Month: June 2013

Creeper

It’s a funny thing, this fashion blogging caper. It often leads you to creeping around public parks secretly rejoicing when no one is around so you can contort your body into strange positions and take photos of yourself. And lets face it, all of the planets have to align… good lighting, good hair day, good weather and just plain ol’ good luck. And every now and then when it all comes together, you do a little jump for joy!

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Jeans: Nobody, similar here
Parka: old Stylestalker. Similar Stylestalker one here 
Shoes: Converse
Watch: Michael Kors

Meet your Restyle Bloggers

If you’re itching to know more about your 2013 Restyle Bloggers, the very beautiful Adelle of Where the Styled Things Are has written a great piece on all 7 of our style quirks.

Restyle 2013

Oh and don’t forget Google Reader is shutting down next week so if you haven’t switched already, Bloglovin is the perfect alternative xx

Perth Fashion Festival Restyle 2013

Perth Fashion Festival Restyle 2013

I am so excited to be able to announce that I am one of 7 bloggers taking part in Perth Fashion Festival’s Restyle campaign for 2013. Restyle is now in its 5th year and is a fantastic initiative championed by PFF and supported by Lotterywest to highlight the benefits of opshopping and the value it brings to the community.

For the month of August, myself and 6 other Perth fashion bloggers will reveal how we restyle our wardrobes for less and support the community at the same time by blogging our daily opshopped outfits. Yep, that means opshopped items only for one whole month!

This year there are 7 local charities involved including AnglicareAustralian Red CrossGood SammyRSPCASalvos StoresSave the Children and Vinnies. I’m the lucky gal who has been teamed with RSPCA and I can’t wait to show you what I’ve got planned!

And the best part is that this year, you can get involved too. In 2013 we’re also going to be participating in a photo a day challenge which all of our readers can join along with! Stay tuned for more info on the details, they’ll be released shortly.

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I had a ball taking these photos with the rest of the girls and had a small heart attack when I got to team this amazing opshopped skirt with new collection Mosman and Betts Shoes. We were so lucky to work with an amazing hair and makeup team and stylist – I’ll be posting a behind the scenes photo diary very soon so you can see all of the shenanigans.

Don’t forget you can follow all of my Restyle action on Bloglovin and Facebook and of course, check out what the other bloggers are up to:

Eeeeek! I’ve got a big couple of months ahead but can’t wait for the challenge!

A huge thank you to everyone who was involved on the day of the shoot:

Restyle Project Manager: Renee Glastonbury for Perth Fashion Festival
Photographer: Penny Lane
Makeup: Lauren Wood
Hair: Renos on St Quentin for L’Oreal Professionnel
Stylist: Emily Howlett

No Standing

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It seems the blogger world has gone a little mad for leather pants. The fabric is without a doubt my favourite but I’ve been hesitant to make the investment. For some strange reason I’ve had it in my head that you need to be tall and super skinny to pull them off. So when I stumbled across the leather looking Montrer Skinny Jean by Toi Et Moi at a bargin price I couldn’t help but take the plunge. And to say that I am in love is an understatement.

I haven’t taken them off since they were delivered. And paired with this amazing silver vintage jumper from Vintage Chic, it was the perfect outfit for a night out on the town.

Knit: Vintage from Vintage Chic
Pants: Toi Et Moi

Bag: Sportsgirl
Boots: Target, identical ones here
Watch: Michael Kors 

 

Grimes

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Things:

1. I hate my curls.
2. Converse are completely acceptable to wear in the office.
3. Balconies are good places to take grimey photos.
4. Stripes and blazers are no fail. Every single time.

Top: Witchery
Blazer: Witchery, similar here
Jeans: Saba
Shoes: Converse
Watch: Baby-G

Keep Left

I swear sometimes I feel like I’m dicing death on my daily walks to the office. Keep left or risk getting knocked into the river with the dolphins, as you can see by the cyclist whizzing past me in snap one.

