Author Archives: Daniela: The Fashion Journals

What’s in my bag?

Okay, this isn’t my bag but maybe one day…
What's in my bag

 

Gucci man shoulder bag
3 120 AUD – mytheresa.com

Yves Saint Laurent card case wallet
400 AUD – ssense.com

Chloé round lens sunglasses
455 AUD – net-a-porter.com

NARS Cosmetics dark circle concealer
40 AUD – lordandtaylor.com

Nars cosmetic
37 AUD – harveynichols.com

Victoria s Secret eau de perfume
24 AUD – victoriassecret.com

Sugar Paper brass pen
53 AUD – bloomingdales.com

November Aesthetic

Back and levelled up

 

Nasty Gal bralet top
53 AUD – nastygal.com

Alexis flared pants
665 AUD – ifchic.com

Gianvito Rossi black ankle booties
1 320 AUD – tessabit.com

Gucci mini handbag
1 695 AUD – mytheresa.com

Delfina Delettrez gold diamond ring
6 415 AUD – saksfifthavenue.com

Gemstone earrings
6.60 AUD – shein.com

Cartier rose gold jewelry
17 810 AUD – truefacet.com

Cartier gold bangle
7 920 AUD – 1stdibs.com

Cartier ring
4 925 AUD – vestiairecollective.com

Dolce Gabbana tech accessory
410 AUD – luisaviaroma.com

Chloé round sunglasses
1 665 AUD – net-a-porter.com

Nars cosmetic
34 AUD – macys.com

Deluxe Better Than Sex Mascara
16 AUD – toofaced.com

Too beautiful to let them win: dealing with terrorism as a traveller

On July 12th 2016, I left Nice, France complaining about how sunburnt I got while sitting on the beach, enjoying a beautiful day with my new Contiki friends. Two days later someone drove a cargo truck into innocent crowds celebrating Bastille Day. Talk about a wake up call to real world issues.

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New year, who dis?

2016 was a strange year, but it was undeniably lit.

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TFJ TRAVEL JOURNAL: LIECHTENSTEIN/MUNICH/INNSBRUCK (Contiki European Impressions)

OANS! ZWOA! DREI! G’SUFFA!

Picture this: You’re in Munich, it’s midweek, approximately 8pm, and everyone is LIT AF

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Five stereotypical Melbourne Men

1. I spent all my money on clothes. I look fresh, but I’m starving

You know the saying “the struggle is real”? that term was probably coined by one of these Melbourne men. They’ll happily splurge on that unnecessary fifth Tommy Hilfiger shirt in that hideous colour that they’ll never wear; and their wardrobe is probably a lot more impressive than yours is, but unless their eating a home cooked meal, they’re probably starving (maybe that’s how they fit into their super skinny chinos?)

2. I spent all my money on my car and now I look like I just got out of bed

(and they’re not even wearing Peter Alexander pyjamas) ?

3. I drink organic coffee and talk about indie music all day

 

Have you ever read a book and imagined that perfect, cultured man with the flannel shirt and skinny jeans, who most likely plays guitar and can recite passages from literary classics while serenading the main character who you can totally relate to?

Well Melbourne is full of them and you can find your own at indie cafes, book stores, and the next Rubens gig.

4. Mum and Dad sent me to a private school and now I intern at a law firm (did you notice my Rolex as I told you that?)

These guys are all about polo shirts, knitted jumpers and Daniel Wellington watches (when they get tired of looking down on their dad’s old Rolex)

These guys are so preppy it’s like they’ve stolen directly from Nate Archibald’s costume wardrobe and didn’t think we’d notice.

5. I go to Rats every weekend and only shop at General Pants

Everyone loves a good banger but not quite as much as these guys do. In case you weren’t sure, STUSSY for them is like a drug and they won’t make out with anyone who isn’t wearing matching Adidas Superstars.

Okay so can we talk about the BS sizing at Brandy Melville? (and wtf is up with Vogue’s boob shaming?)

One size fits all? No worries, this top barely holds both boobs, but all women are built the same, true?

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Three ways travelling can ruin you

Exploring the world is an incredible experience, just keep in mind that no one talks about the ways in which becoming a traveller can ruin you. (Although I may be exaggerating a little bit)

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TFJ TRAVEL JOURNAL: SWITZERLAND

Toboggan down the Swiss Alps? check ✔️

Walk across the highest elevation suspension bridge in Europe? Check ✔️

Bungee jump off of a cable car? check, check, and check ✔️

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TFJ TRAVEL JOURNAL: BRUSSELS / AMSTERDAM / ST. GOAR

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TFJ TRAVEL JOURNALS: LONDON/WINDSOR/OXFORD

Before even seeing London, I always knew I would love it. This city not only lived up to my expectations, but exceeded them.

The best part for me was definitely spending time with much loved family who live there, but it wasn’t only that which confirmed my idea to move there some day.

London is a city filled with hundreds of years of history. Monuments can be found around the corner, and the atmosphere is indescribable. I found London to be a welcoming place, maybe because I was completely open to everything that it had to offer as well. In London, we saw the London Eye, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Covent Garden (which isn’t actually a garden) Shakespeare’s Globe, South Bank, The Shard, The Cheese-grater, London Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, and Oxford Street. I felt like I was playing real life Monopoly.

During our time we also saw two Shakespeare productions at the Globe Theatre. We watched one of my favourite plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream as well as Macbeth. If you are interested in theatre or literature, or are just curious about The Globe, I definitely recommend going to see one of the productions, it was easily one of the highlights of our time in London.

We also went to Oxford and Windsor. Oxford was nothing like I expected, probably because I didn’t actually know anything about it other than it was home to one of the world’s most prestigious universities. As for Windsor, I got quite jealous when I saw how well the Queen lives. By luck, the flag on the castle was raised whilst we were there, which meant that Queen Lizzie was in the building.

For summertime, the weather in London wasn’t the best, it was always jacket weather, except for the one day that we were in Oxford, but regardless I think it added to the atmosphere of each place we went to. I definitely recommend London to anyone who enjoys the city lifestyle and wants a trip that they can fill with historical sightseeing, culture immersion, and shopping.

Have you guys been to London? What were your favourite places?

xx

POST TRAVEL DEPRESSION

It has been a mere three days since my return home from Europe, and although I was only gone for five weeks, it was enough to induce some serious post travel depression, which I assure you is real and frankly, it’s pretty horrible.

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20 things they don’t tell you about Contiki tours

At the moment, I am travelling Europe and yesterday my Contiki tour came to an end, and from the start I had no idea what to expect. I had previously toured Italy when I was 16 with my school, and imagined it would be somewhat like that… I was wrong (but pleasantly surprised)

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