30.4.11

Style Diary - Preppy? Vintage


So I'm a fan of vintage clothes. True to my style I always look for different things to put into my wardrobe, and with vintage especially I tend to find really cool pieces. I like finding vintage pieces and then matching them to current pieces mixing up my style. 

I got this tartan blazer from a successful trip to Savers with the Wifey. It's double breasted with cute gold buttons on each side, and true to being vintage it has intense shoulder pads (a skinny boy's best friend).

I paired the blazer just with some short shorts, white tee and my lipstick necklace I bought from the Camden Market. I love love love it, printed on gold I just think its tres amazing.

See more from shots over the jump...

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29.4.11

Bambi Norwood-Blythe - Harper's Bazaar Australia June 2011

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A topless Bambi Norwood-Blythe covers the June issue of Harper's Bazaar Australia.

I actually saw the behind the scenes video of this cover when I was at L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Week. Norwood-Blythe looks tres amazing, it's such an edgy cover. Norwood-Blythe's topless and her intense eyebrows very cool.

Love love love






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28.4.11

ANTM Cycle 16 - Franca Sozzani

Molly (Credit: The CW)

Top Model goes to Morocco as their international destination for Cycle 16. Having enjoyed lunch and the markets of Morocco the models move on to a villa to get frocked up with Andre Leon Talley, the rooftop turns out to be the location of their new digs while in Morocco. Kasia has troubles with trying to fit into a dress though she is praised for being prepared and bring a pair of shoes.

For the photoshoot the models are on Camels in the desert. The most of the models excel at the task, though Alexandria begins to direct again and Kasia isn't comfortable with her own image. At panel Vogue Italia Editor-in-Chief Franca Sozzani is the guest judge. Molly gets first call out for having a high fashion shot, with Alexandria and Kasia in the bottom two. Even though it's Alexandria's second appearance in the bottom two it was Kasia who was eliminated. So much for a fiercely real winner....

In other BIG Top Model News. Cycle 17 of America's Next Top Model is rumoured to be an ALL STARS Cycle featuring models from previous cycles. I'm tres excited to see who is coming back... I've got a few models in mind. Cool Bananas no?

See my favourite shots over the jump...


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27.4.11

Midweek Fashion Gossip


Rachel Bilson for Magnum by Karl Lagerfeld 

- Olivier Rousteing is replacing Christopher Decarnin as the creative directive of fashion house Balmain. cont.

Angelina Jolie is rumoured to be the latest celebrity to be the face of Louis Vuitton. 
cont.

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Style.com plans to revive print media being converted to a published magazine with the same website name. 
cont.

Gwyneth Paltrow is proving relevant being chosen to be the face of Coach. 
cont.

See Rachel Bilson's Magnum ice cream ad by Karl Lagerfeld. cont.

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25.4.11

Balance

(T-B/L-R) Dinner with the Girls, Me time with Vogue and a Kardashian, Shoe Shopping & Scream 4

So last week was a combination of planning, working and well the pursuit of (not happiness) but balance.

I saw Scream 4 with Wifey Yvonne on Tuesday, well I tricked her into seeing it but nevertheless. I had't been to the cinema in a while.... the last film I saw was probably No Strings Attached (a while ago I know). I'm not really a slasher/scary movie fanatic but I thought it was pretty good, even though a lot of people thought it was crap. I wasn't expecting too much from it in the first place to it met my expectations. Very funny to watch a scary movie in a cinema it is.

I had a long awaited dinner at Goshen with the wifeys and some of my closest high school friends. It was really good to see them, enjoy some food and conversation (my love). Somewhat weird to think that it's so long since high school and yet we can carry from where we left off. It was a good way to spend my weekend, just talking all night long.

Planning is somewhat of my forte, as I'm planning things like the future for MARTAN Main and MARTAN Jewellery Store I'm also planning other parts of my life as well (busy busy). It keeps me motivated to know that I have goals and objectives to achieve, I'm one of those people who loves to write things down on a checklist and successfully tick them off (or write them done once completed just to cross them off). Everything is a bit hush hush at the moment, just because I don't want to jinx anything. But I'll be sure to share in due time lovelies!

