Monday, 21 April 2014


色 Japanese for Colour

An infusion of classic French chic
with the street style of New York

Ajuste Cory Low Rise Jean - white
AU$320 from Green with Envy
I find that a pair of white jeans/trousers/leather trousers is an unequivocal staple in every girl's wardrobe due to three major elements. A, they are incredibly chic and stylish, and B, are slightly more upmarket that a regular pair of distressed jeans. If you are going for a look that requires a smart-casual attire, my white leather trousers from Zara would be my go-to, along with a blazer and a colourful pair of heels (see below for a surprise!). C, white trousers are versatile, given that white, similar to black, is such a compliment colour to pretty much anything. 

Adila Biker Jacket - pink (also available in navy from ShopBop)
AU$1370 from Green with Envy
Biker jackets have been all the rage for a few years now, and while black leather has proved a key trend in the fashion world, I feel that, if paired wrongly, black leather can come across as harsh and almost standoffish. When stumbling across this pink suede and leather detailed jacket, I fell in love with the girly, yet still sophisticated nature it emanates. I rarely wear pink as I find it can be a bit in-your-face with its juvenile stigma QED Elle Woods, however, I really felt like the biker of it atoned for this, overall synthesising a young femininity (i.e. hypothetically, the Parisian element) from the pink, with a more street-style leather jacket (more or less, the New York street style)
IRO Sherie Boots - pearl grey, or deep blue
AU$846 from IRO
IRO Sydrae Pumps - nude or navy
AU$650 from IRO
Brightly coloured shoes do not need to be $20 from Rubi shoes or Supre to be fabulous! Personally, when my eyes fixated on these two pairs of shoes, I immediately fell in love with the elegant street style and Parisian pump (respectively), not to mention the exotic richness of the colours. While both come in more conservative shades, I feel they wouldn't be half as charmingly wacky as they are in these vibrant blues. I would definitely intend on pairing them with a matching tote, maybe this one or this one from Michael Kors, further, I feel they would look stunning with the pair of white trousers up above!
What are your thoughts?

P.s. sorry for the delay in posting! I am aware that it's been over a month - I've been up to my ears in work and it's been insane, but I should be back on track with a Wishlist post tomorrow!

Friday, 7 March 2014

FRIDAY FAVOURITES: Warehouse Fashion

My Polyvore

The calm after the storm, winter starts to drift back off into the horizon for another year; the work load lays off, the stress dissolves, hair is let down and the weather begins to shyly hint those excitable notes of warmth that has been so patiently waited for through a bitter Winter season.

♡Welcome to Spring.♡

Aside the mass boom of vivacious florals and the conspicuous smiles of the sun-deprived world, there's nothing I truly love more than the rebirthing of pastel lace; it's girly, it's flirty and it's the easiest yet most charming thing one could possibly wear.

The Warehouse has been doing lace on and off for a few years now, though pleased to say I find the SS14 lineup the most promising so far. It's incredibly adaptable to anyone's individual style, not to mention the lace and pastel combination hints at the angelic innocence of beauty.

Top Favourites:

Perfect for those days when it's still quite chilly. 
I find this jumper absolutely stunning in a sense that it 
emanates a modernist yet conservative warmth to it - 

the combination of smart/casual makes it perfect to wear either
around the house with a pair of Ugg boots, or out to a nice
dinner in white washed jeans and boots.
Link: here


I love shift dresses. 
The colour of this dress reminds me of a seven a.m. start - crisp and fresh, ready to 
take on the day. 
I like how this dress pulls in at the waist to for more figure definition
as sometimes, with shift dresses, the general sharp cut of the garment completely obscures the natural figure - good in some ways, but bad in others. 

I can imagine myself wearing this with Marc Jacob's Spring perfumes, Honey or Dot, and maybe a pair of white heels 
Link: here

I love the colour, I love the shape of the dress. I love the lace.
I love how this dress is so feminine and girly, yet the lace and the low back gives it a bit more
of a sexiness for night time wear. 
I think this dress would be perfect on it's own with a pair of nude heels (as to not
distract the eye from the dress)
This dress also comes in a royal navy blue, though I prefer the red as it is more eycatching haha.
Link: here


It's no secret that I have an obsession for blazers - I find them perfectly chic and sophisticated.
The use of the lace aids to the femininity of the blazer and kind of tones down on the 
harshness of the sharp edges, like shoulders pads and the cut off sleeves, that would 
generally feature on the blazer. 

I love how it is white, meaning you could wear it with practically anything. I think this blazer and both
the above dresses would make a flawless combination, perfect to dance into
for Spring.
Link: here



P.s. The Warehouse have actually opened a store on the street just up from where I live
in Sydney! I'm definitely going to check it out!

Thursday, 6 March 2014

THURSDAY THOUGHTS: Jennifer Lawrence Oscars 2014

Heart shaped necklines, sharp pointed shoulders and pinched waistlines that spiral out into a waterfall of tule like a rosebud in bloom. Christian Dior - Haute Couture.

