marni by day

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My friends are the best. The best. They love me, and they support me, and laugh with me, they cry with me, they celebrate with me. And I love them for all of that. The other thing that they occasionally do, is buy clothes in the wrong size then leave it too long to return, and give me them. My best friend Maggie bought this Marni dress. It didn’t sit right on her, but she forgot to return it. And now it is mine. Thank you beautiful angel, it’s so wonderful.

This dress is an all rounder: sack-like midi-dress with boxy shoulders, during the day with flats it looks relaxed as hell, and at night with heels it looks dressy and on point. The pins at the waist keep a little bit of shape, but it essentially fits straight with tapering around the calves.

I’ve decided to blog this dress twice; at day and at night. My day look pairs it with Windsor Smith black leather slides, an oversize Sportsgirl tote, and layered necklaces. Simple as it comes, and it feels beautiful on. Relaxi-dress.

Keep watch, I will post the night look of this dress very soon! Which will be my last outfit post from Adelaide; I’m going to start working on some outfit posts from my new hometown, Sydney.

Cx

STYLING NOTES

Dress: Marni
Shoes: Windsor Smith
Bag: Sportsgirl
Wallet: Comme des Garçons
Necklace (shortest): Nanna’s pendant, vintage
Necklace (middle): rose quartz pendant, vintage
Necklace (longest): Alexander McQueen

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Just a little insight into the past month! This past month has been completely crazy, and I’ve loved every second of it. From interviews left right and centre, to writing my first post as guest blogger for Novo Shoes, to maxing out my credit card trying to work out outfits for MBFWA, and everything else in between! I’m loving being so busy – keep it comin’ guys! Cx

gorgeous message from a male friend about my Novo post – made me smile so much!
shooting for the Mimco Dreamwarp Style Society, with Elisa Jane and Stencil‘s Emma Thomson
woke up one morning at 8am and decided to dye my hair lime green. loved it so much
guest blogpost for Novo Shoes
photoshoot for the amazing Robert Bava with incredible photographer Andrew O’Toole
my first Alexander McQueen purchase: razorblade pendant. so much love.
SWTC on Facebook. Like away beauties!
outfit post ft zara and novo shoes. will be up soon!
SWTC first ever business cards
shoot for Eleven Australia with Andrew O’Toole
trying to eat healthy. raw beef and vegies before the cooking storm, so pretty
Vinteloper pop-up wine bar became my home while it was open – it was amazing and I still miss it!
ring collection: none the richer, cheap monday, samantha wills & sportsgirl
photoshoot with the goddess lady Phebe Rendulic – such a fun day
Kiehl’s launch at Burnside Village – post coming soon!
outfit/beauty shot for the launch of Liza Emanuele’s ‘in my dreams’ collection

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the fashion week shopping curse

I’m constantly poor. I don’t know why. I just am. Probably because I work a part time weekly job, and for the rest of the time I’m a freelance writer. Which don’t pay much, kids.

But I recently got accredited for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, and I’m really excited. But in the leadup, I knew I had to be sensible and sort out my finances a bit, and save some cash to buy flights, accommodation, and have some money to go over there with (y’know, to eat/buy wine with). But unfortunately, flying to Sydney for MBFWA isn’t just a cruisy week in NSW. It’s Australian Fashion Week. There’s outfit complications.

I recently got to this stage (if you love fashion, you’ll know the exact stage I’m talking about): “I hate everything I own. There’s nothing exciting in my wardrobe. I have nothing to wear.” Which I know, logically, is completely ridiculous because the wardrobe is about to explode from an overload of clothes and shoes, but it doesn’t matter. I need something new, something fresh. So the Fashion Week shopping curse begins.

You’re trying to save every penny you get. You’re thinking about what to wear for those five days of craziness. You end up on online shopping websites for hours, looking for “inspiration”, you tell yourself. You think to yourself, “you know what, those boots are only $xxx, and I’d be able to wear them all the time, it’s an investment, and I won’t buy anything else, that’s it.”
Here’s some more common FWSC-logic thoughts:

  • “Well, since I’m already paying for shipping, I’ll buy some new statement pants, and they can be my “one crazy fashion week purchase.”
  • “I should head to Zara and have a look around, I’ll be able to get some cheap basics that I can rug up with” … you end up leaving with 3 bags and a $450 receipt – you’ll ALWAYS wear that shirt with Dachshunds on it, right?
  • “I love that Balenciaga sweater… but no, I’m on a budget. Perhaps I’ll save my money and try and find a cheaper alternative somewhere!” … you end up spending $300 anyway on a skirt that doesnt even resemble the Balenciaga in any way shape or form, because you simply got fixated on buying a skirt.
  • “It’s only a cheapie, I can afford that. And that. And that. And that.”
  • “You are only allowed to buy one more thing, Chloe.”

Any of these sounding familiar? Scumbag fashion brain.

Here are my purchases so far…

Zara ‘jungle print’ silk shirt

Zara plaid cigarette pants

Op Shop shopping spree

Alexander McQueen Razor pendant

Plus some goodies from local ladies Cameo!

But that’s not all. My finger is currently precariously hovering above these beauties, too:

My bank account is going to hate me.

SOMEONE SAVE ME FROM THE FASHION WEEK SHOPPING CURSE!

Cx

pfw favourites pt 3

Part trois.

Highlights:

  • Yohji Yamamoto – God Yohji is amazing. Drapey furs and wool, with reds, blues and purples. I love that subtle chain in the one white coat, and the plaits with the khaki looks, too.
  • Givenchy – It looks really soldier-like, very like old world tough leather they wore under armour. And with the detail on the silk singlets, it looks medieval! I really love this collection for that reason, it looks tough, warrior-esque, with a hint of lace and silk.
  • Yves Saint Laurent – Tulips, leather trim and chainmail. I do love leather clothing of all varieties, so the high necked leather shirts should really be in my closet. I’m not generally a fan of belts for unnecessary reasons, so although I dont mind the look in the show, I wouldn’t be able to pull it off without feeling uncomfortable. The chainmail is my favourite part ever. I’d wear that chainmail dress everywhere. Just for shock factor.
  • Jean Charles de Castelbajac – Jean-Charles is my spirit animal. I always love his collections, and this one is no different. There are no highlights of this collection for me: the entire collection is one big huge highlight. Be right back, sowing eagles onto the shoulders of my dresses.
  • Alexander McQueen – BIG FLUFFY LOVE LOVE VISOR FLUFF. I don’t care what anyone says, Sarah Burton is doing a fucking awesome job, and I love her. How amazing are those silhouettes at the very end.

Wishlist

Alexander Wang ribbed knitted cotton poncho

Camilla Skovgaard slingback wedges

Marc Jacobs Tati Shirt

T by Alexander Wang silk chiffon long dress

Alexander McQueen Velour Curved Wedge Heels

Alexander Wang extreme angular frame acetate sunglasses

Alexander Wang Diego bucket bag

Rag & Bone Lafone skirt

YSL Arty ring

Jeffrey Campbell ‘Roscoe’