MARTAN 2010 - 2019



Mia Wasikowska - Harper's Bazaar AUS August 2011

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Aussie Actress Mia Wasikowska covers the August issue of Harper's Bazaar Australia; The Inspiring Fashion Issue. The cover was shot by Will Davidson.

Wasikowska stars in the film 'Jane Eyre' a film adaptation of the novel by Charlotte Bronte.

This is Wasikowska's second Harper's Bazaar Australia cover, I'm love love loving it. She is wearing Louis Vuitton for the cover and it looks tres amaing. The whimsical sheer puffed cap sleeves are fab.

Looking forward to her spread.



Anne Hathaway - Harper's Bazaar USA August 2011

Anne Hathaway covers the August issue of Harper's Bazaar USA; the Fall Fashion Issue. The cover was shot by Alexis Lubomirski.

Hathaway is wearing a floral Gucci gown from their Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear collection. Believe it or not but I actually love love love this cover! Harper's Bazaar USA you've done good.

Hathaway was cast as 'Catwoman' in the new Batman movie 'The Dark Knight Rises' I'm tres eager to see how she'll interpret the role, and the costume.


Midweek Fashion Gossip

Sneak Peak of K-Mart's new Ads. (Photo Credit: WWD)

- Ice Skater Johnny Weir has been announced as the new face for MAC Cosmetics. cont.

Kate Moss
will be designing a range of cosmetics for Rimmel London. cont.

Supermodel Naomi Campbell is going to add designer to her resume designing denim for Fiorucci. cont. 

is coming to Australia. cont.

Retailers K-Mart are revamping their advertising strategy, marketing their clothes as stylish chic/American Apparelesque. cont.



Fab Find

Photo Credit: Polyvore

Balenciaga Cut Out Boot in Black

With winter I've been seeing a lot of people in sandals and socks. 
A look when done well is... well tres amazing. I'm love love loving Balenciaga Cut Out Boots. 
Great for summer, but sturdy enough for winter. 
I wants me a pair.


Beyonce - Dazed & Confused July 2011 Spread

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Beyonce is smoking in her spread for Dazed & Confused's July issue Pop vs. Life.

Beyonce just headlined at the Glastonbury Music Festival, performing a catalogue of hits as well as new tracks off her latest album '4'

In the spread Beyonce wears looks by Givenchy and my favourite Gareth Pugh (opposite)

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(T-B/L-R) Miley Cyrus Concert, BTAN's Soccer Match, Last lunch with Krystal & Back at Uni.

Things are starting to pick up again. 

I started my winter semester, which isn't too bad. Two sessions a week so it doesn't take up all of my time. The homework isn't desired but fingers crossed it all pays off at the end of the year. I also began to pencil in dates for the rest of the year, just so I don't get surprised with anything. At least now I feel like I have some sort of order.

I spent time with wifey Krystal at the start of the week because left on Tuesday to Europe. I'm very jealous as I really want to go back soon and it's summer over there so its nice and warm! I got some travel plans drafted for the year (budget friendly of course), so hopefully I'll be able to board a plane at least once this year to somewhere.

I was a tad bit naughty... I shopped online. I'm very excited for it all to come. Thats the only thing I don't like about shopping online, that time in between pressing purchase and receiving your package.

Friday came and I went to the Miley Cyrus concert. Now before we all judge, the plan was for me to go with Krystal because she is a fan. So we go tickets, but instead she is off in Europe so I went with friends. I've got to say Cyrus has a tres intense voice for an 18 year old ex disney girl. It wasn't the best concert I've been too (Lady GaGa Fame Monster Ball) but at least she sang well.

MJS News! At the end of JUNE MJS's discounted shipping will finish, but in July the 'Agate Heart' line will be available! The 'Agate Heartline was featured in the Style Diary post Leopard? Love Love 

The most powerful thing is the Mind; I believe. It's the only thing that can stop you from anything and everything.  It's the thing which separates those who achieve and those who don't.... I believe. 



Looks of the Week - 20-26th June 2011

Diane Kruger - In a red Yves Saint Laurent 2011 gown, Kruger was at the amfAR Inspiration Gala in Paris. Love love loving the plunging neckline, sophisticated and the draping tres amazing.

Duchess of Cambridge 
Wearing a Pre-fall 2011 custom Alexander McQueen look, the Duchess attended the Irish Guards Medal Parade. A very chic military look, even her hat works for me.

Kate Winslet 
- In Madrid for the YO DONA Magazine International Awards, Winslet donned a Victoria Beckham 2009 Fall gown. The look is very clean and chic, love love loving the embellishment on the waist adding some drama to the look.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley 
Out Promoting her first film debut in 'Transformers: The Dark of the Moon', Huntington-Whiteley was in Moscow wearing a Gucci Fall 2011 gown. A very trendy look at the moment. Love love loving the floral bodice and the sheer skirt shows off Huntington-Whiteley's killer legs.

