Sunday, September 2, 2012

Aussie Curves: Celeb Copy Cat Solange Knowles




Hello lovely ones,
How are you all? Well I scraped in with this weeks challenge Celebrity Copy Cat only just! And by just I mean on Friday I left Mildura to go Melbourne for a weekend. At this point I had a list of about 5-7 celebrities who I'd consider a super stylish lady . I had a quick scour through the internet for images of my most favourite ladies when it comes to person styling. The first person I typed in was Solange Knowles. Even though she is my most loved style icon at the moment I couldn't find any photos that I could use (each time I found one I liked I would run to my cupboard to see if I had something I could work with.



Flash forward 2 days in Melbourne with my lovely college girls and by the time I arrived home to Mildura I noticed that a lot of the women taking part in the challenge had said they were done and ready to post. It was 5pm and I still had NOTHING! So I began to sift through blogs when I found some photos from Solange's interview with the Time Out New York magazine HERE

There are many reasons why I adore her personal style. I love her choice of prints, colours, afro, box braids and her ability to keep changing things up. I can strongly relate to her approach to style being an opportunity to express yourself. Some days I like dressing a little old school, classic and clean and other days I am happy to cruise around in baggy jumpers and beanies. It's about being practical and showcasing a reflection of what is important to me in my life right now and being able to wear items that make me feel beautiful, alive and vibrant. DAMN if only I had a fro. I would never straighten it. Look at how fly she is!

Special thanks to my darling sister Pulu for allowing me to wake her up the afternoon after a sleepless 3 days in Melbourne. She was cold and tired and she still managed to get these shots. 
Thanks Theresa Jean xo

Skirt :Lilly and Lou $15 / Wedges: Target $35.00 / Pink Collard Blouse:  Vinnies $4 Cardigan $6.95 SES


What I wore: 
 All found in my cupboard :) Skirt is old I picked it up at Best and Less 2 years ago I think, shoes are new and probably still on Target shelves as I type and they belong to my sister. I was soooo tempted to go out and buy something new just to make this work but thankfully I had a lot of similar items to the styling of this shoot. My glasses were a birthday gift from my friend Moala but they were a opshop/thrifted find and my lip colour is called Burnt Orange and it's a range where I pick up most of my lip colours from. It's a matt colour and you can pick them up at most chemists for under $5. Hair was left natural like Solange. No real styling or hair products. I just washed it and clipped it back.

I currently can't get enough of collared blouses. I wear them all the time because it makes me feel a little polished.

Isn't the colour just so pretty? I have also been using my Burnt Orange colour a lot lately so I combined two of my have things into this look. Solange Knowles I love your style. Let's hang out when I'm in Brooklyn ;)

So my lovely ones. Who inspires your personal style?





Big Love,


Falala Mele xo








29 comments:

  1. You look fabulous Mele! I love it!

    xoxo,
    daisy

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  2. Great colours! I really love the interesting details on that blouse too! You look great!

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  3. You're totally rocking the Solange look! I love that orange on you.

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  4. The colour combos with this are great - bold and beautiful, just like Solange (and you, obviously!)

    Extra points for shopping your wardrobe :)

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  5. I love Solange's style and yours...great post! RoRos World

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    1. thanks Roro ;) Hope things are going well for you in NY....forever jealous of all you ladies that live there

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  6. SO sassy!! I didn;t even know about Solange, but her style is definately funky!

    I have to admit, I so enjoy your blog and am grateful to have found it. You have inspired me to go Vinnies shopping! On Friday night I spent more than an hour trawling back truough your posts. Loved every minute of the eye candy and beautiful words :D

    Thank you for sharing!

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  7. i love solange and i LOVE this post. you look amazing

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  8. i love solange and I LOVE this most. you look amazing.

    Its LaiParis

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  9. this is amazeballs! love solange's style and you seemed to have captured it...

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  10. You totally worked that look. Love the sunnies! And orange and pink together. Fabulous.

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  11. NAILED IT, you look so fabulous. I have those shoes, so comfy. I have the urge to wear pink and orange asap.

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  12. Dude! You knocked it out of the park. I LOVE THIS. And you're right, that girl, she has style. As do you, of course!!

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  13. Loving those sunglasses and that skirt! Looking fab! Orange really suits you x

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  14. I love the orange cardigan on you. Such a rich, wonderful colour.

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  15. Gorgeous and all the brain damage was worth it ... you chose a gorgeous gal to copy and you did it to the max, well done ;)

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  16. That palette of colours is gorgeous on your skin tone. Come to me my darling I want to fro your hair!!! lol Awesome blog!

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  17. What an awesome choice- you are totally rocking that outfit. Orange looks great on you!

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  18. Babe!! Rocking it!! Solange does have such funky style- you totally nailed it!

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  19. I agree with the others, orange really does suit you. You look great.
    Luv jac @Common Chaos Chronicle xox

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  20. You are WORKING this whole outfit I love it. I absolutely love Solange too her and her music is amazing. Such a good person to copy cat! Looking gorgeous as always! x

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  21. You did a great job with your copy-cat outfit. I like how you (and many of the others that did this challenge) gave the copy-cat outfit a new twist. Very nice.

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  22. Inspired choice: Solange is SO fucking cool and you've replicated her style flawlessly. Love it. I also totally wanna steal your sunnies! You look hot!

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  23. LOVE LOVE LOVE!! I want Solange to find this now so u guys can meet up!! HAHA
    ...And the Wedges look really coooool!! Miss yoooou.X

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  24. You look amazing! Solange is one of my style icons and you did her great justice my dear. Love the super large collar on this blouse and your sunnies are to die for! Hope you are well! Kiah

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  25. @Kiah you are another one of my blogger style icons....BOLD and FEARLESS! Thanks for the love Kiah xo

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  26. gorgeous! i'm inspired. i do have a pink top but will lookout for an orange cardie or jacket! thanks luv.
    jijixx

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  27. I can't believe I've only just found your blog. I ADORE your style. xx

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