Thursday, 14 May 2015

ASOS Student Editors 2015

ASOS, ASOS AU, ASOS International, ASOS ON CAMPUS, Student Editors, Eric Ponce, Sharon Jiang, Marvic Casingal, Bianca Mastroianni, Sophia Athas, Anthony Graetz, Pink coat, BooHoo, Mink Pink, Paint It Red,
ASOS, ASOS AU, ASOS International, ASOS ON CAMPUS, Student Editors, Eric Ponce, Sharon Jiang, Marvic Casingal, Bianca Mastroianni, Sophia Athas, Anthony Graetz, Pink coat, BooHoo, Mink Pink, Paint It Red,

ASOS, ASOS AU, ASOS International, ASOS ON CAMPUS, Student Editors, Eric Ponce, Sharon Jiang, Marvic Casingal, Bianca Mastroianni, Sophia Athas, Anthony Graetz, Pink coat, BooHoo, Mink Pink, Paint It Red,









ASOS, ASOS AU, ASOS International, ASOS ON CAMPUS, Student Editors, Eric Ponce, Sharon Jiang, Marvic Casingal, Bianca Mastroianni, Sophia Athas, Anthony Graetz, Pink coat, BooHoo, Mink Pink, Paint It Red,








ASOS, ASOS AU, ASOS International, ASOS ON CAMPUS, Student Editors, Eric Ponce, Sharon Jiang, Marvic Casingal, Bianca Mastroianni, Sophia Athas, Anthony Graetz, Pink coat, BooHoo, Mink Pink, Paint It Red, 
H E R
Jumper: The boyffie's 
Coat: ASOS 
Skirt: Paint It Red 
Faux Fur shawl: Mink Pink 
Necklaces: Markets

H I S
Turtleneck: Boohoo Man
Coat: Selected Homme
Pants: ASOS
Belt: Connor
Mesh belt/sweater: Topman



We're sending you good jujus from our side of the interweb! Because DRUM ROLL 
... 
We both now work for ASOS! 

Although it's taken a while for general admin stuff, we are officially 2 of 10 student editors around Australia. Let's be real - online shopping is our life and our most beloved form of procrastination. So you can imagine the squeals when we knew we're working for a company we genuinely love. 

The role will include original photography and videography as well as writing articles for ASOS On Campus - a blog-like division on ASOS.com created for students by students. 

Follow us on our ASOS journey at Sharon's LINK & Marvic's LINK.

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Friday, 1 May 2015

OUTFIT POST: Universal

Universal Studios, Osaka, Japan, Personal Style, Gestuz, Rag & Bone, Jeans, Mink Pink, Lost in Translation, Bronx Boots, Chicwish backpack, black bag, Primped and Primed, Sharon Jiang, street style, Hello Kitty, couples style, Matchy Matchy style

Universal Studios, Osaka, Japan, Personal Style, Gestuz, Rag & Bone, Jeans, Mink Pink, Lost in Translation, Bronx Boots, Chicwish backpack, black bag, Primped and Primed, Sharon Jiang, street style, Hello Kitty, couples style, Matchy Matchy style
Universal Studios, Osaka, Japan, Personal Style, Gestuz, Rag & Bone, Jeans, Mink Pink, Lost in Translation, Bronx Boots, Chicwish backpack, black bag, Primped and Primed, Sharon Jiang, street style, Hello Kitty, couples style, Matchy Matchy style

I never know what to wear to amusement parks. Striking a balance between style, comfort and something that won't fly up or twist on rides is an effort in itself.

When shooting Universal Studios street style, it was refreshing to see how other park goers were dressed. Some people rocked the theme park merch from Hello Kitty printed tees to dramatic top hats and lace bows.

But the one thing that surprised me were the friends and couples wearing matchy matchy outfits. Yep, fully coordinated looks - sometimes head to toe or matching the top or bottom half. Coincidentally, Marvic linked me a Refinery29 video called 'How Korean Couples Do PDA'. It explained this modern trend in the context of Korean youth culture and how it's a material representation of affection. In Universal Osaka I asked some coordinated groups and couples why they matched.
Conclusion? It was mainly a way to show friendship or unity and because it's so much easier to find each other.

