Even though it’s a regular Tuesday in Australia, across the world in New York City it’s the first Monday of May, marking the biggest event on the fashion calendar – the Met Gala. Some of the most famous faces from fashion, film, music and art have come together at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to raise money for the Met’s Costume Institute. In celebration of the grand opening of its latest exhibition, this year’s red carpet theme was Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. In previous years, the red carpet has been lacklustre. Patron saint Rihanna usually carries the show and is sometimes one of the only celebrities to properly dress to the themes. But my hoping and praying paid off, because this year we were finally blessed with some gorgeous, heavenly fashion moments. Give this post a “like” if you enjoy it, and keep reading to see who I thought took us to Church.
In a politically tense climate with a generation more socially aware than ever before, it’s no wonder activism-inspired apparel is in the window displays of fast fashion retailers everywhere. But when each stage of the production cycle invalidates what these clothes are trying to communicate, the feminist movement becomes no longer trendy, but tacky.
The Future Is Female, Wild Feminist, GRL PWR.
You’re not at a women’s rights march, but in a fast fashion clothing store. Instead of these politically charged slogans being painted in bright red on placards, they’re being bedazzled on crop tops. Instead of these powerful phrases being shouted into the air, loud, bold and unambiguous, they’re haphazardly falling off coat hangers, crumpled on the floor of changing rooms, and being dumped into bargain bins.
February has come to a close and followed in the footsteps of January – it was just as incredible! From celebrating my birthday, to celebrating another blogging milestone, from hopping to one international world city to the next, to discovering and rediscovering some beauty hits, to devouring the pages of a new book on the flight home, February was filled with a little – or a lot – of everything! Since I did a sentimental, less materialistic wrap up for January and the end of 2018 was filled with my yearly favourites, I’m so happy to sit down and chat about my February because I haven’t done a good ol’ fashioned monthly favourites like this since November! Where does the time go? Nevertheless, make yourself comfortable, settle in, and I hope you enjoy my February Favourites! If you do, make sure you give this post a “like” so I know, and let’s get into it!
Since I’m staying in Florence for a few weeks to study, yesterday Natalie and I made use of our time out of the classroom and visited the Gucci museum! For the first time ever too, the original museum of the iconic Italian fashion house had some new additions to its exhibit, appropriately called the ‘Gucci Garden’. Feeling like Charlie in Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, I clutched my golden, or in this case pink, ticket and made my way through the museum, jaw permanently dropped and camera at the ready to capture it all. Photos don’t do the exhibit justice, so if you’re a fashion lover and find yourself in Florence, put the Gucci museum at the top of your list! Keep reading to see inside the Gucci Garden, and don’t forget to “like” this post if you enjoy it!
We’ve entered the most festive month of the year, which means it’s time for my November Favourites! Before I start decorating our annual gingerbread house and plugging in all my fairy lights to celebrate Christmas, I need to run through all the things that made November such an incredible month. From falling in love with some new heart shaped fashion pieces (get it), to having both a digital and real life spring clean, to seeing one of my favourite drag queens live, November shaped up to be one of my favourite months of the year! If you enjoy this post please give it a “like” so I know, and let’s get into the favourites!
After years of falling in love with rompers on coat hangers in stores, only for my dreams to be dashed when the torso isn’t long enough or the cut is ridiculously unflattering, I think it’s safe to say I’ve finally found the perfect one for me. People say you find ‘the one’ when you aren’t even looking for them, and while they’re talking in a romantic sense, I hate to admit that even when it comes to a ‘top with built in pants’ combo, they’re actually right. Keep reading to find out where I found the perfect romper, and if you enjoy this post, give it a “like” so I know!
Finally I can start a monthly favourites post without writing the cliché phrase ‘where is the time going?‘ because October, as wonderful as it was, felt like it was never ending! When I look back at the things I did at the start of October, it genuinely feels like I did them three months ago, not just a couple of weeks ago. I think that’s because October was such a transitional month for me and, instead of using my new free time to lounge around like I thought I would be doing, I ended up utilising my time well and made a lot of progress on life projects. In 31 days I handed in gigantic final assignments, finished another year of university, attended the first journalism university ball, successfully produced a month of Halloween themed blog posts and, to top it off, planned an overseas holiday. And, of course, discovered some beauty and fashion favourites along the way. So much to discuss! If you enjoy this, don’t forget to give it a “like” so I know, and let’s get into the October Favourites!