September 12, 2014

Wishlist ♔

1, 2, 3, 4, 5
1. I've been really into girly reads lately and I came across this article on i-D and it's got me very interested in this book. Written by a french model and her 3 girlfriends, they talk about what it means to be a "Parisienne woman", the book gives insight into culture, fashion, lifestyle, men, etc. I think it will be a really lighthearted, entertaining and enjoyable read and I know they say to never judge a book by its cover but the cover looks so chic!
2. Never would I have thought I would be coveting a pale pale lilac-almost-grey colored lipstick! I've seen this look amazing on some girls. Definitely isn't a color for everyday but the pastel hue of it would be perfect if paired with a dramatic smokey eye or even as an alternative to the traditional nude lip. A strange color but weirdly it works. This was the photo that caught my attention a couple of months ago.
3. This transparent rain coat is part of the Rita Ora collaboration with Adidas as part of the Black Pack. When the lookbook came out, I decided I had to get my hands on this piece but so far it is absolutely nowhere to be found and I'm so gutted! I have not seen it online anywhere even though Adidas has released the rest of the collection online and Australia isn't getting much of the apparel in the Adidas Original stores apart from the accessories and shoes :c I have to get this, it's so sick!
4. Oh my god. I nearly cried when I missed out on the release of these Nike holographic blazers but I LOVE AIR FORCE 1s! They were my first sneakers when I was a little girl, such a classic shoe.
5. I really need a proper wallet. I used to have a Comme des Garçons wallet ages ago in white which I loved (it's not white anymore) but now every second person has a Comme des Garçons wallet so I don't think I will be buying another one. After my Comme des Garçons wallet, my mum gave me a Tory Burch red patent continental wallet, with a giant Tory Burch emblem/plaque in Navy. It was gifted to her and she didn't like it so she gave it to me and I used that for a few years. Everytime i pulled out my wallet, it felt so ostentatious though so this time round, I just want something basic, black and classic. The Alexander Wang Fumo is what I've got my eyes set on.

What's on your wishlist at the moment?

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chloé

September 8, 2014

OOTD: MSFW 2014 - Outfit, New Hair + Runway 4

A long but a fun post, might want to make yourself a cup of tea c:

My lovely workmates surprised me with tickets to MSFW's Runway 4 show for my birthday this year. They picked this show especially for me because it featured some of the quirky Australian street labels I love such as Gorman, Kuwaii and Limedrop. 
I was pretty stressed for time on the day of the show on Friday. I had to buy my pants before class and after class, I had a really hard time getting home because all the trains on my line were expresses and skipped my station! It took me about an hour and a half to get home in the end (which is ridiculously because I live 20 minutes from the city).
I showered and got ready in such a rush because I had to have dinner with my family before heading out to meet B.
blazer: Topshop, croptop: Topshop, pants: Zara, necklace: Dallas and Carlos, shoes: Jeffrey Campbell, bag: Givenchy, ring: YSL
I knew I wanted to wear my Jeffrey Campbells so I started with that and just worked my outfit around it and ended up with quite a minimalistic but sharp ensemble. I paired it with a classic red lip - MAC Russian Red.
I actually had a mishap with the pants I was originally going to wear and on Friday morning, I went into Zara and thank god they had a few pairs of white pants on offer. I love the ones I picked up and I think I'll be getting a lot of wear out of them, definitely an item that can be dressed up or down. I love the fit of them and how they cuff at the ankles, they're going to look so good with a pair of kicks!
Because the show was at night, the lighting wasn't ideal for taking outfit photos but oh well! Here are a few more photos from my iPhone:
B wore her stunning new Sretsis lace jacket, AA riding pants, Prada Saffiano, Mimco flats and Limecrime Wicked on the lips.
I have changed my hair yet again LOL. The ash grey was just getting too high maintenance as much as I loved it and it didn't look as good after I chopped my locks and the regrowth was awful. After having had so many colorful hairstyles in the past, I wanted something a bit more classy but still edgy (knowing me, I just can't settle for a black or a brown haha!).
So I dyed my roots a blue-black, and got the hairdresser to blend it out from the roots so that it gradually turns into a grey. Eventually, as I wash my hair, the overall look should fade and the ends will turn to a lighter grey.
And now, onto the actual runway...
I think any of the seats in the house would have offered a great view of the show however my seats weren't in the best spot for photographing the items. All the landscape photos are mine and the close up photos are from trendspotter and the MSFW facebook page.

