Imma get your heart racing in my skin tight jeans

April 10, 2011 § 8 Comments

Be your teenage dream tonight… Nahhhhh, I’m totally not as babe’n as Katy but any chance to incorporate some Katy goodness into my posts is a great one! As you would all know I’m more of a skirts and dresses girl-only once every blue moon do I even bother looking for jeans to wear. But, when I do, I as any other girl, hate the experience. It’s so hard finding the right colour, fit, and style! Not long ago, I realised my favourite pair of Miss 60 jeans were coming to a sad and natural end to its life and coincidentally I was approached to give the Jeanswest experience ago! Ding Ding Ding, win win win! As some of you might know, Jeanswest in collaboration with Westfield have opened up an online store and I’ve realised choosing jeans isn’t that hard after all. There’s my little guide to getting great jeans:
-Think about your current favourite pair of denims, write down their pros and cons
-Do they fit well? Accent your assets? Flatter your shape? Go well with the rest of your wardrobe?
-If not, what do you think would change that? Another colour? Tighter? More loose? Higher? Lower?
-Girls with skinny ankles and calves should defintely take advantage of cropped jeans and cuffed jeans (but no more than 2 inches above your ankle)
-Muscularcalves aren’t  flattered in jeans with a lot of elasticity[jeggings]
-Infact I’m not a fan of jeggs at all
-If you’re blessed with a flat stomach, go right ahead and rock some low rise/boyfriend jeans (but not ‘flash-a-crack’ low, no one needs to see that, or the elasticated band on your underwear -shudders-)
-Petite girls should avoid wearing flares with flats, only wear them with heels >3.5inches
-For jeans to work for day and night, go for a darker rinse
I personally feel quite affectionately toward skinny jeans, because they are fantastic with both flats and heels, and they don’t make me look even shorter than I already am. I also love a mid-rise, but it’s so hard finding ones that sit exactly right! Not anymore, I found these ‘Liv’ Slim jeans in forever black the perfect fit for me, and guess what? I didn’t even need try them on! I just took some measurements, sort the advice of the Jeanswest (very easy to comprehend) Size Chart. They arrived and fit amazingly They’re so easy to dress up with ruffled top and a blinged out Mimco necklace.Or down, with a t-shirt and blazerSo, go, explore the world of jeans (and other pretty stuff, they also stock other pretty stuff) at Jeanswest.
XXASAB

Hola mamacita!

November 28, 2010 § 25 Comments

It was a warm and balmy night (by that I mean hot, sticky and gross) night when me and Lisa went out for dinner at Mamasita’s. The food was just astonishingly good, it changed my perspective on Mexican food forever, and needless to say I will never happily settle for Taco Bill(though I will continue to go for the fishbowls) or Old El Paso again! I’m no food reviewer (though I have totally been tempted to drop the “I write a restaurant review blog” line just to see what’ll happen) but I’d love to think I’m a foodie in the making. I’m not one of those kids who only eat processed foods, drinks slurpies with energy shots and turn my nose up at anything that sounds remotely weird. I’m pretty much willing to try everything (with the exception of ginger and raw meat) and then going home to attempt my own version. Though, I think it’s too late in my fashion blogging life to add ‘slash foodie’ to my title haha! Anyway, back on mamasita! They don’t take bookings so we lined up for about 30 mins in the hot stairway before we could even get a place at the bar but the lovely sangria I had to quench my thirst afterwards was totally worth it Because of the wait we had previously (and possibly the Adrian Grenier lookalike bar tender) we ate at the bar. 2 serves of tacos was shared between us(ok I admit, not adventurous as we could be), one beef and chorizo and one fish. Both were just delightful, especially with the lovely and light salsa verde. For some reason ordering the grilled corn slipped our minds but you know what didn’t? Dessert! Coconut flan and grilled banana with icecream! (wish I took a picture of the dessert but I was too eager to tuck in)It was far too nice of a night to go home straight away so a visit to one of my favourite haunts; the Parliament House stairs was definitely a great idea.I love that it’s like our MET stairs just with less tourist and more political protests, I go there (or sometimes city museum)whenever I’m down the Paris end of the Collins or Bourke St just to chill out (granted the weather is permitting and there aren’t any protests or people taking wedding photos) but I never had a chance to get snaps. It’s beautiful from any angle!
I hope it wasn’t illegal to jump on the window or anything :s but these are pretty awesome photos!I didn’t get a good outfit photo so this’ll do.
Dress: My own designs (I haven’t posted this yet, made it on the day)
Necklace: Mimco
Perspex wedges: China
Bracelet: Ebay
Watch:  Gifted
Snake ring: Prouds
Mamasita:
1/11 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
(03) 9650 3821
XXASAB
PS. How cute are Lisa’s shorts?!

