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Bikini Top – Victoria’s Secret | Bikini Bottom – American Apparel

Photos taken by – Yunn Chin Photography

HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY EVERYONE!!!

I love 60s fashion so much that I just couldn’t help but do a part 2 of the 60s swimwear inspired outfit post.
Just like in part 1, I mixed and matched the bikini bottoms from American Apparel and bikini top from Victoria’s Secret.
The bright floral prints and eccentric summer colours have summer fun all over it and this is exactly why it is one of my favourite things to wear to the beach.

As you’ve guessed from my greeting, it’s Australia day here down under!!!
It’s the one day in Australia that we celebrate being truly Aussie; going to the beach, having BBQs with the fam bams, meeting up with loved ones and pretty much spending all day in the sun.

With that said, I’m going to keep it short and sweet today but wherever you are, in Australia or not, I hope your are having an awesome weekend :)

Thanks for visiting and I’m looking forward to catching up with you on Tuesday with a new outfit post ;)

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Bikini Top – Victoria’s Secret | Bikini Bottom – American Apparel

Photos taken by – Yunn Chin Photography

Now it’s no secret that I am in love with 60s fashion. If you haven’t already guessed from seeing the 60s inspired photoshoot I styled last year, I have a lot of clothes that have a 60s resemblance and that doesn’t excuse the swimwear I have hiding in my closet.

For years I had constantly been on the search to finding high-waisted swimwear, it wasn’t particularly popular at the time (people did say it reminded them of their grandmothers). But to me, I saw it as classic, elegant and most importantly it covered my incredibly deep belly button (no really, I’m not just saying that, it is seriously a deep looking belly button hahaha!).
It wasn’t until, my trip to America, that I had finally found bottoms that were perfect! Of course I had found it in American Apparel, one of my favourite clothing brands, which usually has fun, youthful and modern fashion.
I mixed and matched the bottoms with a cute bikini top from Victoria’s Secret, that I had also scored in America. This top was the perfect balance of cute and playful, not to mention it fits like a dream!

I don’t usually wear lipstick or make up to the beach hahahaha! I thought it would just be fun to include it in this post and to pay homage to 60s fashion.

Thanks again for visiting and stay tuned for part 2 ;)

What’s your preferred swimwear attire?

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Photos taken by – Yunn Chin Photography

If you remember Last Month on the blog, Ixiah, an unbelievable label released their Resort 13-14 summer collection.

For those of you who have just tuned in; Ixiah is a label I came across for the first time at Fashion Weekend and immediately fell in love with the unique, intricate and gorgeous designs from designer Krystel Davis.

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to their very own store launch at level 1 Mid City Centre, Pitt St. in Sydney. I was so excited for the event, I couldn’t wait to see the collection up close and personal, plus I had my eye on this stunning Aztec print maxi dress hehehe.

The set up was incredible! From the layered necklaces and neckpieces to the simplest strand on a garment, the pieces on the mirrored manikins were styled to absolute perfection. There is so much personality and difference in the designs of the collection and it was so beautifully translated through the layout of the store. The staff was so kind and welcoming, already a handful of people at the event were trying on pieces from the collection.

I also got to meet the designer behind the label, the incredibly talented Krystel Davis. I had spent the night trying to work up the courage to speak to her. Chin (partner/photographer) was so surprised, he said “You’ve never been like this before” and he was right! Usually I just go for it, however, this time I came down with a case of being starstuck. Just before I left I finally snuck in a somewhat nervous conversation, she was gorgeous, amazing and so sweet!

The collection will only be temporarily open to the public at their pop up store in level 1 Mid City Centre, Pitt St. in Sydney. So as soon as I get my Christmas shopping out of the way I will be back with a vengeance and shop to my hearts content.

Here are some snaps from the event:

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Spotted Crystal Ling from Reebonz, I was so happy to run into a familiar face :)

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The models were amazingly styled, they seriously looked like amazons, and as usual  I look tiny next to them hehehe.

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Thank you again for stopping by and stay tuned on my next outfit post ;)

Have a good weekend!

 

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RESORT 13-14 COLLECTION

“INCA captures a Mayan adventure through a textiled journey of abstract lines, fine-spun embroideries and flashing hues. A sleek array of blue, neon and pink silhouettes hang beside provincial crochet dresses  and pullovers.

Fringe work takes flight in metallic thread and woven gems surface throughout.Iridescent beads reel in and out of master-cut shirts while hand-artistry comes to life in a sequence of skirts, dresses and statement vest’s.

