Saturday, October 15, 2011

creeping sneakers

They are the most comfortable things in the world!
Perfect fit, could not be happier with this purchase to be honest. Maybe the Korean store could have done a better shop emulating the converse sign, instead of converse they wrote Max haha. SO GOOD.
Get your hands on some on ebay. 

My parents have taken the camera with them overseas and coming back with a DSLR.. I'm just a bit excited... I just have to learn how to use one. 
So photobooth had to do for now. Speaking of photobooth. Some cool new effects on Lion OSX

  My bf finds this offensive. What-ever. 


Saturday, October 1, 2011

back from the dead

New acquisitions and old ones. New shoes that I got on sale. So thrifty I am! I haven't seen them anywhere cheaper. Achievements like those makes me pat myself on the back and reward myself with buying another pair of shoes. Delightful! Currently waiting for my platform sneakers. I'm a bit nervous because it's not really my style, but I'm prepared to move outside my boundaries. Bring on the 6cm goodness! Cmonnnn shipping!


Monday, June 20, 2011

Quick post

Hey all,
Just a quick post I wanted to share (form of procrastination). DIYed this vintage gold dress I bought from an op-shop a while ago. Took off the straps and shortened it. Only issue was the material is so slinky that it was so difficult to hem and I need to insert some wires or something at the bust to stop the top from folding in on itself. Any suggestions?
Also found this amazing holey cardigan ages ago.
PLUS Senso Diffusion Acacia wedges I acquired, also a while ago, but never bothered to show on my blog.
However, I will be selling them soon because they are an insy bit too small. It's a 37 and I wear AUS7 but they ran small, so probably better for a AUS6.5.
This always seems to happen to me. I think I need to calm down with the online shoe shopping because I've been having a bad run lately :(
I also need to buy a nice camera. I don't own one like most bloggers, since I only ever blog once every blue moon and I am a spender of money. Shoes+food+going-out leaves steph a poor woman with no camera but a shitty family one. Good times.

As you can probably tell, this was clearly shot outside in the nice beautiful weather. Melbourne is currently facing strong winds and there's no sunshine because Estelle is overseas. Also... I tend to procrastinate at night.



Saturday, June 4, 2011

Oh so it's not cool to post pre-going-out photos anymore?

As we speak I have a killer headache and my body is ready to give up on me and go into hibernation. Welcome to the exam study period. I think this physically ages my body 5 years every time I go through this. It is draining, stressful and tiring. I think 'retail therapy' rings true every time during this period. I tend to do spur of the moment purchases because waiting for a parcel will hopefully subsume this terrible anxiety of studying.
Last weekend I had one of the best times of my life when The Market, one of Melbourne's most iconic gay bars said goodbye and closed, but before they did they threw a final bash. It was greatttt. I ordered something off Asos, but for the first time it didn't come on time so I had to quickly think of something. Excuse the poor photography, mum did the whole 'oh let's take photos and send it to your distant relatives in all parts of the world.. namely China'. Considering I hadn't blogged for a while, i thought I'd do the cheap thing and just upload them anyway as an outfit post? 

Anyway, I bought this beautiful fuchsia vest/ sleeping thing from an op-shop and I thought it'd go well with orange, so I did a quick shop and managed to find something orange (which is surprisingly hard during winter). It was from Supre and I spent most of the night pulling this dress over my arse, because apparently it's cool to have half your ass showing when you go out. Thank god I was out gay clubbing.
ALso picked up this vintage Celine belt ages ago from an opshop and never showed it off!

Now back to law textbooks :(


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A post with nothing to do with clothes


Just had some thoughts in my brainbox that I wanted to vent/ discuss on my blog. I've been watching reading and experiencing some pretty heavy shit about life and reality. This was sparked after I had one of the craziest lucid dreams I've ever had which spawned a lot of philosophical thought about what is reality.
I know I probably sound like some dope- fiend high on mescaline, but it's interesting sometimes when something seemingly insignificant can cause such a chain reaction.
My bf's brother told me to watch this film called Waking Life which discussed the ideas around lucid dreaming as well as discussing a lot of philosophical issues surrounding what is reality. Is it something we create or something we are born into? 
One thing that struck something in me was this scene where the protagonist was walking in the subway and was in the way of this other girl. They did the usual: 'sorry' and shuffle aside and then the girl walked back and asked if they could go through that again. The reason being because she wanted to have a human experience not some experience that is programmed in our brain. 
This got me thinking. We've been taught our whole life to work hard and study in order to get a job in order to have money and live comfortably. I think sometimes we get so caught up in this program that we become ants in a colony and forget to do something real and experience life.
In the midst of such a privatised and capitalist driven Country and world sometimes the only real experience is a human experience. 
So I've tried to change a bit, to appreciate everyone and to break away from this trained program of going to uni just going to class and not interacting with strangers. It's not easy. Sometimes I still feel lazy and lethargic to spark a conversation about nothing. But isn't that sad? Isn't it horrifying that we are so willing to participate in work, life, earning money etc, but too lazy or scared to have a human experience?

I've been reading random's twitters namely girls from America. It entertains me sometimes to see life from a different perspective. I've read tumblrs about them being the 'baddest bitches' and twitpics of them in bikinis and holding guns etc. That's cool - except the gun bit. I'm pretty against the lack of gun laws in America. The interesting thing to me is reading about how they've ben back stabbed and fucked over and now it's a privilege to be in their lives and how they don't have friends etc. OH MY GOD. It's a privilege?? I think it's depressing that so many people leave this world without ever having a genuine human experience or shy away from them. I don't entirely believe it's their fault though. I think we as a society share some of that blame because we've become so good at adapting to this system that we forget about the fringe-dwellers and neglectful.

I think a world without strangers is one of the greatest things to aspire to because maybe then we can experience something truly real and not something theoretical and made up. In a world where almost everything we do and see (internet, money, law, names, title, status) is so transitory and intangible that the only reality may be the experience between living organisms.

Although I have a love for fashion and things seemingly vain. I also believe our reality is something we can create. Perhaps this is the way some people can escape the mundane and cyclical nature of life by finding something they truly enjoy and love. Yet for me, I want to make sure this doesn't eclipse the genuine face to face interaction with people. At the end of the day my clothes will fade and perhaps the only thing I'll have left to grasp on that is real is the experience i've shared with some of the most amazing people I've met. It's a shame that I could pass the chance to meet other wonderful people because I'm too lazy to make an effort to be a bit different and do something a bit strange and talk to others I don't usually talk to.

Anyway that's just something that's been on my mind. Now back to study haha