Fall Trends 2017

Hello Wildflowers!

With fall now in full swing, possibly minus us Torontonians due to lack of fall like weather, I would like to share with all of you this years trends and where to find them on the cheap aka Zara.

Why Zara?

Again, as previously mentioned, Zara is the most affordable and trendy clothing retail outlet out there! Not to mention that they are also located worldwide! Providing all fashion enthusiasts with the latest trends all year round. Anything and everything can be found here, you can turn their styles into your own. The possibilities are endless, always. My gypsy boho inspired personal style never fails when shopping at Zara. With working a minimum wage job, I know they will never disappoint when seeking an all new trend for cheap. This is why I always choose Zara and will always showcase their clothing on my blog.

In my latest post, Paris Fashion Week Street Styles, I had briefly mentioned the trends that were hitting the streets during fashion month. Every year fashion bloggers, enthusiasts, designers, celebrities, editors, and anyone with a fashion forward mind set the tone for what is to be expected for this season. They are the trends.

  1. TULLE EVERYTHING

The one thing I love about this trend is that you can practically pair anything with it, literally ANYTHING. This is where your personal style can kick in, make it YOU. With tulle being sheer and basic, one can easily dress it up or down. Pair it with a vintage rock tee, a groovy bra, ripped jeans, a slip dress, 70’s rockin’ booties or thigh high boots – the possibilities are endless. I love this look and I believe everyone should have a tulle piece hanging in their closet for this fall season.

2. 70’S STYLES BOOTIES AND KNEE HIGH BOOTS

3. PUFFY SLEEVES

4. PRINTED QUIRKY KNITS

5. GEOMETRIC STATEMENT BAGS

Now every season this is sort of a given, but this year it is all about the small geometric shaped like bags – bucket, round, square, etc. – this is the all new fad happening this fall, especially in bold and/or unique prints.

For more of this years fall fashion trends please check out my various Pinterest pages including Falling in Love with Fall and Street Styles!

Happy Fall Trending!

J

Inspiration Credits: Zara Canada
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Paris Fashion Week Street Styles

Hello Wildflowers!

Yet again another amazing Fashion Week has come to an end and possibly one of the most anticipating one of all – PARIS!

There were some amazing street styles captured last week from famous Vogue photographer Phil Oh. As I have mentioned previously, I have always been an admirer of the European style, particularly the French. They know how to dress outside the box and are never afraid to take those fashion risks. They set the tone for the season for all us fashion forward individuals. Over these past few weeks I have gathered the same styles being worn and will possibly be these seasons upcoming street style trends.

  1. Sheer tops and dresses
  2. Rockin’ 70’s style booties
  3. Big chunky knits and statement skirts
  4. Printed quirky knits
  5. Puffy sleeves

Of course though I will go more into this seasons trends and where to find them without breaking the bank in a new blog post soon! But for now, here are my top street style looks from Paris Fashion Week and where to find them on the cheap!

Street Style Look One: Little Black Tulle Dress

This style is great when paired with a vintage jean or leather jacket, fitted blazer or a bold baggy sweater – the possibilities are endless, be creative! Add that YOU to this style.

Street Style Look Two: Maxi Skirts & Baggy Printed Sweaters

Street Style Look Three: Long Coats & Midi Skirts

Street Style Look Four: Puffy Sleeve Dresses

Add that creative YOU piece to this style – high thigh boots, 70’s booties, little statement hand bag – again the possibilities are endless!

Street Style Look Five: Puffy Sleeve Blouses & Trousers

For more of my favourite street style looks from Paris Fashion Week please check out my Street Style Pinterest page!

 

Inspiration Credits: VOGUE Paris Fashion Week, Urban Outfitters, Forever 21 and Zara Canada
DISCLAIMER: I endeavour to always credit the correct original source of every image I use. If you think a credit may be incorrect, please contact us me.

WHY DOING A DRY MONTH COULD POSSIBLY BE THE WORST AND BEST THING YOU CAN EVER DO

This past month I made the drastic decision (literally drastic) to give up drinking for the entire month of September. I had what others would refer to as a dry month and may I just add that it was hell. I’ve had a lot of my friends ask me why I thought this was such a good idea and if I lost my marbles. I mean yes I lost my marbles, I lost them last year when I thought it was a good idea to suddenly move my life to Australia with no strategic planning, but again that turned out to be the best decision I could have ever made. So at this point I figured I was a pro at making good life choices and not drinking for an entire month would be one of those choices. Spoiler alert, it totally wasn’t, but I am here to share with you my experience and any tips I have for others who also want to give this a whirlwind go.

