Blanco Winter 09/10 via Trendnista
Monday, May 31, 2010
Well we are officially in winter here in Oz and for once it actually feels like it! I love the colder months because it means I can live in Jeans and my scarf collection gets a good workout. So Im a big fan of winter accessories, but I'm just not sure it will ever get cold enough here in Brisneyland to justify Chanel's latest couture add on. Seen on the Fall 2010 runway the 'Hot-water-bottle Handbag' is the "hottest" accessory right now! (giggles at own cleverness) How 'cool' are they? (I'll stop now) Happy Winter everyone! x
The Louis Vuitton (Fall 2010) Paris runway was another sign that curves are back! It was all very sixties and some of the skirts were verging on poodle, but I loved the overall silhouette; especially the full skirted bodice dresses with cinched in waist cardigans. Marc Jacobs has such an elegant signature to his designs and I loved the mix of prints he came up with this season. Honourable mention of course to Elle M, who's finale walk proves she still has it! PS I would really like the whole first outfit below, please, thank-you!
Sunday, May 30, 2010
You might remember right back at the beginning of the month I posted an image I had been working on after I played photographer for a makeup artist Friend (for more info see the Facebook page Elegance by TB). I've finally finished editing and thought I'd share some of my faves! If you are in the feedback mood let me know what you think.
Photographed by me
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Sara Hicks Malone is a graphic designer, illustrator and mom. She is a former art director for Martha Stewart Baby and Kids magazines and also has her own blog Party Perfect which is the place to visit if you need creative themed party ideas. Seen viaDesign*Sponge
Friday, May 28, 2010
Schappacher White Ltd. is a New York-based architecture and interior design firm founded by Steven Schappacher and Rhea White. What I like about their interiors is the crisp neatness and neautral schemes that always seem to have some kind of 'pop' or oddity (see the zebra)
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Happy Friday! hope you are all having a good hair day :)
Hair & Makeup : Adriano Morassut, Photography:Gian Carlo Drueco, Model: Valeria Efanova
Image via The Photography Link
For those of you who live for the revitalised "nanna arts" now is your time to shine. Brisbane City Council and Bleeding Heart have put together a great Festival called Saviours Of The Lost Arts. The events kicked off a couple of days ago and will run in to June.
FREE workshop series will be presented over two weeks, from May 24- June 5 and everyone is invited to get crafty. You don’t need any special skills, just a willingness to get involved. Craft types will include- dyeing, weaving, spinning, wood crafts, multicultural crafts, crochet, cross stitch, embroidery, knitting, patchwork, ceramics, glass and metal crafts, beading, scrapbooking, lapidary, flower craft, decorative folk art, cake making and decorating and much, much more.
The workshop I'm most looking forward to is next Tuesday night's "Zero Waste Fashion" presented by 'The Stitchery' (QUT) and run by two very talented and lovely ladies (who happen to be QUT Fashion honour students *wink*) So hunt out that favourite ball of yarn and your sewing scissors and get crafting!
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
In no particular order my top 6 from the Fall 2010 Herve Leger by Max Azaria Runway. Im saying yes to the slicked back tresses and candy red pouts, and yes please to the collection's graphic elements, neutral palette and ankle height heels.
Editorial by Keith Me in Vogue Paris, styled by Carine Roitfeld,Inspired by Keith Haring
Christina Ricci shot by Craig McDean
Emanuela De Paula shot by Jacques Dequeker for Wish Report Brazil (issue 35)
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
image by Dave Allocca/startraksphoto.com via e!online
Yet to hear much about the film itself, fashion shots from the premiere of 'Sex and The City 2' are in full circulation this morning. I wish I could have found a good full length shot of all the girls... but in every one SJP was throwing her dress out - question : is this because she was trying to distract us from her crazy hem and too long train? (But besides that little issue) I thought the quartet looked healthy and gorgeous. I was especially loving Sarah Jessica's return to more golden locks and the neon hues of hers and Kristin Davis' gowns.
How gorgeous is this too stylish couple! Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams were out promoting their film 'Blue Valentine' at Cannes last week. Adoring Michelle's new platinum pixie look and those Stella McCartney wedges (yay bring back the wedge full throttle, they are so much easier to stay upright in than those 5metre high stilettos that have been making the rounds).I think Ryan is one of few men who could pull off that outfit, those shoes and not even blink. Love these photos, so very effortless chic...
Images via ImNotObsessed
Monday, May 24, 2010
Love this bookshelf from the creative duo at the Rupert&Sherlock Blog (who you might remember I've featured in a couple of handmade posts). I'm all in favour of re-purposing everyday items and I think this would be a pretty gorgeous way of growing herbs or small houseplants.
Check out these eye candy breakfast bars. This past weekend the boyfriend and I helped some very good friends move into their new house (which is super gorgeous and envy inspiring!). Their new kitchen has a great set of serving windows through to the lounge room, that I thought would be a perfect excuse for a breakfast bar! (yes I am allowed to live vicariously through them) Growing up we had one and they are perfect if you're a little short on space or just love breakfast like me (hah it is the most important meal of the day after all). Plus it is added seating and always a great space to stay and chat while -if you are lucky- someone else cooks :)
So yesterday I did a little "window" shopping and remembered that I was recently introduced to the world of Buyster.com.au its an online Aussie company based in Sydney and they have a huge range! everything from rugs, toasters and lighting, to pots & pans and bar stools (the most integral part to any good breakfast nook so I got a little distracted).
(all 3 breakfast bar pics from Ideal Home Magazine)