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Paper Fashion Week

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If you have watched or read Paper Towns, you’ll know that paper towns are deliberate fictitious entries used as copyright traps to reveal copyright infringement. When Farfetch reached out to me and asked me to create my version of the perfect fashion week, it got me thinking about designers and their work and how it all gets filtered down to your local chain store outlet. Now I’m not saying that high street is just badly made-for-plebs stock since 99.9% of my closet consists of these unoriginal knock offs. What I am trying to say is that yes, fashion week is a strange and inaccessible phenomenon for us commoners but it shouldn’t have to be. The rise of luxury e-commerce retail has already bridged this gap with sites like Farfetch providing all the biggest international and Australian brands, both hot off the catwalk and dug up from the past vintage. We have public art galleries that everyone can access so why not do the same for fashion … get rid of all that exclusivity and caste system that goes something like editors, celebrities, a-list bloggers, etc. 

Instead of runways, I propose presentations. I loved Ten Piece’s show in the Bondi Icebergs pool last season so public places like that and the steps of the Opera House would be great stages to admire these brilliant works of art. Reminds me of those Qantas ‘Spirit of Australia’ advertisements where the kids stand in different spots and sing. It would also save those poor photographers scurrying frantically around with their long lenses, trying to get all fifty looks snapped in under ten minutes. I would love to see Alex Perry, Ellery, Zimmerman, Alice McCall and Sass & Bide but more than anything, Paolo Sebastian. Couture is where the heart is at and Sebastian’s South Australian handcrafted pieces make me swoon.

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Fashion Week, I believe is an incredibly stressful time in the fashion world. The amount of tweeting, snapping and gramming that happens before, after and during the show is insane. I, myself have never been to such an affair so I will compare it to what I find stressful: examinations. When I am stressed, I need to be comfortable … so I carry this sentiment into how I would dress for fashion week. A matching top and bottom set that reads like gallery worthy masterpieces (they are Valentino after all) but feel like sleepwear, Charlotte Olympia slippers that take the constellation theme to the next level and a bag that is this season’s it silhouette whilst still managing to resemble a sleeping bag so you can take a nap in between shows.

Shirt / Trousers / Shoes / Bag 

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To the uninitiated, fashion week is kinda weird … whats with all the bizarre everything? I realise now that fashion week is about putting a lot of stuff together and then hoping that you will end up on some well known street style blog deeming you the coolest kool khat of the year. If that’s the goal, then I want to be repping my favourite Aussies. Starting with an Alex Perry of course, shouldering with an Ellery piece and hiding my lack of face makeup with some Ksubi shades. Then there is the conversation starter piece – “oh this old thing … its a Chanel cosmetic bag that doubles as my camera bag” and then these garish Dolce & Gabanna sneakers that I am hideously attracted to.

Bag / Dress / Shoes / Sunnies / Blazer

This was an interesting post to develop. It required some research which taps into the business student that I am and I don’t really know how I managed to stumble upon this paper towns concept but I went with it even though it doesn’t really make much sense. I hope you enjoyed reading nevertheless and as always, have a great week ahead!

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Blog Post created for Farfetch ‘Take Over Australian Fashion Week’

Jet Lag is for Amateurs

jetlag2A couple of weeks ago I booked my first trip overseas by myself! It was terrifying seeing all this money leave my bank account at once. I’m going to New Zealand’s Northern Island so basically still in the vicinity of Australia because hey, baby steps! I have put together a small list of essentials for an action packed holiday. They are in no way the only things you need but just a couple of cute pieces I have been eyeing. How pretty are all this blues and neutrals together? I’m so excited for this new adventure and as always, I will keep you guys updated because I hear the Top Deck tour buses come with wifi 🙂

