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Street style fashion @ Friend in Fashion
Street style fashion @ Friend in Fashion
Street style fashion @ Friend in Fashion
Regular readers would know that I absolutely adore high waisted trousers (Up town girl, Luv thy trouser, Copacabana).

This is the latest addition to my collection, which I picked up on my recent visit to Tokyo.

I hope you all had a great time welcoming in the new year. My night was spent watching the spectacular fireworks over Sydney Harbour with great food and great company - bliss!

I'm wearing:
Trouser: Topshop
Shirt: Esprit
Wedges: Zara

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Viva el Espanol

womens fashion @ Friend in Fashion
womens fashion @ Friend in Fashion
womens fashion @ Friend in Fashion
womens fashion @ Friend in Fashion
After a few lovely days in London, on Thursday, I arrived in Barcelona, Spain!

This is my first visit to Spain and the warm weather alongside an amazing array of tapas and markets is a delight.

Tomorrow we pick up a car and make our way to the coastal town of San Sebastian which I absolutely can't wait to share with you.

I'm wearing:
Shorts: Queens Wardrobe
Tank: Kookai
Headband: Shop Friend in Fashion

Finally, until the 31st August, my friends at Running Bare are giving you the chance to win a $500 prize pack. Hit up their facebook page for all the details.


P.S. To all the lovely Chictopians, check out my entry for the Life is Juicy contest - would love your votes!

All that glitters is gold

Queen's Wardrobe Maxi dress @ Friend in Fashion
Queen's Wardrobe Maxi dress @ Friend in Fashion
Queen's Wardrobe Maxi dress @ Friend in Fashion
Queen's Wardrobe Maxi dress @ Friend in Fashion
Amazing is the best way to wrap up my visit to Singapore. A shopping haven, and food-lovers delight, Singapore is an absolute jewel of Asia.

I had a great time shopping Orchard Road, eating Hawker chilli crab and sipping Singapore Slings at Cafe del Mar at the breathtaking Sentosa Resort.

I'm now on my way to London for a couple of days of fun, before Spain!

I'm wearing:
Maxi dress, Queens Wardrobe

Happy shopper

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women's fashion @ Friend in Fashion
women's fashion @ Friend in Fashion
women's fashion @ Friend in Fashion
I'm definitely starting to miss thrifting of late, but nonetheless, Vietnam has some brilliant shopping of its own. Sure there is plenty of your faux designer fashion, but if you know where to look you can pick up some gorgeous pieces at a fantastic price.

I picked up this pretty little number in a small, hidden boutique in the Old Quarter for around $15. I love the vintage feel of the print, and the cut is what you would expect from a piece 10 times the price.

This week I'm looking forward to catching up with a great friend of mine, who I've known since primary school. Although I'm having an amazing time travelling, its always nice to have friends and family visit - can't wait!

I'm wearing:
DIY necklace
Dress, Wanby (Vietnam)
Boots, Charlotte Russe

Mixing it up

Fashion blog, style, photos @ Friend in Fashion
Fashion blog, style, photos @ Friend in Fashion
Fashion blog, style, photos @ Friend in Fashion
Fashion blog, style, photos @ Friend in Fashion
Fashion blog, style, photos @ Friend in Fashion
Another scorching week in Hanoi! I've basically lived in this swimsuit, spending most evenings cooling off pool-side.

Lately, i've found myself mixing prints more and more. As you can see from previous posts: here and here, I'm a huge fan of stripes, and what better than mixing stripes with pretty florals.

I'm really looking forward to spending time, further exploring Vietnam, with trips to Hoi An (a mecca for tailors and shoe-makers), Ha Long Bay, and Ho Chi Minh City coming up over the next few weeks. Would love any travel tips!

I'm wearing:
Ivana and Katerina one-piece swimsuit
Skirt - Hong Kong markets
Oxfords - Urban Outfitters


Friend in Fashion turns 1

Women's fashion @ Friend in Fashion
Women's fashion @ Friend in Fashion
Women's fashion @ Friend in Fashion
Women's fashion @ Friend in Fashion
Women's fashion @ Friend in Fashion
Women's fashion @ Friend in Fashion
Women's fashion @ Friend in Fashion
Having just arrived in Dallas, Texas, I noticed that Friend in Fashion has reached the one year mark. I'd like to thank each and every one of my fabulous followers, and everyone who has supported me by visiting, commenting or emailing me.

I thought I'd take this opportunity to share some of my favourites with you.

I've had a great time over the past year sharing with you some of my fashion and adventures. I have been inspired and met some amazing bloggers, online and through my travels and have been fortunate enough to have worked with some incredible emerging designers and photographers.

Thank you again, and I look forward to sharing more Friend in Fashion.


New year, new adventure

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Friend in Fashion
Friend in Fashion
Happy new year everybody!

Here are a few happy snaps from our new years eve celebration. We endured a scorching day of 41 degrees Celsius (105 degrees Fahrenheit), so this cotton dress, which i picked up from a designer sample sale for only $20, was perfect for the warm evening.