For me though, it was a jeans, boots and jacket kinda day. Frankly I'm not brave enough to try this matchy matchy trend. And who was there for me to match with? My little sister?

(For more on Japan ... check out the VLOG & LOOKBOOK)

Universal Studios, Osaka, Japan, Personal Style, Gestuz, Rag & Bone, Jeans, Mink Pink, Lost in Translation, Bronx Boots, Chicwish backpack, black bag, Primped and Primed, Sharon Jiang, street style, Hello Kitty, couples style, Matchy Matchy style
Killing it in novelty top hats.

Universal Studios, Osaka, Japan, Personal Style, Gestuz, Rag & Bone, Jeans, Mink Pink, Lost in Translation, Bronx Boots, Chicwish backpack, black bag, Primped and Primed, Sharon Jiang, street style, Hello Kitty, couples style, Matchy Matchy style, travel, Japanese people, Japanese students
These chicks are just wearing their school uniform #thatbowthough

Universal Studios, Osaka, Japan, Personal Style, Gestuz, Rag & Bone, Jeans, Mink Pink, Lost in Translation, Bronx Boots, Chicwish backpack, black bag, Primped and Primed, Sharon Jiang, street style, Hello Kitty, couples style, Matchy Matchy style, travel, Japanese people, Japanese students
The hat. The sunnies. The jumper. Everything ON POINT!

Universal Studios, Osaka, Japan, Personal Style, Gestuz, Rag & Bone, Jeans, Mink Pink, Lost in Translation, Bronx Boots, Chicwish backpack, black bag, Primped and Primed, Sharon Jiang, street style, Hello Kitty, couples style, Matchy Matchy style, travel, Japanese people, Japanese students
Team Hello Kitty 

Universal Studios, Osaka, Japan, Personal Style, Gestuz, Rag & Bone, Jeans, Mink Pink, Lost in Translation, Bronx Boots, Chicwish backpack, black bag, Primped and Primed, Sharon Jiang, street style, Hello Kitty, couples style, Matchy Matchy style, travel, Japanese people, Japanese students
Relationship Goals

Universal Studios, Osaka, Japan, Personal Style, Gestuz, Rag & Bone, Jeans, Mink Pink, Lost in Translation, Bronx Boots, Chicwish backpack, black bag, Primped and Primed, Sharon Jiang, street style, Hello Kitty, couples style, Matchy Matchy style, travel, Japanese people, Japanese students
Rocking the head to toe white #koolkids





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Friday, 24 April 2015

UPDATE: YouTubers?

YouTube, Vlog, YouTubers, Primped and Primed. Style Channel, Street style, Outfit Of The Day, Personal Style, OOTD, Get to Know Me Tag

We're not going to start with excuses.

Yes it has been four months since we tended to our online baby but just hear us out.

Our absence from the site doesn't mean we were jumping on clouds eating fairy floss and popcorn. 
It wasn't easy to stare at our malnourished blog feed while other projects got in the way.

During the past few months, Marvic and I moved from photography and writing to videography.
We directed all our energy to tripods and iMovie (yeah, we're basic like that) and started a YOUTUBE channel.

It has taken us this long to find our footing but from now on we'll be making fashion videos alongside shooting photos and writing content.

Under the same name as the blog, Primped and Primed, here are some film stills of our recent work.

YouTube, Vlog, YouTubers, Primped and Primed. Style Channel, Street style, Outfit Of The Day, Personal Style, OOTD, Get to Know Me Tag
Valentines Day Lookbook




YouTube, Vlog, YouTubers, Primped and Primed. Style Channel, Street style, Outfit Of The Day, Personal Style, OOTD, Get to Know Me Tag
Steal Their Style: Christian Grey - Fifty Shades of Grey Lookbook
YouTube, Vlog, YouTubers, Primped and Primed. Style Channel, Street style, Outfit Of The Day, Personal Style, OOTD, Get to Know Me Tag
#Unidays Ep. 3 
YouTube, Vlog, YouTubers, Primped and Primed. Style Channel, Street style, Outfit Of The Day, Personal Style, OOTD, Get to Know Me Tag
Boho Festival Lookbook 
YouTube, Vlog, YouTubers, Primped and Primed. Style Channel, Street style, Outfit Of The Day, Personal Style, OOTD, Get to Know Me Tag
Summer 2015 Lookbook
YouTube, Vlog, YouTubers, Primped and Primed. Style Channel, Street style, Outfit Of The Day, Personal Style, OOTD, Get to Know Me Tag
Japan Lookbook 
YouTube, Vlog, YouTubers, Primped and Primed. Style Channel, Street style, Outfit Of The Day, Personal Style, OOTD, Get to Know Me Tag
#Unidays Ep 1
YouTube, Vlog, YouTubers, Primped and Primed. Style Channel, Street style, Outfit Of The Day, Personal Style, OOTD, Get to Know Me Tag
Night Out Lookbook 
YouTube, Vlog, YouTubers, Primped and Primed. Style Channel, Street style, Outfit Of The Day, Personal Style, OOTD, Get to Know Me Tag
Boho Festival Lookbook
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Get To Know Me Tag 

