30.5.12

Ombre, like the sky


For all those who sent me their well wishes via twitter and blog comments - thank you so much! The big day went smoothly, I didn't stuff up, the other interns were friendly and it was not nearly as intense, scary or daunting as The Devil Wears Prada. As for the first day outfit, I wore my favourite vintage Moschino pants, cropped Adidas Tee, Sportsgirl Cardigan and booties and my Saxony trench - it was that cold! Due to trying to be punctual there was no time for a quick snap of the outfit unfortunately, but never fear I have today's outfit - thanks dad!

Running around buying some rails for my Surry Hills Market stall this saturday, I wore a Superdry leather vest I found on Ebay, Glassons jumper, Sportsgirl shirt and pants and J.W Anderson x Aldo heels - of course for photo purposes only. If I had the will power to walk around town all day every day in heels, I would. But with the amount of old ladies coming up to me during work, staring at my heels and telling me about how they got bunions and are now left sporting those orthopaedic 'nanna' shoes you buy exclusively from the chemist, I think I'll give my feet a rest. Converse it is for now. ...Well until I find some Isabel Marant Bekket sneakers or Balenciaga cut out boots - NYC will you bare these gifts for me? Major saving has kicked in, hence the blogging and less online shopping. 

Hope you've all had a great week so far! Tweet me here, or Instagram me @bazaarb - I want to know about your weeks too. Boyfriend Fashion dilemmas? I'll help you out. 


P.s if your free this saturday come out and play at Surry Hills Market, I'll be there in the morning to sell my cousins (amazing) wardrobe before she moves off to Europe as well as a few of my pieces. 
See you there!

x

28.5.12

Interning and trying to stand out

Looking for an outfit for my first day of interning at Aussie mag CLEO tomorrow. I got it just last week, so right now I'm busy switching from watching The Voice and flicking through my wardrobe. Pants? or Skirt? Fitted? or Loose? Brights? or Neutrals? - way too much to consider. But if my wardrobe was Polyvore these Galliano houndstooth leggings is what I would be wearing. And because one outfit option is never enough, I've created 3 different variations based on 3 bloggers who's style I adore. Can you guess who they are?

Outfit 1. Taking a note out of the 'More-is-More' lesson book, colour has become my best friend, and clashing patterns have come out to play - yes, it is inspired by the one and only Leandra from The Man Repeller - Master of mixing and matching.  
Target T-shirt | Mary Katrantzou jacket Net-a-porter.com | Balenciaga heels Myteresa.com | Converse hi-tops HypeDc.com | Proenza Schouler bag ssense.com | Assad Mounser necklace yoox.com | Dannijo necklaces and bracelet Shopbop.com | Gold chain Alexmonroe.com | Kate spade bangle nordstrom.com | Barton Perreira Cenci sunglasses OpeningCeremony.com 
Outfit 2. For a more simplistic approach, this sports look is complete with baseball cap and sweatshirt yet paired back with some feminine 50's accessories for that touch of elegance. A different take on mixing and matching and Sandra from 5inchandup shows us how to do this best. 
Weekday sweater from Weekday.com | Galliano leggings Flannelsfashion.com | Alexander Wang heels Shopbop.com | Asos clutch Asos.com | Siri Cap Monki.com | House of Schiaparelli sunglasses fashion.1stdibs.com |
 Outfit 3. A little rock and roll never hurt anyone but this Piranha bag just might. Originally putting this together I had Fashion Toast's Rumi Neely in mind, but I don't think she'd be cool enough to don the hilariously cool patent red Piranha. (Quote: "I'm a PI-RA-NHA. From the am-a-zon" $10 to the person who gets where that's from) Life is to short to live without quirky accessories so hop onto ASOS to get yourself your very own Piranha bag

Madewell Denim Vest Madewell.com | Galliano houndstooth leggings flannelsfashion.com | Arson Flame western boots Topshop.com | Piranha bag Asos.com | Maison Martin Margiela ID bracelet lagarconne.com | Ksubi sunglasses generalpants.com.au | White T-shirt Target

Now, just need to get some houndstooth pants like these. Before tomorrow? ....(im)possible.

