Wednesday, 27 April 2016

WHO WHAT WEAR - Vintage Vibin' Part 1.

Tanisha was style stalked our girl deejay. At only 18 this woman already has a strong sense of style going on.

Her style is confident and quirky with a Woodstock vibe to it. Tanisha’s favourite store to shop is Landspeed records in Garema Place in the city.  The is a one stop shop for carefully curated vintage pieces and hand made items.

She also loves to pull vintage items from her amazingly stylish mother, crediting her boots and todays bag to her. 

Outfit breakdown
Boots  || Vintage from her mum
Leather Skirt || Dotti
Crop top || Landscpeed records
Bag || Vintage from mum

Photography || Deejay from wearefound

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Rebel Muse Celebrates in Style with P.E Nation

If you haven’t heard of Rebel Muse you have been hiding under a rock – it is tucked away in the Ori building on Lonsdale street, Braddon and is owned and run by the fabulous Alicia Xyrakis. We dare you to visit Alicia in-store and leave without a shiny white RM shopping bag – not possible! Alicia carefully selects pieces from the coolest designers like Alice McCall, Asilio, local label Ida Faux Fur and new urban label P.E Nation (just to name a few).
On Thursday night RM put on a killer night to celebrate its first birthday. The celebrations began with a VIP event where guests  were treated to bubbly from Mt Majura wines, a VIP discount to latest season stock and a very special appearance by Pip Edwards and Claire Tregoning from P.E Nation followed by a special dinner party at 86 hosted by the one and only Sarah Kelly from My Fashion Empire.

DJ, Janette and I were delighted to attend the VIP event and it was all the glitz and glam we expected. We had a wonderful time mingling with fellow RM fans browsing through the latest delicious stock, scouting style stalkers (we can’t help ourselves)  and of course chatting to fashion heavy weights Pip and Claire (yep, we are totally on first name basis). The P.E Nation co-founders and self-proclaimed besties have extensive experience in the fashion industry working for brands such as Ksubi, Sass and Bide and of course General Pants and Co – where Pip still reigns as the Design Director.
Pip Edwards, Alicia and Claire Tregoning (P.E Nation)
While DJ was being fabulous and taking pics of our fave style stalkers Janette and I couldn’t resist having our own quick Q&A session with the duo.
TFV: Obviously having worked for an array of iconic fashion brands what made you decide to venture out and start your own label?
Pip: It was a timing thing. Claire and I have always worked very well together and then Claire went on and had kids and I moved on to do other things but it was always on the cards. We’ve always had an amazing working relationship and I think that is part of the reason why a business can come into fruition. Our friendship was formed from an amazing working relationship not the other way round. I think it would be quite weird to be best friends and then work. But actually we worked so well together that we became friends that way.

TFV: Given Canberra offers a Bachelor of Fashion design at the (Canberra) Institute of Technology, we have a booming community of emerging fashion designers. So we would love to hear your advice and what you would say to an emerging designer who is starting out and whom wants to venture into their own fashion label?
Pip: The point of difference and a key word which has come out a lot lately is Authenticity. It’s about your message and who you are and your story and that needs to come through your clothes. It’s not about jumping on a trend, it’s not about what’s hot, it’s not about what’s next. It’s about your story and how that translates and that comes through the clothes, through the marketing – that’s really important. You need to understand that. What makes your brand, not only different but yours – there is no one like you…

 … There has got to be integrity in fashion cause there is so many brands out there, it is so saturated.
Claire: You have to be passionate about it cause it is a really hard slog so you have to LOVE what you are doing so don’t just jump on something that you think is going to be good.

TFV: In 5 words describe P.E Nation?

Pip and Claire: Tomboy, Urban, Street, Retro, 80s and 90s

Thanks Rebel Muse (Alicia) and ItIsIsn’t (Gerard) for having us! We can’t wait to see what you will have in store for Birthday number 2!

