Sunday, February 28, 2010

What Would I Do If...

...I won the lotto? I would buy this magical place and restore it to the beauty it should be.

(Photos by williampitt via Walking Melbourne)

I walk past this every morning, smelling the heavenly scent that seems to come from the unkept garden which reminds me of my childhood.  I hope someone will be kind to this place one day.

Have A Fab Week My Lovelies

clothes by Ouma, photographs by Galaxie Andrews via Peonies and Polariods

Summer is officially over but as we all know in Melbourne, there will still be lovely days ahead.  I hope you all have a delightful week. Much Love xx

Saturday, February 27, 2010


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"Tell us the story of how you want your life to be. Tell it how you want it to be until you believe the story"

– Esther & Jerry Hicks

Friday, February 26, 2010

What Weddings Are About...

(image via Once Wed)
I think this photo says it all...LOVE & LAUGHTER

These Shoes In My Size Please

(Images via Net-A-Porter)

It appears  that this week, great minds think alike: Lucia, I adore that you would consider these to die for pumps as a shoe option for your hypothetical wedding - loves.

Is it really any wonder though, alongside your fellow staples the black pump, a good boot (flat and heeled), a cute pair of ballet flats and something of the nude variety...there's the glitter encrusted/crystal option. 
For any girl serious about her shoe collection, these Lady Claude pumps (if you're lucky) or a variation of, are quite simply a must.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

You Have My Heart

(Image via Cool Chaser)

I know your not allowed to say it, but your mixed tape tells me you love me....
and that's enough.

Round One Goes to Edie...

Edie, I have failed already in this first round of our new game!  I have spent a ridiculously long time trying to work out which accessories should go with this dress...
...and frankly I cannot take the pressure anymore.  This is exactly what happened to me when I was trying to style my own wedding.  What I want to go with this dress is a flower wrist corsage, better shoes than the ones the model has on, some amazing chunky earrings. 
Maybe these Christian Lounoutin's
 or in this colour 

And maybe this headband??

Help Edie Help!!!

A Whole Other Level Of Desire

(Image via Fashionologie)
Oh. My.
I feel like this Christian Dior Origami dress represents everything that I'm about: layer upon layer of embroidered silk and's obscene glamour at its best. 
I need me a moment in life where it's appropriate that I wear this dress. John Galliano and his insane genius created this dress for his 2007 Spring Haute Couture show in Paris. Yes, I understand it's an oldie, but I mean really, there will not come a day when I don't pine over this dress. To D.I.E.

Wishing you a highly glamorous Thursday x

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Lets Play Us A Game....

Whilst cleaning out my overflowing inbox (117 emails to be exact), I stumbled across a delightful piece of news: the dangerously fabulous Net-A-Porter has just recently launched their Bridal Boutique.
Confession: I'm not really a wedding kind of gal, that's Lucia's love, but feeling the influence from my beautiful partner in blog, I decided to check it out: W.O.W is all I will say.

So then I got to thinking, lets play us a game! And by us Lucia, I mean you and I.
Here we go: If I was getting married right now and had to purchase my entire 'look' from the Net-A-Porter Bridal Boutique, this is the kind of amazingness I would marry my love in:

(Images via Net-A-Porter)

Dress & Bag: Lanvin, Shoes: Jimmy Choo, Earrings: Kenneth Jay Lane, Bracelet: Alex Monroe.

Lucia my dear, your turn!

Simple Style...

(Image via Unruly Things)
I would love to be able to put an outfit together like this. Simple, elegant and yet still a little edgy with the use of the chunky necklace.  And of course let's not forget the hair....s.i.g.h.

Elle Style Awards

(Image via Red Carpet Fashion)

It's ironic really that at an event like the UK Elle Style Awards I only managed to get really excited about one dress- and even then, it's a shame that it's a dress I've been excited about before.
However, credit where credits due; Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looks immaculate! This Christian Dior Spring 2010 dress is beyond beautiful, with the sheer top and black bra (who'd have thought that would work?!), teamed with a belt and slimline skirt. Not to mention that sexy shade of red. Simply put, I adore.

Monday, February 22, 2010

No BAFTA Love...

So so disappointed with the fashion at this years BAFTA's. So much so that I don't even want to post a best and worst of.  Just plain BLAH. Instead let me share with you a still from the film 500 Days of Summer. I haven't actually seen the film but I LOVE this shot -  the paper lanterns, the lights, the soft colouring of the skyline (OK so that may be fog but hey, it sure does look romantic!), the body language...s.i.g.h.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Have A Fab Week My Lovelies

(Photo by Gihan Tubbeh via The Age)

This photo took first prize in the Daily Life Stories category of World Press Photo 2009. It sums up how the week was for me - good in some parts, and spectacularly bad in others.   While it breaks my heart just a bit as it shows Adrian, a 13-year old autistic boy, it does more happily, reinvigorate my love for photography. I think this year may be the year of the photo for me.  Maybe one day I will not be too scared to post one of my own...
Much Love xx

All Laced Up

(Images via Fashion Rules)

Diane Kruger - Paris Vogue, October 2009

The styling on this shoot is insanity! So so sexy and it goes without saying that Diane looks out of this world superb. For me, it's all about the lace. 
This only serves to exacerbate my style crush on her. Love, love, love.

File These Under Obsessed...

