Tuesday, November 21, 2017
I can't remember the last time I wrote about a new designer I discovered, just for the joy of curating their product and spreading the good word. Mercedes Salazar makes the accessories you wish you had either hanging from your ears or in your lap while sitting at a beachfront resort, drinking piña coladas. If you've been obsessed with the fruit-themed jewellery from Dolce & Gabanna but at a fraction of the price. That's not to say her pieces are inexpensive, with a pair of hoop earrings setting you back anywhere between $200-$300. That depends on your currency conversion, and if you aren't prepared to spend that much (and this is your first time here, this is not the blog for you). Anyway, I'm surprise the brand hasn't been featured on Man Repeller, although these days I can't say I've kept up to date with every Instagram post and piece of content they've produced in the last week, let alone the last month. The earrings take their inspiration from Salazar's native Colombia and are a sweet treat no matter what the time of year. It might be nauseatingly early, but I know what I'm going to ask Santa for Christmas this year!
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Wearing: House of Holland dress, vintage skirt c/o Trendlistr, Dr Martens boots and Marina Fini earrings.
I don't normally wake up in a good mood. More often than not, I am blurry-eyed in the morning, searching for that first cup of coffee and a malleable, mushy blank canvas. It takes a good hour or so to switch on, and I've developed the terrible habit of looking at my phone in that hour, rather than talking to my partner. Getting dressed in an outfit which makes me feel good is like looking at a compass, having a sense of direction and knowing where to go, in a manner of speaking. The more bright and colourful the outfit, the more energy I have to tackle the day. I recently had my wisdom teeth out, and getting dressed (like, really getting dressed with a sense of purpose) was not my prerogative. Surgery went for two hours and I'm still numb around the chin, and suspect I sustained nerve injury during the extraction. Although that all sounds pretty bleak, things could be worse and my closet remains my happy place. This dress and skirt combination which I have been dying to try out became pretty irresistible over the past few days.
Friday, November 17, 2017
Italian designer Marco de Vincenzo is known for his love of metallics, as well as geometry and often combines the two to create jaw-dropping boots and shoes. These kitten heel boots are quite conservative by comparison, but a safer choice than the Miu Miu screw heels slippers.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Wearing: Shrimps coat, thrifted kimono worn as dress, Dr Martens boots and earrings from Strange Magic on Etsy.
I'm still scratching my head over this one- why did I decide to dress like one of the girls from Heathers (1988) when it's been ages since I last watched that movie? Ever since I made these green pom pom earrings I've been dying to wear them with this Shrimps coat, and since I didn't have a pink dress I made do with this kimono I picked up at the local op shop for $2? It's still got a lot of life left in it, can double as a dress and the best thing about it is that it has pockets on the front! That seems a little trivial when this coat has some of the biggest, roomiest pockets I have ever come across but still, I'm all about the little victories at the moment.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
There's the eccentric and then there's fashion mavericks like Anna Dello Russo whose peacocking game is unbeatable, especially at an event like Berlin Fashion Week. Me? I think I prefer the works of Romance Was Born, and their most recent collaboration with Del Kathryn Barton is as good as it gets.
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Wearing: Romance Was Born shirt and denim jacket, jeans were a gift and Dr Martens boots.
In the golden age of social media where every image shared online is intensively filtered, photo shopped and curated is the most radical action one can take to upload a bad photo? I wouldn't even necessarily call these photos bad, but they aren't to a certain standard others might hold themselves. It was a windy morning, I wanted to try out this new shirt with a jacket from the same collection but did it work? Not really but it is authentic, it's how I looked that day and as for the weather it's something that's beyond my control. There have been times where I have agonized over which photos to share, and which ones to keep to myself but right now I'm happy just to go with the flow. You gotta take bad photos sometimes to get to the good stuff.
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Bally has jumped on board the loafer bandwagon with their response to Gucci's sensational and yet sensible shoes. Don't get me wrong, I love a comfortable pair of flats but I still prefer those with a little bit more colour and imagination.