Review: Vision Direct – Moschino Eyewear



// Sunglasses: Moschino c/o Vision Direct //

There’s a frame for every face. Well, I guess you can say that is a half truth.

I would like to argue that not all faces are blessed with the versatile symmetry a perfect carved frame can demand in the growing world of eyewear. Out with the skinny and in with the new thick frame shapes, it’s a challenge that seems to bring out the strongest of emotions when you realize, it was just not meant for you.

But there is always that one pair that will make your heart beat a little faster, to stop and consider that behind its mirrored sheen, will uncover a Bright Young Thing in you. Hiding behind some shaded designer bliss and your half baked hope when you find one juuust right for you, revives all over again.

Interestingly, the pointed cat eye can work for this edgier squared jaw of mine but for that speak louder and be bolder statement that has been affectionately synonymous with the Moschino attitude, channeling some hero red will never let an oversized frame hide you.

I am always in search for a frame that will sit comfortably on a wider face shape like mine and the quality of these sunnies sits nicely with no strain to give you that throbbing migraine afterwards. Note: Always very much appreciated.

If you are interested in grabbing a pair or a few different incarnations for your styling pleasure, try Vision Direct and their seriously large online selection of branded specs to take advantage of their handy online features such as virtual try on testing, speedy shipping and health rebate claim options. As far as designer goes, you can expect to see a considerable list of named brands to select from and they stock current 2014 ranges too, I’m was impressed!

So like all the essential reds in your style guide – lipstick, handbag and nails, never overlook that other best accessory in your arsenal no matter how hard the search.

I am, of course talking to the reflection staring back at you through that mirrored sheen.


Until next time!
October 21, 2014 - 10:52 pm

Maggie Dallospedale - Hi sweetie
you look amazing
Love sunnies
Maggie D.
Maggie Dallospedale Fashion diary – Fashion Blog

REVIEW: 3 Concept Eyes Haul

Hijacking this post is a makeup haul I can only describe as a sugar coma coloured daydream with my 3 Concept Eyes haul from my visit to the StyleNanda Hongdae Flagship Store last year.

This obsession if not, lifetime of desire I have developed for this brand and my infatuation with their ‘IT’ Girl Sora Park  might end up in a impulsive buying complex of splurging on every range of brightly coloured cute makeup they have. I can’t say I fault any shade. I LOVE THEM ALL! Transitioning from Winter, behold the power of my pocket rocket purchases to keep you bold and fierce for them Spring time feelsies!

3 Concept Eyes Lip Colour

Price: $19.71 USD

Overall: ★★★★★



3CE LIP COLOUR in 602 V | 204 COME TO ME | 604 VAMP

A nice matte finish with great pigmentation, these lipsticks are just as perfect as any high range lipcolour you can purchase and are far more affordable so you can start building a collection. IMO purple and orange lipsticks are more interesting than the usual pink and red. Also the berry lip looks great in both winter and spring looks as a statement.


3 Concept Eyes Lip Liqueur

Price: $20.81 USD

Overall: ★★★★★



3CE Lip Liqueur in BackStage and XX Orange


Top: BackStage | Bottom: XX Orange

Now for another matte look but in a different form.
For days when my lips are more chapped than pump for my favourite matte look, these glosses are great as they are moisturizing yet matte when applied. The formula is not sticky (which I think is the worse kind of texture) but a nice velvet feel and is super light giving that ultimate pucker up look without showing the cracks and bumps.


3 Concept Eyes Creamy Water Proof Eye Liner

Price: $20.81 USD

I love mint as a colour! But as a liner, I was skeptical if I would be able to pull this look off. But I always wanted to try a neon eye makeup look without eyeshadow as I love the sharpness that gels and liners can create. The best thing about these eye liners from 3CE is that when you leave them to dry, they become smudge proof when rubbed with pressure and are waterproof! I tried a wet wipe and it just stayed on as vibrant as when I first applied it on! I’m going to try this out when I go to Hawaii next month to see how it holds up in the waves.
It also has a handy sharpener at the end to make sure your pencil is prepped for crisp lines which is a great feature so you don’t need to look for a one off purchase to find one that will fit such a thin pencil.


