The Legend of Ziggy Stardust.

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:

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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.

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Hitting us again with the red patent platform boots, this one-suit is both playful and circus-like. The hectic, luminous shoulder-pads, along with the sneaky zip-down front, and shiny red and silver stripes, is quintessential of Bowie’s cheeky and charming personality. His sassy hand-on-the-hip pose is wonderful.

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Another one of my favourite outfits. Bowie has a tendency to embody an entirely different character in each of his stage costumes – here, the red mullet hairstyle, black eyepatch, and golden hoop earring, is reminiscent of some hybrid rockstar pirate! There are so many spectacular components  the polkadot cravat, the red overall suspenders, the flow geometric undershirt, all topped off with the flamin’ red electric guitar.

Four

Even during his 50s, he never failed to stun with his effortlessly beautiful outfits. Always bright and never dull, this red paisley suit goes perfectly with the golden yellow turtleneck. The John Lennon glasses are a winner!

Five

He’s obviously an enthusiastic lover of the colour red… and he makes it work every time!! This synthetic and bold red and white striped, collared shirt, is slimming along with his straight-leg red trousers. The pink-tinted glasses and red beret radiates a classic Parisian street-style fashion.

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Exhibiting this amazing outfit in his ‘Life on Mars’ video, he has resorted to a pastel palette, with the complementary colour combination of his red locks and his pale blue suit, incredibly satisfying. The poppin’ blue eyeshadow and patterned tie adds to the immeasurable aesthetics.

Seven

His fashion is often androgynous by nature – here, he wears an asymmetrical, off-the-should blue leotard with a flaming red emblem. The sleeve is flowing with satin gold material – unreal.

Eight

The classic outfit to demonstrate patriotism for his home country, this Union Jack red, blue and white jacket is undoubtedly one of the most memorable costumes he ever wore.

Nine

Emitting an effeminate vibe, this outfit dates back to Bowie’s hippy days with his wife Angie. The baggy white shirt and casual work pants, in addition to his long, unattended hair shows a wildness in his fashion style.

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Lastly, this SPECTACULAR costume is of notable mention. Mirroring mimer Marcel Duchamp, Bowie’s freakish white face-paint with the accented red lips and white hat, points to the crazy extension of his stage makeup. The flowery, silver, blue and gold beaded number is absolutely incredible. The shimmery nature of the material that shines in the light, is somewhat similar to Bowie, whose innate talent was and never will be, undermined.

Bowie is my hero – his musical and fashion legacy will continue to influence the extrovert and artistic fashionistas forever!

Winona Ryder – A 90s Icon.

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:

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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.

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This blue and white pinstripe sailor shirt is phenomenal, meek and seductive. It’s exaggerated bagginess simply works because of her straight black pencil skirt.

Three

One of the most incredible dresses I have ever laid eyes on. It’s definitively feminine, high-neck cut, and elegant nature is bolded by her crystal, petal-like earrings. My favourite thing about the dress is the way the sequins capture the entire spectrum of the rainbow, from the reflecting light.

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Winona in this photo, wears a similar dress, yet it is less reserved, and radiates a wild rebellion. Body-tight, the pearly-white dress is fraught with movement, with the beaded tassels giving the impression of a Parisian Moulin-Rouge extravaganza.  The simplicity of her silver necklace is key, to allow the sheer sparkle quality of her dress to shine.

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Submissive and simple, this black, long-sleeve dress is incredibly flattering. The mesh material will never cease to be fashionable, as it allows for sleek black leather undergarments, like this funky bralette.

There is something about Winona Ryder that is hard to miss. Her style is immeasurable: on one end its classically girlish, and the other, fearlessly grunge. She defines one of the most spectacular cult looks of the 90s.

 

My New Vintage Instagram: lp__drobe

How it began…

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.

The metallic jacket.
Velvet pants and denim waistcoat.
Heavenly blue denim jumpsuit.

Every episode I grew with mesmerisation at her thoughtfully composed outfits. The official launch of her Nastygal online vintage store, marked the epitome of my jealousy. To make a living by sourcing vintage clothes, reworking them, and selling them to a vibrant audience – it all seemed too good to be true. I thought, how hard could it be? And SO, I began my own vintage Instagram. Still to come up with a better name… it is currently called: lp__drobe (@lp__drobe in the instagram search).

There’s something so appealing about entrepreneurship… taking on financial risks can be so rewarding when you reap the profit!!! And so, I made my way to glebe markets and scavenged for the best vintage buys I could find… the hardest thing is parting with the clothes, but I think it’s actually good for me… a bit of shopping resilience! It’s definitely a work in process, but I am happy with the level of success I have achieved so far… I plan to get monthly stock, and the best thing about it is… even if it doesn’t sell – I get to add the funky item to my wardrobe!

