Friday, December 23, 2011

red and green

i got this bag from my aunty's store. Imogino. in bunbury when we went down the other day.
it's a pigeonhole bag. and I love it. actually so much. i was feeling the holiday/christmas season with red nail and green bag. it was accidental but highly appropriate. i also got these shorts from pigeonhole when i went there the other day. i spent so long in there it's not even funny. i always forget every time i go there how much i enjoy it. as it would seem many other stores in perth struggle to have as much quirk and cool as this store. i didn't realise it was so hard. mm. well i'm sure i'll be finding myself in there more often. it was quite marvellous for christmas presents.
anyway. so this is just a real quick post of what i wore the other day out to lunch with one of my dear friends sarah, who has come over from sydney for the summer holidays. good to have her back. if all goes well you will see her face on here soon. got another post i'm dying to show you, just may not get around to it too soon. i'll finally be showing you the alice mccall skorts. woo.
hope you're all having amazing holidays. going to party with jesus soon :)
dan xx

Saturday, December 17, 2011


hello dears.
it's been a bit longer than usual, but all this end of yearness has kept me quite on the go. therefore not editing photos and such menial things. it always amazes me how i can be so busy on holidays. anyway. once christmas is over i'll be spending a lot of time on this baby. a long with the marvellous help of my baby sister. who will in fact be doing much of the same thing. she has started a blog very recently. she's a pretty snazzy little tumblr-er also, but for now check it out and follow her. she's bound to upload lots soon enough. click here to see.
so clothing wise. as this is a 'fashion' blog. i'm wearing a lilya maxi dress that i no longer enjoy in its original form. it's much better as a skirt. i also wore it here a whole year ago. paired with the cropped neuw top you recently saw, and a terese ruiz belt. it felt quite lovely to be wearing this along the wind swept river shore, bare foot and pretending to be at one with the sand whilst posing. somehow the two ideas seem to contradict themselves. mmm. well hopefully i'll get another post in soon before christmas. and if not you'll be hearing plenty from me after. hope you're enjoying the best holiday season of the year. lots of love and blessings.
dan x

Sunday, December 4, 2011

country road. op shop pt3.

feels like i haven't blogged in so long. and it's only been a week.
i feel like this is a good sign. i might actually be getting the hang of this thing :)
so here's part 3 of the opshop series. i got this skirt from vinnies in claremont. it was $6. the original brand is country road. when they used to have those cool big stitched in tags. they're cool. i love that it's just a simple shaped black skirt but has the little sheer spotted layer over the top. i was supposed to take a before and after altering photo. however i forgot to take a photo when it was long. and i decided to wear it before even hemming it. which really was a bit silly. i was pulling an array of cotton from the bottom of the skirt all day. anyway. i will show you once i've done it all lovely.
top is neuw. shoes are new kid. i've well worn in these babies now. i love them. wear them probably too much. and the whole sock thing, i know, it really does break all the laws about proportions. considering the length of my legs. so i did try to pull my skirt high as possible to make my legs seem longer. the whole short top thing too. i don't know if it worked. meh. i like the socks and shoes :)
oh and i have some awesome makeup stuff coming up. finally they are actually going to work for me. for you. for us. yay. looking forward to sharing that with you. in the meantime, you can jump on to my makeup facebook and see just a few photos from some makeups that i have done. click here if you would like to see. thank you. love you all. see you soon.
dan x

Saturday, November 26, 2011

hello dolly...

So at the shoot I did the other day, this was basically the makeup.
I can't wait to show you the actual photos, but in the mean time, these ridiculous photos of my baby sister are more than sufficient. I did a really gold eye, winged liner, pinky cheeks, perfect skin, and these exploding pink lips. kinda looks like she just ate an icey pole. i love it. haha.

She looks insanely gorgeous, it's kind of silly. But anyways, I'm thinking about doing a video of a makeup, now that I've finally sussed all that video stuff out. I always ask questions and people never seem to answer. sad really. haha. but I'm going to ask another question. Would you like to see a video of this makeup look? Or a pin up look? Or a smokey eye? Or a day-time look? Let me know. (yes. i've said this before, but now it will work. yay)
Oh and another music video on youtube coming up.
Love you all. Thanks for all the support lately.
Dan x

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

st vincent. op shop pt 2.

i looove this skirt. i found this gem at vinnie's in claremont (along with the cut out top from 2 posts ago). it's pretty much exactly what's on trend right now, tho whole cropped almost maxi skirt and colour blocking thing going on, and was literally $4. i mean really? much like good sammy's, vinnies carry out many community base activities helping those in society who struggle with under privileged lives. they put their faith in action and really try to act upon how much God loves us. it's wonderful. so i'm always so happy to put my money in to such organisations. you know, i have so many different ideas of who owned this before me. they were however, clearly more modest, as the slit used to be pinned together. but you know me... more leg, more fun. (probably not a life motto, but definitely okay at selected times.)
so this is actually a look that i styled for a shoot i did the other day. the model, megan, was just wonderful to work with, not to mention gorgeous. i did a sort of sixties really colourful inspired makeup, curls, and fun coloured clothing. it looked gorgeous just in the white studio. so i look forward to sharing those photos with you soon (thanks to david broadway). plenty of fun styling went on. so along with the skirt i'm wearing a sportsgirl bustier thing, beefly suede wedges, and an allanah hill velvet bow headband. hectic. but cute. hope you continue to be inspired, you ;)
dan x

