27.2.12

FAKE IT OR MAKE IT








Today I bought the famous YSL Arty Oval ring... although it wasnt exactly the real deal... It was an almost exact copy... from Forever New... for $6.95, rather than the $250 I would pay for the real deal. Over the past seasons I have seen it has been quite noticable that many retail stores have been making extremely close replicas to the items designed off the couture and high fashion runways themselves.

Can you pick the difference?
from left to right

1. YSL vs Forever New
2. Balenciaga vs Witchery
3. Collette vs Alexander Mcqueen
4. DNKY vs Collette
5. Michael Kors vs Forever New
6. Aurelie Biddermann vs Sportsgirl
7. Cotton On vs Tiffany & Co

Despite the hefty price and quality, sometimes there's little difference in designs. How are stores allowed to rip off these famous styles? Is there a certain rule that has to be undergone? Is there any differences from seeing something in Sportsgirl than in a copy stall in Bali? Not that I'm saying it's a bad or good thing of course, as I am extremely guilty of buying the versions that have been inspired by high fashion designers, as they are quite obviously in a more affordable price range for myself. Other times I wont mind forking out my card to pay for something I'm truly in love with that I know is the real deal. A perfect explaination given by Meryl Streep in one of my all time favourite movies The Devil Wears Prada-

"Oscar de la Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was Yves Saint Laurent... wasn't it who showed cerulean military jackets? And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of eight different designers. And then it, uh, filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic Casual Corner where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin"

Just goes to show the quick 'food' chain ladder of the fashion world...

24.2.12

NUDE






Top: Glassons, Shorts and Clutch: Forever New, Ring: Pandora, Earrings: Lovisa, Shoes: Wittner

My love for the peter pan collar continues... with a little help from Glassons. My friend is visiting from Melbourne and I was more happy to take an all access pass into her gigantic suitcase full of treasures for amazing new clothes to wear this week. I dug through and found this amazing lace top with my all time favourite style collar that can honestly be worked into any outfit. I'm hoping that this one gets accidently left behind when she has to go home...

Photography: Caitlin Skoblar




19.2.12

ICECREAM












Top: Top Shop, Ring: House of Harlow, Nailpolish: Rimmel

Summer time in Perth always means icecream. My obsession of pastels was obviously very present today- with my lilac Top Shop top, sorbet green nailpolish and my mixture of random  bracelets. From top to bottom: Pigeonhole, Forever New and  Sportsgirl. As much as I now want winter, I will definately miss you Summer!

Photographer: Emmelene O'Neill

18.2.12

JEFFREY CAMPBELL SKATE





Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell, Necklace: Myer

My georgous friend was going to a ball tonight, so I thought I'd take advantage and get some snaps of her amazing heels. The one and only Jeffrey Campbell. These beige babies are so whimsical with its modern, swirl wedge wooden heel, and complimented the nudes and pinks in her gown. Adding an amazing feature necklace was the icing on the cake, without taking away the detail from the heels. Campbell always makes magic happen.

17.2.12

WILDFOX

















This LA brand's 2012 Spring collection is inspired by the western film genre, being named 'Even Cowgirls Get the Blues'. With cowboy boots, vintage western t-shirts, western gothic romance, birdcages, guns, skulls, cacti and tumbleweeds, designers Emily Faulstich and Kimberley Gordon have created an exquisite and extraordinary range for this season.

“We drew a large part of inspiration from the eloquent, romantic book by Tom Robbins, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues – which is littered with incredible euphemisms and powerful insights into the lonely but astonishing lives of outcast cowgirls. Robbins reveals the power, pain, and humor behind the life of a solitary cowgirl with words that are moving, touching and hilarious. We hope to have captured the same feelings with our new collection.”

With a focus on pastels as their colour palette, the contrast to the harsh setting and heat of the desert creates a balanced medium between the two, creating perfection. Shop the collection now here.

16.2.12

INK










Tattoos have become a huge part of modern society, with everyone from models to celebrities having them. Are they here to stay in fashion forever, or just something you will be left with forever? I personally love tattoos, but I have seen a lot of awful ones. I have one myself and am thinking of getting a second. But is it something I will get over just as fast as I got over neon? Are they purely for the meaning or are they just another trend? As much as I love my tattoo I have, I know some day I will get over it and it wont look the same as it used to, but do I want a second one to add into the equation...To ink or not to ink. Or to just stick to Chanel's temporary tattoos...