Lady GaGa - Elle UK January 2012


Credit: Elle UK

Lady GaGa covers the first issue of Elle UK shot by Matt Irwin. She's bagged two newsstand covers, one in a coral Alexander McQueen Spring 2012 look whilst the other in a sheer lime Spring 2012 look by Simone Rocha.  


Love love loving the
McQueen Cover it's chic, minimal and so Elle UK

Welcoming the new year with a new artsy look. I love.

Which cover do you Love?

Spread update to come.


Fab Find

Credit: Gareth Pugh

Gareth Pugh x Melissa 'Aileron SpartanSandal

Avant Garde designer Gareth Pugh has collaborated shoe brand Melissa with these BAM amazing sandals. 
Armour meets summer footwear. I'm swooning.
These babies are sold at selected online boutiques. 
Who needs flip flops?

Chilling

Ramen Ya-ing + Nightlife + Senso Love + Vegie Bar

Last Week I finished my last exam (fingers crossed) and I've had the taste of the free life... ish

Now it's the waiting game. Waiting for my results. Until then I'm having a break/working my butt off and having a break here and there.

I managed to focus some of my spare time on a social life, catching up with some of my lovelies, the wifey's and work mates. Spending countless hours sitting in a restaurant to sipping a good old G'n'T, fun times ahead.  

My Senso Diffusion shoes came in the mail. They are crazy tall, which if I were shorter would be fine. I'm still in love love love with them. I'm beginning to expand my love for shoes. Oh dear.

Two words. Black Friday. To some you'd think Dangerfield brand or a dark cloudy Friday. Add one other word: Sale and BAM Black Friday Sale. Needless to say I took advantage of these sales, much to the dismay of my Hong Kong saving fund. I cannot wait for my goodies to arrive!

I'm going to relax and take some time out. 
With no study I'm going to do a bit of work and some much needed me time. 
I love love love me some me time. Making random to-do lists, reorganizing and just well being me. 



Looks of the Week - 21-27 November 2011




Delta Goodrem + Lisa Ho Gown @ Aria Awards 2011
Look at the black patterned detailing throughout the dress, the nude side panels help to give the look structure.

Emma Watson + Jason Wu Spring 2012 @ 
'
My Week with Marilyn
'
 London Premiere
Watson looks cute in Jason Wu, love love loving the embroidery on the bust and shoulders.

Jennifer Lopez + Zuhair Murad Fall Fall 2011 Couture Gown @ American Music Awards 2011
Going for a sophisticated look with the black floral gown, gothic but still uber sexy.  

Missy Higgins + Lover Pant/Top Look @ Aria Awards 2011
Being a sucker for a pant look, Higgins looks BAM amazing with a wide red pant and white lace top. Great proportions.

Nicole Richie + Halston Spring 2011 Dress  @ House of Harlow 1960 Pop Store Opening
Two toned sequined dress amazing no? Love love loving how the rich red sequins pop through

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley  + M&S Autograph Spring 2012 @ M&S Paris Store Opening
Clean lines from the two tone dress work to show off Huntington-Whiteley's killer bod. Love love love

Woof

 Credit: Jac5

Take a look this new FAB luxury underwear label Jac5.

Be sure to check out their website featuring Australian Swimmer James 'missile' Magnussen.

You'd be barking mad not to.

Fab Find

Credit: Chanel

Chanel Boy Bag

Who says boys can't have some pretty Chanel?
These new 'boy inspired' bags feature an antique lock, framed leather piping and a combination chain/leather strap
The bag comes in different variations from a clutch to a handsome tote. 
This is my goal bag at the moment... well besides a Birkin
Here's hoping... and praying..



Motivation

 Midnight Breaking Dawn + Study + Sweet Tooth + More Study 

This time tomorrow I would have finished my last exam and fingers crossed I'll no longer be a student. I'm crossing my toes just for good luck. Studying has been a struggle, my mind has already graduated so it's hard to keep that focus on the books.

Last week I whilst trying to study I managed to still salvage a life. The lovelies and I went to the midnight screening of Breaking Dawn. Now firstly I'm not a twi-hard fan or fan in general, but it was good to see my girls. I've got to say Kristen Stewart is one pretty girl.

