30 August 2014

100 Colours with Dove


I recently got the chance to team up with Dove, for the 100 Colours challenge. By now, you'd know that colour and print clashing is a rarity when it comes to my personal daily outfits, but the odd occasion or so, I love a change of scene.. so when this challenge came up to promote their new no marks deoderant, it was the perfect opportunity to break away from the usual uniform.. going with silhouette instincts, I paired an oversized biker vest with this slightly girly playsuit. I love the contrasts of structured blue and maroon and thought it was the perfect colour combination for the 100 Colours challenge.. and it was!

Details for the competition:

Dove believes women should have the freedom to wear more of their favourite colours and want to change the way women feel about wearing colour across the world! New Invisible Dry is Dove’s first deodorant proven to leave no marks on 100 different colours, from black to white and all colours in between. Whilst it doesn’t leave any marks on clothes, it contains all the goodness of Dove including its unique 1⁄4 moisturising cream, to give you dry and beautiful underarms that you can wear with any colour.

• 2 x Return economy flights from the winner’s nearest capital city to Sydney, NSW, 
• 1 x styling session at Westfield Pitt Street Mall 
• A Westfield shopping voucher valued at $1000 
• Transport to and from the styling session
 • 1 x dinner and drinks package valued at $200 at Hotel QT 
• 1 x Night’s accommodation Total prize value is up to $2,000.00 (including GST) 

Post an image of your favourite outfit on instagram and hashtag #dove100colours.  


JBL Speakers


The past month, I've really been getting into my gadgets - not sure if it's the short trips interstate or if post Splendour depression has gotten me back to my music roots. I spotify basically everything, never leave the house without my Sol Republic tracks head phones and use the crap out of my wireless JBL Speakers - can't figure out if it's the pretty laser colours, the high volume and quality sound or the fact that it's wire free and weighs nothing, that's gotten me hooked. I've watched an entire season of Suits, listened to my spotify playlist x 100 and my ears are thankful.

Here's a little playlist that's been helping me get through a million drafted posts.. perhaps it'll help you through the Winter blues too.

Beat for - Jamie XX
BTSTU - Jai Paul
Made to Stray - Mount Kimbie
Something Good can work - Two Door Cinema Club
Silk - Giselle
Mirror Maru - Cashmere Cat
King and Cross - Asgeir
1998 - Chet Faker
A tout a Lheure - Bibio
The Dreamer - The tallest Man on Earth
Lover's Carvings - Bibio
Coffee - Broods
Whale - Yellow Ostrich
Fall Underneath - Snakadaktal
Arcadia - The Kite String Tangle


01 August 2014

So clean


Over the past month or so, I've forgotten what it's like to get dressed without having to layer on knits, jackets and cover ups for the legs. I've been struggling to balance outfits with what I really want to wear, with what I end up wearing - readjusting every outfit to be weather appropriate bores me. I was excited for a short period of time to layer up in oversized coats, but my Summer self and well being is long overdue for some warmth. Winter has been very uninspiring to say the least.

Thankfully, post Splendour blues have been embraced and welcomed by Sydney's glorious warmth and rays (which is a first), so naturally I pulled out this gorgeous dress by upcoming label; Faithful. (Finally)
 I was actually hoping to wear this on one of the Splendour days, but the thought of ruining it with sweat, mud and whatever else scared me a little.. so here's a post festival outfit that has also been inspired by one of my favourite Outkast songs.. So fresh, so clean.


31 July 2014

Splendour in the Grass

Here's a tamer version of what my actual Splendour looked like.


After a pre-pre party the night before SITG weekend begun, we dragged our selves out of bed for the first day of Splendour. Beginning at Spotify's pre-party, which was held in a secluded country club, with the greenest of surroundings. The venue, completely decked out in country side decor was heavily vintage Summer themed, from the DJ's playlist, cocktails, to the faded pink couches spread outside under the trees and even the retro double decker bus (along with the driver - bow tie and all) that picked us up.
We ended up being caught in traffic on a bridge across a river, where an 80's playlist made it on the bus speakers - people danced in the bus and even on the highway, think The Jackson Five and Earth, Wind and Fire..


The days basically became a blur so I will just have to narrate them based on my memories.. After the first night of serious boogieying and rapping to Outkast - who was headlining, and truly amazing. We were ready for the second day of Splendour madness.. to be honest each day was completely unplanned - majority of the time we didn't even know which act was performing, we solely relied on the beats beneath our feet and got lost amongst the markets, teepee, new friends and people watching. 

Advice to those serious live music goers - print out a timetable or you'll be too sidetracked from everything else that is happening. We stopped by the Very Small Mall and picked up our Hunter boots from the Hunter Bunker store thanks to the Iconic - which, I'm so grateful for because they saved my soles from swelling and getting wet (from dancing and slight rain). I got a little too excited because the boots were completely true to size - finally a pair of rain boots that actually fit my tiny feet and legs. 
Foals, Rufus and Sticky fingers killed the day.

Basically the shoes of choice if you're going to a festival.
Get them here and here.

Ok, so the third and final day was the craziest. I can't even really put it into words..
I'm actually beyond impressed that my rubber converse didn't get ruined at all - they're still white. Whoever said white shoes at a festival was a bad idea, they're so wrong. 

All photos shot on Panasonic Lumix G1M

So, I was surprised how many of you didn't know what Splendour was - basically in simple definition, it's a three day festival located in North Byron parklands (North from Sydney) and it's almost the equivalent of Coachella (on a much smaller scale). 30 thousand free soul-ers roaming within the fields of live music and very much intoxicated on good vibrations (amongst many other things) and each other's mutual enthusiasm and love for festival life.

What I love most about three day festivities - especially Falls or Splendour is it's dislocation from city life, it's a world of itself. I feel like you become a friendlier human, the amount of sorry's I heard from people bumping into each other (even of the slightest), and amount of hugs and laughter I shared with strangers was a norm. Dancing in the midst of bountiful bodies who shared the same passion for live beats is something you don't experience everyday, you are constantly feeding off everyone else's positive energy - from the artist's voice, to the bass of the speakers, to the thrusting of hands and the unison movement of the crowd. There's an element of hustle and bustle of festival life that differs from city life - people are calm, content, free and happy.

Special thanks to the team at Market HQ for making this happen - it was a dream.. until next year!