Monday, January 23, 2017

Women's March



I feel so much gratitude to the wonderful people who marched to show their support for women’s rights and human rights in the women’s marches which happened all over the world on the weekend. Thank you to all of the women who marched, and that includes trans women, women of colour, black women, disabled women, women with mental illness, women with mobility aids and everyone who identifies as a woman. 

Thank you to the people of colour, trans men, the children and men that marched with them; showing solidarity with their sisters turning Washington DC, Los Angeles, New York, London and cities all around the world. Living in a small town, but still able to scroll through my Instagram feed I was filled with such hope and energy, I felt connected to other people in a way that was so amazing and totally unexpected. 

The road ahead seems dark, the queer community and LGBTI are faced with a president who refuses to recognise their identities, and to a greater extent, their fundamental human rights. The events of last weekend aren’t inconsequential, but simply Day One of a fight for human rights which is set to last for the next four years. There were literally millions of people who participated in the march, and some amazing, clever picket signs with even more clever outfits including bedazzled vagina suits, pink pantsuits and clitoris shirts. 

There was also one standout accessory, the pink knitted pussycat hats. If you’re keen to get your hands on your very own pink pussycat beanie (and tell the patriarchy to keep their paws off planned parenthood), Kick Push Skate have a sassy selection in their online store.

*Images: 1- via @katiejonesknit The Women's March on Washington, 2- via @p_ssyhatproject and 3- via @jo_can_draw.

Supernatural

I really regret not buying any black eyeshadow or liquid eyeliner when I had the chance since I've lately felt the urge to channel my inner witch. Thankfully it doesn't cost anything to sew homemade pentagram patches to my clothes, other than the precious time it takes to sew a needle and thread. Half tempted just to wear my floral Stevie Nicks dresses in an open field somewhere and pair that with a really intense beauty look. 

1- Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, 2- Teen Watch shot by Petra Collins for Rookie Mag.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Faux Geodes

Aimee Fairman earrings and 0pal pendant.

It seems that a great many people who study geology during university go on to become rock collectors. I realise this generalisation will only apply to very few who read this blog (if you study geology and love fashion please be my best friend) but I think everyone can appreciate a small collection of crystal knick knacks. These Aimee Fairman earrings are so lightweight, and I have owned resin crystal earrings before but none have ever been so comfortable. The pendant is a found object, chipped on one side and containing fragments of opal at its core. It reminds me of a tiny perfume bottle.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Ditzy


Wearing: Nasty Gal jacket hand painted by Esther Kim, thrifted floral blouse, jeans were a gift (thanks Mum) and Dr Martens.

I'm super excited to have this amazing mini biker jacket back in my wardrobe- it's by NastyGal and vegan leather but my favourite thing about it is the design on the back is by Korean-based artist Esther Kim. I couldn't stop wearing it when I went back home to visit friends and family in Melbourne, but it's too hot to wear at the moment (unless you're indoors). These boots are also new and technically, my second pair of Dr Martens. In case you're wondering, I have three pairs of Dr Martens because I'm an obsessed fangirl who also happens to love shoes (what are the odds). My mum also bought me some solid basics, like more skinny jeans which will prove to be super useful as the weeks and months progress.

Dream Wedding Dresses from Okdress

No one does fashion forward bridal wear quite like Okdress, which is why I’m super excited to bring you a selection from their latest collection, which celebrates classic silhouettes and contemporary details. Established in 2013, Okdress have become one of the top wedding dress UK stores, creating beautiful gowns for brides (and their best friends) everywhere. Whether you’re in search of something structured or sheer, elegant or modern, every single one of these fashion forward and versatile designs can be paired with different hair and makeup looks, as well as accessories to create a look that expresses your own individual sense of style. On your wedding day, there's nothing more important than feeling comfortable with what you wear but also capturing that particular energy and excitement every bride feels.

Priding themselves on their delicate details and precisely the right amount of bravado, their selection of dresses offers a return to authentic femininity linked to intimate with a subtle elegance. Each design is brought to life using lavish fabrics, often creating breathtaking silhouettes. These high fashion wedding dresses have a timeless quality, and are certainly elegant enough to stand the test of time.
For the bride searching for something a little more daring, there are also plenty of figure hugging dresses which feature intricate lacework, striking the perfect balance between celebrating femininity with a bit of sass.