Before I go into my experience with all of this, let me first explain to you all why I decided to do a dry month, particularly September. My answer is simple, one that many others will not bring themselves to admit, but I have been drinking like a fiend since I landed in Australia last year and I haven’t stopped since. Their drinkers down under and will find any excuse to have a cold one. I feel like I had morphed into one of them and continued to carry this out when I landed back in the homeland this summer. Summer and drinking goes hand in hand so well, everyone knows this. It is a well known fact and us Canadians during this time of year will find any excuse to have a drink in our hand before crawling back into hibernation for the winter months. So I thought to myself, why not cleanse my body and liver for a month by not drinking, I mean how hard can it be?

Very hard.

Okay first off I would like to point out though that I did have a slip up on the first day when I took a single shot of Vodka, but may I add I was completely peer pressured into doing it. It was more of a final send off to no drinking for the month and it was vodka, so in my books it totally doesn’t count.

I think when it comes to giving anything up for the first time the first few days, if not week, will be the hardest. I went from a having a casual drink every night, whether it was having a beer at the bar with some friends or a glass of Pino after work while binge watching Friends on Netflix, to completely cutting it out cold turkey. Needless to say, I was dying. The worst part I think to get over is seeing your friends drink while you sit there with a glass of water in your hands trying to act as if the decision you had just made was totally fine when in fact you regret every minute of it. Even the smell of wine was making me go crazy, I hated it. There have been numerous times when I had wanted to cave and say SCREW IT! When I got to those points I began asking myself, am I really that obsessed with having a drink? Is this what I have become? Now I’m not saying I’m an alcoholic, I know for a fact that I am not. I know when to stop myself from having a drink from now and then, but I didn’t realize until doing this free zone drinking how much I would actually drink on a weekly basis. But I think what kept me going was the support system I had and the promise I had made myself in doing this. I wanted to prove myself wrong in that I could go alcohol free for a month without depending on a drink.

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Photo by Lukas Robertson on Unsplash

After doing this I realized several key notes that I would like to point out of both the pros and cons of doing a dry month. This is what I gathered….

PROS

  1. Clean liver
  2. Feeling refreshed in the mornings as opposed to feeling like you’ve been hit by a train several times in your sleep
  3. Saving money
  4. Getting to experience how idiotic your friends really are when they drink and documenting every second of it
  5. Appreciating the food that you eat when fine dining as opposed to inhaling your plate to soak up the bottle of wine you just had

CONS

  1. In bed by 11pm on a Saturday night because your body refuses to let you stay up without the fuel of alcohol
  2. Indulging in sweets to fight the urge of drinking – too many times have I had a bowl of vanilla ice cream with Lucky Charms just to battle this urging
  3. Gaining more weight than intended due to eating a buffet of sweets – I definitely lost more weight when drinking, without a word of a lie
  4. Missing out on the last moments of patio season, especially when the weather decides to introduce us into a heat wave for the last week of September
  5. Missing out on the social drinking while you have to sit there nursing a glass of water like an idiot – YASSSSS! Which again brings me back to my first point….

If I had to pick one major disaster from all of this it would definitely be the weight gain. One of the main reasons I also decided to do this dry month was in the hopes to lose weight from all the alcohol I have been drinking, but it did the exact opposite to me. I was seeking sugar elsewhere and well my mouth managed to find its way into ice-cream, cakes, sugary cereal and red velvet cookies. Definitely no strategic planning done here, no surprise.

In the end I am proud of myself for sticking this out and accomplishing what I had set out to do, again minus the weight loss aspect. I learned from this that I don’t need a drink for every social outing that I go to and how much I love the fact of waking up in the mornings knowing a hangover is not going to kick in. I can and will say that the way I drink will be changing (for now), but here are some of my tips I can give to those who too wish to have a dry month of their own.

