Aga at Agate

Aga at Agate

I'm used to feel insanely slovenly and lazy lemon-like for being the sort of blogger that has few ambitions save for carrying on the blog and doing little to extend that remit.  As people have made leaps and advances towards bigger and better blog formats, well-edited videos, photos worthy of a magazine photo spread and general creativity that boggles the brain (examples being Luxirare and Di$count) and thus extending their blogs to being outlets beyond the informative, I have just plodded along with the same old same old.  Then I realised that perhaps for people like Mimi Jung of Brook & Lyn, the subject of this post, their primary role isn't in fact blogger and that their skills as a stylist, photographer or designer were seeded in before their blog even begun and that their blog is only secondary to their pending plans for a brand and err… probably world domination.  Ah, shame on me for having no other discernable skill other than what you see here.  Style Bubble – a brand?  Pah!  No way in hellz…

Anyhow, nobody can deny the beauty of Brook & Lyn's well-curated, well-designer, well-done everything style blog which is of course just but the starting strand of Brook & Lyn, the brand.  The first part of that was a shop selling Mimi's own used items of clothing and accessories, which has been beautifully presented through carefully thought out lookbook images that play with proportions in a mini-mignonette way…




Then Mimi has her Brook & Lyn Style arm which is a personal styling service.  A Brook & Lyn Closet Swap site will also be launching later on this year.  For her own brand, she has started off with a jewellery collection which was launched a couple of months ago.  Based on some agate stones that she found on a recent trip to Hong Kong, the first collection entitled is "Surrounded" is named thus because of the natural ring formations of an agate stone, the surrounding of it with a crochet border as well as a thick rope.  


Choosing each agate stone carefully to compose these one-off pieces, she has in fact sold quite a few of them and in particular, the violet stone body roped necklace came to me as something to play with though the long length of rope that doubles up as a belt or can be turned into varying formations on the body depending on how you tie it…

Mimi stated that she wasn't actually all that keen on agate as a stone before she started the collection because of the bright colours and muddled patterns but that's sort of precisely what I love about them -  that there is this element of unpredictability with them.  The patterns look like they are almost moving in the light and are in a constant state of flux because the rings are organically formed.  This is the necklace directly scanned in… my most popular mode of procrastination… scanning random stuff in to see what it looks like…


As for tying it around the waist, criss-crossing it or looping it around the neck twice… it's almost something that could be played around with on the go.  I found myself fiddling around with it in various loo breaks throughout the day just to change it up.  With the body necklace piece in particular, the central positioning of the stones also cleverly draws all attention to the necklace.  Cue instant ooomph-adding to any lazy crap outfit…



(Peter Jensen top, ASOS Black skirt, vintage sheer dress, Stella McCartney heels)



(Tina Kalivas dress, Under.Ligne navy sweater, Topshop knee high socks, Miu Miu shoes)


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  1. Kali Venable

    2010-08-01 at 9:16 PM

    Really Cool necklace!
    I wouldnt say your not creative because you have not advanced to “better things”. Your blog is good enough to last with this type of blog!
    Much Love,

  2. deer_dairy

    2010-08-01 at 9:43 PM

    i love brook and lyn! her jewellery is so pretty. you keep hinting at various side projects so i’m sure the blog has led you to greater things anyway!

  3. Alexandra

    2010-08-01 at 10:02 PM

    God your outfits are probably the most killer of any on the blogs now days. I think I would place you and luxirare in that position without question. Exquisite work as always!

  4. densy

    2010-08-01 at 10:08 PM

    omg. amazing!
    densy from syden blog

  5. Hannah

    2010-08-01 at 10:11 PM

    I’ve been lusting over the surrounded collection for a while now. I am dying to get my hands on this piece. If I only I wasn’t a broke med-student!

  6. Valentine

    2010-08-01 at 10:21 PM

    I like your second outfit
    -diary of a fashion stylist-

  7. The Style Strutter

    2010-08-01 at 10:27 PM

    I like the 2nd outfit too:)!! Love the colours in the necklace, and the contrast with the rope!

  8. saga sig

    2010-08-01 at 11:33 PM

    love the outfits ! amazing like always 🙂

  9. koko // res pulchrae

    2010-08-01 at 11:56 PM

    argh, i’ve been waffling on those necklaces for so long. i love them but they are not on my “needs” list right now.
    they work very well with your wardrobe though, judging from these outfits. one reason i haven’t taken the plunge yet is i consider them summer necklaces but now, after seeing your layered looks… hmmm…
    i love brook&lyn!

