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HEAT WAVE

CAELA

Caela, Bondi Beach.

Definitely time for singlets and shorts…. 33 degrees today…. Oh dear!

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STRUCTURE

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MICHAEL LO SORDO SS14

THAT SKIRT…. So much love. Need $400 STAT. There were so many things I loved about this show… I especially want all my doorways to be made out of those structures on the runway now.

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MIDI ME

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Another in the line up of ladylike midi-skirts for this week (honestly.. I didn’t intend to feature so many at once!), worn by the exquisite Natalie Cantell.

SHOP
Tee: Bec & Bridge
Skirt: Alex Perry
Shoes: Zara (similar here)
Bag: Prada

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ERIN

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Ran into Erin in Bondi Junction the other day, looking relaxed but super cool at the same time. She’s also not wearing a scrap of makeup! What a beauty… Good thing she’s a model :)

SHOP:

Tee: Adidas

Jeans (similar): One Teaspoon

Sneakers: Wittner

Backpack: ASOS

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VOYEUR

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Catalyst – We Are Handsome 2014

My photos of the We Are Handsome show all looked like something a little out of a Peeping Tom’s catalogue this year because of where I was positioned… But I kind of like it. Paddington Reservoir was the most amazing location, and it had been styled to absolute perfection. It was such a shame that the weather was horribly overcame on the day (although it definitely helped for shooting). I miss the coffee cups they had too. But the best bit? This collection is now available! Mmmm Summer vibes.

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ALL SEASONS

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Mmmm pastels – is there anything better at the moment? Not really. Zanita wears them so well! Can we also just take a moment to look at her footwear as well? Carrie Bradshaw would be so jelly. Personally, I think this look is the perfect weekend inspiration at the moment.

SHOP:
Sweater: Nanushka
Skirt: Sportmax (similar: ASOS)
Shoes: Sportmax (similar: ASOS, Tibi)
Bag: Emm Kuo (Similar: ASOS)

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UNDER A ROCK

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WOAH. Massive hiatus. I feel like I’ve been apologising for my disappearances all year! But it really has been crazy. My friends and family have forgotten what I look like as I’ve been buried under a rock of schoolwork! Anyway…. I’m learning so much so maybe its all worth it.

With fashion month taking place around the globe, I’m having a look back at what happened on our shores earlier this year. Do you remember it all? I’ll be delivering street style images for inspiration now that Spring is in the air (had my first trip to the beach for the season yesterday!!), and I’ll also be highlighting some of my favourite looks from the shows – all of which are now available to buy or preorder! See, falling back on my work was totally done on purpose. It’s all part of my unconscious yet genius plan.

ABOVE is Jasmin from Friend in Fashion rocking an awesome ensemble. I’m so obsessed with these kinds of skirts right now, my current favourite is this little number from ASOS. Too good.

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R E V E R I E

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A Room Of One’s Own

Photographer: Rachel Yabsley (me!)
Hair & Makeup: Hannah King

 

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Tonight is the opening of my photography exhibition, Reverie. If you’re in Sydney, please come along! 6-8pm at 10×8 Gallery: Level 3, Central Park Building, 28 Broadway, Ultimo. Here is a little about the work….

A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN

I am a daydreamer. Becoming wistfully consumed in my own thoughts, memories, and imagination is practically essential to my daily life. Most often I reminisce about my childhood years – the times I can remember being completely happy and utterly sure of myself. So, when faced with the theme of Dreams and Visions, the things I loved as a child flooded my mind instantly. However there is more to who I am nowadays. Sometime during those awkward teen years I lost who I was, but the sacrifices I have made and the lessons I have learned throughout my twenties have helped me to find that lost soul again – and she’s more complex and whole than ever before. I am now made up of the best parts of my past: vivid imagination alongside a strong sense of conviction; and these traits remain paired with a childlike hope for the future.

A Room of One’s Own is, quite simply and somewhat inexplicably, my visual representation of the exquisite connection you discover with your childhood once you realize you are finally a grown up.

BOOTY PRIZE

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Warmer days are creeping in here in Sydney. I must admit I’m a little torn about it… I love Winter, but with the sun out I’m able to run around in playsuits and seek out all kinds of pastel coloured walls reminiscent of all things Springtime. It also means the arrival of the Spring/Summer collections in stores and I have to admit my eyes were ready for a refresh (and there is definitely some inspiring stuff surfacing). The best items from the new collections at the moment are definitely the trans-seasonal kind. These boots are perrrrfect – they’re so comfy and the cut-out makes them not too Wintery. I also seem to have amassed far too many peep-toe heels, so these pointy points are a welcome change! A little bit witchy: super fun.

Now, want the good news? Nine West are giving one lucky Alice Liddell Blog reader their very own pair of these Tricia boots! The competition is being run via Instagram @aliceliddellblog, and is open until August 20, 2014. Just head to my Instagram, repost the image of the Nine West boots, and tag @aliceliddellblog, @ninewestaus, #ninewestss14 #aliceliddellxninewest. Good luck!!

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JEAN GENIE

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21 YEARS OF JEANS FOR GENES

Tomorrow, Friday August 1st is Jeans for Genes Day in Australia. When I was little I used to love it purely because it meant we could wear jeans to school – the ultimate 8-year-old equivalent of Casual Friday. But now that I’m older, and (hopefully) wiser, I understand the importance of the research into birth defects and genetic diseases carried out by the charity. HOWEVER even as an adult my favourite thing to wear is a pair of jeans (yes, there is a lot of denim on this blog). And I figure since Jeans for Genes is turning 21 I should don a nice pair of classic, ‘grown-up’ blue denim jeans fit for all occasions. These Nudies are my absolute favourites – the denim is sturdy (and super durable, which is necessary for me as I definitely give my denim a fair beating), the waist is a mid-rise (so no low-rise plumber-bum and no high-rise camel-toe), and the blue is a perfect medium shade with no dirty yellow hues mixed through, and just the right amount of pre-loved wash*.

I’ve mentioned before that I am a nanny when I’m not pretending to be all stylish on the internet, and anything to help out children with various disorders is very close to my heart. But the genetic diseases umbrella covers such a wide variety of illnesses, including Alzheimer’s Disease, that I’m sure most people would find that someone they know and love is affected in some way or another. This one is a really worthy cause – and you get to play around with fashion at the same time. If you’re in Sydney tomorrow there are all kinds of fun things going on at Martin Place in support of Jeans for Genes, and in Melbourne it will be happening at Federation Square. Wear jeans and use the cause as a great excuse to take a long lunch break and DONATE. You can also donate on the website.

*Yes, most raw Nudie styles come unwashed and you need to break them in, but they also have seasonal styles that do not require the 6-month no-wash period.

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