With the Easter weekend I'm just working (and a bit of online shopping shh)... not taking a holiday or break. Keeping myself busy; the way I like it.

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24.4.11

Looks of the Week - 18-24th April 2011



Ashley Olsen - In fruschia printed Prada dress from their spring 2011 collection, Ashley Olsen attended the Woman in Need's Commit to WIN Dinner in New York.
Ellen Pompeo - Attending a funraiser hosted by Coach for the Children’s Defense Fund Pompeo wore a port Stella McCartney jumpsuit and matched it with a snakeskin Coach clutch. 
Mary-Kate Olsen - At the premiere of 'The Union' in New York, Mary-Kate Olsen wore a red fur bollero, matching coral pants. (If anyone knows who they are by shoot me a comment!). I love love love this look, the colours are so bold and daring.
Megan Fox - Promoting the latest 'Armani Code Sport' fragrance in New York, Fox wore none other than Armani to the event. I love love love the structured jacket with the dress, playing up with her silhouette and giving her a bit of edge.
Rachel Bilson - Bilson attended the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival in Chanel Couture from their 2010 collection. Bilson went with Karl Lagerfeld as they showed their new Magnum Ice Cream short films at the festival.
Reese Witherspoon - In New York for the premiere of her new film 'Water for Elephants' Witherspoon wore a white Jason Wu dress. I love the black floral detailing and the skirt.

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23.4.11

Emma Roberts & Rory Culkin - Nylon May 2011 Cover & Spread

Credit: Nylon Magazine





Scream 4 stars, Emma Roberts and Rory Culkin cover the May Issue of Nylon Magazine; The Young Hollywood Issue.

Their articles discuss the two's careers in Hollywood, Scream 4 and the future.

Not to give anything away in regards to the movie, but it is an interesting cover. The spread it clean and cute, somewhat Teen Vogue/Seventeen Magazine.

Follow the jump to see the Nylon Spread...


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22.4.11

Style Diary - Drop Crotch Love?


Anyone who knows me, or seen me knows I love love love me some drop crotch pants. I to tend to go through fads where I just continue to collect different types of clothing. One time it was skinny jeans, then Harems and now and still drop crotch pants. I think it mixes the best of both worlds, a bit of a skinny calf, pockets and a low crotch which plays around with my silhouette.

 I found this pair of maroon drop crotch pants while I was in Malaysia. I remember seeing them and thinking that they are tres intense, so know me I had to try them on. And I got them then and there.

Just a fun casual look, paired with one of my few coloured print t-shirts. This one is from River Island, and my favourite and yet killer boots. And when I mean killer I mean killer on my feet, but fun for a photoshoot.

Follow the jump for more shots...

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Vogue USA May 2011 - Alexander the Great Spread

Credit: Vogue USA





As mentioned in the May Issue of Vogue USA (Reese Witherspoon on the cover), the issue includes a spread on the 'Savage Beauty' Exhibition at the MET paying tribute to Alexander McQueen's body of work. Images of the spread have surfaced.

I love love love the spread, the looks are tres amazing and the backdrop of the works well. Gah I really want to go to New York... anyone got a spare plane ticket?

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21.4.11

ANTM Cycle 16 - Highlights and Catfights

Credit: The CW

As with all Top Model cycles, once it hits halfway there is a recap episode. Sometimes they are just plain boring. Recapping things that I've seen before and all, but Cycle 16's episode proves to be good.

Going through the cycle, it showed never before seen footage of Hannah and her Chakra crystals, Jaclyn and her baby personality, Sarah's fun personality and my FAVOURITE Monique! I think her voice and character is hilarious. That's the best thing about these recaps, you get to see the model being normal and fun. From Monique's stress with her booty and Kasia's age and beauty regime.

At least this week's ep gave me a few laugh. But I'm ready to the business end bitches!

