcessive romance with short and sheer recently, am head over heels for flimsy white cotton dresses, which are usually oversized slouch shirts, worn with detailed/ripped scarves and messy hair. I am aware that it is still fall, and that short and sheer are not generally the cleverest idea; but it's fashion ok and fashion doesn't have to make sense. So i am staying with short and sheer flimsy dresses that protect me from the cold roughly the same as a swimsuit would.
Anyway, j'adore you all kittens.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
here If you know anywhere, please help me in completing my runway lookalike section of my wardrobe, it will be appreciated. Arrividerci
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Bonjour world, allow me to drag you temporarily from the clutches of your mundane lives to brighten your days with some of the following things that have not only captured my heart, mind and soul, but will also never be in my possession as i am very poor, therefore intensifying the level of lust occuring within my heart right now. Before i infilitrate you with visual bliss, i have to express the craving i have to die my hair lavender blonde. I am aware that lavender blonde is a fairly consistent colour nowadays, bright highlights and dye dipped tips have now possibly been sported by each and every model worth watching, but rest assured, my desire to make the plunge wasn't instigated by the media pressure of runway walking lookalikes. The only problem, which isn't really a minor thing, is that my hair is somewhat dead. Ok, i'm actually lying, it's thoroughly ruined. However one of these days while i am gazing through Lula or such and such's blogspot who i am probably reading instead of doing homework, i will simply snap, and be dousing my locks in bleach before you can say OHMYWORDSTOPYOURHAIRWILLALLFALLOUTYOUIDIOT.
Anyway, have been keeping up with my new Goddess Journey, all eco friendliness and healthy living. Green/Peppermint/Peach and Berries of the Forrest tea's have been my regular, alongside my consistent yoga routines which actually (without sounding like a cliche late night television commercial) refreshes and renews your body. Gisele Bunchten lives a similar lifestyle, embracing the simple things in life, creating and arranging fresh and exotic salads with beautiful meals, listening to relaxing music and keeping a routine of regular yoga and pilates. Somewhat of an inspiration to me on this subject, i can't decide how far i want to go with 'renewing myself', but i can speak highly of the added health benefits of early morning yoga, cold showers with lime exfoliant and mixed fruit smoothies on a regular basis. Actually, when i finnish this post i am going to go and make myself a berry smoothie that i can enjoy while i read Vogue and listen to the runway music to Anna and Boy's coney island inspired swim wear collection they did for Rosemount Australian fashion week. In my floral bustier and black razor-attacked leggings, i assure you i am the picture of elegance.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
So in my widespread disgust for all things mainstream that could possibly link me to the rest of my supre-shopping, miley cyrus playing age group, mainstream music in my world, has been shunned. More of an indie rock/ plain rock fan anyway, artists such as taylor swift, lady gaga, fall out boy etc, do not get played in my house. Beyonce is part of this little collection also; so imagine my suprise when i stumbled upon a video clip (not a fan of the song fyi) which i actually approve of. No doubt due to my obcession with sixties/seventies playsuits and full skirt housewife dresses, this clip is something i would actually watch again. If you can't stand the music any more than i can, at least watch it with the sound down; the clip is fairly worth it. Ignore her attempt to be ridiculously sexy and focus on the dolce and gabbana lookalike bustier set Beyonce is wearing whilst rolling about on her bed moaning about something. Snazzy right?
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Thinking about the silent dreamy scenes between Tony and Ieva started me thinking about how i've been really inspired by alot of the more mysterious icons recently, Greta Garbo, Edie Sedwick and Twiggy etc, i wonder how it would be to be able to interview them now if they were still around. What with the iconic eye make-up, the everpresent air of mystery and their seeming fixation with death and times other than the present, it's all so intriguing to me. Amid my whiteboard marker salad recipes i have scrawled all over my mirror, i have tacked several pictures of twiggy and edie, who after all are very inspiring when it comes to make-up and such things, but each morning when i do my liquid eyeliner, i can't help but to think of their lives and what they thought when they did their make-up in the morning also. oh well, i'm just seventeen and mad. Au revoir.