TOP TIPS

  1. DON’T do a dry September – opt for a month where no big social events are going on and summer isn’t still floating in the air.
  2. A week leading up to your dry month slowly ease out of the drinking, don’t indulge and pack it all in thinking it will suffice you for the month, I can tell you that it won’t.
  3. You will be seeking indulgence elsewhere – if you are like me and already crave sugar on a daily basis, opt for dark chocolate. It is a lot healthier than stuffing your face with a bowl of vanilla ice cream with freshly baked red velvet cookies mushed into it….definitely not my finest moment. This is where your strong will power will need to come in, mine clearly failed but I have more hope for you.
  4. Have a support system, it seriously helps. Every time I wanted to give up and have a social drink I would text my friends and ask if it was a good idea to drop this whole dry month nonsense and get back into drinking. They then would respond with the same question I had just asked them, which again leaves you questioning yourself why you are doing this in the first place.
  5. Plan for a big night out on the first day back into drinking to celebrate what you had just accomplished. It’ll have you looking forward to the months end and realize how dramatic you were being this entire time.

Happy Sobriety!

J

 

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London & Milan Fashion Week

Hello Wildflowers!

This past month there have been some stellar street styles from various fashion weeks across the globe. Last week I shared some of my favourite street styles from New York Fashion Week and where to find those styles on the cheap! This week I want to share with you my favourite street styles from London’s and Milan’s Fashion Week.

I have always been one for street styles and admiring variations of peoples personal styles, especially in different parts of the world. Europe is and always will be renowned for their street styles. I admire these women in how they always appear so effortless yet elegant and sophisticated as well in their styles. I want to be these women. I am always finding new ways to revamp my style and pull off the classic European street style look, but with a hint of my personal bohemian style as well. I need to add a little bit of me to these styles, as should everyone. These styles that I share with you and where to find them on the cheap will always incorporate the bohemian personal style that I have – I need to add my personal brand to these styles sort of speak, as should you.

Here are my TOP 5 street style looks from London’s and Milan’s Fashion Week – please click on the following links to navigate to my Pinterest page to see these looks!

Street Style One: Silk Kimonos & Floral Maxi’s

Street Style Two: Tulle Dress & Checkered Blazers

Street Style Three: High Boots & Baggy Sweaters

Street Style Four: Puffy Sleeves & Statement Midi Skirts

Street Style Five: Floral Prints and Retro Jean Jackets

For more of my favourite street style looks from the London and Milan Fashion Week please check out my Street Style Pinterest page!

 

Inspiration Credits: VOGUE London Fashion Week, VOGUE Milan Fashion Week and Zara Canada
DISCLAIMER: I endeavour to always credit the correct original source of every image I use. If you think a credit may be incorrect, please contact us me.

 

New York Fashion Week Street Styles

Hello Wildflowers!

Last week I started a new segment on my blog where I will be sharing all of my favourite looks and where to find them on the cheap!

With New York Fashion week now at an end I thought I would share some of my favourite street styles from that week and how you can revamp those looks to a whole new level without having to max out your credit cards (if you haven’t already!)

Here are my TOP 5 street style looks from the New York Fashion Week – please click on the following links to navigate to my Pinterest page to see these looks!

 

Street Style Look One: Mesh & Midi Dresses

Street Style Look Two: Printed Dresses & Statement Handbags

Street Style Look Three: Rock Tees & Bold Skirts

Street Style Look Four: Slogan Sweatshirts & Artsy Skirts

Street Style Look Five: Retro Denim Skirts & Puffy Sleeve Blouses

For more of my favourite street style looks from the New York Fashion Week please check out my Street Style Pinterest page!

Inspiration Credits: VOGUE New York Fashion Week and Zara Canada
DISCLAIMER: I endeavour to always credit the correct original source of every image I use. If you think a credit may be incorrect, please contact us me.

 

Palazzo & Chunky Knits

Hello Wildflowers!

Today I thought I’d start sharing some of my favourite fashion pieces from Instagram bloggers, street styles and fashion week runway collections, and where to find them on the cheap (aka Zara).

Let’s face it, with todays fast evolving fashion trends it is hard to keep up with them on the cheap. I am forever obsessing over the latest blogging trends and trying to find old pieces hanging in my closet to recreate these styles. With your affordable shops now, such as H&M, Zara and ASOS it is easy to recreate these trends. For me however, my poison will forever be Zara and for many reasons;

  1. Affordable (duh!)
  2. Styles are forever chic, classic, and timeless (if styled properly)
  3. Pieces that suit everyones personal style
  4. Consistently introducing new and variety of styles
  5. Good quality and will last for years (if taken care properly)

I know many of you will dispute on my last point, but I’ve never had a problem with their pieces so I’m sticking to it. I’ve never been one for H&M, but once in a blue moon if I find myself to stumble in there I will find a classic piece on the cheap and take it home with me. Those pieces will never last me though and I find myself tossing them after one season. With my current lifestyle I need affordable pieces, I wish I could invest the money into all, but sadly I can’t. This is what it’s like to live your twenties, forever fashionable and poor.

