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White On White On White

April 16th, 2015 | no comments

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Clearly you want to make sure you stay away from the red wine, coffee and beetroot situation but white on white on white is so alright am I right!? I’m totally obsessed with this hue, or lack thereof, lately…interiors, exteriors and sartorially its just so fine and fresh. For this look I started with a white tee and built from there. This is a really easy one to replicate and I did this entire ensemble with thrift clothing. As it starts to get cooler here in Sydney, an oversized scarf makes a great cape come wrap. A little bling or in this case a whole [handmade] lot makes this look pop.

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Kimono Flow

March 1st, 2015 | no comments

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Anything that resembles wings… I’m all in.

In a kimono I feel that if I squint I could perhaps be Stevie Nicks, a gorgeous geisha sauntering through a Japanese garden or a bohemian babe taking a sebaticle from the 70’s. So whats not to love. Perhaps the playful girl in me, they instantly make me feel a little prancey and dancey. The kimono/obi belt trend has been featuring alot on the 2015 runways of late and its one that suits so many of us, no matter your shape or size.

They are a great transeasonal piece and often have ornate details or prints that really pop. You don’t have to spend a fortune, I thrifted this one for $10 at The Salvation Army. If you don’t find a straight out kimono vibe, consider an oversized womens blouse or dress in a beautiful fabric – looks so cool over ripped denim – exhibit A. The kimono can also be fancied up with high waisted pants or belted up over a pretty pencil skirt or dress and will set you apart from the body con brigade. Might I add they are also handy should you want to have a side of truffle fries with your main.

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Thanks to Jay Lee for the wonderful pics

Luxe For Less

February 19th, 2015 | no comments

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I have such a passion for finding beauty in the pre loved and it’s so wonderful to see people’s reaction to it! ‘What, thats from a thrift store’…’Wow that outfit looks so expensive’ ūüôā

Check out the video of my latest segment on Ch9 Mornings – Luxe Trends for Less. I sourced everything from the Salvation Army and each look is under $70

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Lazy Lady Style

January 20th, 2015 | no comments

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I love a dress up as much as the next doll, but sometimes its a little too much effort. I’ve just returned from an epic 6 months in California and NYC, I still feel a bit worn out to be honest so I’m really drawn to comfortable simple chic or lazy lady style if you prefer. Washing and styling hair is given a rest as well thanks to dry shampoo and a trusty floppy hat. When you simply can’t be bothered pick classic pieces that look like you can. Even my bags been feeling a little over it so I gave her a makeover with a faux fur and bamboo bag charm I found at the 46th St Salvation Army for $1…think it might actually be from a Gucci!

I have some super exciting eco fashion projects to launch this year and I can’t wait to share them with you, as well as lots of new looks and eco outfit ideas…just as soon as I can get off the couch hahaha

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Thrift Shop Chic

January 15th, 2015 | no comments

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 Finding beauty in the forgotten is fashion poetry for me.

My dream job as an eco stylist began purely out of necessity, in short, a few years back thrift clothing was all I could afford. Never one to back down from a challenge, coupled with a childhood spent hunting through antique and second hand stores with my parents I set about creating preloved ensembles that looked deceptively expensive.

Balmain on a budget, Chanel eco chic, Prada for pennies. I devoured British Vogue, tore out editorials and brand campaigns, hit my local charity stores and copied the looks with my recycled style spin.

Not only did I discover that it was absolutely possible to recreate these high end looks but people actually thought I was sporting the designer garments. Fashion Hound was born.

Now I get to put my weird obsession for playing with clothes into practice on a daily basis. Last year alone I was honored to create a designer thrift boutique for the Salvation Army in NYC and bring photo shoots like this one above to life with great fashion friends. 

Everything you see here is thrift store clothing [including vintage Dior!], styled into looks inspired by designers, style icons, street chic and even kids overalls get an upcycling. It certainly shows you that

Second hand never has to mean seond best x

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 My ode to Audrey

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¬†Who said mens jeans, basketball tees and flannette shirts can’t be street sexy chic? Have them fired immediately

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¬†I think Carrie Bradshaw would be proud…wedding dress revisited with vintage denim

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 Tone on tone makes me so happy. For this look I customised a worn in white tee and kids overalls then teamed these beat up babies with a timeless trench, chanel inspired tweed jacket and layered thrift store necklaces.

