Friday, October 10, 2008

Kate and necklaces

I need to find a necklace like the one Kate is wearing here. The ones I have seen look tacky and awful and I would just rather not go there. I know many of you think that the beauty of layering necklaces is that you can use a bunch of cheap ones and still achieve the look. However, it's just not working for me.
Well it is Friday, so there is a whole weekend just waiting for me to look for such a piece.
I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Listening to - Great DJ by The Ting Tings

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Morning pretty

A mix of lovely things to start your day.

The beautiful Russian - Valerija Erokhina (Something in the water I tells ya).

Pretty, light and airy lingerie. Maintain that summer thrill.


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Gaudy skirts are sometimes very very fun

This is a quick post on the the Brocade skirt. I want to wear it with leather or fur(not real of course). Although, I don't own said skirt, I believe it would be a truly versatile item. Thus, it must be purchased.
What do you think of the brocade skirt. Do you have one or ten? If so, where did you get it or them?

Brocade Skirt by Roberto Cavalli

By Zen Trade

Alright, so it may not be the definition of gaudy. I actually tried to find something really crazy to post. Alas, I could not find any clothing outrageous enough. So if you want to recommend a collection with a deliciously gaudy element well now that would be "delightful''.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Dark and shiny

Gucci has become my fashion house obsession recently. The folksy luxe clothes of the fall collection, stir up images of rich Estonian hippies rebelling from the mainstream elite by mixing peasant prints with luxurious velvet and embellishments (Rebels!)
Yes, such individuals may never have existed and I may have made this whole thing up. However, I like this description.

The perfect accessory - a dark red tinged with black pout. A great way to work this trend is to stick to matte colours and to use your finger to apply the colour by pressing rather than rubbing the lippy in. Try not to make it look too perfect as I think it looks better when it looks like more of an afterthought. Or you may like to go all out and create a purple/black glossy pout.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Plenty of ruffles and pleats

I am enjoying the high impact look for autumn. However, I am partial to a little bit of ultra feminine ruffles and pleats. I would love to incorporate the femininity of these images into my wardrobe with a slightly harder edge (Armour jewellery perhaps?)
It would be lovely to float around like this though.
Images from here

Friday, August 22, 2008

Memoirs of a Geisha- Visual Tribute

"She paints her face to hide her face. Her eyes are deep water. It is not for Geisha to want. It is not for geisha to feel. Geisha is an artist of the floating world. She dances, she sings. She entertains you, whatever you want. The rest is shadows, the rest is secret"

Collage - Made by me

Monday, August 18, 2008

Monday Madness

Kate Moss and Kate Winslet - I stumbled across this site the other day that enables you to morph celebrities images together. Anyway, while I should have been doing something productive like studying. I decided instead to make this little morph thing of Kate Winslet and Kate Moss. What do you think?

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Be bop bop botobo

You have to admit he is ridiculously cool


Sunday, August 10, 2008

All alone in space and time

Film - Picnic at Hanging Rock
Directed by Peter Weir
What do you get when you combine the year 1900, a boarding school, a picnic, and a large rock?
- A strange and ethereal film, laced with plenty of beautiful imagery (Think moody sun drenched images). Definitely a visual feast.
Images from The Age & Hollywood Academy

Friday, August 8, 2008

Crazy Beautiful

I love reading magazines. In fact, I used stop by the Town Hall Newsagency almost every morning while on my way to work at my first job. It became a bit of a novelty for my work mate's to see me standing there, engrossed in "Elle" or "Harper's" - It had such a great collection, how could I not? Well anyway, I must admit that I miss my Aussie mags now that I am away from the land down under. I find my self scouring the shelves trying to find one. To be honest I am little annoyed that I am missing out on the new weekly fashion mag Grazia. (I like to stress the important stuff you know). Anyway, the above image is from the latest issue of Vogue Australia. If you see it let me know :)

The Award

I received the Brilliant Weblog Award from the lovely Betsey of Una Bella Vita A Beautiful life.
I discovered her blog not too long ago and it has already become one of my favourites. I liken it too a cosy bookshop where you are introduced to beautiful things and reintroduced to old ones.

I must admit that I was very excited to receive my first award.I have discovered so many wonderful blogs and would like to share it with these lovely ones.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Simply pretty

Karin Smeds(stylist)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Kelly watch the stars***** Watch the stars

Will you be wearing a necklace this autumn (fall)? If so, will it be a long elegant chain with a vintage pendant or perhaps some chunky gold chains reminiscent of Givenchy?
Either way, I think the humble necklace is going to be a bit of a big deal during the cooler months.

Above image from - who what wear daily

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The look

I am currently liking Liv's new hair. Do you think it has the potential to take over from the Aggy or Pob? I know that some of you may think I am crazy for asking this, but I think this could become a new trend.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Scandinavian Life

I have a soft spot for Scandinavian design. So I was absolutely delighted when I discovered lifeiscarbon. Originally I was going to write a long post about this website. However, I have decided to simply post a link and let you check it out for yourself.

