I wore this warm and comfy outfit to watch AntMan yesterday. I must admit, I was dragged to see it, but the movie proved to be much more entertaining and enjoyable than I’d anticipated! I highly recommend it it you like action, comedy, and surprises. Plus, thanks to Evangeline Lilly’s neat little bob, I’m considering getting the chop! Anyway, I digress. What I want to draw your attention to today is not my vintage cableknit jumper or the ripped jeans I bought whilst in transit at Barcelona airpot, but the shades. I got these Versace opaques from Vision Direct, because for every pair of glasses sold, a pair is given away to those in need. I certainly needed the shades today, because by wearing them, they made me more confident to stand in front of a man who tried to cup me with his bare hands. Versace Sunglasses // Invisalign // Vintage Jumper, Scarf & Bag // Mango Jeans (similar pair…Continue Reading
Just one look at Iris Apfel and you’ll see why the flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old New Yorker is hailed as fashion’s style icon and muse. The quick-witted textiles/interior designer has worked alongside presidents, professors and photographers who have all marveled at her competence with colours. Famously stating that “more is more and less is a bore“, Iris Apfel is always adorned with large baubles, stacked bangles (now that’s an arm party!) and those signature round frames. She believes that to possess style, you need to know who you are. To Iris, style is both “self-expression” and “attitude“. The quick-witted fashion icon is captured on film by legendary documentarian Albert Maysles (GREY GARDENS, GIMME SHELTER) in IRIS. This is a colourful story about creativity, design and how her soaring free spirit continues to inspire in all walks of life. IRIS portrays a woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are life’s sustenance. Showcasing her idiosyncratic style, Iris…Continue Reading
I came across an interesting concept recently. Birth order. Now before you ask “what’s that got to do with fashion?” Hear me out. As you may be aware, there is a bit of research done on birth order and how it affects our personality. The debate between nature and nurture is always a heated one. According to this paper, researchers found that: a) first borns are the most intelligent, responsible, obedient, and stable, and the least emotional and creative, (b) only children are the most disagreeable, (c) middle borns are the most envious and the least bold and talkative, and (d) last borns are the most creative, emotional, extraverted, disobedient, irresponsible and talkative Does the above description fit your personality? Vintage Coat, Top & Bag // Karla Spetic Skirt // Tony Bianco Heels Photos by Karen Woo at Ripponlea Estate I’m an only child, so that says a lot about me :) Technically…Continue Reading
Chorus Medium Single Wrap Skirt (worn as top) // Studio 941 Top // Vintage Pants & Clutch Photos at the Park Hyatt Melbourne Ambassador Suite By Karen Woo You’ve done it. I’ve done it. We’ve all done it. The etiquette crime I’m talking about is checking the phone whilst you’re in the company of others. I used to be a serial offender. I was so engrossed in my phone, I paid more attention to online conversations than to the person/people sitting across from me. I was obsessed with getting rid of the alerts and notifications on my phone that I felt compelled to check my emails and messages every ten minutes! And if someone called, I would have automatically reached to answer it without thinking about the person sitting directly in front of me. Absolutely atrocious isn’t it? A few years ago, I met someone for coffee. Suddenly their phone rang, but instead of picking it…Continue Reading
I’ve been looking forward to Life Instyle since I found out about it in January this year. It was immediately in the diary. Life Instyle is Australia’s only boutique trade event. Come and check out the latest lifestyle brands, trends and products next week at the Melbourne Royal Exhibition Building. All the labels have been carefully curated to feature only original, creative and modern designs to suit its discerning clientele. Due to our busy lives, we all want our homes to be a place of relaxation and inspiration. My home desperately need a makeover. In fact, I’ve put off homeware shopping for months because I wanted to check out Life Instyle first! It will allow me to browse through contemporary, artisan products under the one (very elegant) roof. There are a myriad of brands I am eager to see, but 3 labels stand out: 1. Così Towels Founded by sisters Jo and Tina, a lawyer and an industrial chemist…Continue Reading
Thierry Lasry Sunglasses // Vintage Jumper worn back to front (see here for more awesome oversized cream knits) & Bag // FitBit Watch // Habbot Brogues // Invisalign Photos taken with iPhone 6 at Rush HQ I’ve had this cream cardigan for years and have only worn it a few times. Lately it’s been sitting in my closet staring blankly at me, wondering when I’d take it for a spin in Melbourne’s wintry chill. Since I mentioned in my last post that frugality can make one more creative, this is one such example. This cardigan looks even better when worn back to front! The same principle works in life too. Have you ever heard of reverse thinking? It’s a creative ‘outside-the-box’ thought process to give the thinker a nouveau perspective on the problem at hand. I think it’s brilliant. But another example of ‘reverse thinking’ we can all apply in our lives is instead of focusing on…Continue Reading