Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

thunder wishes it could be the snow

Okay, new obsession: Shalom Harlow.

Friday, December 11, 2009

all i want for christmas

Cardigan by Karla Spetic.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Saturday, November 28, 2009

seven things, now with pictures!

I have had an incredible (+stressful, expensive, tiring) few weeks and today is the first day in a long while I've had to myself. So hey there blog! My lovely fellow Canberran Velveteen tagged me recently to write up seven things about me so here goes.

1) I have one more year to go at university, completing a Journalism/Arts degree. Next year we're being offered internships which is pretty exciting. I'll need to post some written work here in order to qualify for the ones I want though (pick me, Sydney Morning Herald!). Really I just can't wait to work for a decent arts publication and work my way up. (That was more than one thing wasn't it ... okay shorter ones from now)

2) Despite the 40 degree heat, I bought a Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony sweater from Incu two weekends ago (the orange/giraffe print one if you're wondering, I'll post about it when the weather approves). It's heavy and luxuriously soft and amazing.

3) I can't wait for anything Christmas related (the shopping, the presents, the alcohol, the company or the hangover).

4) I'm possibly traveling early next year as a birthday present from my Mum :]

5) Currently tossing up between a few new fragrances for summer (sigh, I'll probably end up buying all of them ... it's practically Sophie's Choice); Flora by Gucci, Parisienne by YSL, Lola by Marc Jacobs or Nina by Nina Ricci.

6) I have about nine books I would like to finish before the end of the year but I'm an impossibly slow reader. Must take a speed reading class.

7) Thinking of Daul Kim makes me incredibly sad.

And on that positive note, here are a few photos from my recent adventures. I spent some time in Melbourne, came back home, then went to Sydney, home again, back to Sydney once more and then home. I saw Tori Amos four times, Britney Spears (and my Dad) once and spent way too much money on clothes, booze and delicious food.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009


This morning I stumbled upon a sale table of magazines at the newsagency in Kingston. There were 2006/7/8 issues of Vanity Fair, US and German Vogue, Marie Claire and a million other titles. I was already fairly excited rifling through these, but then I found four old(ish) i-D issues! One from 2006 and three from 2007. I can't wait until I have time to take a proper look through these, there's something really special about old magazines.

are you smizing?

Sunday, October 11, 2009

thisisapastiche presents: paris fashion week blooper reel

I'm too exhausted to provide much of a commentary.
Uhm. I'm glad Fashion Month is over. It is so stimulating, so tiring and so intense. And all I did was watch videos and look at photos online from my bed! This whole season was pretty lacklustre in terms of OMG!AMAZING which is disappointing, but there are some real diamonds in the rough that I'm rooting for. Everyone's going to remember Alex Wang's braids, Marc's insanity, the girl-on-girl kiss at Chanel and that's pretty much it. No real standout clothes - sad. Come back, creativity! And come back all the regular girls! I can't keep up with all the new ones and their difficult Dutch names.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

viktor & rolf ss10

Conceptual masters + Roisin Murphy = something you pretty much can't argue with.
I'm kind of torn on this collection; there was a LOT of ugliness, but the concept is what keeps me completely in love with it. Even though a lot of looks fall short of what they were going for, these will all look amazing in editorials and get a lot of attention regardless.

haider ackermann ss10

This started off broody, moved to denim, then sultry grey bodyslicks, blues, bare, and back to blacks. There was a nice play with baggy versus tight, fugly shoes and it's safe to say that most of the (practically) bare chested looks were a mistake. Counting those out though, it was a very solid progression with some real gems.

chloe ss10

Really this show just gave me hair envy, I'm dying for this willowy effortless hairstyle. The sandals here were all awful but the clothes were simply beautiful. It all seems to work for a variety of ages and niches; these pieces will work for beachy as well as well as boardroom types.

bruno pieters ss10

Ugh, this whole thing was so gorgeous. Deceptive simplicity at its best. My favourite looks were the ones playing with nude in more than one way (down to the clear shoes, which worked, unlike at Prada). So many of the pieces are just screaming to be used in a group Meisel editorial, a la the Mental Institution one. Pieters' clothes aren't used that regularly in print work but I hope this changes.

alexander mcqueen ss10

Fuck the clothes, take a look at the goddamn shoes! Fiercest platform heels of the century. The End.