EDIT your wardrobe

Glassons is every Kiwi girls go-to store. Words that come to mind when one thinks of Glassons include cheap, fast-fashion, mass produced, and totally accessible. One of the main issues being that as soon as a new great design comes out, everyone seems to own it. But as of this month Glassons has stepped up their game, big time!

Glassons headhunted Top Shop designer and Massey University graduate Kiriana Pettersen to design Glassons new range, EDT/edt./edit (I’m confused). What’s different about this line? The garments are constructed out of luxury fabircs such as 100% silk, cotton embroidered organza, and satin-backed crepe – but all range below $100! Excuse me?

Kiriana believes that every woman should be able to afford quality items of clothing – what’s more, some designs only have up to 70 pieces made to bring more exclusivity to the range! GC.

The only downside to the the edt. range is it’s only available online and at the Lambton Quay flagship store. And with some of the items apparently being ridiculously small in size, you would want to try that shiz on first!


Shop the range online by clicking here xo

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A Muse and a Moment

There is something beautifully simplistic about a white wall, a model, and a photographer who can capture a moment. While exotic locations and extravagant props can take a photo to the next level, sometimes you just can’t beat the simple things in life. Like when your favourite wine is on special.

Throw your hands up in the air!

xo

Lara Bingle gets chameleon for Oyster

Lara Bingle is the ultimate Aussie B-A-B-E. ASL? (oh the MSN nostalgia) Lara is an Australian model, TV personality, fashion designer, socialite, etc etc. She is best known for her delicious lips, bright eyes, and her 2006 Australian Tourism ad ‘So where the bloody hell are you?.

In her latest shoot for Oyster (oystermag.com) she shows off some serious diversity in her looks (and some sneaky boob) thanks to photographer Byron Spencer. Honestly, I don’t even recognise her in majority of these shots. Here is a sneaky peak of chameleon and all-round GC Mrs Bingle…

Photography: Byron Spencer
Fashion: Tiana Wallace
Hair: Jenny Kim
Makeup: Victoria Baron  using MAC Cosmetics
Assistant: Rodney Deane

xo

Today in Microfashion…

A lesson on style from the younger generations.

Children dressed like adults has got to be one of my favourite things, and possibly one of the cutest things of all time. Is it mildly embarrassing that these kids dress better than most of the adult population?

They’re so small yet they look so big!
It just blows my mind. Is it terrible of me that I want to have children just so I can dress them up…

I wish I looked this cool as a child.. to be honest I wish I looked this cool now!
Damn the 90’s.

Photo credits thanks to Humans of New York and Tumblr

xo

Spring Trending: Get your print on

Spring is literally just around the corner! Literally, as in two days away! w-t-f.

The short but sweet glimpses of sunshine here in Dunedin are few and far between, and I’m craving summer more than a fat kid craves cake. And while spring in Dunedin does produce flowers and baby lambs, it does not produce any significant rise in temperature. To my utter disgust.

So, while our overseas fashionista’s speak of prints and florals adorning our wardrobes this season, I plan to rock mine in blissful ignorance to the fact that there is no sunshine, meadows or butterflies in studentville to accent my colourful ensemble. Because I can.

Here is a little inspiration to get you ready for the mildly warm weather from the Spring 13 collections!!  Get amongst it.
click to enlarge and get designer info ] xo

 

Work-Style Stalker: 2 Tops, 6 Looks

I’m a working girl (kinda). I have class 4 days a week, and work all day in retail on Saturdays! I love my job, but one of the requirements is to wear clothes stocked in store…

Being a student I just can’t afford to spend the little money I make on clothes from my place of work. Luckily, only working Saturdays means I can cheekily get away with wearing the same pieces over and over! The only problem is I think I would rather die than consider wearing the exact same outfit every week – yes I am that lame. My store stocks both Cue and Veronika Maine, so I decided to buy one staple item from each brand and rehash them as best I could! 

I documented my attempt to revamp my two work tops over the last 6 weeks:
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[ The tops: Veronika Maine black cut-out blouse, Cue maroon cropped cardigan ]

THE RESULT
6 looks2The looks: I tried combining the tops with different pieces from my wardrobe, playing with hair and makeup, and finally combining the two tops together! I couldn’t go too crazy as I had to be work appropriate, and being Dunedin some form of leg coverage is a must unless you want to freeze your tits off! ]

Do you have to do the same for your job? Have any tips for minimum spediture but maximum outfit potential? Let me know below.
xo

Illustration inspiration

Last week I posted my first attempt at fashion drawing: 7 days of fashion drawing. Since then, I have been crazy obsessed with researching (googling) all the amazing styles of professional fashion illustration! I find it so strange and beautiful the way the female form can be interpreted in fashion. My new MUST HAVE is a canvas of a Robert Best Barbie illustration! Cannot get enough.

