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
‘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
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
I have a love-hate relationship with buying fabric.
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
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
“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
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
island ˈʌɪlənd/ noun – a piece of land surrounded by water. There’s a feeling of security you get when surrounded by water. To some, islands bring a sense of isolation, but for me they offer a sense of liberation – drifting on the sea on a piece of land. I grew up on a… Continue reading REAL TALK #1: Hello.