I Spy: Roses

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13 September, 2016

Lately it seems that I've been viewing life through rose-tinted glasses. Not in the figurative sense of perceiving everything in my life in an overly optimistic way or even in the literal sense of wearing glasses with pink lenses, but more so in that lately everywhere I look I've been seeing rose motifs. From the luxe rose details in Gucci's spring/summer and pre-fall 2016 collections (anyone else still obsessed?) to more DIY numbers (see images one and seven above for inspiration) this is a trend that can be pulled off no matter what your budget. Whether it's a cute printed tee or an embroidered patch whacked onto a denim jacket, this is a floral trend I'm ready to get behind this season.

1. Rachael Wang's Rose-sewn One-offs at Jean Stories via Instagram
2. 'Will You Accept This Rose?' t-shirt by Ban.do
3. Pink Rose Pins by Big Bud Press (also similar here and here)
4. Satin Bomber Jacket by Big Bud Press
5. White Rose Patch by Inner Decay
6. Rose Embroidered Flats from ASOS
7. Up-cycled embroidered shift by Tessa Perlow

Watch & Wear: Picnic at Hanging Rock

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08 September, 2016

Picnic at Hanging Rock is an Australian cinematic classic. With the news this week that Foxtel will be remaking it for an upcoming television series I thought it was fitting to revisit Peter Weir's 1975 film. The film is a visual treat and it's become a popular reference point for designers and stylists alike. I've even bought vintage blouses and dresses purely based on the fact that they looked like something straight out of the film. The above photo is from a deleted scene that I found on the National Film and Sound Archive website but I think it's so beautiful that I had to lead with it. Here I've included some of my favourite stills from the film (it was hard to narrow it down to just a handful) as well as a round up of clothing perfect for recreating a little bit of that Picnic at Hanging Rock magic (or mystery) in your own wardrobes. While the strict Victorian-era dress codes are long gone the style cues of high necklines, flounces, smocks, and pinafores found in the film still easily translate to a modern setting.


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Paper Vases by Octaevo

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02 September, 2016

Sometimes you see something and think well isn't that just nifty? That was my reaction after seeing these paper vases by Octaevo. The vases start off as a seemingly flat pieces of paper but once pushed in at the edges you end up with some very stylish 3D objects. The vases are made from a special waterproof paper but you'll still need to place some sort of vessel inside to hold your flowers. So they're more like a quirky disguise for your old jars and cans that double as vases. As someone who often uses random vessels to store freshly cut flowers, I'm all for these paper vases. The upcoming Craftsman Collection is a series of four paper vases featuring die-cut shapes and gentle curves. A range of small paper vases will also function as greeting cards, complete with envelopes and gold embellished notecards. You can take a peek at the current Mediterranean-inspired paper vases up on the Octaevo website with the new collections available from October 2016. 

Obus Spring 2016 Lookbook

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29 August, 2016

The spring collections from various Australian labels have been floating around for some time now and one of my favourites so far has to be the spring offerings from Obus. Bold prints, hints of pastels and geometric shapes mixed with classic staples - it's basically a checklist of everything I look for in a wardrobe. The following are just a few of my favourite looks from the collection.

Save Or Splurge: Hand Cream

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16 August, 2016

Thankyou Vs. Aesop Hand Cream
When it comes to skincare and beauty products, it's always a tussle between whether to save on an item or splurge for a little bit of luxury. While there's always the saying you get what you pay for, you also want to be getting value for money. A lot of time you read about how when it comes to active ingredients there's not much of a difference between products and that a lot of what you pay for lies in the brand name or packaging. I'm not particularly loyal to any brands so am always on the lookout for new items to try. Due to the drier weather recently hand cream has been a must so I was keen to see how the new Thankyou Botanical Geranium & Rosewood hand cream stacked up up against my favourite Aesop Resurrection Aromatique hand balm.