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How to Wear: NEON INDIAN

6 Dec

The only thing better than the current trends of Navajo print (seen at Isabel Marant, Proenza Schouler, and Theodora & Callum) and acid-bright hue-from-heaven chartreuse (seen at Acne, Balmain, Jason Wu and Marc Jacobs) is when someone marries them together in an outfit as gorgeous as this:

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Isn’t she lovely? I’m head over heels for Isabel Marant’s use of Navajo-esque prints this season (as seen on the Renell jeans here), but pairing it with such an insanely beautiful colour takes it to a whole new level. Sort of frothing at the mouth over the bag a little bit, too.

Also spotted on Geraldine Saglio (assistant to Emanuelle Alt), with a simple grey tee (bit boring, but I do love a good front-tuck):

Geraldine Saglio in Isabel Marant 'Renell' Jeans via Streetfsn

Unsurprisingly, I also love this look worn with 30-trillion layers of everything, a la the nordic-iceprincess-hippie-mermaid vibe channelled by Natasha Poly and Sasha Pivarova in Vogue Paris (style by Ms. Alt, shot by Mario Sorrenti):

Sasha Pivarova, Vogue Paris, November 2011

Natasha Poly, Vogue Paris, November 2011

Unforch, while I do have an ocean and plenty of messed-up-hair to hand, I am neither an Ice-Princess, nor inclined to wearing sheepskin in high summer, as it currently is here in Australia. Thus, I will be punching out my tribal prints with plenty of acid-brights and front-tucks, and probably some flat sandals.

NB. Navajo print is all over the high-street as well, but as yet I’m not convinced. I think the key to shopping this look on a budget is (as always) Etsy, or by splurging on the prints, and saving on the rest. You could also just go on over and suck the life out of the Net-a-Porter sale, like any sensible girl would do. Here’s my picks for this trend (Christmas wishlist, anyone?):

Clockwise, from top left: pleat yoke dress by Proenza Schouler from Boutique 1; kuchi seed bead necklace from Afghan Tribal Arts on Etsy; lodolite quartz earrings from Flytiers Jewelbox on Etsy; silk georgette tank by Adam from Net-a-Porter; dress by Isabel Marant from Net-a-Porter; Navajo-inspired brass breastplate by Pamela Love from Net-a-Porter




16 Nov

Summer is well on its way in the southern hemisphere, so if you’re already dreaming about ditching the daily drag for an island vay-cay (a la moi), here are my TOP THREE Etsy picks-o’-the-week to get you on your way.

1. Miu miu arent the only ones to do glitter sunnies – check out these sparkly 1950s babies, only $67.00 from THAYEReyewear.

linen & rainbow glitter 1950s sunglasses from THAYEReyewear

2. Colour! Weaving! Looks like you got it eco-trekking in some amazing far-away country no one’s every heard of! Behold the perfect overnighter for this summer – best of all, it’s fair trade . $170 from Shkaa’la/Love Fair Trade.

fair trade guatamalan bag from Shkaa'la Fair Trade

3. Make like a money-wise mermaid with this gorgeous golden ‘coral’ necklace from  Clever Nettle vintage, $15.

1980s 'coral reef' necklace from Clever Nettle vintage



11 Oct

Given the recent spate of inclement weather, I have been holed up with a stash of magazines, delighting over the acid brights and glittering decadence that seem to be dominating jewellery edits this summer (including this Harper’s Bazaar shoot dripping with Delfina Delettrez sparklies….more on that later). I’ve also recently discovered Etsy as a veritable treasure chest of beautiful budget-friendly bling. So while we wait for Santa to haul his sack o’ gems this way, feast your eyes on this candy – guaranteed to brighten the dullest of days without breaking the bank.

blossom chain crochet bib necklace from gudbling

violet patent lambskin leather cuff from UNEARTHED

neon orange + neon purple handpainted crystal necklace from Spike the Punch

orange patent lambskin leather cuff from UNEARTHED