November 28, 2010 § 25 Comments
It was a warm and balmy night (by that I mean hot, sticky and gross) night when me and Lisa went out for dinner at Mamasita’s. The food was just astonishingly good, it changed my perspective on Mexican food forever, and needless to say I will never happily settle for Taco Bill(though I will continue to go for the fishbowls) or Old El Paso again! I’m no food reviewer (though I have totally been tempted to drop the “I write a restaurant review blog” line just to see what’ll happen) but I’d love to think I’m a foodie in the making. I’m not one of those kids who only eat processed foods, drinks slurpies with energy shots and turn my nose up at anything that sounds remotely weird. I’m pretty much willing to try everything (with the exception of ginger and raw meat) and then going home to attempt my own version. Though, I think it’s too late in my fashion blogging life to add ‘slash foodie’ to my title haha! Anyway, back on mamasita! They don’t take bookings so we lined up for about 30 mins in the hot stairway before we could even get a place at the bar but the lovely sangria I had to quench my thirst afterwards was totally worth it Because of the wait we had previously (and possibly the Adrian Grenier lookalike bar tender) we ate at the bar. 2 serves of tacos was shared between us(ok I admit, not adventurous as we could be), one beef and chorizo and one fish. Both were just delightful, especially with the lovely and light salsa verde. For some reason ordering the grilled corn slipped our minds but you know what didn’t? Dessert! Coconut flan and grilled banana with icecream! (wish I took a picture of the dessert but I was too eager to tuck in)It was far too nice of a night to go home straight away so a visit to one of my favourite haunts; the Parliament House stairs was definitely a great idea.I love that it’s like our MET stairs just with less tourist and more political protests, I go there (or sometimes city museum)whenever I’m down the Paris end of the Collins or Bourke St just to chill out (granted the weather is permitting and there aren’t any protests or people taking wedding photos) but I never had a chance to get snaps. It’s beautiful from any angle!
I hope it wasn’t illegal to jump on the window or anything :s but these are pretty awesome photos!I didn’t get a good outfit photo so this’ll do.
Dress: My own designs (I haven’t posted this yet, made it on the day)
Perspex wedges: China
Snake ring: Prouds
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PS. How cute are Lisa’s shorts?!
November 11, 2010 § 21 Comments
As you may have noticed, I don’t really design to a theme, most of my designs don’t really flow into a collection but that’s the way I like it. To me, right now, designing is really a creative outlet and to fill the gaps in my wardrobe, what I want, what’s missing in my wardrobe. When I go shopping for fabric I always get what catches my eye, not necessarily the best choice. Since I always buy without a design in mind, I become a fabric hoarder and since I’m on holidays now I’ve had the best chance to turn the fabric into designs!
Black and white peter pan collar dress with V-back. This dress simultaniously makes me look like a maid yet makes me incredibly happy. The stretchy cotton satine works so well for this look and perfect with the lace on the bottom.Structured, peplum blazer. After how well the striped blazer worked I decided to do a little twist, add a peplum, shoulder detail and ditch the notches collar. Kinda like an 80′s power jacket!Smoky purple patterned dress with adjustable back. How awesome are all things adjustable!? I love backless dresses but sometimes they can be a little innapropriate or uncomfortable. I’ve added some hook and eyes to the back of the dress so you can adjust the level of …well.. backless-ness.
Reversable lace and chiffon dress with scalloped edge. I’ve always wanted one of these dresses but never found the right fabric. To be honest, white lace that doesn’t look tacky is as elusive as the yeti, which is why I ended up getting thick bone lace because I’d rather go for nana than trashy.
BTW I procrastipainted (procrastinate by painting) 2 Dior looks that I loved. There’s something about Dior that makes it so great to draw.XXASAB
November 8, 2010 § 20 Comments
Melbourne weather makes it interesting dressing in the morning, whenever you think “oh, it’s going to be to hot/cold to wear that” it decides prove you wrong. Remember this velvet jacket from a while back? And how I wore it even though I was pretty set on never wearing it unless I altered it ? Well I finally altered it and added a white trim. Now it’s like the weirdest ( aka MOST PERFECT) combination of Blair waldorf and indie/hipster. Jacket: thrifted, velvet ribbon added by me
Skirt: My own design
Bag: Alexander Wang
The next day, spring was back in full force, pollen and all. A few nights ago I realised I had not worn this sequined top since trying it on!Sequined top: Lovelygirl
Skirt: My own design
Bag: Alex Wang
Net hair bow: My own design
Chain flats: Lanvin
PS. thanks for all the love on my new designs. And there’ll be more to come!