9.27.2014

THE LAST STRAW











Top & Skirt by Asos (shop here & similar here)
Clutch by Chip Chop Fashion (shop here)
Watch by Larsson & Jennings (shop here)

What a week it has been.. I apologise for emails that haven't been replied to and general slackness on social media. I am now a month off graduating and keeping up the online store, blog, commissions and a large advertising campaign to start in October has kept me working and stressing from the moment I wake up to the moment I hit the pillow after midnight. I would love to say I am one of those very chilled people - but anyone who knows me knows that is far from the truth. I try put myself 100% into everything and it often leaves one very exhausted jasmine. 

This weekend Michael and I woke up both days at the crack of dawn to carry out this shoot today and my portfolio shoot yesterday. Huge thanks to The Autumn Co for letting Michael and I paint up a storm in their studio, I will be sure to share some of that soon. 

Back on clothing topic though - straw is my spring / summer friend. In August 2013 I had the watermelon clutch on my wish list from Chip Chop and I was so stoked to see this lemon version brought out this season. Keep it simple with clean black and white! I also have realised I have worn midi skirts to death lately, but I am really struggling to find a non-midi skirt that I like lately. I don't know why but they all seem a fall a little flat for me. 

Please let me know if you do come across one in your online store travels though!

I will also be down to Melbourne next weekend with Michael for a late birthday treat so leave me comment of things to do while we are there :)

j x 

9.20.2014

THURSDAY, SUNDAY








Well I can truly say this weekend was the opposite to last, somehow Michael and I managed to fit in a shoot, breakfast out, picking up my new iPhone, grocery shopping, a trip to a bike race, a Chile Festival, a siesta, a birthday outing and a trip to the police station - and that was just on Saturday. Needless to say I would be sleeping like a baby tonight if I didn't have a pile of uni to catch up on. This outfit is by one of my favourite new Australian Labels featured not that long ago on the blog - Thursday, Sunday. This outfit gives me serious easy going picnic vibes and I love it. I actually wore the top backwards so the low v is at the front - but who could tell right? 

The linen fabric is beyond perfect for Queensland spring/summer/way too hot days that are very likely. Either way, this brand is one to watch for sure!

jasmine x 





9.14.2014

I NEED YOUR WALL


No outfit post this week guys due to a very lethargic weekend spent in and out of bed. However, I do need a huge favour so I thought I may as well put it out there and see if anyone can help me! 

I am wanting to shoot a personal project in the next week or so, covering parts of the built environment with rolled sections of pastel & black paint and shoot it. The sticky situation though is I want to get permission from the owners of these areas. 

I am preferably looking for cement/grey/white exterior walls that you wouldn't mind having made more pretty with colour and brush strokes. Anyone who is constructing a build at the moment or is demolishing a wall soon is ideal. The painted sections would be minimal and I would be happy to paint over it once I have finished shooting it as well as compensate the owner.

I am pretty desperate and would hate to have to go for a less pretty concept so please if ANYONE knows ANYONE that owns a wall or corner I would love to email them. 

Not going to lie, I have this idea in my head and I don't know how I will stop obsessing about it until it happens. 

please email me at jasminedowling@live.com if you have something.

x x x