Thursday, October 29, 2009

wrapped around my little finger, innocence but three...

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pc: fashion gone rogue, reno kim, q studios inc, fashion squad, elite by design, fun forever

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

..and I know there's something sick with what I've been sold...

post title: lyrics to Heart by Bertie Blackman.

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I've been obsessed with these liquid leggings by black milk for a while now. Spotted first on Queen Michelle of Kingdom of Style, I procrastinated buying them due to the cost. Still, everytime she wears them I find myself drooling....and then still dreaming about them hours later. Time to hit purchase, I say. These babies are killler. So going to enjoy the hell out of them.

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Stuart and I had a memorable-y fantastic seafood platter to share at a new Italian restaurant at the boat harbour close to home this weekend. Yum. Last minute dinner decision and WELL worth it. Yum. Check this (oversize) plate out. Everything had been specifically cooked to perfection (grilled/battered and lightly fried/marinated/barbequed). I still drool a little thinking about it. The highlight of the dish? the mussels marinated in sambuka with herbs......woah!

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denim jacket and bag, vintage. tank, myer. skirt, supre. shoes, camilla and marc.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Imma sucker for freckles

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anna christine
pc: models.com

Nothing is more gorgeous than a smattering of freckles across the nose and under the eyes on a girl. I had a friend in high school with tanned skin and a smattering of freckles. She was pretty and the freckles just made her a goddess. Too late to wish for freckles?

Sunday, October 25, 2009

keeping up with Rachel Zoe....

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These incredible sheer Zambesi trousers are the bees knees. When I purchased them (for only $30 AUD) at a designer sale I was beyond thrilled to have finally gotten my hands on something from Zambesi. As more and more people around the globe are starting to discover, New Zealand designers are in a class of their own. Who knows what it is. Regardless, we thank you. Click on the link to read up on Zambesi.

p.s. Isn't there something so R.Zoe about these pants? Just me then??

p.p.s. Hope you all had a brill weekend.

sheer tee, supre. sheer pants, zambesi. shoes, rubi. cuffs, diva & vintage. ring, diva.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I dream of you.....I know its wrong....



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pc: mycatwalk

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.....can't afford this, or afford to afford any of it.
Which is a shame.
But there's no reason you can't, so I thought I'd share what I'm coveting....

Love ya ;)


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Disparate collection of arbitrarily drawn boundaries

"We do not live in a country, I think, we live in a world. We are not some disparate collection of arbitrarily drawn boundaries that divide us, but rather a beautiful tapestry of the intricate things that connect us. There is so little we do not share, and so many dreams we have in common."


Yet another quote from Slow Journey South by Paula Constant (it's the last one, I promise!). The words are highly relevant in the global world we live in...it applies to fashion, and to our dreams and aspirations. And for that, we are truly blessed. Say what you may, the fact that we can connect with people from all walks of life exemplies the benefits afforded to us and I embrace all that it allows us in this day and age.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

on these balmy spring nights....

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We welcomed spring with a 'moderate' 37 degrees on Saturday. Followed by a hot, balmy night. A perfect night to sit with open doors and in the company of good friends, all whilst nursing cold crisp beers (a Guinness on my part). We took some photos out with friends but most turned out terrible, so Stuart offered to take these once we got back home.....and I accepted (anything to capture the Camilla and Marc hotness).

I should have stood next to Stuart in these pics...the boots take me up to 6 foot :)

top, bardot. skirt and leather backpack, vintage. boots, camilla and marc. jewellery, diva.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

the pony club

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(jacket, sportsgirl. skirt, cotton on. boots, maurie and eve. bag, vintage. rings, sportsgirl and DIY. pony earrings, valleygirl)

Remnant winter shots that I need to purge....our weather's turning. A very nice 35 degrees celcius is predicted for today. That quickly became a reason to hit the pool, grab a few beers and have a bbq...all in the backyard. I love summer!

