Thursday, December 23, 2010

pretty wings

Review Dress; Louis Vuitton Speedy 30; Christian Louboutin Simple 100 Heels

There is something about setting a white dress against the LV monogram that is so timeless and lovely.

This dress has been my old (or new?) realiable for a couple of weeks now - wearable to lunch with flats, dinner with heels or out for drinks with hair up and red lipstick to boot.

I hope you all have a very safe and very happy Christmas wherever you are in the world!

P.s. I have been obsessing over this track the last couple of days - "I need a dollar" by Aloe Blacc.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Follow your heart

Leona Edmiston Betty Dress; Chanel Bag; Christian Louboutin YoYo Heels

I initially had my doubts when handing over my credit card to buy this dress. The financial advisor that resides within my brain (who has always had poor fiscal scruples anyway) was even telling me - "REALLY? You are going to pay that much for a cotton dress??"

Fast forward to a few months later and an excuse to finally break out the dress - a date with my best friend to see the musical Hairspray (which, by the way, totally blew my mind - I have watched the movie about 1378494 times, but seeing it live was amazing)

Anyway - having worn the dress last night, I am officially converted. And the beauty about a dress like this? No outfit stress necessary. Just remove hanger, pop on, and go. Perfect.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Johnston Street Hispanic Street Festival 2010

Friends, food, music, drinks, dancing, summer sunshine, long days and warm nights.

Life cannot get any better right now!

Witchery cotton shirt; American Apparel circle skirt; Vans lo pro sneakers; Country Road clutch; Ray Ban aviators

Gosh how cute is this man....He is a tram conductor. Apparently next year the iconic old green and yellow trams are coming back to Melbourne. He was so lovely...He said to tell you all to say hello next year on the trams!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Melbourne Muse

Norman (of Musing Mutley) represents a lot of what I love in men's style - neutral tones, clean silhouette, beautiful natural fabrics with a touch of individual quirkiness. He just looks effortlessly cool. The boat shoes are my favourite part - they convey so much character and story.

We joked that this outfit is quintessentially Melbourne but it really is - I am proud to live in a city that possesses such great style!

Friday, October 15, 2010

a piece of paris: part une

I have never really been the kind of person who is ever lacking in something to say (quite the opposite problem, actually...)

However, when I look at these beautiful boots, everything in my mind goes very peaceful and quiet.

I am guessing that this sensory over (or under?) load would be very similar to what would occur to the mind of a young man when an attractive woman walks past and he's stopped talking to his friends, and now is very clearly concentrating extremely hard on watching her pass by!

And now I suppose the only realistic assumption we can draw from this today...I am a shoe pervert.

C. Louboutin Paola 100 Lace Booties

These guys have been hiding away in my room for a while now waiting for the weather to warm up (rain + mesh = no deal), but they are too lovely not to be shared in the mean time.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

we are not the kids we used to be

Sportsgirl cheesecloth lace blouse; Vintage leather patchwork skirt; Country Road suede buckle boots; Sass & Bide horn clutch

Meet my hair - the moody chameleon. It never is quite the same colour at any given day. Ahh what I would give to have hair that behaves for me!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Your easy lovin aint pleasin nothin

After a particularly long and bitter Melbourne winter, I am so excited to see that SPRING IS FINALLY HERE!!!

My favourite part of the year. Spring means the first bare legs, new cotton dresses, sunshine, longer days, happiness, driving with the windows down, dancing on the lawn.

Country Road denim shirt; Country Road print skirt; Vintage tooled belt; Vans lo pro sneaker; Louis Vuitton Manhattan PM

My favourite part of the outfit is the skirt - its actually from the kids section at CR. I seriously doubt that it would fit a normal sized 10 year old if it fits me!! I love it because it reminds me of those gorgeously full circle skirts from the 1950s, but re-interpreted in a more modern way.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Monash Law Ball 2010

The best friend.

The outfit.
Zimmermann black silk gown; Sass and Bide horn clutch; Vintage choker

Had the law ball a couple of weeks ago and had the time of my life. The ball itself wasn't great but it was the company which made the night so hilarious and fun.

My outfit was pretty much the world's most last minute choice. I bought the dress a week ahead and the clutch the day before. I can't even express how much I love this clutch.

Alot of people don't know what to make of it, and I have had a lot of questions put to me about it: is it a weapon? Is it a horn? Is it a bag?
The answer - it is all three!

Monday, August 9, 2010

city on fire

Alexander Wang twisted drape dress; Vintage gold necklace; Christian Louboutin Corto pumps; Balenciaga giant gold clutch

Saturday night: dinner at the European. Amazing service and scrumptious food!!

I wore my new necklace. Well, its new for me - it is really a vintage piece from the 1970s - can you believe it is still in perfect condition?! I love little things like this because I make up a really exotic story in my head to go with it. When I got this in the mail I decided that whoever owned it used to wear it to Studio 54 to party with Cher.
Here is a better look at it:

And lastly, because I am really loving how beautiful Melbourne is at the moment - through the park on the walk back to the car:

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Electric stories

Sportsgirl sheer silk blouse; Sportsgirl bib necklace; Current/Elliott high waist skinny jeans; Christian Louboutin patent peeptoe pumps; Country Road double ip clutch

Saw "Jersey Boys" last night at the Princess Theatre last night - so so so incredible!!
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons are dominating the iTunes airwaves tonight.

Got these high waisted jeans from Revolve last week and I am already pretty sure they are going to be a super staple in my wardrobe. From tees to blouses and loose fitting camisoles, this jean brings an element of neatness in how it nips everything in at the waist. Perfectly simple denim that is effortless and versatile. (and, oh my gosh, SO freaking comfy - we are talking it rivaling sweatpants here - jean nivarna!!).

Now if only it came in more washes...

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

wayfarer youth

Country Road Boyfriend Blazer; Witchery Waterfall Cardigan; Country Road Dress; Miu Miu Oversized Tote; ASOS Combat boots; ASOS stockings

The layers are out in full force this month - it is freaking chilly down here. Brr!

A lovely day in Melbourne - Yummy early breakfast at Earl Canteen (organic autumn mushroom wrap please); Tim Burton exhibit at ACMI; Basking in the sun on Collins St; Lunch off Degraves; Wandering around the city like a tourist with my camera.

I find that Melbourne can be so drab at times because I take it's beauty for granted - sometimes it takes looking through the lens of a camera to appreciate things you would ordinarily take a second look at.

Have you ever noticed this at Federation Square? I love it - a big suspended piece that contrasts beautifully with the bright blue sky.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

perfect winter

Laura from These Ruby Slippers

Went down to beautiful Bayside with my two best friends for the day. Got better acquainted with my Nikon D100 - I don't use it enough, and I should - it's a beautiful DSLR to start with.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

only by the night

Witchery shirt; Nudie Hai Kai jeans; Urban Outfitters heels; Miu Miu tote

The definition of the perfect white shirt is different for everybody.

My idea of the pefect shirt has eluded me for a long, long time, or at least until the moment I stepped into Witchery and saw it: cotton, sheer and soft, with rolled sleeves and a relaxed fit. A million and one uses for this one piece.

Also - got this Miu Miu oversized tote from Net-A-Porter this week and I am pretty sure it's love!

Current winter loves -
Country Road oversized ladder knit scarf, Karmaloop mittens & Urban Original mules

Monday, June 21, 2010

Through The Looking Glass

Country Road Boyfriend Blazer; Country Road Dress; Country Road Double Zip Clutch; ASOS Combat boots; ASOS stockings

Post-work play today.  

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

sleep spindles

Country Road Flannel Dress; Witchery Singlet; Nudie Hai Kai jeans; Urban Outfitters heels; Vintage Leather Jacket

 Yesterday, post-exam.  
My brain has already blissfully forgotten semester one of property law.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

the sky might fall

Leona Edmiston S/S 2010
I have already pre-ordered it at two stores. Just in case.  
(I hate having that superficial frenzy and dread at having missed out at a cult fashion piece - Love is a Drug and Black Magick dresses anyone?)
I love that red lipstick works so beautifully with this dress.
I've gotten about a million things in the mail this week (a very welcome distraction to long days filled with study)...I can't wait till my first two exams are over and then I get can get excited about putting together outfits and blogging again :)

Monday, June 7, 2010

comme ci, comme ça

Wheels & Dollbaby Bow Corset Dress; Vintage Valentino pleated skirt; black petticoat; Christian Louboutin YoYos; LYDC eiffel tower bag; Chanel camellia scarf(Laura!♥)

Saw SATC II with the best friends on Wednesday night.  Had cocktails and then sat super super close to the screen (i'll never get complacent about buying movie tickets again) - baaaad combination.  I think I watched the whole thing cross eyed and half drunk (haha).  

Spent a million years trying to figure out a SATC worthy outfit and then settled on something season six-ish for when Carrie goes to Paris with the Russian...

Monday, May 31, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

La Mer

Ralph Lauren mens oxford;  Country Road skinnies; Azzedeine Alaia platform wedges

It's f-f-f-f-freeeezing!
I'm currently dreaming of drives down to the coast, sun burning on my skin, cotton dresses and singing in the car with the windows rolled down.  
Obsession of the moment?  
 The Oxford Shirt!
Some Oxford Loving:

Monday, May 10, 2010

Wash, Rinse, Repeat

Sportsgirl lace blouse; Country Road denim leggings; Country Road Tess suede boots

I saw this blouse on a girl at John Mayer on Monday night and fell in love. Simple, demure and classic with a lacy touch - nothing overly girly, but still very femme.  

Friday, April 23, 2010

casually dressed and deep in conversation

Witchery singlet; Nudie skinnies; Witchery waterfall cardigan; Just Jeans Waterfall leather jacket; Nine West booties; Speedy 30

Canberra is a bit topsy-turvy in its weather where it is freezing cold one minute and the next it is warm and sunny.  This is when layering is my new best friend...Pack it all on in the morning like the Abominable Snowman The II and then strip it all off in the afternoon like its a Nelly video clip...its getting hot in hurrr!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

the love cats

L>R:  Country Road Hailee suede boot; ASOS ski hook boot; Country Rod Tess seude boot; Azzedeine Alaia wooden platforms; Prada two-tone ballet flats; Christian Louboutin yoyo 100s; Country Road suede ballet flats; Christian Louboutin mary janes.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

violent ends

Bikie gloves add extra toughness.

Witchery fringed vest; Country road camisole; Nudie jeans; Nine West booties; Biker studded leather gloves

This fringed silk vest thingy is something I have worn religiously since buying on the weekend.  I wear alot of black so it keeps things a little fun.