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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

'Pacific Getaway' Lookbook

For Love & Lemons, Spring 2015, Pacific Getaway lookbook, Hawaii, holiday, tropical, sheer, lace, appliqué

For Love & Lemons, Spring 2015, Pacific Getaway lookbook, Hawaii, holiday, tropical, sheer, lace, appliqué

For Love & Lemons, Spring 2015, Pacific Getaway lookbook, Hawaii, holiday, tropical, sheer, lace, appliqué

For Love & Lemons, Spring 2015, Pacific Getaway lookbook, Hawaii, holiday, tropical, sheer, lace, appliqué
For Love & Lemons, Spring 2015, Pacific Getaway lookbook, Hawaii, holiday, tropical, sheer, lace, appliqué

For Love & Lemons, Spring 2015, Pacific Getaway lookbook, Hawaii, holiday, tropical, sheer, lace, appliqué









For Love & Lemons, Spring 2015, Pacific Getaway lookbook, Hawaii, holiday, tropical, sheer, lace, appliqué










For Love & Lemons, Spring 2015, Pacific Getaway lookbook, Hawaii, holiday, tropical, sheer, lace, appliqué













For Love & Lemons, Spring 2015, Pacific Getaway lookbook, Hawaii, holiday, tropical, sheer, lace, appliqué













For Love & Lemons, Spring 2015, Pacific Getaway lookbook, Hawaii, holiday, tropical, sheer, lace, appliqué

For Love & Lemons, Spring 2015, Pacific Getaway lookbook, Hawaii, holiday, tropical, sheer, lace, appliqué

For Love & Lemons, Spring 2015, Pacific Getaway lookbook, Hawaii, holiday, tropical, sheer, lace, appliqué

For Love & Lemons, Spring 2015, Pacific Getaway lookbook, Hawaii, holiday, tropical, sheer, lace, appliqué












Picture Source: http://forloveandlemons.com

All I want is an adventure like this - endless days exploring forest lakes and lonely beaches. Where time constraints don't exist and neither do hair straighteners. Wet hair simply air dried by the breeze and your skin washed clean with the salt and sand.

Perhaps this For Love and Lemons lookbook captured my summer longing for road trips. Or maybe I'm just sucked into their Spring 2015 collection. Honestly I too want to jump into rock pools with sheer mesh clinging to legs. They do the appliqué and sheer-cross-lace placement so well - as if it's light enough to float.

P.S. Our apologies on the lack of outfit posts, we will be shooting soon but we've been quite busy filming our YouTube style videos. You know how it is: new year, new projects.

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Sunday, 18 January 2015

TRENDING: All Black

Solestruck, black outfits, goth, gothic fashion, goth style


We’re in the midst of yet another Australian summer - where the sun’s rays have tinged our skin golden, where the beach serves as the ultimate day-off retreat, and where matte black shades and SPF 50+ are absolute must-haves. For many mere mortals, summer bares images of bikinis and board shorts, crystal blue waters and sweet tropical fruit.

But as I’ve come to notice, from those cool kids walking down Bondi promenade, to my very own go-to summer outfits, all black looks - or anti-summer dressing (as I love to call it) - is a growing trend. One must simply look at Solestruck’s Summer Lookbook to see that this trend is all the rebelliousness rage it claims to be. And boy does it look good, almost Tim Burton-esque.

