10 April 2015

32.4 collab

 

Over the past year, I’ve been working closely - back and forth with Anna, from 32.4. We’ve been working on an exciting project that we’ll be releasing mid this year.. sketching, mood boarding and finding inspiration to try and curate the perfect go - to capsule collection of tiny, tough & silver pieces. 
In life, I’m all about keeping things at low maintenance. Less is more, keeping things at minimal effort - this includes, beauty & hair, getting ready in the morning & of course - lifestyle and style in general. I incorporate this in the finer details, from not brushing my hair (not purposely, most times I just cannot be bothered), to trying to save some trees & saving everything on PDF files on my Surface Pro 3 to the jewellery I wear on my fingers, ears, neck & wrists. Jewellery that allows me to type & write without discomfort, that allows me to go for a quick dip in the ocean without removing anything, pieces that are timeless for day & for night. 

I’ve been in a little uninspired lately for trying to curate these pieces, so I met up with Anna the other night and talked about all things silver related. Sharing images and mood boards over OneDrive, deleting, adding and removing and brainstorming concepts & design details. 
I’m very new to this whole design process, so making sure I am motivated and organised constantly is a very important element in this process. I’ve been making some quick little mood boards of my favourite imagery that have sparked some ideas with the help of my OneDrive folder that is now slowly overloading with a whole bunch of photos I’ve been pulling over the past month. I’ve added a few fancy little tweaks here and there on Fresh Paint, which I’ve also included above.. just to sort of show you guys the mood we’re going for and what you can expect!
It may change over the next few weeks.. but that’s why this whole design process is so fun. I’ve been documenting this project all on a OneDrive folder, so I can’t wait to show you guys the design process as a whole when all the samples are finished. 


This post is in collaboration with Microsoft Australia as part of the #WorkWonders influencer’s program


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09 April 2015

Uni-form

 

Decided to keep this post simple and short - just like my uniform hehe. I've been rewearing this little blouse by Rachel Comey over the past few days during uni and I'm digging the bag of it so much. Structured crisps paired with tennis skirts is what I'm all about. 

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20 March 2015

A day in the life of.

A day in the life of.. 

So.. first uni semester has started and I’ve gotten a few questions on how I juggle blogging, work, uni and freelancing.. I’ve teamed up with Microsoft & Office365 and have been working with the new Surface Pro 3. I've been using it leisurely and for studying the past few weeks and it’s pretty much become my second brain. I decided to create a little photo diary of what I get up to during the day & a few tips here and there to help with being organised and staying on top of it all.. because growing up in the generation of slashies.. we’ve all double booked plans, slept through alarms, missed deadlines and forgotten a whole bunch of people’s birthdays. 

7.00am
Before I even get out of my bed, I'm checking my emails & social media updates.. it helps wake my brain up and get into the groove of what the day will be like - hectic and unexpected. I'm not much of a people person in the mornings, and I love being in my own headspace, so I always put in head phones, zone out and scroll through Pinterest for inspiration and slowly get into replies for emails. My current morning jam is Unaccompanied Cello Suite no.1 by Yo yo Ma.. I recently got into classical, it helps me speed through work.



8.00am- Ocean dip
Occasionally if I'm lucky enough, Mom will drive me down to the beach for an ocean dip. Even though I live so close to the beach, morning swims are a rarity but it should be done every morning - it's probably the best way to wake up and start any day. 


 9.00am - Uni

This morning I forgot to print out my daily schedule.. I’m a little OCD when it comes to my week.. I like printing my digital calendars out - highlighting and crossing things out, it makes me feel more sane. I’m constantly checking my weekly schedule, rearranging it, adding things to it and making sure I don’t double book anything.. I even set reminders/alarms for meetings & events. I pretty much can’t live without that thing. I’ve synced all my notes & deadlines onto OneDrive, so I can access everything through my phone which is perfect for anyone who is sucky at time management - aka me.


11.00am - Uni break.. and bumped into one of my readers! You made my day!!!!
More readings to do - seriously. Tip for readings… I’m all about staying on top of readings as we get quizzed on per week. I had a few bad experiences in my first semester where I’d forget to read, or loose a week’s chapter and basically that really just screws you over which isn’t fun at all.. so, I always save the PDF formates of each weeks reading and folder them into individual weeks. eg. Week 1, Week 2, Week 3. I’m big on highlighting and making side notes - so the surface pro is kind of perfect for that.. there’s a highlighting tool on the PDF (which is also touch screen) & you can draw all over the page with the Magic Pen. I’m obsessed with multitasking so I always use the multi- screen. I’ll have one screen on the PDF reading & another on OneNote for note taking.. 

12.00am - French class. 
Yep, I’m taking French right now and it’s probably my favourite class. 

2.00pm - Skype meeting 
 I’m currently working on a design collaboration… I can’t really say much yet, but it’s with one of my favourite designers and I’ve previously worked with them before! We have a skype meeting to chat about the concept of it all.. more on that in a few weeks.

3.00pm - Outfit shoot

Shot some Springcourt for a new outfit post this weekend & I’m editing and playing around with the photos on Fresh Paint. I’ve become really experimental with it, it’s a drawing tool and I’ve been scribbling over images I like.. it’s actually quite a soothing process. I used this in my Guana Caste photo diary in the first photo.. So expect more to come! 

3.30pm - Meeting with Ed

Brainstorming and talking about all things creative with my new graphic designer! We’ve come up with some pretty awesome ideas for the relaunch of my blog. 

5.00pm - Showing
One last errand for the day..! Headed over to  Surry Hills to view some new pieces that have dropped in from COS. So much *love heart eyes* emoji right now.

7.00pm - Wind down
Every day and night is different, which is why I love what I do so much. After all my errands and meetings, I'm either catching up with friends over dinner and wine, at an event or.. like tonight - at home catching up on How to Get away with Murder - I've been so busy lately I haven't watched the last two episodes.. so I'm staying in bed for the rest of the night. Bon soir!

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16 March 2015

Plant life


The high frequency of plants I came across this weekend was a little overwhelming. I think I spent about 30 minutes sussing out each branch texture and size.. Can I just fill my house with these plants?

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