Sunday, July 19, 2009

Spread the A.P.C. love

I probably would consider A.P.C. as the French answer to Topshop, and as any respectful fashionistas would not argue against France's chic tag, I am stoked to know A.P.C. is opening its first Australian store in Melbourne. And to make it even better, it's supposed to open this month!

The location is still under wraps; but I promise you, once it opens, I'm probably there on the first day or at least, on the second. This is - to me - almost as fantastic as a trip to France itself. This is probably the most over-the-top statement I'll ever make in my whole life, but it is just so, so, so exciting to add another European flavour to this wonderful city that is Melbourne (I really am smiling when I'm writing this).

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Monday, July 6, 2009

Latest expedition

I went on a shopping trip last Thursday. It was supposed to be just for finding a present for a friend from work, but Brunswick Street turned out to be even more evil than I've always known it to be.

I bought an antique ring, brown loafers (which I've been living in since) and a $20 skirt. I also bought a Marc by Marc Jacobs T-shirt on sale at DJ in the city, so that sort of completed the look. But basically it was an evil shopping trip. It really was.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Star style: Jamie Hince

It's the men's turn now.

Jamie Hince from The Kills is probably one of the most stylish rockstars I've seen. His stage persona is written all over the skinny jeans, boots and leather jackets. Yeah, yeah, we've all seen them before. But somehow he adds that extra panache with that tasteful drape of the patterned scarf, colourful vests peeking underneath, the jewellery and the gold-button detailing.

I saw The Kills play live at the V Festival almost three months ago and instead of looking around for Kate Moss (which would have been unfruitful since she didn't come along for that tour after all), I was mesmerised by his stage presence - and sartorial choice, of course.