Friday, September 2, 2011
Little Boy's denim shirt: Thrifted
Cardigan-shawl: $10 from a random shop
Leggings: Black Milk Clothing
Multi Moonstone Hunter Green Necklace and Grasp Stone ring both by Wanderlust + Co
Heels: Havoc from ASOS
Gold ring necklace: Vintage off eBay
Horn earring: ASOS
All images shot by: Vinh Pham / Ve Noir Studios.
Winter has been tucked away in storage boxes filled with warm clothing. It has been packed up with the portable heater and hot water bottles. It has been sweated away and shed off with exercise regimes and gym memberships to get ready for the warmer, skin-bearing seasons that lie ahead. Spring has sprung. Mangoes are in season. The days will start to get longer and legs will greet the Spring sunshine with a renewed vigour after months of being covered by forgotten hair. I don't think I have much to show for this winter besides the healing remains of eczema patches, a battered umbrella, an almost-empty bank account (as opposed to the completely empty bank accounts of Winters past), and an expensive electricity bill (thank you, heater).
Over the next week and a half, I'll be featuring Wanderlust + Co in my outfit posts. A big thank you to lovely Jenn who sent me some pieces from their new collection. I have been wearing the crap out of Wanderlust + Co's jewellery. Their latest collection is filled with stones in the most gorgeous colours and shapes and it is well worth giving them a look and supporting a bright Aussie label.
My boss/manager played this over the store soundsystem today and it blew me away. I sort of just stood there in awe as my mouth hung open while my dribble pooled on the floor. The video above is a song version that Baz Luhrmann made in 1998 and the original was a column. It is so inspiring and you can bet your cotton socks that I'll be protecting my skin with SPF 30+ from now on.
An excerpt from the original column Advice, like youth, probably wasted on the young by Mary Schmich:
"Do one thing every day that scares you.
Don't be reckless with other people's hearts. Don't put up with people who are reckless with yours.
Don't waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. The race is long and, in the end, it's only with yourself.
Remember compliments you receive. Forget the insults. If you succeed in doing this, tell me how.
Keep your old love letters. Throw away your old bank statements.
In between working and going to uni and interning, I volunteered at MBFF and had a pretty rockin' time. I met some really fabulous girls, ate too many chicken chipees and spent most of the time krumping in between greeting guests. I started a sudoku addiction ($50+ and five sudoku books ordered later...), I listened to Watch The Throne on repeat far too many times, I watched Magnolia, I wore the same outfit three times this week and started a 1500 word essay and studying for a mid-semester exam at 9pm the night before. In short, same old same old.