Sunday, 9 December 2012

halcyon state x blankbird: botanica

Jolet Botanic shirtAmeca Calleja Love Skirt, Asos heels

I'm so excited to reveal to you the first of my three-part Summer project with online store Halcyon State! It's a good six months ago that you last you saw them on this site - the days were colder, gloomier; my hair significantly shorter, and was high time I paid them a visit (which you too can do so, Melbournians). I was absolutely overwhelmed by the sheer volume of Summer goodness - if you've seen me try to work with a huge bunch of clothes you'd know that I, like a kid in a candy store, am 1) easily excited and/or distracted by all possible options and 2) hopelessly indecisive..

I was quickly drawn to these two pieces by emerging designers Jolet and Ameca Calleja, both newcomers to Halcyon State. Not many pieces tell a story but this semi-sheer, botanica digital printed silk top instantly brought to me light-filled days, never-ending floral fields, a lazy arvo with a delicious picnic spread, and a gentle reminder of a world away from our 'normal' lives (or mine, at least). This skirt, isn't just a skirt. Upon closer look, you realise it's a pretty clever marriage of laser-cut and leather, cinched in superbly at the waist with a structured, dramatic flare. Together, it is all sorts of light-hearted girly fun and needed only my favourite strappy whites and a bracelet or two to for a simple finish.

So that's one for a Monday morning, and two more to come to get you through the week. Stay tuned lovelies, for you might like what you find at the end! x

Photos by Thomas Lo
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  1. Great outfit, lovely colours, love the fishtail braid too xx

    1. I hardly do anything with my hair so I thought I'd try some fancy braiding! Need to brush up on my skills ;) glad you love it, more in the collab coming up! x

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    1. Thank you! I looove both the pieces and they came together so well :) hope to have you back for the final part of the collab x

  3. i think i'm in love with those bad ass shoes

  4. This look is truly amazing x


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