Friday, 26 February 2016
Saturday, 20 February 2016
The idea of maximilism is to be as unapologetic as possible. But having a coordinated set appears paradoxically dissonance. I feel that nothing emphasises a bold print more than a muted backdrop. But of course, it wouldn't be my taste if it wasn't the slightest bit unusual now would it? With this particular piece, as paisley itself can be slightly jarring, complementing colours would work best. A pastel pink instead of fuschia would be far more harmonious.
And this is how you bring casual glitter and glam to the office.
I love oversized coats but they do have the magical ability of height thievery. What an ingenious reinvention. The fashion world is like a phoenix, continually reincarnating into a better version of itself. I just love how it manages to float across the hips in this cropped style! And with motorcycle jacket re-imaginings? Uh, someone kindly donate this to me please. A fainter print on the tights allows the entire look to meld more cohesively.
Long coats carry power. Why else are capes worn by superheroes?
The details of this ensemble literally leap from the page.
And if you feel tentative experimenting, knits are always a safeguard. I don't normally gush over shoes on the runway, but someone get me those boots STAT. I've been on the hunt for the perfect combat boots and it's clear I've been looking in the wrong place. I love pastel, o it should've been obvious.
Just when we thought Zimmerman was getting a bit tame.
Probably not suited for anywhere but Australia's mild winter.
With Zimmermann's stunning collection, I do hope it prompts people to seek out more Australian brands, there's certainly more ingenuity where that came from.
Saturday, 13 February 2016
Picture your typical female villain. She never sullies her hands, she's the brilliant, unassuming mastermind. She operates kilometres away from the rumble, fulfilling her role as the needle in the haystack. And when suspicions arise, they come, knocking at her doorstep where she is always in a state of carefree confidence, dresses magnificently in a loose gown that trails across the floor like a serpent. This is what this jewellery is. Or to sum up, the ultimate Slytherin aesthetic.
Accents like these, render a wardrobe the size of a mansion meaningless. Wear this with a mere t shirt and jeans .. and find yourself filled to the brim with unflinching strength. Versatile and transformable, that is my aesthetic.
Eero Hintsanen, a designer from Finland, has extensive experience working with jewellery. There's a recurring theme in his work. Borrowing from nature, drawing within oneself, to act as an impenetrable fortress. Paradoxical, the nature of bones. Exposed bones are the furthest imaginable definition of a safehold, but here, they beguile power.
Forget about seeking the perfect matching shoes or clutch with your ballgown and fetch yourself, this.
Essentially becomes one with the dress and adds a macabre twist. Perhaps a more tamed version of wearing the bones of your enemies. But I'd imagine that greeting your adversary whilst donning it hardly suggests that coffee dates are on the table.
Wednesday, 10 February 2016
You have no idea how much I had to refrain from titling this 'don go breaking my heart'. I know, I'm impressed too. As it appears, part of the reason why I have a blog is to unleash my puns against mankind. Blogs have been started on less. Don or Donburi((丼) is a Japanese dish with meat, fish, vegetables etc, centred around rice. The types can differ by season, ingredients, region speciality and self-preference. As such, there is limitless permutation and the perfect foil to a barren fridge and pantry. What I love about the Don is its simplicity and wholesomeness. All without comprising its cost. Time to abandon instant noodles as a poor student stereotype and adopt the don, it'd be far more healthier.
I won't go as far to proclaim that without rice I won't be full. From a visual standpoint, a bed of rice looks far more satisfying than potatoes. Ah yes, to me, rice is of utmost comfort. So when Shokugeki no Soma had an episode centred around the Don, I was elated. More combinations! New taste sensations with rice as its backdrop. It was perfect. I've found that with the recipes that serve as a background were easier to showcase on my Tumblr . It's also a place I've found to be more convenient to experiment without scrutiny or share something that intrigues me. As a consequence, it sacrifices cohesiveness for spontaneity. I've linked to all the recipes I've made there, to save from unnecessary clutter.
|Loco Moco Don|
Sunday, 7 February 2016
Ralph & Russo combined fairytale elements with modern couture, a unique twist here, another there. Acting almost like a good luck charm that if you click your heels thrice, you'll receive a surge of strength. Fairytas is magic itself. I'm crying. Externally rather than internally, breaking a cardinal agreement I made with myself. Every piece seems to breathe wonder. That gorgeous Star Cloak... is merely the primer.
Fairytas is a portmanteau of the latin word 'Veritas' which means truth and fairy. The incredible designer, Jolien-Rosanne, designs all the costumes and accessories. Rather fortunately, she takes commissions. So if you've got the funds and a mere grasp of a idea, you have it. This.. this is all your dreams come to life. Have you always wanted to be Sailor Venus? Done. Sakura Kinomoto? Give us a harder one. A literal goddess? Is that even a question? Or how about, your very own fairytale?
I feel that there is a little of Jolien-Rosanne in all of us. Someone who possessed the talent, hope .. and determination to see past her discouraging initial result to make a name for herself. Her success I feel, is very seductive to our generation, in a time where we fear the dark unknown that is the future. Knowing this, I can't but feel even more endeared to it.
If I possessed the Stark Cloak .. I'm wearing it everywhere, including to sleep. It would make walking away in a huff far more theatrical and dramatic. Only, I think I'd have to lament the end 30cm to save it from the elements. Can you just imagine skimming your fingers across the fabric and feeling yourself blend into the night sky? Along with killer high heels, it'd be such an instant power boost. No one would be able to intimidate you. And you get to look like the overlord of the galaxy. I'm calling it now, the next century of fashion will be everyone looking like a mythical creature thus confusing the hell out of future historians trying to grasp an understanding of our era.
As I said.. this is only the primer. We're only at the tip of the iceberg with her jaw-dropping creations.
Real. Life. Fairy.
A more softer and subtler Red Riding Hood.
Which if anyone has seen Once Upon a Time could be far more elaborate. Who knew that being a peasant would allow such fine garments?
... A Lady Loki commission. Which was based upon the work of Deviantart artist Medusa-dollmaker. Consider me goddamn deceased and bury me in any of these creations.