Knowing

Casual Tribal Print + Coffees + Trippen Love + Bar-ness

Less than One week and then I'm off to Hong Kong!

This Thursday will mark a year since I've been in Australia, weird feeling much? Now I can no longer state that I was 'just back' from travels. Ah well. Luckily by Sunday I'll be on a plane! 

In the past week I've been toning down the working and up-ing coffees dates, lunch dates and a bit of dancing. Enjoying the last bits of summer while it's here.


Chinese New Year came along with red packet galore. It's never a crazy event, but its nice to just be around family for an occasion, and if there is a red pocket with money well it just makes it better!

It is also a week till my 21st Birthday. I'm never the one for big birthday celebrations and the like. 
Though it does give me a great excuse to buy myself many a presents. 
I shall be shopping till I drop on my birthday!


Knowing... It's hard to well... Know.
This year I am in the pursuit of Concrete; the Facts.
Sometimes Knowing doesn't necessarily mean that what you Know will be what you want. 
But the Facts are Facts, no grey what so ever.


Spotted - Ta Da Zsadar


Remember when I wrote about trying to find some talented Menswear Designers?
Ta Da! Let me introduce you to Perth Label Zsadar.
Designer Shane Newton focuses on Minimal Avant-Garde Menwear.

Take a look at Zsadar's A/W 2012 Lookbook called 'Minimalia'
Raw Hems, Asymmetry and Quality Fabrics what's not to Love love love?

Love love loving the Newman Assymetic Button-Up Shirt (above) and the Baer Back Zip-Up Jacket (middle right)

 


Looks of the Week - 23-29th January 2012


Red, Red, Red Hot this Week.

Diane Kruger + Erdem Sidaction Gala 2012
LOOK OF THE WEEK Kruger + Sheer + Lace. Love love love!

Jamie King + Jason Wu Jason Wu for Target Launch
Wearing pieces from the Target Collection, Tres Chic. 

Kate Beckinsale + Michael Kors 'Underworld: Awakening' Madrid Photocall 
Sophisticated in a Jersey Wrap Dress. Love love loving the Snake Skin neckline. 

Kate Bosworth + Antonio Berardi @ Sundance Film Festival 
Love love loving the chest detailing on this Spring 2012 dress

Mary-Kate Olsen
 + The Row @  
JCpenny Launch
Chic in The Row. 




Style Diary - Stars Inifinity


Shirts. I've never really been too into them. 
Times have changed. Prints, Cuts, Sheer. I have converted. 
And who doesn't love love love a Bow Tie
....Well in this case it's a headband made into a Bow Tie.
Bow Tie nevertheless... 

Topman Shirt + Bardot Jeans + Vintage Mini Briefcase + Lanvin for H&M Shoes + Rubi Rabbit Ears Headband (tied as a bow tie



Runway - Menswear Fall 2012 Part 2

 Gucci + Hermes + Jean Paul Gaultier + John Richmond

Here is Part 2 of my Fall Menswear 2012 Picks (check out Part 1 here)

More Velvet + Reptile Textures + Chucky Knits + Leather + Neon/Brights

 Take a look at the silhouettes from Lanvin and Viktor & Rolf, big shoulders do me proud. 
Love love love-ing the Hermes Reptile Shirt, Versace Embellished Blazer and John Richmond's Velvet detailing. 

Jil Sandler + Lanvin + Louis Vuitton + Mugler + Rick Owens

Black on Black layering, with a Pop of Colour, Neon and even some Fur (Faux I hope)
Moving from the boxy 'macho' silhouette, and adding some fun shapes and textures. A bit more androgynous and exciting

Roberto Cavalli + Viktor & Rolf + Versace + Vivienne Westwood

What's your favourite looks?

Trippen' in Love


I'm developing a Shoe Fetish...

I'm in the love love loving mood for Shoes. Different shapes, heels, materials and the like. 

Take a look at these BAM Amazing shoes from German Shoe Brand Trippen.
I love love love this brand, they make some of the most Interesting Unique Leather Shoes on the market.

The pair I bought are called 'Layers', featuring a Sole with Two Platforms like those Japanese Sandals, but then add it to a Leather Boot and then BAM Trippen Layers!

I got my pair from Solestruck, but you can also order straight from Trippen themselves!



Stay tuned to see these Babies in action!

Runway - Menswear Fall 2012 Part 1

3.1 Phillip Lim + Alexander McQueen + Alexis Mabille + Balmain + Burberry Prorsum

Menswear 2012.. Interesting 

Velvet + Reptile Textures + Baroque

I make my thoughts on Menswear clear... I don't really have many... 
Optimistically I still look for some great Menswear Looks/Designers that shake things up, some I'll soon post about to spread the love.

