Monthly Archives: January 2014

Neo

Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Topshop wool trench coat, Warehouse scuba neoprene shift dress, Bracher Emden for Jean Pierre Braganza belt, Rick Owens Wedges, Bracher Emden classic tote bag. All black outfit street style, goth sci fi.Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Topshop wool trench coat, Warehouse scuba neoprene shift dress, Bracher Emden for Jean Pierre Braganza belt. All black outfit street style, goth sci fi.Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Topshop wool trench coat, Warehouse scuba neoprene shift dress, Bracher Emden for Jean Pierre Braganza belt, Rick Owens Wedges, Bracher Emden classic tote bag. All black outfit street style, goth sci fi.

I’ve been wanting to get my hands on a dress made from neoprene for a while now, but all of the styles out there seemed to have huge, voluminous skirts, and I wanted something more sleek & minimal. This one from Warehouse couldn’t be more perfect, the curved hem, high neck & fitted, sleeveless shape are such great little details & give it that subtle futuristic, mod-like feel. Of course I couldn’t resist adding an extra sci-fi touch with the huge statement belt! This is such a versatile, hardworking dress & I’m looking forward to wearing it more once the weather warms up, to properly show it off, and dressing it up for nights out too.

Considering how much I wear this coat, it doesn’t feature on here anywhere near enough. I’ve actually had it for around 5 years now, and it’s been my one winter coat for almost that entire time, not to mention worn everyday for dog walks & yet somehow it still looks barely worn. I didn’t need a new coat at the time, but I brought it on a whim in the Topshop sale, purely because it was so cheap. I would never have guessed that 5 years from now it would be one of the most worn, and favourite items that I own. It’ll be a sad day when I finally have to replace it.

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The Only Son Cruise 2014

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The Only Son is a label I’ve come across a handful of times whilst online shopping, and though each time I was impressed with what I saw, I had never got around to looking into the brand further. I stumbled upon these images for the cruise 2014 lookbook a few days ago & was instantly spellbound, spending the best part of the rest of the day searching for where to get my hands on that perfect folded black dress.

The creation of Bangkok born Au Ekbutr Udomphol, The Only Son fuses minimal & utilitarian cuts with a distinctive youthful energy. Having previously designed for Ksubi, Sass & Bide and Imitation of Christ, it’s clear to see these influences on his own line, but with an added sharpness & structure.

I don’t think I even need to mention how beautiful these lookbook shots are, but I will, they’re making me pine for sticky summer days & super clean, fuss free outfits like these to beat the heat in.

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Crisp

Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Catarzi fedora, Paper Dolls mesh panel dress, Topshop studded belt, Rick Owens wedges, Balenciaga city bag. All black outfit, gothic street style. Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Catarzi fedora, Paper Dolls mesh panel dress, Topshop studded belt.  All black outfit, gothic street style. Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Catarzi fedora, Paper Dolls mesh panel dress, Topshop studded belt, Todd Lynn for Topshop Tux jacket blazer. All black outfit, gothic street style. Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Catarzi fedora, Paper Dolls mesh panel dress, Topshop studded belt, Rick Owens wedges, Todd Lynn for Topshop fitted tux jacket blazer, Balenciaga city bag. All black outfit, gothic street style.

No, it hasn’t suddenly, magically become warm enough to wander around town without a jacket on but it seemed a shame to cover up the most interesting part of this dress from Paper Dolls & so I braved the cold for a few moments to get some shots. Do excuse my even more awkward than usual face & stance here though, over the course of this blog I’ve become much less self conscious having my photos taken in public places, but as you can imagine standing in a busy shopping center in the middle of freezing January without any layers or a jacket drew quite a few more stares than I’m used to, plus some glares & whispers too!

This was one of those days where I just needed to get stuff done, errands to run and a pile of work to get finished once I got home & there’s nothing like a nice fitted dress for that, it makes you feel instantly put together & like you mean business. The mesh panel at the top with it’s t-shirt shape lends this one a slightly more casual look though, stopping it from being too formal & boring. It’s funny how what I choose to wear that day can totally affect how productive I am. The temptation to sit & work in my PJ’s all day is sometimes too much to resist, but I know when I do I’ll get virtually nothing accomplished. I always feel more ready to tackle the day & get things done when I’ve got properly dressed, even if I won’t be leaving the house or seeing anyone else.

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Rogan Brown

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Rogan Brown‘s intricate paper sculptures are mind-blowing in their complexity, and really need to be seen up close to properly appreciate the incredible, obsessive level of detail. Inspired by the natural world & the patterns and repeated motifs that run through it, from microscopic cells to huge geological structures, he crafts beautiful three-dimensional forms from nothing but layer upon layer of delicately hand cut watercolour paper.

The sprawling organic pieces feel almost alive, with their vein like tendrils spilling out, digging their way into the backing & jagged contours seemingly eroded by time. They feel alien, and yet familiar at the same time, based in nature but allowed to evolve & grow over the course of their development into these intricate hybrid pieces.

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity…and some scarce see Nature at all. But to the eyes of a man of Imagination, Nature is Imagination itself.” – William Blake

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Secluded

Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Todd Lynn x Topshop Cropped Jacket, Faux Fur Snood, Lookbook Store Maxi Dress / ASOS Wrap Belt, Cinderela B Layred Necklace, Balenciaga City bag. All black everything, goth street style.FAIIINT ASOS Leather Double Wrap Belt DetailFAIIINT wearing Cinderela B Layered Necklace Charms Trinkets Gold Feather Coin Star, outfit detailFashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Todd Lynn x Topshop Cropped Jacket, Faux Fur Snood, Lookbook Store Maxi Dress / ASOS Wrap Belt, Cinderela B Layred Necklace,  Balenciaga City bag. All black everything, goth street style.

My hair is getting to that point where it’s looking a bit scruffy on the ends & is in need of a good trim, but I keep putting it off because it’s finally at around that perfect length & I don’t want to loose an inch or so to tidy it up! If anyone has any tips or wonder products for dry, frazzled ends I’d appreciate any recommendations!

This necklace is the one I made myself when I went along to the Cinderela B workshop just before Christmas. I loved the idea of having a few layers in one necklace, making it easy to throw on in the morning & it doesn’t get all tangled up throughout the day either. At the time I chose this simple idea purely because I wasn’t confident I’d be able to do anything more complicated & I hate doing fiddly tasks, but I’m glad I took the easy option, because I’ve gotten so much wear out of it already & that’s always the case with simple, basic pieces for me. If I’d made something more complicated, I know it would still be sitting in it’s pouch waiting for an occasion to wear it.

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