Two types of stripes in the one shirt? Could this possibly be the Ultimate Striped Shirt? It’s no secret that I love a good stripe and lately I’ve been loving my Antipodium X Sportsgirl shirt sick. It’s going to be getting a workout come summer, trust me. I’m not usually one for cropped shirts but I’ve taken to wearing it with high waisted skirts and jeans – no bared stomachs around these joints. I also like the longer length hem at the back. Funnily enough, I also have a Secret Squirrel long sleeved striped shirt with a similar hemline. Not only is my collection of striped shirts growing, but it also seems that I’m building a collection of split-hem shirts as well.
The result of a little afternoon drawing session and a bit of inspiration from the Sportsgirls Like: Antipodium collection. You can see more drawings over on my tumblr. I’m thinking of doing a more of these types of illustrations, inspired by certain collections that have caught my eye. Sportsgirl are also running a competition to win a trip to London during Fashion Week, if anyone’s interested. Get in quick though, because it ends this Friday. I think I might enter. I’ve already blogged and tweeted about the collection, and hey, any excuse to go back to London, right?
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you may notice that I’m quite a fan of the Australian, London-based label Antipodium. And what Australian girl grows up without being a bit partial to the one-stop-fix-for-everything-fashion store that is Sportsgirl? So imagine my glee when I found out that the latest ‘Sportsgirls Like’ collaboration would involve none other than, you guessed it, Antipodium. Sportsgirl have been quite notorious for pulling in recognised designers for these collaborations. They even managed to get revered blogger Susie Bubble to blog on the set of the shoot. The ‘Sportsgirls Like: Antipodium’ collection is entitled Field Day after the music festival that takes place in London. As such, the designs are quite festival-inspired. The capsule collection is dominated by muted hues that are reminiscent of the London climate. It also features Antipodium’s signature quirky yet feminine designs and eye-catching prints to boot. The paisley printed dress, maroon hooded jacket, and striped shirt are my picks so far. The collection will be available in-store and online from September. In the meantime you can check out the full lookbook on the Sportsgirl website.
Today I choose not to show my face and save you all from what can only be described as a serious case of ‘dead from within’ eyes. Anyway, you’ve all seen my mug before so just use your imagination. Or scroll down a few posts. When I was putting this outfit together I realised that it was basically an outfit of all my current favourite things. Cue me channelling Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music and singing about all of my favourite things. Because The Sound of Music is always relevant. Cameo brooches and chunky gold rings – these are a few of my favourite things…