fashion week style around the globe
24 Oct 2014
Fashion Week is always lots of fun to keep tabs on and with the rise and rise of street style photography, there's even more fashion to look at! Most fashion week goers look "so fashion". While I think it's so great that you can express yourself and put your own twist on an outfit, the styles I like the most are always those that I can see myself wearing. I also love picking up on a trend that I can adapt to my own style. So here's some of my favourite looks from fashion weeks around the world. (Psst, the iridescent purple coat and heels above are just SO FUN! I probably wouldn't actually wear the cost, but the heels? For sure!)
mixtape // september
15 Sep 2014
I'm listening to so much girl pop at the moment and it's the most fun to rock out to in my car while on the highway. If you ever see someone singing overly enthusiastically while eating a piece of toast and sipping tea, that could very well be me.
I've also included two of Many Things' songs because they're great and Mikey's amazing and Hayley from The Jezabels sang vocals on Chains and it's heartbreaking beautiful. I'm also listening to One Direction's new free song Fireproof on repeat (not available on Spotify though). I've read a lot of people saying it's like The Beach Boys and John Mayer, but all I hear is Fleetwood Mac!
listen on spotify: fourzerofive - 2014 september
Allday - You Always Know the DJ
Angus & Julia Stone - Heart Beats Slow
Charli XCX - Boom Clap
Ella Henderson - Ghost
G.R.L. - Ugly Heart
Iggy Azaela feat. Charli XCX - Fancy
Katy Perry - This Is How We Do
Many Things - Chains
Many Things - Dear One
Neon Jungle - Louder
Nicky Night Time - Everybody Together
NONONO - Pumpin Blood (Belarbi Remix)
Northeast Party House - The Haunted
One Direction - Fireproof
Rizzle Kicks - Tell Her
RÜFÜS - Sundream
Savoir Adore - Dreamers
Taylor Swift - Shake It Off
for love & lemons
12 Sep 2014
For Love & Lemons. Then I heard there was some cute bralettes in Kmart, so thought I'd try one and see how I go for support. Turns out they're amazing for house bras and to sleep in! So now I'm looking at the beautiful bralettes at For Love and Lemons a bit more seriously... I'm also considering the dress below and, while cropped tops don't suit me, I love the lace mini and cropped top.
link it // september
6 Sep 2014
It's been a long time since I've done one of these babies! Some cool links I've found recently:
- Cat's super wrap up of African Fashion Week in London. So many amazing, bright colours!
- How Google works
- iPad ad with Robin Williams' speech from Dead Poets Society
- #likeaboy - you've seen the #likeagirl campaign and now it's time to share photos of boys doing "girly" things. These kiddies are adorable
- An oldie but a goodie - Wardrobe Rehab: 6 Steps to the Perfect Wardrobe
- Creamlapse (that's ice cream lapse)
- DIY natural makeup brush cleaner
- 43 Things Only Australian '90s Girls Will Understand
- 15 helpful infographics for photographers
- Margaret's advice on spending time in New York. Makes me want to go back so badly!
lancôme // visionnaire and grandiose
4 Sep 2014
When I was in high school, one of my friends (whose mum was incredibly stylish) introduced me to some seriously great lip glosses in the form of Lancôme Juicy Tubes (I think nearly all of my friends had Juicy Tubes as one of their first 'grown up' beauty purchases). Lancôme has been a firm beauty favourite of mine ever since.
Now, it's been a while since I was a teen and so many people have said to me over the years, "oh, you have such great skin, you don't even need to wear make up". Well... I've definitely noticed those comments decreasing over the last few years and was just discussing with a friend about whether it was time to start using a serum. And then volia! Lancôme has just released their new formula of best-selling serum Visionnaire and I was lucky enough to attend the launch at Myer Melbourne City.
It's a very light serum that absorbs into your skin quickly. I've been using it for about a week now, and can definitely see a difference in the overall appearance of my skin. At the risk of gushing, it's also made my face baby soft and I think it's also helped with the dryness that was happening on my cheeks. Very happy with it so far, but the lovely Lancôme ladies said it takes about six weeks to see the full difference, so let's give it a bit more time...
Lancôme is also launching a new mascara called Grandiose and I am so excited about this because as crazy as it sounds, I only discovered great mascara last year in the form of Lancôme Star Hypnose. Turns out that Grandiose is even better for my short, straight lashes because if I can't be bothered curling them, this mascara will actually curl them! (I've tried a lot over the years and none of the others have done that.) It's got what's called a swan neck wand, which means it helps lengthen your outer lashes and then you turn the wand the other way and you can get into the corners of your eyes. It's seriously great and if you like mascara, definitely check it out!