Titled ‘Goths in Hot Weather’, I found the lookbook possesses an enigmatic beauty about this nonconformist way of summer dressing. Maybe it’s the ‘stick it to the man/I couldn't care less’ attitude you seemingly adopt wearing something all black. Or perhaps the timelessness of the outfit by this simple choice in colour. Regardless of what it is, anti-summer outfits have already, and will continue, to dictate how I dress this summer.
PS. Sharon and I have recently started our very own YouTube channel, at Primped and Primed, and we would really love it if you could have a look around and let us know what you think. It even features anti-summer looks. 

 

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Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Three Floor AW14/15

Three Floor Fashion, Autumn Winter 2014, Collection, Lookbook

Three Floor Fashion, Autumn Winter 2014, Collection, Lookbook
Three Floor Fashion, Autumn Winter 2014, Collection, Lookbook

Three Floor Fashion, Autumn Winter 2014, Collection, Lookbook
Left to Right Clockwise: ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE
Three Floor Fashion, Autumn Winter 2014, Collection, Lookbook
 Picture Source: http://www.threefloorfashion.com

Although I'm not one who aches for winter during Australia's balmy summers, this Three Floor campaign is an exception. Think of it as edgy and futuristic party separates that's a little different to the usual crop top, tight skirt combo (Kardashian much?).
Metallic against sequins, sheer opposed to gauze mesh, delicate lace with brocade: this contrast in textures is what Three Floor does so well. Keeping this drop mysterious yet fresh are the aquatic hues and rich jewel tones to complement the mishmash of materials.

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Saturday, 3 January 2015

Travel Diary: The Whitsundays

Travel, Queensland, Hamilton Island, Gypsea Swimwear, YSL, yoga, health, Whitsunday Islands, Daydream Island, Whitehaven Beach, Camira Sailing Adventure, Cruise Whitesundays, Reef View Hotel Hamilton Island, Heart Reef, Harty Reef, Helicopter, The Great Barrier Reef, Quay Eyewear,

Travel, Queensland, Hamilton Island, Gypsea Swimwear, YSL, yoga, health, Whitsunday Islands, Daydream Island, Whitehaven Beach, Camira Sailing Adventure, Cruise Whitesundays, Reef View Hotel Hamilton Island, Heart Reef, Harty Reef, Helicopter, The Great Barrier Reef

Travel, Queensland, Hamilton Island, Gypsea Swimwear, YSL, yoga, health, Whitsunday Islands, Daydream Island, Whitehaven Beach, Camira Sailing Adventure, Cruise Whitesundays, Reef View Hotel Hamilton Island, Heart Reef, Harty Reef, Helicopter, The Great Barrier Reef

Travel, Queensland, Hamilton Island, Gypsea Swimwear, YSL, yoga, health, Whitsunday Islands, Daydream Island, Whitehaven Beach, Camira Sailing Adventure, Cruise Whitesundays, Reef View Hotel Hamilton Island, Heart Reef, Harty Reef, Helicopter, The Great Barrier Reef, Golf Buggy

Travel, Queensland, Hamilton Island, Gypsea Swimwear, YSL, yoga, health, Whitsunday Islands, Daydream Island, Whitehaven Beach, Camira Sailing Adventure, Cruise Whitesundays, Reef View Hotel Hamilton Island, Heart Reef, Harty Reef, Helicopter, The Great Barrier Reef, Catseye Beach

Travel, Queensland, Hamilton Island, Gypsea Swimwear, YSL, yoga, health, Whitsunday Islands, Daydream Island, Whitehaven Beach, Camira Sailing Adventure, Cruise Whitesundays, Reef View Hotel Hamilton Island, Heart Reef, Harty Reef, Helicopter, The Great Barrier Reef, Beach Club Hotel

Travel, Queensland, Hamilton Island, Gypsea Swimwear, YSL, yoga, health, Whitsunday Islands, Daydream Island, Whitehaven Beach, Camira Sailing Adventure, Cruise Whitesundays, Reef View Hotel Hamilton Island, Heart Reef, Harty Reef, Helicopter, The Great Barrier Reef

Travel, Queensland, Hamilton Island, Gypsea Swimwear, YSL, yoga, health, Whitsunday Islands, Daydream Island, Whitehaven Beach, Camira Sailing Adventure, Cruise Whitesundays, Reef View Hotel Hamilton Island, Heart Reef, Harty Reef, Helicopter, The Great Barrier Reef

