Super stoked to introduce you to Ohh Snap! A pocket rocket cool as f**k photographer who’s work is fun, irreverant and prop art pretty. We had a play date in my room with a new outfit I’m loving and here’s what happened! So digging it.Pussy Bow Blouse (that always makes me giggle!) by American Apparel and 80′s leather skirt from Reuze Vintage.
Shiny new year, shiny new jacket! Well a seconds piece picked up from a sample sale super cheap…but slinky nonetheless. I seriously dig sequins, they just make me so happy. If you are of the same sartorial persuasion, I’ve sourced some sparkly options to get your spend on. Halston here, the most beautiful Biba specimen here and you can sequin yourself into oblivion atShopStyle here
I’m a rock n roll kid from way back. I grew up surrounded by music. My Dad worked in it and marinated my Mumma and I in all its soulful glory for as long as I can remember. It’s in my jeans – (genes)- genie! It plays out in who I am, what I love and the style song that I sing. What I also love is style for a steal (with a saucy masculine twist)…so I nicked a shirt from my guy friends wardrobe, added a thrift store bow tie, wrapped an old Gucci friend around my-black jean clad-hips and rocked out to a beautiful fashion beat.
It’s amazing how married fashion and music are – I know we will never part. How does music inspire your look?
A little Music Trivia for you: Even though Black Sabbath are known as one of the biggest rock/heavy metal bands of all time, their roots were actually stemmed from the blues genre. Inspired by Led Zeppelin and Cream they initially called themselves the Earth Blues Company, but everything changed when one of the band members had an apparition. He saw what he believed to be a figure from the dark side at the end of his bed. The group composed a song about this visitation entitled ‘Black Sabbath’ and the rest is rock history.
Sometimes in style (and life) it’s about stripping it back and keeping things super simple. A great suit jacket, a slick pair of leggings and a timeless clutch. These are all classic pieces that I’ve had for years and the vintage men’s levi’s western shirt I found in my Mumma’s closet! It’s fashion fuel that lives in the cruise control lane.
Let’s just get one thing straight – I love anything that replicates the luscious notion that I could have wings! I don’t think I ever lost that child like penchant for fairies, angels or nymphs and it certainly plays out in my fashion choices. I nearly fell of my perch when I spied this long leopard print coat. The minute I tried her on I knew Lady Leopard had to be mine, she made me feel like a super hero of sorts.
Amazing the power clothes can have! Fly on my friends x
Photo’s by my photography angel Lee Hutton
Sexy soldier: A slick vibe from sustainable style label Edun. Cargoes and heels are always a winner in my book! I found an incredible (so worn they are silky) vintage pair for $10 here. Note for the normal: Just pop a bra on pet!
The Bermuda Short: Surfs Up Fashion kids and it’s super cute if you ask me. Especially when given a lady like twist as seen here at Peter Som – Fascinator veil, feminine silk pastels, rainbow kissed streaks and a fancy set of shiny wheels. Maybe skip the surf board though me thinks – we wouldn’t want to lose our heads now would we.
Gold tassels – as seen at Altuzarra, to give you a little swish to your everyday saunter! Embellishment at its effective best and a modern nod to a flapper moment from fashions past. No mistaking you for a curtain here – haute.
The printed pant: Wearing your heart on your sleeve is out and a canvas on your stems is so in! These creamy, bohemy, pastel dreamy ones from Rebecca Minkoff are tasty @s.
Leopard lovelies from Peter Som are the cats meow. Love the 50′s sensibility of this look.
And these slinky Minky offerings are multi-tasking with the two trends in one! Printed pant, tick! Oversized matching top/dress hybrid, tick! Can I have dessert, tick, tick tick!
The tee and tux combo is a timeless uniform for me that I guess is a throw back to my music inspired past. My parents were 70′s London glam rocker kids and I think it’s kinda rubbed off. It’s an awesome aesthetic that really works – sexy enough to still be feminine but with the right amount of masculine to give it an edge. A tee and tux will take you to never ending fashion land and laced with a serious stack of silver…it’s the sweetest style song.
Fashion should be fun, make us feel free and raise our style spirits high. Much like the people, places and experiences we choose to take part in. I believe in comfort over constraint, fit over fads and dressing in whatever makes you dance. This dreamy Top Shop sheer blouse is one such item – a staple in my style story. It’s great to work into layers to add pretty peek-a-boo texture, it can be worn on it’s own for a fresh summer night or even over swimwear. ‘She’ has been to London, NYC, Spain, Paris and the best bit – little lady never ever creases. Now that’s fashion freedom!
Colour, texture and luscious layering is a re-occurring theme for me, i think it’s a great way to add dimension to your daily outfits.
I love dreaming up new combinations to create with what I already have in my wardrobe… a clever little secret to make it look like you have a closet full of clothes!
It’s a nifty trick I learnt whilst living in NYC. New Yorkers love a print clash and a dable in texture. Tartan with stripes, florals with spots, leather with lace. The RL (Ralph Lauren) stores downtown are like crack for a fashion kid like me – crazy beautiful blends of all the colour and textures of the style rainbow.
So sift through your wardrobe and see what pots of sartorial gold you can whip up. Why not make it work with what you have!
Now that’s Haute
Photos by Sam Tatua