July 14, 2009

Lazy Inspiration

So today is my first day off in two weeks. Snaps for Miann. To tell you the truth I haven't had much time to let my creativity flow freely and simmer in my mind lately; nor have I been at a functioning level of awareness to reach for my black book and scribble down random thoughts that I will most likely never come across so sporadically again.

On the same token I haven't done a lot of other things that keep me going of late, such as: Posting on here, reading books, keeping up to date with seasons and reading all my favourite blogs. Given my current creative drought I'm just going to post a bunch of images.

These are the ones I've been recently referring to when creating the foundations of my wardrobe colour pallette:

These are the ones I've been thinking of when I'm trawling through dusty markets:

jak and jil, metamorphose, le fashion, litter, withasianstereotypes, fashiontoast

July 8, 2009

Country Town Vintage

Okay so the first thing I have to say to my followers is I haven't left you! I know my posts have been few and far between of late and for this I am sorry. I've been travelling through north Queensland painting the towns red with some girls from work.

If you asked me two weeks ago "What's the first thing you think of when you hear 'country town'?" I would have answered: Dust, bogans, pubs and trailor trash. Ask me again today and I answer with: Perfect sunsets, warm weather, new friends and the biggest untapped supply of vintage clothing... ever.

The thing with big cities is every hipster on the planet has already had their go at the vintage stores and it's hard to find something amazing AND cheap. The thing with the country is that the lower economic foundations of most towns means majority of the stores are thrift stores. That, and the most you'll pay for an item is around the $5 mark.

Here are some outfit posts via social snaps from the trip:

Bundaberg floral Lifeline blouse $0.30 and eBay bitallion boots

Hervey Bay Lifeline blouse $5, borrowed Agent99 bikeshorts, eBay bitallion boots.

I also picked up a few silk scarves, a kahki and white lace blazer, snakeskin print pants, John Lennon-esque sunglasses and the cutest Daisy Duke highwaisted shorts in the world. Oh, and I got a tattoo. More photos to come soon!