Selena Gomez - I've got to say I've got a bit of a style crush on this little lovely at the moment. Gomez was at the Much Music Awards in Canada in a beige Burberry Prorsum mini dress from their Spring 2011 collection. I love love love the rustic look to the dress with its frayed ruffles. Gomez is looking very chic these days and I love it!



Hailee Steinfeld - Miu Miu Fall/Winter 2011 Campaign

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Mentioned in May's MFG, True Grit star Hailee Steinfeld was announced as the latest spokesmodel for fashion brand Miu Miu. And here is her first shot from heir campaign shot by Bruce Weber.

The fourteen year old looks great on the ad, a bit older than a fourteen year old but still tres amazing. I love love love how Miu Miu is very fun and chic, and Steinfeld suits the label really well.

I've got my eye on her clutch...and her sunnies
Just putting it out there.



Style Diary - Leopard? Love Love

I've always been on the fence with prints.

My wardrobe is predominately made up of black and dark tones. I'm not a 'printed' person. There are only a handful of printed things in my wardrobe and probably only 2 or 3 pieces I wear. With this being said I really wanted a leopard printed garment. Whilst in Europe I tried to look for leopard pants.... no luck. I guess I'm picky when it comes to my prints, and in leopard's case I was even more particular. Luckily after some good old online shopping I found it (well the print) in a blazer. 

I got it off Zipia, a wholesale clothing site. Whenever wifey Yvonne or myself feel like injecting something fresh and unique into our wardrobes (and when we both can afford it) we order off the site. Everything isn't branded but if you look hard enough you can find some great things. These days more and more I find myself shopping for a silhouette than a brand or a print. To me it's all about the shape. Another noted buy off Zipia are my favourite killer black boots.

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Alexander McQueen - Resort 2012 Picks

Alexander McQueen Resort 2012 (Credit: Alexander McQueen)

I never really understood the whole concept of a 'Resort Collection'. I stand corrected.

Sarah Burton created 24 Resort looks for this season. And I'm in Love love love! Strong waists, Khaki, Ivory Lace and a focus on metallic embellished details sums up the collection. I particularly love the above gowns, elegant and yet more than just your typical gown. Screams art, screams McQueen.

I'm also excited to see new clutches, I can't wait to see them first hand and with some luck have one in my possession!

See more of my picks from the collection over the jump...



Fly Like a G12

I've never really owned a tres intense camera in my life... Until now.

I've has the fair share of family cameras, you know the ones that you share and take on family holidays and all. Well then came Europe so I bought myself a Canon A490, good budget model which survived a heck of a lot of travel. Now I'm home I wanted to upgrade, having relied on Wifey Krystal for her camera for a lot of my past shots I wanted to get myself a nice new camera to call my own.

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Beyonce - Dazed & Confused July 2011

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Beyonce covers the July issue of Dazed & Confused entitled 'Pop vs. Life'. The cover was shot by Sharif Hamza.

Beyonce's latest album '4' is due out in July. She will also be headlining the Glastonbury Music Festival later this month.

Love love loving the colour prints. Note a key trend this season Colour.

I'll post her spread soon!



Christina Aguilera - W Magazine July 2011 Spread

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Look at this stripped back spread of Christina Aguilera for W Magazine's July Music and Style Issue. The spread was shot by Daniele & Iango.

Aguilera has reclaimed her popularity starring as a mentor and judge on NBC's 'The Voice' after her last album 'Bionic' failed to achieve chart success. (An underrated album I believe). The spread is simple and somewhat ghoulish, tres weird. I'm either presuming these shots where taken a while back or they've been photo shopped. 

I'm on the fence whether I like this one...

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Midweek Fashion Gossip

 A sneak peek at the Versace for H&M Collection (Credit: H&M/Versace)

- After the successful Lanvin ♥ H&M collection last year, fashion giant Versace has been announced as H&M's next collaborator for Autumn 2011. cont.

Take a look at Eva Mendes' ads for Thierry Mugler's 'Angel' fragrance. cont.

After the success of her first fragrance 'Heat' Beyonce is to release a new scent entitled 'Pulse'. cont.

Rachel Zoe's
has released a promo for the latest season of the Rachel Zoe Project. cont.

Supermodel Liya Kebede is the latest face for beauty brand L'Orealcont.



Fab Find

Photo Credit: Net-a-porter

Chloe Vivian leather tote in Black

I love my bags, and at the moment I'm really keen on Tote Bags. 
Big and spacious to carry everything under the sun, and chic to match anything I wear or occasion. 
If I was a rich bitch I'd buy this Chloe Vivian Leather Tote. 
Tres amazing no? 


