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September 20, 2013

THE NEW CLASSIC



If you follow me on Instagram, you may know I made a sneaky Tuchuzy purchase and finally got to First Base. I may have just found the best white shirt in existence. The slightly oversized fit, double pocket action, pointed collar perfection and all in 100% cotton. Pure heaven. I can tell you I will definitely be getting a lot of wear out of this bad boy this spring.



I’m a leather girl through and through, yet I have a confession – I’ve never owned a real leather jacket. Enter this vintage beauty I scored off eBay. This is just about the sexiest thing I own. It’s similar in style to the Acne Mape but without the price tag. Oh how I love online shopping sometimes.


How beautiful are these fine silver rings?! I’ve been wearing daily and they’re fast becoming some of my favourite jewellery. Let me let you in on a little secret though… from Lovisa and were just $15. Does it get any better? The answer is no, no it does not.

Also I’ve been poring over the pages of the latest issue of RUSSH magazine. So many incredible pieces and beautiful images, one of my favourite issues ever.


Thought I would also share a little snap of these blooms from my garden. Spring is most definitely among us and can’t get enough of the incredible weather we’ve been having in Sydney (hoping I don’t jinx myself on that!).


Happy Friday beautiful people!

Em xx


September 8, 2013

NYFW: ALEXANDER WANG SPRING 2014 RTW




Alexander Wang keeps proving time and time again why he is the prince of cool when it comes to fashion. However his collection for Spring 2014 RTW saw Wang taking a step away from his signature urban style and added a cleaner and more sophisticated edge. He has even gone beyond his usual palette of black, white and grey, breaking it up by introducing tender hues of blue and pink. 

High necklines, boxy pleats and cropped shirts  reigned. Oh and I think it's safe to say that by judging from this show and Rag & Bone's, it looks like preppy style is back. Wang manages to make tailoring look relaxed all while playing on the femininity of the wearer. Although many of the looks involved flashes of skin, they allow them to do so tastefully and the focus remains on the beauty of the garments - it's all about balance.

My two favourite looks from the show included a beautifully structured short-sleeved jacket and foldover shorts combo in white with contrast stitching (pictured above on Kasia) and a sweet powder blue shirt with a white collar and cuffs together with a matching pair of pinstripe boxer shorts (as seen below on my girl Behati).

I can definitely see a lot of Balenciaga's influence in many of the pieces and to be honest, if you didn't tell me this was Wang's collection I probably wouldn't have guessed. Although there are still some elements that are signature to his style - the structured shapes, slits, bare midriffs, clean lines and sportswear style - it's great to watch the designer's vision and creativity evolve and mature. I mean, I would never have expected to see an argyle printed cardigan from him.

Although the collection shows a different side to Wang, he has definitely not lost what he does best; that being his ability to showcase sexiness through minimalism. I can't wait to see what he brings to the table for Balenciaga. 



highlights from alexander wang spring 2014 rtw via style.com