Saturday, January 29, 2011

The time is here and lookin good.

 

We are approaching the last day of January, which has been a very busy month for fashion. It’s the start of the year, there had to be a good first impression. And it is a definitely good one, so many different new trends are in, and look marvellous! I am confident that 2011 will be one great year in fashion. We’ve started off with the bright colours we have all been waiting for. I particularly love this trend because it’s so full of life and happiness and because I want to be able to wear such fluorescent colours and get away with it. When I opened the February issue of Australian vogue it was so exciting to see all the different creations dedicated to colour. There has been so much simplicity recently it’s nice to take a break out of that and enter a sanctuary of bright fashion must-have's.

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What is colour without bright eyed and bushy tailed nail polish!

This might seem weird but I am going to turn this boat around and go back to black attack island. I know that everyone is having a party in colour at the moment but I’m really loving the colour black. Not black with some other colour, I mean black, black and more black put together. It’s quite sophisticated and looks great with gold (another pet love of mine at the moment.)

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I finally entered into the real world of fashion and made myself a faux fur scarf.

 

Half old news!

Michelle Obama fashion victory

The most fashionable first lady stepped out with yet again an amazing outfit that she wore to the state dinner at the white house. A red and black full length gown by the English designer Sarah Burton of the Alexander McQueen house. She wore it with geode drop earrings by Kimberly McDonald. The colour choice for the gown was chosen to honour China where red signals good fortune and joy. Who said Politics is boring when it comes to fashion? Michelle Obama seems to be doing just fine. Ah yes couture is definitely having a fashion moment and we love it! 

 

H&M’s new shoe collaboration

The IT fashion shoe of 2010 has made a debut at H&M as they are collaborating with shoe Swedish shoe brand Swedish Hasbeen. It is a limited addition for spring and it comes on sale in April. This cute and casual shoe is perfect for the city and, “come on!” what is better than a comfortable fashion shoe? Seriously. Sad news and good news (sad first.) For some H&M is not in your neck of the woods you might have noticed it is only international, good news: you can go online and buy them “yes we do love the internet!” you can order from the online store Swedish Hasbeen style direct

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Sportsgirl  accessories. Loving those earrings.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Vintage man!

 

Vintage fashion has been in for a little while now. It’s like fashion style archiving, you keep going back to the best things if that makes sense. The thing I love most about vintage fashion is it is the recycling of such great pieces, timeless pieces that at the time, when they were first created, you didn’t ever want to let them go and they come back in out of the blue. It’s a perfect example of sustainable fashion. Such a beautiful thing to have the modern industry take on things from quite a while again and to make it look awesome. I love fur scarves, it looks so cool yet professional fashionista at the same time.

Some designers actually re-create vintage fashion from the inspiration of there childhoods etc. like marc Jacobs 50-60’s look last year. Topshop has a vintage style line with Kate Moss really into vintage style. A lot of celebrities go for a vintage style, my favourite is Chloe Sevigny I love her shoes she wears, everything just goes. I love to pair vintage clothing with a modern twist. One of my favourite things I saw when I went to Box Vintage was a red and black duffle coat that I probably won’t be able to wear in this Queensland weather. Dimmitt. Go to vintage stores and festivals to shop, they are the best places to get original garments that are very well taken care of and sustainable.

 

 

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Purse made by me with vintage flower fabric

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So this is where polka-dots come from.

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This embroidery is amazing zoom in it looks awesome. I have always been a fan of embroidery and detailing. Vintage clothing is especially known for this as lace, embroidery and crochet was quite big in the past, along with hand finishing, unusual buttons, hand embroidery,  appliqué, beading and other techniques.

For those of you who did not know vintage clothing often has much better quality than modern clothing because the clothes are custom made with a lot of time and effort put into them and that’s why they last for so long. looking through the clothes the other day I couldn’t believe the good quality they were still in the feel is as if they were brand new. Vintage clothing has become a bit more pricey due to the world reincarnation of vintage style but it’s not so bad so get in there and shop, shop, shop !

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Mums bag. Hand-me-downs?

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A look back at eco fashion

 
My first post on my post was about Eco fashion. Eco wear and sustainable fashion was in at that time, some people (but not enough) seemed to be really trying to change. Eco living was starting to be a thing and people started to really think about it and what they could change. We were a quarter way there and then it stopped, because the truth is, it is impossible for everything and everyone to be eco friendly. Everyone stopped the changing because there was nothing left to do and the prices are nice and high which is a let down to money savers (most people). We are still sitting in this quarter of the way trip to an eco friendly world doing the same thing, and we will stay there until something else happens that we can do.
This made me think have we brought the whole eco save the planet thing in too early without researching more and when there weren’t many changes that we could make. But I think we didn’t because I’m sure that by this everyone has a different perspective on organic products, recycling, and saving energy. That these things aren’t just for hippies and it’s really a good thing. When there are more changes to be done the whole eco thing will defiantly occur again.
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   This brand is really good I especially love their foaming cleanser.      
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SANS an eco fashion brand
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What I am not happy about though, and I don’t think I am the only one, is that next to the rest of the world such a small amount of people have changed a lot. I feel that the reason people don’t care very much is because no one has made the changes easy.
We all live busy lives and we don’t have time to be wandering around the supermarket looking for eco friendly products we just pick the one we usually use then go to the next thing on the shopping list. I don’t think the eco industry is making eco friendly products obvious enough to the public. Deep down we want to buy the product that will save plants over the one that will kill them and it hurts every time we don’t. So make it a bit easier so everyone will have more of a chance to change, lower the prices to average and have sections in the supermarkets in capital letters saying SAVE THE PLANET. I don’t see why not. 
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I would like to put a word out to everyone effected in the Queensland floods. It’s going to be tuff but we will get through it just keep holding on!
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