Monday, July 30, 2012

These boots were made for walking!

As hard as it can be being fat and trying to find clothes, having big feet is a whole different story. Lest with clothes, you can always alter & extend it to make it fit but you cant buy size 10 shoes and turn them into 12. 
I blame my Samoan/German genetics for my mammoth feet, there was no way my taro’n’cornbeef & beer’n’sausage loving ancestors would bless me with petite feet. So when I found a pair of boots that weren’t hideous and extremely expensive I experienced my first shoe high in years. A pair of simple, flat, black leather boots will always remain as classic as a cotton white shirt or a pair of well fit denim jeans. But above all it is practical for the day to day wear making it a staple in any fashionista’s closet. 

So to break in my new boots I went to the Auckland Art Gallery to soak up some culture and to get inspired back into painting again (examples shown in my blog title and to the right). With some of the photos I took that day Im sure ill have (visual) food for thought.

Shirt- Thrift, Avondale Flea Market
Jacket – Thrift, Save Mart New Lynn
Tights – Maya, Warehouse
Boots – Hush Puppies
Bag – Kmart
Glasses – Le Specs
Earrings – Lovisa 

Friday, July 20, 2012

Hot Pink

I grew up hating pink. There was something so stereotypical about being a girl and having pink as a favourite colour that it really repulsed me. Cut to high school and the reality tv show The Osbournes which graced a punk rock, loud mouthed, hot pink haired Kelly Osbourne which left me entranced. My admiration for her (being chubby and not giving a fuck, outspoken and funny) where qualities I admired but most of all Kelly represented a body type that wasn’t the Britney, Christina, Paris stick figures that were plastered all over the teen mags of my youth. Intern Kelly became my role model and slowly her love for hot pink became my colour obsession. Although I never did get her dye job on my own locks, I still have my hot pink moments and this blazer is a nod to Kelly O and all things hot and pink.  

Blazer- St.Vincent De Paul-New Lynn
Pants- Wild Child, Farmers
Shoes- Supersoft, Willows Shoes
Scarf- Equip
Ring- Lovisa
Glasses- Dollar King Store

And here is my sis who is fronting the camera for once. 

T-shirt – Cotton On
Denim Jacket - Old Navy, Thrift, Merlins- Glen Eden
Pants – Garage, Warehouse
Shoes – Converse, Chux (Ozzy Osbourne Edition)
Glasses – King Dollar Store
Necklace – Used to be a belt Buckle!

Sunday, July 15, 2012


Top- Big W
Blazer- K&K
Pants- Wild Child, Farmers
Glasses- Fiorelli
Necklace- Made By me

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Don’t Sweat It

Men’s 5XL sweatshirt meets velvet pencil skirt and a statement necklace. 

Sweatshirt- Rivet, Warehouse
Skirt- Thrift, St.Vincent De Paul
Shoes- Kmart
Necklace- Made By Me
Clutch- Thrift, Salvation Army Glen Eden
Glasses- Cotton On
Ring- Lovisa