New in from Melbourne
Here's a not-so-secret secret: I love discovering new things during my travels. Especially from brands, we don't easily see in London or Taiwan. Like life, my style has always been affected by my trips. They impact how I shop, and how I express my personal style. Life should be like that. Consistently inspiring us to try new things and make changes. I can look back at a piece of jewellery, a pair of shoes or even a beauty product, and see where I was, both life and location-wise. Given the current state of my closet, I've had so much fun with all these new-ins from Melbourne. So without further ado, let's take a look!
I used to love wearing a million pieces (aka. an arm party), but then they started to get annoying. First, they make loads of noise when you move your hand. Second, it's a total pain to see them take a toll of all my favourite knitwears. Anyways, one day, I just took them all off. You see, when it comes to jewellery, I'm now set on doing all the minimal thing...and it feels good.
This time, I was lucky enough to be in Melbourne as Sarah & Sebastian held their pop-up gallery in The No Vacancy Gallery. Being a fan for so long, I just couldn't miss it. Since then, I have spent the past few weeks wearing nothing else but these delicate rings. Easy going and fuss-free clean lines – the tiny queen bee crowns on your fingers. Obviously, I'm a fan.
這次出發前，就在電郵中收到雪梨飾品品牌 Sarah & Sebastian 要到墨爾本做為期三天的快閃展覽。除了能夠看見所有的系列，還能夠將喜歡的飾品帶回家。Sarah & Sebastian 奉行簡約主義，細膩的設計，即便是在指間堆疊，也能呈現不一樣輕巧氣質。材質方面也同樣沒話說，使用純銀K金鑽石，嚴格監控品質。以前只能在網路上遠觀，這次能夠近距離觀察試戴，發現飾品本尊比照片更迷人、更有風格。當天入手的三枚戒指，這幾個禮拜配戴下來，真的好喜歡，早知道就多帶些回家（笑）
shop Sarah & Sebastian.
I've been waiting for the bareMinerals skincare line to launch in London and Melbourne for SO LONG. Sadly, we don't get them in Taiwan. So one of my to-do list for this trip is to check them out in Mecca. I tested their Prep Gel a year ago, and I absolutely loved it (I'm actually already on my second one!). Like their other products, this Clay Chameleon Transforming Purifying Cleanser did not disappoint. It comes out red, but after you messaged it on your face with some water, the cleanser turns into a light white foam. Infused with salt, this cleanser also gives your skin a gentle exfoliation every time you use it.
若是時常跑香港或日本的人，對於 bareMinerals 這個美國品牌應該不陌生。一直以來都是他們的底妝以及妝前乳的愛用者。前陣子在網路上看見他們推出新的護膚系列，一直想要嘗試，可是偏偏英國遲遲不上市，台灣也沒有進，一直到這次在澳洲的美妝複合式品牌 Mecca找到他們，立刻在櫃前徹底迷失。這款新的礦物淨化潔膚泥，以巴西紅泥和礦物海鹽為主要成分，加強清潔毛孔。特別的是，潔膚泥本身是呈紅色，加水按摩臉部後則轉為白色乳霜，起泡後同時將髒污帶走。另外，因為本身有包含海鹽，所以每次使用的時候就像是幫肌膚做輕微的去角質，非常適合悶熱的夏天使用。
Ah...Korres, another brand I've been dying to get my hands on (Thank you, Mecca!). I'm so in love with this Greek brand because all their main ingredients are plants. This makes them not only natural and eco-friendly but perfect for my sensitive skin. The Wild Rose moisturiser is one of their most well-known products. There's nothing more important than hydrating when it comes to taking care of your skin. This cream gives your skin a 24 hours moisturising, and rose oil is rich in vitamin C, so it helps with smoothing and brightening. Plus, the smell is so good that you feel extra amazing the next morning.
Korres 這個品牌是到歐洲後才知道的，來自希臘，喜歡他們純淨自然的品牌形象。最主要的是，他們的產品百分之九十都是來自植物，天然的成分對於敏感肌的我，是另一種安心的保證。這瓶玫瑰保濕乳霜，是 Korres 最受歡迎的系列之一。護膚說來說去，最主要的就是保濕，保濕夠了，許多問題就會跟著減少。因為台灣天氣比較悶熱，我只有在晚上使用，隔天早上起來，明顯感覺到保水度，淡淡的玫瑰香氣讓人神清氣爽；使用了將近兩個禮拜，膚質有著明顯的改變。除了保濕，產品裡頭的玫瑰油，因為包含豐富的維他命C，也有些許的提亮效果呢！
If there was ever an airport trend that I always follow, it's wearing sneakers. I mean, I always wear them when I'm hopping on and off a plane. For the past three years or so, sneakers have been everything. People posting shoe-selfies (or should I say 'shoefie'?), seeing them on the streets, and an entire Vogue editorial spread about them. A few of my favourites are Vans, Stella McCartney slip on, and of course, Addidas. And now, given the circumstances, my current crush are these ALAÏA black laser cut leather sneakers.
Yes, yes these kicks can be a bit pricey, but the quality is great, and plus the style just goes with anything. Denim short, summer dresses, skinny jeans, oversize blazers? Yes! I've had them for two weeks, and I haven't found a single outfit that doesn't go with it. I guess this means they can be timeless, and that's what convinced me.
噢對，沒錯，最近腳上多了雙新歡。除了靴子，我也很喜歡好穿好走跳的布鞋。前陣子一直在物色好看的布鞋，本來看上 Superga 的厚底白鞋，不過實際穿起來之後覺得比例不太好看，只好跟大家都推薦的義大利白鞋說掰掰（淚）陸續看了好幾雙，終於在澳洲的 David Jones 看見這雙 ALAÏA 的蕾絲布鞋。不管是高度或是長度，我都覺得剛剛好，重點是還可露出纖細的腳環，試了黑白兩色，最後選定秋冬也可穿得黑色。
I'm a reader, always have been. My handbag is ridiculously heavy because of the book and magazine I carry every day. While I have been trying to finish my summer reading list, every once in a while, I like to open myself to a new magazine title. Nourished Journal, a bi-annual lifestyle + wellbeing magazine published by MADE. I took my time to read it through the trip and almost re-read every single spread. Not because I fell asleep while reading it, or because the wording is too dull I needed a second pass. No, in fact, I needed a second round because I felt so inspired.
The profiles, interviews, editorial contents are insightful, and the photographs are all so breathtakingly beautiful. See the cover of ocean waves? I'm in love.
一直都很喜歡找尋新的雜誌與刊物。除了沈浸在文字中，更令人嚮往的是那一張張賞心悅目的照片，期許自己有一天也能拍出相同有水準的作品。幾乎每天，出門前都會丟本雜誌進包裡，即便有時重量有些許的難以負荷，也甘之如飴。Nourished Journal 是在澳洲旅遊時發現的新歡，乾淨但充滿力道與企圖的封面，是吸引我的第一個原因。
shop Nourished Journal.
Okay, there you have it. My new in from Melbourne. I hope you enjoyed it. x
Shot on Nikon DF with 50mm lens.