Dusk is my favourite time of day – it’s the cusp between afternoon and evening, when shadows start to lengthen and everything starts to slow down and unwind. There’s a reason they call it the “golden hour” and it’s not just because of the soft lighting that we get when the sun starts to set. Though that indeed is a perk and why I choose to take most of my photos at dusk.
This outfit from the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) is one of my favourites, black with a hint of metallic. It’s simple, yet intricate. It’s elegant, yet edgy. When I saw this skirt on ASOS I knew it had to be mine, and what better place to wear it than to fashion week 🙂
ASOS midi skirt // Kookai everyday crop // Dune London bag // Senso Taffy heels
I attended the VAMFF designer runway show on Saturday night with Celeste and we saw some amazing new collection pieces from Thurley, Misha Collection, White Suede and other gorgeous labels. Definitely true to say that we both added a few new pieces to our fashion wishlist for the Autumn/Winter coming. I always love an opportunity to frock up too!
Anyway, gotta go, it’s dusk. Time to make some magic happen ✨✨✨
What’s your favourite time of day, and why?
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 🙂
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.
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!!
T-bar for Cotton On tshirt | Gorman jigsaw skirt | Alohas leather sandals
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!
Photographer & part-time hair stylist: Melanie Hansen aka best housemate in the world ❤