23.5.12

Golden hour


There is nothing blue skies, and good company can't fix - except maybe weirdly grainy creme caramel gelato. You'd think you could never go wrong with such a simple food but oh yes, yes, you can. My heavenly gelato was not so, its like when you accidentally drop food in the sand but don't dare to eat it although this time I didn't drop it in sand. It came like that and I ate it... I. was. interesting (to say the least). After my gelato mishap we snapped these pictures during "GOLDEN HOUR" aka the magical time just before the sun starts to set - a photographer's dream. 


Trying not to look like a fool in front of the camera was highly impossible - so let's just except the fact that  "pretty" is not going to happen haha. Please note to all my friends out there who have asked "What do you do now Baz? Do you model or something? Why do I see so many photos of you?" umm.. no. no. no. Are you high? No!! The whole 5ft of me would only make half a model, I am just one girl trying to capture her outfits - is that too much to ask? 


Accompanying me to Mossman was my deceivingly dressy sequinned spot shirt, my little sister's vintage Calvin Klein boyfriend jeans, Topshop heels and my feline Prada sunglasses. P.s how great are these Topshop heels? You've probably seen them worn by every blogger in town or pinned and repinned on the newest of social media addictions - pinterest - but these pretty little things adds a serious dose of cool to its simple design with its metallic heel. They maybe a tad big and band-aid worthy but now that they're broken in (thanks for stomping around in them during fashion week) they're perfect. 


xo B

16.5.12

Fashion week favourites. Stop, drop and roll.


Eeeek! With time so quickly moving all I want to do is make it stop (for just a smidgen of a second) and let it really sink in that Fashion week - it happened. Right now it feels like a far away dream but I have these pictures that forever capture my highlights of Fashion Week. As you'll see I tend to lean toward the off the runway moments. 


With the most famous street style photographers out and about strapped to their cameras, ready to pounce at their next prey, it was thrilling to see them in action. Stop. Lookrun and snap! It was interesting to watch them choose their targets wisely and how they interacted with the girls who would walk back and forth on the pedestrian for their perfect shot (See picture no.6). Nam from Streetfsn (pictured above) was one of my favourites, he carried a contagious energy around him. 


With our line up of shows, and me being the street style hawk that I was - not wanting to miss a moment, there was really no time to factor in bodily fuel, food. But with the few chances we got, they were epic almost monumental moments. Without a doubt Ms G's in Kings Cross on the first night was a fashion week highlight. I've never eaten such tiny portions of food that taste that good and fill you up. Fashion week survival must!! 


Fashion week survival item no 2: iPad. This bad boy kept us in line - literally, without it I may have gone home solely because waiting in a line for 40mins for a 15minute show is borderline ridiculous. Never fear, I had my email, twitter, instagram and a whole lot of bejewelled that kept me entertained. 


While not in shows or waiting in lines my lens was constantly opened and ready to snap. I thought I'd turn the lens on the street style photographers for a little role reversal and they were all good sports. Tommy ton's casual semi-sports luxe look was one of my favourites. 





The Swede. I'm not usually one to jump on the celebrity bandwagon but how could you resist with the gorgeous, stylish and effortlessly cool Elin Kling? It was one of those 'I had to' moments. 


Please note: Street style photographers love, repeat LOVE a good pedestrian shot. It was deja vu seeing Natalie Joos - a street style regular on Tommy Ton's blog JakandJil - walking cautiously across as the fashion pap snapped away every morning with a different but equally impressive outfit. I will admit, for a week I became part of that fashion pap freelancing for WGSN and it was addictive. I lived by Drake's motto Y.O.L.O - you only live once - and built up the courage to ask stylish guys and gals for their photo. Asking Taylor Tomasi was a highlight. Getting Mr Newtown in their too was just the cherry on top of the cake. Feel like a Mastercard ad #priceless.


