For my PhD submission I wore this cream wool top from the Australian label aperiodic. The (Canberra) designer behind the label, Stephanie Cooper created the label while studying at the Canberra Institute of Technology. Prior to her design degree, Stephanie was studying architecture. Her architecture background has come to influence many aspects of her design process - from the very unique way she takes measurements (it seemed like she was measuring in squares and lines) to the aesthetic of her pieces. Because I didn't actually take too many photos on the day I submitted my thesis, I decided that outfit photos at the Parliament of Australia would be a great idea. A bit like an ode to Stephanie, mixing fashion and architecture.
I've visited Parliament many times but this time was particularly special because it was probably my last visit. I suppose I went to say goodbye.
* And I didn't fall - I was just trying to get up!
Looking at these photos I am struck by the simplicity of the garment but at the same time I am also struck by how much it stands out. I love the femininity of the colour, fabric and the back but also the contrast with the edgier raw edge Raw edges - I just love them!
And can we talk about these shoes for a moment - not a typical colour or one that you'd think would have any sort of impact but the way they pop against the white makes me so thankful that I got them in this colour.
Stephanie has made another item of clothing for me, you might remember this aperiodic floor length dress I wore a few months ago. Stephanie's clothes have a Japanese and Scandinavian touch to them. Her garments are minimalist, the fabric she uses and the construction of her pieces is what, I believe, adds great depth to her clothes. As I've developed and come to understand my style, I've been leaning towards timeless garments. I strive for a closet that is carefully curated, with pieces that suit my body, my lifestyle and transcend the countries I live and move around in and trends. This process of curating such a wardrobe has been slow, it takes time to find pieces that do this but Stephanie's label aperiodic and the pieces she creates, like this top, have become pieces I can easily centre my outfits around. I'm looking forward to adding more of this top in other colours to my collection (just a heads up Stephanie! :))
aperiodic top | Jeanswest skinny jeans | Bottega Veneta Bow Pumps in Reseda Sage* | ASOS clutch old | I did my make-up myself, completely in love with the Napoleon Perdis eye-shadow in Purple Haze | Photos by Patrick (@thebloggerhusband Instagram)
*heavily discounted at the moment!
Do you have a carefully curated wardrobe?
I'm always curious as to how people cultivate their closets!
See more photos from this outfit shoot here
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