Thursday, December 29, 2011


Some of you may have seen me wear this outfit before at the BWA Christmas Blogger Party, though I thought I'd share with you proper photos being one of my most favourite eclectic ensembles. I love mixing things up with different textures and prints, creating looks that are a bit edgy whilst still letting my personality shine through.

What first caught my eye with this silver detachable collar, is that it reminded me of both the Tin Man from Wizard of Oz and Cher from teenybopper classic Clueless. Despite they are very different movies, I have a feeling both their costume designers were onto something. With the popular comeback of the collar lately, one may not know the design of the collar made it's mark all the back in the 1300's with over 50 styles of collars to hit the fashion scene/history pages since. Both the collar and pleated skirt are angular in design, so I have broken up the sharp lines with this textured lace number from Sportsgirl. I love the bright coral shade and how it packs a punch against the teal and violet. To add to this 1990's school girl silhouette, I have worn these duo-tone Serena heels from Rubi lengthening the legs with it's chunky platform heel. I should really change the blog post title to "A modern day Cher", but whatever! ;)

Here's my mini inspiration board:

Wearing: Metallic collar by Asos, lace long-sleeve by Sportsgirl, vintage skirt and bracelet, random mesh bag, Serena heels by Rubi Shoes and rings from Thailand.

Photography by Kassandra Hernandez.

Can you believe New Year's Eve is just around the corner?!! I can't wait to end the year with a bang and party like there's no tomorrow. What do you have planned to bid 2011 farewell?... 

Wherever you are and whatever you will be doing, I would like to send a big thank you to all my readers and visitors that have dropped by Your Only Black Swan in 2011. You guys have been amazing and I deeply appreciate all of your comments and feedback. There's no doubt you all keep me going and I look forward to sharing more with you in the new year.

Hope you are all enjoying what's left of 2011. Carpe diem!

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  1. you look gorgeous!!

    So I have those exact shoe (thanks Rubi ;) how comfy are they?! I also have that lace top it's become a work (I work at SG) staple and goes with everything from past seasons- to now!

    Have a lovely new year :)

  2. I don't know if you noticed it as well, but I was reminded a lot of Karl Lagerfeld by that collar... Like a more youthful, metallic Lagerfeld. Loving the outfit, and that hair swish shot à la a shampoo ad.

  3. This collar is so damn cute, I love it! This post made me want to watch Clueless all over again.. RIP Brittany Murphy :(

    Grace x
    secretly styled.

  4. Love the all the colour and that asos collar is the best little accessory piece I've seen in ages. Have a great NYE!


  5. Love the 'modern day Cher' outfit that you wore to the blogger xmas party. Great use of colour. Love the collar.

    We really do need to meet up for a coffee soon! :-)

    Christie x

    Dark Blue Stripes

  6. Isn't the lookbook amazing! I work at Eastgardens while i'm in Sydney (just until Feb when I start uni again) & at Chadstone when I'm back home in Melbourne.

    hopefully catch you at another event soon lovely :) xx

  7. Ugh! I love your collar!

  8. LOVE that collar.. fantastic! and the colors you're wearing are beautiful.

  9. coral is one of my favourite colours! & love the rubi shoes!

  10. Looking lovely as ever, love the collar!

    x Maria C
    Raver Ria

  11. Legs eleven lady! ;)
    Love how brave you are with your style, works for you every time!

    Happy New Year, catch up real soon.


  12. argh you are so adorable! so much colour!!

    happy new year!


  13. Ohhh gorgeous colours! :O

  14. Babe - just wanted to say HAPPY NEW YEARS and thanks for all your support and awesomeness in 2011 ^__^ xx

  15. Happy New year !! Following each other ??

  16. Beautiful outfit and blog post! Love the fresh colors and combination of textures and patterns. It's such a crazy mix, and it works so well!

  17. you are my new found favorite!



  18. You are rocking that metalic collar! It's a trend that I am really loving right now. I actually made some of my own!

  19. im currently in my 2nd yr of graphic design and can say for sure that its good to see others interested in FASHION :)

    This outfit was cute and pictures just.....AMAZING!

    boy with the BOW TIE

  20. You're lovely!
    I must follow you.))

  21. Great use of colors!

    xo Jennifer

  22. My most favourite outfit of yours ever I've decided. I love it when I recognize items, like your Sportsgirl lace jumper (?) and you're worn them in a way that makes them look so much better than what I would have envisioned wearing them with....and I can't get enough of those Rubi shoes. You look so cute :)