Emma Stone - Elle USA July 2011 Spread

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Here is Emma Stone's spread for the July Issue of Elle USA. The spread was shot by Mario Testino

I think this summer spread is tres intense. Love love love how Stone is at the beach and there are random simulation props on the sand. Stone wears looks from Stella McCartney, Prada, Celine and Versace.

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 (T-B/L-R) Surprise Teaparty, Dinner with the Wifeys, Zara Opening & Birthday Dinner
Last week I decided to get myself organised... well progressively

With Krystal wifey going away to Europe (uber jealous) this week she misses out on wifey Yvonne's 21st Birthday in July. In light of this Krystal and I spent a day preparing, making and hiding a surprise tea party for Yvonne so that we could at least celebrate her birthday together. It came together really well, the prep, the surprise and of course the food and conversation, which consisted of tea and cake! yum yum.

Throughout the week I set myself the task of cleaning my studio room. Which was working well... until I wanted to take some style diary photos and the like. BUT now I can safely say that I have a very very tidy space, so I can begin more projects very soon!

I ended up going to Zara on it's first day of trading with a work mate. There was even a controlled line to get into the store (publicity stunt I believe), but I gotta say its a pretty nice store. It totally reminds me of Europe, and all of the lovely things I got from Zara whilst overseas! At the moment it is too intense for my likings, I compare it to a boxing day sale or when Stella McCartney debuted her collection at Target aka utter madness. I don't think people realise that Zara will be here for a while so they don't need to stock up that quickly... ahaha. I'll be sure to visit it once the hype dies, they'll be getting a fair amount of my paycheck I can foretell.

On the weekend I went to workmate's 21st dinner which was nice. Chit chatting with food. And Gelato was involved, so I was a very happy chap.

On a sour note. I start uni this week!... Well I'm doing a winter term. But Still! I'm gutted that I'll be on a semi holiday now, but fingers crossed it'll all pay off and I'll be finished at the end of the year!

Upbeat note! I've got plenty of goodies to share so stay tuned lovelies!


Beyonce - W Magazine July 2011 Spread

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Have a look at Beyonce's spread for the July issue of W Magazine; The Music and Style Issue. The spread was shot by famed photographer Patrick Demarchelier.

Beyonce is about to release for fourth studio album entitled '4' and soon will be on a massive promotional campaign to support the new record. With her new sound, Beyonce has also stepped it up in her style. She is way more stylish and fashion forward like other singers like Rihanna and Mother Monster Lady GaGa.

Love love loving the spread, tres intense. Featuring looks by Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, Dolce and Gabanna and Phillip Lim

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Looks of the Week - 13-19th June 2011

Blake Lively - At the premiere in LA of her latest flick 'The Green Lantern' Lively wore a white Chanel Couture gown from their 2009 collection. Love love loving the floral details and the matching gold jewellery.   

Cameron Diaz
 - In a black Akris jumpsuit, Diaz was in Berlin at the premiere of her new film 'Bad Teacher'. I'm a sucker for jumpsuits, and this simple black jumpsuit looks tres intense on Diaz.  

Jennifer Lopez
 Doing promotion for her new album LOVE? in France, Jlo wore a white Rachel Zoe jacket dress.  

Olivia Palermo
 Wearing a navy polka dot Bensoni dress Palermo attended the 2nd annual amfAR Inspiration Gala. Not many girls can pull off a dress like this, but Palermo looks love love lovely!

Rose Bryne
 Returning home to Australia for the premiere of 'Bridesmaids' Bryne wore a red Christian Cota Fall 2011 dress. Loves it!  



Emma Watson - Vogue USA July 2011 Spread

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Take a look at Emma Watson's spread for Vogue USA's July Issue accompanying her article 'Life after Harry Potter'. The spread was shot by Mario Testino

I'm love love loving the spread. Her new brunette locks look great on her. My favourite shot is Watson in the Prada look to your right; tres amazing. I also love the Tom Ford chainmail look (over the jump)

See more shots of from the spread over the jump...


Style Diary - Made by MARTAN? Pants

I have a confession. I collect clothes... and fabric. 

Before I left for Europe I had many a visits to fabric stores collecting anything I thought was... well pretty and unique. So in essence fabric I'd wear. On of my first purchases were this black polyester/cotton zebraesque fabric. Fast forward to the Easter Break, I decided to apply the fabric into a pair of pants! 

Me being a fan (or crazy collector) of  Drop Crotch Pants I thought I'd make myself my own pair, and I love love love the fabric. So after seven straight hours (at night) I went to bed (in the morning) with a new pair of pants!

I had this belt which I bought from Revival, it was faulty because it had no belt buckle but I had to have it. Like my fabric I had the belt for a long time trying to find a way to use it. Until I though to latch the belt onto the button on a blazer.

So here is my Style Diary look with my new pants and belt. I love love love the pants, and I can finally wear my belt! 

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