Winter inspiration

Lately I've been inspired by simple silhouettes with clean lines, unexpected co-ord patterns, quirky trainers and everything gold. Another thing that I (bizarrely) can't keep off my mind are dresses but not just any dresses, no body-cons here, no. I am simply obsessed with those sort of wrap style dresses - the super feminine ones - paired back with a man style button up shirt, or a cropped leather jacket. Right now my mind wants to put on a dress each morning but the only dress that it can reach for is my purple formal dress or sparkly high-neck-low-back 18th birthday dress I once wore - neither of them fit the bill. 

About 1 or 2 weeks ago, a girl came into my work sporting an amazing dress that fit exactly what I was after. Usually I am pretty shy when it comes to those things and can't build up the courage to ask where he/she had got it from, but this dress was too good to be shy about. So I did it (feeling like a total creep, but I did it). And although I do wish that it was by someone generic brand like Topshop or Zara - only so I could get my hands on one, Anna gave me an even better answer: it was by her. 

Exhibit A: The Perfect Dress. Wrap Style + White T-shirt sleeves already attached and a sly thigh-high slit. 

Everyone meet Anna Fox. One talented student/designer from New Zealand. Believe it or not, she made that bomber and it does look immaculately laser cut but it is in-fact all cut out by h a n d. *gasp* Would it be too much to ask to get one made for me? haha if only! I'll be waiting until this girl has her own online shop, or is stocked at Tuchuzy or The Corner Shop - shouldn't be too long now. 

What will be inspiring you this season?

Collage by me
Dress and outfit images courtesy of Anna Fox


Candy stars: Nicholas Kirkwood silk-twill sandals | Sophia Webster vinyl sandals | Nicholas Kirkwood metallic pink pumps

Like I said, I'm really loving pink. I think cure number #2 for that bad case of mono is an interesting shoe. Whether it be in the silhouette, colour, pattern or in its nifty bells and whistles, take it and it will work - but if not, never fear it's an artwork in itself, it will look great on top of your piano, desk or mantelpiece or for when you get coveteur'd. Take note from this fellow pink-addict. 

Or for those who haven't come down with that mono(chromatic) addiction, I suggest you give this ago:

Minimalist silhouette and clean lines, but styling like a maximalist.  Metallics really are the new neutral. 


Collage by Me
Flamingo background you can find here
Street Style Snaps by Nam from Streetfsn


Bad case of Mono


The winds are a-changing' and it seems I have found myself putting puzzle pieces together rather than mixing and matching mashing. Green on green for my 21st birthday felt like the only possible combination even though other suitors had caught my eye - hey there Sara Phillips. And it has been the same story ever since. Black on black here we go. (wait til you see casual Pink on Pink)

3.1 Phillip Lim Tee, Sportsgirl pants, Isabel Marant boot heels and Dannijo earrings
It's no secret, I do love New York. I thought I needed to get this tee just incase no body knew. Now you now...along with everyone along oxford st. 

Black is black is black is black, but pink is here to cure that bad case of Mono..(chromatic) addiction. I need to buy more solid colours if I want to commit to this trend. American Apparel + Scanlan and Theodore, dress me forever? Totally in love with the crisply tailored pieces of Scanlan and Theordore's  AW collection. The photos don't do it justice, the sheen in the fabric is actually fantastic - flash back to when I owed a lot of satin circa 2004 those we're some terrible times - fashion crimes. This time around I'll try not to commit any. 

Thanks again to the talented Andrea for taking these pics and hanging out with me. She's shooting for the first time at Fashion Week this year - wishing you all the best girl!

Happy Monday! 



Make a bold statement

Wish blouse, H&M skirt, YSL shades (borrowed from my lil sis) and novo shoes
Absolutely loving pencil skirts this season - especially this one I picked up in the H&M store in New York. As soon I saw it I thought it was a piece of artwork, a timeless statement piece if you will. I thought I'd have to be pretty brave to wear something of this length, something of this fit and something of this bold geometric print. But when I found out my sister was doing The World's Greatest Shave, I knew that she was truly brave. Making a real bold statement and going bald

Today is my sister's 23rd birthday and this sunday she is shaving her head in front of all her sponsors and loads of friends and family. This means she won't have hair to style for her graduation in May, or hair to braid when she moves over to Bolivia. So with that on our mind all this week we've been whipping out our GHD and doing what we can while my sister still has her long beautiful, beautiful hair. Damn she's brave! Reading her post on why she's shaving for a cure made me realise that it wasn't about her, but about the bigger cause she was contributing to. I'm pretty proud of her and think she'll look amazingly bold bald - don't worry follow me on instagram for Sunday's updates - but if you would like to show your support you can sponsor her here

Make a statement this week, be brave.

xo Baz

All photography by Andrea 


The coming of age

Waiting for a night you've planned for for months in an outfit that you've had to scramble to find (in-order to out-do your work mates - on your own birthday - who have promised to dress to the nines, and/or sew til 2am) felt like a mix between, waiting for your long awaited HSC results, and counting down til Christmas Eve. 
The night didn't fail me, it was an amazing night spent with the greatest family and friends!
I couldn't have asked for a better birthday. 