There was something truly magnificent, something astoundingly beautiful that made my heart crave at the classic silhouette of Dior when I saw Jennifer Lawrence step out at the Oscars in a magnificent vividly red number. While slightly more toned down on the sweetness and sugar of the pearly Dior she wore when she glided down the carpet last year, this new red one reaffirmed my love for Dior. 

While Audrey Hepburn's iconic look was predominantly Givenchy, Lawrence's dress reminded me of something Hepburn wore when she did step out in Dior; elegance, class and sheer femininity. Something incredibly 50s. 

With the kaleidoscope of colour, pattern and ambiguity that designers like Prada and Gucci are presenting through their representatives at the Oscars, I find something so simply beautiful through the classic mono-coloured dress. 



Thursday, 27 February 2014


Vogue Aus March Edition:
Mia Wasikowska - The Magic of Mia

Mulberry with Cara Delevingne 
I'm dying for the next episode but I just can't believe
that Ezra is (supposedly) A.
My theory: I think A has blackmailed
into Ezra being the one to take the blame as A so that A doesn't hurt Aria
i.e. he's doing it for loooove :").

P.s. My legal teacher is the spitting image of Ezra!!
:O Maybe my legal teacher is A? :O
Alannah Hill - my formal dress <3

Just for now - Imogen Heap
So beautiful and quirky

(sorry I haven't been posting! I've had my exams ;( and they're so crazy haha)

Friday, 24 January 2014


Karl, Hudson Kroenig and Cara Delevingne
Chanel Haute Couture SS14 show
See Style Spotted tomorrow!
I  ♡ Karl gloves
from Karl's official Instagram, @karllagerfeld 

Nike Running App
It's amazing! Might do a Thursday Thought
post on it next week

Bows of all colours, shapes and sizes
I intend on making my own instead
of spending myriads in
American Apparel 

"I'd Rather Go Blind" - Etta James
I'm currently doing this as a duet
with my vocal coach.

THURSDAY THOUGHTS: Mushroom Grey and Watermelon Pink

Watermelon pink and mushroom grey with a
spruce of gold

Yay or Nay?

I'll admit, at first when my nail technician stated the rising popularity of this new IN colour, Mushroom Grey, my first instinct was "absolutely no". I've never really found that fondness that my family all hold for mushrooms, so why on Earth would I want my nails painted in that colour?

While hesitant at first, after a long debacle, I was finally convinced to just chillax and let her do the work. Almost an hour and a half later, this is how I went home. 

Looking to the photo and back at the nails now, I'll say that the colour combination is definitely growing on me. I like the nomadic grey tone against the brightness of the pink, as well as the little "Still January - still New Year's Month" festivity on the ring finger. 


Wednesday, 22 January 2014


This beautiful fitted silk blazer from Chloé deserves a spot in my wardrobe with the promise that I will probably wear it alongside absolutely everything I own as that is just how much I love it. A charmingly sophisticated, yet perfectly minimalist to dress up and down while still looking classy - perfect alongside a pair of skinny jeans or tailored trousers and heels.

Delpozo SS14
How have I only just come across Delpozo? Both the top and the shorts fit my personal style to a T. I would definitely wear the top with my pair of leather pants, and the shorts with a nicely cut black blazer with a light grey blouse or shirt underneath. Thoughts?

I know this is kind of wild, and I don't think this would suit me at all, but there's something beautiful about these pleated trousers which caught my eye immediately. The closest garment I own to this is a pair of harem-ish style tweet trousers from Chloê, I don't own anything camel, either. According to Jan's American Vogue, Anna Wintour has stated that 2014 is a year to try new things, and express your personality on your sleeve.

Diptyque in Lavender
I love candles. They set the scene whether it's a romantic night for two, the key to a beautifully aromatic scent filling the whole house with beauty during the day, or the extra decorative piece added to a coffee table or mantel piece. 

Along with the rose, Lavender is also a scent that I adore; maybe it brings back all the nostalgia of the lavender potpourri of my grandmother's place. It's not only an naturally delicate scent, but burning lavender oil before sleeping is one method to rest assure you of a good night's sleep. 


Tuesday, 21 January 2014

TUESDAY STYLE SPOTTED: Felipe Oliveira Baptista Spring 2014

Felipe Oliveira Baptista Spring 2014 Campaign

Several of the aspects I identify as the most defining feature coinciding with classic pieces is the use of linear cut and block coloured garments without the need for adding a thousand textures to create one pool of eye and mind confusing chaos (*cough* Prada 2014)

I believe the perfect outfit consists of equilibrium between something that looks ground-breaking on the runway, but also something that one can wear on the streets without looking like a bouffant.

To follow through with this, the act of wearing a single designer from head-to-toe will submerge the look in to chaos and flashy vulgarity, however, Bapista's absence of trending texture and juxtaposing colour makes this rare look applicable.

While Felipe Oliveira Bapista's work doesn't quite date back to the iconic works of Chanel-Chanel or Schiaperelli, having only opened his self-titled house in 2003. I find a sense of this harmonious equilibrium carried through the his works, iconised by Chanel and Schiaperelli.

