DanDressedMe

Work Staples

Outfits,  Spring

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Jumper: from Pigeon Hole (can’t remember the brand and it’s in the wash. TBC hehe)
Jeans: Cheap Monday
Shoes: Senso – Rhiannon

ayo peeps.

today I am talking about my current work staples of the non-stationery kind. i’ve recently started a new job at scene model management. essentially just helping on the desk with booking models to jobs. but also updating social media and other general help stuff. soooo, i work in an office for the first time in my life. i’d say it’s considerably more relaxed than other offices, as i wear jeans nearly every day. apparently there’s no dress code. this can be seen either as complete and utter freedom, or as not enough direction. for me, i’ve never had my entire wardrobe to choose from when going to work. in fact, in most of my dressing occasions i feel i have some sort of limitation / expectation as to what i should wear. at scene i’ve been given free reign. so in order to keep it cool and casual yet like i care about my job, i’ve been wearing completely casual outfits while adding one of the following:
a) HEELS. nothing crazy, just something to give me a little more spring in my step
b) JEWELLERY. a statement necklace in most cases, as a garnish to my t-shirt
c) LIPSTICK. the absolute easiest way to appear as though you’ve put in more effort than you have.

i must say, the other day i wore heels and lipstick. the people of the perth CBD couldn’t quite handle how much effort i had put in to my outfit. i could feel it in their eyes as they looked me up and down. that, or they liked my shoes. (hoping for option two.) still haven’t been street style snapped, so i must be missing something. joking. i take enough photos of myself. speaking of which, these images were captured with my friend’s cannon 5d mark ii and i am loving the full frame. it’s opening maddy and i’s eyes up to a whole new world of possibilities. you wouldn’t believe how dark it was when we took these. so, we are investing in a new cam. yay! we’ll keep ya posted. and if you haven’t, follow us on the gram. we tend to update that a little more than here!

dan xx

The Start of Skin Season

DanDressedMe,  Outfits,  Spring

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yep. you got it – skin season is upon us.

with this current weather, we need to be prepared. one day i will be wearing jeans and a jumper, and the next day i’m practically forced to show my skin in some way on some limb, and i freak out! i feel like this happens every year. it’s always a terrible push in the deep end. no learning to swim and wading in shallow waters – straight in! so, what i have been trying to do is show one main area of skin at a time. the whole singlet and shorts thing just isn’t going to work for me right now. in order for me to leave my house i need to be at least 60% comfortable with showing my skin. so i’m doing it in sections. today i opted for the legs as i thought they were a little lower than the average persons eye line. so, you know, less attention? not sure if the theory works at all, but it does in my mind. i must say however, my skin looks rather smooth with this little edit that i did on these pics. but don’t be fooled, a little fake tan and some nifty photoshop can make any pale, blotchy girl look ready for summer. but unfortunately we don’t all see through photoshopped glasses, we see reality. so, it’s official time to get this skin prep happening so we are all free to wear whatever we want! woohoo!

dan xx

Meg Mac EP Tour

Cool Stuff,  Inspiration,  Studio

so maddy and i had the privilege of seeing the amazing MEC MAC a couple of weekends ago. she was pretty darn amazing and i wanted to just share my experience, and also enlighten those of you not aware of her talent.

i knew meg back in my waapa days (wasn’t that long ago really), and actually saw/heard some of these songs developing. it was really cool to see how much the songs had changed – and all for the better. the melodies are all so smooth. like they’re unpredictable but they sound right – not over done. i really appreciate it when a singer knows when to hold out a long note, or cut it short, and then use trills and runs for a little extra colour rather than flipping their way through the whole song. musically i was pretty impressed with what was done with only a keys player, bass player, and drummer. there were lot’s of electronic sounds giving it a sort of pop and r’n’b blend, with meg’s soulful vocals over the top. i’d say the highlight for me was hearing them perform ‘grandma’s hands.’ it was literally flawless. everyone around me was completely in awe of her and the band, and all so thrilled to be there with her. it was a serious honour and i was proud! aaaanyway, just wanted to share my lil experience witchyall.

please check out her EP and buy it on itunes here, or visit her store here for the real life thing !!

 

meg