Futuristic Footwear

It is a truth universally acknowledged that I have a thing for anything metallic. 
You can only imagine the joy when, after a period of taking a break from online shopping, I take a look around and find all these beautiful, BEAUTIFUL silver specimen across cyberspace.

Lately I really have been drawn more towards heels that will be sturdy – “chunky” is too strong a word. Stilettos can wait. (Although there are still some great silver pumps lurking around… Curious? Look no further than here.)

These are a few of my favourites right meow. 

From the top: the infamous 3.1 Philip Lim Cody heels. Fetch your pair from The Corner. Still love them. Minimal and magic.

The gorgeous Max Mara Rivolo shoes. Elegant, sophisticated, modern. Seriously. Via Matches

The most expensive option, but they are as cool as they are interesting as they are chic. Who doesn’t want to be a Proenza girl, really? By Proenza Schouler, on The Corner.

Which are your favourite?

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Fashion in Brisbane: The Happy Cabin

I wandered into this store after noticing a little blackboard sign on the rustic wooden front door saying “Curious?” The only way I knew how to describe this shop after finding it was: “just perfect”. What a wonderful little world to stumble upon! Only about five months old, and the whole atmosphere of the shop was peacefully nostalgic. Bon Iver played softly and I was transported to another time. Also the shop assistant Hannah invited me to a Wes Anderson themed party that night – go figure.

At first I took notice of the clothes neatly hung on homemade wooden racks. Brands such as Somedays Lovin, and one-off, hand-picked vintage bags, shoes and other items. Venturing further into the store there were men’s SKULLS snapbacks, sneakers, socks and backpacks, and a variety of shirts, trousers and shorts. I loved the beautiful, simple cotton women’s NICO underwear pegged onto string amongst wool pom-poms. The centre table in the shop had a few pairs of cute clogs, nice clutch purses and envelope-style bags, woolen cactuses (!!!), jewelry and other quirky, fun items. Of course the table was on an animal carcass mat. I loved the arrangement of big scented candles on a wooden ladder.

Amongst the selection of clothing, accessories and curios were perfectly suited paintings and drawings hanging, stacks of old books and suitcases, old wooden ladders, chairs and tables, cactuses and other plants, vintage lamps and globes, paper decorations hanging from string, all creatively and immaculately placed. What impressed me the most was the great visual merchandising of it all. It wasn’t hard to realise the shop owner Leah is the genius behind it all. I could tell everything in the room was carefully chosen.

If you find yourself in Brisbane, take a trip down to the West End. You’d be crazy not to experience this.

The Happy Cabin
58 Vulture Street
West End
Brisbane, QLD.

Were I born a man I would definitely buy that strawberry hat.

I bought this giraffe shirt, obviously

I love this little tooth pouch!

Cutlery rings! How perfect

I Fell In Love Just Now

For The Love Of Dries

The Dries Van Noten show made me very happy.
The mixing of fabrics, the slouchy masculine vs. feminine combinations, and the uptown meets Kurt Cobain vibes.

I’m going to find some checkered pumps and a plaid shirt ASAP.
These are my absolute favourite looks (most of the show).



That lip colour!

This is what would happen if Kurt came back as a Dries girl.

Dries hitting the nail right on the head. Bravo!

A Chilled Summer

There was a beautiful simplicity to the A Détacher Spring 2013 show.
Mona Kowalska showed us pieces that were unique in structure and effortlessly stylish.
I was struck by these few looks.
Firstly the opening look:

The bold colour and perfected knot detail demands attention. The shoes round the look off as effortless.

The clashing of these fine prints is tied together with colbalt blue detail. Or worn separately, the pants would look stunning with a loose cotton shirt or button up.
The shirt is so interestingly constructed. The knotted volume is reminiscent to me of Vivienne Westwood, but also of innocent gingham dresses. I’m blown away.

Gingham continues, and Mona perfects the pyjama-chic look. The construction of the print and the direction messes with my mind a bit. In a good, gentle way.
I’d happily wear this all Summer long.

Having said that, these shorts make my dreams come true. Lately all I want is loose fitting, knee length shorts. The slight transparency on the shirt is innocently sexy. I’m loving this.

This just yells 90’s vibes out to me. Perfect!
Spaghetti straps, metallic handbag, strappy footwear – although I’m not 100% sure what’s going on there.
This dress is what I would be wearing out every night.
The strap of material off the hem is interesting.
Jewelry has seemed unnecessary to me lately. Maybe because it gets upwards to 35 degrees somedays now here in Sydney. Or I’m just bored of the jewelry I do own.

Looking forward to scoping the online stores out for some of these pieces come overseas Summer!

Groovin

New from Flume, one of my favourite local boys.

Jooz

I remember checking out her website about a year ago and asking myself “How exactly does one become a casting agent?” It does seem like a brilliant job to have. She is also a fashion consultant.

Anyway I have decided to update this site more regularly as a way to understand exactly what I am interested in, fashion, music, and culture-wise. Because I regularly confuse myself.

I have taken some photos from her blog Tales of Endearment, which houses beautiful galleries of photos as she updates throughout her travels to interesting cities and documents her outfits, friends, shopping, and new fashion collections. I.e. my dream life.

I am so inspired by her use of colour and shape. What a well-dressed woman!
She really does seem to be full of life. The way she blends vintage with new pieces of clothing is something I aspire to do well at. Go Joos!

Look below via Stockholm Streetstyle.

Via her Instagram.
Potentially wearing Vika Gazinstaya?

Here she goes again layering. Photo I believe by Tommy Ton

Her look really does seem polished and carefully thought out, something I personally lack. Such a great eye for good design and proportion!