Sunday, 14 September 2014

OUTFIT POST: Crop Problems

Lack of Color, American Apparel, Denim Shirt, Paint It Red, Alice McCall, Floral print, Spring Summer, Jennifer Chou, Solestruck, Krystle Knight jewellery, raw crystal, white tennis skirt

Lack of Color, American Apparel, Denim Shirt, Paint It Red, Alice McCall, Floral print, Spring Summer, Jennifer Chou, Solestruck, Krystle Knight jewellery, raw crystal, white tennis skirt

Lack of Color, American Apparel, Denim Shirt, Paint It Red, Alice McCall, Floral print, Spring Summer, Jennifer Chou, Solestruck, Krystle Knight jewellery, raw crystal

Lack of Color, American Apparel, Denim Shirt, Paint It Red, Alice McCall, Floral print, Spring Summer, Jennifer Chou, Solestruck, Krystle Knight jewellery, raw crystal, White Tennis Skirt



















Lack of Color, American Apparel, Denim Shirt, Paint It Red, Alice McCall, White Tennis Skirt, Floral print, Spring Summer, Jennifer Chou, Solestruck

Skirt: Alice McCall
Top: c/o Paint It Red 
Shirt: American Apparel
Necklace: Krystle Knight
Shoes: Jennifer Chou 
Hat: Lack of Color
Bag: Chicwish

I have one problem with floral bustiers.

While they're youthful, effortless and sun appropriate, I risk looking like a festival hopping teenager stuck in the mindset that 'less is more'. Or to put it bluntly ... a twelvie.

As such a more urban-cross-streetstyle aesthetic was adopted here in the efforts of smartening up the generic bustier. I've noticed many young Sydneysiders like to wear crop tops with Vans or Converse. But switching the sneakers for some chunky platform sandals instantly elevates the outfit. The ones I own just happen to have epic laces, cut outs and a mock croc texture. Now that's what I call real shoes.

Chuck in a fedora because it's a tried and tested method to add more sophistication. And finally any skirt that's white and pleated has a tick in my book; it screams 'I belong on the tennis court even though I can't serve for s***'. BOOM, the result is a little more masculine, a little more sporty and a lot less juvenile.

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Saturday, 6 September 2014

NYFW Backstage

















Picture Source: Shoko Takayasu for Vogue Italia 

An intriguing look into the backstage antics at the New York Fashion Week Chromat, Peter Som & Rodebjer S/S 2015 shows.  I've heard it's absolute chaos behind-the-scenes.

By Sharon Jiang 

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Thursday, 4 September 2014

TRENDING: Wide Brimmed Hats

Hats, Fedora, Lack of Color, Fallen Broken Street, felt hats

Hats, Fedora, Lack of Color, Fallen Broken Street, felt hats

Hats, Fedora, Lack of Color, Fallen Broken Street, felt hats

Hats, Fedora, Lack of Color, Fallen Broken Street, felt hats

Hats, Fedora, Lack of Color, Fallen Broken Street, felt hats, Burberry, Menswear

From Pharrell’s Canadian Mountie inspired Vivienne Westwood headpiece at the Grammy’s to the sartorial creations of Christopher Bailey, wide brimmed hats – and hats alike – have been creeping their way into the fashion spotlight.  Felt or suede, over-sized, floppy or structured, headwear of the calibre is just what the Australian summer calls for.

Whether you’re lounging on the beach basking in the warm summer rays, exploring the vast expanses of the Australian landscape or simply walking the high streets, brimmed hats are the go-to accessory for practicality and effortless cool. So with that in mind, it seems almost a sin not to jump on the band wagon.

Of course not everyone can afford the technicolour creations at Burberry. Or the luxurious pieces crafted at Lanvin. So I’ve found solace in the beautifully constructed pieces at Fallen Broken Street and Lack of Color. If anyone knows the who-is-who in wide brimmed hats, these two are truly a head above the rest (pardon the pun).


Hats, Fedora, Lack of Color, Fallen Broken Street, felt hats

Hats, Fedora, Lack of Color, Fallen Broken Street, felt hats

Hats, Fedora, Lack of Color, Fallen Broken Street, felt hats



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From the streets of Byron Bay, Fallen Broken Street is the go-to for you stylish world travellers and crazy cool kids. Their hats have sat atop of some of the world biggest celebrities such as Cara Delevingne.  Their cutting edge pieces are made from excellent craftsmanship and some of the finest material money can buy. They also stock beanies, caps and gloves and now too, mini version of some of their best-selling pieces for children alike. I’m personally eyeing the Dingo in Wine or the Cove in Black - definitely a summer essential.


Channelling a more sophisticated approach to the humble headwear is Lack of Color - clean, minimal and exuding an understated class. These pieces are incredibly versatile for all you ladies out there – take it to the beach, wear it out with friends or even as the ultimate accessory to dress up an outfit on a night out. Made from the finest wool, they are perfectly trimmed with genuine leather or metallic gross-grain ribbon. 

I personally know that Sharon loves Montana Silver Haze. For a trans-seasonal piece with an understated sophistication, the creations at Lack of Color are seemingly impossible to pass by. 

By Marvic Casingal

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