Saturday, August 14, 2010

Ocean Club and Nirrimi Hakanson


Wearing: striped tee (vintage Broadway Betty), cropped denim jacket (thrifted), jeans (nobody), boots (thrifted), keys necklace (present), multi-coloured charm bracelet (made by me), cobalt blue stone ring (Wonder Garage).

Picked up this stripy tee from a vintage store called Broadway Betty in Broadway, Sydney - loving the embroided Ocean Club emblem, it screams all things nautical! When I was living away I would pass this store each time I went grocery shopping, though with my shopping list heavily occupying my mind (and the heavy grocery bags later), getting food for the week was more of a priority.

One day I had to go in and it was certainly a sweet little treasure trove and surprisingly two levels! (okay, I'll take back 'little') I heard the staircase at the back of the store calling me and as a large shelf of vintage Levi's welcomed me down the stairs, there was wall-to-wall vintage of outerwear like coats, jackets and winter knits. Did I hit the jackpot? Perhaps so. Walking out with a nautical striped tee and a black velvet vest, I then went off to Coles ;)




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I stumbled upon this AH-mazing Aussie photographer Nirrimi Hakanson, originally from Townsville and only 17!! Sayy whattttt?!!!!!! At the tender age of 13, Nirrimi started taking photos and is now signed with an agency shooting DIESEL ads. You MUST visit her portfolio and blog WE LIVE YOUNG. She is definitely my new favourite photographer! Her vision is genius and yet so effortless - there is no doubt she will have a promising career. Here are a couple of my favourite photos by Nirrimi:


(photo credit: Nirrimi Hakanson)

And did I say, she has such a mature understanding of life in general. After reading one of her journal entries on DeviantArt, I am amazed of how a 17 year old could have such a headstrong grasp on life and making things happen for herself. She is truly an inspiration - I'm sure after reading this little excerpt you'd never thought a teenager could offer this degree of advice and insights. But in light of all the experiences she would of had, people she would of met and places she has been, there is no doubt that Nirrimi would of had to grow up so quickly and attain this positive and motivated way of thinking or yet living. And to think of what I was doing at age 17?!!!! ....trying to score a fake id and fantasy scenarios - oh dear.

"....i have worked and i have obsessed. i've left my mind inside my camera and forgotten to use my head, pushing away friends and family and being regretfully selfish. i've forced myself to grow up rather quickly. and now things are beginning to happen for me. things i only ever imagined. not just with photography, but also with my life and lover (but that's a story for another day).

i've learnt that to make dreams come true, you have to be obsessed. truly, utterly obsessed. i think of obsession as passion squared, and if you have passion for something people will see that. if you go through an entire day without doing something towards your dream, you're not obsessed enough to make it happen.

sure, some people get lucky, but we're not going to wait around to see if that's us. we need to make things happen for ourselves, because we are the only ones in control of our lives. with enough obsession and work any dream can come true for you. you will be disappointed, sleepless and somedays you will want to give up. but you will be happy, because you are living...."
- Nirrimi Hakanson



x Your Only Blackswan

ps. Inception was quite amazing! may have to watch it a second time though...

38 comments :

  1. lovinggg ur jackettt n tee :DD,, anyway,, have followed ur blogg ,,:))

    xoxo

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  2. ok this is crazy.
    First crazy we wore the same thing
    but then crazy again i come on here and see you have just been looking at her photos too because i also stumbled across her blog no more than 3 hours ago!

    freakin weird!

    -em
    spin dizzy fall

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  3. nice look@
    love the the denim jacket and love the braided hair! you look great!

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  4. First up, thanks for stepping by my blog so I could explore yours! You have a really great style and I love what you're writing. Count me in as follower!!
    And wow that Nirrimi girl is taking fantastic photos :-)

    xoxo,

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  5. love your tee and your jewellery is amazing! love your blog :D following...

    xx

    www.anadorablecliche.blogspot.com

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  6. Nice recommendation
    and loving the rings and your necklace.

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  7. Love the tee, and your rings are gorgeous x

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  8. Love love love the striped tee and denim look....the rings and boots are super gorgeous too.....:)

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  9. You look sooo amazing!!!! Stripes really flatter you. And I love that necklace.

    A 17 YEAR OLD PHOTOGRAPHER? Wow. I feel so unaccomplished. Her pictures are awesome. But, I also feel inspired at the same time!

    Thank you so much for sharing!

    :)

    ~Zabrinah

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  10. I love your tee and your jewelry ! & I've checked out her blog and you're right, her photos are downright amazing.

    xoxo

    Karissa / www.thelushfleet.blogspot.com

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  11. Loving your t-shirt and rings :o
    Thanks for coming by my blog! Glad to have come across yours now, i'm your new follower!
    xxxxxxxxx

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  12. I love the denim jacket. Thank you for posting about Nirrimi, I love her photos! Breathtaking!

    Sincerely, Sarah Margeurite

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  13. Lovely photos!
    http://minnja.blogspot.com/

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  14. I love your outfit and rings :D

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  15. Lovely shots and outfit:))

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  16. That shirt is super cool. You've styled it fantastically. And Nirrimi's works are just mind-blowing. I wish I had that much talent at 17... or now... haha

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  17. wow thanks for sharing this , her photographs are indeed amazing

    and i am also planning to watch Inception for the second time , it was mind blowing right

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  18. you've got a cool blog too! thanks for following mine, following yours now :)


    heyfancypants.blogspot.com

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  19. nice outfit! and Nirrhimi's photos are incredible! going to follow ^^

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  20. Hi there! Thanks for stopping by. Love all those awesome rings!

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  21. i love everything about this look! you look darling - love your blog of course ill follow :)

    thank you so much for visiting and commenting on my blog :) i hope you'll visit me again soon!!

    http://dressedupallligators.blogspot.com/

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  22. oh! i've seen a few of the photographer's photos floating around tumblr lately. i did not know how young she was & that she is already working?! so neat. thanks for posting about that!

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  23. Her work is beautiful! I'll will be sure to check out her DeviantART page...
    And I really like your outfit...especially the bracelets

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  24. Inception was amazing! And I love your accessories!

    Love Grace.

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  25. KILLER SHIRT<33 i love it so much! perfect for the end of summer

    xx
    http://madelineweber.blogspot.com/

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  26. great look! Love your top and jewelry.xx

    http://provocativecouture.blogspot.com/

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  27. really love your rings and jacket! lookin good!

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  28. You look amazing!

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  29. I like your tshirt!

    And wow that girl is gooood!

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  30. i loveeee your jacket, i thrifted one just like it on the weekend and that top is so cool, you have great style!
    your blog is awesome, keep up the good stuff
    xx
    www.mysterybruises.blogspot.com

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  31. oh my goodness you have the most amazing jewellery!!!

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  32. ..you look so super cute , I love nautical and your top is just perfection ( I actually never seen something like that in any shop ) ..love your made bracelets as well ..

    ..the girl photographer is so inspirational , I mean 17 ! some people at 30 don't know where they are and what they are doing .. it is VERY INSPIRATIONAL ..

    best wishes ..
    Ellinelle xxx

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  33. beautiful photography and i love your made bracelets :)

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