Miss Miss Shop?

Once again, I am being a slack blogger. I could give you many excuses like that uni is very busy, and I have a new boyfriend who is taking up a lot of my time but the fact is I'm just a lazy blogger. On that note, this isn't even and outfit post, which makes me extra lazy I know, but I wanted to ask all my wonderful readers to pretty pretty please vote for me in the Miss Shop Super Stylist competition. The prizes are ace, and it would be amazing to even have a chance of winning, so if you think I have style, I would adore if you would vote for me!

This is my profile here and all you have to do is quickly sign up, and click on that pretty pink "vote for me now" box!

These are the images I used for my profile (all of which have been previously posted on this blog).

Once again, that link is https://www.myer.com.au/missshop/profile.aspx?id=1487 and I will try to do an outfit post very soon!


Too Uncool For School.

have been very slack on the outfit posts of late - most of the outfits I want to post have been at night and I never seem to be able to get a good picture!

Last night I caught up with my group of friends who I've known since kinder, we went to Taco Bill for sangria and mexican food which was lovely.

Please excuse the ratty ends of my hair, it is in desperate need of a trim! I love the slogan on this tshirt, usually I'm not big on tshirts at all, but this one gets a good workout!


Wearing: Evil Twin tshirt, Camilla & Marc Gem Skirt, Henry Holland for Pretty Polly suspender tights, Marc by Marc Jacobs mouse flats, op shopped ring, bracelet from Thailand, Diva Disney collection pink heart earrings, vintage gold chain necklace, vintage gold and navy velvet bow clip in hair.


Free as a Bird.

On Thursday, I handed in my last project for uni and  now I have five glorious weeks off! I will try to post a few of the things I did at uni in the next few days when  I'm not sleeping/tidying my room (messiest room EVER). These posts may be terribly boring, I'm not sure, but I've had a few requests to post my uni work, so here goes.

First up, I'll post some images I did for a subject called "Fashion Project". Fashion project was a five week course in which we studied each of the four elements (Earth, Air, Fire, Water) through physical exploration in relation to the body/fashion. Some of these aren't the best photos, but I didn't want to show the faces or work of my classmates without permission so I picked images with just me (except for the water one)

For our study of Earth, we brought in Barbie dolls and dressed them using clay. Mine is a sort of dominatrix cave woman Barbie, exploring the evolution of woman in history through Earth as an element.

For Air, we had to dress the human body in bags and baloons, creating an outfit using air and then seeing how it reacted in air. There are images of us jumping off tables, running etc, but as I didn't want to violate anybody's privacy, this is one of me at a standstill, mid airing-up!

Fire was my favorite exploration and we brought in plastic objects and synthetic fabrics to burn. I brought in this toy gun, and I love the way the heat gun manipulated it.

Our exploration of Water had us going to a local pool and taking underwater images of us in clothing. As you can see some of them turned out pretty well!

After exploring the four elements thoroughly in class and in visual diaries for homework, we had to choose a fifth element and create a collection (garment/s, photos, model etc) and video to be handed in with our visual diaries at the end of semester. I chose Caution as my fifth element, and decided to do a series of images expressing the caution which you needed to be aware of when messing with each of the elements. I got my friend A, and my brother D, and a blow up doll named "Just Jugs" and used them in a photo shoot on the elements. These are the final photos I presented along with their captions. (In my final collection they were presented in a concertina layout on black card with the captions in velum, stitched on with white thread.) I probably shouldn't have done photographs as my collection as I've never been a great photographer, but anyway!

You can see the images after the jump!


I'm alive!

I'm sorry dear blog for neglecting you so, I have been a busy busy girl but I promise to make it up to you by posting lots more once semester ends on the 8th of June!!

A lot has happened since I last posted, uni has gotten crazy crazy hectic, I've made amends with old friends, I turned 20, I bought my over the kneeboots which are now pretty much the love of my life and I have kicked my habit of having a potato cake every morning at uni!!

I spent this morning sewing the pants which I designed and am using for my end of semester uni assesment - if they turn out okay, I will post them here! I wore shorts today and everybody thought it was odd because they're so used to me wearing dresses and skirts (you should have seen their faces when I wore jeans last week!) I also wore my hair in a messy side plait which was a nice change.

Wearing: Forever New coat, Witchery scarf, CKM cardigan, Mink Pink top, Bauhaus shorts, no name tights, Tony Bianco boots.

As Bonsai requested to see a pic of the Forever New coat, I took a photo of it done up :) (Click on it and pic open in new tab or window to see it bigger)

Have a lovely Wednesday!


Kissing Roger Rabbit in the Rain.

I have a love-hate relationship with winter weather. I love it for the clothes I get to wear, and for the feeling of being all rugged up in a cold world, but I'm not a fan of the dreary grey skies and cold air - to be honest, it makes me feel a little down in the dumps. As today was one of the greyest days I've seen in a while, I dressed in a dark, black and grey outfit, steering away from colour. tomorrow I'm making myself mix it up a bit because all that black and grey managed to put me in a sulky mood I think!

For the first time, I wore my new Talulah "Kissing Roger Rabbit" vest today. It's quite different from anything else I own, so I wasn't sure how to style it, but I think I'll wear it with just black underneath next time - no grey.

I love the length of the vest and the way it falls. You can't see them that well but it has gorgeous decorative buttons!

Wearing: Talulah "Kissing Roger Rabbit vest", cheapo cardigan, Mink Pink dress, vintage necklace, RMK shoes. Nails painted in OPI Black Cherry Chutney.


I am happy.

I am happy today (not that I'm not happy any other day, but I'm just extra happy today). Have spent the afternoon doing homework for my favorite subject - fashion illustration and am feeling on top of the world! Wish all homework was this fun!

I have only worn red lippy a couple of times since I last posted on it, but today I decided to try it again! I felt very out of place on the dreary train ride to uni this morning, but for the rest of the day I was very pleased with it and have got to wear it more often!

Usually my best outfits are the ones I plan the night before, but I really liked today's - even though I just pulled it out of my wardrobe in a hurry this morning!

Wearing: Bardot blazer, Mink Pink top, vintage belt, Forever New skirt, RMK shoes, Tiffany & Co bracelet, Revlon lipstick in 'Really Red' and OPI nail polish in 'Big Apple Red'


I Feel Pretty.

I don't think I have ever felt as "at home" as I did in the outfit I wore today. It was very me, and I felt very pretty and girly all day - I love it when an outfit puts me in a good mood! Am wearing some new/old stuff I got on Sunday - a gorgeous vintage fluffy Alaia cardigan, a dress made from a vintage pattern and a necklace. My lovely brother took some photos for me today, so they're a bit better quality than my usual self timer pics!!

My gorgeous dog decided she wanted to join in on the fun, and have her photo taken too!
Isn't she adorable?!

Wearing: Vintage Alaia cardigan, dress from vintage market, noname tights, RMK shoes, Sportsgirl headband, vintage necklace.


Couch Jacket

I haven't posted in so long! Hopefully I'll stop being so slack now!

On the weekend my mother was going through some of the stuff she didn't wear anymore, and she gave me a few things. One of them was this gorgeous Anthea Crawford jacket. She said it's about 15 years old and I'm in love with it! The fabric reminds me of the upholstery of a couch, or of curtains! I was having trouble getting a decent photo, but here it is:

I also wore it with two other new/old things which I picked up at the Round She Goes preloved fashion market on Sunday. They are this black elastic belt with a gorgeous decorative silver clasp:
You can also see the colours of the jacket a bit better here! Please ignore the chipped edges of my nail polish, I just had a life drawing class and they got wrecked with charcoal etc.

And this hairpiece:

I am also quite excited by the length of my hair in these photos! I straightened it the other day so it's looking even longer than usual! I've been growing my hair for about four or five years now, so I'm very happy with it's length at the moment:
Wearing: Vintage Anthea Crawford jacket, vintage belt, Mink Pink rouched zip dress, over old knit dress for warmth, vintage hair piece, RMK flats, and cheapie tights. Nailpolish is Essie Angora Cardie.


