Thursday, April 27, 2017

Friday I'm In Love


For someone who could arguably have given up their blogging career, coming back to do a post about Robert Smith may seem strange to you.

But, I am the type of person that gets so excited when they are inspired, they just have to share the bursts of love and inspiration with the world.

No wonder people get annoyed of me , I need constant communication, there's so much going on in this tiny (jk it's huge) brain of mine!

That's why I started blogging in the first place, it was a platform for me to share this (often useless) information with the world. If you wanted to read it, you could. It was a way for me to avoid bombarding my friends on Facebook with heaps of crap and selfies. Sorry, I still do that anyways.

So here I am, posting for the first time in MONTHS. Because I am feeling so much inspiration by a man named Robert Smith, also known as the lead singer of The Cure.



I mean...just look at him.



I watched the Friday I'm In Love music video directed by Tim Pope and my eyes widened. The costumes, his black eye makeup and red lipstick, his long sleeved shirt with extra long sleeves paired with super skinny pants and bulky shoes – be still my beating heart! I always have loved The Cure, I saw them live actually...but this is a new found love, rekindled.


The icing on top was absolutely the dancing. And what can I say, I have a very sacred place in my heart for irreverent and strange dance moves (cue David Byrne obsession rant, but I'll save that for another time). Robert's awkward arms and hip shaking had me wanting to climb onto the top of my desk, kick over my colleague's 4 iMac desktop computers, conquer our desk pod, overthrow the patriarchy of our open space office plan and rename said pod as a newfound dance floor. Sadly, this image only could occur vividly in my imagination, but a girl can dream.

Nonetheless, this random obsessive thought needed a blog post, so alas! Here I am, back at it again.

Until next time kids. Back to fantasizing about dancing on top of my colleague's desks with the awkwardness of a new born baby giraffe.


In honour of me avoiding work right now and being completely enamoured by this music video, I am going to help you recreate some of these looks. YES! Why not.

This gold blazer struck me with so much force, that it was hard to ignore. It's everything. You could wear it acting as a prince giving 0 actual fucks with pajama pants and loafers.  OR you could wear it with white flare sleeves peeking out from the cuffs of the blazer and creepers. Crown, optional. Nonetheless you won't need one, because you'll look so cool it will feel like you're wearing one anyways.

What can I say, it's a classic and underrated look. What caught my eye was the extra long sleeves on this white tee. I have noticed this trend in Australia, reinvented basics, essentially. Therefore, whether for men or women or women wearing mens clothes (which is always a good idea), this look had to be recreated. Go for gold baby. 



Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Things are warming up



Things are warming up down under and you know what that means? The right playlist is all you need to have a good time. The laneway parties are popping up and the beach days are getting closer, and all you need to live in harmonious synchronicity is some boogies and tunes. I may have forgotten my dad's birthday because my internal clock is completely flipped upside down and forgot it was December, but I guess there's nothing like summer to get you in a glowing mood. Sorry dad, still love you more than anything. Summer in Australia also means festivals are in full force, I've already been to one! And let me tell you – Coachella doesn't have ANYTHING on the festivals here. What better way than spending a weekend floating in a river listening to artists perform, while your friends slide down mud hills and you're sitting on an inflatable couch with an IPA? Yup, it's pretty great. Oh yeah and don't forget the glitter. I think star covered eyebrows might be my next big move. As soon as I am able to wear my new tinsel wig or somehow dye my hair metallic tinsel, gold star eyebrows it is. Just kidding, but how awesome would it be to show up to your corporate office building looking like that?

P.S. I started working at a new agency and one of our clients is an organic makeup brand that you need to know about, I had NO idea how many chemicals and carcinogens were in the makeup I wore every single day, no wonder we all have the worst health issues! Only 80% of chemicals & ingredients are regulated by the FDA. Freaky right? So if you want to love the stardust in your soul, give your skin some love too with natural and organic makeup from World Organics, AND NO I don't mean by just using Bare Minerals because it's in the branding. You actually have to look into this stuff, branding is all lies...trust me :) And yes I think feeling that good in 100% natural and up to 80% organic makeup warrants a selfie like the one you see above. 

 

Friday, November 4, 2016

Friday Feels



The sun is starting to shine down under and it's time to celebrate. Life is busy and again I feel like I must apologize for my absence on social media and my blog. It hasn't received the love it deserves and it kills me. But it doesn't mean that I haven't stopped being inspired, almost to the point of a pure anxiety meltdown. I see so many things I am inspired by, so many things I want to create, so much I want to do and see, that it just sends me spiraling. Does anyone else ever get that way? It's like my mind is running at a million miles per hour and I look around and see something shiny and go, "I WANT TO MAKE THAT." Then it stresses me out and I don't do it because there are so many things I want to create. But that being said, I have been doing a lot of art lately and that is why my fashion posts have been limited. Trust me, after a day of painting all of my clothing is ruined so I have to keep the two very very separate.

