Saturday, December 30, 2017

A Year In Review - My Favourite Designers | Valentino

Couture Fall 17

In this collection colours found in nature are featured a lot. There are fabulous dresses in a mixture of flowy designs and plenty of structure. Structure is also found in the jackets which are shown in colours like pink and green, pink being less focused on in this collection. The amount of detail in the dresses is remarkable with sheer panels featuring a lot. Layering is also shown a lot throughout this collection although not so much in the four pictures I have selected. Along with the colours which are very botanical, prints also bring this design to the forefront.

Pre-Fall 17

Like the Fall Couture collection, botanical prints are shown a lot however they are in more obscure colours like oxblood and violets. Majority of the dresses in this collection are very flowy with lots of ruffles and very feminine however some looks involve structure like the third picture in the ones above. Pants are not a focal point in this collection but some are exhibited like in the fourth picture still staying within the floral theme through the print. The coat creates a juxtaposition with the geometric print creating dissonance between the two prints. The footwear in this collection brings an edgy feel to the whole collection off-putting the feminine feel the flowers bring.

Ready To Wear Fall 17

Once again, like all the other Fall collections, floral prints and motifs are shown often. Majority of the colours are muted however there are some bright colours thrown in to the mix such as shocking pinks, deep reds, blacks and yellows. Like the Fall collections already shown ruffles feature a lot and everything is rather feminine with billowy sleeves. There is a varied mixture of sheer and opaque fabrics creating a nice medley. I particularly like the bold prints displayed in this collection, although the pictures I have chosen for this post do not do it justice.

Couture Spring 17

For some reason I didn’t find as much inspiration and enjoyment from this collection and was slightly disappointed as for me Valentino always deliver but that’s not to say it still wasn’t fantastic. I definitely appreciated how harmonious and synchronous this collection was, it was nice to see a collection that had a nice flow. I like that he stuck with similar subdued colours and had textiles that were very alike. Like the Fall collections, Spring also featured ruffles and sheer fabric, an obvious favourite for Valentino this year.

Ready To Wear Spring 17

This collection was right on trend with the bright reds and pinks either by themselves or working harmoniously together. I particularly liked the short dress shown in picture two as it was different from the usual long gowns. Aside from the reds majority of the colours used in this collection are typically pastels and muted creating a soft and feminine feel, something that has been shown a lot through his collections this whole year. I like the mix of black and some of the softer colours coming together in beautiful harmony. Overall I loved not only this collection, but all collections this year and wish I could have shared more of my favourite looks with you but you should definitely check out the whole collections and find some inspiration for yourself.

Monday, December 25, 2017

A Year In Review - My Favourite Designers | Jean Paul Gaultier

Couture Fall 17

Jean Paul Gaultier is my number one favourite designer. I love both his Couture and Ready-To-Wear. This year his collections have been amazing, both Fall and Spring. In the Fall collection I love his use of asymmetry as you can see in the second look and the over the top boxy shoulders teamed with the cinched in waists and huge knits and coats. Sampled above is just a few looks that are my favourites from this collection although there are heaps more. If you go through the whole collection you will see a lot of geometry, particularly triangles and some colour blocking. Along with neutral colours there are a lot of earthy tones with the occasional pop of blue and purple. What I love most about this collection, and many other collections by him, is how exaggerated everything is, which is definitely one of my favourite aesthetics of Gaultier. I find huge inspiration in his collections.

Couture Spring 17

In this collection there is a huge variety of colours. This collection features a variety of textures and shapes with a varied mix of flowy dresses and pants and power suits made from unusual materials such as lace. He keeps true to himself with the dramatic shoulders on jackets and tops. Layering plays a big part of this collection with dresses over tees and corsets over tank tops. I am particularly drawn to the wide legged pants shown in look number three and various other looks throughout the collection and the different textiles used to create the garments including a leather dress with cutouts to let the skin poke through and create a geometric print. Just like the Fall collection, cinched in waists feature a lot with suits being pulled in with a matching belt. I enjoy not only the striking colour blocking seen in some of the looks but also the looks featuring just one colour for all aspects. I wish I could share all of my favourite looks from this collection but there are far too many, it’s just all so beautiful.

