Sunday, May 30, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
I know this isn't a fashion post, but Kareena Zerefos' work really inspires me. I really like her old stuff as well as her most recents work from 2010. She works using a variety of mediums, including pencil, gouache and ink, and often combines traditional drawing with digital graphics. To see more visit her cute website: http://www.kareenazerefos.com Kareena also has an online store where you can purchase some of her lovely pieces. Below is a screen shot i have taken of her website, it is featuring her latest work "Waiting for superman".
Illustration 1:"Zodiac sketches" pencil, ink, gouache, tea and letraset on paper 2009
Illustration 2:"Shibui" portrait for melbourne hair salon, Shibui (unknown year)
Illustration 3:"Another night passed" pencil, ink, gouache and letraset on paper 2008.
Illustration 4:"Sugar Glider" pencil, ink and gouache on rives BFK 2010
Illustration 5:"The bear went over the mountain" pencil, ink, tea and gouache on rives BFK 2010
Happy Rainy Saturday girls and boys.
Heading "KAREENA": Done by me! Good old drawing tablet.
Too close to see.
Thursday: I popped into see my model manager and i was pleasantly surprised that everyone at my agency loved my new locks. I may or may not have done a little dance on the spot. It was the first time they had seen it since i dyed it! Sometimes i catch myself reminiscing over my dark hair. I don't miss it at all though! Very excited for new shoots and what is yet to come. Darker hair made me look too harsh in photographs! So, blonde Ally is here to stay for a while...well until i get sick of it! Sorry about the self indulgent post! I just had to share it with you.
I thought I'd share my little friend with you. I made him and he is a fun piece to chuck on. I had today off work! I have been super pissed off all day, as our internet was down. I screamed several times, for some reason this didn't help the internet come back on! I guess if I'm trying to see the good in the situation i could say, It gave me a chance to work on a few things with out being distracted by fashion blogs...and basically anything fashion. Hope you all have a great weekend and have some fun things on your agenda! I can not wait for what i have planned!
And on that note, i am off.
Photographer (1), (3): My friend Tuscany Grey
Photographer (2): Ben Timony, Make-up: Jana Moore
Photo (4), ( 5), (6): By me
Posted by Ally Carey Substance Blog at 12:11 AM
Thursday, May 27, 2010
FOR SALE: LEE SUPA TUBE JEANS
I have made them into ripped jeans by cutting and fraying the denim and quite frankly turned out awesome! They're so comfy.
Size: 7 but would fit anywhere from a 6-8 Colour: Grey denim, black stitching- Designed to fade
Condition: Great condition Cut: Supa tube, low-rise Price: $45.00 Postage: TBA
SHOOT ME AN EMAIL IF YOU WANT THESE BABIES
(and for more photos)
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
I was getting ready for work, and just thought I'd post on M.A.C make-up! I couldn't live with out it! I only use M.A.C now. Cheaper make-up makes my skin break out. I love the lipstick i have on in this photo! My boyfriend bought it for me for Christmas. It's called "Vegas Volt". I didn't apply a very large amount. I was going for a subtle look. But when you apply a lot, you definitely stand out! I think the right make-up brings a look together. It's not always about the clothing and accessories. I like to change my make up all the time. This is how i see it: You wouldn't wear the same shoes for ten years, so why stay with the same style of make up. I always try and stay up to date with make-up trends as much as i stay up to date with clothes, shoes and accessories. I never used to like lipstick i thought it was for older women. Now i wear a different shade almost everyday!
Posted by Ally Carey Substance Blog at 12:04 PM
"NONE THE KINDER, NONE THE GREATER, NONE THE SWEETER, NONE THE BRAVER, NONE THE STRONGER, NONE THE WISER..."
NONE THE RICHER
On my birthday i went shopping in Brisbane and discovered the brand None The Richer. Another brand of apparel and accessories that rock. I absolutely love the style of their jewelery! Knuckle dusters, crosses, skulls that are so edgy without being ridiculously over priced like so many of them are! It's hard to find the exact skull ring or cross you have in mind. I always find a cool one but there's always a minor detail that i hate. It's either not the right colour, or it's the type of silver or gold that you wear once and it turns your finger green. Ahhh, i hate when that happens. Cheap jewelery that make your hands look disgusting when you take it off, like you have some weird skin disease (I'm hoping it doesn't just happen to me)! So it's refreshing that None The Richer is amazingly cool. I love rings. More rings the better!
I am still yet to find my skull necklace. There's one in a boutique in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast. I can not remember the brand, but i do remember i loved it. I think it was around $300...I said to my sister the other day i need at least five jobs. Each job will pay for different obsessions i.e One for shoes, one for make-up, one for jewelery etc. Now that i think of it, i may need more than five! I have a few projects of my own i wish to start soon. When you can't find the jewelery you love, why not design some yourself? So keep posted. Also this week: We're working on my logo. I have a few ideas, so hopefully they come into play! I'm off to get ready for work! Happy Hump Day!
