The Fur Jacket

It’s winter here in Australia and my god is it cold! Although we don’t get snow where I am (yes laugh if you must as I have just complained about icy weather when we don’t even get snow) I am feeling the cold immensely! On extremely bitter days there’s nothing I feel like doing more than leaving the house in my holey trackies (or sweats for all you abroad folk!) This is where the fur jacket comes in to save the day; it’s chic, stylish and very very warm.

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Fur coats have been around for centuries and I mean centuries! My Great Grandmother often tells me the stories of her floor-length mink coat which my Nunnu (great grandfather) bought for her whilst he was at war in Italy. She says ‘that coat was so beautiful, there was nothing quite like it. One day I got very drunk -she giggles- and got sick on the coat, Nunnu got so cross, but he took a bar of soap and scrubbed each soiled spot. That coat came out as good as new, that’s how you know what beautiful quality it was.’ Sadly when floor length coats went out of style, my Great Grandmother cut it in half!

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Nothing says high fashion quite like a fur jacket. Worn by the biggest names in fashion the fur coat is an iconic fashion item. If you are against real fur, faux fur coats are no less brilliant! They often come in a wider variety of colours, styles and patterns as fake fur is much more versatile in regards to dying and styling.

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For those of you out there who don’t have a fur coat I would recommend purchasing one at some point as they are incredibly warm and a reoccurring statement in the fashion world. A classy black fur jacket is perfect and out of all my fur I would probably say it’s the easiest to wear, this is because it doesn’t over power the outfit but still makes a statement as it’s fur. My second go to fur jacket would have to be white. White fur is classy yet chic and tends to go with a lot of things, the only problem with this is keeping it clean! The two above are my favourite fur jackets (they are fake of course!)

For those of you who hate fur (real or fake), here’s a piccy for you.. Made me giggle!

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Let me know what you think about fur, be it faux or fake!

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Top Ten of Jacobs

Marc Jacobs is the go-to-guy for never fail watches, every season Jacobs produces the chicest goods. In my opinion these are by far his top ten, I hate anything with diamonties despite my embellishment obsession so apologies to anyone out there who loves Marc’s diamontied watches! By the way, take note please people I will be expecting great Jacobs inspired birthday presents this year!

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This is great if you want to add a subtle splash of colour to your watch without over empowerment. This is also perfect for corporate workers or school students who follow uniform but are allowed some leniency to show off their inner fashion god.

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A Marc Jacobs classic. This is a great staple watch to have as it goes with every outfit and won’t be going out of style for a long while yet.

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Absolutely timeless (get it, cause it’s a watch!?), this is one of my all time favourite Jacob’s watches. It has the ability to catch somebody’s eye yet does not have the tendency to be ‘flashy’ and over the top. If you’re brave enough to bare a white watch (not me, I dirty anything and everything white leaving all my white things to be a grubby eggshell) i would definitely recommend this one!

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Another Jacobs classic. This watch is slightly bigger than the rest so it’s great if you want to draw attention to or accentuate your watch (cause this baby deserves it)!

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Slightly different to the other watches I have chosen so far. When I first saw this I wasn’t a fan but once I imagined it on somebodies arm with a slick of black nail polish I couldn’t resist.

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A modern spin on a classic watch, Jacob’s has done this one right! I love the old leather band which has been brought into the now with the gold writing on the face. This would be perfect with a bohemian dress, clog sandals and plenty of layered necklaces.

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Coming in at number 4 this one may be a little bit surprising.. I’m definitely not one to shy away from something fun so when I saw this I couldn’t resist! Not only is this adorable but completely individual, I love it immensely!

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I couldn’t decide which colour I loved the most so I picked my top three! I love this style because it is brilliantly vivid. If I was richy rich I would buy all three colours and wear them in reflection of my mood.

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Finishing up in second place this watch is stunning. The vibrant pink of the face is very chic and adds something extra to the watch without over powering the outfit or the watch itself.

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Although number one may not be entirely practical I absolutely love it! The luminous  colour of the watches face and band is brilliantly captivating. These watches are incredibly contemporary with the use of bright colour being balanced out by the classiness of the rose gold and sterling silver.

Any of you out there lucky enough to have one of these babies? Let me know, I would love to hear your opinions!

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Clash of the Prints

Print clashing is a trend I have never been brave enough to tackle. I’m not sure whether it’s the fear of looking over-the-top or to put it simply looking like a complete maniac. Print clashing can look incredible when done right and to do it right you need to find the perfect balance between bold and brilliant.

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Genius takes a human form in the likes of Olivia Paleremo when print clashing. The striking floral print of the pants captures your attention which then draws interest to the mismatch of prints. I love this outfit however I feel that the look could be a little ‘bottom heavy’ and could have potentially been balanced better with a pointed yellow heel and a printed top instead.

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In contrast to Palermo’s, print clashing is taking place in all clothing aspects of this outfit. I love the look of clashed florals as they have the ability subtly compliment one another. The turquoise bag accentuates the blue of the pants and the orange of the pant flowers compliment the red tones of the florals on the jacket.

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For some, pairing a print clash with additional bold accessories could be too much, but I say no! Print clashing is all about making a statement so why not add in your favourite colour and statement pieces to your outfit? Hopefully sometime soon I will be able to pluck up the courage to clash some prints.. Wish me luck!

Let me know your thoughts on clashed prints!

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Rapunzel Rapunzel

Despite the likes of Miley Cyrus and Emma Watson opting for the crop, I can’t bring myself to cut my locks! I have been a massive sucker for long hair ever since I was a kid and have failed to change my mind on the subject. There’s something about the versatility of long hair that sucks me in, its ability to be worn down and straight, in a high pony tail, soft and beachy or in a thick sock bun. Valeria Sokolova is my long hair motif and my on going inspiration to grow my hair just that little bit longer.

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Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a physco who refuses to cut their hair even when it is trailing behind them carrying a few dozen cats! I’m sure the day will come when I decide to cut my hair short, but for now I will still dream of tossing my long locks out of the window just like rapunzel.

Let me know your thoughts on long hair!

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The Rise of the Overalls

Or ‘Dungarees’ for all you international folk! Overalls are being welcomed back with open arms by everybody from high end designers to celebrities and I couldn’t be happier! What I love most about overalls is that they are a ‘pull on and go’ item, with little fuss needed to make them look good.

In comparison to the 90’s when overalls were last popular, the approach to overalls is now mature and much more chic. Rather than pulling on a pair of wellies, tossing your hair up in a scrunchy and walking out the door, overalls now require a little more thought. There is a huge variety of overalls and so many different ways to wear them, but some of my favourites are definitely leather, oversized distressed denim and of course classic denim overalls.

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Opt for flat shoes if you’re after a casual look, I love the vibrant pair of brogues worn by this New Yorker. If brogues aren’t your thing, you can’t go wrong with a pair of converse or canvas shoes but personally I think a pair of jelly sandals would look amazing! To dress up full length overalls wear and an over-the-top necklace, this also looks great with leather overalls.

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Cropped Overalls

There are so many different ways to wear cropped overalls, it really depends of how you want to wear them and where you’re going. If it’s a warm sunny day short overalls are great with with a plain white tee and your favourite jewellery items.

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Alexa Chung picked the perfect pair of heeled espadrilles to wear with overalls, giving her a slightly girly yet grungy look. This would be perfect for a picnic, day at the markets or perfect for a holiday somewhere warm (Greek Islands anyone)!?

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I searched high and low to bring you the perfect pairs of leather overalls. Leather overalls look incredible when worn right. From experience I have concluded that tight leather overalls is not what you want, they grab in all the wrong places and hardly flatter anybody. Take a look at these leather overalls for the right idea..

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Full length leather overalls tend to be easier to wear because they are slightly more versatile. However a short pair of short leather overalls would look great with an oversized embellished stone necklace and a round pair of sunnies. I love the brown pair shown on the far left because it is something completely different and worn so right with that amazing necklace and shirt!

It was uber difficult to cram all the ways you can wear overalls into one post but hopefully you have been inspired to slide on a pair of these all-in-one wonders!

Let me know what you think about overalls, any favourite ways to wear them?

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Let Them Eat Cake

Taking Marie Antoinette’s infamous words and applying them to the predicament of society I declare that all women are now permitted to eat cake. Times are changing ladies, vivacious, desirable, curved bodies are appearing left, right and center (about time to)! Beguiling models including the phenomenal Robyn Lawley and the very sexy Kate Upton are taking the modelling world by a storm. Take flight malnourished models, grotesque boney figures are on a fast decline!

Lets take a moment to appreciate the highly successful Robyn Lawley who has appeared on the covers of a number of high fashion magazines including: Italian Vogue, Australian Vogue, Madison, Elle and more

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The likes of Robyn Lawley do not only sport incredible figures but they represent health, happiness and beautiful women worldwide. Kate Upton scored the cover of The Sports Illustrated famous swimsuit addition and looked incredibly sexy to say the least! Kate’s figure is so alluring, it’s hard not to admire how bewitching her photographs are. Take a look at some of her shots (I dare you not to stare!)

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Stunning right? Society it excellent at labeling anything and everything, think about it- ‘gay’ ‘catholic’ ‘white’ ‘straight’ ‘plus-sized.’ Dare to succumb to labels and embrace everybody as they are, because Robyn Lawley and models alike are is nothing other than beautiful.

So looking forward to what you all have to say on this subject, comment your thoughts below!

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Gold Leaf

Since I spotted this gorgeous use of gold leaf on the Fendi catwalk of Spring 2012, I haven’t been able to get it out of my mind! Image

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I’m definitely a believer that makeup should be used to accentuate your natural beauty rather than to conceal and detract. Although some may argue that the use of gold on the face detracts from the facial features, I think the use of the gold leaf accents the eyes bringing out a magical sparkle within the eyes that almost makes the gold look dull!

Let me know what you think

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