Thursday, January 27, 2011
I wore this outfit recently on a styling gig for Vice magazine. The dress arrived in the mail that day from eShakti care of the HopShopGo service and even though the fabric was not really suitable for the extreme hot weather I loved how it looked on and had been waiting for what seemed like forever for it to arrive. That's the thing with HopShopGo, you have to wait for two deliveries to take place. First for it to arrive at the USA address and then secondly for it to arrive at yours. It also doesn't come cheap, I spent nearly the same price of the dress on the service, but I think it was worth it because the dress was exactly what I've been looking for. I'm pretty much obsessed with khaki and brown mixed with black and gold. I'm also loving shirt dresses and collars with necklaces underneath. Every time I wear this dress I get so many compliments, more than any other item I own, so I'm pleased as punch with it.
Dress: eShakti $90 including postage service
Belt: Vintage $10
Wedges: Target on sale $25
Necklace: Estelle Deve
Sunburn on hands: Care of an epic shoot in sand dunes which is soon to be published at OnTheStreetsOfSydney.com (I had sunscreen on, never thought to put it on my hands though)
Here are some things that amuse me:
1. Why is it that bloggers boyfriends who take outfit photos seem to get better at blog outfit photography while mine just gets worse? This was the second shoot for this outfit, and it basically sucks and shouldn't be blogged. We tried shooting outside (super blurry photos) and then a few days later inside with flash which made the dress seem super shiny (which its not) but at least the shot isn't blurry so it was posted. I'm not complaining, I appreciate that he helps, but he does whinge and carry on a lot when he does, especially if I "over direct" him. Fun times at blogging HQ I can tell you.
2. Getting asked to style a shoot for Vice just after they posted this condescending article about me and the other YoungFat&Fabulous girls. The original article was from the Netherlands and when that was translated it came across more bitchy than the current English translation I can find. Look I don't mind, I got a whole bunch of traffic from the Vice post, its just funny for both things to happen in the same month. Work for Vice, get teased by Vice. Loves it!
Reader poll: Should I shave the side of my head? I have wanted to do it for years, almost did it one day but was stopped by Henry. So should I just take the plunge now as I do know the asymmetrical hair suits my face. Thoughts?