Next year I'm going to celebrate my 21st birthday in Hong Kong, in order to do that I'm beginning the most unnatural practice for me; saving up. I'm hoping that by saving my money I'll be able to spend it all whilst I'm in Hong Kong on all the pretty things in sight!

With my studies coming to an end I'm going to be focusing on the blog. Keep your eyes peeled on this space. Slight refinements and tweaks, nothing too radical I hope. MARTAN Pop Up Shop is going to close soon for the year, with only a few pieces left make sure you get yours before they're gone!

The future. It can be a very foggy place. 
As I'm closing one chapter, I'm still trying to choose the next.
With no guidelines to follow I'm deciding to simply follow what makes me happy and what I'm motivated to do. I've come to realize with this year that motivation is key to success.
My new mantra lovelies, Motivation is Key.
... I seem to have a lot of keys...

Looks of the Week - 14-20 November 2011



Ashley Greene + Custom Donna Karan @ Breaking Dawn Part:1' New York Screening 

Camilla Belle + Monique Lhullier Spring 2012 Dress @ Chopard Boutique Opening LA

Irina Shayk + Elie Saab Fall 2011 Gown @ Marie Claire Prix de la Moda Awards 2011

Miranda Kerr + Peter Pilotto Spring 2012 Dress @ MoMa Film Event in New York

Kristen Stewart + Roberto Cavalli Spring 2012 Gown @ Breaking Dawn Part: 1'  London Premiere

Tilda Swinton + Haider Ackermann 2012 Suit/Pant Look @ Marie Claire Prix de la Moda Awards 2011

Style Diary: Thunderbolts and Lightning


Very very frighting! 
I'm in love love love with this Josh Goot blazer. From his Autumn/Winter 2010 Collection this white blazer features a symmetrical rainbow lightning print. Its just a bright look for me, with every colour of the rainbow in this jacket and then being white it's a new. 


Take a look at the Blazer. 
BAM amazing no?


For this look, it took me a while to piece it together. It's hard to create a look for such a bright and graphic piece. I added a simple white t-shirt and a pair of shorts that I made from jeans. I chose short shorts for the look so I don't look like a snow man. Showing skin balances the white. 

It wouldn't be a MARTAN look without a bit of black, so I added my Unif Hellraisers to the mix. The silver studs help to break up the black.


Josh Goot Blazer + Hanes T-Shirt + Cotton On Jeans (Cut into shorts) + Unif Hellraisers


Behind the McQueen



Behind the Scenes of Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2012 Runway
A sea of textures, tones and beauty. Love love LOVE! 
It's more than just pretty clothes. 


Yasmin Le Bon, Helena Christensen, Cindy Crawford, Noami Campbell & Eva Herzigova - Harper's Bazaar UK December 2011


Credit: Harper's Bazaar UK

Supermodels Yasmin Le Bon, Helena Christensen, Cindy Crawford, Noami Campbell & Eva Herzigova are the Ultimate Supergroup in Dolce & Gabbana on cover the December Issue of Harper's Bazaar UK, shot by Jonas Akerlund. The five feature in a new Duran Duran short film: 'Girl Panic!'.

The Issue features a jam packed spread with group and dedicated shots featuring looks by Edward Sexton, Ann DemeulemeesterGiles,Roberto CavalliDolce & GabbanaAlexander McQueen and Thierry Mugler. It's such a rich and glamourous spread, not to mention the major supermodel power these ladies look FAB. 

Harper's Bazaar UK December Issue is out now.

 See the full spread below



Fab Find



Sass and Bide Live Love Life Jacket

Take a look at this gold and black jacket from Sass and Bide's ready-to-wear. 
This asymmetrical jacket is just BAM amazing. I'm such a sucker for a graphic jacket, love love loving the strong zig zag print mixed with the drape of the jacket.  
Metallics lovelies, they are all the rage. 

Montana Cox - Harper's Bazaar AUS December 2011

Credit: Harper's Bazaar AUS

Australia's Next Top Model Montana Cox covers the December Issue of Harper's Bazaar Australia. The cover was shot by Pierre Toussaint.

As apart of the winner's package, Cox received a cover and full spread in Harper's Bazaar. In her spread Cox looks flawless in looks by Gucci, Armani and Ralph Lauren
I'm very happy that Montana won Top Model, I see big things for her just like fellow winners Amanda Ware and Alice Burdeu.
The December Issue is out now.

See Montana's Full Spread Below