CLOTHING, DIY, FULL SCALE

FULL SCALE #5: Lace Bralettes

Ergh. Bras. Lord. Where to begin. Most girls get their first ‘bras’ when they’re around 12 or so, and they’re training bras – basically soft sports bras to get girls used to the idea of wearing something on their chests constantly. I won’t get into the debate about whether bras are really necessary or just… Continue reading FULL SCALE #5: Lace Bralettes

CLOTHING, DIY, FULL SCALE, MOVE

FULL SCALE #4: Fitspo Wear

‘fitspo‘ – an abbreviation of the portmanteau ‘fitspiration‘ meaning something that inspires or motivates the desire to be fit and healthy. For many people, this is usually a celebrity on Instagram, or a personal trainer or even a friend or loved one who is healthy and exercises a fair bit.   This issue is a… Continue reading FULL SCALE #4: Fitspo Wear

COSPLAY, DIY, FULL SCALE

FULL SCALE #3: [COSPLAY] – Winter Soldier

One week ago (it’s still Sunday right now!) I went to the last day of SUPANOVA Sydney 2016. I’ve been to SUPANOVA before – back in ’08 – but never in costume and never as a proper nerd/geek. I’m not a high-intensity super nerd, nor am I a fully fledged comic book geek. But I… Continue reading FULL SCALE #3: [COSPLAY] – Winter Soldier

REAL TALK

REAL TALK #3: Instagram

So some of you may have noticed a slight name change here. This blog has a new address: www.islandnativelife.wordpress.com. So please update that if you have it saved somewhere for easy clicking and such. I also bowed to peer pressure, and got an Instagram account for the blog. Now, I use Instagram for myself and… Continue reading REAL TALK #3: Instagram

CLOTHING, DIY, FULL SCALE

FULL SCALE #2: Kimono Cool

I like kimono cover-ups. Not the traditional Japanese clothing, but the festival fashion spawned summer cardigan thing. They are super comfortable. I’m not one for runway trends and season must-haves. I make a lot of my more interesting clothes so my wardrobe is definitely not going to have many super polished, professionally made stuff. But… Continue reading FULL SCALE #2: Kimono Cool

ISLANDS, REAL TALK

REAL TALK #2: Truth

“We’re all islands shouting lies to each other across seas of misunderstanding.” ― Rudyard Kipling Kipling. Author of many of the stories I read in my childhood. I am not an uber fan of anything really, but I am a regular fan of many things. Kipling is one of them. ‘If’ is one of my… Continue reading REAL TALK #2: Truth

CLOTHING, DIY

FULL SCALE #1: Circle Skirt

I like skirts as much as the next girl. I like the freedom and the breezes, but they are not training conducive, and I like to lead a somewhat active lifestyle. This ‘poodle skirt’ inspired 50s style full circle skirt is the second major thing I sewed so it is a couple of years old.… Continue reading FULL SCALE #1: Circle Skirt