Wednesday, April 23, 2014

MBFWA Street Style Pt 2: Nicole Warne (aka Gary Pepper Girl)


Besides attending the fashion shows, it is always fun seeing people in real life that I had only previously seen in 2D via my computer screen.  The ever so beautiful (and whom I want to learn how to draw a winged liner from) Nicole Warne was one such person (who blogs at Gary Pepper Girl).  My sister had never seen her before, but was captivated by her too, and we really wanted to reach out and touch her Karla Spetic fuzzy jumper:


I am too shy to actually request someone to pose for me (as I'm actually there to attend shows, and am no street style photographer), so only piggy back at times when other do so, haha.  Maybe sometime I'll pretend I'm photographer...
Wearing Alice McCall - which was shown on the runway that very same day.

all pics are taken by me via iPhone and camera.


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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

MBFWA Street Style Pt1: The Street Style Photographers


I am back from MBFWA and had a blast, lots of yummy food, got plenty wet (what was with the horrid weather, Sydney?) and am slightly fashioned out, haha.

There were quite a few differences between attending Paris Couture Week (which I'm afraid I barely got to blog about, but may do so soon - better late than never, right)? and MBFWA (Mercedez Benz Fashion Week Australia - aka Australian Fashion Week).  One of them being I got to see several Street Style Photographers whose work I admire, and had only ever seen on my computer screen.  I didn't get to photograph them all, but I snapped a few sneaky pics, which I'm sharing here completely unedited because I still don't haven't replaced the Photoshop I accidentally deleted last year (oops!). 

Guess who's kicks are these?
Yep, Phil Oh from Mr Street Pepper (left) and Tommy Ton from Jak & Jil (right)
 Japanese Street Style Photographer Rei Shito in action
I wanted to touch that fuzzy cardi...And look! Such a simple camera! Her style has also been documented on The Sartorialist
Street Style blogger/photographer at Xssat Xiaohan Shen (right)  pictured chatting to fashion blogger Connie Cao from K is for Kani.

all pics by me

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Monday, March 31, 2014

I am off to Australian Fashion Week (aka MBFWA - Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week Australia) next week - now, what to wear?


Yes, in a semi-last minute decision, I applied late, decided late, booked my flights to Sydney over this weekend to leave next Sunday! I learnt the hard way during Paris Couture Week that even mid heels are murder on my feet, and after the first day vowed to stick to sneakers and/or my Isabel Marant Dicker boots for the rest of the week, irrespective of how uncool I looked.  I think I will be doing the same this time, even though I'd love to wear snazzy heels, it's just not realistic with my lack of high-heel tolerance. And comfort always comes first.

what to wear?

I vacillate between wanting to dress like I do everyday (jeans, tee, flats/sneakers/low heels), and then also wanting to wear some items that I don't get the chance to wear all the time, since I will actually have my hands free from the little ones. Am thinking of these dresses (although my horse dress is the 'reverse', cream horse on brown, and almost ankle length on me, haha):

via www.firstview.com (left: Zac Posen Spring/Summer 2006, right: Chloe by Stella McCartney Spring 2001)


As much as I'd love them teamed with strappy sandals I may resort to Dicker boots for comfort...

Anybody else going to MBFWA? If not, what would you wear?

Happy Monday everyone!

xx

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Blushing nudes


 Nars Orgasm blush (available at NAP), Nars Yachiko brush, Balenciaga bow ring (purchased from Matches Fashion), Aurelie Bidermann love ring (available at Shopbop), Popbasic wishbone ring, Chanel nailpolish in Ballerina, Country Road cut-out pouch, Chanel ballerina pumps (old), Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, Lasting UV Silk Foundation and Fluid Sheer in #10 (all available at Saks Fifth Avenue)

my pic via iPhone/Instagram

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Ted Moseby of Fashion: How to pronounce designer names from A to Z


When I was studying Fashion Styling, the 'teacher' mispronounced Ralph Lauren and Louboutin, which was like nails down a chalkboard to my ears (I mean c'mon, she was 'lecturing' on Fashion Styling!).  My sisters say I am a 'Ted Moseby', in that I am always correcting them (this may be partially true), but I must admit that I was pronouncing some of the designer names in the video below wrongly!  Although I'm not sure why 'Nike' is in that video! Nike? Really?

Garance Dore shared this video from i-D, which shows you the A-Z pronunciations of all the trickiest designer (and one model– Xiao Wen Ju) names in fashion, and I just had to post it here for my future reference, and to share it with you all (although I'm sure most of you already would have seen it on Garance's blog)



Did you have any that you were pronouncing wrongly? I had never heard 'Loewe' being pronounced like that before, must remember that one!

Pic and Video via Garance Dore.

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Wouldn't mind if everyday were Spa day!


Last week I had a delicious pampering spa session, courtesy of my sister, who gifted me a generous birthday gift last year.  Sure, it took me more than a half a year to actually get to the spa, but it was amazing!  In other news, late last week I received an email from Mercedez Benz Fashion Week, confirming my registration to the MBFW Australia, held in Sydney in April.  Now I just need to decide whether to go or not, the hardest part being my little ones.  It was so handy having my parents in Paris when I went there for Paris Couture week!

 Dress: from Richard Nicoll (eyeing the striped version HERE), Bag: Celine Trio in Navy (available here), Shoes: Celine Bam Bam (bought from Barneys NY), Bracelet: Celine knot from Departement Feminin, Sunglasses: Ray Ban Folding Wayfarers
Bag: Celine Trio in Navy (available here), Shoes: Celine Bam Bam (bought from Barneys NY), Bracelet: Celine knot from Departement Feminin

All pics mine via my iPhone/Instagram

Hope you all had a fab weekend!

xx

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