29th April 2013
I briefly spotted these Vika Gazinskaya scribbled jewels a while ago, but only recently stumbled upon her collection in its entirety. Although a few years old now, in my mind true inspiration never dates. And although I love the tactile quality of rhinestones, I have to say a cartoon style drawn on collar like this comes in a close second. And what better way to practice your illustration?
Images via: Here
12th March 2013
The beginning of Spring is the perfect time to talk about garden parties – only the best kind of parties right? And when that party comes with super quaint decoration and incredible Stella McCartney new collection pieces, well it couldn’t get much better could it? What caught my eye in these pics was naturally all the DIYable elements of the designs – fringe and lace abounded – perfect fodder for the DIY obsessed. Stay tuned to learn how you can make something garden party appropriate!
21st September 2012
Up until that point I hadn’t realised just how influenced by Asia my style has become since moving to Hong Kong (and for those of you wondering I’m half Australian half Sri Lankan, so it doesn’t exactly run in my veins). I’ve obviously taken on board the whole ‘when in Rome’ thing, but no one ever advises of what to do when you’ve ‘Romanised’ yourself (as such) and go somewhere else only to stick out like a sore, pink paisley (not jil sander paisley either – oh the humanity!) thumb.
Wearing: DIY Lilac Circle Skirt (like this), DIY Transparent clutch, H&M white top, Tony Bianco Karissa Heels, Coach Navy Hat, Coach gold watch, Necklace given to me by my cousin, Hello kitty iphone case (natch).
Am I the only one with an addiction to hello kitty? What started out as ironic has become a full blown obsession.Maybe it’s something in the water here?
I backed up a little on the Asian theme on day 3, although throwing your coat over the shoulders as a cape definitely originated in Korea, and don’t let those magazine editors tell you otherwise.
You might look at these pics and think ‘she looks pretty ordinary and not that influenced by Asia at all’, in fact I recently asked my friend if I dressed more girly than I used to when I lived in London. She said she didn’t think so but then we agreed that maybe we’ve all swayed a little and haven’t noticed. Maybe you’re in that boat too?
I sometimes wonder whether designers are giving their collections an Asian tone more and more because China is the number one consumer of designer and luxury goods these days (with everywhere else a very distant second). Just a thought.
And just in case you thought I just swanned around at Lincoln Centre doing nothing but feeding my tamagochi and doing ‘v’ signs to the camera, I had the pleasure of attending a couple of shows during the day including Mara Hoffman, BCBG, Tory Burch, Herve Leger, Anna Sui and Diesel Black Gold. More on that soon!