style brick road: January 2012

Monday, 30 January 2012

don’t give the ghost up just clench your fist, you should have known by now you were on my list.

good evening ladies & fellas! :D

I'm just taking a quick break from studying (the hardest history exam on thursday- KEEP YOUR FINGERS CROSSED!), and I decided to put a new 'column' on my blog.

it's- 'my 5 favs'. :D

my friends always ask me- 'which is your favourite tee?' or 'how can you decide on your favourite sneakers when you have so many?', and that's why I decided to put up this theme. :D

the first top 5 will be...

MY TOP 5 BLAZERS! :D

I have really REALLY a lot of blazers (new, old, vintage, designer brands, high-street brands...), and I narrowed the number just for you...

it was hard but here it goes...

no. 5

my dad's 80's blazer.

great for evening, suitable for night- it's a basic broad-shouldered black blazer (with chic pepita lining).

I wear it everywhere, and I can say it's the most worn blazer of them all. :D

no. 4

my new Zara velvet blazer I got on sale (from 999 HRK to just 299).

it's very formal and serious but also fashionable because of the black lapels. :D

haven't worn it yet (has a tag on xD), but I'm already in love with it.

no. 3
grandad's 60's light blue/grayish blazer.

it's really easy to wear (especially in summer), but I like to spice it up mixing it with a pair of hi-tops or a cool striped tee.

ideal for those days when you feel like cr*p! :D

no. 2
McNeal plaid linen blazer I wore to my prom. :D

I really love it for 2 reasons:

1. it reminds me of my prom. :D

2. it's great for formal summer events.

all-in-all funky and easy-to-wear

no. 1
my latest second hand shop buy!

a fab oversized dark red/burgundy blazer with contrasting black satin lapels, pockets and buttons. :D

I haven't worn this one too, but I can say it's one of my best shs buys. :D

it's unique and retro but very street (it's very oversized). :D

can't wait to sport it! :P

well, that's that.

I left a lot of blazers behind (pink versaceXh&m, vintage ysl, white h&m...) but these are CURRENTLY my favs.

hope you like it! ˆˆ

xs

p.s. you can propose another clothing/accessories item you think I should feature in this column! :D

biggest xs!!


Sunday, 29 January 2012

my heart's a stereo, it beats for you so listen close.

ciao belle&belli! :D

come va?!

I'm feeling a bit sick/hangover from yesterday but all in all- IT'S OK! ˆ

remember I talked about a collaboration with a fab UK brand called YourEyesLie?

well, I got a few chic pieces from them so I decided to do a post about them!

when I read that their first physical store was opened in Camden (my absolute fav part of London) I instantly fell in love with them.

their aesthetic is urban, edgy and definitely a bit alternative. :D

you can imagine their clothes & accessories on fashionistas like Alexa Chung, Matt Smith and Daisy Lowe (+ a bunch of other young fashionable people).

they say their signature is a plain white tee which they see as a blank canvas for their creativity. 

I love their galaxy prints, digital print tees and chic-as-hell accessories. :D

I know you can find something for you there. :D 


and here are photos from my photoshoot with ana karadžole (psycho-couture)! :D

+ljupka (guerrilla girl) and mano (the manly half of fashion imperative) made me smile so blame them! :PP

here are the photos with the fab YourEyesLie flower-skull digital print tee! :D


















what I wore:
coat. vintage (grandad's ˆˆ)
blazer. shs
t-shirt. YourEyesLie
scarf.shs
light denim shirt. h&m
hat. zara
trousers. h&m
cowboy boots. asos
wired bracelet. topman
watch. disney
sunglasses. jeepers peeepers
bag. zara

I pretty much ADORE every photo of these (thankies ana! ˆˆ).

and I love my new floral skull tee (thankies YourEyesLie & Ben :D).

you can find the tee here- LINK!!!

hope you like it, ladies and fellas! ˆ*

xs

p.s. I decided to change the interviews from a weekly to a monthly base so now it's called 'the first interview' (I will feature all fashion people on every first day of the month :D)- preparing someone VERY VERY special for 1st of february! :D

p.p.s. I decided to start make/sell custom made studded silicone cases for mobile phones but JUST for croatian people. :( (for inquiries contact me on bonkodino@gmail.com)

second xs!!


