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Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
A friend recently gifted me a copy of Donna Hay's Fast, Fresh, Simple cookbook and last Sunday the boyfriend and I indulged in our first recipe; the egg & bacon pies. Check out my results below - pretty impressive for a quick and easy breaky! the perfect fluffy eggs...and I know its only Tuesday but I'm already looking forward to another weekend's breakfasts a-la Donna Hay!
3 Rashers of Bacon
1/2 cup of sour cream
1tblsp of parsley leaves ( I used fresh chives instead)
Preheat oven to 180˚c. Grease 2 ramekins/pie tins and line each with 1 1/2 rashers of bacon (next time I'm going to cook the bacon a little in a pan first for maximum crispiness). In a bowl whisk together the eggs, cream and herbs. Pour the mix evenly into the ramekins and bake for 25mins or until the egg is set. Serve with hot buttered toast.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Amanda was photographed by Mikael Jansson and styled by Karl Templer for Interview Magzine's March Issue...via Brusday
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
My second colour trend -Emerald- falls conveiniantly on the day of green! St Pattys.
Whether this one sprung up as a spinoff from the "green" eco-chic trend, the popularity of Wicked or as a nod to the latest line of celebrities spotted endorsing the hue, its definitely a stand out colour this season. And by stand out I mean; you wear it - you stand out. Its bold and
eye-catching; a colour made to be seen.
Best teamed with, blues, tans and gold jewellery, keep to rich jewel tones and deep shades for a more flattering look. Avoid matching one emerald with another, if you want the head to toe look invest in a dress and accessorise with metallics.
What better day to give this trend a trial run!
CELEBRITY TREND WATCH
Emerald on the 2011 red carpet via FabSugar
TRENDS ON THE RUNWAY
Dorothy Perkins flower dress £20 Anthropologie raw emerald earrings $198 Rick Owens Leather jacket EUR 1250 BCBG Max Azaria Leather watch $198 Balenciaga college bag EUR 830 Dorothy Perkins Hanging leaves collar £15 Paul & Joe fringed suede sandals £183
FASHION TRENDS TO HOME HUES
Apparently like blue, time moves faster in green rooms! A calming and restful colour its why guests waiting for their 5 minutes of fame wait in a "green room". Its a colour that can signify renewal and nature and in your home you can be a little more flexible with the shades than fashion. Pick the tones that work best with what you already have and dont be afraid to experiment with something a little darker.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
First released by Rovio mobile in December 2009 for Apple, the game Angry Birds has since sold over 75 million copies worldwide and shows no signs of slowing down. The addictive puzzler is reported by wired.co.uk to be "the first waste of...time that can be accurately quantified. Every day, users spend 200 million minutes - 16 years every hour- playing the mobile game. Three trillion pigs have been popped." That's a lot of screen time! Enough for some to fall in love with the characters and want to crochet them into 3D friends? I'd say so..Check out this Etsy buy from The Itsy Bitsy Spider store; The patterns for all 6 birds are emailed to you for US$18 and you're able to start crafting within 24 hours. More smile-enducing patterns available online here.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Even though the Fall runways continue to be strutted down, my trend hunter within has already spotted some strong threads weaving throughout the shows, (Stay tuned for plenty more Fall 'Lust Have Trends' in the next couple of weeks) not the least of which has been a focus on colours.
A pigment named for being historically made using cobalt salts of alumina, Cobalt is the biggest splash of blue to hit the runways this season. Seen in collections from Marni and DVF to Sportmax and Zac Posen, it's a shade that easily translates from frocks to footwear, bags to bold accessories. Saturated enough to stand on its own as a statement look or be teamed back with more subtle hues, for this shopping season think less Mediterranean Summer and more New York chic. Best teamed with slate grays, crisp black or creamy neutrals, it's definitely a shade to lift your spirits and add punch to any outfit during the coming drearier months.
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TREND ON THE RUNWAY
FALL FASHIONS TO HOME HUES
From the fall runway to your home, colours are a simple and easy way of incorporating fashion trends into decorating your abode. While Cobalt may not be a wall to wall kind of hue it definitely has potential for making a dramatic impact through small pops in accessories or big splashes with furnishings. Check out the collection of goodies I've put together below:
Sunday, March 13, 2011
I think this is about the 3rd time I've posted from this Cover shoot but I still like looking it over. This shot is especially appealing for the movement of the fabric and the colours...love that yellow and cream together on the grey background...via Fashion Gone Rogue
Posting up some early morning eye candy from the Ninemsn House & Garden site.