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

The September Selfie Challenge

It’s September Selfie Challenge time!! – “sorry, what?” I hear you say…

Let me explain, as a blogger, it’s strange for me to admit it but outfit posts drive me a little crazy… I like an outfit post as much as the next internet crazed, fash-a-holic but I feel the authenticity of an ‘outfit’ post online seems to have gotten a little lost in translation – cough, free clothes  –

What I really want to see are REAL outfits that REAL girls wear on a daily basis! The good AND the bad. Nomsayn?

Then it came to me! After a post I recently did on 7 days of fashion drawing, I decided to challenge myself – and document my outfits for the entire month of September! A whole month of legitimate day-to-day looks.

As today is September 2nd I have only done two so far – (my dressing gown is practically my uniform on Sundays…)

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If you want to join me (and have a great excuse for some shameless selfies) simply tag #septemberselfie on instagram or twitter with your OOTD and a little description! You don’t have to do the entire month, but occasionally seeing what you guys like to wear would be amazeballs!

I’ll be posting my images to my instagram for the rest of the month! Get amongst 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

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

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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

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: 
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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:
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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

DIY Studded Headband

I love me some DIY, but I seem to come up with 101 ideas but never actually get around to getting it done! A good friend of mine is crafty craftsman when it comes to leather, (I’m talking wallets, pouches, book covers and even a pair of leather boots)!! Its crazy genius. He ended up leaving Dunedin and let us less skilled plebs rifle through his leather off-cuts! Yay! Rather than writing ‘DIY’ in my diary and hoping it will magically happen, I decided to actually make something! My first creation? A headband – not as fancy as boots, but it totally still counts!! 

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[ I went with a blue leather, and both small and medium sized black pyramid studs ]

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[ What you will need: A headband (around 2cm in width), fabric shears, a hot glue gun, leather or thick fabric, studs (I used 3 medium and 4 small pyramid studs ]

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[ Measure the leather to fit the size of the headband and cut to fit. NOTE you don’t want the leather to overlap under the band as it will feel uncomfortable! ]

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[ Measure and mark where you want your studs to sit! Stab them through the leather and fold down backing. If any look dodgy, add some glue! ]

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[ Glue along the top of the band, pressing each stud in place at a time. Fold under and lightly glue along the underside. NOTE for a clean look add felt or ribbon on the underside to hide the raw edges ]

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BOOM and you have a new accessory made especially by you! xo

Keep Calm and Carrie On

The Carrie Diaries is one of my guilty pleasures… aaand it is 90% due to the fashion porn, and 10% due to my girl-crush on AnnaSophia Robb and her redonkulously curly eyelashes. The outfit combinations are so outrageous and so so good! What I would give to be in my 20’s in the 80’s, well at least The CW’s version of the 80’s.
Today is verrry cold and rainy outside, so I spent my day doing absolutely noh-thing (no more exams!!!) apart from making this super cute carrie-inspired look. When I think Carrie, I think clip-on earrings, layered costume jewellery, glitter and all things shiny, pink (obviously), and her lucky ‘carrie purse’. All that’s missing is Carrie’s killer perm! I can totes see her in this:

What would you dress Carrie in if you could? God, to be AnnaSophia’s stylist…. 

WINTER Wish List

It’s WIIINNNTEERRRR. Officially. Although I hate the weather, I l-l-love Winter fashion.
I’ve recently purchased my Winter coat, and life has suddenly become 10x easier. I am yet to get an umbrella – so I have resorted to studying in my room today rather than venturing outside to the library – a mere 2min walk from my flat, BUT 2mins in the rain is still not worth it.
I’m drawn to muggy femme tones (I just came up with that! why I’m not studying linguistics I’ll never know..) like dirty purples, dark greys and pale brown. What I’m wearing really does effect my mood, and wearing black in the cold makes me want to write emotional poetry and sleep, when I should be writing fun blog posts and studying for exams. No black for me! Apart from some sexy leather pants… but common, looook at them.winter wish list updated

Leather pants
$240 – oneteaspoon.com.au

Beanie hat
$7.60 – newlook.com

Jane norman
$7.62 – janenorman.co.uk

Giorgio Armani purple eye makeup
$68 – johnlewis.com

Katy perry fragrance
nordstrom.com

Butter london
nordstrom.com