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Jacket: old, cool one here, Jeans: Seed Heritage, Boots: Seed Heritage, similar here, Vest: H&M, similar here, Knit: Kookai, Sunglasses: Ray Ban

This H&M vest was the perfect addition to my wardrobe, versatile enough for work and play. And I kid you not, this Body & Soul jacket is about 8 years old. Still on trend and still one of my winter regulars.

 

PR in Fashion

On Wednesday night I attended the Curtin Uni’s PR in Fashion 2013 event, run by the PR Student Chapter with key sponsor Times Square Claremont. Skatt Mt Hawthorn, turned it on with a hot pink runway featuring designers Tarvydas and Breathless and WA labels Wild Horses, Tindale, Ange Lang, Jonte and Zhivago courtesy of Lost Souls. Independent WA fashion designers Sam McCoy, Cordelia Gibbs, Marlina Minniti and Seth Cray also showed some beautiful pieces.

In between shows we were also treated to talks by guest speakers Zara Bryson, Caitlin Irving, Ivanna Fontana and Emma Scanlan about how to cut it in the fashion and PR industry.

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Congrats to the Curtin Uni’s Student PR Chapter for putting on a wonderful event!

PS sorry for the semi-blurry photos, I think it’s time for a semi-serious lens!
PPS I’ve finally bit the bullet and set up a Facebook page. Feel free to show me the love.

Beauty Basics Part II

My beauty basics series continues today with part II of the products that I can’t live without.

Beauty Basics Part II

1. Bare Minerals Ready Foundation SPF 20. I use this when I want a little more coverage but still want something light on my skin. I transitioned over to a mineral foundation about 6 months ago and started off with the Bare Minerals starter kit. I like the Ready compact version because it’s a little less messy and makes touch ups easier.

2. Napoleon Perdis Makeup Brushes. Here’s a little known fact about me, I’m actually a qualified makeup artist and when I was training I was lucky enough to be given a set of Napoleon Perdis makeup brushes. That was almost 8 years ago and with regular cleaning and disinfecting they’re still going strong. Makeup brushes are one of those products where it pays to spend a little more for quality.

3. Nivea Q10 Plus Eye Cream. To be honest, I think any eye cream is better than no eye cream. I used to use Elizabeth Arden’s Prevage eye cream which will set you back about $7,929,051 and I’m not entirely convinced it’s any better than a $15 chemist version. I think what the eye area needs is moisture of any kind, so if you’re budget conscious any of the chain brands will do the job just fine.

4. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream. Hands down, my favourite lip balm in the world. For me, it’s the only one that doesn’t feel like its just sitting on top of my lips. It’s also great for little scrapes and cuts.

5. Nars Lipstick in Barbarella. Creamy, long-lasting and easy to wear. A fantastic range of colours and reasonably priced. Nars makes a standout lipstick.

6. Kerastase Oleo Curl Shampoo & Conditioner. Ok, lets talk hair care. This is another area I believe it’s pays to spend a little more. I can put my hand on my heart and say that this shampoo & conditioner has changed my hair. Yes, it’s pricey, but quite frankly, supermarket brands are full of harsh ingredients and curls are unpredictable at the best of times. The Kerastase range has a product for every hair type and the Curl range is simply the best I’ve tried.

7. Sukin Moisture Restoring Night Cream. Another product that I stumbled across while trying to “naturalise” my beauty cupboard. It contains rose hip, evening primrose and borage oils. I alternate this night cream with straight up rose hip oil and a little goes a long way so it’s definitely a great budget buy.

So ladies, let me know if there are any specific products you’d like me to focus on for part III of basic beauty buys. And don’t forget you can follow The Kids Are In Trouble on Bloglovin xx

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Here’s two things I’ve realised while looking at these photos;

1. I don’t wear accessories
2. I almost always have a hair tie around my wrist.

And once again, it’s black on black on black for lunch today at the oldest pub in Perth. Maybe I can distract myself from this awful season we call Winter by actually playing around with some accessorising.

Jacket: White Suede
Jeans: Cheap Monday
Top: Country Road
Shoes: Converse
Bag: Samvara
Watch: Baby-G
Sunglasses: AM Eyewear