I first met Kat Atkins, the effortlessly cools brains and brawn behind One Leaf Jewelry when I was completing my Education and Visual Arts degrees. We both lived on campus in the same dormitory. Kat was a bundle of energy, a total livewire, passionate about colour, nature, and she saw beauty in details. Little did I know she would become a designer of some of the most unique, inspired, beautiful and straight up COOL jewelry I’ve ever seen. I interviewed her to see what makes her tick. First of all, how did you come up with the name ‘One Leaf’? [...]
This week has been, and will continue to be, a busy one. After pulling on my jeans last Thursday morning only to discover they were ripped right in the crotch (stylish, no?) I began my search for the ‘right’ jeans. I had pretty specific ideas of what I wanted in this pair of jeans. They had to be tight, stretchy enough that I could move comfortably, long enough to scrunch a little at the ankle, dark blue in colour, super skinny and high waisted. Not a long list of requirements at all! It took 3 different shopping trips with the [...]
As part of the Dove “Real Beauty” campaign, they devised a clever way to sneak the message directly into the hands of those who can change our retouching culture. In case you can’t watch the video, Dove used a popular Photoshop plugin site to put up their free “Beautify” plugin that appeared to make the model’s skin glow. Instead what it did was undo all the photoshopping done to revert the image to the original and add the message “Don’t manipulate our image of real beauty”. What do you think of this campaign?
I think most of you will know by now that I have a slight (or massive) online shopping addiction. It’s true, I love a good online shop. Because I work full time, I like to spend most weekends doing absolutely nothing, just relaxing, not braving the shops when every man and their dog/cat/child is there. It isn’t my idea of relaxing. There is where online shopping comes in. I can do it on my lunch break, I can do it while watching TV late at night on my phone or my iPad. And the best part? It gets delivered to [...]
It’s Hollywood’s night of nights. The one we’ve all (ok, maybe just me) been waiting for. The 85th Annual Academy Awards was held at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles and was hosted by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. But who cares about that, we’re all in it for the fashion right? I’m kidding of course, it’s the biggest awards show of the season and it’s definitely all about who takes home the golden statue. But while we’re waiting for all the winners to be announced, lets have a look at the fashion. Again, there were SO many looks that I loved but I can’t [...]
Items listed at end of post When you’re going for a new job, the first impression you make is extremely important and a few things contribute to this. The first thing you do, the first thing you say and, often the most important part of a first impression, how you look. It may at first seem superficial to worry about how you look at a job interview, but the details and care taken when it comes to putting together your look says a lot more than you think it might. So no matter how much or little style or fashion [...]