antediluvian elegance .

I recently received Scott Schuman’s book The Sartorialist (yes I know I’m a little delayed) as a gift from my fellow blogger J . This book quickly became my bible . Scott established The Sartorialist to create a two-way dialogue about the world of fashion and its relationship to daily life .¬†I love his perception and analysis of one’s outfit – his ability to identify intricate style details is¬†phenomenal, just like that of Bill Cunningham . It is human nature to make assumptions however this book educates one to perceive others in a different light . perhaps there are contributing cultural or sentimental factors to ones outfit – those of which you wouldn’t know unless you asked .

take this photo for example . Talia frequents the races so one would assume this is just another hat she owns upon the thousands in her collection . This hat was given to her by her nan which at the time resembled a a disc of straw and a bow . with a bit of nurturing she was able to restore the vintage piece to its original condition . though it is a beautiful piece, what stands out the most are her eyes . If you stare a little longer you would almost mistaken them as vintage instead, the story behind them is rather captivating, but a mystery to most .

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Talia wears vintage hat, silk shirt by Sandro, rings by Marc Jacobs & Folli Folli, earrings by Mimco, bangles by Peeptoe .

M .

fur, silk & selfies .

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M wears skirt and jacket by Daniela-Stephanie, rings by Alexander McQueen and YSL, tshirt by Sportsgirl, watch by Marc Jacobs, boots by dotti .

I kind of wish I had a minion that would follow me around taking photos of me . like Rumi Neely or Nicole Warne who are at ease with their savvy photographer boyfriends capturing their essential moves and wardrobe changes . Instead…I have to revert to selfies…with my iPhone . Woo me!

I mentioned a few weeks back that J& i would be shooting pieces from Daniela-Stephanie’s range . I dropped in to Daniela’s design studio to review some more pieces that had arrived from her PR agency so I could source them for our shoot . And there it was…the georgette skirt that I have been eyeing for at least 4 months .

What looks like fur is actually rouched silk, this skirt retails around the $3000 mark but it is absolutely amazing . I had to try it on and it will definitely feature in our upcoming shoot for Honey&Hook .

M .

Pumpkins, evil eyes, tattoos & Marc Jacobs .

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M wears watch by Marc Jacobs, bracelet with pumpkin charm by Thomas Sabo, evil eye bracelets from Mykonos .

This is my favourite watch…although it regularly frequents my wrist I have to detest my sisters ownership of it, being stealth and stealing it from her wardrobe…only to then dob myself in via the methodologies of social media . The pumpkin charm resonates a sentiment in my heart of my nonna who passed away almost a year ago, but the emptiness makes it feel as though it only happened yesterday – coinciding with this I have her name tattooed on my wrist; Olga . Everytime I look at it I smile with fond memories .
The Grecian bracelets are European purchases and gifts, although they may not cost more than a few euros the devastation that occurs when these break is phenomenal . Money may burn but experiences last a lifetime and thus money becomes irrelevant when happiness is dominant .

M .