Next week the models head to Morocco, I'm very happy that a few of my picks are still in the finals. Exciting stuff.

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Reese Witherspoon - Vogue USA May 2011 Spread

Credit: Vogue USA

Here are shots from Reese Witherspoon's Vogue USA May spread entitled: 'A Day at the Circus' shot by Peter Lindburgh. The spread features Witherspoon at a circus with her elephant co-star Tai from her upcoming film Water for Elephants. The spread is very picaresque, and I love love love Tai the elephant in the spread, ads something new. 

Follow the jump for my shots from the spread...

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20.4.11

Kate Hudson - InStyle USA May 2011

Credit: InStyle USA
Kate Hudson covers the May issue of InStyle USA. Hudson is currently pregnant with Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy's child. She also has a rom-com movie 'Something Borrowed' with Gennifer Goodwin releasing in the coming month. Hudson looks clean and fresh faced on the cover, and to your left is a sneak peak of her spread with looks exotic and tres amazing.

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Midweek Fashion Gossip

Katy Perry for GHD (Credit: GHD)

- Mention before Katy Perry was announced as the new face of GHD now her campaign images have surfaced. cont

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 Lauren Conrad has been under the radar, but now she'll be adding beauty to her resume with a new beauty site. This is rumoured to be the beginning of Conrad's beauty takeover with possible make up and beauty products to come. cont

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 Kirsten Dunst's Bulgari 'Mon Jasmine Noir Fragrance' ad has been released. cont

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 The Olsen Twins are expanding their 'Elizabeth and James' line to include optical. cont

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 Reported earlier, Vera Wang designed cost aware gowns for David's Bridal. But now she is expanding to Bridesmaids dresses too. cont

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19.4.11

Coachella 2011 Ladies


Australia has its Big Day Out, Future and all, but LA has Coachella Festival. Hosted at The Empire Polo Club in California famous music acts like Kings of Leon, Cee Lo Green, Kanye West, Marina and the Diamonds and The Strokes performed over the 3 day fest. Noted celebrities were seen enjoying the great weather and music sporting chic casual and some boho looks. Here are my favourites from the festival with: Alessandra Ambrosio, Dita von Teese, Isabel Lucas, Kate Bosworth, Nicole Richie & Vanessa Hudgens.
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MARTAN + I Like My Style Quarterly


I'm a member of ilikemystyle.net, which is like lookbook.nu only more underground and casual. Anywho, when I returned from my travels I was approached by a member of ilikemystyle.net to contribute to their quarterly fashion magazine. And I had to oblige.

I received my hard copy today!

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18.4.11

Store


 Sunday Sunset, Vegie Bar with my Loves, City after stocktake & Melbourne Comedy Festival.

Last week was full throttle. The week was a combination of work, uni and organising the launch of MARTAN Jewellery Store. At the other end of the week now I'm a very happy chap with all of the hard work I put in.

I went to my first show at the Melbourne Comedy Festival with Steph and Yan, seeing Will Anderson. His comedy was pretty good, especially because I'm not a person who laughs a lot to comedy. But it was a good night, I recommend everyone go see a show they're cheap and worth every penny... well cent in my case.

With working a 30 hour week, you'd think it would be hard to still go to uni and launch another MARTAN site. I'm not going to lie... it was hard, but again it paid off. Balances my life out well. Social, Work, Education and fun.

Launching the MARTAN Jewellery Store was tres intense. I've been planning it for two months, ordering products, quotes, conversing and all... So it was really great for me to finally share the product of my behind the scenes work with you all. The Store is up and running, but I've still got a lot of share.