Featuring an array of stunning gowns featuring V necks and deep V backs, carefully placed appliques and signature soft drape skirt, their selection of vintage inspired wedding dresses are anything but ordinary. With some pieces made from soft ivory silks and antique inspired lace, the beauty of these pieces is really brought to life in a woodland setting or open field. The detail on the backs of many of these dresses, whether it be stunning silken bows or buttons is just as lovely as the detail around the sleeves or bodice. The contrast of the gowns against the green grass really allows the natural beauty of the bride to shine. Maybe it’s the delicate lines or the luxurious beading. Or perhaps it could be the perfectly worked details. Either way we can all agree that Okdress gowns have a certain je ne sais quoi. Choose to wear them with either a traditional veil or for the more modern and relaxed bride, a stunning floral crown tucked into pinned up hair. Whatever the case may be, the results are sure to be nothing short of spectacular.

Inspired by the idea of understated glamour, many of the designs boast show stopping, graceful silhouettes combined with intricate hand beading and full, feminine skirts. It’s for those reasons and many more that Okdress has reached the top of every fashion forward bride’s wish list. The wide selection of new wedding dress designs are perfect for the bride looking for something less traditional whilst still encapsulating the timeless romance of a bride. Each dress is carefully crafted by a team of talented artisans in China, these gowns made using a selection of quality fabrics including silks, lace and embellishment radiate feminine charm, whilst also emphasising the beauty of a woman’s neck, shoulders and silhouette. Tailoring takes less than a fortnight, and you can even order a custom sized dress to fit your specific measurements, no matter what the dress. There’s beauty to be found in each and every single gown, and although I’m absolutely obsessed with these stunning wedding dress designs, the Mysterious Ivory Floor length Tulle Sleeveless Wedding Dress is quite possibly my favourite. Although if I am being completely honest, the Royal Tulle Natural Long/Floor length Sweetheart Wedding Dress was a close second. 


Although many of the designs are somewhat nostalgic, these simple yet elegant designs encompass femininity with a contemporary twist. For those that love vintage wedding dresses, but are seeking a bespoke gown, it's the perfect alternative. It’s the careful addition of pearls and embellishment in artful arrangements which elevate these dresses from something pretty to stunning. Take for example the strands of beads scattered across the sheer cape of this off white dress, drawing the eye to the jeweled bustier. The overall effect is simply breathtaking and another reason why wedding dress with sleeves are proving so popular at the moment. Okdress update their blog regularly, providing a constant inspiration for brides to be unsure of how they should style their dream wedding dress. The Okdress online store is a treasure chest of stunning designs, including contemporary and those inspired by the past. We can all agree on one thing, brides have always searched for one thing, and that is quite simply, a dress that makes her feel wonderful. What could be more special than a bespoke dress that fits like a glove and looks simply beautiful?

Thursday, January 19, 2017

How Very


Vintage style always seems much more magical and chic when viewed through the lens of a movie, case in point Heathers starring everyone's favourite, Winona Ryder. Or when a fashion editor gives it a new lease on life and is snapped by street style photographers, as is true for @shortstoriesandskirts. FYI the shirt is from the Vivetta Resort 2017 collection.

Aisle Style

There’s something utterly magical about the moment a bride walks down the aisle. Time stands still, and her lucky groom is overwhelmed by longing, waiting for the exchange of vows, rings, and their first kiss as husband and wife. It’s moments like these that inspire online retailer, Aisle Style to curate an extensive collection of beautifully crafted wedding dresses which capture the romance and anticipation of the moment. Professional dressmakers spend hours transforming a dress from pretty to breathtaking with the application of hand sewn embellishment or the artful arrangement of beautiful appliqu├ęs. 




For the bride-to-be searching for sensual and classically beautiful gowns, Aisle Style’s range of Lace wedding dresses are the stuff fairy tale endings are made of. The designs emphasise the natural beauty of the female figure, elevating it to that of the greatest works of art with necklines which flatter the beauty of a woman’s neck and shoulders. In contrast, their soft feminine bodices place emphasis on the curves of her bust and back. Their backless dresses combine the best of the past and present, featuring lacework and embellishment rivalling the beauty of a blushing bride. 

The ideal wedding dress captures the individuality of the wearing, whilst also combining character with beauty and grace. For Wedding dresses 2017, brides will be wearing dresses which are timeless, feminine and effortlessly cool. Aisle Style carry a range of gowns which offer beautiful movement and stunning details that are sure to highlight the feminine curves of the bride. Although I’m obsessed with each and every gown, the Boho Vinatge Bateau dress and Rustic Chiffon Wedding Dress are my absolute favourites.