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MET Gala 2015

You win this time, Bieber.

I had a lot of difficulty deciding on my favourite looks from the Met Gala. This is because when it comes to an event like this, the main thing you have to consider is theme, and then you go from there and implement your personal style and design preferences.

I think I should start off by saying something nice, because I think that this year’s Met Gala was probably the most boring and uninspired of them all.

Okay, I know, I was meant to say nice things and I didn’t get off to a good start… 

I’m not going to lie, I liked Kim Kardashian’s gown and thought that the details were incredible, however, I don’t think it suited the theme of this year’s Met Gala, which was China: Through the looking glass. Same with Beyoncé; I think we all know that I absolutely love her, but Bey, I do not get the inspiration behind your dress (or rather, lack of). For any other occasion, I think Beyoncé looked absolutely stunning. Seriously, she looked incredible, but I think the attention from her gown deterred attention from the overarching theme of the night.

Moving on to my favourite looks of the night, I think Rihanna nailed it. 

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Rih was in Guo Pei, and I think that the detailing on the dress achieved an oriental look, and the fabrics worked fabulously together to create an outstanding look.

Out of the men, Justin Bieber hit the nail on the head.

metLike I said before, embrace the theme but put your own spin to it, and that’s exactly what the Biebs did. This Balmain look was sophisticated and has the ability to be worn off of the red carpet. 10/10.

Okay, can I get a round of applause for Jessica Hart?

metOut of all the women, Rihanna aside, Jessica Hart had my vote for best dressed. It is a perfect combination of the design aspects of the Chinese culture, and equal part modern style. The colour is gorgeous and it’s a perfect balance of simplicity and elegance. It’s just, like I said, perfect. We should also give a standing ovation to the Valentino team.

While I planned this post I though “yes, I am going to have my favourites in order” but honestly I think these are all actually equal favourites, yes, some stood out more than others but I appreciate them all the same.

Next is Fan Bingbing. I’m going to be completely honest and say I didn’t know who she was until I saw this incredible emerald cape gliding down the red carpet, then she turned around. It was like a Cinderella moment, I needed to know who she was, and I really hoped she would drop the cape so I could fly over there and pick it up and keep it find her to give it back.

I feel I should also mention Kendall Jenner, who looked absolutely stunning in this Calvin Klein gown.

metThis is probably my only exception to the ‘theme rule’ because when you think about it, Calvin Klein is known for simplicity, and I guess the colour matches the theme. I’m going to justify it because I love this look and I think Kendall looked stunning.

I think what disappointed me most was that the whole concept of the ball was forgotten by most. It is a themed costume benefit gala, and we have actresses like Reece Witherspoon and the Olsen twins who wore the most basic pieces in history. There was no costume aspect to it. None, it purely seemed like the haute couture version of lazy.

Finally, my last bone to pick is with these people. First thing’s first, in 2014 Beyoncé wowed everyone with her Michael Costello floral-lace dress at the Grammy’s, and now these women, including Beyoncé herself, have tried to replicate the look but make it look like they didn’t (does that make sense?)

 

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Don’t get me wrong, they all look absolutely incredible, but come on ladies, be creative, I get this is a trend and making a statement on a world wide platform is the goal, but every gown has the right occasion, and this wasn’t it.

Then there are these ladies, who are ready for the after party before the ball even began.

To end this on a good note, I’d like to point out my favourite gowns in general, regardless of the occasion.

La Parisienne

La Parisienne

Who is the perfectly imperfect woman who is filled with pride, desire and ambition, who is her own oxymoron? It’s la parisienne 

Osklen black v neck dress
695 AUD – farfetch.com

Chanel pre owned shoes
665 AUD – tradesy.com

CÉLINE black bag
4 845 AUD – portero.com

Givenchy chain jewelry
3 820 AUD – barneys.com

Givenchy bracelet jewelry
1 320 AUD – selfridges.com

Chanel stainless steel watch
7 145 AUD – luxurybazaar.com

Rose engagement ring
1 195 AUD – mdcdiamonds.com

Nars cosmetic
62 AUD – johnlewis.com

Red lipstick
20 AUD – manicpanic.biz

Black eye makeup
41 AUD – marcjacobs.com

Chanel moisturizing lipstick
45 AUD – beautyencounter.com

Uni Chic

So tomorrow I have my first day of university orientation, or as everyone except me seems to call it “O-Week”. I’m not going to lie, I’m a little nervous, but then every time I think I’m nervous I remember that I don’t actually have any classes, and just have a “welcome lecture” and then I’m finished by 11am…