Monday, December 11, 2017


Shirt - Vintage. Pants - Storm. Boots - Kate Sylvester.
Photos by Pixiscene Cosmedia (Cyren).

Greetings friends!

So the weekend just been has been an absolutely stunner of a weekend because we went to Shapeshifter live in Hagley Park. And we had a BLAST! There were 5 different acts playing, Drax Project, Dub FX, Kora, Shihad and Shapeshifter over 8 and a half hours of music bliss. Well I wouldn't say it was peaceful, but it was heaven. Anyway, this is what I wore and regretted wearing as it was a scorcher of a day, something like 31 degrees but I felt amazing in this outfit and thought it was very appropriate for the occasion besides the weather. Cyren and I didn't get a chance to shoot the outfit on the day of the gig so we did it a few days later. I recently got a whole bunch of vintage clothes from my mum and this shirt is one of the 5 pieces I got. I am planning on doing a vintage haul and how I would style them video so keep an eye out for that, I guess this outfit is a bit of a spoiler.
Thanks for dropping by and let me know if you were at Shapeshifter last weekend and if you had an amazing time like myself.
Bye for now!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Living with Mental Illness | Anorexia

Hello lovelies, 

First of all sorry for the sudden end of the video, for some reason my camera turned itself off while we were filming. I would say it was only about 5 minutes worth of footage that was lost so I can cover it in this post.

As you know, we had just covered the physical complications and symptoms of anorexia and were about to start on the emotional. First and foremost, the most common emotional side effect of anorexia is depression. Many studies, including the Minnesota Starvation Experiment, have shown that somebody who is malnourished will almost always have some degree of depression along with a pre-occupation around food, weight and exercise. Through my eating disorder I have realised just how much these thing occupy your mind and it is absolutely exhausting. It is incredibly difficult to focus, not just because you can’t stop thinking about food but also because a lack of fat in the brain impairs your concentration. If you are interested in finding out more about how starving oneself affects the mind, definitely read up on the Minnesota Starvation Experiment. 

I can’t really remember what else we talked about in that last 5 minutes but I think I covered the basics. Thank you for watching/reading, I hope this has helped you understand if maybe you or someone you know are suffering from an eating disorder and hopefully can make the steps towards recovery. 

Saturday, December 2, 2017


Dress - Homemade.

Hey everyone!
Today's look is a dress my mum made for me and I'm absolutely in love with it, there's nothing more special than clothes made with love. This dress is perfect for the summer, not only because of the summery colours but it is so lightweight and flowy. The gingham print has the most amazing complimentary colours and is sweet and girly without being too over the top, which is good for me because I love dresses with subtle girlyness hehe. These incredible photos were taken by my amazing boyfriend Cyren, I would love it if you could check out his page here and here because he does spectacular work. Give him a like and a follow ;D
That is all for today, thank you for dropping by, see you next time!

Friday, December 1, 2017

John Barrowman's Underwear + Singing Copacabana + Exclusive Photo Shoot ...

It's finally here!!!! The 2017 Auckland Armageddon Vlog!
There is so much footage and it just flowed so well that I couldn't bear cutting it into separate videos so one long video is what you're getting however there are links to all the sections in the description box so if you just want to check out certain parts, have a look in there.

I had the most AMAZING time over the 4 days of Auckgeddon, it was my first Armageddon outside of Christchurch and it couldn't have been better. I got to meet the one, the only John Barrowman as well as working with Jessica Nigri and Fakenerdboy on a photo shoot with Cyren (I just assisted and carried a light hehe).

I also met some amazing people and cosplayers, I was quite nervous to meet all these people but they were so wonderful, lovely and welcoming I felt right at home.

I'd be most gracious if you could check out the vlog as I probably put the most effort into this video out of all the videos I have ever done because there was so much amazing footage that I wanted it to be the best it could possibly be.

Thanks everyone, have a rad day!!