Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Part Two: RAVER ~ KID

~ 2 ~

Quick word: I am compiling this blogpost in Hoi An, Vietnam.

Stripe Bodysuit: American Apparel
Mesh top: Ebay
Yellow Shorts: American Apparel
Shoes: Deandri
Bumbag: Daiso

Monday, 10 November 2014

Natalie Pretorius Photography: Part One NEON iCON | Forever 21 Australia Opening

<3 Hello Pals <3

Here is Part One of possibly one of my favourite photoshoots ever. A collaboration with the talented photographer Natalie Pretorius: a charming gal from California, bringing her eternal-summer aesthetic to the Brisbane fashion scene.

This is the outfit I wore to the media walkthrough for the first Forever 21 Store in Australia.
I spent most of the time in the lingerie section- it was phenomenal.

The theme, I decided on the day, was going to be NEON iCON.
So put on yo shades, maybe turn down the brightness too, and scroll on.

Suit: Missguided
Turtleneck top: American Apparel
Shoes: Deandri
Sunglasses: Ra Ra Superstar
Socks: Happy Socks

Hand aesthetics are v important.

Nail Polish: "Dive In" by KIT Cosmetics
Rings: mostly from the Silver Shop in Brisbane.

Okay baiii <3

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Connie X Mary

I was walking home (holding my freshly baked dominos pizza) when I had an epiphany.

This is the best way I can sum up my train of thought:
-> My pizza made me happy.
-> Will this pizza always make me happy- time after time?
-> No, I'll probably get sick of the pizza as a special concept, and become desensitised to its effects.
-> I'd have to upgrade, perhaps start indulging in restaurant grade pizza.
-> But I could never be satisfied with that forever- more upgrades.
-> It's possible that one day I'll have eaten all the best pizzas in the world and no pizza could make me as happy as it once did.
-> I am terrified as I realise happiness is never stationary and you must always be fuelling it.

In this sense I can kind of understand how some incredibly successful people are not happy- where do you go once you hold in your hands the stars you've always dreamed of reaching?

"I used to dream every night, now i never dream at all.
 I'm hopin' that it's cause I'm livin' everything I want."
- Childish Gambino (Donald Glover) 

Luckily I'm still reaching for my ultimate goal; there are many more checkpoints to come and I'm excited for each and every one of them. 

This scene from The Great Gatsby comes to mind:

And with that we transition into the song of the week from the Great Gatsby Soundtrack: $100 Bill

This week we have my collab with my lovely friend Mary Hecker!
The theme we set (last minute) was coot sunnies and red lipstick, we also accidentally wore the same top, enjoy amigos!

Sunglasses: Ra Ra Superstar (Lavender Latte)
Earrings: Angel Puffs
Mesh top: Sad Eyes Apparel
Watermelon Bra: Nastygal
Black Tennis Skirt: American Apparel
Fishnets: Ebay

Nike Socks from- you guessed it- Nike
Shoes: Ebay

Rings form the Silver Shop in Brisbane City.
Glitter from Typo <3


Halter top and skirt: Everland Clothing
Shoes: Dr Martens

And then we dance:

BYE BBGALS (and boys, I don't discriminate)

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Ra Ra Superstar Part Two: Miscellaneous Lookbook

Listened to this song way too many times- sorry Evelyn- Two Weeks

Welcome to part two of ma collaboration with Ra Ra Superstar! This week I've compiled the miscellaneous outfits- all items are available in store at 284 Given Tce Paddington or on their online shop :)))
Enjoy xx

Outfit One: Pink Paradise

How gorgeous are these vintage Doc Martens!!?

The back is a highlight- note: top can also be worn as a halter!

It was so difficult for me to choose from the huge range they had in store, but clear pink, reflective, and embellished with daisies and pearls? Yes pls.
Also lipstick is by Australis.

Outfit Two: A Juxtaposition of All Things

Who knew tie dye would go with sequins and denim?

Flippin' ma hurr, throwin' shade

Statement jackets/outerwear can really make an outfit 100x better.

Shoes from Ebay

Song reminds of me of those 'hectic' Yr 11 'rave' parties haha

Das better.


Sunday, 21 September 2014

Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane

Hey everyone!
This is my belated blogpost about MBFF: a fabulous week of fashion and catching up with some of my faves in the blogging community.
This year is my first time attending the events and to say I was overwhelmed is a vast understatement.
Between spending hours labouring over what to wear and then actually executing the whole look, fashion week was exhausting in the best sense of the word. The kind of exhausting that makes you feel like you've done something worth doing. The kind of exhausting that allows you to sleep sound at night with the knowledge your day was not wasted.

Here we goooo:

Day One

I met up with the girls at The Fashion Bar before the first show (Myer SS15) on Monday. There were beautiful people everywhere and I decided I needed a drink. In my haste to retrieve my media lanyard I accidentally walked into the shot of Mr Alex Perry. It was only after I heard the photographer mumble "we'll take that one again" before I realised I'd walked straight into the Australian designer's close-up. 
Connie:1, Alex Perry: 0

The lil girl gang: Katie, Jordy, Maddie, Kate & Mik

Seafolly's SS15 collection killed it with bold prints and colours.

Myer ambassador Kris Smith lookin' tasty in lilac.

Myer Spring/Summer 2015 Collection
A beautifully structured dress- one of my favourites from the night.

Top & Skirt: Nastygal
Bag: Miss Shop
Choker: Twirly Trinkets
Lipstick: "Wicked" by Lime Crime

Stompers (shoes): Deandri

Day Two

The Emerging Designers Show was a great mix of everything I love about fashion: there was flare, creativity and some downright obscene shit (that I do like).

A Jacksonian Era had models wear very Victoria's Secret-esque wings, which really made the little girl in me squeal YASS.

Model Esha backstage wearing the golden smokey eye makeup for the night.

Kate and I's outfits
I'm wearing:
Dress: Nastygal
Shoes: ASOS
Earrings: Angel Puffs
Lipstick: "Red Velvet" by Lime Crime

Day Three

For me this was Thursday as I didn't attend anything Wednesday: sorry if that has fucked up your sense of continuity. The Fashion In The City Show was on during the day (don't have an ootd for that sozzles) and then two Mercedes Benz Group Shows that night. This day was by far the most exhausting but seeing as it was also my last I wanted to make it a good one. Watch out for the many lookalikes I spotted too!

Spotted: Chuck Bass is dat u?

George Wu killed it.
He skinned every other motherfucker that nite I mean look at that mesh organza I CAN'T DEAL.
Would love to rock the sheer skirt & panties look for a ball sometime.
Slow clap for you Wu.

There was some notable Game of Thrones inspo from the Group Show.
Pictured above: Sansa Stark wearing Chetcuti.
Below: Khal Drogo wearing Urbbana.

 It's the topknot.

Prime example of weird funky shit that speaks to my soul.
I don't even know what to call this.
It's like a space cadet's fancy dress.
Keep me guessing Chetcuti.

The Arena


OOTN lookin' like a happy moron
Top: Bardot
Pants: Nastygal (wow I been really repping NG this week)
Shoes: Deandri
Choker: Sad Eyes Apparel

My bag GLOWS 

Shot for Cocktail Revolution by Ruby Reginato