Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Kermit The Prep



JACKET: Ralph Lauren (similar HEREHERE and HERE)  |  WATCH: Chanel (also HERE and HERE)
JEANS: Levi's 501 (similar HERE and HERE)  |  HANDBAG: Moschino (similar HERE and HERE)

I've been getting really into Ralph Lauren and little fitted jackets lately. After years of wearing longline coats and androgynous blazers, it feels very fresh and delightfully preppy. This jacket in particular hits three sweet spots, being Ralph Lauren, a hacking jacket, and in Pantone's wholly ignored most recent colour recommendation of Kermit The Frog Green (they refer to it as "Greenery", but, like... Come on). I'm also wearing all vintage here, which I love because it's recycling! Is anyone else so done with fast fashion?


April xx

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Millenial Pink


SWEATER: Cotton On  |  JEANS: Nobody Denim via Glue Store
SNEAKERS: Minna Parikka (similar HERE and HERE)

I have always been a pink girl. From birth, my mother instilled in me her love of the girliest of hues. From baby to hot, pink in all its forms is sublime. But a soft, pale pink is my favourite. A wash of the pretty colour is currently the wallpaper on both my laptop and my What'sApp chats, and has likely been for several years (I used to have the computer wallpaper that changed to a different photo every 60 seconds, but I found out that it was one of the contributing factors to everything loading at a glacial pace). 
Alas, my beloved was set upon by the fashion powers that be, who tapped into what was apparently a secret love for many, many people. "Millenial pink", as someone has disgustingly renamed my sweet baby, was huge. And then... It stayed huge. "No, no," cried Pantone, "pink is SO over. Get ready for Kermit-The-Frog-green!" Nobody listened. Millenial pink continues to dominate across fashion, interior design and even - finally - the tech world (those nerds finally realised that people are actually interested in devices in colours other than basic red, blue and green!). 
It is both a blessing and a curse when something you love becomes a trend. Initially, there is joy that the thing you're always searching for, scouring eBay and AliExpress and vintage stores, is now easily accessible. But then you realise that it is no longer special and doesn't quite feel like "yours". Worst of all, you reach a point at which - GASP - you are sick of it. The trend is everywhere, on everyone and the most stylish among us are starting to declare it "over". While I am relieved that pink has held its own and stayed strong for actual YEARS, I am increasingly nervous about its inevitable demise and the possibility that I may grow to detest my longtime love. At least for now, I have this fuzzy, frou-frou sweater to keep me cosy and help me weather the style storm.

April xx

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Sydney Film Festival Closing Night Gala 2017


TOP: Fame and Partners  |  SKIRT: Fame and Partners 
BAG: vintage Rodo (similar HERE and HERE)  |  SHOES: Christian Louboutin (high version HERE)

This week, I trotted off to the Sydney Film Festival Closing Night Gala and premiere of the film Okja. I intentionally went in knowing nothing about the film, save for the fact that it starred certified babe Steven Yeun, who would also be in attendance on the night. I don't want to give anything away, so all I'll say is that Okja is powerful, moving, funny and an absolute must-see. Animal-lovers may struggle (my date for the night was my bestie and fellow vegetarian Caitlin - we bawled our eyes out during a couple of scenes!), but I highly recommend it nonetheless. It's available this week on Netflix, so get ready to Okja and chill.

April xx

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Sportif


DRESS: Nude Lucy  |  JACKET: vintage Levi's (similar HERE and HERE)  |  SNEAKERS: Chanel (similar HERE and HERE)

Hey lovelies! I've just been giving this bad boy blog a nice revamp, which is rather challenging, given that this is not my main job and I'm also a bit of a moron when it comes to coding/tech things/etc. (srsly, what is CSS? No, don't tell me. I'll fall asleep). I hope you like it!

April xx