MARTAN 2010 - 2019



Kirsten Dunst - Elle UK September 2011 Newsstand Cover & Spread.

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Kirsten Dunst is surrounded with flowers for her September Issue Elle UK Newsstand cover. The Cover and Spread were shot by David Slijper.

In the issue Dunst discusses her attraction to bad boys and her new flame and career.

The newsstand cover is very demure and the use of flowers again is very out of the box for any magazine cover. Love love love.

Follow the jump to see the spread shots...


Kirsten Dunst - Elle UK September 2011 Subscriber's Cover

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Kirsten Dunst bags the September cover of Elle UK. The cover was shot by David Slijper.

Dunst was an unlikely touch for a September cover, but I'm happy with the choice. The subscriber's cover is very chic and different tres Elle UK and I love love love it.

Newsstand cover to come.



Style Diary - Suited? Brights

Winter Blacks are no longer. Brights are the new black... or they're at least trying to.

As fashion trends filter down slowly down the chain, Spring 2011 colours notably led by Prada are making their way into stores. Welcome the brights. Not too neon, not too pastel, just high concentrated colour. 

My wardrobe has the occasional splash of colour. Generally when it comes to accessories and the random print. Whilst on my travels in Malaysia I came across these pair of pants in a shop window, as cliche as that sounds. The colour struck me back in February, and now its only fitting to wear them. 



Mila Kunis & Justin Timberlake - Elle USA August 2011 Spread

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Take a look at Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake's spread for Elle USA, the August Issue. The spread was shot by Carter Smith.

The two are very intimate in the spread like in their movie 'Friends with Benefits'. Looks by Tom Ford, Ralph Lauren, Lanvin and Chanel were featured in the spread. 

I do like the spread, it does scream Elle USA with warm tones and natural light manipulation. Kunis looks tres amazing in the green and lace Tom Ford look (right)

Follow the jump to see the full spread...



Karlie Kloss - Harper's Bazaar AUS September 2011

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It's that time of the year; September Issues!

Harper's Bazaar Australia
have released their cover featuring model Karlie Kloss. 

Kloss is wearing a fuchsia Gucci Fall 2011 dress, notably worn by Jennifer Lopez at the MET Gala 2011.

Love loving the dress, current and chic. The cover colours remind me of Vogue USA's recent cover with SJP. I like how the cover image isn't just of a coloured background. Plays it up.

I'll have to pick me up a copy!


Midweek Fashion Gossip

Karl Lagerfeld's sketches for his capsule collection at Macy's (Credit: Karl Lagerfeld)

- Ricky Martin and Nicki Minaj have been announced as the new faces of MAC Viva Glam Lipstick/Glass line for 2012. cont.

Fashion house Marchesa are rumoured to be producing their first runway presentation next season. cont.

Take a look at Karl Lagerfeld's sketches for his Macy's Lineabove.

Here is a sneak peak of Michael Kors' new Jewellery Line. cont.

Rachel Zoe is going into Cosmetics, firstly with Lipsticks called 'Exude' cont.



Fab Find

(Photo Credit: Vivienne Westwood)

Vivienne Westwood Man Pirate Boot in Black

I love love love boots. They are my weapon of choice to tackling the day. They always add an extra edge to any look. These Vivienne Westwood Pirate Boots are tres amazing. A simple black leather boot adorned with natural leather straps giving the boots a statement. I can already see them on me! 


Olivia Wilde - Nylon August 2011

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Olivia Wilde covers the August Issue of Nylon Magazine. This is Wilde's second major publication cover for the month, having covered Marie Claire USA. 

Wilde is rocking a demin street style look. Though I'm not a great fan of the bangs.

I'm await her spread for further comments.

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 [T-B/L-R] MJS Agate Hearts, Clean and Tidy, Vegie Bar & Ikea-ing

Last week was about Agate, Hearts and Lovelies.

Finalizing the July line for MARTAN Jewellery, 'Agate Heart Necklaces' are now available at the MARTAN Jewellery Store. I'm so happy to finally have them out to share with you all. I had been planning this line for a few months now, but now its time to plan on more new lines for the future! Exciting stuff to come. With the this new line out, previous MARTAN Jewellery lines are on sale!

My Wifey Krystal came home from Europe, its great to be able to compare stories about Europe. Sights, Shopping, food. This also means that our regular lunches are on again. I went with Yvonne to Ikea as well, I love love love walking around Ikea. Some say pointless, I say fun. I even ate at the Ikea cafeteria for the first time not bad by the way. 

