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Good day, Sunshine

posted on: 24 December, 2014

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The Beatles Revolver

The Fashion Club Jacket • H&M Blouse • H&M Pants • Topshop Shoes • Zara Bag • Ksubi Sunnies

I’ll start this post with an apology for being a little quieter than usual lately. I just touched down in New York and besides struggling to grasp a good Wi-Fi connection; I am off exploring what this city has to offer.

This is one of my favourite albums of all time. Regardless of my mindset, there’s a song to suit my mood from the flippant political lyrics of Taxman to the melancholy strings used in Eleanor Rigby. Klaus Voormann, a German artist, musician, and record producer, created the artwork for the album sleeve. The monochromatic collage influenced me to shoot beside a gigantic pencil in Adelaide and dress in a silvery suit with pointed sling backs.

Going back to gallivanting the big apple now. Follow along on my adventures on Instagram and look out for the hashtag USAxDenchibitionist.

PS. I completely raided Amoeba Records in Los Angeles the other day so there’ll be plenty of Vinyl posts to come!

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Styling and creative direction by Crystal Dench

True Colours

posted on: 17 November, 2014

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Denchibitionist-Crystal-Dench-Les-Nereides-Ksubi-2Topshop Moto Denim Top • Cameo the Label Pants • Rubi Sandals • Les Nereides Necklace • Ksubi Sunglasses

Sometimes you’re waiting for a takeaway order to be ready, flippantly grazing against the pavement when your photographer friend decides it’s time to capture a candid shot or two.

These wide leg pants are a haven during the warmer months and are rather old now (the logo on the tag has Cameo written with a backwards E and was a steal at $5). The structured tee is comfortable (and forgiving of said takeaways) whilst the necklace adds a bit of quirkiness. I quite enjoy how the block colours unify in these images, my idea of the perfect impromptu look to go from pavement to party.

Photography by Susan Allin

Aesop Rundle Street Launch

posted on: 28 September, 2014

 

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I was recently invited to the official launch of Aesop Rundle Street, which was designed by Adelaide’s own Genesin Studio. Guests were offered wines, cheeses, strawberries and berry infused water whilst familiarizing themselves with the chic new digs. The interior features solid timber, Tasmanian oak, antique green marble and blackened steel rods. Unlike other Aesop stores that I have explored, the aesthetic of this east end sanctuary also features a consultation lounge complete with fireplace, leather bound books and armchair.

In need of new skincare for the road trip I was taking the following day, I purchased the Sage & Zinc Facial Hydrating Cream and had a few other handy goodies provided in the gift bag (pictured below). We stayed at a shack in the Yorke Peninsula and I opted to keep my skincare and makeup routine to a minimal. Fittingly, the trip marked the anniversary of my 7th year in Australia. This allowed me to celebrate in the most Australia way I know how; barbeque breakfasts, cocktails in between beach walks and fishing.

 

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The Echoes of A Distant Time

posted on: 17 September, 2014

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Pink Floyd – Meddle

Pink Floyd 1988 Tour Tee • Topshop Skirt • Zara Boots • ASOS Teal Brushed Coat • Marc by Marc Jacobs Watch • H&M Bag

Growing up in England I was no stranger to Pink Floyd. My dad and I would join musical forces doing our own renditions of songs from The Wall and The Dark Side of the Moon. He would play air guitar and I would sing fiercely into a felt tip pen (microphone). We used to drive down to the Royal Festival Hall most Saturday evenings to listen to live music and when I’d fall asleep on the way home, he’d wake me up to see the Battersea Power Station that’s featured in the album artwork for Animals.

Personally my favourite album is Meddle, which my outfit is inspired by. The colours of the sound waves and rippled water in the music sleeve match perfectly with that of my fur coat contrasting with the brick wall. Those who know me will tell you that I’m no stranger to sporting a band tee and there’s nothing I enjoy more than finding an original tour shirt in mint condition. I thoroughly enjoyed putting this look together, if you enjoyed it too let me know by commenting below and perhaps it will be the start of a series post.

