Mad Love knit, Dion Lee Line II skirt, A Dead Coffin Club x Valley Eyewear sunglasses, Isabel Marant sneakers.
My connection with this sweater was instant. Love at first sight almost. M for Mad Love. M for Melissa. How could I not want to hint to the world what my name begins with? (The other 6 letters will forever remain a mystery... Melanie... Michelle... Marni?). And as for these incredible shades from Valley Eyewear who have recently entered my fashion consciousness with their slightly-quirky-but-not-quirky-enough frames with a nod to the era I wish I grew up in, the 80's. Devon said I was chanelling a modern day Claire Standish, and isn't that all I aspire to be? Let's just say that I applied my lipstick with my cool and yet embarrassing party trick shall we? (On a side note, has anyone actually attempted that?) Molly Ringwald (another M) was all that in her brat pack days. How I wish she could have stayed sixteen forever and continued to play the stereotypical teen movie damsel in distress.
Here I am, pretty in pink, feeling accomplished for pairing blush with dusty pink with a retro glass bottle Coke wondering why I'm standing in a playground in a recreational park rather than a local corner store... or even better, detention. Ah Australia and your typically 'Australian' backdrops. Can I say this was intentional juxtaposition?
This was part one of a little before sundown shoot I did with BFF photographer buds Devon + Uppy who are a dream to work with. Part two features more retro inspired stylings among grassy (and by this I mean bush) fields.