I booked Sydney! I cannot wait, I'm counting down the days till Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Sydney, Shopping, Relaxing...

Preparation and Planning is essential, though I don't think that we are ever really ready for things. 
I find that the term 'Fake it till you make it' rings true. Taking risks often expose us to the unknown, at times it's hard to want to leap for the fear of the unknown is great. But again, nothing can prepare us more than just doing it. 
Fake it till you make it Lovelies


Looks of the Week - 18-24th July 2011

Diane Kruger - Attending Miu Miu Presents Lucrecia Martel's 'Muta' Event, Kruger wore none other than Miu Miu. Kruger wore a Fall 2011 dress featuring embellished sleeves. She accessorized her look with an oversized Miu Miu clutch (I've been eyeing that clutch for a while)

Emma Stone
 - In a Giambattista Valli sweater and skirt from their Fall 2011 collection, Stone was in New York at the premiere of her new film 'Friends with Benefits
'. The look works great, love love loving the colours and the peplum skirt.  

Gennifer Goodwin - At the 2011 Comic-Con, Goodwin donned a fluorescent yellow Roksanda Ilincic dress from their 2011 Resort Collection. I'm continuing to love love love Goodwin's style the loud dress works well with Goodwin, she knows how to pull off a statement look.

Hailee Steinfeld - The face of Miu Miu was at the Miu Miu Presents Lucrecia Martel's 
'Muta' Event in well... Miu Miu. Steinfeld's dress looks adorable on her, the sheath dress with the embellished collar. This is one of the few looks where Steinfeld looks young and chic.  

Ryan Gosling - This is Gosling's second appearance on the list, making him the only male. Gosling was in New York at the premiere of his new film 
'Crazy, Stupid, Love'. Gosling wore a Gucci 2012 suit, love love loving the print on the suit which fits tres amazing on him. 



Sarah Jessica Parker - Vogue USA August 2011 Spread

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Sarah Jessica Parker is a domestic goddess in her August spread for Vogue USA. The spread was shot by Mario Testino. 

The spread features SJP's family including her youngest twins Marion and Tabitha. SJP looks fabulous, making motherhood look ever so stylish a perfect spread for 'The Age Issue'. SJP is wearing the same  Bottega Veneta dress worn by Olivia Wilde in her Marie Claire USA spread as well by Emma Watson for the Harry Potter Premiere in New York.

Follow the jump to see the full spread...



Paris Hilton - V Magazine #72 Spread

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Believe it or not, but take a look at this V Magazine spread featuring Paris Hilton entitled 'The Business of being ParisThe spread features in issue #72 shot by Daniele and Iango.

Paris is currently promoting her latest reality TV Show 'The World According to Paris
I actually like this spread (don't judge), give me black and white, cutout silhouettes and I'm a sucker for love!

Follow the jump for more shots from Paris Hilton's V Magazine spread...



Style Diary - Faux? Love.

I'm expanding my Winter Wardrobe

Coming back from Europe I expanded my Winter Wardrobe. Trenchcoats, Shearling, Vintage and Leather pieces have all made their way into my Wardrobe making winter bearable and stylish!

I wanted to get a faux fur... well anything for a while. I tend to get random cravings for things, fabrics, looks, colours and this time it was fur. The only thing with faux fur is well... it can tend to look fake. I know ironic but still... Looking here and there for a while I got across this jacket whilst on Its a Faux Fur Gestuz Jacket.     

Read more of Faux? Love over the jump...


Olivia Wilde - Marie Claire USA August 2011 Spread

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Take a look at Olivia Wilde's tres intense spread for Marie Claire USA August Issue
The spread was shot by Tesh.

In New York for the spread, Wilde is on a rooftop in a edgy 'Behind the Scenes' spread wearing gowns by Bottega Veneta, Gucci and Emilio Pucci. 

Wilde looks stunning in the gowns I especially love love love the black and white double spread (above) with Wilde in a Bottega Veneta dress, most recently worn by Emma Watson at the Harry Potter Premiere.

Follow the jump for more shots..



Nicole Scherzinger - InStyle UK August 2011 Spread

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Nicole Scherzinger shows off her flexible side for the August issue of InStyle UK.
The spread was shot by Nino Munoz.

Scherzinger shows off a great split in the spread, featuring monotone looks. She is so statuesque love love loves it!