To kick start into fall I thought I would share one of my favourite Instagram posts from Free People – again, if their pieces were not pricey (to some they might not be) than I wouldn’t be here suggesting more affordable outlets. This particular post I was drawn to because I loved how effortless and chic the look was. I find September to be that ideal month where we can slowly weed out our summer floral prints, but are still acceptable to wear before winter hits us.  Also not to mention ideal to wear those light trousers that would have us freezing in the next upcoming months.

Top Tip: Have one piece be a statement – floral bottoms with a solid colour knit or vice versa with a pair of bold and sophisticated sneak

Inspiration Credits:  Instagram.com/FreePeople
DISCLAIMER: I endeavour to always credit the correct original source of every image I use. If you think a credit may be incorrect, please contact us me.

Kandashians

Okay so minus the fact that I haven’t written a post in over half a year and promised several times that I would keep up with Gypsy Eyes (which we all know was complete nonsense), I can now finally say that I am back and I am here to stay!

I have returned to writing about my spirited life because yesterday I came to an odd yet humorous realization about my sisters and I. A realization that I felt was definitely worth writing about.

Let’s just rewind back to yesterday afternoon shall we…..

It was late in the afternoon and I felt inclined to help my baby sister update her LinkedIn profile since it hasn’t been updated circa 2014 when Ben and Jen were still a thing, and Prince was still walking on this god forsaken earth. In the process of this I caught her taking selfies of herself in the poses that Kim K would normally be caught doing. At that moment I felt like Kris K when she called out Kim for taking selfies as her sister was being sent to jail. What in the Helen blazin are you doing? Then it hit me….holy Moses my family are the Kardashians, but minus the injected lips and over exaggerated assets of course.

Let me break it down for you:

Kourtney – Me
Khloe – Bear
Kim – B Shell
Kris – Mamma K
Kylie and Kendall- my two idiotic brothers because their used to everything being served to them on a silver platter and don’t understand the definition of work

To prove my theory right on who we each represent I went straight to Buzzfeed and took the What Kardashian Are You? quiz. Those quizzes are legit, seriously. I took one to see what type of mythical creature I was and my end results did not disappoint….I was a Unicorn. It totally makes sense and I could not agree more. Except for this quiz I somehow landed on Scott DisDick which is technically Kourtney seeing as they were once together and both acted like a pair of sass queens. I mean I totally understand their logic with this seeing as I am lordess myself. It totally makes sense. Nonetheless I had to go back to my search tool and find a quiz that would only result in one of the three K sisters as opposed to the entire Brandy Bunch.

With a G&T in one hand and the quiz in the other I began to answer the questions in the way that my sisters would. B Shell was easy to answer for, any situations that gave me the option to click cry for was a solid go. Which concludes me to say that she is in fact the Kim K of the sisters, the emotional and soft one who can never get enough of the selfies. Bear and I however are a mixture of the two sisters – Kourtney and Khloe. We are both Khloe in a way that we have no problem telling it like it is. We have very tough skin and will skin anyone alive who dares tries to cross us. I cross more onto the Kourtney scale due to my monotone face expressions, sassy remarks and not knowing how to function when others get way too emotional around me. I’ll literally just sit there staring at them with a blank face debating whether or not I should lighten the mood with an inappropriate joke. It usually always fails in my favour….

Lastly Mamma K and Kris….now if my mom were to find out that I was comparing her to a Kardashian she would roast my butt for dinner and serve it to the dogs. But let me just say that they both share the same traits as any good mother out there does. They will literally do anything and everything for their children, even if it means supporting their upcoming sex tape. My mom would be the one caught saying “….as a mother, I wanted to kill her but as her manager….”  She’ll deny it, but we know.

In the end my family and I are our own form of the Kardashians, but with a lot more drama, tears and sarcastic moments. Moments that are definitely worth a TV show and would probably get more views than Clinton did votes in this past election. I’m just saying.

Holla at your girl Seacrest!

