Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Crop top revolution

What exactly is the function of a crop top?
Do they cover your skin? No not really.
Do they keep you warm? Barely.
Can only thin girls wear them and feel good about themselves? Yeah, pretty much.
Are they seriously on trend right now? Yes.
Is that why you should wear one? Yes.

To me, the crop top is an ode to the thin, young and confident. I bought one recently off Missguided.com and I feel that I can only wear it with high waisted shorts or skirts because my midriff is not something I feel comfortable sharing. Yet so many girls today (especially at festivals) wear the crop top with the scraggly shorts for what purpose? I went to a festival in May and I wore jeans, a velvet top and a flower crown. I was complimented by a passer by that my flower crown was nice but do you ever see someone compliment another girl about how nice their crop top looks with their teeny shorts? I don't think so, or at least I've never seen it.

Sure, people like Cara Delevingne and Miley Cyrus can get away with it but does that mean everybody can? Should there be the expectation to show your midriff in order to look good?
To me it seems the fashion trends of the 90s are back and girls are quickly adopting the space buns, holographic bags and black wedged heels but is it for personal style or to stay on trend?

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Return of the 60s

For me, the 60s is one of my favourite eras for fashion. Twiggy encapsulated it all and her cuteness plus ultra glam created an unforgettable fashion decade.

The jumble of 60s ephemera is a mixture between the modern and the vintage as present day mod is booming as if it were 50 years ago. The 90s may be making a comeback with the holographic crop tops and denim mini skirts but for me the 60s will always remain a golden era of cool.

Here's a radical playlist to take you down memory lane:

1. She's Not There - The Zombies
2. Twist and Shout - The Beatles
3. Well Respected Man - The Kinks
4. Surfer Girl - The Beach Boys
5. Sunday Morning - The Velvet Underground
6. Then He Kissed Me - The Crystals
7. I'm A Believer - The Monkees
8. These Days - Nico
9. Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
10. Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones

Remixes vs. Covers: Original or Karaoke?

Is it possible for covers, remixes etc to be better than the original?

To me, it seems that if some guy on garage band takes a song and adds some beats to it and releases it on YouTube and gets a tonne of hits then why can't I? I have garage band why don't I make a really upbeat and viral remix of Alt-J's Breezeblocks by adding a few more "duh duh duh duh's" and I might actually be the next Flume.
It's interesting to me the insaneness of TV shows like The X Factor and The Voice or whatever singing covers yet they are simply imitating the original. Like, I hear those shows and I think hey that girl has a really good voice but she sounds exactly like the original, this is karaoke I'm out. I just don't understand how a major record company can sign an act based on the amount of times they pleased the Australian public with their skills at imitating an act that already is out there being successful and not on some dumb TV show.
Yet I'm not saying I hate covers. I love them. They are actually so great when they're done right. Here's a list for you to ponder:

1. Get Lucky (Daft Punk) - San Cisco cover
2. Hey Ya (OutKast) - Sarah Blasko cover
3. Trying To Be Cool (Phoenix) - Chainsmokers remix
4. Common People (Pulp) - FIDLAR cover
5. Chelsea Hotel No 2 (Leonard Cohen) - Lana Del Rey
6. You & Me ft. Eliza Doolittle (Disclosure) - Flume Remix
7. Step (Vampire Weekend) - SNDDRG remix
8. Pumped Up Kicks (Foster The People) - Owl Eyes cover
9. Ignition (R Kelly) - Jinja Safari cover
10. Zimbabwe (New Navy) - Flume remix

Thursday, 10 October 2013



I've been listening to her for a while now and now she's hit the big time I have to share her with the world.

Her recent success as #1 on the US Billboard Charts is phenomenal and despite me being an Australian who has the tendency to claim successful Kiwis (e.g. Russell Crowe, Tim and Neil Finn) I believe she belongs to the world.

Her debut album dropped about 3 weeks ago and it's a MUST.

For people who love Haim, MS MR, Chvrches and just damn good girl power groups.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013


Style crush: Margot Tenenbaum
Gwyneth Paltrow in Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums was the epitome of luxe and beauty. Her fur coat, cigarettes, blonde crisp hair cut with a red clip and heavy eyeliner create her as the picturesque sister to fall in love with. (as Richie Tenenbaum does)

I will admit, I'm not a huge fan of Gwyn but now after watching this film my opinion has greatly changed within this film as her aloof and depressive state of mind is oh so intriguing. She is also perfectly matched to the almost perfect soundtrack.


Well this is my first post and I'm quite nervous. 

I envision this blog to be music, movies and fashion blog but I don't want it to be one of those typical "another girl with a blog" blogs. I want to source music and film as inspiration for fashion icons whom I will profile throughout the duration of this blogs running. 

I'm not sure what I am doing really. I have my final exams next week and I don't really see this as helping me in any way but I guess its a place for me to vent out all of the thoughts and creativity which I've been repressing for quite a while now since I've been "studying" so hard.

Thanks for reading,
Chelsea xx