Monday, October 20, 2014

BEACH ATTIRE













 Wearing: Lack of Color fedora / Faithfull the Brand dresses / Miu Miu shades / 
Steve Madden pony hair espadrilles


The cold Sydney weather later has had me reminiscing the warm weather from just about a few weeks ago, when these snaps were taken! Hopefully the sun decides to come out again next weekend as I'm about to go on a Hunter Valley getaway for my friend Tony's 22nd. So excited :) Tony rented a house for the weekend so it'll be like a mini road trip. I have never been to Hunter Valley before so I'm definitely looking forward to it... Anyone has any tips you want to share with me? Camille from Frilly Skirts sent me a list of where to visit, what wine to buy, and most importantly what not to buy so that was super helpful!

I'm not sure if I'll be taking my camera with me as I'm planning to travel light, though I'll end up bringing more clothes than I need... AS ALWAYS... who feels me? Therefore Instagram updates will be the deal so follow my updates there! :) 




Wednesday, October 15, 2014

NAVY BLUE COOL


Wearing: Foxers lace camisole / GEHRICH 'The Northcote' coat (reduced price!) /
Mom's hand-me-down pleated skirt / Sportsgirl sunnies / Seed Heritage shoes


If I can only buy one type of garment for the rest of my life, it will have to be coats. Luxurious, wool and cashmere coats. Given the crazy Sydney weather these past few days (snow in Blue Mountains and flood at Lewisham station! Titanic scene reenactment? Anyone?), I'm just so glad this oversized, GEHRICH goodness kept me toasty and chic.

They also have a tasteful selection of men's luxury coats as well. My personal favourite is the Abbotsford - I'd be wearing heck out of it if I had a Y chromosome!


Click to shop lace camisoles:



Click to shop luxurious oversized coats:








Friday, October 10, 2014

SANTA MONICA PHOTO DIARY









Mink Pink striped knit singlet / Somedays Lovin' navy printed skirt / Charlotte Russe necklace

Mink Pink 'tacos and tequila' singlet / Mink Pink floral shorts / Lioness lace bralette / Somedays Lovin' lace kimono

Somedays Lovin' Leopard dress / Billini black ankle boots / Billini black sling bag / Miu Miu sunglasses via Sunglass Hut


Here's hoping that an inundation of summer vibes slash outfit inspos justifies a long overdue post. These photos were taken in Santa Monica Pier back in July. I remember getting ready at 6am that day -- the earliest I've ever gotten up while in UCLA. Dragging Jamie out of bed, stuffing our tummies and 15 minutes of Uber-ing later, we were at the most beautiful pier I've ever seen...


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

DIFFERENT, BUT IMPORTANT




I'm wearing: 
Witchery Mesh Triangle top in XXS/XS - adjustable so it fits really well

Witchery Slouch Stripe pant - size 4, yet still about an inch too large, had to pin the back for the purpose of this shoot. I recommend trying in store before purchase

Louis Vuitton shoes (from the SS13 collection), Lovisa earrings, Zara clutch, Dainty & Bold necklaceHouse of Holland x Elegant Touch nails via Her Fashion Box


Alright guys, I'm going to try to keep this short and sweet. This post speaks closely to my heart and therefore has taken me quite some time to muster up the courage to post it, but I hope you appreciate the thought and sincerity behind it.

Two weeks ago, I posted a sneak peak of these photos on one of my social media channels and received a comment essentially implying that I'm too skinny and that the media should use more "pleasant models".

First of all, I am in no way or form a model, and have never claimed to be one. Secondly, while I do appreciate (and highly welcome) constructive criticism, I believe that skinny shaming is akin to calling someone out for being "fat". We don't call someone out for being overweight because it's rude, so why do people think it's okay to tell someone off for being too skinny?

And lastly, for those of you out there who are naturally skinny like me-

With mainstream hip hop obsessing over booties right now, it's easy for us 'skinny bitches' to feel inadequate about our bodies. Or in this case, the lack thereof.  I always joke about getting a boob job but you know what - if a guy doesn't want to be with you because you are lacking on that front (heh heh, pun intended), he's not the right guy for you. Be confident in your own skin.

At the end of the day, instead of comparing, we should be empowering each other. Size 4 or size 14, as long as you're healthy that's all that matters. We're all beautiful in our own ways :)

I hope I'm not the only one who feels this way. Let me know what you think! Comment below or ask.fm me :) Let's start a discussion and create awareness of this burgeoning social issue!


Shop Mesh Bras:



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Friday, September 19, 2014

I NEED YOUR OPINIONS...