Bùl opened the show with a very laid-back, grey toned collection. Very simple, clean and feminine, which is what made it so charming! Such a great way to start the night. My favorites had to be these 2 outfits. The earthy jumpsuit with the chic white loafers and the adorable babydoll shirt-dress with the crisp cuts. The whole collection just reminded me of freshly pressed bedsheets and there's nothing better than that.
Livia Arena followed with a girly and swishy runway. The first half of the collection had the perfect balance of soft pastels and metallics. The sporty style of the items balanced out the girliness of the color palette. I was also super excited to see Nike's Iridescent Pearl Air Force 1 collection in action because I had only seen photos of it. The second half of the collection included darker shades such as navy and black and didn't jump out at me quite as much. My favorites were the metallic pink shorts and the baby pink (rain?)coat:
above. was the most pleasantly surprising label of the night. I had never heard of it and it was definitely one of my favorites. The entire collection consisted of muted tones. The pieces had a loose fitting but still retained clean and structural cuts. Most of the models had giant, sheer bow scarfs in black or white, a delicate and stunning touch!
One of my favorite items of the entire night had to be the shirt-dress from above. It comes in a light khaki green and white.
Kuwaii wasn't as impressive as I had hoped it would be. From memory, there was a lot of pastel blue, white and pale orange - a strong seaside vibe. I don't really remember most of the collection but this white dress did stick out. I have a thing for white at the moment, can you tell? This is my dream summer outfit really.
Chorus had mostly a neutral color palette and spiced up the outfits with some bright orange here and there and their accessories. The colorful "judo men" embellishments on the clothing, shoes and jewelry was unique and whimsical! Loved it!
The night took a colorful turn when Limedrop presented their collection. The jewel toned kaleidoscope print looked amazing with solid color-block pieces. Favorites were this lilac mid-shorts jumpsuit, the long-lined pink/black vests and the sunnies!
Those heart shaped reflective sunglasses need to be on my face for this summer! I snapped a photo at the perfect moment when the model turned around, look at that reflection!
Leonard St had many vibrant prints for their spring runway. They did a lot of layering with their overalls, camisoles, dresses, midi/long skirts and jumpsuits. Not really anything I'd wear but I loved the color combination on this dress:
Gorman, as expected, featured many vivid patterns and bold colors from start to finish. I'm loving this midi-skirt and shorts trend at the moment but I'm probably too short to pull it off! They presented the prints from the Kate Kosek x Gorman collaboration, as well as some tropical palm/animal prints. Here are some of my favorites from them - The mod sunglasses, mustard sweater, graphic midi skirt and brogue combo; the Kate Kosek x Gorman spray jacket; the monochromatic giraffe print pants, and the bejewelled 2-piece set.

The last two labels were Tettmann Doust and Matcho Suba, I didn't photograph them. These were very interesting to look at but not very wearable on a daily basis. Tettmann Doust showcased a variety of sheer, flowy dresses and outfits. The first part of the collection included some very detailed and full-on prints. The last few dresses reminded me of something from Game of Thrones.
Matcho Suba, a designer from Project Runway, came out with a pretty heavy collection - black, neon orange and red were chosen as the predominant colors. There was a range of interesting textures such as metallics, leather and mesh. Some of the items were inspired by Melbourne, the city itself - such as the MELBS clutch and the Luna park necklace and headpiece. Loved champagne-colored t-shirt dress, the back of it was black.
A loud finish to the night but it was really different! After the show, I had an intense craving for a milk tea from Gong Cha (by far my favorite tea joint) and B wanted some fries. Fashionable end to the night LOL
Overall, it was a really fun night, I didn't realise how much I would enjoy going to these shows and picking out what I did and didn't like. I might go to more of them in the future. I think the night had a very good mix of neutrals and vibrancy for spring. A few standout items caught my eye. My favorite collections of the night would have to be above., Livia Arena, Limedrop and Gorman.

Sorry my blog has been so fashion-orientated lately. I know most of you probably started reading my blog because I did mostly beauty posts. Beauty is something I really love and I still do but fashion is something that I've always been passionate about and I wanted to share more of that with you all. It is also much more interesting to document because I've been wearing more or less the same make-up routine for the last 5 months (so boring, I know). I do have a few beauty posts coming up though! 

