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Love: Australian Designers

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Everyone looks to Paris or New York for the latest trends and styles but have you considered Australian designers? Karla Spetic is an Australian designer with the simplistic chic that might characterise BCBGmaxazria mixed with all the colours and cheer that comes with a LV resort collection. But of course that alone cannot explain entirely what the brand entails.

Karla Spetic has a very cheeky way of playing with different colours, textures and shapes that lends it an almost childish and daydreamy air but its chic simplicity ensures that it does not become un-sophisticated. It caters for the little girl inside each of us who likes to squeal with delight at candy hues and yet it also caters for the chic fashionista who knows how to handle her own style. No wonder her ‘10 Autumn/Winter collection was titled “Dreamer”.

 

 

 

I just love her two toned cardis. Wear it with a cute little skirt and you get something casual and girly. Wear it with impeccably tailored slim black pants, fierce accessories and towering studded heels and you get to prevent your outfit from making you look too hard and cold.

Not every Karla Spetic piece is suitable for everyone. Whilst her clothes have designs and cuts to marvel at adoringly, I can imagine that it might not fit with everyone’s style philosophy. But her ability to turn heads without fail is a quality that one can definitely lust after.

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Written by Monica of crossthat.com

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Lose: Recap on Ugly Swimsuits with Rihanna + Shoe Challenge

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Does anyone remember these awful We Are Handsome swimsuits that I posted on a few months back? Just like every other bad fashion trend, celebrities have embraced them (really, should we be surprised?). Check out Rihanna and Diane Kruger in a suit that makes any joke you can think of just too easy.

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Shoe Challenge Outfit #2

363 days, 48 pairs left

I bought these Report boots on clearance two or three years ago for $7 and thought I’d never wear them except for brushing snow off the car. Turns out they’re the most comfortable shoes I own, go with everything, and I get tons of compliments every time I wear them. Sometimes shoes can surprise you 🙂

This photo cracks me up, I’m always falling in the crack in the center of my couch! 😛

Lust or Lose: Chanel Mirror Sunglasses + Shoe Challenge

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When I first saw these glasses, I was sure they were a joke, but the more I look at them, the more I can see the usefulness of a pair of sunglasses with a built in mirror. After all, I’ve spent the last years of my life frantically looking for a reflective surface every time I need to check my makeup (doorknobs, windows, and the blank screen of my Droid are personal favorites). I’m just not sure if I want a gimmicky mirror attached to a pair of $740 sunglasses. Not to mention that Chanel is known for classic and classy styles… I just can’t picture Coco whipping off her frames to use a hidden mirror.

So what do you think? Would you rock these glasses or are they a shame to Chanel’s legacy?

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Shoe Challenge Outfit #1

364 days, 49 pairs left

I realized after I took the picture that you can bareeeely see my shoes, so I snapped an extra picture with the shoes intact.

BCBG Cranberry Pumps w/platform, these make me soooo tall and I love them!

Lust: BCBGmaxazria Resort 2011

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Now that Christmas is over, winter is less fabulous and more depressing, and the next big thing to look forward to is spring break (sad, I know). Even though Santa failed to bring me a man, here’s hoping I meet a millionaire between now and spring break so I can be whisked away to somewhere warm and wear these amazing looks from the BCBGmaxazria resort collection!

Hey, a girl can dream!

BCBGmaxazria resort 2011

BCBGmaxazria resort 2011 by jennaw featuring colour block dresses

Pricing and buying info after the break…

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Lust: Louis Vuitton Resort Collection

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Unless you haven’t picked up a fashion mag in the last two months, you’ve probably already seen the latest resort collection from Louis Vuitton. I love these pieces because they don’t scream “I’M A LOUIS!” the way their monogram pieces do, but they still have the classic, elegant designs and beautiful quality that the brand is known for.