Saturday, June 23

Afternoon Delight in Le Jardin Secret

Combining the freshness of a cold glass of homemade lemonade, the natural beauty of a flower-filled yard, and a touch of magic from the garden of little girls' imaginations; Camilla & Marc's Le Jardin Secret SS12 collection weaves a story of afternoon delight in a secret garden. 

A tasty visual cocktail of colours, the palette features crisp lemon, white, taupe, fuchsia, grass green florals, berry red, coral, striking iris blue and cool mint. 

These breathtaking designs will be available from mid-July at Frockshop. It's a collection best viewed in its entirety, so feast your eyes on all 73 pieces...

Images: camillaandmarc



Wednesday, June 6

Metallic, leather & perspex magic

Dries Van Noten Metallic Sequinned Blazer

Balenciaga Black Leather Tote Handbag
Chloe Leather & Gold Studs Ankle Boots
Lanvin Eagle Choker
Dries Van Noten Silver Leather Clutch

Chanel Leather Booties with Perspex Heel and Crystal Cluster Detail

Alexander McQueen Kaleidoscopic Leggings

Dries Van Noten Digital Print Draped Dress

Chanel Geometric Silver Clutch

Geometric shapes; stripes and digital prints; kaleidoscopic designs; metallic and sequins; perspex heels and silver details. I am lusting over all of these things right now. You can find most of these items on Net-a-porter, here

I discovered the gorgeous Chanel Geometric Clutch and the Lanvin Eagle Choker whilst perusing the pages of French Vogue earlier this week...which is just further proof that I am a dreamer! I'll rest assured that learning the flirty French language is on my To Do List. Even if it is only to understand the beautiful words on the pages of French fashion magazines! 

Hope you're all staying indoors wrapped in cosy knits if you, too, are braving Brisbane's cold snap!




Saturday, June 2

Shakuhachi + Leather

Yesterday, history was made. I purchased my first ever leather jacket. In case you can't tell, I am beyond excited! What has felt like an eternal search is finally over. I am sure there will be others in my life in the years to come, but this first one is already so special, and it's not even here yet. I adore the contoured shoulders with subtle quilting; the wide collar that looks just as edgy zipped up as it does undone and open, and the skinny sleeves just look so comfortable. Oh, and it's leather.
The mind works in mysterious ways, because earlier this week I was complaining that I couldn't find a nice leather jacket that was within my strict price range (I was hunting for a bargain, to be completely honest. And I was probably kidding myself). But I guess love at first sight is priceless, because when I spotted this Shakuhachi quilted biker jacket style on Green with Envy's online store, my budget suddenly increased without hesitation...luckily it was on sale! (Such magic words, aren't they?)

I never thought I would say this, but I just cannot wait to go to work on Monday! I think I might even hug the courier...

Although most of these photos show the burgundy colour, and I am obsessed with burgundy (though I'm sure you couldn't possibly know that...), I actually decided to go with the black, as I tend to wear a lot of colour anyway, and I simply wanted to have a classic black leather jacket to throw on over anything and everything. 

The style is more classic than the Nicholas two-toned Chelsea Biker Jacket, but more detailed and edgy than your average black leather biker. A great feature is the semi-cropped length, which will complement my array of high waisted skirts, shorts and jeans, and also suit my small height!

We are going to be very, very happy together.