Designer, Krystel Davis was stirred by travels through the Andes mountain range,“This idealized landscape of shimmering pools and snow-capped harmony was the foreground to illustrations for Summer 2013.Interpreting the land’s composition in detail at all scales, from intricate thread work to the all-encompassingportrayal of the highlands in bold hardware on jackets.”

The INCA collection is a legacy of polished contrasts, rich applique and a scenic design aesthetic. This pre-Columbian inspired range sets off IXIAH Summer 2013, arriving in selected stores this November.” IXIAH press release 

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Some of you may remember my excitement when I had attended Sydney Fashion Weekend earlier this year (you can check it out here).The runway show was where I had laid eyes on IXIAH, the amazing designs of Krystel Davis for the first time.
The unique designs had left such a lasting impression on me that I had been converted to a lover of the label ever since.

Now they have released a new collection, which I am so excited about. Incorporating bright colours (my favourite), vibrant prints, crochet, unique fringe work and metallic pieces.

The new collection Resort 13-14, is perfect for every occasion this summer, with your choice of summer dresses to evening wear. I especially love their selection of gorgeous maxi dresses.

Check out their new look book below, featured on their website – http://ixiah.com/

The materials used in this collection is so amazing, sometimes the quality of fabric used does not translate through photos.
To get a better look of the details and fabrics used in their designs, check out this video – http://vimeo.com/77457130

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AZTEC-MAIMy favourite piece from the collection! Once I’ve finished my Christmas shopping, I’m definitely treating myself to this beautiful maxi dress.

Thanks for visiting :)

I’ll catch you soon with a new outfit post so stay tuned.

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Australia’s sunburnt country has always been an attraction for aggressive bushfires during the dry Australian summers.

This year we have seen what is “believed to be the worst bushfire disaster in the state for 45 years” [1]
On the 25th of October 7News reported a total of “57 bushfires burning across the state, with 23 uncontained”.[2]

In the past month we have seen a large number of people who have been heavily affected by this year’s bushfires; losing homes, loved ones and most residents left with nothing but the clothes on their back.

Last week I came across some awesome prints, created by a friend who is a talented artist.
Her website – www.ariellemonsters.bigcartel.com/products, is dedicated to selling the prints featured, with all profits going towards St Vincents De Paul, a charity that is currently helping bushfire victims by providing food, shelter and clothing.

The profits from the prints have already raised a $500 donation for the Vinnies NSW Bushfire Appeal.
We are just at the start of the bushfire season so now is the time to by a print for a good cause!

Here are some of my favourite prints from the website from the talented artist Ariellemonsters:bunny_squarekit_squareslothsquareYou can get these prints at – www.ariellemonsters.bigcartel.com/products (Deliveries can take up to a week and is only limited to Australia at the moment.)

You can also follow the artist Ariellemonsters on Instagram under @arriellemonsters

“Although in times of these emergencies the public are keen to donate clothing, blankets and furniture, Vinnies and other welfare agencies say that financial donations are the most effective way of helping.” [3]

To help those affected by also donating to the following websites and charities:
–       http://www.cafaustralia.org.au/donate-now.htm
–       http://www.givenow.com.au/otherways/Bushfires2013
–       http://redcross.org.au/disaster-relief-and-recovery.aspx
–       http://salvos.org.au/
–       http://www.seafm.com.au/newsfeed/2013/10/nsw-bushfires-help-guide/

For more information on how to help, you can visit: http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2013/10/21/nsw-bushfires-how-you-can-help

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References :
Bushfire Pictures – http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-10-17/nsw-bushfires-in-pictures/5030166
Print Images -http://www.ariellemonsters.bigcartel.com/products
[1] http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/21/nsw-fires-residents-evacuate
[2] http://au.news.yahoo.com/nsw/a/19478934/bushfire-crisis-megafire-fears/
[3] http://www.sydneycatholic.org/news/latest_news/2013/20131018_1586.shtml

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Photographer – Yunn Chin

Sportscraft graced the runway with vibrant and playful printed separates the second night of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival in Sydney.

Sportscraft was not one of my favourites, or my go to when I would rack the shelves and hangers at Myers. However, after seeing their Spring Summer 2013 collection, I’ve definitely given it a second thought.

As you’ve seen in my previous outfit posts, I am in love with colour, fun prints, as well as comfort without jeopardising style and this was exactly what Sportscraft showcased in their collection.