Scherzinger is out promoting her new album 'Killer Love' whilst being a judge on the American version of 'The X Factor'

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Emma Watson - Harper's Bazaar UK August 2011 Spread

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Here is Emma Watson's spread for Harper's Bazaar UK August Issue
The spread was shot by Alexis Lubomirski.

Love love loving the spread. Demure and Ladylike. The spread plays on the 'Good Girl, Bad Girl' concept. I think the 'Good Girl' look is tres amazing.

'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2'debuted at number 1 at the box office, breaking records on the way. Watson is on the premiere trail for the last time for the film franchise.

Follow the jump to see the full spread...


Midweek Fashion Gossip

Taylor Swift 'Wondertruck' Fragrance (Credit: Taylor Swift)

- Taylor Swift is the latest celebrity to enter the fragrance market, with her debut fragrance 'Wonderstruck'. cont.

 Gwen Stefani is expanding her Harajuku Line to children's wear with Target. cont,

 Kate Spade is partnering with Lipstick Queen Poppy King for a lipstick line. cont.

Whitney Port is to design a low cost fashion line. cont.

Opening Ceremony
 has releasing a children's line. cont.



Fab Find

(Photo Credit: Net-a-Porter)

Diane von Furstenburg Lytton cracked leather Clutch

I love me a good clutch. 
I've had my eye on this Lytton Clutch for a while, and recently found this new cracked leather design which is by far my favourite!
Simple with a Twist


Anne Hathaway - Harper's Bazaar USA August 2011 Spread

 (Credit: Harper's Bazaar USA)

Anne Hathaway is in London for her August spread in Harper's Bazaar USA. The spread was shot by Alexis Lubomirski.

Hathaway features looks from Miu Miu, Prada, Chanel, Gucci and my favourite look I love love love is this Alexander McQueen gown with Hathaway on a London Bus. 

A great spread, elegant and chic. I get a Julia Roberts vibe... weird no?   

Follow the jump to see more shots from her spread...



 [T-B/L-R] Agate Heart, Lunching, Dinner and breakfast with the lovelies. 

Last week I had a relaxing week. 

I spent the majority of the week out with lovelies, catching up over meals and the occasional shopping trip..okay so maybe but occasional but still. I think I've moved on from the clubbing social scene and I'm more into cafes and chic restaurants. You can converse and eat food, and I can wear nice clothes without the fear of a drink being spilled on me. I'm getting

MARTAN Jewellery Agate Hearts will be out soon!
In its final stages, I cannot wait for you all to see each Agate heart all selected by myself. 
For a sneak peak of the July line, join the MARTAN Facebook. Product shots will be out at the end of this week.   

In other news. I'm going to Sydney! I cannot wait, I'm off in August for Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival Sydney. Going with one of my close lovelies, I'm hoping for fun, fashion and heck some expenditure. Exciting stuff ahead!



Olivia Wilde - Marie Claire USA August 2011

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Olivia Wilde covers the August Issue of Marie Clare USA.

Wilde has slowly but surely made a name for herself, from her commercial debut on 'The OC' to now being on 'House M.D.' and staring in four films in 2011 alone.

Wilde looks great on the cover, she has such a strong face and her eyes are tres intense.

Spread to come.

Looks of the Week - 11-17th July 2011

Amber Heard - Attending the 2011 ESPY Awards, Heard donned a black sequined Vivienne Westwood dress. I love love loving me some Viv Westwood, her unique bustier and unsymmetrical nature of the dress is tres amazing.

Emma Watson
 - In New York for the premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part: 2', Watson wore a Bottega Veneta Fall 2011 gown. The gown is amazing, fitted bust with a wild skirt. Add the smokey eye to the look and Watson goes from princess in London to chic in New York.

Kate Winslet - Winslet was in China for the Lancome Press Conference. She wore a black Ralph Lauren Fall 2011 fitted asymmetrical gown. The gown accentuates Winslet's great curves, and the crystal brooch adds some colour to the look.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley - In a Spring 2011 Mario Schwab leather dress, Huntington-Whiteley was in Osaka doing press for 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' .The strong leather dress is balanced with a lace trim on the hem.

Sarah Jessica Parker - Also at the premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part: 2', SJP wore an Oscar de la Renta 2012 Resort dress matched with a Ferragamo blazer. SJP looks tres amazing, the blazer helps to balance the print of the dress. Chic look.