Saturday, 28 December 2013

050 - Moon Palace

Wearing: Halter top c/o American Deadstock, Sportsgirl bell bottoms, Windsor Smith clogs, Vintage bag & belt, Assorted jewellery 

Flying over Sydney city is a strange experience, perhaps flying over any city at night is a strange experience. Looking out of my aeroplane window, I peer down into the streets below. I watch the tiny beaming headlights of cars driving along the highway, and all I can wonder about is what that one little person is doing or thinking in that one little car. Are they happy? Are they alone? Have they ever been in love? What is their favourite movie? Their favourite song? Will their lives ever intersect with mine? Sometimes I like to even create little fantasy lives for these nameless and faceless people. And this is where I tend to get stuck and overwhelmed by my thoughts. 
There are millions of people in this city, in this world, yet I only know a handful of them. I only truly care for a handful of them. And for some reason this scares and excites me. It scares me, because it really emphasises how small I am in this world. How insignificant I am in the bigger scheme of things (If a bigger scheme of things even really exists). It also reiterates how self absorbed I am in my own little universe of life. But it excites me, because there is such an abundance of opportunity. Each person could provide something new in life. And this something 'new', has the ability to shape me. They could yell or scream abuse at me, or could simply ask how my day was. They could be the person I buy my train ticket from, or the person I smile at whilst walking down the street. They could be anyone, and everyone.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

049 - Bat Fink

 Wearing: DIY kimono, Supre crop top, Thrifted skirt, Vintage boots, Assorted jewellery from eBay/Inspired Tribe/Markets

I have a bit of a thing for making my own kimonos - it's very cost effective, and it's kind of nice to know that no one else has one exactly like mine. This one was made out of a tie-dye sarong I found whilst opshopping. One day I will make a tutorial on how I whip up these babies, but to be honest my sewing skills are far from satisfactory and I'm not to sure how well I will pull off the diagrams and such.
But now onto the amazing garish choker come breast plate that is hanging around my neck! I've been lusting over these animal style necklaces since I saw Brit (from Disarming Darling) wear and style her elephant one. And while I loved the elephant one, I wanted something a little more kooky - to differentiate my style. Around 3 months ago I stumbled over a magical 'little' hmong bat necklace. The eBay seller was asking a ridiculous amount for it, AND it was broken. I messaged, asking for a reduced price, but I was declined. It later sold to some mysterious identity on the other side of the interwebs. Disheartened, I knew I would never find something as unique as the item (unless I travelled to Thailand and had it made for myself). Low and behold, I was wrong.
Doing a random search of ethnic necklaces on eBay and I stumbled upon the beauty that now rests on it's own special hook, on the side of my book shelf with my collection of other large tribal style necklaces. Hyperventilating, I messaged the seller asking for shipping prices to Australia and to put it on hold for me.
And the rest, my friends, is history. 

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Outtake: 'Lady of the Lake' Holiday Lookbook by Child of Wild

(Photos taken from the Child of Wild Facebook)
"Commander of the lake. She translates nature's language and lives among the trees. From the depths of the forest comes a woman warrior that is in all of us. She defends all that is just and speaks from her soul. She's a Child of the Wild who embraces energy from the lake and demands respect from others for it's mystical powers. Etherial by nature but defiant by instinct. Embrace the world and believe in it's beauty."
This lookbook has me frothing at the mouth. Seriously, anything Amanda Leigh Smith and Tashina Hill create together is awe inspiring, and just absolutely magical. As usual, there is not much more to say than aside from the obvious; it makes me miss the crisper months of the year and I really need to get my paws on some type of headpiece. 

Saturday, 7 December 2013

048 - Out Of Nowhere

 Wearing: Thrifted jeans, belt, vest & bag, Vintage boots, Supre crop top, Assorted jewellery 
  • Here is another sub-par outfit, by yours truly. 
  • My mum is getting better at taking outfit photos for me, and she is actually having a lot of fun mucking around with my SLR. 
  • Time is escaping me and I'm not sure if that's a good thing, or a bad thing.
    Good thing because it means I'm closer to travelling to and exploring the country of my dreams, and experiencing an entirely new culture and way of life.
    Bad thing because it just feels like there is never enough time in the day to do things, also not to mention the lack of motivation I have to actually do things.
  • Christmas is looming right over my shoulder, and sorry to be such a bah-humbug, but I honestly wish it would just fuck off.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Outtake: 'West End Girls' 2012 Lookbook by Tunnel Vision

(Photos taken from Tunnel Vision)

I know, I know yet another old lookbook. But I don't care, I LOVE IT. You guys know the deal, it's something that I've liked for a long time, it's super inspiring, and Seaghna is just a massive babe. It's also a reminder for me to stop pining after the cooler seasons (I blame you Northern Hemisphereans for wearing nice layers and stuff, leaving me feeling sad and nostalgic - even though I actually dread the cold) and to begin to embrace the amazing blue summer days we're experiencing here!