Sunday, November 20, 2011

reflect. op shop pt 1.

wearing: vintage top, american apparel skirt, fendi shoes, nars funny face lipstick
love these photos regardless of the fact that we didn't really feature the whole outfit too well (that's what happens when you try to use a 50mm lens for everything). but the sun peering through the window on to the mirror was pretty gorgeous. these shoes i bought in paris from one of the vintage stores there. it was pretty amazing going through everything. i could have bought so much! but of course, money was an object. but seriously. i can't wait to go back. i'll be so prepared for it!
so i've decided to do a little bit of a series featuring a new item of clothing from the op shop each post. my last post had it, and i realised i have a few awesome things to show you, so i'll do it all at once. i'll show you some alterations i've made to them also. i find it so fun going in to the stores and having to search through everything to find those items that you just saw in vogue but for $4. or thinking how you can cut off the sleeves and take in the side or shorten it (in my case, mainly shorten haha). so i'll share with you some of the process. hope it inspires you to get over the fear of wearing someone else's clothing and get creative. and if that's not incentive enough, buying from the op shop really is a charitable thing to do. good sammy's (where i purchased this top) give opportunities for people with disabilities to be employed, and really help local communities and homeless people, so it's a great place to put your money in to. fashion for society. i like it.
dan xx

Monday, November 14, 2011

cut out..

went to the vinnie's in claremont today, and it was one of the best op shopping experiences i've had in a while. honestly. it somehow smelt clean. and the ladies were so excited about us finding beautiful things in there. made me all more enthused to look around. only down fall, it's such a small shop. anyway. had lots of fun and scored this awesome cut out shirt...

also wearing nudie jeans. wrist belt. and casadei heels.
these shoes are actually my mothers, but i know she bought them knowing i'd wear them a thousand times more than her. (good woman). they're insane anyway. perfect colour and the heel is just so chunky. reminds me of the 70's. sort of flared. we got them in florence. and if it weren't for the hefty price we would have come home with many more from that gorgeous store. next time i'll know where to put my moneys. oh and i hope you all enjoyed my youtube video. i've had pretty lovely response, so thank you all! however i've decided it's a bit depressing. so it's time i upload something that will make you feel good about living/music/anything. so watch this space for that update.
be blessed my dears.
dan x

Sunday, November 13, 2011

oui oui. paris.




just a few shots from paris. and despite all the rain it still charmed me. sorry about all the different photo sizes. i really struggled this time haha. anyway hope these make you a little bit jealous, but ultimately happy. i love travelling. something i will pursue for the rest of my life, and paris was just one of those places i wore whatever i wanted and felt pretty great about it. notice my stripes. one day i looked almost like a mockery with how frenchy i was. i loved it hehe. anyway here's just a little descriptive info:

1. the eiffel tower for about the 4th time
2. the lourve
3. the cool metro sign
4. climbed to stair 669 of the tower
5. popcorn and pomegranate soup at the tower dinner
6. our tickets
7. the hourly twinkle after 9pm
8. my gorgeous sister
9. again in the rain after some vintage shopping
10. amazing chandeliers in the notre dame
11. dad and i after the moulin rouge
12. laudree box
13. macaroons to die for. (we spent an unethical amount of money there)
14. another stripy moment looking out on the boat tour
15. having way too much fun without our 4th sister in the hotel room
(wish you were there pen!)

lots of love.
dan x

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

call me.

so i'm obessessssed with kimbra's album vows, and in particular her song 'call me'. i had to share it with you all just so you can be as happy as i am when i listen to her. i dare to not bop your head as you listen. it's impossible. i hope to be this cool one day. click here to experience happiness...

Monday, November 7, 2011

a cowgirl of sorts...

hi peeps. so this weather has been really getting on my nerves. the whole double mindedness about being sunny then rainy is not cool. i need to know if i need to fake tan or not. otherwise i struggle when deciding what to wear and limiting myself to full length clothing only.not to mention squint in all the photos trying to shelter my eyeballs from the tiny drops. mm anyways. i find myself talking about the weather too much. more about the clothes.
this little bustier/corset/lace top thing i believe i told you about a while back. it's from gorgeous vintage in inglewood, and the lady there made this in the 80's. it was a zip up onsie with the legs cut off at the thigh. so she made it in to a top for me. jeans are claude maus. belt is vintage. boots are 2 bia vista. and are rather convincingly cowboy boots. i like them. a lot. ah so another thing to tell of. i have finally put a video on youtube. i thought about not showing my face, but my sister convinced me that would be more awkward. so please excuse my bizarre facial expressions. i'm just that in to the music that i don't care what i look like... kidding. it just happens for some reason. so click here if you'd like to see me cover one of the world's most covered songs. thanks.
dan xx