30 November 2014

Leathery Goodness.

A pouch is a very satisfying thing. They can be as clean and as minimal, or as eclectic and eye grabbing as you like. A lovely, cuddly rectangle of design. Keep them close, while they sit comfy under your arm, or clutched lazily by the hand.  This one happens to be my favorite - made from real leather I know that it can take a tumble, and will accompany me through many of my days to come. Its one of Beyond Retro's salvaged and remade pieces, so there are more then one but still made from vintage fabrics. Along with the leather tassels it features a heavy weight, durable zip which I love. It all adds to the tough biker look. The stronger and chunkier the zip, the better in my opinion. It's lined beautifully and thickly quilted on the inside like a dream, so even when it's next to empty it doesn't look flabby and sorry for itself. I can trust this is the sort of pouch that would follow me to hell and back and still look kick ass as ever. Hell yeh!

Leather Tassel Pouch - Beyond Retro Own Label. 


23 November 2014

The Bolero.

I am a traveller at heart, but sometimes in life we find ourselves grounded in once place for while so when it comes to style and dress, I love to include my travel experiences as much as I can. Have to keep the essence of freedom there somewhere for my own sanity! Ethnic fabrics and textures, silverware, handmade, crocheted, woven...

This look reminds me of the traditional dress of a Torero (Spanish/ Portuguese bullfighter). This bolero jacket for me if so so perfect. It's stiff fit and open front just adds to the silhouette and character. I wear it over a simple grey T-shirt most of the time and then pair it with tight black jeans. Much needed finishing touches too, like my vintage belt and silver bangles just to give it a well travelled vibe.

Quilted Bolero Jacket - Topshop. 

Black Biker Jean - Topshop. 

Belt - Vintage. 

'Red Sky' Shoes - Asos.  

Photographs by Cam Hardy.


19 November 2014

Dusty Pink.

When I look through my (bursting, rickety) rail of clothes in my room, pink isn't a colour that is dominant. Amongst the blacks, browns, ominous amount of grey T-shirts, sits this very keen and pretty dusty pink Sister Jane jacket. It asks to be worn. It glows at me. With its tassels and dusty hue it creates a very romantic, nostalgic summer vibe - (It makes a great festival jacket). I like pretty things, but I'm not overly girly so when it comes to wearing this jacket, I end up toughening it up with some ripped jeans. Pink can be a hard colour to pair up with - I have always loved the combination of ballerina pink, with concrete grey and not too much else so these 'Jamie' jeans from Topshop are perfect. The vest dress by Off Dutee was a lovely gift, and goes on easy underneath. As for 'Swear on my Chanel' well, can't say I own a Chanel myself but hey. A girl can dream. (Unless you can count my powder brush, we can swear on that if we want). 

Pink Faux Suede Jacket - Sister Jane

'Swear On My' Vest Dress - Off Dutee

Grey 'Jamie' Jeans - Topshop. 

'Gracie' Shoes - Topshop.  

Photographs by Cam Hardy.


18 November 2014

The Red Wine Leather.

We had a little laugh when taking these pictures, couldn't help but feel we were taking pictures for my 'cover' for my album. Its probably the hat. Hat's do funny things to one's alter ego. Besides the hat's musician giving qualities I wanted to show you my faux leather trousers. They Goldie's last winter season, but still relevant and still very on trend. Reds, whether they be bright or mulled, its a colour we will be seeing a lot more of. I love the ankle zip on these, it's always cool to have the option to unzip a little depending on the shoes you have on. Stick on a pair of high, barely-there stilettos and unzip from the ankle a little just to add a little something. 

Red Faux Leather - Goldie

Slash Neck Knit - Topshop. 

Black Fedora - Vintage. 

'Razor Blade' Boots - Asos.  

Photographs by Brogan du Plooy.

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