Friday, November 22, 2013

Oroton Summer 2013/2014

I love these new black and white polka dot pieces from Oroton's Summer 2013/2014 range.

Above images from Oroton

Sunday, November 17, 2013

A shopaholic cleanse

This shopaholic is clearing out her wardrobe, starting with a lot of brand new unused accessories.  Head over to my eBay page to spoil yourself or do a little discount Christmas shopping.  Here's a peek of a few items I've listed today.

Friday, November 15, 2013

In awe of CJ Hendry

I am absolutely in awe of CJ Hendry after discovering her work in est magazine earlier this week.  It is hard to believe these large scale artworks are drawn with just felt tip pens.  This girl is talented!

Above images: CJ Hendry on instagram

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

My picks from the Oroton sale

It's that time of year again and the pre-Christmas sales are on for those of us organised enough to be already thinking about our Christmas gift shopping.  I'll be doing all of my Christmas gift shopping overseas this year, so my family and friends will be waiting until nearly the end of January for their Christmas gifts, but I'm hoping to bring back gifts that will top anything I can find in Australia.

Rather than put together a mini gift guide, like I did last year, here are my personal picks from the Oroton 50% off sale on now: a classic black clutch, gold glomesh sandals, coral nail polish and a leopard print calf hair pouch.

Above images from Oroton

Sunday, October 13, 2013

A glamorous New York City apartment

I love this glamorous New York City apartment in neutral shades with lots of texture and gold accents.  Until recently I've preferred my metallics in silver, but gold is definitely growing on me.

This home belongs to celebrity hair colourist, Rita Hazan.  I'd take every piece of furniture in the first image and I love the dressing room, especially the shelving used to store shoes on display.  It would be a great excuse to invest in expensive shoes as art.

Above images from Domino
Photography by Brittany Ambridge
Interior design by Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent

Yes, that's right.  Domino is back!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

A modern Audrey Hepburn

Grace - this aptly titled editorial features Vogue Turkey's take on a modern Audrey Hepburn.  Model, Mariacarla Boscono, is simply styled in gorgeous timeless fashion from the likes of Céline, Miu Miu, Christian Dior, Lanvin and Prada.  I also love her perfectly imperfect hairstyle.

Above images from Visual Optimism found via Dustjacket Attic
Original source: Vogue Turkey
Photographer: Cuneyt Akeroglu
Stylist: Konca Aykan

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Daisy's Girls by Wildfox

Wildfox's Great Gatsby inspired Fall 2013 campaign, Daisy's Girls, is super glam.  These girls make t-shirts and sweaters look like high fashion... just add some sparkly headwear and ostrich feathers.  My favourite pics are below, but there are many more here
Above images from Wildfox

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Three months from today

Above image: Kate Spade
Three months from today we'll be on a plane to Geneva, the first stop of our month-long White Christmas honeymoon.  I had better get busy with the planning.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Art & About and other things

Today was a gorgeous day in Sydney. It was too nice to stay at home, so after morning errands and a walk to the local organic markets to purchase some indulgent edible treats (including garlic smoked olives and mango, coconut and banana bread), we headed into the city to check out Art & About. We didn't get to see much because I'm still recovering from my chest infection and didn't have the energy to walk around a lot. We headed to Hyde Park to see the Field installation (and took a selfie in one of the mirrored pylons).

We also checked out the Little Sydney Lives and Sydney Life photographic exhibitions and found a few of the 24 giant snails that make up the Snailovation installation. This yellow one was in Hyde Park.

We lounged in Hyde Park for a while before heading home, with the cathedral bells ringing and the gardens flowering (I'm so glad it's Spring).

On our way back (before a quick stop at Haigh's for a coffee crunch chocolate block) I saw these super cute ice cream cone shoes (a collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld) in the window of Melissa.  I also love that Melissa shoes smell like strawberries.

Above images via my instagram

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Fall looks from Kate Spade Saturday

Autumn (or Fall, as it's named in other parts of the world) is probably my favourite season for fashion.  I simply prefer block colours and structured shapes to pretty prints and delicate fabrics.  I try to get away with dressing like it's Autumn all year round, but it can get far too hot for jeans or opaque stockings in an Australia Spring or Summer (or even Autumn).  Maybe I need to move somewhere with a milder climate, so I can constantly dress like this (plus a huge coat in Winter of course).

I love these two new Fall looks from Kate Spade Saturday.  I actually have a very similar hot pink half sleeve dress that I bought from Zara a couple of years ago and I have plenty of black sweaterdresses, so I probably won't be purchasing either of these.  Then again I love the detail of the neckline on both dresses and the fact that the pink dress has pockets.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Hotel Chocolat now at David Jones

I just became quite excited upon discovering that Hotel Chocolat is now available at David Jones.

I first tasted Hotel Chocolat chocolates in Belfast a little over a year ago.  They are good!  This news calls for a trip to the David Jones food hall next time I'm in the city.

Friday, September 13, 2013

White Christmas honeymoon

It's official... flights have been booked. We're having a White Christmas honeymoon! Our month-long itinerary includes stops in Montreux, Chamonix, Geneva, Paris, Reims and New York.

I've spent a lot of the past week researching (and pinning) things to do, places to stay and (most importantly) places to eat.

So far I've only booked our first night's accommodation in Montreux, where we'll be spending the day exploring Chillon Castle and shopping/eating/drinking our way through a traditional Swiss Christmas market.

Last year's Montreux Christmas market (image from Chamonet)
From there we'll be heading to Chamonix where we're pretty much guaranteed a White Christmas. This is what Chamonix looked like on Christmas Eve last year.

Above image also from Chamonet

Madewell looks

I love these two casual looks from Madewell. I want both the 'Bien Fait' sweater and the blazer. Unfortunately Madewell doesn't ship to Australia, but I'll be adding it to my list of places to visit when we travel to New York in January 2014.

Above images from Madewell

A lovely local home

There are a few things I want to share with you tonight.  The first is a lovely home in my suburb which belongs to the owner of one of my favourite local stores, quintessential duckeggBLUE.
This home is full of beautiful antiques (not surprising, given quintessential duckeggBLUE is an antiques store) and I love the use of wallpaper and the black painted window frames.
I might steal the idea of using this black and white bookshelf wallpaper for one of the rooms in my house, where a window and a doorway prevent me from installing actual bookshelves either side of my vintage fireplace.

Above images from The Design Files
Photography by Sean Fennessy

Visit The Design Files for more images of this lovely home.