As we leave the glorious lazy summer days behind us and traipse more and more deeply into winters cold clasp, we of course embrace the one thing that can perhaps defrost our minds, if not the rest of our well groomed bodies. Winter fashion. As darling as thigh skimming cotton dresses worn with wrap around Jimmy Choo's can be on a charming 36 degree day out, there isn't much that can beat the smug contentment of being dressed head to toe in an assortment of coats, scarves, fur trim, leather and a fairly consistent amount of black. As with most things, models (with their amazing fashion resources available to them) are able to demonstrate exactly how chic the winter look can be. Oh to be 6 foot tall with svelte tanned limbs that seem to go on forever.
my favourite inspiration by personal style would be abbey Lee kershaw, my love for her is hardly a secret but i do have good reason. Mostly known for her unsophisticated personality and her obvious Australian laid back attitude, Abbey is eye catchy in the sense that she has an individual style that differs so greatly from the rest of the black wet-look leather clad models strutting around NY. Often critiqued for her seemingly too-thin frame and her penchant for childish prints that clash or are deemed somewhat blah by various stylists around the globe; i still think that due to her ridiculously perfect body, she carries off such a vast mixture of colours and prints together so well. Without her height none of these looks would be achievable; Abbey would simply look like a twelve year old playing dress ups in her mother's lily puliter closet from the seventies.
Unlike most models, abbey wears alot of lace. On it's own, lace is charming and demure, but known for her jungle layering look, abbey twists the lace into a more grunge appeal look by her pairing with distressed denim, printed scarves, leather boots, ankle sweeping cardigans and her ever present lacy bra that is generally seen peeking out from underneath her jumble of clothing. Whether Abbey is sporting a blue and red coat with green leggings and a fur scarf, there is always an element of extreme colour clashing, which adds to the interest of her dress style. Never clashing more than three colours of prints however, the look is always brought home by a heavy base colour weaved somewhere into her outfit. Due to her tiny frame, clothes hang loosely rather than pulled tight, Abbey is literally every designers dream, the living doll to which fabrics can be draped, wrapped or strung. If attempting to work abbey's signature style, remember to prefer loose clothing over more form fitting pieces and keep colour/print clashing at a minimum.
What about you guys, do you think Abbey's style is snazzy and exquisite or trying too hard to be original?
Monday, June 14, 2010
oh american beauty; long limbs and her jaded enticing surfer girl allure; the sky seems to literally open and shine a dazzling light down upon her bare skin. Erin Heatherton is wearing beach ready pieces by Prada, Luis Vuitton and Gucci, and with her fierce attitude and sexy defiance, she carries them all off perfectly. As inconvenient as it seems, i love the beach layering look; the winding ties and cropped jackets covering cotton off-shouder cover ups that rest breezily over tie up one pieces or mesh bikini's. Erin's last editorial for L’Officiel Paris portrayed Erin as a two toned outback girl; the sexy cowgirl with her everpresent fierceness and the softer side, the pretty ranch girl playing house while the men are out working. The perfect combination of country seduction and city poise. photographed by Patric Shaw (cowboy shoot) and Rennio Maifredi (surfer shoot) the long legged American dazzler puts the rest of us to shame whether she is walking barefoot along the beach front or simply setting the table in her country house. America truly has it all.
going to go and cheer myself up from all this perfection with green tea and mandarins.
Friday, June 11, 2010
THIS AMAZING GIRL has offically created the local version of stockholm street style. From personalised pictures, to off duty models, this site is a virtual lookbook of the casual about-town style that the unknown fashionista's of the world are rocking. Plus, many pictures are Europeans during the winter season, so added bonuses for all the fur on display. Plus, anyone who posts pictures of Frida already has my support before i've even looked any further.
On a different not, i'm still stuck at home with my green tea, midsummer nights dream music and my box of rapidly dissapearing kleenex. Am going to paint my nails a yellow colour i think, shall post pictures when i decide. Will no doubt be tempted by my rick owen's wet-look black polish that i always seem to end up wearing, no matter which colour i originally set out to use. What colours are best for winter do you think? Tallyho.