Good + natural
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Rag & Bone Highclare shorts
Long description: Slash pockets at hips, cotton lace trim at hem, back zip, unlined, 100% lamb leather. Short description: perfect. / Rag & Bone Related links Artistic genius: meet fine arts-trained designer Jasmin Shokrian in L.A It was FEIT: handmade shoes in Australia Topshop partners up with young designers
‘I told her I love the view from up here The warm sun and wind in my hair We’ll watch the world from above As it turns to the rhythm of love’ We were in such a heady daze, falling madly in love. If you asked me now what was I thinking, I’d have to answer that I probably wasn’t; all I knew at the time was a sure certainty that he was the boy I wanted to, and was going to marry. ...
Let's get down to business
‘Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing, and your...– My inspiration for the day.
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'Between Sense and Sanity' at Slovenian fashion...
“Browns,” says a prim businesswoman to Slovenian fashion designer Petja Zorec at the opening night of Between Sense and Sanity, a showcase of up-and-coming Slovenian design to Londoners at Europe House, around the corner from Westminster. Zorec, a bright young woman dressed stylishly yet unpretentiously in a fitted bandage bodice of her own creation, looks confused. The businesswoman...
Sleek vs. furry at Marni autumn/winter 2013/14
It’s cosy, furry woodlands in a very sleek way. I like. Drake Burnette, Katlin Aas, Tian Yi, Gracie Van Gastel, Irina Kravchenko x Marni autumn/winter 2013/14 / Style.com Related links Re-inventing the little black dress at Milan Fashion Week (published on vogue.com.au) Read about front-row glamour at Milan Fashion Week See the sweetest ad campaign ever by Marni
All the pretty birds at Christopher Kane...
Jourdan Dunn, Georgia Hilmer, Martha Hunt x Christopher Kane autumn/winter 2013/14 / Style.com Related links See quirky jewellery by Maria Francesca Pepe at LFW Watch Karlie Kloss own the catwalk at Burberry View highlights from Huishan Zheng’s spring/summer 2013 collection
Today I sat on a balcony under the sun and cried. I cried because I miss the sun - the gentle heat, the warmth, the glow you get on your face when the sun shines on you. I cried because I didn’t want to go to back to England, where there is no sun. And I cried because I don’t know when I’ll be able to live in a country with the sun again. I cried because the future is so uncertain, and because...
Burberry: She's got the moves like Jagger
Karlie’s got some swagger / Garance Dore Related links Quirky jewellery by Maria Francesca Pepe See Karlie Kloss’ street style Read my interview with fashion photographer/blogger Garance Dore
Eye spy jewellery at Maria Francesca Pepe
Maria Francesca Pepe at London Fashion Week Related links View quirky little charms by Brit designer Sophie Hulme Read my interview with the hauntingly beautiful NY-based jewellery designer Vera Balyura See bracelets by Australian label Petite Grand + a few of my favourite things
Boulder shoulders at Proenza Schouler...
Loving the boulder shoulders, cocoon shapes and gentle twists and draping at Proenza Schouler. Touch-me-now textures, sculptural silhouettes that would really not look out of place in an art gallery, and is that ombred leather?!? If only we could get Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez to change their last names to McCain so we could tell them they’ve done it again (because rhymes...
Must avoid 'Posh' puns at Victoria Beckham...
Because, y’know, anything this sleek, shiny and impeccably tailored also screams ‘posh’ in a non-Spice-Girl-related way. Go VB. Victoria Beckham autumn/winter 2013/14 /style.com Related links See uptown city chic at Rag & Bone autumn/winter 2013/14 The devil is in the details at Victoria Beckham autumn/winter 2012/13 Carven + Victoria Beckham - an...
She's an uptown city girl at Rag & Bone...
Rag & Bone autumn/winter 2013/14 /Style.com Related links Aussie model Melissa ‘MJ’ Johanssen shares her love of Rag & Bone Read my review of Rag & Bone spring/summer 2013 on sheermag.com See highlights from last NYFW
Sunshine, sewing and a son: designer Jesse Kam...
