Sunday, 29 September 2013

039 - Tusk

Wearing: ASOS crochet midi dress, Thrifted tie-dye duster & furry leather bag, Vintage 90s platform boots, Assorted jewellery
  • On Friday I spent six hours doing a one-thousand word source analysis assignment due that afternoon at 3pm. It seems that the only way I can work on major essays is under intense time pressure and I cannot seem to kick this terrible procrastination streak.
  • On Friday night I went with my Mum and Denis to see Running in the Shadows - The Australian Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show at a local hotel/pub. I got to daggy dance with 40+ year old women to some of my favourite ever songs. 
  • On Saturday I went to the beach (I'm working on getting my summer tan back) and then spent the afternoon and evening with my Ben - we went out for an Indian dinner which was super yummy. 
  • And today I went to a book exchange bookstore to hand in and make a profit off some of my old books. I've been reading like crazy this last month, I've finished six books.. All due to the fact that it's the first time in two and a half years that I haven't intensely studied English Literature and I'm able to read at my leisure without critiquing or over analysing the text. 
  • After the bookstore, Mum and I then went to the Caringbah rotary markets and scored some pretty cool finds for very good prices! Bric-a-brac/garage sale type markets are my favourite to go to because there is always interesting stuff to look at, good food to eat and always unexpected finds to be found.
Hope you've all had (or are having) a nice weekend like I have!

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Age of Sunastry @ Glebe Markets

Caitlan and I are holding a market stall at Glebe Markets on the 12th of October. If any of you guys are in the Sydney area, come and meet us and buy our clothes to help support us on our way to India. Closer to the date we will be releasing a secret codeword that will give you guys a discount ;)
Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Outtake: ⥤◈⥢ INTI RAYMI ⥤◈⥢ Lookbook by Coyote Negro

Coyote Negro 'Spring 2013 Lookbook' (Photos from their blog and Facebook)

I found this online store earlier this week during one of my many "study breaks" (procrastination). Coyote Negro is a Puerto Rican online store located in New York, specialising in bohemian, gypsy, glam, rock 'n roll, handmade, vintage & second hand finds. As usual, I decided to feature an older lookbook purely because I find it super inspiring with the cut/paste like effect, and especially because of the tribal Peruvian elements.
Stolen from their blog: "Today we celebrate the sun, light, warmth and life. Inti Raymi is one of the most important celebrations in Cuzco, Peru. It was an ancient religious ceremony honoring the Inti God (father sun). It was celebrated every winter solstice in the Andes. Today the Inti Raymi has more of a performance characteristic for tourists and locals. Inti Raymi is also known as "The Sun Festival" and that's why this project is dedicated to spring, the sun and Peru."

What do you think of Coyote Negro? Have you seen any of their other lookbooks? Drop me a comment and let me know! 

Saturday, 21 September 2013

038 - Under The Moonlight

Wearing: Oh My Love duster c/o, Lipstik clogs, Thrifted pants, DIY velvet turban, Assorted Jewellery)

Thought I'd play around with my photoshop editing skills to give my photos a little more of a film like effect? Not sure if I succeeded but you guys can be the judge of that. I've been living in this outfit for the last three days, either wearing it with my turtleneck crop top or just a plain black cotton camisole and switching out my clogs for thongs. However, the shazaam of this whole outfit is this incredible crochet lace duster.
I'm a sucker for anything that calls to my inner goth whilst also dabbling on my bohemian side, and this maxi cardigan is perfect! It's very light and sheer so I know that it will be well worn in the upcoming summer nights where there is a slight onshore breeze and you just need something to cover your shoulders. Not to mention the fact that it creates really cool shadows in the sun with all the spotty/stripy/zig-zaggy business going on..

Monday, 16 September 2013

Blogger Babe: Velvet Goldmine

(Photos taken from Velvet Goldmine)

So every fortnight I've decided that I will be posting a little feature about my favourite bloggers, mostly just photos that inspire me to get dressed in the morning and little comments about why I like them so much. 
This week its Polish babe, Muzzy Stardust from Velvet Goldmine. I stumbled upon her a few weeks ago on Pinterest (then her Lookbook) and a heated love affair began. She combines sassy sequins with patchwork leather and fringe and funky yet natural tones of crochet to create the perfect laid back rocker, ethereal gypsy look. In my opinion she is the real life incarnate of a band-aid from Almost Famous, channeling both early Cher and Stevie Nicks. Her photos look like they belong in a fashion editorial of Time magazine as they look back on era's past... And her eyes just peer into your soul and all you can think about is twirling around in a kimono whilst listening to David Bowie. 

So what do you think of the fabulous Miss Stardust? Is she your 70's dream come true? Because she sure as shit is mine. 

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

037 - We're The Helping Hands

Wearing: Motel Rocks halter crop top, Vintage Windsor Smith harness boots, Tree of Life floppy hat, Thrifted skirt, bag & belt, Assorted jewellery

I know the writing below may seem slightly incoherent and maybe a bit too stream of consciousness for some of you but deal with it and expect this type of babbling once a week. 
  • I wore this whilst on a massive thrift with Caitlan for Age of Sunastry. It was very comfortable because the skirt doesn't restrict my gut and allows for a nice breeze between my legs.
  • While Caitlan and I were thrifting, this random male worker at one of the many charity stores we went to, proceeded to ask me if I thought Caitlan was, "an Indigo or Rainbow woman?" and told me, "her aura is a mixture of both, she is a very strong and independent woman." 
  • Which has left me thinking about Indigo children and how unique they are and how unique Caitlan is (P.S check out her blog to see how awesome she is and stuff, and maybe tell her how cool she is for driving me around heaps) But also left me thinking about the concept of uniqueness and individuality and do these concepts really exist or are they a social construct to further define people and society.
  • I went clubbing again on Friday night, and I actually enjoyed it for once! Maybe because I went to a club where men didn't feel entitled to touch me and my butt. And maybe cause I got to dance and do my thing on a podium in the middle of the club. 
  • I finally got the roots of my hair touched up and it's made me feel loads better because I feel nice again, because when my hair is ugly it's like my whole world is turned upside down and I can't do anything until I look normal again. Normal being the person I envision in my mind as I think of cool outfits to wear and new make up to wear. 
  • I recently re-watched the Labyrinth for the billionth time and have aptly used a quote as my post title and I've also had this song stuck in my head since:

Friday, 6 September 2013

036 - Can't Beat the Cow Print

Wearing: Everything thrifted/vintage except for jewellery

I really love this outfit, partly because it's so comfortable, mostly because it's completely secondhand. It makes me feel a little bit better in my attempts at not contributing to the detrimental effects of fast fashion and the pollution/landfill problems it's causing around the world. Not to mention the fact that my money is going to either charities or savvy women-owned businesses not to the unjust labour occurring in sweat shops right through Asia.
On a lighter, nicer, happier note, last Sunday I bought my ticket to India! I leave on the 27th of January and come back on the 25th of February. So nearly an entire month!! I'm going with my boyfriend, my wifey Caitlan and Blake - and I'm fucking stoked/ecstatic/nervous/excited and a bajillion other adjectives. So definitely expect many more India travel plan posts in the future. If anyone has some tips or some good travel advice websites, I'd really appreciate you sending them through!