Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Disagreeing with editorials


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.

Each to their own I guess. Check out more scans from the ed here.

And, I believe it should be 'Sorry noone's home'. I.e. Noone is one word...

Taking advantage of sales

I'm never one to buy on the premise of a style being 'so hot right now' and therefore paying full price. My preference is to purchase shoes on sale or vintage pre-loved shoes for a number of reasons. Of course affordability is always the biggest part, but sometimes buying things that haven't been as popular is what makes me want them that bit more.

In Australia, the range of shoes is extensive but tends to be repetitive from store to store. Franchise stores like Mollini, Nine West, Zu and Sidewalk Sole, tend to have competitively priced shoes which is great; but the same style is sold at each store. 

Having said that, sometimes these stores stock a shoe that isn't right of the moment, but has the certain quality that is lust worthy.

These slingbacks (usually not my style) in a myriad of colours are a great shoe for any occasion, and of course that's important. The super high heel is only good for those that go out dancing a lot (and drinking to numb the pain) or those with Carrie Bradshaw esque pain thresholds...

The best thing, the Hoton is on sale for a mere $59.00. Check it out here...

Another shoe that will last in your wardrobe a lifetime, is the Papoose. In gorgeous red suede, the lace up ankle and peeptoe make it an anytime season shoe. At $79.50, its a clear bargain. Check it out here...


Friday, June 26, 2009

Plastic Dreams: Melissa

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Melissa is a Brazilian company specialising in plastic shoes. The sustainable idea has become so popular world wide, that it has led to some amazing collaborations including the Anglomania collection with Vivienne Westwood. The collection has been snatched up by fashion adoring women all over the world, including Katy Perry and Beth Ditto. 


Click here to read more...

Friday, June 19, 2009

Amazing Norma Kamali




I'm a huge fan of the 80's; I was born in 1983, I love almost any music from that decade and the clothes, oh the clothes.

Norma Kamali was a fashion designer with a strong sense of spirit that shone through her creations and indeed her advertising. In 1981, Dustin Pittman shot these amazing photographs for one of her campaigns.

Click here to read more...

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Australia's Next Top Model

Tahnee for the win definitely. The girl is amazing for a 17 year old.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Colette

The home of the best concept shop in the world, and all things fabulous are having sale in their eshop.

Check it out here...

Australia's Next Top Model

I'm really disappointed to see that when ANTM (Australia) comes up with an amazing photoshoot, Chanel on pylons, the girls can't deliver. I'm not a huge fan of these shows, not because it's not interesting but because I see so many clueless girls, only made famous by their willowly frame, put to shame amazing designers.

This week on AusNTM, the girls got to wear these gorgeous Chanel booties and boy am I jealous. Too bad the producers of the AusNTM website cropped the shoes out of the downloadable images.



Monday, June 1, 2009

Jealousy

Oh to have a shoe closet that overflows like this.


See more of Sally Singers place on The Selby...