Monday, 27 May 2013

A quote worth reading

"You have to trust your own instincts, because other people can't help you with your identity. The key to being successful is the act of defining your own identity. And you have to do it anyway, so the sooner you commit, the better you're off"

Said by Reed Krakoff in an interview for Dansk Magazine 

Sunday, 26 May 2013


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Thursday, 23 May 2013

Conversations with Friends that Lead to Lessons Learnt

Yesterday I found myself listening to a friend of mine tell me that I should stop worrying so much  about my future but rather learn to let go and live in the now. I can see where he was coming from but that just isn't me.

I believe that if you really work hard for something and goal for it and visualise it and put your all into it that you can achieve it. It's part of who I am and how I have been raised by my incredible parents. I am not saying that as soon as you visualise something or goal for it, that it will happen. I am not saying that because I am in Gen Y/Z that  automatically means that as soon as I think I can do something, I believe that I should get it and that no one can stop me. Which is one of the reason's I dislike generalisations against groups of people.
What I am trying to say is that I believe in hard work, in trying your best and proving people wrong. I believe in having a goal and a plan to strive for and work towards. That is why I am so focused and determined to get in contact with bloggers, writers, designers and editors; because my future depends on how hard I work now. It's why I get so excited when I get a reply from a designer or when I get chosen for a university scholars program. The future is exciting to me and that is what keeps me going.

Many people out there and many of my friends would completely disagree with my view on life.
People say to me that I should just go with the flow and live in the present and that I shouldn't plan out my life. That I should let myself  'let go'. But the thing is I don't have the ache to 'let go' like many of my peers do. In fact one of my favourite things to do on a Friday night is sit back and read a fashion magazine and then cut out all the ads from it that I like and stick them up on my wall. It inspires me and makes me feel like I am one step closer to the world that I hope to live in.

After having the conversation with my friend yesterday it occurred to me that I'm not like some other teenagers and that I am different to those people in the way I think and portray myself. I have learnt first hand that this causes friction between people and can hurt and end relationships. Though I have also learnt that there are people out there just like me and people that can understand who I am and what I live for. I have learnt that everyone has different values and goals and that the eyes of those people all have different perceptions of the world. That is what keeps the world running and what makes us human I guess.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Determination + Ambitions + A whole lot of e-mailing = A step closer to achieving my dreams.

In the past 3 days I have spent my free time (and some not so free time) looking for places that I could potentially gain work experience with over school holidays. 

I have sent countless e-mails to shops, designers, publishing companies, websites and magazines both in Sydney and Melbourne asking if I could get the chance to work with them over school holidays. 

I have big ambitions and dreams of being a fashion editor or editor in chief of a big fashion magazine in the future and I know that in order to get into the industry I need lots of experience and knowledge which I am very prepared to work for to achieve success. I understand the importance of working hard to get results and that young people have to start at the bottom and work their way up the food chain in the world of fashion. 

So in turn I am going to work my but off until I can get work experience because this girl has a dream and i am going to get there in one way or another. 

Finally in the words of fashion columnist and fashion blogger Talia Kaur in a tweet to me 5 days ago
"No matter what, never give up. If you search for opportunities, they'll come. Be disciplined, passionate and willing to learn."  

Saturday, 18 May 2013

10 pairs of shoes that I am lusting over at the moment

If you are a regular reader of my blog you know that I have a major obsession and love for shoes. In fact I think i'm addicted to high heels and honestly I am proud of that. There is just something about high heels that make me feel so damn incredible and designer heels are even more delicious because they have this certain allure about them that make you want to work for them. 

So i have decided to post 10 pairs of designer heels that make my heart skip a beat. It was so hard to chose just 10 but oh well enjoy...

Giuseppe Zanotti Sandals - 150 mm - AU $1,807.50 - Oversized gold-tone wings flutter up the vamp of suede sandals. The whisper-thin cantilever heel adds to the airy appeal. Covered heel and platform. Buckled ankle straps and leather sole.

Charlotte Olympia heels - 150 mm - £1,195 - Let your shoes to the talking in the fabulous pink poodle sculptured sandals. Detailed with bejewelled crystal eyes, collar and finished with a unique heart shaped charm. These sandals can't help bring a smile to your face.

Alex Perry for Tony Bianco (made to order)  - 120 mm - $419.95 AU - Black suede thigh high, full lace up front stiletto boot featured in Alex Perry runway show at 2013 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. 

Valentino -Heel height 100 mm/4" - € 1.010,00 -  Rockstud sling back sandal in pvc and calfskin. Studs and heel in plexiglass. Three adjustable straps. 

Christian louboutin -  Black Pigalle Pump  - 120 mm  - $625 (US) 

Christian louboutin -  Black Daf booty 160 mm $1395. (US)  

 Salvatore Ferragamo Over-the-Knee Boot -  Heel 11.5 cm - USD 2,600.00

 oroton Splendid Knot Strap Heels  - 11.3cm - $395 (Au) 

Alexander Wang Sandals - 100mm - $761

Friday, 10 May 2013

Style obsession - Christine Centenera

I am seriously obsessed with Vogue Australian Fashion Editor Christine Centenera and her incredible sense of style. She is such an inspiration for me, not only because of her ability to wear the most amazing outfits but also the fact that she is the fashion editor of Vogue Australia, which one day I hope to be.  Plus she is also a celebrity stylist, street style icon and the fashion mind behind Kanye West’s fashion line. You have no idea how jealous i am of her life! 

I love her whole look from her fur coats to asymmetrical mini skirts and of course her collection of killer designer heels. She knows how to dress for her size and body shape and for a petite girl that's very hard. 

She is just so damn fabulous, if at anytime in my life I get the chance to meet her or even become like her i will be truly grateful. 

Have a look at some of her delicious outfits...

Friday, 3 May 2013

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams...

A couple of days ago I was told some very exciting news that could potentially change my life. Especially my life in the next 5 years. I was chosen by the principal of my school along with two other students in my year level to be part of a university scholars program that will give me a head start into university life. 

I couldn't contain my excitement when I read that the program "will provide opportunities for personal and academic development, give students the knowledge, skills and confidence to make the right study choices and enable them to build a network of peers, including fellow high-achieving students, academics, and employment contacts" To many people my age this would just sound like a whole lot of boring stuff they don't have to worry about yet. But for me it is the perfect push I need to kick start my journey of success in the world, starting off with VCE, followed by Uni and hopefully leading to the destination of Vogue Australia. 

You have no idea how happy I get reading "scholars’ will have access to a number of events helping them evolve their understanding of possible career areas, assisting them to gain part-time employment and work experience and developing CVs and interview skills." You may ask your self why a girl like me would be so excited about work experience and interview skills but to me it's things like this that will get me noticed in the world, that will give me the skills I need to achieve success and most importantly to achieve my dreams. 
One of the things that matters the most to me about being given this incredible opportunity is that all my visualising, planning, goals and hard work is finally starting to kick in big time! It's the thing I needed to reassure me that working hard for what you want in life is totally worth it! 

It shows to all those people who told me when I was 13 and 14 that I don't need to worry about what uni course I want to get into or what ATAR score i want to get or who told me not to plan my life so much, that in fact planning for what you want works. Because i'm the one that is part of a Scholars' program at the University I have wanted to go to since I was 13. 

It just goes to show that... The future does belong to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.