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L’America t-shirt // ASOS jeans // Atmos&here boots via The Iconic

Didn’t feel like showing my face too much in this post – I’d had a fairly average night before and had a bit of a tough morning so it’s probably better that way! Snapped these pics down a cute street in Alexandria, Sydney with Mel from athletic/aesthetic on a grey day. We managed to get some decent shots, and I had a chance to practise my active wear photoshoot skills too!

I’m really feeling the monochrome black+white theme lately – I’m a bit over the crazy colourful Gormanesque type stuff for now, especially after the whole debacle about Gorman’s ethical standards etc etc.

Guess that makes me a pretty damn good Melbournian right?!

Have a great weekend everyone 🙂

Stace x

SUPANOVA 2016

Somehow, I managed to throw together a rushed cosplay in 48 hours for this year’s Supanova in Melbourne! #melbnova was a super fun affair, and I really enjoyed it. I’ve decided to start blogging about the things I do in my every day life, rather than focus on fashion. Especially because I don’t really spend that much money on buying trendy new clothes anymore, and I still want to share content with you guys!!

I decided to cosplay as San from the Studio Ghibli film Princess Mononoke; it’s always been one of my favourites and I absolutely enjoy San’s strong character. The mask was a little dodgy but I think eventually I will do it again, properly.

Here are some snaps from the day, hope you enjoy 🙂

I made the dress out of cheap purple polyester and a $5 Big W men’s white t-shirt, the shoes are hessian wrapped around sandals and the mask is dodgy 3 layer papier mache and paint. My spear is made of a $3 dowel from an arts and craft shop, a bottle neck and lid, and foam/red tape. All in all, not my best effort but still heaps of fun to make and wear!

Next up is comic-con in June and I can’t wait.

Stacy x

IRRESISTIBLE ME – HAIR EXTENSIONS

Changing your hairstyle is a huge decision to make. Everyone knows that a disastrous haircut can have an impact on a) your self-esteem, b) your face shape and c) your general attractiveness. Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit. But you get the picture.

While I was in Vietnam in January I got my mid-length hair chopped into a shoulder length bob with the back shaved off. It’s kinda radical but I love it to bits. I do really miss the look of long hair sometimes though, and that’s where hair extensions come in handy.

I’d honestly never considered them until I came across Irresistible Me – they kindly sent me some 20 inch extensions to try out and I’m kinda hooked. I did the shoot for this post at uni, so I obviously wasn’t able to style the hair properly. But I can’t wait to use them for special nights out and also cosplay!!

BEFORE:

T-bar for Cotton On tshirt | Gorman jigsaw skirt | Alohas leather sandals

AFTER:

 

I think I look a lot girlier in the second pic!! I’m looking forward to seeing what else I can do with these clip in extensions as they are real hair, so I can curl them/straighten them etc. Also they are actually rather simple to put in, just little clips that attach to your hair. I mean, the back of my head is shaved and my housemate still managed to get them in…

What do you guys think of hair extensions? Have you tried them? If not, would you?

Have a great weekend my lovely followers and readers!

Stacy x

Photographer & part-time hair stylist: Melanie Hansen aka best housemate in the world ❤

 

 

 

GARDEN BED

 

Gorman garden bed tee dress // Staple the label jacket // Witchery brogues

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‘STRAYA DAY

Time to start up the barbie, have a beer and listen to triple J’s hottest 100 while in shorts and thongs (that’s ‘flip-flops’ for you foreigners who think thongs are an undergarment, ha). It’s Australia Day tomorrow, a day to celebrate the founding of modern day ‘white’ Australia. If you live or grew up in Australia, you’d know exactly what I’m talking about.




White button-up blouse and denim skirt c/o boohoo.com.au
Necklace c/o Emclectic Collection

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HAWKEYE VINTAGE

Chanel scarf, jewellery from Hawkeye Vintage
Jacket from Hawkeye Vintage
Glassons top
Kookai skirt
Senso Taffy II heels

I have to say, I rarely ever dress too classy. It’s usually ripped jeans, or printed pants, or Black Milk bodysuits, etc etc. I guess I have a kinda quirky style, but for this shoot I definitely went outside my comfort zone. My housemate Mel shot these photos, and she is very girly, into her pretty clothes and jewellery. So I let her style me up in these gorgeous Chanel accessories from Hawkeye Vintage!