All images taken from lifeiscarbon

I am over the heat!!!!!!!!!

Monday, July 28, 2008

So maybe I could look like this

This stunning British actress does not get enough credit for her gorgeous style. Let alone her simple yet oh so perfect hair and makeup.
It may sound conceited to say this, but one of the main reasons I respond to her look is because of my own appearance. By that, I mean that we share some similar physical attributes. Such as dark brown hair, hazel eyes, relatively fair skin and so on. I must admit that I like to have style inspiration that is slightly achievable every now and then. I still get inspired by all walks of life, however, it is nice to sometimes aspire to something achievable. I think subconsciously or consciously, we all want this. That is why I love seeing diversity in magazines,blogs (blogs? Yes, my fellow blogette's reside all over the globe) Because I think all woman deserve to feel beautiful because they are. They should be properly represented in the many forms in which they come, so that no girl ever doubts whether she is good enough.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Beautiful Pressies

I must admit that I was terribly spoilt this weekend and received these absolutely beautiful gifts. This is what I received:

  • A sexy pair of Michael Kors Heels

  • Yellow patent sky high heels by Guess

  • A soft & buttery tan bag with cream trimming from 7 for all mankind . This reminded me of Australian brand Mimco - so I had a bit of a Aussie moment. Well not exactly but close enough ( You can take the girl out of Australia but you can't take Australia out of the girl - This is one big country to lug around)

I am still dancing around my living room with excitement over these new items (I think the neighbours are starting to wonder, so I have tried to keep this down a bit :). Honestly, I feel very lucky and fortunate to have received such lovely gifts. I don't think I really deserve such things, but it does make me feel very grateful.

I took a few pics of my new goodies. Although, I must admit, they are far more special in real life.

Also does anyone have any picture uploading tips? My pictures seem to choose were they want to go after they are publised.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Glitz me

I have never been a jewelry girl. The possibility of draping diamonds over my neck never appealed to me in the slightest. In fact, I often found my self rather uninspired by jewelry on others. The glimpse of individuals who's arms, wrist and ears were loaded with carefully chosen armour filled me with much disdain and only reinforced my lack of enthusiasm. This, however, does not mean I did not wear any. Rather, that I put very little effort or money towards such items. Instead I put on a pair of $10.00 earrings I picked up at retail store and was good to go.
This sentiment has subsided in recent times. I have now found myself intrigued by offbeat items were I actually give some thought and time to in pursuit. This change in mindset got me thinking. Why did I suddenly have an interest in something I had very little interest in before? I though maybe it was a sign that my tastes were evolving or something along those lines. However, I have come to realise that this is not the case. My jewelry sensibility lies more towards sentimentality rather than fashion. With technology, vintage stores and the like I have discovered items that appear to tell a story. That are beautifully crafted items that are sentimental and not just ornate. It may seem silly but I never felt this way about jewelry before - it had always been so sterile and meaningless to me. This art form that I was showed little regard for is truly an expression of both past and present - you need only to look for it.

I have put together a list of two interesting jewelry designers that I find inspiring

  • Sea Glass Jewellery by Gina Cowen
    Gina creates jewellery made by using coloured broken glass washed up on the beach. Some of the glass used dates back to the 17th century.
  • Urth Jewellery (Image from collection - see link line not only creates beautiful simple pieces but they also invest a portion of all profits back in to the communities from which the gold was mined. I think this is a wonderful idea.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Style Profile-Catherine Deneuve

Catherine Deneuve

Recently I have developed a fascination with timeless french actress, Catherine Deneuve.

She is truly one of the most glamorous actresses I have ever seen. An attribute which has not diminished with age.

So if you ever feel like a little bit of style inspiration. Then why not pop on a Catherine classic and absorb some of her parisien charm.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Put out the torches! Hide the moon, hide the stars.

Photo - Albrecht Gerlach

Makeover shows

Has anyone else noticed how boring these shows have become?
With the overuse of such phrases as "that's cute" or "really cute" & "really hot" popping out of the hosts mouth a little too often for a half hour time slot.
Alright, so the contestants usually end up looking much better by the end of the show. I just wish we could flip through all the pointless dribble and cut to the before and after.
Perhaps, rather than complain I should simply use the remote. But you see, then I wont see what happens at the end. Argh!

Vintage Finds

I found a great online vintage store today, called Bowerbird

The site is easy to navigate-Which is always a plus for me. Most importantly, the clothes are wearable. I was really amazed at how many wearable pieces there was on this site. The prices were reasonable too. Well not salvation army cheap. But cheaper than some of those other high end vintage shops. I think, however, that the quality of the pieces reflect the price. Especially when purchasing such individual pieces.

Here are some of my favourite items (some are a bit kooky, but I think when you go vintage you can get away with it). What do you think of them?


We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking up at the stars - Oscar Wilde

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