it will always be YSL to me
Moving to London
Discovering raw chocolate
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 I could survive being beaten over and over to the ground in the tumultuous year that was twentytwelve, I can survive anything. (It was character-building.)
Have a joyous twentythirteen.
Chanel’s Little Black Jacket exhibition featuring 113 photographs of the many muses of Karl Lagerfeld - both male and female - styled with a dose of Carine Roitfeld’s irreverence. Personality and panache: of course, did you really expect less?
The Little Black Jacket by Chanel: on at the Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, SW3 until Oct 28; pier 2/3, 13 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, Sydney Oct 27-Nov 11 2012.
Even I’ll be going for my newly adopted country’s athletes: it’s hard not to get caught up in it, especially after last night’s alternatively what-the-hell/awe-inspiring/bizarre/cheesy/quirkily, quintessentially British opening ceremony. Go Team GB (and Australia*)!
*but please stop planking. Please.
The lifestyle of a band member, the modern day equivalent of the medieval ages’ travelling troubadour, inevitably leads to some interesting style stories.
Backstage at Laneway Festival in Sydney on Sunday, relaxing on the lawn behind the photography studios at the University of Sydney’s College of the Arts in Rozelle, Caroline Polacheck of Chairlift revealed her ultimate shopping destination: “Honestly? The further away from civilisation the better.”
Naming a thrift store in the backwoods of North Dakota as an example, she said: “[The thrift stores away from the cities] haven’t been picked over. They’re also kind of time capsules. People aren’t so tuned in to trends so they wear the same thing they’ve been wearing for the past two decades and then they take that to thrift stores. You find older stuff… [and] the most unusual stuff.”
Relaxing in front of her dressing room, Cameron Mesirow of Glasser was wearing a dip-dyed leather jacket from Acne’s collaboration with UK artist Daniel Silver she’d received from the designers themselves after they’d used one of her songs in a video. It was the final touch to her backstage outfit, she said.
“I think today I sort of have a ‘look’ to me but it’s not really intentional. I like to mix it up, that’s why I went and got my jacket [that Acne gave me after they] used my song for their capsule collection with this artist, Daniel Silver.”
Not to be outstripped, festival-goers had some stories of their own to share. Chloe Bennett, a student and avid dress shopper, had ventured out two days previously and found a lace dress in a vintage store in Oxford Street, which she decided to wear back-to-front and pair with a belt for Laneway, while Kate Loxton, a PR consultant, confessed she had tried to go for an understated cowboy look.
“I wanted to go for a country style today because I knew it would be dusty, and I went for a crisp white shirt because I think it’s hard to look fresh at an event like this,” she said.
Of course, there were also those who just wanted to look good. Amy Harris, a nurse, looked the epitome of preppy summer chic in a navy jumper and printed Karen Walker shorts with a hat she said she’d picked up from Homebake festival. She said festivals were her chance to play with fashion. “I love clothes. There’s only two variations on our uniform at work so I like to take the chance to dress up.”
Full interviews to come later. See more street style pics from Laneway by Xiaohan Shen at vogue.com.au
One of my closest friends is flying to London today for two months to work at the pharmacy department at University College London. She’s possibly the friend who I’ve known the longest (and still remained close to). Gonna miss her hilarious ways and slightly-annoying-but-uniquely-hers lateness. (Seriously. Four hours?? I love her but I’m never relying on her to bring drinks again.)
But I hope she has a safe trip and I can’t wait to hear her adventures (*cough* cue #livingvicariouslyinEurope). She’ll love it, I know it! / London instagram by Incloco
“Favorite place to celebrate your own birthday?Anywhere in the world where I have a couple of friends. Alone is a bit tricky.”
Happy birthday to Mario Testino, prolific photographer and Vogue cover champ / Nowness.com
I was privileged enough to speak to photographer Elle Muliarchyk the other day; along the way, we spoke briefly about her photographic and videographic series ‘Designing our Fortunes’, featuring model Meghan Collison.
“For the whole summer she [Meghan Collison] transformed into 10 different characters. Each character was a different prototype of a girl who lived in New York, like an Upper East Side lady, a former Shaker girl, a lesbian architect, a blogger, girls like this.
In each personality, changed with a wig, makeup, clothing and everything, the girls went to fortune tellers. But the psychics didn’t know that each time it was actually the same girl; they thought it was a different girl and they gave her different fortunes based on what she wore and who she represented with fashion.
I’m interested in our interaction with the fashion and the clothes, because fashion is the business of fantasy. We are working in the business that creates the fantasy for everyone else. It’s really amazing that we have this power to create the world that everyone else lives in, in this fantasy.”
Full story to come later. In the meantime, more of Elle’s work