All hail 2014! Most people I know look backwards at 2013 with a big "phew thank God that's over" backward glance but I really relished taking the time these past 2 weeks of holidays to go over everything 2013 taught me...including the uncomfortable, the painful and the downright bad because this is where most growth happens.
It is said that there is no happiness without it's polar opposite so as much as I cherished the wonderful opportunities , fun travel, success and fabulous clothes 2013 brought, I also enjoyed reflecting on the lessons it's contrasting emotions brought. I feel like now, after taking time to meditate on these, I stretched out past the limitations and connotations they brought so they ultimately set me free. The New Year started with a New Moon, traditionally the best time to set intentions and wishes for the future, so if you missed this opportunity, January brings another one as it holds a rare second new moon on the 30th. Go forth and wish away!
The New Year also brings new clothes, like this new SS14 collection by Josh Goot I shot right before the holidays..Swirling colours, painterly splashes and amazing cuts define this beautiful collection that looks right at home under the wide open Australian sky...
Happy New Year everybody!
All clothes by Josh Goot
Jewellery by Amber Sceats
sandals by Vionett
photographed by : Ana Suntay Tanedo
Most famously hung across the shoulders of such 80s icons as Madonna and Sid Vicious , mesh fabrics used to be synonymous with punk gods, metal heads and OTT styling replete with studs, nose rings and creepers. If there were a song that described mesh it would be David Bowie's anarchist anthem "Rebel,Rebel". However, this netted fabric has gone a long way in it's evolution through the decades and here it is before us in an utterly more grown up version that is , dare I say it - precise and refined.
Elusively hinting at nudity yet demurely chaste, the new mesh fabrics are as innovative as they are ultra cool. Close to home Dion Lee has utilised the trend in a number of looks ranging from tops to dresses , and the results are nothing short of extraordinary. Still keeping it's subversive core, while appearing completely wearable, these pieces are a practical summer godsend - airy and light, they keep the wearer comfortable in the summer heat. Nose ring optional.
For day , look no further than a quilted metallic skirt, worn with a comfortable loose top and wedge booties - snarl wearer's own. (Kenzo skirt from stylebop.com, Dion Lee bralette and top, Isabel Marant booties, Amber Sceats jewellery )
Pulling up on it's disobeying credentials while being impeccably tailored has produced a sexy elegance in this mesh Dion Lee dress. Cutouts and clever twists serve to add to the perfectly hourglass way it moulds to the body. This is one night time look that won't go by unnoticed. ( dress by Dion Lee, shoes by Vionett, jewellery by Amber Sceats)
Photographed by Ana Suntay - Tanedo