Sunday, February 19, 2012


This has got to be one of my favourite locations I have shot to date! Who knew a tyre yard could be so much fun! Having took these photos a few weeks back (before I got my hair cut!), my sister Kassandra and good friend Lyndell happened to wonder upon this urban wonderland. The sea of old tyres, hints of barbed wired and rustic details sure did get us excited to be creative and play around. When it comes to outfit posts, I like to style the post to a theme and ensure this is portrayed in the choice of location, colours, camera angles etc. I think it makes a standard outfit post that much more appealing (which I hope you agree) and in a way presents itself as a mini-look book. Come on, why don't you tell me?! ....Do you prefer styled or casual streetstyle shots? Would love to get your feedback.

I would describe this look as "pirate-meets-boho". As a lover of collared shirts, this candy-striped sheer number from August Street offers just a little bit more with it's mullet hem and maroon stripes. Here I have cinched it around the waist with one of my favourite vintage belts and teamed it up with a bodycon mini from Market HQ. The mix of dark berry colours livens up the other neutral pieces and colourful Aztec accessories. These Castro Boots from Rubi Shoes are the perfect everyday boot and a great transeasonal pick to take you into the colder months. Did I mention they are incredibly comfy too?! I have already been thinking of winter to tell you the truth, and even purchased these black ankle boots by Vagabond the other day! Gotta love ankle boots and how they can they bring an outfit from day-to-night without a fuss. If you're on Instagram - come say hello! My username is @youronlyblackswan

Wearing: Striped Mullet Shirt by August Street, Lovers Bodycon Skirt in Mulberry via Market HQ, Castro Boots by Rubi Shoes, Rayban Clubmasters, Suede Fringed bag from Glebe Markets ($10!!!), vintage leather belt and mixed accessories. 

Photography by Kassandra Hernandez and Lyndell Harradine
I hope you like the shots guys and girls! Thanks again for the awesome feedback on my last post, it's pleasing to hear what I share here takes a genuine interest to you. More the reason I want to continue  blogging and sharing my inspirations and photography escapades with you. Happy weekend!! xx

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  1. What am amazing place for photos! You look lovely, the boots are so gorgeous <3

  2. i think styled or casual are both good, but the tyre yard definitely looks awesome as a backdrop to this outfit! love the chelsea boots & striped blouse, gorgeous outfit xx

  3. what an interesting and fun photoshoot location! :D just wondering where this was exactly, if you don't mind me asking? hmm I like both styled and street shoots. street shoots are definitely the most convenient though lol! love the colour on the striped shirt and skirt :)

    1. Hi Izzy,

      Many thanks for your feedback - the tyre yard is located in South Western Sydney near Hoxton Park in the industrial area. There is a lot of interesting industrial spaces around there. I like casual streetstyle snaps and styled shoots - I guess it all depends on the amount of time you have right! :)

      Thanks for your comment! xx

  4. gorgeous! such a great location! xxx

  5. Lovely shots Lauren you look fab
    NRC ♥

  6. omg i want your boots!! xx

  7. loving your blouse! you look awesome! xo

  8. Love these shots Lauren. Great location. I love the candy striped shirt with those boots. Super cool.


    Dark Blue Stripes

  9. You look great girl, I especially love the photo of you sitting in the tyre, gorgeous. Your style and blog are seriously rockin'.

  10. The third picture is so beautiful, you have a stunning profile and I love the little half smile.
    I have been looking for a good mullet hem shirt to team with my leather leggings - looks like the August Street candy stripes one could be a winner!
    Gems x

  11. an amazing blog! I love your outfit and the yolours.

    gonna follow you.

  12. looking beautiful miss Lauren!!! LOVE your hair - sexyyyy ;-)

    the sydney girl

  13. haha it's like a grown-ups playground out there amongst the tyres! this would have been so much fun to shoot! i have those Rubi boots too - so comfy! xxx

  14. lovely colouring in the skirt, which works so well with the shirt!

  15. oh my i want your bag, its so stinkin cute!! and love the boots and top, wonderful outfit!