Thursday, 26 January 2012

look at the stars, look how they shine for you. and everything you do. yeah, they were all yellow.

good evening my dearest gals&boiz! :D

I'm feeling so mellow right now, and so I'm listening to Coldplay's song 'Yellow'.

ONE REPEAT. :D

4 out of 6 exams are ovaaah! :DD

BRAVAA for me. :D

but the 2 that are left are probably the hardest ones. -.-

but, leave that behind me. :D

after a hard rock week of studying, I decided to reward myself and so I'm gonna do a shs tour. ˆˆ

what about you?! :D

any plans for the weekend?! :DDDD

so, since I've been at college all day, I decided to put a 'what's in my bag' post in style of all big bloggers. :P

my new zara bag. ˆˆ


everything and nothing. -.-

french dictionary with grammar inside & my pacman planner! (had a french test today!)

thingies, thingies.


my hilfiger wallet I ADORE. 
cream 21 (fab for hands, face and everything else).
bottle of water (CAN'T FUNCTION WITHOUT IT).
chrome azzaro perfume (not my fav, but okay 'to-go' perfume) & garnier deodorant. :D
h&m sunglasses (TODAY I SAW SOME SUN! :D).
my ray-ban eyeglasses.

my 2 lip-balms (garner for every day, anatomicals for very dry lips).
broken watch (today, during the exam. -.-)
and a bunch of pens, pencils, markers...

and the 3 things I don't leave my house without.
iphone.
keys.
headphones.

my DIY iphone case. :D

and the empty bag! :D
love the plaid lining. :D

and that's it! :D

dissapointed?!

you expected some condoms and drugs?!

NOT IN THIS BAG! :PPP

hope you like it! ˆ*

xs

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

oh, when I woke up tonight I said I'm gonna make somebody love me.

good evening my lovely ladies & gentlemen! :D

I hope you're feeling ok because I'm f-ing tired of studying, exams, etc.

I wanna go to the movies, read a nice book, be a bit free.

but not until the 8th of february (if everything goes as planned). :D

for now, I'm stuck in my room with books, papers, pens and marker pens.

and my computer. :D

and since I don't have any recent outfit to show you, I decided to dug deep into my bag of outfits and show you a few of my summer outfits. :D

before looking, I must warn you that I wasn't a fashion blogger and that the photos are taken with my iphone. :D

hope it gives you a perspective of my summer style. ˆˆ

henley shirt- h&m
denim shorts- sisley
sneakers- adidas
sunglasses- h&m
watch- louis pion

denim shirt- h&m
hat- h&m
floral swim shorts- h&m
sunglasses- h&m
watch- lousi pion

flip flops- havaianas
3/4 cargos- h&M
tee- review
bag- zara
watch- marea
hat- h&m
sunglasses- h&m

please take into consideration that it's summer and the successful summer outfit is the one you don't sweat in. ˆˆ

hope you like it! ˆ*

xs

P.S. I changed the design of the blog a bit (do you like it?! :D), and I decided to feature the interviews once per month because it's really too hard to find so many interesting fashion people. :D

double xs!! :P

Monday, 23 January 2012

you've got so many dreams that you don't know where to put 'em. so you'd better turn a few of 'em loose!

ahoy boys&girls! :D

everything okay?! :D

thought so! :P

I'm just busy busy busy with my studying & taking exams & studying & studying...

and did I say studying?! :D

but I always find some time to watch an episode or two of gossip girl (right now I'm on the beginning of the 5th season :D), but I rarely go out in anything representable. :D

I got some stuff youreyeslie people sent me (thankies paul! :D) and I'll put some photos of my outfits with their stuff asap. :D

but for now, here's my outfit from 2 days ago when I went to grab a coffee with my high-school friends. :D



what I wore:
coat- mcneal
blazer- zara
shirt- h&m
jeans- h&m
hat- zara
scarf-zara
gloves- h&m
bag- zara
watch- certina
boots- h&m

I'm sporting my new thang- rockabilly haristyle (inspired by the movie 'nowhere boy' I watched for the 10000 time :D).

+ I must admit: I'm a shopaholic.