3 Concept Eyes Duo Colour Face Blush

Price: $24.22 USD

And finally moving onto blush these cute duo blush palettes are so Mod I immediate had to have them!
The colour combinations are so handy for highlighting and contouring  you can play around with different techniques to bring out the most or lighter effects of the colours.
I have never tried red or orange blush before so I’m definitely looking forward to seeing how creative I can be.

Until next time!



This is not a sponsored post.

September 29, 2014 - 4:50 pm

Mica - Oh I would love to see an eye makeup look with that mint liner – what a fun colour! I’d have no idea how to wear something like that. I’m very boring with my makeup choices though, haha!

FML: Magic in the Sky

Let me take you on a magical journey – the destination:  Second star to the right and then straight on till morning!

Okay I lied.  I don’t have the power to take you to Neverland, but if I did believe me I would sprinkle as much fairy dust on you so that I could.

But instead you’ll have to settle for another piece of magic known as “Angel Place” in Sydney CBD for my Fashion Monthly Look this month.  This pretty little shooting location is just a short walk from Wynyard and has a skyline filled with birdcages! I guarantee, this is definitely the most magical spot in Sydney.


Cardigan: Princess Highway | Pleather Pleated Skirt: ASOS | Shoes: Topshop

I have to admit.  I’ve had an obsession all winter season with DangerField, particularly because they stock Princess Highway clothing.  It just suits me.  I wear their stuff and it’s as if me and the clothing item are soulmates, bound by a promise to always care and be there for each other. Okay. I know.  Exaggeration.  But seriously.

I also need to give credit that the inspiration for the photo above is actually from my extremely amazing photographer friend, and I have only recreated about 40% of amazingness as he originally created.  Check out some of his work here.

I bet each one of those birdcages is home to a tiny little pixie.


So let’s talk a bit about Princess Highway.  It’s everything I am absolutely attracted to in clothing – vintage inspired, cute and quirky!  Plus it’s also an Australian label!  Any girls in Sydney looking for items similar to what you see in ViVi magazine, particularly Lena Fujii’s style, I’d say Princess Highway comes a very close second!

Lipstick: MAC Ruby Woo | Jacket: Blue Angel (Korean Label)

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – MAC Ruby Woo is the best, THE BEST vintage matte red lipstick.  For the review click here.


Please ignore the awkward pose, but it was the only image captured of all the birdcages! It’s so lovely I had to have this photo as part of the blog post, even if it comes with the price of showing a very awkward me in it.

Side view with the jacket on. This is my favorite jacket at the moment. I got it from a very small Asian store near my work. I didn’t really get the chance to show it off too much in this post, but it really has a wonderful flattering fit – which is so hard to find in a winter coat!  Plus it doesn’t come with those shiny, plastic, cheap looking buttons which seem to be on a majority of winter coats nowadays. Even featuring on the expensive ones! It’s the little things people, the little things!


That’s all from me!  Hope I bought a little bit of magic to your day :)

Talyssa xx

2 cents: Roadtrip Date Survival

So girls and guys, let’s talk.  We haven’t really done this in a while!

If you don’t know, I’m dating someone new and I’d say it’s going pretty well.  Things are still quite early though, but the balance feels right.  Yeah.

Some weekends ago he initiated we go on a short weekend trip together.  I was excited and nervous!  Our first trip away together, what if we get annoyed at each other?  What if we fight?  What if we have nothing to talk about during the drive there?!?

Never fear, Talyssa is here. Sometimes my over-thinking and naturally anxious brain does me some good.  Let me tell you my tips on how we survived:


This was actually a really cute accident.  The boy and I decided to get together one night about a week before our trip, to talk about where we wanted to go together.  We ended up choosing a destination, looked at hotels to stay in, places to eat and activities to do.   Separately in our own time, we narrowed down these lists to the things we really wanted to do over the trip.  We came back together a couple of days later, compared our choices (surprisingly most were the same!) and made a final plan together.

