Sunday, October 31, 2010

NZFW All that glitters is not gold - Part 1

Happy halloween, all! No celebrations for me though, got my finals in 2 weeks. Exam time for high school students equals sneaking into Auckland University's many libraries to study... cause they actually are quiet. So I apologise now if I'm one of those people that somehow manages to beat you to the last available seat in IC4, and you have an assignment due in 3 hours. I'm sorry, really, I am. But hey, its ineveitable, I get too distracted at home!

Speaking of distraction, my New Zealand Fashion Week 2010 review is long overdue, and so here's part 1 of my NZFW series.


Ruby Boutique has had a pretty good run over the years, considering they first started off as mainly tees and hoodies. Ruby have just debuted their full collection at Fashion Week this year, was one of the year's most anticipated shows, and certainly lived up to expectations. Ruby's 'The Adventurers' AW 2011 collection followed the spirit of the adventurer in promoting practical yet stylish winter clothing. Crisp checked shirts, shorts and dresss, puffy jackets, parkas and coats in a colour palette of forest green, navy, mustard, mushroom and crisp blues were worn with desert boots, and just makes you want to go tramping in the hills! The Adventurers then takes a turn and heads towards featuring girlier ensembles, electric neon orange and metallic gold waist-hugging tunics and skinny cigarette pants which were paired with black shaggy knits.

This collection will certainly be very well received when it reaches stores! So hurry up and make mental lists of what you need, and then pre-order them! For me, that shaggy knit skirt and THIS mustard tunic dress are on the top of my list! :)


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

"... measles of the psyche, mumps of the soul" - Billy Collins

A friend of mine has put me on a shopping ban until about mid-December. Which means I'm not allowed to spend a single cent on anything other than food and school. This is my second week into the challenge, and I'm already suffering withdrawal symptoms. No clothes, no jewellery, no nail polish... THIS SUCKS! Seeing as the consequence of breaking this challenge is even worse, I guess I'll just have to suck it up and deal with it. Why I allow myself to walk into situations like these, I dont even know. SO, fuguring it won't do me or my pocket any harm, online window shopping is the safest bet - when the only thing you can damage is pretty much just my psyche.

1. Helmut Lang black waterfall jacket
2. Isabel Marant metallic-knit sheer sweater
3. Yves Saint Laurent Palais Mohawk suede heels (sickest shoes I've ever seen.)
4. Proenza Schouler Medium PS1 in Tan
5. Topshop Fang necklace (reminiscent of the Meadowlark fang necklace HERE.)
6. Sass & Bide embellished pants (must attempt and probably fail to DIY these after the exams!)

1. Alexander Wang Rocco duffel bag
2. Balmain purple suede skinny leg pants
3. T by Alexander Wang casual pocket tee
4. DKNY sequinned blazer
5. Burberry Prorsum shearling avaiator boots

Daria Werbowy; photographed after the Balmain show. She looks like absolute perfection in those purple suede pants! Obsessed with them now.


Monday, October 25, 2010

Abbey says.

Abbey Lee Kershaw can do no wrong by me. The perfect combination of fashion forward street style, that platinum blonde hair, and those unique features make her so intoxicatingly beautiful and interesting to look at. In my mind, she's this untouchable, exotic giraffe of a creature, with a gorgeous foreign accent - and then I realise that she was once just your average Melbournian teenager who worked part time at a bakery! And she has this most endearing little Ozzie accent. Abbey Lee is human after all, haha. (do watch the interview, she's so honest and down to earth.)

Abbey Lee returns home for November 2011 Vogue Australia editorial - and is stunning as always. She looks so good in this editorial, I'm convinced to buy even the skin off her back. Oh, and that Miu Miu dress, of course! Love her hair in this editorial, and that front-on shot of her is BEYOND STUNNING. I believe I've run out of adjectives to describe her with. The fact that this editorial is from Vogue Australia also makes me happy, cause this means its readily available at just about every supermarket/petrol station in existence and it won't cost me a bomb. This editorial is a keeper!

Fun fact : Abbey Lee Kershaw worked New Zealand Fashion Week in 2006 when she just started out as a model, hoping to make it big here. Fast forward a couple of years later, and she's been named the 5th most successful international model of the year!


Saturday, October 23, 2010


Sorry for being away for so long, I guess when blogging starts to feel like a chore, I deserve a bit of a break. Intending for it only to be a short week long break, studying for exams and being sick have done nothing to help. But for now at least, I've got the blogging bug back!

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Leather. My obession with this stuff is quite apparent, and rather unhealthy. I feel like I've let it manifest so much in my mind that at the end of the day, I NEED leather in every shape and form of clothing possible. I mean, LOOK! Jeremy Scott has even made leather underwear look like it belongs in everyone's wardrobe.

1. Leather vest, pleated leather skirt from Asos online catalogue
2. Jessica Simpson Leather strap wedges, like the Givenchy ones from HERE
3. White leather Docs, Moto jacket
4. Burberry S/S11 studded moto jacket
5. Black leather boy shorts
6. Alexa's 3.1 Philip Lim quilted leather shorts
7. Celine leather dess (worn as top)
8. Sleeved leather mini dress
9. Alix's leather pants
10. Jeremy Scott SS11 Leather cone bra
11. Salasai FW11 leather dress shirt
12. Studded leather moto jacket
13. Caroline's Acne leather shearling aviator jacket
14. Kate's Isabel Marant FW10-11 Red leather pants
15. Stolen Girlfriends Club FW11 cranberry leather crop top
16. Backstage : Balmain SS211
17. Rumi's 3.1 Philip Lim quilted leather shorts
18. Burberry FW10-11 campaign - THE campaign of the season!

What's your favourite leather look?