the collective.

See below for just a few of the images from my collection of dreamy studios.

It must have been in high school when I first decided I wanted to live at Palm Beach, own a beautiful white weatherboard house, own my little design business, and work from the studio / converted shed in the backyard. The dream.

So when I hit that goal one day (maybe), this is what I imagine it will be like. Who needs a studio pet when you can have a studio cactus?

studio quote wall

studio

studio cactus

studio

(Images from here)

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musings :: yasmin sewell.

Apart from being one of the coolest women alive, Yasmin Sewell is also one of the most trendy, beautiful and bursting with talent / ingenious. It would be rare to see a street style collection without her wonderful, joyful face popping up. As a fashion consultant, this basically is her job, but she does it pretty darn well. I’m sure I’m not the only gal in the world wishing I could have even a smidgeon of her genes and creativity.

Like Leandra Medine, Yasmin was an early blossomer – achieving so much by the age of 22. How does all this greatness even occur?  Maybe it’s all that time in humble old Australia as she was growing up.

We see her in the streets wearing new designer labels, we want it. And so the world goes round. She’s just brill basically, and rules the world. 

yasmin sewell

 

yasmin sewell

 

yasmin sewell

yasmin sewell street style

yasmin sewell

(Images from 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

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manspiration :: acne.

I’ve decided it is about time I stopped just focusing on the women, although we are great. Even though I won’t ever be seen sporting these menswear collections, except maybe a jumper here and there, we can still be inspired them. They could ultimately affect our own womenswear fashion in everyday life. Menswear can be so much easier to wear – more forgiving on all our different shapes and sizes, less jazzy bits everywhere, and just simple design.

Acne’s Spring 2015 collection is one where I wouldn’t mind buying pieces for myself. Disguising them as a ‘gift’ for someone else, and then it just so happens I never actually pass the present on…

Those oversized jackets are what dreams are made of. If you dream strange things like me. Seriously, these are so high on my wish list right now – all those A’s. 

acne spring 2015 menswear

acne menswear spring 2015

acne menswear spring 2015

acne spring 2015 menswear

(Images from here)

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cargo crew.

Cargo Crew designs may be intended for workspace purposes – for all your baristas and bar workers – but I think they would also quite happily fit into the real world. I mean, bicycle lycra is appearing on the streets, so why shouldn’t denim aprons and bow ties? At least these could be half flattering…

When I first saw Cargo Crew’s creations it made so much sense – where else are all our hipster cafes that keep popping up all over the place going to get their uniforms from? The brand actually inspired one of my final uni assignments last year, designing a business where I ensured they would wear these outfits, just for fun.

Next thing you know, The Sartorialist and Tommy Ton will be inundated with aprons. 

cargo crew uniforms

cargo crew

cargo crew bowtie

cargo crew

(Images from here)

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a studio kitchen.

The studio kitchen I have occasional access to at the moment is not like this at all. Complete opposite actually. Might be explained by the fact it was never really intended to be a studio apartment, and the space is a million times smaller.

But if I ever made my way to the beaches or New York city and found myself living in a studio, the dream is to have this kitchen. This space is actually used for a photo studio business, but would be equally perfect as a home.

No fault whatsoever, combining all my favourite elements – brick, poured concrete and wood. With a dash of greenery and a friendly chalkboard. 

studio kitchen

industrial kitchen

wine cupboard

(Images from here)

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crafty karli.

Paper crafts bring so much joy. When I need that creative fix and have so little time, it’s the paper I head for. Basically zero preparation or expensive tools necessary, especially when your paper stack is as excessive as mine. Maybe I collect papers as much as I do magazines.  

Karli Aliza is a talented Australian gal / crafter who makes these times even easier with her handy little kits and other pieces of goodness. Also makes you want to be a full time creative who is just constantly unleashing morsels of greatness. I’ll have a sun shower please, and one of every other for the present box – saving up for christmas.

On a completely different note – watch this amazing video with Susie Bubble. It is going to inspire my everyday from now on. She just dreams something and goes with it. 

karli aliza paper crafts

 

karli aliza canvas

karli aliza crafter

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model muse :: anna ewers.

What a beautiful girl, a bit of a flowerchild and rock chick vibes with those super long blonde locks and edgy outfits.

I’ve always been a bit jealous of these German beauties, an endless amount of them including Claudia Schiffer and Heidi Klum. Anna Ewers is part of the new-age gang.

It’s so weird these days, when only at the age of 22, I hear about models and actresses who are years younger than me, accomplishing so much already. They’re on the front covers of magazines, feature in all the blogs, and constantly snapped for their street style. But we all pave our paths differently – our time will come!

She’s already hanging out with the big guns of the industry – recently featuring in W Magazine’s Super Normal Super Models shoot. Flashback to the 90’s, and the good old Kate Moss days. 

anna ewers rock chick model

anna ewers

anna ewers fashion shoot

anna ewers

anna ewers beauty

(Images from 1, 2, 3, 4)

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