SP xo
Me and Alexa (Victoria's models)
Janette, Lana, Mel (TFV Beauty Contributor) and Me
Jacinta and Suzie
Sarah Kelly and Janette
Me, Alicia (Rebel Muse) and Janette

Photography by DJ  @wearefounau 

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Who what wear - Blazin Blazer

Dressing for the occasion is important and our home boy Augustine illustrates this well. Usually when we spot Augustine he is dressed in urban swag but on this occasion he has just come out of an interview. 

Hanging up his kick Augustine opened for dress shoes, a killer blazer and matching tie, pocket square and socks. We love your style keep it coming!

 Outfit breakdown 
Blazer || Oxford 
Shirt || Oxford 
Pants || Oxford 
Shoes || Oxford 
Pocket Square || Peter Jackson
Tie || Peter Jackson 
Belt || Peter Jackson 
Socks || M.J Bale 
Watch || Armani 

Photography || Deejay Jukic (wearefoundau)


Who What Wear - Bend it like Beckham

Deejay our resident photographer stalked this beauty, Priya who is a soccer player and uni student. 

Walking near the Manhattan we were curious to get to know more about her and the fashion influences behind her clohing choices.

Priya highlighted the need to be a savvy shopper do to the financial constraints that typically come with being  uni student.

“Obviously being a uni student I have limited cash flow. My favourite stores are Parliament and Zara, but I also like to mix it up.” 

“I don’t think you need to spend a lot to look good, for example my jeans are from Jay jays. They fit well and the price was even better”. 

TFV agrees! Mixing your brands is important. You do need to take the time to shop around and be open to the cheaper high street stores to help complete your look. 

Priya’s looks for inspiration from a range of sources including movies. This particular look was inspired by Mila Kunus in a scene from ted.

Outfit breakdown 
Shoes || Betts
Pants || Jay Jays
Top || Botique in Melbourne
Blazer || Hand made in India
Sunglasses || Ray band
Bag || Wrangler

Photography || Deejay from wearefound

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Who What wear - My Prerogative

Mr Brown was snapped by our girl Deejay. With a tendency to be drawn to an urban vibe it was only natural that Augustine was to be shot! 

This music producer says he uses fashion to reflect his personality and who he is.

Augustine’s style tip was to not be afraid get out of your comfort zone. Try new colours, styles and mix it up. Augustine, the Fashion Vault couldn’t agree more!

The Fashion Vault was also particularly crushing on his camouflage anorak - perfect for the change of weather that we are all experiencing!

Outfit Breakdown
Shoes || FootLocker
Bag || David Jones
Jacket || Factory
Shirt || Factory
Bracelets ||Factory
Watch || Myer
Sunglasses || Sunglass hut

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Who What Wear - Vintage Classics

Ione was spotted by Deejay on her way through the city.

Rockin' a 90s aesthetic it's clear this girl has it going on!  Ione is a business and arts student who loves shopping at Landspeed records (as do we).

Ione said doesn't have a particular style icon but draws inspiration from I.D magazine
Outfit breakdown
Boots || Asos
Jeans || Vintage 
Top || Landspeed records


Wednesday, 13 April 2016

OUT with the PINK in with the BROWN

I paid a little visit to MAC in Myer, City yesterday and asked the gorgeous ladies what the autumn/winter makeup trends are in for the season.

I was told that it’s anything with brown under tones. Say goodbye to the dewy look, it has a neater 90s feel.

Brows are to be un-kept and bushy;
Eyes brown shadow along the eyelids; AND
Lips are to be swept with anything from brown to mulberry black.

I summed this trend up with one word VAMPY, meaning with edgier fashion!

To get this vampy look try one of our top THREE:


1 Kylie Jenner
2 Prestige


I couldn’t leave MAC without trying on the VIVA GLAM ARINA GRANDE limited edition lipstick, verdict in love!!

What are your thoughts? Will you buy brown for your next purchase?

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