This was my first go at making outfit GIFs. They’re pretty fun but I wish the images didn’t lose so much quality. I’ve had this dress for over a year – an easy wearing long-sleeved jersey dress is a trans-seasonal staple in my opinion. The looseness lends itself to being dressed up with a belt and heels or down as pictured for a casual Friday afternoon.
I’m spending mine catching up with friends, but afterwards I’m heading into the city to see OM. It’s been a good 12 months for gigs – in the last year I’ve managed to see a bunch of great international acts including Radiohead, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Earth. Sadly I’ve missed out on seeing Tool and APC (again) and Opeth, hopefully they’ll all tour again in Australia soon.
Rick Owens Lilies Top (buy here) Helmut Lang Leather Leggings (buy here) Maison Martin Margiela Tabi Boots (buy here) Alexander Wang Handbag (sold out) Alicia Hannah Naomi Jewellery (buy here)
Heading out tonight to two different events revolving around jewellery – one is a media preview for a soon-to-launch jewellery and accessories online store with a twist, the other is the NMIT Jewellery Silent Auction; a fundraising event for graduating jewellery class at NMIT’s end of year exhibition. My graduating class will be having our own silent auction for the same fundraising goal in about a month – so if you’re in Melbourne please keep an eye out as I’ll be posting details soon.
I was so excited to pair these tabi boots with my leather leggings, I’ve been envisioning this leather leg effect for months and am really excited to finally put it together.
For those asking about the tabi boots – they are quite comfortable although slightly strange to walk in at first, and if you’re buying from recent seasons they are true to (Italian) size. Just don’t forget to pop into Daiso because you’ll need some tabi-toed socks to wear them with! I had to buy the men’s size because my feet are so big.
After being bed-ridden for days with a nasty cold I had to get out of the house today and run some errands I’d planned to take care of days earlier. As Melbourne is wont, the weather seemed ambiguous. A little wind, sunny but not warm… I compromised with a skirt and ankle boots combination, plus the addition of my beautiful new coat so long on lay-by and now finally mine.
I’ve got a lot of jackets but for some reason the perfect black coat has always eluded me. When I first saw this one slung limply on it’s hanger I dismissed it – until I saw someone else try it on. In it’s right context it transformed; instantly I knew it was the one. With a slight asymmetry to challenge the extreme minimalism of the style, it’s large lapel and waist belt give it enough versatility to be worn in a variety of different fashions. I also love the cleanliness of the concealed buttons and of course, the super-soft 100% cashmere outer which will keep me elegantly warm all winter.
ComplexGeometries Jacket (similar here) ComplexGeometries Tunic (similar here) Helmut Lang Leather Leggings (buy here) Rick Owens Geobasket Sneakers (buy here) Alicia Hannah Naomi Necklace and Rings (buy here)
“Are you happy with the length?” he asked as I pulled on the leggings for the first time. “Yeah, I like how they scrunch at the bottom,” I replied through a mouthful of hair that had fallen into my face as I leaned over to adjust the folds near my ankles. As I flipped my head back up he laughed and said “That’s called stacking – it’s a sufu term all the hardcore denim-heads use to describe the folds of fabric at the ankle.”
Having a fasshun boyfriend is not without it’s educational perks.
This outfit is from last Saturday, when I joined my lovely friend and fellow Whitehorse Jewellery student Sami by the river for her 30th birthday celebrations. It was a mild afternoon with lots of shade and a slight breeze but the temperature cooled rapidly after 3pm so I was glad for my jacket.
As sworn, I finally added the Helmut Lang buffed leather leggings to my wardrobe – and I’ve worn them every weekend since I got them. The fit has relaxed a little around the hips and thighs; I’m hoping that this is as far as they’ll stretch because at the moment they feel beautifully moulded to my body.
Although they look killer with heels and ankle boots, I’m really enjoying how easily they can be dressed down with an oversize tunic and dunks.
The Avalon Rising Oversize Rosary weighs over a quarter of a kilogram, it’s definitely not an everyday piece – but perfect for special occasions. I felt that the chunkiness of the matte black onyx really held the whole look together tightly.
Contrary to my prior announcement not to expect any outfit posts, here’s what I wore last night.
It’s been way too warm to wear these leather leggings until now, I’ve been forlornly staring at them in my closet praying for a cool change. Having purchased some half-a-dozen leather leggings online with no success (including that one Rick Owens pair I later sold because they didn’t fit) I decided to stalk out a pair of Helmut Lang’s in person first so I could make my educated purchase at a later date. I’d heard good things about them and I was not disappointed once I tried a pair in person.
I’d had the intention of purchasing a pair of the normal leather leggings but when I found them in person I also tried the patina leather (Helmut Lang’s version of the Rick Owens blister leather, a kind-of bubbled/distressed leather with a satiny suede-like tactility) and was surprised how much I loved them also. When these patina/embossed combo panel leggings popped up half price in the Lane Crawford online sale two months ago I didn’t think twice. I really love the effect of wearing the jacket and pants together of such similar leather finishes.
In my opinion they’re the best leather leggings I’ve come across in terms of fit and quality (yes, even better than the Rick Owens blister leather leggings; but this opinion is bias to my body shape). If I have to pay full price for the normal leather version I will save up until I can afford them because they are worth it.
I’m totally aware of the irony of wearing a Helmut Lang rip-off top with my Helmut Lang leggings. In my defence I didn’t know the top was a Helmut Lang rip-off when I bought it some eighteen months ago. I’d like to upgrade it to a real one at some point, but it seems that I’m now saving for another pair of Helmut Lang leather pants first.