January 16, 2012

Block

Wearing: Shakuhachi 'Block It' dress, Tony Bianco heels, Michael Kors watch, Vintage clutch, necklace from markets.

I love wearing black all year round, but in the middle of summer it is hard to find a perfect black piece that doesn't require layering for texture and detail to stay cool in. This little black dress has a leather contrast, and such an amazing asymmetrical cut that it has all the detail in one safe piece that doesn't require bulking up on accessories. A trailing skirt at the back of leather mini front, and a sleeveless shoulder opposing a quaint capped sleeve - One piece with the best of both worlds. Only after the first few snaps of this outfit did I realise it is an unintentional triple black leather threat!

I'm trying to organise my wardrobe to be more winter orientated, as I've recently booked my flights back to New York for NYFW. Apart from being nervous about the obvious weather difference in Sydney's summer and New York's depths of winter, I am beyond excited to be back in my favourite city and spend some quality time wandering the streets exploring before and after Fashion Week. If you have any advice on shopping (especially vintage and markets), food, sightseeing or anything about New York in general please let me know!

Photos by Nicole Cooper

137 comments:

  1. Iconic! The look and the outfit
    Absolutely adore
    X RadaPriya.blogspot

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  2. oh i love this dress!!!

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  3. finally! new post! :)
    you look just beautiful! i love the second picture, very good. and the shoes! so girly, sooo nice!

    hugs from Prague
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  4. wowoww i love the dress!!

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  5. gorgeous dress!and the whole look is perfect!

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  6. Fabulous Necklace! Oh love your Pics!

    Tanja

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  7. Can you link to where we can buy your shoes online? Gorgeous look!

    Jules X

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  8. Loving this black look + red lips = ever so stylish! Make sure you check out the outlets in NYC (they are NOTHING like the Oz outlets), from memory I think it's Century 21, fierce brands at amazing prices!

    xoxo
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  9. you look stunning. and the dress is really jaw-dropping.
    wonder could I DIY something like that...

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  10. lovely !me encanta el negro
    ese vestido es espectacular
    georgous !!

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  11. Looking breathtaking!! Love your dress and lipstick!
    I love NYC!

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  12. these photos are perfection, wow:) love the dress x

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  13. YOU LOOK LIKE A TOP MODEL....I KNOW YOU ARE!!!!!♥
    great dress, great ALL!!!!!

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  14. you look absolutely stunning in these photos :)

    Happy Monday!

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

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  15. Beautiful dress!

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  16. That is one hell of an amazing dress - I love it!

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  17. Lovely dress!

    //Mie
    www.mieshverdag.blogspot.com

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  18. wow this dress is sooo pretty! xo

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  19. Loved the dress! It looks great on you!
    xo

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  20. I come here every single day and each time and love more and more your outfits! I loved the mint one and this one is another amazing style! The leather mixed with the length of the dress! Amazing!

    You should join this community I'm in when you get rewarded for posting your looks and can buy other peoples' styles - so your followers (like me) can purchase the items you're wearing :) It's kinda new but it's pretty amazing :)

    I'll leave you the link just in case you want to :)

    FASHNPOLIS
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  21. So great! Looks very cool!
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  22. You're amazing!!! Love that dress :)
    Legs 11.

    xStace
    TEE&FAME

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  23. Wow, at the moment you are getting it right every single time!
    And the fact that I get to see glimpses of one of my favourite cities in the world makes your blog posts even better ;-)

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  24. You look amazing :-)
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  25. amazing dress. love the contrasting fabric!

    xx
    Glass of Fashion

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  26. That dress is just amazing!
    Love the leather.
    xx

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  27. Wauuuw I love this dress! It's fab :)
    xoxo www.chicfashionfreak.com

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  28. Simple and beautiful;)

    Berta Visual Diary
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  29. You are so beautyfull !

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  30. lOOking ELEGANT and very trendy Jess =)
    quite a hot outfit post with all that bright orange lippy! that Shakuhachi is really a wonderful find - by keeping you cool and being leather >> very warm.

    Style Hostess

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  31. wow, that is one heck of a dress!

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  32. well..the dress is ok maybe,on any other body. but on this-yours-body,it really looks Great.

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  33. What gorgeous lips and dress. Amazing.
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  34. you look amazing!
    the dress is gorgeous
    and i love the clutch :)
    xxx

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  35. Wow that dress is amazing. Love the leather detail and the shape of cut. Looks stunning and very glam :) xx www.mediamarmalade.com

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  36. Love the bold mix of fabric paired with the necklace and red lips. As always, simple, yet disarmingly beautiful!

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  37. You look GORGEOUS dear xx

    ♡ Jo

    http://callme-jo.blogspot.com/
    LOVE giveaway :)

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  38. lovely black dress, cheers

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  39. fabulous!!!^^
    your look and your outfit ;)

    xoxo

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  40. love your dress <3
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  41. The cut and materials used for this dress is absolutely Devine! It really looks flattering on your silhouette!

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  42. You look stunning In tatt dress!

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  43. Gorgeous dress!
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  44. absolutely breathtaking! Everything about it is just beautiful.

    xx

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  45. Wonderful outfit , Love it :-)

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  46. that dress is perfect! I love the leathery look and the high low!!! <3 The two different golds in the necklace is even more amazing! <3
    Rory
    www.WearAboutsBlog.com
    CHICTOPIA

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  47. you look amazing! adorable dress! x

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  48. I would have never thought of designing this but it looks surprisingly amazing.
    The dress definitely follows you, you don't follow it :)

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  49. This dress is amazing! I love the structure of it! You look stunning! xx

    Pip
    http://chicstayathome.blogspot.com

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  50. love your dress.. it looks so good on you!
    ♥ Amuna


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  51. you look awesome here,your style in amazing!