Below is Gucci Babouska the Fashion Hound way. The bohemian babe is a super easy look to re-create with thrift – think paisley, faux fur and lashings of luxe accessories. The longest gold necklace you see is actually a vintage thrifted belt.

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Camel

December 30th, 2014 | no comments

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The sartorial search for a camel coat has been underway for quite a while for this little fashion hound. As timeless as the trench, this item is a classic wardrobe staple. So when I found this one at the Salvation Army for $39 it was a moment, made even sweeter by having Miss Glam York herself capture it. This gorgeous girl is a layering afficianado with a crafty nack for finding designer for deliciously low prices, so totally my kind of woman. Speaking of that I found my Ralph Lauren cardigan and belt at the Salvation Army too, the boyfriend jeans and beautiful bag were $10 each

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Rich Tapestry

November 28th, 2014 | 3 comments

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Eco Fashion fiend Not dissimilar to an onion fashion can be a layered and complex affair…filled with endless trend options and tear worthy price tags. It’s a rich tapestry! So over the years I have spent hours face down in my bible British Vogue uncracking the style code. Without a trust fund baby budget I’ve had to find ways to simplify what I see on the catwalks and make it work from the runway to the realway. I pay close attention to what the designers do and each individual brands aesthetic so I can replicate it. Because I have done my homework when I hit the thrift and vintage stores my eye is finely tuned to spot the look for less.

Valentino and Dolce Gabbana create the most unbelievable brocades, tapestry and embroidery so when I saw this coat at

The Salvation Army I knew it was a one of a kind find. Definitely of the same ilk just with a $25 price tag!

I also make collages that act as a great source of inspiration for me and the idea seems to sink in my osmosis so I can instinctively shop with skill. Try it kids and report back!

Jeans and boots also from The Salvation Army and my gorgeous Coach bag found at Woodbury Common for $300 less

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Images by Karolina

Sweaters that Speak

November 26th, 2014 | no comments

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Sometimes a simple sweater will just not do, sometimes a sweater that speaks is a conversation worth having; especially when sequins are involved. I am instinctively drawn to anything that sparkles and I so love this contrast of comfy versus eye candy. She’s a versatile little lady too, perfectly happy at home with the flat boot of the season [totally in love with my leopards] but would also be a perfect partner for a slick heel and high drama statement jacket…and if you don’t have the cash for the amazing Ashish then scour your local thrift store for something ‘in the land of’. I swept this piece up from the Salvation Army for $5!

Fancy don’t have to cost a fortune

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Coat Salvation Army | Levis Housing Works | Leopard Booties Nine West | Shades Vintage Frames 

Pictures by my sweet friend Karolina 

Layers and Light

November 21st, 2014 | 2 comments

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Lazy days call for comfy draping and layers that dance with the dappled afternoon light. I found this gold flecked Ralph Lauren lovely at The Salvation Army for $10! Super oversized and loaded with character, I just love how it falls every which way it wants. She’s the perfect partner to languish in with a good book and warm tea or can totally step it up with a belt and stilletto. These are the kind of pieces that we always come back to because they just feel so fabulous and free.

Scour your local thrift store for curl up worthy cardigans and roll yourself like a veggie wrap kid.

Beauty on a budget and you’ll bypass the pain bit too

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Mille Feuille

November 17th, 2014 | 2 comments

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A thousand Layers

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Mille Feuille – a thousand layers my lovelies.

For me it’s the fashion equivalent of the most luscious of cakes. Some might think its a trifle over done but I say t’is the season to pile it on thick with tasty texture and tone. For this sweet treat I chose caramel, cafe au lait and charcoal tones then whisked in contrasting black and flecks of gold. I sourced the bulk of the ingredients at The Salvation Army and the faux fur vest is from my favorite vintage store on W14th St¬†Rags-A-Gogo.

Start with an eye catching cardigan, cinch it in. Then layer up your color palate like a tiramisu people! Icing never hurt nobody so dress your digits and decollatage in the dandiest of jewels. This entire outfit cost me under $100 and by reusing allowed mother nature to breathe a little sigh of relief. You can totally have your fashion cake and eat it to [although I’m not sure how tasty the faux fur would be].

Conscious cool that’s calorie free ūüôā

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