I ended the week with a catch up with my wifey's Krystal and Yan at Vegie Bar. Food and Conversation, simple and needed after a long week.
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Looks of the Week - 11-17th April 2011



Courtney Cox - Filming for the 'Late Show with David Letterman' promoting her latest flick Scream 4, Cox dons a structured LBD by Roland Mouret. I love love love the shoulders, looks tres amazing on her.
Emma Roberts - At the LA premiere of Scream 4, Roberts wore a blue Burberry Prorsum mini dress. She matched the dress with Elie Saab heels and a slick back ponytail.
Eva Longoria - Still promoting her cookbook 'Eva's Kitchen', Longoria was a Barnes and Noble in a nude Victoria Beckham draped dress from her Spring 2011 collection.
Lucy Hale - The Pretty Little Liars star wore a black Georges Hobeika mini dress from his 2011 spring collection. I love the cut outs and the sequin detailing on the dress.
Minka Kelly - Wearing a purple/navy leopard print Zac Posen cocktail dress, Kelly attended the store opening of Follie Folllie in Soho.

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Introducing: MARTAN Jewellery Store


So finally without further or do. The newest edition to the MARTAN family is the MARTAN Jewellery Store! 

The idea came about when I was in London, especially at the various markets that had an array of funky jewellery. I wantto share that same fun jewellery that I saw with everyone!

So right now the shop retails a range of rings, all that I wear and love love love. Everything is chosen by myself. I hope you all enjoy the store! Like the MARTAN Facebook page, to receive a special opening discount code.

Visit the store at: www.martan.bigcartel.com

Thanks for the love love love.
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16.4.11

STORE - REVEALED

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Coming Soon
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Lady GaGa - Harper's Bazaar USA May 2011 Spread & Judas Single Preview

Credit: Harper's Bazaar USA




This is a big GaGa post with her spread for Harper's Bazaar USA surfacing and her second single 'Judas' being thrown into the airwaves.

The spread shot by Terry Richardson sees GaGa wearing McQueen, Versace and a pair of wicked knife heeled mega platform heels. The spread has definitely redeemed the cover, though I am warming up to it. I wished that GaGa had a different hair colour than the cotton candy pink.

Also below is 'Judas' GaGa's second single. It's a lot more different to Born This Way or anything that GaGa has released or done. I must say it's wearing on me and I'm liking it a lot. I'm eager to see the music video which was directed by GaGa herself. Keep up the great work Mother Monster, love love love.

See the rest of GaGa's spread over the jump.... 



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15.4.11

Style Diary - Anchorage?


I actually wore this outfit to Krystal's house the day we took photos, I wasn't intending it to be an outfit to shoot but Krystal gave it a shot. Works well.. no? I bought this blue demin wash Stussy shirt a while back; I never really wore it until I went traveling. I love love love the denim look of the shirt, and a sneaky fact most of the buttons on the shirt have fallen off it so half of it is sewn tight!

I guess you could say I'm channeling a smart casual vibe with a bit of silver love. I can't remember how long I wanted an anchor necklace. Something simple nothing blingy or anything crazy I just wanted a simple silver anchor. It took me a while but I ended up picking this one up on Ebay. My owl ring was gifted to be from my Wifey Yan when she was in America. I kinda love love love owl jewellery a bit too much so it adds to my collection.

Follow the jump for more of Anchorage?...

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January Jones - W Magazine May 2011 Subscriber's Cover & Spread

Credit: W Magazine





As promised here is January Jones' Subscriber's cover and accompanying spread the May Issue of W Magazine.

The Mad Men star tres amazing in the subscriber's cover just like her beauty shot newsstand cover. The black leotard shows off Jones' banging body legs forever. Her spread is very minimal and chic dressed in black and revealing plenty of skin. I love love love the shot with her in the bow boob tube, cute and yet sexy.

See Jones' spread over the jump...
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14.4.11

ANTM Cycle 16 - Lana Marks

Alexandria (Credit: The CW)

This week following on from the drama at Panel, Brittani and Alexandria made up. Though Molly wasn't buying any of Alexandria's crap. Tyra helped the girls with their portfolios and revealed that after their next panel the remaining girls would be going to Morocco. She also revealed that the girls would be going on critical Go Sees where their performance would heavily affect their stake in the competition.

Follow the jump for more and my favourite shots....

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