Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Hats are for your head.

Generally speaking, I tend not to have the most stunning success when it comes to trend predicting - when will baseball-chic have its moment? Nevertheless, I reckon this (Australian) Winter the wide-brim, slightly floppy felt hat, popular in the 1970s, will be coming in for a kick. 
See? If some random girl from Face Hunter is doing it...

And Francoise Dorleac too. This photo is one from a sensational collection on the blog Lovely Bohemia.  

And here's one being sold by plumberry vintage on Etsy.

It would look sooo good on light brown or blonde hair.

Not falling, floating.

A selection from a series by the photographer Marc Rogoff.

I have had dreams of flying like this (not too far off the ground) so many times...
 I felt like I was smacked in the face by the beauty of these photos.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

animal farm

Etsy seller Jett Vintage is selling the greatest pants ever made:
That is all.

I can feel my life, you know?

Recently I have been perusing the local online store, Alegorie. I have decided it is now time for winter. I'll take these two scarves, thank you.

Alegorie was created, if I am not very much mistaken, by a rather lovely Miss Ghost, who also runs the rather lovely Sea of Ghosts blog.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Before I knew about the equality way/ I wanted to get laid to take my breath away

London Fashion Week has given us some delicious velvet to drool over:
Richard Nicoll


This little velvet number is being sold by Fab Gabs on Etsy.
The seller's description states it is a 1930s dress but if I had to guess I would say 1940s.
The model looks totally adorable in it and should beg, borrow or steal to keep it for herself.

Filth of the city.

I was walking home from a night out when I got the distinct feeling that something strange was happening to Sydney....
Just kidding. It's only art

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Charlotte Blau, who are yau?

I am intrigued by this photo I found on the State Library of Victoria website but the only information I can find on the woman is that she was a designer. The print on the satin is lovely, as is the photo itself - do you reckon the white-out was an old school photoshop technique?

like the kissing disease

Hey, Topshop Autumn/Winter 2010. You're making me pretty happy.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

leave home

I've posted before on what I think was one of Ears' artworks, so I was pretty chuffed to hear the guy has his first solo exhibition coming up at the Oh Really gallery. I must say that I hadn't checked out his website for a while when I heard about the exhibition and it seems like his style has changed quite a bit. Something in the eyes, funnily enough.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

McQueen is dead. Long live...

With Alexander McQueen's suicide we have lost one of fashion's most creative young intellectuals. He will be missed.

For information on depression and mental illness have a look at

Monday, February 8, 2010

If they're in your ears, they're in your BRAIN.

Ok, this is actually an emergency situation. I MUST possess these ear cover earrings by Super Fertile.Not least because I have a deep-seated fear of foreign objects going/ crawling into my ears.
Oh, and the earrings look pretty dope too.

kiss me

DISCLAIMER: I know shit about shit when it comes to 18th century paintings, paintings and art in general. Nevertheless...
I am completely taken by the way Jean-Honoré Fragonard captures fabric textures in his painting The Stolen Kiss (1787-89, Oil on canvas, 45 x 55 cm, The Hermitage, St. Petersburg.)
I find it funny that there always seems to be something a bit fuzzy about the faces in paintings of this period, but when it comes to the fabric you feel you can just reach out and touch it.

You Likey?

Well buy-y. Here.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

This one's for you, Sophie.

Poor Susan. Trouble always seems to find her.
Doppelganger week was the best thing anyone ever invented.

don't be a dick, just go see it.

I just saw Avatar and (surprise!) loved it. The attention to detail in the movie was astounding, case in point, the military uniforms:
It's a kind digital, pixelated camouflage that makes me think Colonel Quaritch might also have a soft spot for this Matthew Williamson number:
I don't know if the digital floral-print idea was ever taken up by mid-market labels but it definitely should have been. Beautiful and innovative. Like Avatar. See Avatar!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

arf arf

Upon seeing Stella McCartney's new ad campaign my first thought was that Stella had chowed down one too many tofu burgers and lost the plot a little. But the clothes are impeccable and Natalia Vodianova (whatdoyaknow-va!) is super sexy as always.
The backdrop is a photo of Stella's childhood pet, Lucky, and was taken by Linda McCartney.
The concept is weird and surprising on first glance but the more I study the images, the more I see something touching and intimate about the series.

If Dior can...

I mean, I don't know how much of this is gonna be on TV or anything...

but, it's-- it's-- it's so new…

I mean, it's, uh, it's so old.

I mean, it's, uh-- I mean, she shows it like it really is.

It's, uh, it's so old, it's true.

It's so true, it's new.

It's the oldest new look. It's the newest old look.

It's-- It's—

Simone Lo has created a-- a new, new look...

for every man, woman and child.

And they can all afford it.

copper and alluminium, ya know.

I am totally going against my belief system here, but I think Turquoise is one of those things that is done better now than it was in the olden days (i.e. go new over vintage.)
Like check this CC Skye necklace:Stunning. And I'm not ashamed to admit that it was Rachel Zoe that made me appreciate the pretty stone:
Such a good one!

Are you ready boots?

I stumbled across the work of the Australian photographer Stef Mitchell quite accidentally. Here is one of her photos:
You know what I want to see? An Australian fashion label running a campaign like this.

Just get the guy to button up (what I think is) his flippin' V-neck t-shirt. I hate those things.
Update: My mum likes the photo too.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

How ironic. Now he's blind after a lifetime of enjoying being able to see.

While on the whole it pisses me off when magazines show underage models smoking in photoshoots, it does give me some pleasure to see Cassi van den Dungen lighting up for Oyster magazine.
It seems a good way to stick it to the hypocritical ANTM judges who were on her back all season about quitting. Sarah Murdoch in particular was apparently quick to forget how she modeled on a Morrissey catwalk with a durry in tow.