MARTAN 2010 - 2019



Midweek Fashion Gossip

Diane by DVF

> Take a look at Diane von Furstenburg's new fragrance Diane ad. right. 

Dolce and Gabanna's line D&G will no longer be in production announced after their Spring Ready-to-Wear show. cont.

> Emily Blunt is the new face for YSL's Opium fragrance. cont.

Roberto Cavalli is expanding his brand into homewares. cont.



Fab Find

Alexander McQueen Knit Shirt

The moment I laid eyes on this shirt I knew I had to FF it. 
This Alexander McQueen silk blend shirt is Tres Amazing! I love love LOVE this shirt!
The gold print is just ah to die for. 
Now all I need is a small loan... 




 [T-B/L-R] Lunching + Goodbye long hair + Style Diary-ing + Staying up for the Burberry Show

Hola lovelies!

I had holidays last week... well at least I was supposed to.

Being swamped with homework and tasks I couldn't actually afford to anything on my week off. That and for two of my days off I had to take a short course.  I managed to get my hair did (probably the only the only accomplishment last week) a big chop, opting for a shorter style. Something new, something fresh. 

I spent a lot of my spare time trying to watch some Fashion Week shows. So I ended up staying up to the wee hours of the morning to watch say the Burberry show and catching up on other shows. A great part of my holidays.   

One more week then October! Cannot wait.

It angers me that we live in a world where people discriminate who we love. 
LOVE something which is natural and free, something that is uncontrollable.
A 14 year old boy took his life due to being bullied for being bisexual. 
We shouldn't have to apologize for being born this way. 


Looks of the Week - 19-25th September 2011

Beyonce - Promoting her second fragrance 'Pulse' in New York, Beyonce wore a Lanvin 2012 Resort gown. Love love loving the look, Beyonce looks great in the gown, the feathers and neckline are tres amazing.

Hailee Steinfeld In Versace, Steinfeld attended the Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party. Fresh young look for Steinfeld, love love loving the bright yellow accessories   

Lea Michele - On the red carpet for the 2011 Emmy Awards Michele wore a red Marchesa gown. The gown has flower shoulders and a cowl back, tres amazing. 

Nina Dobrev - My Look of the Week. Striking on the red carpet, Dobrev wore an amazing Donna Karan Resort 2012 gown. Dobrev looks sophisticated and beautiful, the gown shows off her killer figure.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
 - In London, Huntington-Whiteley wore a Tom Ford A/W 2011 velvet dress to the Tom Ford dinner. The velvet looks great on Huntington-Whiteley, tres chic.



ANTM Cycle 17 - Ashlee Simpson

FCO Lisa (Credit The CW)
This week's episode of Top Model All-Stars came with Ty-Overs, Tantrums and.... Hot Dogs?

Branding was the major lesson this week, with the models being given a word from Martan Lindstorm describing their own personal brand. I laughed so much when it was polled that Angelea represented 'Cheap Shoes', just her face ahaha. The fab Miss J Alexander and guest judge Ashlee Simpson announced that the girls were going to get their Ty-Overs, working with their hair, skin, nails... practically everything and anything. And let me say Alexandria getting her hair cut and her 'happy cry' scared the bleep out of me!


Fab Find

Credit: House of Harlow

House of Harlow 1960 Triquetra Hinged Cuff

I've got a thing right now for cuffs. I tend to wear them up on my forearm, just your plain thick tones. 
This House of Harlow 1960 Triquetta Cuff is tres amazing. 
Love love loving the gold details, it'd be a killer cuff. 
Adds that statement to a simple look.
I want.  




 [T-B/L-R] Crazy Stupid Bag + Belated Birthday Lexia with my Lovelies + Steve Carell + Swag

Hola lovelies!

So last week I came back to reality. Back to uni and work.

I got to go to the premiere of Crazy Stupid Love on Monday night. A pretty fun event, and it was at my favourite cinema the Rivoli in Camberwell. I must say it was weird having all of the media there and being dressed up for the movies, but cool nonetheless. Steve Carell was at the Premiere with the film's directors as well. The film was pretty good, Ryan Gosling was tres amazing! (too bad he wasn't there)
There some good laughs in the film and I got my own little goodie bag too!

I've been talking about changes with the blog, slowly but surely you'll see them. I've already done a few tweeks, some will be a bit more visible than others but nevertheless changes are coming. I get really bored with the same old look so I cannot wait for all the changes to happen. Keep your eyes peeled throughout this month lovelies!