Exploring in to a more minimalist territory that differs against the vibrance of his last Spring line, and distinguishes him from the boisterous textures of other high-end lines, Bapista has taken a minimalistic approach to his Spring line, hinting military and sophisticated masculine undertones, while softening this with the use of lighter colour connotation.

Ma Look Préférée:
Whether it is the photography, the mise-en-scene or the garment choice, this image clearly stands out as significantly more elegant, delineating not only a look of sophistication, but emanating an unobtrusive storyline to complete the whole look.

This look consists of a powerful mix between street-style and High-End chic, though not too bold to make the whole look overwhelming - a rare combination in modern day fashion.

The crisp white swing coat allows for a rare versatility between dressing up or down, whether it be an eye catching purse, shoes, or statement jewellery to add a smidgen of colour to the otherwise, minimalist look.

Call it boring, but after all, less is more, wouldn't you agree?


Monday, 20 January 2014


Consistent exercise and dieting are the key ingredients in the fight towards weight-loss, yet contrary to popular belief, opting for just one of these won't achieve results. I know - I've tried.

Today I'll be talking about snacking, something I think we're all pretty familiar with. How many times a day do we find ourselves sifting through the cupboard/fridge until we can find something sweet or savoury or totalling triple digits on the calorie count to satisfy our snacking hunger? For me, I'm a total chocoholic; particularly at this post-Christmas time of the year where we've a ready abundance of chocolate just waiting to be eaten.

That being said, last week, I completely rebooted the kitchen snacking system; I did an enormous detox throw out of all the junk food sneaking around, and bought only the items I felt would aid in my reaching my goals.

On the Go:

  • Almonds (Essential fats and a whole lot of protein for a tiny nut)
  • Peaches (Antioxidants - think clear skin)
  • Bananas (High in potassium) 
  • Berries (Antioxidants, again)
  • Blueberries (Superfood)
  • Greek yogurt (Calcium, no added sugar, natural bacteria: Mix two table spoons of Greek yogurt with one table spoon of a yummy yogurt, alternatively, use Splenda or Stevia to naturally sweeten the taste)
  • Celery (No sugar, full of water to hydrate) 
  • Carrots (Make you see in the dark...Just kidding! Improved vision and reduces the risk of cancer)
  • Cucumber (Water rich, cure for hangovers, reduces the risk of cancer, aids in digestion)
  • Cashews (Low unsaturated fat, low GI, reduce risk of heart disease)
  • Dark chocolate square (No added sugar, lower blood pressure, increases brain blood flow)
  • Dried apricots, cranberries, apples, mango (with no added sugar)
  • Acai berries (antioxidants, amino acids, essential fatty acids)
Light and Easy:
  • Banana and chocolate powder Protein Shake (2 minutes)
  • Celery and peanut butter (1 minute)
  • Avocado, cottage cheese, diced tomato on a rye Cruskit x 2 (4 minutes)
  • Tuna on a rye Cruskit x 2 (2 minutes)
  • Kale, apple carrot grape juice (5 minutes) - as seen on Shutterbean - life changer
  • Coconut water (can buy from a local vendor) 
  • Hard boiled egg (3 minutes)
  • Berry salad (5 minutes - add greek yogurt and honey on top for a super healthy, delicious snack)
  • Protein pancakes (10 minutes) 
  • Frozen yogurt covered fruit (freeze overnight for a light and easy morning snack)
  • Frozen berry, greek yogurt, banana smoothie (5 minutes)
  • Vegetable and cheese omelet (3 minutes)

If you need some more Fitspiration, head over to my Pinterest boards:


Friday, 17 January 2014

STYLE ICON: Olivia Palermo

Olivia Palermo

"A timely elegance mixed with the contemporary of a New York Chic"








If I could snap my fingers and have the wardrobe of someone else in an instant, it would be Olivia Palermo. A timely elegance mixed with the contemporary of a New York Chic.

I've been spying on Olivia Palermo's fashion since The City, admiring her impeccable eye for garment harmony, and the way she is able to cleverly uphold a classic look and mixed with modern overlying garments and accessories, making her whole look timeless - whether it is a textured Chanel-Chanel (before Lagerfeld) blazer and short-shorts or trousers (See photos 5 and 7), or a sixties inspired shift-dress with statement heels and jewellery (see photos 2 and 8). 

I love the way she generally pieces monochromatic simplistic garments together, and then jazzes the whole look up with either a textured clutch (see photo 3), or a statement necklace (see photo 8) to give it the whole look some colour and movement. 

Get the Look:
- blazers and other torso lengthening jackets
Chloé - $1295 now 60% off
at $519 at Barney's 

ASOS - AU$69

- short above the knee shorts/skirts OR fitted/skinny trousers (leather, scalloped, white, black, navy, camel)
Topshop Scalloped Hem - $60

Black Alexander Wang from Tuchuzy

Black Helmut Lang leather skinnies from Tuchuzy
- Statement pieces
Amber Sceats