Friday, April 8, 2011

Throwing my blog lovin' around...

I feel that the tone of this entry is going to be very self indulgent (well, more self indulgent then the regular) but my blog IS called Monicaca and therefore about me so if your reading it you obviously want to know my thoughts!
Ahaha what a lovely way to start an entry... I must be super paranoid about being called a vain bitch or something.
Annnnnnnyways, I am a serial blog stalker and am always checking out all the international fashion blogs as I love the variety of people they photograph. As much I support Australian fashion and believe in it, the fact that we are obviously a season behind the rest of the world a sets us a bit behind the fashion pace. Not that we’re unfashionable by any means, it’s just that we are still a new country so were still finding our fashion feet. So that’s why I’ve never really checked out Australian fashion blogs as a lot of the tones are the same with the usual hipsters or off duty models with cut off shorts and doc martins on. This pisses me off as Australia, Sydney in particular, has such an variety of interesting and inspiring people who’s sense of style blows my mind.
Then about 3 months ago I came across this blog called and I kind of became obsessed with it as it was what I was looking for in regards to an Australian street style blog. It features amazing photography, a great tone and such a varied selection of people.

And a couple of weeks back I was meeting up a girlfriend for lunch in the city when I was approached by this cute little blonde girl with wicked style and some sky high acne boots who asked if she could take my photo for her blog. She was wearing the acne boots so out of mad respect I of course I said yes.

Turns out wethespeoplestyle was her blog and she was lovely and super stylish so I recommend to check it out and follow her.
So here is her post of me...

Top, Sportsgirl
Jacket, Mok Theorm
Pants, Manning Cartell
Watch, Nu & Nan
Shoes, Kasui, newtown
Necklace, Lovisa 
Bag, China town, sydney

*Images sourced from wethepeoplestyle.com

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Airport Security – Fashionistas ain’t no terrorists.

While checking out the street style photo’s of the latest fashion weeks and facebook stalking uber stylish friends (and yes any woman can do both simultaneously) I decided something, something that nobody can contradict. That high fashion demands respect if only for the reason that some of the things that these girls put on are lethal. Literarily...

Looking back through my style files I have realised that I have done some pretty crazy shit for fashion and worn lots of outlandish looks, not gaga crazy, but enough to make lots of pass-byers take a double look and that’s usually a “what the fuck is up with that crazy bitch” look. Whatever, it comes with the territory and if I don’t get looks I get an “average” complex. Lol.

So back to the story, for me, WITHOUT FAIL, airport security will always take longer than most people. I know, I know, I should tone down what I wear when I’m flying right? It’s about comfort? WRONG! In my eyes it’s about looking flossy, flossy when you land and stepping out with a strut. So after checking in and then waiting at the scanner thingo I start to get nervous and it starts to show. I look like I’m about to be caught out for drug trafficking or something dodgy but the reason I’m nervous is because my carry-on bag is filled with crazy ass shoes and lethal accessories and I am not over exaggerating. Studs so sharp they could seriously hurt somebody, bangles so big if you throw them at someone you would surely knock them out. I am really into military chic of late like bedazzled gun holsters and I have this belt made up of empty gun bullets and when travelling to Adelaide recently you should have seen them loose their shit! They had to call security and had to take me aside, it took them like 20 minutes to sort it out. And all this time there is a massive long queue waiting behind me that I’ve held up with all the people giving me THAT look. And before you ask the reason I don’t pack this stuff into my ordinary luggage is because they are my most precious/expensive things and if any of it got lost or broken I would be seriously gutted. Yes, better suffer the embarrassment and raised eyebrows then lose sight of my favourite pieces.

 “Why are you taking in gun bullets”? It’s a bullet belt you mofo, they were empty bullets and frikkin painted in hot pink and bronze, in the past it might have belong to a homo terrorist, but that’s about it.

I used these in a recent photo shoot and they looked sick!

P.S. Don’t try to be witty with airport security, it will put you in a worse situation than your already in.

Totally digging these Micheal Kors collars... want...

This homegirls feel me...

So if you see some crazy looking fashion girl stressing out at airport security, cut her some slack and throw her a smile. Would make my day :)

Monicaca out.xx

*images sourced from jac & jill and 5inchandup