Here is Part 1 of my Menswear Picks for 2012. It's all in the Texture
It's nice to see some new Shapes and Colours for winter. 
Love love love-ing the Reptile Textures. I'm mildly obsessed with the Calvin Klein Pants, Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Baroque Blazers and the Christian Dior Bird Coat.

Pretty No?

 Calvin Klein + Christian Dior + Dolce & Gabbana + Dries Von Noten + Etro


Break

Surf City + Birkin Beach + Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Slurpee + McQueen/Hellraiser Dinner

Last Week I took time off....Shocking I know 

I have this thing where I have to fill up my time with things, generally that's work or seeing friends and the like; I don't like to do nothing... it weirds me out. But like any human I need that random few days off to recharge.


I took a break to the Beach, Torquay to be exact for some much needed Rest and Relaxation and some of the good old Aussie Vitamin D. I even had my Marc Jacobs moment, with my Birkin Tote on the beach...one day it will be an Hermes Birkin! It was really nice just to sit down and read my Australian Vogue in the sun and eat and... well sleep. 


Did I mention eat? The best thing on a break is just to feast on everything anything in sight. (Another FAT Week it was). The local IGA stocked Reeces Pieces and Hershey Cookie & Creme Slabs, again a very indulgent time. 

The Wifey and I went to see the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, starring my Style Crush Rooney Mara. Tres intense movie, I liked the light and shade of the film with the random sarcastic humour.


Taking a Break last week helped to redefine things.
Priorities and the Importance for things and others changed.
All for the best and in the pursuit of that Path and Balance!

Looks of the Week - 16-22nd January 2012


This week was all about Golden Globes and all round Glamour

Angelina Jolie + Atelier Versace 2012 Golden Globe Awards
Continuing her love love love for Versace for the Golden Globes. Structured and Sophisticated. 

Cate Blanchett + Givenchy 2012 IWC Top Gun Gala
Sheer + Black + Blanchett. Need I say more?

Kate Beckinsale + Jenny Packham 'Underworld: Awakening' LA Premiere 
Looking Elegant and Glamourous, leaving the skin tight cat suits for the film 

Kirsten Dunst + Rodarte @ Chateau Marmont Rodarte Dinner 
When don't I love love love a suit look? Daring in Yellow and Gold.

Tilda Swinton
 + Haider Ackerman @ 
2012 Golden Globe Awards
LOOK OF THE WEEK. Love love loving the Pastel Blue Ethereal look

Style Diary - Silver Summer


This year's summer has been a box of all sorts. 
Hot. Cold. Hot. Cold. More Cold. Even Rain... 
Though living in Melbourne.. I really should not be surprised...

In summer it's hard to really wear or enjoy a lot of pieces of clothing in a look. It's just too damn hot! 
This is probably why I'm really into accessories and particular statements pieces which help to bring out my style with minimal pieces. 
I still like to have a stylish look even if it's over 30 degrees...

I love love love my Silver Jeans, a statement piece but at the end of the day to me.. they're just jeans. 
For this look I just wanted to work the 'jeans and tee', accessorizing with my Alexander McQueen De-Manta Clutch and Unif Hellraisers. For fun I added my Key Necklace I got from the St Kilda Night Market and a Bolt Ring... which is literally a bolt that I wear as a ring.

Silver Zara Jeans + River Island Tee + Alexander McQueen De-manta Clutch + Unif Hellraisers + Bolt Ring + Market Key Necklace 


Path


It is safe to say that with all of these food shots it was a FAT Week for me.
Not common, but needed every once and a while.
I like to have my FAT and Skinny days depending on my mood/cravings. But for some reason this week was all about the food and conversation. And with long conversations comes a lot of food!!


I managed to get a day off, which was tres relaxing. I've been wanting to sit down and read the stacks of magazines which I've bought over the years, but I haven't had the time recently. So it was really good to just sit down and simply read the articles that go with the editorials and all. Sounds weird doesn't it..?

I love love love reading the stylist and designer profiles. And note my Favourite spread from Vogue Homme International, Male Models in embellished Leggings. LOVE LOVE LOVE! 


Birthdays, Going Aways and the general catch ups were in order for the week. 
Trying to keep a balance somehow, with help from friends like caffeine and my trusty alarms in the early mornings.
By the end of my long week (which is Monday) I'm tres buggered and I'm ready for a break.

Luckily this week I'm off to Torquay for some much needed rest and relaxation!

Don't worry the trusty laptop is coming too! I'll be blogging from the beach. 
Bliss no?


I'm in search for a new path. 
Me being me I'm in need for new experiences and lifestyle.
What last week taught me was to follow my gut, and that sometimes the world helps to reinforce your beliefs and hunches.
When life throws things at you it's important to take it and interpret it for your own path.
I need to carve out my year and my new path. 
It sounds scary, but I'm just as excited.