Saturday, June 6, 2009

Kaylene's new blog!

Hi there...just letting you know that i've started a new blog (actually a resurrection of an old blog which only contained 2 posts). 

You can visit me at The Captain's Closet.

Love Kaylene

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Retiring at the ripe old age of 100.

Yep...this is the 100th post. A good age to retire gracefully. Though my cyberspace-heart has been broken by the fact that Centine will no longer be my partner in blogging crime, I'll take solace in the fact that i can still read her musings on her new blog.

I will be starting up my own blog soon, so I will do a sneeky 101st post to tell you my address once i have it.

Love  from Kaylene. 

Introducing Fashion Buzzed

Hello old chaps!

For me this blog has always been foremost about what's going on in our lives, and secondly how this impacts on our fashion. However, after some rather cutting feedback, I have decided to break off on my own. 

My new blog will explore the style and clothing trends which effects myself and my friends. It will also be about my views of high fashion, literature, popular culture, politics, history, basically anything which catches my fancy.

If you would like to visit me at I'd love to have you.

This is Centine, signing out for the final time.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I am not a number...I am a real man!

Some stills from my absolute favourite mini series ever, "THE PRISONER", from 1967 starring Patrick McGoohan. The style throughout the series is equal parts inspiring/unnerving. I absolutely love it, hope you do too!

As they would say in The Village, "Be seeing you".

-Love Kaylene

Help I'm Alive/ My Heart Keeps Beating Like a Hammer

Aaaaand I'm back! Centurian was a blast, and a lot more fashionable than I anticipated. 
"This way to the fashion, citizens!"

This is my new hair colour. Though sometimes it looks more red. It's mood hair, displaying my inner emotions like a billboard. This shade means drunk. This is around the 42 minute mark, I'd say.
And this is my designer shot glass, which mischievously led me into this state. I found this tiny little jug/shot glass in an opshop about a month ago. Num num num.

It wasn't long before I traded Cory's hat:

For my John Lennon glasses.

Complete with glasses chain. Nothing says "class" like a drunk Canadian wearing John Lennon glasses at night with a chain. 

Except, of course, for a drunk Australian "lady" wearing a cap.

It was an unexpected exploration of man accessories.

And all in all a BRILLIANT night!
Laughing hysterically with Jac and Ru

Cory, myself and Jac

Let's do it again some time, yeah? Though how about a liiiiiiittle bit of a break before we take on the Centaur again.
Love love,

Saturday, May 16, 2009


This Weekend, in about 7 hours actually, I will be participating in my first Centurian (One shot of beer every minute for one hundred minutes. So about 12 beers in an hour and forty). I feel that as this Centurian is pretty much my name, I'm going to OWN this evening. Watch out, Wollongong, it's Centine like you've never seen her before! 

Tomorrow, on the other hand, is a very different story. It is unlikely that I'll be raising my virtual head here for a few days. Therefore, I've uploaded this happy little video from when Kaylene and I went to see Kylie Minogue at the start of this year.

Hope you don't miss me too much
(bwa ha ha, what a wanker)
Love love,

p.s. Wish me luck!
p.p.s. If you're out tonight, come to the Harp!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Youtube DJ

There I was, happily working away on my emails when I realised I needed some "sweet" tunes. Nothing like a bit of boppy hyper-colour music to ease you through your paper work.

Thing is, my music collection is starting to get a bit dated, due to a certain tightness of funds. This is where youtube really shines*. Brilliant unlimited collection of music to DJ the night away.

At the moment I am obsessed with Passion Pit, Metric and Robyn (aka the most killingest popstar on the planet). So imagine my surprise when I watched THIS film clip.

Did you see it? Did you see the dress?
Jeremy Scott, 2007

Ooooo yeah! Love that Jukebox dress! If I had this dress I would wear it EVERYWHERE. I'm talking job interviews, I'm talking the movies, I'm talking family functions. Not only is it extremely amusing, it's also totally hawt. That giant collar is awesome fun. 

Groan! I want that dress!!

But here are some more reasons why I love Robyn:

I highly recommend looking at her website. It's brilliant. It's a shining beacon of brilliance. It pretty much makes life worth living.

Love Centine.

* youtube is also awesomely shiny in that amusing clips of pandas sneezing or weird animals doing cute things never cease to amuse me.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Touch me I'm sick! No really...I am.

I found this awesome suede and leather top the other day, it's kinda big and boxy (being leather), but i can see lots of potential  for it.
Such a rich blue!
And great subtle details too.
Who is that strange man behind me interrupting my attempt at a serious photo, you ask? Well that would be the one and only Lax Charisma (my fiancé) in his jim jams. He was disappointed that he's never featured in the blog, only mentioned in passing like a mythic character. 

-Love Kaylene

Oh....and you simply must listen to this Rolling Stones song, "Emotional Rescue". I love it when the stones do disco. This is the shorter version, but it has a much less epileptic fit-inducing video clip than the full length version.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Giddy up!

I've been thinking about adapted sports in fashion for my current design assignment. As I was brainstorming, it became apparent to me just how many designers have gone done the equestrian path recently. Here are some of the more successful interpretations in my humble opinion. 
Balenciaga Fall 2006
Luella Spring 2009
Pollini Fall 2009
Kai Kuhne Spring 2006
Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2008 Couture

Givenchy Spring 2008 Couture
A.F. Vandevorst Fall 2009

I would have loved to adapt such a sport to my assignment, but i just think it's been done too many times, and very successfully in some cases. I need to think of a sport that has a lot of detailing in the get-up - like rock climbing, motorcar racing, diving etc. Anyone got any bright ideas? Here comes the catch....I then have to combine my adapted sports outfit with a textured cultural piece.

-Love from Kaylene *thinking cap on*

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Marieke Hardy

I'm a pretty big fan of everything Marieke Hardy does. Love her on Triple J breakfast radio, love her on First Tuesday Book Club, and today I've found a new reason to love her:

Are those 'boy-leg leopard print underpants with a political message' I see? Why yes they are! Brill-fucking-iant!

Marieke Hardy and Sara-Jane Chase are the luminous individuals behind (he he, behind) the "polichicks" design. The label "is based on the belief that being aware and actively involved in world  politics is sexy". Which I dig. 

Loving it,

Friday, May 8, 2009

Please allow me to introduce:

Some of my stylin' friends from tafe:
Cynthia is so inspiring. At least 99% of the clothes she wears are designed and made by herself.
This trench she made recently is so professional! She makes her own patterns and all.
You should check out Cynthia's blog to see some of her other amazing creations.

This is Anna and Max. I thought their outfits yesterday looked so fitting together - Anna had a bit of french school boy going on:
Whilst Max looked a bit like he could have come off the set of a Jean-Luc Godard film.

À bout de souffle - 1960
And they were both wearing Brogues!!! Too perfect.

Irma bought this gorgeous velour jacket on our way to a cup of tea after class. I think she'll be able to style it up in so many ways. It's very Chanel and very Irma.

And this is Carlie. I had to brighten the colours on the photo so you can see the amazing texture of her top, which is actually a skirt.

-Love from Kaylene