This weeks post combines both of my passions at this point in my life; Yo Pop and Dusty Petals. After falling in love with frozen yoghurt in New York, Dustin and I had a yearning to share this love with Melbourne. That is how 'Yo Pop' initiated. We opened our first frozen yoghurt and smoothie bar 'Yo Pop' in Phillip Island last summer. After a successful summer we are now in the process of setting up a store in Melbourne. As well as doing this I finally decided to share my passion for fashion with people through a blog and that is when 'Dusty Petals' came along. I want my blog to be about sharing my own designs, along with vintage and new trends that are currently for sale. I also wanted to provide a selection of styled looks to purchase directly from my blog.
I chose to style the below look in the Yo Pop setting as I really wanted to take advantage of the array of colours and patterns used in our 'Yo Pop' branding. I am wearing a George Ermis dress over black stockings. The jacket is vintage. It was part of a 1980's suit. When I bought this jacket it was a typical loose fitted 80's style where the ribbing hung well below the hips. The style was a sight for poor eyes but I fell in love with the patterned fabric and decided it would be worthwhile reconstructing it. I had the jacket shortened and tailored to fit my shape. I was inspired by the idea of combining the classic Chanel style cropped jacket with the traditional bomber jacket. I love how it turned out and I wear it to death. That is another passion of mine; finding vintage pieces and creating a way to reinvent them in a modern way.
I've accessorised with my own designed 'Pop Bandz' series which are fun shaped silicone bands that 'Pop' back into their original shape. We will be stocking them in our 'Yo Pop' Melbourne store very soon. The belt is vintage from my favourite store 'Friperie.' The bow clip is from 'Sportsgirl' and the shoes are Harajuku Lovers which you may have seen in previous posts. I bought them in NYC and love them to death.
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My new designed fun shaped 'Pop Bandz' will be sold in our coming 'Yo Pop' Melbourne store.
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