One thing that has been on my mind since I got into university is that I need to buy things specifically for uni, such as basic tops, another pair of jeans/pants, and maybe another jacket or two, not to mention a pair of black converse and flat boots…

So far, out of that whole list I have purchased a black Agent Ninteynine tote bag from General Pants, and a Marc by Marc Jacobs cosmetics case… I obviously needed a plain tote bag for school considering i’ll need a bag that’s big enough to carry books, my laptop and an iPad, while also versatile enough to use every day with any outfit. The cosmetics case on the other hand was an impulse buy after deciding that I needed a case to carry essentials in the event that I needed to touch up after a long day or if I was in a rush and didn’t get a chance to put on/finish my makeup routine. I work at David Jones for Mimco and therefore am located in the contemporary handbags department, and various Marc by Marc Jacobs items were on the counter and after a long shift, I couldn’t help myself!

In the edit above I have tried to be a little creative with potential outfits that I can wear to uni; who says that school attire has to be boringly casual? Did we learn nothing from NYFW street style?!

Style Crush: Kylie Jenner

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It’s been quite a while now that i’ve been keeping a close eye on KJ’s style, but there’s something about the cliché blue lob and over lined lips that has stopped me from sharing my observations. I think I was just worried that I would seem like another basic trend follower, but I’ve come to the conclusion that I don’t care because… why should I?

Kylie can literally go from elegant and sassy to Coachella ready in 0.00 seconds and no matter what style she tries, she pulls it off. Not only are her outfits on point all the time, but so is her makeup and hair. It’s literally like she doesn’t put a foot wrong, which reminds me, Kylie could (and does) wear plain jeans and a singlet top, and always has the most incredible shoes which make the whole outfit. Here’s what I mean:

kjI think what I like most about Kylie’s style is that it reminds me that anyone with any means can look chic without breaking the budget. Say you invest in good, gorgeous pairs of shoes in neutral colours, you can easily add an air of effortless style to an otherwise plain outfit. Finish the look with unique jewellery and you’ve got yourself a super easy, super chic look with minimal effort!

 

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Inspired by a recent Kylie Jenner Instagram stalk, I devised this look for anyone willing to take a leap of faith and dive into the cool, chic, ‘live while you’re young’ look, topped with small but statement making accessories and killer shoes!
You can get the look following the links below

MANGO distressed tee
25 AUD – mango.com

One Teaspoon distressed shorts
130 AUD – thedreslyn.com

Aquazzura heels & pumps
855 AUD – forwardforward.com

Givenchy handbag
2 950 AUD – selfridges.com

Pre owned jewelry
520 AUD – therealreal.com

MARC BY MARC JACOBS bracelet jewelry
275 AUD – couture.zappos.com

MARC BY MARC JACOBS stud earrings
74 AUD – nelly.com

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“I love you.” “…So what?” “…So what? So plenty!”

There are many things that I love about Breakfast At Tiffany’s. Firstly, the novel was written by one of my favourite authors, Truman Capote. Secondly I feel like Ms Golightly, although beautiful in appearance, and alluring in aura, is very very emotionally damaged. I feel like it’s a trait that anyone who has dreams goes through. Anyone who has been hurt can understand where Ms Golightly is coming from.

Not only that, there’s something about Breakfast at Tiffany’s that makes me nostalgic of places I’ve never been to, and people that I’ve never met (or exist… book characters…) and also makes me fall in love with the idea of New York even more than usual!

However, it is also so beautifully classic with regard to the fashion seen in the film, worn by the elegant, free spirited Holly Golightly. Even the idea of keeping a stray ginger cat and taking daily strolls through Tiffany & Co. is so much more appealing when you’re dressed like so.

