November 29, 2009 § 16 Comments
I’ve never really been a big jewellery/accessory person, not because I don’t have jewellery, but because I always forget to wear it or it’s too much of a hassle. Lately I’ve been adding small things like rings and brooches to things and to be honest it just didn’t feel right. So while on bed rest I started making my own jewellery to add to my collection (you might remember a few pages back I made some earrings).
First up, this pendant necklace with tea cup, half a best friend charm and a flower heart charm
Hand Painted glass bead pendant
Strings of irregular pearls
Black bead button bracelet, irregular pear bracelet, vintage look bead bracelet
Now I’ve got quite a collection of jewellery, now here’s to hoping I’ll wear them.
November 24, 2009 § 25 Comments
I have to keep it short today since I’m about to leave for my school’s speech night, but I finished these skirts during the last week but I decided to wait until they were all done to post them.
White paint splatter skirt with statement zip
Cream and navy silk skirt with statement zip
Grey stretch skirt with bows
Black top with lace: Portmans
Black and cream structured jacket: Lovelygirl
Grey stretch skirt with bows: My own design
Tan leather bag: Prada
Belt: I don’t remember
Velvet headband: My own design
Black pumps: Bon Bon
November 22, 2009 § 16 Comments
Yesterday I attended Lady Melbourne’s party to celebrate her landing the cover of Peppermint magazine(which is a fabulous read BTW).
There were champagne (we may or may not have had a glass, Lisa thought it was like ‘fizzy goon’, I say ‘SHUN THE NON BELIEVER’), green cupcakes, and peppermint tea, I coincidentally wore green too! Me and my plus one, Lisa hadn’t really mastered the art of mingling but we had a fabulous time anyway. Lady Melbourne is so inspiring and dished some great career advice.
Afterwards we had a late lunch at Laurent where we talked about our future, marriage, parents, boys, sex and the city, gossip girl- you know? All the typical teenagey stuff.
I must say, Lisa’s pretty good at catching great ‘in the moment’ photographs and Parliament station became a great backdrop.
Pussybow sleeveless blouse: My own design
Paint splatter skirt: My own design
Black pumps: Christian Louboutin
Cashmere cardigan: Erdos
Tulle, net and silk headband: My own design
Tan leather bag: Prada
November 17, 2009 § 12 Comments
I apologise a head of time for those who aren’t fans of Gossip girl, my gossip girl gossip buddy, Phoebe has been absent from school and everyone else is either a)not a fan of the show or b) behind, I have to off load here.
After a few weeks of ignoring gossip girl because of exams, speech night stuff, end of school rush I’m falling in love again after catching up from episode 5 of season three to the current episode.*spoilers ahead* The plot is really heating up again with a threesome, and the cotillion (am I the only person who thought the threesome was a pretty good idea/twist?). The music is just so superb, I’ve always loved music from Gossip Girl – not only OMFGG but all the music in it! 2 of my favourite songs right now are from the show; Anya Marina’s cover of rapper TI’s ‘whatever you like’ and Miike Snow’s ‘animals’ . I never thought I’d say this but I’m starting to get sick of Blair Waldorf, her ‘games’ with Chuck and her power struggle with well…pretty much everyone, is getting old, and I hate Jenny per usual. On the other hand, Serena (who I previously hated) is getting less irritating and her style is improving slightly. Which brings me to the fashions on the show, ahh with Jenny as ‘Queen’ Constance has gone from school girl chic to…uh… I don’t know but I don’t like it, Jenny needs to put some pants on, or the Parents Council will be complaining about fanny flashing!
Anyone else think wearing BLACK to cotillion/debutante ball is wrong? I know you don’t have to wear white but come on! A light colour!
I am really looking forward to this week’s episode, the aftermath of the threesome and lady gaga’s going to be on ( doing what I don’t know, but hopefully NOT show her disco stick).
November 13, 2009 § 9 Comments
I recently received an email from Jimmy Choo about this photo competition:
“Jimmy Choo and Elton John AIDS Foundation have launched a photo competition to support the launch of Project PEP, a charity collection that donates 25% of sales to the Simelela Rape Centre in South Africa. The money goes towards providing the HIV-preventative treatment PEP (which must be taken within 72 hours of exposure to HIV) and counselling to victims of rape in South Africa, which has the highest count of rape in the world. The theme of the photo competition is ‘you, your shoes and 72′. On offer is a Grand Prize of the ultimate Jimmy Choo VIP experience – the winner will be invited to spend a day of luxury and the Jimmy Choo HQ and choose 7 pairs of shoes and 2 handbags to keep. Plus over 100 exclusive Jimmy Choo prizes will also be awarded.”
Although my entry isn’t all that impressive, I encourage everyone to get behind this great campaign and support Project PEP!
November 6, 2009 § 12 Comments
I just realised I didn’t do one last month! As I’m sitting here at my mum’s office, suffering from a severe allergy attack I’m lusting after:
Christian Louboutin”LOVE” pumps- HELLO?! Look at the LOVE detail on the vamp!
Christopher Kane cloud print dress- The print is so amazing, I love sunsets…
Day Birger et Mikkelsen lapel- This is just genius, perfect for dressing up a simple t-shirt or blouse.
Alexander McQueen skull ring- A friend sent this to me, at first glance I thought this might be too ‘hardcore’ for me but the little bee totally won me over.
Willow jacket- it’s been ages since I had an Australian designer on my “I want list”, this is such a beautifully simple, strong shouldered jacket, perfect with a floaty dress.
LaPerla purple bikini- I’m a massive fan of the balconette bikinis, not 100% about the bright colour, but the rouch detail and the slashed cup look is awesome!
YSL frames- I really don’t fancy the semi opaque sunglasses look and I’d probably have to get tinted prescription lenses anyway but I love bright frames (well not really, only white and red, no pastels or fluoros)
How about you? What have you got your eyes on?