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GIRLY FLIRTY AND FUN

15/04/2014
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Sunglasses: Raybans (gift)
Shirt: Tempt ($10)
Skirt: Camberwell Market ($10)
Shoes: Malaysia (?? RM)
Photography: Vanessa King

Trying to stay classy while the wind in billowing your skirt multiple directions can prove to be difficult at times. Thankfully I got myself covered in the feet and the chest area, so all I had to worry about the wind exposing my lower half. But besides the problems that come from wearing skirts, I truly enjoy wearing clothes that just emmet a great level of feminity. Not to say that I don’t love my lazy pants, because I do, but wearing skirts and blouses with pink on them make me feel a bit lighter, a bit bouncier, just girly! It’s fun to throw in just a little bit of pink into your outfit and embrace that inner child when it comes to accessory choices. Like my pink ray bans for example. Protection from the sun, but making it fun!

Other fun fashion choices: sparkles, bright prints, cats, etc. We all have our weaknesses! Mine happen to be all of the above and polka dots. I adore polka dots.

Hope everyone is having a delightful week thus far, we are super excited to be bringing you more and more content cause we got so much to share with you! What are your fashion weaknesses btw? Look in your wardrobe, what do you have heaps of? I know our friend Elaine has SO MANY playsuits and crop shirts! And I’ve got a polka dot outfit for every occasion. How about you? 🙂

With Love
Vess

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BLUESTONE

15/02/2014
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Hello lovelies!

IT’S SUMMAAAAATIME! I think I mentioned that in my last post, here on Big Picture Stuff, but with Melbourne’s womanly moods and four seasons in one day, it’s hard to tell what season we’re supposed to be experiencing lately! So in saying that, I feel like this set of pictures Val and Vess captured of me reflects perfectly on the moodiness of Melbourne and its iconic weather.

Without intending to, this outfit matches pretty perfectly with the backdrop and the weather, don’t you think? I managed to pair my absolute favourite pants of all time (you’ll see me constantly donning these beauties, I just love them so) in a camel colour with a wide belt to make my pants look even higher waisted… To match the building we know as the Royal Exhibition Building behind me of course! And I can’t forget my sleeveless top that only reflects the stormy grey clouds above me. Okay, so I did mention that it was completely unintentional, but nonetheless, I think it worked out pretty well if I do say so myself!

Here’s to hoping that we get some consistent sunshine soon, I’m not liking how I have to dig out the cosy winter gear for some of these random rainy days. But I can’t complain, because when the sun has been shining its rays, the days have been so so lovely.

Peace out dudes. Keep smiling as always, and wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday!

Love, Livia x

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fashion, vess

INTERNET <3 CATS

21/01/2014
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In recent times there has been a flux of this previously unknown phenomena, VIRAL VIDEOS. Thanks to youtube, we’re all in the loop these days and everyone has an opinion. Youtube has given us a valuable gift; armed with basic viral video knowledge, no longer are we as susceptible to awkward silences! Talking to a stranger? Bring up the words “gangnum style” or “twerking” and suddenly you’ve got a nice little conversation going on.

Now this outfit I call, in my head, my viral video outfit. For two simple reasons; firstly because this little tank shirt I bought from H&M is covered with cats and secondly that my stripy shirt forever will remind me of Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus. Internet sensations which has swept the globe and are now permanent cultural references. Thank you internet, thank you youtube.

Also you may notice that I’m wearing two different pairs of sunglasses! The white aviatars are mine, and the cat eye frames were lent to me by Livia who thought they went perfectly with my “cat theme”!

So there you go guys, a little bit of an insight to my fashion choices. All led and directed by youtube. 😉

You can see more pictures of this outfit taken by Kim on his blog LongBlack, an awesome street fashion blog. We were lucky enough to be shot by him and his pictures came out great! So check it out!

xx

Vess

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ENDLESS WINGS

01/01/2014
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Welcome 2014 and goodbye to 2013, a year of endings,beginnings but overall a memorable one! It’s barely into the new year and Val and I are so excited to be busy with projects and collaborations! We’ll also be posting up a 2013 reflection soon, so look out for that.

In the meantime, I am absolutely delighted to be sharing these images of my collaboration with the incredible photographer Chantelle Elise. 21 years old and amazingly talented, I discovered her work through her instagram account and was struck by the gorgeousness of her work. A couple of comments and emails later, and after a good stalk of her incredible flickr account, she supplied me with her images to work with. An absolute sweetheart, Chantelle’s only direction for this project was to “draw all over them!”, it was like a dream come true.

So armed with a gorgeous selection of photographs, imagination and support from an amazing photographer I begun sketching. When I first saw Chantelle’s images, I was amazed by the stillness and life that each of her photographs portrayed. I wanted to create dream like scenes that reflected the beauty of her photographs. So I drew winged creatures, which to me illustrated the movement that was evident in these still images. Almost a realisation of the life that Chantelle’s photographs quietly captured.

I hope you enjoy these series of images, it was an absolute pleasure to work on and I’m so grateful for Chantelle’s generosity. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, beautiful things can truly emerge in the world of the collaborative creative.

For more gorgeous inspiring images from the lovely Chantelle, visit her website, facebook page, instagram account and flickr.

xx

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SUNSHINE BLOOMS

28/12/2013
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Hello lovelies!

It’s amazing how much I appreciate nature these days, compared to when I was a young’un and hated going to the local park. My brother, cousins and I would moan and groan about going to the aptly named ‘Dog Poo Park’, but these days I find myself appreciating the scenery (and lack of animal excrement, actually). It’s such a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle and craziness of life, and our so-called first world problems.

Not only that, but I’m finding so much beauty just in our local neighbourhood, in the front yards of strangers’ houses. I recall Val telling me how she has to resist the urge to jump in people’s gardens to take photos! For this set of photos, Val and I went wandering about the streets of our neighbourhood and found a perfectly leafy vine wall, and worry not people, we remained on public land the whole time! Criminals, we are not.

I absolutely adore this rosy blouse I got from Zara. Call me a grandma, but the rose sofa print of it drew me in and consequently, I became enthralled with its beauty. With its mix of red and pink, colours that I’ve found aren’t the most complimentary with one another in the past, this top is the epitome of my love of florals, and gosh… isn’t the world just so pretty sometimes that we can print it onto a blouse for Zara to sell to the average fashion conscious consumer like me?!

I paired this blouse with a pinky peach pair of shorts, which somewhat matched the colours in the top, and threw on a cute pair of shoes in the same colour with a silver heel. I love these shoes so much; they’re so preppy and also incorporate a currently trending ankle strap

That’s it from me for now, encouraging the rest of you to get out there and enjoy the fresh air and flowers and trees and leaves and… dog poo.

Hoping you’re all safe and happy over Christmas and New Year!

Much love,

Livia

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