Custom made.

I’m all for customizing fashion to make it your own.

My cat has decided to get in on the DIY act and he has thoughtfully & skillfully customised my favourite vintage sequin bow sweater for me.

So kind.

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#LifeWithCats

Does that make it Cature not couture?

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Style Workshop.

Tonight I presented a Summer Style Workshop to an enthusiastic and excited room of professional people.

I had a rack of colorful, textural, patterned garments chosen for their boldness. My job is to introduce the trends as they are and I aim to demonstrate them in pieces of clothing that are wearable and yet not the norm.

Fashion needs to advance, we can’t do that by staying the same. It’s called ‘fashion forward’ not ‘fashion mundane’ lol!
I need to select items that challenge people to stretch, to evolve. To take risks. Fashion is risk.

Good news for me that the people I presented tonight were professional, poised and powerful. I can tell that in the coming week and beyond they are going to be ‘leaning in’ and taking risks in their wardrobes.

Thanks to Decjuba, Portmans and Identity who trust me with their precious pieces of clothing fabulousness and thanks to the beautiful women who came along and played dress-up with me.

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Pretty Wasted – by Fabien Baron for Interview Magazine October 2014 Issue

The Vintage Teenager:

This fashion shoot ‘Pretty Wasted’ was criticised in the media for glamorising problem drinking and for portraying rape culture.

Read the full article here on Stuff: http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/fashion/62599870/This-fashion-spread-is-just-plain-disturbing

Here’s an excerpt: “The most disturbing aspect of the shoot is that these sexualised women are alone, unconscious and ultimately defenceless. Their pantyhose are ripped and their skirts have ridden up towards their thighs as we’re left to imagine (and fear) what will happen to them next.”

What do you think?

Has the fashion industry gone too far or are the media projecting blame and shame where there is none?

Is a fashion editorial real life?

Your thoughts please….

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Pretty Wasted – by Fabien Baron for Interview Magazine October 2014 Issue

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Pretty Wasted – by Fabien Baron for Interview Magazine October 2014 Issue

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Pretty Wasted – by Fabien Baron for Interview Magazine October 2014 Issue

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Pretty Wasted – by Fabien Baron for Interview Magazine October 2014 Issue

Models: Anja Rubik, Andreea Diaconu, Lily Donaldson, Daria Strokous, Edita Vilkeviciute;

Photographed by Fabien Baron;

Fashion Editor Karl Templer;

Hair Yannick D’is;

Makeup Mark Carrasquillo.

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Perfect timing.

I must have been gardening pretty hard out today because I broke my old faithful trowel.

The handle snapped clean off.

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That was the end of my time in the garden for the foreseeable future.
I came inside and husband and I had dinner and then we exchanged gifts for our anniversary. He handed me my present and I was pretty sure from the shape of it that it was a piece of clothing. (Ok more like ‘hopeful’)
I unwrapped the silver wrapping and found bubble wrap covering something heavy. I tore into the bubble wrap to find two stunning gardening trowels. Both with solid oak wooden handles and stainless steel heads. Talk about quality and simplicity. They were beautiful!
Then I realized:
Husband had given me a new hand trowel and the transplanting trowel on the very same day that I broke mine. #squee

What a guy!

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Update:
They look even better with dirt on them:

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Monster Choupette – Lagerfeld’s New Capsule Collection

The Vintage Teenager:

Cat fashion for humans. I love it.

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Monster Choupette – Karl Lagerfeld’s New Capsule Collection

The most spoiled cat in the world, Choupette, is not only the beloved pet of Karl Lagerfeld followed already on Twitter by 38,000 people, now she has an entire capsule collection dedicated to her. The line, including T-shirts, sweaters, bags, coin purses and shoes, featuring a cartoon of the cat’s face, is expected to hit the stores in November. Super Choupette enters the beauty land as well, with Shu Uemura unveiling the upcoming beauty line, Shupette, ready to be out for the holidays. Meow!!!!

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Monster Choupette – Karl Lagerfeld’s New Capsule Collection

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Monster Choupette – Karl Lagerfeld’s New Capsule Collection

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Monster Choupette – Karl Lagerfeld’s New Capsule Collection

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Bite Your Lips With Excitement – MAC’s Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection

The Vintage Teenager:

It’s all about the antici………………….

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MAC Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection

How freaking incredible is this? MAC did it again, after the Simpsons collection, another crazy capsule collection is about to be launched, just in time for Halloween – MAC’s favourite holiday – inspired by the fantasy looks of the cult film ‘The Rocky Horror Picture‘ celebrating its 40th anniversary. The collection includes 21 items – dramatic lashes and liners, four shades of lipstick, eyeshadows, mascara, glitter, all in a black packaging featuring bright red lips.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a cult classic about transformation, diversity, individuality and fantasy; all elements that are a part of MAC Cosmetics’ DNA ” – said James Gager, Mac Cosmetics Creative Director.

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Socks.

I don’t even understand how it is possible that these socks look so very much like Kate Middleton… But they do.

Check out these amazing celebrity socks.

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Wow. She so socksy.

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