My model obsession of the moment is Russian born Australian beauty Anja Konstantinova. Standing at just 5'4" she is tiny by model standards but with her freckled elfin features, petite frame and striking platinum hair and brows it's easy to see how she has become a firm favourite of photographers and designers alike.
Some of my favourite images of her are the stunning black and white shots featured above, lensed by photographer Steven Chee. Visible on her ribcage in these images is one of Anja's several cat inspired tattoos. As a fellow feline enthusiast, any girl that loves cat that much that she permanently inks them on her body wins instant cool points from me.
Yulia T for Marie Claire South Africa December '11
photographed by Danielle Midenge
Yep I know, I'm still being a very bad blogger and not posting as often as I would like but I just wanted to share this editorial. Still a sucker for, on this occasion, a rather sun kissed version of my favourite silver screen siren. Bardot forever.
Despite the fact that I don't think I've worn trainers since I did P.E back in school, these pumped up high tops from Isabel Marant look so good right now! And if they'e good enough for Kate Bos and Rumi then they're good enough for me.
I think I'm leaning towards the velcro fastening Perkins style while Rumi and Kate favour the lace up white Betty and khaki suede Bobby styles.
Happy Halloween! Ok, so I'm a day late... I am usually the biggest Halloweenophile going but this year real life just got in the way and I just wasn't 'feeling it'. I did however stumble upon these awesome bat print pieces by Russian designer Alexander Terekhov today on Tumblr and thought they were particularly in keeping with all things spooky. They are actually from the designer's SS11 collection but I actually think the cute collared dresses and quirky prints means they could be worn for many seasons.
The accessories are great too; many of the girly dresses were paired with bare legs and stompy Doc Martens that were reminiscent of Thora Birch's character in Ghost World and also that Luella show from SS08. The thick framed cat-eye sunglasses in black, white, tinted and clear lensed were also pretty swoon-worthy.
runway images via Alexander Terekhov.com, sunglasses collage via Cats and Couture
Anja Constantinova for Stylestalker Lookbook, 'Baby's on Fire'
photographed by Darren MacDonald
The name of this lookbook really couldn't be more apt- Aussie label Stylestalker is most definitely on fire! Their latest lookbook combines three of my favourite things; Anja, CATS and Stylestalker!
As if I wasn't obsessed enough with this brand and their achingly cool and beautifully designed pieces they go and produce another stunning lookbook. There seems to be a whole fashion fabulousness coming from Down Under at the moment in the shape of fashion muses such as Bambi Northwood, inspired fashion bloggers, en point labels and designers (not to mention sunshine!) that are making the prospect of emmigrating very encticing indeed...
In the second part of Planet Blue's AW look book 'The Midnight Hour' takes on a darker feel. The striking dark haired and blue eyed beauty lingers around a bar late at night dressed in equally seductive care-free ensembles with pieces from Stylestalker and Cynthia Vincent.