Illustrator Inspiration!

So I have recently been given a creative assignment in class based around illustration.

We are to choose two well known illustrators who have very different styles, and we are to combine them together and create our own style.

I have chosen Nuno DaCosta and Yaeko Abe.

I find inspiration in both illustrators style and know that they will both be fun to work on.

Nuno DaCosta’s style is very sophisticated and high fashion.

I love how all his illustrations look like they are models from French Vogue.

He hand draws all his illustrations and works with Gouche, watercolour and finally Photoshop to perfect his art.

He has worked on campaigns with Dior, L’Oreal, Max Factor and Clinique among many others.




The second illustrator I chose was Yaeko Abe because the style seemed like so much fun to work on .

Yaeko’s work is very stylized and very detailed and so welcoming with such a bright palette.

Yaeko works mainly by hand with pantone pens but also combines illustrations with digital media.

Yaeko has worked with companies such as New Look, Elle and Elle Girl and many more.




I will soon be posting my interpretations of these Illustrators work and images of the style I have myself created with inspiration from these two talented artists.

If your interested in checking out thier work visit these sites:



I literally could not love this collection more! Its like they hand made it for me!
Sports luxe at it finest! Its the 80’s meets Coco Chanel, meets housewives of Beverly Hills meets THE Cher Horowitz herself!!! And Oh! So much gold in sight! Buttons, Jewellery, and Belts OH MY!

Balmain 7

Balmain 10

Balmain 2

Balmain 3

Balmain 12

Balmain 13

Balmain blue 1

Balmain blue 2

Balmain blue 4

Balmain blue 3

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M.I.A Versace Collaboration!!

Don’t know if I’m a little late to the game on this one but just heard M.I.A. is acting as guest designer for Versace!!!! WHAAAATTT!!! Dreams come true!! *Insert Hallelujah chorus here* and its due to be released in two weeks!!!! Now all I need is a hell of a raise!!

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I’m expecting a lot of gold, a lot of bold patterns, a lot of vintage 80’s Versace!! Basically a lot of everything I love!!!!! I know I wont be disappointed!!

With special reference’s to:


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Topshop brown plaid shirt
$48 –

River Island black denim jacket
$56 –

Givenchy skirt

River Island boots
$81 –

Juicy couture bag

Cross necklace
$21 –

Ray-Ban sunglasses
$290 –

Autumn Wardrobe Inspiration A/W 2013

When walking to and from Uni I have started to notice a chill in the air and I feel its time to retire the Summer wardrobe for another year, I was feeling sad about this until I started sifting through A/W 2013 catwalk shows and I realized why the hell would I be sad about leaving my summer wardrobe behind when I can snuggle up in all my layers!  Throw on a chunky knit, a bold print shirt, contrasting print maxi skirt, a skinny belt and a gold statement necklace and I’m sorted to rock that outfit into class or down the runways of Fashion week according to Givenchy, and hey I’m not gonna argue with that!





Saint Laurent



A/W 2013


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As you can see I have a bit of an obsession with anything Burgundy at the minute, and long may this obsession continue! Because I currently have dyed my hair this colour and bought everything I could possibly find in this colour soooo I’m gonna be stuck with it for a while. And I’m sure you can also tell by my blog name (That is, if you know what Gilded means) that I love anything gold! So This Autumn/ Winter I will be rocking any gold brocade, embellishments, metallic’s, jewellery, and buckles I  can get my hands on, man I love being a girl!!

Special references to for the Pictures

Europeon Travels- Day two

Europeon Travels- Day two

My European Travels

My European Travels

Kenzo sweater

Topshop backpack

Orelia twist jewelry
$29 –

Armenta earrings
$1,690 –

H M band hat
$24 –

Wanderlust leading me to France

So recently my university has given me the excuse of blowing a little of my hard earned sterling and visiting a European country as a “research” trip in order to soak in a little culture and inspiration. I can safely say I do not have to be talked into travelling as I am literally itching to explore as many places as I possibly can while young and free of responsibility (while remaining a successful participant in the fashion industry of course . . . duh) apparently I want it all and I want it now and I want an unlimited source of income but eh what’s a girl to do when that clearly isn’t going to happen. Apparently what a girls gotta do is to drive to Rossclare and get the ferry to Cherbourg in the North of France. I found this to be the most financially beneficial way for myself as it means I get a couple of days to explore rather than trying to cram it all into a stress filled day trip and trying to catch a plane. So I’m planning on starting off in Cherbourg in the North coastline of France and then on the second day travelling to Bayeux, where I can see the famous Bayeux tapestry, which I’m sure if you were paying attention in history class you will know all about. Looks like I better brush up on my French. . .


With reference to:

Your gonna hear me ROAR!

With special reference to: :

Your gonna hear me ROAR!


Mango shorts
$14 –

Jeffrey Campbell ankle booties
$210 –

Juicy couture backpack

Rise and Shine! Off to Uni!

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Off to Uni

Uniqlo dress

Mango jacket
$110 –

Retro bag
$290 –

Stolen Girlfriends Club jewelry
$265 –

Raif brown hat