Cheers,

J

A Year Full of Tears, Happiness and Hope

It is currently new years day on a gloomy Sunday morning and as I sit here curing one of many dreadful hangovers with a box of sugar cookies, a shot of coffee and a bottle of aspirin I can’t help but reminisce over this past year. The year of 2016 and a story that is full of tears, strength and hope. The story that has really shaped me for the new year ahead and one that has me feeling thankful that it is finally over.

Yesterday on the eve of the new year as I sat by the waters at Manly wharf, sharing one last drink with my adoptive family, I was asked about my year and the highlights that had come along with it. My response was simple with no thought needed – 2016 can get lost and never come back. They all continued to sit there in a state of shock, baffled at the thought of me admitting that my year was a disaster, which I fully well knew it was. Sure there were happy and blissful moments as there always is in every year we experience, but it wasn’t enough to make up for what I had to endure. This year I had shed a lot of tears, more than anyone should ever have to in a year. The tears I had left in 2016 was enough to start a tsunami here in Oz. So yes, I couldn’t be happier leaving this past year behind me and for good. Nonetheless my adoptive father continued to stare at me with disbelief and said I was forgetting the biggest highlight of my entire year. I had to sit there for a moment before asking what that exactly was. What he was about to tell me I have heard many times before and still to this day don’t fully appreciate what I had done.

This is where my story begins.

It’s December 31st, 2015 and as I stand on the freezing streets of Chicago, waiting to ring in the new year, I couldn’t help but reflect back on my year and all the disasters that came along with it. I decided that I was going to make 2016 my year and began to imagine all the great things that were yet to come. I was ecstatic to be entering a whole new year full of endless opportunities and experiences. I mean how could it not be? The year kicked off with me landing a new job at one of my dream companies and a relationship I finally found myself happy to be in. The first few weeks were pure happiness and I couldn’t help but think that I finally had it all. Needless to say 2016 began to take a turn for the worst and was refusing to let this be my year.

As January came to an end so did my hopeful relationship, with my job becoming anything but a dream. I was left feeling completely broken inside and crying every night for the next three months over everything that had just happened. I was faced with depression and anxiety, something I had carried with me for what seemed like an eternity. I was busy trying to hold myself together all while trying to console others around me who were also going through issues of their own. It wasn’t the easiest task, but I began to discover creative outlets where I could express myself and put my energy into things that I loved doing. So with that I started a blog about the single life and went to college studying the ins and outs of personal styling. It was this that kept me going, but it wasn’t enough for me to say that I was happy and the only way I knew how to change my state of mind was to make a drastic change in my life.

Come June I had quit my job, packed up my things and moved my life to the other side of the world to a place called Oz. The thought of leaving home was exhilarating, I felt that I could really make something of myself and become happy once again. Leading up to this found new adventure of mine though was anything but rainbows and butterflies. Before leaving everything behind my family and I had to say one last heartfelt goodbye of our own. After many years of endless butt scratching, bear hugs and pain in the butt barking we finally had to say goodbye to such a loving companion. He was someone who had meant the world to us, but as with anything in life we find the strength to move on and to continue to carry those profound memories with us wherever we go. I continued to carry these memories with me to Australia and even though it wasn’t the greatest start to the journey I knew I could turn it around because 2016 was going to be my year. I was determined.

Fast forward to August, two months after living in a place I had no idea about, I was still jobless, broke and shedding tears over my past mistakes. With everything that had happened I still refused to give up the optimistic dream. The dream of fashion, traveling and everything else in between. Before I knew it I had managed to land three jobs; two unpaid internships in the line of fashion and one being a waitress at a local Mexican restaurant to help make ends meet. I was smiling once again, relieved that things were finally starting to look up…or so I had hoped.

Weeks later I found myself to be completely broke with an internship that began to cost me more money than I had and being abused at a work place where I had held such high hopes for. I was left feeling miserable, helpless and depressed with the constant feeling of hitting rock bottom in all things. So with that I quit my job, left my internships and found a new job elsewhere. One that had presented itself with a new set of challenges and obstacles to face, but has allowed me to meet such incredible people along the way.

After many long and agonizing months here in Australia I continue to fight everyday for the optimistic dream. It is with this thought and courage that I am reminded time and time again that I should be proud of what I have accomplished and that what I had done most people can never bring themselves to do. What I did was brave, bold and an amazing experience that I will carry on with me for a lifetime. I may not fully understand it now or bring myself to appreciate it, but I am thankful for the support, love and courage I have received from it.

So with 2016 finally over and buried in the past I am thrilled to begin this new chapter of my life, understanding that life is a thing that can never be planned. We must learn to live each day being thankful for what we have and to never stop dreaming of what could be.

