Last week, I came up with a somewhat random mannequin fashion challenge to find outfits within my own wardrobe as inspired by mannequins.  I took this photo of some Alannah Hill mannequins in Chadstone mall in Melbourne.  I thought these outfits were do-able for me as I had these 3 important key pieces already.

So are you ready to see what I came up with….?

1st Mannequin

This Alannah Hill outfit is so cute and girly – I think it’s suitable for everyday wear.
I don’t own a pink cardigan so I improvised with a grey one.  The sheer criss cross tights I am wearing didn’t photograph too well.
Items of clothing featured here are from Primark, Esprit and New Look.

2nd Mannequin

This school-girl-ish outfit is rather sexy and sassy especially with those suspender tights.  I’m not a big fan of the scarf though.
I don’t own suspender tights but good thing I had knee high stockings to improvise.
Items of clothing featured here are from Primark and Daiso.

3rd Mannequin

This is my favourite outfit out of the 3.  I can imagine myself wearing this to a wedding.  The dotted tights are so quirky.
So it should come as no biggie that I have similar items in my current wardrobe.  Yes, even the dotted tights!
Items of clothing featured here are from Primark (yes, it is my favourite UK clothing store) and Forever New (this is my favourite Australian clothing store).

After-Thoughts

Mannequins have long slender legs!!!  It’s not fair because mine are short and stubby!  I have been thinking of buying my own mannequin and dressing her up to do fashion posts – but my Husband thinks it’s creepy having a mannequin in the house!  LOL

It was great discovering pieces of clothing which I would not normally pair together.  But taking photos of myself proved difficult as I don’t have a remote control for my camera.  I also need a better camera!  I think I will definitely have to invest in a good camera (and maybe a mannequin) if I want to continue with fashion posts on The Best Beauty Blog.

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this fun fashion post.  Please check out Megan from Beauty In The Sky and Melody from Melludee for their takes on The Mannequin Fashion Challenge.  Also, please comment with a link if you have decided to do this challenge too.  I would love to see the outfits you came up with.

Clothing Store Links

http://www.alannahhill.com.au
http://www.primark.co.uk
http://www.newlook.com

21 Comments on The Mannequin Fashion Challenge Revealed : Alannah Hill

  1. Tine
    13/05/2011 at 1:03 pm (7 years ago)

    What a fun challenge! I wanted to do it too but found out I had NOTHING remotely similar to the Alannah Hill mannequins. Which tells me just one thing; I guess it’s just not my style.

    I’ll wait for challenges where you have everything in black. Muahahahah!

    • Ling Tung
      14/05/2011 at 4:29 pm (7 years ago)

      @Tine, I used to wear black only in my teenage years – I was a ‘goth’!

  2. Megan
    13/05/2011 at 9:59 pm (7 years ago)

    Love this! I really love that middle outfit the most with the pink scarf. Wish I had your photoshopping skills!!! It’s funny that the ouffit you couldn’t do was the only one that I could do!! haha Next challenge I’m gonna try and learn some basic photoshop so I can make something like this.

    • Ling Tung
      14/05/2011 at 4:30 pm (7 years ago)

      @Megan, Photoshopping is really difficult!! And thanks for participating 🙂

  3. Vintage Makeup
    14/05/2011 at 3:19 am (7 years ago)

    Love the 2nd outfit!

  4. yvo
    14/05/2011 at 3:25 am (7 years ago)

    Not bad … not bad at all!!

  5. Laura
    14/05/2011 at 5:09 pm (7 years ago)

    I really like this concept! Your 2nd outfit is my favourite 🙂 Gosh, I feel inspired to go shopping now 😉

    • Ling Tung
      15/05/2011 at 5:38 pm (7 years ago)

      @Laura, Thanks lovely! Go shop, shop, shop! I wanna see what you bought 😉

  6. Marusya V
    15/05/2011 at 10:32 pm (7 years ago)

    Wow Ling! You’ve done well with re-creating the outfits; ) and I really liked this challenge idea! If I was not pregnant I would def play with you!
    xoxo
    Marusya V

    • Ling Tung
      16/05/2011 at 8:19 pm (7 years ago)

      @Marusya V, Thanks lovely! It’s so hard taking photos of yourself – how do you do it? I can’t wait till you pop and see piccies of your lovely bubba 😀

  7. P o o p e r
    23/05/2011 at 2:56 am (7 years ago)

    I say get a mannequin anyways 😀 I want to own one myself someday and just
    dress it up and put wigs on it (thats if the mannequin comes with a head lol)

    I really love how you wear able to coordinate all your clothes according those mannequins. xD
    You have a keen eye for these things!

    • Ling Tung
      23/05/2011 at 2:34 pm (7 years ago)

      @P o o p e r, Thanks for the lovely compliment 😀 I am just a bit scared that the mannequin will freak me out in the middle of the night! LOL

  8. khatsii
    27/09/2011 at 10:34 am (6 years ago)

    Awesome job :O

      • khatsii
        28/09/2011 at 11:34 am (6 years ago)

        @Ling Tung, just inspired me to keep all the clothes in my wardrobe LOL even though i need to get rid of some O_O; haha *two thumbs up*

        • Ling Tung
          28/09/2011 at 12:40 pm (6 years ago)

          @khatsii, LOL! Yes, keep everything!!!

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