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Updated: 2018-03-05T13:48:17.996-08:00

 



his and hers

2013-12-24T03:28:09.586-08:00

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rayban wayfarer, topshop thick rimmed sunnies

Saturday mornings are a stealth affair.




in the details

2013-12-24T03:28:09.593-08:00

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le fees de bengale jacket, celine bag, topshop riding boots

one of my super guilty pleasures in France this time around was revisiting museums and picking up on works of art I never really knew how to appreciate. Visiting the Rodin museum with G was definitely one of the highlights of my six weeks back in the land of bready deliciousness. My appreciation for marble works grew exponentially and it was chilly enough to take out the new coat. I have a weakness for all things leather trim so it took a good few years of holding back on buying the right leather arm jacket. This one from le fees de bengale took half a day of metro tripping but once I put it on, it was meant to be. French tailoring is like an absolute drug to me, I just couldn't say no to a coat that fit perfectly in the shoulders and wasn't too long for my stubby little arms.




self service

2013-12-24T03:28:09.601-08:00

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source: scanned by Anya Stoliar

one of the major works I'm handing in as part of my masters this semester involved creating a magazine from scratch as a group project. I got really inspired by these self service covers featuring Daphne Groeneveld photographed by Alasdair McLellan. A hint of fashion, and a lot more attitude is what's really missing in overstyled covers. We did research into competitors magazines, and I was so surprised that even a lot of the more indie mags still forget how beautiful a well captured, simple image can be. Luckily enough we were given quite a bit of room to be creative and the simplicity of effective cover art led to a lot of the insider design concepts we ended up with in the final mag.




Marant x Marant

2013-12-24T03:28:09.607-08:00

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The countdown to Europe has begun
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from a place i'd rather be right now

2013-12-24T03:28:09.613-08:00

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source: french vogue

I need to be jetted here immediately.




LAB HOMME A/H '12 and 5 minutes with Chris Cheng

2013-12-24T03:28:09.620-08:00

source: all photos by Anya Stoliar Another great show from the team LAB. I fell in love with the pops of colour against beautiful streamlined silhouettes and vintage props. G and I attempted to eat Beach Haus's entire fruit platter and had a few sneaky conversations with the models backstage, one of whom taught us the awesome power of grapefruit juice on the human stomach. My new leather jacket came out to play after retiring my old true and trusted of the last 7 years. I also got to steal Chris away for a few questions: Anya: Can you share some background information on what inspired you design and how you started LAB?Chris: It's very cliche, but LAB stemmed from my own need for quality minimalist inspired clothing. Minimal, thoughtful, comfort and Australian made. A: How would you describe your design aesthetic and your inspirations?C: Inspiration comes mainly from European silhouettes and Japanese styling. A: Can you talk us through preparing for a fashion show?C: Many months of research culminating to a narrative, a story. I'm old fashioned in the sense I'm a fan of intimate salon style presentations where you can hear the fabrics, see the clothes and models, how the fabrics move. We are all story tellers, this is my story and what i think is an interesting next step, that's all. A: Do you have any advice for people trying to break into the fashion industry?C: We each have our own path, so follow your heart. I don't believe in luck, but effort. The biggest difference between good and great is the intention and how much heart we put in. Merci beaucoup![...]



something fresh

2012-05-10T20:08:53.238-07:00

oui, je suis has moved! Please update your links to thenoircollective.com or thenoircollective.blogspot.com, all bloglovin and google followers will be updated automatically.



something fresh

2013-12-24T03:28:09.627-08:00

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taking a small coffee break over the weekend and moving the blog over to a new domain. please update your links to thenoircollective.com or thenoircollective.blogspot.com, all bloglovin and google followers will be updated automatically. welcome to my new little side project everyone :)




Autumn Advance

2013-12-24T03:28:09.638-08:00

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Time to switch up neons and pastels for some more seasonal shades.
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Autumn Advance

2012-05-10T05:01:12.647-07:00

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Time to switch up neons and pastels for some more seasonal shades.
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Improvise

