Friday, July 29, 2011
My FIRST feature! I am so excited! Just selling my clothes is exciting enough but to be featured on the markets website has really made my day.
For more photos and information about the market check out the Mister Mode web site here!
Below is a copy of the interview taken from the Mister Mode web page.
Mister Mode asks Emma! Your lookbook had us at Hello with your striking style. Describe your style.
Emma says I am addicted to quirky vintage fashion that is a tad edgy. I like to stand out from the crowd. For me blending in would just be boring! I like to have fun with what I wear so clashing prints and textures is always a must.
Mister Mode asks what made you join lookbook?
Emma says I joined Lookbook to get more exposure for my blog as I hoped it would entice people to check out my own site.
Mister Mode asks Name 3 of your biggest fashion icons?
Emma says Chloe Sevigny, Alexa Chung, Nicole Warne from Gary Pepper Vintage
Mister Mode asks how do you find yourself putting together a daily outfit? Where do you start?
Emma says Firstly I check the weather to refine my options. Next I pick one item that I want to wear; an item could be a pair of brightly coloured socks or a denim shirt. Normally I just stand in front of my wardrobe and randomly select an item I feel would work. Then I just work around the chosen item until I have a complete outfit ensuring that I have at least one vintage or thrifted item of course!
Mister Mode asks When did you become interested in fashion and why?
Emma says I started to really enjoy fashion when I was around 16 as I worked at a newsagency so I was constantly surrounded by glossy magazines full of beautiful pictures. I began liking the idea of being able to express my personal sense of style through my clothing. I find creating and customising clothing to make lots of different outfits from a limited wardrobe and budget enjoyable.
Mister Mode asks Do you have any shopping tips?
Emma says Before I head to the local op shops I like to have a rough idea for what I am after for example a bag or a shirt. This helps narrow down the search as looking through all those over flowing racks can at times be painful when you have no direction. I find looking out for cool patterns and textures amongst the racks helpful as this saves time as well. For me the older and smellier the op shop the greater the chance of finding that amazing vintage masterpiece. And of course remember to have fun! Think of op shopping as a treasure hunt because you never know what you might find!
Mister Mode asks What has been your most recent key bargain buy?
Emma says My yellow rain coat. $4 from a local op shop. I could wear it every day, so light and yet still warm. Amazing. (See profile picture above)
Mister Mode asks what in your daily life motivates or inspires you?
Emma says Nicole Warne from Gary Pepper Vintage – Her style is quirky and unique which I adore.
Sportsgirl – I love their vintage inspired clothing and bright fashion campaigns, it gives me ideas of what to look out for the op shops.
Rumi Neely from FashionToast – Her style is so effortlessly cool that I am always in awe.
Melbourne university students – I love seeing good style in real life. I find every day that I am on campus I am overloaded with inspiration.
The characters off Skins – I love the edgy styling on this British TV show, it inspires me to take more fashion risks.
Mister Mode asks Do you have any fashion related plans for the future?
Emma says I am currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce so in the future I would love to be able to invest in up and coming designers or be on the financial side of a fashion house. Another dream would be to become a fashion buyer, being surrounded by beautiful clothes everyday would be epic.
So there you have it Mode army, this is Emma Louise and her key items that she is selling at her stall at the next Mister Mode event. You can expect a lot more of her quirky prints, bright colours and a Look-at-me-now statement piece. I’d be dying to round up your friends for a treasure hunt adventure on September 3rd.
You can always find Emma and her quirky sense of fashion on her Pom Pom Lace blog.
I am so grateful for Tish finding me on lookbook and giving me this opportunity to share my love of second hand clothing with other like minded peeps.
The market is going to be held on the 3rd of September, 8pm onwards at the Garden St Warehouse (enter via Chapel St Jam Factory). So make sure you pencil it in!
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
I have some exciting news! I have booked a stall at the Mister Mode fashion night market in September so for the next couple of posts, if you like what you see, you will be able to purchase it. How exciting!
With the help of my very talented friend Adam we had a day of shooting which thankfully the sun was able to make an appearance.
For this outfit the items that will be available for purchase include the thrifted bag, floral shirt, swede shoes and pleated skirt. Hopefully I will be able to make some more bow necklaces too so you peeps can have your very own custom necklace.
This weekend I am going to be featured on the Mister Mode site so check it out to get a glimpse of some other key pieces which will be on sale and to read a short interview.
Hope you're having fun!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
These photos are from back in April before I went to the Groovin the Moo festival in old Bendigo town. I had to source some old pics because I am currently ill and feel too gross to take lovely photos to share with you so for that I apologise. I am trying my greatest to get better but yuk Melbourne weather is not doing much to help my plight however I have felt progressively better today so things might be looking up! Horray!!
I am wearing my DIY denim threads, Cotton On boots that now have too many holes so I can't wear them anymore (devastating) and a thrifted T and sweater.
Looking forward to warmer days.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Just thought I'd show you peeps a couple more shots from my recent road trip!
I am wearing my thrifted pair of Nudie jeans, payless boots, a thrifted shirt, sweater and jacket, teamed with a Sportsgirl beanie and Rubi Shoes socks.
Hope you having a fine weekend! Currently it is gross and rainy here in Melbourne town nevertheless I could always pull on a pair of wellies and find some epic puddles! Fun times await!
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Going on a hunt for Op Shop treasure always brightens up my day! And the expedition to Echuca was very successful with a very promising haul of vintage beauties including an amazing Ojay camel coloured jacket and gorgeous white glo mesh bag that is in tip top shape! Indeed I was a very happy shopper!
For my mini adventure I wore a maxi skirt from Tempt, Payless boots, Rubi Shoes socks, a vintage purse and a thrifted shirt and sweater.
Hope you had a splendid weekend!
Saturday, July 2, 2011
This is me hanging out at the Sorrento pier waiting for the ferry to arrive. I am wearing my favourite Nudie jeans, Payless boots, thrifted yellow coat, bag and scarf and my Dad's old sweater.
Driving onto a boat is a very surreal feeling and rather odd. Nevertheless the small 40 minute journey across the bay was rather enjoyable as me and my besty entrained ourselves with the free colouring in that was available. It was a very competitive colouring session and rather difficult as most of the pencils were blunt! The two of us both 20 would of looked rather comical surrounded by three buckets of pencils and two colouring sheets which were most likely intended for children under the age of ten.
Embrace your inner child people. Its fun.