Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
I love reading, I always have. When I was a little girl I rode horses and lived and breathed everything to do with horses. My parents instigated a rule that for every 2 horse books I read, I had to read 1 non horse related book.
Reading gives me a great pleasure, it is calming, educational and helps you develop key skills. I particularly like how striking a book can be in the first chapter, but today I found a list of top first liners.
It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. —George Orwell, 1984 (1949)
All this happened, more or less. —Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five (1969)
It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn't know what I was doing in New York. —Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar (1963)
Click here to read the 100 best first lines from novels as presented by the American Book Review.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
The world has shown it's interest, and everyone is encouraging Americans, particularly young Americans to vote. It's important that everyone gets involved.
If you are in America and haven't registered to Vote - do it here.
We can be involved too. Head to The Economist's Global Electoral College and cast your vote.
And if you want to show your support, buy a pair of Toms Shoes
If you're undecided - buy these
Vote Republican - buy these
Vote Democrat - buy these
Each pair is $US45 and for every pair you purchase, Toms will give a pair of shoes to a child in need.
Hop To It.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Can a man possess an extensive shoe collection without defending his sexuality? Perhaps a little controversial, but surely a topic worth discussing.
This week I’d like to applaud men who take an interest in shoes. According to Grazia this week, 40% of
For men these numbers would no doubt be very different. In general men fall into two distinct camps; those who are interested in fashion and those who are not. Of course the men who take an interest in fashion vary in their tastes; some possess a classic style, while others embrace the indie or more eccentric aspects of style.
The term ‘metrosexual’ has been bandied about over the past few years and really doesn’t give enough credit to heterosexual men who embrace style and fashion. Relating style to sexuality in men isn’t fair, and as more men become confident in expressing themselves through their clothes and accessories, we need to lose the idea that men’s style = questionable sexuality.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
What do I like?
The painstaking detail, the symmetry and the awkwardness. I love the layering of fabrics, the missing parts of the dress, the material that looks almost man made balanced by floaty layers.
One of my favourite ladies, Ms Jane of Sea Of Shoes attended the show recently and took some great pics.
Monday, October 20, 2008
"We all remember where we were when Gwyneth Paltrow debuted her new look. It was a great day for legs. It was a great day. Thanks to her sub-ankle apparel (a Givenchy cacophony of straps and inches), it heralded the death of the It Bag and the dawning of the age of the It Shoe. You, shoe, can rise to It Shoe status by spending a second on your name. Literally a second. Some inspiration from Manolo Blahnik's autumn/winter collection: Compulsa, Pimpi, Spart. You'll see how important it is to combine the image of your wealthy customer with the aura of processed cheese. When you're satisfied with your name, work on your appearance (little tip from Prada: a mustard-velvet upper really brings out the hoof in a heel made of hooves). Your aim, as an It Shoe, is to look like you were made by a drunk potter. Think back-to-front heel, open-toed winter boot, sandal with Lurex leg-warmer attached. Take the word 'bunion', shoe, and make it flesh."
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6 - I'd buy these babies
7 - I'd buy these babies
9 - I'd buy these babies
If you are wondering why I didn't include size 8, it's cos that's my size and I'm not sharing!!
Why does she exist as a 'celebrity'. There is absolutely nothing valuable about her. I can't stand her voice, she sings badly, she's a bad actress, she wears shocking outfits. Shoes should be adored and thought out carefully, not picked for their shock value!
argh my eyes!
Friday, October 17, 2008
Of his work, which is extensive and can be viewed at High Heeled Art, I particularly like this one. Drawn in ink, the heels float across the page, like a dream.
You can purchase any of his works or commission something special - email him via his website.
And don't forget to visit Mark's blog - High Heeled Art @ Blogspot - some extra special stuff can be found there!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
I actually really like both and think I want to try and create them. I'm thinking sheer low denier for the first look and high denier or even cotton leggings for the second...
I will report back with pics once I've tried it.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
I've always wanted to be a princess. I love dressing up, wearing headbands, luxurious fabrics and constantly wish I had a driver.
A little bit Blair Waldorf and a little bit Princess Diaries. These shoes from Chanel's Spring 2009 RTW collection are so fitting.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Read up on your eco living and how to be green and friendly.
Eco Friend - a great website about environmental issues and eco living.
Green Is Sexy - informative, easy to digest and best of all, one of my favourite and most inspirational women, Rachel McAdams is involved!
And for those girls in Melbourne - attend a special event that recycles clothing, supports a sustainable and ethical charity and gives you an opportunity to meet like-minded women.
For Better Or Purse is a monthly swapping event held in Fitzroy, Melbourne. This month the event is a special event focussing on Spring Racing. Get your outfit for next to nothing and help others out by bringing your old racewear, or racewear you're not wanting to wear this year, and swap, swap, swap!!
I need these shoes, I cannot live without them. They are released pretty soon. I hope somewhere in Australia stocks them, otherwise I'll have to buy online at the shitty exchange rate and then that will be even more depressing. Everyone pray for me?
Oh and as an aside, Lagerfield has been immortalised by being added to the dictionary.
In the new edition of Le Petit Larousse Illustré however, (Larousse Small Illustrated Dictionary) an illustrated French Dictionary and reference book, the Kaiser himself appears as an official proper noun.
Friday, October 10, 2008
But the outfit can prove to be difficult. Getting a new dress, shoes, fascinator every year is expensive, and also time consuming.
So if you want to save time, come to For Better Or Purse this month and bring your old race wear stuff.We'll have plenty of like-minded women doing the same and you'll be able to get a new outfit, for nothing!!
The more the merrier, please bring your friends and don't forget you can pay online and save yourself $5. Probably the cost of 1/2 a glass of champagne, those events are exxy.
Where: All Of The Above, 109 Victoria ST, Fitzroy.
When: OCTOBER 16th
Time: Arrive between 6.45pm and 7.15pm
Bring: your fascinators, hats, shoes, clothing and jewellery that is RACE WORTHY.We're not talking fashions on the field, but nothing too casual will be accepted.
See you next week!
For Better Or Purse
www. forbetterorpurse. com