2013-12-24T03:28:09.648-08:00

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Mandarin rind candle, cute little date night trick. Eat the insides, put in a little oil and light the little white thing that held the segments together on fire.
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Improvise

2012-05-10T05:01:12.498-07:00

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Mandarin rind candle, cute little date night trick. Eat the insides, put in a little oil and light the little white thing that held the segments together on fire.
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2013-12-24T03:28:09.656-08:00

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you will have to excuse the borderline tacky standing next to expensive car which isn't mine pose, what can I say all the excitement of a cheeky white wine with friends I haven't seen in too long and the very short wait to get into the Marquee makes me giddy and demand photos taken next to things that colour coordinate with my outfit. Yes I have been growing out my fringe! The process has been an extremely painful one. This isn't to say I wasn't happy with my blunt bangs for so many years, but I felt that I didn't suit them anymore and came the three months of pain known only too well to anyone that has ever been coerced into cutting a fringe. Tears at my hairdressers every few weeks and a crate full of hairspray means that by the time this photo was taken I am slightly more happy with the growth progress. It was a haircut (or should I say growth) that was a long time coming and in January I bit thee bullet and told my hairdresser not to trim my bangs. It had to be done, and the way I saw it hair grows fastest in summer and I was hoping to be somewhat happy with the length by the time I go to Europe in June so that I can have my hassle free wash and wear hair back.




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2012-05-10T05:01:12.484-07:00

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you will have to excuse the borderline tacky standing next to expensive car which isn't mine pose, what can I say all the excitement of a cheeky white wine with friends I haven't seen in too long and the very short wait to get into the Marquee makes me giddy and demand photos taken next to things that colour coordinate with my outfit. Yes I have been growing out my fringe! The process has been an extremely painful one. This isn't to say I wasn't happy with my blunt bangs for so many years, but I felt that I didn't suit them anymore and came the three months of pain known only too well to anyone that has ever been coerced into cutting a fringe. Tears at my hairdressers every few weeks and a crate full of hairspray means that by the time this photo was taken I am slightly more happy with the growth progress. It was a haircut (or should I say growth) that was a long time coming and in January I bit thee bullet and told my hairdresser not to trim my bangs. It had to be done, and the way I saw it hair grows fastest in summer and I was hoping to be somewhat happy with the length by the time I go to Europe in June so that I can have my hassle free wash and wear hair back.




Life advice from Bali Barret

2013-12-24T03:28:09.665-08:00

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I came across these little quotes by Bali Barret via little reminders of love a few days ago and couldn't help but smile at how my style has changed over the last few years, I would have grimaced at what Bali points at as quintessentially chic, but now I found myself nodding and smiling as I nudged my Givenchy bag on the floor under the table to keep it from getting stepped on by other uni students. I'm sure that if you already have these as small habits, it's kind of smile inducing to know you're on the same page as Bali (although I'd probably be careful with the street crossing one).




Life advice from Bali Barret

2012-05-10T05:01:12.897-07:00

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source:weheartit, lrol



I came across these little quotes by Bali Barret via little reminders of love a few days ago and couldn't help but smile at how my style has changed over the last few years, I would have grimaced at what Bali points at as quintessentially chic, but now I found myself nodding and smiling as I nudged my Givenchy bag on the floor under the table to keep it from getting stepped on by other uni students. I'm sure that if you already have these as small habits, it's kind of smile inducing to know you're on the same page as Bali (although I'd probably be careful with the street crossing one).




MARNI

2013-12-24T03:28:09.755-08:00

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For anyone who's interested in adding a great leather jacket to their arsenal, I'm very sad to part with this Marni laser-cut leather stunner(I'm saving for some extra time in Europe this year). It's unlined and kind of amazing for Sydney weather if you've found every other jacket too sweaty. PLEASE CHECK IT OUT HERE.




MARNI

2012-05-10T05:01:12.851-07:00

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For anyone who's interested in adding a great leather jacket to their arsenal, I'm very sad to part with this Marni laser-cut leather stunner(I'm saving for some extra time in Europe this year). It's unlined and kind of amazing for Sydney weather if you've found every other jacket too sweaty. PLEASE CHECK IT OUT HERE.




MUSE

2013-12-24T03:28:09.851-08:00

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source: LABZINE A4 MUSE

a few screenshots from my dear friend Chris Cheng's new in-house magazine for LAB. I love zines because unlike your ordinary mags they allow for a whole different creative freedom. The launch issue is a great read and a visually stimulating (HELLO ridiculously good looking male models and clean fluid lines!) insight into the world of male modelling and menswear. You can view the whole issue here.




MUSE

2012-05-10T05:01:12.841-07:00

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source: LABZINE A4 MUSE

a few screenshots from my dear friend Chris Cheng's new in-house magazine for LAB. I love zines because unlike your ordinary mags they allow for a whole different creative freedom. The launch issue is a great read and a visually stimulating (HELLO ridiculously good looking male models and clean fluid lines!) insight into the world of male modelling and menswear. You can view the whole issue here.




a little monday inspiration

2013-12-24T03:28:09.946-08:00

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a little monday inspiration

2012-05-10T05:01:12.456-07:00

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Le Jardin Cafe, Main Beach.

2013-12-24T03:28:10.037-08:00

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3/13 Tedder Avenue, Main Beach QLD 4217, (07) 5564 0100

On a recent trip up the coast I was lucky enough to discover Le Jardin a few minutes away from where I usually holiday in QLD. There's a definite lack of simple Parisian style cafe's in QLD compared to Sydney, especially in a neighborhood full of touristy attractions and guide book cliched big breakfasts, I was over joyed in finding this little gem. The menu features all the classic breakfast items, sweet and savory crepes, salads, croissants with various fillings, sandwiches and a selection of drinks. The definite winners for me were the eggs benedict w/ salmon ($15), french toast w/ bacon and tomato ($11), Royal Crepe ($12), Daily Crepe Special($7 for one crepe and coffee).

the customer service was lovely, but varried from day to day (notice the difference in presentation of the crepe special and eggs benny). The wait time for food was about 40 minutes on saturday as compared to the 15 minute wait on a late thursday morning. Both were equally delicious, and to be honest I had nothing better to do on saturday then drink coffee in the sunshine. It was lovely to see the French family who own the cafe pop in out daily. Presentation was simple, which I really didn't mind for the price and their black coffee was perfectly roasted (I had some seriously bad luck with ordering coffee on my trip).




Le Jardin Cafe, Main Beach.

2012-05-10T05:01:12.655-07:00

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3/13 Tedder Avenue, Main Beach QLD 4217, (07) 5564 0100

On a recent trip up the coast I was lucky enough to discover Le Jardin a few minutes away from where I usually holiday in QLD. There's a definite lack of simple Parisian style cafe's in QLD compared to Sydney, especially in a neighborhood full of touristy attractions and guide book cliched big breakfasts, I was over joyed in finding this little gem. The menu features all the classic breakfast items, sweet and savory crepes, salads, croissants with various fillings, sandwiches and a selection of drinks. The definite winners for me were the eggs benedict w/ salmon ($15), french toast w/ bacon and tomato ($11), Royal Crepe ($12), Daily Crepe Special($7 for one crepe and coffee).

the customer service was lovely, but varried from day to day (notice the difference in presentation of the crepe special and eggs benny). The wait time for food was about 40 minutes on saturday as compared to the 15 minute wait on a late thursday morning. Both were equally delicious, and to be honest I had nothing better to do on saturday then drink coffee in the sunshine. It was lovely to see the French family who own the cafe pop in out daily. Presentation was simple, which I really didn't mind for the price and their black coffee was perfectly roasted (I had some seriously bad luck with ordering coffee on my trip).




cherry

2013-12-24T03:28:10.131-08:00

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a shiny night at cherry