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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What I Wore

Today I tried to resurrect the old leopard print, was this a wise or utterly stupid decision? I attempted to bring it into no with a pair of Prada Baroque sunglasses and my latest obsession cut out boots.

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Top: Over sized black top, Pants: Grey leopard print, Shoes: Cut out boots, Necklace: Chunky rose gold chain, Sunglasses: Prada Baroque

Outfit breakdown:

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Should I not have attempted to resurrect leopard print? What do you like/don’t like about the outfit?  Love it? Hate it? Let me know your thoughts!

Remember ladies:

“Fashions fade, style is eternal.”
– Yves Saint-Laurent
 
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Street Style: Couture Fashion Week Paris

Long gone are the days of fashion week being just about the clothes on the catwalk. There is no better backdrop for fashions finest to exhibit their street style both; models, guests and the ‘who’s who’ of fashion all sported phenomenal outfits.

Maxi skirts were a reoccurring trend with each women wearing different variations of the skirt from cropped, to flaminco, to full skirt, to an uneven heamline. A few women of fashion sporting the trend include: executive director of All About Eve Eva Ana Kazic, fashion editor of style.com Sofia Guellaty, fashion editor at Fashionising.com Tania Braukamper, Wilma Helena Faisson, Anna Dello Russo (below) and more.

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Editor of Japan Vogue Anna Dello Russo sported a cropped white Balenciage top and flaminco inspired skirt that showed some serious leg, but hey, if you got it flaunt it! Worn with a pair of sunglasses that mirrored her outfit perfectly Dello Russo looked hot to say the least. I love the skirt no matter how over the top it may be, if Anna walked past me on the streets of Paris I would stop to stare!

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Model Joan Smalls looks a dream also wearing a cropped white top and skirt, could this be a new trend? Smalls headband completes the outfit by tying together the dark shade and smokiness of her eyes.

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This has to be one of my favourite looks from Paris couture fashion week 2013. Russia Miroslava Duma fashion writer and Founder of Buro 247, wears a pair of denim Levi shorts with a Chanel jacket; talk about innovative! Russia’s clever choice of shoes takes the outfit from sidewalk chic to runway ready.

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SPOTTED! Cut out Balenciaga boots on the streets of Paris Haute Couture week, now who said I wasn’t up with the fashion!?

By feverishly stalking the street style of Paris couture fashion week using my old pal google I can safely predict that; lace, cropped white tops and leather jackets will be big this. What are your thoughts?

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Dressing for a concert: to rock or to roll is the question?

There’s something about being crushed in a mosh pit with fellow sweaty music lovers, boisterously bellowing the words to your favourite songs as the sound waves from the speakers pump through each and every cell of your body. Music withholds the magic ability to connect people.

So how do you dress for such a sacred event? It’s safe to say whether you’re up in the stands or down on the flat you’re going to want to dance (or in my case awkwardly attempt to move) so you’re outfit has to be practical yet chic as you’re up against a celebrity! Therefore I have put together a range of outfits to give you a little bit of inspiration when dressing for your next concert:

Rock Concert

Distressed denim, leather and rock ‘n’ roll are practically synonyms. You can never go wrong with a bold red lip, it screams rock and roll chic. For those superwomen out there that can dance incredibly in heels, try the first outfit!

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Music Festival

From my experiences at music festivals it’s safe to say you will be getting hot.. very hot. Keep it light as the last thing you want is a clammy outfit when you’re smushed between shirtless sweaty guys all day. Don’t even attempt to wear heels as majority of your day will be spent moshing and stomping through grass. Opt for inclosed shoes or wellies as nobody wants bruised tootzies!

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Pop Concert

Pop concerts are always difficult to dress as there is no real ‘dress code.’ When styling these pop concert outfits I sought inspiration from none other than the king of pop himself, Michael Jackson. I figured that there is no better place to go all out with gold, sequins or embellishment (inner embellishment obsessed monster making yet another appearance, sorry ladies!)

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So the question is do I rock the classic ‘rock and roll’ look or do I roll with my own personal style? After much deliberation I decided to merge the two together bringing the rock ‘n’ roll look into the 21st century by adding glints of rose gold and a cheeky red lip. Because it’s freeeeeezing here in Australia I had to opt for a long sleeved black top rather than a sloganed tee just because I’m too much of a sissy to face the cold!

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Let me know your thoughts on dressing for a concert! Do you find it difficult? Have you never worried? Are you a concert styling goddess?

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Freckles

My mum once told me she use to lie in the bathtub squeezing lemon juice and vodka onto her freckles in an attempt to subdue their colour (therefore my entire childhood consisted of me being practically bathed in sunscreen). However long gone are the days of ‘freckle face,’ freckles are now welcomed and sought after in society. Take a look at these beautifully freckled faces..

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There’s nothing I love more than seeing a beautifully freckled face or nose. Freckles remind me of long hot days in the sun, sun baking on the beach and coconut sun-screen; could anything make you happier?

In my desperate attempt to gain a few freckles I attempted to give myself some faux freckles by dotting my face with brown eyebrow pencil. Unfortunately this made left me looking like I had face-planted into a heap of dust or come down with a serious case of the chicken pocks. So for those of you out there concealing your freckles, don’t be afraid, embrace them!

Let me know your thoughts on freckles. Do you have them? Love them? Want them?

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For those of you thinking this post was about choccy freckles, sorry to disappoint. Here is a delectable photo for you anyway! *drools*

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The Great Gatsby

Last week I went to see ‘The Great Gatsby’ and I have a confession.. I spent majority of the movie (when I wasn’t swooning over Leonardo di Caprio) ogling the extravagant costumes. For those of you who have not yet seen The Great Gatsby I highly recommend it, just to see the costuming. Iconic designers including Miu Miu,Tiffany and Co and Miuccia Prada herself collaborated to create some of the most exquisite costumes of this century.

Besides being extremely jealous of Gatsby’s uncultivated parties, I was fixated upon each and every women’s dress. There was so much sparkle, over the top jewellery and glamour, my inner ’embellished obsessed’ monster was drooling! Take a moment to admire Daisy’s chandelier dress:

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Muiccia Prada herself reprised this look specifically for Daisy. To say the least this dress took my breath away the first time I saw it on the cover of Australian Vogue and did not cease to amaze me in the film. The dress itself has managed to find the perfect balance between elegant and striking by bringing the galmour of the twenties to the modern edge of today. For a very brief moment I tore my eyes away from Daisy’s dress to admire the diamond headband. This is the work of Tiffany and Co and was based on an original design from the 1920’s. The headband alone is pure genius, it’s captivating craftsmanship compliments the dress and softens Daisy’s face whilst showing off it’s luminescent charm on its own accord.

Here are a few more of my favourites:

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The crystal undergarment of this dress is magical!

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Shown in the first party scene this dress is magnificently dramatic, reflecting the Jordan’s mysterious headstrong character. If I ever came across someone wearing this dress I would not be able to stop staring at the brilliant chest piece.. which could come off as slightly peverted.

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Although the story line was tragically sad I must admit I didn’t cry, unless you count sobbing on the inside with jealously due to my lack of glamorous clothes..

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Cut Out Boots

I have been desperate to get myself a pair of black leather cut out boots after I spotted THE pair at Sportsgirl; but at one hundred bucks I wasn’t entirely convinced I needed them. After a great deal of searching to try and find a cheaper look alike on a weekend trip to Melbourne, I finally subdued to the Sportgirl babies and may I proudly say, NO REGRETS! I even took a shameless picture of my newest family members in the elevator. Image

Whilst searching every nook and cranny of Melbourne for the perfect look-a-like, I came across a number of cut out boot variations.

Gold Buckled:

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As I’m a sucker for anything embellished or rose gold I couldn’t look past these. Although I love the gold studding, ‘horse stirrup’ like buckles and the subtle gold zip the detailing of the leather is what really captures my attention. However, I do feel that the toe cap is  unnecessary and ruins the line of the boot.

Chunky Heels -Jeffery Campbell:

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These valorous gothic boots would give me the dangerous false impression of being able to stomp over anything and anyone! Chunky heels take cut out boots from edgy, punk rock to straight out gothic.. and I love it! (The extra height isn’t that bad either for a gal seriously lacking in the height department)

Pointed:

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Pointed shoes have never spoken to me no matter what form and this is no exception. Although personally I wouldn’t wear a pointed cut out, I can definitely imagine them on the feet of a chic ambassador sporting a crisp blazer with over the top pointed shoulder pads, killer kats eye sunglasses, wet looking leather shorts, an oversized clear clutch and a  vivaciously chunky necklace (tribal or embelished?).

I’ve been pairing my cut outs with the ever so trusty boyfriend jeans, but I am yet to expand my repertoire! I’m thinking in the summer months they would look incredibly cool with a tiny bohemian dress (completely clashing the edgy feel of the boots, but hey it’s the silly season after all!)

Let me know your thoughts on cut out boots this season: Completely impractical? (hello freezing tootzies) Cutting edge? Got yourself a pair?

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