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)
Perspex wedges: China
Snake ring: Prouds
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PS. How cute are Lisa’s shorts?!
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
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
Bag: Alex Wang
Net hair bow: My own design
Chain flats: Lanvin
PS. thanks for all the love on my new designs. And there’ll be more to come!
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.
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.
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 ;)
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 ;)
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