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Oh, hello

Saturday, January 18, 2014

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Welcome to 2014, a year where, already there are not enough hours in one day for sleep, work, play, plans, fun, sanity - yeah, we've already made a shambles of it. Case in point: 1:58hours and 17 whole days into this new year, only now am I saying things like, "Happy New Year", "How were your holidays?", "How was your New Years?" to you. Not our proudest moment at all!

You should be proud to know, though, we do already have multiple adventures pencilled in for the very very near future in the works. I do wonder when we'll ever get to the part where we actually share those experiences with you though! On that note, don't even mention new year resolutions, that's somewhere further down the ever-growing, ever-multiplying to do list. Priorities!

1. 31th december 2013, the last sunset of the year as seen from Flatrock/Wedding Rock Blue Mt, NSW.

a fresh start

Tuesday, January 1, 2013



reindeer says: merry christmas

Tuesday, December 25, 2012


We're making new traditions here.
It's a tropical Christmas. In Singapore.
Overcrowding the apartment, packing it full of family.
With plans on covering all the newest touristy sights i've been intending to check out all year.
Found reindeers at Gardens by the Bay.
Had the most appropriately local Christmas Eve dinner EVER with Crabs as Turkey, fresh coconuts as mulled wine, plus, an entourage of many many sea friends!
We're having a blast here. Hope you are too.

Merry Christmas All!

Here & Now

Sunday, January 1, 2012


Explosions In The Sky - Last Known Surroundings

1 + 2. Blue Mountains from Echo Point lookout.

To Mellie,

Friday, January 7, 2011


Forgive us for waiting so long to finally announce this. Yes, the winner of our giveaway. To our delight, we received a surprising number of entries with 100% spot-on perfect answers (that really got us excited)! We thank each and every one of you for your entries. But, alas, there can only be one lucky winner. The lovely Mellie of le pearl. This is coming your way! Hope you all enjoyed the fun and games as much as we did :).


Rise & shine.

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Happy 2011 everyone! We wish you all a blessed New Year! Looking forward to dreaming, discovering, sharing, growing, laughing, crying some more with you this year. It's great to have you around!
Thank you.

We ducked out extra early today, to see the 2011 sunrise at Cheltenham Beach. It seems our new year resolutions maybe underway and in action? ...But I think we'd rather not say them out loud incase they get used against us later this year... Enjoying your clean slate?




Gift of giving.

Monday, December 20, 2010



If you haven't already, it's time to enter our giveaway! One of you will win a piece of Accessoryofcrime Jewelry. A Tiger-eye Stone Choker. We've been meaning to show you the prize for days, but the weather's been getting in the way of that - sorry for the delay. Those of you living in wintery months, you may be satisfied to hear that our Summer Parade's been rained on for 4 days straight - and still counting. On the bright side, the vege patch won't need watering then. Hope you like the prize! And thanks for your entries! (Hope you're having fun with the Trivia!)





And, for those other days.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


It's so lovely to hear all your positive feedback on the new pieces in store. And you know what, we're even more excited to hear that, like us, you're still loving red! Thank you all so much for the love going on around here and we just wanna make the most of these festive seasons, to give it back to you guys. An accessoryofcrime giveaway it will be - in the next few days. Stay tuned (check back or follow for updates)!

We promise to keep to our tradition -we're just geeks afterall who love a good game/quiz- so expect some fun, somewhat in tune with our past giveaways.

In case you're wondering, no, we're not always wearing red. We keep it neutral with denims, whites.... and we do let some other colors have a fighting chance.




Shirt: Vintage
Skirt: Topshop
Shoes: Converse
Bag: Deadly Ponies

Deliverance I.

Saturday, December 11, 2010


As promised, here is a new delivery of fresh vintage and Christopher Kane x Topshop for all you lovely readers in our store right now. As you may have noticed we've had a bit of a craving for red as of late. We are so excited to be able to include it in our store along with some very fresh and eclectic silhouettes! Hope you enjoy the new selections.

The Accessoryofcrime Store.

with red i sign this off.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010




I came across proudrace just a few days ago. I think they are based in Manila. When I saw these dresses from their current lookbook, my stomach bubbled with excitement. I had to tell someone!! Such simple pieces with an almost inevitable twist to the bodycon/maxi silhouettes. My head started to filled with the different ways and occasions I could style it- trying to reason with myself that I need this dress (the single-sleeve black train dress). And gosh, at that point I wanted everyone to know about these amazing dresses! I actually thought Vanessa from the haute pursuit would totally rock the red train dress and even contemplated telling her so!