I'm wearing: 

Top Outfit - 
Hand-me-down shirt from Japan
Zara clutch
Rings by Curated Label and Dainty and Bold
Nails by House of Holland x Elegant Nails via Her Fashion Box


Bottom Outfit - 
Earrings by Dainty and Bold
Necklace by Dainty and Bold
Witchery bralet (also similar - ASOS Chelsea Lace Bralet and Miss Guided Black Lace Bralet)
Runaway the Label white blazer (also available on St Frock)
Rings by Curated Label and Dainty and Bold
Nails by House of Holland x Elegant Nails via Her Fashion Box


To add to your already long list of internet shops to procrasti-window shop at, BKRM is one of the finest web shop based in Hong Kong that I highly recommend.  They ship worldwide and stock my favorite Australian labels like Maurie & Eve and Paint It Red, but also have a more affordable 'basic' collection that is sure to tickle the fancy of your inner minimalist.


Before I get into what I need your opinions of, I just want to say sorry for the mini blogging hiatus. I've been dealing with some personal issues lately (aka boy problems, to which some will reply THIS), but I'm up and running again and ready to start on a new adventure!


I'm sure some of you have seen snaps of these pictures on my Instagram @bamitsjoanne, but now here they are, in all it's glory! These snaps are the amazing product of sickest fashion photographer Nelson Lai. I can honestly say I walked away from the photoshoot learning so much more about myself - how to work my body, my angle and poses etc, than I've ever done in my entire life. This is the product of working with someone who has a keen eye in fashion, who's worked with international models before and is good at giving directions! 


I try to learn myself as well. I love watching reality shows like Asia's Next Top Model. When I read magazines, my favorite part is definitely the high fashion editorials. I would stare at the pages for hours and notice the subtle things - like how they always try to elongate the neck, how they are aware of their fingers placement, and try to guess what movements they were doing for the photographer to snap the 'movement' shots with the right timing. I hence love behind the scene videos (Coco Rocha's are a must-watch - she's a crazy b*tch, in the best way) because you learn so much from them!


There is of course still much room for improvement for me, but this is my learning curve. This is definitely a lot more time-consuming and challenging than my regular daily outfit posts, but it's exactly why I want to do it. I learn so much more from these photoshoot sessions than I would have otherwise, constantly challenging myself and learning about what makes people go "OMG" and what makes them go "Um.. Can you not?" Haha.


I hope you guys enjoy these pictures as much as I enjoyed working on them for you. I hope to start creating more editorial-inspired content in addition to the normal 'street-style' ones that I used to do. This is just something new that I want to explore, and I hope you guys will join me in this journey and give me as much constructive criticism/ feedback as possible! 


Let me know what you think of this change of blog direction, and if you're feeling chatty, what you want to see more of in the future - editorial-inspired posts, or normal outfit posts, or...






Friday, September 05, 2014

TALULAH SWIMWEAR



I'm wearing: Talulah 'Memoires' One pieceswimsuit, Steve Madden knee high gladiator boots, Sportsgirl fur jacket, Dainty and Bold necklace, House of Holland nails


I have been a fan of Australian label Talulah for ages, so when they decided to create a new swimwear line I was stoked! Ever since my American trip (read: Californian beaches.. photos to come soon I promise!) I have been keeping my eye out for new swimsuits to welcome the upcoming Australian summer. 

This one-piece set has amazing cut out details which will no doubt give me sexy weird tan lines but hey - if it strategically distracts from your non-existent abs, what's not to love? AM I RIGHT LADIES?

In terms of sizing, I'm a petite size 4-6, and I received an XS (smallest size they make). The fit is perfect and hugs my figure really well without making me feel like I'm wrapped in Saran wraps. The only downside is that the part that covers the boobs (see pic below for a better idea of what I'm talking about) are "moveable", as in it goes up and down, so it's probably not the best for swimming.

However, it's perfect for lounging on the beach or going to a beach party!!! :D




Tell me in the comment section below - do you prefer one pieces or two sets?

Photos by Nelly Pro

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

LOUIS VUITTON MONOGRAM CHALE & BLACK JEANS







I'm wearing: Mink Pink silk cami SS14, A Brand Jeans Black coated skinnies, Louis Vuitton Monogram Chale in Denim Noir, Mango Leather Jacket, JYJZ pale pink coat, Claire Aristides Fine Heart Bracelet, Billini Shoes

Nails: Color Theory in Purple Rain and L'oreal Paris in 507 Riviera Lavender


My cold weather layering formula - a favorite shawl/scarf (I literally wear this EVERYWHERE), staple black skinnies and any permutation of shorter jacket/ longer coat layering. Add my favorite color this season - blush - and it's pretty much my standard winter uniform. 

Hashtag on repeat.



Photos by Tino Contino