Friday, 26 February 2010
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
Black tights under grey high-waisted, tapered, stiff-cotton H&M trousers with Arnsdorf nude leather belt.
AA navy loose crop tee under white with black fox-print Carin Wester for Weekday cardigan.
Ann Demeulemeester black leather heeled oxfords.
Chunky dark silver chain necklace by House of Baulch from Obus, various silver rings, silver bracelet worn half-way up forearm.
Bright blue nailpolish and freshly cut short bob hair (a little Anna Wintour, a little 20s flapper girl, a little pageboy - according to a friend. All things I can live with).
Today I am sitting the gallery where I have an exhibition on at the moment (I will show you guys my art very soon...I am a little shy when it comes to these things as you may be able to tell) so needed to be comfortable. This outfit is nothing special (and definitely no 'considered ensemble'), but I like the idea of describing what I wear and think I will do this on a regular basis. I have also been experimenting with taking outfit photos, but so far they have all turned out pretty dodgy. I may need to call on a friend for this as I would really love to post outfit pics now and then. But for now, you will have to use your imagination.
Wednesday, 17 February 2010
Saturday, 13 February 2010
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
Tuesday, 9 February 2010
I don't think I have mentioned on here before that I love dancing and the theatre. I trained as a classical ballet and contemporary dancer from the age of 5, and haven't stopped since. While I don't have the drive or passion to be a professional, I still love going to dance class and going to see dance productions. So, with this in mind I decided to look through my 'inspiration' folders on my computer and found some old images of dancers and dance-inspired editorials. Unfortunately these were saved long before I had a blog or even thought to record sources, so if you know where any of these images come from please let me know!
Tuesday, 2 February 2010
1. Ribbons worn as shoelaces
This was of course inspired by Style Like U. I tried to replicate this at home but soon realised I didn't have any suitable ribbons. I'm sure you could try with thin ribbons, but I wanted thick, taffeta-like stuff. So I went through my fabric remnants and still wasn't inspired. Then I tried used thin silk scarves. I think it looked pretty good, but I need to get some more fabric so I can have matching boots, although asymmetry is always fun. I have no photos yet but will take some later today when I have been to the fabric store.
2. Shoeslaces worn as belts
After seeing Alessandra Calabi's Acne pants on Style Like U I had a strong desire to either a) buy the exact same Acne pants or b) just buy some shoe laces and wear it as a belt. I decide to get thrifty and after a quick google search bought some black, fat laces from the Super Fat Laces site. You might be able to get them cheaper elsewhere but I wanted a quick solution and they still ended up costing less than AU$10. That is the best thing about these 'details' - they are generally quick, cheap and easy to accomplish. I have similar pants already, so I can't wait until the laces arrives. I'll be sure to post the results! If you are cashed up and want the real deal you can get the Acne Play Trousers (with shoelace belt) in their outlet HERE.
3. Belts worn as anklets
Image from Spotding. This is such a good idea. Again, quick, cheap and easy. I’m sure most of us have a studded belt lying around, and if not a trip to a flea market or second hand store would deliver the goods. The great thing is the belt could be seriously ugly but when turned into a shoe attachment it becomes a thing of great beauty.
4. Anklets (or bracelets or necklaces) worn as headpieces
This is kind of cheating because I posted this pic already, but I’ve always like the idea of using jewellery as a headpiece. Once again image from Style Like U (I wonder how many times I can link this site in one post?)
5. So the nice flow had to end somewhere...but gloves as headwear
A la Beetlejuice via one of the best blogs going around – Is Mental.
6. Scarves as headwear
So this probably was originally intended as a headband, but I love that it looks like a plaited scarf. Image from Ringa, have a banana!
Now this is not in keeping with the displaced theme, but I've been seeing a few peeps wearing chunk short necklaces with buttoned up shirts or simple tees and I'm really liking it. So I'm going to copy it. Here are the images that brought on this obsession...
Again, fairly easy to replicate because most people have at least one shirt or plain tee, and these kind of necklaces can be bought cheaply from lots of places. I already had a few necklaces that kind of work, they aren't perfect but it was a good start working with what I already have.
Silver necklace: Sportsgirl (from about 3 years ago?)
Wooden necklace: Present from my mum bought at Camden markets
Shirt: Arnsdorf apricot shirt
Silver necklace: Belly dancing chain belt from Camberwell markets looped twice
Blue bead necklace: Bought on sale at Myer (department store) a few years ago
Tee: AA tri-blend crop tee
So these are my poor attempts at easing myself into the outfit photo business. I still don't have a tripod but will attempt to balance my laptop on my bed or desk and get some crappy but better-than-nothing full length pics later today. Also this morning I am going on a mini op shopping/fabric store trip so I can continue experimenting with these ideas. Hopefully I find some cheap, fun necklaces, ribbons, belts and gloves to play with!