Honestly, since watching Breakfast At Tiffany’s at this age, I’ve developed a yearning to dress in gorgeous black Givenchy dresses everyday, with over sized hats, hiding behind the classic “Audrey” sunglasses.

Beyonce’s On The Run Tour Costumes

Beyoncé and Jay have been hitting headlines with rumours about their relationship, following the “elevator incident” and then with some woman coming out saying that she was Jay’s lover, even releasing a music video called “Sorry Mrs Carter”, and yet, through all of it, Bey and Jay were performing on their On The Run Tour, a tour which probably couldn’t have been as successful or wouldn’t even exist if the couple were in such trouble as the media is making them out to be.

Maybe when Beyoncé and Jay Z stop making songs about and featuring each other, will I believe the rumours, and maybe when their on stage chemistry isn’t smokin‘ I might just accept the fact that their relationship is coming to an end, but until that happens, I’m not gon’ give up on them.

Plus, even Queen Bey says “Who wants that perfect love story anyway?” 

Let’s be real here, Bey and Jay are “down to ride till the very end”

Now, enough with the Beyoncé/Jay Z lyrical puns, Her OTR tour costumes are some of the most incredible and bad ass costumes that we’ve seen her in!

Designers like Vogue’s ‘The Fashion Fund’ winner of 2008 Alexander Wang, Project Runway’s Michael Costello, Givenchy, Vrettos Vrettakos, Diesel, and Versace have designed costumes specifically for Beyoncé for the tour, and they’re blowing us away!

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A compilation of every material thing that I’m loving right now

A compilation of every material thing that I want

Materialistic? Probably.

Motivating? Oh yeah.

I’m just happy that I can tick off the Topshop Jeans, the Tiffany necklace and the Real Techniques cosmetic brushes!

Estradeur crop shirt
$24 – nelly.de

Alexander Wang short boots
net-a-porter.com

Pieces mesh zipper bag
$55 – pieces.com

Yves Saint Laurent black ring
$300 – selfridges.com

Kenzo stackable ring
farfetch.com

Yves Saint Laurent black ring
$335 – ekseption.es

Kenzo tech accessory
openingceremony.us

CÉLINE celine sunglasses
$360 – harveynichols.com

Shiseido makeup
lordandtaylor.com

Nars cosmetic
narscosmetics.com

Giorgio Armani mascara
$44 – selfridges.com

Benefit makeup
bloomingdales.com

PUR lips makeup
yslbeautyus.com

Rimmel concealer
$9.41 – boots.com

Japonesque eyelash curler
$29 – meccacosmetica.com.au

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics eyeliner
$33 – meccacosmetica.com.au

Urban Decay face powder
urbandecay.com

Makeup brush
$28 – meccacosmetica.com.au

Face toner
etsy.com

Clinique face care
bloomingdales.com

Givenchy cosmetic bag
$395 – brownsfashion.com

Beauty product
$36 – thehut.com

NOMADIC Little Black Book’ – Lined Notebook
$18 – thegrandsocial.com.au

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Here is a quick, casual but completely à la mode look, completed with my favorite designer accessories from Cèline, Chanel, Kenzo and Yves Saint Laurent

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Edith A Miller striped crop top
shoplesnouvelles.com

Hollister Co. jeans
hollisterco.com

Kenzo gold plated jewelry
net-a-porter.com

Yves Saint Laurent ring
vestiairecollective.com

Slouch hat
$17 – newlook.com

Givenchy eyeliner
sephora.com

MAC Cosmetics lips makeup
bloomingdales.com

A writer’s life for me

A high silk hat and a silver cane,
A watch of gold on a diamond chain.
A writer's life for me

These neutral shades are combined to create an unbelievably simple and stylish look that will give you instant street style cred with very minimal effort.

In case you were wondering, yes, I changed the words of Disney’s Pinocchio

It works, okay?!

