Search This Blog

Loading...

Friday, March 9, 2012

Welcome to Hell Motel...

I've got a huge love for fashion but I don't limit my love for clothing on just dressing myself. If I had a never ending source of cash I'd style everyone I know!

So recently I convinced my friend Jay to let me style him head to toe and do a photo shoot with me. Jaymz is the lead singer of the local Melbourne Celtic folk punk band Between the Wars so he is no stranger to being in front of a camera. Check out their music via Facebook or the BTW website.

Photobucket

While looking for how to style him I did a little research into what are the most flattering styles for short men. Jaymz is actually a few inches shorter than me so I wanted to put him in something that flattered his body shape and made him appear taller. As you can see from most images even with 5 inch heels on we look the same height.

Photobucket

Jaymz's Outfit:

Sailor Jerry Tee - $22.99US
Black Skinny Jeans - Kmart
Belt Buckle - From my collection
T.U.K White Leather Mondo Creeper - $67.00US

Photobucket

Skinny jeans make your legs appear longer and thinner when you wear them with shoes that have a little bit of height. This style jean (though a little big on Jaymz) are the perfect pair of pants to wear with Creepers. Be sure to hem them to the right length or wear them slightly bunched up at the ankle. If you fold the cuff it will just shorten the length of your legs.

Photobucket

These Creepers are hot! I've always loved this style shoe on men, there is something very funky about them and I love the super thick 1 7/8 inch Sole. I've tried to wear this style myself but they don't seem to suit me but they suit Jaymz perfectly. They are comfortable and make any outfit look brilliant! If you are looking to buy these for yourself these are a size 8US-Mens and they work out to be a 10 women's. I tried these on and they fit a little loose but that might just be the style.

Photobucket

My outfit :

Collectif Jo Cardie in Cocktail - £35.00
Collectif Hilda Skirt - £30.00
T.U.K Platinum Collection Leopard Cow Hair Ruffle Heart Heel - $130.00US
Flowers - Andy's Eye Candy

Photobucket

Bold
Align LeftI LOVE this cardie with all my heart! The perfect fit and the most adorable tiki's and cocktails embroidery around the collar. With a little stretch this is a really form fitting piece of knitwear for your collection. I'm wearing this with skirts, wiggle and swing dresses it matches so many items in my wardrobe. I paired this with the Hilda wiggle skirt from Collectif! The skirt is a great legnth and the best black pencil skirt I've had in years. I'd actually like this style without the buttons so I can wear tops over, not just tucked in

These are my first items from Collectif and I'm 100% sold! They create really cute styles, great fabrics and a perfect fit. I'm wearing a size 16UK in both of these items and they fit perfectly for my measurements. I now need more skirts and cardigans and maybe a dress or two from this store!


Photobucket

The T.U.K Platinum Collection - Amazing! All these styles are stunning! Covered in a cow hair leopard print with the cutest ruffle detail around the top of the shoe. These 5 inch heels are so easy to walk in and very comfortable. Being a leopard print addict I knew when I saw these that they needed to be on my feet. I'm wearing these in a size 10 and they fit perfectly. I can't wait to wear these with everything!

All the heels in the Platinum Collection include a dust bag and extra pair of heel tips. These are in the higher price range for T.U.K styles but they are worth every cent.

Now time for a outfit change!

Photobucket

Collectif Mariella Cardigan with Birdcage Embroidery - £35.00

How cute is this cardigan? From the adorable embroidery to the red buttons and peter pan collar this is too adorable. This style actually has the same red as shown on the sleeves at the base of the cardigan but my skirt is hiding that feature so click the link to see full images. I love that I can wear this tucked in and be mostly black or un tucked for a brighter look.

Photobucket

This style is super stretchy and light weight making it perfect for the current cool weather we are having as we enter Autumn. You can get this cardigan the following colour combinations Black/Red (as shown), Pink/Black and Red/black. The was a bowtie that was attached to this top in Red but I did not like the way it sat on my bust so I took it off.

A new top, well then I need shoes to match!

Photobucket

T.U.K Red Micro Studded Sky-Hi Platform Heel - $52.00US

Photobucket

I actually own these in black so I knew they would be perfect. The black pair are fantastic but every girl needs a few pairs of red shoes and what makes red shoes better? Studs and Bows! I'm a stud freak, I love them on my clothing, on my accessories and my jewelery.

The heel fairly high but they are easy to walk in and the faux leather is really comfortable and soft. They add a little touch of rock and roll to any outfit.

I went a little bit picture happy with this post but I liked so many of the shots! Here are my last two favorites. Black and white always wins me over!

Photobucket

Photobucket


For more information regarding sizes at Collectif here is the size chart :

Photobucket

It get way too excited when I get to dress up boys so look out Boyfriend you are next in line!! I'm looking to style more of my friends shortly to so you can expect girls, boys, curves and more in the future! Watch out everyone who knows me I might be coming for you!


Many Thanks to Michael Alesich from Lucky and Rice. It's always such a pleasure working with you and the fact that you are willing to sneak into run down abandoned building with two crazy people is awesome! I can't wait to shoot with you again.



10 comments:

  1. Great shots and I love both outfits!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you honey! I just adore your blog xxxx

      Delete
  2. Hello Teer,
    Great post and photo's!
    Just two things: the very first line suddenly breaks off and continues on the next line. And you've written 'Check out there music' instead of 'Check out their music'.

    Sorry, I don't have an openid so I had to comment anonymous

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Silly me! I'll fix that up right now! Thank you :)

      Delete
  3. gorgeous photos! i love the backdrops you look gorgeous as always and i love your bow tattoos on the back of your legs :)

    xo
    A_Riot

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you sugar pie! This place rocks but I've done my dash for shooting here, now I need to look for somewhere cooler.

      I forget my bows are back there sometimes.

      Delete
  4. I love your blog <3 I was thinking the other day when I saw that you love shorts and heels together, that I haven't seen you in a play suit at all? Do you wear them? I think you'd look killer in a cute short playsuit :)

    Collectif are my favourite clothing brand, their clothes are so top quality and last the distance! Love their constant sales too ^_^

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love playsuits! I'm yet to find a one I really like though, I've purchased a few over the years but nothing recently. I'll get one as it cools down possibly with pussy bow to wear with black tights over the winter.

      Then the hunt will start for one for summer.

      Collectif are brilliant! I need more funds to go crazy on there.

      Delete
  5. Hey, I love this shoot and especially the skirt you're wearing!
    I love a lot of the stuff on Collectif but I can't find a size chart on the website apart from one for the Dolores Dress which says an 18 has an 100cm bust which doesn't match up with shops I usually buy from in the UK. Where'd you find the size chart you have displayed on this post because I really want that skirt but I hate buying online and worrying about whether the size I order is right or not? >.<
    Thank you! I only just discovered your blog and it's one of my favourites already. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. *blushes* Why thank you lovely one!

      I found this size chart on the Collectif facebook page.

      The skirt was spot on for me, a dress not so much. It's sometimes trail and error with different fits.

      Delete