2 Years

As of the end of May I've had this blog for two whole years! It's been really interesting looking back at how my style, photography and writing has changed whilst I've had this internet space. I thought I would mark the occasion by re-posting my favourite outfit from each month over the last year. I meant to post this last month (but everything got super busy surprise surprise). I hope the next year is just as good as the last. 

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Androgenous pirate

shoes with noodle You know how sometimes you fall in love with a piece of clothing, but you have no idea how to style it, then it just sits in your wardrobe forever until suddenly you have a brain wave and create the perfect outfit using said piece of clothing? The culottes I wore today are one of those pieces of clothing.

Standing landscape

The button collective have this old vintage style "uniform" in which they wear lots of long pants, vests, suspenders, button down shirts, ties etc in neutral and muted colours. When styling the culottes I took a page out of their book, and used a muted navy and brown colour pallet, and creating layers with suspenders, a belt, a necklace, some tights and a pair of socks. I've also experimented with androgyny, using "masculine clothing elements". I really enjoy playing with androgyny, and don't do it near often enough.

Taking it off

Anna from Melodic and Thrify chick was a huge inspiration for the styling of this outfit. She is the layering master (if you like this outfit you should totally check out her blog!)

without jacket looking sidewayn

In other news, I rode my bike for the first time in many years today (out of necessity. Dad had the car, and I had to get home super fast from teaching). I'd forgotten how much fun riding a bike is. I'd also forgotten how uncomfortable a bike seat is, as well as how hard it is on the thigh muscles (which I don't use often enough :P). I'm definitely going to ride more often once Rohan and I move into our new place. I need to get saddle bags though. I had a backpack and flute case on my back, which was super awful.

Candid without jacket

So yeah, this is pretty much the outfit I'm wearing for my gig this evening (I changed my coat after taking these photos though. It's really really really cold at the moment, and the blazer wasn't warm enough.)

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Orange Bush Painting

Shoes My Dad and I had a landscape painting sesh on Sunday. We painted what we could see of maitland band from the natural lookout at the top of the path. Unfortunately we weren't able to finish our works as the cold got the better of us, but we've got tentative plans to finish the works at a later date within the next few weeks.

Walking

This is what I wore. Basically my prerogative with the outfit was "warm and comfy as possible" which I definitely achieved. Only thing I was missing was fingerless gloves (which is why the cold won out. My phalanges couldn't hold the brush without cold pain) I've really been digging watercolour as a medium as of late, which is what I ended up using. My dad is using acrylics for his painting.

painting with Dad

Speaking of art, I've been posting a lot of my stuff to instagram at the moment (which you should totally check out. There's a link in my sidebar.) I'll probably post a photo of my painting and my Dad's once they're done.

Hand throught hair

May Favourites Feat. Tartan Flannel

Shoes So, if you watch beauty vloggers on youtube you'll know that they do a thing called "monthly favourites" in which they showcase their favourite beauty/fashion stuff for the month. I'm going to steal that idea and give it a tiny bit of a twist: Once a month I shall do my "monthly culture favourites" in which I talk about my favourite artists/musicians/authors/film makers/bloggers/youtubers etc in an effort to 1) be on the lookout for cool creatives I wasn't previously aware of and 2) spread the word about awesome peeps who make cool stuff.

Standing landscape staring

So without further ado, here are my May cultural favourites:

1) Sad Grrrls Club. This is a tour/festival/turning into a general all round creative support network for female identifying creatives. I love how supportive and inclusive this initiative is, and I am very much looking forward to all of the cool stuff that comes out of it.

straight on looking down

2)ZombieKing . I've been delighting in Chris's sculpture on instagram as of late. Basically he makes dead fantasy fetuses in test tubes. It's a little morbid, and a teeny tiny bit gross, but his work is so beautifully gruesome I just have to mention it.

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3) Curls n Cakes: There's going to be a bit of a trend concerning where I find the people I follow on the interwebs. I found Mona's blog through instagram and was instantly taken by her quirky yet classic style! As well as wearing pretty things, she bakes stuff that looks really cute, and sounds scrumptious

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4) Deep Sea Lights : This duet is the perfect mix of acoustic, electronic and experimental. They're kind of ambient, but kind of not if that makes any sense. My band, Vanishing Shapes, is actually playing a gig with these guys (and a few others) for DEJA at the Red Rattler on Friday. (If you're Sydney Based, you should totally come on down yo!)

standing cute

 

There you have it! These are my favourite creatives/projects of May/ Early June (I have no concept of "past" at the moment, it's just all become a jumble of vague memories of gigs, teaching and practice :S)

patting noodle