Wednesday, February 29, 2012

parisien pin up.

last saturday i did a shoot with my good friend and makeup artist chantal, and my baby sister madeline. it was a bit different for me, as i'm used to being either photographed or doing the makeup. but i do love photography. a lot really. so i decided to be the photographer and stylist in this case. so here is just a sneak peek of the incredible shoot. it all went so well and i got some amazing shots. can't wait to share with you all. but for now i just have to show you this child's beauty. i mean really. she's incredible and chan did an amazing job of hair and makeup. had so much fun this day. x

so this dress i got from pigeonhole the other day. it's huge and sheet like. so i put the bustier from sportsgirl (that you've all seen before) over to create a little shape. i tried to make it work as a sack. but it was unfortunately far too much of a sack. the belts i joined at one and and doubled around my waist. i know i'm wearing stripes with navy and black, and weaved yellow and purple aren't exactly the next thing that comes to mind, but i'm kind of really in to non matching colours and patterns lately. you see. i feel i have a lot of clothes. and a lot of them i find boring. i literally look at my wardrobe and want to keep about 5 things and throw the rest away to start again. perhaps in hope that i will be smart/cool/trendier in my picking this time. but generally when i pull each individual piece out, there is something kind of cute and likeable about each item. so my aim is to work on, well i guess you could call composition. although that's not at all the technical term, i am just trying to arrange my clothes a little more randomly. attempt to layer and contrast my outfits a little more. we will see how we go. and how long i actually last at this. and the shoes are wittner. and once again don't really adhere with any sort of styling brief. i guess they have stripes. although they are bazaarly coloured. mm. anyway. i'm going wild over a photoshoot i did with maddy. so i must show you that soon. love you all.
dan x

Monday, February 20, 2012

russell james

Recently Russell James has been having 'Take Your Best Shot' photography competitions where people uplaod their best photos according to the theme he has chosen, and the winner gets an amazing prize. If I win, I get to have a skype call with him and his team at an up and coming photoshoot of my choice. Honestly, that would be amazing. He is from Perth himself, and is renowned for shooting the amazing victoria secret girls. So. What I would love you to do is to go to his facebook page and vote for my photo, which he has selected for the top 30. You have no idea how excited I am. This is the photo that got me to this place of i-cant-shut-up-i-want-to-tell-the-whole-world...

Click here to like the photo, and make my day (if not my life)
thanks so much!
dan x

Sunday, February 19, 2012


before we discuss what i'm wearing. can we just point out my little sister. i mean really. she is getting very cool at this whole photo thing. look at her being all clever and creating interesting depth and all. anyway. good job mad. so this shirt i got from lucky thirteen, like my last post. and again the whole one size fits all thing is actually relative to how large/small you are. however there were a few of these shirts and i think i'm totally going to make my own because it's literally a mens xl shirt which they have cut off but left dangly bits at the front to tie, put a piece of elastic in it and rolled the sleeves. i'll definitely show you how i do it. that is if i ever do. i'll potentially just buy more. i must say i do like the collar. i love that is has the three buttons to hold it down. definitely cute.
so i got ready so rushed this morning (hence the lack of makeup) but i'd been thinking about putting this shirt over this dress for a while now, and thank god it worked. which brings me to this dress. i literally wear it every week. like when i don't know what to wear i just throw on me old staple. appropriately the brand is actually, staple. and these new kid shoes are just one of the three pairs this family has, and of course, are worn down by excessive use and the over walked european streets. maybe thats secretly why i like to wear them. because they've been on my feet in rome. mm. anyway. not many of you heeded to my twitter call. but seriously. you should do it. then you can follow me on instagram. coz i'm good at updating that. much better than my blog haha. however. you may have noticed i've tried to make my blog a little cooler. and tomorrow i'm spending a whole day doing cool blog thing with my super techy smart cool friend. so hopefully we will do this thing. this cool thing. and make it cool.
so just wait and see what we can do.
dan x

