Saturday, July 24, 2010



Sunday, July 18, 2010


i went to rockingham today for lunch and to look at some accomodation for an upcoming holiday, so while i was there i had a look around a few of the high fashion stores. I myself was fairly presentable i thought, in cheap monday skinny legs, knee high boots and a black suede and fur coat, while the store girls behind the counter had clearly made the effort and were dressed in ripped adidas trackies and tacky supre i <3 nerds/boys/aussie etc hoodies while they shared a packet of twizzlers- WHICH THEY ATE WITH THEIR MOUTHS OPEN>>>
perhaps i should remind you that this was a more up-market store (without naming names) and the workers were wearing clothes that i would possibly don in a weak moment when i was sick and stuck in bed watching oc reruns and eating mac and cheese from the super.

It pains me enough to live in Australia, not for lack of decent scenery/beaches/people etc, but because of the ridiculously laid back vibe that people live in basically 24/7. Besides the general vicinity of northbridge nightclubs where it's hard to find anyone fully clothed among 18748433584787485 sluts in little black dresses, it's rare and far between where i see somebody making an effort with their appearance as far as fashion goes. I'm not referring to slapping on a bit of cake face every day and investing in the tightest jeans you can find- i'm talking about looking after your clothes, investing in timeless pieces, colour co-ordinating and showing that you care about not looking like a slob. I long for the days where women weren't so uptight about feminism and embraced feminity and dressing up to look good for not only themselves, but for everyone else who has to see them when they are out and about.
As a child i admired the women who made an effort with their appearance. Who took their job seriously and wore sharp, flattering business clothes (or whatever the case may have been) and who made a point of looking well groomed. Nowadays the typical working girl snatches a few work shirts from supre hangers and that apparently makes the cut.
i am aware that many women struggle to hold down a working job while simultaneously playing the enthusiastic soccer mom to the kids plus keeping the husband happy and the household running. A well groomed appearance can easily fall to the back of their minds and they add themselves to their to-do lists. However studies show that a well dressed woman is a confident woman. Confident women are generally happy women with a clear mind and a firmer grip on their lives. So the next time you're taking your kids to dinner, or going late night shopping- please push anything with the word nike/adidas/billabong/supre etc written on it, to the back of your wardrobe. Make the effort, you will feel better about yourself and so will others.

Monday, July 12, 2010


if we sink any further into winter we will be at one with the eskimo's, i kid you not.  The rain has slowly transformed from a sweet patter into a raging torrent which continues basically 24/7. I left the house for roughly 25 minutes today to buy another season of the OC, because what else is more appealing than reminiscing the summers of 2003/2004 when you are turning seventeen years old and feel like your youth is turning into a memory? Plus it's not like i can go and frolic in the sunshine. sadly. watching a series filmed on the beaches of california doesn't exactly make me appreciate my surroundings. Besides my penchant for ben mckenzie tv shows however, i have been indulging in the newest round of magazines which i bought recently from the newsagent which just opened at the vale (HELLO NEW AFTER SCHOOL HANGOUT) including the most recent vogue (cameron diaz on the cover? really?) and oyster. I love oyster. About half way through there was an editorial which focused on capturing the 'all american dream', which a pale leggy model with fine brunette locks and a muted coral pout, which can i just say was AMAZING and i recommend everybody buying oyster if for no other reason than to see this editorial and the amazing shorts that they made with the American flag. It's inspirational. In a complete hollywood speech with a golden trophy and running mascara "ID LIKE TO THANK MY MOM FOR BEING SO SUPPORTIVE AND COURTNEY LOVE FOR BEING SO INSPIRATIONAL" kind of way. I mean, they probably wouldn't say courtney love on national tv or anything, i mean, she did dabble in the drug scene kind of publicly. but yeah no, she's still inspirational. To yours truly anyway. Am now off to apologize to courtney via playing live through this, and emotionally right myself again.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

I STILL LOVE YOU MISCHA.and not just because you kissed ben mckenzie. although that helps.

Well alot has happened since the summer of 2006 when we last saw mischa barton's acting role on the OC go up in flames (literally) including the transformation of the sun kissed babe with the unfair amount of beauty landed in her lap, we know best as marissa cooper. However the times have changed and marissa cooper is no longer with us, instead we have the once-upon-a-time stylish wonder whom is now probably better known for her not-so-secret drug fetish and her love of fast food. Alas, the keyword in that sentence is ONCE, and that, my friends, is what i wish to focus on. and preferably bring back. Because back in the day, those early post-oc days, mischa had style. Plus a perfect frame to rock the clothes in. her multimillion bank account doesn't exactly drag her down either. Which is why her love for vintage and the scruffy-yet-still-ridiculously-sexy look has caused us to gather around our mischa barton look scrapbook and sigh with delight and that everpresent touch of envy. Or perhaps that's just me. the scrapbook part i mean anyway. From walking her dog in a vintage lace sundress and printed chanel blazer to her sex pistols tee with a knee length leather trench she rocked at coachella, i think it's time to unearth our basic-yet-oddly-eclectic pieces, and steal the forgotten style of a forgotten fashionable icon.

Sunday, July 4, 2010


Hola to every tiny fairy that reads this blog, i have been tied up in a whirlwind of magazines, baking and clothing heaven. My love of thrifting has become more like a job, due not to being a tiresome chore, rather a consistent activity. I am inspired by so many things, i thought i would share a little audrey kitching with you, this video is so charming to me, if i die tomorrow, someone please make sure i am buried in the leapard print shoes audrey adorns her tiny feet in when she is photographed by the road.
taking the hair dying plunge soon, she makes it so tempting, what can i say?
adios lovers,
also, what MAC make-up do you guys prefer?