Tuesday, 6 August 2013

*style_file: from runway to rollercoaster | super post for a super model.

As usual, things have been super hectic on my end.

With my internship wrapping up and my semester beginning very soon, I barely have time for myself...

However, as it's my birthday week, I should clear my schedule!
While I have celebrated the past few birthdays in various different countries [#humblebrag], which is a lot less fun than it sounds, this will be the first time I will be in the States for the big day, surrounded by my uni friends.

And, although the older you get, the less fussy you are about plans, I have decided that this year, as it should really be every year, to celebrate life and the friendships that I cherish...

...and, well, presents help too! Haha.

Anyway, before getting too soppy, I am not the only one 'celebrating' being a year older...any guesses who?

If you guessed Kween Karlie, award yourself 20 imaginary points, redeemable at a later date!
Karlie celebrating her 21st birthday with an ultra-exclusive party thrown in her honor by Vogue and a less exclusive day at Disney World (lower right corner)
I've been wanting to feature this leggie supermodel for quite a while now and what better time than our shared birthday week!
Some quick facts about the newly legal [in her home country of America, that is] supermodel:
*Born in Chicago, Illinois
*Career beginnings in 2006 with Elite NY
*In 2008, after switching to Next Model Management, walked an incredible 31 shows during NYFW including opening for Marc Jacobs and Carolina Herrera
*Walked 20 shows in Milan and 13 in Paris during the FW08 season
*Named 'Best Model of 2008' by People Magazine
*Muse for John Galliano and Dior in 2010
*Opened 10 shows and closed 8 during SS11 season
*Has appeared in ads for countless designers and editorials in magazines globally
*Became a Victoria Secret angel in 2013!
*Has her own line of 'kookies'

...just turned 21...let's let that sink in....
As expected with such a prominent model, narrowing her immense body of work to the few images in these collages proved difficult so, if you feel overwhelmed, imagine how hard it was for me!

*phew* That was a lot of talking! I'll let the pictures speak for themselves!
Her pictures are AH-MAY-ZING!

Wait! Who's birthday is it again?! Cause you're the one getting presents! Haha

Seems that being a Leo these days equates to being an overachiever and having long legs...


Friday, 2 August 2013

*Buy or Bye; Beyoncé Edition

After two relatively successful 'Buy or Bye?!' posts, a small hiatus and some very random 'summer' weather, I thought my girl Beyoncé and I should reward you with a treat!

Well, my treat to you is Beyoncé's Summer '11 cover of 'Dazed and Confused,' almost-eating an ice-cream on a sunny day [much like today]...
...and your treat to me is responding to this poll!

Let your fingers do the talking kiddies!

Are we hot and sticky for what Queen Bey has to offer or should she pack up her melty mess and take that ice-cream truck elsewhere?!


Thursday, 1 August 2013



It's me again! Took another brief hiatus, but now I'm back to provide you with all your fashion needs!

It's been a hectic past two weeks and, between applications and paperwork and baby-showers (oh my!), my creative energies have unfortunately been elsewhere.

But, no fear! I'm all here now...both with you and my internship (which is winding down now).

...and by winding down, I mean lots of computer work..which everyone knows isn't my favorite...

Alas, it must be done!

So, while I 'enjoy' some technology...you enjoy some Karlie and Daft Punk...which is sort of related right?? Cause they have that 'Technologic' song....

Karlie Kloss and Daft Punk for the August 2013 issue of American Vogue. Photographed by Craig McDean. Images sourced from Vogue. com
Karlie Kloss and Daft Punk for the August 2013 issue of American Vogue. Photographed by Craig McDean. Images sourced from Vogue. com

Behind-the-scenes footage?

Fierce model. Funky musicians. That should be enough to tide you over...

Till then...have a great day kiddies!