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Hats off

20 June 2013, by Rachael Ciccarelli

Hats off

Image source: thecheetahfiles.blogspot.com.

Because you’ve all been dying to know: my all-time favourite thing about winter? Hats. It’s not like hats and summer – you can’t really wear them indoors without being scorned by your coworkers and/or grandmother – but for some unknown reason, winter hats traverse the “hats off inside” rule and end up on the other side, smiling, waving and leaving your skull toasty warm. But! It’s not the sheer warmth of it that does it for me: it’s the ability to have as many concurrent dirty hair days as you have hats - and have nobody be any the wiser to your greasy, lazy scalp. Bliss.


Styles

Image sources:1. Street ball cap, $39.95 from Witchery,2. Pom Pom beanies, $49 from Pigeonhole,3. Kate floppy felt hat, $39.95 from Sportsgirl.

What’s even better is that winter headgear is massive in fashion this year – beanies (90s grunge) and wide-brimmed fedoras (super 70s, thanks Saint Laurent) are particularly prevalent, but you’ll still find caps, berets, bowler hats and thanks to our mate Baz and The Great Gatsby, probably a little felt cloche or two in there as well. Before you start shrieking “Shut up, fool - I can’t wear hats!” – well, yes you can. You might have to try on a few before you find a style that suits, but remember: even though caps are on, it’s important to be able to still have a little hair to frame your face or you’ll look bald. Do not try on anything but caps with a ponytail, or you’ll scare off hats forever.

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Category: Featured
Tags: Fashion, Sportsgirl, Witchery

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All covered up

14 June 2013, by Rachael Ciccarelli

Overcoats

All cover up

Image sources: Belt up trench, $299.95, from Witchery; Cooper St Bethany coat, $169.95, from Myer; Collarless coat, $169.95, from Sportsgirl.

Seeing as Perth has fallen into it’s Arctic tundra phase where it’s pitch black at 6am and you can see your own breath while you’re lying in bed, I’d say it’s time to rug up, wouldn’t you? Seeing as polite society won’t allow us to roll around with our doonas wrapped at our shoulders Superman style, I guess a coat will have to be the next best thing. Not that I have anything against coats, quite the opposite; a coat lends polish and finish to your outfit, and as a West Australian and therefore, perennial winter dressing novice, that big coat is going to cover whatever mismatch of layering you’ve had to throw on in order not to die of frostbite on your morning commute and make you look positively put together.

So, hurray for coats! Between overcoats, anoraks and drape front jackets all fighting for top billing as “coat trend: 2013” there’s a world of choice out there – just make sure you have enough space underneath to layer up and keep cosy.


Anoraks

The Met Ball

Image sources: Fur trim anorak, $199.95, from Witchery; Tameika fur parka, $169.95, from Sportsgirl; Faux Fur trim anorak, $169.95, from Portmans.


Drape front jackets

The Met Ball

Image sources: Cooper St Sheepy Coat, $159.95, from Myer; Drape leather jacket, $599.95, from Witchery; Collarless coat, $169.95, from Witchery.

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Tags: Fashion, Myer, Portmans, Witchery

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Bag Ladies

06 June 2013, by Rachael Ciccarelli

Bag ladies

Image source: handbago.com.

Maybe you’ve just finished reading one of those scary “news” articles about how your handbag carries more bacteria than a toilet seat. Maybe the lining of your purse finally tore open and you found $14.25 worth of coin rolling around in the bottom. Or maybe you’re just sick and tired of slinging the same old bag over a myriad of carefully constructed outfits, day-in, day-out. Either which way, you know your old bag has to be put to rest, and, in the words of Cat Stevens: it’s now time to make a change. As luck would have it, I’ve found a bag for you no matter the situation… because as anyone born with ovaries would know, accessory options are always a necessity. (People with non-ovaries might know about accessories too, but I have yet to find conclusive proof).


Styles

Image sources:1. Thea slouch shoulder bag, $59.95 from Portmans,2. Zoey Shopper, $179 from Fossil,3. Alexis bag, $39.95 from Sportsgirl,4. Sarah leather satchel, $350 from Pigeonhole,5. Wide leg pants, $239 from Witchery.

1. The throw it on everyday bag for everyday

Soft, waiting to be stuffed with your necessities and in the all-encompassing, go with anything shade of black, the Thea slouch is going to hold a lot more of that crap you insist on bringing around with you than you’d think. With a little bit of chic gold hardware and a long strap so your shoulders can bear the weight of your indecisive nature, this is a perfect everyday bag.

2. The weekender

Light on in terms of colour and weight, the devil-may-care looks of the Zoey Shopper is ideal for your slouchy denim weekend outfits. Take it with you to the market and the malls and fill it with produce and those few hundred things you needed to grab on your errand runs – the Zoey Shopper will take it all without complaining.

3. The sleek, fashion-y bag for sleek, fashion-y types

Looking suspiciously like the very popular Celine calfskin shoulder bag, this is a gorgeous bit of polish to any current fashion look that you might wish to partake in at the moment. As well as coming in minimalist dream shades, the simple silhouette and basic hardware is perfect for anyone whose statement is an understatement.

4. The bag for workaholics who also like the colour green

This one is big enough for a wee laptop, an iPad and all that paperwork you had to bring home with you. You can haul it by the handles or wear it cross body, but the important thing is that your work comes first.

5. The tiny little bag for night out essentials

Looks like a very small clutch on the outside, functions like a wallet with an iPhone cavity on the inside – you’ll be able to dance (or sit and drink) the night away without having to stand over your bloated shoulder bag on the dance floor (or worse, accidentally whipping an unsuspecting stranger when your arms in the air just don’t care a little too much). With spots for cards and coins and a pocket in the back for your lipstick, you’ve pretty much got an epic night out made.

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Category: Featured
Tags: Fashion, Trends

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Style Stalking: Gary Pepper Vintage

30 May 2013, by Rachael Ciccarelli

Style Stalking

Image source: Gary Pepper by Nicole Warne from fellt.com.

When your wardrobe has got you down, the weather won’t shut up and just make up it’s mind and everything you throw together somehow leaves you looking like that time you tried to dress your dog up as Joan Collins, it might be time to internet stalk a few of your favourite style bloggers and drain inspiration from their outfit posts. Which is, of course, what I do on the daily – after checking out Miroslava Duma’s latest incredible, couture punctuated street style photographs; perusing a couple of new campaign shots from Dolce & Gabbana and a peek at Anna Dello Russo’s Instagram, I like to bring the sweaty, fevered couture porn back to a stable temperature with some style bloggers who mix high-street fashion with fancier pieces, who do things other than eternally trampling the streets between the various Fashion Weeks of the universe, and sort of maybe even live a life close enough to a regular person that they can inspire my wardrobe.

I’m currently loving the always-chic and permanently sun-saturated Nicole of Gary Pepper Vintage who, in turn, is really digging Breton stripes at the moment:


The Garry Pepper Girl

Image sources: The Gary Pepper Girl from fellt.com.


Styles

Image sources: Gordon Smith stripe knit tee, $69.95 from Myer, Short big chain necklace, $59 from Pigeonhole, Wide leg pants, $239 from Cue.

What’s great about Nicole’s take on the Breton is the easy tailoring: when I wear my abundance of stripy tees, it’s usually with slouchy denim or supertight pants, whereas she has paired it back with super wide man-style trousers, simple pop coloured accessories and a belt– it’s a much more manicured, dressy take on the omnipotent stripe and I love it.

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Tags: Fashion, Myer, Trends

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