I'm weird in the sense that I'm always changing, growing, liking new things and leaving other things behind.
I find the notion of being in a rut or a having strict routine well... scary. I like change, again some more drastic than others. From changing what I wear, do, and the like I'm a... chameleon??
It makes life and well my life fresh.



Looks of the Week - 12-18th September 2011

Alexis Bledel - At the Toronto Film Festival, Bledel wore this gold Saloni Fall 2011 dress. I love love love how the black panels break up the gold, and those tres amazing ballet tie heels. 

Camilla Belle
 My look of the Week. In a black Marchesa, Belle was in New York for the first Marchesa 2012 Runway show. I love love love the drama of this look, edgy but still very feminine. 

Elizabeth Olsen Bringing colour to this week's LOTW, Olsen was in an floral Erdem 2012 Resort dress for the Toronto Film Festival.

Paula Abdul At the Fox Fall Eco-Casino Party Abdul wore a Falguni & Shane Peacock mini dress with an Alexander McQueen blazer and clutch. A very expensive and classy look for Abdul

Victoria Beckham  - Shopping in New York with baby Harper, Beckham wore a dress from her line Victoria by Victoria Beckham's 2012 Spring collection. The look is cute, but Beckham adds edge with her killer Louboutins. Love love love. 



ANTM Cycle 17 - Nicki Minaj

FCO: Isis (Credit: The CW)

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Fab Find

(Photo Credit: Net-a-Porter)

Dion Lee Printed Silk Shirt

I'm going through an Australian Designer phase. 
There are some really unique designs here in Oz and I'm ready to explore. 
I love love love me some Dion Lee, and this Printed Silk Shirt is tres amazing.
The shirt is sheer but the draped print on the shirt adds dimension. 



[T-B/L-R] End of MSFW + VIP Portico Room + VIP Platinum Bar + MSFW Business Series 

Last week was tres amazing, fashion shows, wise words and plenty of cocktails and goodies.

Winning the Fruche/Melbourne Fashion Week Blogger Competition gave me the opportunity to attend a full fashion week, and for a small blogger like me, well I was over the moon to say the least. Attending both the Fashion Shows and Business Series, I saw key Australian trends for Spring/Summer 2012 as well as hearing stories and pure inspiration for me to use in both my personal and professional lives.

I'm still in awe that I've had such a rollercoaster of a week. Again, I'm such a small blogger it's nice to know that I'm being seen. Through this week I've also started to realise that it will be the one year anniversary of MARTAN. I never thought that my blog would still be here a year later and let alone at the stage it is now. With all of this inspiration I hope to evolve the blog and furthermore the MARTAN Store to a whole new level.

This week to me can be summed up with the word Clarity.
Sometimes you have to sit back and realise that you've gotten somewhere. You may not be at your end or perfection, but that you are on the road to it. That sometimes you have to make a bit of effort in the hopes of opening new doors and opportunities. And that no matter what you do, it will always come down to your own work ethic and determination which will judge how successful you are. 

Clarity Lovelies. 



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Looks of the Week - 5-11 September 2011

Angelina Jolie - At the Toronto Film Festival, Jolie wore a black Vivienne Westwood couture gown. Love love loving her gold Louis Vuitton Lockit PM Devotion Clutch.

Jamie King
 - Wearing head to toe Jason Wu from his 2012 Resort Collection, King was in New York front row for Jason Wu's 2012 Spring show. 

Jodi Gordon - Look of the Week Attending the Dally M Awards in Sydney, Gordon donned a pink J'aton mini dress. 

Lea Michele - In a nude gathered dress, Michele attended Alexander Wang's Spring 2012 show.

Sarah Jessica Parker - Making a bold statement in Prabal Gurung Fall 2011 red and pink brights, SJP was in New York for an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman.


MSFW 2011 - RMIT Student Show 2

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Fab Find

(Photo Credit: Net-a-Porter)

Charlotte Olympia Pandora Classic Perspex Clutch

When it comes to clutches I love love love me pops of colours and patterns. 
Day to day I tend to wear a lot of neutrals so a nice bit of colour is good through a bag or clutch.
This Charlotte Olympia clutch is well... clear but I think thats the beauty to the clutch; simple and chic.
I have nothing to hide!