Silence is Golden

by cecylia on July 11, 2012

Recently I met another uber talented Melbourne-based designer, Sonya Kraan. Her tailored and structural silhouettes caught my eyes at The Spirit of the Black Dress. I was overjoyed when she allowed me to borrow pieces to style for a photo-shoot last week. Sonya’s pieces have transformability. They transform the wearer, ingenious tailoring that only highlight the best assets, and they themselves are transformable. Take this bolero jacket for example, it is actually a PART of a trench!

Adolfo Dominguez dress/Chloe shoes/Ghost & Lola bracelet

上星期我又拜访了一名超有天赋的服装设计师, Sonya Kraan。她的衣服很有构造,线条丰富,是一名真正的’裁缝’。年初我在这个晚会上第一次见到她黑色的连衣裙,我立刻就被迷住了。为了摄影一个模特她借了我几件冬季的服装。Sonya 的衣服有改变特色。它们精致的剪裁能够改变(缩小)穿者的身材,它们自己都能变!就像这件夹克, 它其实是件风衣的一部分!

I’ve been detoxing my wardrobe lately and have re-acquainted with many pieces. This golden top is an abandoned child of 7 years. Only today did I take it out for some vitamin D. I wore these mens tuxedo pants 2 years ago at LMFF where I cuffed them (similar styles here), but now this length which provides an optical illusion of sans shoes has even greater appeal. What about you? How have you been re-styled pieces you are reluctant to let go?

最近当我在清理我的衣柜(其实是间衣房)时,找到了几件老朋友。这件金色的上衣已经伴随了我七年但直到今天我才刚带她出来兜风。二年前在墨尔本服装节我穿了这条男装晚礼裤(相似款式在这里),但最近我好喜欢超长的裤腿款式,根本不需要为鞋子操心。 你呢?你会不会也用不同方法搭配一些不愿意抛弃的衣服?

Where: In a Primary School

Wear: Sonya Kraan jacket, Cue top, Chloé necklace, vintage neck-tie, clutch, shades and pants, Midas shoes, and plenty of SPF!

As you can see, something has changed on We have become BILINGUAL! Many friends have asked me to include a Chinese component so they don’t ‘always have to pull out the dictionary’, so voila! Let’s just hope that they can read my broken Chinese…

Adolfo Dominguez dress/Chloe shoes/Ghost & Lola bracelet



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sunshine & daydreams July 11, 2012 at 11:19 am

How lovely to have a bilingual blog. C’est trs chic! And I love that you are recycling your wardrobe. Those pants are a classic for sure.

cecylia July 11, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Thank you darling! Recycling and been green sure is the new black :)

coolvanity July 11, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Love your outfit. Kisses.

Mica July 11, 2012 at 8:28 pm

I didn’t know you were bilingual – how cool! I can barely master English…..

I really like this outfit – the ‘part of a trench’ bolero intrigues me and that pic of you with your leg – you have amazing balance!!! Really nice gold top too, you should wear it more often :)

I got my ‘Theo’ bag yesterday – hehe! It’s awesome, I used it today :) Thank you for introducing me to the Sarah Conners brand :)

cecylia July 11, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Awww Mica! I demand blog post :) Now you just need a Chihuahua to fill it :D xxxx
The trench is able to be separated to this top section by the ease of unbuttoning! Sonya is very talented.

Mica July 11, 2012 at 8:50 pm

I have a little post up of it today – not great pictures but it still looks amazing because it’s a beautiful bag :)
Would love a little chihuahua to fill it, haha! Would be so cute. Don’t think Cooper would be impressed to have a sibling though ;)

It amazes me how talented some designers can be – to be able to unbutton a trench to wear the pieces separately is a great idea! :)

Jane July 11, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Oh my goodness I love love love your horse necklace – I must have and I really want. Assuming it might be a vintage piece..? If not, any hints where I might fine one as I am a HUGE HUGe wear of anything horsey..


Awww forgot today – love the blog – not just today but everyday…! x

cecylia July 11, 2012 at 8:45 pm

aww you are so sweet! Thank you so much darl, just sent you an email :)

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Andie Willows July 11, 2012 at 9:31 pm

love the look! you look so chic!

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Kate July 12, 2012 at 6:48 pm
ellyzabeth July 12, 2012 at 11:27 pm

nice golden blouse! ni hao :)

cecylia July 14, 2012 at 2:59 pm

tehehe you speak Chinese!!! Talented lady :)

Diana July 13, 2012 at 3:46 am

Thank you very much for stopping by and commenting on my blog. i love that outfit, very edgy!! Following you now, hope you can follow me back))

cecylia July 14, 2012 at 2:57 pm

cheers!! It is operatic with an edge :D

style-xyz July 13, 2012 at 4:23 am

this outfit is great!

Mikelle Jade July 13, 2012 at 5:49 am

Awesome, and fun pictures! I love the gold! and awesome on going bilingual, even though I can only read the English!

cecylia July 14, 2012 at 2:57 pm

lol that’s ok :) I read the English much better as well :)

Francesca R July 13, 2012 at 5:54 am

wow you look trez chic! I love blouse and necklace!!!

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cecylia July 14, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Thank you Francesca!! Me too :D

Beauty Follower July 18, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Love it!
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