No I haven't bought it yet but I still think about it daily. Any minute now.

O, and by the way, been on lately? I literally ran for cover when I first saw this. Some of you might recognize the face staring back at you. Yep, brace yourselves. My head is plastered across the hypeed homepage (flattered? yes but really confused, why my head?). But do check out the awesome publications they do. The headgear & head jewels pt II issue to be exact. It's got heaps of inspiring ways other fellow bloggers have styled their heads.


- in transit -

Thursday, October 14, 2010

At this point we're pretty much dead-to-the-bone tired. So much to prepare and errands to run. Maybe we didn't mention this before but in about 3 hours we're jetting off to Singapore. We will MUST succeed in connecting to the net and posting from there because we have so much to share with you! And hopefully lots to update from south-east asia.

Really can't wait to get there for some warmer days. (Yes its s'posed to be spring here, but the sudden spring chills on top of our sleep depravation have caught us off-guard, and now I'm a tad on the ill-side.)

At this moment we just have this one song (Noir Desir - le vent nous portera) to keep us continually energized... over and over.... as well as watching Cocorosa's v-log over and over...mmm. à bientôt !


Shirt: Vintage
Shorts: Queens Wardrobe
Backpack: Longchamp
Necklace: Souvenir from Toledo is born

Sunday, September 19, 2010

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Dress: Stolen Girlfriends Club

I don't really need a new dress. I wasn't supposed to go to the SGC sample sale. It was one of those weekends when things just fall in place. Fell in love with the ruffles and subtle color straight away. It's mine.

Notice something else kooky going on here?? Where's the asphalt? The orange? The pink?
We've long outgrown our old blog-look but we're still the same girls just with new features!

* navigation

Spring-cleaned into the form of a navbar so its easier for you to find what you need and see what we do.

* search us

Not functioning yet but we'll get there. Any ideas why?

* directory

Unleashing the anticipated online store directory. We've collected all your links and more. These are places we love and wish to shop.

* friends & bloggers

Our old link list was getting a bit dusty. Now, here's one that's crammed with our favorite blogs and our greatest friends that keep us(and you) entertained for hours.

* 6 things

Ah, this is a totally new 'gig' on this blog. Both Emily & I will be updating this list with our six random things that tickle our fancy and bring us intrigue.

That's it aye? Stick around. Have fun. Click around. Hope you love it as much as we do.

To bring back the old banner, submit protest below!
Just to protest for any reason, submit below.

Knit me my urban dream.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

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Excuse that ridiculous smile - it's a record breaking smile, the hugest one (of mine) ever caught on film. But, can you taste it in the air? Fashion's party season. With NY Fashion week heating up with the goods, and tonnes of events and showcases joining in the mix, fashion related or not. Last year in the midst of my thesis I would have cared less. But this year, thank goodness, for the sake of my social sanity, we're getting off the sidelines and joining in the festivities. Our own New Zealand Fashion Week is kicking off in just over a week (21st September) and we'll be there, armed with our cameras, capturing moments on and off the runways to share with you all. Hopefully we'll be able to show you some NZ fashion through our eyes.

Oh yeah, and the week after is my graduation. And tomorrow I'm gonna bind a copy of my thesis as a gift for my supervisor (it's been on my mental to-do list for like 2 months)~ wish me luck that I get round to it!

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knit dress : vintage
shirt: thrift
pleated skirt (mustard) : vintage
stockings : Gina Tricot
shoes : DM

how do i turn my shadows white?

Sunday, September 5, 2010

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It's good to be back in the blogger-world! Been so ill in the last few days, glued to my bed/couch, that I haven't even made it up the stairs, let alone focus my eyes in front of a bright static box. So many emails to reply, so much happening when you leave this space for just a few days. I can't wait to get back on track with y'all and what you've been up to!

There hasn't been much cape flaunting in this blog-space for way too long if you ask me! So, a great cape outfit to salut the coming spring (though as we speak, I have four layers on) - to warmer and brighter days ahead! BTW, anyone else get confused about the season they're in sometimes? I know I definitely do! Ok so, Spring in New Zealand means, its Fall in the Northern Hemisphere. But suddenly all I'm seeing in the fashion realm is often A/W looks that I suddenly wanna wear so badly. But wait... I've just had my Winter.... Pure Confusion. Anyone else feeling me?

Wait! More news. September Issue of Scout Magazine is out. There's a good two page spread with lil' ol' me smothered all over it. Hmm.... maybe- you don't wanna see that.... just- flick to the next page, there are other awesome 'Style Crush'-es by my side! Plus, there is some inspiring photography in that magazine!

