Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Favourite items at...

 M A R Y A M  N A S S I R  Z A D E H 
(click the above link to shop)

Eatable of Many Orders Vessel Wool Coat.

Susan Cianciolo Gold Kimono Jacket.

Dieppa Restrepo Rusty Armadillo Suede.

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Friday, November 25, 2011

My cousin, Tamara recently moved to New York and although she is dearly missed by the family we are extremely proud and supportive of her (I am constantly bugging Tam on FaceBook, Viber and Heytell). She's currently celebrating Thanksgiving with her maternal cousins, Sarah and Anna and posted a series of photos on FaceBook (thank goodness for technology!). Happy Thanksgiving Tam! Hope you're having lots of fun. Bring on the turkey with cranberry sauce, sweet potato mash with marshmallows (apparently it's the thing to do) and pumpkin pie! x.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

I'm in love with... these Chloe high-top sneakers! How cool are they??! x.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Yesterday I borrowed three novels from the library* in an attempt to brush up on my grammar and vocabulary (it's concerning how quickly your brain turns to mush when you stop reading). The first one that caught my eye was, 'Monsieur Montespan: A Novel' by Jean Teule. The next, 'Tinkers' by Paul Harding. And the last, 'The Bonfire of the Vanities' by Tom Wolfe. I'm starting with the latter as it's the thickest (I don't know how long it will take to complete) and I've been meaning to read it for a while. Better get cracking! x.


*Until recently I feared borrowing/touching books from the library. It was a case of hygiene. We don't know where the book has been. For all we know, the last person who held the book had a cold and sneezed all over it or worse, turned the pages whilst on the toilet. I got over it when my income could no longer support my love of books... $20 a fortnight versus $0 a fortnight!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

I'm a HUGE fan of the French band, Phoenix (j'adore Thomas Mars et Sofia Coppola). I remember watching them perform live at The Factory in 2007 and thinking, "This is the best concert ever!"* Since then, I've been to every Sydney concert of theirs and have seen them grow/reach international success. If you have a chance check out this short clip on the boys. x.

Phoenix: Lisztomania Rising on Nowness.com.

*In 2010, I saw The Whitest Boy Alive perform live at Music Hall of Williamsburg (with Steph, who attended Phoenix's concert with me). I have to say, these guys are amazing live. So much so, they JUST beat Phoenix as 'The Best Concert Ever.' In fact, Steph and I are seeing Erlend and co. perform with New Navy at Sydney Festival 2012. Can't. Wait.

Monday, November 14, 2011


WOW. Taylor Tomasi Hill is moving up, up, up in the fashion world! The New York Times confirmed she will be leaving her position as Style and Accessories Director at Marie Claire for Artistic Director at Moda Operandi. No doubt, there will be many changes but in what way and to what degree? Nonetheless this is all very exciting! Congratulations Taylor T! x.

P.S. Check out Taylor's most recent interview with WWD/The Coveteur
P.P.S. I can't wait to see Taylor's collaboration with Sarah Rutson for Lane Crawford (debuting January 2012)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Iris Apfel on style,
'You can't try to be somebody you're not; that's not style. If someone says, "Buy this, you'll be stylish," you won't be stylish because you won't be you. You have to learn who you are first and that's painful.' Via.

Happy Friday - wishing you a wonderful weekend! x.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Introducing... my 1970's Olympia typewriter! I wanted a typewriter ever since I saw the Brady & Kowalski stall at Brooklyn Flea. I couldn't bring myself to spending the money until I saw this one on eBay... Ain't she grand! Mum's been teaching me how to use her (I thought it'd be a breeze since it was made in the 'olden days' when things were much simpler). After three hours of typing I managed eight pages and a broken finger nail. Joan Holloway here I come! Hehe. Happy Monday! x.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

 M E L B O U R N E  C U P  2 0 1 1 

Yesterday several of us celebrated the Melbourne Cup at Palace Chinese Restaurant. We dressed up, drank champagne, ate lots of food (the fried ice-cream was soooo good!), posed for photos and cheered on the jockeys/horses. Though none of us won we still had lots of fun! x.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Don't forget the release of Florence and the Machine's second album this week! x.


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

 S P R I N G / S U M M E R  2 0 1 2 

 M I L A N 

Dolce & Gabbana





 P A R I S 

 A l e x a n d e r  M c Q u e e n 


 B a l e n c i a g a 


C e l i n e


 C h a n e l 


 C h l o e 


 C h r i s t i a n  D i o r 


 D r i e s  V a n  N o t e n 


 L o u i s  V u i t t o n 


 V a l e n t i n o 

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