I have discovered the most popular clothing items so far: people love CORDUROY. It is one of the best fabrics. Adds the element of cool to every outfit. The 90s retro spray jackets are also a HIT, as well as anything branded with Nike or Ralph Lauren. The things I seek to buy: faux fur jackets, black leather boots, leopard-print and tartan pants, Parisian berets, metallic crop tops,  I want to purchase things that are truly unique and one of a kind. Here are some of my recent posts:

Beloved green corduroy jacket.
Teal blue halter neck.
Fluffy pink, Italian jacket.
Colourful retro 90s jacket.
Luminous 90s spray jacket.
Brown corduroy jacket.
Crazy flamin’ boots.

I post within Australia and also do worldwide shipping at the buyers cost! For more details, head over to @lp__drobe on Instagram and check it out!!!! Hopefully I will have something to satisfy your procrastination-vintage-shopping-rage… ENJOY 😀

Heads up – life is too short for boring hairdos!

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!

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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’.

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Britney Spears epitomises the 90’s rockin’ hairdo of the one and only: crimped hair! A simple task – all you have to do is run the crimper over a couple of strands of hair in the morning, put on a bit of lippy, and you’re ready to go!

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The up-do will never not be cool. To achieve the lightly waved look, simply put your hair in two plaits before you go to sleep! Create some volume up the top and do two quick fishtail braids and pin at the middle! Quick, and fashionable.

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Take it from the one and only 90’s icon – Hilary Duff! With dead straight bangs, and a hidden hairband, her high pony tail is topped off with the addition of these vibrant blue and pink chopsticks! Don’t be afraid to add accessories into the mix!

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Reece is super casual with this outfit; but the thing that makes it, is her awesome hairstyle. With her bob cut, the cute swirled buns on top add extra edge to this style!

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Finally, the favourite hairstyle – the ultimate spice girl look. All you have to do to achieve this hectic updo: a middle part, dead-straightened hair, and two awesome high pigtails!

These hairstyles are all do-able, and within the 5-minute radius you have before you need to shoot out the door for work! The most vital thing is to pick the right hairdo for you, whatever makes you feel cool, sophisticated, trendy and yourself!

 

GOLDEN GWYNETH

 

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.

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The top-knot will never not be cool. With wispy golden strands, Gwenyth epitomises femininity and subtlety, and her bold red lips are brought to life by her strikingly azure eyes.

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 Gwenyth’s dead-straight bob is sensational, with its sharp boldness tamed by the peach hair-clip and soft application of rosy lipstick, and thick black eyeliner. Her brown fur coat is extraordinarily fashionable, and the perfect item to top off an already killer outfit.

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A stunningly androgynous assemblage, this red velvet suit is unmistakable. Smart and effortless, Gwenyth has a talent for presenting herself in a way that makes others inevitably drawn to her edgy style.

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Gwenyth’s blonde waves coincide wonderfully with this pastel pink bodysuit. Owning the turtle neck, this lightly-textured long-sleeve outfit appears both comfortable, and a statement piece.

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This absolutely incredible olive two-piece is worn with utmost confidence and pride, and is rather slimming on the body. Matched with simplistic khaki sandals and a turtle-skin-print leather handbag, this silk number is innovative and eye-catching; emblematic of Gwenyth’s fashion in its entirety.

LENNI THE LABEL – EXQUISITE AND UNIQUE

A pure success story, Lisa Stricker’s (also known as Lenni) inextricable 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.

Lenni The Label today symbolises a fashion attitude of wild spirit and rebellion, combined with a level of effortlessness, class and casualty, with many collections being redolent of the 70s style fashion; a dichotomy of comfort and allure. Divine items of the past Lenni The Label collections  have included constellation/star-and-moon-print low-back dresses, studded waistcoats, gold embroidered velvet jackets, silk mini dresses and kimonos, lace maxi dresses, and flared bright pants. In addition, the label has incredible leather, suede and snake-print boots and one-off vintage beauties.

A small town girl, raised on the East Coast of Australia, Lenni was an ocean enthusiast as a teenager and constantly deconstructed clothes, tie-died, and made quirky dresses; displaying entrepreneurial qualities from the youthful age of 14. She was at the top of the fashion kingdom in these teen years, selling her hand-crafted clothes to her peers – with her discovery of her utter love for fashion, propelling her to travel all over the world and experience a diverse range of world cultures. Influenced by the traditional fashions of different regions, she developed her vision: to give girls and women the ability to create outfits that would instil in them unfathomable confidence, as well as edginess.