This post is an announcement that local vintage store Hawkeye Vintage have a new haul of over 1000 vintage designer accessories – Chanel, LV and Hermes! To celebrate, Danielle from Hawkeye is holding a special 3-day event online!!

DATE – 11th – 20th December
TIME – 10am-12am
LOCATION – http://www.hawkeyevintage.com

To be a part of the VIP shopping event you should subscribe to Hawkeye Vintage’s mailing list, the code for the 20% off is VIP20. You will receive a one time only 20% off discount on all the new items listed!! There are pretty bags, jewellery, belts, scarves and other accessories.

Exciting stuff also – 100 shoppers will also receive a VIP xmas goodie bag with your purchase from our sponsors. If you want to see some of what is in this goodie bag, worth over $120, check out my latest Instagram post 🙂

Happy Wednesday guys! I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas, 2015 has gone crazy fast. I’m officially off to Vietnam in about 3 weeks, excited to go on more adventures 😀

x x Stace

ALOHAS

Aloha! It’s been a while since my last post. There is a lot going on in my life right now, and I’m really enjoying every aspect of it. I’ve been feeling inspired, healthy & happy 🙂 I’ve started my Masters (The people that I’m studying Music Therapy with are all incredible people – I guess creative types and helpers are drawn to each other), ended a long-term relationship which was unhealthy and (soon) I am moving house – it’s like a fresh start. Sometimes you just need that in your life; for me, right now is one of those times.

What better way to celebrate a fresh start than with new shoes – I’ve been sent a gorgeous pair of silver leather sandals from Alohas, and they are shiny/pretty, good quality, unique and practical. Pretty much fulfils my requirements for a good shoe, and they have been running a high rotation lately, even if the weather in Melbourne has been a little weird.

The leather is buttery soft, and they are super easy to slip on and off. Plus, they’re flat. So no falling over curbs and wobbling my way around haha. My level of coordination is kinda non-existent! Silver leather is also a new obssession – these shoes are fuelling my love with shiny silver things. Check my new watch/bracelet/knit 😛 I’ll let the photos do the talking anyhow.

Alohas leather sandals – Witchery zip knit – American Apparel skirt – Mimco Sportivo watch & bracelet

This is a super simple outfit I wore to the movies with my lovely photo-lady Kayla, lately I’ve been drawn to simplistic outfits with minimal jewellery and maximum comfort. I’m also being aware of buying things that are ethical and also sustainable. I learnt a little bit about Alohas and was very impressed with what the company has done. Alohas don’t have a box packaging to minimise waste, and are also handmade – the soles are made from recycled tyre rubber! I decided to have a Q&A with the founder of Alohas, Ale.

Where did you grow up and how has that influenced who you are today?

I have been born and raised in Barcelona until I was 16. Once I turned 16 I have been traveling the world and living in different places because [of] soccer.

However, the 2 places that have influenced the most has been Barcelona and Hawaii. From Barcelona I take the special vibe of the city and its people. It is a very multi-ethnical city with fashion influences from all over the world. Hawaii has also had a big impact in me because its aloha lifestyle, of living sustainable and living from the Aina, (land), and love each other.

How did you first get into the field of designing shoes?

During one of my trips people were stopping in the streets asking about the shoes I was wearing. After so many people asking me the same question I realized that it was a great opportunity to take this design and make it sustainable friendly.

Where do you find your inspiration from from creating something new?

Each one of the experiences that we have shapes us in a certain way. In all the places that I have lived has changed me and my style and is where i get the inspiration from. I tried to get the best from each places I know and put it together.

Tell me about a pair of shoes you’ll never forget. I am summer person, not just because of the warm weather but also for the conformability of the clothing. During my summers I have always worn two traditional spanish shoes, the espadrille, and the sandals where Alohas Sandals come from, the avarcas.

Do you have a “shoe motto”?

Yes! Life is better with Alohas! 🙂 Mahalo, Ale

I love the whole philosophy behind the Alohas brand! If you do too, check them out using the links below 🙂

http://www.alohassandals.com.au
Alohas AU Facebook
ALOHAS AU Instagram

Hope everyone had a great Easter. For all my fellow uni peeps, happy mid-sem break, enjoy it while it lasts! xx