Mr Newtown and Taylor Tomasi Hill


The absolute highlight of Karen's week was getting the thumbs up by Ruby Rose who loved the Zipporra Jacket that Rochelle was wearing that night. A victory dance in our hotel room later that night was in order. Shit. got. cray. (read: crazy ...see my instagram for evidence @bazaarb)


In a sea of people you don't know, or "know" by Job title, blog name or twitter handle, hanging out with the Zipporra Z-team (yep not an A-team a Z team) Karen, Rochelle, Josh and myself as well as my friend with the fro aka Monica Morales was the best and most comforting thing. A fashion crowd can be daunting - let's be honest.


Downside of having your friends around, they feel they can do whatever, whenever. The elevator is not the place.  


On the flip side, approaching people to ask for their picture and soon discovering its someone you've tweeted or emailed before was a weird/hilarious experience. This photo is of Jesse Cameron's amazing accessories collection from her online store Molten Store. After introducing ourselves we did the "omg, I know who you are!" I think a lot of fashion week was like that. It was so great to finally meet these virtual people in the flesh which made them even more amazing than their website or blog could ever portray them.  


On the runway I was glad to have attended The Innovators show filled with talented TAFE graduates. This is one of the looks from Kaylene Milner's collection, keep an eye on her she scored the internship at DVF in New York and by her creativity displayed in her first collection (she fused leather, animal skin and moderns prints in the one collection) only greater things can come of this. 


Again, off the runway and outside the tent was where it's at! Flaming red locks that rivalled The Little Mermaid with matching Prada flamed heels could only be one person - Taylor Tomasi Hill. Spotted just after the Oroton show wheeling racks and asking for assistance - it did cross my mind to drop my camera and help a sister out but Susie was calling. Off I went to the Susie Bubble talk presented by Portable at the Dendy. 


Kicking up my feet and having a much deserved break listening to Susie speak was an inspiring experience. She is incredible and fearless. 




Finally, seeing Amy Meredith rock the runway at the Nana Judy show was so refreshing, the energy and theatrics made the last show of Fashion week really come alive. After becoming immune to Lana Del Ray due to the fact that her songs dominated the runway I was cheering that Amy Meredith was playing!! Cheering!

That was Fashion week in a nut-shell. Although I still left out some bits and bops like interviewing Australian born and bred creative multi-tasker (she's a stylist, creative director, fashion consultant, trend forecaster and much much more) Sophia Banks Coloma. I'll have to save that for next time. 

until my next adventure. xo B

11.5.12

Hey you, in the window

River Island jacket | Vintage lurex shirt | Zara pants | Converse from Hype Dc | Prada shades

With the craziness that is Fashion week done and dusted, I needed a boost that would inspire me to keep the ball rolling and finish my freelance work for WGSN - street style trend reporting is more work than you'd think, lots of clicking, staring, renaming, thinking and thinking some more - hard work for this tired little smurf. Wow...yes, I just wrote about myself in third person and as a smurf... #consequencesoffashionweek 

Off I hopped with camera in hand, sister in tow and one mission: Shubar shoes Bondi. To Bondi we went, picking up a new pair of cons on the way, eating delicious pasta and scones (not the best combo, but you only live once) and waiting for old ladies to catch the bus so I could get my shot. On a side note I do agree that standing in front of a store window with someone taking a photo of you is borderline tourist but I'll have you know it isn't some sort of weird hobby my sister and I do for fun, it just needed to be done. I present to you the h u g e fruit of my labour - literally - my very first campaign, my very first window, just chilling there for everyone to see. You may remember I posted this video about the shoot a few months ago. If you haven't seen Alexander Leeways superb filmography skills check it out. 




Its crazy that only a year ago I decided to defer uni to pursue this wild idea of fashion, styling and creativity. I never ever thought that I would actually being doing this, it was more a dream I thought I'd give a go. In the recent Mercedes Benz Fashion Week alone, I've met some wickedly inspiring creatives that keep me courageous, daring me to chase every opportunity and believe in myself. The journey is still long, but I've got a lot of projects to keep me busy which I will no doubt share with you all. 

