Style Diary - Back to Black

Driving for McQueen

Diving for McQueen on Nowness.com.

Absolutely amazing. This is why I love love love McQueen.


Midweek Fashion Gossip

Johnny Weir's Glitter and Ice (Credit: MAC)

> Designer Giambattista Valli is designing a collection for Macy's. CONT

Take a look at Johnny Weir's 'Glitter and Ice' MAC Holiday Collection Campaign. ABOVE

Nicole Ritchie is jumping on the Fragrance bandwagon. CONT

Nicki Minaj is bagged herself an OPI Nail Lacquer Collection. CONT

Check out clips from Tom Ford's new documentaryCONT


Fab Find

Photo Credit: Restir

Jimmy Choo
Penny Loafers

FACT: It's hard to find stylish affordable menswear.
Q. Have I found a MAJOR hole in the market? 

These glitter loafers by Jimmy Choo are BAM amazing! Black glitter gives enough glitz and glam without being too seasonal. Loafers are so smart-chic. Add them with trousers for a statement or shorts shorts to be cute.
I'm going to put these on my 'when I'm successful and rich' shopping list.

The dilemmas of a guy trying to push the envelope...

Gisele Bundchen - Vogue UK December 2011



 [T-B/L-R] ANTM + Study + Insp + Bookings

From no news to BAM

MARTAN Store is BACK online. Now with a difference.
The Store is now a POP-UP Store, meaning that the store will randomly POP-UP with a bunch of stock and then BAM its gone. The Store is now restocked with Antique Turquoise Rings. 
Hurry before they're all gone!

Moving on to NEWS! I'm off tomorrow to Sydney for the Live Finale of Australia's Next Top Model, live from the Sydney Opera House. I won some tickets and I'm off. 
Anyone who reads my blog knows that I'm (slightly) obsessed with Top Model shows so I cannot wait to be apart of the Finale on Tuesday! 

But wait. There's more..!
So back in September I won the Fruche Melbourne Fashion Week Blogger Comp. Now Fruche wants me to go to Melbourne's Spring Racing Carnival
This should be exciting, though I've never been before so I'm eager to see what all this racing is about. 

The Moment. That's what life's about.
In a second things can change, paths made and broken. 
Living in this moment, right now is the way.  


Looks of the Week - 17-23rd October 2011

> Amanda Seyfried - MY LOOK OF THE WEEK. At the premiere of her new flick 'In Time', Seyfried wore this Prabal Gurung Spring 2012 mini-dress. Love love loving the colour of the floral print, chic and edgy. 

Catherine Zeta Jones
 - Timeless in Elie Saab Couture, Zeta Jones attended the 'A Fine Romance' Benefit in this FAB spring 2010 gown.

Evan Rachel Wood - In a black Alessandra Rich 2011 gown, Wood was at 'Elle's Women in Hollywood Tribute'. Love love loving the sheer and black panels of the dress, sexy drama. 

Freida Pinto - FAB in a Ralph Lauren Jumpsuit, Pinto was in London for the premiere of her film 'Trishna'. The texture of the jumpsuit is BAM amazing. 

Zoe Saldana - At the 2011 Scream Awards Saldana is amazing in J Mendel. The minidress is chic, with its fold and drape. Love. 


ANTM - Cycle 17 Coco Rocha

Lisa & Dominique (Credit: The CW)


Fab Find

Photo Credit: Net-A-Porter

Lanvin Swarovski crystal-embellished Rose Choker

I like a good necklace at the moment. At the moment I like to add them to shirts as an alternative to a tie. 
My thing at the moment. If money wasn't an option, this Lanvin Rose Choker would be an ideal piece!
I love love love a great piece of jewellery.

Rooney Mara - Vogue USA November 2011

(Credit: Vogue USA)


Looks of the Week - 10-16th October 2011

> Amber Heard - This fab actress is on the list twice! First is My Look of the Week. Red hot, Heard is in a  custom Elie Saab gown at the premiere of 'The Rum Diaries' in LA. Love love love this look, fits great and the high slit is sexy but not too sexy.
Heard was then at a private Georgio Armani/Vanity Fair Dinner, in none other than Armani. It's a chic little cocktail number. I love how both looks are really clean and simple, with maximum impact. 

Anna Kendrick In London for the premiere of her film 50/50, Kendrick donned a McQ 2012 Resort mini dress. I'm a sucker for a McQueen print and this navy print is dreamy. Loving the leather accessories.

Elizabeth Olsen This Olsen is growing on me, I love love love her in head to toe Alexander McQueen Fall 2011. Sophisticated in black, loving the clutch and gold belt.

Zoe Saldana Saldana is in Jason Wu Spring 2012 dress at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in California. The sheer printed dress looks a treat on Saldana, great look for the warmer months



Beyonce - Harper's Bazaar USA November 2011

(Credit: Harper's Bazaar USA) 

Midweek Fashion Gossip

Balmain's diffusion line 'Pierre Balmain' has released a peak peak into the S/S 2012 Collection, featuring Abbey Lee Kersaw. above.