If you've made it this far...thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed it! ^^

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chloé

September 6, 2014

Recent Favorites

Sailor Moon Blanket
Die hard sailormoon fans like me will immediately recognise the print on this blanket. It is the same print as Usagi (Sailor Moon)'s bed cover in the anime! I geeked out so hard when I saw this.
I purchased it online from here and the size i bought is the 60 x 80 inch one (the biggest size available). It is so soft and warm, perfect as a throw when I'm studying or watching TV.
Onto some beauty favorites...
Victoria's Secret "Aqua Kiss" Fragrance Mist
Because my perfume is so expensive, I don't like using it on days when I'm just going to work or ducking into uni. I've always seen girls going crazy over the Victoria's Secret body products but I've never really looked into it myself.
Victoria's secret describes the scent as "a cool splash of rain-kissed freesia and fresh daisy...infused with conditioning aloe vera and calming chamomile."
What i really love about this is that it's not overly sweet or florally, the smell is delicate and fresh. I've been complimented so many times while wearing this! The huge bottle is very reasonably priced too (roughly $20 AUD). I've been using it pretty generously and even after a month of use daily, I've only gone through about 1/7 of it. Because it's a fragrance mist, it doesn't last as long as a perfume but the plastic bottle with the cap makes it very travel friendly so I can always carry it on the go and re-apply. I'm very pleasantly surprised by how much I like this!
Dollywink Liquid Eyeliner in Brown
I'm already a huge fan of the black liquid liner from Dollywink, I use it interchangeably with the Kiss Me Heroine one. Recently I opted for the brown one instead and I've been loving it! Brown looks less harsh and much more natural. Staying power and pigmentation is just as great.
Hot Rose Sinner Lipstick by Lipstick Queen
I actually picked this up on a whim after a girlfriend kept raving about a Lipstick Queen lippy that she bought. Lipstick Queen has 2 different range of lipsticks: Saints (Sheer lipsticks with 10% pigment) and Sinners (Opaque lipsticks with 90% pigment).
Hot Rose Sinner is basically the perfect hot pink. I've been wearing a lot of bright lipsticks lately but this is the one I've been reaching for the most.

The formulation of this lipstick is amazing! It glides on so smoothly, even when my lips aren't the most hydrated or exfoliated. I usually just pop it on without any liner, blot it and I'm good to go for the whole day, only reapplying after a big meal. There is nothing drying about this lipstick either. Here's a few random selfies I found on my phone where I'm wearing Hot Rose:

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré
So many make up artists and models swear by this much coveted moisturizer/primer/make up remover/whatever-else-it's-used-for, and with good reason - This stuff is godsend! When my cousin went to France, she picked one up for me and now that I'm pretty much at the end of it, I'm so devastated!!
I try not to use this everyday because I wanted to savour it but also because I think it's far too rich to be used on a daily basis and I don't want my skin to get so used to it that it doesn't do anything. I use it about 3-4 times a week, usually before I sleep or as a moisturizer AND primer before I do my make up for a special day/night out. A pea-sized amount is enough to cover the entire face and leaves it feeling so plump and hydrated. I will definitely be buying a replacement of this.
NYX Mosaic Powder Blush in Highlighter
I have never been a highlighter girl, even bronzers I'm usually too lazy to use. I don't even remember buying this highlighter but I found it in my stash and have not put it down the last couple of months! I usually just swirl my MAC 188 Small duo fibre brush in it lightly and sweep it on my cheekbones and then with a medium angled shading brush, I also apply it on my brow bone.
What I love about this highlighter is that it leaves a really subtle but flattering pearly glow. There's no shimmer whatsoever but it's not chalky either.
Givenchy Mini Pandora Messenger Bag in Black
Lastly, I have been inseparable with this bag since I received it in the mail. It is the perfect style, color and size for everyday with any outfit. I reviewed the bag in more detail in this post.

Sorry, this was a long one from me! 

Have you tried any of these products/Do any of these products tickle your fancy? 
Link me to posts of your recent/monthly favorites so I can check it out c: I love reading these posts!

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chloé

p.s. sidenote
If you have a blog post about your trip to Thailand or you've read/seen any great blog posts/vlogs about Thailand, please link them down below so I can check them out!

I've been dreaming of a beachy getaway with one of my girlfriends for a while now and I think we're finally going to make it happen! We're hoping to go to in November so I was wondering if any of you guys have ever been and have any recommendations about where to go!
We want just a relaxing trip of lounging around, getting massages, mani/pedi, eating fresh fruit and street food and of course some shopping as well.