SPARKLE SPEW

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As a child I had always wondered when adults stopped understanding the joys of cartoons. Sure on occasion my dad would watch Looney Tunes with me, especially if Speedy Gonzales was involved. On rare Saturday mornings you could probably have walked by my house and overhear him screaming “Andale andale andale, ARRIBA YEEEHAAAA!” muddled with my fits of laughter. That is about as involved in cartoons I had ever seen an adult be.

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Now that I am an adult (in age at least), I still don’t get it. I love cartoons. Some of the newer ones are trying too hard to be real but all in all, if I really give them a chance, I think I would love most cartoons. This is not always good news for the man of the house since he would prefer watching actual new. For our kidlet however, I hope we live in a democratically selected tv channel home.

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2 recent clothing collaborations have well and truly validated my love for cartoons. The first, as you may have now guessed is Australian brand Black Milk X Adventure time. They released their collection back in November & OH MY GLOB I am still in love.

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The second is the just dropped UK brand Lazy Oaf X Garfield. Lazy oaf can do no wrong with their cartoon prints, whether it be cacti or fast food. This lazy  Monday hating lasagna loving cat is a perfect match for their mighty mighty. Not only will collection for both men and women win you over, you’ll probably get a kick out of the video too (hit that play button down the bottom). If they could fix it so I spew metallic streamers when I’m sick instead of actual spew, they’d have my vote for Prime Minister.

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Images via Lazy Oaf & Black Milk Blog

 

EVIL ARMY

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This season the influx of Evil Twin in my wardrobe suggests I’ve officially joined the evil army. It started just like all good tattoo sleeves, with something small; a rant about my love for their sucker punch campaign. Once the purchases began, it didn’t take a detective to prove our devotion. Here are the facts:

  1. The= recent outfit post featuring the Evil Twin bad element slouch pants.
  2. My Instagram, has seen the Evil Twin denim tunic in high rotation
  3. Three’s a charm, this amazing captivity longline cardigan has joined the party.

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10 years ago you could bet your life on me saying “I wouldn’t be caught dead in animal print” but then again those were the days of Fran Dreshire’s the nanny and who could blame me? Fortunately Evil twin have always been good at customizing a potentially tragic print, making it fresh and young and this fuzzy winter warmer is no exception. Though the chills haven’t quite set in just yet, I have a feeling this one’s going to keep me warm all winter long.

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Evil twin captivity longline cardigan (gifted) worn here with:
Glasson’s banana Print Dress
Windsor smith rainbow boots 
Asos sunglasses (similar here)
Iridescent Unicorn clutch (gift from lpmmags)

Next on my Evil Twin hitlist:
Faded glory babydoll here
Hoodrat Aged Jacket here

 

BEER N’ DICE

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Runway shots can get rather boring, especially considering the repetition value of it all but when it comes to upcoming Aussie designers, I just can’t help myself. An entomologist’s dream, Hayley Elsaesser first caught my eye with her now trade mark fun prints and use of colors.

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Hey latest offerings at Mercedes-Benz fashion week Australia features a more muted palette of soft oranges, blues, greens and purples reminiscent of the pearly sherbet straws of you youth but maintains the signature unique print. Considering our recent post discussing “how to drink properly” I’m looking forward to wearing my beers in the classiest way possible.

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With neckerchiefs and shapes that sort of remind me of the 70’s it’s the perfect mix of flirty, cute and modest. Furthermore it seems to be allowing me to use bad puns which is an unexpected bonus. That being said, I love the whole box and dice. Someone get me this awesome ‘lime see you‘ hat from a previous collection while I wait for this one to drop. Please & Thank you.

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TWIST ME LIKE A RUBIX

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You know those “can’t be bothered” days? I’ve been having a lot of those lately and the wet weather is putting a dampener on any enthusiasm I’ve managed to drum up. For now over the knee suede boots, button front shirt dresses and jackets are my uniform, or at least it would be if I were employed by an underfunded alternative radio station. It’s thrift-ed, gifted or from Attik.

MERMAIDS EXIST

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With a title like ‘Mermaids Exist : as above/so below‘, I had no chance against the magic of Gail Sorronda’s SS14/15 show. Most of us know she’s great with black and white and once again with the sheer textures, layering and crowns, black and white shone through.

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Prim, proper and pleated, the details in the neckline and sleeves could have been the thing of dowdy dreams. Fortunately these floaty silhouettes were a perfect throwback, much like the monochromatic gingham, a classic I will always adore.

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At this point you might be wondering where the more obvious mermaids might be hiding and I didn’t have to look long to find them. Ariel, the little mermaid  had her fin in quite a few pieces swimming and twirling on caped body-con and shift dressed. It was then that I was, as poker players would put it, ALL IN!

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In fact, sign me up for more mermaids keeping their tails and strutting down the runway like a good Disney story. Gail’s consistent contributions make it easy to look forward and wonder what’s next? Unicorns please.

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