Carry All: Herschel’s Little America Bags seem to be the best kind of bag on the market for the person who must pack everything and anything AKA me. Fancy tops: I know I know, it’s so hard to be presentable on holidays but don’t forget to pack a few dressy tops for nights out! Choose ones made of light weight fabric and are a cinch to squeeze into your suitcase without needing any of that pesky ironing. Love the crochet cut out one and the tulle makes me sa-woon! Hats: are the lazy girl’s solution to hair problems on holidays. Hide that third day hair with a felt hat in a pastel shade or this season’s favourite, the wide boater. Footwear: If you’re not comfortable, then you’re not a happy camper. Comfort comes from the sole (HA!) and these are all penguin approved! Wallet: I have a deeply irrational but also very sensible fear that I will lose things. For peace of mind, I think travel wallets are the way to go. Kikki K and Typo carry the cutest ones with plenty of space for tickets, boarding passes, itineraries, visas, passports and foreign currency.

Little America Hemp Backpack / Little America Chambray Crosshatch Backpack

Crochet Long Sleeve / Chiffon Top

Hannah Mid Brim Fedora / Riviera Wide Brim Boater

Leather Inject Boots  / Nike Rosherun

Perforate Leather Travel Document Wallet / Hudson travel wallet

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Coppered Budget

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Furniture should be an investment so you should allow yourself to spend a little more but home decor is a frivolous, extra tassel expense so there’s really no point in buying expensive things when you can give your house that extra bippity boppity boo courtesy of your local Target and Kmart! All these pieces are under $25 with the exception of the floor lamp so hurry on kiddies! Let there be light with the luminoso floor lamp ($49) or the geometric pendant light ($15 !!!). Tuck away the nasties into these gems instead: copper pedal bins ($25) and rose gold paper bag ($12) and copper basket ($12). Add some sayings into the every day with the light box ($19 and a great alternative to the typo original) and foil print ($7 !!!). Display your favourite food and floral arrangements on the trendy flask vase ($4) and round acacia wood paddle board ($10). End the day by kicking off your shoes onto a fluffy faux fur rug ($19 and a much more easily accessible and a third of the price to the Ikea one). Hold on tight gems, its almost the weekend!

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No One Will Know Its EOFYS

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EOFYS – one of the two times per year where our judgement is monetarily skewed by flashy red signs. To avoid pointless spending, let me direct you to some great winter white pieces that will last you through the seasons. The Alice McCall inspired beauty is going right into my cart as we speak and considering the original McCall is 10 times the price and doesn’t even drop until August, you will no doubt be ahead of the game. Run, don’t walk kids. Oh wait, its from The Iconic with next day delivery so you don’t even have to get off your behind. ps: what is eofys you ask scratching your head, here babe, let me enlighten you.

// Kimono Applique Dress $30 / Mariana Crombie Coat $90 / Maria Quilted Biker Jacket $60 / Graphic Sweat $20 / Off Shoulder Tee $20 / Tassel Trim Sweater $45 / Marble Print Dress $40  //

Its The Queen’s Birthday and She Brings Gifts

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Gifts of cute lil tops to be specific. If I were to get one, it would definitely be the marble print ponte but everything’s a steal so get them all lads! I always get so jealous when I see Labour Day weekend posts so here’s one for the Australians! For the rest of the world, I’m sorry its just an ordinary Monday but go on with your ordinary day with the knowledge that I probably won’t be leaving the house for about 3 weeks because its exam time and its time to get a cracka lackin’. Fear not as SS will not be neglected because I preshot everything and you can still expect a post from me every 4 or 5 days this month!

 Alycia Fluffy Knit // Dharma Ribbed Tutle Neck //  Hether Textured Tailored Boyfriend Coat 

 Pyjama Blouse in White or Navy $12 from $38

Contrast Collar Check Tank $10 // Lace Trim Ponte Top $10 // Printed Organza Crop Top $10  all originally $40!

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Hop To Cart

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Onesie // Jar // Pen // Slippers // Beanie // Easter Eggs // Sweater // Vest // Pants 

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I used to think these posts were a poor excuse for a blog but they’re actually harder than I thought they would be when I put my SS twist on them! So maybe these will be a common occurrence in the future or maybe not, we’ll see 🙂 Regardless, these are all things I would genuinely love to own – in fact the pants will feature in Saturday’s OOTD and the onesie is a gift for a friend!

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