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Cape: Vintage
Shirt: Vintage
Shorts: Vintage
Boots: Nixon

Orange peel

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

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This stiff rugged jacket would surely be in some of your 'not-so-cool' lists. But I dunno, something about it - it sings to me. Actually, it kinda looks like it could have come straight out of That '70s Show's wardrobe. But all that shearling, who could resist!

Snooping round the more out-of-bounds nooks and crannies of the store, I maneuvered my way round a few territorial mannequins, squeezed past several tight corners to find myself before the dark changing room(now used for storage) - right in front of this jacket. To be honest, I saw a flash of that hideous - deliciously hideous - orangy-tan suede from a far. I had to try it on. Though it looked a little big on the hanger. Fits like a glove - sits and snugs at all the right places. I later found out that this corner that I had been rummaging through is the shop's workspace for organizing new stock before it hits the racks.
I guess the rest is history.

Btw, we are still accepting links for any independent designer, etsy, ebay and blogger stores. Keep them coming and our directory will be up shortly. Also, thank you all for your encouraging words and support with our resurrected e-store. We really appreciate it so much and can't wait to bring you guys some more!

The music that has been soothing me in every situation lately. Chromatic Flights. Bonus is you can get 'Sunset Bell', their older album FREE from here.

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Jacket: Vintage
T: Acne Jeans
Pants: Zara
Sunnies: Cheap Monday

Pop the Perrier !

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

We've been anticipating this day for the longest time. It's been a long period of hard work and much dabbling / fumbling with codes and what-not. But finally we're unveiling our new store. Ok, so we've been experimenting with our interface , learning as we go, trying to get it as user-friendly and simple as we can. Have a browse, we'd love to hear what you think and we'd love to hear your tips too.

Also, equally as important, the shelves have just been stocked with new wares. Go on, take a peek. And of course we will be pumping new life regularly.

By the way, we'll be starting a new directory of other online independent stores (blogshops, etsy and ebay stores, upcoming designers etc.). Submit your links here or via email, this is completely free for all. Trading links would be much appreciated.

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The Accessory of Crime Store Advertising
Details of items in store.

Smoke in your eyes.

Monday, March 22, 2010

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Dress: Zambesi
Black Mesh dress: AA

Socks: h+m
Boots: Burberry Prorsum

I bought this blue-grey ombre dress with X-long sleeves in a sample sale 2 years ago and I don't know why but it just got buried in the closet. Rediscovered it a few days ago and wore it for the Lookbook / h+m 'Something blue' contest. Of course, with those crazy sleeves, it calls for some awkward poses!

We are off on our Asia+ Europe trip tonight. To be precise, we will be going to Singapore, Berlin, Budapest, Krakow, Wroclaw, Vienna and Stockholm. ( yay!)
So, if any readers got any tips of where to shop/eat/see/ find thrift and vintage!! Fill us in. ;)

O yea, thesis writing is still going, formatting and image referencing is a bitch! Shall finish it off just before I depart. * fingers crossed*

Wheel Of Fortune

Saturday, March 20, 2010

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Lace blouse: Vintage
Loafers: Vintage
Bolo tie: Vintage

Here's another one of the bolos from my new collection. I just love how these work, its like a tie but a necklace too. This one has a whole different feel to the shell one that i
wore last time. It's gold and feels very ethnic - kinda reminds me of a dream catcher. What shall I dream tonight?

BTW, thank you everyone who entered the fashion trivia and joined in on the fun. Everyone was spot on with the first four pairs (yay!) and the tricky last pair is by Balenciaga.
And now, the most important bit. The WINNER isssss ...*drumroll please*.......

Don't feel bad, we will have more fashion trivias in the future. It may be your day the next time round. ;)

EDIT Sorry! the rules are the rules.
All your names will be placed in a hat and the winner will be drawn...'. Maybe next time round we'll tweak it a bit?

Join the Blue-collar Brigade.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

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Shirt: Dad's cast-offs
Shorts: Zara
Socks: Emilio Cavallini
Heels: Bershka

This old denim shirt has spent many years living amongst the bags of "to be recycled" clothing. So when we unleashed the scissors on them, who would have thought that we would fall in love with it sooo much! Oh, it's previous owner didn't even recognise it after we were done.

If we've lost you with that bit of rambling.

If the socks worn here interest you in any way, you'd be wanting to keep your eyes peeled! Cuz Accessory of Crime will be doing our first giveaway!! Oh yes, and we will try to make it fun too. Who's up for some fun n' games???
Ok. It's a little ambiguous but, just ... just check back.