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  52. youre always soo stylishhh! xx

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  53. wow!!!!!love the dress, it´s amazing and the necklace too!kisses

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  54. OMG!Just when I think I've seen everything,you came wearing that amazing dress!So unique!
    xx
    B.

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  55. Espectacular! Me encanta el vestido!
    Un besito.

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  56. LINDA :D
    xoxo:*

    MENINAS, TÁ ROLANDO SORTEIO NO MEU BLOG. CORRAM E PARTICIPEM!
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  57. Stunning Jess as always. That dress is amazing. Love the leather.

    Christie

    Dark Blue Stripes

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  58. how tall are you?

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  59. Great dress love it! http://herlux.blogspot.com/

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  60. You look stunning in this dress

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  61. J'adore cette robe!! elle te rend sublime!

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  62. Love the Asymmetric shape of that dress! Gorgeous!

    -Jani
    www.funfashionfit.com
    www.foottraffic.com

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  63. wow what an amazing dress!! and loving the setting :)

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  64. Awesome dress! You look gorgeous as always ;)

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  65. oh my you look stunning- again. I really became a huge fan of your looks! they are always looking so special

    X, Annie
    anniewear.de

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  66. I am just beyond obsessed with this dress. Just searched for it EVERYWHERE online. I guess I'll have to keep looking!

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  67. I have never seen a dress like this! STUNNING!
    I guess I would wear it with a bun. Lovely.

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  68. amazing photos, fantastic dress!
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  69. This is without a doubt my perfect black dress! Thanks for sharing!

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  70. I REALLY, REALLY LOVE your dress!! :) Amazing!!
    XoXo

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  71. Incredible dress!! :)

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  72. I am so so excited to have just discovered your blog - it's amazing, love the looks so far! Can't wait till I have some free time to go through more of your older posts.x

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  73. Love your outfit!

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  74. Where can I get my hands on this dress? I checked the Shak website and it's not on there yet? Would it be in store yet? If not can you give me any indication on when it would be (if you know?). It is INCREDIBLE. You look amazing!
    Jess

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  75. absolutely stunning dress! love the thin strappy heels too!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

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  76. amazzinggg dress :) i love shakuhachi!

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  77. this is absolutely incredible. i want this dress! beaut-i-ful!!!




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  78. That is a beautiful dress!

    XX Kathryn

    http://lacoquettedelamode.wordpress.com/

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  79. Really beautiful dress!!! Where can I buy Shakuhachi clothes???
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  80. Lovely photos! I adore the dress :)

    Xx
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  81. I love the dress...where you find it?? According to me, you are absolutely perfect.. Good Job with the blog, congrats!

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  82. wow dress looks amazing. love the necklace too

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  83. ♡What a wonderful dress!
    kisses from your follower! ♡
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  84. What a beautiful dress! <3
    And I'm having a glamorous giveaway, so if you're interested? You can click HERE if you want :)

    With love,
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  85. this dress is gorgeous, you look so beautiful!

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  86. Such a special dress ! for me its so strange that you are talking about summer, I'm constantly wearing a big faux fur jacket.

    Very cool you are going to NY!

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    new in my closet

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  87. Amazing dress! I love it. You look spectacularly gorgeous! Following your blog now. Would love it if you would follow me too. I have to try at least. Love your style so much!

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  88. You have so many gorgeous and really original items and this dress is just another great example, just WAWZ!

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  89. Beautiful!! (you and your dress!!)
    I like your blog!!
    :)
    ALe


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  90. Great photos, you look gorgeous!

    Check out my blog when you have time ;)

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  91. My favourite. A block dress in black...and black! Simply stunning how you've accessorised this beautiful dress. Love love!

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  92. Hi sweetie, all good? I loved your blog and your looks!! I"m following you, if you like it, follow me back? And i need to talk with about one idea for us, if possible add me in facebook?

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    Kisses

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  93. Love that dress and the choker necklace.

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  94. love your dress but are these shoes confortable?

    Kisses from Slovakia:

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  95. Hi! I love your blog is very cool!
    And cute outfit!



    xoxo Mara

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  96. That dress is magnificent, but I'm not objective because I love love leather.

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  97. Just posted you as one of our favorites! Love this dress...it's so different.

    xx
    Emily
    TheStylist LA
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  98. Love Love LOVE! That is all!


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    LSB
    xoxo

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  99. It's just a simple black and I loved how you just gave small touches. It makes everything stand out so much more. If you get a chance do check out my blog, I have interesting fashion posts you might love to read.

    www.thegirlinredheels.com

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  100. Amazing dress;) You look great;)

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  101. I can't understand how you do it over and over again, but everytime I'd DIE for your outfits. Seriously. Especially your Zimmermann's flower maxi skirt. My heart hurts when I think of it!

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  102. this dress is simply to die for!! you look stunning. xx alice.

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  103. Love it!!! Please take a look ;)

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  104. This 2012 little black dress is amazing!
    x
    Nina
    trendsurvivor.com

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  105. gorgeous dress, and of course you look stunning also!

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  106. Gorgeous!! stunning as always!
    is that where they filmed that soda scene is Step Up 3D? :D

    xxx
    -S

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  107. Great outfit. Check this out: http://bloggar.aftonbladet.se/sofissnapshots/2012/01/modearet-2011-8/

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  108. I love your skrits and dresses, they are so unique:) You look gorgeous:))

    xoxo

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  109. Love your wardrobe, amazing. Minimalist at its best. I live in NYC so best place for cupcakes and desserts is my fav bakery Billys Bakery in Chelsea on 9th avenue between 21st and 22nd. Best red velvet and carrot cupcakes ever!!! Take the C train to 23rd street. =)

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  110. selling this dress in a size 6 for $200. brand new :)

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