Friday, October 23, 2009
Never Say Die
A blog about relationships, sex, life and work.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
As Christian Lacroix packs up its offices, warehouses, showrooms and designs, tears are flowing. It's not often a fashion business as big as this goes bankrupt, but its clear that the recession and global financial fuck-up is hurting everyone.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
I don't really have a problem with most editorials, but every now and again I get quite pissy about the way an editorial is shot and the models used. I consider Russh magazine to be an important part of fashion. It's honest voice and focus on natural beauty is a rare thing in the industry. However, the editorial in the latest issue 'Sorry no one's home' is a bit off the mark. The model Svetlana is either very young or at least looks very young and the idea of her lounging around in very adult lingerie and fitted dresses just puts me right off.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Shoes - Modcloth.com and heels YSL from net-a-porter.com
Friday, May 15, 2009
Pixie Market is an actual store in New York. Of course New York has ALL the best shopping that us humble Australians have limited access to. An unusual store, perfectly curated with pieces that suit all budgets and tastes. Many of the labels are Australian including Mink Pink, Mogil and Katzi. The site features many fledgling labels which means better prices and unique finds for us!
Read more of my post for The Vine...
In 1980, Werner Herzog, filmmaker, grew up in remote Bavaria and viewed nor used any TV or film or telephones. At 19 he made his first film. This Youtube clip shows Herzog talking about the problems with pop culture and the lack of adequate images in 1980. Nearly 30 years on, we have the same problems. Are we really evolving?
Oh and he eats his shoe!
Maria Carla Boscono - My namesake, a gorgeous Italian, bestfriend and muse to Riccardo Tiscy, the house of Givenchy. Versatile and naturally just oh so lovely.
Natalia Vodianova - the mother and wife. Meek or sexy, she nails it everytime.
Myf - An Australian newcomer. Unique, a bit quirky and the right side of cool, Myf is sure to become a household name.
I wish I had long luscious hair a la Miss Cruz.
I wish I had the money to keep riding horses.
I wish I never bit my nails.
But most of all, I wish everyone was just happy. H. A. P. P. Y.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Julia Restoin-Roitfeld at home in her house. The Selby is quickly becoming my favourite website. Without having access to renovation, it helps me find ways to make my home just a little more fantastic.
Look at her shoe collection! WOW!
Monday, May 11, 2009
In general, black shoes are the fail-safe easy option that most people choose to avoid making any fashion mistakes. Most often, I'd say that black is boring and though its safe, it can often make an outfit look dare I say it, a little bit dowdy.
I've stated my case about The Sartorialist's recent comments, and though I disagree about his opinion, there is no doubt, too much black can be dowdy and frumpy.
So how to tell the difference between black = sexy and black = frumpy? Easy!
Click here to read more...
Friday, May 1, 2009
Well as a true Melburnian, I am disappointed with The Sartorialist's view of Melb v's Sydney in the style stakes. Pedestrian has offered up some of the quotes from an article with Sydney Morning Herald and the comments left on Pedestrians site are enough to make this lady laugh a whole lot.
My view? Of course Melbourne is better.
When you visit Scandinavian countries you get a sense that design just comes naturally. Of course the global powerhouse that is Ikea began in Sweden and embodies the total idea of Scandinavian design.
Read more of my post for The Vine...
Friday, April 24, 2009
Dolci Firme is owned by Bianca Bucchieri, a purveyor of quality and style, Bianca stocks her tiny stores with the best shoes from major and some unlikely brands.
One of the most fashion forward (and notably my favourite) brands stocked in Dolci Firme is Le Silla. Le Silla is an Italian brand that I noticed on my European tour last year. Italians are known for quality and a certain style, but not usually being fashion forward. Of course there are always exceptions such as the creative director behind Givenchy, Riccardo Tisci. The self-proclaimed struggler, Tisci gave the tired French fashion house a new life. Italians are making waves by stepping away from the sexy and OTT style of yesterday.
I interviewed Bianca this week.
Click here to read more of my post for The Vine.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
This idea has become such a difficult notion, it's not effortless or easy, it takes careful and deliberate shopping expeditions, serious editing of ones wardrobe and hours preening to make your bedhead hair look just that.
One of the favourite fashion editors ideas on this subject is to suggest their loyal readers not wear 'anything from one designer, one season or with one theme... sometimes wrong is right' (Harpers Bazaar, May 2009). The idea of natural ugliness is nothing new to me. I'm a firm believer that embracing the ugly daily in your outfits will bring you an effortless style that doesn't look put together at all.
The most annoying thing about the article in Harpers Bazaar is their insidious reference to ERIN. God how I dislike that woman. Erin's suggestion is 'when you think yo've spent too much time getting ready, stop. It's better to get dressed on a whim because you make instinctual choices'. Erin's style is emulated by a number of bloggers and while it may suit those california girl types, it certainly doesn't suit the majority of women.
The article suggests other positive models for effortless dressing such as Stella McCartney and Chloe Sevigny who definitely are perenially cool, but not for want of trying. A lot of effort is put into their effortless outfits.
Oh and if you want to really nail this look, you need to have long messy hair, so shorter haired girls, just forget it. For some of us, looking polished is the only way and we won't follow the garden path that Erin and others like her are making oh so cool.
Monday, April 20, 2009
If you were 24 until January 1 2009 I hope you entered and enjoyed it. Vogue says I'm too old.
Click here to find out more.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Grunge in the 90’s was all about being cheap, but this decade the trend is different. Having clothes that look cheap when we all know they cost an arm and a leg. Not a new thing, the entire hipster ideology is built on this exact philosophy.
To read more of my post for The Vine, click here...
Friday, April 10, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
I'm not a huge fan of Samantha, but given the dazzling talent of Mark and Charlotte, I guess I can give her a mention.
A trio of siblings so dissimilar my brain may explode.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Lady Petrova, also known for her amazing talents on Project Runway, sent me this little email.
LADY MASSIVE CLEARANCE SALE!
Drastic times call for drastic measures
Thursday 12th - Saturday 14th March
20-70% off everything including all new season stock!
Vintage dresses from $10!
LADY dresses from $20!
Nothing over $200!!!!
be quick 3 days only
Labels on sale include, LADY, My Pet Square, Maniquin, Mink Pink, Karen Walker eyewear, Sara Philips, Tristan Blair,Limedrop, I Heard They Eat Cigarettes, Mr Julius, Alex & Alex, Mogil & many more!!
first in best dressed!
LADY shop 3, 237 Flinders Lane (down Scott Alley) Melbourne
So my petals, get down there and snap up some bargains!!
Monday, March 9, 2009
A change is in the air... I've applied for a job in the centre of Australia, beautiful Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock. I've lived in and near Melbourne all my life and although I'll miss the nightlife, the coffee and the fashion, my career beckons. A grand adventure awaits me and I hope with all my heart that this job becomes mine. Will update you all soon!