(Images via Coutorture)

Good Morning Sunshine!

(Image via Fashion Rules)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Marchesa, My Heart

New York Fashion Week: Marchesa Fall 2010

(Images via Coutorture)

I am at a loss to do my love for this collection justice, so all I'm going to say is that I'm absolutely breathless.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

It's An Exciting Day...

(Image via Beauty

(Image via Fashion Projects)

...when Valentino The Last Emperor is released on DVD. 
May the success of The September Issue and Valentino The Last Emperor bring on a new trend of movie - the Fashion Documentary. Quite seriously, there's nothing more fascinating.

These Shoes In My Size Please

(Image via Jimmy Choo)

Jimmy Choo Quinze Sandal

Just the sight of these shoes excites me on a whole other level - Wow, wow, wow. 
Black suede, crystals, cut out mesh detail....L.O.V.E me these shoes.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Edie Another One For You...

Now I see tulle everywhere! 

Monday, February 15, 2010

Toast Love...

Loving these catalogue shots from Toast.  Stunningly simple. 

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Love To You All

(Image via Cool Chaser)

x X x

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Terrarium Love...

I've been seeing a lot of these terrariums around lately and am tempted to make one of my own.  BUT as a person who has killed 3 cacti, do I have the skill to do it?  Time will tell. I'll keep you posted.

Friday, February 12, 2010

These Shoes In My Size Please

Jimmy Choo Summer Sandal

(Images via Jimmy Choo)

These Sandals, wrapped around my feet....Now please.


Alexander McQueen

(Images via Poshposh, Net-A-Porter & The Outnet)

That's all.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wedding Love...

(Photos via Erin Hearts Court)
I can't get enough of this wedding! After having one of those days where staying in bed would have been a much better option -  I really needed a pick me up.  This wedding really hit the spot.  

Edie - this one's also for you d.i.e for those shoes?

Sometimes It's Worth Reminding Yourself...

(Image via Amore Pace)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

For The Love Of...

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....The Ballet.
To me, there is nothing more graceful and inspirational than the ballet. The dancers, the costumes, the tradition, the culture. I always leave a performance inspired...wishing/hoping/wanting to have that kind of skill, grace, dedication and discipline....that perhaps I could be that brilliant at something. 
This, I suspect, fuels my small obsession with tulle and tutu inspired fashion. For me, always a fail safe: is the dress made from or does it incorporate Tulle? Yes. Then for sure, it has my heart.

Just between you and I; if I was granted a wish to be anything that my heart desired, I would be a Principal Dancer for the New York City Ballet. A girl can dream....

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

In Awe Of...

...Lucy Feagins of The Design Files.  Not only does she write one of the most charming, informative and current blogs around, she seems to do it all while holding down a very cool job.  
(Photo via Daily Imprint)

But since reading this fantastic profile on the Inside Out blog I've been wondering whether this kind of 'get up and go' is within us all, or just the truly talented? Is there a couch to action ratio that will predict whether you will actually do something with your life?

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Have A Fab Week My Lovelies

(I wanted you to know... Lightbox by munstre)

This week I'm sure we will all be inundated with Valentine's Day propaganda. I am always amused by this as I don't understand why your love for someone should be celebrated once a year.   So this week don't forget to let the people you love (and this includes friends and family) know that they are special.  Much Love xx

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Time To Bring Back...

US Vogue - September 1991

The Supermodels of the 90's. By whom I mean the BIG six: Christy, Claudia, Cindy, Kate, Naomi and Linda.
Whilst there have been many other girls who have been given Supermodel status, to me these six divinely perfect women will always be the original Supermodels.
In fact, it is often said that they are the only six models officially recognised as Supermodels by the Fashion industry.

After watching Catwalk on DVD this afternoon, I am left lusting after a time where models were the ultimate celebrity. When the same girls graced every cover, campaign and catwalk....back when Supermodels were rare and mythical, not like now where celebrities reign supreme and models seem not only mass produced, but almost obsolete.

Take me back to the fashion world in the 90's - I promise I'll pay attention this time.

I Love This City...

(image via Haven Home)
....even more now because it has my new favourite bookshop. It's elegant, fresh, exciting, and I can find the most delightful gifts for the people I love.

My Bookshop - 513 Malvern Road, HAWKSBURN

Friday, February 5, 2010

These Shoes In My Size Please

Christian Louboutin Studio 120 Peep Toe Pumps

Love, love, love me these shoes....
Available at Net-A-Porter

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Bella Roma...

I recently saw the new film Nine. I can't tell you how disappointed I was. I thought I would walk away with visions of amazing actresses draped in fabulous clothes, but that wasn't to be. Instead I found myself remembering my time in Rome and longing to return. I wonder, do other first generation Australians feel this pull towards a country they hardly know?

Dream Me A Dream Of Dior

Christian Dior Spring 2010 Haute Couture
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Kind Of Obsessed

Christian Dior Spring 2010 Collection

(Images via Coutorture)
I'm totally lusting after everything Christian Dior right now. In fact, I feel like I need a new word for divine, because Dior's Spring 2010 colelction was on a whole other level - John Galliano is a genius!
The top eight images are my absolute 'to D.I.E' for looks from the collection, but that's not to say that I couldn't literally find an excuse to wear every piece straight off the runway.
Crazy in Love.
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