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Sale on at YoungOneHuntings Vintage Shop!

Exciting things are happening over at my online vintage/pre-loved boutique! Everything in shop has been marked down! Some items are more than 50% off!! Plus new gems have just been added :)

Boogie your little tush on over there and grab yourself a bargain while there’s still some vintage left to go around! Click here to get your shop on!

Here’s a little looksie at whats on offer!

lindasixZara Pants – $25.00

Screen Shot 2013-07-22 at 10.20.29 PMFlorsheim – Green croc print leather shoes – $50.00

bluetwoZara yellow pant – $20.00

shoeoneAldo Red heels – $20.00

DSC_2599Lovisa necklace – $10.00

Glassons Orange Top

Glassons Orange Blazer – $25.00

Jo Mercer Suede Heels

Jo Mercer Suede Heels – $35.00

DSC_1469TopShop floral pant – $35.00

Red and White Rose Dress $50.00AUD

Red and White Rose Dress $30.00

Happy Shopping!

Xx Linda Chai


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Honesty, honestly.

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I’m trying to get a feeling across.

When I started blogging, I hadn’t followed any fashion blogs beforehand. I guess I dove headfirst into a world that I didn’t know existed or understood. In some ways I wish that I didn’t start following other blogs. Obviously that wasn’t an option because I was so captivated by all the inspiration that the millions of blogs out there have to offer. Exploring the world of blogging naturally ended up impacting my own work. I felt that I had to fit into the “mould” of a fashion blog. So I crafted my own blog-space, based upon the aspects of other blogs that I liked. Along with the layout, I created my content in a similar vein.

What I’ve done with my blog is essentially what we do in life with everything. For example, we decorate our homes based on ideas picked up from others that appeal most to us. Before I knew it had happened, my blog became something completely different to what I had originally planned out. My aim now, is to deconstruct what I’ve done. I want to get back to my original inspiration.

My whole life I’ve been very sensitive to feelings. Not just my own feelings but also the feelings found in other people, in places, in movies, in art, and the list goes on… I love how feelings work off of impulse, demanding our attention. It’s so fascinating to look at an object, which can stimulate fear and emotion instantly deep down inside my stomach. I want to make people feel “something” with my work. I want to move you. I want to break away from the mould that I’ve been trapped in:

“This is what I wore, it’s so nice and light weight… great for summer. And these shoes are to die for! Worth every penny, defiantly a statement piece that you need this summer…”

Who really cares anyway? A year from now, are you going to remember or care about how much I loved my new necklace in my 127th post? No. You’re not. Just like I can’t remember half of the content in fashion blogs that I’ve read over 12 months ago. I can remember however, how I was so mesmerised by John Galliano’s Fall 2009 ready-to-wear collection. I’ll never forget how I felt the first time I saw Vladimir Tretchikoff’s painting: Balinese Girl, or the overwhelming emotion created by Alexander McQueen’s Dress number 13 of his S/S RTW 1999 collection. It wasn’t just another runway show; it was living breathing art, being created in present time. I had forgotten that I was watching a fashion show on my computer and was transported somewhere else where I got lost in that mental space.

I’m not implying that my work will be of the same calibre of head fashion designers and world-famous painters. I just want to be honest and true. Honesty is a truth that I think all people struggle with. I want to be honest with my photographs. I don’t want to post images of a false life. I don’t have much money, so I’m not going to portray myself that way. Sometimes I feel shit for no reason, which I think most people can actually relate to. So if I don’t want to smile in my photos, I’m not going to. I’ve always had a creative imagination and I now want to share that with whoever is willing to listen. If people look at my blog, I want them to feel something inside of them that leaves a lasting impact. I hope that one day my images will strike fear or love into my viewer’s hearts.

Here’s to a blog that isn’t promoting just another pretty dress… I’m trying to create a window into myself. This will not be an easy task. Some of my future content will be exactly what I just said that I don’t want it to be. Old habits are hard to break. I’m not saying basic fashion’s posts are bad, they’re great! I just want to achieve something different, or find a balance between what I want to achieve with what I’m currently doing.

X Linda Chai

 


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The Mirror.

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- Dress, Alistair Trung / Shoes, Gorman / Ring, Quick Brown Fox -

Telling a story is more fun than striking the same pose every week. I’m discovering that my photographs are still inspired by my clothing, but they’re growing into something a bit bigger than just outfit posts. The atmosphere, the location, the emotion… everything is equally important now. Nobody wants to look at an average photo of a great outfit. I always took pride in my photos and especially the location. Now however, I’m hoping that my photographs will give people the feeling of getting lost in the story that I’m trying to tell. This challenge is far more exciting than seeking recognition for an outfit well styled. I’m all too excited for what lies ahead.

Xx Linda Chai


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Have you got things figured out yet? Fuck.

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I’ve been away from this blog for a long time. I have my reasons… My 24 year old life turned into a 24 hour non-stop dramatic soap opera, complete with corny music cued at the peak of every disaster. I’d like to think that I know who I am, given how long I’ve been alive. Sometimes, some circumstances, and some people however, prove I may have no idea.

There’s plenty of time for me to reveal my life’s tale to the Internet. There is only so much time however, before I have to go to sleepland. For now, I’ll leave you with this photograph. Don’t worry, I haven’t become a witch, and I do not preform seance’s in my lounge room (on weeknights! eyyyyyyy). Seriously though, if I did preform a seance, I would contact my beloved cat Tommy, he left too soon… What furry friend doesn’t though?

