Glamorama 2020?

~ MY OPINIONS ON BRET EASTON ELLIS’ OPINIONS ~ In his recent op-ed for Vogue Italia, Glamorama 2020, Bret Easton Ellis reminisces about the fashion world in the nineties. For him, it was a time when the supermodel reigned supreme; a time when access into their glamorous sartorial world was so exclusive ‘regular’ folk could…

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The Pyjama Game

~ WHY SLEEPWEAR & SLEEP ARE NO LONGER MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE ~ Although not technically a new trend, sleepwear as day and evening wear has been gaining traction over the past few years. ‘Sleepleisure’ (pyjama sets, slips, nightgowns or robes worn for occasions not necessarily involving slumber) allows their wearer to go from day to night…

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The Evolution of Animal Print

~ A LESS THAN SPOTLESS TRACK RECORD ~ The last decade has seen animal print resurge from near extinction to claim a lion’s share of the fashion kingdom. Today, our concrete jungles are teaming with python prints, zebra stripes and the leopard’s rosette. The twenty-first century has seen almost every major fashion institution emulate something…

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Diving In

~ CELEBRATING STARTING FROM THE BEGINNING ~ January 31 marked the 1st birthday of my blog, Shoshington: 12 months, 13 photo shoots, 14 posts, 15,000+ words, and many awkward hair phases. What started out as a therapist-prescribed salve for my burnt-out brain, soon turned into a love affair with words; one which, in part, helped…

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Sitting Down to a Visual Feast

~ INTERVIEW & PHOTO SHOOT WITH ELISE POLITO ~ Sydney-based florist, Elise Polito, arrives at my apartment wearing pastel coloured jeans blazoned (rather appropriately) with large flower prints, and a smile like sunshine. “Oh, the camellias around here are just stunning at the moment!” she declares. Her enthusiasm is contagious, she carries it throughout her…

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Trans-seasonal Dressing

~ MAKING YOUR SUMMER AND WINTER WARDROBE WORK AS A TEAM ~ ‘Tis the season to dress between seasons! It’s my favourite time of year to construct an outfit because you get to layer your clothing without feeling like James McElver trying to avoid an excess luggage fee on his EasyJet flight to Glasgow. Trans-seasonal dressing allows you an…

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Lower Your Heels, Raise Your Expectations

~ SHOES THAT ARE HEIGHTENING BUT NOT FRIGHTENING ~ There is nothing worse than watching someone struggle down the street in their heels. You can be wearing the coolest outfit in the world but if you walk as if you are attempting to traverse down white powdery slopes of the Swiss Alps – knees bent…

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