Thank you for all the lovely comments re the last post. You guys are the best, I'm so flattered and glad you like it :) I wrote the piece with the intention to have it read like an excerpt from a novel, almost like reading a few pages over someone's shoulder on the train. I do have a lot of ideas with regards to where the story could go but also have to factor in my job.....I'd love to be able to continue this, though! Thanks for your belief in me, I'm inspired to try and keep going with this one.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

don't call me crazy, just buy me that timeless wail

He grasps my arms tightly. So much so I know there will be bruises the next morning.

"Stop it, Peter" I whisper, my voice trembling with this turn of events.

"Or what" Peter taunts. He sneers, his eyes blazing and his breath coming in short gasps. As if he'd just run a marathon.

The wind picks up. I hear it whistling through the otherwise eery, uncomfortable silence that pervades. A chill runs down my spine and I blink and close my eyes. A solitary tear rolls down my left cheek and I think to myself, 'where do we go from here?'

Peter's unkempt hair sits awry. The wind that comes through the broken window pulls at it, like a child pulling at his mother's necklace. I feel an overwhelming sense of guilt that at this point in time it is all I can think about. I cannot help him. I have tried. And I have failed. There is so much to say and yet there is nothing.

Peter turns away. He has let go of my arms. His shoulders are hunched and his posture submissive. He looks like he is in pain and it is all I can do not to reach out to him and embrace him. Moments pass, and I become aware of the ticking of my watch.

"I love you Peter" I say. I cannot stop the tears now, even if I wanted to. He turns back to me. His eyes crinkle at the corners and I can just see him working it all out in that beautiful brain of his. Slowly he nods.

"I care about you too" he says solemnly, "but I can only spend a maximum of two hours with you every day. I have to play soccer at 5pm. And then I have to practice my guitar playing for 45 minutes. And then comes dinner....". At this he trails off.

I wait, patience is my name.

"I can only spend two hours with you" he reinforces and nods once. And then once more.

It is the best I will get and I take it. I sniff surreptitiously and at once he is wiping away my tears. It is the best I will get and I smile at this beautiful boy, my beatiful boy with Aspergers Syndrome.

I cannot let him go but the future is marked with uncertainty. All I know is that I will be beside him for as long as he will let me.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

love is but one fairytale away....

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Ann Demeulemeester's Spring 2010 Paris Fashion Week showing is my ultimate dream in dressing. The bodychains, the asymmetrical cuts, the leather, the black (ooooh the black...pass on the colours interspersed throughout in limited quantity), the buckles, the haphazard intentional assembly of the above elements, everything. It all resonates. I want it all. Unfortunately for me, I'll have to replicate much of it. Those shoes though? Those shoes I would swop my sister for. Time to start a shoe fund, me thinks. Time to save on all non-essentials (food, shelter, clothing belong to this group haha). They do say that neccessity is the mother of invention....so bring on the wacky ideas to raise money!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

leopard hearts owl

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ASOS comes through again. Ordered this short sleeved top/jacket from the website as well as these sleek shiny leggings. These will have to make do until I can source a decent PVC pair. Any ideas of where to look (without having to pay a ridic amount cough*leschiffoniers*cough)?

Love how quickly ASOS ships. Great customer service, which only tempts me to buy more. Badddd. Speaking of being tempted, took this photo when we visited Freo on Saturday for coffee and took a wander through the markets. I'm thinking of going back to buy Stu those heart sunnies. How silly does he look, haha ;)
(it'll also validate our half hour loitering at the sunnies stand and laughing at various ridiculous sunnies whilst the stall owner gave us dirty looks. Whoops.)

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pocket tee, supre. jacket and leggings, asos. bangle, city beach. necklace, sportsgirl. boots, maurie & eve.

Sale

New items instore. I've also reduced prices on what's already there.

Brand new leather jacket for only $40??? Bargain. Check out the reduced items as well as new stock. All at Shopafricanteaparty. More shoes to be listed in coming weeks, so stay tuned....

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