Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Peace, Love and Daisy Chains

"Fashion is the science of appearances, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be"
- Edwin Hubbel

When the holidays come around this time of year, my usual green school uniform is taken away from me and i have the freedom to run wild and where what i want.
And sometimes during these boring holidays i like to wear something a little more fun and youthful,
Cue the playsuit...

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Monday, December 19, 2011

A big girls barbie..

Fashion is no longer and exclusive privilege
-'Chanel' By Francois Baudot

Once upon a time there was a litte girl who love to dress dolls. Barbies and Bratz dolls covered her bedroom floor from end to end, all day and every day. 
One day when this little girl grew up and wasn't so little anymore,
she got a bigger dolls to dress up; a Mannequin.

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Watching the weather...

"fashion is merely a form of ugliness so unbearable that we are compelled to alter it every six months"
- Oscar Wilde

Despite the fact that its summer here in New Zealand, for the past few days i have seen nothing but ran hitting my window.
So i decided to take inspiration from bloggers from other parts of the world and wear a vintage fur coat.

This is just one of my inspirations from the blog Fashion Agony

I paired it with my sisters shirt from glassons (i took this photo awhile ago but i wanted to include it because i really like it)

So whats the weather like in your part of the world? 
Are you looking forward to a white xmas or a summer one?

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Monday, December 12, 2011

"Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work."

 - Booker T. Washington

The summer holidays have arrived here in New Zealand,
But for many students it means to beginning of a long few months of retail work.

Luckily where I work, there is a non brand specific business dress code, 
so I get to dress up nice everyday, but still get to wear things that have a bit of personality.

So for the next little while the majority of my posts will be of a business note.

In the mean time, 
keep working hard at 
whatever comes across you path...

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Some new additions as a consequence of addiction...

"Cinderella is proof that a pair of shoes can change your life."
- Unknown

Life is isn't like a fairy-tale but these new shoes make me feel a bit closer to one...

(Photos by Ellen)

These new additions to my wardrobe are sure to be
a feature in many posts to come,

Till next time,

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Make yourself smile...

"The only rule is don't be boring and dress cute wherever you go. Life is too short to blend in."
- Paris Hilton

Wise words from little miss Paris Hilton. 
Embrace the bold and bright. 
Even if your going through winter on the other side of the worlds,  follow these simple steep for a happy little day...

1. Do not straighten your hair. Let it be wild and free! (look at mine!)

2. Pick a base piece for your outfit. This should be one bright solid colour. (i chose a red dress)

3. Add another layer to your look but this time  pick a pattern any pattern. (floral top)

4. Top it off with a quirky outfit that represents who you are and your personality. (I chose these geeky glasses!)

Try these four steps for a day when you need to smile and laugh at yourself!

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Going out on a limb...

"Why not go out on a limb?  Isn't that where the fruit is?  "
-Frank Scully

There are some incredible trees in New Zealand.
Some are natives only found on our islands, 
and some are varieties from all around the world.

Today I took the opportunity to take some photos on one with some spectacular roots,

I always remember spending hours climbing on trees like this when I was little,
and it was fun to relive a little of this,
if only for a moment.

How long has is been since you climbed a tree?

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

From the pages of 'Fashion Box'

"Madame for whom are you  in mourning"
- Hubert de Givenchy to Audrey Hepburn

'Fashion Box' has quickly become one of my favorite books.
So from the pages of the Fashion box a bring you this post.

The first chapter of this book is all about the famous little black dress and the icon who made it famous; Audrey Hepburn. 
So got out my little black dress and pearls to imitate Audrey Hepburn's classic look

From Breakfast at Tiffanys to more modern movies like Bride Wars, The LBD is a girls best friend, 
and the Fashion Box tells us all about it.
These are just afew looks from the pages of the Fashion Box.

Girls around the world hang the famous photo of Audrey in her LBD and most of these girls have never even seen Breakfast at Tiffany's!
So why do they even know her name? It's simple,  shes an icon.

So make sure you check out this fabulous book and stay tuned for more outfits from the pages of the 'Fashion Box'.

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Wheels and Heels...

"A women with good shoes is never ugly"
- Coco Chanel

You got to admire a girl for riding a bike in heels. My mother may say i am ridiculous but after seeing these fabulous pictures of Catherine Baba, i couldn't resist...

I may not have the Australian born stylists fashion flare, with her gorgeous fur coats and trendy turbans, but one thing that i totally adore and mimic, is the way she rocks a bicycle.

Instead of a limo, she picks a bike as her ride to hot partys in paris. Even in huge gorgeous heels! 

So taking inspiration from the great, just the other day i picked my bike as my form of transport. And ofcourse i had to try it in heels...

I decided to keep my outfit simple with a Ralph Lauren polo shirt, black shorts and a jean jacket. 

I must confess, i failed to ride the whole way in those shoes as it required alot of focus ;)
so i certainly admire miss Catherine Baba and her biking style.

Till next time,

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Monday, November 28, 2011

enough said

"Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak"
- Rachel Zoe

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so i guess you better get comfy because i have 3000 word post for you here. Since some of you are fast readers, leave a comment and see if you can guess which store these photos were taken in and all will be revealed in the next post!

 Top: Paperbag princess
Dress: Glassons
Belt: Trelise Cooper
Jacket: Finders Keepers

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