Here are some of the looks lead by the unique Australian beauty Samantha Harris.

Enjoy :)

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For my 15th birthday I received my very first Fossil watch, it was given to me by my brother Erick and his girlfriend Elin. It was a pink-faced watch, with a delicate design and a wristband that resembled a silver bracelet. It was one of my most treasured gifts because I admired the people who had gifted it to me.

Through the years I have watched the Fossil brand grow and I admired from a far. When I had the money or if there was a special occasion I would happily splurge for a new watch.

Being a big fan of the brand, when I initially received the email invitation to attend the launch, I was convinced it was spam. I thought to myself “No, they wouldn’t know who I am”, so I casually brushed it aside.

It wasn’t until fashion blogger Camille asked me if I was attending, I all of a sudden realized that I was genuinely invited and got super excited :D. Thank goodness she asked or else I would have never went!

I attended the launch last Tuesday held at Alexandria Sydney, Vicinity Dining. The event was in an intimate private room secluded from the restaurant.

I assumed that I would be walking into a room full of watches, but to my surprise, there were a range of bags displayed.

The brand, which is moving into their 30th anniversary in 2014, is going into a different direction with their brand and products. Their current campaign is called “Make your mark”, using a lot of bold colours and graphics within their new designs.

We were lucky enough to be one of the first in Sydney to preview their new collection, which will be released in July – August and you guys also get a sneak peak :).

The preview was very interactive, allowing us to feel, touch and explore the new bags as they explained the design behind it.

Fossil will be releasing four lines of handbags and wallets, which will cater to most women who love functionality, lightweight bags with a vintage, quirky or fun design.

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The line called “Key-Per” was initially brought out as a Christmas edition; however, it received such a big response that instead it was made available all year round and I can see why.

This line is perfect for anyone who is studying or enjoys fun, colourful designs (like me). It is functional with many storage pockets for the every day woman and made with coated canvas for those who prefer not to use leather.

This year’s design is based on pencil shavings, striped colours and polka dots. Reflecting Fossil’s humorous and quirky side. Plus the bags are so affordable with prices ranging from $129-$149.

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Fossil will be focusing on 3 main lines, one of which is the “Memoir”. This line is for the women who appreciate more of a vintage design, inspired by the 1950’s.

With articulate hardware and beautiful interior, this vintage design comes in different shapes and sizes to suit anyone.

I usually don’t do much leopard print, however, I LOVE their leopard print used on the vintage designed bags. The Memoir ranges from $279-$299.

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The second line that they are focusing on is the “Erin”. It’s functional, affordable with great hardware and has the best quality leather, signature to fossil.

The texture of the bag was so soft and smooth with a buttery leather feel; made with a lot pockets to store your everyday gadgets.

Initially I was a little unsure about this design, I was worried about the wear and tear of the bag due to its delicate texture, but don’t let this fool you. Because of the leather used, which is the best in the market, I learnt that the bag would look even better over time. With the best quality leather, the Erin line ranges to $149-$349.

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The main line that Fossil is focusing on this year is the “Sydney”, which is my personal favourite out of the four.

The Sydney bags come in a multitude of colours; orange, plum (my favourite), teal, gold black etc. The designs are vintage inspired with a modern twist.

After handling the bag, it was surprisingly lightweight and durable, which is good because if your like me, my whole world is in my bag.

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Fossil will also be concentrating on their new signature print, inspired by mid Century architecture. I personally love it!  I love the rhythm, colour and shapes used.

The Sydney line ranges from $149 – $279 ( so affordable! )

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Not forgetting their watches, this year it is all about “Owning the wrist”. Fossil’s pieces are jewellery inspired, with bands ranging in fun colours that pop and with such feminine designs. They also have beautiful bracelets so you can layer it up with their new line of watches.

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My favourite fashion bloggers Camille Sioco from www.frillyskirts.net and Jess Tuong from www.mindbodyshop.blogspot.com.au

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Me and the stunning Jess Tuong

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Also met the interesting Fashion blogger, Lauren Hernandez from http://www.youronlyblackswan.com

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Me and Jess with Fossil brand representative Danielle Clennar

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The food they served was amazing!!! Here is just a sample of what we indulged in that night.

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I loved meeting the passionate team behind the brand and I can’t wait till these bags hit the stores, you’ll definitely be seeing these bags again on my outfit posts.

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In the meantime, check out Fossil’s website for their current range and to see what stores are near you – http://www.fossil.com.au

Photographer – Yunn Chin

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