‘Cause I’ve got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is giving a peace sign

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J

THE BEST OF 2016

HELLO WILDFLOWERS!

With 2016 slowly coming to an end I thought I’d share with you some of my personal favourite looks from this years biggest red carpet events! From the Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology Met Gala to the Cannes Film Festival that always has every fashionista wishing they could strut their stuff in such a magnificent place. There is no denying though that there is always a part of us that wishes we could become famous, even for a mere 15 minutes, just so we can walk along the red carpet in one of our all time favourite designer pieces (GUCCI all the way!). This is me dreaming again.

Twenty-sixteen was the year of shimmers, pantsuits and floral embroidery. All of my favourite things one could possibly wear on a red carpet. I can’t help but always admire the risk takers, the ones who manage to pull it off in such a timeless and elegant way. A way that would have me falling in love with it again in twenty years from now, but it was LADY GAGA that has stolen the show at this years red carpet events. She is beyond flawless, timeless and just all around beautiful in the pieces that she has worn. GAGA is my fashion women of the year and always will be my muse in all things.

THE YEAR OF 2016 – RED CARPET EDITION

Best Pantsuit Look: Jenna Lyons, Jennifer Konner and Lena Denham @ MET GALA

Best in Black: Emilia Clarke @ GOLDEN GLOBES

Best in White: Lady Gaga @ OSCARS

Best Fashion Duo: Beyoncé & Blue Ivy (obviously) @ MTV VMA’s

Best “Royalty” Look: Kate Bosworth @ MET GALA

Best & Biggest Fashion Risk Taker Look: Lady Gaga @ MET GALA

Please check out my Pinterest board The Best of 2016 to see more of my personal favourite looks!

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Photo by Kris Atomic

Let’s bring on 2017!!!

J

 

 

August 2016

HELLO WILDFLOWERS

Welcome to my second FASH MAG where I share all my fashion favourites from monthly magazines. Ever since I got into fashion at the age of sixteen all I ever did was read fashion magazines. I was one who never read the latest best sellers, but instead was head deep into the latest fashion trends. I never read though, just looked. I was more of a visual person. I was the one who awed at the fashion ads and got a kick out of analyzing the design structure of the magazine. It was this I believe that had kicked started me into graphic design, inspiring me to become a layout design artist for a fashion publication one day. I still continue to hold onto that dream, along with many others, but I’ll leave that story for another day.

For this months FASH MAG I will be sharing all my favourite things from HARPER’S BAZAAR AUSTRALIA August issue! My entire life I have only ever read VOGUE or ELLE, never have I bought a Harper’s Bazaar magazine. I bought this one though in particular because I was intrigued by BELLA HADIDs’ beauty. I’ve been seeing her every where in the fashion world and all I knew her as was GIGI HADID’s sister. I wanted to know more about her, what she was really like behind all the glam and runways…..

ADS, PIECES and BLURBS

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Top: Louis Vuitton – Bottom Left & Right: Gucci – Middle: Burberry

I. Louis Vuitton: Since the age of sixteen my favourite ads have and always will be LOUIS VUITTON. I don’t know what it is, but their form of advertising always seem to have this simplicity yet bold of creativity to them that make them so atheistically pleasing. Louis Vuitton truly knows how to create a beautiful masterpiece with their designs. I still vividly remember my all time favourite piece that they have ever created. It had a slight dark vibe to it that had featured Madonna sitting in an empty pub and everything that she wore was simply beautiful.

II. Gucci: Not only do I adore this GUCCI ad, but I’d also kill to have a coat like that! From my latest post, FLASHBACK FRIDAY, I had mentioned how every women should own a statement coat. THIS IS IT!

III. Burberry: Kind of just want that entire outfit featured in BURBERRY. Such a perfect outfit for the fall season. It is beyond classic and timeless. LOVE ❤

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Top: Street Styles – Left to Right: Bomber Jackets, Rad Tutu, Runway on Rich Fabrics

I. On the Street: I found this blurb to be quite interesting because STREET STYLE has become a huge thing in 2016. I personally love it because 80% of my personal style is this. I love having a grunge look to my style, but still has that sense of sophistication to it. It is all about pairing the right pieces together to master this look. I’m still trying to master it, but admittedly enough I probably overthink this style way too much and need to just go for it.