This week has been a bit manic for me, apart from all of the celebrations, my fiance and I have also been busy packing in preparation for our round the world holiday.

Our first stop will be the United States, arriving in Los Angeles on March 2. We are planning to stay in either Beverly Hills or Santa Monica, but can't decide? I would happily welcome any suggestions.

From LA, we have two months to visit the following US cities and sites - much of which we hope to do by car, so we'll have many more stops along the way:

San Diego
San Francisco
Las Vegas
Grand Canyon
New York

This will be our first time to the USA and I absolutely can't wait. My dear US friends, please feel free to share your suggestions on any must sees and do's. Or even better, if I stop by the city you live in, I'd love to catch up for a drink!

Finally a big thank you to Kaira from SWEET CALI4NIA who featured me as her blogger of the week - you can check out my interview here. I'm also working with a fabulous local designer at the moment, and I can't wait to share her gorgeous designs with you very soon. Be sure to stay tuned :)


P.S. Thank you for your lovely comments, I love your feedback and will be visiting each of you very soon.

Links à la Mode: October 1st

  • 39th and Broadway - Toddlers, Stilettos, Thongs, Oh My!
  • Awakened Aesthetic - features t-shirts by the Samburu Project, which provides drinking water to the Samburu District in Northern Kenya.
  • Bobbins And Bombshells - veiled headband fascinator DIY tutorial
  • Debutante Clothing - vintage paper dresses that are anything but disposable
  • Fasshonaburu - Sure peaked shoulders and sequins and tribal were on the runways… again. But here are five NEW trends to come out of Spring 2010 NY Fashion Week!
  • fête à fête - Vouelle’s new Fall-Winter 2009-2010 shoe collection, straight from Paris!
  • Friend in Fashion - A vintage tale: gorgeous lace & bows
  • Hong Kong Fashion Geek - VPL’s anatomy-inspired spring collection, and how to replicate the skeletal fascination right now
  • Idiosyncratic Style - Awesome style from the brit drama Skins
  • Independent Fashion Bloggers When should you start charging money for your blogging experience?
  • Jewelrywhore - Madeleine Albright is kicking butt with her brooches
  • Mishief My Dear - four versions of the Little Black Dress that should be in every woman’s wardrobe
  • Oranges and Apples - A guide to vintage shopping in Berlin
  • Squareectomy - More Exposed Bits: the less flattering side of the fashion world
  • Super Kawaii Mama - Travel Essentials to keep it glam! The secrets to staying fancy in flight.
  • The Coveted - Do Fashion Blogs Glamorize Smoking?
  • The Demoiselles - Elle answers a reader’s question about being an in-betweeny – not quite plus size, not quite “regular”
  • The Fashion Planner - shows you how to get the look of Marc by Marc Jacobs.
  • The Working Wardrobe - perfecting the business “ice breaker” by working your accessories (that don’t thaw out your assets).
  • Where Is That From? - eco fashion show featuring local Toronto designers and design collectives

    • Edited by Debutante Clothing


      Links à la Mode: September 24th

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      • A Typical Atypical: Make me a... 20's flapper girl - vintage outfits for the modern girl
      • Aysha's Rabbit Hole: Watch the accessory madness
      • Bobbins And Bombshells: Musings on the history and significance of red lipstick
      • Broke & Beautiful: Bored with the same old nude pumps? Elle shares some architectural ones to covet, instead
      • Clutch 22: DVF ss10 Cleopatra in the 21st Century
      • Decline Designs: Looking Forward to Fall at Decline Designs
      • Dramatis Personae: Sarah Von of Yes and Yes shares the secrets of Scandinavian Style
      • Fashion Hippo: To Trend or Not to Trend? Fall 2009 trends contemplated
      • Fashion Pulse: Up close and personal at the Tory Burch Spring 2010 presentation.
      • Fasshonaburu: Alyssa goes to and reviews the hilarious Snuggie Fashion Show during NY Fashion Week!
      • Friend in Fashion: More milage from your fashion dollar. Tube skirt, 6 different looks
      • Glamoursplash: They don't make 'em like this anymore; the beautiful mermaids of Busby Berkleys Footlight Parade
      • Idiosyncratic Style: If fall's hottest shoes belonged to a clique
      • Independent Fashion Bloggers: The IFB Dress Up Soiree recap... photos and more!
      • Monoxious: How to make your own Maison Michel Lace bunny ears!
      • Prom Mafia: DC Fashion Week embraces white after Labor Day and shows beauty comes in all colors, shapes, sizes
      • Retro Chick: Win a Lulu Guinness Cameo City Tote
      • Style Amour: Spring's 2010 biggest Misses - the top 5 most disappointing NYFW show
      • Sweet Fuzz: Win the gorgeous Gemma necklace (worth $155 dollars!) from Twisted and Beautiful, featured on Bravo's NYC Prep
      • The Coveted: Buckled and Booted... essential boots for Autumn
      • The Fashion Planner: How to make a T-shirt Lei Necklace; plus enter to win one!
      • The Sideshow Scrapbook: Review about the "Ones to Watch" catwalk show at LFW