Off to chase the Fairies xo your little lady, B.


Photography by Grace

9.5.12

BOWIE


Details, details, details. That's where it's at with these dresses of pure workmanship and art. After the show I overheard one lady say "I knew I shouldn't have bought my wedding dress." No, to my disappointment it wasn't Leandra from the Man Repeller as she wasn't in attendance at MBFWA but I'm sure her wedding dress would not disappoint. The collection although filled with heavy beading, feathers, sequins and silk organza cap sleeves were anything but man repelling, they were captivatingly beautiful. The show felt like a birth of these heavenly creatures as each one started the runway posed with their head down and shimmered silvery eyes closed. They looked up and began to walk. I was mesmerised watching the models float up and down the runway with feathers filtering back and their aura so regal. With the Met ball just yesterday, I feel this whole collection is red-carpet worthy. Definitely one of my Fashion week highlights. Fashion should transport you to another world, make you feel magical and Bowie, you did it!


1.5.12

Day 2. Brave, bold & bright

With the fashion pack around you know everyone wants to bring their A game, so what better way than my go to brights! Today I suited up in my helmut lang skirt, river island jacket, Preen x Aldo RISE heels and sportsgirl tank ready to rock and roll my interview with celebrity stylist, creative director and costume designer, Sophia Banks Coloma. Let me just say she is one inspiring lady. Sitting there listening to her talk i wish i could pick her brain for days! Besides interviewing and watching the Toni Maticevski and Bowie show I played street style photographer and I snapped up a few shots of Rumi Neely from Fashion Toast, Nam from Street style blog Streetfsn, Lee Olivieria, and a few other stylish peeps. Although, I may not be opening my eyes wide enough but I swear last year everyone was a little teeny bit more stylish. Maybe it's just me? Can't wait to see what the crowd will wear tomorrow. For now, it's bed time. Day 3, bring it!

Around the world.

Camilla's spring/summer collection titled Gypset took the audience on a wild ride through different cultures that the collection captured. It began in Australia with Jemma Baines opening the show sporting a boomerang around her neck and an enormous outback hat to finish her 'Aussie' look.
From The outback emerged a signature Camilla kaftan in a print that reminded me of a beautiful rainbow lorikeet. This was one unmissable bird of the show.
After Australia, Gypset took us to a new land with more structured prints in mandarin and blue tones. Straped to the backs of models were the beautifully patterned cushions. It was interesting to see how they took the styling further from not only incorporating feathers in their hair, or multiple chains around their neck but also things like strapping a fashion to their back to express the journey that the Gypset girl has gone on and to where the collection is taking us.
And from the cushions came even cooler kinds of back-strapping accessories.
What would a round the world trip be if we didnt't stop for an Afrian safari? Her references in the animal prints and brightly coloured beaded accessories were just enough to give that tribal feel without going over board.
To finish this wondrous Collection of prints, colour and kaftans Camilla finished off with a geisha inspired feel which I would have to say was my favorite part of the show and no, not because I am Asian or anything like that. I think this was the part where although Camilla has set thang - kaftans - she was able to develop her silhouettes and prints a little further from what everyone is used to seeing.

Day 1. The stylish streets of Sydney

romance was born were the lucky ones to kick off Australian Fashion Week, and although i wasn't there to witness the comic-book extravaganza for myself, the fashion crowd were buzzing at how well both the clothes and the show was excecuted. The show was not only in the tents away from the public, but also out on the street with the overseas passenger terminal flocked with some seriously stylish ladies and gents. While waiting in lines for shows to begin well and truly pasted their scheduled time, I opened my lens and took to what inspired and impressed me. Now that I have figured out how to upload pics and blog from my iPad (silly me, I know) I will have to show you everything and everyone I have met and the creativity I have absorbed while working, watching and being a part of MBFWA. I'm looking forward to the days ahead! Keep up with my tweets and instagramamia xx