II. BOMBS AWAY! Love, love, love the bomber jacket look. Again it is that whole street style look, a jacket that can easily give that grunge or classy vibe. It is all about mastering and owning it. Did you know that the bomber jacket was first produced in 1963 and it was designed for temperatures between 10 to minus 10 degrees Celsius? Mind blown, but in my opinion this should be in everyones closet! It can work on so many levels! I bought myself a basic black bomber jacket when I had first moved here months ago and I am absolutely in love with it!

III. RICH Fabrics: I really just want that top middle coat ❤ Pink fur on the cuffs, umm yes please!

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I. This month Bazaar had put various style pieces together on how to look fabulous for every age. Oddly enough it was the 60+ I related to and loved the most! Bold prints and embellishment give classic looks a playful edge. These pieces are without a doubt bold and quirky, pieces that I’d so totally wear. The 20s look were also rad and totally up my street.

II. THE LIST: Love, love, loveeeeeeeeee #3, the embroidered bust dress by GUCCI (bottom right)! What I wouldn’t do to have that hanging in my closet. That and the embroidered swan clutch by STELLA MCCARTNEY! Now accepting donations 😉

ARTICLES

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Top: Updates for Every Age – Left to Right: Scout Willis and Fabulous at Every Age

I. Updates for Every AGE: Was really intrigued with this written piece by LISA ARMSTRONG who argues that “age-appropriate” means less and less. Reading this I learned that it’s not what we wear, it’s how we wear it. It reminded me a lot of my mom who wears such bold statement pieces all the time, pieces that I always felt were too young for her, but she somehow manages to make it work. Armstrong also goes into discussing the upcoming trends and how at every age that trend can work for you. Definitely worth the read!

II. Talent SCOUT: Not only did I find it fascinating that Demi and Bruce have another child besides RUMER WILLIS, but this beauty, SCOUT WILLIS, has her own clothing line, SCOUT’S GENERAL!

“These are the pieces in the back of your closet that you know will make you feel beautiful, sexy and effortless.”

YASSS! Love that! Did I also forget to mention that she is my age? She is twenty-five years old and has successfully managed to start her own line. What a beauty! The thing I love about her though is that she has whole heartedly admitted that she comes from privilege with her parents being who they are. I appreciate and admire her for that.

III. Fabulous at Every Age: This was also another beautifully written piece that was put together by writer GEORGINA SAFE. For this issue Bazaar had various women through the ages talk about their success and it what it means to make their years count. I stuck to the 20’s hoping to find some form of motivation and hope, but these women have done it! They have become ultimately successful and achieved so much already at such a young age. All very well spoken and talented women, but one had struck me as real and that was ALLY WATSON. I whole heartedly admire her because she encourages young women to take risks and fail often.

We need to teach girls that failure is often the path to success.” 

It was this that had reminded me of why I had come to Australia in the first place, to take risks in what I love doing and to understand that if I fail it will only lead to better opportunities down the road.

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Top & Bottom Left: A Fashionable Life – Middle and Bottom Right: Photo Synthesis

I. A FASHIONABLE Life: Love this power couple! They are truly a ray of sunshine, a love I hope to find one day. What I love about them is their sense of style and how they mesh so well together. I LOVE that he has this bad a$$ look about him while she is this beautiful, sophisticated and classy women.

II. PHOTO SYNTHESIS: Successful artist DINA BROADHURST, has truly mastered the world of art, stepping outside of the norm and creating such distinctively feminine collages. Bazaar writer ELIZA O’HARE states that Broadhurst’s collages are themed around beauty, sexuality and body issues that all women face. I absolutely love that!

OTHER MAG FAVS

Love (there’s that word again) this piece Bazaar had done on RIO. Again it’s the design, the styles, the photography, everything! The way that photographer THOMAS WHITESIDE had captured this beautiful city and its culture was beautifully well done. I’d also kill to have that stellar see through pink GUCCI dress (top right). Still accepting donations 😉

Now onto the main event….BELLA HADID!

If I could pick one word to describe her it would be FLAWLESS. Her beauty, her personality, her vibe, everything. I love her because she is not out there like most models in this industry. I love that she is this down to earth and quiet individual. She has this sense of secrecy to her. Photographer Georges Antoni I believe truly captured the essence of her beauty and the way that she comes across as this very calm, collected and laid back individual. What I wouldn’t do to have that entire wardrobe hanging in my poor mans closet…..#dreamer.

J