Coat
$470 – viktoriaandwoods.com.au

Paige Denim pants
calypsostbarth.com

Givenchy shoulder bag
neimanmarcus.com

Pendant necklace
blingjewelry.com

It’s all about the brow

“You must never underestimate the power of the eyebrow”
Eyebrows are one of those things that make you feel accomplished. I know, it sounds so ridiculous, but it’s true! When you get your eyebrows done, everything just feels better… your face is shaped, your eyes stand out, and you can raise your eyebrow without thinking “crap! I’m drawing attention to a completely messy brow!”
As someone who does a lot of subconscious eyebrow raising, I find that I’m the most confident in doing so when they’re perfectly shaped and taken care of. Yes, sometimes they can get a bit neglected, but once you start taking care of them, you notice when a single hair is out of place!
If you’re like me, and would never trust yourself to wax/thread your own eyebrows, there are a few things you can do which can keep them looking shaped and defined in between waxes/threading.
You can use:
1) Eyebrow gels. These fantastic inventions act as hairspray would to your fly aways, only this time, on your eyebrows! I use the Essence Lash and Brow Gel Mascara which is pretty good for the cheap price of $3.50 AUD!
2) Eyebrow powders. Use these to fill in your eyebrows and give more definition. A helpful hint; you don’t need to use actual eyebrow powder, you can use eyeshadow! It is essentially a very similar formula to the eyebrow powder, but can be more economic if you already have eyeshadow that would match the colour of your eyebrows! Apply with an angled brush for precision, e voila!
(only use matte eyeshadows in colours that match the colour of your brows!)
3) Eyebrow pencils. The obvious must-have when it comes to eyebrows! Pencils can precisely define the shape of your eyebrows and help you to create (or fix) your shaping.
I would recommend practice with the eyebrow pencil, sometimes the lines can look too harsh, and make your brows look fake, and you don’t want that!
It's all about the brow

Shiseido eye makeup
bloomingdales.com

NYX brow kit
nastygal.com

Benefit eye makeup
bloomingdales.com

Givenchy makeup
barneys.com
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Picasso Baby

“I just wanna live colossal
Leonardo Da Vinci flows
Riccardo Tisci Givenchy clothes”Picasso Baby

Jay Z couldn’t have combined anything else better than Picasso and Givenchy (except, maybe, himself and Beyoncé…)

Inspiration from this edit came from Jay’s Picasso Baby, and I realised that Givenchy’s latest collection have very abstract elements to it’s prints. So I looked into Picasso, and remembered that ‘abstract’ is the definition of Picasso, and so, there we have it, the perfect combination of art and fashion!

Get Picasso Baby here: [itunes link=”https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/picasso-baby/id669458187?i=669458341&uo=4″ title=”Jay Z – Picasso Baby”]

Givenchy sleeveless top
net-a-porter.com

Preen slim fit pants
boutique1.com

Givenchy black sandals
$765 – net-a-porter.com

Givenchy black purse
$1,020 – montaignemarket.com

Givenchy crystal jewelry
bergdorfgoodman.com

Givenchy black earrings
lindelepalais.com

Givenchy eyeshadow
barneys.com

Givenchy foundation
barneys.com

Givenchy lipstick
barneys.com

Eichholtz horse home decor
$480 – sweetpeaandwillow.com

The storming of the Pastille

The storming of the Pastille

See what I did there?… “Pastille” …”Bastille”…

The Bastille: French revolution… I should have been studying, but I made this edit instead.

What I like about this, though, is that these pastel colours remind me of pre-revolutionary France… Marie Antoinette, tea parties, pretty gardens and colourful, dainty desserts in Versaille…

Also, Pastel colours are taking the fashion scene by storm overseas especially with the warmer months settling in in Europe and the US.

The Bastille was stormed on the 14th of July, 1789, marking Bastille Day…

We are less than a month shy of July…

Coinsidence? I think not!

Would you look at that? together, we’re studying for History revolutions!

I guess sometimes (like now), things can subconsciously link together, and I kind of love it when that happens!

Alexander Wang skirt
theoutnet.com

Vegan shoes
modcloth.com

Givenchy shoulder bag
luisaviaroma.com

Kenzo tech accessory
net-a-porter.com

Vintage sunglasses
raleighvintage.com

MAC Cosmetics lipstick
bloomingdales.com

Marc Jacobs daisy perfume
$115 – boots.com

Body moisturizer
lushusa.com

Essie nail polish
discountbeautycenter.com

Framed wall art
wayfair.com

Chanel wall art
etsy.com

Easter basket
wisteria.com