So if I am not doing blogposts and I am not creating as many fashion shoots, what the hell am I doing? Well I got a new job and I am working on creative strategy at an agency here in Sydney. It's amazing. While doing that I am constantly curating my fave tunes on my spotify and keeping my eyes on the webs for things that inspire me, so I figured...why not share it with you!

Oh and I am heading to two pretty amazing festivals over the next few months so I am getting into major costume design mode. It's going to be insane. Just wait.


Friday, September 16, 2016

Take it all in

Bohemian whimsical beach style shot in gorgeous natural hike of fort funston in san francisco, marin, california on Bryn Newman by John Thatcher and urban outfitters understated leather collaboration jacket shot in venice beach california on bryn newman
Moving across the world has been such an adjustment. I have enjoyed the self discovery over the past few months, from growing and meeting new friends to finally doing art again. Though I hate everything I make at least for a few days, then look at it again and begin to enjoy it. Ah, the troubles of art. But besides 'finding myself' I have been thinking about life back in the states a lot. These photos which I shared on instagram, but not on here are a perfect segue to talk about what I've been feeling lately. Because I am sure you definitely care. *Sarcasm*

I can't begin to tell you how soft my heart gets when it comes to thinking of the past. I think this melancholic feeling is just heightened from getting older. Being a year older this past August, just means another year in the past to reminisce on. I look back and miss so much. But I look back with this idealist vision of the way things were, yes some parts of my past were magical..growing up in a beachside town, silly nights with my friends, etc. But I was really so miserable in high school I had to do my junior and senior year at once just to get out as soon as I could.

It's a funny thing to consider, the past, the future, the present. For some reason we always want and need something, rather than just being content with our lives as they are. The bright side is, this urge drives you to continue to move forward in life, but I constantly have to remind myself how important it is to appreciate the present. Because nothing truly exists other than the current moment. And how beautiful the breeze is, your breath, and the sights and sounds of the very moment you're living in, in that very moment. Take it all in, one thing at a time. Take one single minute and think about it...promise it will make you feel a little differently than you'd think.

So to celebrate the now-ness and the super chell-ness we should all be living...enjoy this chell playlist I made.


Bohemian whimsical beach style shot in gorgeous natural hike of fort funston in san francisco, marin, california on Bryn Newman by John Thatcher and urban outfitters understated leather collaboration jacket shot in venice beach california on bryn newman

Bohemian whimsical beach style shot in gorgeous natural hike of fort funston in san francisco, marin, california on Bryn Newman by John Thatcher and urban outfitters understated leather collaboration jacket shot in venice beach california on bryn newman

Bohemian whimsical beach style shot in gorgeous natural hike of fort funston in san francisco, marin, california on Bryn Newman by John Thatcher and urban outfitters understated leather collaboration jacket shot in venice beach california on bryn newman

Bohemian whimsical beach style shot in gorgeous natural hike of fort funston in san francisco, marin, california on Bryn Newman by John Thatcher and urban outfitters understated leather collaboration jacket shot in venice beach california on bryn newman

Bohemian whimsical beach style shot in gorgeous natural hike of fort funston in san francisco, marin, california on Bryn Newman by John Thatcher and urban outfitters understated leather collaboration jacket shot in venice beach california on bryn newman

Bohemian whimsical beach style shot in gorgeous natural hike of fort funston in san francisco, marin, california on Bryn Newman by John Thatcher and urban outfitters understated leather collaboration jacket shot in venice beach california on bryn newman
Bohemian whimsical beach style shot in gorgeous natural hike of fort funston in san francisco, marin, california on Bryn Newman by John Thatcher and urban outfitters understated leather collaboration jacket shot in venice beach california on bryn newman
Bohemian whimsical beach style shot in gorgeous natural hike of fort funston in san francisco, marin, california on Bryn Newman by John Thatcher and urban outfitters understated leather collaboration jacket shot in venice beach california on bryn newman
Bohemian whimsical beach style shot in gorgeous natural hike of fort funston in san francisco, marin, california on Bryn Newman by John Thatcher and urban outfitters understated leather collaboration jacket shot in venice beach california on bryn newman
Bohemian whimsical beach style shot in gorgeous natural hike of fort funston in san francisco, marin, california on Bryn Newman by John Thatcher and urban outfitters understated leather collaboration jacket shot in venice beach california on bryn newman
Bohemian whimsical beach style shot in gorgeous natural hike of fort funston in san francisco, marin, california on Bryn Newman by John Thatcher and urban outfitters understated leather collaboration jacket shot in venice beach california on bryn newman