With a vast history of styling experience, Lenni has styled for TV personalities and artists including Jack River and Kita, as well as a myriad of well-known photographers, and she is always the foundational figure behind the Lenni The Label campaigns. An artistically and creatively driven individual, Lenni has attained the title of being a stylist, designer, and blogger (her website includes an extremely alternative and cool blog). Lenni’s wonderful collections never cease to impress her fans, with the distinctively intricate and groovy cuts and prints leading us to re-define the notion of fashion.

Check out the goodies at https://www.lenni-shop.com, follow all the new stock on Lenni The Label  Facebook, and marvel at the fashion posts @lenni_thelabel on Instagram.

 

TUESDAY VINTAGE, A FASHION PHENOMENA

The spectacular Tuesday Vintage is undeniably the fastest growing online fashion platform, where beloved second-hand clothes and accessories are scouted and re-worked by the fashionista Rachel March. Established in 2012, stylist and founder Rachel March exhibits her unfathomable creativity, selling unique vintage pieces from all decades, which have adolescents beaming with excitement.

Tuesday Vintage is quintessential of the ever-growing trend of re-birthing fashion of the past, with its flared paisley pants, long hippy skirts, denim playsuits, shoulder-padded jackets, and aztec halter-necks attracting the eyes of all aspiring fashion queens.

Tuesday Vintage has evolved in the creative realm, with Rachel embarking on various brand collaborations, styling, full directed shoots, lookbooks and design. Rachel’s inner and utter adoration of all things vintage, in conjunction with her relationship with an array of designers, style icons, labels, photographers, bloggers and PR companies, ensures that Tuesday Vintage will provide only eccentric statement items.

The never-dying Levi jeans sold from Tuesday Vintage are super quirky, as Rachel has sewn on patches of various shapes, styles and colours, from the Californian fashion accessory brand Patch Ya Later. Rachel also incorporates a large quantity of one-off leather belts, tanned clog shoes, funky handbags, and intricately-patterned bralettes and matching underwear – allowing her to satisfy and fulfil every woman’s weakness when it comes to vintage fashion.

Rachel March in her natural habitat – rummaging through vintage treasures.

At 26 years old and a mum, Rachel March (from Newcastle) is emblematic of a woman pursuing her dream in the modern world, maintaining her incredible fashion stylist career, and bringing up her son Phoenix with impeccable taste for all things retro. Recently, Rachel has worked with the highly-acclaimed Harley-Davidson, successfully customising a woman’s vintage leather jacket in celebration of Fashion Week. This gave her complete creative freedom, allowing her to add metal studs, patches and other details to transform the ordinary leather jacket.

With Rachel proclaiming, “I’ve been collecting Vintage Clothes forever… my love and appreciation for vintage definitely came from my mother”, her Tuesday Vintage Instagram account currently has 30,000 followers. Whilst this makes her absolutely chuffed, she affirms that without her business she would have no creative outlet.

Originally, Rachel studied Graphic Design through TAFE and went on to study Fashion Business and Design at FBI Fashion College in Sydney, with her active efforts to gain internships and retail experience only boosting her love of hoarding vintage clothes. Rachel explains the internal struggle parting from her awesome retro findings, “It is literally SO, so hard. I want to keep everything!”, yet acknowledges she has wonderfully enthusiastic and happy customers who embrace their purchased item just as she’d hoped.

Rachel March was asked on her website, “If Tuesday Vintage was a woman, who would she be?”

Her response was, “An old soul who walks to the beat of her own drum. She is somebody who is spontaneous and true to herself. She’s full of freedom and she does what she wants – she is crazy, beautiful and wild”.

Tuesday Vintage is the epitome of cool, eclectic, bizarre, extraordinary, and real fashion – as it allows individuals to purchase one-off pieces, that no one in the world can buy and own. Rachel March’s hard work has evidently paid off, and through her own admirable and quirky style, she is undoubtedly an incredible fashion icon of our time.

Check out the goodies at www.tuesdayvintage.com, follow all the new stock on Tuesday Vintage Facebook, and be blown away by the marvellous fashion posts @TuesdayVintage on Instagram.

GOLDIE HAWN, A FASHION GENIUS.

American actress Goldie Hawn, most famously recognised for her films Private Benjamin (1980, and of which she was nominated for the Academy Award of Best Actress) Overboard (1987) and Housesitter (1992), is so much more than a star on the screen – she was a quintessential emblem of the evolving 80s and 90s fashion with her unmissable style.