With a cake inspired by Josh Goot roses and Dannijo Jewels, I really didn't want to cut the cake. But it had to be done. It was delicious - Choc Coconut cake with coconut buttercream filling - not gluten or dairy free for me, but so worth it! And the roses were real! Sorry for all the exclamation marks, it's almost Thursday but I'm still not over it - as you can probably tell. 

I decided to wear this Sass and Bide cape, Josh Goot crop, Topshop skirt, Sportsgirl necklace and Balenciaga heels. Makeup by Illamasqua


Snapback to reality, you're not from Brooklyn

I feel like on lazy sundays like today, it gives you the right to dress a little more relaxed and a tad bit more street than just the two chains you'd usually wear on a day-to-day basis. Bring out the oversized hoodies, puffer jackets, low slung jeans and Air Jordan's and say hello to dressing like Rita Ora you-wish-you-were-from-Brooklyn. This may be a reoccurring theme ever since my 2 glorious weeks spent living in a cute apartment in Brooklyn, commuting to Manhattan and people watching while on the subway. So here is my take at street style: **snapback optional 

Elie Tahari pants paired back with my go-to J.W Anderson x Aldo white heels

Sportsgirl Sunglasses, vest and singlet, Elie Tahari pants, Marni cuff, J.W Anderson x Aldo heels and Brooklyn Nets cap. 
I must admit, after watching Jay-Z's 'Where I'm From' documentary while packing up my things for New jersey, I did then hop in the shower and crank Empire State of Mind and possibly rap like I was Jay-Z too. But sshhh, that part no one else knows. 


In the swing of things

Sportsgirl Bomber Jacket, Topshop box shirt, Topshop Skirt, Proenza Schouler PS11 bag, Beacons closet rings and Soles boots

Just as I'm preparing myself to go away for my Uluru adventure with my family tomorrow, things are really starting to pick up. I've got an internship trial which I've got my fingers and toes crossed I get, a photoshoot, an interview and a little street cred with that 'Coastal Contours' shoot I did late last year with Andrew Fearman published on Culture and No Cigar Magazine. To top off my friday I spent it twirling around Bondi, eating Miss Chu's & hanging out with my new photographer friend Andrea. Got to say big thanks to my mum for talking me up to her patients at work - best PR ever, that's how I found Andrea and she is brilliant! Definitely one photographer to watch. Enjoy these photos...I've got to get back to the packing: singlets + sunscreen and a bucket of insect repellent = Uluru essentials. 

Ciao guys! Keep a look out for beautiful sunsets via my instagram over the next few days. Hope I can handle the heat. 

All photography by Andrea


White, wear it 3 ways.

White, I think it may well be the colour of the season along side emerald which Pantone has officially announced as the colour of the year. But as you may know, I'm not one to discriminate based on colour. My wardrobe is pretty much a bright and heavily patterned rainbow. However, in a strange turn of events when hitting the shopping strips of New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco - I found myself picking up solid colours in baby pinks, teal, green and white. And when I returned to my apartment I was more than impressed to see that surprisingly, they all kind of worked well together. 

In the first pic, I've paired my oversized 3.1 Phillip Lim 'WEIRDO' Tee that I found on my last day in New York with a pair of vintage trousers I completely forgot about back home and those J.W Anderson x Aldo heels that I can only seem to wear for no more than 2hrs. It's a pity, if I could I would wear them all day everyday, but bunions don't seem to be very chic. Pheobe Philo was definitely on to something with those fur-lined Birkenstocks, we all know we (secretly) want to own a pair. 
On another note, since being back I've really started to don a very black and white minimalist look - I mean, as minimalist as I can get. The neon earrings were a must - I needed at least some colour. Forgive me for not wanting to be so black and white. 

