Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Daily Outfit: Michigan Blues

I bought this vintage Pintail necktie knowing absolutely nothing about the company, and nothing about Michigan, other than that it is a State in North America. I still know nothing about either. Some might say that it's a little on the nose wearing such a tie, like wearing the T-shirt of a band whose music you do not like or listen to. And it probably is. But I just really love this stile of necktie.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Daily Outfit: Terrible Tuesdays

Terrible, terrible Tuesdays.

I honestly think that Tuesdays are the worst day of the week, and not Monday's as everyone would have you believe. This morning I woke up groggy after little sleep the night before, and when I got to work I realised I had not only failed to brush my teeth, but I'd also put my underwear on back to front and inside out!

Being the second day of the working week, Tuesday's are the day that public servants, and anyone who works Monday-to-Friday, are at their most morose. Tuesdays are terrible. My Tuesday today was no different at all, I have a huge chunk of work due soon and the deadline is beating me down, and I'm still recovering from this prolonged gay-man-flu as well. Not even the cheery glow of my most vibrant necktie was enough to lift my spirits today.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Daily Outfit: Dictators in scarves

I'm not sure what possessed me to try wearing a scarf in this fashion to work, given how Dictatorial it makes me look. I'm thinking that somewhere between my morbid curiosity with Robert Mugabe and the Game of Thrones episode that I watched Saturday night, some synapses got crossed and this is the sartorial result. It certainly made for some next-level Monday Morning dressing, and it is sure to set the tone for the rest of the week. Whether that is for better or for worse remains to be seen though.

Friday, 11 April 2014

FASHFEST 2014: DESIGNER PROFILE – SZN

I was so thrilled to meet with Suzan Dlouhy, the mind and creative force behind Canberra based label SZN, earlier this week at the Three Birds and Little Boy Blue concept store in New Acton. In the time that I spent with Susan we discussed her work to date, and a little of what we can expect from her upcoming show for Fashfest 2014.

Daily Outfit: Shades of Blue

I'm starting to live my life in shades of blue, and I love it.

My outfit today is probably the first all-blue outfit that I have worn in a while that I have felt really pleased with, and not at all like I have forced the monochromatic upon myself. I wanted to play with the different shades of blue that I have access to and with the different proportions of the pieces of clothing, and I think that it worked out pretty well. What do you think?

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Daily Outfit: Checkmate

I love checks. I’m a little bit obsessive about it. I have an alarming amount of checked clothing in its various forms, and whenever I shop for clothes I find myself drawn towards checked fabrics. That said, I have been hesitant to wear this gingham suit to work, on account of the pants not fitting particularly well. I was concerned that moving too quickly, or at all, in the pants might cause them to explode apart at the seams, which would not be a fantastic look. Frankly, the suit was clearly made with some old southern man in mind, some bony old guy with no hips or arse!

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Daily Outfit: Playing with proportions

Sometimes I feel like I am just playing dress ups every day. I've been really interested in playing around with the proportions of my clothes lately, and so today I decided to try something a little ridiculous and to see how it went. I grabbed one of my Boyfriend's shirts, which has really long sleeves with French cuffs, and wore that with the sleeves rolled back over the cuffs of an over-sized blazer. I also made a point of tying my necktie considerably shorter than is the fashion for most men.