Friday, October 15, 2010

All for a good cause!

All for a good cause!

Inspired by football legend Shane Crawford’s run from South Australia to Victoria which raised over $400,000 for Breast Cancer Research, stylist extroadinaire Mia Jones decided to ‘give a little back’ herself. Funded with purchases from a recent trip to Paris Fashion Week, and a few pieces from her own collection, she’s created an ebay store, with labels such as Chloe, Dior, Gucci, Alexander Wang, Louis Vuitton and Proezna Schouler up for grabs.

All proceeds will be donated to the Breast Cancer Network of Australia, so consider this a little guilt free shopping! And hey, if I score an Alexander Wang clutch AND its considered a good dead for charity, then I’m creating a good karma, right?

Can leggings be considered pants?

Can leggings be considered pants?

Ok, I admit it, I’m one of those girls who considers leggings to be pants. In my defence, if I’m spending close to $300 on a pair of (enter ridiculously expensive designer leggings here), then damn it, I’m wearing them!

My partner however, has different ideas. For he has seen too many near-sheer leggings strutting down Chapel Street, fluoro Mickey Mouse G-string on show in certain shades of sunlight. Rolling his eyes & groaning, he’s even got the most unpleasant term for plus sized girls who dare bare those wet look leggings. “A baby whale trapped in an oil slick” – this is about the time I switch off, cringing at his political incorrectness**.

Me however, I wear my leggings with pride. Studded, panels, leather, zippered, you name it, i love it all and if worn right, leggings are a perfect alternative to jeans or pants. However, there are a couple of simple rules to live by.

1. If you aren’t comfortable exposing your behind in a swimsuit, then perhaps its best to wear a long tee, cardi or blazer to hide this trouble spot.

2. For the love of God, please check your leggings aren’t see-through! Hold them up to the light if you’re unsure.

Check out some of my favourite legging looks above!

** Apologies go out to anyone offended by my boyfriend. What does he know about fashion anyway?

Photos courtesy of Sass & Bide