[ Click to enlarge and scroll through the images!
The last one is particularly cool!! ] xo

Trending: The Evil Eye

I swear every time I try to buy something new I end up seeing it every where! Now the evil eye is no original feat – I’m pretty sure ebay is the last stop for the trickle-down effect. BUT, ever since I received it in the post I have been seeing them ev-er-y-where this season!! I found a lot of different information on the interwebs about the origin of the evil eye, but the more common claims include:

The eye stems back as far as the 6th century BC, most commonly found in the Middle-East and Mediterranean (Greece and Turkey), where it was used as a good-luck, or protection charm. The eye has become used for commercial purposes in modern Greece, while it is still a widespread belief in Turkey. Alternatively, it was said to cause injury or harm to those that the eye is directed at! Another source tells me that those with blue eyes were more prone to cast an evil eye on someone – hence the common blue colour choice!

Thanks Google!! 
Learning everyday!

My eye is brown to match my own, so I don’t think it means anything particularly evil… I like to think he keeps watch for me whenever I’m distracted.
evil eye

[ Now you’re officially educated on the subject, shop for your own evil eye! I’ll start you off with some of my faves… ]

evil, eye, jewellery, shop, online, evil eye

House of Harlow 1960 pave jewelry
houseofharlow1960.com

Gathering Eye evil eye ring
$14 – generalpants.com.au

Silver jewellery
karmaloop.com

Cuff bangle
insanejungle.com

Bracelet bangle
nastygal.com

7 days of Fashion Drawing

I just finished my 2nd week of Fashion Studies at the Otago Polytechnic! Totally loving it!

I’ve put off doing practical study since high school… I never took fabrics class because I was terrified that I would suck at sewing and my dream would be over! Instead I took academic textile studies at University and put off anything that required me to actually MAKE anything. Now that my degree has finished I figured what the hell – I’m going to do it. I enrolled at the polytechnic down the road, and I’m actually loving it! And I don’t tooootally suck at it! Yay! 

Each day of the week is dedicated to a different discipline, and Thursdays is fashion drawing!! Probably my favourite class so far, closely followed by production. Now, I have literally never drawn anything since I was about 9, and weirdly enough I used to draw pages and pages of girls with different clothes on. It was meant to be! Awkwardly enough, my first attempt at drawing hadn’t changed too much since then…

Our homework was to draw ourselves everyday of the week leading up to our next class! I decided to take a photo of myself everyday so I could compare my drawing skills. Although I must note that fashion drawing is supposed to be a little distorted and exaggerated… I’m still working on that. I made a conscious effort to wear as simplistic and pattern-free clothing as possible to make it easier for me :p
Lets see how I went…

ThursdayThursday: My first attempt! The skirt looks a little drunk and I refused to try and draw hands so I hid them behind her back. Feet were also a tad stressful!

FridayFriday: Why did I wear a scarf?? I regretted this as soon as I started drawing! Attempted a hand, but avoided feet!

saturdaySaturday: Saturdays I have work so I wore my maroon jumper from Cue (I work at Cue). My best attempt at drawing skirt movement!  Didn’t realise how much I wear my black skirt until this assignment… awkward. I also figured out a sort of claw-like technique for hands that I stuck with for the rest of the week.
Slowly getting better!

SundaySunday: Enough said.

MondayMonday: Got the claw hands down! Snip snip. I wore my favourite velvet hair-bow and new shoes!
Proportions getting better!

TuesdayTuesday: Tuesday is sewing class so it’s ponytail day! I tried to make add more wrinkles in my clothes my tucking in to practise movement…
Maybe next week.

WednesdayWednesday: My first day wearing pants! Yay! Legs and neck could be a little longer on the drawing, but overall a moderate improvement from the first one me-thinks! 

I didn’t realise until uploading this, but my fringe is on the opposite side than I thought it was. Weird.
Have a good weekend!! xo

Style Stalker: 60s/70s costume party

I must start off by saying this is a bit of a fail photo-wise. Last week was re-orientation week here in Dunedin, and being the scarfie I am, I ended drinking and/or being hungover majority of that week. Several of the weeks festivities involved costume! And as great as this was, it became frustrating when I planned to do an awesome costume post – but after simultaneous drinking and getting ready, I just simply was not in the mood to take outfit photos. The result? Trawling through party photos and creating a dysfunctional collage! Yay for Kiwi ingenuity! …..

So anyway, my flat threw a 60s/70s party on the Thursday night and I was torn between going for the 60’s mod look, and the 70’s hippie look. My conclusion: to do a clash of them both! I decided I was from 1969. It counts.

The inspiration: 
70s

I was drawn to the makeup of the 60s! And I refused to change this after I failed to find a suitable mod shift dress. I also kept my white socks, while opting for a Donna inspired hippie get-up including a tussled vest, shear dress, pendant and headband. Groovy baby.

The result:
outfit70s

Does it stress anyone else out that a mystical ghost is lifting up the back of my vest?? I feel a little violated.
The night was a success and much fun was had! So many great costumes! Groooovy.

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[ My flat ❤ love these ladies ]

xo