I Spy: Tied Knitwear

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27 June, 2016

Winter seems like it has finally arrived here in Australia and as a result I've been looking to bulk up my wardrobe with more knitwear. While perusing various sites, I've noticed a trend towards tied knitwear. Now, I'm not sure of the practicality of such matters (surely the ties would stretch or cause the body of the sweater to lose shape?) but when done right it can add some much needed detail to an otherwise basic wardrobe staple. From figure accentuating waist ties to dainty built-in neck scarves, these are some tied knits I've come across lately.

1. Side Tie Knit by Lover (also available here and in white)
2. Front Tie Knit by Whistles
3. Neck Tie Knit by Country Road
4. Plaited Knit by Mesop
5. Waist Tie Knit by Viktoria & Woods

Sally Gabori Up Close

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25 June, 2016

Hmm... has it really been nearly a month since my last blog post? I guess I must have been in the midst of one of those all too common blog ruts. However, there's nothing that a trip to an art gallery can't fix. The Queensland Art Gallery is currently holding a retrospective of the work of the late Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori and it's something to behold. The exhibition includes the artist's early paintings as well as her collaborative works with Kaiadilt women. I actually found it quite moving and was struck by how a few brush strokes could evoke such an emotive response. 

Inspired By: La Muralla Roja

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02 June, 2016

Up until recently, La Muralla Roja was one of those things that I'd constantly scroll past on Pinterest or see being used as inspiration-style posts on Instagram, without knowing much about it. Until now. Built in 1973 and designed by Ricardo Bofill, La Muralla Roja is a housing project located in Calpe in the Alicante region of Spain. While other photos of La Muralla Roja seem to showcase its vibrant colour scheme, I'm really drawn to the muted tones in these images shot by Nacho Alegre. Something about the faded pink and dusty blue hues is so soothing. This is definitely something that's appealing to my design sensibilities right now.

Image credit: vogue.com, edits by me

Albus Lumen at MBFWA

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25 May, 2016

Photo by Flaunter 
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) is done and dusted but I'm still catching up on what exactly went down. I've been slowly making my way through the MBFWA coverage and one collection that really stood out for me was Albus Lumen. Even the name Albus Lumen - Latin for white light - conjures up images of clean and crisp designs. However, there's a warmth to the collection in the form of textured suede, rich hues, and laced detailing. While the looks are minimalist in nature, it's a minimalism that isn't rooted in black and white basics. Instead, it's a refreshing and sophisticated take on relaxed style. 

The Bucket Bag Edit

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23 May, 2016

There's no denying that the bucket bag is having a moment right now, largely thanks to the rise of the covetable Mansur Gavriel version. The silhouette is the height of casual style and the typically roomy design of these bags makes them ideal for stashing your everyday essentials in. While not all of us have the budget or patience to obtain the OG Mansur Gavriel bucket bag, there are plenty of other options out there. These are some equally stylish takes on the casually cool bucket bag.

1. Paper Moon Bucket Bag in Snow by Molten Store
2. Caramel Drawstring Purse by BAGGU
3. 'Jules' Vegan Leather Bucket Bag in Wine by Angela · Roi
4. 'Abake' Leather Bucket Bag in Bellini by Elk
5. Navy Leather Bucket Bag by Umbrella Collective
6. Drawstring Bucket Bag by Herschel Supply Co 
7. 'Amberline' Bucket Bag in Chambray by Skagen