Now to a look that you'll all be familiar with - my classic shirt + vest + pant combo. The real selling point to this Opening Ceremony jacket I fell in love with in New York was the fact that you could zip off the sleeves - more bang for your buck and versatility at it's finest! Everyone knows I like a good jacket, but I love myself a great vest. Here I teamed it back with this white net top from French Connection that seems the be the best neutral piece to break up all the 'crazy' in my outfits like the printed vest and pink H&M pants that still need to be taken up. In chilly New York, I found myself constantly layering this jacket underneath my collarless teal coat and leaving the lapels to hang out as if it were made to be there. I felt like a magician everyday constantly changing the look of the jacket - with sleeves, without sleeves, under a coat, or over a jumper - clearly I'm trying to justify it with it's price per wear. 

Finally, metallic & white. There is no better go-to when I'm feeling a little un-inspired for an outfit. I'm pretty proud of these jeans, they were $9.95 from my work Sportsgirl, and now with a further 30% off the sale they come down to a price that's cheaper-than-the-price-of-bread, $6.95. Wowee go get yourself a pair. These are my second pair of white boyfriend jeans, but again they seem to go with everything especially my favourite studded Isabel Marant heels I scored on my first day in LA for 40% off. It was a lucky first day if you count skipping out on catching a taxi to walk from Beverly Centre up to PinkBerry on Sunset Blvd (that's about 3 miles/5kms up hill), but then to see every girl's teenage dreamboat (Circa 2007) Justin Bieber Jesse McCartney walk in hiding his baby face in a hoodie & wearing some really weird genie-esque slippers at 1am. At that moment besides wanting to sing Beautiful Soul to him, I knew America would be a great adventure for sure! It was, who knew I'd come back with a whole new head-over-heels love for white? Haha

Hope you're all having a great week. 

xo B


My Space Jam

Feeling more than inspired by my recent trip to New York I have so much I want to achieve this year. Yet I am still unavoidably deflated by the fact that I'm no longer riding the subway from Brooklyn -Uptown, eating my weight in spirulina chips from WholeFoods and marvelling at the smoke magically emerging from the street - now that's some Ninja Turtles subway shit right there - imagine my amazement! But after seeing the Kid President tell me (in his hilariously cute but inspiring mini black suit and tie) "your gooder than that" I decided to put my inspiration into action and start a new project. Currently it is still scribbled ideas on a paper that I keep waking up in the middle of the night to add to, but as your friend via the interweb I just thought it was my duty to let you know. This project will be my space Jam just like old mate mike. But never fear, I promise to keep you in the loop via instagram, twitter, Facebook and whatever means necessary until it launches hopefully by my 21st birthday in March. Here's to trying to plan my 21st, finishing college, working in order to get back to NYC & turning my ideas into a fun little place I hope you'll enjoy. Cheeeeeers people! Cheers! 

And because no matter who you are, if you believe in yourself and your dream, New York will always be the place for you. 

- Michael Bloomberg 

New York is the place for me, but Sydney I'm happy to stay for a while longer. 


NYC Photo Diary

New York, New York, What a wonderful city. Where getting lost is all very pretty.

Each day I found myself writing (looong) lists and strategically making plans of where I wanted to go and the sites I wanted to see. But on my way, I would gradually venture deep into a side street with alluring brown-stone building apartments or to brightly coloured graffiti walls. My imagination and curiosity ran wild as I saw what I was only used to seeing on blogs or on the weekly episode of Gossip Girl. So, naturally I'd go and explore what was just across the block and the next block, and the block after that. But getting lost and being so far away from where I originally planned was purely part of being in New York City and getting lost 'ain’t nothing but a thang', probably the best thang that could’ve happened to me. It lead me long past 180th St, to The Cloisters (a museum part of The Met, but not The Met), showed me a stunning view of the city blocks of Harlem (see pic. 4) and took me through the streets of Manhattan to (finally) land back – only an hour later on a bus – to the iconic Met steps. But if getting lost isn’t your thang, the HopStop app will be like a guardian angel you wish you always had. I know it saved me more than a few times getting from A to B to C and D. He/She was my best friend in this big city alongside the equally helpful Metro Subway, oh and friendly new yorkers I met on the street. I can't wait to go back, I really had the time of my life!

1. Empire State showing off Manhattan's finest / 2. Enjoying the lights and chaos in Times Square / 3. NYU sparkle pony, apparently / 4. Harlem / 5. Catching up with a friend over Serendipity's Frozen Hot Chocolate, delicious! / 6. Magazine heaven in Soho / 7. The Empire State from Madison Square Park / 8. The beautiful New York City sunset / 9. Getting the White Christmas I always wished for / 10. Meeting the amazing Dannijo sisters - this was a moment I couldn't believe / 11. Exploring the MeatPacking district with the perfect partner in Crime / 12. Taking in the Brooklyn Bridge with my empire state of mind / 13. Soho

P.s Happy New Year everyone! Hope everyone is feeling inspired for 2013.