Italia – the land of pizza, pasta, gelato, and unbeknownst to Lucy – FOOD POISONING! Italy was a wild ride but provided us with some of the greatest and most hilarious memories of our lives.
The Experience of Dumb and Dumber; Lucy and Alex.
After leaving Berlin physically unscathed but mentally strained, having endured a 60 euro tram fine – twice, nearly being hit by a bike, battling to change hostel rooms 4 times after being confronted with 50 year old Romanian men, and suffering frostbite with only summer wear in our backpacks, WE MADE IT TO POSITANO.
Deciding on where to go in Europe can be a rather daunting task, especially when you’re spoilt for choice with a myriad of beautiful locations and very little time. Although not the ideal place for conserving your precious backpacker savings, Croatia is worth every ounce of starvation and pain on your travel journey.
David Bowie is the most exceptional human being to have roamed this earth, an absolute icon – for both his legendary music and his unquestionably insane fashion style. A British singer, songwriter and actor, Bowie’s innovative music granted him the title as one of the world’s best-selling music artists. Known as the ‘star-man’, his glam-rock style along with his many hits, including ’Heroes’, ‘Changes’ and ‘Let’s Dance’, will never cease to invoke absolute wonder and appreciation within all of his fans. Here are some of my favourite looks from Ziggy Stardust:
The most phenomenal fashion piece I have ever come across. This UNBELIEVABLE statement one-suit does not compare to any other fashion ensemble in history. The elongated pants are the best feature, enhanced by the illusionistic silver and black striped-pattern. The red platform boots also heighten the impact of this phenomenal extravaganza.
One of the most iconic American actresses of the 1990s, Winona Ryder is most recognised for her starring roles in Lucas (1968), Beetlejuice (1988) and the dark fairly-tale Edward Scissorhands(1990). Beyond her wonderful ability to embody a variety of diverse acting roles, her fashion is quintessential of the 90s – littered with heavy leather jackets, baggy trousers, and thick black eyeliner. Here are some of my favourite looks:
Firstly, I absolutely love her bob hair-cut – it frames her face beautifully and is complemented by her striking red lipstick. Her wide-collared, pixie-green, button-up-long-sleeve heightens the impact of her baggy blue denim jacket. She leads the double-denim movement with pride. Her thick black, golden-buckled belt is something we should all aspire to have in our wardrobe.
I recently finished watching the incredibly original, comedy web television series Girlboss created by Kay Cannon. I instantly fell in love with the feisty, and irresistible Sophia Marlowe, played by Britt Robertson. I burst with jealousy in the first episode when Sophia bought the metallic leather jacket – quite possibly the most perfect item of clothing I have ever seen. Along with her eclectic red velvet trousers, denim vests, and pantsuits, she built the most insane retro wardrobe – a dream for every vintage enthusiast like myself.
We live in a fast-paced world, constantly on the run – rushing our breakfast cereal in the morning, frantically choosing an outfit to wear, and forget about the one defining element that could change our entire look for the day: our hairdo. I know what you’re thinking… Cool hairdos take time and effort, and are often meticulously planned… but that’s not always the case! The following hairdos are funky, stylish and most importantly, are something you can wip up super fast in the morning!
Gwyneth Paltrow’s incredible topknot is effortlessly wonderful! Pulled back into a messy, high bun, and tied with a silk black ribbon, the key to this hairdo is the way she leaves out two long strands – so it doesn’t come across as her ‘trying to hard’.
Highly-acclaimed American actress Gwenyth Paltrow, whose starring in films Sliding Doors (1998) and Shallow Hall (2001) brought her worldwide fame, is a classic beauty not to be ignored. Her 90’s fashion style is irresistible and inspiring; and her natural flair for glamour and trendiness is levelled with Kate Moss and Winona Ryder’s timeless and effortless charm.
A pure success story, Lisa Stricker’s (also known as Lenni) strife to promote her own creative brilliance and ultimate passion for original fashion, has definitely paid off. Born out of Lenni’s first project Lenni Vintage – which catered for all aspiring fashion queens who adored one-off pieces of re-crafted denim and eccentric vintage treasures, Lenni The Label, is testament to the possibility of a new, and authentic style in the fashion realm. With the shockingly favourable outcome of this project, Lenni was over-flooded with demands encouraging she expand her collection, with numerous Australian and International publications showcasing her obvious talent.
Determined to make her hobby a living, Lenni, having travelled to Paris to design a collection for a huge French Chain store, dedicated extensive time researching various fabrics, and garment construction, and eventually opened her own business in 2013.
Everyone loves vintage – I mean retro is in, but it’s always in. Will the trend of vintage ever fade?
The 20th century: an age without technology, a simpler time – where music, culture, and fashion were unfathomably valued, and where the company of loved ones and genuine, human interactions were the most important components of life. Vintage fashion has allowed individuals to keep alive the good ol’ times, to dress in chameleonic patterns to express themselves, and most importantly, their appreciation of the past.