Sass & Sportsgirl

I continue to be in love with armour, harnesses, embellished epaulettes, capelets etc as exemplified by the amazing Sass and Bide. (Did anyone else notice in “Gok’s Fashion Fix“, Brix used a Sass & Bide harness in her Glam Warrior look in episode 3?)

I know Papa Sucre is the latest range  fresh from London Fashion Week, but it’s the “Tomorrow the Great” range from which I’ll be snapping up pieces (if there are any left) when sales commence.



So where did I get the title of this post from?

Well, I went shopping the other day to pick up a few things for my upcoming holiday, andwas astonished to see an almost identical harness to Sass & Bide’s in Sportsgirl!  (See my Sass & Bide post here, and DIY statement neckpiece/harness here). Despite the fact it was really last summer’s look, I had to have it. Compare the two below:


Dear god! it’s similar. And looks even better from the back.

I tried it on with the Sass & Bide graphic print dress I bought earlier this year – and found they work really well together.

First, right way around:


…but back-to-front looks even better! Accessorised with a blue mirror necklace from Forever 21. What do you think?

So I call this my Sass & Sportsgirl outfit. I noticed the same Sportsgirl harness on ebay if you wanna pick one up for yourself.

Inspired by some of the embellished neckpieces of the dresses above, I got a much simpler and cheaper version in Urban Edge, seen here with a co-ordinating ring from Diva.

The fabric is such that it won’t crush when packed – a real plus when travelling! It also hangs loose from just under the bust, so will be forgiving as I consume my laksas, satays, curry mee’s, roti canai’s and more. It’s also glamorous enough to wear out to a swish restaurant or bar at night.  

At 3pm I fly to Kuala Lumpur and will be taking lots of pictures as I eat, shop and party. It might be a few days before I post them, but there will be postcards from Malaysia. See you on the flipside!

Fab new statement necklace & Fashion Forward Outfit

When I was at the Finder Keepers last weekend, I came upon this fantastic chunky big necklace – you never know what you’ll find when you go to these exhibitons, and it’s on once a month for those who haven’t yet been and live in Sydney.

The stall from which I purchased it…but what was the name?
And how it looks on
This is my outfit for Fashion Forward last week with a sneek peak of my bedroom behind – I have a 4 poster Balinese wooden bed, with black mosquito curtain, black bedding, and a red brocade japanese hanging behind. Oh, and a silly legs lamp, and an Indian craved wooden screen. I’m into my ethnic decor.

Shearling vest – Dotti
Studded bra top – Juliet in Stilettoes
Teal skivvy – SES
Long tee/racer back dress – Sass & Bide
Wide leather belt – Peter Lang, for Cue
Wet look leggings – Topshop
Thigh high boots – shoe shop on King Street Newtown, near Church Street

I know posts have been a little content thin of late, and for this I apologise. I have worked an obscene number of hours lately, fluctuating between day and night shifts, so had little free time or mental energy.  But this is about to end, and I have a few goodies coming up this week, including my DIY harness, the first in my “Fix-it” series, new designers, and a rundown on more cool Tokyo stores.

Rest assured I still have heaps of posts on Japan and Singapore to make,  as well as DIY videos and more on the way 🙂

Sass & Bide, David Jones Winter/Fall 2010

While the rest of the world lays shivering under their woolly blankets, Australia has been sweltering, and is actually looking forward to the cooler days – and HOT fashion!

Witness the unveiling of the David Jones Autumn/Winter collection yesterday, modelled by the infamous Miranda Kerr.

Sass & Bide’s collection was just stunning, and was joined by Alannah Hill, Willow, Thurley, Colette Dinnigan, Bianca Spender/Carla Zampatti, Ginger & Smart, and Scanlan & Theodore.

But to focus on my faves – Sass & Bide and the Future Grand collection (already shown at London Fashion Week). What impressed me was the use of metallic embellishment and a cyber-tribal feel – that Higher Ground dress is just breathtaking! Who needs a statement neckpiece or cuff when it’s already featured in the dress?

There were harnesses and metallic beading everywhere – and could be worn in summer (for the northern hemisphere) or layered for those of us going into autumn. Truly trans-seasonal.

Some of my favourite pieces from the e-shop include the “Sunrider” fitted dress with contrast panels and glass beading, and the matching “The Picture” skirt (above), as well as “The Dark Side” black dress with studded embellishment.

Moving onto pants, I’m strangely besotted with the drapey striped cargo pants, even though they would probably make me look like a Burtonesque, Beetlejuician leprechaun. They’re called “District 9” 🙂 The leopard pants called “Major Rays Lover” are just plain cool, but probably wouldn’t go past my calves.
There are also tees with graphic digi-prints (a huge trend at the moment), others with perspex mirror, stud and gem embellishment, leggings and tunics with futurist designs, and sexy bodysuits upon which to layer the rest of the collection.
“It’s a very exciting time for fashion,” said Sarah-Jane Clarke (one half of the Sass & Bide duo). “Individualism rules!”
I have to agree.