The Row's $39,000 Backpack has sold out. cont.

American design Jason Wu is the next designer to collaborate with Target. cont.

Katy Perry is rumoured to be making a second scent, following up from her successful debut fragrance Purr. cont.

> Andre Leon Talley has announced that Cycle 17 of ANTM will be his last, Kelly Cutrone has been rumoured as the new judge. Cycle 18 is said to be 'American vs. British Models' Interesting no? cont.



Fab Find

Photo Credit: 5Preview

5Preview Harem Pants

Take a look at these harem pants by my favourite Swedish label 5Preview.
The white pants feature a black 'STOP MAKING SENSE' print.
I love love love me a good harem pant.
Great to pair with combat boots for structure, or oxfords to be casual.


Jennifer Aniston - Elle USA November 2011

 (Credit: Elle USA)



 [T-B/L-R] Breakfast at Tiffany's and Vogue + My life in a nutshell + Rainbow + Churros 

It hit me last week that I have a month till I finish uni. 

One month. Uno montho... it seems short. By the end of October I'll be done with classes, then two exams in November and then BAM I'm done. I'm trying not to jinx my chances, Murphy's Law and all. But I'm excited.

Last week I got a hold of some of my long lost lovelies. Trying to keep up with uni and work I've been a bit slack but it was great to touch base with them. Discussing everything under the sun, it was great to update each other and helps me to gain some much needed perspective.

It's MARTANMain's 1 Year Anniversary! As you can see the blog is changing more and more, MARTAN Store will be online soon, I hope you all will enjoy!

Last week I thought about strength, not the physical muscular strength but more the internal. 
I think it's such a valuable commodity to be strong, as much as it's easy to give up forget sometimes being strong and working hard gets you places. Just saying Lovelies. Sometimes it's all about that second strength.




Looks of the Week: 3-9th October 2011

> Anna Dello Russo - In Paris Fashion Week for the Chanel Show, Dello Russo wore an embellished Balmain minidress from the recent Spring Ready-to-wear 2012 show. Love love love Anna Dello Russo! And note the Miu Miu glitter booties BAM!

> Jade Thompson -
The Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model 2011 winner wore a Mark Fast mini dress to the Pride of Britain Awards in London. The fringe and layering of the mini dress are tres amazing!

> Kirsten Dunst - Straight off the runway Dunst wore this white Derek Lam Spring 2012 dress to the Bulgari’s Le Gemme Eyewear Launch. Love love loving the simplicity of the dress, Dunst paired the dress with an embellished Bulgari clutch.

> Myleene  Klass - My Look of the Week. At the 2011 MOBO Awards Klass wore a metallic animal print Vivienne Westwood dress. I'm a sucker for Westwood dresses, look at the bustier Sha ZAM.

> Rachel Zoe - Zoe wore this blue Viktor & Rolf jumpsuit whilst out in Paris


Fab Find

 Photo Credit: Solestruck

Jeffery Campbell Arizona Loafer

I've got a thing for metallics right now. Jeffery Campbell has released these great Arizona loafers! 
The loafer comes in gold, blue and red metallics match that with a cute heel and BAM. 
Love love love. Too bad I'm saving up...





 Headers OCT 2010 - JAN 2011

 Headers FEB 2011 - Now.

It's October Lovelies! 

This month marks the one year anniversary of MARTAN Main going online. To celebrate I'm changing the blog up, making it one year older, wiser and tres amazing. All the same content will be here and some new focuses and weekly posts. 

I wanted to do a before and after screen grab of the original blog and the layout now... but I never took a screen grab. Oops... Instead I've posted up all of the MARTAN headers that I've used. I cringe at the sight of the original header... featuring yours truly. I much prefer the simpler text header. 

Anywho I hope you all like the new layout and all of the things I have planned for MARTAN Main in the near future and beyond! 

Thanks for all of the love love love! 

My word of the week was Focus. 
I've gotta say I haven't really sat down and focused in a while... as weird as it sounds. 
I've been avoiding trying to focus and I've realised that it is time now for me to start well Focusing and finding meaning in things that were.   




Looks of the Week - 26-2nd October 2011

> Camilla Belle - In Florence for the opening of the Gucci Museo, Belle wore a head to toe Gucci 2012 Resort dress. Love love loving the metallics and that belt! Uber fab.

> Evan Rachel Wood
 - Looking chic in a white Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2012 suit look, Wood was in LA for the premiere of 'Ides of March'. Tres amazing look, I'm such a sucker for a power suit.

> Hailee Steinfeld
 - Steinfeld rocks a cute black Maje cape dress at the Casting Society of America Artios Awards. Love love loving the leopard boots.

> Leelee Sobieski
 - My look of the Week. Sobieski wore ths Fall 2012 Mary Katrantzou printed mini dress to the opening of the Metropolitan Opera Season

> Nicola Roberts
 - In a Fall 2012 Topshop Unique dress, Roberts attended the BT Digital Music Awards. I love Robert's style and this printed dress with a butterfly bustier is tres amazing!