I find it slightly annoying when a style you have been working for some time becomes a 'Trend'. How rude! If you have been following my blog you will be well aware that my look is very much about colour and in particular the art of 'colour blocking'. Colour is an aesthetic I am very comfortable with and I love to experiment. In my day job as a Graphic Designer, I work closely with colour designing logos, brochures and print material and find that helps when I work my wardrobe.
If your slightly terrified at the prospect of colour blocking why not start with one colour; for example, if you mostly wear black why not try mixing in orange or yellow. If you want to be a wee bit more adventurous then think complimentary colours: red and blue, orange and grey or purple and red; look to nature for the best inspiration, especially of the flower variety.
Here's a few Sleekit looks from over the last couple of years, yes can you believe I have just passed my second Anniversary, that's a whole lota colour. Go on have fun with it.
I have been rather slack on the posting front; life has been busy, busy, but today I took time out for lunch at Trunk. It was glorious day in Melbourne, albeit a wee bit windy, unexpectedly flashed a few cars when a gust of wind sent my silk dress a flying and on the power walk back to the office my sandle snapped : ( Ach well, will just need to buy myself a new pair in NY, 3 weeks today till I go! eek
So, back to the lunch, Trunk, a perfect spot to indulge in a delicious lunch and make the most of the alfresco weather. I munched on a meatball baguette while my new partner in crime (at work) Beth enjoyed the Tuna salad.
And in other news, let me introduce you to my new one-sy, currently on lay-by at Sportgirl, it's gonna be a perfect day to night outfit for my trip. I'm planning on teaming it with my red patent belt, red bow shoes. Cute huh? I probably need to lay off the meatball baguettes though!
Earlier in the week I promised some shots from the catwalk, albeit a wee bit blurry, featuring Alpha60, Carly Hunter, Alistair Trung, Trimapee, Above, From Britten, Kuwaii, Limedrop, S!X and Arnsdorf. The collections were all good but not much for lady Sleekit; lots of floaty garments and bra free outfits, not the best combo for a chick with curves and more than a handful! However, I was impressed with the Limedrop collection, especially loved the check oversize shirt.
Last night I had the pleasure of attending Show 4 Senso Uniquo as part of the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW). With my ladies in tow, we sampled a few complimentary drinks in the cocktail lounge prior to the event and was delighted to bump into a few of my favourite bloggers. People whom I have admired and followed from the very beginning of my own blog. Just great to meet like minded and lovely people who enjoy and share a passion.
Holly Fulton is a Scottish designer whom I admire immensely, you may have seen this post. When I discovered that she had collaborated with ASOS, I just had to have a taste. I ordered this dress on Saturday morning and it arrived on Tuesday morning, now that's service! I teamed it with my Mimco box and accessories from Sportsgirl and Diva. Twas a fun night, will bring you some of the catwalk later.
Today it's cold, wet and not very Spring like, damn you Melbourne and your fickle weather! Therefore back to the wardrobe for some warmth in the form of a palette of grey.
It's Melbourne Spring Fashion Week and I will be attending a catwalk show on Friday night, V.I.P if you please (pays to have friend's in high places, good on ya Leish) and look forward to bringing you some off the catwalk Spring fashion later in the week. I have ordered a dress online for the event, due to be delivered Friday, eek, bit close to the wire, it's loud, bright and fabulous, can't wait to show you all!
Today's outfit top: somewhere in china town shorts: Mooks Scarf: somewhere on Balaclava St tights: Tightology brogues: Big W ring and rose: Gifted nail polish: pret a polish
It seems like an eternity since I bought something new, trying my best to save for NY (6 weeks to go, woo hoo). With the changing of the season, I opted for a small purchase, a wee Scottie Dog dress from ASOS for the bargain price of $32! It got me with the print, being Scottish I love anything Scot; I just had to move across the globe to become very patriotic. Perfect for Spring with tights and into Summer with milk bottle legs, ha. The belt, also a bargain from Sportsgirl, $10.