Our Destination….


Final Itinerary….

Attractions – 1. Bald Hill 2. Sea Cliff Bridge – Lawrence Hargrave drive 3. Austinmer beach 4. Science Centre and Planetarium 5. Nan Tien Temple 6. Illawarra Golf Complex 7. Historic Lighthouse Wollongong 8. Hangdog Climbing Gym 9. Flip Out Trampoline Arena 10. Mt Keira lookout Wollongong

Places to Eat – Diggies, C Grill, The Mango Tree, My Pantry, Lee and Me

The Resting Place….


We stayed at the Comfort Inn. This was really great, affordable accommodation. 100% recommend it!

Planning our trip out was great for a number of reasons – we always had something to do, we were never bored, and having a plan in advance took off a lot of pressure during the trip – we never had to think “What should be do now?” or  “Where should we eat tonight?” We already knew.


I can’t help it.  I am socially awkward.  To make things worse, I think about my social awkwardness whilst I’m experiencing socially awkward moments and it’s just a downward spiral.  So you can imagine, the thought of being alone with a newly significant other (SO) for an extended period of time, such as driving in the car, set my social awkwardness radar on high alert.

The solution:  Have some tricks up your sleeve to pull out during your alone time.

Alone in the car:

  1. Make a road trip playlist with both of your favourite songs.  Let’s face it,there’s no way you can be expected to constantly talk to your SO for the entire drive to your destination.  So let your favourite tunes fill up the silence when you don’t particularly feel like talking.
  2. Plan games to play in the car.  Don’t worry about how lame “Eye spy with my little eye” is, just whip it out.  We did!  We had tonnes of fun playing word associations and asking eachother random questions.  Here’s some fun and easy game options:

Word Association: Rain > Clouds > Lightning > Harry Potter.  Each person takes turns in saying a word that is somehow associated to the previous word. The person who can’t think of another association, or repeats a word already said, loses.

Road trip Questionnaire:  I found this idea from the awesome site that is The Dating Divas.  Think of 50 questions you and your significant other have to answer then compare your answers.

Would you rather?:  The crazier the questions, the better.  Here’s a little something to get your started:  “Would you rather chew on a stranger’s dirty toenail clipping, or re-chew sometimes deposited chewing gum that has been stuck under a public train seat?”

The Worst of Everything: Take turns asked and comparing your answers to various “What is the worst” questions.  E.g.  What is the worst song at the moment? What is the worst sport to watch on TV? Answer: Cricket. Obviously

Most importantly, don’t be afraid of some silence.  Comfortable silence with your SO is nothing but a good sign.  So go on, take a nap, read a book, or stare out the window absorbed in your own thoughts – I certainly did :)

Alone in the hotel:

We actually didn’t have time to do many of these because we were having too much fun!

  • Have a bath – make it special with essential oils, scented candles, bath bombs, rose petals, face masks.
  • Give each other a personalised spa treatment. – what more could you ask for?  Give each other a massage with massage oils and do facial together!  And trust me, guys love this stuff too even if they don’t want to admit it.
  • Watch a movie – I had bought my hard-drive along and stocked it up with movies, whilst the boy bought his laptop and projector.
  • Use this time to sleep, cuddle and have deep conversations with your significant other.


Out of the extensive list planned above, we actually only managed to visit:

Bald Hill Lookout and Sea Cliff bridge


Science and Planetarium complex and Illawara Golf Complex


Illawarra Golf Complex.  I’ll have you know I won with me finishing the course in 59 holes and the boy finishing the course in 62 holes :D

Hangdog climbing Gym and ate at The Mango Tree and Diggies


3 Beetroot Salad with Feta, Smoked Salmon and Poached egg at Diggies.

Being flexible and not having a strict agenda made the whole trip extremely enjoyable – we did a lot, but took our time to relax, explore and have fun along the way.

