Monday, 5 August 2013

University of Sydney Style - Week 1

Welcome to another semester! Whilst I'm sure you feel about the same as I do (now we've finished a week, how about another week off?), this means that USYD style is back in business, so to say. I hope you've all enjoyed your holidays, even though they were far too short :P 

On a side note, I feel like I'm finally beginning to improve things in terms of lighting. I've also been lent a different point and shoot (funnily enough, the last one was a lend from my sister....let's just say my camera isn't fond of me and leave it at that). So hopefully less time spent shuddering at my awkward photographic abilities :P 

I've also started asking people what they are studying also - I apologise in advance for all the horrible puns I will come up with because I've said "is currently studying/undertaking" far too many times. Anyway, on with it.

This is the second time I've photographed Jess - I love it when I see someone who I want to photograph from a distance, and then realise it's someone who I have photographed before.  To add to the coincidence, Jess is wearing the same pantsas last time, but in a different colour - hell, if you love it, buy it in every colour.

There's something about dainty florals and brightly coloured stockings that appeals to me - probably because it's a somewhat unexpected combination. Marly is currently studying JD Law.

I like how the little bit of silver in Marly's sunnies ties them to her necklace and watch.

Toby is currently undertaking my favourite degree combination ever - philosophy and physics. (Apart from the theoretical 'Gender Studies' 'Pharmacology' & 'Music' degree). There's something about suspenders that just elevates an outfit - probably because they are so uncommonly seen nowadays. Here, they take a relatively simple combination (the plaid button up and jeans), and turn it into something much more dapper.

Matt is currently building towards an Architecture degree (har har, terrible puns). I'm getting the feeling most of the guys I photograph for here are sporting a button down shirt and a sweater. It is that time of least for now. 

I love it when I ask someone if I can photograph them for my style blog, and they respond by looking down, as though to assess what they are wearing - often followed by some comment to the effect of "Oh, this?" - I think a lot of the time, style is confused with being 'dressed up' - rather, to me, style is more how one dresses on an everyday basis, rather than how one dresses for a special event.

So I think Jessica, a lecturer in Early Childhood Education, may be the first lecturer on here….although maybe not, since I've only just started asking people what they are studying :P

Jessica is sporting a rather classic ensemble, but with a red coat, and punchy accessories (I'd like to appropriate her scarf) to modernise it a little, with the white shirt and shoes grounding the red.

Anton, from  Electrical Engineering is sporting a similar colour scheme to Jessica (red, grey and white). I can't really think of anything else to say about this outfit  - all I can currently think is 'I could replicate this whole outfit now I've found a grey blazer'. Except I don't have navy shoes - and speaking of navy shoes (as well as 'fashion advice'), a good pair of shoes really makes an outfit. Unfortunately, the same applies for reverse :P

From the ChineseAppreciation Society (or Chopsticks), L to R, Bryan, studying International Marketing/Business, Leon, completing a Master of Commerce, and Johnnie, studying Commerce.

I don't think I really need to provide commentary on their outfits - they look absolutely fabulous - as do their poses (Leon's bemused expression peeking out from that fan is perfect).

And again we have Finn, who was featured last semester. Finn is currently studying English (which is appropriate since he is dressed for the part - seriously, the sunnies, the scarf, the sweater over a button up). All of this makes for a rather dapper outfit.

Sydney, currently pursuing a degree in Resource Economics, and also from Chopsticks (I ran into Sydney an hour or so after I saw the others guys - all of the points to chopsticks for running an interesting Re-O-Day stall). I really like her hat. Do you blame me?

Otherwise, this pose suits her outfit perfectly.

On the Left we have Antonius (or Aoki) - whilst technically not a USYD student (He doesn't even go here), he was on campus and dressed up, so I figure he is still free game :P On the right, Vermillion, who is currently studying Japanese/Arts.

And finally, Malinda, studying French and Psychology. I absolutely adore her bow, and whilst this outfit is immensely reminiscent of a school girl (which I am fairly sure was the point), I still want to wear something like this. Although I'm sure my friends would mock me as much as they could if I ever did….

Also, ah, Malinda's friend, who came, joined in, and then disappeared.Oh, and my shadow...what was that I was saying about getting better with lighting again?
So lovely of you to join us :P 

 I hope you all have enjoyed this post....welcome back to semester!


  1. I loved these pictures, gosh people there are so stylish!


  2. Yay so happy usyd street style is back! I should totally hang on that side of uni more!

    xx Bo