double up.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Otherwise known as the Canadian tuxedo (and heavily attributed to this red carpet disaster), double denim has until recent times, been off limits. The formula to executing double denim the right way is really quite simple. Contrast your washes (the stronger the contrast the better) and your textures. 

This denim duo are two of my current wardrobe favourites. The top half is from Uniqlo - which has finally opened in Australia and did not disappoint at all (same range as overseas and at competitive prices). I was lucky enough to be sent down by work to Melbourne for the day and coincidentally arrived on Emporium Melbourne's opening day. I took a sneaky visit to Uniqlo to pick up another one of these shirts in a darker wash - there are three delightful shades for you to choose from. Plus they're only $40. Yes I know. 

As for the jeans - I have been on the hunt for a distressed skinny pair since forever but I could never find one where the rips actually sit on the knee. Most of the time they sat close to mid calf which looked ridiculous. That's where cropped jeans come in. Not only are they the perfect length to pack comfortably into boots but the rips sit perfectly. Always knew I could count on J Brand to come through with the goods. 

Uniqlo shirt, J Brand jeans, Chloe boots, Karen Walker sunglasses.

boohoo april edit.

Friday, April 18, 2014

There's nothing quite like stepping out of your comfort zone. I was invited by boohoo to take part in their #apriledit style sessions alongside the extremely talented and knowledgeable personal stylist and fashion reporter, Donny Galella. After finding out a bit more about my wardrobe, personal style and body shape, we played dress ups with some pieces from the current boohoo range. Donny decided he wanted to get me out of my monochrome/ separates routine and into some colour along with nude heels to give me the illusion of longer legs and a dress (for once) sinched a little at the waist. The whole process was documented on video so stay tuned for the full look!

blue jean baby.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The best accessory for a pair of blue jeans is a bold lip (the darker and redder the better) and a not-quite-there top knot. Two things you don't see very often on this blog, in fact I don't think I've ever worn my hair up here. My flat hair has never been ideal for updos. 

Boyfriend jeans have been on the rise over the last few years, but finding a pair that balance the right amount of slouchiness with one that gives the illusion of longer legs is tricky. These blue jeans from Mavi have just the right amount of slim and slouch to do just that. Paired these babies back with my IRO jacket that I literally haven't taken off since I bought it a few weeks ago and my new favourite printed tank that still manages to tick my all important monochrome box.


Monday, March 24, 2014

The one wardrobe essential that has been missing from my collection is a leather jacket, and now that I've finally found the one, I don't know how I managed to go without one for that long. My dream leather jacket has forever been the Acne Studios Mape though I've never been game enough to put that much money into a jacket (let alone any purchase for that matter... yet). I came across a sweet selection of new IRO on Green with Envy and figured if anyone knew how to make a mean leather jacket it would be French label, IRO - considering the leather jacket is consider a must to pull off Parisian chic. It was hefty purchase but a necessary one. 


Monday, March 17, 2014

I did it. I found the epitome of man repelling. Drop crotch pants - or better known to some as poo pants. Once upon a time, I was against them too. No to harem pants, low riders and looking like a fool with your pants on the ground. That was until I tried on these Bassike jeans. That was when I changed my tune. Unfortunately Jack and the male population have yet to see the light. 

These pants have magical man repelling powers that Leandra herself would be proud of. But also powers of extreme comfort and an effortless IDGAF about whether you approve of my pants vibe. I would highly recommend you get yourself to a Bassike store and try them on for yourselves before you judge them. Skinny jeans can be all kinds of wonderful but some days you just really don't want to put your legs through that sort of pain/ lack of movement. So that's where the poo pants come in. 

Special thanks to the girl behind the lens Christine, who possesses her own sort of magical powers with her ability to make me look way cooler than what I actually am. The graphic bomber and aviators combo definitely helped my cause. 

Images by Christine Ai