Hawt and cold

November 8, 2010 § 20 Comments

Melbourne weather makes it interesting dressing in the morning, whenever you think “oh, it’s going to be to hot/cold to wear that” it decides prove you wrong. Remember this velvet jacket from a while back? And how I wore it even though I was pretty set on never wearing it unless I altered it ? Well I finally altered it and added a white trim. Now it’s like the weirdest ( aka MOST PERFECT) combination of Blair waldorf and indie/hipster. Jacket: thrifted, velvet ribbon added by me
Skirt: My own design
Belt: Thrifted
Tights: Wolford
Watch: Ebay
Bracelet: Ebay
Shoes: Louboutins
Bag: Alexander Wang
The next day, spring was back in full force, pollen and all. A few nights ago I realised I had not worn this sequined top since trying it on!Sequined top: Lovelygirl
Skirt: My own design
Necklace: Mimco
Bag: Alex Wang
Net hair bow: My own design
Chain flats: Lanvin
XXASAB
PS. thanks for all the love on my new designs. And there’ll be more to come!

Bordeaux Lace Skirt

August 22, 2010 § 9 Comments

I was in love with Dolce and Gabbana’s Spring summer 10 collection, the underwear as outerwear, lace and net combination sent me into a frenzy.

Source: style.com

After extensive searching, I’m still looking for a perfect underwear as outerwear body suit but I have found a perfect lace skirt! Well to be more precise, in true Angela fashion, I made it!.

It’s the piece I’ve made since my LBD! I’ve been stuck under the avalanche of homework and because of setting and packing up time involved in sewing it’s not something I can do everyday anymore. I was so excited, I decided to wear it today!

With a cashmere cardigan, simple tee, Mimco necklace, Lanvin chain flats, Alex Wang Coco, simple watch and ring!

Get ready for next weekend folks, because I’m having a wardrobe cleanout! I’m not sure whether to just do it all on ebay or just use my blog. What do you think? Also! I might be doing a little tweaking and ASAB might go under the knife for a facelift or some botox, a brighter, more simple layout could do both you (as readers) and me some good.

XXASAB

PS. Why yes, I did get a haircut!  2.5 inches off and it’s also been thinned out, such a relief! It actually use to hurt my neck when wet it in the shower, that’s how insanely thick my hair was! But I also sort of miss it, just a tad ;)

Mimco: An Unpredictable Revolution

August 15, 2010 § 19 Comments

Not too long ago Mimco launch Part Deux of the  ‘An Unpredictable Revolution’ collection featuring the beautiful Emma Balfour. I was lucky enough to be selected and sent one of their delightful pieces! This collection is the story torn from the pages of a dark debutante’s diary…Taking inspiration from the 1700s – 1800s, it embodies the romance and darkness of the era. This is one of the stories:

‘Darkness Becomes Her’

There once lived a curious, carefree,  girl. The kind to wear super colourful outfits, wore plaits and walk around with grazed knees. One day she stumbled upon a book…

But my oh my! It wasn’t just a book, there was something hidden inside!

There was a pouch, a sealed letter, a key and a picture of a beautiful girl!

She then opened the pouch to see a beautiful necklace of tangled stones and chain. It was the most beautiful thing she had  ever seen!

But little did she know this necklace had magical powers when she put it on. With a swish and a swosh…s

She was transformed!

Her old colourful clothes were gone, and in their place was a long flowing black velvet gown and suede shoes. Lipstick magically appeared on her lips.

It an unpredictable revolution, and she liked it ;)

Fin.

Thanks mimco :)! Everyone, go, check out the gorgeous collection and experience the unpredictable revolution for yourselves!  

Outfit notes – Pre-Rev: Self decorated K-mart tank, wool vintage skirt, online jellies

                  – Post-Rev: Angela Yang Designs gown, Sogui eli giorgia cut out pumps

XXASAB

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