Pieces of Eight

>> Morning Possums!  Oh wait, it’s morning here in Hong Kong, late into the night back in London and sort of late morning time in Aussie land, where possums – both the animal and affectionately called human beings – might be found.  There is a reason why I’m confuzzling you all on Instagram (ooops… how ru-ude of me to assume actually that you lot follow me on Instagram) with my jaunty travels from Sydney to Tokyo and now to Hong Kong.  The reason being is that I’m gathering pics and words galore for my upcoming book.  Yes, I’m writing a book.  Has it been formally announced?  I don’t think so… does it require a formal announcement?  Probably not.  And for good reason too seeing as I haven’t quite formulated the right words (or media blurb) to describe this thing that I’m penning.

In the meantime, I’ll be backtracking a little on the blog.  Real time, from-the-locale real blogging will be on hold for a while.  Back in Sydney just as MBFWA was coming to a close, I paid a visit to Little Hero’s PR showroom and was greeted with a table of colourful magpie-attracting lushness.  Lushness that hails from different corners of Australia by way of Melbourne, as compiled by Pieces of Eight – a jewellery collective that represents, showcases and gives workspace to mainly Australian jewellery designers and artists.  I visited their workshop site in the Fitzroy area of Melbourne a couple of years ago where Lucy Folk is based.  They have a more centrally based gallery, where their large scale installations and exhibitions can really flourish.   If Melbourne is a touch too far and remote for what I’d imagine would be the majority of you guys, then Edition X, Pieces of Eight’s online e-commerce and showroom arm will be worth a  click.

It’s where you can purchase similar if not the exact pieces that I ogled at in the showroom.  Like Melbourne-based Hamish Munro and his obsession with rubber balloons – scrunched up and compressed into bangles and rope necklaces or wrapped up in interlinking rainbow chains.  Or Renee Damiani from Adelaide and her use of plastic friendship bracelet lace and squeegy balls clustered into cartoonish formations.   You might be familiar with artist Kate Rohde‘s psychedelic coloured resin world, as she has previously collaborated with Romance was Born on their Dinosaur Renaissance collection (incidentally the first ever RWB show I saw).  That prompted Rohde to create more accessible jewellery pieces.  Self-described as “the natural history museum on acid”, Rohde’s work definitely adds impressive scale to Pieces of Eight’s roster.  Last but not least are Sophie Stone‘s beaded beings, which go bump in the night.  All of which of course made me wish I had added in a few days in Melbourne to revisit the left field side of Australian fashion that I tend to gravitate towards.  Just couldn’t really wreck the schedule for that thing I can’t quite articulate yet.

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Renee Damiani:

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Happy Easter From Us to You

Happy Easter From Us to You

We hope all of you that celebrate Easter had an blessed Easter and those who are celebrate Passover continue to have a happy Passover!

21 Kids Who Dress Better Than You


We’ve rounded up the best looks from kiddie fashion blogs (yes, those exist) and assembled a panel of expert Who What Wear editors consisting of Danielle Nussbaum (DN), Nicole Kliest (NK), Jessica Baker (JB), Evelyn Crowley (EC), and Laurie Trott (LT) to determine what makes each one tick. Read on for style tips from the pee-wee set.

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Jacket: ASOS, last seen here. Denim: Current/Elliott. Shoes: Tibi. Bags: Mansur Gavriel, vintage Chanel. Sweatshirt: Madewell, last seen here. Lips: Stila 'Corina'. Sunglasses: Karen Walker 'Harvest'. Hat: Eric Javits.  

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Jacket: ASOS, last seen here. Denim: Current/Elliott. Shoes: Tibi. Bags: Mansur Gavriel, vintage Chanel. Sweatshirt: Madewell, last seen here. Lips: Stila 'Corina'. Sunglasses: Karen Walker 'Harvest'. Hat: Eric Javits.  

Yoyogi Park 代々木公園•花見

Yoyogi Park 代々木公園•花見

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Festival Free

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Just wanted to share these beautiful photos taken at Coachella by my awesome friend, and also one Vogue’s street style photogs – Leslie Kirchhoff - Happy Easter Sunday!

Hey Honey , take a Walk on the Wide side.

Hey Honey , take a Walk on the Wide side.
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Explicit Content

Explicit Content

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APril 19, 2014. Night.

Bomber sweater-jacket

Paper Dolls dress

Bottom Up!

The Sweet Spot

Late Autumn Look

Live & Let Go

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Karolina Kurkova's Sporty-Chic City Look


Adidas Flocked Windbreaker Jacket ($110)

Must-Have: Killer Spring Flats


Go on, let your inner cool girl out with these menswear-inspired d'orsay flats.

Hop On This Weekend's Must-Try Headwear Trend


Lately, rabbit ears have re-entered the street style zeitgeist (See Adam Selman's modernist cap, worn by Rihanna during Paris Fashion Week).  A closer look, however, reveals they’ve hopped in and out of fashion for many decades, from Candace Bergen’s unforgettable face mask at Truman Capote’s Black & White Ball to the iconic Playboy magazine covers.  Herewith, a roundup of fashion’s favorite floppy headwear. 

The 5 Shoes Styles You’ll Wear Forever


Shoe styles are a little like relationships. Some come on hot and heavy, but burn out fast, like the wedge sneakers of the romantic world, if you will. Others offer a lifetime of affection, such as a classic pump or ballet flat. Today, we’re focusing on the latter with a roundup of the five styles that will never lose your love. Click through to see which shoe styles you should declare your devotion to now, and will still adore years down the road.

Pink Hues in Boracay

Blueberry Afternoon

A touch of red

In the Garden

Black Paw

ON BROADWAY

Kimono & Leather Shorts

Big Dream Big Heart

Big Dream Big Heart
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Post Holiday Knit

White dress

April 19, 2014

ROSE BONBON

THE BLACK SKORT

Nobody

Be your love

LONG ON LONG

LONG ON LONG
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We’re Insane But Not Alone

We're Insane But Not Alone
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KNIGHT RIDER

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The perfect ombre dress

The perfect ombre dress
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Long gone day

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Cashmere turtleneck from Weekday Collection, shirt from Club Monaco, coat from Filippa K, loafers from Tod’s, jeans from Gina Tricot, sunnies from Ray Ban and bag from Nina Ricci (this new baby of mine is a favourite).

 

So, today I’ll be leaving the big apple to go and work for a campaign shoot just outside of New York but I’ll be back again in a couple of days! Yesterday I had a day off with my bestie and this is what I wore, super comfy!

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