Tuesday, August 26, 2014

film roll: trips

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I wish I could remember to shoot in more film - or really just take more photos in general. I started out with photography, which I had an instant connection with, but I started exploring different paths as I got older, ended up distracted and forgetting how much I needed it.

These photos are from earlier in the year - snippets from Thredbo and Corrimal. For me, they mark the beginnings of a newfound independence and curious spark.

I was thinking of possibly starting up a Tumblr for the sake of posting photos in a clean format. A more photography-based platform without the words that'll hopefully encourage me to start shooting again. Would love your help and any thoughts on this - should I just stick to posting everything to a Pinterest board or make a completely new Tumblr?

Saturday, August 16, 2014

sneak peek / target collaboration


I've teamed up with Target to bring you a collaboration where I style up some great basics and show you how to incorporate them into your outfits on rotation without needing to empty your wallets or compromise on style. 

All the pieces above came to under $100 in total - which I think is pretty impressive considering how common it is to spend that amount on one item of clothing alone. I always have clothes from a variety of places, I'm not particular to one brand or price range. Thrift shops, Target, markets, ASOS, my Mum's or Grandma's wardrobe, Zara etc. 

There's usually a stigma around bloggers that sees us as obnoxious posers in expensive clothes but I feel that the majority (or strong minority...) focus more on personal style than on brands. But still, having to explain that you're a blogger still generates the classic response: "So, like, you take photos of yourself wearing clothes?". Well, yes. That's kind of how it works.

I'm pretty damn excited to have these pieces in my wardrobe because I really did handpick these with love and I can't wait to show you how I wear them. Stay tuned!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

b&w: style through sound


Thrifted jumper, Zara jeans, Kmart boots

Just like fashion, music has always been a huge part of my life so it was a no brainer partnering up with Bowers & Wilkins to "influence style through sound".

My day is rarely separate from music. I wake up and play some Jazz on my iPad while I'm getting ready. I walk to uni listening to favourites on my phone, usually The Civil Wars, Andrew Belle, Sara Bareilles, Matt Nathanson or Taylor Swift (yep, I am a fan). I cook and clean to music too. And of course, the soft folk or soothing classical comes out at night when I'm studying. Then, there's the yoga and exercise music. New day. Repeat.

Phew - that was exhausting for me to even type out but music is a natural, essential part of my day. It influences the way I dress, how I express myself and the manner in which I get things done. Music feeds my soul and I couldn't imagine my life without it.

What I love best about these Bowers & Wilkins headphones is that they're elegant, minimal and they fold up for easy storage and portability. I'm not a headphones expert but I can't fault these, I use them almost daily - especially while I'm studying in bed. Only my OCD tendencies stop me from using these in quiet, public places for fear of disturbing others with my music (because I tend to play it on the louder end). I don't want to be that person on the quiet carriage...