Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Perfect Check

knit from Zara, Ugo check shirt from Etoile Isabel Marant, coat from H&M, Scarlet boots from Isabel Marant

This flannel check shirt is a new buy, as always I have the urge to wear my new pieces asap. Waiting for the next day can be long, so the likelihood of me wearing it at home is quite high. I love the casual flair the pattern adds. Layering up on top is something I wouldn't miss to avoid cold shivers, my legs though is pretty much less sensitive to cold. Isn't this the same for majority of the female population? When I was in Japan last winter, girls were dressed in skirts and stockings. Winter mornings in Japan can be hard. It snows too may I remind you. So I give props to whose how can brave through the day in said outfit and still stay warm. And doing that in heels, riding a bike and trying to dodge a sea of people. I will get there some day.

Coveting: Acne Suede Skirt

I'm lusting all things suede at the moment. Yes I worry a lot about food accidents when carrying anything made of suede but slowly thats happening less.

Friday, 18 July 2014

Fuzzy and Blue

Sweater from Topshop Boutique, jeans from R13, Betty bag from Saint Laurent, quilted sneakers from Chloe

I don't usually go for blue sweater thinking the colour clashes with blue denim I so often wear. Throwing in splashes of other colours makes the monotone a bit more interesting. For example the sporty burgundy stripes on my sneakers. What else you couldn't see here is the quilted details. I really should take close up pictures of them next time. Taking care of mohair is quite tricky but unlike wool, a vigorous shake will dislodge most dirt particles. To increase lifespan of your mohair pieces, soak in lukewarm water when it needs a good wash.

Style Friday 0.7

credits: 1, 2, 3, 456, 7, 8

Happy Friday, stay warm and chic! Outfit post coming up tomorrow. Bisou bisou x

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Blooming Winter

Isabel Marant √Čtoile Rowan tunic, R13 navy skinny jeans, Isabel Marant x H&M coat, Saint Laurent Betty shoulder bag, Tony Bianco boots, Stelle Nine bracelets

Chances of me stumbling upon a floral print that I adore is slim, conventional floral print just does not work for me. Somehow I find the pattern to be either too crowded or too colourful. I totally sold when I saw this Rowan tunic on the rack though, its something that I can't wait to wear even if its a piece from the spring summer collection. Thats a good trick to justify a purchase too, if you can't wear it now, you probably wouldn't wear it later. I feel much more cheerful incorporating a subtle floral print as part of my winter ensemble. The linen and  silk blend will work for summer too.

Friday, 27 June 2014

Style Friday 0.6

credits: 1/2/3/4/5

Today I'm longing for steaming hot cuppa tea and snuggling in my fuzzy sweater, of course its not a cozy Friday night without a Walking Dead marathon!

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Piccadilly Market in Melbourne

Last Sunday, myself along with and nine other bloggers had the opportunity to check out the Melbourne launch of Piccadilly Market. Can't thanks Valissa (from Nuffnang) and Janina enough for having us at the event. For the past four years, the previous markets has been held in Geelong showcasing eccentric handcrafted jewellery, art pieces, garments, food and a lot more. Janina Lear, the lovely coordinator, also runs another market which is the Geelong Baby and Children Market. Don't fret if you missed the memo this time, the next market will be on August 3rd in Geelong. Better yet, bookmark the official website / Facebook page.

The moment I stepped into the hall, stallholders were busy setting up but I already had a least 3 items on my to-buy list. We were given a a brief rundown of the market and treated to some heart-warming breakfast. Stallholders were very welcoming and they never fail to greet with a smile. If you were to put 10 bloggers in a confined space, expect scenes of us compulsively fiddling with our smartphones. On the bright side, we get to utilise our gadgets during the photo scavenger hunt. Though many of my photos were off topic, I get distracted chatting while hopping from stall to stall.

See snapshots of my favourite things from the market!

I was ready to fish for my wallet for that parrot print from Okay Luna  but it was generously included in our goodie bag.

Minimalistic jewellery that you can easily put on every morning from Eden and Sloane

Prints by artist Jenny Laidlaw created with ink and water-colour. I love vibrant prints as statement piece in my space. On Jenny's website, these are actually designed as children prints. So I guess I'm still a kid at heart.

Upcoming Piccadilly Market:

Sunday August 3rd
Saturday/Sunday November 29th and 30th

9.30 am - 3.00 pm

Deakin Waterfront University
1 Gheringhap Street