Thursday, February 16, 2012

for the love of charlie..

so these photos were a little sporadic. you see. russell james this awesome celebrity photographer is having a little facebook photo competition. and the whole theme was love. and i guess maddy and i thought, well we love charlie (who doesn't love that face), so we took a couple of snaps with me and the ball of fluff. i'm actually loving these photos too. the lighting and the discovery of the awesomeness of curves on photoshop i think has given some rather cute photos. so hopefully you like them too.
this dress was $18. i know. really. from that lucky 13 place in the city that i have previous spoken about. mm. it was a long long time ago that i mentioned it. anyway. good store. only down fall is that everything is like 'one-size-fits-all'. but it's definitely a lie. from the front we are all happy and dandy, but when i turn around you start to question whether it is in fact a dress. then i lean ever so slightly forward and it really loses all credibility. so i may be in denial. i still think its a dress. i just add some little black denim short underneath. then there is then the issue of older women looking at you shocked for showing your black denim underwear. sweetheart. they're shorts.
okay anyway it's late and i could talk forever. follow me on twitter if you haven't i'd really like it. at the moment i look like some lame little dan with 18 followers. yah. i know. lame. so follow me. i put lots of instagram photos up that i don't have on my blog. okay. really i'll stop hassling you.
ciao bambinos.
dan x.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


i did it. i actually made a makeup video and uploaded it.
this is a new day for me. and i feel like we all need to celebrate by going and watching it and telling me how awesome it is. yet how speedy and annoying the whole thing is haha. i'm no pro at editing videos. but that wasn't the major issue. really the problem was that i just talk wayyyy too much. you can see it in the video, but i cut about half the footage and it's all high speed. i feel as though my tiny written explanations are enough. and once i'd start talking about something i'd mention another and just get way off track. i should probably try and control that for future reference. mm well anyway to have a look at this little guy finally, just click on the makeup button above.
thanks homies xx

Sunday, February 12, 2012

the opshopping continues.

this little stripey sack i picked up for about $8 from the op shop in claremont. to be honest i was a bit hesitant at first. you know the whole shapelessness kind of freaked me out. but i hemmed it short enough that it was okay. as if i wouldn't have made it short anyway. in the end i'm super happy with it. this necklace is ollld school mimco. and the shoes are 2 baia vista on sale at zomp. $45 yo. p.s. i lightened the ends of my hair a little more. don't know if you can tell. but what do you think. go even lighter? or should i just forget about balayage. or ombre. whatever its called. coz it was like so yesterday?
i don't know. help me.
dan xx

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


i lovvve these shoes. my little baby sister got them for my for christmas. i know right. now i'd imagine the price tag would be quite the opposite to that of my pants. these little things i picked up for $10 at dotti. i must say it's probably the first time i've been in there since i was 15. i was surprised at how cute some things were. cross was another christmas present, from my aunties. and the top was another sale item last christmas in fact. $20 from brownies. back to the pants. i'm feeling a little conflicted as to wether i truly love them. something about them is cool, and makes me feel relaxed. almost like i don't care what they look like. yet i clearly do. and on occasion they make my thighs look ginorm. overall, i think i'll give them a tick. but you know what i mean right.
dan x 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


so monday i had a lot of fun. after getting lost. more than once. i headed to york with an amazing team for a photo shoot. my official title was makeup artist and hair stylist. that always freaks me a little. the whole hair thing. but i certainly try. my good friend lance (who i've shared with you all before) asked me to head down with another friend of mine tanielle, styling, and couple of gorgeous models (and their supportive fam) for an epic shoot. we spent time in a building still standing from 1830. moved to a old school candy store. and finally a piano graveyard.. yah. i know. fricken cool. so here are just some behind the scene type shots. can't wait to show you when they're done. yay.

follow lance's blog here and like his facebook.
he deserves your attention.
oh and new post soon.
dan xx