  10. S.Ella

    2010-08-02 at 12:06 AM

    I like your blog the wa it is. I come here for your writing and your outfits (I love the fact that you’d rather do a “meaty” post instead of a short 1 liner when you can.
    that’s anther blog to add to my must reads.

  11. Eli

    2010-08-02 at 12:23 AM

    ah it looks great on you Susie! These pieces were really striking but charming, I want one of my own!

  12. MizzJ

    2010-08-02 at 3:13 AM

    I agree there’s nothing wrong with the format of your blog! Sometimes I think we feel too much pressure to constantly evolve when we should be encouraging each other more to be the best in whatever medium we decide upon! At least with blogs, it forces people to read!

  13. Becca

    2010-08-02 at 5:47 AM

    I love her blog, but I hadn’t yet seen this jewelry – so pretty! And I love how you’ve styled that piece.

  14. Rachelle Sinclair

    2010-08-02 at 6:32 AM

    Love your style!!!

  15. Laveena

    2010-08-02 at 7:20 AM

    Nice stuff. Your blog is the best!

  16. Misanthropic Pulp

    2010-08-02 at 7:47 AM

    The second shoes are simply incredible, love them.
    Adore the way you’ve combined the piece!
    Always an inspiration!

  17. Nolita

    2010-08-02 at 8:20 AM

    Brook & Lyn blog is amazing and the outfits on you are perfect!

  18. melissa

    2010-08-02 at 8:23 AM

    amazing pics and your roses skirt is to die for! wow! <3

  19. dining table

    2010-08-02 at 8:52 AM

    Wonderful accessories. I love those necklaces. They are one of a kind. You have a great talent in fashion design. Keep it up. I know that you will become famous in future.

  20. susie_bubble

    2010-08-02 at 9:20 AM

    Heya… thanks to those for saying that it’s essentially ok to be ‘same old same old’ – I’m pretty much resigned to it because I realise I don’t have too many talents up my sleeve…

  21. mIN iT

    2010-08-02 at 10:22 AM

    Thanks for your ideas and directions…I really enjoy reading your blog!!

  22. olive

    2010-08-02 at 11:20 AM

    Love those rope necklaces! And always love your look 🙂

  23. Cristina Suspiria

    2010-08-02 at 1:26 PM

    awesome post! you are always so creative!

  24. FashionLifeCoach

    2010-08-02 at 1:34 PM

    I love the second out fit with the dip-dye blousy top and the color concept of the allover outfit. The first outfit I have the feeling you are trying too hard.But anyway, the accessories are gorgous.

  25. Jehh

    2010-08-02 at 3:16 PM

    Suzi! You are so cute! I love both outfits, especially the pale pink flowery textured skirt! Tie dye is usually not my thing, but I can’t help but like your dress in the second outfit!

  26. Margaret

    2010-08-02 at 4:18 PM

    Wow! Love the convertible jewelry. Check out this designer for more multi-wear pieces!

  27. Shelley

    2010-08-02 at 6:08 PM

    Susie, we love your blog and you, just the way you are, so don’t change a thing! This is the appeal of your blog–you don’t try to be anyone but yourself, and your style is so far from what is generally out there, it’s incredibly inspiring and refreshing. That Tina Kalivas dress is one of my favourite things I’ve seen you wear recently–the whole outfit is crazy wonderful.

  28. naughtybaubles

    2010-08-03 at 12:43 AM

    This jewelry collection is amazing and I love how versatile the necklace is…..

  29. AngieMontreal

    2010-08-03 at 3:48 AM

    Styling is a serious talent, and girl…you got it! It may be an under appreciated skill, but it is nevertheless totally valid…especially when it’s really well done. xo

  30. Janette @ Fashion Loves People

    2010-08-03 at 8:44 PM

    LOVE these outfits! Those necklaces are fantastic. You’re so good.

  31. rulymuse

    2010-08-04 at 8:14 PM

    love how you mix your clothes……..
    check my blog…


    2010-08-05 at 3:18 PM

    Amazing Pictures <3 Vintage inspired eyewear

  33. Veshoevius

    2010-08-06 at 8:51 AM

    Thank you for alerting me to the existence of Brook & Lyns blog – I am now addicted!

  34. Carmen

    2010-08-09 at 5:12 PM

    I Love the second outffit , the mix between the dress and the sweat is very good and to finish with beauty you have lovely shoes !
    Genius like usual .

  35. juicy couture

    2010-08-18 at 4:06 PM

    all my dream necklaces, so cute.

  36. moncler

    2010-08-18 at 4:29 PM

    the shoes so nice. it can be wear out , who can do it ,it as arts

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