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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?

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

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!

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!

Which Stella?

I feel the mid-heel is far more practical for my lifestyle.

Both massively reduced at The Outnet.

Here and here.

What a perfect Summer sandal!

(said Susi, while sitting indoors from the 9 degree weather.
Good one Sydney.)

Speechless

 

This photo is everything.

 

My Kinda Woman

Spiral from top left: 
“Rio” Banana and Papaya earrings, “Sea Excursion” Pink Fish studs, Hippo studs, “Enchanted Garden” Square earrings, “Rio” Skull stretch ring, “Rio” Case Skull Bead Gypsy earrings, “Rio” Frog earrings, Ladybug feather earrings, “Rio” Pineapple earrings, Ladybug studs, Turtle studs.

While we’re on the topic of earrings and quirky themes of jewelry, it seems appropriate to bring Betsey Johnson into the conversation.

Although her brand filed for bankruptcy, she is still overseeing her jewelry and I couldn’t be happier. Not only is it affordable, she has truly unique, fun design ideas unlike anyone I have seen.

Yes I did add a sneaky ring, but who can deny themselves of a party skull with fruit on it’s head?! Fantastic!

And yes we have discussed my love of any fashion resembling food. I would have to say this is the reason my favourite of this selection of jewelry is the pineapple drop earrings.

Insects and other animals are also wonderful. How cute are the little hippo heads! That is not a question.

Visit my Polyvore to track down these glorious works of art.

Please note: the fun doesn’t stop there. Check out ShopStyle to see a full selection of Betsey’s jewelry including rings, bracelets, necklaces and watches.

Happy Monday! I am sick at home today so I hope your day has been nicer than mine. x