In fact one of my favorite experiences of the entire trip happened because we decided to be adventurous and stray from the plan.  As we were driving to our next destination after finishing up our game of mini golf, we spotted a really beautiful view and decided to take a look.   It was a giant lake, framed by mountains and alive with sea birds – including pelicans!!  A bonus was that it was so quiet and secluded.  We just lay here on the grass, relaxed, cuddled, talked and took funny photos.  It was just so nice!! 






This means even when you’re feeling angry, upset, sick or tired.  Smile, be happy and let go of the little things.

The night before leaving the boy and I had a bit too much happy soda…and boy did we suffer! All that night and the next morning I was throwing up.  The boy even offered we stay home because I was so sick. Never!!!!  I persisted!! We were doing this trip!!  Unfortunately the sickness lasted until early evening that day.  Just as I was feeling better, the boy was starting to feel sick and was developing a really bad cold :(  Despite my constant nausea and throwing up, and his sniffles, sore throat, fuzzy head and feeling all round terrible we were both happy, had fun, didn’t lose patience with each other and just had a really great time.


Not excessively, but this is your special time together and you don’t get to do it all the time.  So eat at one of those expensive restaurants you have your eye on, do that activity that costs a little bit out of your means, and pay to watch all the special shows at whatever exhibition you find yourself at.  Make it special and your trip too will be special.


Well guys, that’s all for me.  I had an absolutely fantastic trip – looking back I don’t know why I even had worries in the first place!  It was such a great trip, I didn’t want to leave haha!


August 30, 2014 - 9:45 am

Talyssa - Thanks so much Maggie!

August 29, 2014 - 5:58 pm

Maggie Dallospedale - Hi sweetie
What amazing road trip
Love your pictures
Kisses and have an awesome weekend
Maggie D.
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FML: Back to Black


Top: Agent Ninetynine | Pants: ASOS | Jewelry: House of Harlow 1960 | Stockings: AVANTGARDE


Behold my peg leg trouser style swag!

Braving the winter chill and my acute sense of self-awareness with my midriff showing, I gave myself a real kick in the ‘A’ to pull off a decent OOTD look but still keep it interesting to feature here. I’ve been on a dry spell for fashion ideas and it feels passé if I kept making them too simple in execution. I’ve delved too long on my monochromatic black and white combo cheating ways sadly, on FMLs and in the real world and seems to be my demeanor for winter itself – outwardly ‘meh’ with everything. 


The highlight here has got to be these stockings from the CHOCO MOOxAVANTGARDE range which I sought out for while in Harajuku. Though I’m showing you only a snippet of its killer design, its quirkiness is just what I’ve been looking for to complete this look or I might end up looking like a business women working on the weekend… yeah, no thanks!


Will Winter Siree be forever covered in shades of the darkest colour? To quote the late Miss Winehouse - I’ll go back to black. Well, at least for now.

Until next time!




FML: Round frames incoming !

Remember when people used to laugh at ‘geeks’ wearing their ‘dorky’ glasses with the round frames, skulking in libraries? Yes, and you didn’t want any part in that stereotype.

WELL, scrap the nerd vibe; round Harry Potter-esque glasses are definitely the go to for this season !


Wear them in the library, in your car, at the beach, lurking in the back alleys, wherever !



What fun multipurpose frames.



By now I’m sure you’re very impressed with my versatile sunglasses. What if I told you a demure LA based createur had gone the next step and created something so spectacularly amazing; dare I say like this

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Such colour. Much beautiful. Wow. And from crazy prices like $44.30, why wouldn’t you invest in a pair? or two? or seven?!

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In fact, why not just get them all? That seems completely reasonable. Dying to know who, how and where?

LA based Etsy shop DaddyLongLeg offers a wide variety of customised embellished retro vintage eyewear and chains, hand made with faceted jewels, cabochons, floral embellishments and other beautiful add ons. Did I mention these frames were able to be custom made also ?

Still a fledgling business, DaddyLongLeg has most definitely caught onto something huge in the future in eyewear fashion. Avante Garde fashionistas; are you thinking what I’m thinking?

Let’s pave the way towards summer !


Love Sora xo

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