Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Embrace Lace

(Top & Skirt by 1&20 Blackbirds, Scalloped Tights by ASOS, Bag by Marc by Marc Jacobs, Shoes by Spurr, Watch by Michael Kors, Necklace & Ring by Peeptoe and Ring by Bardot).

Lovely in Lace
Today I tapped into the lace trend I think we will be seeing a lot over the upcoming warmer seasons. No longer reserved for wedding dresses (and the wedding night), this semi-transparent material is always undeniably sexy, and if worn correctly can exude sophistication. I paired up the black lace with this pink flowy skirt to create a more sweet and innocent look, but if you want to edge it up a bit I recommend pairing it with either bright bold colours or play with textures by pairing it with leather or even metallic fabrics.

I also bought my first pair of lace up boots! I've always wanted a pair but doubted whether I am 'edgy' enough to pull them off. But I decided to bite the bullet and clicked the mouse. I think they are officially my tallest heel - there was a point where I rolled my ankle and feared some prolonged shoe related injury, but in the end I prevailed limp-free! My final verdict?
 Love em'!

Jess XO

Photos by Matthew Simpson
Location: Hyde Park

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Wish: "Lucid Dreaming"

Wish 2012' Spring Collection Showing
Love the colours throughout the collection
Jackets from Wish are always perfectly structured
Amazing "Chimera" Print Jacket
Pure Silk "Foray" Print Cape
Silk Chiffon "Ombre" Top
All prints were made custom for Wish's Spring Collection
Feeling very frumpy and dorky next to one of the faces of the new Wish Campaign
Lovely Madeline (Wish PR)

"Lucid Dreaming"


I had the pleasure of attending Wish's "Lucid Dreaming" 2012' Spring Collection showing at the Shangri-La last week. The first and my preferred half of the collection consists of perfectly toned pastels in mainly blue, pink and purple shades. These pieces exuded feminie softness with a touch of electric edge. The other half of the collection consisted of earthier tones in a range of geometirc and floral prints. Overall, the new spring collection incorporates many beautiful and bold colours and custom made prints which left me yearing for warmer weather.

Random facts: Wish is currently carried in over 400 retailers around Australia, its biggest clients being David Jones & Myer. They are also one of the most successful clothing wholesalers in Australia and have been branching out to US and doing very well. Wish also recently launched their Wish e-boutique which is as yet their only retail outlet.

I also just want to say a big THANK YOU to Renee at Operation: Fix Life for her feature and interview! You did an amazing job and I just hope that my answers where adequate! haha!
To check out our interview please click on to the link below!

 Jess XO


Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Urban Glamazon

(Aztec Body Suit and Skirt by Shieke, Shoes by Windsor Smith, Clutch by Peeptoe, Bangles by Lovisa, Ring by Sarroff Designs, Earrings by Colette and Lipstick by Napoleon Cosmetics)

One Top, Three Ways

Channelling my inner URBAN GLAMAZON today in this Aztec inspired outfit. I adore the draping of the skirt and the Aztec print body suit - which can be worn three ways! which version do you like best?

I've actually had these two pieces from Shieke for over a month but was saving it for the right location. The industrial feel of the brick, steel and wood that surrounds Sydney Technological Park contrasts perfectly with the vibrant splashes of orange and blue/green, and evidently resulted in some amazing shots - thanks to Matt, who turns out to be a real natural with the camera (considering he still isn't 100% sure how to turn the flash force-on and off, haha!).

Some more exciting news! I have been asked by two lovely bloggers if I wanted to be featured on their blog! I was so honoured and flattered (and surprised) that they even asked - of course I said 'yes'.

The first is Renee from Operation: Fix Life. She is a sweet, genuine and extremely talented 19 year-old student/blogger from the Phillippines. I highly recommend you check out her blog and follow her. Renee has kindly interviewed me and  invited me to be her very first 'Behind the Monitor' featured fashion blogger!  Click on the link below to check out the teaser!

The next lovely lady is Susie, one half of the stylish duo from Snob Affair! Snob Affair is a blog written by two aspiring stylists from Montreal, named Susan and Dorothy.  I highly recommend you check out their blog and follow them too. Susie and I connected on IFB and she has kindly featured my 'Turquoise & Tangerine' and 'Cool and Collect' outfits on her latest post! Click on the link below to check it out!

And just on a side note, it turns out that my bloglovin' link on the right sidebar of my blog was actually connected to my Wordpress blog (which I found hard to use and did not provide me with a basis to connect with other bloggers). This has since been fixed! and if you are one of those lovely 23 bloglovin followers, please feel free to follow me via the correct link. 

Also, I now have a facebook page - so please 'like' if you're a follower or thinking of following me - I would appreciate it so much! 

Jess XO

  Photos by Matthew Simpson
Location: Sydney Technological Park

Thursday, 2 August 2012

First Feature & 2 Nominations!

Just want to extend a huge thank you to The Iconic for featuring me on their facebook webpage in their 'Bloggers heart The Iconic' photo album! This is my first feature and it means a lot - especially because I (really do) LOVE THE ICONIC!! It is by far my favourite online store and anyone who lives down under should definitely give them a go - you will not be disappointed!

Also, I am writing this blog to say a special thanks to Ashley from Satorial Connoissuer and Nisha from Nisha Looks for nominating me for the Liebster Award! These girls have amazing blogs and  great sense of style! and I highly recommend that you check out their blogs and follow them! Thanks again for nominating me, it means so much to me!

The Liebster award is nominated to up-and-coming blogs with less than 200 followers.
Here are the rules for the Liebster award: 
1. Post a link leading to your nominator's blog with some information about him/her on your blog
2. Share 11 facts about yourself
3. Nominate 11 blogs with less than 200 followers
11 Facts About Me
1. I am obsessed with cats! I have four cats and the best time of the day is when I get to snuggle in bed with them!
2. My guilty pleasure is Katy Perry
3. My favourite style of music is house, electro, dance and dubstep.
4. My best overseas experience was floating down a river in the middle of the Laos jungle sipping on beers and soaking up the sun!
5. I eat fast food at least three times a week.
6. My favourite place in Europe (so far) is Rhodes Island, Greece. The best beaches in the world.
7. I am a first generation Vietnamese living in Australia, however I don't speak or write fluently in Vietnamese. BUT I plan on changing this!
8.  I love Mexican food!
9. I love Comedy's! especially any Will Ferrel movie.
11. My favorite book is Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Hilbert.
My Nominees
1. Angel from Born to Die for Fashion 
2. Lisa from Devious Studios 
3. Ashlyn from Triple Thread 
4. Danielle  from Danielle's Closet
5. Christina from Never Look Back 
6. Olivia from Olivia Moone 
7. Kaddy from Assichts-los 
8. Felicity from Dancing In High Heels 
9. Miss Luxurylavishlife from Luxury Lavish Life 
10. Darby from Obviously Obsessed
11. Natalia from I Am Politically Correct

Jess XO