I Think Ur A Contra

esterday I bought two albums I'd been meaning to get for a while, Vampire Weekend - Contra, and Angus & Julia Stone - Down The Way.

I decided to listen to Contra first, and I loved the last track, I Think Ur A Contra so much that I still haven't listened to Down The Way at all. I have been listening to I Think Ur A Contra non stop all day and I am seriously addicted. I don't think I've ever loved a song so much on the first listen, and I have no idea why I love it so much but it is amazing!!

I had a feeling once
That you and I
Could tell each other everything
For two months

But even with an oath
With truth on our side
When you turn away from me
It’s not right

I think ur a contra

My revolution thoughts
Your little arrows of desire
I want to trace them to the source
And the wire

But it’s not useful now
Since we’ve both made up our minds
You’re going to watch out for yourself
And so will I

I think ur a contra
And I think that you’ve lied
Don’t call me a contra
Till you’ve tried

You wanted good schools and friends with pools
You’re not a contra

You wanted rock and roll, complete control
Well, I don’t know

Never pick sides
Never choose between two
Well I just wanted you
I just wanted you

You said,
“Never pick sides
Never choose between two”
Well I just wanted you
I just wanted you

I think ur a contra
And I think that you’ve lied
Don’t call me a contra
Till you’ve tried 


Shades of Purple

Today I had a photoshoot for an upcoming editorial and the theme was Black Magic. Dressed in mostly all black ensembles I had pale makeup with dark red violet/black eyes, dark dark red lips and black nails with my hair up in a messy teased up do. The makeup, done by the amazing Melonie Santos was fantastic! The hair was put down and softened while the makeup was toned down, with the eyes becoming more purply and the lips going nude for the final few shots, but I still think it looks great!! (I couldn't get a great pic of the makeup but you get the idea!!)

Today when I wasn't in and out of outfits I wore my vintage Pierre Cardin purple (it looks bluer than it really is in the pics) angora cardigan which my Mum bought from a vintage store in the early nineties. It's definitely stood the test of time as it's my favorite piece of clothing!!

Vintage Pierre Cardin cardigan worn with Portmans top, Tokito skirt and RMK flats.


Red My Lips.

I've never been a big lipstick person. Usually I put the focus on the eyes, and left the lips fairly natural as I thought bold lipsticks didn't suit me. If I even bother wearing more than a lip balm I wear a very sheer gloss, a tiny bit darker than my natural lip colour, but the other day I decided to try a red lippie I had lying around. Not sure when I got this lipstick, but it's a Revlon Matte Lipstick in Really Red, and I've fallen in love with it. I tried the red lips thing at uni the other day, liked it so tried it again last night when I went to LMFF Independant Runway Show (Which was FANTASTIC). I wore it with a predominantly black outfit with gold accents. I think I'll be wearing red lippy a lot more now!

These were taken at the end of the night, so while I touched up the red for the photos, it looked better earlier on!


Pretty Hair Things.

I'm a sucker for headbands and clips, usually those in bow form, so I thought I'd do a post of some of my faves.

I bought this one last week from Sportsgirl. The pictures don't do it justice, it's absolutely gorgeous!

This sequined butterfly headband is from Equip, it was so cheap too!

This bow headband is a cheapie from Equip too. I wear it heaps because it looks good with so many different outfits!!

I adore this Sportsgirl clip. Usually I wear it on the back of my head below a bun but I had trouble taking good photos of that.

This headband actually used to be part of a dress I had. I never wore it anymore so I cut the bottom band of and turned it into this headband. The top part is now a vest/top thing :)

Yet another winner from Sportsgirl! I always feel like a little girl when I wear this headband!!

My face looks a little funny cause I've been doing charcoal drawings of my feet all evening for uni, and I managed to get charcoal all over my face. I wiped it off but it means my makeups a bit uneven!!