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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.
The traditional ending to a Lacroix show with the bridal gown is a fanciful and optimistic gesture. Let's hope some investors show some interest in resurrecting this famous brand.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
I have a knuckleduster double ring by This Charming Man, a Melbourne guy (who now lives OS) by the name of Edward Janssen. It's a beautiful ring, it's different and I wear it everyday!
Thanks to Foxyman, I found another jewellery brand I like, Meadowlark. It's NZ based and really sparks my interest. I love different jewellery and I'm even starting to get into gold.
The knuckleduster is HIGH on my want list. Is two knuckledusters one too many?
Check out Meadowlark's stuff here.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
While I was overseas last year in Europe I began writing a collection of short stories. I've been working on them sporadically but they are coming along. I'm really excited about this project. It will speak to women of all ages on topics of motherhood, sisterhood, friendship, love, consumerism and more. I'm not too sure of publishing processes but one can only try!
On another note, I'm watching a Michael Jackson tribute. My gosh he is amazing.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
I've been a long time Vogue forum member, but over the years it's bitchy allure has faded into a bitchy past-time. The new issue of Vogue Australia released yesterday heralded a new website. Being an online marketing specialist, I was intrigued.
Changing colours does not a new website maketh. In particular the new forum looks bright and a sight for bleary work eyes. When Anna Wintour released the biggest issue ever, September 08 with 90% advertising, I think Kirstie Clements eyes popped out. The new website features more (read: not anymore interesting) advertising.
One of the best things about Australian Vogue over the years has been the forum. Integrating it into the magazine was a forward thinking strategy that has helped many girls and women in these increasingly modern days. When I was a young girl, I read 'Every Girl' to learn about growing up. As a teenager, I read Vogue to learn about fashion and to talk about relationships and my career. Then one day Vogue shut up shop and stopped anyone from discussing anything deemed 'too personal'. That was the first rule and major mistake Vogue made.
It's a shame to see such a magazine be falling so quickly, when the opportunity is so clearly there. I love magazines and buy every issue of Vogue, it's important to me. But clearly with the internet becoming more important in everyone's lives, every single day, how can they approach their website with such little care?