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June 17, 2014

WHAT I'M PACKING: SKINCARE / UPDATED ROUTINE



Montana Cox by Daniella Rech for RUSSH #52

If you’ve been around these parts for a while, you might know that I’m a little obsessed with skincare. I’m always on the hunt for more lotions and potions to add to my collection and am on the perennial quest to get perfect poreless glowing skin.  Well I think I might be on the right track with my current skincare routine.

Because I’m so invested in my skincare, I will be taking the whole kit and caboodle along with me on my travels so I thought this would be a nice little two-in-one post to show you what I’ve been using and what will be making the journey too!

June 13, 2014

REWIND: ISA ARFEN


Flashback to one of my ☆ all-time  favourite collections. Isa Arfen Spring 2013, you are a beaut.

I don’t know what it is but I am so on board with the colour palette in this collection, I think maybe it’s because the baby pink is quite muted and those pops of emerald green are a visual delight. The styling: on point. Really everything about this lookbook is perfection.

Since these pieces aren't available any more one of my projects for these two months that I have off is to learn how to design and sew my own clothes. I really need to make me one of those maxi tops with the slit fronts... I will keep you posted on how that goes. But for now enjoy the rest of the collection by clicking through!

June 9, 2014

CURRENTLY


The rest of the country may be grasping on to the few hours they have left of the long weekend, this girl is loving life because I’m on semester break, baby!

So what have I been doing apart from avoiding all the sales that are going on right now? (I’ve already failed at that even though I’m meant to be saving for my little overseas trip in a few weeks – more details on that coming soon!)

I’ve also been been doing a big cleanse – my room, my virtual life, my laptop. It’s the most therapeutic thing, cutting the clutter so you’re left with a clean slate. I feel like the state of my room is also a reflection of my state of mind at the time so I’ve been trying to clear out as much unnecessary stuff as I can.

Suki Waterhouse is my current girl crush. She’s the epitome of an ‘It’ Girl with her classic good looks, flawless winged liner, bold brows perfectly blow-dried bangs and British charm. Oh, and her style of course. She may have even influenced a sneaky purchase of a pale pink (Emily wearing colour?!?!?) midi skirt for a friend’s wedding and I’m actually so surprised by how versatile a piece it is. She’s even dating Bradley Cooper… The envy is endless.

I've also been loving the Jo Malone White Jasmine & Mint fragrance that my friends bought me for my birthday. It's not a scent I would usually go for but I find the crispness of the mint contrasted with the subtleness of the florals is really refreshing and it's been my go-to daytime fragrance.

I'll be posting more regularly these days so stay tuned, so many exciting things in the works!

June 2, 2014

PLEASE AND THANK YOU


edits by yours truly

Why is it that I post the most regularly when I’m avoiding doing other (and arguably more important) things? In this instance it’s my final essay for the semester. And what better time to bring out the tablet and brush up on my Photoshop skills than when you have an essay due, right? Right.

I fell hard for the Pre-Fall collection from Ellery entitled Transcendenta. I have always had a soft spot for the label this collection is quintessentially Ellery: luxe and streamlined and so chic. Kym has really mastered the art of incorporating the most incredible fabrics and textures her garments which I believe to be one of the label's greatest strengths and point of difference in the fashion world. Satin, silk and velvet - delicious.

In true Ellery style, the boxy shapes and structured silhouettes are balanced out by feminine details in exaggerated bell sleeves and deep V-necklines. But the thing that I love the most about Transcendenta is that it really is transcendent across seasons. These aren't purely trend-based pieces, they will stand the test of time. And let's be honest, when you're paying that much money you don't want to only be able to wear it for a season or two before it goes out of fashion. I could happily wear this collection exclusively for the rest of my life. No really, if you don't believe me I will accept the challenge provided you buy the clothes for me. (Please.)

I have also been obsessed with everything strapless and off the shoulder of late - those bustiers are perfection. Just recently I also finally purchased the Christopher Esber reversible halter dress after lusting after it for almost a year now - definitely justified. And, oh, it is an absolute dream on, so much so that I am saving it to wear to my 21st… in a year’s time. I realise that is a very, very long time to wear something but this is without a doubt my favourite thing that is hanging in my wardrobe and it deserves a special night to be worn on.

So back to how dreamy this collection is. Another knock-out collection from one of my favourite homegrown labels, I'll be scraping at pennies to afford a little somethin' somethin' for myself (oh the life of a poor university student). I'm eyeing off the USSR skirt and the Savannah velvet crop is just divine... Sigh. 



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