This photograph is just a piece of a bigger plan that I’m working on. YOH isn’t going to stray away from weekly outfit posts; it’s simply growing into something different, from what it was before. As I grow, it only makes sense that YOH should grow and develop as well. For better or worse, we’re changing. I’m pretty excited.

Xx Linda Chai


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Waiting on Winter

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Firstly, I need to put it out there that I am aware of my mismatched socks. Polkadots and strips are always a good combo in my books! Secondly, it still seems rather odd to be wearing knit scarfs, hats and sweaters in Australia when the sun is shining and there is no snow for 193924734734 miles.

I have to say that this knit “jumper” featuring a loveable koala and the word “Australia” in capital letters is a serious all time favourite of mine at the moment. The best $20.00 i’ve ever spent! And how about the shoes?! Leather lace-ups with a chunky block heel… yes pleasssseeeee. Some-what vintage inspo. in the front, all party in the back!! I’m only now realising that I have no photographs of the heel… Guess you’ll have to head on over to the CHIYO website and check them out for yourself! Maybe buy a pair or two… Let’s face it, you deserve it.

Xx Linda Chai

 


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Blue Fluffy Things

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I love winter because it’s cold.

I like to wear jumpers and layers upon layers of awesome knit clothing.

I’m keeping this post minimal as I’m extremely hungover. If you realllly want an update of my life, i’ve basically been spending a lot of my time working, watching David Lynch films and dreaming about Twin Peaks. I just can’t except the ending… I’m contemplating re-writing the last 6 episodes and “suggesting” to David that he give them some serious consideration… Honestly there’s just a lot of shit that needs to be fixed. It’s pretty much a nasty hot mess in the end. Who is this Annie chick anyway? I mean, yes, I knooooow who she is, but I really hate her character. Way to ruin the series Heather Graham. Anyway enough of this rant, it’s giving me the rage.

The End.

Xx Linda Chai

 


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Johnston Street – Melbourne – Australia

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I always feel somewhat compelled to adorn every blog post with endless fashion tips and tricks. Quiet honestly people I have no secrets, reasons or rhymes. A man stopped me on Swanston Street the other day, to tell me how much he appreciated my style. He asked me why I dress the way that I do. What are my inspirations when styling an outfit, or am I just well travelled? I was a little bit thrown off guard by these questions to be honest. I grew up in a village: population 1777. I’m not well travelled at all. I do well to see anything more than my workspace and home let alone other countries!

I guess what I’m getting at, because there needs to be a mini topic here… Is that I take inspiration from everything and anything. I guess there is some logic to it. If you study the history of fashion you’ll know what shapes go with certain colours, patterns and accessories etc. But all in all I guess I just like mixing and matching, and wearing something new and different every day. Clothing can be more than just material that we wear to protect our precious bods from the aliments. Fashion is an art form, and clothing, the preferred choice of medium.

The best styling advice I’ve come across is; “When you’re not sure, add more”. I love layers and bits and pieces and shinny things, bright things and fluffy things… pretty much every type of “thing” really. So why not just add them all together?! Kinda like a fruit salad… except you wear it instead of eating it…

As long as the outcome results in happiness and confidence, it’s a knockout outfit in my eyes! I feel kinda, sorta, like a philosopher of fashion… Quite moving really. Splendid.

Xx Linda Chai

 


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Aloe Vera Cocktails and Blonde Boy Bartenders.

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Last Thursday was the VIP grand opening of cocktail bar Zhou Zhou on Chapel Street, in the ohh sooo beautiful South Yarra. It’s located just on top of the Oriental Tea House. Oooof coooourse I was invited and oooof coooourse I brought with me my posse of sweet ass hotness. Ohh please tell me that you can hear the sarcasm in my voice as you imagine me reading this to you. PS. My accent is still somewhat Canadian, with a hint of New Zelander but more Australian, especially when I pronounce my O’s… Just so you can get that right…

So as you know, I am a Northy through and through and I spend most of my days roaming around Fitzroy, Collingwood, and good old Brunny. Is it embarrassing to admit that this outing was my first drinking adventure into the wonderful? Streets of the South Yarra?? Hells no! I say it with pride in my voice and a tea from Juddy Roller clasped firmly in my hands! Northies you know what I mean here… Ohhh that lemon grass and ginger blend is kinda a delicious daydream.

Back on topic… So the unlimited supply of free aloe vera cocktails destroyed me. You should also know that every time we ordered one, we yelled “Hello Vera!” in a horrible British accent… I know it makes no sense but it seemed appropriate at the time. Yes, we are those people at the bar. Shame. With a capital letter S.

The Posse fell apart some time around 11:00PM in Richmond and what remained of us ended up at our precious Ev, in Fitzroy. John (bottle-o manager with the curly moustache who we love very dearly) was very impressed with our cocktail attire. Not sure how he felt about our drunken antics though… YOLO. Between you and me, I did fall off of one of the bar stools and spilt wine euurywhere. This is becoming more of a common occurrence lately…

So, all in all, if you ever find yourself in the South Yarra… (You poor things you) you might as well have a glass at Zhou Zhou. Or two, or three… They’ve got a selection of like 80 different beers… Sweet mother of Chai, nothings sounded sweeter.

PS. I also… just kinda… kinda… like that bar… kinda…

Xx Linda Chai

Now’s here’s some snaps of the lovely Charchar.

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