Goldie Hawn in 1969 film Cactus Flower.

1. Here, Goldie Hawn’s innocent beauty is redolent of Twiggy’s fresh face, with Goldie Hawn’s short, boyish haircut and extensive black lashes adopts Twiggy’s ‘pixie’ look. Love the bright yellow turtle neck and her elaborate adornment of long jewels.

2. Goldie Hawn’s effortlessly drooping blonde curls are complemented by the soft ruffles of this pale green, pleated mini dress.

3. Goldie Hawn here advocates the 90s casual style, a classic bright t-shirt, rolled at the sleeves, and a pair of worn denim jeans. Loving her fringe and wavy hair that appears perfect without being styled.

4. This is a spectacular outfit. Firstly, this mustard yellow top and navy pants go incredibly well together, and the styles of both create a bohemian, careless vibe. The chiffon material, overflowing with ruffles and puffed sleeves and the straight, leg-split skirt are a lot to be envied.

Goldie Hawn in the film Overboard.

5. Red is bold and empowering. The floral hairpiece is as equally extravagant as her eccentric cold earrings, and with her simplistic red halter-neck one-piece swimsuit, she is a poolside goddess.

Goldie Hawn in the film Overboard.

6. This outfit is somewhat reminiscent of Michael Jackson’s statement jackets with its shoulder pads and overall quirkiness. I absolutely LOVE the intricate gold sequin-work on this jacket, which highlights and captures the silver sparks of the clip in her high bun.

Goldie Hawn in the film Housesitter.

7. A woman not to be reckoned with, Goldie Hawn’s character in this film appears defiant and self-assured. She’s transformed a casual assemblage of denim jeans, brown belt and red singlet, with a revolutionary leopard-print fur mini-coat.

8. This dress is striking through its luxurious suede material, and its stark contrasting colours of a brown body and yellow sleeves. Casual and stylish, the bright orange sandals and her luscious straightened hair, along with her determined stance, gives the impression of a determined and powerful woman.

 

 

 

Photos by Getty Images and Google Images.

DREW BARRYMORE – Someone I Adore

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Drew Barrymore, besides being a natural-born star from a young age, making her debut in the timeless film ET, is the quintessential 90s fashion icon. She always appears effortless, as evident with her loose French plait, Levi jeans, and faded maroon blazer and her very trendy cat-eye shades.

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I’m a massive fan of her ultra-cool blue-tinted John Lennon sunglasses, which are complemented wonderfully by her retro denim jacket – with the white lining revolutionary against the ordinary denim jacket. Her maroon, deep rouge lipstick is in perfect keeping with her pale complexion, and she exhibits the highly fashionable choker of the time – emitting a rock-chic style.

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The baggy V-neck white t-shirt tucked into the loose khaki jeans is emblematically casual, giving us the very realisation that SIMPLICITY IS KEY to a successful fashion outfit! Drew is fresh-faced and glowing. She dresses up her casual attire through the addition of her silver hoop earrings and cross-choker necklace, with the unusual hanging of the keys from her pocket adding a street-style, rebellious edge.

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Absolutely LOVE this minimalist assemblage – Drew is definitely a casual, jeans and tee kind of girl, and her cute blonde bob is reminiscent of the 90s’ wild hairstyles. What I love most about her red t-shirt is the simple, yet effective white lining around the neck and sleeves – it adds a burst of colour to her baggy boyfriend jeans. From this image, aspiring fashionistas will notice that  no one can go wrong with a classic pair of black converse.

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What a banging outfit. Drew has nailed it – her inner rock-star is divulged through her studded, oversized leather jacket, which is perfect over a plain white t-shirt. The cross necklace, baggy corduroy black jeans and chunky black belt are a brilliant combination and she somehow manages to never look too overworked – she has a subtle way of looking priceless without much effort.

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A very bohemian, hippy look: Drew looks undeniably, and unbearably phenomenal. Her Aztec patterned mini-dress sits wonderfully underneath her divine velvet maroon coat, and she has intelligently colour-coordinated her dress to match her headband, which tames her luscious curls. Her anklet and tattoo make her look 1000x cooler, and her chunky black heels compound her 60s look.

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Black converse – always a winner! Red and blue are the two colours that just complement each other so fantastically. Here, Drew’s light-wash Levi jeans and red polka-dot tank top are an extraordinary match, and her silver hoop earrings and red lipstick radiate a Marilyn Monroe look.

 

Sources: Google Images.