      Edited by Jordana

      Links á la Mode: Style within means

      Edited by Debutante Clothing

      As the summer winds down and I start planning my Fall wardrobe, I’m overwhelmed by thoughts of how to create a wardrobe on a budget. This week, we have a ton of posts on how to find great style within a budget. Fashion Pulse Daily gives us the top denim looks under $50 and The Recessionista is reporting Anna Wintour is heading to Macy’s for Fashion Night Out. Enjoy!

      Links à la Mode : Sepetember 3rd

    • 39th and Broadway: The horrific treatment of young girls working behind the scenes in the fashion industry!
    • A typical Atypical: a summary of vintage eras and style history
    • Bonne Vie: Bamboo: Eco-friendly, or Green Disaster?
    • Confessions of a Fashion Editor: Interview with alternative model, Khrist!
    • Debutante Clothing: Q&A with Fashion Scholar and Historian Heather Vaughan
    • Decline Designs: Can you go a week without wearing any black?
    • Fabulous Finds and Co.: Lily Cole is ready for her close-up
    • Fade to c5c5c5: fashion, art and interpretation
    • Fashion For Writers : feel good fashion from the Clothes Closet
    • Fashion Pulse Daily : Need jeans for fall? Check out Fashion Pulse Daily’s top picks, all under
    • Fasshonaburu: ponders exactly why September is the most important month in fashion
    • fête à fête : Givenchy’s romantic Les Poetiques Fall Le Makeup Collection
    • Friend in fashion: A Sydney Story: a bridge climb, shopping and a proposal!
    • Grechen's Closet – Why I support independent designers
    • Idiosyncratic Style : A Fit of Inspiration: John Bender – Stealing style from the Breakfast Club’s resident bad ass
    • Jewelrywhore: Reviews Anna Sheffield for Target
    • Retro Chick : DIY Jersey Spaghetti Scarf Necklace
    • Style Margarine : 9 Reasons why we need to over dress
    • Stylist Diva : Unique, Modern Plus Size line with an Edge – Carmakoma.
    • The Coveted:: Review & Makeup Lesson Video of Guerlain Fall Collection
    • The Recessionista: Anna Wintour a Recessionista? She’s Heading to Macy’s Queens for Fashion’s Night out Sept. 10
    • Links à la Mode: Ice Cold Lemonade

      links a la mode

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      Compiling this week's round up of posts hit closer to home for me. I think we can all relate to the times where stress builds up and blocks inspiration. Reading each of these individually was the exact refreshment I needed (hence "lemonade"), especially with my birthday coming up next week - total outfit planning mode.

      So what's in the mix? Alixrose and Decline Designs offer personal style inspirations, Fasshonaburu teaches us how to get our budget-shopping on at high-end boutique sales, hkShoeGeek talks harnesses and Fashion Consciou$ inspires by reviving the culottes trend (so cute on her).

      Links à la Mode : June 25th

      • 39th and Broadway: Ever wonder who really determines how your clothes fit? An interview with a technical designer
      • alixrose: You have the perfect outfit, but whats the one thing that can keep it from becoming fabulous?
      • A Typical Atypical: A deep dive into the reasoning behind shoe obsessions
      • Awakened Aesthetic: Affordable ways to bring urban fashion into your decor without getting tacky
      • Bobbins and Bombshells: Fashionable History - A look into 1920's swimwear and bathing suits.
      • Bonne Vie: When Bloggers Unite - The Hotel Max Edition
      • Decline Designs: Defining Your Personal Style - Having "Go-To" Outfits
      • Fasshonaburu: Digging through a high end sales to find purchase-worhty pieces, and tips on how to not go over budget
      • Fashion Consciou$: Fashion Flashback - Return of the culottes
      • Fashion Pulse Daily: The evolution of the gladiator to the "mandiator"
      • Freya: A little gown guide for your summer wedding
      • hkShoeGeek: Harnesses - A collection of favorites for every style and price range
      • Idiosyncratic Style: A guide for casual wedding attire
      • Independent Fashion Bloggers: You just don't compare...
      • Retro Chick : Mary Queen of Charity Shops - Now it's all over, some final thoughts
      • Shoe Daydreams: Are you on board with the latest trend - Over The Knee boots?
      • Tatiana Supports the Arts: Indie Designer Spotlight - ALEX&RA, designed by Alexandra Cipparone
      • The Bare Skinny: Not everything has to be black and white - inspiration for adding color to your wardrobe
      • The Coveted: Shu Uemura's inspired lashes
      • Unfunded: Respect your elders - Rock the vintage!
      • Work Chic: Chic hosiery options if you still have to wear them in the summer heat!