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ON LOCATION: GRUNGE

A little while ago I modelled for photographer Remco Merbis. The shoot was so fun...a little grungy, a little edgy. My friend Nik found an awesome area of run down buildings, covered in graffiti and wild, cascading weeds, that was perfect for the mood of the shoot. More pictures to come!

Hope you're all having an excellent weekend.
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WARDROBE ESSENTIALS

Top 10 Warobe Essentials

When it came to writing this post it ended up taking me a lot longer than anticipated. Several items I thought would make it on here were dropped, and several included, of which I had not given enough thought. After asking myself what I classify as a wardrobe staple, I came to the conclusion that my essentials are the items I know, without fail, I'll feel good in.

I guess this is a pretty predictable list, items like trench coats and breton tops pop up an almost sickening amount of times on lists like these, but for good reasons. Having said that, if you personally do not like any so-called wardrobe staples, don't feel the pressure to include one in your wardrobe. A mistake I made early on was listening to too many people telling me I needed a pea coat, and I needed a navy cardigan - only to find out I didn't actually like them. Your staple wardrobe should reflect your lifestyle and personality. There are several items I left off this list which I really considered including (little black dress, white shirt, tailored pants, etc), which, while they have a valuable place in my wardrobe, are not items I wear routinely, or feel entirely 'me' in.

My staples are the items I look to invest a little more money in. I know I'll be wearing them every day, more or less, so I want them to last for at least 5 years. The fit of these garments should also be perfect, otherwise I won't end up wearing them. I've discovered that out of my own essentials list, I am in fact missing several items, or have things that need replacing! A good excuse to keep strict with myself about my wardrobe, trim down items that I don't wear/need/like, and save up for some purchases which will be both much appreciated, and much loved.

My current list: