Sunday, July 31, 2011


just came across these bébés online

I am also lusting over some mad-crazy patterned pants after trying on these hot-ass babes at alice this afternoon. Plus these gorman pins which have been playing on my mind for a while now.

massive lol at the chick in the romance was born pants. i'm so mean.

top shop brogues, gorman afro pant, romance was born jeans

Thursday, July 21, 2011

bam! and the dirt is gone!

I am loving these looks by rumi at the moment.
The babe from fashion toast would have to be my no. 1 fashion muse right now. Her ability to pair warm knits with biker boots, short skirts and good ol' denim makes her outfits so damn wearable.
So to be a complete copy cat I have recreated the looks using mr internet shopping and a bit of photoshop collage (primal to say the least). Let's be nice and call it "re-creating the best".

vpl stripe b bra
dieppa resterpo penny patent loafer
alexander wang marti backpack
alexander wang cashmere beanie
t by alexander wang jersey t-shirt dress

proenza schouler high waister full skirt
hope spring sweater
rag and bone mojo boot
fjäll raven kanken in sand
karen walker no. 6 glasses
casio stainless steel digital watch

t by alexander wang chunky pullover
j brand cut-off rigid denim shorts
prada d-frame sunglasses
stella mccartney wool-felt cloche hat
prada platform brogues

no.6 classic biker buckle boot
proenza schouler high waister full skirt
alexander wang denim balmacaan jacket
étoile isabel marant tess t-shirt
proenza schouler ps1 medium bag
the row cat-eye sunglasses

On another note, I am enjoying my last week of freedom before commencing my second uni semester. It has been a lovely break, but I am looking forward to the new challenges of my course and am feeling the creative juices bubbling inside me.

all images via la garçonne, net-a-porter + american apparel

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

denim is still cool, right?

shala via jak & jil
rumi via fashiontoast
karen walker jumpsuit via harper + harley
caroline brasch nielsen via hanneli

let's face it. denim will never get old

Sunday, July 17, 2011

This is a Maga-Zine

In my constant search for lameness emancipation, I stumbled upon a rather satisfying and time consuming activity- the making of magazines.
This is my second attempt, and I am rather pleased with the outcome. 'This is a Maga-Zine' is a collection of musing inspiration and epic coolness. What's more it is the Smiley-face edition, designed to make you all smiley and giggly.

Butttt, because I do not want to give too much away I am only uploading the front cover- hehe. if you want to see more, email me and I would be happy to shoot a copy off to you. Seeing, however, that I reckon no one actually reads my posts, this will probably not bring me much business. If you are, however, a lone ranger or should I say lone reader (oh i am soooo funny), then you can grab a copy of this fab-u-licious publication for $5 plus postage.
Lemme know, kay?

Until soon, adios amigos and keep smiling!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

beautiful baking

This video popped into my inbox this afternoon like a whimsical melody.

There is something beautiful about the baking process. The way flour feels in your hands or the sound of eggs cracking on the edge of a bowl. Baking is a gathering of interesting materials, a mixed medium art piece of sorts, that ends in a cake instead of a canvas.
After watching this video i would have to agree with the tiger-in-a-jar good folk.
Baking for me usually involves the clattering mess of pots and pans, clouds of gluten free flour and organic vegan substitutes for everything. Amongst the chaos though I do find a feeling of serenity. There is something calming about making something with your own hands.
The gorgeous music and visuals inspired me to create sweet lovelies using vegies, so i migrated to the kitchen and whipped up a batch of chick-late brownies- a recipe inspired by have cake will travel. I made a few tweaks........

My Chicky-Béb Brownies

1 can of organic chick peas
1 cup almond meal
1 cup self raising gluten free flour mix
1/2 tea-spoon baking powder
1/3 cup raw sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar
80g dark chocolate
1 table-spoon of cocoa
1 egg
3 table-spoons of olive oil
2 teaspoons of vanilla

Grab the food processor from the pantry and throw the chick peas in. Blend those bébés until they form a smooth paste.
Meanwhile melt the chocolate and olive oil in the microwave. Stir in the sugar and the vanilla.
Toss the almond meal, flour, cocoa and baking powder into the food processor and pulse.
Then add in your chocolate mix and egg.
Have a good taste before smearing the rather stiff mixture into a lined brownie pan.
Chuck it into the oven and let it bake for 25 minutes.
Yummy yum yum
Enjoy with a cup of green tea and a funny friend.

I'm ba-----ackkkkk

Yes I have returned from the effervescent sunshine and glorious warmth of FNQ, only to be greeted by the dreariest weather from ma home-boi melbourne.
For two lovely weeks I glided through Queensland wearing floaty dresses, wide brimmed hats, denim cut offs and wispy blouses. Oh how I miss that now as I snuggle up in way too many layers of wool, cashmere and fur.
I wouldn't say I am unhappy to be home, by by jove do I miss the sunshine!


And so my obsession with all things japanese and kitsch continues. Ever since a POP magazine fell into my hands in the form of a Britney-Murakami-Cindy Sherman encyclopaedia of freakin awesomeness I have been totally absorbed.
Funny thing is that prior to my fluro-glitter-cutsie-flower emancipation I found Japanese design totally claustrophobic and uncomfortable. The over-saturated colours and exploded text made me feel all cramped and horrified.
Now as I write this I am dreaming of Murakami flowers, fluro hair bows and Britney inspired tulle skirts.