Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Things that make you go hmm.

As someone who raved a lot about the innovativeness of Viktor and Rolf's S/S 2010 show, I was a tad dismayed to discover that Hussein Chalayan had done something kinda similar with tulle in his SS 2000 collection:
I definitely don't think the similarities are anywhere near serious enough to warrant accusations of copying but this situation does remind me that, when it comes to fashion, a lot of shit has already been done.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Bits and Baubles II.

Let me hear a woot woot for Carrie's Solange Azagury-Partridge necklace from the upcoming Sex And The City movie:There is little doubt in my mind that Particia Field took inspiration from this post.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Everything is something.

Jewellery made from cutlery? My goodness...

Dead hearts.

Men have an easier time with looking cool in t-shirts. I think because they have more flat space to work with.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

it sounds exactly the same

At first Ksubi's official website seemed like the single most annoying cyber-hole ever created - it's flooded with unhelpfully titled links, which are often duplicated throughout the site. Before long, however, I found myself in a sort of clicking-trance and indeed nearly all of the actual content is pretty phenomenal.

The second photo is deliciously Prada to me.

And there's a nice little section of piss takes:

Friday, December 4, 2009

Not a palindrome. Still good.

WIM are an amazing local Sydney band who are currently recording in La La land. The music is wonderful (listen to some of it here) and I'm therefore embarrassed to admit that when I saw them earlier this year at the Hopetoun, I was quite distracted by lead singer Martin Solomon's sensational boots and jodhpurs.
Rockin' beats and mad steez. What more does a glam/ folk band need?

but a goodie

This photo is a bit of an oldie but I just noticed several interesting things in it. Firstly, this girl was rocking thigh-highs and sheer fabric WAY before anyone else. Secondly her geometric bakelite-esque bracelet is mad hot, and thirdly the seated girl in grey is pulling of a look I have an enduring soft spot for - the decorative exposed bra.
Pip pip to you, ladies.
Taken at a WIM concert at Oxford Art Factory.

They call me the wild rose.

Like Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue, this is an example of a weird combination just totally clicking.
At the Gaslight on Crown st.

Monday, November 30, 2009

south side does it better

I met this gorgeous girl at Pastizzi's on King st, Newtown.
The scarf is Akira and the best thing I've seen in a while.

And I definitely recommend the Vodka pasta.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The kids are alright.

Plane trees are the new Oak.

This is where the night went.

I was here once. Shit got real. Real shit.

Lovely prints on solid fabrics. I heart you.


I'm all for surprise lining and anything Marc Jacobs (dah) so this one was always going to work for me.
Baby, I'll leap into the past with you any day.

and now I have rosemary scratches up and down my legs

Thursday, November 12, 2009

shock corridors

Bottega Veneta have released a rather lovely, if not terribly challenging, F/W 09.10 campaign.

On a superficial level it reminds me of the horrid one the Olsen twins did for Badgley Mishka:
Ugh. I'm glad Bottega Veneta didn't go for the gargantuan-head look. It seems a little dated.

Style Hons.

Unity, Diana and Nancy Mitford

Daphne Guinness

Stella Tennant

These women are all related. Daphne is Diana's grandaughter and Stella's grandmother was the youngest Mitford sister, Debo (in fact there was a fabulous photo shoot with the latter two some years back. Whoever finds it gets a treat.)
So maybe style is in the genes after all?


The jewelery designer Lingua Nigra makes these stunners using real beetle wings, or 'elytra'. Is that gross?
I don't think so.
Stars and Infinite Darkness stocks a range of her creations.


These darling shoes from Etsy will sure put a spring in your step.

I loath myself.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Should I get these, Conk?

Photo courtesy of

I'm all crazy for these Henry Holland for Pretty Polly stockings at the moment - the design is such a modern take on the traditional garter style and kind of reminds me of the silhouette of a city skyline. Unfortunately the only stockist I have been able to find is the website UK Tights and I'm still deathly afraid of the Australian dollar/ pound exchange rate. What to do?

Sunday, November 8, 2009


Abbie Cornish

Isla Fisher
Rachel Taylor
Teresa Palmer

Look at all the lovely Aussie ladies who have made it to become Vanity Fair
Vanities Girls.
I am brimming with national pride.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

this is a song about water

Photo Courtesy of
Someone lovely drew my attention to this photo by Toni Frissell from the December 1947 issue of Harper's Bazaar.  It reminded me immediately of a Prada campaign which, unfortunately, I can't date:

I used to have a live version of the Hole song 'Malibu'. It began with Courtney Love saying something like 'This is a song about water, so DRINK IT. Every vegetable in all the world needs water...'
And water seemed to be the central motif for their album Celebrity Skin - the 1895 painting Ophelia by Paul Steck used for the back art:
This record is dedicated to all the stolen water of Los Angeles
and anyone who ever drowned.

Monday, November 2, 2009

RTA, killing my life.

I recently incurred a fine for accidentaly driving through Sydney's Cross City Tunnel (it came out of nowhere!) without having my car fitted out (souped up, if you will) with one of those little e-tag dashboard robot men. Whatever.
So I paid the fine on the RTA website and requested a receipt for said payment. Here's what I got - d'ya reckon it would look good on a t-shirt?
Probably not, but I'd be interested in seeing it printed on a lycra full-bodysuit.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Insert sole/soul pun here.

I've dabbled in some sole-painting in my time but to be honest it worked neither on an aesthetic nor function level - the rainbow fish were not as picturesque as I hoped they'd be, and the paint never dried. Nevertheless I was chuffed to find someone has found more success in the same endeavor:
Taylor Reeve hand paints these mamas herself and while her aesthetic isn't necessarily to my taste, the idea is pretty rad.

Not from Taylor but the tantalisingly named Etsy store, Hippy of Doom, comes a variation on the idea:

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Imagine this.

I've never seen Lily Cole look so lovely. Here's hoping the film is as good as its promo material.

Friday, October 23, 2009

I do believe in spooks.

Things are a little pooey for Ralph Lauren at the mo but let's not forget the good times:

The men remind me of the Cowardly Lion. I love them.

Monday, October 12, 2009

something nasty in the woodshed

Australian country sheds are usually the domain of poisonous spiders and rusty saws, so you can imagine my surprise and delight when on a recent trip to the Hunter Valley, I found a Pirelli Calendar in one:

It's the 1998 edition, shot by Bruce Weber.
I'm still at a loss as to how this helps them sell tires though.