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
My very first blog achievement! It makes me feel like blogging is paying off! Thanks Rich at Neuw Jeans for placing my post on their website!! Can not wait to receive their S/S range of denim. I bet they will be AMAZING. Seeing this made my day! Go to www.neuw.com.au/ to check it out in full force and to check out styles of jeans you will fall in love with.
Posted by Ally Carey Substance Blog at 4:06 PM
Monday, May 24, 2010
Why am i showing you this? I Love this fur shawl, it's from one of my first ever photo shoots. It was real fur. I have never stumbled across one since. Ah, i look so different in this photo, dark hair and i was only 17 (now i'm 20). The shiny "wet look" tights were hand sewn and were a mission to put on and even harder to take off. In this photo the stylist was chasing me around with an umbrella as it was raining! I love how photos have so much meaning, rather than just a photograph. I chose to show you this photo as it is a look i find very awesome. The tights, the plain tee and the fur shawl. I would wear this now. I wouldn't have back then. Isn't it funny how your style matures as you find yourself immersed in fashion on a daily basis.
Photographer: Damien Vanderlist
Fashion is a kind of communication. It's a language without words. A great hat speaks for itself
Three weekends ago, we took a trip to Brisbane to go shopping and to go and see what exhibitions were on at the gallery. It just so happened that the exhibition on was to do with hats. This is relevant because A) i love hats and think they are a wonderful accessory for anyone, and B) i love fashion, but that is a given as i write a fashion blog.
Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones", is a collaboration between London's Victoria and Albert's Museum and one of the world’s foremost milliners, Stephen Jones. The Queensland Art Gallery presents more than 250 hats and iconic headpieces from the V&A’s extensive collection and Jones’ own archive. The exhibition includes historical items and iconic hats, such as a twelfth-century Egyptian fez, a wide-brimmed black silk tulle hat from Christian Dior’s first collection in 1948, Mary Quant’s c.1968 navy blue beret, and Stephen Jones’s 'Wash n' Go' hat, moulded from clear plastic to resemble a splash of water, from Spring Summer 1993. I thought it was AWESOME! There were so many hats that i wish i owned. They were masterpieces, beautifully hand crafted. So much energy and detailing has gone into the making of these hats.
One of my favourite hats was "Kiss of Death" (1994), by Jo Gordon. And a few others by Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Marc Jacobs, Givenchy,and John Galliano,
Go check it out! It's still on 'til 27 June 2010.
"Kiss of Death"-Jo Gordon (1994)
Balenciaga Green Straw Hat (1960)
Balenciaga For Eisa (1962)
Givenchy Ostrich feather hat (1965)
One window from the exhibtion
Show stopping! Can you imagine anyone wearing this?
Love this. Unknown.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Certain people collect records, watches and books. I collect jeans- Par Lundqvist
Neuw make the greatest fitting jeans. I bought my first pair in March (not long after their initial launch) and they are awesome. They are perfection. And being a jean girl, i love a good fitting pair of skinny's.
Neuw denim jeans are made from ruined, altered and re-stitched denim jeans. Creator Par Lundqvist says that each pair of Neuw denim has individual details inspired by traditional, hand repair work and tailoring which i find very cool. I like that Par and his team have perfected the ever so popular jeans. Far too many designers do not take into account the female body. Certain styles of jeans just do not suit some figures. Neuw jeans are so unique, even down to the way they sit against your ankle. They have tapered the ankle to fit very snug (placing a dart at the back of the jean leg), which i think is ingenious. I find it hard to find jeans that do so. There are far too many styles that are more of a straight leg fit. The only other style of jeans which does so is Cheap Monday. Now, Neuw is in my regular rotation of jeans. Very, very comfortable and what i love more is that they are refreshingly priced ($150-$200). So go get your hands on some. I'm telling you, you'll regret not doing so!
My weekend has been perfect. Watched movies, drank vino, ate great food, spent it with my best friend. I finally finished watching through old epsiodes of The OC. Ahhh, sad times. My boyfriend and i just finished watching the original "Nightmare on Elm St". We plan on going to see the new one this week, even though I've heard nothing good about it! We are completionists when it comes to horror movies. I grew up on horror movies. I watched them with my dad cos mum was always too scared to. So someone had to keep him company! Another thing I am going to do this week is write a list of jobs i want to accomplish. Number one on the list will be advancing my Photoshop skills.
I am off to enjoy the rest of my weekend!
Photos: By my lovely partner Jonathan at our apartment building
Jeans: Neuw, Tee: Muui, Hat: Byron Bay, Shoes: Peep Toe, Jewellery: Sportsgirl,
Bag: Jimmy Choo-A gift from my beautiful friend Shari, Skull scarf: Ebay
Saturday, May 22, 2010
I saw this and just had to buy it! The skulls were so cute. IT WAS LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT. I bought it in Brissy the weekend before last, at a cute boutique off Elizabeth St. Hope you all are having a good weekend. Would any of my little blog readers like anything made for them? If so leave me a comment or shoot me an email: email@example.com
Photos: taken by me
Image of skull: By me
Posted by Ally Carey Substance Blog at 8:34 PM