Shooting with Australian Style Institute

batch_IMG_0737batch_IMG_0796batch_IMG_0879batch_IMG_0952batch_IMG_0895batch_IMG_1042Shooting with Australian Style Institute and their incredible team of models, hair and make up artists, fashion labels and oh so talented photographer, Jason Lau, was such a great experience.

Working with other aspiring stylists and entrepreneurs of the fashion industry made it a shoot like no other. The creative eye of Jason Lau helped us see things we didn’t picture before and allowed us to push all creative boundaries.

We took to the quirky streets of Fitzroy in Melbourne to shoot gorgeous pieces by incredible labels, Megan Park, Once Was and Gorman and had the pleasure of shooting with Brazen models.

Take a look at the some behind the scenes snaps from ASI and be on the lookout for the final shots still to come!

 

(All images belong to Australian Style Institute.)

 

PJ’s All Day

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I was a tad reluctant to try this trend at first but I love how different it is… oh and comfy!

With any trend I always suggest trialing a cheaper version before investing in the real deal in case it’s something that isn’t around for long or if it’s simply just not you.

I teamed the PJ blouse (or so I call it) with my go to leather mini for a chic yet laid back look. I was actually touring this day so I wanted to look put together but still cool in the Tokyo heat!

When you’re putting a new trend to the test, put your spin on it and style it with your go-to pieces for your ultimate look. I love leather skirts right now and neck ties (or skinny scarfs, or anything neck tie related!) so make it yours with your own style!

C.

 

Outfit Details

Top and Hat H&M // Skirt Witchery // Shoes Betts // Neck Tie Bardot

 

Tokyo On-The-Go

IMG_6140IMG_6141IMG_6143IMG_6152Here’s some styling tips you don’t have to travel far to find out!

  1. Style doesn’t have to be compromised for travel – Just because you’re living out of a suitcase doesn’t mean you’ve lost all sense of your personal style. It’s easy to go into panic mode when it comes to packing… and traveling… and figuring out what to wear! Opt for pieces that will provide you comfort for long periods of time while on the go.( That doesn’t mean putting on the trackies and runners!!) Look for key items that look put together but don’t necessarily compromise style for comfort. (Enter the culottes!!)
  2. Neutrals are your best friend! – They’re simply just the easiest items to mix and match when living off of a few items on the go. Options will be endless and it will make getting ready quicker to avoid cutting into that precious site-seeing time!
  3. Play with different shapes and cuts – Neutrals are basic but the shapes don’t have to be. Bring a point of difference to your outfit by  teaming items that attract the eye. It might be a frill, flare sleeve, low back etc but it will make that basic piece, not so basic!

Even if you aren’t planning a trip anytime soon, these tips are helpful to incorporate into your everyday wardrobe!

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Outfit details

Top & Pants – Parco, Kichijoji, Tokyo // Shoes – Betts For Her // Bag – Mimco

Travel? No Trouble!

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This week I had the pleasure of traveling to Sydney to visit family… and to shop!

What a gorgeous city it is! Although the weather was unpredictable at times, it didn’t take away from this gorgeous Australian city.

I am definately addicted to travel! Whether it’s overseas or interstate – I love packing my bags and flying away!

Although I love travel and, ofcourse, I love fashion, I always find it challenging to get creative with my outfits while I’m away. There are so many factors you have to think about when packing clothes – what the weather will be like, who you’ll see, where you’ll go, casual or dressy… the list goes on!

Out of all I have in my wardrobe (and that’s a lot!) I couldn’t go past my chambray shirt dress. It’s long sleeved so it’s great for cool weather (or roll them  up when the whether warms up), it’s soft and comfy for long trips, it’s cinched at the waist with a tie up belt for a softer silhouette and it’s the ultimate piece to dress up or down. Tone it done with tan accents, sandals and a large structured bag says cool casual. Or team it with pointed heels and a complimenting clutch for a day to night transformation. Did I mention they’re light and easy to pack?!

Not only is Sydney a gorgeous and famous city – it has A-M-A-Z-I-N-G shopping!!

Keep an eye out on future posts to see what I bought on my trip!

What is your favourite travel outfit? Share your comments 🙂

C.

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Outfit..

Shirt Dress – Witchery, Sandals – Betts for Her, Bag – Michael Kors, Watch – The Horse.

Vest is Best

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If you’re anything like me, sometimes putting an outfit together is just too hard! Whether you’re running late, think you have nothing to wear or are just struggling to figure out what you want to wear, this tip is for you!

Vests are my number one go-to piece in my wardrobe for quick and effortless style. They are the statement of most outfits so you don’t have to think too hard about the rest! Go for a bold, contrasting colour to make your outfit pop or keep it simple with black or grey and complete the outfit mono-chromatically – a classy look that is so easy to execute!

If you are daring and willing to try a bold colour, keep the rest of your outfit simple so you don’t take attention away from the star of your outfit. I teamed this cut out white blouse with my cut out ankle boots to pull the look together while still keeping the bold, biker Cameo vest the centre of this outfit.

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Outfit Details..

Vest – Cameo the Label

Top – White Closet

Jeans – JAG

Boots – Betts for Her

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USA Haul | Way of Wear

So I wanted to show you all, everything I got when I was in the US. I thought, I want to do a haul video but I want to make it a little different (without it going for hours!) but still focus on the fashion content, ofcourse! I definately put a huge amount of effort into this video for you, so I really hope you all enjoy! 🙂

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C.

A New York Minute

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The days pass in the blink of an eye in NYC. One minute it’s sunrise and the next, it’s dusk. It’s such a fast paced city with something happening everywhere, all the time. In a busy city like this, the best thing you can do is just take it all in. Explore the streets and cafe’s that are rich in character and admire the fashion and style that surrounds you. The boutique’s are one thing but just by walking through the city, you find yourself face to face with the trends and labels fresh off the catwalk. Everyone with their own unique and individual style, wanting to turn heads on what can only be imagined as their own runway – the city streets.

Keeping in with the tone of “turning heads”, this look is a little more edgy to create a grungy street look. We all know grunge’s best friend is ripped jeans so where would this look be without a pair? Instead of the typical (but ever so loved) boyfriend fit, I chose the mum jeans. Mum jeans are a little more tapered at the leg and usually are a mid waist to create a feminine silhouette. A chunky grey knit for warmth layered with my staple piece (the black leather biker jacket), to outline the waist, creates the ultimate minimalist street look. Finishing off the look with a chunky grey scarf, an oversized bag of the same colour palette and my go-to black booties. This look can easily be adjusted to suit different climates simply by just adding and removing layers! Swap the booties for Birkenstocks and add a basic tee and sun hat to transform this outfit from winter to summer!

C.

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Outfit Details

Jacket – Portmans

Chunky Knit – Supre

Scarf – Street Market
Jeans- Topshop

Shoes- Betts

Bag – Marc by Marc Jacobs