A Grape day at the races

It’s that time of year again. We glam ourselves up for a lunchdate with the ponies. Yup Melbourne cup is here. What’s a girl to wear? Here’s two style ups with our lovely grape woven leather tote. I’m not really one to ‘fascinate’ on the day and prefer hats so the headwear is a little low key. 🙂  Place your bets!
xxLD
A Grape day at the races

Sometimes You Eat the Bear

So after checking out Streets Ahead exhibition I decided to do a few style ups with artwork
as inspiration. Here’s the first, who knew a bear graphic could get all girly. Did I mention how
much I lurrrrrrrvvvvvvveee United Nude shoes? Uh huh they’re ah-mazing.
Would you wear this colour combo?
xLD
Bear, pink and blue

Panic is Semi-permanent

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Back in the day when CDs were huge, the most exciting thing to do, besides play the album back to back till your ears bled was to open the jewel case, take the album artwork out and read the booklet back to back.

Ever wondered about who designs the album cover and artwork?
Stanley Donwood was a name I didn’t recognise instantly, but I did recognise some of his work.

Stanley Donwood is an artist that has worked with Radiohead since 1994 designing their album covers and associated artwork. Luckily, you can walk through 25+ years of the man’s work at Semi-permanent in Sydney in an exhibition called The Panic Office. There are literally thousands of artwork pieces from albums such as Amnesiac, Hail to the Thief, In Rainbows, Kid A, OK Computer and The King of Limbs with some unseen pieces and a lot of Donwood’s personal paintings, drawings and prints.

The exhibition is open now at Carriageworks till  6 June 2015


Using one of Stanley Donwood’s artwork as inspiration, I ‘ve done a style up. Woot! What do you think?
xxLD
Art inspo

 


 

Happy Australia Daze

It’s Australia Day once again and what to wear? I believe you can support this wonderful country without having to wear a flag or paint your face red, white and blue. This year I thought I’d style up using all Australian labels; simple and chic. No where can I buy me some lamingtons?!
xLD
Australian labels on Australia Day

Australia Daze

Haute to trot

 

Haute to Trot

 

It’s Melbourne Cup Day in Australia. Hearts are set a flutter today; not only from watching the race and hoping you’ve backed a winner, but also from Fashions on the Field. Here’s my version of Fashion on the field, all that’s needed to top it off is a glass of very chilled champagne.
xLD

Its good to embellish

4 ways to enhance your wardrobe with studs, zips, and safety pins, more is more!
xLD

1.Studly

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Its good to embellish

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The Office Animal

A lot of people shy away from animal print. I say, why? Its there to stand out, so stand out! I’ve chosen zebra print for this style up, add a pop of purple and black and gold and you’re winning. No fading to black for this girl.
xLD

The Office Animal

3 ways to dress for St Patricks Day without seeing green

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Chic St Patrick's Day 2

Lanvin One shoulder silk top / TIBI City Stretch Colorblocked Cropped Pants /
Black Diamond Drop earrings / Emilio Pucci Ring in Onice / Her Royal Flyness Black woven
leather handbag
/ Casadei platform sandals

3.

This last one has an ode to the legend of St Patrick banishing snakes from Ireland 🙂

Chic St Patrick's Day 3

Jason Wu Sleeveless ponte jersey top / Black Milk Clothing Tartan legging / Seriously Twisted Brown baroque style mesh necklace / Her Royal Flyness Purple Seatbeltbag / Giuseppe Zanotti Snake Ankle Wrap sandals

 

Till later xxLD

3 Outfits for Melbourne Cup

Melbourne cup and racing fever has hit Australia. What does that mean? Backing a winning horse?
Not for the ladies! Melbourne cup is more of a fashion extravaganza. It’s usually means working
till lunch time, then going with work mates to a lovely function to eat, drink waaaaaaay too much champagne, watch the race that stops the nation oh and hopefully to put some coin down on
a winner.
There is always a debate on whether to wear a hat or a fascinator. The ladies are divided on this
one. Some use this opportunity to wear a crazily high milinery wonderment while others just
wear a subtle fascinator.
A lot of women also like to carry clutches to the races. Me? I’m a hoarder and like my bags which
can hold notebook, iPad, kitchen sink.. plus I know for a fact that our leather totes can hold a
bottle of champagne and have room to spare. Moet tested. Heh heh heh.
I’ve done up 3 ways I would dress for Melbourne Cup via my friend polyvore. Hope you like them.
xxLD

Fashion on the the Field

Oscar de la Renta floral applique dress / Lined jacket / Rachel Zoe black wedge sandals
Kokin black hat, $380 / COLAB clear glasses, $215 / Leather handbag
Modern Tuxedo

L’Wren Scott Cream/Black Ruffled  shirt / McQ by Alexander McQueen tuxedo waistcoat
/ Milly feather skirt / Truth or Dare black suede shoes / Her Royal Flyness Pink Leather Tote /
Purple Peonies Floral Fascinator

 

 

Derby Day

Akris cotton floral dress / IRO white blazer / Vivienne Westwood Anglomania + Melissa heels /
Her Royal Flyness Red seatbeltbag / Proof Bud Stained Sunglasses / Fillies Collection ‘Princess’ Fascinator

Spring Trend: Graphic Black & White

As the name suggests Graphic black and white is not a quiet trend where you blend into the background. So I recommend adding a pop of colour to make you stand out even more.
Red can be swapped with pink; this looks even more awesome with flouro orange or yellow
accessories. Graphic indeed! Plus I love the thought of doll heads in their shoes. Yes yes,
thank you Jeffrey Campbell! These could be the shoes that get me through mondays.
Heh heh heh.
Graphic Black & White
ADRIANNAPAPELL Jersey print dress / Wallis black and white stripe top / Her Royal Flyness Red leather tote / Current / Elliott black jeans / Jeffrey Campbell The Icy Shoe in Black Suede and Doll Heads / Jeffrey Campbell Darling Pump – Stripe / Vince Camuto Stud Statement Ring / Sole Society Stingray Cuff / Marni earrings / Topshop earrings / Cara Couture brooch / Chanel vintage glasses /
All Day clear glasses / MM6 Metal and leather red belt

                                                                                                                                                                        

Going along with the graphic  ‘look at me’ feel of this post I wanted to add this.
INSA’s GIF-ITI. Graphic Black and white you say? Standing out you say?
This ticks so many boxes for me. Click on pic to see the gif in action I loooooove it!
I think its time to buy some hot pink heels now.
See more great Insa gif-iti here.
xxLD
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