I bought A LOT OF STUFF on sale.

like A LOT. :D

but u'll see. ;)

the funniest thing on sale I bought is a coat (I gifted to my dad in the end) whose price was firstly 900 HRK (about 130 €) but I payed only 70 HRK (less than 10€). HAHAHHA

I LOVED THAT! :D

can't wait to show you everything! ˆˆ

hope you like it! :D

xs

p.s. please please please check out the unestablish.com shop by clicking the banner on the right! :DDD

Saturday, 21 January 2012

diamond dogs are poachers, and they hide behind trees, hunt you to the ground they will.

hello boyz&galz! :D

I just want to say that I'm sorry for not posting (getting tired of this line! :P).

but the first exam is behind me (BRAVAs for me! :P) and I can continue with style-brick-riding! :DD

for this week's saturday I prepared something special...

like REALLY special...

this time, the person I interviewed was a international designer...

his works were included in a Vogue Italia editorial with Raquel Zimmerman ('The A train')- I published the photos on my blog before (HERE).


he's Deryck Todd, NY-based headwear&clothing designer. :D

when I saw his work I instantly fell in love with it.

MAJOR LOVE! :D

I'm planning on getting one piece (I just need to decide which one :D).

and here goes the Q&A... 


WARNING: the interview has a lot of 'american-culture' expressions&people in it so don't hesitate on google-ing anything you don't get at first- IT'S HILARIOUS! :D
'Goldie Lux'


1. How did you start designing headwear?
I started wearing hats at the age of 5 when my mom dressed him up like Robin Hood and was stuck being jealous of his sister, Tinkerbell. Through high school, I sported baseball caps, but come adulthood, those sport team hats just weren’t cutting it— not to mention they clashed with my smokey eye make up. So I began to cover up the boring cap with glam: gems, studs, chains, feathers, whatever he could get his hands on. And thus, the line of Deryck Todd hats was born.
Deryck Todd headwear at the Betsey Johnson's show


2. What was your first piece?
My first piece was something that hasn’t seen the light of day in years - it was a cap I put a few clear and green Swarovski’s crystals on and wore to the gym - it was all the rage in the steamroom.
'Romanticide'

3. What was your family’s opinion on you being a headwear designer?

'Candy O. Darling'

Oh, they can’t get enough - my mother is convinced if they get to the front of line at Good Morning America that Sam Champion will wear one to the Emmys.

I adore this photo. *HAIR* ('Shangai Surpise')

4. What’s your education in fashion design?
I studied to be an opera singer at NYU and took design classes privately for a few years - shout out to my teacher Cece who owns a boutique on the Lower East Side.

'M.A.F.'- this one is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE!


5. What influenced you the most during your first years of designing?
I’m still in those 1st few years and I’m inspired by vintage magazines, cartoon characters and roller coasters.

'Boobs&Loobs'- HILARIOUS! :D

6. Which music do you listen to while designing?
Christian Gospel. Sometimes it’s a movie like Women In Revolt or a show like Designing Women - same difference.
'I <3 KNOCK OFFS'!! :DD


7. Who is the person you design for?
Someone with their own teeth and a red Amex.



8. How would you describe your aestethics?
Sparkle.

                                                                                   
9. Which celebrity you’d like to see wearing your design?
Shirley MacLaine.



10. Which is your favorite piece?
I enjoy the Highway to Helmet because it saved my life one night on a motorcycle.



Highway to Helmet


11. Where do most orders come from?
Mainly I get orders from the far east, North Dakota and fellow New Yorkers.
'Money Honey'


12. Which is the best-selling piece?
Hands down the Diamond Dawgs cap, let’s hear it for Bowie.
'Diamond Dawgs'

13. How did you feel when you saw your caps in Vogue Italia?
I had heard that they pulled pieces for Vogue Italia but didn’t know they made the editorial cut until it hit stands - was great to see Raquel Zimmermann wearing a few of my pieces on the A train.


14. How do you see the future of your brand?
Viral, like Susan Boyle.



'Malibu'


15. What would you like to say to you current and future fans?
First off, I would like to thank glamourous G*ds everywhere and then I’d like to thank my family for advocating my creativity and lastly, the L train.


'Coppers & Robbers'

so that's my first international interview! :D

like it?! :D

click HERE to go to Deryck Todd's web page! :D

click HERE to go to his webshop! (the prices are acceptable and you can see all of his pieces!! :D)

I absolutely love Deryck Todd's caps because they are a mix of edgy and sporty but have a sense of humour in them (just read all the titles of the pieces :D).

+THEY'RE ALL UNISEX! :D

thank you Deryck for this amazing interview and I wish you all the luck! :D

hope you like it guyz&galz! ˆ*

xs

P.S. which one should I get & which one would you choose?! :DD