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June 27, 2013

THE NEW CLASSIC: DYLAN KAIN



While I adore my Wang, sometimes I feel like carrying the bare minimum and I find that it can be a little too big. There's nothing that excites me more than discovering an incredible new label and it makes it all the better when that label is Australian.

Dylan Kain is an incredible Australian label that was founded by sisters Bonnie Davis and Whitney Gilmore who spend their time between their hometown of Melbourne and New York. The label's focus is on beautifully constructed leather goods with functionality, and style being key in all of their creations.

The hunt was over for me when I clapped my eyes onto 'The LSC' at the AMPR showings back in early May. I understand it to be the beautiful little lovechild of a Comme Des Garçons pouch and a Céline Trio, the perfect little black bag (is that a thing, because if it isn't it should be!). It's also made up of two parts, can be used as a wallet, clutch or shoulder bag and features a gorgeous chain detail - absolutely divine.

These babies will be with you for life and will never date. I cannot wait to get my hands on an LSC very soon! Head on over to the Dylan Kain website to purchase, I promise you will not be sorry!


Emily xx


June 25, 2013

REFLECT




As we reach the end of June, it’s also a reminder that we are halfway through the year. 
Where did the time go? Looking back on the first half of 2013, I can count myself a very lucky girl. I have been blessed with having some very special relationships with the most beautiful people and this time last year I could never have imagined that I would have achieved the things that I have so far. This is only the beginning and with each day comes a new opportunity to create and live the life you desire. Love life and it will love you right back!

I hope you are all having a beautiful day, let's make the second half of the year even better than the first!


Emily xx


June 21, 2013

HALO THERE


source: coyotenegro

Still cannot get this beautiful piece of Balenciaga metal out of my head. I've been lusting over the stunning silver Sarah and Sebastian for Dion Lee headpiece and have seen myself ready to checkout and purchase it but my mind keeps questioning the wearability and practicality of it. Not only that, I'm not sure how good it would look when worn with strands that aren't permanently Pantene silky smooth (which mine definitely are not). I've consulted the Westfield cost-per-wear tool that Francesca mentioned on her great blog and if I wear it thrice a month for two years, I'm looking at $5.42 per wear. Justified? Debatable...

I also wanted to check in with you all and remind you to follow me over on Bloglovin'. As I'm sure most of you would know by now, Google Friend Connect will be lost forever come July but those clever people over at Bloglovin' have made it ridiculously simple for you to transfer your favourites from GFC over to Bloglovin' - just click right here and it'll take care of all the hard work! Too easy!

Cannot wait to share more exciting things with you all very soon, expect regular posts from me in during my uni break - I just have to wait for final exam on Monday to be over! 


Emily xx


June 8, 2013

RAW BEAUTY: ALEXANDRA SPENCER





Alexandra Spencer is one of those girls that guys fall over themselves chasing and girls dream of being. Not only is she a regulation hottie but she is incredibly well spoken, creating all the content for her personal blog 4th and Bleeker. This model is also a talent behind the lens, shooting campaigns for Cotton On and one of my favourite labels Friend of Mine as well as regularly taking candids and self portraits for her blog.

And let's just talk about her style for a second - girl really knows how to do sexy but never distasteful. After Christine Centenera she tops my list of people's wardrobes I want to raid. She is my style muse and epitomises the way that I want to dress: effortless and classic but never boring. I also never really 'got' the whole sports luxe thing until she turned up to MBFWA last year in the Celine Dion hockey jersey that started it all - honestly one of my favourite fashion moments ever.

Despite her busy schedule and with a tonne of exciting projects lined up, Alex was lovely enough to answer some questions. We talk her favourite beauty products, words of wisdom, Diplo and what the future holds for her. Having achieved so many incredible things already at just 24 years old, there's no doubt it'll be one hell of a bright one for Miss Spencer.


Keep reading to learn more about this incredible lady!


OMG: You have a killer sense of style, what are your wardrobe staples?

AS: Black Leigh moto jeans by Topshop, black suede Anouk pumps by Jimmy Choo, good silk shirts! And a little Balenciaga in between. 

OMG: What are the things you miss most about home?

AS: In Australia - my brothers and sister, my dogs, the Northern Beaches. In London - my mum and dad!

OMG: What’s your most prized possession in your wardrobe?

AS: My organza Givenchy dress! 




OMG: Something you wish you had invented?

AS: Apple. So I could be writing this on a super yacht.

OMG: You seem to have mastered the art of the no-makeup makeup look and your face always looks flawless, what are some beauty and makeup products you swear by?

AS: Thankyou! I use Dr. Lancer antioxidant 30+ sunscreen (best base), MAC Face and Body, Tom Ford stick in Bisque as a concealer, eyelash curler, no mascara and a Becca bronzer and Carmex for lips. 

OMG: Best advice you’ve been given?

AS: Every morning wake up and decide to be happy, Then decide that you can do anything you want to do and that you will succeed at it.  




OMG: What are your guilty pleasures?
AS: I have many pleasures, none of them are guilty! My favorite advice is to enjoy everything you possibly can.

OMG: What are you currently coveting?

AS: Marc Jacobs gold panne velvet dress from FW13.

OMG: Something people might not know about you?

AS: I have a massive crush on Diplo. 


OMG: You’re quite the traveller! What’s been your favourite trip so far?

AS: I just got back from the Viceroy Sugar Beach in St. Lucia for my birthday with my best friends, I can't even begin to tell you how amazing it was! But you'll see it on 4th and Bleeker this month!





OMG: What's next on your to-do list?
AS: Finish packing up my apartment to move to NYC tomorrow. 

OMG: Biggest achievement to date?

AS: Being happy with where I am right now and where I'm going.

OMG: What’s in store for Alexandra Spencer and 4th and Bleeker?

AS: Launching the 4th and Bleeker for Billabong collaboration in the coming months, And lots of other really exciting things that haven't been announced yet!!



Make sure you head on over to 4th and Bleeker and follow Alex on Twitter and Instagram! And while you're at it, why not follow me too!



xx