Travel, Queensland, Hamilton Island, Gypsea Swimwear, YSL, yoga, health, Whitsunday Islands, Daydream Island, Whitehaven Beach, Camira Sailing Adventure, Cruise Whitesundays, Reef View Hotel Hamilton Island, Heart Reef, Harty Reef, Helicopter, The Great Barrier Reef

Travel, Queensland, Hamilton Island, Gypsea Swimwear, YSL, yoga, health, Whitsunday Islands, Daydream Island, Whitehaven Beach, Camira Sailing Adventure, Cruise Whitesundays, Reef View Hotel Hamilton Island, Heart Reef, Harty Reef, Helicopter, The Great Barrier Reef

Travel, Queensland, Hamilton Island, Gypsea Swimwear, YSL, yoga, health, Whitsunday Islands, Daydream Island, Whitehaven Beach, Camira Sailing Adventure, Cruise Whitesundays, Reef View Hotel Hamilton Island, Heart Reef, Harty Reef, Helicopter, The Great Barrier Reef

Travel, Queensland, Hamilton Island, Gypsea Swimwear, YSL, yoga, health, Whitsunday Islands, Daydream Island, Whitehaven Beach, Camira Sailing Adventure, Cruise Whitesundays, Reef View Hotel Hamilton Island, Heart Reef, Harty Reef, Helicopter, The Great Barrier Reef

Travel, Queensland, Hamilton Island, Gypsea Swimwear, YSL, yoga, health, Whitsunday Islands, Daydream Island, Whitehaven Beach, Camira Sailing Adventure, Cruise Whitesundays, Reef View Hotel Hamilton Island, Heart Reef, Harty Reef, Helicopter, The Great Barrier Reef

Travel, Queensland, Hamilton Island, Gypsea Swimwear, YSL, yoga, health, Whitsunday Islands, Daydream Island, Whitehaven Beach, Camira Sailing Adventure, Cruise Whitesundays, Reef View Hotel Hamilton Island, Heart Reef, Harty Reef, Helicopter, The Great Barrier Reef

Travel, Queensland, Hamilton Island, Gypsea Swimwear, YSL, yoga, health, Whitsunday Islands, Daydream Island, Whitehaven Beach, Camira Sailing Adventure, Cruise Whitesundays, Reef View Hotel Hamilton Island, Heart Reef, Harty Reef, Helicopter, The Great Barrier Reef

Travel, Queensland, Hamilton Island, Gypsea Swimwear, YSL, yoga, health, Whitsunday Islands, Daydream Island, Whitehaven Beach, Camira Sailing Adventure, Cruise Whitesundays, Reef View Hotel Hamilton Island, Heart Reef, Harty Reef, Helicopter, The Great Barrier Reef, Quay Eyewear




Every year my family and I travel to somewhere tropical; anywhere with a temperate climate and breathtaking ocean views. Despite the obvious similarities of 'beachy' destinations - palm trees, straw umbrellas and blue waters - there are subtle yet distinctive differences. That being said here are my
5 things I learnt about the Whitsunday Islands. 

1. Hamilton Island's transportation of choice? Cute little golf buggies.
Hire one for the length of your stay and it'll take you from Catseye beach at midday to the top of the mountain for the sunset. Such is the island life.

2. Sand that feels like powder does exist.
Living in Sydney, I thought I've seen the best beaches but Whitehaven Beach beats them all: 7km of fine silica sand that apparently doesn't get hot since it's 97% silica content reflects the heat right off.

3. Ice cream is replaceable when you're viewing Whitehaven beach from above.
The aerial view takes me back to childhood days of Rainbow Paddlepops as the beach swirls into a mixture of minty green, aquamarine and white. It's not everyday that an island serves you a scoop of Mr Whippy.

4. Free diving beats scuba diving any day - even Cruise Whitsunday's crew agrees.
Take a deep breath, dive all the way down and you can get up close with the marine life without all that heavy gear. That, and you kind of feel like a mermaid. A mermaid with snorkel goggles and plastic fins … very magical.

5. Out at sea, you don't know where the horizon is anymore.
The sea and the sky seems to blend together into this hazy ombre. You could walk straight into the mist and disappear right off the Earth. That's what I call escape.

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