If life is all about trying to find a balance, Jesse Kamm might just possibly have the perfect life. She’s based in L.A, but spends a good part of the year in Panama (where she has an eco-friendly place in the postcard-perfect Bocas del Toro). Her place is in a part of the city that’s actually quiet and peaceful - rural, even - and yet only 10 minutes from downtown. In fact, her studio is part of...
dreaming of summer: vintage Gemma Ward
Sometimes I get a kick out of looking at old photos of models; it’s like looking at your husband’s high school photos with fewer braces involved (braces = awkward teenage years). Look at Gemma! She looks so fresh. Gemma Ward / Troyt Coburn for Vogue Australia November 2004 Related links Australian models take over the runway: on vogue.com.au Meet Aussie model Melissa ‘MJ’...
in DC / terrysdiary
It's still 'Straya Day here: green + gold
Now I want a sausage sizzle. Clockwise from top left: Tori Praver bikini £100 & briefs, £95; ManiaMania bracelet, AU$114; Elke Kramer cluster ring, AU$80 & box ring, AU$150; Warby Parker sunglasses, US$95; Jerome Dreyfuss bag, AU$745; We Are Handsome cover up, AU$376; Miu Miu swimsuit, £145; We Are Handsome iPhone cover, AU$29. Related links Happy Australia Day Mmm, beach… ...
The nuances of menswear and music with menswear...
Fashion is best, it seems, served with a side of music - or so goes the philosophy behind fresh menswear label Smith-Wykes. The brainchild of Michaell Smith and former Lacoste and Carven designer Rory Wykes, the label focuses on understated casual menswear while promoting music videos of up-and-coming bands, encouraging a conversation between the two, both of which are part of a “a bigger...
Happy 'Straya Day
BEACH. LAMINGTONS. (raw!) /Vogue Australia & Sadhana Kitchen Related links Australian models take over the runway: on vogue.com.au Meet Aussie model Melissa ‘MJ’ Johannsen See Australian model Nicole Pollard’s damn cool shorts
The perfect mess
Chanel spring/summer 2013 campaign via Fashionista Related links Read about Chanel’s pop-up beauty boutique in London Chanel opens in Brisbane: my report on vogue.com.au Chanel’s LBD worn 113 different ways
a bottle of fresh air, a truck of bisous and a...
/Isabel Marant Related links So lovely, so French: meet photographer and blogger Garance Doré Chance Co. does the most perfect Breton stripe tees, seen in a hammock Paying homage to Paris with chocolate
Giambattista Valli S/S 2013 couture
Lindsey Wixson, Mackenzie Drazan, Iris van Berne, and Marine Deleeuw X Giambattista Valli spring/summer 2013 haute couture / the good ol’ folks at Style.com Related links Pretty dresses backstage at London Fashion Week Front-row royalty at Paris haute couture, published on Vogue.com.au Australian model Olivia Thornton gives her tips on surviving the shows
What a trouper: Vogue pays tribute to those on the...
Vogue’s ‘Storm Troupers: Celebrating Hurricane Sandy’s First Responders’: some say it’s a degrading comparison between high fashion with those saving the rest of humankind from natural disasters. “Is the models’ presence supposed to suggest that Oscar de la Renta’s spring collection is equally heroic?” Time magazine asks, while the Huffington Posts...
It seems that a lot of people my age try to be interesting by having problems or...– https://www.facebook.com/humansofnewyork
it will always be YSL to me
highlights of twentytwelve
Byron Bay Moving to London Discovering raw chocolate Sayulita Meeting Garance Doré at the Kate Spade store in London. Goals for 2013: - write more - laugh more - live more - eat less. It’s getting expensive. - take life less seriously. Worry about what I can control and not what I can’t. Never give up. Love more. Be more humble. Spend less. I feel like if...
/ Maria Ivkovic
Pieces to transport one to the surrounds of Byron. No wonder I’m feeling homesick. Looking forward to a magical Christmas here in England filled with lights & hot roasted chestnuts, but that doesn’t mean I don’t miss the sun… 1. (clockwise from top left) Bassike t-shirt, $144, bassike.com; Zimmermann bikini, $195, zimmermannwear.com; Petite Grand silk...
‘You know, you’re a little complicated after all.’ ‘Oh no,’ she assured him...– F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Tender is the Night (via musingsinfemininity)
3.1 Phillip Lim pre-fall 2013
Sleek, sophisticated city girls dressed as renegade biker babes: nobody does city dressing quite like Phillip Lim. 3.1 Phillip Lim pre-fall 2013 /3.1 Phillip Lim via vogue.com Related links Combining quirky, strange and beautiful - meet New York designer Vera Balyura of Vera Meat Instagramming the Brooklyn Bridge See photographer Elle Muliarchyk explore different facets of the New...
Paris je t'aime
Felíz día de los muertos con retraso
Belated Day of the Dead-inspired fashion. There’s no point in being punctual anyway; no one’s there to appreciate it.
Wear what you vote - Republican red or Democrat...
My husband has gone to bed early so he can watch the election coverage tomorrow morning. Me? I just colour coordinate. We are so on the same intellectual level. Stateside-related links New York-based label VeraMeat is offering 20% off if you voted: read my interview with designer Vera Balyura Why designer Clare Vivier loves L.A Corinne Grassini of Society for Rational Dress draws...