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Celeb Style: Lana Del Rey

If Iggy Azalea is the Queen of Summer 2014, Lana Del Rey was the Queen before her. She's known for her 50s/60s Americana influence in her songs crossed between a bit of hip-hop and I guess you could say "sadcore". She's described as "gangsta Nancy Sinatra" and "Lolita lost in the hood", which I think are perfect descriptions of her image as an artist. When I first heard of her songs, I kept thinking of Nancy Sinatra's sombre 'Bang Bang'.

Now this one's been in my draft folder for a long time because Lana Del Rey's style is hard to define. She's got a whole image on stage but when she's off-stage, she's quite laid-back. I did the best I could to find certain aspects I think are worthy of mentioning.

1. Vintage influence
Del Rey's entire image as a musician is based on vintage appeal but with a modern twist. Naturally her clothes will be influenced by the 60s and 70s. On one end of the spectrum, she's glammed …

Celeb Style: Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea, dubbed "Queen of this Summer" by Buzzfeed, is probably best known for her Fancy video. I thought it was perfectly executed - the throwback to Clueless (1995). Most of the cast in the video looked like their movie counterparts, though it triggered an unwanted reminder for my younger sister of her comparative study on Jane Austen's Emma and Clueless. When I showed her the video, she immediately yelled out "EMMA!" until she realised her mistake. She didn't care for the song though.
The song itself is quite catchy. I was not aware that she was Australian until I watched an interview and noticed her accent (yes, people have argued it isn't 'Australian' enough but it's noticeably Australian to me, even with its quirks). I loved her style though. She has a great body and isn't afraid of treading on the fine-lines of body-hugging since it can emphasise her small waist. However, there's a few blunders can occur for a pear-shaped…

Trend: Ankle Boots

Ankle boots have been trendy for a while now for the past few years. There was a brief surge with thigh high boots around 2009-2010 but nothing is as understated as the ankle boot. Thigh high boots and calf-length boots, knee high and over the knee still hang around but it's clearly the ankle boot's era.

Of course, there are different variations to the ankle boot from the most elaborate of designs with straps, buckles and zippers to the very plain slip-ons. Here are just a few I believe are worthy of mentioning.

1. Chelsea boots
They have been redesigned with higher heels and a more feminine shape because let's face it: the original Chelsea boot is a work boot that's not very flattering with skirts and dresses.



2. "Outside zipper"
For lack of a better name, it's called the outside zipper because these zippers are placed on the outer sides of feet and not the inner, where it usually is.


3. Open-toe bootie
These are not my favourite. I just think they'r…

Random: Photos and Tidbits

Over the years I have blogged, there are photos I've taken that don't fit anywhere, don't make the cut or just didn't end up being used. I've also found photos I've had taken in my previous blogs but I didn't preserve my posts, so I can't say much in terms of context.

Before White + Rose

I've always had a fascination with photography. I don't think I take great photos but I still learn. One of the blogs, I had called Poisoned Apples and Sweet Tea - already allusions to fairytales, Disney... etc. It also happened to be an acronym for PAST (ignore the ampersand).

White + Rose
There were just some photos that didn't end up being in a post because I felt uninspired by it but also because I didn't want this blog to be a log of my outfits. Most of the outfits I coordinated for this blog wasn't what I wear on a day-to-day basis. They were experimental and I guess I never put them up because it just didn't reflect my style.
Since I have st…