I love the way this girl mix and matches, so many unique elements, all working sublimely together. The bowler hat, the tulle tutu like skirt, the fur/skin scarf, all the ethnic necklaces and bangles and of course the doc martens! Each element is so different from the other, yet everything blends into 1 unified vision on her.

Hah! One day I’d like to learn how to do that.

Name: Angie
Occupation: Menswear designer
Describe your style: Try to be myself, try not to dress like anyone else, be comfortable and express myself creatively.
Favourite fashion designers: Gareth Pugh, Martin Margiela, Karl Lagerfeld, John Paul Gaultier.
Favourite clothing stores: Ashen (Oxford St Sydney)

I didn’t get to do the usual mini interview with this elegant and lovely lady as she was in a hurry.

All the elements come together in this outfit, it is timeless yet youthful at the same time. The trench and the clogs are both very current elements, yet on her they are absolutely effortless. The hat adds a hint of eccentricity. Love it!

Psssstttt, I’ve booked a return flight to Shanghai for later this year! I’ll be taking 10 weeks off altogether, to explore my home town where I haven’t been for 6 or 7 years, but also to do some intrepid backpacking through China’s south west. To top it off, I might even sneak in a week or 2 in Japan. Quite the adventure huh? I know. I can’t wait!

Speaking of China. I had the pleasure of meeting Anina at RAFW, well, let’s see… ok… yeah, it was definitely her awesome yellow jacket that caught my eye. Anina is a model based in Beijing, was even awarded top foreign model there last year, she’s also the founder of online fashion network and community 360 fashion. This girl’s got a lot on her plate and still looks fabulous.

Name: Anina
Occupation: Model, founder of 360 fashion
Describe your style: Elegant, gothic twist with some Chinese accents.
Favourite fashion designers: Lu 12.28, Le Divan and Dan Jones.
Favourite clothing stores: Lu 12.28 and Le Divan (Beijing).

http://www.360fashion.net/

I’ve long decided that I lean toward the androgynous look, though only a conscious decision for not so long, but I’m a bit of a tomboy, the androgynous thing has always been a part of my personality. That is not to say I don’t love girly clothes, oh I do, really I do, but it’s just harder for me to carry some of it off. Often I’d try things that I’d been dreaming about for ages and then to find out, they totally don’t work on me. Pleh!

That’s why I love seeing girls who carry off girly looks elegantly, let’s face it, they make me insanely jealous too! Maybe in my next life I can be a girly girl.

It was super windy and I just love the motion blurs in Sara’s skirt and hair, really makes the shot for me.

Name: Sara
Occupation: Fashion blogger
Describe your style: A bit romantic, relaxed and casual.
Favourite fashion designers: Zimmerman, Karla Spetic, Kate Sylvester and Manning Cartell.
Favourite clothing stores: Bam & Juju (Brisbane)

Sara’s blog: http://www.harperandharley.blogspot.com/

Today was well cold! Time to dig them parkas and coats out I think, definitely need a jacket at all times, especially at night now. This crisp autumn air is making me miss New York immensely. It’s not the first time I said that, is it? Ok, I won’t bore you with my ^**&#$^%…

Looks familiar? It’s Zanita whom I photographed on Day 1 of RAFW and posted under Lady lady. She’s just so adorable, isn’t she?!!! That hoodie cape looks so charming and cute on her, the contrast of the pink head band is great too.

This reminds me of the 2nd hand Coach trench cape I scored in NY, hmm yep yep, time to get it out for a whirl. I think the only way to wear a cape is with stockings or leggings, to play up the proportions, even skinny pants seem too much. But what do you think? Are capes the next big thing?

Happy mid week! It all gets easier from here! Says the girl who’s not working this week :p

Name: Michel
Occupation: Visual merchandiser
Describe your style: Classic pieces.
Favourite fashion designer: Maison Martin Margiela, Prada.
Favourite clothing stores: Dover St Market, Harvey Nichols.