11 October 2014

A letter of absence.

18/09/2014 - THE FIRST NIGHT I TOOK A CAB FROM BROOKLYN OVER TO MANHATTAN.

Hello lovers, it's been a while - a very long while.

Not sure if many of you know, but I've moved to New York for the meanwhile.. I've been living in a dream the past month (& currently still living in a- the dream). I think when it comes to creativity, especially when it involves a specific space you have curated- whether it be out of curiosity or lack of imagination and inspiration.. it's important to occasionally step back, live life a little and remind yourself why you started it all in the first place.

Parfasseux began when I was still in high school. I was studying photography, interested in fashion, film, art and so very terrible at maths and anything that involved analytic thinking.. I wanted to "rebel" - I wasn't really rebelling against anything in particular, it was more so the fact that I was bored of constantly being told what to do, and how to do - a very cliche 15 year old way of thinking. So I created Parfasseux, a space that was mine, a space where I could upload photographs I experimented with, shoots I'd do, weekend adventures and anything else - nothing forced. Capturing moments out of spontaneity and living in the present. I never really knew where I wanted to take this space to.. or even if I could.

But, before I knew it, it had a control of itself. My audience grew, and the content grew with it, the content was refined and people were actually interested in following my adventures. Brands were emailing me and soon enough it almost felt like a part time job. It became a routine.. and then slowly or quickly - I don't even remember, the spontaneity and creative thinking behind it all drizzled away. My intentions of Parfasseux hasn't changed, but I think the way I've approached content curating has.. Since my move to New York, I've felt an urge to learn and create - I desperately want to draw again, I've been photographing on my film camera, I've spent hours perusing articles and artists.. it's making me excited about my blog again. I'm living with a photographer, dancer and actress, a house full of constant energy and imagination. I'm still trying to figure out how to incorporate all the things I love together as a whole and where the direction of it will go.. but, whatever it will be, I'm excited to take you guys along with me.

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30 August 2014

100 Colours with Dove

CAMEO BIKER VEST, FINDERS KEEPERS PLAYSUIT

I recently got the chance to team up with Dove, for the 100 Colours challenge. By now, you'd know that colour and print clashing is a rarity when it comes to my personal daily outfits, but the odd occasion or so, I love a change of scene.. so when this challenge came up to promote their new no marks deoderant, it was the perfect opportunity to break away from the usual uniform.. going with silhouette instincts, I paired an oversized biker vest with this slightly girly playsuit. I love the contrasts of structured blue and maroon and thought it was the perfect colour combination for the 100 Colours challenge.. and it was!

Details for the competition:

Dove believes women should have the freedom to wear more of their favourite colours and want to change the way women feel about wearing colour across the world! New Invisible Dry is Dove’s first deodorant proven to leave no marks on 100 different colours, from black to white and all colours in between. Whilst it doesn’t leave any marks on clothes, it contains all the goodness of Dove including its unique 1⁄4 moisturising cream, to give you dry and beautiful underarms that you can wear with any colour.

• 2 x Return economy flights from the winner’s nearest capital city to Sydney, NSW, 
• 1 x styling session at Westfield Pitt Street Mall 
• A Westfield shopping voucher valued at $1000 
• Transport to and from the styling session
 • 1 x dinner and drinks package valued at $200 at Hotel QT 
• 1 x Night’s accommodation Total prize value is up to $2,000.00 (including GST) 

Post an image of your favourite outfit on instagram and hashtag #dove100colours.  
FULL TERMS AND CONDITIONS SEE DOVE WEBSITE.  



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JBL Speakers

JBL PULSE 

The past month, I've really been getting into my gadgets - not sure if it's the short trips interstate or if post Splendour depression has gotten me back to my music roots. I spotify basically everything, never leave the house without my Sol Republic tracks head phones and use the crap out of my wireless JBL Speakers - can't figure out if it's the pretty laser colours, the high volume and quality sound or the fact that it's wire free and weighs nothing, that's gotten me hooked. I've watched an entire season of Suits, listened to my spotify playlist x 100 and my ears are thankful.

Here's a little playlist that's been helping me get through a million drafted posts.. perhaps it'll help you through the Winter blues too.

Beat for - Jamie XX
BTSTU - Jai Paul
Made to Stray - Mount Kimbie
Something Good can work - Two Door Cinema Club
Silk - Giselle
Mirror Maru - Cashmere Cat
King and Cross - Asgeir
1998 - Chet Faker
A tout a Lheure - Bibio
The Dreamer - The tallest Man on Earth
Lover's Carvings - Bibio
Coffee - Broods
Whale - Yellow Ostrich
Fall Underneath - Snakadaktal
Arcadia - The Kite String Tangle

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01 August 2014

So clean



FAITHFUL DRESS, SHAKUHACHI LEATHER JACKET, ASOS BACK PACK, LACK OF COLOR HAT

Over the past month or so, I've forgotten what it's like to get dressed without having to layer on knits, jackets and cover ups for the legs. I've been struggling to balance outfits with what I really want to wear, with what I end up wearing - readjusting every outfit to be weather appropriate bores me. I was excited for a short period of time to layer up in oversized coats, but my Summer self and well being is long overdue for some warmth. Winter has been very uninspiring to say the least.

Thankfully, post Splendour blues have been embraced and welcomed by Sydney's glorious warmth and rays (which is a first), so naturally I pulled out this gorgeous dress by upcoming label; Faithful. (Finally)
 I was actually hoping to wear this on one of the Splendour days, but the thought of ruining it with sweat, mud and whatever else scared me a little.. so here's a post festival outfit that has also been inspired by one of my favourite Outkast songs.. So fresh, so clean.

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