Monday, April 30, 2012

Brightening with the visible spectrum...

"Age is just a state of mind"
-Geoffrey Parfitt

Im not one to deny colour to my daily outfit, so when pondering what to wear with my new top i picked my bright blue shorts from glassons just to keep with thefun bright look!

What do you think? Are you big on colour this season?

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Cheaper than a psychiatrist...

"I always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist."  
- Tammy Faye Bakker 

Bad test result? Go shopping. Your boyfriend dumped you? Go shopping. Your best friend is being a pain? Go shopping.
The answer to all my worries is to go shopping.
My mother may not like it and my closet is bursting at the seams, but what can i say?
I like clothes ;)

The result of my most recent op shop hunt...

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Loving summer but craving winter...

"The only reason we wore sunglasses onstage was because we couldn't stand the sight of the audience."
- John Cale

The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder...
In New Zealand we are trying to soak up this brief week of sunshine 
because we know winter is near...

But secretly i'm craving for the cold weather... 
skiing, fireplaces, pumpkin soup and new season trends.
Yes, while im enjoying showing off my legs in my Forever new shorts in these photos, 
winter always has and always will be my favourite season.

Photos thanks to Alex in the park after going op shopping on K Road... Stay tuned to see what I bought!

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Real or not real?

"Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever"
 -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I ordered this necklace a while ago after I spotted it online while looking for a birthday present 
for Ellen. It took a while to get all the way here to New Zealand but it was worth the wait.

The whole thing opens out with a little container you can put anything in, from little notes to lollies.
Can you recognize where its from?

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Tale of a Red Dress...

"A blond in a red dress can do without introductions - but not without a bodyguard."

If your anything like me, you almost always buy a new dress for every occasion.
Usually its something glamorous or quite dressy and once the night is over, it climbs into the back of your closet and never sees light again.
Well i was determined to break the cycle and re-work my birthday dress 
into an everyday outfit i can wear out and about.

I took my 'Ladakh' party dress and gave it a make-over by dressing it down with my favourite 'Forever New' jumper, a buttoned up white shirt, my new shoes and some jewellery.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Overland and water...

"Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm."
Abraham Lincoln

I see a lot of photos where bloggers have taken an arty photo showing of their new shoes, so i gave it ago.

And ill tell you now, it ain't that easy.
Trying to stick your feet in the air, get your camera on the right setting, find good lighting, hold still and take a flattering photo where your feet aren't sticking out at weird angles, can be challenging.
Ok. maybe its only me with the problem? 
Anyway, 90 photos later, i ended up with a picture of my new shoes to show you :)

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Avoiding one project by completing another...

"It's the job that's never started takes longest to finish."

(sorry it had started getting dark when I remembered to take a photo hence blurry)
Todays post is a quick one featuring the jacket i just finished making.
 It been in the works for a while now, but since I am on break meant to be studying, 
of course that meant I found time to work on it. 
At least this time my procrastination did result in something useful!

Now that its done I have no excuse to avoid my assignments!

Till next time...

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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Model début...

"Modeling is more important than the talking we do."
- Wayne Williams

Last month i did my first catwalk in Newmarket for 'Cartwalk on the street'! i thought i would share some photos from the day...

The secrets of modelling:
1. Models do eat and i missed out on one of the sandwiches for lunch...
2. No matter how comfy your shoes are, everyone still manages to get blisters.
3. Perks? got to keep my $120 pair of forever new shoes i wore on the day 
4. Despite my 'model bootcamp' (i know you can laugh..), the moment i was on the catwalk i forgot everything id been taught and was just praying i wouldn't fall.
5. do you know how annoying it is when the music changes halfway through your walk?
6. Biggest challenge? walking down the steps off the catwalk, over the coble stone path in heels, then over all the wires that connected to the speakers and then down the hill into backstage, all while still trying to look like a model because the catwalk was on the street and everyone could still see you. 
7. Many girls didn't take their heels off all day just because they were taped onto their feet because they kept slipping when they walked.
8. Hair alone took an hour, our call time was 7:30 in the morning.
9. Make-up didnt take quite as long but they kept changing their minds on the lip colour so it changed every show.

 Backstage photo..

My outfit was completely Forever New like all the contestants for The Next Face of Newmarket. I personally think its a great winter look, and i can confirm that the vest was super warm... but that wasnt really a good thing when your standing around backstage.

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

The 'dirt' on new shoes...

"Never trust a man in a wheel chair with dirty shoes..."

Shoes: Hannahs
Dress: Glassons
Jumper: Calvin Klein Jeans
Necklaces: American Eagle and gem stone from markets

New shoes are wonderful things, but there are certain steps i follow before i present a good pair of new shoes to the public...
If its heels, i admit i wear them around the house a bit just to break them in.
But for flat shoes, whether its sneakers, boots or lace-ups, i actually try to get them muddy.
You may think its weird, but i love keeping my heels spotless and perfect, but hate it when my flat, more casual, shoes are shiny and new.

And then along came my new shoes from Hannahs, flat creme suede lace-ups, WITH dirt already on them. At first i was unsure, do i really want shoes that look like they have already been worn? but i must admit the idea of pre-dirtified shoes is growing on me...

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Searching for center...

"Combine the extremes, and you will have the true center."

Sometimes combining two very different style garments in one outfit can work.
So today I did just that; combining a leather jacket with a floaty pink dress.

Some colourful chucks to run around Uni in and I ran out the door, 
Ellen managing to take couple of snaps before I did.

What extremes do you like to combine in an outfit?
 Do you think it works?

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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Big sisters closet...

"Shoes like these should not be locked in a closet!"
-Maggie Feller

I found this amazing new store called "My big sisters closet". It's conveniently located a short walk down the hall from my bedroom and there are some great things in there that are already paid for... do you get my drift? I do admit, I often steal bits and pieces from Tara's amazing closet, especially her shoes, and I found these photos on my computer featuring my favourite pair of her shoes!

Do you have a big sisters closet to raid? ;)

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Model off Duty...

"I like being a woman, even in a man’s world. After all, men can’t wear dresses, but we can wear the pants."
— Whitney Houston
So true Ms Houston! Embrace pants this season, bright patterns, colours and all.
Step away from the ordinary skinny jeans and try something different...
What do you think of my purple pants from savemart? 

The giant shoe in the background you may be curious about is promoting the catwalk on the street fashion show i was in. T
his is my model-off-duty outfit... ;)

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

In focus...

“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.” 

 lego watch, skirt, necklace - asos
bag - oasap
nail polish - ocean breeze by loreal

Have you been looking at the right things lately?
Or could it be time to clean your glasses...

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