Monday, September 3, 2012

Aussie Curves: Celebrity Copycat

This week's Aussie Curves challenge is celebrity copycat, and it took me a while to find the gorgeous Zooey Deschanel. I don't follow celebrities or care what they're wearing usually. General celebrity google searches brought up bland, boring celebrities, doing celebrity style quizzes helped a little, then I thought to try searching for colourful celebrity style. Eventually I came up with the lovely Zooey. She gives off a quirky vintage/retro vibe. She wears a lot of dresses, she likes bows and fun prints and blue. This was something I could work with.


Using the fun print/bow/blue combo, I chose to wear my heart-print dress from Asos Curve, and over the top an Asos Curve blue coat that looks similar to the one Zooey is wearing. This photo shoot is the second try. On Saturday I got all dressed up, went out to take photos and it was raining. I took some under the verandah but when I checked them later I noticed the clothes were all rumpled. So for the first time in 3 years, I had to iron my clothes. Hope you're appreciating this Aussie Curves! Take two, a sunny Sunday, I managed to find a somewhat shady spot and tried again.



I'm wearing the Asos Curve heart print dress backwards. I like the v-neck at the back of the dress better than the round neck. I like the tie belt but it never sits where I want it to. My black Mary-Janes seemed like the best Zooey-type choice to pair with the dress since I don't own heels.


I bought the Asos Curve coat on clearance and it's been a great winter essential. I love the colour and the style. I bought a 26 so it fits over all my layers, and it's a wool blend so I stay toasty. My hands stay warm too in the pockets. Red and blue are one of my favourite combos, I'm glad I was able to show off this dress which I've had a while but not photographed. Thanks Zooey! I'm channeling the out and about celebrity style there with the sunglasses and coat, hee hee.




You may have noticed that my hair is way shorter than it used to be! I had it cut the shortest I'd ever gone and I love it. Not the best style to copy Zooey with, but it's easy to care for! I'm wearing my favourite hair bow (I think Zooey would approve) and some earrings I thrifted from the op shop.


I tried to do some eye make-up but I'm just not good at that stuff. Eyeliner won't even go on- I run it along and nothing happens. You wouldn't know but I'm wearing mascara and my usual red lipstick (which fits in well with Zooey's style).


Ok enough papparazzi, I'm off!


Outfit Details

Dress: Asos Curve (24)
Coat: Asos Curve (26)
Shoes: Big W (10)
Hair bow: Olive Tree Markets
Earrings: Thrifted
Sunglasses: K-mart
Bike Pants (underneath dress): Big W (20)




33 comments:

  1. CUTENESS! I was going to do her too! I love her style so much and I LOVE the New Girl. Your coat is all sorts of amazing!

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    1. Thank you! Now I've been looking at lots of pics of Zooey, I quite like her quirky style too. :-)

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  2. I love your colourful style and it works so well with Zooey's style! Great job!

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    1. Thanks! I'm a big fan of colour as you know- it was hard to find a celebrity that embraced that. Yay for Zooey. :-)

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  3. OOh, the way the dress peeps out the bottom of the coat just the right amount - PERFECTION. I have this coat in black, and I don't even wear blue, bur you're making me wish I picked it up in cobalt as well :)

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    1. I looove the blue, it's one of my fav shades. So happy you noticed that detail- I love how the dress sticks out from the coat too! :-)

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  4. Very sweet! I love Zooey Deschanel's retro style, and you've captured that perfectly!

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    1. Thanks! Zooey has such a great style- I noticed she wears a lot of 60s type shift dresses too, love how she keeps it interesting.

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  5. Oh that coat is AMAZING! Beautiful. I had been on the hunt for a great coat that I could wear through winter. I actually found some lovely one at Millers!

    Red and Blue are just colours made for each other.

    What a quirky actress to choose too! I love it!

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    1. Red and blue together are so awesome!
      I tend to stalk the clearance section of Asos Curve a lot, so happy I managed to snag the coat.

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  6. FUN! Love the last photo, hilarious. You have such a fun and colourful nature x

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  7. Haha. Love that last photo! Great job. I wore this dress {it was Olivia's} once and I LOVED it. Made me want to twirl and spin and jump. I think that makes it the PERFECT Zooey dress. Beautiful coat too. Just gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you! I love twirly dresses. :-)

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  8. OH I LOVE HER!!! that dress is gorgeous! x

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    1. Thanks! I love the heart print so much. :-)

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  9. Love that dress! Kicking myself for not buying it when it came out! You look great!

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    1. I loved the dress so much I bought it at full price- I was scared it wouldn't last to the clearance section! It's gotten a fair bit of wear since then- though this is first time I ironed it!

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  10. Looking good, looks like you had fun doing this am loving your coat too :)

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    1. Thank you! I love colourful winter coats, they cheer me up during the dreary winter months.

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  11. Love it. I was thinking about Zooey. I used to have the hair to pull it off before I hacked it off... LOL

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    1. Haha me too- though I loved your post- fab dress and hair. :-)

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  12. I have that dress, I never thought to wear it backwards, I think I may have to give that a go. I LOVE ZOOEY and I think you totally got her style right! Loving your new hair cut!

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    1. Thanks Nat! I got the idea to wear it backwards from Lilli (of Frocks and Frou Frou). She also inspired me to buy the dress, when she showed that it wasn't as short as the Asos photo showed.

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  13. I love this dress on you! The bow in your hair goes perfectly. Loving the new do! Zooey has great style, you captured it well. Your last photo had me giggling.

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    1. Thanks! It's my fav hair bow at the moment, I'm happy that even with short hair I can keep wearing them. I had to have that last photo, it needed to be done lol.

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  14. Soooo pretty!! Zoey is so fab. And I have that dress yayyy!!

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    1. Yayy! It's such a great dress isn't it? Even though it wrinkles if you look at it. ;-)

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  15. Ahhhh Sigh.... I want your dress and your coat. This Aussie Curves thing is going to cost me a fortune. I love this look. So cute and fun. I'm inspired.... :-)
    Luv Jac @ Common Chaos Chronicle xox

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    1. Thanks! That's the thing I find hard with fatshion- trying not to spend too much. I just keep an eye on clearance and sales sections. I like op shopping but find I'm usually sized out of most of the clothes there. :-)

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  16. Supercute! Love the dress - and great choice re: Zooey - Love her style too!

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  17. I love this outfit!
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