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Styling and creative direction by Crystal Dench

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Flat Lay Favourites

posted on: 30 June, 2014

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ASOS Collection Coat • Baies Diptyque Candle • Harper’s Bazaar Australia • Lego Figurine •  Oscar Wilde Stories • Kate Sylvester Baseball from her MBFWA 13 Show •  Koko Black Milk Chocolate • Dark Side of the Moon record by Pink Floyd • Stella McCartney Loafers • Crystal Skull Vodka • Marc by Marc Jacobs Watch • Chanel Crème Blush • Jaggar the label Coin Purse • Finders Keepers the label iPhone Case • Stila White Liquid Liner • Jaggar the label print

There are a few things that I savor in the colder months; putting on some records, catching up on some light reading under a woolen blanket, enjoying chocolate of the drinking or solid variety.  I’m unable to fully appreciate them when a warmer forecast calls for it’s own kind of fanciful frivolities. Like the thrill of dressing in entirely black outfits on crisp days, layered with different textures and fabrics, finished with a teal coat to break things up. I’m hoping to take the blog out of its current dormant state with a few upcoming posts that I have up my proverbial sheer paneled sleeve. These are a few of my favorite things, some new and some old. Just a quick insight into what I’m enjoying most right now while embracing the Australian winter.

 

Succinct

posted on: 13 May, 2013

“Sometimes you’re 23 and standing in the kitchen of your house making breakfast and brewing coffee and listening to music that for some reason is really getting to your heart. You’re just standing there thinking about going to work and picking up your dry cleaning. And also more exciting things like books you’re reading and trips you plan on taking and relationships that are springing into existence. Or fading from your memory, which is far less exciting. And suddenly you just don’t feel at home in your skin or in your house and you just want home but “Mum’s” probably wouldn’t feel like home anymore either. There used to be the comfort of a number in your phone and ears that listened everyday and arms that were never for anyone else. But just to calm you down when you started feeling trapped in a five-minute period where nostalgia is too much and thoughts of this person you are feel foreign. When you realize that you’ll never be this young again but this is the first time you’ve ever been this old. When you can’t remember how you got from sixteen to here and all the same feel like sixteen is just as much of a stranger to you now. The song is over. The coffee’s done. You’re going to breathe in and out. You’re going to be fine in about five minutes.”

Read ‘coffee’ as hot chocolate and it’s quite precise.

She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning.

posted on: 11 March, 2013

I’d like to think that I’m not the kind of person that gets captivated by things to the point of obsession, but one exception is my complete love for Lolita, a book I first picked up as a summer read many years ago. There was something about the sinister sweet context that grasped my attention in an unwavering way. Since then I’ve been able to reacquaint myself with Lolita via Olympia Le Tan’s bag collection (which also happened to feature in a favourite short film of mine) and when I watched an early Stanley Kubrick, black and white adaptation. It’s been incredible to see the work of Nabokov inspire art, film and now fashion too. The Shakuhachi Autumn/Winter collection features a Lolita silk tee that I need to get my hands on. I can see it being on high rotation, loosely tucked into a pencil skirt or leather pants.

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ImageImages sourced from Shakuhachi, Purple.Fr, 1962 movie poster of Lolita by Stanley Kubrick

Extended Absence

posted on: 30 November, 2012

The completion of an online content internship at Whistles where I was able to delve into ecommerce of the online store, social media management and fashion buying has brought out a drive, that I had not known to exist within me. Through working closely with the regional manager and founder, I was able to identify my strengths which is something I have yet to experience at university. Though the internship is completed, I’ve learned a lot about the direction I would like to take upon finishing my degree and luckily, I will be able to continue this streak of exploration by venturing to Sydney to do work placement at Cosmopolitan Australia towards the end of the week. So yeah, that’s what’s been consuming my time, that and soaking up the sunshine of course.