Let's be honest, flares aren't the easiest piece of
clothing to wear and something that has personally taken me a long time to
understand how to wear 'properly'. When flared trousers first started being a
big thing back when Ellery released it's iconic capsule flare capsule, I
remember trying it out after seeing it all over the magazines. As soon as I
bought my first pair online on a late night whim, I immediately regretted
the decision but still tried very hard to make it work because
well, money is money and why waste $10 on return shipping when there was the
possibility of a very cool and oh so chic outfit?
Probably due to the fact that my first pair of
flared pants was made out of an unforgiving stretch denim, I jumped to the
conclusion that flares could only be pulled off by tall, leggy models. Hanging
it up at the back of my wardrobe, those pants only made an appearance on a rare
occasion underneath too-short dresses or a long shirt where the upper region of
the pants was completely hidden. Pants under dresses, fashun? Totally. Practical
for everyday? Not really.
A year or two later, and somewhat more informed
about outfit choices and the whole concept of dressing to enhance your body or
whatever, I came across this pair from Lulus and
hoped that the higher front hemline and minimal stretch fabric would work and
HOORAH, here we have a new wardrobe staple. An abundance of black trousers is
an accurate description of my wardrobe but hey, you can never have
too many black trousers or anything.
Straight out of something worthy of a music video, stepping inside the Westfield Doncaster Mirror Mirror activation at the VAMFF Plaza was a massive "WOAH" and "oh this is so. damn.cool," With a chance to win a $1000 gift card to shop at the centre, there has never been a better reason to snap a pic am I right? Of course, this amazing image wouldn't have been possible without the amazing photographer on site. (Trust me, my phone pics don't come close to this).
Working with Westfield Doncaster for VAMFF I chose an outfit for RUNWAY 6 in head to toe Búl
One of my favourite Melbourne designers, Búl is currently occupying the inHabit space, which highlights the label's recent collaboration with photographer Kate Ballis. From photography to fashion, art is transformed into ready to wear pieces and is without a doubt a special piece to have in your wardrobe (not to mention perfect to rock to the shows this week).
To end VAMFF, Búl designer Virigina Martin will also be at the inHabit store this Sunday 19th for the Fashion Weekend on from the 18th-19th. After a week of runways full of the latest trends of the season, it's easier knowing that all the styles seen are available to shop right away.
Thanks to Westfield Doncaster for helping out with one of my outfits for the week!
And a finishing note.. here was my look for the MYER Runway.
If you can't tell, navy is currently one of my favourite colours to wear (red is also up there, but more on that in another post)and I loved this outfit so much I had to include it in this post.
WEARING: ASILIOOver the Line dress (Available March) | SOL SANA boots | GUCCI Marmont bag
And here we are, another month into 2017 and another opportunity to say "oh how time flies" (but really though). This month I had a bit of fun styling an outfit from Uniqlo's most recent collaboration with British born designer Hana Tajima. Drawing inspiration from her British and Japanese roots, the collection is all things effortlessly elegant, in flowy silhouettes crafted in utterly functional yet comfortable fabrics in an array of colours.
With a focus on bringing cultural sensitivity and the artistic element of contemporary fashion design together, there's really something for everyone, regardless of style preference in this collection. Better left said for someone with deeper insight into the subject of cultural norms, this is a good step forward embracing the importance of inclusivity and better accessibility and variety on a consumer level.
(AND.. In all honesty, I was actually a bit hesitant in styling the blouse as an open jacket but at the end of the day, it really goes to show that fashion is beyond what's black and white- there's really no right or wrong in what you do.)